Helen Star

Helen Star

Biographical Info I have been licensed as an MFT in CA since 1991 and work primarily utilizing somatic therapy. I have a certification in Somatic Experiencing. I work with anxiety, trauma and enjoy working with couples.

Email Address helenstar70@gmail.com

Phone 415-849-0309

Organization Helen Star, MFT

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License and Education

License Type Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

License Number 28795

Degrees M.A.

Phone 415-849-0309

Short Description Helen Star, MFT is trained as a somatic psychotherapist, working with the body as a primary source of understanding the challenges that the individual is facing. She first became interested in this mode of healing after having incurred a traumatic injury to her cervical spine in her early 20s. This injury first led her to massage and bodywork training and then to somatic psychotherapy. She has also studied yoga extensively, along with dance and movement therapies. She became certified in Somatic Experiencing therapy in 2019.

Description Are you experiencing a new challenging life event that you don’t know how to respond to? Are you experiencing situational stressors like relationship challenges, job stress, financial crisis or loss? Or maybe you are going through a more internal struggle such as anxiety, or feelings of inadequacy, panic, doubt, or depression? Psychotherapy can be a practical way of responding to any of these life challenges. Over many years, I have developed a simple, yet effective approach to therapy that provides deep, abiding support to each individual I work with. I intend to see the unique personal story you bring to my consultation room. This support helps to give you a fresh perspective and to understand the life issues you are facing and to develop a solution-focused response. Yes, the aim is to find solutions, and my consultation room is a laboratory where actual life strategies are developed. The intent is that at the end of each session you will take with you a fresh perspective on the problem and new skills to practice. My approach focuses largely on the memories held in the body and the creative way the mind interprets the past to create each individual’s unique way of being in the world. Each aspect of these uniquely creative coping styles has been exquisitely developed throughout the lifetime to conquer psychological obstacles. Some of the solutions the “body/mind” has constructed may not currently be effective… That is probably why you are seeking therapy now.

Office Location(s)

Office Location(s) Richmond

Address 699 Spruce St.

City San Francisco

State CA

Zip 94118

Phone 415-849-0309


Sliding Scale No

Fee Range $200

Credit Cards Accepted Yes

Areas of Specialization

Specializations Anxiety/Phobias, Depression, Relationships, Stress Management, Substance Abuse

Other Integration of non ordinary experiences

Client Types

Clients Individual Adults, Couples, Groups

Clinical Orientation

Orientation Body Oriented Therapy, Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, Integrative/Eclectic, Transpersonal

Other Orientation Somatic Psychotherapy


Insurance - Will provide superbill for PPO insurance

Other Beacon

Therapy Groups Offered

Groups Substance Abuse

Supervision (for Therapists)

Supervision Individual Supervision

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