Contact Information

Name and Title

Michael Korson, LMFT

License Number

MFC 38340

Phone Number

(415) 646-0997

Office Location(s)

Office Address

126 Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94114

Office 2 Address

3120 Telegraph Ave. Ste 4
Berkeley, CA 94705

More About Me

About My Practice

Psychotherapy can be a powerful tool for positive change. At the heart of this work is the relationship the client and the therapist create together. This relationship, based on trust, provides the foundation for healing and reengaging with life.

While my approach is always based on the unique needs of my clients, the foundation of the work remains the same: I listen deeply and engage actively in the process of thinking together about the distressing issues that bring people to therapy for help. Together, we examine the past to gain insight into the origins of unwanted patterns, and work with current issues to begin making real changes.

A fundamental goal of therapy is to develop more compassion for oneself. The more we fight against ourselves, the more stuck we feel. The more we can accept ourselves as we are, the more we can become who we truly want to be. Whether you have had psychotherapy in the past, or are new to the process, you can begin working now to make the changes in your life that you desire.

The experience of being really listened to is intrinsically healing. The act of being witnessed as you share your life with another person is powerful. Please call or visit my website to learn more about how we can work together.

Professional Interests

Helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and other acute conditions understand their symptoms and learn to better manage them to live more fulfilling lives.

Working with couples (both straight and gay) to resolve problems in their relationship, improve communication, and foster greater intimacy.

Working with people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and ethnicities.

Working with men on issues of intimacy, career, and family.

Supporting those engaged in life transitions (career, marriage, divorce, moves) to successfully navigate those changes.

Helping those people who have had therapy before to finally make the changes in their lives they desire.


M.A. in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies at San Francisco, 1997

Currently a post-seminar candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.

Experience / Training

Over 20 years clinical experience including private practice, school counselor, community counseling centers.

Additional training in depth psychology, crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Professional Affiliations / Activities

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.