My Approach

I understand that owning a human brain can be annoying at times. My goal is to help you take uncomfortable thoughts and feelings out of the driver’s seat and make choices consistent with what you value most in life. My approach is grounded in evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques--primarily, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

I use tools such as humor and mindfulness to help people interact more flexibly with challenging situations. Though therapy is serious work, I find that occasional silliness can go a long way toward challenging the unhelpful stories that our brains like to tell. I love incorporating geeky media references and metaphors to help illustrate therapeutic concepts.


My approach is supportive, creative, and collaborative. I try to create a space where the people I serve feel seen and respected. I encourage people to take active steps toward a life they care about even when such steps seem daunting.

I am providing therapy via video in this time of COVID. Many people are reluctant to try video sessions and then pleasantly surprised by the experience. Please reach out if you are looking for some additional support!

1304 Castro Street
Suite C
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-967-1411
amanda@amurrayphd.com

California Psychology License #: PSY27700

© 2017 by Amanda Murray

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