Phyllis S. Shulman, Ph.D. - Marriage and Family Therapist

Phyllis S. Shulman, Ph.D.
Marriage and Family Therapist

A PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN & FAMILIES
149 Evelyn Way, San Francisco, CA 94127 • Telephone (415) 731-4724 • Fax (415) 665-5454 • pshulmanphd@gmail.com

With individual adults and adolescents, my specialties include depression and anxiety disorders; problems stemming from recent trauma or childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse. I also work with patients who are experiencing significant life changes, or who want to improve their current reality or sense of themselves.

With couples and families, I focus on improving communication, helping establish appropriate boundaries, and enhancing awareness of the impact of families-of-origin on current relationships with a view towards creating more satisfying ways of interacting.

With children, my specialties include: coping with difficult changes, trauma or loss, such as death and divorce; troubles at school; peer problems; and issues related to self-concept and self-esteem. I work closely with parents in order to effectively share insights into their children and to trouble-shoot appropriate solutions.

Treatment combines helping patients develop insight into unconsciously internalized beliefs as well as generating practical strategies for coping with the stresses of daily life.