Gail Mason, MFT


 “We have what we seek.  It is there all the time, and
       if we give it time, it will make itself known to us.”    
                                                                                                          Thomas Merton

Thoughts on Psychotherapy:

Psychotherapy can help deepen an understanding of oneself, help sort out confusing feelings and conflicts, and help develop better skills at communicating with others. 

 For the past thirty years in my private practice in both Marin County and San Francisco I have worked with individuals, couples and families in achieving these goals.

In my work with individuals, I draw from a variety of approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, and goal-oriented therapy.  I feel the most effective way of working with anyone must be tailored for each individual.

As I work with couples, I focus on helping each partner understand the other’s point of view while also developing a shared vocabulary.  My work emphasizes self-reflection and the setting and achieving of shared goals.  In the process, old fears, false assumptions and accumulated resentments are minimized, therefore allowing better communication and the building of more tender feelings and a deeper trust.

 Experience as a Psychotherapist:

Therapist for 30 years in private practice in Marin County and San Francisco
Psychology professor, University of San Francisco, Dominican University, College of Marin
Director, Family Therapy Center
Director, Sexual Abuse Training and Treatment Center
Supervisor and teacher of numerous psychotherapists now practicing in Marin
Co-director of Re-entry Program at College of Marin
Supervisor and instructor at several psychotherapy clinics, including Community Institute for  Psychotherapy
Facilitator for training workshops and groups of psychotherapists

-Couples therapy
-Individuals in transition

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