Specializations

Additional issues and conditions, or communities I have experience and/or additional training addressing with clients.

Like many therapists, the majority of my clinical experience has been helping people alieve the most common mental health problems, anxiety and depression. These may be common, affecting roughly 10% of the population at any one time, but it can be debilitating when you are the one affected. I also have a lot of experience helping those affected by grief and loss, those affected by chronic illness, and the anxiety disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Additionally I have worked with a lot of people with Asperger Syndrome. Helping folks with gender identity issues is one of my professional passions.

Other specialties include helping people with:

A comprehensive list follows:

  • Abuse: Male Survivors
  • Abuse: Perpetrators
  • ACA / Codependence
  • Addiction / Substance Use
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Adoptees: Adults
  • Aging
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Artists / Creativity
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • BDSM Community
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Brief Solution Focused
  • Career / Vocation
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Class Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Coming Out
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Cultural or Ethnic Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability / Chronic Illness
  • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Support Animals
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Families: Alternative & Traditional
  • Financial – Credit Issues
  • Furry Community
  • Gay Community
  • Gender Identity / Transgender Grief / Loss / Dying
  • Healthy Eating
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Intimacy
  • Kink
  • Later Life Issues
  • LGBT Clients
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage/Family Therapy
  • Married: GLBT in Hetero
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mentally Ill Family Members
  • Midlife Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Polyamory
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Religious – Homosexual Conflict
  • Religious – Spiritual Abuse
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Performance or Dysfunction Sexuality
  • Size Acceptance / Body Image
  • Spiritual
  • Stress /Burnout
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Transgender Issues
  • Victim Violence Abuse Trauma
  • Worker’s Comp/Disability
  • Work-Life Balance

Michael Halyard, LPCC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist

Psychotherapy & Referrals

533-A Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

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(415) 642-4662
mike@sftherapy.com