Hi, and welcome to my website! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC1333) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT42122). I’ve been practicing in the Castro District of San Francisco since 2008.
Office location: 533-A Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Michael Halyard, LPCC, LMFT
533-A Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Whether you’re stuck in your life, struggling with low self-esteem, having relationship problems, or suffering from anxiety, depression, or addiction, now is the perfect time to start therapy! I am an experienced therapist, helping clients with problems like yours transcend those problems and live meaningful lives, and helping couples deepen their relationships. Let me help you move forward.
Most people can benefit from psychotherapy at some time in their lives. In general, people who seek therapy are not mentally ill, but are dealing with problems that affect how they feel, including how they feel about themselves.
My approach is client-centered, drawing from traditional and holistic approaches, using empathy, warmth, and insight to address your individual needs. I will collaborate with you, and we can come up with some obtainable goals that we can work towards together. After a session or two, we can figure out together if a short-term approach or a longer-term approach is best. Then we will periodically review our goals together to see how things are progressing.
My role as your therapist is to help guide you to your own solutions, break ineffective patterns of behavior, and help you resolve deeper issues in a safe and supportive environment.
Some of my specialties include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, narcissistic abuse recovery, trauma, emotional support animals, LGBTQ issues, sex issues, substance abuse and recovery, and couples therapy.
I will create a safe space for our work where you will feel fully supported, and make myself available by phone and email between sessions if things come up. Clients often tell me that I am easy to talk to and non-judgmental.
Give me a call or send me an email today so we can start the process!