Nerina M. Cecchin, PhD, LMFT                                                             (415) 300-7922



In my work as a depth psychotherapist with you as a client, I pay special attention to your unique needs and idiosyncrasies, encouraging expressivity and engaging with you through various imaginal media, including drawing, painting, writing, journaling, poetry, etc. I also make use of active imagination to enhance your inner work and penetrate the depths. Careful consideration is given to archetypal patterns, feminine values and feeling, and the reality of the psyche; thus, I give special relevance to your dreams, fantasy, imagination, images, emotions, and subjective phenomena. My caring focus is on your soul and soul-making.

  About Me as a psychotherapist

The stories we share in therapy “present us with the chance to recognize ourselves in the mess of the world as having been engaged in soul-making, where 'making' returns to its original meaning of poesis. Soul-making as psychological poesis, the making of soul through the imagination of words” (Hillman, 1983).

Contact me today at (415) 300-7922 to start the process of exploring your strengths to unlock your potentials so you can begin to move forward.

I have been working in the field of psychology for the past two decades in the various roles of volunteer, advocate, counselor, intern, researcher, and psychotherapist, providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals in various nonprofit agencies, schools, shelters, and residential settings throughout Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area. I earned an MS in Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of San Rafael, California, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology, with emphasis in Depth Psychology, at Pacifica Graduate Institute of Santa Barbara, California.

In my private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist, I adopt an integrative approach and draw from various theoretical orientations, making use of crisis work, CBT, and brief solution-focused interventions, as well as systemic, psychodynamic, and Jungian methods. I offer brief and long-term psychotherapy to adults, couples, children, adolescents, and families. My special interests include relationship difficulties, life transitions, loss and grief, trauma, adults abused as children, and anxiety and depression. One of my specialties as a depth psychotherapist is dreamwork. Besides dreamwork with individual clients, I offer dream groups and specialty groups that address loss, grief, and mood.