My name is David Fisher. I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) since 1984. I have been in private practice since 2000. Before I had my own practice I worked in community mental health settings. I’ve worked in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district and in commuter suburbs. My experience working in diverse settings has taught me about the ways societal forces overwhelm families and about the tremendous resiliency of individuals and families.
Growing up in a working class home has given me unique strengths. These include a heightened sensitivity to the challenges of people who are trying to ‘make it’ with limited resources and an ability to empathize with people from worlds quite different from my own.
I enjoy having a diverse practice. I work with young children, teens and individual adults. My areas of specialization include family therapy, family play therapy, play therapy for children and couples therapy.
I have experience treating individuals and families where sexual compulsivity is an issue. I am currently in training to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.
I offer counseling and psychotherapy in Berkeley and Pleasant Hill, California. Please contact me for any questions or further information.