James Matter, MFT 40916, lives and practices in San Francisco, California. You can learn more at http://www.jamesmattermft.com
While this blog is about psychotherapy, it is definitely not psychotherapy nor a substitute for it. If you’re really having a hard time, http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ can help, or call 1 800 273 TALK (800 273-8255). If you are deaf or hearing impaired the web site has live chat, TTY number, and other options. In San Francisco, call (415) 781-0500 24 hours. SF Suicide preveniton also has live chat 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday.
I’ve been working with people for over 25 years, starting as a peer counselor in 1987. Given that one of the most important things in therapy is the relationship, this blog is a chance to get to know me a little bit through my writing. Even people who need therapy don’t need to be in therapy all the time, but if you’re looking for someone, it’s a difficult search. But there is help, and there is hope.