Working With Me

Working With Pearl Werfel San Francisco Psychologist

Looking for the right therapist can be a challenging process. It is important to find someone who has expertise with your issues and you feel comfortable with.

  • I am a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience.
  • I see individuals and couples with diverse ethnic, cultural and sexual identities.
  • I offer both short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy and more long-term, insight-oriented work.

In our initial no-charge telephone consultation, we will decide together whether my therapeutic style and expertise is a good fit for you.

My Approach to Helping

My psychotherapy approach is supportive and interactive. I enjoy helping my clients to discover their strengths. We will explore what is working in your life and what isn’t. Our work together will enable you to realize your goals and have a fuller and more satisfying life.

To better meet the needs of my clients, my psychotherapy practice is eclectic. I draw from several theoretical orientations and utilize numerous successful, well-researched therapeutic interventions. I will discuss with you the full range of interventions and techniques and their potential benefits and risks. I can then offer you effective tools that you can utilize outside of my office.

I Utilize these Successful Therapeutic interventions

Whole Person Approach

Mental health is an important part of your overall health. Initially, I will join you in evaluating many aspects of your life that contribute to your well-being. I incorporate many stress-reduction techniques into my psychotherapy work and am also informed by my own positive experiences with meditation, exercise, yoga, retreats to nature and complimentary and alternative medicine.

Fees and Appointments

For your convenience, my office is accessible and 1/4 block from the San Francisco Montgomery Street BART/Muni Station.

I accept private pay, and if you have a PPO I will provide you with a super bill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I will work with you to determine your insurance benefits so that you can be aware of the cost to you. If needed, I offer a generous sliding-scale to students and to others with financial constraints.

Initially it is helpful to come weekly for a 50-minute session. I also offer longer and less frequent sessions and am available by telephone and secure video for my regular clients.