Lydia Stevens, MA, MFT
I am profoundly inspired by the healing potential of human connection. From a very young age, I felt that I possessed a unique sensitivity to others' feeling states, a significant capacity for empathy and an inherent curiosity about the human condition. I always knew that I would pursue a career in the helping professions, but was originally drawn to social work. However, in pursuing that goal I soon realized that I am better suited to offer my care in an individualized setting, where I'm able to really work deeply with my clients and see progress in our work together. This is what drew me to the field of psychotherapy and to my graduate studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Through my education and clinical training, I have been able to combine my innate capacity to help others to heal and grow, with a rich understanding of psychological theory and clinical work.
Education & Experience
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hamline University (2008) and a Master’s degree in integral counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (2012). I trained at Golden Gate Integral and Marina counseling centers in San Francisco, where I saw adults and couples seeking therapy for a variety of presenting issues. I've worked extensively with children, adolescents and families at the WestCoast Children's Clinic and the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. Currently, I work part-time with individuals who have been referred by the federal government for substance abuse. mental health and group counseling at Dolan Mental Health.