Lydia Stevens, MA, MFT
I am profoundly inspired by the healing potential of human connection. From a young age I felt that I possessed 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 find more fulfillment working one-on-one with patients in a setting that enables deep connection and healing. 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 emotionally attune to others, and support their growth, 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 completed training at Golden Gate Integral and Marina counseling centers in San Francisco, where I treated 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. In my private practice, I work primarily with individual adults struggling with perfectionism, anxiety, depression or unresolved trauma.