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Sasha Albani, MFT

Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families - San Francisco & Mill Valley, California


Sasha Albani, MFT (California License MFC50081)

Photo: Sam ChristianSasha received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of the South and Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. She completed her post-graduate clinical work at JFKU Counseling Center and at Seneca Center. At JFKU Counseling Center, she worked with individuals, couples, and families to help them develop healthier relationships, gain skills to navigate the many challenges and transitions that life can bring, and learn new tools to live a healthy and productive life. At Seneca Center, she worked with adolescents and families to move through the many challenges that teens face today: academic, social, and school problems; depression, parent/child conflict, and substance/alcohol abuse; and aggression and physical/sexual abuse.

Alex Bloom, LCSW (California License LCSW76478)

Alex received his bachelors degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley and his Masters in Social work from the University of Southern California. Alex completed his post graduate clinical work at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. During his time at Resnick he worked with individuals and groups of all ages, addressing developmental disabilities as well as chronic and acute mental illness. Alex spent five years working in Beverly Hills at The Pain Psychology Center. While at the Center, Alex provided individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to children, teens, and adults who were struggling with chronic pain as well as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and post traumatic stress. Alex worked with his clients to help them gain a deeper understanding of the powerful connection between mind and body.

Alex has returned to the Bay Area and continues to use evidence-based treatments in his work with children, adolescents, and adults. He works with clients to develop an individual approach to the unique challenges that they face. Alex specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, chronic pain, depression and other mood related issues. By understanding and confronting these challenges collaboratively, Alex seeks to empower his clients to lead the lives they want for themselves.

Sara Dukker, MFT (California License LMFT102161)

Sara received her BA in Philosophy from Brandeis University and her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. She completed her post-graduate clinical work with Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) and North Bay Recovery Center.

At BACR, Sara was part of the clinical counseling staff at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley and Marin Oaks School in Novato. During her six years with BARC, she worked with students and their families to navigate a wide range of issues: academic, social, sports performance, substance use, anxiety, and depression. At North Bay Recovery Center, Sara provided individual, family and group therapy to young adults seeking recovery from addiction.

At the core of her practice, Sara focuses on supporting growth and change using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Sara specializes in working with families and individuals ages 10 and up. Sara’s areas of expertise include, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues.

Jaymie Oppenheim, ASW (California Registration: ACSW79481)

Jaymie Oppenheim, MSW is a Clinical Therapist and School Counselor in San Francisco. She majored in psychoanalysis during her undergraduate education at Colorado College and later went on to obtain a Masters in Social Work through Smith College School for Social Work. She has received CBT training through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Jaymie believes in the benefits of taking a holistic approach while utilizing evidenced-based treatments when working with her clients. She works collaboratively with her clients to facilitate growth tailored to each individual’s unique set of goals.

Jaymie specializes in working with children, teens, and adults who are struggling with anxiety and/or mood-related issues.

Jennifer Stoops, MFT Intern (California Registration: IMF97989)

Jennifer Stoops, MA is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern treating clients under Sasha Albani, MFT. Jennifer received her BA and MA in community counseling from Montclair State University and completed her post graduate internship at Trinity Counseling Center in Princeton, New Jersey. At Trinity, Jennifer used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her work with adolescents and adults who were struggling with depression and anxiety as well as family, academic, social and relationship issues.

Jennifer’s focus is helping children, teens, and young adults struggling with depression and anxiety. Using empirically-validated methods such as CBT and mindfulness-based interventions, Jennifer helps clients examine their personal struggles by identifying their negative thought processes and behavior that are contributing to the feeling of being stuck. By helping clients develop more rational ways of thinking and healthy coping skills, they reduce obstacles that may be holding them back.

Sarah Albani, MA co-facilitator, ACT to Empower

Sarah Albani, MA is a San Francisco based visual artist, performer and writer whose work explores the power of personal and cultural myth making, and the longing for meaning, community and connection in the contemporary world. She is dedicated to sharing the transformative power of creative practice and the potential to expand our capacity for trust and empathy through sharing our creative work with others.

Sarah holds a BFA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art and Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Masters in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently co-teaching a Senior Projects seminar in the Art Practice Department at UC Berkeley, and has taught ceramics and writing at The San Francisco Art Institute Young Artists Program.