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I customize therapy to fit each client’s specific needs and goals for therapy. Once we know where you are trying to go, I may use a variety of tactics to support you in this process. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy may be helpful with difficult symptoms of depression or anxiety.

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Robin L.

2 September 2019

I met Jay when I interviewed him for an Internship at Well Clinic in 2015. He was very impressive, with a command of theory and a confidence in his work that was clearly advanced for his level of experience. We hired him, and I have seen his work grow since. He's thoughtful, steady, and very smart. Give him a call. More...

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Andrew K.

18 July 2019

I've gotten to know Jay over the course of several years as a colleague. I've always been impressed by his curiosity, his spot-on questions and his clinical judgment. Plus, after meeting him you'll quickly (and correctly) sense that he's a good guy... very genuine. I've feel very comfortable recommending him to anyone looking for a quality therapist. More...

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Marshall Bush

25 July 2018

I strongly endorse Jay Reid as a compassionate and helpful therapist. Marshall Bush, Ph.D.

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Betty F.

27 October 2017

I've worked with Jay as a colleague and he is a talented therapist whose passion shows through his work. He's easy-going and humorous but also insightful so that he cuts right to the heart of the matter. If you're looking for a great therapist, I highly recommend Jay! More...

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Eric M.

20 October 2017

Jay is an excellent therapist. He is compassionate, thoughtful and very well trained. I know Jay through working alongside him and he has always been consistently brilliant and thoughtful in the approach to his work. I often refer clients to him and know they will be treated well. He has an inviting and effective approach to therapy. More...

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Eric D.

17 October 2017

I've known Jay since I moved to SF over 6 years ago and can attest to his character.  In an age of continuous distractions Jay listens intently and cares deeply.  He's often been there to provide helpful advice or just serve as a sounding board for me both personally and professionally.  I would highly recommend Jay if you're looking for a therapist to provide the necessary perspective we all need sometime in life. More...

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Mahesh L.

8 October 2017

Jay is very committed to what he does. As a former colleague of Jay's, I found him to be extremely perceptive and open to talk to. He brings humour to the conversation; whilst still staying on the message and will challenge you to think about new ways to better your life. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a therapist or going through a rough patch. More...

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Tom

27 May 2017

In meeting with Jay I felt instantly at ease. He is kind, open and easy to talk with. I felt heard and understood by him. As a therapist, his strengths include working with people to heal past trauma and establish fulfilling relationships in the present. He's really knowledgeable about the field, while being humble and approachable. I'm glad I connected with him and I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled and kind therapist. More...

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John Snyder

27 May 2017

Jay is a skillful and caring therapist. He is insightful and open to working with you in the way that best fits for you. I highly recommend him!!!

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Mark D.

1 May 2017

I've known Jay for about 6 years and highly recommend him if you're looking for a therapist.  He's genuine, insightful, and always asks just the right questions to get to the heart of things.  He's able to make you feel he's on your side, even while challenging you to push your limits and think outside your comfort zone. More...

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Jakob S.

18 April 2017

I've known Jay for three years and have found him to be incredibly easy to talk to.  He really helps people come to believe in themselves.  He listens very carefully and challenges clients' beliefs that don't work for them, while advocating for new ways of thinking and acting that help them live the lives they want.  I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a therapist. More...

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Sasha L.

23 November 2016

Jay is down to earth and naturally mixes good humor with heartfelt communication to help you feel at ease and able to talk about anything. As a colleague of Jay's, I know him to be extremely dedicated to his work. His approach is thoughtful, warm and caring. I would recommend Jay without hesitation and believe he will make a great fit for most people looking for a therapist. More...

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I should confess to being a psychotherapy ‘geek’. I love this profession. Sometimes people will ask me if I get tired of listening to people’s problems all day and I am always surprised by this question. I consider it a great privilege to learn the stories of people who come to my office and to be able to helpfully connect with what they are going through. I am usually reading several psychology books or academic journal articles at any given time and have a laundry list of therapy-related projects or activities that I am pursuing. I feel so lucky to be able to spend my time talking with colleagues, conducting research, and thinking deeply about the best way to help others relieve their psychological pain.

Psychotherapy has always seemed like important and fascinating work to me. Even as an adolescent, I thought it was pretty cool that therapists helped people by understanding and connecting to them. I followed this passion through undergraduate studies and straight into graduate school for clinical psychology. In the years since, I have added to this academic training with life experience that informs my work as a therapist in equal measure.

I provide a safe and understanding therapeutic setting where you get to fully be yourself - whatever that looks like for you. I am trained in a type of depth-oriented psychotherapy that tries to understand your conscious and unconscious goals for therapy and do whatever it takes to help you reach them. The result is that my clients usually feel like they are now free to do and be the things they've always wanted to do or be. In addition, therapy feels like being added-to rather than having someone play "gotcha". Lastly, I make use of my training in data science to use electronic measurement of your progress to make sure we are on the right track and making the progress you deserve.

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