David J. Kest

Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist, MFT, and EMDR
 therapist: David J. Kest,
In-Person in San Rafael, CA 94901
In-Person in San Francisco, CA 94123
Online in California
Couples Change conflict into connection! Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist, David J. Kest, MFT coaches couples how to restore their loving connections practicing intentional dialogue skills. Based on the best selling book by Harville Hendrix. PhD: GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT and Oprah's Choice!

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Group, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult

Treatment Approach

  • Bioenergetic Analysis
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
Approach Description: Improved individual self care is essential to practicing better relationship skills. Identifying what we really need to thrive and feeling heard by our partner is really the foundation of a healthy relationship. IMAGO dialogue skills support this!

Education & Credentials

David J. Kest Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist, MFT, and EMDR
  • Male
  • License # MFC-30578
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 1993
Education: BS Journalism, MA in Clinical Psychology and Somatic Education, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist, Certified in EMDR, Certified in Annalytic Somatics; Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association


  • Average Session Fee $200 per hr for Individuals and $200 for Couples/Families
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • $100-$200 per hour depending on income, number of dependents and considering temporary financial hardships.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Anthem BC-BS; UHC; Aetna and CIGNA. During the hours if 11am-4pm daily.

David J. Kest Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp,
David J. Kest Practice Description
Cultivating emotional intimacy and sharing vulnerability requires a sense of safety. The IMAGO Intentional Dialogue creates the structure and space where this can happen. Listening becomes the gift that heals old hurts and promotes the caring and respect that each partner longs for with one another. The basics of the IMAGO Program takes about 12 sessions and the skills become yours to practice for a life-time!

Practice Overview

1703 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
2161 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Available both in-person and online
30 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Group, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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