David Oretsky Psychotherapy

Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
 therapist: David Oretsky Psychotherapy,
In-Person in San Francisco, CA 94115
Online in California
I have come to the field of psychotherapy following a diverse and meandering path. I consider myself a fellow traveler, working on my own growth and transformation, while in service to my clients. Supporting others along the way in their suffering and joy has been integral to my journey. ​

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Men clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychoeducational
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Transpersonal
Approach Description: Effective therapy requires authentic dialogue between therapist and client. I understand psychotherapy as a collaborative process. As a therapist, I meet you where you are, honoring your unique life experience, offering support, strategies, and insights that address your needs and goals. I practice listening deeply, with curiosity and respect, to support your innate capacity for self-awareness, growth, and well-being.

Education & Credentials

David Oretsky Psychotherapy LMFT
  • Male
  • License # 103959
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 2012
Education: I hold a Masters in Integrative Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). This program emphasized a holistic approach, blending traditional and contemporary therapeutic methods to understand and address complex client issues.


  • Average Session Fee 200
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I offer a sliding scale. If there is a need please do not hesitate to ask.
  • Out of Network

David Oretsky Psychotherapy Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
David Oretsky Psychotherapy Practice Description
With a solid grounding in holistic and mindful practices, including a particular focus on the mind-body connection, my approach to therapy is varied, adapted to best serve the needs of my clients. Think of me as a companion on this journey, respecting and valuing the personal insight each individual brings to our sessions. In my work with adults, I've observed that therapy often involves learning to fully accept oneself, much like gaining the support of a good friend or mentor. I aim to create a space where all parts of your experiences are welcomed and help guide you towards greater authenticity and engagement with life. Our discussions might touch on the past, but the primary focus is on living more fully in the present moment. When needed, I provide direction, always respecting your personal autonomy and understanding. In couples therapy, my goal is to encourage open and honest communication and cultivate a sense of safety. I strive for balanced interaction with both partners while focusing on the well-being of the relationship. In family therapy, I approach sessions with a constructive perspective, based on the belief that families seek support to better handle their shared issues. Working with children is a privilege for me. Childhood is a mix of adventure, learning, play, and the development of emotional intelligence, and it also comes with its challenges. The impact of social media and new technologies has significantly changed the parenting landscape and how children perceive themselves and the world. As a parent, I understand these challenges and I'm here to support you in navigating this complex environment. I approach children with respect, striving to make them feel safe and valued. No matter what we're working on - communication, developmental concerns, or deepening emotional connections - please remember that you are the expert on your own experiences and needs. My role is to facilitate the process of uncovering and working towards your goals, with respect, professionalism, and genuine compassion for your journey.

Practice Overview

2211 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Available both in-person and online
11 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Driving Directions

Located on 3rd Floor in Sima Space

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