Helen Star, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
 therapist: Helen Star, MFT,
Online in California
My approach to therapy is primarily somatic and mindfulness based in nature, meaning we focus on the way your body feels when you get stressed or have unintended responses. I am interested in helping you to learn how to soothe those bodily reactions whether they are rooted deep in the past from traumas long ago or from current life challenges or from specific traumatic incidences. I support each individual in a manner that is unique to our relationship, be it using cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic therapy, expressive arts or utilizing transpersonal images and symbols.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Senior
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Psychoeducational
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal

Education & Credentials

Helen Star, MFT MFT, SEP
  • Female
  • License # MFT 28795
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 1991


  • Average Session Fee $200
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I am am open to discussing a rate that fits your budget.
  • Out of Network
  • I can provide a super bill invoice for you to submit to your insurance company.

Helen Star, MFT Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Teletherapy through Zoom
Helen Star, MFT Practice Description
Over many years, I have developed a simple, yet effective approach to therapy that provides deep, abiding support to each individual I work with. I intend to see the unique personal story you bring to my consultation room. This support helps to give you a fresh perspective and to understand the life issues you are facing and to develop a solution-focused response. Yes, the aim is to find solutions, and my consultation room is a laboratory where actual life strategies are developed. The intent is that at the end of each session you will take with you a fresh perspective on the problem and new skills to practice. My approach focuses largely on the memories held in the body and the creative way the mind interprets the past to create each individual’s unique way of being in the world. Each aspect of these uniquely creative coping styles has been exquisitely developed throughout the lifetime to conquer psychological obstacles. Some of the solutions the “body/mind” has constructed may not currently be effective… That is probably why you are seeking therapy now. Deciding to engage in psychotherapy is an act of courage. It is not easy to ask for help, especially if you don’t know how therapy might help. If you have been trying to cope with stressful situations for a while now, it is time to try something new and get the support you deserve. Therapy is a practical way of investing in a positive, happier tomorrow.Consider better boundaries with family

Practice Overview

699 Spruce Street
Available both in-person and online
33 Years Experience
Couple, Group, Individual

Office Hours

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Driving Directions

My office is located in San Francisco with easy access from the Golden Gate Bridge.

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