James Norwood

Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist
 therapist: James Norwood,
In-Person in San Francisco, CA 94123
"Psychoanalysis is an authentic encounter between two people" -R.D. Laing. Therapy is hard, but it doesn't have to be awkward. You'll want a therapist who is warm without being intruding, thoughtful but not distant, caring but not smothering, someone you feel you can trust both because they are good at what they do, but also because they are another person who can understand what you're going through. I know very well the strength required to take the first step in confronting some of life's most pernicious problems with someone you do not know yet. That is why I listen carefully with a professional ear but also attempt to maintain an approachable, personal dimension to psychotherapy sessions. I'll always remember what it was like to be a psychotherapy patient for the first time. How disorienting it was and yet how immeasurably rewarding it became as I could start to confide in my therapist. Now, it is my mission to be a reliable confidant to my patients; to listen without judgment, to understand, to relate, and to work through difficult experiences. Being a therapist has always felt like an incredible privilege. I cannot imagine anything more rewarding than helping people find their way to a life they are happy with. I am available by email or phone if you have any questions about starting therapy and I offer free preliminary conversations.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Group, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Hispanic / Latino, Jewish, LDS/Mormon, LGBTQ+, Men, Middle Eastern, Military / Veterans, Muslim, Native American, Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
Approach Description: My approach is existential psychoanalytic and is informed by the work of Michael Guy Thompson, R.D. Laing, Jean Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Sigmund Freud, Harry Stack-Sullivan, and others. I work with patients on a once or twice per week basis, in-person, in San Francisco

Education & Credentials

James Norwood Clinical Psychologist
  • Male
  • License # 33379
  • Licensed in California
  • Practicing Since 2014
Education: New School For Existential Psychoanalysis, Associate Director, 2022 - Present California Institute of Integral Studies, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, 2020 California State University of Los Angeles, B.A. in Communication Studies with a specialty in Rhetoric and Social Change, 2012


  • Average Session Fee 300
  • Out of Network
  • Out of Network superbills provided

James Norwood Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in San Francisco, CA 94123
James Norwood Practice Description
James Norwood PsyD's practice is located in the Cow Hollow district of San Francisco, CA and is open for in-person therapy. Dr, Norwood is associate director of the New School for Existential Psychoanalysis and Clinical Director of the Free Association Clinic for Psychotherapy. Individual, Couples, Family psychotherapy available. Supervision and Consultation also available.

Practice Overview

2196 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Available in-person
9 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Group, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Driving Directions

2196 Union St. San Francisco, CA On the corner of Union St. and Filmore St.

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