Erik Karff


Erik Karff

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing in-person treatment in San Francisco and Telemedicine to individuals throughout the state of California. I work with adults experiencing issues around LGBTQAI2S+ identity, anxiety, social phobia, and men's issues. Many of my clients may find themselves grappling with a persistent or loud self-critic, stuck in procrastination patterns, dissatisfied with romantic or social relationships, and/or comparing themselves to others.

I hold the belief that when provided the right conditions, each individual inherently has what they need to heal, feel whole, and connected to themselves and others. I approach psychotherapy with acceptance and genuine curiosity. I provide a non-judgmental, honest, and sometimes challenging space for clients to explore all aspects of their identities and how they're showing up in relationships. I draw upon rich psychodynamic, somatic, and mindfulness-based theories and techniques. I welcome rich discussions around sex, spirituality, internet dating, and relationships that may otherwise feel uncomfortable in one's day-to-day life.

I hold two Master’s degrees - one in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and History Education from the City University of NY, Queens. I did my initial training at the Pierce Integral Counseling Center and pursued additional training from PESI, the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and the Trauma Research Foundation. I have had a daily meditation practice since 2012 which includes silent retreat experience. This helps to inform my practice. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in education, non-profit, and corporate environments. I believe this experience lends itself to a deeper understanding of my clients.

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Erik Karff

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #134190

One Life Counseling Center

One Life Counseling Service is a non profit counseling center in downtown San Carlos. We provide counseling for anyone at any cost.

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of skilled therapists and change agents who aim to inspire, educate, and provide accessible counseling for anyone who needs it.

Tax ID: 81-0919786


1303 San Carlos Ave
San Carlos, California

Phone: (650) 394-5155
Fax:  (650) 332-2946

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9am to 9pm

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