Ami Hartley Art Therapy

Art Therapy

#MFC 31024

Certified addictions specialist

527 Irving St.
San Francisco
CA  94122

Addiction Counseling

Addiction/Alcoholism permeate almost every aspect of society today. We all know someone or have a family member, spouse or are struggling oneself with substances and/or behavioral addictions or compulsions.

Can therapy help?

Absolutely. Although there are many different theories about addiction, one thing is abundantly clear that it is probably one of the most difficult concepts to comprehend. Addictive and compulsive behavior effects people on so many different levels physically, emotionally and spiritually often leaving one feeling helpless hopeless, isolated and alienated.

My Approach

As a Certified Addiction Specialist with over 20 years of experience, I can help. Using an integrative approach incorporating CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), art therapy/expressive arts, hypnotherapy and other techniques, treatment is tailored to meet individual needs. When one if free from addictions a multitude of underlying issues often arise. Learning to understand and recognize these triggers and maintain healthy boundaries is a big part of our work together.

Currently with the advent of the Internet we're witnessing a high volume of behavioral addictions such as sex, love, relationship, gambling and fantasy addiction. Internet porn and on line dating sites have contributed to problems in many relationships or have kept people from entering them. I am well versed in 12-Step as well as alternative philosophies in treating addiction. In meeting a person where they are at I can help clients to understand symptoms arising from family dynamics which have exacerbated the original self soothing through addictive behavior.

I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. My experience includes knowledge of working with cultural diversity and the LGBT community. Whether you are trying to determine if you have a problem with addictions or currently in recovery and seeking additional support, I'm here to help. I look forward to our working together and your living life dependency free. .


Ami Hartley is a San Francisco therapist serving the Inner Sunset/UCSF Community
specializing in relationships, addiction / recovery, co-dependency and ACA

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Ami Hartley art therapy