WELCOME

Welcome to the psychotherapy practice of Govinda Bader, M.A., MFTi.  I practice Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) in San Francisco and Berkeley. 

Living a human life is complex. The one constant that spans all facets of your life is your relationship to yourself. Whether you are struggling in your relationship to your partner, your career, your friends, your parents, your children, your sex life, your finances or anything else, your relationship with yourself is the one place in your life that you can shift that will impact everything else.

Healing is about building relationships. What is your relationship to your anxiety, your sadness, your anger, your shame, your depression? Most of us resist these feelings when they arise and this is big part of what keeps us stuck. My approach is to help you befriend and see the goodness in all parts of yourself and find the fullest expression of who you are. When you learn how to welcome all aspects of your experience with curiosity and compassion, your life will change.

I bring a warm, direct and light-hearted presence to my work and am effective at working with: 

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anxiety
depression
grief
trauma
self-esteem

relationships
self-criticism
shame
anger
boundaries
 

career changes
spirituality
mid-life transitions
finding your passion
creativity