Myles Downes

 

Member profile details

First name
Myles
Last name
Downes
Website
mylesdownes.com
 

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Background

Welcome
I have been working in the field of psychotherapy since 1996, and have had experience working with a wide variety of concerns and a wide range of populations.
I also have a very diverse personal history, having lived and worked all over the world with a wide variety of peoples and cultures, and having undertaken a wide variety of personal explorations, everything from being a professional dancer, to database design and IT, and beyond. I have found in my practice that these areas of rich personal experience allow me to better relate to YOUR experience, no matter what it might be.
I approach therapy in general from a holistic perspective, working mindfully, experientially and somatically, and influenced perhaps most strongly by the Hakomi principles of mindfulness, non-violence, organicity, mind-body holism, and unity. I specialize in anxiety, trauma, relationship (couples) work and with the following communities: same-sex (gay, bi and/or queer), transgender and gender nonconforming (mostly trans men and those who identify as gender queer), polyamory, kink, etc., though my actual practice is very diverse and I work with a broad spectrum of clients.
I believe that therapy is a place to not only work through difficulties or problems, but also a place of immense potential to increase the satisfaction and joy in our lives, and a way to maximize the possibilities of what it means to be a human being here and now.
 

Main Office

Work phone
415-689-6979
Office #1: Address
3646 24th St.
Office #1: City
San Francisco
Office #1: State
CA
Office #1: Zip
94110
Office #1: Disability access?
No
Office directions
Noe Valley
 

Demographic info (optional).

Gender designation
  • Male
Sexual orientation
  • Queer
Ethnicity
  • White/Euro American
 

Credentials (required)

Prof. degree
  • MA
Prof. degree concentration
  • Psychology
Year degree obtained
1997
Educational institution
New College of California
License type
  • MFT
Year originally licensed
2010
License number
MFC 48178
License expiration date
January 31, 2018
 

Background and practice info

Theoretical approaches to my work
  • Client Centered
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Self Psychology
  • Somatic
Clinical techniques
  • Sand Play
  • Somatics
Clinical specializations
  • ACA / Codependence
  • Addiction / Substance Use
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Artists / Creativity
  • BDSM / Kink Aware
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Coming Out
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Depression
  • Ethnic or Cultural Issues
  • Gender Identity / Trans / Gender NC
  • Gender Specialist
  • Grief / Loss / Dying
  • Midlife Issues
  • Polyamory
  • PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Spiritual
  • Stress / Burnout
Types of therapy
  • Counseling
  • Couples / Relationship / Marriage Therapy or Counseling
  • Individual Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy
Languages (used in therapy)
  • English
  • German
Client ages
  • Adults
Sliding scale
Yes
Low fee
No
Available 24 hrs?
No
 

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