The Psychotherapist Association for
Gender & Sexual Diversity

Peter Geiger

 

Member profile details

First name
Peter
Last name
Geiger
Organization
Peter Geiger Therapy
Website
petergeigertherapy.com
Phone
(415) 786-6680
 

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Background

Welcome
I am a highly interactive, relational therapist. My clients are predominantly men between 30 and 60 stagnating in, or feeling unhappy in a long term relationship. Such "relationship dissatisfaction" occurs also in single people, who may be survivors of past failed relationships, or who may lose the hope for finding someone compatible.
Additional thoughts
There are many drivers of relationship dissatisfaction. A core concern is often "people-pleasing"—your tendency is to say or do what the other person wants, suppressing your own perspective, and making it harder for you to be happy in your interactions. A stagnating relationship begins a vicious cycle: you, and your partner, find it hard to communicate enthusiasm about the things you each like, and begin to spend too much time doing something solitary (eg working, using the internet), to take your minds off the fact that you just don't have that much to talk about anymore. A classic symptom of relationship dissatisfaction is increasing your alcohol intake, as: you talk less and argue more, without resolving issues; you have sex less often and with less passion; one or both of you seems always to be looking at a screen, or working, or frustrated and angry; you find each other's company irritating and tiring. Does any of this describe you (and your partner)?

The good news is: therapy works. We will find you have within you the power to change things for the better, for yourself, and for the significant people in your life. You will lose the need to distract yourself from dissatisfaction by doing something excessively, and your life transforms.

When you change in therapy, it impacts those close to you. Part of our work to build and reinstate your relationship satisfaction is to look together at how you can help significant others make any changes they need to make to adjust to the new, changed you. Please visit petergeigertherapy.com for more information.
 

Main Office

Work phone
415 786 6680
Office #1: Address
Hobart Building
582 Market Street #1209
Office #1: City
San Francisco
Office #1: State
CA
Office #1: Zip
94104
Office #1: Disability access?
Yes
Office #1: Disability details
The Hobart Building and suite 1209 are fully accessible to wheelchair users
Office hours
Wednesday 8am to 2pm
Thursday 8am to 8pm

other times/days may be available
Office directions
The Hobart Building is on the north side of Market Street, east of Montgomery Street and just at the Montgomery Street MUNI and BART station
 

Demographic info (optional).

Gender designation
  • Male
Sexual orientation
  • Gay
Ethnicity
  • White/Euro American
  • Jewish
 

Credentials (required)

Prof. degree
  • MA
Prof. degree concentration
  • Counseling/Psychology
  • Integral Counseling Psych.
  • Marriage/Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psych.
  • Other/Not Listed
Year degree obtained
1996
Educational institution
California Institute of Integral Studies
License type
  • LMFT
Year originally licensed
2003
License number
MFC 40439
License expiration date
September 30, 2019
 

Background and practice info

Theoretical approaches to my work
  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Developmental
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Self Psychology
  • Transpersonal
Clinical specializations
  • ACA / Codependence
  • Addiction / Substance Use
  • Aging
  • Aging Parents / Geriatrics
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Artists / Creativity
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Career / Vocation
  • Class Issues
  • Clergy / Former Clergy
  • Coming Out
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Custody / Divorce
  • Depression
  • Disability / Chronic Illness
  • Discrimination / Stigmatization
  • Ethnic or Cultural Issues
  • Families: Alternative
  • Financial - Credit Issues
  • Grief / Loss / Dying
  • Married:GLBT in Hetero
  • Mentally Ill Family Members
  • Midlife Issues
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Religious - Homosexual Conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexuality
  • Spiritual
  • Stress / Burnout
Types of therapy
  • Brief (Time-Limited) Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Counseling
  • Couples / Relationship / Marriage Therapy or Counseling
  • Distance Therapy (Phone or Internet-based)
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy
Languages (used in therapy)
  • English
Client ages
  • Children
  • Teens / Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elders
Sliding scale
Yes
Low fee
No
Insurance info
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation for clients to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Available 24 hrs?
No
 

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