Kelsey Parker, MFT

Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and families

Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and families in San Francisco, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. Advanced training in relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

About Me


My interest in psychotherapy began during my undergraduate studies at New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications. Unexpectedly, the study of semiotics and graphic design carried me into close contact with the fields of psychoanalysis and phenomenology, and I have been passionately engaged in the exploration of psychological growth and transformation ever since. 

I have a Master's degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and I continued with post-graduate training in relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the San Francisco Center for PsychoanalysisI worked as the school counselor for adolescents and their families at The Bay School of San Francisco for three years and, before that, as the clinic manager of an integrative psychiatry and acupuncture practice. My clinical experience also includes in-patient residential settings, where I have provided family therapy and facilitated process groups to adult and adolescent women recovering from eating disorders. Before transitioning to private practice, I completed over two years of training at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street  a community mental health clinic in San Francisco.

It's both my belief and my experience that healing can come from the extraordinary journey of psychotherapy, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Literally, psychologist means ‘one who studies the soul’, we think of it as a scary word in our harsh-sounding, Germanic language, but it actually means something really beautiful. I also like that it is ambiguous as to whether it’s me studying my own soul, or yours, or you studying my soul, or me asking you to study your own. It’s like a big impossible object that goes around and around.
— Iain Woods

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© 2012 Kelsey Parker, MA, MFT
California Lic. No. MFC 98490