Kelli Clark, LCSW Senior Clinician

Education

I’m a Graduate of the USC Suzanne Dworack Peck School of Social Work. I graduated with a course of study in Mental Health and Crisis Intervention. I have additional studies and course certificates in Psychopharmacology. 

Personal Interests

My personal interests include music, movement, and reading. In my clinical practice, I emphasize psychodynamic, relationship-based therapy and a strength-based approach.

Philosophy of Care

In my clinical practice, I emphasize a psychodynamic approach to look at your past and present and how that may influence how you make decisions moving forward. I also use a relationship-based therapy approach with a strength-based frame to help you develop coping skills and protective factors against stressors and negative relationships.

I do well with those who are experiencing symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Somatic Mind-Body connection. If you are experiencing a situation or circumstance impacting your ability to adjust, or impacting your ability to regain your footing for work/life balance, my practice may be able to help you overcome these obstacles.

My specialties include… 

  • Coping Skills Development
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFST)

In-Office and Virtual TeleHealth Appointments

In addition to In-Office appointments, I also offer virtual telehealth via Video/Smart Phone and Virtual Solution-Focused phone appointments. My office is located in San Francisco, and throughout California via TeleHealth. 

Approach

  • Active
  • Exploratory
  • Solution-Focused
  • Insight driven

Things to Remember

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” -Victor Frankl.

“Pain is only bearable if we know it will end, not if we deny it exists.” -Unknown. 

“When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer… his unique opportunity lies in the way he bears his burden.” -Unknown.