Dr Michelle Gannon is a San Francisco Clinical Psychologist who has been an Individual and Couples Therapist in Private Practice for over 20 years. Michelle helps people who are anxious or depressed or dealing with any life transitions such as dating, intimacy, attachment, marriage, pregnancy, infertility, transition to parenthood, career changes, grief and loss, and separation and divorce. She works with anyone who wants to understand themselves and their feelings better, and make positive, proactive changes.
Michelle’s clients describe her as a warm, active, attuned, empathic and optimistic therapist. She cares deeply and helps her clients explore and express their feelings, increase understanding of themselves and others, heal from painful experiences, and make positive changes in their lives.
Dr Gannon received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology and did her Ph.D. dissertation research on psychotherapy outcome at Stanford University. She earned her Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto.
Michelle has been endorsed and certified by the International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) as a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor-Candidate. Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) recognize that in our relationships, many of us are often doing the best that we can to be close and attached to each other even in the midst of conflict and disconnection. Unfortunately, the strategies that we use may cause more distance, conflict and distress. We often do not know what we or others are really feeling or how we can be there for each other. Many of us need help learning and experiencing how to be more accessible, responsive and engaged and communicate better. Although we want to feel more acceptance, closeness and connection in our lives and have less conflict and tension, it can be very difficult at times.
Michelle works with both individuals and couples to help them have more satisfying relationships and meaningful, positive lives.
Michelle also enjoys learning from The Greater Good Science Center and has received advanced training by Dr John Gottman in Scientifically Based Couples Therapy.
Dr Michelle Gannon is frequently interviewed for Newspapers, Magazines, Radio and TV. She has appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, TIME, Huffington Post, PEOPLE, FIRST Magazine for Women, FITNESS Magazine, iVillage, Women’s Day, Match.com, Oakland Tribune, Marin Independent Journal, Contra Costa Times, Golden Gate Mother’s Group Magazine, ALICE Radio, The Kathleen Show, Evening Magazine TV and CBS Early Show to name a few.
To speak to Michelle in person or make an appointment for individual or couples therapy, please contact her directly at (415) 905-8830 or [email protected].