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Questions About Our Office

How do I make an appointment or get more information?
You can make an appointment online or by calling our San Francisco therapy office answering service at (415) 354-4718. The answering service takes messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please leave your day and evening phone numbers with the answering service, and Patricia Hecht will return your call promptly.

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Is what we talk about confidential?
All personal information and issues discussed in therapy are completely confidential and cannot be released to a third party without your written permission, except where disclosure is required by law.

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Do you have late afternoon or early evening hours?
I have to come in after work.
Appointments after work are usually available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.

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Will my insurance cover any of your services?
Our staff will bill your PPO insurance for you. My services are covered by the mental health benefits provided by most PPO’s.

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Are you experienced? How long have you been doing this work?
I have practiced as a family therapist for overtwenty years. I am highly experienced in helping both men and women, and see clients of all ages from children to seniors.

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Questions About Therapy

In your experience, do you feel there is any difference in seeing a male or female therapist?
Some people prefer a man and some people prefer a woman when they are looking for a therapist. Most people find that having a compatible personality with their therapist is more important than gender.

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I come from a disturbed family background. Sometimes I worry I am acting like them. Can I change?
You can expect that therapy can help you understand how your experiences in a trouble family continue to influence your behavior today. Therapy can teach you how to behave more appropriately. The first step is to help you understand which of your actions or behaviors are harmful to yourself or others. Then, you can learn new ways of behaving that are positive and helpful.

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My spouse and I do not communicate. Is it possible for us to learn to talk to each other without fighting?
Therapy can help you learn how to listen and negotiate with your partner. You can learn how to listen to your partner in a calm way without defending yourself. You can also learn how to respond in an understanding manner, letting your partner know that you have some idea of what they are feeling, even though you might see the situation differently.

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At times I feel stressed out about being a parent. Can I learn to be more patient with my kids?
You can learn how to be a better parent. For example, you can learn how to set and enforce rules without using guilt.

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People have many other questions about living that can be helped through therapy, such as:


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How do I set boundaries for my teenager who is constantly using the phone?
How do I cope with my spouse’s constant criticism?
How can I find an appropriate mate?
How do I deal with my critical boss?
How can I become a more interesting person?
How can we recapture the magic in our relationship?
I wonder if I am depressed. I do not look forward to things anymore?
What are the guidelines to being a stepparent?
I wonder if I am having panic attacks. Sometimes I feel if my heart is racing.
I cannot let go of a bad relationship that I am in.
How do you adjust to being an empty-nester.
How do we stop fighting about money?
I am in a dead-end job. How do I move on with my career?
How can I stop procrastinating so I get more done?

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Patricia Hecht, MFT
Senior Clinician
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San Francisco Office
CALL: (415) 813-0404
2345 California St.
Suite 7
San Francisco, CA
94115
 
 
 




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