My Practice

San Francisco Psychotherapy Practice Kasey Balin MFTMaking the decision to come to therapy is a big step. I offer a free initial phone consultation to see if we might be a good fit. During this conversation we will discuss what is bringing you to therapy at this time as well as logistics about scheduling, fees, etc. You may also ask me questions about my experience and my work. If it feels right for you, we will schedule an initial session.
The first session is a time where we will get a sense of whether we are a good fit. It is extremely important for you to find someone that you feel safe and comfortable with. If, for any reason, you feel I am not the right therapist for you, I am happy to offer you referrals and assist you in finding the person who is. During this time we will discuss more in-depth why you are seeking therapy. I will ask you questions about you and your history in an attempt to get a clearer sense of the whole picture that is you. We will work together to come up with goals for treatment.


Areas that bring people into my practice include (but are not limited to):

  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Substance use
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Personal growth
  • GLBTQQI issues
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Sexuality
  • Childhood issues


I have extensive experience working with adolescents. It is a special time of growth, individuation, and change. Many young people can benefit from having an adult in their life who can be unbiased and non-judgemental, and with whom they can feel safe to explore their deepest selves. Areas that bring young folks to my practice include:

  • School difficulty
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and social discomfort
  • Divorce/family changes
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance use
  • Identity and self-esteem
  • GLBTQQI issues

New and Expectant Moms

I enjoy working with new and expectant moms. I am also a certified lactation counselor. I will do my best to be available for home-visits for new moms. I work with many issues that may include:

  • Identity
  • Post-partum depression
  • Parenting styles
  • Being the parent you want to be
  • Self-care
  • Anxiety
  • Lactation issues
  • Adjustment

I welcome and have experience working with people of different ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
I currently do not take any insurance but do reserve a few sliding scale spots for those that cannot afford my full fee. Also, I can provide a receipt that some insurance companies will accept for reimbursement.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to set up an initial consultation.

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
— George Elliot