My name is Cressida Forester, Psy. D. I'm a Licensed Psychologist.  For over 30 years I've been helping people to find their way through hard times and feelings, so that they can have richer, warmer lives with more satisfying relationships. 

I meet with adults and elders, providing individual and couples psychotherapy and consultation. I have years of experience working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.  My treatment approach is relational depth psychotherapy with attention to the wisdom of the body.  I welcome and respect diversity of all kinds.

I also provide clinical consultation and supervision (individually and in groups) for psychotherapists. 

Whether you're looking for a therapist for right now, wondering if psychotherapy could help you, or just curious about what psychotherapy is and how psychotherapy works, take your time to look over these pages.  

Free initial phone consultation:

Figuring our whether you are ready for therapy, or whether a therapist is a good match for you can be hard, so I will give you a free initial phone consultation of up to 30 minutes.

How I work

My manner is warm, thoughtful, and down-to-earth.  My approach is collaborative, flexible and straightforward.  You may need time to feel safe, and want questions answered.  I'm comfortable letting you know what I think, and discussing things with you.  I'm equally comfortable sitting quietly with you while you feel your way.  

The help you want

I have been successful in helping people struggling with a variety of difficulties related to:

  • Anxiety, and panic attacks
  • Body related issues
  • Creativity
  • Cultural differences and diversity
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Major life changes
  • Migration
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and dissociation
  • Unconventional perceptual and thought experiences

If you would like to make an appointment, or to have a free phone consultation to see if working with me would be helpful, you can reach me at:

(415)409.0388   or   (707)934.7659

Or email me at:

You can easily reach my offices in San Francisco and in Sonoma, by using the maps on the contact page.