Lucia Tanassi (She/her)

MSW, PhD (Anthropology)
Accepting Clients

EMDR, Mindful/Compassion focused, IFS therapist for adults & older adults seeking individual, family or couples therapy.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

I work with clients experiencing unwanted change, life transitions, anxiety and depression, or clients who have experienced emotional or physical trauma. I use a combination of mindfulness, compassion practices and EMDR to address the discomfort of intense emotional pain, and I can help you bring joy back into your life! If you are facing a major milestone (illness, empty-nest, separation or loss), or you are so worried and low that you just can’t relax or feel positive, I can help.

My Background and Approach

I'm an LCSW trained in EMDR, Contemplative Psychotherapy (MCBT/ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My approach involves mindfulness, compassion, EMDR, IFS, emotional freedom technique and various mindfulness techniques. I work with clients dealing with health, career, parenting and relationship challenges, anxiety, depression and trauma. I have extensive experience in oncology, hospice and palliative care, grief, loss and major life transitions including terminal illness. I support patients and caregivers facing chronic and life limiting illness (including pain), and I also serve health professionals facing job stress and burnout. I specialize in complex emotional and social situations, and coping difficulties due to the loss of physical/cognitive ability and loss of social support.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that you are the expert, and I am a mirror to help you see the different angles of your thoughts, feelings, and reactivity. I believe in your capacity for self leadership, and that you don’t need me to fix you, but you want a partner to see you, and help you create the change you want to see in your life. The Dharma informs my life and my practice, but it doesn’t have to be part of yours. If you want to know more send me a message.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 14 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Italiano
  • Rate: $210/session


(415) 890-5635 Email Lucia
Po Box 1294
San Francisco, CA 94128
Po Box 1294
Palo Alto, CA 94302

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