Emily Howard, MA, INHC, LMFT.

A safe, non-judgmental space in which to explore, understand, and practice being yourself.


My own experience with depression and anxiety led me to this work and I'm grateful for the path that brought me here. Therapy has been a space for me to experience building an affirming and nonjudgmental relationship in which I can practice being myself. It's challenging, but the reward has been a growing ability to live my life with awareness and acceptance without depression and anxiety hijacking my contact with this weird and beautiful world.

I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Purchase, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and an integrative health counseling certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I interned at the Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center, and was an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at The Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center. I have been in private practice since 2015. You can find my professional profiles on Psychology Today, TherapyDen, and on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.



Depression & Anxiety
I help people whose feelings of sadness and worry are sometimes overwhelming.
We work on getting to a place where these feelings no longer hijack you from your everyday life. 

I help people explore and discover the source of their anger.
We work on skills to help you place it appropriately in your life.

Social Justice
I help people who feel a sense of helplessness in the face of injustices.
We work on coming to terms with these inequities.

Visible & Non-visible Disability
I help people who feel alienated because of a physical, cognitive, or other disability.

 Body Image
I help people who are dissatisfied with their relationship to their physical self.
We work on achieving the changes that are possible, and learning to love and celebrate individuality.
I have a particular focus on helping women dealing with hair loss, including private appointments at my salon, Moxie Parlour.

Young Adults
I help teens and young adults face the complexities and pressures of their physical and emotional environments. We focus on emotional regulation, self-expression, and communication.

Gender & Sexuality
I help people who have an unsettled relationship to their gender identity and/or sexuality.
We work on self-awareness, acceptance, and wholeness.

Feelings of Otherness
I help people whose relationships to other people are limited by a sense of distance and alienation.
We work on finding ways back in to a feeling of connectedness.


New Groups Forming Summer 2019
Women experiencing hairloss, alopecia, or trichotillomania group process. Practices and tools to gain self acceptance, 

Ther-a-oke!  "Off the couch" therapeutic crooning group meeting regularly at a private karaoke booth (tbd) in downtown San Francisco. Small group size of 6-8, with a focus on supporting social anxiety, heartache, and grief. 

please contact me for more group dates and details.






$150 per 50 minute session

$180 for extended or conjoint sessions

I accept cash/check/credit and offer invoice/super-bill for insurance submission

I offer sliding scale appointments by request when available




To schedule an appointment, phone consultation, or just ask a question, please contact me below.
I try to respond to all inquiries within one business day.

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