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Our Process

We begin with
understanding

Before your first consult, we send a survey to get to know you—your history, preferences, and goals.

You meet with
a clinician

This in-person time allows for deeper conversation around your needs and what you hope to get out of therapy.

We make a match


With data-at-hand, we match you with the right therapist or group and create a custom treatment plan.

And we follow how
you feel

We want therapy to evolve with you—so we check-in at key moments and make any necessary changes.

We've
got matching
down to a

science.

To make great matches, we consider a wide range of factors:

Symptoms Current symptoms and severity.
Goals Your goals for treatment.
Personality Coping and communication style.
Background Age, gender, identity, ethnicity and language.
Past treatment Treatment type, length and outcome.
Medical history Health conditions and medications.
Family history Mental and physical health.
Logistics Schedule availability and location preference.

Our Services

Individual Therapy

Our individual sessions are dedicated time to focus on you and your needs.


Evidence-based and in-person.

Our practice roots itself in two foundational beliefs—our methods should be grounded in research and everything should revolve around trusting relationships.

Therapists with diverse background.

We don’t underestimate the value of common experience and make sure we have therapists on staff that can truly meet you where you are.

Tailored to you.

From frequency and number of sessions to modality of care, we tailor care at every step of the way.


Modalities

There are many evidence-based forms of therapy, but here are a few that we practice.

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Group Therapy

Our groups treat anxiety, stress, and depression through discussion, mindfulness practices, and skills-based learning.


Expert-led, integrative approach.

Each session is a mix of skill-building and conversation, all expertly guided by a clinician with deep expertise in group therapy.

Built on shared experience.

Each group is shaped by the people in it and embraces the ethos of learning and growing together.

Tailored to you.

With personal check-ins and assignments, our groups are as effective as individual therapy.


Groups we offer

Our offerings are informed by the latest clinical research and designed to work with your budget.

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Our Expert Therapists

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Elizabeth Ohito, LCSW

Elizabeth Ohito, LCSW

Therapist San Francisco


Bio

Elizabeth is a Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco. She is committed to using the best research and practice in trauma recovery and mindfulness in helping individuals and couples recover from life challenges, better cope with stress, and repair damaged relationships. She is also interested in the use of therapy to explore issues of racial and ethnic identity and living across difference. In her spare time, she is an avid reader and audiophile with broad interests in music, art, and design.

Experience & Education
  • Advanced Training Program in relational psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and adolescents at Women's Therapy Center in Berkeley
  • Associate Clinical Social Work intern at University of California, San Francisco
  • Master's in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley
My Clinic
SF Fidi — Sansome
220 Sansome St.

SF Fidi — Sansome
220 Sansome St. Suite #400 94104
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SF Fidi — Sansome
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Masha Lisitsa, MFT

Masha Lisitsa, MFT

Therapist San Francisco


Bio

Masha Lisitsa is a Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco. She is passionate about helping clients to feel more empowered through therapy, and live freer, happier lives. Outside of work she loves to travel, meditate, and watch comedy.

Experience & Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapist in Private Practice
  • Marriage and Family Therapist at The San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at The Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street
  • Clinical Case Manager with the Young Adult Court of San Francisco, Felton Institute
  • Master’s in Integral Counseling Psychology, The California Institute of Integral Studies
My Clinic
SF Fidi — Sansome
220 Sansome St.

SF Fidi — Sansome
220 Sansome St. Suite #400 94104
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Brett Kociol, PsyD

Brett Kociol, PsyD

Therapist Redwood City


Bio

Brett is a therapist at Two Chairs in Redwood City. He is passionate about helping individuals develop a greater understanding of themselves through exploration of their emotional and interpersonal worlds. He believes in the power of a safe therapeutic relationship to help provide the tools for healing and change. Outside of work, Brett is an avid Boston sports fan and enjoys the occasional science fiction novel.

Experience & Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Anka Behavioral Health (Federal Probation Program)
  • Predoctoral Intern at University of Southern California Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University – Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
My Clinic
Redwood City
333 Bradford St.

Redwood City
333 Bradford St. Suite #270 94063
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Cydney Shindel, PsyD

Cydney Shindel, PsyD

Therapist Redwood City


Bio

Cydney is a Therapist at Two Chairs in Redwood City. She strives to create a caring and supportive environment that promotes vulnerability, connection to current values, and the acquisition of skills to enhance people's quality of life. Outside of work, Cydney enjoys outdoor adventures with her family, friends, and dog as well as crafting and attending performing arts events.

Experience & Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at San Francisco VA Health Care System
  • Predoctoral Intern at VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium
My Clinic
Redwood City
333 Bradford St.

Redwood City
333 Bradford St. Suite #270 94063
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Stephanie Crockett, PsyD

Stephanie Crockett, PsyD

Consult Clinician & Therapist Redwood City


Bio

Stephanie is a Therapist at Two Chairs in Redwood City. She is passionate about providing patient-centered care, helping individuals gain insight into their emotional and behavioral experiences, and guiding people as they make meaningful changes in their lives. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys hiking, playing board games, and trying new food.

Experience & Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at San Francisco VA Health Care System
  • Predoctoral Intern at Phoenix VA Health Care System
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium
  • Mental Health Coordinator at Front St. Inc.
My Clinic
Redwood City
333 Bradford St.

Redwood City
333 Bradford St. Suite #270 94063
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Redwood City
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