SF Fidi — Sansome

San Francisco Fidi — Sansome

220 Sansome St.
Suite #400


About
Serving and supporting all identities through supportive, unbiased, and non-judgmental spaces.
Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Weekends, by appointment.
Services
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy

Our Therapists

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Beth Krzyzkowski, LCSW

Beth Krzyzkowski, LCSW

Therapist San Francisco


Bio

Beth is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco.

She is committed to providing safe, collaborative, client-centered therapy. Beth helps her clients increase their understanding of their own life history, heal painful life experiences, improve and deepen the quality of relationships, and locate ways to meet personal goals.

In her free time, Beth loves to travel, sample all types of food, and spend quality time with her family and friends.

Experience &
Education
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice
  • Clinical Supervisor and Outpatient Clinician at West Coast Children’s Clinic, Oakland, CA
  • Staff Clinician and Clinical Intern Supervisor at Youth Haven, Naples, FL
  • Master of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University
  • B.A. in Art History from Smith College
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Michelle Smith, LCSW

Michelle Smith, LCSW

Therapist San Francisco


Bio

Michelle is a Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco.

She uses a collaborative approach in her work with clients, identifying challenges and working together to find solutions. Before pursuing work as a therapist, Michelle worked in the technology sector, and brings an understanding of the pressures and culture of that environment to therapy. She has a particular affinity for working with women around fertility, pregnancy, perinatal depression and anxiety, as well as the transition to motherhood.

In her free time, she enjoys knitting, cooking, and exploring.

Experience &
Education
  • Psychotherapist in private practice
  • Clinical Social Worker at Mills Peninsula Outpatient Behavioral Health
  • Therapist at The Felton Institute
  • Therapist at Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling, Hicksville NY
  • Regional Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, NY
  • Social Work intern at Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, NY
  • Masters in Social Work, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • Undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Allyson Knight, PhD

Allyson Knight, PhD

Clinical Director San Francisco


Bio

Allyson is the Clinical Director at the Two Chairs Sansome Clinic in San Francisco.

She decided early in life that she wanted to become a therapist. She has always believed in the power and importance of positive human relationships through understanding, compassion and encouragement. She values the need for self-reflection through vulnerability and self-exploration. Her treatment approach focuses on strength-based, solution-focused care. During treatment, she helps identify treatment goals and utilize personal strengths to help achieve them. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. As a supervisor, it is important to help train and teach the next generation of therapists.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, running and watching the Golden State Warriors.

Experience &
Education
  • Doctorate in Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University (formerly Pacific Graduate School of Psychology)
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship at Westcoast Children’s Clinic
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship UCSF, Child and Adolescent Services
  • 10 years experience in working with victims of complex trauma
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Baaba Hawthorne, MFT

Baaba Hawthorne, MFT

Therapist San Francisco


Bio

Baaba is a Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco. She was drawn to the field of mental health witnessing the everyday struggles of individuals and families. In their struggles, she learned that mental health matters.

She has a connection to treating those who struggle with substance use, come from wounded families and attending to the trauma and various mental health issues that come from these various conditions. She also has an understanding of how cultural influences can play a part in our mental health. Her approach is a combination of both evidenced-based practices and establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.

As a recent Northern California transplant, Baaba can be found traveling and exploring the various cities in the Bay Area.

Experience &
Education
  • Staff Therapist at Family Recovery Institute, San Rafael CA
  • Primary Therapist at Living at Reflections, Intensive Outpatient Program, Novato CA
  • Primary Therapist & Family Day Coordinator at Paradigm Treatment Centers, San Rafael CA
  • MFT Intern at Center for Individual and Family Counseling, North Hollywood CA
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University, Malibu CA
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Alex Lapinski, PsyD

Alex Lapinski, PsyD

Therapist & Consult Clinician San Francisco


Bio

Alex is a Therapist and Consult Clinician at Two Chairs in San Francisco.

He believes that counseling provides the chance to develop a safe, caring relationship for collaboration and exploration of the most challenging questions with curiosity. He works from a lens that is conscious of cultural difference and the impact of oppression and discrimination. Within that framework, he integrates a variety of approaches that helps clients to form healthy relationships and builds the skills they need to address the obstacles that are hindering their ability to live life more fully.

In his free time, he can often be found making needlessly complicated baked goods or walking his dog.

Experience &
Education
  • Clinical Psychologist in UC Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Predoctoral Intern in the University of Oregon’s Counseling and Testing Center
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA
  • Clinical Social Worker at Napa State Hospital
  • MSW from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
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SF Fidi — Sansome
220 Sansome St.

SF Fidi — Sansome
220 Sansome St. Suite #400 94104
SF Fidi — Sansome

Getting There

BART

  • We're a 5-minute walk from both Embarcadero and Montgomery Street BART stations.

Muni

  • Lines J, K, L, M, N, T at Embarcadero.
  • 1 California
  • 3 Jackson
  • 12 Folsom/Pacific
  • 30X Marina Express
  • 41 Union

Parking

  • There are a few parking garages close to the clinic—235 Pine St Parking Garage, SP+ Parking on California, and The Shell Building Garage on Battery.
SF Fidi — Sansome
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