About

About


I have a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. I currently teach as visiting faculty at Alliant International University in the Clinical Counseling Master’s Program.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (MHC #49616), and was previously licensed in Colorado.  I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and am also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.  Beginning in 2015, I am serving a two-year term as the President-Elect for the Association for Family Therapy of Northern California, the oldest family therapy organization in the world.  I am also a member of the American Family Therapy Academy, an invitation-only professional association focused on systemic therapy and social justice.

I am a member of Bay Area Open Minds, a group of professionals and students who support sexual and gender diversity in our practices.  I also belong to Division 44 of the American Psychological Association, and GAYLESTA, the LBGTQ Psychotherapy Association.  I am also a member of the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS).

I am listed with Kink Aware Professionals, Fat Friendly Professionals, and Poly Friendly Professionals.  I am a supporter of Size Acceptance/Fat Acceptance and Health at Every Size.  You can read my listing at Psychology Today if you prefer it to this website.

After a break of several years while teaching full-time, I returned to private practice in 2012.  My primary focus is on helping couples and intimate partners have more satisfying, healthy romantic and sexual relationships, but I work with individuals and families as well.  I work from a variety of family systems approaches, especially Emotionally Focused Therapy.

My most recent publication is an article in the journal Family Process, titled “Expanding the Therapy Paradigm with Queer Couples: A Relational Intersectional Lens” written with my friend and colleague Dr. Deb Coolhart. I’ve also written chapters in “Multicultural Couple Therapy” and “Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy.” I also recently published a book review in the journal “Fat Studies.”

You can also look at my profile on LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.  You can send me email at drsaddison (at) gmail (dot) com.


drsaddison@gmail.com

510-599-5467

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