Daniela Tempesta, LCSW


San Francisco, CA

About Me

I am a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with women in their 20's and 30's on issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, transition issues, body image concerns, relationship concerns, career confusion, and life purpose. I am also particularly interested in helping young women navigate the phenomenon popularly referred to as the “Quarterlife Crisis.” I have been practicing therapy since 2002 in a variety of settings including private practice, residential treatment facilities, outpatient mental health clinics, and schools. I encourage my clients to embrace the notion that our happiness and well-being lie within our control. By being more present to our own experiences, rather than escaping with endless activities and distractions, we are able to create compassion and acceptance for ourselves. This acceptance gives us the freedom to shape our lives in a more authentic way that is aligned with who we truly are and want to be. This, in turn, can reduce suffering and add more satisfaction to life. In addition to working as a therapist, I am also on the adjunct faculty of Holy Names University where I teach Psychology.
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B.A. in Feminist Studies - Stanford University Masters in Social Work - University of Southern California


Daniela Tempesta, LCSW



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