Dr. Imme Staeffler, Psy.D.
Your Local Psychologist - Here to Guide You
I am accepting new patients for adult individual psychotherapy at my practice in the San Francisco Financial District but due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, I provide all psychotherapy via telepsychology with user-friendly and confidentiality-assured technology.
Collaboratively, you and I work on helping you live a fuller life, experience relief from emotional or mental distress and initiate long term, deep change. I look forward to meeting you and welcome your stories, aches, secrets, hopes and dreams. Contact me for an initial appointment.
A Bit About Therapy
Personalized Attention for Your Needs
Our stories shape our lives. As adults we have developed our early gifts and we strive for balance in a world that may seem out of balance. Personal distress relates to our stories, community, cultural and political influences - also to a person's nature and passion. What is the story of your life and how would you like your story to continue?
Therapy is helpful for a wide range of issues. Adults all ages seek therapy for questions about quality and direction of life and more engagement. Under stress we can find ourselves not tending well enough to our needs, others and work and would benefit from psychotherapy.
Maybe you are seeking assistance and guidance for depression, anxiety, relationship and work related problems, loneliness, grief, excessive guilt or shame, sleep problems. Long term recovery from addiction frequently calls for deeper work and sometimes psychic injuries, even when healed, may alert us when faced with challenges. Perhaps you are seeking more balance with self/care in care giving or living with chronic illness or chronic pain.
In psychotherapy I draw on depth and psychodynamic therapies, mindfulness and relational approaches, trauma informed and brief psychotherapies.
Others have told me that they experience me as warm and engaging. What we do in therapy, besides talking, may also include therapeutic art making, reviewing dreams, journaling - all to assist you.
I offer a free 30-minute confidential consultation to review how I might help you and to answer your questions.
I love helping my patients, please call me on the phone to learn more or to schedule a first psychotherapy session.
582 Market St #609, San Francisco, CA 94104
(The office is in the Financial District, Hobart Building, and faces 2nd Street and is steps away from the Montgomery BART/MUNI station.)
2443 Fillmore St #236, San Francisco, CA 94115
Imme Staeffler was born and raised in Germany and has made Northern California her home for the past 30 years. She has worked in private psychotherapy practice, community counseling and medical settings and has studied and researched psychotherapy and psychology. Imme Staeffler received the title of doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Meridian University.
She feels that she has been called to do healing work. Early in life, Imme was on the road to becoming an engineer but underwent a change of heart while still an undergraduate Physics student. Coming from a mechanical engineering family, she was encouraged to develop an inquisitive mind and build solutions. However, in embracing adulthood, the engineer goal lost meaning and she found renewed energies in the pursuit of studying psychology and the healing arts while giving herself the opportunity to discover and deeper align with who she was born to be. Imme believes that staying true to ones nature is one key ingredient in well-being.
Doctor of Psychology
Meridian University, Petaluma, CA
Clinical Psychologist in California
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
Individual sessions: $160 for a 50 minute session, longer sessions are available. I offer a free, one-time, 30-minute session to new patients to explain how therapy works, answer your questions and discuss payment.
At this time I only accept medicare. Please review if your insurance reimburses your cost for out of network providers directly to you, I provide monthly statements and super bills. Please review the information your insurance company requires and what the insurance company does with it. Please note that some insurance companies require a physician’s referral.
Health Care Spending Accounts
Health spending accounts, such as Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Medical Savings Account (MSA) or Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) typically reimburse cost of psychotherapy. Please contact your benefit administrator for more information.
Please contact the California Victim Compensation Board or your local Victim Witness program for information on reimbursement for mental health treatment.
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? In 2000, I opened the doors to my practice to patients in the greater San Francisco area — offering them a wide range of counseling and psychological services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychologist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.