Marshall Bush, PhD

I am a training analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a supervisor, teacher, and researcher at the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. I practice a humanistic, positive and empirically supported form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy called Control Mastery Theory. Articles about this theory are on the website After an initial interview, I tell clients how I understand their problems so that they can judge for themselves whether they want to work with me. I believe that people who seek therapy are highly motivated to master the unconscious obstacles to reaching their goals. I focus on irrational self-blame, false self-criticism, and pathogenic beliefs that interfere with one’s ability to be successful and enjoy life. My style is friendly, collaborative, direct, and interactive. I like my patients and enjoy helping them achieve a better quality of life.


Practice Overview

  • California — 00003349
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Other Mood Disorders
  • Abuse/Neglect
I do not accept insurance
  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
  • Psychodynamic Treatment
  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalysis

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