Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
Alliant International University - San Francisco Bay (1980)

National Register Member Since

Marcia Black, PhD

Individual, Couples and Group Psychotherapy with adults. Specialization in working with trauma, both developmental and shock trauma. Subspecialization in working with addictions. Background in psychodynamic psychotherapy, informed by neurobiology and attachment theory. Trained in Somatic Experiencing a somatically- based approach to working with trauma developed by Peter Levine, Ph.D and currently Assist in training professionals in this approach.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Substance Misuse (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, inhalants)
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychodynamic Treatment
  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • San Francisco Psychological Association
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Fee Information/Office Policy

Office Hours:

  • 7 am to 9 pm Monday
  • 7 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday
  • 7 am to 6 pm Wednesday
  • 7 am to 9:30 pm Thursday
  • 7 am to 6 pm Friday
  • Occasional weekend hours

    Please contact by phone or email

    Insurance Plans

    • Aetna

    Health Care Plan Participation

    Fees: $170
    No sliding scale

    Contact Information

    Primary Contact

    1968 Green St
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    P: 415-554-3635 (Office)
    F: 510-658-4140

    Secondary Contact

    1980 Mountain Boulevard
    Suite 201
    Oakland, CA 94611
    P: 415-554-3635 (Office)
    F: 510-658-4140