Education & Certification

Licensed In
California

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

National Register Member Since
1983

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

Credentials/Memberships

    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

Health Care Plan Participation

Fees: $170
No sliding scale
Aetna Health

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