ServicesCarolyn Lowery practices at 1939 Divisadero, Suite 4D, San Francisco, CA 94115. Marriage and family therapists diagnose and treat mental and emotional issues and concerns within marriages, couples and families.
For more information, call Carolyn Lowery at (415) 395-8305.
I spent approximately 25 years of my life in therapy, and the few years I spent working with Carolyn Lowery did more for me than every other therapist I ever saw in my life combined. While she was still in training at the point that I started working with her, she took the severity and complexity of my condition completely in stride. Her approach was refreshingly positive; after years of CBT in which I'd felt like I was being constantly chastised for doing everything wrong, she focused on what I was doing right and how I might apply the same skills to areas of my life that were less successful.
She was consistently nonjudgmental and open-minded, and I never felt like she was trying to stuff me into an easily-defined cubbyhole that happened to suit her thesis. Also, unlike other therapists I'd seen, she didn't make assumptions about me based on my family and personal history, and in fact constantly reassured me that despite the statistical probabilities, I was *not* inevitably doomed to repeat the patterns my parents had set down.
I especially appreciated that while she kept an appropriate professional distance, she did not feel the need to maintain a rigidly neutral stance -- she advocated for me, TO me, when events made me question my own self-worth. It was some years later, after my situation forced me to relocate and abandon therapy, that what she taught me fully took hold, but I'm very comfortable saying that I would not have been able to build the healthy relationships I have now if it hadn't been for the time I spent working with her.
I'd give her more stars if I could. Really. Lots of them.
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