About me

Navigating life can be so difficult without the proper tools or care and support. The fact that you are even reading this means your are on the right path towards something different, change is always possible! I believe in people's innate ability to heal, just like a plant grows toward the sun. I am here to resource you, help guide and support you on your journey that is unfolding. I believe that we are all gems at birth, and life's circumstances (including ancestral baggage) gets layered on us. Taking the time, energy and resources to clear and heal can help us really bring our medicine and offerings forward and allow us to be more present with ourselves and loved ones.

I have been practicing therapy since 2010 in several settings: through palliative care at a hospital, working at a mental health clinic serving San Francisco, working with homeless mothers, working with teenagers and elementary students, at a trauma clinic in Portland, and in private practice. My approach is based in psychodynamic theory, but I also use mindfulness, attachment, jungian concepts, art therapy, and somatic techniques. It would be an honor to work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Codependency , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NM LMFT CTB-2022-0314

OR LMFT T1279


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Saskia Ison. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Saskia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and comp

My therapy is amazing and always gets back In less than 20 mins. She gives me worksheets to work on to help me. She is helpful with all my issues.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Saskia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping

Saskia has been amazing to me. When I talk to her, it’s like talking to an old friend. Sure there are details about my life that she doesn’t know yet, but I give her all of me and she gives herself and an open, safe space in return.

Work with me!