It is my greatest privilege to witness and encourage a fellow human being to find ease, well-being, delight and meaning in their life.

Our Team

Mimi DeGennaro, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

Over the past two decades I have honed evidence-based therapeutic interventions that bring real symptom relief and enable clients to accomplish their goals. I am an eclectic practitioner who draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, family systems, CBT/DBT, trauma informed care, and mindfulness techniques to support my client's healing process.

It is my greatest privilege to witness and encourage a fellow human being to find ease, well-being, delight and meaning in their life.

Education

MSW - Social Work, Columbia University

Certificate in Grief and Loss, UC Berkeley Extension

Certification in Mediation, Northern California Mediation Center

Certification in Hypnotherapy, HCH Institute

License Number and State

CA 18738

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Being amongst trees in the woods nourishes me on many levels, so I am often out hiking with my dogs. I also love to sail with friends in the SF Bay- sitting on the bow of a sailboat making its way to Angel Island on a sunny day with a nice breeze. Cooking delicious and healthy food.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I make time each day to daydream and ponder what and who brings meaning to my life. Then I set an intention to nurture and cherish these people and things in little ways.

How do you recharge?

Playing with my dogs. Hiking. Playing cards (gin rummy). Cooking and eating healthy.

Do you have any pets?

It's difficult to land on a favorite pet story as there are many, however, catching our old Shepherd girl Honey stealthily trying to make her way out the dog door with a whole roasted chicken is up there.

A close second: Going to the shelter with the intention to come home with a smallish size new four-legged friend, only to be "chosen" by a Great Pyrenees mix who followed me around the yard. When I looked into Beau's soulful eyes, I realized we had found each other!