Melissa Foster, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Art Therapist

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers, Ph.D.



I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist in San Francisco working with adults, couples, and adolescents. 


We all feel stuck and overwhelmed at times.  Seeking support is a sign of courage and strength. My collaborative approach to therapy involves creating a safe space for exploration to help resolve symptoms and gain awareness of patterns to promote positive change. I help people access inner resources, which enables them to connect with their innate qualities of growth, calm, clarity and confidence. This often results in increased flexibility, well being, and improved relationships.

"All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth..."

-Abraham Maslow, Ph.D.


Attendance and Length of Session:

Therapy sessions are usually once a week for 50-55 minutes. Therapy tends to work best when you attend consistently.



My fee for service is $180 per individual session and $200 per couple/family session. Payments are made at each session by check, cash, or credit card. I provide monthly bills that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


I am not on any insurance panels.  However, if you have PPO health insurance, you may be eligible for reimbursement of a portion of the fees. Check your coverage by calling the number on the back of your card and asking if you are eligible for reimbursement by out of network providers.   I can supply a summary of services or "super bill" to provide to you insurance carrier.                                                     


If you need to cancel an appointment, I request 24 hours notice  If an appointment is missed without giving 24 hours notice, the client is responsible for full payment of the missed session.