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Gestalt Based Psychotherapy


Since 2014, I have been helping people to connect authentically with their deeper self so that they can live a more joyful, meaningful, and happy life.

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“If you allow yourself to be the person you are then everything will come into rhythm.”

John O'Donohue

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I use a nonjudgemental relational approach, creating a warm, therapeutic, safe, and supportive setting.

I draw on aspects of meditation and mindfulness in my work. I am passionate about my own yoga and meditation practice and I believe in the healing power of mindfulness on mental, physical health, and well-being. These practices help me to stay calm, centered, and present.

My education includes an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies), an M.B.A. from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

I was born and raised on a farm in South East Ireland and I come to counseling after almost twenty years in software and technology consulting.  

I am an active member of the Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI). The mission of BAGI is to promote healing, aliveness, and authenticity in our communities and society at large by teaching and providing Gestalt psychotherapy to our clients, colleagues, and associates.

Fiona Walsh Dinan, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #123479

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What Is Gestalt Therapy?

Gestalt therapy is a type of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, present moment awareness, and the client's experience in the present moment.

Gestalt therapy focuses on the whole person and their relationships with others and the environment. It emphasizes the importance of the client's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the present moment, and encourages clients to take responsibility for their experiences and make changes to improve their lives. 

When It's Used?
Gestalt therapy can help clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and even physical ones like migraine headaches and back spasms. 

The therapist's role:

The therapist in gestalt therapy works to help the client become aware of their thoughts and feelings and to explore how those thoughts and feelings are related to their current problems and relationships. The therapist may use various techniques such as role-playing, guided imagery, and body awareness exercises to help clients gain insight into their experiences and make positive changes in their lives.

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Currently offering sessions via telehealth over Zoom. 

Specializations include:

Infertility, pregnancy & postpartum

Life Transitions / Big Decisions

Relationship Issues

Grief & Loss



I am EMDR Trained and a current member of the EMDR International Association. You can read more about the effectiveness of EMDR therapy, here

Life is a mysterious winding journey. I believe that sharing and working through the issues that are alive and relevant in life is a healing and transformative experience. I have faith that the answers to our deepest questions are found within and that by opening to the transformative journey of healing, we can uncover them together.

My wish is to help you understand yourself more deeply and to facilitate your connection with your own inner guide.

Individual therapy


One-on-one sessions to support you on your path in life.

Couple's Shadow


Working with you and your partner. Longer appointment times are available for couples sessions if desired.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

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Your well-being is important to me. I love helping my clients develop the tools they need to cope with life’s challenges, and I get great satisfaction from seeing my clients heal and thrive.

Contact me today to set up a time for a free consultation over Zoom.

2443 Fillmore St #380-6363 San Francisco, CA 94115


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