Lou Ann Wieand
Level 3 Trained

Lou Ann Wieand


1046 14TH ST APT D SAN FRANCISCO, CA  94114 United States
Provides online therapy




Insurance Accepted


Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, magellan

Payment Methods
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Field: Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1983
  • Practice since: 1989
  • License states: CA

I have always loved psychology since my first class in college. As I advanced through my MA and Ph.D. programs, I was increasingly sure that I wanted to combine both teaching and psychotherapy as a career. I have never been sorry for that decision. I have spent my career teaching psychotherapy and supervising MA marriage and family trainees, while continuing to maintain a small private practice on the side. My students have been very supportive of my roles as both teaching and "doing" therapy.

My training has been in a number of psychotherapy modalities, such as Client-centered, Gestalt, CBT, Behavioral, Sexual Therapy and more recently, family and systems approaches. I am especially fond of the Gottman approach to couples counseling with its strong research and scientific underpinnings. I believe that we are social animals and that underneath we all are striving to communicate more effectively--to cure and to grow-- with our fellow human beings. Given this, I tend to often see myself as an "orchestra director," listening, searching for alternatives, but never judging anyone's perspective.

I closed my office in San Francisco during the pandemic, but still see couples online. I will be using the Gottman Method, for which I have had Level 1, 2, and Levels 3a and 3b training. I encourage couples to commit to 3 initial sessions of intake and assessment, prior to deciding whether or not the therapy "fits" their needs. i will also be running some workshops for couples that are not therapy-oriented, but rather growth-enhancing and have had additional training to do this.

  • Online Therapy
  • Couples
  • Affairs
  • Pre Marital
  • Sexual Dysfunction
Specialized Ages
  • Adults
  • Elders