About Me

I am a California State licensed psychotherapist in private practice. In my practice I see a diverse group of clients, individually and as couples. I have over twenty years of experience working cross culturally with people from a wide range of ethnic, racial, cultural, religious/spiritual groups, sexual orientations and gender identities. I am a gender specialist, LGBTQQI affirming, polyamorous relationship friendly and I work extensively with people exploring their relationship to substances.

License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker #20715, State of California.


  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
  • Gottman Couples Counseling training.
  • MSW, Social Work, San Francisco State University.
  • MS Counseling: Marriage, Family Child Therapy, San Francisco State University.
  • BA Psychology and Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Prior Work Experience:

  • San Francisco Department of Public Health – Tom Waddell Health Center.
  • Caduceus Outreach Services – Clinical Supervisor.
  • UCSF Medical Center Department of Psychiatry – Citywide Case Management.
  • Westside Community Services – Westside Crisis and Outpatient Program.
  • Baker Places – Independent Living Program and HIV/Substance Abuse Services.
  • Venture House.
  • Options for Community Living.

Training Programs:

  • Community Behavioral Health Services – Tenderloin Mental Health Clinic.
  • Veteran’s Administration – Healthcare for Homeless Vets.
  • Iris Center – Counseling Program.

Publications and Select Presentations:

  • Presented at The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work:
    The Development of a Psychotic Defensive Structure in a Trans. Identified Individual.
  • Presented at the American Psychoanalytic Association National Meeting: Transference and Countertransference Enactments.
  • Presented at the American Psychoanalytic Association: Working with Transgender Patients.
  • Publication: “Complex Cases in Community Mental Health: Stories from the Castro and the Tenderloin,” Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, Volume 18, Issue 2.
  • Presented at the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Care/World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) National Conference on Complex Cases in Community Mental Health.
For a consultation, please contact me at: robyn@robynstukalin.com