Psychiatric Alternatives

Laura Feren, PhD

Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy

Professional Statement

Dr. Laura Feren is a licensed psychologist with expertise in depression, anxiety, life changes and challenges. She has extensive training in psychodynamic therapy and facilitates individuals to deepen self-understanding and lead more fulfilling lives. Dr. Feren provides a compassionate and supportive environment in which to explore the inner world, create healing, and encourages individuals to reach their personal and professional goals. She uses a solution-focused approach to support men and women who are adjusting to stressful life circumstances such as changes in relationships, work, and health. Her practice is guided by evidence-based research, clinical expertise and patient values. Dr. Feren has experience working with people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, belief systems, and racial/ethnic/gender identities. All are welcome!


  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Women’s Issues
  • Navigating Life Transitions
  • Identity Issues
  • Work and Career Concerns
  • Aging Issues


  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute of Clinical Psychology
  • Postdoctoral M.S. Clinical Psychopharmacology, Alliant International University
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute of Clinical Psychology
  • B.A. Political Science, Texas Tech University

Languages Spoken

  • English

Office Address

  • 3676 Sacramento St, San Francisco

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem / Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
  • MHN
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options