Psychiatric Alternatives

Laurie Chandler, MFT

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy

Professional Statement

Laurie helps people to cope better with difficult emotions and work through problematic thinking, behaviors and relationships. Together you will metabolize the experiences of daily life in an organic and deep way. Her intention is to provide relief and help you create a life with purpose and vitality. Laurie works with anxiety, the existential questions of aging, grief and loss (including pet loss), and issues facing Highly Sensitive People. She uses talk therapy integrating present-moment awareness, insight, and mindfulness. Laurie’s background includes Jungian theory, mythology, visual arts and a lifelong study of psychology.


  • Creating your most authentic life
  • Quarter/ Midlife Crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • End of Life Issues/ Grief
  • Men's Issues


  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology- Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Master of Arts, Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology- Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology­ (Magna Cum Laude)- Princeton University

Languages Spoken

  • English

Office Address

  • 416 Fair Oaks Street Suite 414A, San Francisco

Insurances Accepted

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