Therapy tailored to you

Our Process

We begin with
understanding

Before your first consult, we send a survey to get to know you—your history, preferences, and goals.

You meet with
a clinician

This in-person time allows for deeper conversation around your needs and what you hope to get out of therapy.

We make a match


With data-at-hand, we match you with the right therapist or group and create a custom treatment plan.

And we follow how
you feel

We want therapy to evolve with you—so we check-in at key moments and make any necessary changes.

We've
got matching
down to a

science.

To make great matches, we consider a wide range of factors:

Symptoms Current symptoms and severity.
Goals Your goals for treatment.
Personality Coping and communication style.
Background Age, gender, identity, ethnicity and language.
Past treatment Treatment type, length and outcome.
Medical history Health conditions and medications.
Family history Mental and physical health.
Logistics Schedule availability and location preference.

Our Services

Individual Therapy

Our individual sessions are dedicated time to focus on you and your needs.


Evidence-based and in-person.

Our practice roots itself in two foundational beliefs—our methods should be grounded in research and everything should revolve around trusting relationships.

Therapists with diverse backgrounds.

We don’t underestimate the value of common experience and make sure we have therapists on staff that can truly meet you where you are.

Tailored to you.

From frequency and number of sessions to modality of care, we tailor care at every step of the way.


Modalities

There are many evidence-based forms of therapy, but here are a few that we practice.

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Group Therapy

Our groups treat anxiety, stress, and depression through discussion, mindfulness practices, and skills-based learning.


Expert-led, integrative approach.

Each session is a mix of skill-building and conversation, all expertly guided by a clinician with deep expertise in group therapy.

Built on shared experience.

Each group is shaped by the people in it and embraces the ethos of learning and growing together.

Tailored to you.

With personal check-ins and assignments, our groups are as effective as individual therapy.


Groups we offer

Our offerings are informed by the latest clinical research and designed to work with your budget.

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Our Expert Therapists

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Hannah Klempner, PsyD

Hannah Klempner, PsyD

Program Director & Clinician San Francisco


Bio

Hannah is a Program Director and Clinician at Two Chairs in San Francisco.

She is passionate about increasing access to high quality mental health care, and believes that the therapeutic relationship is a powerful tool for healing.

Outside of work, Hannah loves live music and exploring the outdoors with her dog.

Experience &
Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Predoctoral Intern at San Quentin State Prison
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA
My Clinic
SF Fidi — 311 California
311 California St.

SF Fidi — 311 California
311 California St. Suite #750 94104
SF Fidi — 311 California
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Justin D’Avella, PsyD

Justin D’Avella, PsyD

Clinical Director Oakland


Bio

Justin is the Clinical Director at the Two Chairs Clinic in Oakland.

He believes that we all have an innate yearning and capacity for growth and healing. The power of a trusting therapeutic relationship allows for this change to occur. His style is warm, inviting, attuned and reflective. He uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy, drawing from Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), psychodynamic, social justice, and mindfulness-based modalities. His work focuses on helping individuals navigate periods of high stress and difficulty, finding deeper emotional stability within oneself, reflecting on old patterns and wounds, and building a wider range of emotional expression.

In his free time he enjoys practicing yoga, climbing and discovering new music.

Experience &
Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California San Francisco
  • Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Intern, California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA
My Clinic
Oakland
409 13th St.

Oakland
409 13th St. Suite #1900 94612
Oakland
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Baaba Hawthorne, LMFT

Baaba Hawthorne, LMFT

Clinician San Francisco


Bio

Baaba is a Clinician at Two Chairs in San Francisco. She was drawn to the field of mental health witnessing the everyday struggles of individuals and families. In their struggles, she learned that mental health matters.

She has a connection to treating those who struggle with substance use, come from wounded families and attending to the trauma and various mental health issues that come from these various conditions. She also has an understanding of how cultural influences can play a part in our mental health. Her approach is a combination of both evidenced-based practices and establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.

As a recent Northern California transplant, Baaba can be found traveling and exploring the various cities in the Bay Area.

Experience &
Education
  • Staff Therapist at Family Recovery Institute, San Rafael CA
  • Primary Therapist at Living at Reflections, Intensive Outpatient Program, Novato CA
  • Primary Therapist & Family Day Coordinator at Paradigm Treatment Centers, San Rafael CA
  • MFT Intern at Center for Individual and Family Counseling, North Hollywood CA
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University, Malibu CA
My Clinic
SF Fidi — 220 Sansome
220 Sansome St.

SF Fidi — 220 Sansome
220 Sansome St. Suite #400 94104
SF Fidi — 220 Sansome
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Maya Rufino, LCSW

Maya Rufino, LCSW

Clinician Redwood City


Bio

Maya is a Clinician at Two Chairs in Redwood City.

She believes in the value of feeling deeply understood by another person and its capacity to heal. She uses a collaborative, supportive approach to identify unhelpful patterns and offer proven tools to break them.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, searching for good pizza and spending quality time with her friends, family and dog.

Experience &
Education
  • Social Worker at Heartland Hospice, San Francisco & San Mateo counties, CA
  • Social Worker at Carrier Clinic Psychiatric Hospital, Belle Mead NJ
  • Clinical Social Work Intern at William Paterson University Counseling Center, Wayne NJ
  • Certification in TEAM-CBT, Feeling Good Institute, Mountain View CA
  • Masters in Social Work, New York University, Manhattan NY
  • Bachelors in Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
My Clinic
Redwood City
333 Bradford St.

Redwood City
333 Bradford St. Suite #270 94063
Redwood City
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Stephanie Crockett, PsyD

Stephanie Crockett, PsyD

Clinician Redwood City


Bio

Stephanie is a Clinician at Two Chairs in Redwood City.

She is passionate about providing patient-centered care, helping individuals gain insight into their emotional and behavioral experiences, and guiding people as they make meaningful changes in their lives.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys hiking, playing board games, and trying new food.

Experience &
Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at San Francisco VA Health Care System
  • Predoctoral Intern at Phoenix VA Health Care System
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium
  • Mental Health Coordinator at Front St. Inc.
My Clinic
Redwood City
333 Bradford St.

Redwood City
333 Bradford St. Suite #270 94063
Redwood City