Jim Torrens, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129458

jim@jimtorrenstherapy.com

(415) 942-2124

Supervised by Eric Koblenz,
MFT #84331

As a therapist, I have found a calling that allows me to bring my full self – head, heart, and spirit – to my work. It is an honor and a privilege to be invited into my clients’ lives and to help them deepen their understanding and acceptance of themselves and discover their own capacity for change.

I found this calling later in life, after a fulfilling career in social services. Originally trained as a high school English teacher, I have worked as a teacher, researcher, policy advocate, peer counselor, and program manager. I have also married, raised a family, coached youth sports, and pursued my interest in mindful self-care, creativity, and personal growth.

The son of a social worker and a university professor, I grew up in a household where psychological insight, education, social justice, and service to others were highly valued. Perhaps as a result of my experiences with depression and anxiety, I also developed a deep capacity for listening and empathy, which I consider the foundations of my work.

Please contact me to discuss how I can support you.


Credentials

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129458
  • Supervised by Eric Koblenz, LMFT #84331

Education

  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute (2021)
  • B.A., English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University (1991)
  • Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, Harvard University (1991)

Clinical Work Experience

  • Marina Counseling Center, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (2021-present)
  • Marina Counseling Center, Practicum Trainee (2020-2021)
  • Mental Health Association of San Francisco, Peer Counselor (2020-2021)

Affiliations

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • San Francisco Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
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