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Paul Puccinelli, MS, LMFT

Lic. 105320

📱 415 342-2839


I provide counseling using evidence-based methods to support children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I see people both in-person and on Zoom.


I received a strong educational foundation from my graduate degree program at Dominican University, as well as advanced training at University of California San Francisco’s School of Medicine, where I completed a program focused on Interprofessional Palliative Care Education. I am a Registered Sandplay Practitioner (RSP) with Sandplay Therapists of America and enjoy incorporating work in the sand with people of all ages. And, my specialization with couples is supported by intensive training completed in the first three levels of Couples Training through the Gottman Institute.


My practice focuses in working with the following populations:

  • Children and adolescents needing support in adjusting to complex life transitions, such as parent separations, increase in social pressures or who are dealing with high levels of anxiety or depression.

  • Couples who are experiencing an increase in conflicts or escalating arguments, feeling less connected, or just not communicating well.

  • Adults with Parkinson’s Disease and other chronic or life-limiting medical conditions, as well as their caregivers.

  • Adults who are grieving which might be related to approaching end-of-life, a death of someone close or another type of significant loss.


I believe every person, situation and relationship is unique.  I want to understand what matters most to you, what your hopes are, and what might be challenging you at this time.  I will meet you wherever you are at.  For me, it starts with listening.


Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Finding the right therapist is crucial, so I want to invite you to contact me.  I offer a free 15-minute phone conversation to discuss your situation, answer any questions you have and to see if working together can address your needs.

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