Hello, I’m Sige.

 

In case you’re not sure how to pronounce my name, it rhymes with “prestige”.

Sige is an ancient name that represents the feminine archetypes of silence and contemplation.

My name is meaningful to me because it reminds me to slow down, tune in and connect with my true nature. My name also speaks to my lifelong call to empower women to know and love themselves deeply.

I am not just a therapist. I am also an activist, an edge-walker, a bridger of worlds. I am a truth tellerI am a put-together professional and a witchy, wild woman.

I am called to help you wake up, live from your heart, serve others and heal the earth.


Sige Weisman, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist MFC #47802

sige@sfwomenstherapy.com

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

 

My approach is body-centered, relational and mindfulness-based. I believe that an “experience”, or a direct encounter with sensations, memories, images, thoughts and feelings, is a more powerful and lasting agent for change than cognitive “understanding” alone.

During our time together, I will turn our attention to your whole being, which includes not only your mind, where you weave stories and create meaning but also your body, where you sense and feel, as well. I will also explore the relational experience that arises between us as this usually informs us of what arises within other relationships in your life.

My specialties include: Premarital and Marital Counseling, Career, and Life Path, Dating and Relationships, Sex and Intimacy, Restoring Connection, Co-Dependency, Self Esteem and Empowerment, Setting Boundaries and Speaking Up, Family of Origin Issues, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Depression.

Here are a few specific modalities that inform my approach.

 

Relational & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

What happened in past relationships with important people in our lives usually finds its way into our current relationships, including the relationship between client and therapist. Together, we will use our relationship as a vehicle to notice and transform unconscious and deeply conditioned relational patterns.


Mindfulness

Is the art of bringing our attention and curiosity to your thoughts, feelings, and sensations as they arise without judgment. Learning to be more mindful is a key life skill that will increase your awareness and insight in service of transformation.


AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)

Developed by Dr. Diana Fosha, AEDP aims to restore ones access to his or her full range of core emotions, like fear, anger, joy, sadness and disgust, that play a powerful role in survival and aliveness. We will identify key events that have forbid the healthy expression of these feelings and build a safe environment to overcome your unconscious strategies to resist them. http://www.aedpinstitute.org/

 

PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy)

Developed by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, PACT combines cutting edge research from neurobiology and attachment theory to help couples shift out of conflict and into deeper and more loving connections. http://stantatkin.com/threecolpagex/what- is-pact/


Hakomi 

Is a mindfulness based, body-oriented approach that draws from Eastern spiritual traditions and Western methodology. Together we’ll bring awareness to your body’s structures and habitual patterns in order to access unconscious core material, including the hidden core beliefs which shape your life, relationships, and self-image. http://hakomiinstitute.com/


Ecopsychology & Ecotherapy
 

Are emerging fields that are developing in recognition that human health, identity, and sanity are intimately linked to the health of the earth and must include sustainable and mutually enhancing relationships between humans and the nonhuman world. http://www.animas.org/

 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Is a fascinating and powerful technology for healing psychological damage caused by traumatic events. It is clinically proven to treat emotional trauma that results from war, physical and sexual abuse, accidents, disasters, as well as events throughout one’s life that lead to symptoms like low self-esteem and performance anxiety. http://www.emdr.com/

 

RC-S (Recreation of the Self Model of Human Systems)

Seeks to identify fragmented states of consciousness, held as neural patterns in the brain, that perpetuate both our illusory sense of wounding and the limited behaviors that follow. I will help you transform these fragmented self-states into more complete states of consciousness that reflect your essential well-being. http://www.hakomicalifornia.org/what-we- offer/application-trainings/re-creation-of-the-self

EDUCATION

California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
Masters of Arts ~ Integral Counseling Psychology

Washington University
Saint Louis, MO
Bachelor of Arts  ~ Art History & Graphic Design

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
SF, CA ~ 2015-2017

Couples Counseling Consultation
San Francisco, CA ~ 2014 – 2016 with Michael Klein, Ph.D

PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy)
Berkeley, CA ~ 2013-14 with Stan Tatkin Psy.D, MFT

Soulcraft Intensive
Kings Canyon, CA ~ 2014 with Jeffrey Allen, Jade Sherer
Animas Valley Institute

Wild Mind Intensive
Taos, NM ~ 2014 with Bill Plotkin, Animas Valley Institute

Trauma Resource Institute, Community Resiliency Model
Folsom, CA ~ 2014 with Elaine Miller-Karas, MSW, LCSW

Safe Embrace Trauma Healing Program 
Mill Valley, CA ~ 2013 with Elayne Doughty, MFT

Trauma Resource Institute, Trauma Resiliency Model 
San Francisco, CA ~ 2013 with Nancy Sokolow, LCSW and Jennifer Burton, MFT

Fundamentals of Somatic Experiencing
Sacramento, CA ~ 2012 with Brad Kramer, MFT & Cynthia Merchant, MFT, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

AEDP Consultation
San Rafael, CA ~ 2012-13 with Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

AEDP Essential Skills
San Rafael, CA ~ 2012 with Diana Fosha, Karen Pando-Mars, David Mars, Ron Frederick, Natasha Prenn & Eileen Russell

Foundations of Facilitation
Facilitator Training for Healing Professionals
San Francisco, CA ~ 2011 with Marcia Baczynski

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
AEDP Immersion: Body & Self in Relationship
Esalen Institute, CA ~ 2010 with Diana Fosha

Hakomi Method Experiential Couples Training
Mindful & Somatic Approaches to Assessment & Interventions
San Anselmo, CA ~ 2009 with Rob Fischer and Jon Eisman, Senior Hakomi Trainers

The Recreation of the Self Model of Human Systems (RC-S)
San Anselmo, CA ~ 2008 with Jon Eisman, Senior Hakomi Trainer

RC-S Advanced Seminar
San Anselmo, CA ~ 2009 with Jon Eisman, Senior Hakomi Trainer

The Hakomi Method Professional Skills 
San Anselmo, CA ~ 2006-07 with Rob Fischer, Jon Eisman, Richard Heckler, Manuella Mischke-Reeds, Scott Eaton and Julie Murphy

Transforming Trauma with EMDR
Esalen Institue, Big Sur, CA ~ 2006 with Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.

The Marina Counseling Center
San Francisco, CA ~ 2006-08

The Integral Counseling Center
San Francisco, CA ~ 2005 with Lu Grey and Gieve Patel

Regeneration After Trauma:
A Somatic Approach to Healing for Mental Health Professionals
San Francisco, CA ~ 2004 with Staci Haines & Michael Klein, Ph.D

RELATED TRAINING

Certified Yoga Teacher
Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Puna, HI ~ 2002 with Senior Teacher, Cathy Elder

Insight Meditation Retreats (Vipassana)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Woodacre, CA ~ 2003-Present with various teachers