ABOUT US

The Anxiety Relief Center is a dynamic and compelling collaboration because of the diversity that Alkmini, Mor, and Talia bring to the psycho-social platform. We appreciate and have been inspired by our broad exposure and experiences as citizens of the world. It has given us the ability to work effectively with a diverse client population and build The Anxiety Relief Center. We are united in the perspective that therapy is useful for everyone, regardless of age, sexual orientation, culture, religion, gender expression, socio-economic standing, career industry, etc. Diversity is our strength, making it an integral part of our practice is important for us. Through the platform of The Anxiety Relief Center, we hope to bring the benefits of therapy to a larger audience.

We are all San Francisco psychotherapists in private practice and collectively, we speak three languages, we’ve worked extensively with marginalized populations, served in the armed forces, worked in accounting, taught movement and have lived and traveled in several countries. We each found our own path to therapy as a valuable tool for better understanding ourselves and our own lives, creating actual change and, eventually, as a way to further our passion to support others. We want The Anxiety Relief Center to extend the value of therapy accessible to all.

The Anxiety Relief Center was founded in San Francisco. Bearing witness to the ongoing changes in the Bay Area, the U.S., and the world at large, the founders of The Anxiety Relief Center were influenced and motivated to create a platform that responds to the shifts in culture and society that result in disconnection. By addressing the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of disconnection, The Anxiety Relief Center believes that we can all live better.

Our Team

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Alkmini Hormovas, MFT, Co-Founder

Growing up in a multicultural, multi-language household, I understand how difficult it can be to live between cultures that, at times, clash and threaten one another. Recognizing how challenging it can be to reconcile differing cultural, health and religious beliefs, I am passionate about helping people relieve symptoms caused by stress, anxiety and grief. I believe that through mindfulness, creativity, and a consistent, sustainable self care plan, individuals and families can enjoy greater peace and overall wellbeing.

Empowering people to reduce and alleviate their stress and anxiety is my passion. I hold both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Psychology and currently work with individuals and families who want to strengthen their coping skills because of anxiety, stress, depression, codependency, grief & loss, life transitions, and relationship issues.

My approach to therapeutic work is grounded in psychodynamic-relational psychology, mindfulness and techniques that help clients find forms of expression and problem-solving using their imagination and creativity. I am a SoulCollage® facilitator and offer self-growth groups in the San Francisco-Bay Area.

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Mor Gavish, MFT, Co-Founder

I was born and raised in Israel and came to the US to pursue a Masters degree in Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. My approach is grounded in psychodynamics- relational psychology, as well as and somatic modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, for which I trained for three years. Additionally, I was trained for two years in EFT- Emotional Focused Therapy for couples work.

I see individuals and couples. I specialize in working with anxiety, sexual & emotional abuse and relationship issues. I love to work with clients from various cultural backgrounds, identities and sexual orientations. As diverse as the people I see are, so are their experiences. Therapy is offered in Hebrew as well as in English.

Before I arrived in San Francisco I received a BA in Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology from Ben Gurion University and from there continued to a Masters in Gender Studies at Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv. While in Israel I worked for seven years in numerous organizations with youth and adults with varying mental abilities: in distress, trauma, anxiety, depression and Post tauma.

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Talia Abraham, MFT, Co-Founder

As part of my on going process of personal growth, I naturally found my way from Israel to the Bay Area. I graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco with a Master’s degree in psychology. There I pursued a path that weaved together traditions and approaches of mind, body and spirit.

I believe that a non judgmental and warm human encounter is the foundation for helping people recognize their light, calling and inner purpose. I help my clients explore their lives by offering them the space and guidance for a deep and profound journey of self-exploration.

I see individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. I am sensitive and attuned to the myriad of aspects that make up our personality, from our unique psyches to our social location and cultural specificity. I specialize in empowering young adult women and men. I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and body issues.

My approach is grounded in traditional talk therapy, depth work, relational psychology and modern neuroscience. With a rich background in dance and movement, I bring your body to talk to your mind while helping your mind feel at home in your body. I also incorporate therapeutic touch into my work, which allows for a profound opening into a more mindful and embodied way of living. In addition my work with couples is grounded in the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy approach.

Batya Ross, MFTi

I’m passionate about helping people find their voice. Sometimes life can feel like a trying process. When you add to it overwhelming feelings, it is easy to lose sight of yourself. Together we will explore your voice and your story, developing tools for relating to anything that shows up.

Anxiety has many branches: depression, grief, shame, agitation, anger, sleeplessness, change in appetite. I want to get to know how it appears for you because it’s different for everyone. Whether the roots of anxiety are old or fairly new, there are pathways to ease.

I work from a relational psychodynamic lens while incorporating expressive arts, family systems, existential, and transpersonal therapy elements. To complement these approaches, I draw on body based awareness modalities and sand tray.

I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. My training includes work within several mental health settings, including community agencies and public schools. In addition, I’ve lead groups in the US and internationally around self expression and building self esteem. I currently see individual adults, couples, children, teens and families.

Eyal Goren, MFTi
Life is a journey, and sometimes we feel stuck or lost. My role is to support your unfolding journey towards healing and growth. Together, we can explore your experiences, see how earlier relationships continue to influence the quality of later ones, understand developmental transitions, and explore your belief systems and values. As the mystery of existence opens up, we come to understand what our life’s journey is about. I believe that our potential is far greater than what we allow ourselves to experience.
My psychotherapy work is informed by Hakomi (mindfulness-based psychotherapy), psychodynamic psychotherapy and transpersonal psychotherapy to connect with the wisdom of the unconscious and to embody the potential for wholeness and self-empowerment.
I work with adult individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, stress, sexual and emotional abuse, trauma and PTSD, self harm, life transitions, immigration, self-esteem, depression, work-life balance, relationship issues, loss, grief, and spirituality.

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Tara Pratt, MFT
Welcome!
I believe seeking help is a sign of courage and is the first step toward a more fulfilling and healthy life.  As a counselor, I strive to create a healthy, therapeutic relationship with my clients in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere with the goal of exploring and fostering self-compassion and acceptance.  I have knowledge and experience in many different areas, including stress management, anxiety, depression, work-life balance, and sexuality. I have also worked extensively with substance abuse issues as well as adolescents.  It is my pleasure to help people unwind and unravel the ways they may get stuck in life.
 
I offer goal-oriented and/or long-term relational therapy based on individual desires and needs. My approach is transparent and practical, while also being collaborative and warm.  I believe in following a clients’ lead, offering guidance and insight, and figuring out the best course of action together.
 
With the support and space to check-in on a regular basis, we can work towards clarity on what empowers and what drains you.  My intention with every client is to show up with an open heart and mind.  It would be my pleasure to aid you in developing a healthy, happy, and balanced life.