Hi, I'm Kari. I take a client-centered approach to therapy, with an emphasis on helping individuals build awareness and self-support. 

I graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Neuropsychology, and from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a master's degree in Counseling Psychology. I'm fascinated by the connections between neurology and behavior, and I incorporate these considerations into my work.

I'm also passionate about approaching therapy from a humanistic and Gestalt perspective. This means that I seek to help clients build awareness, explore their subjective experience, and find resourcing in the present moment.

In my free time I like to bask in nature with my dog and tortoise. I especially enjoy going to the beach, hiking, and backpacking (many of the photographs on this website are from backpack adventures).



  • Bay Area Gestalt Institute

  • CAMFT (California Marriage & Family Therapists)

  • Psychology Today

About Me

All genders, races, sexualities, and cultures welcome.


Contact Me

Kari Sandell, MA, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #105223

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4901

3150 18th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110


© 2020 by Kari Sandell. Supervised by Gieve Patel, LMFT #47196.