Renee Maksoud, MA, AMFT, APCC
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
San Francisco CA
I work to provide a space for deep self-exploration and emotional healing for my clients. Sessions are tailored to your individual needs, offering a safe, supportive space for healing and change to occur. I have extensive experience addressing childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and boundary difficulties. My approach is integrative and adaptive, drawing from holistic healing methods such as somatic and mindfulness approaches, with a specialization in psychedelic integration and sex & intimacy therapy. I offer therapeutic approaches such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), NARM, body awareness practices, narrative therapy, depth and transpersonal psychology. My expertise includes the intersection of Complex PTSD and its impact on self-identity, self-worth, and the ability to forge meaningful connections. Central to my approach is the exploration of how stress shapes attachment styles and influences our relational dynamics. I examine the nervous system's role in trauma response—such as the fight, flight, freeze, or fawn reactions—and how these instinctual responses inform our attachment patterns and coping mechanisms in relationships. By cultivating mindfulness and self-compassion, we can illuminate these ingrained patterns and gently guide the formation of new neural pathways. This process not only facilitates healing from past experiences but also fosters healthier, more secure attachments and transformative shifts in behavior. I support individuals, families, couples, and polycules. I offer affirming care for LGBTQIA+ individuals and am an ally to those who do sex-work and those practicing consensual non-monogamy. If you are seeking meaningful changes and deeper insights, I offer a supportive therapeutic partnership. I'm a proud affiliate of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists. I'm currently completing a fellowship at The Integration Collective specializing in psychedelic integration.
I am a dual associate marriage and family therapist and associate clinical counselor with an emphasis on trauma-informed care, psychedelic integration, and personal growth. I am a queer woman of Syrian, Japanese, and Caucasian background with personal insight into the long-reaching ripple effects that complex trauma can create in individuals, families, and relationships. I have years of experience working one-on-one with clients in various clinical settings and a passion for helping people deepen their exploration and connection to authentic, meaningful living.