James O'Dowd, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18588
Tel: 415.725.0804

582 Market Street, Ste. 307 SF, CA 94104

Psychotherapy and Counseling in San Francisco.

James O'Dowd

About me...


A common theme I've encountered in my psychotherapy practice is the incredible ability people have for positive change.  I envision my role during treatment as a facilitator of the transformation and change you are seeking.

 I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in San Francisco, and have over 10 years experience working with children, teens, and adults, as well as conducting individual, couples and family therapy. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Binghamton University and my Doctoral degree from the California School of Professional Psychology.


Many couples come for help when their relationship has hit a 'bump' in the road. It's during these periods when it becomes clear to us just how difficult it is to be in a relationship. These breakdowns can often leave us feeling alone. Read more...


Being a teenager is hard and raising one can be even harder. I appreciate and respect the challenge teens and families experience during this life stage and believe this time presents a unique opportunity for growth by all family members. Read more...


While parents often find themselves
successful in many other areas of their lives, parenting a teenager can often feel like a losing battle. No wonder! Teens demand more freedom and space at a time in their lives... Read more...


Our lives involve circumstances which present numerous crossroads. Sometimes, for a multitude of reasons, we get stuck at these junctures, feel unable to move forward, and can even feel emotionally paralyzed... Read more...