Shanna LoPresti, MA, Registered Associate MFT 


I am a somatic (body-oriented) psychotherapist Registered Associate MFT working with adults and couples of all stripes. In our sessions together we focus on what’s important to you – working to help you achieve your dreams. Therapy with me is a powerful way to come home to yourself, while being seen for the full, resilient person you are. I’m here to provide strong support so you can make the change you wish.

My Approach

My approach is relational, somatic, mindful, spiritual, and behavioral. I see us as equals on this life adventure, focusing together on who you are and what you want. Our entire selves are integral to the healing process, so we will learn about your present moment experience, including sensations, emotions, and thoughts. We will utilize movement and awareness of bodily sensation to gently encourage growth and expression beyond thinking. We will examine the stories you learned about the world and yourself, and plan actions that will lead to more freedom. My clients often leave with homework, continuing the advances we start in session.

For a list of the issues I treat please take a look at the Individuals, and Couples & Multi Partners pages.

My Specialties include:

  • Relationship issues

  • Stress management

  • Early developmental trauma

  • Brief Couples work

I see clients weekly in my San Francisco Financial District and Oakland offices.


I have been a counselor for over twenty years before earning my master’s in somatic psychotherapy from California Institute of Integral Studies. I have enjoyed supporting my clients to shape loving relationships, build self-compassion, and restore hope and flexibility. I have a passion for working with people who long to break free of societal boxes, who occupy intersections of culture, gender, race, or sexual preference, and I generally work well with anyone who is ready to be unstuck. Contact me if you are ready for more fulfillment, peace, and freedom. I offer a free phone consultation.


To learn more about Shanna visit her website at

To contact Shanna directly for a free 20 min, consult call 415.935.0548

Shanna LoPresti, MA, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #101454
Supervised by Marenka Cerny LMFT #49924
​Practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization providing affordable psychotherapy services to adults, children, adolescents, couples and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.