Lori Lavinthal

Marriage and family therapist

Lori Lavinthal is a psychotherapist and assistant clinical professor at UCSF's Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute's Young Adult and Family Center (YAFC). She specializes in adolescent therapy and marital and family counseling. She has more than 15 years of experience counseling child, adolescent and adult patients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, loss, relationship problems and reproductive health issues. In addition to caring for patients at UCSF she maintains a private practice in the community.

Lavinthal earned her master's degree in counseling psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco and her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the child and adolescent division of the American Psychological Association.


Young Adult and Family Center
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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University of California, Santa Cruz, Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, Counseling Psychology