A little about me …

In my practice, I work with individuals seeking personal insight, relief from anxiety or depression, and a variety of mental health concerns. I also work with couples and other relationships in their many forms.  My training included two years at Haight Ashbury Psychological Services (or "HAPS," where I served as President of the Board of Directors for 3 years) and UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP, where I also work as a psychotherapist).  I'm glad to have the opportunity to bring my work into a private practice setting. I have many years of experience with the LGBTQ+ community, and I continue my work as part of the AHP Gender Team to provide services for trans and gender-expansive clients as well as others. At AHP, I also specialize in working with Long-Term HIV survivors over 50.  I have presented at conferences and organizational meetings about cultural humility and working with gender issues, and am a Gender Specialist as defined by Gaylesta, the Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

My therapy style is integrative, working with each client to create a treatment plan that fits their specific needs.  I have experience with evidence-based, brief and time-limited methods including Solutions-Focused, CBT and ACT techniques. I work with substance use issues from a harm-reduction perspective. I also incorporate elements of narrative, feminist, and interpersonal therapy.

I have extensive group experience, having facilitated groups at AHP and other agencies for over 20 years. Recently, I presented to the California Counseling Association about group therapy, and I also presented at two other conferences on the "Creative Arts for Active Substance Users" group I co-facilitate. I was a guest lecturer at California School of Professional Psychology in a graduate-level Group Psychotherapy class, and taught the experiential lab for that class.

My undergraduate education began at UCLA, and (after some studies in Burma) I received a Bachelors in Humanities and Psychology from New College of California. I received my Masters in Clinical Counseling from the California School of Professional Psychology.


Barton Shulman, MA, LPCC, NCC

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC4199
National Board-Certified Counselor 1023336