Eamonn McKay, MFT Intern #68536
Before emigrating to the US from Northern Ireland, I worked as a therapist for three years in Belfast. My work there focused primarily on physical and psychological traumas as a result of paramilitary activity. Although I worked with many clients who had endured direct, personal attacks, I also worked with those who suffered stress, depression, and suicidal thoughts as a result of living in a tough environment.
Another rewarding aspect of the experiences I gained in Belfast was my work with victims of domestic violence, in particular male abuse victims. I co-founded a charity that focused on this issue, and, in conjunction with individual therapy, I led experiential and anger management groups for men and couples. In my current practiceI intend to provide individual and group psychotherapy for male and female domestic abuse survivors.
Since arriving in the U.S. I have worked at the San Francisco State University Psychology Clinic, at Haight Ashbury Psychological Services, and with children at a Head Start school in Hayes Valley. I've worked successfully with individuals and couples on issues such as depression; creative frustration; suicidal thoughts and self-harm; substance use and abuse; long-term illness; and relationship problems, including divorce, separation, and beginning anew. I have a continued interest in trauma, and research I conducted recently focused on bullying and peer rejection in the adolescent population. For more information, visit www.erjmckay.com or call (415) 322-9375.