Dino Di Donato

For a free 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule an appointment, please contact me at 415.431.3466 or dino@marketstreetpsychotherapy.com.


We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.

-The Buddha



We can come to life more fully by using the energy generated by emotions rather than be driven or overwhelmed by that energy. We can learn to respond to our emotions with intelligence rather than be triggered to react with destructive behaviors.

Originally trained in Humanistic Existentialism and group therapy, I studied with Carl Rogers and trained in Gestalt Therapy in San Diego and San Francisco. Currently, I find myself building on that background with Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My work is influenced by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s model for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Emotional Intelligence. I take an active role in helping my clients examine their belief systems or life narratives to continue that development beyond our work together.

My interests and work tend to be focused on mood disorder, anxiety and stress related problems, ADHD, sexuality and men’s issues. I have 25 years experience in working with performing, visual, and literary artists and have found that useful in assisting people to break through creative barriers. My areas of focus include: ADHD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Sexuality, Anger Management, Abuse: Male Survivors and Stress/Burnout.

Dino Di Donato, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #39831

Recent posts

Types of OCD

  When we use the term “OCD” or “Obsessive Compulsive”, many people picture someone endlessly washing their hands or repeatedly checking the stove before leaving the house. In actuality, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can manifest itself in a number of ways... Read more »

OCD: A Brief History

Obsessions and compulsions have likely been around since humans first roamed the earth. In the 6th/7th century AD, John Climacus, a monk living in the Sinai Desert wrote of worshippers who were troubled by intrusive “blasphemous thoughts”, which kept them... Read more »

OCD Treatment: Exposure and Response Prevention

  People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) perform compulsions to temporarily relieve themselves of the anxiety associated with their obsessions. A person with contamination fears, for example, may wash their hands repeatedly throughout the day and perform other cleaning rituals.... Read more »

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