Noa  Hamiel
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Noa Hamiel

They/Them/Theirs

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated September 19, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Chronic illness

Professional statement

Noa's clients find their way to this particular therapy because they are so very ready for change, but they know they can no longer go it alone. That they need support to start untangling how they know they can be and what inside gets in their way. These folks are deep thinkers whose emotions are getting the best of them and they're ready to roll up their sleeves for change.

Noa's main therapy approach is called AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). It's a model that uses current neurological research findings as its underpinning, privileges the positive and transformative, that believes true and deep connection between therapist and client is an imperative condition of growth, and that focuses on one's lived experience (somatic, emotional) rather than talking about issues. Emotions are considered the main units of change and work is done to increase tolerance to them.

Noa extensively studied Buddhist psychology, theory, and practice while receiving their BA in Comtemplative Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Their interest in the body-mind connection was sparked as they concentrated their studies in somatic psychotherapy. When attending CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) Somatic Psychotherapy master's program, they again immersed themself in body-based theory and practices. When receiving the opportunity to spend their therapy internship at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, Noa was able to further train in sensitively attuning to how the body and mind interact and how to inspire growth in clients via somatic therapies. In the past 4 years, Noa has further honed their skills as a therapist in AEDP, going through multiple weeklong intensives that have allowed them to integrate AEDP theory into their therapy practice.

Noa lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently sees clients remotely who live in California.


Message to clients

I'd love to be able to chat with you to see if we might like to work together! Some clues we might be a good fit: you are super ready to face some things that have been nagging at you, you're looking for an engaged therapist who wants to help you interrupt usual patterns of thinking, you like to laugh, and you are looking to feel less alone.

I am a real person who wants to know the real and complex you! To help you shed shame, guilt, and fear, and grow into connection, choice, and vitality. To feel less bogged down by old ways of feeling and perceiving. To feel more free to approach life with curiosity from a settled place within yourself.


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Noa Hamiel is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-3pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-3pm
  • Thu 9am-3pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Self at Genoa Hamiel Therapy, psychotherapist, 2016 - Present

AEDP Immersion, Essential Skills 1, and Essential Skills 2, Certificate, 2021
Brainspotting , Phase 1 Certificate, 2019
California Institute for Integral Studies, MA Counseling Psychology , 2013
Naropa University, BA Contemplative Psychology, 2005


Licensure

California: 92619


Languages

English