Meet the Empathi Team
Work face-to-face with one of our highly-trained counselors, in person or online.
We meet with couples and/or individuals to provide customized support.
“We´re Figs and Teale, the founders of Therapy with Figs and our sister company Empathi. We´re also husband and wife, so working on relationships is not just a job, it´s our way of life. We´re dedicated to making sure everybody gets the support they need.
Schedule a free, confidential consultation today. One of our highly qualified counselors will learn what´s happening with your relationship, then come up with a support plan to meet your particular needs.”Schedule Your Free Consult Or start with our confidential Empathi Discovery Quiz to learn about your relationship habits
The Therapy with Figs Team
Fiachra "Figs" O'Sullivan
COUNSELORFounder of Therapy with Figs, Chief Empathi Officer of Empathi, Husband, dad, wounder-healer and featured on NPR´s All Things Considered as a champion for healthy relationships.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified in EFT for couples. He´s the creator of the Empathi method and the certification process for Empathi coaches. His life´s mission is to help couples feel more connected.
COUNSELORMarriage & Family Therapist #100084 Wife, mother, artist and passionate advocate for love relationships.
Teale has a special focus on cultural sensitivity, parenting, and how to prevent and repair affairs and other relationship injuries. She loves working with people to facilitate their greater sense of self-acceptance and capacity to experience joy and connection.
COUNSELORMEd, Licenced Professional Counselor LPCC#4893
Dancer, yogi, and evolutionary guide. Romona is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a degree from Columbia University and 10+ years of experience as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist in NYC and now the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mission is to help individuals evolve into their fullest selves, and couples evolve into their best relationship.
COUNSELORLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist #116677
A gentle man who walks the talk, a loyal long-time partner in a committed relationship. Ford is a certified teacher and senior trainer in iRest, helping train other therapists in this somatic healing practice. He is also certified in yoga therapy and SHEN therapy for emotional healing. Ford's passion is helping clients find fulfilling connection with themselves and in their relationships.
COUNSELORAssociate Professional Clinical Counselor Lic. #3801. Supervised by Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan LMFT #79062
Karen is skilled at helping couples understand the painful cycle of conflict they’re stuck in and guiding them back to safety, connection, and love. She is known by her clients for offering direct and honest feedback with love, warmth, and humor. Karen specializes in working with couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues. She is trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and has intensive training in EFT for Couples.
COUNSELORAssociate Marriage and Family Therapist #108487. Supervised by Teale Taxis, Licenced Marriage & Family Therapist #100084
Gen upholds transparency, empathy and curiosity as core tenets to a loving partnership. She recently completed Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training, a mind-body approach to healing trauma that may increase one’s ability to manage stress. Specialized and passionate, Gen has helped individuals and couples increase a sense of their own well-being and find inner resources to cope better in the world.
COUNSELORAssociate Marriage and Family Therapist #106940, supervised by Teale Taxis LMFT Lic. #100084
Catherine's highest value is to honor each person's innate humanity. Ever-present as a therapist, Catherine ensures her clients have a companion as they ride the waves of their emotions, be that joy or pain. She practices what she preaches; incorporating self-compassion into her daily life, so she can return that presence of self and kindness to her clients. Catherine works with both individuals and couples. She has a special interest in helping individuals struggling with perfectionism, as well as working with blended families.
COUNSELORLicensed Clinical Social Worker #93641
Ashley is a Bay Area native. She is passionate about fostering resiliency in her clients which include families, couples, and individuals. She has a breadth of experience working in all levels of care. Ashley will hold space for your feelings in a non-judgmental and collaborative way. At her core, she can be described as a guiding heart with big ears.
COUNSELORRegistered Associate Clinical Social Worker #81580
As an individual and couples therapist, Lauren collaborates with clients in the brave work of tuning into underlying feelings to facilitate authentic connection and a sense of being more fully alive. Lauren brings openness, curiosity, and genuineness to her therapeutic work and is sensitive to each client's unique needs and life experiences.
COUNSELORAssociate Marriage and Family Therapist #110271. Supervised by Teale Taxis, Licenced Marriage & Family Therapist #100084
Artist, animal lover, and impassioned mentor. Stefanie’s calling is to guide others in building greater capacities for challenging emotions so their lives can pulse with vitality and relationships thrive with connection. She completed the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training, an effective mind-body approach aimed to improve symptoms of trauma and stress. Trauma, addictions and physical syndromes are some of Stefanie’s notable specializations.