Dr. Abby Caplin
San Francisco, CA
39 years experience female
I'm here to support you if you are living with chronic illness, whether or not you have been given a firm diagnosis. Except for introductory sessions, the usual time I spend with patients is an hour. I help you explore what you are dealing with, what matters to you, and what stressors might be negatively influencing your health. I can help you overcome hurdles that may be blocking you from getting what you need, what may be impeding your healing. A mind-body method that I frequently use with my patients is called Voice Dialogue. This is an experiential method used during a session when a patient tells me they are feeling conflicted about someone or something. I invite the different parts ("selves") to speak to me as if they were separate entities with their own viewpoints. When opposite "selves" get to air their feelings in a non-judgmental and appreciative forum, patients experience a reduction in stress and greater clarity about the issue at hand. I'm looking forward to meeting you, and helping you get started on the road to better health! I have been helping patients with Mind-Body medicine since 2002. I have over thirty years of training and experience. I have worked with people with many illnesses, including cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, arthritis, migraine headaches, hypertension, infertility, heart disease, diabetes, and other potentially disabling autoimmune-related conditions. My training includes a degree in Integral Counseling Psychology, and former training in pediatrics with a sub-specialty in Allergy-Immunology.
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United States: California
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Aug 31, 2013
Dr. Caplin brings to the table a new set of approach to the conventional medicine . It is my sincere hope the future of medicine is what Dr. Caplin and her colleagues are advocating . I learned a lot ...Read More
Mar 17, 2013
Dr Caplin's responses to patient questions on Healthtap show compassion, knowledge, common sense and above all else, demonstrate that she views a person as a whole, not just a symptom. I recommend Dr...Read More
Nov 4, 2012
Dr. Caplin practices medicine with her mind, heart, and soul. Her HealthTap responses are both knowledgeable and compassionate, and I'm very glad she's here!
This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you! I thought it might be diabetes or something nasty! Good to know it might just be this. I must admit I had eaten >4hrs prior.
This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you! It feels horrible not being able to swallow and when I do I get indegention I went to a pharmacy who said paryngitis
Thanks for your quick reply! I eat a half bag of salad with beets, tomatoes', low fat dressing, a veggie burger for dinner and Still hungry.
Education & Training
Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
California Institute of Integral Studies, Masters, Counseling Psychology
UTHSC, Houston, TX, 1984
American Association of Integrative Medicine
Institute for the Study of Health and Illness
CCFA Community Medical Advisory Committee, Northern California