Cynthia Hoffman, MFT
License # 40736

 Employment Experience

 September 2000 to Present -- Psychotherapist – MFT/Clinical Supervisor

Private Practice, 1480 Church Street, San Francisco

 Provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and youth from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and mindfulness perspectives in private practice. Provide clinical supervision to private practice MFT interns.

May 2011 to July 2012 - Clinical Supervisor/Parole Re-Entry Court Clinician

Pretrial Diversion Project, 567 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Provide clinical supervision to MFT Trainees and intensive case managers working with a caseload of high risk parolees. Provide direct services to the more complex clients.

October 2009 – Present – Clinical Supervisor /Trainer
New Perspectives Center for Counseling, 5026 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Provide individual and group supervision to interns in varying stages of pre-licensure. Provide trainings on a variety of topics.

September 2010 to May 2011 -- Clinical Supervisor
Urban YMCASF, 1426 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Provide supervision and training to ASW and MFT interns working in school settings and family resource centers in San Francisco.

October 2009 – Present – Clinical Supervisor /Trainer
New Perspectives Center for Counseling, 5026 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Provide individual and group supervision to interns in varying stages of pre-licensure. Provide trainings on a variety of topics.

January 2008 to July 2010 -- Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor

Westside Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program, 245 11th Street, San Francisco

Provided clinical supervision and program management to the ACT team of 9 ASWs and MFTIs who work in the community with adults with persistent and severe mental health and substance use issues. Provided clinical supervision to the Methadone Clinic. Provide trainings for staff both within my department and for the agency as a whole. Managed the program’s budget and maintain compliance with Medi-Cal and Community Behavioral Health Systems standards. Attend various CBHS meetings and participate as a change agent for CBHS integration of mental health and substance use programs. Worked as part of an effective leadership team.

August 2005 to January 2008-- Program Director

CCCYO – Leland House, 141 Leland Ave, SF 94134

Provided administrative and clinical supervision to staff of 30 in a residential care facility for 45 adults with disabling HIV, as well as psychiatric and substance use disorders. Conducted both individual and group staff trainings in clinical skills, harm reduction, and substance use. Prepared budgets, contracts, and mandatory annual reports for various state and federal agencies. Participated in inter-agency, citywide program director work groups.

.April 2002 to August 2005 -- Family Therapist

CCCYO - St. Joseph’s Family Center, 220 10th Street, SF

Conducted individual and conjoint therapy for homeless families. Included extensive crisis intervention. Connected residents to external providers to ensure continuity of care upon exiting the program. Provided clinical support and consultation to case management and residential staff. Facilitated staff trainings on various topics including psychiatric disorders, substance use, harm reduction, and working with difficult clients.

October 2002 to August 2005 -- Consultant/Facilitator/Dual Diagnosis Specialist

Court Accountable Case Management Center, 555 7th St, SF

Provided consultation for clinical and paraprofessional staff in this new program. Topics for consultation included engaging clients in treatment, crisis management, and accessing community services. Assisted in the development of written program goals and guidelines. Facilitated Dual and Diagnosis Anger Management groups for clients on Pre-trial diversion who were homeless and had multiple diagnoses.

September 2000 to April 2002 -- Clinical Case Manager/Dual Diagnosis Specialist

Westside New Directions Program, SF

Provided individual therapy, group therapy, and case management to mentally ill substance users with complex medical and housing issues. Many clients were court mandated. Included treatment plan development and implementation, clinical documentation, intensive collateral work with service providers and adult probation, and couples/family work. Assisted in program and curriculum development, and served as program representative to various city agencies.

July 2001 to April 2002 -- Group Facilitator Westside Youth Awareness Program, 1140 Oak Street, San Francisco

Facilitated twelve-week anger management groups for youths aged 12-25, many of whom were on probation and had substance use issues.

November 1999 to September 2000 -- Therapist/School Counselor

New Bridge Foundation, Berkeley, CA

Assessed high school and middle school adolescents in the Oakland and Tri-Valley areas for mental health and substance use issues. Provided individual and group therapy in both process and psycho-educational frameworks. Included clinical and CARF documentation. Facilitated family groups for adolescents and their families.

November 1984 to September 1998 -- Manager/Assistant Manager/Supervisor/Sr Premium Accountant

Acordia of California Insurance Services, 525 Market Street, San Francisco

Continually granted promotions and increases in responsibility due to demonstrated excellence in managing multiple tasks in a stressful, high-paced environment. Ran the accounting department, which utilized my interpersonal, task prioritization, and time management skills. Supervised up to seven premium accountants, and counseled them regarding performance and interpersonal skills. Hired and trained new employees.


New College of California, MA Psychology, Graduated June 1999

San Francisco State University, BA Psychology, Graduated Cum Laude August 1997



2010 – Compass Leadership Training - I use my interactive and engaging facilitation skills, as well as my 20 years in management, to lead exercises that help the participants discovery the diversity of working styles on a team.

2010 - Cultural Competency/Responsiveness - recently been trained and certified in the new The CBMCS Multicultural Training Program - which is an intensive 8 day training to help mental health professionals learn how to effectively facilitate trainings for cultural responsiveness. Tailored this training to present at Westside staff in segments.

2008 to present : Annual 3 part training to New Perspectives clinic to MFT interns on Substance Use, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction

2008: Provided Monthly Trainings to Westside Integrated Services on various topics including:

Dealing with Burnout, Working with those with Multiple Diagnoses , Harm Reduction,

Cultural Competency and Responsiveness.

2008: Sex and Speed A training on working with men with HIV/AIDs, substance use and psychiatric issues in a residential setting.

2007: Working with Blended Families at HAPS.

2007: Introduction to Cultural Competency to RCFCI employees.

2007: Harm reduction at a domestic violence shelter in the East bay.

2007: Dual Diagnosis workshop for MFT and PsyD interns at a training clinic.

2004: Discrimination and its effect on Children and Families at Head Start Conference.

2002 – 2008: Working with Personality Disordered Clients in a Residential Setting, Dual Diagnosis, Harm Reduction for staff at various CCCYO programs (St Joseph’s, Guerrero House, Richmond Hills, and Leland House).

2002: Motivational Interviewing for staff at various sites at Westside.

2001: Bridging the Gap Conference: Harm Reduction. Spoke about engaging special populations (court mandated, transgendered, homeless, etc.) in dual diagnosis treatment.


  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – Member since 1999
  • SF CAMFT – Member since 1999
  • Ryan White (previously CARE) HIV Planning Council – Council Member 2006 -2008
  • CBHS Integration Team – Team member 2008-2010
  • Board of Directors, Harm Reduction Therapy Center - Member since 2010
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