My name is Dana Iscoff

I am  a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco where I have been in private practice for over 25 years. I provide both long and short term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for individuals and couples. 


I work extensively in the area of family law providing mediation, co-parent counseling, family counseling, reunification, and individual coaching. I have been appointed as a Special Master/Parent Coordinator and conducted Child Custody Evaluations and Brief Focused Assessments.

I work as an expert witness and consult with attorneys and community agencies on child custody matters, high conflict divorces and civil litigation matters.  I lecture about children, parents, divorce and child custody at the local, state and national levels with mediators, therapists, lawyers  and judges.


  • "How Attachment Theory Can (and Can’t) Guide Custody Decisions,"  State Bar of California’s Family Law Section Webinar,   April 2013.
  • "How Attachment Theory Can (and Can't) Guide Custody Decisions," October 2012.
  • “Has the Pendulum Swung? Revisiting the Psychological Needs of the Child,” AFCC 49th Annual Conference, Chicago, June 2012
  • "How Learning and Psychological Styles Affect Participation in Collaborative Divorce - CoParent Counseling in High Conflict Divorce," October 2011
  • "Brief Focused Evaluation" AFCC Annual Conference, California,  June 2011

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  • Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • San Francisco Psychoanalytic Association
  • San Francisco Psychological Association Child Custody Best Practices Committee