Well Acquainted with Addie Liechty

Welcome to Well Acquainted … a weekly series dedicated to the amazing clinicians at Well Clinic

This week, we’re featuring a Q&A session with Addie Liechty, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Well Clinic.


Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the Midwest, also known as “The Heartland.”


What is your favorite quote?

It is a poem by Raymond Carver called “Late Fragment.”

And did you get from this life?

Even so?

I did.

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth


What is your favorite part of your work?

I love watching people deepen into their relationship with themselves and others.  I particularly love when people begin to become more self-compassionate, which I think is the key ingredient to growth, healthy relationships and integration.


What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?

Being from the flat, landlocked Midwest, I love the mountains and the water.


What is your favorite place you’ve ever been?

The Great Rift Valley in Kenya.


Where was your last vacation?

I did a road trip of the Southwest!


What was your career before becoming a mental health practitioner?

I got into this career when I was quite young, but some previous jobs included teaching leadership skills to youth around the United States, being a camp counselor, organizing a peace conference and working in a short stint as a waiter during my teenage years.  I was quite bad at it.


What is your favorite book?

“East of Eden” by John Steinbeck.


When are you at your most creative?

I write music and find that I am most creative when I am feeling inspired, emotionally engaged and silly.  A lot of creative things can come out when you allow yourself to let loose a bit.

Learn more about Addie’s professional background as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Well Clinic




  • I absolutely love Well Clinic! From the beginning, my husband and I felt like we were in a comfortable and safe space.

    Our couple’s therapy bridged gaps in our relationship and helped us understand each other that much more.

    Ivette B

  • Well Clinic is an oasis, especially for busy professionals like me.

    It’s a relaxing and safe space, nothing like the stuffy or drab offices you’d expect when going to a therapist.

    Brianna S

  • Well Clinic’s inviting and professional design makes me feel comfortable and at ease, which probably benefits the work I am doing.

    In fact, it doesn’t really feel like a therapy clinic at all, which I find awesome.

    Jim M


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