Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
My clients are everyday people who are struggling with stress, not satisfied with how life is turning out, or suffering from depression and anxiety. I enjoy working with people who are looking to make improvements in their lives, and need help deciding how to do it. Whether you are troubled by the stressors of day-to-day life or a major negative event, and I want to help you cope with it and achieve your goals.
Addiction
(415) 792-0534
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Addiction
My clients are everyday people who are struggling with stress, not satisfied with how life is turning out, or suffering from depression and anxiety. I enjoy working with people who are looking to make improvements in their lives, and need help deciding how to do it. Whether you are troubled by the stressors of day-to-day life or a major negative event, and I want to help you cope with it and achieve your goals.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
My style of engagement is non-hierarchical and non-pathologizing, and is rooted in and guided by a spirit of loving curiosity, compassion, and camaraderie. I am candid and enjoy *keeping it real* in ways that invite the authenticity and honesty that fuel growth and change. At the same time, I work with sensitive awareness and caring of the many aspects of each individual, of each aspect’s unique needs and desires, and of the need of each to be seen, understood and supported. This approach is the foundation for the collaborative work I do with my clients.
Addiction
(415) 962-3886
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Addiction
My style of engagement is non-hierarchical and non-pathologizing, and is rooted in and guided by a spirit of loving curiosity, compassion, and camaraderie. I am candid and enjoy *keeping it real* in ways that invite the authenticity and honesty that fuel growth and change. At the same time, I work with sensitive awareness and caring of the many aspects of each individual, of each aspect’s unique needs and desires, and of the need of each to be seen, understood and supported. This approach is the foundation for the collaborative work I do with my clients.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Are things just not going quite right? Are parts of your life feeling out of your control? Do you need a safe and loving place to talk about what's really going on? I believe we all do sometimes and my goal is to provide this place for you so that you may share your story to someone who is warm, approachable and non-judgmental. Together let's look at what is and isn't working in your life right now in a calm and interactive way increasing your self-awareness and building upon the strengths you already have.
Addiction
(415) 637-9699
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Addiction
Are things just not going quite right? Are parts of your life feeling out of your control? Do you need a safe and loving place to talk about what's really going on? I believe we all do sometimes and my goal is to provide this place for you so that you may share your story to someone who is warm, approachable and non-judgmental. Together let's look at what is and isn't working in your life right now in a calm and interactive way increasing your self-awareness and building upon the strengths you already have.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Do you or a loved one want to change your relationship with substances? I work with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with addiction and substance use through a harm reduction framework. Through this framework I pay special attention to creating a non-judgmental relationship with clients along every part of their relationship with substance use, be that with the. goal of moderation or abstinence.
Addiction
(510) 726-9553
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Addiction
Do you or a loved one want to change your relationship with substances? I work with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with addiction and substance use through a harm reduction framework. Through this framework I pay special attention to creating a non-judgmental relationship with clients along every part of their relationship with substance use, be that with the. goal of moderation or abstinence.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Growing up, we are often not taught how to face our emotions. While emotions are a vital part of the human experience, social conditioning and pressures can lead us to compartmentalize and stifle our inner worlds. As a result, we carry a burden of internalized pain and negative beliefs — that we are alone, unloved, or not good enough. This disconnect can lead to anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, and difficulty feeling content in relationships. In therapy, we can begin to explore, honor, and change our feelings and — by extension — our relationship with ourselves, others, and the world.
Addiction
(833) 311-1024
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Addiction
Growing up, we are often not taught how to face our emotions. While emotions are a vital part of the human experience, social conditioning and pressures can lead us to compartmentalize and stifle our inner worlds. As a result, we carry a burden of internalized pain and negative beliefs — that we are alone, unloved, or not good enough. This disconnect can lead to anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, and difficulty feeling content in relationships. In therapy, we can begin to explore, honor, and change our feelings and — by extension — our relationship with ourselves, others, and the world.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices.
Addiction
(415) 969-3982
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Addiction
If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
My name is Jessica Lief. I have been practicing as a social worker and psychotherapist for the past six years. I support individuals who are recovering from substance use disorders, eating disorders, body image issues, and trauma. I work with adults of all ages. My style has been described as nurturing, empathic, and empowering. I am direct and authentic; I will never blame you for your suffering. My approach is primarily psychodynamic but combines aspects of self-psychology, mindful self-compassion, dialectical behavior therapy, Seeking Safety, and mindfulness.
Addiction
(628) 265-8809
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Addiction
My name is Jessica Lief. I have been practicing as a social worker and psychotherapist for the past six years. I support individuals who are recovering from substance use disorders, eating disorders, body image issues, and trauma. I work with adults of all ages. My style has been described as nurturing, empathic, and empowering. I am direct and authentic; I will never blame you for your suffering. My approach is primarily psychodynamic but combines aspects of self-psychology, mindful self-compassion, dialectical behavior therapy, Seeking Safety, and mindfulness.
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Counselor, MS, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I work with individuals suffering from depression, substance abuse issues, anxiety, relationship problems, co-dependency, stress and other problems. I can help you develop coping skills and gain greater insight into core issues that may be impeding your success and happiness. I provide a safe space to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings with warmth and compassion. We all struggle at times and need help from others. Therapy can help you heal and find self acceptance and a more fulfilling life. We can't control the things that happen to us but we can find ways of moving forward in a healthy way with support and guidance.
Addiction
(628) 222-7261
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Addiction
I work with individuals suffering from depression, substance abuse issues, anxiety, relationship problems, co-dependency, stress and other problems. I can help you develop coping skills and gain greater insight into core issues that may be impeding your success and happiness. I provide a safe space to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings with warmth and compassion. We all struggle at times and need help from others. Therapy can help you heal and find self acceptance and a more fulfilling life. We can't control the things that happen to us but we can find ways of moving forward in a healthy way with support and guidance.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, acute stress, relationship problems, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in living from and connecting to personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals to uncover, discover, and discard thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives.
Addiction
(628) 237-0701
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Addiction
Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, acute stress, relationship problems, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in living from and connecting to personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals to uncover, discover, and discard thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Addiction causes everyone to swirl around it, like circling a drain. How would you like to keep loving your partner or family member, but not be sucked into shaping your life around them? If you are the person with addiction, how would you like to feel free? I can help you learn to float and not be dragged down. Breathe fresh air. Become a master swimmer. I understand that suffocating feeling, and work with you to help you find yourself again, whether you are the family member or the person with addiction.
Addiction
(415) 446-1323
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Addiction
Addiction causes everyone to swirl around it, like circling a drain. How would you like to keep loving your partner or family member, but not be sucked into shaping your life around them? If you are the person with addiction, how would you like to feel free? I can help you learn to float and not be dragged down. Breathe fresh air. Become a master swimmer. I understand that suffocating feeling, and work with you to help you find yourself again, whether you are the family member or the person with addiction.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
Addiction
(415) 214-9148
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Addiction
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, SAP Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
We're artists, leaning into the world & willing our lives. And rapture, an essential feeling, leads us outward to be more truly ‘there’. Heidegger thus interprets Nietzsche’s “will to power:” A strong, full-bodied interest & movement towards the world, before us as a possibility but not always chosen. Poignantly, Heidegger (1961) names a “fallen” state: “Of someone who is intoxicated...he [sic] 'has' something like rapture. But his is not enraptured. The rapture of intoxication [does not raise one] beyond himself. What we are here calling rapture is merely...being 'soused,' something depriv[ing] us of every possible state of being."
Addiction
(415) 818-1346
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Addiction
We're artists, leaning into the world & willing our lives. And rapture, an essential feeling, leads us outward to be more truly ‘there’. Heidegger thus interprets Nietzsche’s “will to power:” A strong, full-bodied interest & movement towards the world, before us as a possibility but not always chosen. Poignantly, Heidegger (1961) names a “fallen” state: “Of someone who is intoxicated...he [sic] 'has' something like rapture. But his is not enraptured. The rapture of intoxication [does not raise one] beyond himself. What we are here calling rapture is merely...being 'soused,' something depriv[ing] us of every possible state of being."
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Psychologist Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy and ADHD/ADD assessment services for adults and children. I have a warm, outgoing therapeutic style and provide a safe, intimate relationship, while challenging you with care and compassion to live a more satisfying life. I help clients better understand their own relationships and behavior patterns, manage strong emotions, increase mindfulness and purposefulness, and cultivate greater compassion. I see clients for both short-term, solution-oriented therapy, and longer-term, exploratory therapy. Thank you for you interest, and I wish you the best of luck in this process.
Addiction
(415) 534-6029
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Addiction
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy and ADHD/ADD assessment services for adults and children. I have a warm, outgoing therapeutic style and provide a safe, intimate relationship, while challenging you with care and compassion to live a more satisfying life. I help clients better understand their own relationships and behavior patterns, manage strong emotions, increase mindfulness and purposefulness, and cultivate greater compassion. I see clients for both short-term, solution-oriented therapy, and longer-term, exploratory therapy. Thank you for you interest, and I wish you the best of luck in this process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Whether you’re stuck in your life, or having trouble coping with problem relationships, addictions, anxiety, or depression, now is the perfect time to start therapy. Therapy can help you to improve your quality of life and learn to reconnect with yourself and the world. For more than 12 years I have been helping clients transcend their problems, gain insight, develop new coping strategies, and change unhealthy behavior patterns through empathy, warmth, and understanding. My many years of experience mean I can quickly help you zero in on the underlying causes of your unhappiness, while supporting you throughout the process.
Addiction
(415) 800-1688
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Addiction
Whether you’re stuck in your life, or having trouble coping with problem relationships, addictions, anxiety, or depression, now is the perfect time to start therapy. Therapy can help you to improve your quality of life and learn to reconnect with yourself and the world. For more than 12 years I have been helping clients transcend their problems, gain insight, develop new coping strategies, and change unhealthy behavior patterns through empathy, warmth, and understanding. My many years of experience mean I can quickly help you zero in on the underlying causes of your unhappiness, while supporting you throughout the process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCSOTS Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope.
Addiction
(628) 600-1369
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Addiction
I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
My goal is to help people regain balance in their lives, deepen their understanding of self and achieve a level of awareness that alleviates helplessness and creates choice and ultimate change.
Addiction
(310) 341-7992
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Addiction
My goal is to help people regain balance in their lives, deepen their understanding of self and achieve a level of awareness that alleviates helplessness and creates choice and ultimate change.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
Addiction
(415) 689-1690
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Addiction
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am currently welcoming individuals, families, adolescents, parents & children to my private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use/misuse, life transitions, new parenting, 'empty nesters,' middle generations, retired folks, & seniors. I can help with the following: +Managing and coordinating an elder's complicated care. +Helping adolescents and transitional age youth (18-25 y/o) thrive by addressing low-self-esteem and other behavioral challenges. +Addressing the unique needs of expecting and new parents. +Finding life's passion & motivation once again. +Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use/abuse/addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Addiction
(628) 600-2894
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Addiction
I am currently welcoming individuals, families, adolescents, parents & children to my private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use/misuse, life transitions, new parenting, 'empty nesters,' middle generations, retired folks, & seniors. I can help with the following: +Managing and coordinating an elder's complicated care. +Helping adolescents and transitional age youth (18-25 y/o) thrive by addressing low-self-esteem and other behavioral challenges. +Addressing the unique needs of expecting and new parents. +Finding life's passion & motivation once again. +Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use/abuse/addiction and co-occurring disorders.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I Work with individuals and couples mainly. My background is in substance misuse counseling. I also see a large proportion of clients struggling with body image concerns and disordered eating. I work in a relational way, that invites the client into the therapeutic process, setting goals, assigning homework if appropriate, coming up with ways to better resource in times of stress/ emotional overwhelm. I enjoy working with people who view themselves as sensitive beings, intuitives /empaths. I am somatically trained, which means I invite the body into the therapy, offering interventions such as grounding exercises/ aromatherapy.
Addiction
(415) 594-4409
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Addiction
I Work with individuals and couples mainly. My background is in substance misuse counseling. I also see a large proportion of clients struggling with body image concerns and disordered eating. I work in a relational way, that invites the client into the therapeutic process, setting goals, assigning homework if appropriate, coming up with ways to better resource in times of stress/ emotional overwhelm. I enjoy working with people who view themselves as sensitive beings, intuitives /empaths. I am somatically trained, which means I invite the body into the therapy, offering interventions such as grounding exercises/ aromatherapy.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
I am a seasoned psychotherapist. My work is depth oriented and solution focused. Often grief prevents reaching for support. A heart centered approach can allow the unfreezing and softening that makes therapy accessible. Regardless of the pain you are struggling through, meeting and talking together can determine weither we are a good fit. We can trust our process, to find a direction forward.
Addiction
(415) 915-6743
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Addiction
I am a seasoned psychotherapist. My work is depth oriented and solution focused. Often grief prevents reaching for support. A heart centered approach can allow the unfreezing and softening that makes therapy accessible. Regardless of the pain you are struggling through, meeting and talking together can determine weither we are a good fit. We can trust our process, to find a direction forward.

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Addiction Therapists
If you're looking for help with an addiction in San Francisco or for San Francisco addiction counseling these professionals provide addiction therapy (or addiction therapies) and addiction treatment in San Francisco. Addictions are deceptive: they begin small and then take a hold so that behaviors as common as smoking addiction, or quitting smoking, may become challenging to change. Professional help can be vital. These professionals include addiction therapists, addiction psychologists and addiction counselors in San Francisco. They can help addicts with alcohol addiction, drug addictions, and less understood addictions like gambling addiction, internet addiction and sex addiction.

For substance abuse, the professionals have experience helping individuals with cocaine addiction, marijuana addiction, methamphetamines ('meth' addiction), opiate addiction and heroine addiction. They provide San Francisco addiction counseling, addiction intervention, addiction support, referrals in San Francisco, detox, rehab and San Francisco 12 step programs.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Francisco are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Francisco

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Francisco you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Francisco and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Francisco or family therapy in San Francisco.