Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"Feel better today! I help people change self-defeating behaviors into life affirming actions using solution focused evidence-based therapies. My clients often experience significant improvements in just a few months. If you want effective, rapid results and feel ready to get to work, I am the therapist that you are looking for."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(628) 666-0967
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Feel better today! I help people change self-defeating behaviors into life affirming actions using solution focused evidence-based therapies. My clients often experience significant improvements in just a few months. If you want effective, rapid results and feel ready to get to work, I am the therapist that you are looking for."
Sergio Ruiz Psychotherapy, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(408) 868-2217
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy."
Karen Weinberger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94129
"I have been helping my clients find solutions to problems of addiction, depression and difficult relationships for more than twenty-five years. I can help you feel better and make the changes you want to make. I recognize and respect what is unique about you and I don't practice "one size fits all" psychotherapy. I understand emotional pain and how a good therapeutic relationship can heal the hurt. Having better relationships, overcoming depression, or getting off the merry-go-round of addiction is possible with help, commitment and hard work."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 799-8787
Verified
San Francisco, California 94129
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"I have been helping my clients find solutions to problems of addiction, depression and difficult relationships for more than twenty-five years. I can help you feel better and make the changes you want to make. I recognize and respect what is unique about you and I don't practice "one size fits all" psychotherapy. I understand emotional pain and how a good therapeutic relationship can heal the hurt. Having better relationships, overcoming depression, or getting off the merry-go-round of addiction is possible with help, commitment and hard work."
Berkeley Therapy Institute in SF, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"The clinicians in the institute's SF office consist of licensed psychologists and post-doctoral candidate. We specialize in depth psychologies, using a combination of psychodynamic, relational, humanistic, multicultural and, in the case of children, play therapy approaches. We believe that each individual, couple or family brings with them their unique experiences and philosophies and we prefer to collaborate with our clients to provide a therapy experience that is more personal and effective. "
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 594-4876 x1178
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"The clinicians in the institute's SF office consist of licensed psychologists and post-doctoral candidate. We specialize in depth psychologies, using a combination of psychodynamic, relational, humanistic, multicultural and, in the case of children, play therapy approaches. We believe that each individual, couple or family brings with them their unique experiences and philosophies and we prefer to collaborate with our clients to provide a therapy experience that is more personal and effective. "
Jamie L Katoff, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"Are you mother or mom-to-be feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Do you struggle with constant "mom-guilt"? I can help! As a mother myself, I understand what you're going through and want to help you feel less alone, more whole, and better equipped to care for yourself as well as your children. I offer home-visits for new moms who might find leaving the house with a baby a bit overwhelming. I can also arrange Skype sessions as well as traditional office visits."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 787-3929
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Are you mother or mom-to-be feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Do you struggle with constant "mom-guilt"? I can help! As a mother myself, I understand what you're going through and want to help you feel less alone, more whole, and better equipped to care for yourself as well as your children. I offer home-visits for new moms who might find leaving the house with a baby a bit overwhelming. I can also arrange Skype sessions as well as traditional office visits."
Mike Klotz, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"I work with clients from all walks of life on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues or just feeling stuck in life. Part of my practice is dedicated to working with students and professionals. I worked as a corporate lawyer for 15 years before becoming a counselor and can support clients with work and school stress, career fulfillment or transition, and other professional issues. I also have an extensive performing arts background and love working with creative people. No matter your background, I'm happy to work on what's most important for you right now."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 594-4410
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"I work with clients from all walks of life on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues or just feeling stuck in life. Part of my practice is dedicated to working with students and professionals. I worked as a corporate lawyer for 15 years before becoming a counselor and can support clients with work and school stress, career fulfillment or transition, and other professional issues. I also have an extensive performing arts background and love working with creative people. No matter your background, I'm happy to work on what's most important for you right now."
choicetherapy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"Marisa T. Mazza, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist. She enjoys helping people learn new ways of interacting with thoughts and feelings so they can live meaningful lives. Her approach allows individuals to face their fears in a gradual and gentle way."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 729-3949
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Marisa T. Mazza, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist. She enjoys helping people learn new ways of interacting with thoughts and feelings so they can live meaningful lives. Her approach allows individuals to face their fears in a gradual and gentle way."
Alissa DiFranco, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"My style of working is warm, thoughtful and direct. I am committed to helping people discover and enhance their emotional capacity in order to create more satisfying lives. Through the transformative experience of being deeply understood by another in an authentic, safe and honest relationship, people can develop increased compassion (for self and other), experience a more stable sense of self-esteem, discover new ways of relating, experience increased tolerance for difficult emotions, and transform destructive patterns into more satisfying expressions of self."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 237-4360
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"My style of working is warm, thoughtful and direct. I am committed to helping people discover and enhance their emotional capacity in order to create more satisfying lives. Through the transformative experience of being deeply understood by another in an authentic, safe and honest relationship, people can develop increased compassion (for self and other), experience a more stable sense of self-esteem, discover new ways of relating, experience increased tolerance for difficult emotions, and transform destructive patterns into more satisfying expressions of self."
Kristian Kemtrup, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I see people as having rich, complex human emotions that are not well described with overly simple and often stigmatizing diagnostic labels like depression or generalized anxiety. Each person is entirely unique, with their own history, strengths, and challenges. In therapy, I will work with you to better understand yourself. When we can understand why you might be feeling or thinking or acting in a way that is not best for you, we can work together to change it in a way that is tailored to your needs and your circumstances."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 968-4238
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"I see people as having rich, complex human emotions that are not well described with overly simple and often stigmatizing diagnostic labels like depression or generalized anxiety. Each person is entirely unique, with their own history, strengths, and challenges. In therapy, I will work with you to better understand yourself. When we can understand why you might be feeling or thinking or acting in a way that is not best for you, we can work together to change it in a way that is tailored to your needs and your circumstances."
Rachel Packer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Each client walks through my door with their own struggle. And although each person comes with their own unique story, the one thing that clients do share is a search for a more fulfilled life or a greater sense of self. I support clients as they navigate life's harder transitions - a loss of a relationship, the transition to becoming a parent, a job transition, or simply figuring out who they truly are and want to be. We work together to notice and shift your inner critic that so frequently gets in the way. Additionally, I support couples as they work through the challenges and desires that come with a relationship. "
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 553-5529
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Each client walks through my door with their own struggle. And although each person comes with their own unique story, the one thing that clients do share is a search for a more fulfilled life or a greater sense of self. I support clients as they navigate life's harder transitions - a loss of a relationship, the transition to becoming a parent, a job transition, or simply figuring out who they truly are and want to be. We work together to notice and shift your inner critic that so frequently gets in the way. Additionally, I support couples as they work through the challenges and desires that come with a relationship. "
Sarah Connelly, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Just as the words of a poem can open our eyes, minds and hearts in ways language otherwise might not be able to, I believe that psychotherapy is a creative process that utilizes language to access psychic terrain that's often inaccessible in our everyday lives. Accessing and exploring this internal terrain in therapy can be both enlightening and transformative."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 481-4383
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Just as the words of a poem can open our eyes, minds and hearts in ways language otherwise might not be able to, I believe that psychotherapy is a creative process that utilizes language to access psychic terrain that's often inaccessible in our everyday lives. Accessing and exploring this internal terrain in therapy can be both enlightening and transformative."
Vanessa Watt Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, 30986
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"With compassionate guidance and therapeutic support, I have over the last 25 years helped tech employees, students, CEO's, parents, artists and many other individuals navigate personal challenges or life transitions. I use a blend of therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs to address a wide range of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, fear, past and present trauma, relationship issues, loss, cancer, family and personal illnesses. My style is collaborative so you can be an active participant in your healing and can better understand and resolve the challenges in your life."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 349-0893
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"With compassionate guidance and therapeutic support, I have over the last 25 years helped tech employees, students, CEO's, parents, artists and many other individuals navigate personal challenges or life transitions. I use a blend of therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs to address a wide range of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, fear, past and present trauma, relationship issues, loss, cancer, family and personal illnesses. My style is collaborative so you can be an active participant in your healing and can better understand and resolve the challenges in your life."
Susan Moore, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"What does it mean to you to live well? There is no question more important, and for many, more difficult to answer on their own. We live in a world where expectations and responsibilities are many and great. We feel these pressures from our external world and also experience them from within. They effect how we feel about and treat ourselves and others. These pressures influence creative flow, and our ability to find and create passion as well as peace of mind. As a therapist, helping patients restore this necessary balance is one of my primary goals."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 360-3599
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"What does it mean to you to live well? There is no question more important, and for many, more difficult to answer on their own. We live in a world where expectations and responsibilities are many and great. We feel these pressures from our external world and also experience them from within. They effect how we feel about and treat ourselves and others. These pressures influence creative flow, and our ability to find and create passion as well as peace of mind. As a therapist, helping patients restore this necessary balance is one of my primary goals."
Marcia Romero, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, NMP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
"I have 18 years of experience working with diverse populations struggling with mild to severe life challenges. I utilize a somatic, attachment informed focus to actively attune to disturbances in mind, emotions, body and spirit in present time, encouraging a process of curious inquiry to support positive shifts from chronic, negative patterned states. I integrate therapeutic approaches according to need, age and issue(s) presented, including less verbal modalities helpful with PTSD and relational trauma. I support safety, somatic regulation, mindful inquiry, insight, expanding agency and life affirming shifts that promote healing."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(510) 867-3294
Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"I have 18 years of experience working with diverse populations struggling with mild to severe life challenges. I utilize a somatic, attachment informed focus to actively attune to disturbances in mind, emotions, body and spirit in present time, encouraging a process of curious inquiry to support positive shifts from chronic, negative patterned states. I integrate therapeutic approaches according to need, age and issue(s) presented, including less verbal modalities helpful with PTSD and relational trauma. I support safety, somatic regulation, mindful inquiry, insight, expanding agency and life affirming shifts that promote healing."
Kate Leffel, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I believe beginning therapy takes courage, and I have the utmost respect for anyone taking that risk. I strive to create a warm space of total acceptance for where you are in your journey. For as long as I can remember, I've been interested in people's stories. It's not surprising that I ended up doing the work I do. As a therapist, I listen to a person and help make sense of both the struggles and the strengths. I help my clients to find meaning in their experience and to move forward to create new stories."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 792-0157
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"I believe beginning therapy takes courage, and I have the utmost respect for anyone taking that risk. I strive to create a warm space of total acceptance for where you are in your journey. For as long as I can remember, I've been interested in people's stories. It's not surprising that I ended up doing the work I do. As a therapist, I listen to a person and help make sense of both the struggles and the strengths. I help my clients to find meaning in their experience and to move forward to create new stories."
Amanda Piasecki, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence. I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing. When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. "
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 938-7007
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence. I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing. When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. "
DJ Drosman, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"We live in a culture that tells us the type of person we need to be. Sometimes these messages start at home as children, but often continue as we grow up. It can be hard to clear away what we've been told and internalized from our own true nature and who we are destined to become. Parts of us have been left behind; authentic selves concealed but not forgotten. I help people to find their voice and claim it as their own. Some for the first time and others in a renewed manner, after they have lost their way."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 858-6446
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"We live in a culture that tells us the type of person we need to be. Sometimes these messages start at home as children, but often continue as we grow up. It can be hard to clear away what we've been told and internalized from our own true nature and who we are destined to become. Parts of us have been left behind; authentic selves concealed but not forgotten. I help people to find their voice and claim it as their own. Some for the first time and others in a renewed manner, after they have lost their way."
Jan Edl Stein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"In practice for 30+ years, I offer heartfelt therapy that is engaged, creative and deep. If you are feeling "stuck" in an old story, caught in repeating thought or behavioral patterns, or have a sense of not being fully present for life, I can help you shift into a fuller sense of yourself that is empowered and positive. My style is sensitive yet direct and "down-to-earth". We all have a creative aspect to our psyche that has the power to make effective changes positive outcomes in our lives. I endeavor to awaken that resource."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 799-4022
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"In practice for 30+ years, I offer heartfelt therapy that is engaged, creative and deep. If you are feeling "stuck" in an old story, caught in repeating thought or behavioral patterns, or have a sense of not being fully present for life, I can help you shift into a fuller sense of yourself that is empowered and positive. My style is sensitive yet direct and "down-to-earth". We all have a creative aspect to our psyche that has the power to make effective changes positive outcomes in our lives. I endeavor to awaken that resource."
Ildiko Gabor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I provide a safe place to talk about the issues that are happening in your life. Relationship problems, life transitions, identity quandaries - these are a few examples that you might want to discuss, examine and master. I am committed to actively participate in our work together, helping you make the steps that are needed to create a fulfilling life for yourself. Together, we will explore your current struggles, strengths, and look for new ways to address these."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(650) 437-8577
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"I provide a safe place to talk about the issues that are happening in your life. Relationship problems, life transitions, identity quandaries - these are a few examples that you might want to discuss, examine and master. I am committed to actively participate in our work together, helping you make the steps that are needed to create a fulfilling life for yourself. Together, we will explore your current struggles, strengths, and look for new ways to address these."
Batya Ross, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 275-6820
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant."

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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) Therapists
Adolescence describes the teenage years between 13 and 19 and can be considered the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. However the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence can start earlier, and it can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. Sometimes teens may be experimenting with drugs and alcohol or sexuality. During this time, peer groups and external appearance tend to increase in importance.

For help with adolescents or for a San Francisco adolescent therapist these professionals provide help for adolescent development and adolescent education. They include adolescent therapists in San Francisco, adolescent psychologists, and adolescent counselors. They can help with adolescent behavior, adolescent learning and adolescent discipline.

San Francisco teen Therapists also provide help for troubled teens in San Francisco or troubled teen boys and girls. For parents of out-of-control teens, San Francisco therapists can help with communicating and understanding your teen. And therapists in San Francisco can help with teenager behavior and teen learning issues.

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.

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.