Allan Pleaner, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
"Therapy is about becoming unstuck, connecting with a deeper sense of what's important to you, what really matters, what you really want deeply for yourself in your life. Letting go of stale, habitual, suffocating stories which restrict you. And opening to new, gentler, friendlier narratives of possibility, guiding purposeful action in support of what you passionately value and really want for yourself. Life's challenges, loss, grief, relationship difficulties, blocks in creativity, family stressors, work challenges, difficult emotions, loss of purpose and direction... My approach is direct, humourous, warm, compassionate, down-to-earth and gentle.
I draw on extensive training in a range of research-based approaches, blending Mindfulness approaches with ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy), Gottman Marriage therapy, DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), psychodynamic, neuroscience and attachment models. I teach a CouplesToolbox skill-building workshop and an ACT skill building for depression and anxiety.
I believe passionately you and your partner can learn new, research-based skills which can be practiced over time and which can transform your Marriages or couples relationships in powerful ways. Please have a look at my website : Please call me if you need more information.
Call or Email Allan Pleaner for a free phone consultation now - (415) 689-8021


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Antioch University West
  • Year Graduated: 1986
  • License No. and State: MFC24606 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • Great-West Life
  • Health Net
  • Holman Group
  • Interplan
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PacifiCare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellPoint
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Allan Pleaner's Groups

Couples and Relationship Skill building group

In our time-starved world, couples all too easily drift apart with little opportunity for healing conflict and building the caring, nourishing, affectionate and loving relationships we deserve. We offer a range of possibilities - CouplesToolbox Workshop or Teleseminar or Home-study DVD's giving you the opportunity for learning important relationship skills. These can be learned quite easily and practiced and often make a huge difference to the quality of a relationship or marriage, especially under the pressures of our time-starved world. If you need more information, please give me a call at #415-468-2627.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction


  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 11 May 2016
Allan Pleaner, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Allan Pleaner

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT