Marcus Christmas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
My greatest reward as a therapist is seeing children, adolescents, families and individuals work through the areas of their lives that prevent them from walking in their fullest potential and overcoming obstacles to get to know themselves on a deeper level. Therapy is a personal journey that is empowering and healing. I work to structure sessions that are warm, compassionate and nonjudgmental. I incorporate clients in the process when developing goals based on their current struggles.
BIPOC
(415) 231-0656
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San Francisco, CA 94118
BIPOC
My greatest reward as a therapist is seeing children, adolescents, families and individuals work through the areas of their lives that prevent them from walking in their fullest potential and overcoming obstacles to get to know themselves on a deeper level. Therapy is a personal journey that is empowering and healing. I work to structure sessions that are warm, compassionate and nonjudgmental. I incorporate clients in the process when developing goals based on their current struggles.
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Bay Area Relationship Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I work with Asian American individuals and couples around relationship issues. Most of my clients are thriving in their careers, but they want more. They want meaningful and deep connections. They want to be seen and accepted for who they are. But as Asians living in the US, being seen and understood is often complicated by cultural misunderstandings, holding conflicting values and identities, communication differences, prejudice and racism, intergenerational trauma, and immigration issues.
BIPOC
(415) 969-4331
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
BIPOC
I work with Asian American individuals and couples around relationship issues. Most of my clients are thriving in their careers, but they want more. They want meaningful and deep connections. They want to be seen and accepted for who they are. But as Asians living in the US, being seen and understood is often complicated by cultural misunderstandings, holding conflicting values and identities, communication differences, prejudice and racism, intergenerational trauma, and immigration issues.
Laurie Phuong Ertley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, GCFP Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
You don't have to do this alone. These are trying times. I specialize not in one, but four of the latest, cutting edge therapies to address Trauma. I use somatic therapy tools such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and more to help you not only manage your stress but achieve Post Traumatic Growth. I bring you 20 years of expertise to get you the most effective results you can in the shortest amount of time. If you feel it's time to do things differently -to get support when you need it most-then contact me today.
BIPOC
(650) 479-1414
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94111
BIPOC
You don't have to do this alone. These are trying times. I specialize not in one, but four of the latest, cutting edge therapies to address Trauma. I use somatic therapy tools such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and more to help you not only manage your stress but achieve Post Traumatic Growth. I bring you 20 years of expertise to get you the most effective results you can in the shortest amount of time. If you feel it's time to do things differently -to get support when you need it most-then contact me today.
Will Lipsenthal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I am a therapist in the Bay Area providing individual psychotherapy, couples and marriage counseling, and child/adolescent therapy. In the current climate, all of my work is being done through online therapy. I enjoy working via gestalt, somatic (body), anger, trauma, dreamwork, and relational modalities.
BIPOC
(415) 343-5541
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94131
BIPOC
I am a therapist in the Bay Area providing individual psychotherapy, couples and marriage counseling, and child/adolescent therapy. In the current climate, all of my work is being done through online therapy. I enjoy working via gestalt, somatic (body), anger, trauma, dreamwork, and relational modalities.
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Loryn Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
I offer warmth and love created by a safe and welcoming environment. I have a passion for working with those who have been told they are “too much”. From working with teens and families to those struggling through trauma or grief, I am here. I work with intersectionality and identity, cultural explorations and difficulties, as well as difference and sensitivity. I have worked extensively with those with eating struggles. I have worked in restorative justice and enjoy working with the formerly incarcerated, Please ask me anything
BIPOC
(415) 831-7691
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
BIPOC
I offer warmth and love created by a safe and welcoming environment. I have a passion for working with those who have been told they are “too much”. From working with teens and families to those struggling through trauma or grief, I am here. I work with intersectionality and identity, cultural explorations and difficulties, as well as difference and sensitivity. I have worked extensively with those with eating struggles. I have worked in restorative justice and enjoy working with the formerly incarcerated, Please ask me anything
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Victoria Alberini
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
In 2015, I left my job at Google to pursue a career that better catered to my lifelong passion for human interaction and relationships. My background in tech tailors my practice to those working in Silicon Valley, but my clients yield from all walks of life. I specialize in working with couples, adult individuals, those who have experienced trauma, those struggling with questions about their career and work life, mothers, women, pregnancy, and postpartum clients. To learn more about me, please visit victoriaalberini.com.
BIPOC
(415) 594-4144
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
BIPOC
In 2015, I left my job at Google to pursue a career that better catered to my lifelong passion for human interaction and relationships. My background in tech tailors my practice to those working in Silicon Valley, but my clients yield from all walks of life. I specialize in working with couples, adult individuals, those who have experienced trauma, those struggling with questions about their career and work life, mothers, women, pregnancy, and postpartum clients. To learn more about me, please visit victoriaalberini.com.
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Janet Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Therapy can be a tool to not only find relief from your troubles, but also an opportunity to gain a better understanding of yourself. I specialize in working with people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career struggles or difficulty with their self-esteem . We'll embark on this journey together so that you have a greater sense of ease and ability to handle challenges. Therapy with me is a way to increase your self-awareness and to get clear about what you’re wanting in life. You'll also find the support needed to get there so that you no longer have to do it alone.
BIPOC
(415) 481-3504
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
BIPOC
Therapy can be a tool to not only find relief from your troubles, but also an opportunity to gain a better understanding of yourself. I specialize in working with people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career struggles or difficulty with their self-esteem . We'll embark on this journey together so that you have a greater sense of ease and ability to handle challenges. Therapy with me is a way to increase your self-awareness and to get clear about what you’re wanting in life. You'll also find the support needed to get there so that you no longer have to do it alone.
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Leticia Arellano
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
People may think you are excelling on the outside but feel anxious, sad, or angry. You feel like two people live inside you, one that lashes at those you care about and one that feels guilty after. You spend your weekends trying to unwind through happy hours and dating, but once the thrill fades, you feel drained again. You may wonder if your use of alcohol, the internet, social media, or video games gets in the way of you finding your purpose and living your best life. You find injustice impedes your ability to express and truly empower yourself.
BIPOC
(530) 270-7746
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
BIPOC
People may think you are excelling on the outside but feel anxious, sad, or angry. You feel like two people live inside you, one that lashes at those you care about and one that feels guilty after. You spend your weekends trying to unwind through happy hours and dating, but once the thrill fades, you feel drained again. You may wonder if your use of alcohol, the internet, social media, or video games gets in the way of you finding your purpose and living your best life. You find injustice impedes your ability to express and truly empower yourself.
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Veronica Elizabeth Encinas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
My passion and dedication to this work lies in that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Everyone at some point in their life has had some frictions or challenges and need support to get through those times. I work mostly experiently and relationally. Welcoming clients to tell their stories, histories, and important aspects of life.
BIPOC
(415) 895-9752
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
BIPOC
My passion and dedication to this work lies in that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Everyone at some point in their life has had some frictions or challenges and need support to get through those times. I work mostly experiently and relationally. Welcoming clients to tell their stories, histories, and important aspects of life.
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Dong Bui
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I'm a therapist of color creating a space for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as it may often feel like traditional spaces weren’t created with you in mind…including therapeutic spaces. There are biases that lean toward values that aren't congruent with yours, which makes it difficult to be seen and heard for all of your intersectional identities. Healing can occur in myriad ways: through community, education, personal expression, or therapy. The therapy space I've created is free of judgement and oppressive values.
BIPOC
(415) 223-1959
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
BIPOC
I'm a therapist of color creating a space for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as it may often feel like traditional spaces weren’t created with you in mind…including therapeutic spaces. There are biases that lean toward values that aren't congruent with yours, which makes it difficult to be seen and heard for all of your intersectional identities. Healing can occur in myriad ways: through community, education, personal expression, or therapy. The therapy space I've created is free of judgement and oppressive values.
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Sharon Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Sometimes we feel stuck and need insights into our own feelings, thoughts and behaviors. We may wonder if there is a way to face difficulties in our lives that allows for change and growth. We are all conditioned through our familial, cultural and societal systems. By examining the intersections of our identities, we can look closer at how early experiences have shaped us. Through self-reflection, we may be able to begin to unlock patterns and increase our awareness around areas where we struggle.
BIPOC
(415) 675-1643
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
BIPOC
Sometimes we feel stuck and need insights into our own feelings, thoughts and behaviors. We may wonder if there is a way to face difficulties in our lives that allows for change and growth. We are all conditioned through our familial, cultural and societal systems. By examining the intersections of our identities, we can look closer at how early experiences have shaped us. Through self-reflection, we may be able to begin to unlock patterns and increase our awareness around areas where we struggle.
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Christina Yum
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I believe we all possess the innate ability to heal, grow, and thrive. Sometimes, we just need a little help to move us through those stuck places. My goal is to help you grow insight and awareness into your struggles and to fully access your strengths in order to pursue new ways of being for a fuller, more connected life.
BIPOC
(510) 737-7247
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
BIPOC
I believe we all possess the innate ability to heal, grow, and thrive. Sometimes, we just need a little help to move us through those stuck places. My goal is to help you grow insight and awareness into your struggles and to fully access your strengths in order to pursue new ways of being for a fuller, more connected life.
Victoria Mycue
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, ATR-BC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
“I change my Self; I change the world," said the scholar Gloria Anzaldúa. Working on our Selves internally is a great gift to ourselves, our community and our planet. When we begin to shape and improve our relationships through better communication, clearer intentions and solid actions, then our lifeforce and energy ripples outward, positively impacting others. Let us work together to meet your personal and professional goals through a grounded, authentic and dynamic process. I am honest, engaging, imaginative and responsible, w/ 25+ years of experience.
BIPOC
(510) 953-4801
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
BIPOC
“I change my Self; I change the world," said the scholar Gloria Anzaldúa. Working on our Selves internally is a great gift to ourselves, our community and our planet. When we begin to shape and improve our relationships through better communication, clearer intentions and solid actions, then our lifeforce and energy ripples outward, positively impacting others. Let us work together to meet your personal and professional goals through a grounded, authentic and dynamic process. I am honest, engaging, imaginative and responsible, w/ 25+ years of experience.
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Melanie Chinchilla
Psychologist, PhD, MS Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
You are tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results. This isn’t what you wanted for your life. You might know what you "need" to do but haven’t gotten around to doing it. You want to break old habits and start living a life that goes beyond simply checking things off a "to-do" list. You are ready to stop avoiding the problem and start dealing with what’s been bothering you. You are at a point where you want to make a change. You know its time to talk to someone about what’s going on.
BIPOC
(628) 258-0596
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
BIPOC
You are tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results. This isn’t what you wanted for your life. You might know what you "need" to do but haven’t gotten around to doing it. You want to break old habits and start living a life that goes beyond simply checking things off a "to-do" list. You are ready to stop avoiding the problem and start dealing with what’s been bothering you. You are at a point where you want to make a change. You know its time to talk to someone about what’s going on.
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Chay Tanchanco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94132
I am passionate about empowering women, especially anxious givers & perfectionists, break the cycle of abandoning themselves for others. This is likely affecting your relationships, your family, your friendships, and/or your work; you'll say things you don't mean, you'll feel frustrated, irritated, anxious, jealous, or stressed and, on a deeper level, very much alone. If you have ever lay awake at night and asked yourself, "Why do I keep getting in my own way?" or "What can I do to change this?" then therapy with me will absolutely give you the tools and steps, as well as the support you need to take your life back.
BIPOC
(650) 481-9195
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94132
BIPOC
I am passionate about empowering women, especially anxious givers & perfectionists, break the cycle of abandoning themselves for others. This is likely affecting your relationships, your family, your friendships, and/or your work; you'll say things you don't mean, you'll feel frustrated, irritated, anxious, jealous, or stressed and, on a deeper level, very much alone. If you have ever lay awake at night and asked yourself, "Why do I keep getting in my own way?" or "What can I do to change this?" then therapy with me will absolutely give you the tools and steps, as well as the support you need to take your life back.
Rose F Sneed
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Going into psychotherapy or coaching should be like putting the finishing touches on your life. My goal in working with clients is to assist them in discovering their strengths so they can use them to create the life they most desire. I believe clients move towards growth when time is right. Most clients enter therapy or coaching when they have reached a critical life transition. In our work, we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. As a result of our meetings, you will gain tools to feel better, more confident, and satisfied with your life.
BIPOC
(510) 953-5726
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
BIPOC
Going into psychotherapy or coaching should be like putting the finishing touches on your life. My goal in working with clients is to assist them in discovering their strengths so they can use them to create the life they most desire. I believe clients move towards growth when time is right. Most clients enter therapy or coaching when they have reached a critical life transition. In our work, we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. As a result of our meetings, you will gain tools to feel better, more confident, and satisfied with your life.
Ronilleen (Rona) Maglian
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
Chronic pain doesn't just hurt physically. It touches every aspect of our lives, from the personal to the professional. Our relationships, our work, our hobbies and interests, and even our basic human needs can end up on the back burner while we struggle to manage our pain symptoms. Over time, our lives feel like they're shrinking, as pain robs us of the things that matter most. It's no surprise that chronic pain sufferers end up experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use issues, and insomnia up to four times the rate of people who are pain free.
BIPOC
(415) 859-1616
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94108
BIPOC
Chronic pain doesn't just hurt physically. It touches every aspect of our lives, from the personal to the professional. Our relationships, our work, our hobbies and interests, and even our basic human needs can end up on the back burner while we struggle to manage our pain symptoms. Over time, our lives feel like they're shrinking, as pain robs us of the things that matter most. It's no surprise that chronic pain sufferers end up experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use issues, and insomnia up to four times the rate of people who are pain free.
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Roger J. Kuhn
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I specialize in sex therapy and work with clients experiencing issues related to sexuality including performance anxiety, sexual dysfunction, or problematic sexual behavior. We will examine the triggers in your life and find resources to help you manage your challenges when they arise. My work is informed from a social and sexual justice perspective. In addition to my work as a sex therapist, I also work with anxiety, depression, and grief. I am currently seeing clients online via video conference.
BIPOC
(415) 630-5758
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
BIPOC
I specialize in sex therapy and work with clients experiencing issues related to sexuality including performance anxiety, sexual dysfunction, or problematic sexual behavior. We will examine the triggers in your life and find resources to help you manage your challenges when they arise. My work is informed from a social and sexual justice perspective. In addition to my work as a sex therapist, I also work with anxiety, depression, and grief. I am currently seeing clients online via video conference.
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Kim Do
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127
If you are considering counseling, you are brave and strong because seeking help can be scary. More importantly, you are already on the path to healing and change. I'd like to partner with you to help you on the journey. I'm not the type of therapist who will tell you what to do because I believe that deep down you already know. However, I will affirm your strengths and encourage you because affirmations can empower people to replace their negative thoughts, emotions, and behavior for healthier alternatives.
BIPOC
(415) 674-7504 x237
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94127
BIPOC
If you are considering counseling, you are brave and strong because seeking help can be scary. More importantly, you are already on the path to healing and change. I'd like to partner with you to help you on the journey. I'm not the type of therapist who will tell you what to do because I believe that deep down you already know. However, I will affirm your strengths and encourage you because affirmations can empower people to replace their negative thoughts, emotions, and behavior for healthier alternatives.
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Tanisha Thelemaque
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
When I think about transforming and changing one's life, I always reflect on Audre Lorde's powerful words. "What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?...Next time, ask: What's the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. " I challenge you to speak your truth, understand yourself, and be authentic while maintaining boundaries. So, if you are a person trying to explore your gender, race, and/or sexuality while being assertive, it would be a pleasure to work with you!
BIPOC
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
BIPOC
When I think about transforming and changing one's life, I always reflect on Audre Lorde's powerful words. "What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?...Next time, ask: What's the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. " I challenge you to speak your truth, understand yourself, and be authentic while maintaining boundaries. So, if you are a person trying to explore your gender, race, and/or sexuality while being assertive, it would be a pleasure to work with you!

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