Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Helen Elizabeth Shamis, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Helen Elizabeth Shamis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
My treatment approach is best described as strength-based. I believe that we come to even our most challenging moments, with the best of intentions. When a client chooses me as their therapist, they provide themselves with a dedicated, judgment-free professional who believes in their ability to guide their own journey. If you are at your most vulnerable or in the darkest of places, there is always hope. Both short-term and long-term therapy is available.
(415) 877-6328
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Victoria Storr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS
Verified
Verified
Hello, I’m Victoria Storr and I guide clients towards a self-chosen life. One where they feel empowered and confident. Sounds nice right? I promise you, it feels even better. I could imagine you’re a bit skeptical. I’m sure you’re thinking that living the life of your dreams is not possible for you because of past mistakes, current circumstances, or because it hasn’t worked before. I meet all of my clients in this exact moment in their story; The specifics change but the root of the issue is often the same: people living in patterns of thoughts and actions which keep them trapped and hold them back.
(628) 201-6907
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San Francisco, CA 94121
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Roger J. Kuhn
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a certified sex therapist 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.
(415) 630-5758
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Not accepting new clients
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Berkeley Therapy Institute in SF
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
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.
(415) 594-4876 x1178
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Not accepting new clients
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Nicole Therese Muller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
There are times when you need to talk to someone who is there only for you. Talking with a therapist provides a safe place to be vulnerable about painful thoughts and feelings. You may be feeling sad, angry, anxious or stuck. You may be unable to control negative thoughts, unhealthy behaviors, engaging in unhealthy relationships or repeating destructive patterns. You may be distressed from memories related to traumatic events. It takes courage to talk to another person about these undesirable and distressing parts of your life. When you are ready, I’d like to help you feel better about yourself, your relationships and your life.
(415) 592-6500
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Para Ambardar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach to psychotherapy focuses on deepening your working knowledge of human behavior in order to foster more autonomous, better informed decisions in both your professional and personal life. Psychotherapy provides a space where one is encouraged to be oneself, directly experience what is happening, and reflect upon one's complex and, at times, conflicting thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns. Success is measured not only by relief from current symptoms but also by an increasing capacity to know yourself more fully, to find greater satisfaction in what you do and to feel more fulfilled in your relationships.
(415) 612-1363
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Lynn R Byk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Welcome! You might be seeking psychotherapy as a way to improve the quality of your life and gain a greater understanding of the thoughts, feelings, experiences and relationships that are getting in the way of living the life you desire. You might be struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression or loss. What I bring to the therapeutic relationship is warmth, compassion and acceptance which will allow you to feel a sense of safety and emotional security. I am an active participant and we will be working together, collaboratively. Through our work together, I can help you on your journey.
(415) 301-4359
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Thomas Meade - Brown Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Often, our past relationships leave us wounded. The story that we tell ourselves becomes permeated with negative thoughts, low self-worth, and shame. As these feelings manifest, we become anxious and depressed. Therapy can help us discover perspectives that create a new narrative, one in which we have different ways to manage our emotions and lead a more enjoyable life.
(415) 326-9802
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Fahmida Zaman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Qualifications: Dr. Zaman has over 10 years of experience. She received her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago. She has experience as both a clinician and an academic.
(415) 692-6238
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San Francisco, CA 94105
Genie Dvorak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Dvorak is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst practicing in San Francisco. She works with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. In addition to providing psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, she provides consultation for other clinicians and serves on a variety of professional committees. Her teaching and supervision affiliations include the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, California Pacific Medical Center and Access Institute. In 2013, 2015 and 2017 Dr. Dvorak was selected as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in CPMC's Psychology Training Program for her work as an instructor, supervisor and mentor.
(415) 912-1780
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Leslie Elwell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I became a therapist because of the transformative experience I had as a client. I know firsthand how powerful and healing the therapeutic relationship can be and this is the experience I aim to give my clients. It is possible to create the life and the relationships that nourish and inspire you, but most of us get stuck somewhere along the way and need help figuring out how to get back on track and how to heal the parts of ourselves that keep us in unhealthy and ultimately unfulfilling patterns of thought, feeling or behavior. My approach emphasizes acceptance of, and compassion for, the whole person.
(628) 210-3135
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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365TheWell - Shara Braxton Hansen
MA
My ideal clients want results sooner rather than later. I specialize in relationships - personal, professional & anxiety issues. I offer a weekly+ therapy model because I believe clients need guidance for more than 1 hr/week. My unconventional model moves people to higher ground w/coaching support connections between sessions. I developed ITC (Intensive Transition Coaching) to avoid divorce/separation, address painful & difficult challenges & tackle professional obstacles once & for all. Unique exercises, clear discussions, daily support, guidance, response, strategies & skill development for those who want to live well right now.
(530) 298-0400
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Erma Kyriakos
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My approach is client-centered, warm, and engaged. I support individuals, couples, and families to increase awareness, improve communication skills, strengthen relationship capacities, grief processing, affect/mood regulation, religious trauma, survivors of sexual assault, and can help those experiencing anxiety, and depression. I use an integrative approach that is based in Liberation Psychology, Humanistic-Existential, Feminism, and is trauma-informed. I am Greek American and consider myself bicultural.
(415) 761-3494
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Amelia Rada
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I bring a deep sensitivity and nurturing approach to my therapy practice. I believe that we become who we truly are in a safe, welcoming, and loving environment -- free from judgement and imposed expectation. Working with me you can expect to feel unconditionally seen for who you are, and safely encouraged to explore the most challenging parts of your life. My experience is in working with individuals, families, young adults, and adolescents. I focus on working with life transitions, relationship challenges, identity, self-esteem, career hurdles, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, and early childhood trauma.
(415) 366-9017
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Hannah Stutz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Has being pregnant or a new parent completely changed your world? There are many joys to parenthood, but the transition can also bring newfound stress. Pregnancy, parenthood, and loss often times can trigger new and old wounds, which makes it a critical time for getting support. I offer a compassionate and judgement-free space to help alleviate any difficulties and guide you into a healing space. In addition, I offer therapy for high-risk pregnancies, pregnancy termination, and loss.
(415) 234-4573
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Wendy Heffner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer a compassionate, mindful, embodied therapeutic approach to meet you as you begin this journey of committing to yourself and your process through therapy, . My practice is a depth oriented psychotherapy with adults and couples, addressing relationship issues and life transitions. I enjoy incorporating mind and body approaches into a relationally oriented psychotherapy and believe this facilitates deep, lasting shifts.
(415) 789-3476
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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June Lin-Arlow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Note: I am currently on parental leave until January 2023. I am an individual and family therapist who specializes in complex trauma and relationship issues, especially in immigrant and cross-cultural families. I believe that the distress you experience makes sense in the context of your early experiences, your family history, and the systems we live in. The issues bringing you to therapy may be related to stressors you’re facing right now as well as things you've been feeling for a long time. ​Asking for help is vulnerable and courageous, and you've already taken the first step.
(415) 300-1842
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Not accepting new clients
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Annu Sood
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello! My name is Annu, and I am a therapist in San Francisco (and online). I work with immigrants and adult-children of immigrants....also known as Third Culture Kids (TCK) or First Generation Americans. I work with multi-cultural and multi-racial couples. I work with people of color. And I work with successful, career-driven achievers. I belong to each of these demographics - my parents immigrated to the US in 1971, and I worked in the corporate world for nearly 2 decades, climbing the corporate ladder rapidly before pivoting my career by going back to school to study counseling psychology. My office is located on Market Street.
(415) 942-8008
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Aaron Chavez Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a mixed-race, queer therapist, I support other LGBTQ folks and provide them with a safe space to simply be. I help highlight what strengths you show up with, and how we can build on those to create lasting change. I believe our various identities impact the way the world interacts with us, and how our mental health symptoms present.
(415) 968-4296
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San Francisco, CA 94116
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Catherine Schmidt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Hi! I want to start by saying that reaching out for additional support is one of the bravest and most rewarding things you can do for yourself. I work hard to create a safe and comfortable place for my clients to learn and grow. Therapy can seem a bit mysterious, and choosing to open up to someone new can feel intimidating, but my goal is to help you make meaningful change in your life. I love what I do and feel grateful that I am able to provide you with science-backed tools, hope and curiosity as we explore patterns together and help guide you towards relief, ease and happiness.
(415) 870-8031
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San Francisco, CA 94129
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What type of San Francisco mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in San Francisco?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.