Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Dustin Adler, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in San Francisco, CA
Dustin Adler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you facing a problematic setback in life, such as anxiety, depression, dating/relationships issues, job stress, grief, self-confidence issues, or trauma? I work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their potential and overcome life’s difficulties. I utilize evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals, couples, parents, executives, and young men achieve their potential. Using confidential, one-on-one telehealth sessions (phone or video), we’ll work together to understand the past and create a positive future with new tools and strategies.
(415) 301-5293
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San Francisco, CA 94112
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Anna O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy helping individuals identify what matters most to them in life, set meaningful goals, and address obstacles in their path. My approach is strengths-oriented, and I seek first to know the many ways clients already work on their wellness. I partner with my clients to help them better manage the symptoms and situations that brought them to therapy. This is grounded in building a deeper understanding of one's thoughts, feelings, and core beliefs. My therapeutic style is collaborative, warm, genuine, and supportive. I love getting feedback - if something isn't working, let's make a change!
(415) 360-3833
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Jiewen (Janice) Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental-health-related challenges that create difficult thoughts and feelings, which we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am here to assist you in restrengthening/restoring/gaining motivation, perspective, and values in your life. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. I can help you with gaining skills in coping with these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. My practice also focuses on anticipatory grief, normal grief, and complicated grief.
(415) 449-8155
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Waitlist for new clients
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David A Donovan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you a man with problems at work, or your relationships? Do you want things to be different? Then you must do things differently. Usually we solve problems by our efforts, or with the support of friends and family. That is often best. Other times, professional guidance is required. If you want an experienced psychologist who is well informed, practical, compassionate, and collaborative, consider working with me. I am ready to help you help yourself. Just email to arrange a phone consultation without cost or obligation. Please note: I provide online therapy to California men only.
(415) 802-0119
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San Francisco, CA 94116
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Patrick J. Norton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a seasoned depth psychologist formally trained in exploring the depths of being human, I will work collaboratively with you to get to the root of what ails you. I find cultivating an affirming, caring stance allows an individual to move more readily towards healing and the resolution of problems and difficulties. Consequently, you can be the person you want to be thereby realizing greater personal agency and generating more successful relationships. The heart and soul of my practice involves working with chronic shame, gender and sexuality issues, life transitions, grief, loss, trauma, dissociated self-states, self exploration.
(415) 697-2988
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Valarie Eilert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Tired of not living fully. Learn tools to be more engaged and present with your life and the people in it. One such tool is mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way of directing your attention away from habitual thoughts(lists, judgements, negative self talk)and toward experiencing the present(where your life is actually being lived). I believe in the power of this work. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult relationships and addictions can be products of molding to others' ideas of who you "should" be. I will work with you to uncover who you want to be.
(415) 800-1511
San Francisco, CA 94131
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Caroline Scippa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe therapy should feel like a deep and rich conversation. I am not the type of therapist who only sits and listens. The stories we tell ourselves about our experiences, both past and present, shape who we are and how we view and interact with the world around us. Therapy is a rare opportunity to tell our stories to a deeply supportive audience. Through the telling, therapy helps us to explore our thoughts and feelings about, and the meaning we ascribe to, our experiences, bringing increased awareness to how we live our lives. From this newfound place of awareness, we’re able create the change we want and need.
(415) 594-4875
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Denise Stilwell
Psychologist, RN, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Denise Stilwell is a licensed clinical psychologist with seven years of experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of clinical settings. She worked as a nurse for sixteen years before she became a psychotherapist and brings that rich experience into her practice. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, identity issues, interpersonal issues, grief, managing chronic illness, and somatic symptom disorder. Dr. Stilwell collaborates with her clients to ensure they feel seen and heard in their sessions while utilizing evidence-based therapy approaches that are culturally sensitive and individually focused.
(415) 306-8574
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ami E. Hartley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAS, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
I believe people come to therapy when they are ready and because they are actively and consciously seeking a happier, more balanced life. The motivation it takes to make that first phone call is a major step towards positive change. My style of therapy is interpersonal, supportive, open and communicative. I find that most people appreciate some guidance, direction and practical feedback. I also encourage exploration of unconscious repetitive patterns of behavior in relationships and making changes when appropriate.
(415) 319-9740
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Emily J Rubens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or lost? Perhaps you are having a hard time getting through each day and it just seems to be getting harder. Some nights you can’t turn your brain off - yet you don’t have the words to describe the thoughts that keep you up at night. People might not realize you lack confidence, feel worried, or struggle with perfectionism. You love the people around you, but you feel uncertain and lonely. You want to make changes to help yourself feel better, but you don't know what to do. You feel tired, disappointed, and are secretly worried you are the problem. You are ready to try something new.
(415) 326-1387
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Lori Fink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My practice is focused on helping people uncover and shift what is keeping them from living full and authentic lives. I have found that fear is often at the center of this, whether it is conscious or not. Understanding that is where the work begins. I have a strong belief in the human spirit and resilience and that change is possible. It is this belief that inspires the work I do with my clients. No matter what is going on in your life, if you are breathing and alive, you have the capacity for change, even if it's just a change in perspective.
(415) 669-5850
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Martha Lybarger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Time to get your life back on track? Tired of the same old fights? Is your addiction hijacking your life? Wondering if you can continue to deal with the chaos around you? You can take your life back, find some peace and learn how to better communicate with your partner and yourself. We all have deep needs for tenderness, sharing and love.
(415) 969-7728
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Susan Jager
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life can be complicated. Maybe you're experiencing some difficulties in your relationships, a life transition or loss, or dealing with feelings of anxiety or depression. You are not alone. I help clients to find more clarity and trust in their own capacities to manage these complex matters in their lives.
(415) 683-7903
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Evan Wassarman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I provide a safe, supportive environment in which you can talk about your feelings and experiences, both past and present. We engage in a collaborative process that allows for investigation into why you feel the way you do and what factors have influenced your development into who you are and how you experience life. In doing so, people are often able to feel better about themselves, their relationships, and their place in the world.
(415) 997-0929
San Francisco, CA 94114
Not accepting new clients
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Karen Dias
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to adults. My specialties include relationship and interpersonal difficulties, identity issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, sexuality, and struggles with discrimination and social injustice. I use a sociocultural and trauma-focused lens in my work.
(415) 322-5670
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Not accepting new clients
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Julia Lehrman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
It is my passion and a privilege to help people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, family dynamics, relationship issues, career stress, life transitions, existential angst, and finding meaning and purpose. I welcome people of all types and backgrounds into my practice. I see you as a unique individual and I look forward to getting to know you on a deep level. I am here to support you every step of the way on your journey of self-discovery and true healing.
(415) 650-4509
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Deborah Whiting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have over 30 years of experience, working with both adolescents and adults. I am dedicated to supporting you in finding clarity and direction, so that you can thrive in the life you want. As a licensed psychotherapist and professional coach, you may come in to see me for problems with your relationship, work, family, mood, health or addictive behavior. I can help you get back on track, creating and achieving your goals!
(855) 304-0750
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San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dr. Dan Friedman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Educated in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, I trained in a variety of settings, including medical centers, community mental health centers, schools, psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient clinics, in California, New York, and Texas. My research focus was on families dealing with pediatric cancer, and I maintain a special interest in working with families dealing with medical illness.
(415) 754-4786
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San Francisco, CA 94131
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Julie A Wolfert
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work collaboratively with patients in individual therapy and while conducting neuropsychological, psychodiagnostic, and psychoeducational assessments. I provide information regarding patients' limitations, capabilities, cognitive functioning and diagnostic considerations. My interests and experience have contributed to my specializing in diagnosing and treating neuropsychological and educational disabilities (including ADHD/ADD) as well as working with individuals experiencing mood, adjustment and anxiety disorders. I assist people in the development of academic, professional and personal skills and the building of confidence in order to support reaching their highest potential. I provide behavioral pain management and work with patients who are adjusting to various disabilities.
(415) 935-4901
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Sandy Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been part of the mental health field since 2017. I earned my MA in Psychology with a dual concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. After earning my degree, I have participated in many webinars and training to continue expanding my knowledge. During my journey of becoming a licensed therapist, I have gained much field experience and guidance from different mentors which have shaped my career as a therapist.
(628) 200-4166
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San Francisco, CA 94121
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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.