Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Kim Olson, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Kim Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach is goal-oriented and solution-focused, and I believe that a collaborative approach works best for those seeking guidance for a better balanced, more fulfilling life. My approach to therapy is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps change negative thought patterns, and Interpersonal Therapy, which helps clients discover patterns in their life that have kept them from realizing their full potential.
(415) 969-7083
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Bonnie Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we need extra support to get through difficult times in our lives or a sounding board when making difficult decisions. I am here to provide a safe space for you on your path towards positive change and healing. If you are looking for a change in your life or struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, grief or trauma, please reach out for a free consultation. If you are not sure if therapy is right for you, I am happy to discuss what you are looking for and support you wherever you are in this process.
(415) 630-5734
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Chia-Ying Chou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Let go, let in, and embrace - I believe these three steps can be the hardest, yet, with compassion, they can be the most life-giving and beautiful approaches to human life. It has always been my greatest pleasure to assist clients in the process of letting go, letting in, and embracing life more intimately. Clients I work with include individuals seeking to transform impacts of trauma or loss, relieve burden associated with hoarding or clutterring, learn more about self-love and love for and with others.
(415) 792-1794
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Vanessa Wolter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I specialize in holistically treating anxiety, social anxiety, low self esteem, depression, grief, and existential issues such as finding purpose and meaning. My mission is to help clients transform pain into an opportunity for self-discovery, healing and empowerment, to ultimately reclaim their voice, purpose, and self-worth. I compassionately welcome individuals who feel silenced, disconnected from loved ones, overwhelmed, lost, or that they "don't belong," as well as people who have experienced bullying, emotional or physical abuse, or struggle with negative body image or a harsh inner critic.
(415) 237-9513
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Menlo Psychological
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
At Menlo Psych we offer expert evaluations via Tele-Health for patients in California and New York. We provide clinical evaluations for autism, ADHD, personality and mood disorders, and more!
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Joseph Grebel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We often know where we are stuck and what is causing distress — but not how to go about fixing it. My job is to help you get where you are trying to go, to help you figure out what's getting in the way and to help you connect the dots and see the bigger context. People work in therapy in different ways so there is no one formula for everyone. In general, I am interactive, thoughtful, solution focused and believe in people who are working on themselves.
(415) 968-5261
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Annie Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Investing your time in therapy is a huge step and a challenging one, especially not knowing what to expect from therapy. My approach to therapy is a person-centered one, where you are the pilot in this journey. I am not the expert here as you are the only expert in your life. My role here is to help guide and support you as you move forward with your journey, like a co-pilot.
(408) 539-6819
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Amanda Ranee Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I’m Amanda, a licensed clinical social worker based in California. My work often deals with trauma experienced in a variety of contexts – in families and relationships, in communities and larger societal systems, from chronic illnesses and navigating medical systems, and intergenerational processes. I believe in forming a partnership with my clients to support you in recognizing your strengths, advocating for yourself in all aspects of life, and determining goals for your life in order to reach them.
(628) 261-6110
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San Francisco, CA 94121
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Kylie Dayan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe to feel truly seen and heard in an authentic and deep way is one of the greatest gifts that we can give and receive. I center my work around meaningful connection. I feel that therapy is a reciprocal process where we are both working as partners in helping you reach your goals; to find a place of ease, understanding, and strength and to move through life feeling more centered and fulfilled.
(628) 259-6919
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Manali Deolalkar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
A lot of my work is focused around self-esteem and self-worth with clients looking into identity exploration, family conflicts and social trauma. I have a few years of experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, sexual trauma, relationship issues, life transitions and sexual behaviours. I work with BIPOC adults, South Asian folks, women, immigrants, tech workers, lgbtq+ Bipoc individuals, folks in helping professions, and people who are first time in therapy. I take into account your life experiences, cultural background and your goals, to be able to tailor therapy that meets your need.
(628) 216-7639
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San Francisco, CA 94133
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Daniel Yu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It's likely that you are here because you are in some kind of distress. I draw on over 20 years of training and deep listening to help you understand your difficulties and find relief. I also teach psychotherapy to students and new therapists. I am compassionate, direct, and practical. I will tell you what I think the problem is, and how we can proceed together to assist you in feeling better. Individual therapy can help you feel stronger, more resilient, and become more of who you are as a person.
(415) 367-3171
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Sherry M Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Therapy is about how you can feel better, how to make your life rich and satisfying. What is in your way? What stops you from being the person you want to be, from living the life you want to live? I see people of all ages, in all walks of life and help them overcome obstacles to acheiving their goals. Often it is inner blocks like anxiety and depression, that stand in your way. Other times there are experiences you've had that make it hard to feel free. Therapy can help you sort it all out, and take positive steps towards a new start.
(650) 385-8707
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Matt Stevenson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults who are motivated and committed to improving their lives. Many of my clients work on managing stress, anxiety, depression, are experiencing challenging life transitions, or are generally looking to gain skills and insight to increase their overall wellbeing and achieve goals.
(415) 862-8069
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Diana Naranjo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical health psychologist with advanced training at Harvard Medical School and UCSF offering evidence-based treatments to alleviate distress and increase quality of life across the lifespan. I work in collaboration with adults, adolescents, and children on issues ranging from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and ADHD, to medical issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, combining elements from Solution Focused Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, and ACT depending on particular client needs. I want LGBTQ clients to know that I have an affirming practice: I will support couples, families, and transgender people with the dignity and respect they deserve.
(415) 889-2831
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Bowra Faiez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck in your personal life or your relationship? Are your thoughts of constant worry, hopelessness, uncertainty overwhelming your day-to-day journey? Have you decided it's time that you approach these feelings and emotions head-on? Therapy is a brave and powerful first step towards exploring what might be contributing to these feelings. I help address these experiences by utilizing a goal-oriented and solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach (CBT). I work with clients to help support them in bringing their strength in the room and allowing them to be able to get in touch with their inner self.
(408) 459-4158
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Christina Velasco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Frustration due to feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, tense, out of control, or not satisfied with your relationship(s) are all great reasons to seek therapy. It's also okay to not be able to pinpoint exactly what is going on - but you are sure something is off and you want to feel better. I work with individuals who want to let go of patterns that no longer serve them, and to gain a better understanding of why those patterns show up to begin with. If any of the above sounds like you - let's talk.
(415) 364-8120
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Ryan Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to create a safe and open space for you to explore your story and deepen your self understanding, putting you on a path to healing. I work with you to identify areas of frustration and concern, as well as areas of strength. My approach is based in relational psychotherapy and also incorporates Emotionally Focused Therapy, family systems and Existential perspectives.
(206) 312-3706
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Rodney J Shapiro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with individuals, couples and families. I see my role as helping to alleviate distress (anxiety, fear, vulnerability, depression) and promoting positive change. From the point of first contact I work towards establishing a trusting relationship. I draw upon my extensive experience in psychodynamic theory, family systems therapy, and solution focused therapies to make sure that I gain an accurate understanding of each client individually and in their relationships. I present myself as a problem solver and collaborate with the client(s) in identifying significant problems and establishing goals towards achieving positive changes.
(415) 689-1057
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Hilary See
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Building the therapeutic alliance and trust is an integral part of therapy, which is a top priority of mine. I come from a trauma informed, cognitive behavioral (CBT) background and I maintain a client-centered approach. I see the individual as a whole, and together we can work towards attainable goals to help improve your quality of life. We can practice using tools, developing personal strengths and techniques/coping strategies while building new skills along the way.
(628) 400-0818
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Lisa Choi
Registered Psychological Associate
Verified
Verified
Dr. Lisa Choi is a postdoctoral fellow with interests in trauma, sexual health, and couples therapy. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings across Southern California and has experience with a wide range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship stressors, gender and sexual identity, and race-based stress and trauma, among others. Dr. Choi works from an integrative approach that draws on her training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, and Humanistic Existential therapy.
(415) 949-3382
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in San Francisco?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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.