Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Dana Iscoff, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Dana Iscoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
As a psychotherapist, I help individuals, by fostering a safe and engaging environment, to express their feelings and think about their experiences. I support individuals in the context of the therapeutic relationship to better understand themselves and the difficulties they are having. I help clients identify and ascribe meaning to the things that are not in their awareness. In psychotherapy, individuals can learn to understand and manage their internal obstacles that have led to difficulties in their mood, behavior, self-esteem, jobs and relationships.
(415) 868-4538
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Not accepting new clients
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Shana Millstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. People come to therapy for many different reasons. Some seek symptom relief, while others want to find ways to cope more effectively, improve their relationships, or make better choices in their lives. Whether your concerns reflect relatively discrete, time-limited issues or more long-standing difficulties, psychotherapy offers an opportunity to address them in a safe, respectful and thoughtful environment.
(415) 689-8181
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Not accepting new clients
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Francisco location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 818-0594
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Penn Barbosa
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The goal of therapy is for you be happy in your love and work. At the heart of it, therapy is about increasing your capacity to alleviate your suffering; feel more connected with yourself and others; expand and enrich yourself; recognize what you want; and recognize the internal and external forces that keep you from getting what you want. These are powerful antidotes to anxiety and depression.
(415) 992-6047
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Gillian Nathan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
Are you ready to let go of old pain and live more fully in the present? To invite ease, joy and connection into your life? My office is a safe and supportive environment for self-exploration, healing, and change. Together we address challenges by identifying current strengths and resources and adding new tools and resources. By developing more balance in your emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of self, this holistic approach helps you find greater peace and fulfillment in your life and relationships.
(415) 726-2811
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Elizabeth Wing-Man Choi
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Verified
I believe our emotional and physical health are inseparable. In psychotherapy, we will explore how your brain, emotions, body, and spirituality work together in creating moment-by-moment experiences within you. My background in neuropsychology and psychotherapy will guide our work in an integrated and holistic framework. As a registered psychological assistant (PSB 94026544) supervised by Dr. Rebecca Crabb (PSY 23603), I offer individual psychotherapy and cognitive remediation for adults (age 18-64), in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Currently, I provide teletherapy services only, to residents of California.
(415) 943-1077
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Mary McDermott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, LPCC, RYT
Verified
Verified
I am accepting new clients for video therapy and tele-health during the Covid-19 health crisis. I work integrating the mind, body, and spirit, you can become more connected to yourself and better able to respond to life as it occurs. I specialize in helping people reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, heal from trauma, manage difficult life transitions and go through the process of grief and loss. In conjunction with therapy I work with people individually integrating the techniques of yoga, breathing, meditation and nutrition. I will help you to develop or deepen an individualized lifestyle that suits your needs.
(415) 800-1999
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San Francisco, CA 94107
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Alison Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Whether you're trying to fight anxiety and depression, beat addictions or if you have struggled through a traumatic experience, there are techniques that can provide relief from symptoms and challenge negative ways of thinking, improve your relationships and your experiences at work. If you are ready to develop new skills and strategies to break free from what is holding you back from your goals, then let me use my professional experience to partner with you in realizing your potential for healing and growth.
(415) 650-4926
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Leslie Yan Meier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative and flexible partnership with each client. I believe that trust, respect, non-judgment, genuineness, and compassion form the foundation of a therapeutic relationship. Through the process of psychotherapy, I endeavor to help clients gain insight and perspective into their relationships and behaviors with the intention of achieving positive change. We will work in tandem to identify treatment goals and expectations at the outset of treatment, and will ensure that the focus of therapy is on the most salient issues.
(415) 226-4996
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Waitlist for new clients
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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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Waitlist for new clients
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Rob Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
Welcome, glad you're here. Let's be honest, life often is messy and can feel like a struggle. And yet, what if beneath trauma, disappointments, frustrations, or seemingly poor life choices lie seeds of growth that just need some watering? What if you already contain the ingredients essential for thriving? Might your relationships as well? In my view therapy provides a sacred like opportunity where one is offered a chance to experience renewed vitality, meaning, and an invigorated sense of mind, body, spirit, and soul. A space where the genius in you or perhaps the potentials lying in relationships and parenting roles can emerge.
(510) 901-3796
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Not accepting new clients
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Deborah Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Being a licensed psychotherapist since 1986, I've worked with a wide variety of issues. I know that pain and suffering are inevitable in life, but being miserable is optional. With warmth and humor, I am skilled at helping clients make meaning of the suffering, while facilitating and eliciting options that lead out of it. I work with couples and individuals of different races, ethnicities, sizes, orientations, genders, and ages. Therapy is the process of examining your life as a great novel in process of being created. My job is to help you envision and shape the next chapter.
(415) 285-6812
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Not accepting new clients
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Michael G. Quirke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Don't Let Your Feelings Get The Best Of You. Is a persistent, overwhelming sense of grief and sadness preventing you from living the life you want? Are you dealing with intense emotions of shame, guilt, or hopelessness for seemingly no reason at all? Perhaps you have experienced a traumatic event or childhood neglect that is manifesting as fear, anxiety, or helplessness. Or it could be that you recognize the signs of depression but feel like you have nowhere to turn. If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. And I want to assure you that there is much we can do to help you find inner peace and greater contentment.
(415) 448-6952
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Marisol Cendejas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual therapist who cares about creating safer spaces to empower mental health and wellness in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color). I take a holistic and trauma-informed approach.
(415) 949-2397
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Anastasia Beloshapko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am available to support you if you are looking to sort out personal/relational conflicts, learn tools to deal with triggers, or find work/life balance. I offer tools if you struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. If your past trauma prevents you from living the life you want and from creating connection and emotional intimacy, my method can help you. I can guide you to move through major life transitions and loss consciously. If self-talk such as “I am not good enough, what is wrong with me” sounds familiar, accompanied by constant comparison to others, method I use does magic with self-esteem issues.
(415) 787-8503
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Amy Vienna Golsong
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome - whatever is bringing you to therapy know that change is possible. Maybe you, like many of us, are in a time of transition and are unsure of next steps, at a crossroads in your relationships or wanting new tools that can provide more connection and understanding in your family.
(415) 870-8851
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Adrienne Elizabeth Amundsen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Because everyone comes with their own needs, goals, and styles, I am flexible in my approach. I can be practical and problem-focused, but much of my work is deeper, and deals with emotional patterns developed early in life, I work a lot with trauma and loss. Attending to the therapy relationship is also important for learning about relationship patterns and trust. I bring my love of creativity to my work as well. Working with dreams and imagery, I find, can bring surprising insight. When therapy really takes off, I find that clients often discover their own creativity and a sense of life purpose.
(415) 423-2642
San Francisco, CA 94118
Photo of Michael Guy Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Michael Guy Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
One of the things that haunts me about our all too human condition is how much pain we have to suffer in the ordinary conduct of our lives. Who do we turn to when we are in such despair that we don’t know where to turn? I believe all of us suffer from occasional feelings of fear, alienation, depression, confusion. Some suffer from these symptoms more than others, but we are all otherwise more or less the same. I try to connect with your deepest existential issues and help you get to know yourself intimately, in order to bring the passion and happiness than has been missing back into your life . . . or perhaps, for the first time?
(415) 871-0145
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Colin Holtzinger
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Most people come to see me because they are experiencing some sort of distress that they want help with. What they come to discover is that therapy can be about so much more than relieving pain. I facilitate a process of reflection and self-discovery that can help you connect to your inner creativity and capacity to grow. I focus on helping you expand your relationships, your ability to love and receive love. And together we search for your sense of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in life.
(415) 319-8648
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Octave - Downtown SF Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Octave is a modern practice creating a new standard for mental healthcare that’s both high-quality and accessible to more people. With in-person and virtual clinics in California and New York, we partner with you to develop personalized plans that can include individual therapy, couples therapy, and groups to best suit your needs. Grounded in science, our approach enables you to experience profound change that is just as measurable as it is meaningful.
(415) 366-2851
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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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.