Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Karen Weinberger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Karen Weinberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have been helping my clients find solutions to problems of addiction, depression and difficult relationships for more than twenty-five years. I can help you feel better and make the changes you want to make. I recognize and respect what is unique about you and I don't practice "one size fits all" psychotherapy. I understand emotional pain and how a good therapeutic relationship can heal the hurt. Having better relationships, overcoming depression, or getting off the merry-go-round of addiction is possible with help, commitment and hard work.
(415) 799-8787 
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San Francisco, CA 94129
Not accepting new clients
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Paola Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My therapy style is collaborative, flexible, and empathic. I strive to create a safe and compassionate environment for clients in order to foster self-empowerment, healing, and growth. I work from a trauma informed and strength-based approach, integrating other evidence-based approaches such as, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(415) 358-1568 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
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Lillian Westley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I am most passionate about working with couples who want to feel connected again. Transitions, infidelities, and individual differences can lead partners to feel misunderstood and alone. I like to work with couples to rebuild trust and strengthen communication skills, so that they may repair hurts in their relationship and grow stronger than ever before.
(628) 444-4887 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers online therapy
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Lynn R Byk
Psychologist, PhD
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
Not accepting new clients
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Nicole Grinsell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
I am passionate about supporting adults and adolescents to overcome personal challenges and heal from painful experiences, and move towards a life of greater meaning, fulfillment, and joy. Psychotherapy can be a deeply empowering process in developing capacities to foster self-trust and a sense of inner freedom that can profoundly change how we show up in our daily lives. Through a collaborative, compassionate and solutions-focused approach to psychotherapy, I help individuals experience, explore, and cultivate their most authentic self.
(415) 942-8545 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
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John C McLaughlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My work is to help people discover this hidden other place from which their impulses and motivations flow, in an attempt at answering the questions of 'why am I this way?' and 'where am I going?' It works when it is a collaboration which can focus your insight at your future. My experience is detailed and extensive with both adult and child therapies. I also do infant parent psychotherapy geared at helping parents adapt to the new person the baby represents in their lives. Relationships, Depression, Identity, and Motivational issues respond to the work I do.
(415) 800-4862 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Braegen J. Carroll
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
My ideal client is someone who wants to change their life for the better, and understands that work is needed to make that change, and it will take patience, and persistence to make things pay off. Someone that is struggling to make the choices they really want to make but need a extra push to understand the reasons they haven't yet lived the life they have always dreamt of. They want to be happy and live life comfortably in their own skin, and have relationships and connections with others that are fulfilling and satisfying.
(415) 340-7583 
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Offers online therapy
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Alana Jacobs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Do you find yourself feeling lonely, sad, scared, depressed, empty, or anxious? And maybe hopeless, alone, and confused about how to feel better? Whatever you're experiencing, you do not have to face it alone. With the support of a therapist & the trusting, safe space that can be developed you can work through whatever you are experiencing & find light ---- whether that be decreased suffering, inner peace, increased intimacy in your relationships, or more aliveness and authenticity in your connection with yourself and others.
(424) 377-0199 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
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Nandini Sodera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My approach is empathetic, compassionate, analytical and straightforward. I have a decade of experience in working with various specialties but the principal of my work has been to go deep and connect the conscious to the unconscious. With kindness, warmth and humor I provide a safe and supportive environment in therapy.
(415) 360-3353 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
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Susanne Babbel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Making the decision to heal, grow, and improve your life with the help of a psychotherapist is not easy and requires trust and faith. Dr. Babbel is a non-judgmental, supportive, insightful, and experienced psychotherapist, providing a safe place for you to explore old habits and new possibilities.
(415) 675-1603 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Andrew Nelson Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCSOTS
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope.
(628) 600-1369 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
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Mal Godha - LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy
Counselor, APCC
Verified
I strive to create a safe, healing space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. I am a trained mindfulness meditation instructor and view mental health from an integrated, holistic lens. The most effective therapy is built on an open, collaborative relationship and I am sensitive to your unique needs, culture, and identities. I believe the journey towards authenticity begins with expressing emotions and illuminating insights. I am excited to take the first step in this transformative journey with you!
(845) 251-4103 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
Photo of Jennifer Press, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Press
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I offer psychotherapy and coaching for individuals and couples. My approach is collaborative, warm, and very interactive, lending itself easily to both short term goal oriented work and long term depth exploration. I believe that therapy should provide useful day to day tools for lasting change. To that end I specialize in helping couples communicate with one another in a manner that is collaborative rather than aggressive. I also offer professional coaching designed to help individuals better their communication skills in interpersonal relationships and the workplace.
(510) 379-5952 
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Not accepting new clients
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Emily Semow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
People often come to see me when one or more hurdles stand in the way of living the life they want. Clients frequently have concerns related to interpersonal relationships, family conflict, divorce or breakups, work/school-related struggles, life transitions, grief, adoption, and immigration. They may have wrestled with eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, and the effects of one or multiple traumas. Some of my clients have experienced a sense of emptiness, self-criticism, perfectionism, and lack of motivation. My clients have diverse identities and backgrounds, which are respected and valued in our work together.
(628) 257-9199 
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San Francisco, CA 94107
Offers online therapy
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Josh Thomas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, acute stress, relationship problems, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in living from and connecting to personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals to uncover, discover, and discard thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives.
(628) 237-0701 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers online therapy
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Linda M Bartlett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I enjoy working with motivated, well-educated, intelligent people. I help identify what troubles them and work toward understanding and addressing how these difficulties prevent them from experiencing satisfying relationships and making change in their lives. I am an experienced therapist who is direct, collaborative and can help you move toward a potential that's not being reached. I have a nursing / medical background that facilitates my comfort in working within the medical professions, emergency & paramedic services. I have years of experience with those who work in law enforcement and have been chronically traumatized.
(415) 483-1287 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
Photo of Lucy Strand, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Lucy Strand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in working with young women in their 20s & 30s who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, overwhelm, and/or a general feeling of "stuck-ness". Young adulthood can be filled with transitions, decisions, and expectations--and can also be a time of incredible growth and self-discovery. A portion of my practice is also dedicated to working with teen girls who are experiencing similar feelings of anxiety and depression, and wanting a safe space to address their identity struggles and overall feelings of disconnection. Please visit my website for more information: www.lucystrandtherapy.com
 
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San Francisco, CA 94147
Offers online therapy
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Xanthe Asher/EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
My ideal client is a person with a growth mindset and wants to work on their internal narrative. I want to be a witness and facilitate transformation. I am trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Attachment focused- EMDR. Eye Movement, Desensitization, Reprocessing. Attachment focused- EMDR is an effective relational modality to reprocess old negative memories/trauma and come to embody a positive more functional narrative around the experiences. I welcome you to begin to get to know yourself on a deeper level and see the world from a resourced perspective.
(650) 822-7357 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
Photo of Ruth Lieu, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Ruth Lieu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Welcome! I work with adult clients looking for help and support with a range of challenges. My specializations are in depression, anxiety and critical life transitions. I also provide career coaching. I have a background in clinical psychology and business and commonly work with individuals who are seeking help with struggles they experience emotionally and personally that keep them from reaching their full potential in their careers. My goal is to help clients feel better and healthier so that they can enjoy a life engaged in activities that are meaningful to them and connected to people that fulfill them.
(415) 969-2210 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
Photo of Erik Karff, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in San Francisco, CA
Erik Karff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
There are many factors that can lead a person to therapy. Perhaps you’re experiencing a persistent feeling of fear, loneliness, or anxiety, but can’t quite put your finger on where it’s coming from. You may have experienced a recent change or loss of a loved one, relationship, or job that is profoundly impacting you. Or, it could be that the voice of your inner critic is so loud that they/she/he is all you hear.
(415) 527-3839 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in San Francisco are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in San Francisco then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in San Francisco, or Child Psychologists in San Francisco.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like San Francisco psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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. Psychologists in San Francisco specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.