Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Yvonne Guertin, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Yvonne Guertin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RMBP, SEP
Verified
Coming from a holistic, mind-body, humanistic, compassionate perspective, I work with clients who desire to improve the quality of their lives, reducing stress and emotional pain. Clients may suffer from loneliness, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety or loss. They may need help with communication awareness, grounding methods, self-care, sexual fulfillment or life purpose. These conditions are more normal than abnormal, while sometimes feeling overwhelming. I invite clients to listen to and trust their innate wisdom, guiding them to identify and move through the obstacles preventing them from living their life to the fullest.
(415) 800-4671 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Svenson Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
If you've struggled with trauma or dissociation, you might feel very alone. When the world feels like too much & people can feel unsafe, it's hard to share what's inside. Especially if your inner world feels like too much too. On top of that, if it's chaotic, scary, or numb inside, figuring out who you are, what you want, & what's safe might get confusing. It's painful to feel unsure what you need & how to get it! I see it as my job to help you sort through & make sense of the conflict & overwhelm inside, access your strengths, & develop safe ways to relate to what's inside & what's outside, so things feel more stable & connected.
(628) 227-6135 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers online therapy
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Joan K Orrell-Valente
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Naturally, I also work with families. I consider it a privilege to work with young people. You have your whole lives ahead of you and I want to help you thrive. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathic, collaborative, and outcome-focused. You are unique...in personality, abilities and strengths, needs and vulnerabilities, psychological and social circumstances, and in the symptoms you are experiencing. You and I will work together to individualize your treatment. I believe that, fundamentally, you have the resources within you to lead a full and rich life.
(415) 799-3454 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Heidi Kiernan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I bring empathy, insight, and clinical skills, to the therapeutic process. I help clients struggling with stress/anxiety, depression, relationship or family issues, life transitions, academic stress, and career struggles. It is my intention to interact with clients in their personal process by increasing awareness of the source of your distress, implementing new ways of thinking to alter your experiences in a more positive way, and help you learn healthier coping responses in your life.
(650) 549-9733 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers online therapy
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Linda Zuchegna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a clinician, I am guided by the belief in the transformational potential of all people to establish and achieve their self-determined goals. I would be honored to be of service to you on your journey to achieve your goals.
(628) 212-7663 
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San Francisco, CA 94121
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have more than 25 years of experience providing support to individuals, couples, and families to develop awareness, strength, and healing in their lives. I work holistically, using a set of eclectic therapeutic techniques like cognitive-behavioral, existential, and narrative therapy to tailor my work directly to the personal needs of my clients. My goal is to help people learn to construct a future that actualizes their hopes, passions, values, and goals. I create a safe space for clients to explore feelings and find the empowerment needed to build a meaningful and fulfilling life.
(628) 200-3974 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers online therapy
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Justine Byk
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
We all experience challenging times in our lives. I imagine you are here because you want to make a change. You may be seeking relief from something that has been weighing on you, or ready to explore making changes to bring more joy and fulfillment into your life. Whatever you are seeking, I would be honored to support you on this very important journey.
(415) 857-1922 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Not accepting new clients
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Tamara Tucker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My style is direct, transparent and positive. All work is supported by solid psychodynamic theory. I am comfortable with challenges. Most of my clients come in to address relationship issues, career and life-stage transitions, depression and anxiety. However, I have considerable experience in areas of disordered eating, addiction, and (Complex)PTSD. I believe that in order for successful transformational work to occur, the therapeutic relationship is central. Therefore, I offer an initial free 20 minute meeting to test for the ineffable 'fit.' I am a private practice out-of-network provider. WEBSITE: tamaratuckermft.com
(415) 799-8896 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers online therapy
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Ashley Paul
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for self-exploration and personal development, especially regarding balancing the emotional and intellectual sides. Trust, authenticity, and validation are my most-used tools throughout my therapeutic process.
(415) 801-3848 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Offers online therapy
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Arielle Piastunovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, older adults couples, and families. I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders (chronic alcoholism and eating disorders), and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing is often a hard and painful process, but it also can be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery.
(650) 206-9870 
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San Francisco, CA 94107
Offers online therapy
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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
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James McCollum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
A good therapy session should feel emotional and immediate, yet grounded in the past so one can understand and feel old experiences in new ways. Sometimes there is laughter and sometimes there are tears. A good therapy session feels alive and satisfying.
(415) 423-2695 
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San Francisco, CA 94117
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Bruce Hearn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
With COVID19, many of us have been feeling anxious, alone and unstable. It makes it more difficult to keep yourself, or a relationship together. If you need to talk, give me a call. I am offering video therapy while the coronavirus outbreak is here. If you need to make contact right now, give me a call. I can help you to develop a greater sense of calm, self-respect and to maintain your relationships.
(415) 408-7958 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
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Kelly Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Your self-worth is in desperate need of some major repairs. Caught in the harmful cycle between breaking down and numbing out, you feel trapped in an endless loop. There's a pattern emerging in your relationship to yourself as well as your relationships to others. Themes from your past keep replaying every time you get close to someone (i.e. codependency, fear of abandonment, and poor communication). An aching pit of dissatisfaction is starting to fester in your stomach. The further you let yourself sink into this despair, the louder your negative self-talk becomes, and the further your goals of happiness seem to slip out of reach.
(628) 215-8698 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Brett Gaynor Psychotherapy and Consultation
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I strive to facilitate a dialogue that both empowers and engages clients in their own self-healing, valuing the co-creation of a transformative narrative and experience. As a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in treating both children and adults, I view emotional and behavioral challenges as a dynamic outcome that develops as a result of complex interactions across time, as opposed to something inherently "broken" inside an individual.
(415) 936-8748 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Ron Burg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with men, regardless of sexual orientation, who feel stuck in their lives in one way or another. My approach is individualized and varies depending upon who you are and what you want to work on. As a rule, however, my sessions are very active and directed. Men who have been in talk therapy before typically tell me that working with me is different. They say that we are breaking new ground rather than rehashing familiar territory. Things move and they start to see changes rather quickly. Check out at my website for more information.
(415) 858-6856 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dianne Ey Mani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have experience working with clients with anxiety, bipolar disorder, burnout, depression, grief, life transitions, pregnancy, sleep, stress, trauma, women's issues, and maternal mental health.
(415) 360-3833 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
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Lu Peyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
My role as a therapist is that of an empathetic co-pilot. I work in a client-centered way, and I will support you in creating healthy choices and new resources for yourself. My approach is compassionate, intuitive, and interactive. I strive to meet each client's personality and goals in a safe and welcoming environment. I am multilingual and multicultural. My various life experiences provide a base that will help me support you as we work together to meet your goals.
(415) 857-0013 
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Offers online therapy
Photo of Ashli Bastiao, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Ashli Bastiao
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified
As a therapist, I enjoy cultivating authentic relationships with clients and learning about the communities in which you both thrive in and have endured pain in. I’m curious about how you connect with others and how your past experiences impact your relationships and the energy you carry every day. Cross-cultural differences, family systems, and past trauma can make navigating our interpersonal relationships messy and cloud our thoughts. We’ll explore your narrative and the lens through which you see yourself to better understand and rebuild your relationship with yourself and others.
(415) 202-6960 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Nicholas Cardé
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Trouble sleeping? I am a clinical sleep psychologist who specializes in behavioral sleep medicine and the evidence-based treatment of insomnia and sleep problems. I have over a decade of experience in helping individuals, groups and organizations learn strategies to sleep well at night and perform their best during the day. If you suffer from sleep problems, I offer expert cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) which can provide fast and effective relief from insomnia and improved sleep within just a few sessions.
(415) 237-2063 
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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.