Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Elaine Shelub, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Elaine Shelub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Having a safe and supportive space where one can talk openly, is so very important. Feeling understood and listened to promotes growth and change. I am warm and understanding as well as insightful and objective, bringing experience and honesty to my work. Together we will talk about what’s going on now, past events and relationships, and how they might be affecting you. I will work to develop a trusting, supportive relationship to more clearly understand what is troubling you. My clients have enjoyed success in overcoming anxiety and depression, connecting with others, defining and attaining goals, and increasing self-esteem.
(415) 682-6708 
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San Francisco, CA 94127
Offers online therapy
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Scott Carollo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
People come to see me when they feel challenged by life circumstances, by depression, anxiety, or because they know that life holds more for them than they are currently experiencing. We can come to understand the roots of these experiences and to see where the blocks are to either living a life that feels like your own, or being more of yourself in the life that you have. I have found there to be a wide range of people who feel comfortable working with me, quite varied with regard to gender, age, stage of life, cultural background and sexual orientation.
(415) 860-0769 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
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Erica Bragg
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do relationships, or other people in general, seem to trigger or overwhelm you? Many people have difficulty with intimate relationships, friendships, parenting, or other family connections. They may feel others don’t really care about them, or that they’re not worth others caring about. I know this experience can be very painful. I help people better understand why they feel and react the way they do, and how they can experience more balance and peace. Relationships do take work at times, but they can also be a source of great healing, acceptance, and joy.
(415) 942-6209 
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Offers online therapy
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Rob Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
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
Offers online therapy
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Tracy Artson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am an experienced psychologist providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention to individual adults and couples. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, separation and divorce, loss and grief, life transitions, relational issues, among others. I am a Certified EMDR practitioner and an Approved Consultant. EMDR is a specialized therapy for symptom relief and the processing of stress reactions/trauma, whether experienced from the distant past or more recently. I am a facilitator for Laurel Parnell's Attachment Focused-EMDR trainings. In addition, I am a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and a facilitator of SE trainings. I provide Consultation to Licensed Professionals.
(415) 923-0866 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Pearl McGee-Vincent
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Whether you want to deal more effectively with stress, build better relationships, or are facing a major life decision or crisis, I will work with you to help you develop the tools you need to get on track towards your personal and professional goals.
(415) 237-2543 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Taune Lyons
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
I want to help empower you to discover the growth & healing that is already inside of you - so you can live your most meaningful, authentic, and dynamic life. As you may be feeling, the systems we're in condition us to be less of our most whole, nourished selves. But it doesn't have to be that way. Together we can unravel and intentionally (and compassionately) rewrite the stories you tell yourself, and reframe the lenses you've used to understand and interact with the world. Let's unearth the truest aspects of yourself, so you can feel alive, aligned, and full of integrity.
(628) 215-7094 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Offers online therapy
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SF Relationship Counseling & Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Effective relationship counseling and psychotherapy here in San Francisco is my specialty for individuals and couples who are looking for therapy that creates closer, more meaningful and lasting relationships. If you are struggling to make sense of dating or relationships, you are certainly not alone. In fact, all of us need some outside perspective at times to help us make sense of it all. I welcome the opportunity to work with you. Specialties: * Relationship Counseling * Dating coach * Couples Counseling * Psychotherapy * ~Jeremi McManus, MFT, Relationship Counseling and Psychotherapy San Francisco
(415) 723-4207 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Lacey Jimenez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I believe in working collaboratively with clients and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. My goal is to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment that encourages growth and change. My background in dual diagnosis treatment facilities, Department of Mental Health facilities, and a school district provides a foundation for me to assist clients who are struggling with various obstacles, including but not limited to: dual diagnosis disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, life transitions, stress management, relational challenges, behavioral issues, and more.
(415) 494-8937 
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Offers online therapy
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Alice Knutson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I work with individuals and couples in a variety of different areas, some of them include loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma. People often come in to work on a specific issue while others come in because something feels wrong, or because they want to gain a deeper understanding of themselves. My work with couples involves helping them work through areas in their relationship where they are struggling or feeling at a loss and we work together to help them gain new and lasting relational skills, often with a focus on communication.
(415) 775-4995 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
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Melanie Galan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Trauma can significantly impact your life and keep you in a prison of fear, lack of motivation, mistrust, hyper-vigilance, hopelessness, sadness, and other suffering. As an experienced, trauma-informed psychotherapist who specializes in trauma, we will work together, using evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and other proven therapies to reduce or eliminate these symptoms. Your healing journey can begin today with safe, supportive, and private telehealth sessions. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
(415) 360-1417 
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Offers online therapy
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Chad Kordt-Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
In response to current disruptions to daily life and worries related to Covid-19, I am now serving individual adults looking for strategies to manage stress. I specialize in teletherapy for individuals and for parents. I also specialize in supporting parents. Many parents need a forum to discuss the new reality of sheltering in place, and sometimes homeschooling children. If you have a child who is sensitive, reactive, or sometimes hard to parent, I can help. I have experience with a wide range of children of all ages, and have supported parents and individual adults for many years.
(415) 582-6952 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
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Taylor Rechtschaffen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Experiencing anxiety, fear, anger, and sadness is a natural part of being human. How you respond to these emotions is what makes all the difference and can dictate whether you sink and struggle or thrive and grow. Amazingly, it is by facing and bringing love to what you wish you could 'get rid of' that allows parts of you to transform and metabolize into the power and grace you long to feel. My job is to help you navigate this journey and learn the skills to be your own captain; to help you see how much choice you actually have.
(415) 767-1682 
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San Francisco, CA 94107
Offers online therapy
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Christina Velasco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Beth A Mitchner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I believe that we heal and grow best in a welcoming and supportive environment. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore together your thoughts and feelings and guide you to a place of deeper self-understanding of your strengths and challenges. Often, this process will enable you to find new ways for dealing with problems, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, and realizing your desires, and aspirations. These changes reduce discomfort and stress and allow you to feel more alive and fulfilled.
(628) 210-3586 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Not accepting new clients
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You Exploration with damon johnson, lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
YOU are desiring clarification and willing to conduct self-exploration. You are troubled by a recent or historical trauma and are seeking peace of mind, restoration of self, or closure. You have noticed a drastic shift in your mood and no explanation for it. Unable to concentrate due to fixation on visions others deny seeing or are receiving commands from a voice not your own. You want tools to help manage daily stressors. You may need an objective "ear" to hear you without judgement. You are here to seek help, let's chat and confirm YOU EXPLORATION with damon johnson, lcsw is the practice to meet your personal/clinical needs.
(628) 500-9064 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Qin Fan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Video/phone consults available for all California residents. Whether you are a young adult launching yourself or a well-seasoned adult taking stock of your life, our work together should help you discover more joy & purpose in the realm of work and love. I offer individual & couples therapy including consults for entrepreneurs & cofounders & have helped with a wide range of issues including relationships, career, sexual concerns, work/life harmony, women's health, depression, anxiety & the process of coming to terms with the past. I practice active and engaged forms of therapy and offer an open, trusting, and collaborative process.
(415) 524-0386 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
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Janine Darwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you anxious, emotionally overwhelmed, struggling with feelings of inadequacy, not able to make decisions, engaging in self destructive behaviors or just plain confused about why things (or people) are so difficult? Contact me. If you are struggling with poor relationships at work, with your partner, with your kids; contact me. If you just want a better understanding of how you think, feel and behave; contact me. Together we will uncover your internal healing abilities to achieve freedom and relief.
(415) 578-3944 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Erica Esmail Rath
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Being a therapist is one of the greatest joys in my life. It allows me the opportunity to encourage and witness the human growth process in a profound and personal way. Research shows that modern day distress is caused by isolation and disconnection, which many of us feel even in relationships. We are social creatures who thrive when we feel connected, especially to those who matter the most to us. The work and goal of therapy is to explore and strengthen our connections, first and foremost to ourselves, then to our partners, our families, or people in general.
(415) 366-8455 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
Photo of Stephanie Owen, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Stephanie Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Are you feeling anxious, lost, find yourself overanalyzing past or future events? Are you struggling with self-love, dating, or a recent loss? Have you tried to suppress the worries and thoughts, but it hasn't helped? If so, you've come to a place where together we can explore ways to gain clarity, insight and healing.
(415) 649-4129 
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San Francisco, CA 94117
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.