Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Rebecca Gold
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
I received my undergraduate degree in Cognitive Psychology (B.A.) from the University of California, Irvine, completed my master’s (M.A.) degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, and received my doctorate (Psy.D.) in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My philosophy is one of pragmatism, based on treating each client as an individual with specific needs and empowering clients through education as well as introspection.
(628) 201-6826 
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Alex Graham - Brown Therapy Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
As we move through life, we collect wounds that are often never given the attention they need to properly heal. These wounding experiences influence the way we relate to ourselves and the world, and we often become stuck in distressing feelings and behavioral patterns that don’t serve us well. In therapy, we cultivate awareness, and open to parts of our experience that we have pushed away. When we do this, it is uncomfortable while we are increasing awareness and still stuck in resistance to the feelings, but as we continue to open, resistance naturally falls away.
(415) 360-1091 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
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Laurie Phuong Ertley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
You don't have to do this alone. I specialize not in one, but four of the latest, cutting edge therapies to address trauma. I use somatic therapy tools such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and more to help you not only manage your stress but achieve Post Traumatic Growth. I bring you 22 years of expertise to get you the most effective results you can in the shortest amount of time. If you feel it's time to do things differently -to get support when you need it most-then contact me today.
(650) 479-1414 
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San Francisco, CA 94105
Offers online therapy
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Beth Apfelbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
I like to start by making a warm and heartfelt connection with you, supporting and accepting you just as you are. From there, we work to transform difficult struggles into opportunities for greater self-love and richer understanding. Our process is collaborative, with you being at choice every step of the way. I use a blend of innovative approaches that have helped many hundreds of individuals and couples manifest, grow, and savor the relationships and sexuality they desire. In a relaxed, open, and deeply aware state, we discover our truths by gently dissolving shame-filled stories of the mind.
(650) 209-7942 
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Elizabeth Wing-Man Choi
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
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
Offers online therapy
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Alexis Gutierrez-Rafe
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Gutierrez-Rafe is a post-doctoral fellow with expertise in treating anxiety, depress, trauma. In her approach to therapy, she utilizes an integrative method, incorporating Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and other evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Competency, and Regulation (ARC). Dr. Guitierrez-Rafe adapts her approach to best fit the unique presenting needs of each of her clients. Dr. Gutierrez-Rafe enjoys utilizing a strength-based approach that values a strong collaborative relationship with her patients that considers their unique multifaceted backgrounds.
(415) 300-1836 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Tim Malone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTI
Verified
I work relationally with a diverse group of clients. I believe that connection is one of the most important aspects of any relationship and strive to build that with my clients. In the past, I have worked in retail, the trades and hospital administration and drug and alcohol services. It was not until I started studying psychology that I found my passion. Yet, These experiences have shaped who I am today and help me to identify with my clients.
(628) 600-1424 
San Francisco, CA 94114
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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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Keith Packer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am passionate about my work as a therapist. I frequently feel honored and humbled to facilitate and witness another's healing process. I sense we are trying to navigate our way the best we know how, and sometimes, when we get stuck, we need support from a fellow pilgrim. I am grateful to have been the beneficiary of therapy when grappling with my own inner turmoil and difficult relationships. If you too are looking for less suffering and anxiety, more fulfilling relationships, and a deeper sense of what you truly want, I would be excited and privileged to support you in your journey.
(415) 849-4179 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
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Mehera Reiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Francisco, CA, My role as a therapist is to support and guide individuals navigating a variety of changes and life transitions including parenting, career changes, grief and stages of life issues. Additionally, I work with clients around specific health related issues such as substance use , HIV and Transgender focused health care. 
(628) 230-4098 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers online therapy
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Susana Scotti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I’m so glad you are here. I know it can be tough getting started with psychotherapy. While therapy can be effortful, I strive for it to be a constructive process that builds you up. I am passionate about helping people get the most out of life and am committed to providing quality, individualized services to meet your specific needs. I am a generalist with more than 10 years of experience, providing therapy for adults with a variety of concerns, particularly recovery from trauma, anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, self-esteem difficulties, grief, chronic pain, college age challenges and addiction/substance recovery.
(415) 324-6073 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Nilsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I appreciate you taking the time to care for yourself and overcome any natural struggles to seek out personal therapy. Life can be a challenge and even the strongest need support to work through present problems and process past struggles. Most are hesitant to seek help and support for personal struggles but when you do, feel confident that you are taking a brave first step towards healing, growing towards a better place and a better you.
(628) 265-4961 
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San Francisco, CA 94108
Offers online therapy
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Leora Fulvio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CCHT
Verified
If you are suffering with food & body image issues, issues of self-esteem & self-worth, relationship issues or dealing with trauma, I can help you. There are so many women who feel as though they are not enough. They believe that they somehow have to be better, look different, lose weight, be a whole different person to have a good relationship and a happy life. They beat themselves up constantly and are always trying to change. Do you understand this feeling? If so, I can help you have a loving relationship with yourself and settle into who you really are.
(415) 649-8964 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Offers online therapy
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Vince Lee
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I help clients to know their strengths, how their cultures and families affect them, their needs and their purpose - their very selves. They may lack good ways to get their needs met. Or, they may not be asking the right questions. They may be looking for more calm, more joy and more control over their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(415) 549-1447 x156 
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San Francisco, CA 94116
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Samantha Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Let’s get through this time and start your journey to a better version of you! My specialty is helping people deal with depression, anxiety, stress, unhealthy/excessive behaviors or a chronic illness/family member's chronic illness. You may have tried to change many times in the past without the results you want. I'll help you learn ways to cope with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low confidence, isolation, and uncertainty. We'll figure out what matters most to you, set goals, and set a path to action so you'll see results!
 
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers online therapy
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Tracy McGillis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I provide a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore any issues that have brought you to therapy. I work with individuals and couples at all developmental stages, partnering with you to navigate the uncertainties of life transitions, relationship difficulties, and barriers that may be keeping you stuck. Most of us want to move in the direction of a meaningful, authentic life that reflects our values, but for various reasons the path becomes obscured. I both challenge and support my clients in their courageous steps toward clarity and fulfillment.
(415) 787-4497 
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Not accepting new clients
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Maggie Furey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Navigating through life can be challenging at times. Whether it's moving through a chapter in ones life, facing big unknowns, or wanting to get to know oneself deeper. I find that no matter where someone is on this path, they benefit from having a safe and supportive person to talk with, walking alongside them. Coming from a social work training and background, it is important for me to consider how the external environment impacts an individual's internal experience. This includes, but is not limited to the systems, culture, and social environment that impacts identity and past and present experiences.
(628) 244-8906 
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San Francisco, CA 94121
Offers online therapy
Richard N Krafnick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Compassionate. Sensitive. Intuitive. Bilingual-Español. My work focuses on transforming emotional pain to experience life more freely and fully. In a non-judgmental way, I work with clients to identify the core conflicts that keep appearing in new contexts. I understand symptoms as a privileged doorway to resolve these underlying conflicts. I also focus on how hidden links in the family tree influence us, and how transgenerational issues don't allow us to live "our own" lives. Secrets and unresolved family issues force themselves into our personal stories until they are resolved. We become as sick as our secrets.
(415) 237-2066 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Dvora Honigstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFC
Verified
I have been a psychotherapist for 30+ years. My preference is to work with people who want to go beyond immediate problem solving to an understanding of the underlying causes of their difficulties. I am aware of how challenging it can be to choose a therapist. My work style is to listen deeply and be collaborative. I am interactive and direct and use the therapy relationship to understand dynamics that may not be visible to my client. I have a strong belief in our potential to grow and change especially with increased awareness within a therapy relationship.
(415) 299-8064 
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San Francisco, CA 94117
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Fabiola Pacheco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialized in serving the Latinx community, first-generation professionals, and those struggling with high functioning anxiety. I have extensive experience working with adults who have a history of undisclosed childhood trauma, depression, panic attacks, and high functioning anxiety. My experience includes working in the tech sector prior to switching careers and in the hospital setting.
(415) 914-7503 
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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.