Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94115
"I have two passions; 1) I am dedicated to supporting the emotional wellbeing of our youngsters and for that, I provide Expressive Arts and Play Therapy for your child and/or your inner child. I use a relational, dynamic, deep play therapy approach. I help your child to process the BIG feelings that affect negatively their behavior. My goal is to facilitate their emotional and cognitive development, help them gain better social skills, and support them in challenging transitions. Therapy sessions are weekly, and I collaborate as needed with parents and significant others. "
(415) 980-4112
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94115
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"I have two passions; 1) I am dedicated to supporting the emotional wellbeing of our youngsters and for that, I provide Expressive Arts and Play Therapy for your child and/or your inner child. I use a relational, dynamic, deep play therapy approach. I help your child to process the BIG feelings that affect negatively their behavior. My goal is to facilitate their emotional and cognitive development, help them gain better social skills, and support them in challenging transitions. Therapy sessions are weekly, and I collaborate as needed with parents and significant others. "
Deborah Brenner-Liss, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94115
"I most enjoy working with people who are highly motivated to work on themselves, and who are psychologically-minded enough to look at themselves. I am best suited for people who wish to do deep character change work. (I tend to work long-term rather than short-term.) I do also offer supervision and consultation to younger clinicians who wish to deepen their experience and competence in working with eating disorders, trauma, and areas of personal growth."
(415) 771-3068
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94115
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"I most enjoy working with people who are highly motivated to work on themselves, and who are psychologically-minded enough to look at themselves. I am best suited for people who wish to do deep character change work. (I tend to work long-term rather than short-term.) I do also offer supervision and consultation to younger clinicians who wish to deepen their experience and competence in working with eating disorders, trauma, and areas of personal growth."
Jorge Villarroel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94115
"I approach therapy with warmth, compassionate curiosity, and honest reflection, focusing on the present moment. I am a supportive and open-minded therapist. I work together with individuals toward self-discovery, connecting with others from a perspective of personal awareness. I believe the therapeutic relationship has the potential to transform our lives in real and meaningful ways. Perhaps you feel stuck, or experience depression, anxiety, or pain that keeps you from living a full life and having healthy relationships, therapy can help one overcome these issues."
(415) 367-4135
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94115
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"I approach therapy with warmth, compassionate curiosity, and honest reflection, focusing on the present moment. I am a supportive and open-minded therapist. I work together with individuals toward self-discovery, connecting with others from a perspective of personal awareness. I believe the therapeutic relationship has the potential to transform our lives in real and meaningful ways. Perhaps you feel stuck, or experience depression, anxiety, or pain that keeps you from living a full life and having healthy relationships, therapy can help one overcome these issues."
Elizabeth Wake, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PhD, MA HRHR
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94115
(415) 915-7891
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94115
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Kristen Krauel, LCSW, LPCC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"Difficult life events or trauma may have shaped your past, but you have the power to define your future. Let’s rewrite your story together, focusing on your innate strengths and building your capacity to create a fulfilling life. Together, we can make sense of overwhelming emotions, work through relationship challenges, and transform shame into self-esteem. "
(415) 968-4128
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"Difficult life events or trauma may have shaped your past, but you have the power to define your future. Let’s rewrite your story together, focusing on your innate strengths and building your capacity to create a fulfilling life. Together, we can make sense of overwhelming emotions, work through relationship challenges, and transform shame into self-esteem. "
Sara K Levley, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"**Prospective patients: Please see note below** As a warm, supportive, and interactive therapist, I specialize in helping people who feel stuck and want to move forward. I work with individuals and couples struggling to figure out a specific issue, including simply wanting to feel better, as well as those who want help managing relationship concerns, loss, difficult childhood experiences, and struggles with perfectionism. Through my work at UCSF, I have had extensive training focused on improving relational dynamics within challenging situations and helping people heal from trauma and painful early childhood experiences."
(206) 350-8283
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"**Prospective patients: Please see note below** As a warm, supportive, and interactive therapist, I specialize in helping people who feel stuck and want to move forward. I work with individuals and couples struggling to figure out a specific issue, including simply wanting to feel better, as well as those who want help managing relationship concerns, loss, difficult childhood experiences, and struggles with perfectionism. Through my work at UCSF, I have had extensive training focused on improving relational dynamics within challenging situations and helping people heal from trauma and painful early childhood experiences."
Lindsay M. Hesser, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"My practice takes a grounded, pragmatic approach. I meet clients where they are and we collaborate to make their daily lives more manageable and fulfilling by addressing outdated coping skills that are no longer helpful, self-sabotaging behaviors, and past traumas. I also offer coaching services, particularly for young professionals, those in counseling and wellness-oriented professions, and graduate students. I am especially interested in supporting my clients through the processes of self-development and self-innovation, as well as radical acceptance and growth. "
(628) 237-4465
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"My practice takes a grounded, pragmatic approach. I meet clients where they are and we collaborate to make their daily lives more manageable and fulfilling by addressing outdated coping skills that are no longer helpful, self-sabotaging behaviors, and past traumas. I also offer coaching services, particularly for young professionals, those in counseling and wellness-oriented professions, and graduate students. I am especially interested in supporting my clients through the processes of self-development and self-innovation, as well as radical acceptance and growth. "
Catherine Reid, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"I believe in the powerful abilities of a positive therapeutic relationship. I want clients to look forward to coming each week and to feel safe in our space. I appreciate when clients are not afraid to admit what they don't know and are open to new perspectives or experimenting with new ways of doing things. I do not have all the answers and it will likely be you, with my guidance that taps into the answers that are already there. I have a good sense of humor and believe that using a mix of humor, honesty, reflection and compassion can have the greatest impact on helping us heal our hearts and live our best lives. "
(628) 257-6678
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"I believe in the powerful abilities of a positive therapeutic relationship. I want clients to look forward to coming each week and to feel safe in our space. I appreciate when clients are not afraid to admit what they don't know and are open to new perspectives or experimenting with new ways of doing things. I do not have all the answers and it will likely be you, with my guidance that taps into the answers that are already there. I have a good sense of humor and believe that using a mix of humor, honesty, reflection and compassion can have the greatest impact on helping us heal our hearts and live our best lives. "
Rachel Newman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"When psychological suffering feels unbearable, seeking a therapist to help you find your way is a great act of courage. Psychotherapy is an active collaboration in which we tend to your inner life, bringing care and curiosity to the deepest parts of you. Profound change is possible in a therapeutic relationship based on trust. From your most disturbing and shame inducing symptoms to your greatest strengths--every part of you belongs here. I have been successful in treating individuals/couples with: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship troubles, sex, cultural identity issues, perinatal mood disorders, problem drinking, infidelity and grief."
(415) 949-6967
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"When psychological suffering feels unbearable, seeking a therapist to help you find your way is a great act of courage. Psychotherapy is an active collaboration in which we tend to your inner life, bringing care and curiosity to the deepest parts of you. Profound change is possible in a therapeutic relationship based on trust. From your most disturbing and shame inducing symptoms to your greatest strengths--every part of you belongs here. I have been successful in treating individuals/couples with: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship troubles, sex, cultural identity issues, perinatal mood disorders, problem drinking, infidelity and grief."
Michael S Isaacs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NCPsyA, JD, RP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"As an experienced psychotherapist, I can help with traditional psychotherapy issues, on a sliding scale basis if needed.Issues include anxiety,depression, relationships,emotional blocks, feelings of inadequacy. If you wish, I am able to add an existential and philosophical dimension to your self-growth. I have a wealth of experience as a clinical social worker(LCSW)psychotherapist; divorce mediator; nationally certified psychoanalyst(NCPsyA); writer; attorney(JD); teacher, lecturer, and workshop leader on body-mind techniques. Please visit my website: www.michaelisaacs.net to see a 2 minute video or hear a 40 minute radio interview. When applicable send the bills to your insurance company."
(650) 385-8676
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"As an experienced psychotherapist, I can help with traditional psychotherapy issues, on a sliding scale basis if needed.Issues include anxiety,depression, relationships,emotional blocks, feelings of inadequacy. If you wish, I am able to add an existential and philosophical dimension to your self-growth. I have a wealth of experience as a clinical social worker(LCSW)psychotherapist; divorce mediator; nationally certified psychoanalyst(NCPsyA); writer; attorney(JD); teacher, lecturer, and workshop leader on body-mind techniques. Please visit my website: www.michaelisaacs.net to see a 2 minute video or hear a 40 minute radio interview. When applicable send the bills to your insurance company."
Jacob Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MBA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Hosts group in:
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"There are times in our life when we begin to feel sadness, anxiety, loss of meaning, or loss of joy. We feel this as an individual and in our relationships. Doctors are quick to hand out anti-depressants, but often this is not depression. Instead, I believe these feelings emerge as we struggle with the many challenges and changes we face in life, especially as we age. Life can be very difficult, the loss of friends and loved ones, transitions, illness, divorce, career changes, and more can lead to a loss of meaning or purpose. And this, in turn, can bring on sadness, anxiety, and a sense that we're disconnected from our lives."
(415) 855-3508
Verified
Hosts group in:
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"There are times in our life when we begin to feel sadness, anxiety, loss of meaning, or loss of joy. We feel this as an individual and in our relationships. Doctors are quick to hand out anti-depressants, but often this is not depression. Instead, I believe these feelings emerge as we struggle with the many challenges and changes we face in life, especially as we age. Life can be very difficult, the loss of friends and loved ones, transitions, illness, divorce, career changes, and more can lead to a loss of meaning or purpose. And this, in turn, can bring on sadness, anxiety, and a sense that we're disconnected from our lives."
Thomas L Kim, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
""Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination...." In Wild Geese, Mary Oliver does not promise salvation, but points to the okay-ness of your being, to the importance of your inner world. How do you, in your imagination, relate to the world? You can find peace inside yourself. I believe therapy is about wholeness-it's not about rejecting who you already are, but about including all aspects of yourself. With compassion and honesty, let's explore the full you so that you may find your inner peace."
(415) 938-8024
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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""Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination...." In Wild Geese, Mary Oliver does not promise salvation, but points to the okay-ness of your being, to the importance of your inner world. How do you, in your imagination, relate to the world? You can find peace inside yourself. I believe therapy is about wholeness-it's not about rejecting who you already are, but about including all aspects of yourself. With compassion and honesty, let's explore the full you so that you may find your inner peace."
Angela Hernandez LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"I specialize in children and adolescents, using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, as well as other treatment modalities to address needs and facilitate growth. Setting goals and planning treatment is a collaborative process with child and parents and I aim to cultivate an open and non-judgmental relationship during the therapy process. My years of experience include supporting clients through a myriad of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and/or loss, blended families and/or challenging family dynamics, relational issues, self-esteem and adjustments to changes."
(415) 364-8150
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"I specialize in children and adolescents, using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, as well as other treatment modalities to address needs and facilitate growth. Setting goals and planning treatment is a collaborative process with child and parents and I aim to cultivate an open and non-judgmental relationship during the therapy process. My years of experience include supporting clients through a myriad of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and/or loss, blended families and/or challenging family dynamics, relational issues, self-esteem and adjustments to changes."
Tim Cordell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"Chances are you feel some dissatisfaction with the things or people in your life. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and stuck, but if you've made it here to my page, you likely have some ideas about what things you'd like to be different. Therapy, like most of life, requires discipline and responsibility. I can help you make the necessary contact with parts of yourself that influence the way you think, feel and act. In our sessions I will help you discover in a more full way what might be holding you back from having the life you want. We will explore your thoughts and feelings in the moment, which can lead to profound healing and change."
(415) 570-8590
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"Chances are you feel some dissatisfaction with the things or people in your life. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and stuck, but if you've made it here to my page, you likely have some ideas about what things you'd like to be different. Therapy, like most of life, requires discipline and responsibility. I can help you make the necessary contact with parts of yourself that influence the way you think, feel and act. In our sessions I will help you discover in a more full way what might be holding you back from having the life you want. We will explore your thoughts and feelings in the moment, which can lead to profound healing and change."
Emily Bonelli-Padow, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"I believe creating a secure, trusting and meaningful relationship is the basis for opening the door to change in our lives. Life can be hard. Whether it be stress from relationships, work, parenting (sometimes all of the above!) and life changes, we all deserve a space where we feel heard, valued and seen. This allows us to process what happened, whats happening now, and how to move forward. Sometimes this involves reflecting on our past hurts and learning new coping skills, other times the change comes from simply having the space to process how we feel today in a compassionate and non-judemental way. "
(415) 202-5595
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"I believe creating a secure, trusting and meaningful relationship is the basis for opening the door to change in our lives. Life can be hard. Whether it be stress from relationships, work, parenting (sometimes all of the above!) and life changes, we all deserve a space where we feel heard, valued and seen. This allows us to process what happened, whats happening now, and how to move forward. Sometimes this involves reflecting on our past hurts and learning new coping skills, other times the change comes from simply having the space to process how we feel today in a compassionate and non-judemental way. "
Helena McMahon, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"Within each of us exists the potential to feel good about ourselves, our relationships and our work. Accessing this potential, tapping into it and learning to apply it generously to everyday life can lead to great success and fulfillment in all of these areas. I collaborate with my clients to identify and address the things blocking their ability to have a true and lasting sense of well being-- depression, stress, low self esteem, past trauma, self defeating patterns and toxic relationships. Together we work actively on transforming these obstacles into self knowledge and new, positive behaviors."
(415) 375-0973
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"Within each of us exists the potential to feel good about ourselves, our relationships and our work. Accessing this potential, tapping into it and learning to apply it generously to everyday life can lead to great success and fulfillment in all of these areas. I collaborate with my clients to identify and address the things blocking their ability to have a true and lasting sense of well being-- depression, stress, low self esteem, past trauma, self defeating patterns and toxic relationships. Together we work actively on transforming these obstacles into self knowledge and new, positive behaviors."
Liz (Hayman) Flick, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"We all find ourselves at times where we feel lost and confused. Things in our lives may not be going the way we want or we may find ourselves coming up against repeated stumbling blocks in certain areas of our lives. I believe that therapy can help us reconnect to parts of ourselves that we have forgotten about or lost track of. Having these parts back on board helps us to find deeper connection with ourselves, others and the world around us and leads to greater life fulfillment."
(415) 488-8144
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"We all find ourselves at times where we feel lost and confused. Things in our lives may not be going the way we want or we may find ourselves coming up against repeated stumbling blocks in certain areas of our lives. I believe that therapy can help us reconnect to parts of ourselves that we have forgotten about or lost track of. Having these parts back on board helps us to find deeper connection with ourselves, others and the world around us and leads to greater life fulfillment."
Anett Atman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"Crises and painful emotions can be the beginning of a journey toward transformation and wisdom. If you are looking for a deeper and more connected sense of yourself, and fulfillment in life, then you may be ready for a commitment to the therapeutic process. I believe my empathic presence - the capacity to hear, see and feel a situation from the other person's vantage point- is central to the healing process. Within such a safe relationship the patient can develop an open attitude toward the unconscious; exploration of the meaning and purpose of one's life can unfold."
(415) 801-0057
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"Crises and painful emotions can be the beginning of a journey toward transformation and wisdom. If you are looking for a deeper and more connected sense of yourself, and fulfillment in life, then you may be ready for a commitment to the therapeutic process. I believe my empathic presence - the capacity to hear, see and feel a situation from the other person's vantage point- is central to the healing process. Within such a safe relationship the patient can develop an open attitude toward the unconscious; exploration of the meaning and purpose of one's life can unfold."
Maureen Gregg Kroll, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"We humans are relational. We all need support, and this is a meaningful step -- choosing to enter therapy and accept that support. As an LMFT, my emphasis is on relationship. That could be relationships to anyone and ultimately it is relationship to oneself. I work with empathy, partnering with you in your growth, with the aim of expanding your love of self and life. I ask that you join me in being curious about you and to treat our work as a lab for learning which you can take outside of our sessions and apply to your life. We are all naturally striving toward greater health and aliveness -- it is the thrust of life. "
(415) 991-8105
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"We humans are relational. We all need support, and this is a meaningful step -- choosing to enter therapy and accept that support. As an LMFT, my emphasis is on relationship. That could be relationships to anyone and ultimately it is relationship to oneself. I work with empathy, partnering with you in your growth, with the aim of expanding your love of self and life. I ask that you join me in being curious about you and to treat our work as a lab for learning which you can take outside of our sessions and apply to your life. We are all naturally striving toward greater health and aliveness -- it is the thrust of life. "
Cindy Shu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
"As a therapist, I want to encourage others to reach out and experience the benefits of therapy. Every therapist has their own unique way of working with people. My therapeutic style is rooted in the belief that people are intrinsically valued and are deserving of fundamental human connection; to be seen, to be heard, and to be understood. These fundamental values hold the framework in how I work with the individual. "
(415) 202-5648
Verified
Laurel Heights
San Francisco, California 94118
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"As a therapist, I want to encourage others to reach out and experience the benefits of therapy. Every therapist has their own unique way of working with people. My therapeutic style is rooted in the belief that people are intrinsically valued and are deserving of fundamental human connection; to be seen, to be heard, and to be understood. These fundamental values hold the framework in how I work with the individual. "

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