Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA

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Bonnie Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is targeted to each individual and uses a combination of EMDR and insight-oriented therapy and cognitive behavioral approaches.
Sometimes we need extra support to get through difficult times in our lives or a sounding board when making difficult decisions. I am here to provide a safe space for you on your path towards positive change and healing. If you are looking for a change in your life or struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, grief or trauma, please reach out for a free consultation. If you are not sure if therapy is right for you, I am happy to discuss what you are looking for and support you wherever you are in this process.
(415) 630-5734
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Ioanna Angelakis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My name is pronounced E-O-Anna, and I have 15 years of experience in assisting unique individuals, like yourself, in overcoming obstacles and setbacks, to shine as you are meant to. I work from a Strength-Based Approach and believe in your potential, whether you are a child or an adult, with a collaborative, individualized and Brief strategy to help you to alleviate those symptoms with haste. I specialize in treating Anxiety and Trauma with EMDR, CBT and Somatic modalities to ensure progress, with a Brief/Solutions focused framework. Together we will see the progress you desire, and quickly.
(510) 257-9678
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Denis Barron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
When working with an adolescent, I use an approach rooted in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help create change.
Childhood can be an incredibly challenging time for kids, as well as for their families. The days can drag on, as the years fly by. While teens and children strive for independence and control, we as adults know that it may take time and effort until they are truly ready to take the reins successfully. This can be a difficult balance that can lead to turmoil and conflict. I am here to help young people find the tools to successfully navigate this time of change, and to help whole families increase respectful dialogue and peace at home. I also work with parents to increase effective parenting and co-parenting strategies.
(628) 333-3613
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Peter Bradley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I most often employ mindfulness based and cognitive -behavioral approaches to assist in the relief of severe symptoms (if they are present), and employ psychodynamic approaches for lasting change.
I have been a practicing psychologist since 1989 helping individuals and couples in emotional distress due to the common sources of adult unhappiness: divorce or romantic disappointment, family strife, alcohol or substance addiction, job stress, life transitions, chronic or life-threatening illness, and difficulties with aging. For couples I employ the Gottman approach to counseling, which is most useful for couples seeking to de-escalate arguments and/or recover from an affair. I also offer consulting and supervision services to psychotherapists and psychology students on a reduced fee basis.
(415) 324-4254
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Isa Hershoff-Looper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When your child is struggling with difficulties you feel their pain. I have worked with children and families in therapy for 16 years. I can help your child or adolescent navigate some of life's challenges and support you as a parent or guardian as you guide them. I also work with individual adults facing hardships and work with you to learn about yourself and find the path that fits you. I am compassionate and creative in my approach to therapy. I use Cognitive BehavioralTx in conjunction with a psychodynamic approach to guiding you through examining your thoughts and feelings.
(415) 682-6433
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Anthony F Jannetti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been a therapist for over 25 years and have worked in many different settings. I am very experienced in treating people with a broad spectrum of psychological problems. I have a long history of treating people who have experienced different types of trauma from sexual abuse to the effects of living in a war zone. I can help people who experience anxiety and depression and relationship issues. I am trained in cognitive behavior therapy but have studied many other treatment modalities. I am a teaching and supervising member of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association.
(415) 299-8381
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Kim Krummel
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I treat a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, addiction, relationship/family issues, stress, and low self-esteem. My training in internal family systems, trauma-focused CBT , motivational interviewing, and mindfulness are integrated into my work. One of my strengths is forming a strong therapeutic alliance with clients of all backgrounds, cultures, ages, identities, orientations, beliefs, and abilities. My previous experiences as a hotline volunteer for parents, coach, teacher, and parent, inform my work with children, teens, individuals, couples, and families.
(415) 612-3939
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Jonathan Mitchelmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is based on respect and collaboration, and combines psychodynamic therapy with evidence based treatments ( CBT , ACT, DBT, EMDR, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness).
I work with adults and adolescents 15 and older who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I provide a relaxed, safe, and supportive environment to help you explore the challenges you are facing. I help you harness your own strengths in order to remove obstacles to your growth and healing.
(415) 549-1647
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Ali Gunsberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in providing play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, behavioral modification and/or cognitive behavioral therapy for children, teens and families.
One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is seeing your child in pain and feeling like there is nothing that you can do to help. Whether they feel the pain of depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, divorce or social and academic pressure, my expertise is in helping children connect with their inner strength and confidence. I support families in developing the communication skills necessary to allow children to grow and move forward in healthy ways. I believe all children are unique, and my goal is to help bring out the best in your child.
(415) 295-4664
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Emily Blackman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My approach to healing is truly holistic, incorporating Cognitive Therapy, Somatic (body-based methods), Expressive Arts, and Mindfulness.
I hold the therapeutic relationship as sacred, a safe space for self-exploration and self-discovery. I feel passionate about this work, in being a witness and guide, as my clients sort through life's many challenges and major life decisions. Throughout this process I intend to create a nourishing and non-judgmental atmosphere of acceptance, laying the foundation for growth and healing. My style is gentle and allowing - whatever issues you are dealing with, I'm confident we can handle them together and move in a direction toward lasting change. You don't have to do it alone.
(415) 234-4075
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Esma Verma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I often use tools like somatic therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy ( CBT ) and energy psychology.
Clients come to my practice looking for a therapist who can get to the root of their problem, and help them overcome anxiety and build confidence. I show up as my authentic self to each session because I know how important it is to be able to trust and relate to your therapist. I will celebrate your wins with you, and I will sit with you and help you process the tough stuff. I work with clients who are feeling stuck and overwhelmed but have the desire to improve. Clients who are highly motivated to start working on themselves.
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Zoi Dorit Eliou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My orientation is cognitive -behavioral in nature, and I am well versed and practiced in dialectical behavioral therapy.
My practice is currently closed to new patients. If you are a patient I have previously seen and in need of a consultation please contact me so I can assist you on how to proceed. Presently I am focused on peer consultation and public service. I mainly worked on providing services to adult patients with moderate to severe psychopathology, primarily Depressive disorders, Bipolar spectrum disorders, Anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and Personality disorders. In addition, I treated people with complex medical problems, managing autoimmune disorders, cancer, diabetes and high risk pregnancies co-morbid with mood disorders.
(650) 918-4545
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94131
Not accepting new clients
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Kimberly Kono
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
With training in CBT , DBT, ACT and psychodynamic therapy, I will help you identify your needs and how to meet them, and live an intentional and meaningful life based on what is important to you.
There are many important reasons why people come to therapy. For some, they may want to learn to manage their anxiety and depression, improve their relationships and set boundaries with others, and/or process painful experiences from their past. For others, they may want to address their perfectionism and unrealistic expectations, learn strategies to manage their ADHD, and/or cope with life or career transitions.
(415) 881-5439
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Bradford Smallwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My background training is influenced greatly by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Humanistic Theory, and attachment.
I'm a Marriage & Family Therapist in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. I work primarily with individuals and some families. I have focus and experience in anger management, relationships, life transitions, and trauma. I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults as they develop their personal identity and grow towards healthy independence and need support they cannot get from their peer or parent group. I also work with a large number young adult and mid-life individuals facing career stress/fatigue and life challenges. I'm also the onsite therapist at Square (financial technology) at their HQ in SF.
(415) 592-6216
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Debra Safren
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you struggle with feelings of sadness or worry and want to experience more joy and happiness, Cognitive Behavioral therapy can help. Good psychotherapy can change your life for the better. I have found that difficult issues can be healed with the right treatment and connection to a knowledgeable clinician. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
(510) 466-1179
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Laura Hauben
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders using Maudsley family based treatment, CBT , and a multidisciplinary team approach.
Major life events, both positive and negative, can require emotional adjustments that take us by surprise. Even desired life changes like parenthood, marriage, and graduation can lead to unexpected feelings. Current research on attachment confirms that humans are more resilient in the face of major life change and trauma when they feel understood and supported by another. I use psychotherapy and EMDR in my practice. In therapy I am direct, but I provide the empathy and compassion that we all need. My patients feel seen by me and in turn, seek out other fortifying relationships.
(415) 323-3931
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Pauline Jarakian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I employ Psychodynamic (past) and Cognitive Behavioral (present) as well as Attachment theory to look at factors that are maintaining current problems and collaborate together to establish therapy goals.
I am a longstanding Marriage Family and Child psychotherapist with extensive experience working with all traumas, depression, anxiety, attachment and relationship difficulties. I'm committed to being a culturally competent therapist, my practice is diverse and includes individuals,families, adults, adolescents,children and couples of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. I specialize in working with postpartum depression and infant parent therapy with mothers and babies. I supervise for MFT interns@USF's Family and Child Center and an adjunct professor in USF's Graduate SchooCounsleing Psychology. level,
(415) 418-7476
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Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Molly Garber Therapy
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Verified
I combine Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF- CBT ), motivational interviewing, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Solution-Focused Therapy to target feelings of dread, abandonment, isolation, anxiety, chronic pain, and the many other symptoms that may come up for you on a daily basis.
“Regardless of how long ago something happened, and regardless of how long symptoms have been there, it doesn’t need to be permanent.” - Getting Past Your Past (Shapiro, 2012) Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues or other daily symptoms that leave you feeling discontent, there is a solution. By utilizing a client-centered approach, I meet you where you are from session-to-session in order to provide an environment focused on comfort, trust, and understanding. I see healing as a sine wave, with ups-and-downs but always on an upward trajectory. Together we will walk through your healing.
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Mira Levi Elwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I also work psychodynamically, and am trained in CBT , mindfulness techniques, and trauma-focused intervention.
I am a LCSW with over a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible.
(510) 298-3311
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Peter Geiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I use a combination of cognitive and developmental methods to increase your sense of freedom, choice, and positive experience in relationships of all kinds.
You're feeling generally dissatisfied, like you drew the short straw. You make it look not too bad on the outside, yet feel unfulfilled in relationships with lover, family, friends, coworkers. You have concerns about overdoing something (drinking, working, internet), or a generalized anxiety, perfectionism, or people-pleasing. I am a highly interactive therapist. I know when to bring in humor--and when to go to the dark places with you. Together we will look at how you got here. Through identifying your beliefs, attitudes and needs around relationships and intimacy, we will find the key to unlocking your wellbeing.
(415) 786-6680
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.