Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Western Addition, San Francisco, CA

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Joseph Choy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My training is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I integrate my specialization of other evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) with the power of mindfulness to provide an adaptive and flexible approach to your needs.
We are often ruled by thoughts and patterns of conditioning that are largely outside of our awareness. While adaptive, this process can sometimes lead us astray. I aim to help you uncover unhealthy patterns of conditioning by cultivating awareness through mindful intention which will ultimately help guide you towards a more conscious and fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and substance abuse.
(628) 300-0288
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jiewen (Janice) Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize the following modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, Brainspotting, and Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT).
Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental-health-related challenges that create difficult thoughts and feelings, which we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am here to assist you in restrengthening/restoring/gaining motivation, perspective, and values in your life. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. I can help you with gaining skills in coping with these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. My practice also focuses on anticipatory grief, normal grief, and complicated grief.
(415) 449-8155
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Riley Jana Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in providing neurodiversity affirming therapy for autistic adults with or without a formal autism diagnosis; I provide solutions for anxiety or emotional distress; I address adolescent self-esteem, family conflicts, and other teen issues; and I offer mindful self-care by DBT , strength-based, emotionally-focused, & family systems therapy methods.
If you are an autistic adult or teen seeking neurodivergent affirming therapy focused on autism, anxiety, emotional distress, or other concerns; or if you are an adolescent coping with anxiety, sadness, or school; I will help you feel safe, supported, and heard with compassion. Neurodiversity affirming therapy focused on autism addresses anxiety, depression, masking and autistic burnout, executive functioning concerns, and the emotional distress of meltdowns. I'll emphasize your strengths, prioritize your needs, and focus on your challenges. As a neurodivergent therapist myself, I am fully invested in your or your teenager's growth!
(415) 358-6700
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Khaliun Jargalsaikhan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I work from a Mindfulness-Based approach and draw from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based and Strength-Based, Trauma Informed modalities.
In my practice, I strive to create relationships with my clients that foster their growth and help them achieve their full potential. I value empathy and unconditional positive regard toward my clients. Understanding is called for when someone is hurting, confused, anxious, alienated, or doubtful of their self-worth. The gentle, empathic approach provides insight and healing. I respect the courage and vulnerability to come to therapy and try to take good care of my client's trust in me.
(415) 684-9186
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94117
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www.raquelgarciapsychotherapy.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I offer Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy, in English and Spanish. I honor the principles of compassion, openness, acceptance, non judgment, equality for all. I use inquiry and mindfulness of emotions, thoughts and body to welcome and receive what wants to be seen; consider the multigenerational, biological, psychosocial and internal aspects of the human being as a way to better understand ourselves. I use Mindfulness, Attachment Focused therapy, (EFT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatics, EMDR, transpersonal modalities. I offer EFT intensives for couples and families
(415) 234-4692
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Daniel Geer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT
Verified
Verified
I am able to draw on a wide range of techniques and strategies including: Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness and Body/Movement techniques.
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I work with adults 18yrs. and up in individual and couples therapy. I have worked with a wide range of client symptoms and issues over many years of work in mental health. I have extensive experience in short-term therapy and am good at keeping the therapy focused on the task at hand once goals have been collaboratively set. I really enjoy getting to know the individual strengths and needs of each client and adapting my approach to be as effective as possible.
(415) 798-2892
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Batya Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
There isn't one formula that works for everyone, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including: relational psychodynamic therapy, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness, DBT , transpersonal psychology, and family systems.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
(415) 275-6820
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Michelle Vo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Common interventions derive from CBT, DBT , ACT, mindfulness, and self-compassion focus.
If you've stumbled upon my page, you're likely seeking emotional support and helpful skills to navigate life's challenges. Perhaps you've been feeling stuck, anxious, overwhelmed, or disconnected to your work, relationships, or even yourself. This can be very painful to navigate alone. In therapy with me, you can work through negative thinking patterns or habits, common stressors, and allow room for acceptance of things you cannot control. In therapy, you can gain new skills as we talk through your lived experience. Your story is unique, so we will work together to navigate treatment goals that can improve your quality of life.
(415) 612-3540
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Peggy Kwok
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My theoretical orientation includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ).
I provide phone and online sessions, please contact me by emails. I have 13 years of experience working with individuals and couples. To me, therapy is a form of healing that helps us find balance and psychological flexibility through a therapeutic process. Whether it is learning more coping skills or arriving to a new insight about ourselves, it is a journey of understanding our lives better. Through that journey, we will learn WHEN and WHAT to let go or to keep. Exploring what serve us purpose now, even the negative behaviors, can help us understand our past, present and future.
(650) 727-5390
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Arielle Piastunovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I practice trauma informed supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, couples therapy, addiction therapy, and EMDR.
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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Wendy Skillern, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I draw from evidence-based treatment modalities, including: EMDR, IFS, DBT , CBT, ACT, EFT, and mindfulness strategies.
Life can feel overwhelming--but it doesn't have to. If you have experienced trauma, whether recurring or as an isolated incident, even the typical stresses of a normal day can provoke anxiety, fear, anger, or withdrawal. Luckily, therapy can provide you tools to deal with life's challenges, enabling you to minimize your stress levels and continue your personal growth. I will guide you to increased happiness and well-being by supporting you in exploring and enacting lasting, positive changes in your relationships with others, and most importantly, with yourself.
(415) 202-6934
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Noelle Elena Gomez
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize an integrative treatment approach in my practice; with advanced training in hypnosis, somatic experiencing, DBT , CBT, and EMDR.
"Your body is your subconscious mind and you can't heal it by talk alone." - Candace Pert. You may be unaware of your unconscious desires and how they affect your actions. You may know what the right choices are but choose comfort at the expense of your genuine desires. You need not criticize yourself to explore your challenges and make changes in your life.
(415) 943-6062
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Kaela Gullion
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic interventions, attachment theory and DBT .
I am passionate about helping clients discover more of themselves and bringing a more confident, whole self into their relationships and work. It can be so tempting to exist on the surface of things, afraid to go deep into our internal worlds out of a fear of what we might find. We learn to wear masks in order to feel safe and try to manage other people's perceptions of us. However in doing so, we have to cut off parts of ourselves and we can lose our sense of who we truly are. I help my clients find their way back to themselves so they can heal the places within them that need attention and show up more fully in the world.
(415) 682-6574
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jessica Claire Lief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Eating disorders, addictions, trauma, body image, maternal grief, motherless daughters, OCD, DBT , Seeking Safety, Mindfulness, Mindful Self-Compassion, The Body Positive, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Identity Work, Prenatal and Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis, Miscarriage, Endometriosis, PCOS.
My name is Jessica Lief. I have been practicing social work and working as a psychotherapist since 2014. I support individuals who are recovering from eating disorders, body image issues, substance use issues, trauma, self harm, prenatal and postpartum issues, miscarriage and fertility issues. I work with adults of all ages. My style has been described as nurturing, empathic, and empowering. I am direct and authentic; I will never blame you for your suffering. My approach is primarily psychodynamic but combines aspects of self-psychology, mindful self-compassion, dialectical behavior therapy, Seeking Safety, and mindfulness.
(628) 265-8809
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Maxwell J Berlyant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I obtained my Doctorate/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology, from APA-accredited Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. My Postdoctoral Residency was completed at the Psychiatry Department in Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. I provide evidence based treatment from a strengths based perspective and have specialty training in CBT and DBT .
(628) 243-4484
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Efrén F. Hilera
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
Verified
I am well-trained & have extensive experience with evidence-based treatments, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), exposure treatment for anxiety, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), motivational interviewing, MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) & DBT (Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy).
I am an empowerment and transformational coach who works with individuals, couples, companies and organizations who are committed to living life in a powerful, meaningful and fulfilling way! I am passionate about working with and developing effective leaders, transforming work cultures, creating more engagement in teams, and helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals and dreams. If you feel inspired by what you read, please contact me so that we can explore if we should work together and discuss how I can bring value to your life and/or organization.
(650) 924-9912
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Emilie C. Scovill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I implement evidenced-based psychotherapy (including CBT and DBT ), psychodynamic psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy depending on the client.
In the fast-paced, hyper-competitive Bay Area, it can be challenging to balance all of the roles that we assume. Work, school, money, technology, and relationship stressors can leave us feeling depleted. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and career dissatisfaction are some of the ways stressors may manifest. My aim is to support and help to empower you to improve your life by engaging in the life that you want to lead. This may result in increased effectiveness, happiness, and reduced suffering in all of your roles.
(415) 942-8475
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Amelia Howard-Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a combination of CBT and DBT .
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. This is what you’ll feel when you work with me. My approach is collaborative and tailored to your unique needs. I strive to help you make sense out of the past while guiding you to make changes for the future. I want to help you live the life you want to live, and I’m here to provide you with the tools to do just that. Together we’ll work towards gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, finding meaning in your life, self-acceptance, and empowerment. You’ll learn to manage strong and uncomfortable emotions and work through negative thought patterns.
(415) 326-1841
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Carlos H Morales
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, relational Problems, Depression, Alternative Relationships, BDSM, Polyamory, Kink, Substance Abuse Issues, Domestic Violence, Transgender issues, HIV/AIDS, and Bilingual Spanish.
I strive to provide a compassionate and non-judgemental environment where we collaborate together to focus on goals and new perspectives. My practice focuses on relational issues and alternative lifestyles, BDSM, Kink, Transgender and Polyamory. I offer services to adult individual, couples and families. Sliding scale is available. Currently all therapy services are provided through telehealth.
(415) 833-4603
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Rachel Roos Pokorney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
I use the latest in evidence-based treatments, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapist ( DBT ), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and others to help you achieve your goals.
I am an easy to relate to therapist who has an uncanny ability to balance warmth and validation with being genuine and direct. I will collaborate with you to determine the way of relating, therapeutic style, and specific therapy interventions that make you feel most comfortable and are the most successful. I will use my expert training and education, using a growth oriented approach, to help you recover from depression, manage anxiety, improve your relationships (work, family, friendships, and romantic), and cope with general life stressors.
(917) 924-6341
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94123
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What type of Western Addition, San Francisco mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

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How to find a therapist or counselor in Western Addition, San Francisco?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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