Male Therapists in Western Addition, San Francisco, CA

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Kenneth Leong
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
As an Asian-American male , I have experienced personally and worked with issues related to acculturation, immigration, and identity.
I work with adults struggling to discover satisfaction in their lives, people who find themselves with career-related stress, stagnant personal growth, or difficult relationships. My role as your therapist is to help you develop the tools to understand yourself. In turn, you will gain the flexibility and freedom to live your life fully. I specialize in working with people from diverse backgrounds in individual psychotherapy. I have expertise in depression, anxiety disorder, anger management, relationship difficulties, and trauma history.
(415) 366-3573
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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David Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
As a licensed therapist based in San Francisco, I help individuals and couples dive beneath the surface-level issues to discover the underlying causes of their distress. Many of the men and women who choose to work with me are in the grips of anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, or relationship challenges. Many are highly motivated professionals that are self-reliant and achievement-focused, but often struggle with self-defeating thoughts and patterns that keep them feeling stuck.
(415) 967-5261
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Matthew Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with men on issues of masculinity, identity, and discovering how to live from a place of authenticity and strength.
If you're struggling with difficult symptoms, problems in a relationship, or just a lingering feeling that things can be better in your life, psychotherapy can help. I see it as my job as a therapist to help you feel empowered, more alive, and connected to your vision of what you want your life to be. Therapy is new to many of the people I work with and I invite you to see how therapy can give you the tools to change your life.
(510) 878-3512
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Luke (Frank Luke) Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCS, CHT, SUDS, CTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Expertise: sexual & gender diversity, erotic pleasure, relational intimacy, honesty, breaking the drug-sex link, men (cis & trans), masculinities, men 's sexuality, discovering/ owning/ exchanging power, ethical alternative relationships, Kink/Fetish/BDSM.
Do other therapists seem judgmental? Don't understand? Won't listen to you? If you need to talk about anything and everything, clients tell me I have a strong capacity for compassion, empathy, and care. At the same time, I’m forthright and candid. I see you and hear you—a whole person (body, mind, spirit) living in an interactive and interconnected world. I believe you're the expert in you--even if you're not yet aware of it. My role is to help you find that, and bring my own holistic vision, experience, training, expertise, and tools to the table, so you can work to be the best possible version of you.
(415) 666-2381
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Not accepting new clients
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David Albright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Counselor and Therapist for Men : Gay, Straight, or Bi. Feeling stuck, depressed, isolated, or anxious? Escaping via porn or addictions? We live in a complicated world, a world where we often need a guide and trusted advisor to help us. I help men discover where they fit in the world, how to find love and acceptance from self and other, how to navigate life challenges, and how to find greater meaning and happiness in life. My work is one of my greatest passions and I have many success stories.
(415) 969-2920
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
Not accepting new clients
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J. Brian Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Tired of feeling hurt in your relationships? Wow, things can get confusing and overwhelming so quickly! It is my job and my pleasure to help turn the tensions and pain you're experiencing into opportunities for growth and expansion. If you are ready to make changes and open to new possibilities, now is the time. I work with couples and individuals. We will find the nourishment within the pain while not losing track of what feels good...laughter is not uncommon in my office. If you are a man interested in working in a group, check out IRL Men below.
(628) 227-5620
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Jamie Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CGP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP, has worked in Mental Health and Health Care since 1984, focusing on individuals, couples, groups, and organizations. He currently leads six psychotherapy groups for Gay Men weekly in San Francisco, and the Pandemic has allowed for members to join from outside of the Bay Area. Current groups are on Zoom, in the office (reflecting Covid health guidelines for office meetings), or a hybrid combination.
(415) 578-3947
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Thomas Masat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I work with men on intimacy, sex/desire, sexual orientation, and problematic sexual behaviors--porn, compulsive behaviors, ... Finding a middle path can be challenging--and profoundly rewarding as you create new ways of relating to yourself and others. I recognize the anxiety, consequences, and suffering when porn, apps, and sexual behaviors are out of sync with who you want to be.
(415) 969-3984
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John C McLaughlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work is to help people discover this hidden other place from which their impulses and motivations flow, in an attempt at answering the questions of 'why am I this way?' and 'where am I going?' It works when it is a collaboration which can focus your insight at your future. My experience is detailed and extensive with both adult and child therapies. I also do infant parent psychotherapy geared at helping parents adapt to the new person the baby represents in their lives. Relationships, Depression, Identity, and Motivational issues respond to the work I do.
(415) 800-4862
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Scott Carollo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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David Jay Goldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
'Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?' - Mary Oliver. Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating process and reaching out for help can be uncomfortable, but we all need support in order to thrive. Within a warm, open and compassionate environment, my practice helps clients make sense of the challenges they face and use this understanding to navigate their lives with increased resilience and grace.
(415) 942-8947
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Pete Van Auken
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LEP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am a psychotherapist with offices in San Francisco and Marin, and I provide individual therapy for adults and teens. I have a holistic and integrative approach to therapy, helping people to explore and resolve deeper issues that might be holding them back or manifesting as depression or anxiety. I specialize in helping clients to navigate major life transitions, overcome feelings of being stuck or overwhelmed, improve their relationships, and live with a stronger sense of vitality and authenticity.
(415) 326-9551
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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DEZ Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Douglas was educated in Great Britain and brings a wealth of professional experience from careers in Corporate America and Europe.
(415) 853-9884
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Andrew Pelfini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
No human being gets through this life without a certain amount of conflict. The need to solve problems and manage distress is complicated by our fast paced world with high expectations on individual pursuit where social media takes the place of meaningful social/community/familial support. I consider your particular situation, interests, and personality in order to assist you in relieving your distress. Compassionate care shifts perspective, opens options and releases us from unhelpful responses and painful situations--eases our minds. I work with adults across the life span: individuals/couples with differing sexual preferences, gender identification, and value orientations.
(415) 968-2073
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Frank Banks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Is one or more of your kids on the Spectrum or have the ASD/ADD/OCD triad? In your relationship, is one of you on the spectrum and one not and is that causing misunderstandings and problems? Are you on the spectrum and having trouble understanding the non-spectrum people and world around you? I can help you bridge differences and deal with conflicts and meltdowns in an empathetic and constructive way. Also, I work for with LGBTQ people and couples with a variety of mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. It's hard growing up different from your peers. It can cause low self esteem, crippling self doubt and anger.
(415) 802-0854
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Robert Schene
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Stepping into therapy with someone is an inherently risky process. You are courageously opening up to someone that you don't really know, in hopes of changing, of finding something new, of building a relationship that can create positive change. I respect those who take the leap and I get the importance that you find the right therapist so that you can be understood at a deep level and begin looking more closely at the places in your life that you would like to see change.
(415) 702-0949
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Patrick J. Norton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a seasoned depth psychologist formally trained in exploring the depths of being human, I will work collaboratively with you to get to the root of what ails you. I find cultivating an affirming, caring stance allows an individual to move more readily towards healing and the resolution of problems and difficulties. Consequently, you can be the person you want to be thereby realizing greater personal agency and generating more successful relationships. The heart and soul of my practice involves working with chronic shame, gender and sexuality issues, life transitions, grief, loss, trauma, dissociated self-states, self exploration.
(415) 697-2988
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Sergio Ruiz Psychotherapy
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy.
(408) 868-2217
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Yashua Gonzalez Robledo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck in life, struggling with depression, anxiety, shame, relationship conflicts, or patterns you want to change? I’m here to support you in finding your way, cultivating self-awareness, and greater clarity. I approach therapy with warmth, sensitivity, and compassion. Our work together will hold a space for you to feel seen, heard, and understood. We will identify your goals, get attuned to what you need, and how to achieve it while learning to be gentle with yourself in the process and practicing self-acceptance.
(415) 638-9804
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Gilbert A. Woo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
Gilbert received his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University with internships at UCSF and SFGH Psychiatry Departments. For 7 years, he was the Mental Health Director at UCSF Epilepsy Center. He has been working with individuals with seizures since 2004 and has provided psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including child adolescent services and LGBT community clinics. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco.
(415) 449-1667
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94117
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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.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Western Addition, San Francisco?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.