Marriage Counseling Therapists in Western Addition, San Francisco, CA

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Shena Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I have specialized expertise in working with couples, and have successfully helped couples and individuals work through difficult relationship issues including challenging communication, betrayal, loss of intimacy, parenting challenges, sexual trauma, multicultural dynamics, and preparing for marriage .
I specialize in working with people who feel anxious, overwhelmed, or distressed in career, life situation, or around their relationships, whether with a significant other, family, friends, or social situations. Often this involves working with challenging relationship dynamics, insecurities, sense of self, sense of purpose, or past trauma. My approach combines my experience in both psychotherapy and coaching and is direct, compassionate, and transformative. I utilize the proven research focusing on the neurobiology of attachment along with a holistic toolbox including mindfulness and somatic (body oriented) awareness.
(415) 446-1053
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dorene Paul, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome, my name Dorene Paul and I am a licensed therapist and marriage therapist. I have had the honor of practicing therapy for over 20 years, working with adults, couples and youth with a wide variety of issues. In my experience, each person comes to therapy with a unique set of experiences, feelings, issues, gifts, goals, therefore I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, from cognitive to current psychodynamic approaches and EMDR for those dealing with past trauma. In therapy I am your companion and counselor on a deeply meaningful journey.
(415) 780-9081
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Gwendolyn Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you anxious or depressed? Struggling with emotional or physical infidelity? Has the passion died in your relationship? Do you want more sex and intimacy? Feeling overwhelmed and undervalued by your partner? Are you lonely in your marriage ? Are you struggling with racial or cross-cultural issues? Tired of the same fights with your spouse, your family, your boss, your kids?
(415) 799-7968
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Bruce Weitzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Verified
A graduate of Stanford University and the California Institute of Integral Studies, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Many of my clients are successful professionals who are beginning to question whether they are on the right path. Some are searching for a more creative or spiritual way of life. Others crave relationships of greater substance. Still others seek clarity of purpose. Most feel limited by notions of what they have to be or do for the sake of others. You may have something in common with these people.
(415) 294-5083
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Niamh O’Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Education and Training: Graduated with Masters Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist.
You may be dealing with personal challenges or struggling with relationships in your life or life may have thrown you a curve ball. Asking for help can be tough and humbling and yet many of my clients tell me they wish they had done it sooner. Having a safe, compassionate and supportive space can be significant to healing and working through the trickier stages of our lives. My training combines the wisdom of Western and Eastern psychologies, embracing each person's uniqueness. I work compassionately supporting greater awareness, insight, choice and fulfillment.
(415) 360-1569
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Melissa Macias
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello! :) My name is Melissa Macias and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in the state of California. I attended Marymount California University and received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology; then went on to complete my Master’s degree in Counseling at Cal State Long Beach (Go Beach!) I’ve gained an abundance of experience working in multiple settings, including psychiatric hospitals, public schools, non-profit organizations and county-funded programs, all of which had diverse populations and various diagnoses.
(415) 465-6687
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Julia Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
For couples, I also specialize in pre-martial/commitment therapy—starting out on solid ground is so important (and fun)! The overarching goal in pre- marital work is the building of a “couple scaffolding” for your partnership, one that will connect you more deeply to one another and serve as a support for your future together.
Crises, transitions, and old patterns that no longer serve you can be daunting when you try to navigate them alone. I work to support you in discovering what you need and want in your life right now. I offer a kind, nonjudgmental space. In individual therapy I specialize in anxiety, managing difficult life situations/transitions, and exploring & establishing healthy boundaries. My work with couples is primarily informed by the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, which holds that the relationship (the "couple bubble") is one that evolves through natural stages, each stage with its own challenges and opportunities.
(415) 855-7060
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ali Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples exploring issues such as: depression & anxiety; loneliness, isolation, & grief; adult & childhood trauma; relationship & communication issues; job & life dissatisfaction; parental & sibling relationships; marriage , divorce & separation; parenting issues with young or grown children .
Beginning therapy is not easy. Finding the right therapist in San Francisco can feel daunting. Examining one’s difficulties requires courage and resolve. Feelings of reluctance and apprehension are common and understandable. But, therapy is a long-term investment in yourself and in your desire to live a fuller, more satisfying life. With a lot of effort and patience, the therapeutic process can pays off. If you’re interested in starting therapy I recommend we have two or three initial meetings to see how it feels to talk and think together.
(415) 894-9921
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Vanessa Vertin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Vertin specializes in modern-day relationships with self and others. Her work helps people thrive by revolutionizing how people think about health and relationship and thus, how they function. Vanessa's specializations are integral health, coupling relationships, and life transitions/stress. Other areas in which she has extensive training and therapeutic experience include: freedom and intimacy dynamics, marriage and other relationship forms, survivors of abuse, anxiety and depression, issues of elders and their families, aging & death, developmental issues, PTSD, and women’s issues.
(650) 262-3687
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Holly N Kirth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, ME
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and trained in EMDR, DBT, CBT, and Family Systems.
Are you struggling to cope with life’s difficulties? Are you feeling out of control? Hopeless? Whether this is a recent experience or a life long issue, I am here to help. I believe every person has the innate ability and power within themselves to manage life’s challenges and improve yourselves—you just don’t always know how to access it. I will assist you and challenge you into accessing your tools, utilizing your innate strengths, and finding new insights into yourself.
(949) 468-5731
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Sf Bay Play Therapy By Karen Wolfe Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are a group of Marriage and Family Therapists with locations in San Francisco and Oakland. We offer individual, family, and in-class therapy, social skills groups, and consultation and trainings. Whether you are a child, parent, or teacher, we want to empower you to connect deeply with yourself and to help you create meaningful and satisfying relationships. Through the tools of play therapy, hand in hand parenting coaching, and relational psychotherapy we help children and adults reflect, build stronger bonds, and find the inner resources to create the family life you are longing for.
(415) 692-7910
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Stephanie Del Chiaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist located in Lower Pac Heights and have a passion for supporting people of various identities find space to explore their lived experiences. I have experience supporting adolescents, families and adults with issues of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance abuse, sexuality, gender identity development, grief/loss, and multi-generational trauma. I also work with a large number young adult and mid-life individuals facing career stress/fatigue and life challenges. I welcome clients who are motivated to take the first step toward personal healing.
(628) 262-8614
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Bay Area Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The individuals I work with come from many different backgrounds and lifestyles. Depression, anxiety, alcoholism, addiction, relationships challenges and other issues do not discriminate, but affect all races, religions, lifestyles, education levels, and income brackets. My approach to each individual situation varies based on clients' needs and preferences. I may choose from cognitive behavioral, object-relations, humanistic, transcendental, family systems, or other therapeutic approaches, based upon a client's needs. Couples may be involved in traditional marriage or an alternative lifestyle.
(415) 741-2141
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Bobby Dulai
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Axis Mundi would like to present Bobby Dulai. Bobby is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and is supervised weekly by Pablo Martinez, LMFT 113911. The supervisor works with Bobby to help develop their clinical skills and ensure that they provide quality care to you as the client. Bobby is also currently working towards receiving her Master's in Integral Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Science. Bobby's pronouns are she/her/hers. Bobby is accepting all residents from the state of California.
(510) 983-8022
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Karen Marie Forsthoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Many people face a variety of clinical issues over their lifetime including marital and relational issues; parenting and divorce issues; family relational problems; chronic or acute traumas; life transitional issues; substance use; depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Are you feeling stuck and unhappy? Are you struggling in your work or family life? Do you want more from your relationships? If so, it might be time to reach out to a professional for help. Taking care of your mental health is a sign of self-compassion. It's the beginning of the healing process. Whether you choose to engage in Individual, Couple, or Family Therapy together we can find a way to restore a sense of hope and well-being. Please contact me for more information on how therapy can help you reach your goals.
(628) 257-8065
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CK Olivieri Blackmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, post-traumatic stress disorders, and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept at issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK utilizes eclectic modalities such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and narrative-based therapies to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Blending insight-oriented and behavioral change practices, CK works from a quirky and truly innovative lens.
(415) 496-5092
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Nina F Raff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Addiction causes everyone to swirl around it, like circling a drain. How would you like to keep loving your partner or family member, but not be sucked into shaping your life around them? If you are the person with addiction, how would you like to feel free? I can help you learn to float and not be dragged down. Breathe fresh air. Become a master swimmer. I understand that suffocating feeling, and work with you to help you find yourself again, whether you are the family member or the person with addiction.
(415) 446-1323
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Ariane Eroy
Psychologist, PhD, CHT
Verified
Verified
I invite you onto an amazing path which opens up before your very eyes, your internal world. Explore your lived experience, and receive the support you need. Learn to navigate crises, and to transition into a life that is better for you, one that resonates more deeply with you.
(415) 802-0590
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Alex Graham - Brown Therapy Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Liz (Hayman) Flick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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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.

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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.