Substance Use Therapists in Western Addition, San Francisco, CA

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Kate Franza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Kate Franza and I am a licensed therapist located in San Francisco. Originally from New York, I received my degree from Fordham University. My practice is grounded in my community mental health background, with a focus on LGBTQ issues, anxiety, depression and substance use . My clients experience relationship struggles,trauma, chronic relapse, and many are interested in exploring and understanding their sexuality and gender identity. I use a harm reduction approach and I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive and mindfulness-based skill building.
(312) 548-8813
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Irina Slutsky
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with relationships? Are you experiencing the many ways substance use can create pain, whether for you or someone you love? Are you living with a mental health condition that requires support? Identifying limiting beliefs and unhelpful behaviors is an essential step to living an emotionally stable life, whatever difficult crossroads you may be experiencing. Often, emotional recovery begins with healing long-buried childhood trauma. My goal in therapy with you is to be your guide on this healing journey. You don't have to do it alone. And I believe relief can sometimes happen as early as the first session.
(650) 731-5084
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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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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Carrie Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I bring expertise in addiction/ substance use and abuse; couples and family relationship work including divorce/blended families; chronic illness; helping young adult and adolescent women and men struggling with relationships; and therapists coping with the stress of their jobs and/or family relationships.
I offer psychotherapy to families, couples and individuals. People come to therapy for different reasons, whether it be a life changing event or just needing support. In the end, we all want supportive nurturing relationships with ourselves and others and I believe that therapy can help people work towards those goals. My approach is collaborative, non-judgmental and supportive and I am very down to earth and personable. I work with people from diverse backgrounds and ages and I am knowledgeable and affirming of open or non-monogamous relationship. I truly love the work that I do.
(628) 222-4252
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Andrew Pelfini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I help with: anxiety, depression, conflict, substance use , relational challenges, changes in lifestyle or life situations.
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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Zoe Lantelme
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
(415) 214-9148
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Jessica Claire Lief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Jessica Lief. I have been practicing as a social worker and psychotherapist for the past seven years. I support individuals who are recovering from substance use disorders, eating disorders, body image issues, and trauma. 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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Hilary Rosenberg
Registered Psychological Assistant, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My adult and couples clients seek me out for many reasons. Some want to make changes in their lives. Others feel weighed down by difficult emotions, relationships, or past experiences. Some just want to better understand themselves and how to find meaning. My work is a collaborative process, rooted in theory and research, that creates meaningful, lasting change. I've helped clients with professional stress, challenging relationships, mood difficulties (anxiety, depression), challenges adjusting to new life stages/change, medical illness, substance use , a desire to build mindfulness skills, or simply feeling “stuck” and uncreative.
(415) 612-6424
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Efrén F. Hilera
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
Verified
I also work well with substance use issues.
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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Wendi Vecchiarelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hello and welcome. I have extensive experience and training in, and enjoy working with, the LGBTQ, poly, sex-positive, sex work, kink, and asexual communities, as well as with transgender emotional health, anxiety and depression, substance use concerns, IVF and surrogacy, single parenting by choice, and careers in the arts, law, and tech. I am currently trying to help combat screen fatigue by conducting sessions exclusively by phone. You may find that not having to commute to a therapy office saves time and that taking a walk while speaking is not only effective but also pleasant.
(415) 574-0965
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Sara Suman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a Social Worker of 14 years and started clinical social work practice 9 years ago. I have extensive training and experience in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and other mood-related issues. I take a somatic approach to psychotherapy to understand how the past might be intruding in your life now, not to dwell, rather so you can leave it behind to be free to live your life now. I utilize a harm reduction approach, supporting you to make a decision about your goals for substance use and other behaviors-whether that's completely stopping a behavior or reducing.
(707) 876-0894
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Vincent Rozalski, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in focused treatment for individuals who are suffering from the after effects of trauma and other stressful events. As a PTSD researcher, I use my specialized knowledge to tailor evidence-based treatments to each person's needs with compassion. I have worked with people who've experienced a variety of terrible events, such as combat, accidents, abuse, sexual assaults, and near death experiences. After such events, it is common to experience a variety of problems, including PTSD, guilt, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, substance use , or emotional dysregulation. If you are experiencing any of these problems, I can help.
(925) 403-4551
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Connor Moss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you finding yourself unsatisfied with where you are at in life? Are there patterns in your emotions, relationships, behaviors and substance use that you would like to change and move past? Maybe there are specific issues you are hoping to address, and maybe your entire life feels very off from where you would like it to be and you’re not sure where to start. Either way you’ve taken a very important step by starting to look for help.
(510) 380-7436
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Karen Marie Forsthoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience with Integrated Family Systems IFS); Relational Life Therapy (RLT); Systemic Models; Interpersonal Neurobiology: Attachment-Based Therapy; and Substance Use .
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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Grace Yan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Over the years, I have come to understand that many of our difficulties with work and/or relationships can be traced to some forms of disconnection internally and externally, sometime manifested as depression, anxiety, existential angst, eating disorder, or addiction. I view therapy as a continuous in-depth conversation with another person in order to mend past traumas, reconnect with self and others, and develop a new perspective on life. I will bring to this journey curiosity, compassion, knowledge, experiences, and a commitment to help you strive for a healthier and more balanced life.
(415) 639-9516
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Carmen Regina Martines
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In these uncertain times I am committed to provide warm, strong, calming help. I offer in person session for vaccinated clients as well as telehealth, video or phone. My potential client is looking for support around issues of family neglect in childhood, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, depression, communication, and boundary setting in relationships--whether family, romantic, friendships or at work. They may be struggling with accessing or enjoying their creativity and expressions of it. They may also be looking for support around discovering spirituality or a fuller expression of living.
(415) 636-6514
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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
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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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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Clarity Counseling and Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Are you noticing an increase of stress, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed? Are you working on mending relationships? Are you feeling frustrated, sad, confused or unhappy with where you are in life? Welcome to Clarity Counseling & Therapy Group! We understand that making the decision to start therapy can be a tough one and we congratulate you in taking this first step. Our team was created in order to help solve some of the biggest hurdles people face when it comes to therapy: Affordability, flexibility, and finding the right therapist for you.
(818) 319-4422
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Benjamin Russack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA
Verified
Verified
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
(415) 735-3508
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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?
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How to find a therapist in Western Addition, San Francisco?
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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