Trauma Focused Therapists in Western Addition, San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
(415) 326-7726
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Fierce Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe in meeting the client where they are, facing the issues presented with an open mind, and to always establish healthy boundaries. My approach is to help manage life's transitions together in a way that provides a nurturing & empathetic experience.
(510) 240-1830
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Cristina Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work primarily with youth and teenagers, as well as adults and families in a variety of situations. My therapeutic style is rooted in the belief that people deserve to feel a sense of control over their actions and confidence to find peace through adversity. My role is to support the process of healing, growth and acceptance. Ultimately, I work with you to encourage and strengthen your unique identity and success. For times that you want validation, empathy, and guidance, therapy can be helpful. Nothing needs to be “wrong” with you in order to get some benefit.
(415) 463-4607
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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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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Alyssa Kianidehkian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Alyssa! I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5 and up and have extensive experience working with youth who are living with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family conflict, attachment issues, relationship challenges, struggling with low self-esteem, and having difficulty with life transitions. It is my strong belief that family and parenting support is a core component of working with adolescents, as a healthy family system is so impactful and important for children.
(415) 969-3683
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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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Nika Ayat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe that relationships are the foundation of our emotional experience. It's through relationships that we experience laughter, joy, passion, and happiness, and it's through relationships that we experience pain, anger, anxiety, and grief. At times we may feel stuck. We may become aware that our responses are causing distress or getting in the way of the lives we want to lead. My mindset is that everyone is doing the best they can with what they know, and I believe healing occurs when we increase our understanding of ourselves and our relationships, and use that awareness to cultivate new ways of being.
(415) 914-9238
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Kristen Krauel, LCSW, LPCC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Difficult life events or trauma may have shaped your past, but you have the power to define your future. Let’s rewrite your story together, focusing on your innate strengths and building your capacity to create a fulfilling life. Together, we can make sense of overwhelming emotions, work through relationship challenges, and transform shame into self-esteem.
(415) 968-4128
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jorge Villarroel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I approach therapy with warmth, compassionate curiosity, and honest reflection, focusing on the present moment. I am a supportive and open-minded therapist. I work together with individuals toward self-discovery, connecting with others from a perspective of personal awareness. I believe the therapeutic relationship has the potential to transform our lives in real and meaningful ways. Perhaps you feel stuck, or experience depression, anxiety, or pain that keeps you from living a full life and having healthy relationships, therapy can help one overcome these issues.
(415) 367-4135
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Erin Hartley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I help clients shine a light on things that are not serving them - limiting beliefs, negative habits, low self-esteem, self-critical thoughts, or unhealthy relationships. Each of my clients is an expert in their own experience, and my role as a therapist is to help you understand and take affirming actions and positive steps in the right direction. I have a particular interest in working with people navigating times of transition, relationship issues, or a deep desire for a greater sense of meaning or healthier self-esteem. I also am interested in working with teens and emerging adults struggling to define themselves.
(415) 630-6553
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Rose Gupta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Many people, perhaps like yourself, find relationship issues with family, spouses, work colleagues very challenging and often these relationships evoke anxiety, anger and fear. Some people have had very difficult upbringings, and while they appear to cope, they are often emotionally surviving rather than thriving. This is a valid reason to seek therapeutic attention.
(415) 429-3745
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Luke (Frank Luke) Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCS, CHT, SUDS, CTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Alexis Warrington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in self-esteem and working with attachment-related trauma, which is sometimes referred to as complex trauma or inner child wounding. This can lead to anxiety, depression, unhealthy behaviors, and a cycle of unfulfilling pattens or relationships. I help you connect with your inner world (feelings, needs, values) and explore how past experiences have shaped who you are. Through the safety of a compassionate and nurturing therapeutic relationship, we'll get curious about what is holding you back, define what is important to you, explore any unhelpful patterns you may be stuck in, and start trying new ways of coping.
(760) 965-7152
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Dr. Juliana Yam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling depressed, hopeless, worthless, anxious, experiencing emotional distress or PTSD symptoms? I can assist you with helpful tools for symptom relief and improve positive emotions-hope, joy, peace, and satisfaction in life. When you are ready, feel free to reach out to me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
(408) 409-8384
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Nathalie Servin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy provides a safe container to unlearn who we were conditioned to be. I believe that this experience offers us liberation, which comes from healing our wounds and learning to feel more comfortable being our authentic selves. From a strength-based and trauma-informed approach, I utilize thoughtful questions and share practical tools tailored to your needs so that you leave the session feeling validated and encouraged to achieve your goals.
(415) 797-0650
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dr. Emily Brucia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Welcome, I'm a psychologist dedicated to serving those experiencing trauma/PTSD as well as reproductive mental health concerns. My style is integrative, grounded in multiculturalism and evidence-based practice. I'm focused on understanding your lived experiences and the systems you live + work within while blending cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal therapeutic approaches to help you cope, heal, and thrive in the ways that are most important to you.
(415) 480-0598
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jessica Hegedus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can help you make changes in your life. I work with adults, couples, families and children to address stress, emotion and identity. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive space for you to explore stuck and challenging relationships, alter unproductive thoughts and behavior patterns and navigate transitions in your life. While therapy doesn't have all the answers, working together on some of these issues can help you to feel more empowered. I enjoy working with LGBTQ families, those who identify as polyamorous, and women of all shapes and sizes.
(415) 914-8923
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Naomi Muzac
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome! My name is Naomi and I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker. I identify as a queer woman of color and my pronouns are she/her. My focus in this practice is to provide trauma informed, identity-affirming psychotherapy to individuals with mood disorders. I work with each person to understand their unique needs and to build a genuine connection based on mutual respect and transparency. I have worked with folks from diverse backgrounds and I strive to be inclusive of individual and community needs. I believe that through building a strong therapeutic alliance, considerable growth and healing are possible.
(415) 843-6237
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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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Kerstin Bennett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have been living and working in SF for 25 years and understand how challenging and rewarding it can be; it's important to find balance. Processing emotions, thoughts and experiences with a therapist can help you get unstuck and live your values. I help people gain perspective on unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, to increase insight about your feelings, and to define your personal system of meaning by looking compassionately at your relationship to your body, relationships and career. Authenticity is being at home in your body which allows you to express yourself clearly; studies show authenticity is closely linked to happiness.
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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