Addiction Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Peggy Handler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
Do you long for a deeper sense of peace, wholeness and connection to life? Do repetitive patterns prevent you from having a fulfilling life and satisfying relationships? Any issue or symptom, such as addiction, depression or anxiety, or an underlying sense of disconnection, fear or doubt, is a message from your unconscious that something inside Is out of alignment. We will collaboratively explore your experiences and their meaning to help you connect to yourself and life in a fuller and more satisfying way.
Do you long for a deeper sense of peace, wholeness and connection to life? Do repetitive patterns prevent you from having a fulfilling life and satisfying relationships? Any issue or symptom, such as addiction, depression or anxiety, or an underlying sense of disconnection, fear or doubt, is a message from your unconscious that something inside Is out of alignment. We will collaboratively explore your experiences and their meaning to help you connect to yourself and life in a fuller and more satisfying way.
(415) 630-5753 View (415) 630-5753
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Delia Tramontina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
I love to work with individuals and couples to discover the emotions and attachment needs which drive their thoughts and behaviors. Sometimes we have feelings that are difficult to experience or express, and so we act in ways to protect the most vulnerable parts of ourselves. This may lead to conflict in our primary relationships, depression, anxiety, substance use, or just the sense that one's life could be more fulfilling. In couples, this can lead to cycles of communication that make it difficult for each partner to know how to soothe their partner and their own self.
I love to work with individuals and couples to discover the emotions and attachment needs which drive their thoughts and behaviors. Sometimes we have feelings that are difficult to experience or express, and so we act in ways to protect the most vulnerable parts of ourselves. This may lead to conflict in our primary relationships, depression, anxiety, substance use, or just the sense that one's life could be more fulfilling. In couples, this can lead to cycles of communication that make it difficult for each partner to know how to soothe their partner and their own self.
(628) 214-7786 View (628) 214-7786
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Kari Floberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I am particularly experienced in working with people to overcome relationship challenges, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, and career transitions.
Therapy can help you locate your internal compass in order to navigate the challenges that life brings. If you are seeking therapy, perhaps some area of your life is out of balance. You may feel conflicted, that you are not finding the connection you want in relationships or not living up to your fullest potential. I can help you make sense of these feelings, cultivate your innate gifts and respectfully let go of old habits so you can live more freely.
I am particularly experienced in working with people to overcome relationship challenges, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, and career transitions.
Therapy can help you locate your internal compass in order to navigate the challenges that life brings. If you are seeking therapy, perhaps some area of your life is out of balance. You may feel conflicted, that you are not finding the connection you want in relationships or not living up to your fullest potential. I can help you make sense of these feelings, cultivate your innate gifts and respectfully let go of old habits so you can live more freely.
(415) 634-4098 View (415) 634-4098
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Tiffany Franke-Brauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Greetings! My name is Tiffany Franke-Brauer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in California. I help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, more severe and persistent mental illnesses, generally strong emotions, and dual diagnoses (mental illness and addiction). I come from a Humanistic orientation; I acknowledge that our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions are strongly influenced by our environment, affecting how we learn to think and process what we see, do, and feel.
Greetings! My name is Tiffany Franke-Brauer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in California. I help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, more severe and persistent mental illnesses, generally strong emotions, and dual diagnoses (mental illness and addiction). I come from a Humanistic orientation; I acknowledge that our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions are strongly influenced by our environment, affecting how we learn to think and process what we see, do, and feel.
(714) 294-2771 View (714) 294-2771
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Scott Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving, acceptance, and peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples working through sobriety-recovery dynamics, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving, acceptance, and peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples working through sobriety-recovery dynamics, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
(682) 582-8683 View (682) 582-8683
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John Andonakakis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
I have trained and worked in a broad array of environments, including community-based and private mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment centers for adolescents and adults, elementary schools, hospital psychiatric facilities, and residential facilities for homeless single adults.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience. I work with adults who are struggling with challenging life transitions, repercussions of traumatic experience, challenges with emotional regulation, relationships, and concerns related to psycho-spiritual development. I am proud to serve the LGBT and straight communities. I accept Tele-therapy referrals.
I have trained and worked in a broad array of environments, including community-based and private mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment centers for adolescents and adults, elementary schools, hospital psychiatric facilities, and residential facilities for homeless single adults.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience. I work with adults who are struggling with challenging life transitions, repercussions of traumatic experience, challenges with emotional regulation, relationships, and concerns related to psycho-spiritual development. I am proud to serve the LGBT and straight communities. I accept Tele-therapy referrals.
(415) 795-2912 View (415) 795-2912
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Derek Rubinstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
I also bring specialized training and experience in working with young professionals, men's issues, high functioning autism / Asperger's Syndrome, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, substance abuse, relationship challenges, personal discovery, integration of spiritual/psychedelic experiences, and mindfulness meditation.
Like any new endeavor, beginning therapy can bring both anxiety and hope. Whether you're seeking therapy to address specific concerns or to engage in personal exploration, I bring many years of experience working with a broad range of issues and people. I see therapy as a unique opportunity to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, develop greater awareness and insight, and make meaningful changes that lead to greater fulfillment in their lives, relationships, and careers.
I also bring specialized training and experience in working with young professionals, men's issues, high functioning autism / Asperger's Syndrome, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, substance abuse, relationship challenges, personal discovery, integration of spiritual/psychedelic experiences, and mindfulness meditation.
Like any new endeavor, beginning therapy can bring both anxiety and hope. Whether you're seeking therapy to address specific concerns or to engage in personal exploration, I bring many years of experience working with a broad range of issues and people. I see therapy as a unique opportunity to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, develop greater awareness and insight, and make meaningful changes that lead to greater fulfillment in their lives, relationships, and careers.
(415) 521-3766 View (415) 521-3766
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Cynthia Nakoski
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Dr. Cynthia (Cyndi) Nakoski, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist whose passion is assisting people with healing from traumatic/stressful experiences. Whether it be a sudden health crisis, a traumatic event, the loss of a loved one, or any other traumatic/stressful experience that causes life to unravel, Dr. Nakoski's vast experience with trauma work has solidified her understanding that finding healthy ways to cope and strengthen is possible. Dr. Nakoski specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, health challenges, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and co-occurring addiction issues.
Dr. Cynthia (Cyndi) Nakoski, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist whose passion is assisting people with healing from traumatic/stressful experiences. Whether it be a sudden health crisis, a traumatic event, the loss of a loved one, or any other traumatic/stressful experience that causes life to unravel, Dr. Nakoski's vast experience with trauma work has solidified her understanding that finding healthy ways to cope and strengthen is possible. Dr. Nakoski specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, health challenges, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and co-occurring addiction issues.
(415) 818-9791 View (415) 818-9791
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Taylor Langley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Do you and your partner have challenges understanding each of your different cultural or family backgrounds? Is your child anxious, sad, or acting out in school and with peers? Are you exhausted, unmotivated, or dealing with addictive patterns around technology, substance use, or work?.
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
Do you and your partner have challenges understanding each of your different cultural or family backgrounds? Is your child anxious, sad, or acting out in school and with peers? Are you exhausted, unmotivated, or dealing with addictive patterns around technology, substance use, or work?.
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
(628) 209-5303 View (628) 209-5303
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Kathryn A R James
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Do you want to create a more balanced and meaningful life? Are your obstacles or patterns preventing you from achieving your goals and full potential in relationships & career? Are you trapped in the chains of depression, anxiety, or addiction? I work to help you attain your goals and aspirations in a stoic, no nonsense, proactive, and empathic manner with cognitive behavioral techniques. I have a general practice & specialize in relationships, life transitions such as motherhood/fatherhood, depression/anxiety, addiction/substance abuse, & grief.
Do you want to create a more balanced and meaningful life? Are your obstacles or patterns preventing you from achieving your goals and full potential in relationships & career? Are you trapped in the chains of depression, anxiety, or addiction? I work to help you attain your goals and aspirations in a stoic, no nonsense, proactive, and empathic manner with cognitive behavioral techniques. I have a general practice & specialize in relationships, life transitions such as motherhood/fatherhood, depression/anxiety, addiction/substance abuse, & grief.
(415) 367-0977 View (415) 367-0977
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Alecia Singer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Do you believe that happiness is not possible unless you obtain a certain body size, relationship or job and are on a constant quest for perfectionism? You may find yourself turning to addiction, chaotic relationships, disordered eating, your inner critic and negative body image to find relief from anxiety, stress or trauma. This is understandable, but there is another way... Imagine creating a compassionate relationship with yourself based on accepting your body as a source of wisdom, connecting you to your feelings, authenticity, creativity and life force.
Do you believe that happiness is not possible unless you obtain a certain body size, relationship or job and are on a constant quest for perfectionism? You may find yourself turning to addiction, chaotic relationships, disordered eating, your inner critic and negative body image to find relief from anxiety, stress or trauma. This is understandable, but there is another way... Imagine creating a compassionate relationship with yourself based on accepting your body as a source of wisdom, connecting you to your feelings, authenticity, creativity and life force.
(415) 660-9464 View (415) 660-9464
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Leah Heyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tired of feeling exhausted all the time? Are you moving through life but not fully living it? You're not alone, and it doesn't have to be this way. My aim is to help you cultivate resilience, reconcile past pains, and forge a path toward greater well-being. I specialize in working with teens and adults navigating the complexities of trauma, focusing on dissociation, substance use/addiction, chronic illness, and disordered eating. My approach emphasizes fostering positive self-esteem, setting personal boundaries, exploring intersectional identities, practicing non-violent communication, and enhancing the mind-body connection.
Tired of feeling exhausted all the time? Are you moving through life but not fully living it? You're not alone, and it doesn't have to be this way. My aim is to help you cultivate resilience, reconcile past pains, and forge a path toward greater well-being. I specialize in working with teens and adults navigating the complexities of trauma, focusing on dissociation, substance use/addiction, chronic illness, and disordered eating. My approach emphasizes fostering positive self-esteem, setting personal boundaries, exploring intersectional identities, practicing non-violent communication, and enhancing the mind-body connection.
(415) 874-0832 View (415) 874-0832
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Rebecca Peng
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Waitlist for new clients
As an Asian female therapist, I deeply understand the challenges and opportunities that come with a bi-cultural upbringing. Every individual possesses the innate desire to grow as well as the capacity to heal from traumas and painful life events. I am here to guide you through difficult life transitions and improve your relationships. I will help you approach life with fresh perspectives and more effective strategies. I have more than a decade of therapy experience with clients of all ages struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, and unhealthy relationships.
As an Asian female therapist, I deeply understand the challenges and opportunities that come with a bi-cultural upbringing. Every individual possesses the innate desire to grow as well as the capacity to heal from traumas and painful life events. I am here to guide you through difficult life transitions and improve your relationships. I will help you approach life with fresh perspectives and more effective strategies. I have more than a decade of therapy experience with clients of all ages struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, and unhealthy relationships.
(415) 413-0418 View (415) 413-0418
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Anya Rome
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
There are important reasons why you are struggling, and they deserve attention and understanding. I work with people who find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life and demoralized by the struggle just to keep up. People who have ever felt defective, or like there is something wrong with the way that they are. These feelings may be due to, or manifest as: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance-use issues, or ADHD-related issues like difficulty with time management, organization, and motivation.
There are important reasons why you are struggling, and they deserve attention and understanding. I work with people who find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life and demoralized by the struggle just to keep up. People who have ever felt defective, or like there is something wrong with the way that they are. These feelings may be due to, or manifest as: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance-use issues, or ADHD-related issues like difficulty with time management, organization, and motivation.
(510) 851-9836 View (510) 851-9836
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Ken Stamper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
I also enjoy working with new parents, adolescents, families, and adults who are struggling with screen use, bullying, video games, and substance use.
My therapeutic style is approachable, warm, curious, and, when necessary, challenging. I draw from my training in the lineage of Gestalt Therapy, working in the 'here and now' to find out how we can create growth and change. I also use tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when appropriate to help develop awareness for effective change. We will work collaboratively to see how you can learn respond to your environment with greater freedom and choice, where you can see possibilities and turn them into actualities. I'm here to support you in becoming your best self.
I also enjoy working with new parents, adolescents, families, and adults who are struggling with screen use, bullying, video games, and substance use.
My therapeutic style is approachable, warm, curious, and, when necessary, challenging. I draw from my training in the lineage of Gestalt Therapy, working in the 'here and now' to find out how we can create growth and change. I also use tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when appropriate to help develop awareness for effective change. We will work collaboratively to see how you can learn respond to your environment with greater freedom and choice, where you can see possibilities and turn them into actualities. I'm here to support you in becoming your best self.
(628) 214-5147 View (628) 214-5147
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Kathleen 'kk' Cowan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
I utilize my experience as a psychotherapist, a former tech executive, and a queer woman to support clients with challenges like impostor syndrome, burnout, layoff grief/career disillusionment, substance concerns, internet/gaming addiction, food and body image struggles, perfectionism, work/life balance and navigating interpersonal dynamics at work and at home. I also treat common mental health struggles like depression, anxiety and trauma. I am especially passionate about working with queer folx and women in the tech industry (who have very intense and unique mental health challenges).
I utilize my experience as a psychotherapist, a former tech executive, and a queer woman to support clients with challenges like impostor syndrome, burnout, layoff grief/career disillusionment, substance concerns, internet/gaming addiction, food and body image struggles, perfectionism, work/life balance and navigating interpersonal dynamics at work and at home. I also treat common mental health struggles like depression, anxiety and trauma. I am especially passionate about working with queer folx and women in the tech industry (who have very intense and unique mental health challenges).
(628) 203-1529 View (628) 203-1529
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Vanessa Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I have extensive experience working with issues of anxiety, depression, stress management, racial trauma, post traumatic stress, relationship conflict, navigating toxic work environments, sexuality and gender, and substance use issues.
Are you experiencing issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, loss of identity, trauma, or lack of confidence? Are these issues causing you to neglect your own self-care, misuse substances, and/or isolate from family and friends? Do you need support with navigating personal or professional relationships? Are you exploring your sexual or gender identity? Managing a major life transition or preparing for one? These are the times when therapy can be helpful. We can work together to identify your goals, improve your quality of life, and develop a strong sense of self in the process.
I have extensive experience working with issues of anxiety, depression, stress management, racial trauma, post traumatic stress, relationship conflict, navigating toxic work environments, sexuality and gender, and substance use issues.
Are you experiencing issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, loss of identity, trauma, or lack of confidence? Are these issues causing you to neglect your own self-care, misuse substances, and/or isolate from family and friends? Do you need support with navigating personal or professional relationships? Are you exploring your sexual or gender identity? Managing a major life transition or preparing for one? These are the times when therapy can be helpful. We can work together to identify your goals, improve your quality of life, and develop a strong sense of self in the process.
(415) 914-9354 View (415) 914-9354
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Ginny Pizzardi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
My areas of expertise include self-esteem, relationships, grief, parenting, adoption, trauma and addiction.
Are you struggling in your relationships or personal connections? Suffering from depression or anxiety? Experiencing loss, grief or sadness? Difficulty with work/life balance? You don't need to struggle alone. I'm a psychotherapist with over 40 years of experience, and I'm here to help. Individuals, couples and families call me when they're ready to tackle the problems that make life difficult.
My areas of expertise include self-esteem, relationships, grief, parenting, adoption, trauma and addiction.
Are you struggling in your relationships or personal connections? Suffering from depression or anxiety? Experiencing loss, grief or sadness? Difficulty with work/life balance? You don't need to struggle alone. I'm a psychotherapist with over 40 years of experience, and I'm here to help. Individuals, couples and families call me when they're ready to tackle the problems that make life difficult.
(415) 787-2980 View (415) 787-2980
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Robert Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with men approaching or in mid-life (30’s, 40’s, 50’s) who need help with work, relational and personal challenges. Adapting to a transition or preparing to make one, can lead to feeling stuck, anxious, depressed or full of anger. Perhaps you’re in a relationship that is more characterized by conflict rather than love and satisfying sex. Maybe you’re facing loss, feeling disconnected or overwhelmed by your feelings. These experiences can lead to addiction, isolation and compulsive behaviors. I’ve worked with these issues and I can help you.
I specialize in working with men approaching or in mid-life (30’s, 40’s, 50’s) who need help with work, relational and personal challenges. Adapting to a transition or preparing to make one, can lead to feeling stuck, anxious, depressed or full of anger. Perhaps you’re in a relationship that is more characterized by conflict rather than love and satisfying sex. Maybe you’re facing loss, feeling disconnected or overwhelmed by your feelings. These experiences can lead to addiction, isolation and compulsive behaviors. I’ve worked with these issues and I can help you.
(415) 727-8117 View (415) 727-8117
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Dr. Jennifer Musselman
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
Substance use and addiction.
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety. I also executive coach CEOs and entrepreneurs, as well as being a team facilitator for corporate change
Substance use and addiction.
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety. I also executive coach CEOs and entrepreneurs, as well as being a team facilitator for corporate change
(310) 421-2985 View (310) 421-2985

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