Therapists for Teens in San Francisco, CA

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Brooke Bendix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Growing up in today’s world isn’t easy! As a parent you want to ensure your 'GenZ'er has the emotional support they need to thrive in life. Imagine your child or teen with an improved sense of self-awareness and confidence in themselves. I provide a safe space to explore and manage their emotions and thoughts so they can develop a better sense of self. Our mission at Therapyology is to empower the next generation to lead a more valued life! It takes a village, am I right? I practice with a team approach working together with parents/doctors/teachers/school counselors to ensure each individual and family receives the best care.
Growing up in today’s world isn’t easy! As a parent you want to ensure your 'GenZ'er has the emotional support they need to thrive in life. Imagine your child or teen with an improved sense of self-awareness and confidence in themselves. I provide a safe space to explore and manage their emotions and thoughts so they can develop a better sense of self. Our mission at Therapyology is to empower the next generation to lead a more valued life! It takes a village, am I right? I practice with a team approach working together with parents/doctors/teachers/school counselors to ensure each individual and family receives the best care.
(248) 733-4899 x2 View (248) 733-4899 x2
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Taylor Langley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
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.
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
Ramandeep Kular
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, self-wellness, South Asian families and the bi-cultural pressures, children of divorce and various teen concerns.
I engage with each person as an individual that requires a unique set of skills specifically altered to address your personal sources of distress. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate and supportive environment so that you can create the change you are seeking. There are times in our lives when we struggle with the most valuable relationships in our lives. It helps to be able to reflect together, problem-solve toward solutions and ways of coping with someone who can remain objective and supportive. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is important in order to grow in therapy.
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, self-wellness, South Asian families and the bi-cultural pressures, children of divorce and various teen concerns.
I engage with each person as an individual that requires a unique set of skills specifically altered to address your personal sources of distress. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate and supportive environment so that you can create the change you are seeking. There are times in our lives when we struggle with the most valuable relationships in our lives. It helps to be able to reflect together, problem-solve toward solutions and ways of coping with someone who can remain objective and supportive. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is important in order to grow in therapy.
(925) 291-4397 View (925) 291-4397
Zena Vevaina
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! I would like to offer my hand in your journey. Often, people seek therapy when they are in a crisis such as a challenge in marriage, infidelity, difficulty with an adolescent, a transition, depression, anxiety, psychosis, or struggling with substance abuse. Sometimes people seek therapy when they need someone to help them reframe an issue or offer a different perspective. I value and respect each individual I work with. I work with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families using many different theoretical approaches tailored to match your unique needs and personality.
Hi and welcome! I would like to offer my hand in your journey. Often, people seek therapy when they are in a crisis such as a challenge in marriage, infidelity, difficulty with an adolescent, a transition, depression, anxiety, psychosis, or struggling with substance abuse. Sometimes people seek therapy when they need someone to help them reframe an issue or offer a different perspective. I value and respect each individual I work with. I work with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families using many different theoretical approaches tailored to match your unique needs and personality.
(415) 936-1595 View (415) 936-1595
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Ronald 'max' Yusim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
In particular, I led over two dozen workshops on the subject of "how to teach your teenager more responsibility.
I am strong in treating people with depression, OCD and anxiety issues. That being said, my true expertise is in the area of alcohol and addiction therapies. I am a recovering alcoholic and love educating folks on the principles of addiction and recovery. I've even had the fascinating experience of leading drug and alcohol group therapy for inmates at San Quentin State Prison. I believe there is no distinction between the many forms of addiction: alcohol, drugs, sex, internet porn, eating, working, video games, social media or gambling"¦all of these are triggered by the same things: fear, stress, and anxiety. And ALL are treatable.
In particular, I led over two dozen workshops on the subject of "how to teach your teenager more responsibility.
I am strong in treating people with depression, OCD and anxiety issues. That being said, my true expertise is in the area of alcohol and addiction therapies. I am a recovering alcoholic and love educating folks on the principles of addiction and recovery. I've even had the fascinating experience of leading drug and alcohol group therapy for inmates at San Quentin State Prison. I believe there is no distinction between the many forms of addiction: alcohol, drugs, sex, internet porn, eating, working, video games, social media or gambling"¦all of these are triggered by the same things: fear, stress, and anxiety. And ALL are treatable.
(628) 225-4560 View (628) 225-4560
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Lesley Van Voorhees, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
My approach is relational, warm, and collaborative. I feel passionate about helping you make the changes in your life you'd like help with, including better relationships/marriage, improving mood, more effective parenting, increasing self-esteem, navigating divorce, feeling less stuck, help with addictions, navigating adolescent issues, and more. I began providing therapy to clients on the east coast in 1994 as a licensed LGSW. Years later I became licensed in California and continue to successfully help clients experience positive change. I have an office in San Francisco and in Marin County.
My approach is relational, warm, and collaborative. I feel passionate about helping you make the changes in your life you'd like help with, including better relationships/marriage, improving mood, more effective parenting, increasing self-esteem, navigating divorce, feeling less stuck, help with addictions, navigating adolescent issues, and more. I began providing therapy to clients on the east coast in 1994 as a licensed LGSW. Years later I became licensed in California and continue to successfully help clients experience positive change. I have an office in San Francisco and in Marin County.
(415) 308-8523 View (415) 308-8523
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Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Find your best therapist match with us! We are highly skilled, diverse, well-trained and inclusive therapists. We empower you to live the life you want and do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to care. Additional benefits include a concierge billing service for PPO insurance and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages as individuals, couples, and families.
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Find your best therapist match with us! We are highly skilled, diverse, well-trained and inclusive therapists. We empower you to live the life you want and do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to care. Additional benefits include a concierge billing service for PPO insurance and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages as individuals, couples, and families.
(628) 299-7866 View (628) 299-7866
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Ron Austin MS, LMFT 925-949-6349
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
I have experience in family counseling, adult and adolescent individuwal sessions.
25 plus years of experience in all areas of counseling. - Clinical Director Substance Abuse - Directed County Mental Health Teams , including Crisis and Children's Mental Health - Adjunct faculty at two Universities totaling 20 years - Juvenile Justice experience I enjoy working with couples and adults as they sort through the challenges of life. I make every attempt to help develop change for a healthy lifestyles. I am skilled in CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused treatments.
I have experience in family counseling, adult and adolescent individuwal sessions.
25 plus years of experience in all areas of counseling. - Clinical Director Substance Abuse - Directed County Mental Health Teams , including Crisis and Children's Mental Health - Adjunct faculty at two Universities totaling 20 years - Juvenile Justice experience I enjoy working with couples and adults as they sort through the challenges of life. I make every attempt to help develop change for a healthy lifestyles. I am skilled in CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused treatments.
(925) 478-2536 View (925) 478-2536
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Charlotte Tilson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
Waitlist for new clients
On the child/adolescent side, I provide individualized, developmentally sensitive individual therapy along with parent consultation.
Let's talk about how you can protect, nurture and enhance your well-being (or that of your child). I serve women, teens and kids with a focus on promotion of emotional well-being and psychological health. Use therapy to improve your quality of life, how you relate to others and think about yourself. Strengthen your role as guardian of your mental health. By tending to your psychological health you contribute to the well-being of the world.
On the child/adolescent side, I provide individualized, developmentally sensitive individual therapy along with parent consultation.
Let's talk about how you can protect, nurture and enhance your well-being (or that of your child). I serve women, teens and kids with a focus on promotion of emotional well-being and psychological health. Use therapy to improve your quality of life, how you relate to others and think about yourself. Strengthen your role as guardian of your mental health. By tending to your psychological health you contribute to the well-being of the world.
(415) 223-2194 View (415) 223-2194
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Karla Fakhouri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SOMATIC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
As an adolescent immigrant, I faced great challenges in balancing life in two disparate worlds.
As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children.
As an adolescent immigrant, I faced great challenges in balancing life in two disparate worlds.
As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children.
(650) 336-5252 View (650) 336-5252
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Adrian Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
I have specialized in Child, Adolescent, and Family psychotherapy since 2004 with an emphasis on Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Therapy.
Some people struggle for weeks, months, or even years before considering psychotherapy. And it makes sense — it's hard to confide in a stranger and can take a while to find the right fit. We want authenticity and experience in a therapist but also someone relatable and easy to talk with. When couples counseling, family therapy, or child/adolescent support is needed, the search may seem even more daunting. We need a clinician with the interpersonal skills, temperament, and adaptability to forge a meaningful connection with our partners, children, and the networks who support them.
I have specialized in Child, Adolescent, and Family psychotherapy since 2004 with an emphasis on Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Therapy.
Some people struggle for weeks, months, or even years before considering psychotherapy. And it makes sense — it's hard to confide in a stranger and can take a while to find the right fit. We want authenticity and experience in a therapist but also someone relatable and easy to talk with. When couples counseling, family therapy, or child/adolescent support is needed, the search may seem even more daunting. We need a clinician with the interpersonal skills, temperament, and adaptability to forge a meaningful connection with our partners, children, and the networks who support them.
(510) 901-5736 View (510) 901-5736
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Karla Schlags
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
I am the founder of a group practice, California Integrative Counseling Center, located in downtown San Francisco. Our team specializes in treating individuals with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, career challenges, relationship issues, and those going through life transitions. We provide individual therapy, group therapy for Adults with ADHD, couples therapy, teen therapy, and family therapy.
I am the founder of a group practice, California Integrative Counseling Center, located in downtown San Francisco. Our team specializes in treating individuals with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, career challenges, relationship issues, and those going through life transitions. We provide individual therapy, group therapy for Adults with ADHD, couples therapy, teen therapy, and family therapy.
(415) 524-0582 x1 View (415) 524-0582 x1
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Laura H Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
There are so many reasons why people seek out psychotherapy. Maybe you are feeling trapped in a cycle of destructive patterns that are causing great suffering to you or the people around you. These struggles might be a result of: a painful relationship with your body and food, an eating disorder, a history of abuse, trauma or alcoholism in your childhood home or difficulites parenting your child or teenager. You may be seeking help for your child who is having trouble with relationships, school, drugs and alcohol, adhering to family rules or is not feeling strong about who they are as an individual.
There are so many reasons why people seek out psychotherapy. Maybe you are feeling trapped in a cycle of destructive patterns that are causing great suffering to you or the people around you. These struggles might be a result of: a painful relationship with your body and food, an eating disorder, a history of abuse, trauma or alcoholism in your childhood home or difficulites parenting your child or teenager. You may be seeking help for your child who is having trouble with relationships, school, drugs and alcohol, adhering to family rules or is not feeling strong about who they are as an individual.
(415) 969-5494 View (415) 969-5494
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Wendy Von Wiederhold
Psychologist, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
I provide consultation to parents with concerns regarding their child or adolescent.
Emotions can sometimes be difficult to bear-sadness, worries about yourself and others, fears, painful recurrent interactions and relationships. Working with an understanding professional to explore feelings and expectations about yourself and your relationships can be the key to clarifying troubling emotional states. These feelings can cause recurrent painful states, or push us toward repetitive or self-destructive behaviors. Exploring these feelings in a safe relationship can cause feelings about yourself and others to shift, opening to new ways of thinking and behaving. This allows for greater flexibility, enhanced creativity, a better relationship with yourself, and better connections and relationships.
I provide consultation to parents with concerns regarding their child or adolescent.
Emotions can sometimes be difficult to bear-sadness, worries about yourself and others, fears, painful recurrent interactions and relationships. Working with an understanding professional to explore feelings and expectations about yourself and your relationships can be the key to clarifying troubling emotional states. These feelings can cause recurrent painful states, or push us toward repetitive or self-destructive behaviors. Exploring these feelings in a safe relationship can cause feelings about yourself and others to shift, opening to new ways of thinking and behaving. This allows for greater flexibility, enhanced creativity, a better relationship with yourself, and better connections and relationships.
(415) 322-0318 View (415) 322-0318
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Gilbert A. Woo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
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.
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 View (415) 449-1667
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Aimee Rozen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked in school settings and clinics, specializing in adolescent and adult issues.
I offer a genuine, compassionate and respectful relationship with my clients, so they can reach greater self-awareness and insight. My goal is to help each person I work with reach greater satisfaction with the overall quality of their life and attain the personal tools needed to strengthen intimate relationships. I view mental health similarly to physical health: when there's an injury or illness, seeking professional intervention, guidance and support can improve overall wellness.
I have worked in school settings and clinics, specializing in adolescent and adult issues.
I offer a genuine, compassionate and respectful relationship with my clients, so they can reach greater self-awareness and insight. My goal is to help each person I work with reach greater satisfaction with the overall quality of their life and attain the personal tools needed to strengthen intimate relationships. I view mental health similarly to physical health: when there's an injury or illness, seeking professional intervention, guidance and support can improve overall wellness.
(415) 236-2973 View (415) 236-2973
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Hannah Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94129
Adolescent, young adults, families
Adolescent, young adults, families
(628) 218-7701 View (628) 218-7701
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Annmarie Hulette
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
I am formerly an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry (ICAP), where I co-developed an intervention in collaboration with Harvard's Center on the Developing Child.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in CBT with children, adolescents, and young adults, offering in-person services in SF as well as telehealth. I treat a range of issues, including anxiety and stress, depression, social difficulties, adjustment problems, and disruptive behaviors. The types of services I provide include individual therapy, parent consultations, and parent-child therapy. For more information about my services, please click on the button to the left to visit my website.
I am formerly an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry (ICAP), where I co-developed an intervention in collaboration with Harvard's Center on the Developing Child.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in CBT with children, adolescents, and young adults, offering in-person services in SF as well as telehealth. I treat a range of issues, including anxiety and stress, depression, social difficulties, adjustment problems, and disruptive behaviors. The types of services I provide include individual therapy, parent consultations, and parent-child therapy. For more information about my services, please click on the button to the left to visit my website.
(650) 257-8762 View (650) 257-8762
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Ali Howard Kirsch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
It takes courage and vulnerability for a parent to reach out and asked for help with their child or teenager.
I’m a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a clinical supervisor. For the past 15 years I’ve helped people better understand themselves, heal from past difficulties, and build stronger interpersonal connections. Examining one’s difficulties requires courage and resolve. 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.
It takes courage and vulnerability for a parent to reach out and asked for help with their child or teenager.
I’m a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a clinical supervisor. For the past 15 years I’ve helped people better understand themselves, heal from past difficulties, and build stronger interpersonal connections. Examining one’s difficulties requires courage and resolve. 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.
(415) 894-9921 View (415) 894-9921
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Sheena Craig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I currently work with adult and adolescent individuals and couples. The issues I deal with include depression and dysthymia, panic attacks, stress, generalized anxiety disorder, gender identity disorder, obsessions and compulsions, childhood sexual trauma, childhood physical abuse, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, communication conflict, commitment, intimacy, sexual difficulties, insecurity, trust, infidelity and social phobia.
I currently work with adult and adolescent individuals and couples. The issues I deal with include depression and dysthymia, panic attacks, stress, generalized anxiety disorder, gender identity disorder, obsessions and compulsions, childhood sexual trauma, childhood physical abuse, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, communication conflict, commitment, intimacy, sexual difficulties, insecurity, trust, infidelity and social phobia.
(415) 858-6152 View (415) 858-6152

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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.