Alzheimer's Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Rachael A. Henderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I began my master's training in 2014, and I have worked with individuals and their families struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and seizure disorders.
I began my master's training in 2014, and I have worked with individuals and their families struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and seizure disorders.
(415) 539-2643 View (415) 539-2643
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Dr. Elizabeth S Sutherland - Geropsychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
I am a Geropsychologist which means I specialize with older adults. I provide forensic neuropsychological evaluations to assist with decision making capacity for the following domains: medical/financial consent, sexual consent, testamentary consent, driving, independent living. Evaluations/therapy also assist with diagnoses for dementia, depression, anxiety, and/or grief/loss. I work with family members/caregivers caring for those with dementia and perhaps behavioral challenges associated with the dementia. I currently work at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) for the Department of Geropsychiatry since 2007.
I am a Geropsychologist which means I specialize with older adults. I provide forensic neuropsychological evaluations to assist with decision making capacity for the following domains: medical/financial consent, sexual consent, testamentary consent, driving, independent living. Evaluations/therapy also assist with diagnoses for dementia, depression, anxiety, and/or grief/loss. I work with family members/caregivers caring for those with dementia and perhaps behavioral challenges associated with the dementia. I currently work at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) for the Department of Geropsychiatry since 2007.
(415) 813-1411 View (415) 813-1411
Sanam Lalani Neuropsychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94101
Neuropsychological evaluations can be helpful at any age. If you are struggling with your thinking abilities (attention, memory, or executive functioning), you may benefit from diagnostic clarity (is it ADHD? do I have dementia?). Testing can identify a pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses and help guide in treatment planning.
Neuropsychological evaluations can be helpful at any age. If you are struggling with your thinking abilities (attention, memory, or executive functioning), you may benefit from diagnostic clarity (is it ADHD? do I have dementia?). Testing can identify a pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses and help guide in treatment planning.
(972) 521-7918 View (972) 521-7918
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Janice Keenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Therapies used when working with older adults, especially persons with Dementia include Reminiscent Therapy and Cognitive Stimulation.
Hello, my name is Janice Keenberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) practicing in a small mountain town in Southern California. I have worked for more than two decades providing mental health counseling, liaison services, advocacy, and support services for community agencies and medical facilities in the Los Angeles and Bakersfield area. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and my focus is on helping clients cope with strong emotions brought about by depression, anxiety, stress, grief, chronic illness, and addiction.
Therapies used when working with older adults, especially persons with Dementia include Reminiscent Therapy and Cognitive Stimulation.
Hello, my name is Janice Keenberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) practicing in a small mountain town in Southern California. I have worked for more than two decades providing mental health counseling, liaison services, advocacy, and support services for community agencies and medical facilities in the Los Angeles and Bakersfield area. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and my focus is on helping clients cope with strong emotions brought about by depression, anxiety, stress, grief, chronic illness, and addiction.
(415) 592-6513 View (415) 592-6513
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Dr. Jeffrey Lawton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PsyD, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I have a therapeutic style that is honest, empathetic, compassionate, and straightforward. Using clinically proven treatment methods via Teletherapy, I work holistically, leveraging a combination of treatments to address mental health concerns such as complex trauma, re-parenting, grief, addiction, PTSD, confidence, work/life balance, abuse, and sexual issues. I am also clinically interested in the study and offering of psychotherapy to those living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. My expertise as a Nutritional Psychologist allows me to look at your needs holistically. www.drjeffreylawton.com
I have a therapeutic style that is honest, empathetic, compassionate, and straightforward. Using clinically proven treatment methods via Teletherapy, I work holistically, leveraging a combination of treatments to address mental health concerns such as complex trauma, re-parenting, grief, addiction, PTSD, confidence, work/life balance, abuse, and sexual issues. I am also clinically interested in the study and offering of psychotherapy to those living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. My expertise as a Nutritional Psychologist allows me to look at your needs holistically. www.drjeffreylawton.com
(424) 377-0191 View (424) 377-0191
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Tom Van Vleet
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
Dr. Tom Van Vleet is a licensed neuropsychologist with expertise in cognitive rehabilitation & enhancement, neuropsychological assessment, and integrative psychotherapy. His treatment approach targets the cognitive and psychological challenges experienced by healthy adults, as well as individuals with progressive or acquired brain dysfunction (e.g., learning disability, ADHD, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's). Dr. Van Vleet is a subject matter expert and inventor of novel cognitive interventions (U.S. patents: 9,601,026; 9,308,445; 9,302,179) with 45+ peer reviewed publications in leading medical journals.
Dr. Tom Van Vleet is a licensed neuropsychologist with expertise in cognitive rehabilitation & enhancement, neuropsychological assessment, and integrative psychotherapy. His treatment approach targets the cognitive and psychological challenges experienced by healthy adults, as well as individuals with progressive or acquired brain dysfunction (e.g., learning disability, ADHD, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's). Dr. Van Vleet is a subject matter expert and inventor of novel cognitive interventions (U.S. patents: 9,601,026; 9,308,445; 9,302,179) with 45+ peer reviewed publications in leading medical journals.
(925) 275-5158 View (925) 275-5158
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Anica Leon-Weil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
I have experience working with folks across the lifespan in regards to relational issues, polyamory/open relationships, work stress, self esteem, boundary setting, life transitions, sexuality, substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, perinatal/postpartum, & caregiving for elders, especially with dementia.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and appreciate that it can take a lot to start the process of finding support. I believe we all have the capacity to experience satisfaction, fulfillment, and moments of joy in our lives by exploring the barriers to these things- both internally and externally, learning new ways of self understanding, and developing coping skills for the challenges we face. Life can be hard and we don’t always get to choose our circumstances but we can try to find ways to get through the best we can. I use a holistic approach with a backdrop of trauma focused, racial and social justice informed, compassionate care.
I have experience working with folks across the lifespan in regards to relational issues, polyamory/open relationships, work stress, self esteem, boundary setting, life transitions, sexuality, substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, perinatal/postpartum, & caregiving for elders, especially with dementia.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and appreciate that it can take a lot to start the process of finding support. I believe we all have the capacity to experience satisfaction, fulfillment, and moments of joy in our lives by exploring the barriers to these things- both internally and externally, learning new ways of self understanding, and developing coping skills for the challenges we face. Life can be hard and we don’t always get to choose our circumstances but we can try to find ways to get through the best we can. I use a holistic approach with a backdrop of trauma focused, racial and social justice informed, compassionate care.
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Annie Brashem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94143
cancer, stroke, ALS, Parkinsons, dementia, MS, MD, heart or lung disease, injury) as well as with loved ones.
Coping with illness, injury, disability, or medical trauma is one of life’s most difficult challenges. It forever affects how we view ourselves, our bodies, our relationships, and how our lives were “supposed” to go. These experiences are also impacted by everything else we have been through in our lives. Each of us will experience being a caregiver or a care recipient at some point, and specialized therapeutic support can help you navigate the specific difficulties that illness or any health issues present. At any age, stage, or severity of illness or injury, cultivating resilience is possible. You aren't alone.
cancer, stroke, ALS, Parkinsons, dementia, MS, MD, heart or lung disease, injury) as well as with loved ones.
Coping with illness, injury, disability, or medical trauma is one of life’s most difficult challenges. It forever affects how we view ourselves, our bodies, our relationships, and how our lives were “supposed” to go. These experiences are also impacted by everything else we have been through in our lives. Each of us will experience being a caregiver or a care recipient at some point, and specialized therapeutic support can help you navigate the specific difficulties that illness or any health issues present. At any age, stage, or severity of illness or injury, cultivating resilience is possible. You aren't alone.
(510) 330-1142 View (510) 330-1142
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Marianne Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
You don't have to face dementia alone! I've helped thousands of patients and families navigate dementia, and I look forward to being your guide! You'll need support to navigate the dementia journey; practical support to create a care plan and emotional support to stay in balance along the way. I work with dementia patients and their caregivers as a one stop source for all things dementia.
You don't have to face dementia alone! I've helped thousands of patients and families navigate dementia, and I look forward to being your guide! You'll need support to navigate the dementia journey; practical support to create a care plan and emotional support to stay in balance along the way. I work with dementia patients and their caregivers as a one stop source for all things dementia.
(424) 622-9350 View (424) 622-9350
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Janet Leese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
Many life changes, emotions, & challenges come with a diagnosis. Given that it often takes 2 years to get a diagnosis, you've likely been struggling with this for awhile. That's true if it's your diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone you love. I specialize in working with people with chronic illness (cancer, autoimmune illnesses, etc.), caregivers (for children, spouses, elderly parents), older adults, & those with cognitive challenges (dementia, etc.). I’ve worked with people who are dying & their grieving loved ones. I provide online therapy in California, Texas, & Mississippi. Please see below for insurances I take by state.
Many life changes, emotions, & challenges come with a diagnosis. Given that it often takes 2 years to get a diagnosis, you've likely been struggling with this for awhile. That's true if it's your diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone you love. I specialize in working with people with chronic illness (cancer, autoimmune illnesses, etc.), caregivers (for children, spouses, elderly parents), older adults, & those with cognitive challenges (dementia, etc.). I’ve worked with people who are dying & their grieving loved ones. I provide online therapy in California, Texas, & Mississippi. Please see below for insurances I take by state.
(817) 813-8987 View (817) 813-8987
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Dr. Holiday Healing Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94101
I am passionate about helping clients understand their cognitive changes and cope after a diagnosis such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, stroke/aphasia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), cancer/chemotherapy, and other forms of dementia.
Have you and your partner been frustrated by having the same argument over and over again? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, life transitions, or stress in your daily life? Do you get triggered by things in your environment that remind you of a stressful past event? If this sounds like you, then you have come to the right place. My approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, and nonjudgemental. I strive to help clients utilize their strengths and improve their coping using evidence-based practices.
I am passionate about helping clients understand their cognitive changes and cope after a diagnosis such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, stroke/aphasia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), cancer/chemotherapy, and other forms of dementia.
Have you and your partner been frustrated by having the same argument over and over again? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, life transitions, or stress in your daily life? Do you get triggered by things in your environment that remind you of a stressful past event? If this sounds like you, then you have come to the right place. My approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, and nonjudgemental. I strive to help clients utilize their strengths and improve their coping using evidence-based practices.
(310) 919-1598 View (310) 919-1598
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Dr Jonathon Gray MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
The most important thing in working with me is your positive desire to change. Given that I'll bring you into the office, we will discuss your issues of concern and design and implement suggestions to create growth , understanding and lasting solutions. Many clients see me once for behavior change through hypnotherapy. Others see me for ongoing psychotherapy appointments. Some clients combine both modalities to insure continued growth and change. I am optimistic about the possibilities of health and healing through our work together. After forty years in practice I remain committed to my clients and their work with me
The most important thing in working with me is your positive desire to change. Given that I'll bring you into the office, we will discuss your issues of concern and design and implement suggestions to create growth , understanding and lasting solutions. Many clients see me once for behavior change through hypnotherapy. Others see me for ongoing psychotherapy appointments. Some clients combine both modalities to insure continued growth and change. I am optimistic about the possibilities of health and healing through our work together. After forty years in practice I remain committed to my clients and their work with me
(415) 630-5741 View (415) 630-5741
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Saori Miyazaki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109
YOU are happy with your career but feeling a bit burned out. Do you feel stuck on a notion of "doing the job well/being productive" and integrating "mindfulness" into your life because they seem counterintuitive? I know how you can have a balance in your life by being constructive and mindful at the same time. I can help you achieve your goals! By providing you a few concrete tools based on mindfulness, you will learn to live mindfully and maximize all of your potentials. Are you ready for a more holistic life experience?
YOU are happy with your career but feeling a bit burned out. Do you feel stuck on a notion of "doing the job well/being productive" and integrating "mindfulness" into your life because they seem counterintuitive? I know how you can have a balance in your life by being constructive and mindful at the same time. I can help you achieve your goals! By providing you a few concrete tools based on mindfulness, you will learn to live mindfully and maximize all of your potentials. Are you ready for a more holistic life experience?
(415) 363-6143 View (415) 363-6143
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Keith Packer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
I am passionate about my work as a therapist. I frequently feel honored and humbled to facilitate and witness another's healing process. I sense we are trying to navigate our way the best we know how, and sometimes, when we get stuck, we need support from a fellow pilgrim. I am grateful to have been the beneficiary of therapy when grappling with my own inner turmoil and difficult relationships. If you too are looking for less suffering and anxiety, more fulfilling relationships, and a deeper sense of what you truly want, I would be excited and privileged to support you in your journey.
I am passionate about my work as a therapist. I frequently feel honored and humbled to facilitate and witness another's healing process. I sense we are trying to navigate our way the best we know how, and sometimes, when we get stuck, we need support from a fellow pilgrim. I am grateful to have been the beneficiary of therapy when grappling with my own inner turmoil and difficult relationships. If you too are looking for less suffering and anxiety, more fulfilling relationships, and a deeper sense of what you truly want, I would be excited and privileged to support you in your journey.
(415) 849-4179 View (415) 849-4179
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Melinda Joyner
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Are you stuck with no direction? Maybe you need to refocus from the external and internal distractions. Therapy is a great opportunity to explore, refocus and refresh. Do not give up before investing in yourself. You are worth a 2nd, 3rd, 4th chance to live the life you always dreamed of. It is never too late. Together we can begin to put the pieces back together.
Are you stuck with no direction? Maybe you need to refocus from the external and internal distractions. Therapy is a great opportunity to explore, refocus and refresh. Do not give up before investing in yourself. You are worth a 2nd, 3rd, 4th chance to live the life you always dreamed of. It is never too late. Together we can begin to put the pieces back together.
(415) 797-0262 View (415) 797-0262
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Ilene Rich-Holtzberg Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
My focus is to develop a relationship with the client. This is called the two person model which is different than the old fashion practice where the doctor is one up and the client is one down. Rather, the two person model attempts to understand the client through questions and mutual discussion. I am not a silent therapist. I give feedback and remain fully engaged with the patient. Together we build a rapport. I adhere to a humanistic approach.
My focus is to develop a relationship with the client. This is called the two person model which is different than the old fashion practice where the doctor is one up and the client is one down. Rather, the two person model attempts to understand the client through questions and mutual discussion. I am not a silent therapist. I give feedback and remain fully engaged with the patient. Together we build a rapport. I adhere to a humanistic approach.
(415) 366-8999 View (415) 366-8999
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Sophia Shu Wang
MA, MT-BC, ADHD-CC, CCTP-I, CCBT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Through my 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds from NYC to SF, I developed a very collaborative approach, which includes but not limited to humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral. I integrate creative modality with practical CBT, ACT, Trauma Informed Therapy, and Coaching to reach the best outcome for each individual. I help my clients connect with purpose, passion, and community to go from managing difficult times to thriving and living life fully.
Through my 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds from NYC to SF, I developed a very collaborative approach, which includes but not limited to humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral. I integrate creative modality with practical CBT, ACT, Trauma Informed Therapy, and Coaching to reach the best outcome for each individual. I help my clients connect with purpose, passion, and community to go from managing difficult times to thriving and living life fully.
(341) 766-0668 View (341) 766-0668
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Rachel M Cleveland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-P
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
**Accepting New Clients** Feel cared for and heard, experience a safe and authentic connection, find clarity, heal from a past or more recent traumatic event. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Provisional Art Therapist and Mindfulness-based Practitioner, I offer a person-centered, strength-based holistic approach to healing. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I work with the creative mind, this work includes art and expressive mediums to understand how our earliest experiences in life create the implicit, behavioral patterns that we can potentially carry with us for a lifetime.
**Accepting New Clients** Feel cared for and heard, experience a safe and authentic connection, find clarity, heal from a past or more recent traumatic event. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Provisional Art Therapist and Mindfulness-based Practitioner, I offer a person-centered, strength-based holistic approach to healing. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I work with the creative mind, this work includes art and expressive mediums to understand how our earliest experiences in life create the implicit, behavioral patterns that we can potentially carry with us for a lifetime.
(650) 249-9418 View (650) 249-9418
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Marina Kopman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are your feelings of sadness, anger, guilt and confusion about your relationships or other matters getting you down? Have your children's, wife's, husband's, parents', other relatives', or friends' behavior driven you to your wits' end? Are you coping with your inner demons with alcohol and other drugs? Have your experiences of immigration, war, or prison left your nerves numbed, overwhelmed, or shattered? If so, call me and decide for yourself if I can help you as I have successfully assisted others feel better and live healthier lives.
Are your feelings of sadness, anger, guilt and confusion about your relationships or other matters getting you down? Have your children's, wife's, husband's, parents', other relatives', or friends' behavior driven you to your wits' end? Are you coping with your inner demons with alcohol and other drugs? Have your experiences of immigration, war, or prison left your nerves numbed, overwhelmed, or shattered? If so, call me and decide for yourself if I can help you as I have successfully assisted others feel better and live healthier lives.
(415) 968-2057 View (415) 968-2057
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Sarah Stroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I’m so glad to meet you. Many clients come to see me because they are experiencing loss, serious or chronic illness, or struggling with grief. Others have a sense that something is not right. I have specific experience and training in geriatric social work and nearly a decade of experience helping individuals and their families navigate psychosocial challenges of grief, loss and serious illness. I can also help with conceptualizing end of life wishes and legacy work.
I’m so glad to meet you. Many clients come to see me because they are experiencing loss, serious or chronic illness, or struggling with grief. Others have a sense that something is not right. I have specific experience and training in geriatric social work and nearly a decade of experience helping individuals and their families navigate psychosocial challenges of grief, loss and serious illness. I can also help with conceptualizing end of life wishes and legacy work.
(628) 277-5785 View (628) 277-5785

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Alzheimer's Therapists

What are the first-line treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease?

The first-line treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is often medication, which may be prescribed based on the severity of the disease. These include cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, or a combination of the two. Behavioral treatments can help people cope with emotional distress, such as anxiety or anger, and explore lifestyle changes related to housing, caregiving, sleep, and finances.

When to seek treatment for Alzheimer’s?

It’s best to seek treatment at the first signs of dementia. Early warning signs of Alzheimer’s include memory problems, such as forgetting appointments or directions, as well as trouble concentrating, paying attention, retrieving words, and carrying out daily household tasks. An early diagnosis can help people slow the progression of the disease with treatment and plan for the future in terms of housing, support, finances, and legality.

Are there specific medications to treat Alzheimer’s?

Medications approved by the FDA to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s include galantamine, rivastigmine, and donepezil for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, and memantine, donepezil, and the rivastigmine patch for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s. These drugs can help manage the disease, but no drug currently cures the disease. Medications recently approved by the FDA, such aducanumab and lecanemab may slow the disease course, but aspects of their effectiveness are still debated.

Are there natural treatments for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured via natural remedies (nor via medication), but some lifestyle habits can help forestall it or slow its progression. Lifestyle activities that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease include regular exercise, a healthy, well-rounded diet, stimulating cognitive activity, time spent socializing, adequate sleep, and stress management as needed.