Child Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Sky Meets Sea Child and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Independently, your child will find a space here where they can process their needs in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.
Hello, I'm Julia Hammett! With a background in Fine Arts, teaching, and professional childcare, I studied Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University and have been working with children and their caregivers since 2014.
Independently, your child will find a space here where they can process their needs in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.
Hello, I'm Julia Hammett! With a background in Fine Arts, teaching, and professional childcare, I studied Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University and have been working with children and their caregivers since 2014.
(415) 429-5925 View (415) 429-5925
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Carrie Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
Is your family navigating significant changes, transitions, or a recent diagnosis or identified learning difference? Is your child struggling with self-esteem, behavior challenges, or anxiety and depression? Do you want to break a cycle of blame and resentment in your intimate relationship, or need a couples tune-up? Are you searching for more fulfillment and less stress in your busy life? These are just a few of the issues I am experienced in treating as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT79984). I offer psychotherapy for children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals.
Is your family navigating significant changes, transitions, or a recent diagnosis or identified learning difference? Is your child struggling with self-esteem, behavior challenges, or anxiety and depression? Do you want to break a cycle of blame and resentment in your intimate relationship, or need a couples tune-up? Are you searching for more fulfillment and less stress in your busy life? These are just a few of the issues I am experienced in treating as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT79984). I offer psychotherapy for children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals.
(415) 969-9429 View (415) 969-9429
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Melissa Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist. I help clients create healthier patterns in life and improve relationships. Services available for adults, couples, families and children. My areas of emphasis include abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, parenting support, self-esteem, and personal growth. I am also trained in EMDR.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist. I help clients create healthier patterns in life and improve relationships. Services available for adults, couples, families and children. My areas of emphasis include abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, parenting support, self-esteem, and personal growth. I am also trained in EMDR.
(415) 799-9445 View (415) 799-9445
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New Perspectives Center for Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
We are a nonprofit counseling center dedicated to providing excellent therapy for adults, teens, children, couples and families. Our diverse staff can help you with a wide variety of issues, such as: depression and anxiety, emotion regulation, coping with illness, ADHD, grief, stage of life changes, couples and relationship issues, gender identity and sexuality concerns. Our affordable fees are based on your income and if you are paying out of pocket we offer a need-based sliding scale to help you make weekly therapy a reality. Plus we accept Medi-Cal with no co-payment!
We are a nonprofit counseling center dedicated to providing excellent therapy for adults, teens, children, couples and families. Our diverse staff can help you with a wide variety of issues, such as: depression and anxiety, emotion regulation, coping with illness, ADHD, grief, stage of life changes, couples and relationship issues, gender identity and sexuality concerns. Our affordable fees are based on your income and if you are paying out of pocket we offer a need-based sliding scale to help you make weekly therapy a reality. Plus we accept Medi-Cal with no co-payment!
(415) 634-1261 View (415) 634-1261
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Diana Halfmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110
I’m certified in Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for adults from Integrative Psychiatry Institute. I have also throughly enjoyed working with children, teens, & families for 19+ yrs. I listen with the intent of thoroughly understanding your concerns, unhealthy patterns, what is keeping you stuck, as well as your vision for what you want more of in life. I get that as a parent, it’s hard to watch your child struggle with emotional dysregulation & show signs of low self-esteem. We’ll work collaboratively to come up with more interventions & behavioral plans to help your child develop and deepen their skills.
I’m certified in Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for adults from Integrative Psychiatry Institute. I have also throughly enjoyed working with children, teens, & families for 19+ yrs. I listen with the intent of thoroughly understanding your concerns, unhealthy patterns, what is keeping you stuck, as well as your vision for what you want more of in life. I get that as a parent, it’s hard to watch your child struggle with emotional dysregulation & show signs of low self-esteem. We’ll work collaboratively to come up with more interventions & behavioral plans to help your child develop and deepen their skills.
(415) 524-7921 View (415) 524-7921
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Carolyn Day
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
One of my passions is working with children and adolescents.
Sometimes it can be difficult to sort out all our feelings, especially when things are messy, confusing, and overwhelming. It is my belief that everyone can benefit from counseling to process the feelings that come with human experience. At the foundation of my practice is forming a strong therapeutic relationship with you. I believe the quality of our relationship is the basis of what can lead to healing. Gaining greater insight into yourself can help you carry out how you want to be in the world.
One of my passions is working with children and adolescents.
Sometimes it can be difficult to sort out all our feelings, especially when things are messy, confusing, and overwhelming. It is my belief that everyone can benefit from counseling to process the feelings that come with human experience. At the foundation of my practice is forming a strong therapeutic relationship with you. I believe the quality of our relationship is the basis of what can lead to healing. Gaining greater insight into yourself can help you carry out how you want to be in the world.
(415) 594-4696 View (415) 594-4696
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Chad Kordt-Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
In response to current disruptions to daily life and worries related to Covid-19, I am now serving individual adults looking for strategies to manage stress. I specialize in teletherapy for individuals and for parents. I also specialize in supporting parents. Many parents need a forum to discuss the new reality of sheltering in place, and sometimes homeschooling children. If you have a child who is sensitive, reactive, or sometimes hard to parent, I can help. I have experience with a wide range of children of all ages, and have supported parents and individual adults for many years.
In response to current disruptions to daily life and worries related to Covid-19, I am now serving individual adults looking for strategies to manage stress. I specialize in teletherapy for individuals and for parents. I also specialize in supporting parents. Many parents need a forum to discuss the new reality of sheltering in place, and sometimes homeschooling children. If you have a child who is sensitive, reactive, or sometimes hard to parent, I can help. I have experience with a wide range of children of all ages, and have supported parents and individual adults for many years.
(415) 582-6952 View (415) 582-6952
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Audrey Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94116
In-Person Therapy in the San Francisco. Do you and your partner find yourselves having the same argument repeatedly without finding a resolution? Are you struggling to manage your child's tantrums or having difficulty agreeing with your partner on how to parent your child best? If you are facing these challenges, attending therapy could benefit you. Together, we will work towards rebuilding trust in your relationship, healing old wounds, and developing healthy ways to relate to your partner or child. It's time to invest in your well-being because you are worth it.
In-Person Therapy in the San Francisco. Do you and your partner find yourselves having the same argument repeatedly without finding a resolution? Are you struggling to manage your child's tantrums or having difficulty agreeing with your partner on how to parent your child best? If you are facing these challenges, attending therapy could benefit you. Together, we will work towards rebuilding trust in your relationship, healing old wounds, and developing healthy ways to relate to your partner or child. It's time to invest in your well-being because you are worth it.
(415) 527-3347 View (415) 527-3347
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Batya Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
I help my clients, who include children, adults and couples, build their capacity to relate to their feelings and connect with others.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
I help my clients, who include children, adults and couples, build their capacity to relate to their feelings and connect with others.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
(415) 275-6820 View (415) 275-6820
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Charles Brinamen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I work with children (birth-18), adolescents, and families.
My work is relationally based. I believe that development throughout our lives is formed through our relationships. The therapeutic relationship we share will be an important factor in understanding, improving, establishing, and responding to those relationships. Even when things are particularly tough or uncomfortable, creating and tolerating change can be daunting. It’s easy for individuals and families to get stuck in old patterns that no longer meet their needs. We’ll look at those patterns: how they developed, how they affect you, and how to take steps toward freeing you and your family.
I work with children (birth-18), adolescents, and families.
My work is relationally based. I believe that development throughout our lives is formed through our relationships. The therapeutic relationship we share will be an important factor in understanding, improving, establishing, and responding to those relationships. Even when things are particularly tough or uncomfortable, creating and tolerating change can be daunting. It’s easy for individuals and families to get stuck in old patterns that no longer meet their needs. We’ll look at those patterns: how they developed, how they affect you, and how to take steps toward freeing you and your family.
(415) 237-4412 View (415) 237-4412
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Lgbtqia+ Therapist Miranda Young
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MA, PPS
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I put an emphasis on the working relationship between client and clinician. This allows me to have a warm, interactive, strength-based and client-centered approach using a variety of modalities. In my work with youth, I also gained experience and insight into the patterns we fall into as children/young adults (based on a multitude of events or traumas in our lives) and how these can later have an effect on our adult selves. I believe that bringing awareness to these patterns and unpacking their origins can be incredibly helpful. I also bring a queer, feminist, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive/curious lens my work.
I put an emphasis on the working relationship between client and clinician. This allows me to have a warm, interactive, strength-based and client-centered approach using a variety of modalities. In my work with youth, I also gained experience and insight into the patterns we fall into as children/young adults (based on a multitude of events or traumas in our lives) and how these can later have an effect on our adult selves. I believe that bringing awareness to these patterns and unpacking their origins can be incredibly helpful. I also bring a queer, feminist, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive/curious lens my work.
(415) 798-9548 View (415) 798-9548
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Denis Barron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
If anxiety, depression, or behavioral challenges are overwhelming you or your child, reach out. Let's connect. I help individuals and families find a sense of true, grounded control. Sometimes, the things we are trying to do in order to get control over our lives, difficult emotions, or households are actually reinforcing the problem. I am here to help you interrupt patterns and cycles that aren't working, and to replace them with more effective, goal oriented, calm, and compassionate ones. We will also work to find what you are doing that is going well, and do more of these things.
If anxiety, depression, or behavioral challenges are overwhelming you or your child, reach out. Let's connect. I help individuals and families find a sense of true, grounded control. Sometimes, the things we are trying to do in order to get control over our lives, difficult emotions, or households are actually reinforcing the problem. I am here to help you interrupt patterns and cycles that aren't working, and to replace them with more effective, goal oriented, calm, and compassionate ones. We will also work to find what you are doing that is going well, and do more of these things.
(628) 333-3613 View (628) 333-3613
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Colin Holtzinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
My area of speciality is working to improve relationships; I see children, families, and couples.
Most people come to see me because they are experiencing some sort of distress that they want help with. What they come to discover is that therapy can be about so much more than relieving pain. I facilitate a process of reflection and self-discovery that can help you connect to your inner creativity and capacity to grow. I focus on helping you expand your relationships, your ability to love and receive love. And together we search for your sense of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in life.
My area of speciality is working to improve relationships; I see children, families, and couples.
Most people come to see me because they are experiencing some sort of distress that they want help with. What they come to discover is that therapy can be about so much more than relieving pain. I facilitate a process of reflection and self-discovery that can help you connect to your inner creativity and capacity to grow. I focus on helping you expand your relationships, your ability to love and receive love. And together we search for your sense of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in life.
(415) 319-8648 View (415) 319-8648
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Couture Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Hey Couture Fam! I am Yvonne Lynn also known as The Black Couture Counselor. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Expressive Arts Therapist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families (Ages 10-17). I LOVE to express how I feel on the inside and the outside. As a creative, I love to bridge the gap between art and traditional talk therapy. Come make a statement with ME!
Hey Couture Fam! I am Yvonne Lynn also known as The Black Couture Counselor. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Expressive Arts Therapist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families (Ages 10-17). I LOVE to express how I feel on the inside and the outside. As a creative, I love to bridge the gap between art and traditional talk therapy. Come make a statement with ME!
(415) 903-0590 View (415) 903-0590
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Ali Howard Kirsch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
For a parent nothing is harder then seeing your child suffer, experience pain, or just not feeling like themselves.
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.
For a parent nothing is harder then seeing your child suffer, experience pain, or just not feeling like themselves.
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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David Oretsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I work with adults, couples, families, and children.
My approach as a psychotherapist is to meet my clients where they are, honoring their unique life experiences, offering strategies and responses that address their specific needs. I understand psychotherapy as a collaborative process. I practice listening deeply, with curiosity and respect, to support my clients’ innate capacity for self-awareness, growth, and well-being. Effective therapy requires authentic contact between therapist and client.  I am a fellow traveler, working on my own growth and transformation, while in service to my clients.
I work with adults, couples, families, and children.
My approach as a psychotherapist is to meet my clients where they are, honoring their unique life experiences, offering strategies and responses that address their specific needs. I understand psychotherapy as a collaborative process. I practice listening deeply, with curiosity and respect, to support my clients’ innate capacity for self-awareness, growth, and well-being. Effective therapy requires authentic contact between therapist and client.  I am a fellow traveler, working on my own growth and transformation, while in service to my clients.
(415) 202-6860 View (415) 202-6860
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Livia Ondi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you tired of the power struggles with your toddler or preschooler? Are you navigating life changing events with your child, such as loss, divorce, adoption, moving, traumatic accidents or events? Does your little one have challenges in life with special needs and developmental delays? One of the hardest part of parenting is seeing your child being in pain and feeling like there is nothing you can do to help. I support families with young children to transform what seems like daily survival struggles into thriving in life and in relationships.
Are you tired of the power struggles with your toddler or preschooler? Are you navigating life changing events with your child, such as loss, divorce, adoption, moving, traumatic accidents or events? Does your little one have challenges in life with special needs and developmental delays? One of the hardest part of parenting is seeing your child being in pain and feeling like there is nothing you can do to help. I support families with young children to transform what seems like daily survival struggles into thriving in life and in relationships.
(415) 855-7682 View (415) 855-7682
Bay Area Center for Children
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
We at the Bay Area Center for Children love helping families and children of all ages through difficult times. Whether your child is struggling with acting out behaviors such as defiance or hyperactivity, or internalizing problems like depression or anxiety, we can help.
We at the Bay Area Center for Children love helping families and children of all ages through difficult times. Whether your child is struggling with acting out behaviors such as defiance or hyperactivity, or internalizing problems like depression or anxiety, we can help.
(415) 594-4717 View (415) 594-4717
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Alyssa Kianidehkian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Hi, I'm Alyssa! For the last 12+ years, I have specialized in working with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5 - 30. I have extensive experience working with clients in a variety of settings who are experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family conflict, grief and loss, attachment issues, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, questioning their identity, and having difficulty with life transitions. It is my strong belief that family and parenting support is a core component of working with children and adolescents, as a healthy family system is so impactful and important for them.
Hi, I'm Alyssa! For the last 12+ years, I have specialized in working with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5 - 30. I have extensive experience working with clients in a variety of settings who are experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family conflict, grief and loss, attachment issues, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, questioning their identity, and having difficulty with life transitions. It is my strong belief that family and parenting support is a core component of working with children and adolescents, as a healthy family system is so impactful and important for them.
(415) 969-3683 View (415) 969-3683
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Laura Cayan
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
At San Francisco Family Practice, I specialize in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and their families, as well as with adults. I use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with you and your family, and believe in a treatment-team approach, wherein families are highly encouraged to be a part of the therapy process. In order to best create your treatment plan, I tailor my approach to your unique concerns and goals.
At San Francisco Family Practice, I specialize in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and their families, as well as with adults. I use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with you and your family, and believe in a treatment-team approach, wherein families are highly encouraged to be a part of the therapy process. In order to best create your treatment plan, I tailor my approach to your unique concerns and goals.
(415) 798-2074 x3 View (415) 798-2074 x3

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