Child Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Ali Gunsberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is seeing your child in pain and feeling like there is nothing that you can do to help. Whether they feel the pain of depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, divorce or social and academic pressure, my expertise is in helping children connect with their inner strength and confidence. I support families in developing the communication skills necessary to allow children to grow and move forward in healthy ways. I believe all children are unique, and my goal is to help bring out the best in your child.
One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is seeing your child in pain and feeling like there is nothing that you can do to help. Whether they feel the pain of depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, divorce or social and academic pressure, my expertise is in helping children connect with their inner strength and confidence. I support families in developing the communication skills necessary to allow children to grow and move forward in healthy ways. I believe all children are unique, and my goal is to help bring out the best in your child.
(415) 295-4664 View (415) 295-4664
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Stephen Lugar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for you or your child so that we can work together to make real and lasting changes in your life and relationships.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller. Those words have been a source of inspiration to me for years as a person and a psychotherapist. I have worked with many people who have been brave enough to try to understand and make changes to what they struggle with in life, and also to live life more fully, creatively, and lovingly.
I provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for you or your child so that we can work together to make real and lasting changes in your life and relationships.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller. Those words have been a source of inspiration to me for years as a person and a psychotherapist. I have worked with many people who have been brave enough to try to understand and make changes to what they struggle with in life, and also to live life more fully, creatively, and lovingly.
(415) 697-3176 View (415) 697-3176
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Marina Rotberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I was trained in Kaiser’s Department of Psychiatry for Children and Families and SFSU’s Guardian’s Scholar Program working with emancipated youth.
Family is one of the most beautiful and important aspects of our lives. Navigating childhood and adolescence can be overwhelming, frustrating, challenging and confusing, at times. I use a strength-based approach through Integrative therapeutic modalities to build insight, self-esteem, confidence, balanced life, build connections and help find a client’s voice. I also help children and teens identify triggers, explore coping skills, learn self-advocacy, goal setting and how to live a healthier, happier life. I believe that a healthy family is at the core of well-adjusted happy children. I offer both individual and family therapy.
I was trained in Kaiser’s Department of Psychiatry for Children and Families and SFSU’s Guardian’s Scholar Program working with emancipated youth.
Family is one of the most beautiful and important aspects of our lives. Navigating childhood and adolescence can be overwhelming, frustrating, challenging and confusing, at times. I use a strength-based approach through Integrative therapeutic modalities to build insight, self-esteem, confidence, balanced life, build connections and help find a client’s voice. I also help children and teens identify triggers, explore coping skills, learn self-advocacy, goal setting and how to live a healthier, happier life. I believe that a healthy family is at the core of well-adjusted happy children. I offer both individual and family therapy.
(415) 496-4172 View (415) 496-4172
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Leah Eisbart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I work with children, adolescents, and adults seeking support to improve social and emotional well-being and alleviate distress. I support children struggling at home or at school due to academic or environmental stressors, mood and behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and those with learning differences. I also provide supportive parent consultation in which we work together towards a better understanding of your child’s experience and behavior to increase social-emotional functioning and academic success.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults seeking support to improve social and emotional well-being and alleviate distress. I support children struggling at home or at school due to academic or environmental stressors, mood and behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and those with learning differences. I also provide supportive parent consultation in which we work together towards a better understanding of your child’s experience and behavior to increase social-emotional functioning and academic success.
(628) 203-1132 View (628) 203-1132
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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 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 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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Spark All Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Specializing in Trauma Therapy for Children, Teens, Families, and Maternal Mental Health at Spark All Wellness, we understand the profound impact trauma can have on individuals and families. Our mission is to provide compassionate and effective support to help you and your loved ones heal and shine. Our dedicated team of experienced therapists specializes in evidence-based trauma therapies tailored to meet the unique needs of children, teens, families, and mothers.
Specializing in Trauma Therapy for Children, Teens, Families, and Maternal Mental Health at Spark All Wellness, we understand the profound impact trauma can have on individuals and families. Our mission is to provide compassionate and effective support to help you and your loved ones heal and shine. Our dedicated team of experienced therapists specializes in evidence-based trauma therapies tailored to meet the unique needs of children, teens, families, and mothers.
(831) 264-1323 View (831) 264-1323
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Maxwell J Berlyant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I obtained my Doctorate/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology, from APA-accredited Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. My Postdoctoral Residency was completed at the Psychiatry Department in Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. I provide evidence based treatment from a strengths based perspective and have specialty training in CBT and DBT.
I obtained my Doctorate/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology, from APA-accredited Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. My Postdoctoral Residency was completed at the Psychiatry Department in Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. I provide evidence based treatment from a strengths based perspective and have specialty training in CBT and DBT.
(628) 243-4484 View (628) 243-4484
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Bert Faerstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
In addition to working with adults and couples, I also work with children of all ages and with adolescents.
I treat adults as well as adolescents and children, most frequently through individual therapy. I also work with couples. I work with people with a wide range of problems and especially enjoy working with people experiencing anxiety in relationships or at work . I also enjoy working with people who are unhappy and don't know why, and people who are repeating self-defeating patterns they feel unable to change. Meeting with a well-trained and experienced therapist can be a powerful and effective way of strengthening one's confidence and developing a personal sense of control over one's life.
In addition to working with adults and couples, I also work with children of all ages and with adolescents.
I treat adults as well as adolescents and children, most frequently through individual therapy. I also work with couples. I work with people with a wide range of problems and especially enjoy working with people experiencing anxiety in relationships or at work . I also enjoy working with people who are unhappy and don't know why, and people who are repeating self-defeating patterns they feel unable to change. Meeting with a well-trained and experienced therapist can be a powerful and effective way of strengthening one's confidence and developing a personal sense of control over one's life.
(415) 787-4616 View (415) 787-4616
Melinda Ann Marmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I see adults, children and families in SF and Marin. I offer clients compassion and kindness while working through personal or family issues. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients say I am excellent at understanding both psychological and interpersonal issues in a non-judgmental environment. I have excellent rapport with parents/children. Working together, we can be successful in making changes. I am trained in Parent Coordination,, Co-Parent Counseling, with have expertise in high conflict divorce, court orders, and children who refuse/resist a parent.
I see adults, children and families in SF and Marin. I offer clients compassion and kindness while working through personal or family issues. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients say I am excellent at understanding both psychological and interpersonal issues in a non-judgmental environment. I have excellent rapport with parents/children. Working together, we can be successful in making changes. I am trained in Parent Coordination,, Co-Parent Counseling, with have expertise in high conflict divorce, court orders, and children who refuse/resist a parent.
(415) 697-3134 View (415) 697-3134
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Lily Springsteen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I’m a child psychotherapist that works with parents, children, and adolescents. You might be here because you have questions about your child’s behavior, wish for a more satisfying parent-child relationship, or are overwhelmed from the stresses of parenthood. Perhaps painful memories from your own childhood are impacting your parenting and family. Becoming a parent is one of the most profound transitions in the adult life, and it naturally brings up shifts in our external and internal lives. It’s my honor to support individuals, couples, families, and children through this period and beyond.
I’m a child psychotherapist that works with parents, children, and adolescents. You might be here because you have questions about your child’s behavior, wish for a more satisfying parent-child relationship, or are overwhelmed from the stresses of parenthood. Perhaps painful memories from your own childhood are impacting your parenting and family. Becoming a parent is one of the most profound transitions in the adult life, and it naturally brings up shifts in our external and internal lives. It’s my honor to support individuals, couples, families, and children through this period and beyond.
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Haley Hewitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, psychedelic-assisted therapies, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA. I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS, DBT/CBT & Somatics.
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, psychedelic-assisted therapies, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA. I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS, DBT/CBT & Somatics.
(925) 275-5742 View (925) 275-5742
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Sarah Flam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 10 years of experience working with children, youth and families in therapeutic settings. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, trauma, abuse, and aging.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 10 years of experience working with children, youth and families in therapeutic settings. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, trauma, abuse, and aging.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Nicole Bermensolo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
I see children and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, strains in romantic and family relationships, low self-esteem and body image, unhealthy coping habits, and grief and loss.
The therapeutic process has the ability to transform. I am living proof of this. At my lowest point, I was anxious, depressed, suicidal, and trapped in addictions. With the help of a skilled therapist, I was able to come out of this darkness - inspiring me to leave the business world in order to help others who are suffering. I believe that everyone deserves a fighting chance to overcome trauma and abuse and live a rich, full, and satisfying life. I believe that we can change and grow at any time in our lives. I believe in the beauty, resiliency, and strength of the human spirit. I believe that we are all worthy and capable of love.
I see children and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, strains in romantic and family relationships, low self-esteem and body image, unhealthy coping habits, and grief and loss.
The therapeutic process has the ability to transform. I am living proof of this. At my lowest point, I was anxious, depressed, suicidal, and trapped in addictions. With the help of a skilled therapist, I was able to come out of this darkness - inspiring me to leave the business world in order to help others who are suffering. I believe that everyone deserves a fighting chance to overcome trauma and abuse and live a rich, full, and satisfying life. I believe that we can change and grow at any time in our lives. I believe in the beauty, resiliency, and strength of the human spirit. I believe that we are all worthy and capable of love.
(323) 963-6977 View (323) 963-6977
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R. Austin Heafey
Psychologist, MA, Psy D
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
(925) 255-7651 View (925) 255-7651
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BAFTS - Psychoeducational Evaluations and Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94101
Our clinicians have varying specializations including the treatment of Adult ADHD, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy PCIT.
Clinicians in our program provide comprehensive mental health treatment for families. Our licensed psychologists provide Psychoeducational Evaluations/testing for children designed to help you understand how your child learns and the best way to support them. Evaluations consist of a full cognitive and academic evaluation, as well as an assessment of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. Additionally, we provide comprehensive testing for children and adults including IQ testing, and child and adult ADHD.
Our clinicians have varying specializations including the treatment of Adult ADHD, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy PCIT.
Clinicians in our program provide comprehensive mental health treatment for families. Our licensed psychologists provide Psychoeducational Evaluations/testing for children designed to help you understand how your child learns and the best way to support them. Evaluations consist of a full cognitive and academic evaluation, as well as an assessment of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. Additionally, we provide comprehensive testing for children and adults including IQ testing, and child and adult ADHD.
(415) 460-7301 View (415) 460-7301
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Abigail Camille Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94103
I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as with LGBTQ youth and adults.
Living authentically requires courage. Sometimes past experiences can feel like a barrier that has to be removed or denied. My practice focuses on honoring the life that has shaped you, and empowering you to use those formative incidents to understand and grow into your truest self. My approach is collaborative, holistic and creative. I work with a variety of treatment styles to support my clients to go deeper into self-knowledge and self-acceptance. Modern life presents sometimes-complicated and difficult situations My job is to empower you to respond to those opportunities from a realistic, authentic self.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as with LGBTQ youth and adults.
Living authentically requires courage. Sometimes past experiences can feel like a barrier that has to be removed or denied. My practice focuses on honoring the life that has shaped you, and empowering you to use those formative incidents to understand and grow into your truest self. My approach is collaborative, holistic and creative. I work with a variety of treatment styles to support my clients to go deeper into self-knowledge and self-acceptance. Modern life presents sometimes-complicated and difficult situations My job is to empower you to respond to those opportunities from a realistic, authentic self.
(385) 492-6220 View (385) 492-6220
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Rebecca Kahle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. As a therpaist, I'm here to support you in navigating life's challenges - especially relationships. Relationship issues are my speciality, and I know from seeing hundreds of clients that when our relationships are out of whack, we are more likely to experience depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. I also have specialized experience and training for parents of traumatized children, whether that child is still a kid, or is an adult. Whatever relationship you find yourself in (couple, family, peer, work) or whatever relationship you would like to manifest, I can help.
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. As a therpaist, I'm here to support you in navigating life's challenges - especially relationships. Relationship issues are my speciality, and I know from seeing hundreds of clients that when our relationships are out of whack, we are more likely to experience depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. I also have specialized experience and training for parents of traumatized children, whether that child is still a kid, or is an adult. Whatever relationship you find yourself in (couple, family, peer, work) or whatever relationship you would like to manifest, I can help.
(650) 977-3807 View (650) 977-3807
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Erin S Skiffer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am born and raised in the Bay Area. I began my career as a para-professional working with families of children with developmental disabilities. I obtained my Doctor of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in 2013. I have worked with adults and children/adolescents in a variety of different settings and contexts, including individual, family, couples and group therapy. I am trained to provide evidence based treatment in a flexible manner.
I am born and raised in the Bay Area. I began my career as a para-professional working with families of children with developmental disabilities. I obtained my Doctor of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in 2013. I have worked with adults and children/adolescents in a variety of different settings and contexts, including individual, family, couples and group therapy. I am trained to provide evidence based treatment in a flexible manner.
(415) 712-1829 View (415) 712-1829
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Cindy Lin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I am experienced in treating a range of issues: stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, autism, trauma, grief, relationships, new mom, parenting and child/teen issues.
My role is to guide and help you in developing insight, greater satisfaction, and symptom relief. I provide support by discussing your concerns and feelings, and by helping you resolve and move towards your goals, such as fulfillment, belonging, to cope with hardship or to feel 'unstuck'. I guide you in examining your situation, struggles and relationships, facilitating deeper understanding and strengths to make positive shifts. My style is warm, collaborative and engaging. I compassionately promote therapeutic healing, growth & change. For youth, I practice a combo of play, talk and behavioral therapy, parent coaching/support.
I am experienced in treating a range of issues: stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, autism, trauma, grief, relationships, new mom, parenting and child/teen issues.
My role is to guide and help you in developing insight, greater satisfaction, and symptom relief. I provide support by discussing your concerns and feelings, and by helping you resolve and move towards your goals, such as fulfillment, belonging, to cope with hardship or to feel 'unstuck'. I guide you in examining your situation, struggles and relationships, facilitating deeper understanding and strengths to make positive shifts. My style is warm, collaborative and engaging. I compassionately promote therapeutic healing, growth & change. For youth, I practice a combo of play, talk and behavioral therapy, parent coaching/support.
(650) 753-5068 View (650) 753-5068
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Angie N Branham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have fourteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have fourteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
(510) 756-2426 View (510) 756-2426

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