Life Coaching Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Nellie Rodgers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MS
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
As a therapist and depth-oriented life coach, she listens and tunes into her clients and their stories: the stories they tell themselves; the unfulfilled stories they must release; and the stories of hope they are meant to live.
Nellie works with late teens, couples and adults of all ages to address sticking points, navigate transitions, and overcome challenges. Through a positive and supportive framework of therapy and coaching, she provides guidance to help clients get their lives back on track, surmount obstacles, and reach their goals.
As a therapist and depth-oriented life coach, she listens and tunes into her clients and their stories: the stories they tell themselves; the unfulfilled stories they must release; and the stories of hope they are meant to live.
Nellie works with late teens, couples and adults of all ages to address sticking points, navigate transitions, and overcome challenges. Through a positive and supportive framework of therapy and coaching, she provides guidance to help clients get their lives back on track, surmount obstacles, and reach their goals.
(415) 594-4889 View (415) 594-4889
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M J Barrett
MA
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
For the past 12 years I have helped people through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, life transitions, to name a few. Reaching out is the BEST first step you can take for yourself, you are not alone - Life throws curve balls and they can be hard to dodge.
For the past 12 years I have helped people through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, life transitions, to name a few. Reaching out is the BEST first step you can take for yourself, you are not alone - Life throws curve balls and they can be hard to dodge.
(628) 265-3400 View (628) 265-3400
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Christine Crespo Guzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Coach
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127
Are you tired of feeling anxious, fearful & overwhelmed? Are you tired of your negative thoughts & patterns blocking you from accomplishing your daily goals, big or small? You feel stuck because your mind continues to tap into old stories that are creating self-doubt in who you want to be, what you want to do & what you want to have in your life. You’re tired of trying to figure it out alone & getting the same results. You finally want accountability, to learn how to decrease stress & to learn how to reverse engineer your thinking so that you can align with the women & mom you want to be & pursue what really excites you in life.
Are you tired of feeling anxious, fearful & overwhelmed? Are you tired of your negative thoughts & patterns blocking you from accomplishing your daily goals, big or small? You feel stuck because your mind continues to tap into old stories that are creating self-doubt in who you want to be, what you want to do & what you want to have in your life. You’re tired of trying to figure it out alone & getting the same results. You finally want accountability, to learn how to decrease stress & to learn how to reverse engineer your thinking so that you can align with the women & mom you want to be & pursue what really excites you in life.
(628) 228-6357 View (628) 228-6357
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Emily G. Barrett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
Do you want to create a more respectful and meaningful relationship with yourself? To live closer to your values, heal old and unhelpful patterns, and explore your life from a grounded spiritual perspective? If so, I may be the right therapist for you. I can help you deepen your spiritual understanding of life and expand your creative and intuitive abilities as you grow, and as you change what isn't working anymore.
Do you want to create a more respectful and meaningful relationship with yourself? To live closer to your values, heal old and unhelpful patterns, and explore your life from a grounded spiritual perspective? If so, I may be the right therapist for you. I can help you deepen your spiritual understanding of life and expand your creative and intuitive abilities as you grow, and as you change what isn't working anymore.
(415) 789-3509 View (415) 789-3509
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Jiewen (Janice) Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGE
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Waitlist for new clients
Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental-health-related challenges that create difficult thoughts and feelings, which we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am here to assist you in restrengthening/restoring/gaining motivation, perspective, and values in your life. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. I can help you with gaining skills in coping with these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. My practice also focuses on anticipatory grief, normal grief, and complicated grief.
Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental-health-related challenges that create difficult thoughts and feelings, which we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am here to assist you in restrengthening/restoring/gaining motivation, perspective, and values in your life. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. I can help you with gaining skills in coping with these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. My practice also focuses on anticipatory grief, normal grief, and complicated grief.
(415) 449-8155 View (415) 449-8155
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Adriana Popescu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
What if there is nothing wrong with you? What if you never had to judge you again? My specialty is inviting clients to their greatness and success; clearing the energies that don't allow for achievement, creativity, and possibilities. I work with clients from all walks of life who are demanding freedom and change. My clients tend to be the seekers, the highly creative, and the dissatisfied dreamers of the world who want more out of living. If you have "been there and done that" and know that more is possible, I would be an ideal therapist for you. My new book "What If You're Not As F-ed Up As You Think You Are?" is all about this.
What if there is nothing wrong with you? What if you never had to judge you again? My specialty is inviting clients to their greatness and success; clearing the energies that don't allow for achievement, creativity, and possibilities. I work with clients from all walks of life who are demanding freedom and change. My clients tend to be the seekers, the highly creative, and the dissatisfied dreamers of the world who want more out of living. If you have "been there and done that" and know that more is possible, I would be an ideal therapist for you. My new book "What If You're Not As F-ed Up As You Think You Are?" is all about this.
(415) 968-6889 View (415) 968-6889
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Amy T Goldman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
In today’s fast paced world, we are faced with many stressors, obstacles and challenges. Sometimes we need to slow down and take stock of what we have and changes we may want to make. My practice is geared towards helping adults and couples achieve the life that they want rather than struggling just to get by. Therapy can be both challenging and an exciting experience. Together, we can work on eliminating your anxiety, depression, relationships problems and general discontent.
In today’s fast paced world, we are faced with many stressors, obstacles and challenges. Sometimes we need to slow down and take stock of what we have and changes we may want to make. My practice is geared towards helping adults and couples achieve the life that they want rather than struggling just to get by. Therapy can be both challenging and an exciting experience. Together, we can work on eliminating your anxiety, depression, relationships problems and general discontent.
(415) 494-8546 View (415) 494-8546
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Barbara Ochsner-Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94116
With more than 20 yrs as a life coach and now a clinical psychologist as well, I work with the elderly and their family members who are experiencing gerontological issues. This can be either within the family or in a residential setting. I work with couples in primary relationships with external issues that can include unemployment, substance abuse, parenting, as well as those specific to the relationship such as communication difficulties and maintaining a healthy sexual/intimate life. For individuals who are stuck in any area, together we'll identify the issues and how to resolve them.
With more than 20 yrs as a life coach and now a clinical psychologist as well, I work with the elderly and their family members who are experiencing gerontological issues. This can be either within the family or in a residential setting. I work with couples in primary relationships with external issues that can include unemployment, substance abuse, parenting, as well as those specific to the relationship such as communication difficulties and maintaining a healthy sexual/intimate life. For individuals who are stuck in any area, together we'll identify the issues and how to resolve them.
(415) 980-5232 View (415) 980-5232
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Thomas Ellis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
As a seasoned professional, I provide psychotherapy, personal coaching, and sex therapy to diverse business professionals across the Bay Area and beyond. In my role as the Embedded Psychologist for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, I have gained expertise working with some of the most insightful and innovative leaders both within the US and globally. I understand the pressures of balancing a demanding career and a thriving personal life. My specialties include sexual health and functioning, men's issues, interpersonal relationship dynamics, and the effects of technology and social media on mental health.
As a seasoned professional, I provide psychotherapy, personal coaching, and sex therapy to diverse business professionals across the Bay Area and beyond. In my role as the Embedded Psychologist for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, I have gained expertise working with some of the most insightful and innovative leaders both within the US and globally. I understand the pressures of balancing a demanding career and a thriving personal life. My specialties include sexual health and functioning, men's issues, interpersonal relationship dynamics, and the effects of technology and social media on mental health.
(415) 359-4586 View (415) 359-4586
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Kristina Orlova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Services: 1-1 teletherapy, Intensive Outpatient Service (IOP), ERP Masterclass online course, Anxiety Coaching (all services are virtual).
Intrusive thoughts, images, or fears popping into your head? Are you feeling anxious and out of control? Are you feeling a sense of urgency and need to check or ask same questions or go over things in your mind until you get an absolute answer but you never do? You may be dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As an OCD specialist who has OCD I want to help you learn what OCD is, how it works, and how to overcome it.
Services: 1-1 teletherapy, Intensive Outpatient Service (IOP), ERP Masterclass online course, Anxiety Coaching (all services are virtual).
Intrusive thoughts, images, or fears popping into your head? Are you feeling anxious and out of control? Are you feeling a sense of urgency and need to check or ask same questions or go over things in your mind until you get an absolute answer but you never do? You may be dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As an OCD specialist who has OCD I want to help you learn what OCD is, how it works, and how to overcome it.
(415) 993-5512 View (415) 993-5512
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Sharone Weltfreid
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
Welcome!  I provide individual and couples therapy online. If you are struggling with relationship issues (including breakups), stress, anxiety, unhappiness, a situation you would like perspective on, workplace issues, or finding meaning or direction, I can help.  My expertise in mindfulness and insight-oriented therapies can help us identify and target the source of your struggles for more lasting changes.   I am also solution-focused and incorporate coaching strategies and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you take action today.
Welcome!  I provide individual and couples therapy online. If you are struggling with relationship issues (including breakups), stress, anxiety, unhappiness, a situation you would like perspective on, workplace issues, or finding meaning or direction, I can help.  My expertise in mindfulness and insight-oriented therapies can help us identify and target the source of your struggles for more lasting changes.   I am also solution-focused and incorporate coaching strategies and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you take action today.
(415) 594-4826 View (415) 594-4826
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Caitlin O'Brient Bauer
ACCG, PCAC, BFA
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I provide ADHD, Business, & Life Coaching for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. I specialize in working with women in tech, new moms, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
I provide ADHD, Business, & Life Coaching for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. I specialize in working with women in tech, new moms, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
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Larry O'Connor, Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110
Recently I’ve been interested in positive psychology, theories of learning, and blending elements of coaching and psychotherapy.
Choosing a therapist that is a good fit and you can see working with deserves consideration. It’s important the therapist is someone you can trust, who gets you, and has professional experience with what you need, and conveys a sense of confidence and commitment to helping you. I try to get to know every client I work with, understand who they are, what their lives are like. I look for your individual strengths, unique capabilities, positive qualities, and help you recognize and build upon these to improve your current circumstances.
Recently I’ve been interested in positive psychology, theories of learning, and blending elements of coaching and psychotherapy.
Choosing a therapist that is a good fit and you can see working with deserves consideration. It’s important the therapist is someone you can trust, who gets you, and has professional experience with what you need, and conveys a sense of confidence and commitment to helping you. I try to get to know every client I work with, understand who they are, what their lives are like. I look for your individual strengths, unique capabilities, positive qualities, and help you recognize and build upon these to improve your current circumstances.
(415) 225-3032 View (415) 225-3032
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Nick Zwerdling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Your life has meaning. There are moments in life when this doesn't feel so obvious. We can find ourselves feeling stuck, like there is no way out. Repeating old patterns can lead to feeling unfulfilled and discouraged. Change is possible. Therapy offers the opportunity to redefine your past, create a better present and ensure a meaningful future. I meet my clients where they are at, offering a safe and judgement-free space to share what is going on. Together, we can remove the roadblocks in your way and get back on track.
Your life has meaning. There are moments in life when this doesn't feel so obvious. We can find ourselves feeling stuck, like there is no way out. Repeating old patterns can lead to feeling unfulfilled and discouraged. Change is possible. Therapy offers the opportunity to redefine your past, create a better present and ensure a meaningful future. I meet my clients where they are at, offering a safe and judgement-free space to share what is going on. Together, we can remove the roadblocks in your way and get back on track.
(415) 886-0272 View (415) 886-0272
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Zack O Oelerich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94129
My philosophy builds on unique strengths and sensitivities of each individual. Taking a supportive coaching role and utilizing a psychotherapeutic framework, I help clients develop and successfully execute their goals while developing a better understanding of social nuance in relationships and in the complex group dynamics of their home and work environments. My psychotherapy practice supports neurodivergent adults integrating their gifts amidst the challenges of great sensitivity and intelligence and is uniquely suited for midlife adults approaching transitions, relationship or career changes, birth, death and divorce.
My philosophy builds on unique strengths and sensitivities of each individual. Taking a supportive coaching role and utilizing a psychotherapeutic framework, I help clients develop and successfully execute their goals while developing a better understanding of social nuance in relationships and in the complex group dynamics of their home and work environments. My psychotherapy practice supports neurodivergent adults integrating their gifts amidst the challenges of great sensitivity and intelligence and is uniquely suited for midlife adults approaching transitions, relationship or career changes, birth, death and divorce.
(925) 892-3090 View (925) 892-3090
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Taune Lyons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
I work to empower you to discover the growth & healing that is already inside of you so that you can live your most present, authentic, and dynamic life. Together we can unravel and intentionally rewrite the stories you tell yourself, reframe the lenses you've used to understand and interact with the world, imagine and embody new possibilities.
I work to empower you to discover the growth & healing that is already inside of you so that you can live your most present, authentic, and dynamic life. Together we can unravel and intentionally rewrite the stories you tell yourself, reframe the lenses you've used to understand and interact with the world, imagine and embody new possibilities.
(628) 215-7094 View (628) 215-7094
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Judith L Wyatt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am inspired witnessing the courage with which people face their fears. I work to earn a person's trust, so that they are safe to risk vulnerability. I love to help people discover or unblock the sensing of their life direction, and the motivation to pursue it. In my many years of practice, some clients get there quickly, and others need to delve more deeply. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, addictions, bad relationship patterns, inhibitions in work or love, all change best when we bring compassion to their roots in the past.
I am inspired witnessing the courage with which people face their fears. I work to earn a person's trust, so that they are safe to risk vulnerability. I love to help people discover or unblock the sensing of their life direction, and the motivation to pursue it. In my many years of practice, some clients get there quickly, and others need to delve more deeply. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, addictions, bad relationship patterns, inhibitions in work or love, all change best when we bring compassion to their roots in the past.
(415) 800-2558 View (415) 800-2558
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Dr. JM Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MSEd
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I work with men and women who are seemingly successful and happy but deep inside feel lost, alone, even if they are in a relationship, and often feel like they don't belong or struggle to be present in life. With expertise gathered from 20+ yrs of experience across borders, time zones and cultures, I dive alongside unique clients into the deep ocean of darkness— including all types of diversity, in-between/intersecting identities, executive/high-profile/creative people, and worldwide travelers. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) certified, I was formerly a clinical supervisor, educator, and psychologist at Johns Hopkins University.
I work with men and women who are seemingly successful and happy but deep inside feel lost, alone, even if they are in a relationship, and often feel like they don't belong or struggle to be present in life. With expertise gathered from 20+ yrs of experience across borders, time zones and cultures, I dive alongside unique clients into the deep ocean of darkness— including all types of diversity, in-between/intersecting identities, executive/high-profile/creative people, and worldwide travelers. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) certified, I was formerly a clinical supervisor, educator, and psychologist at Johns Hopkins University.
(714) 464-7616 View (714) 464-7616
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Jean Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist who also has a certificate as an empowerment life coach. My life coach certificate is from the Empowerment Institute, Rhinebeck, New York. I received my Master of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University's School of Social Work. The impact of trauma and discrimination in ones life experience is explored during the treatment process. I have had significant success in working with women (and men) who are living with anxiety and/or depressive symptoms.
I am a psychotherapist who also has a certificate as an empowerment life coach. My life coach certificate is from the Empowerment Institute, Rhinebeck, New York. I received my Master of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University's School of Social Work. The impact of trauma and discrimination in ones life experience is explored during the treatment process. I have had significant success in working with women (and men) who are living with anxiety and/or depressive symptoms.
(407) 559-7929 View (407) 559-7929
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Heidi Jan Metcalf
MA Psy, CLC
San Francisco, CA 94127  (Online Only)
My expertise is coaching women through life changing transitions.
Are you a woman feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious…possibly even derailed? Like something just isn’t right? Perhaps these issues are arising now to be healed. Please see my website at www.myanamcara.com These feelings may mean that you are ready to discover a path to greater alignment with your purpose, your gifts, your desires! You may need caring help for your journey. Together we will gently relax and listen to your deeper truth. I welcome you with great understanding, calm curiosity, and heart-to-heart connection, as we illuminate your path of growth and healing.
My expertise is coaching women through life changing transitions.
Are you a woman feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious…possibly even derailed? Like something just isn’t right? Perhaps these issues are arising now to be healed. Please see my website at www.myanamcara.com These feelings may mean that you are ready to discover a path to greater alignment with your purpose, your gifts, your desires! You may need caring help for your journey. Together we will gently relax and listen to your deeper truth. I welcome you with great understanding, calm curiosity, and heart-to-heart connection, as we illuminate your path of growth and healing.
(707) 329-3945 View (707) 329-3945

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Life Coaching Therapists

What can I expect from life coaching?

Clients and coaches will typically start by identifying the problem area(s) that the client hopes to address—then, the coach will help the client brainstorm potential solutions and explore concrete techniques to help the client attain their goals. Coaching is typically short-term and focused on finding solutions in the here and now, rather than exploring a client’s past. In addition to strategies aimed at the client’s specific concerns, coaches may encourage general stress management techniques such as meditation.

Can a life coach help treat anxiety?

Because the majority of life coaches are not licensed clinicians, they are not qualified to diagnose or treat anxiety. Anyone struggling with anxiety or another mental health condition should seek help from a licensed mental health practitioner. However, some coaching clients who struggle with subclinical anxiety report that working with their coach on other problems—such as career dissatisfaction or unhealthy habits—has a positive effect on their anxiety.

Can life coaching be done online?

Yes. While life coaching often happens in person, many coaches conduct sessions over the phone or via online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Because life coaches are not subject to local licensing regulations in the same way that therapists are, they are able to see clients who live in other locations.

How long does life coaching last?

Life coaching tends to be a shorter-term process than therapy, though it does not always unfold over a specific period of time and is instead based on the coach’s or the client’s preferences. Coaching often takes place over three to 12 months but may be shorter or longer if necessary.