Suicidal Ideation Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Stephanie Lay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Stephanie specializes in working with young people (12 - 35 years old), queer populations, people in transition (gender, sexuality, and life), and nerds, geeks & gamers. Their clinical specialities include suicidal ideation, self harm, depression, anxiety, sexuality, gender identity, and sexual abuse/assault.
Stephanie specializes in working with young people (12 - 35 years old), queer populations, people in transition (gender, sexuality, and life), and nerds, geeks & gamers. Their clinical specialities include suicidal ideation, self harm, depression, anxiety, sexuality, gender identity, and sexual abuse/assault.
(650) 481-9439 View (650) 481-9439
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Michael Miyasato
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
We live in a culture that is constantly pushing us to strive for perfection. Whether in school, work, or our everyday lives, the need to constantly achieve can put great strain on our self and those we care about. This can lead to chronic depression or anxiety, social isolation, feelings of inadequacy, or even thoughts of suicide. Through compassionate acceptance and practical skill building I can help. Whether you're seeking to improve your day to day functioning or understand your identity and purpose, I can help you move forward.
We live in a culture that is constantly pushing us to strive for perfection. Whether in school, work, or our everyday lives, the need to constantly achieve can put great strain on our self and those we care about. This can lead to chronic depression or anxiety, social isolation, feelings of inadequacy, or even thoughts of suicide. Through compassionate acceptance and practical skill building I can help. Whether you're seeking to improve your day to day functioning or understand your identity and purpose, I can help you move forward.
(510) 756-4564 View (510) 756-4564
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Makhetsi Tessien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I help people with a variety of issues but some of my areas of focus include: relationship issues, suicidal thoughts and feelings, addiction, trauma, and over-working.
Asking for help takes courage when you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I approach my work with compassion and understanding. I strive to create an environment for you that is free of judgement. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn more about ourselves by expressing ourselves openly and honestly without emphasis on what is "right" or "wrong." This can help us identify deep patterns that keep us stuck and create new ways of dealing with life's challenges and being in relationships.
I help people with a variety of issues but some of my areas of focus include: relationship issues, suicidal thoughts and feelings, addiction, trauma, and over-working.
Asking for help takes courage when you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I approach my work with compassion and understanding. I strive to create an environment for you that is free of judgement. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn more about ourselves by expressing ourselves openly and honestly without emphasis on what is "right" or "wrong." This can help us identify deep patterns that keep us stuck and create new ways of dealing with life's challenges and being in relationships.
(510) 901-5337 View (510) 901-5337
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Sophia Rodriguez
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94101  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a psychodynamic therapist who aspires to help empower you to live the life you want to be living. I enjoy working with female teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts, and self-injurious behaviors.  I am passionate about exploring past experiences, how these experiences influence your present, and how to best use them as strengths moving forward. My goal is to always provide a compassionate and non judgmental space that allows for exploration. While working together,I hope to supply the tools to help you move forward in life with a greater sense of identity and confidence.
Welcome! I am a psychodynamic therapist who aspires to help empower you to live the life you want to be living. I enjoy working with female teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts, and self-injurious behaviors.  I am passionate about exploring past experiences, how these experiences influence your present, and how to best use them as strengths moving forward. My goal is to always provide a compassionate and non judgmental space that allows for exploration. While working together,I hope to supply the tools to help you move forward in life with a greater sense of identity and confidence.
(415) 993-7037 View (415) 993-7037
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Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Finding and embracing an authentic self is one of the core missions of adult life. What too often corrupts this search, though, is the phenomenon of shame - a destructive force if there ever was one. Shame can contribute to substance use, depression, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, poor health outcomes, maladaptive trauma responses, and, at extremes, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Such maladies, when approached in the context of a compassionate and trusting therapeutic relationship, can be transformed into signs pointing the way toward a meaningful and fulfilling sense of self.
Finding and embracing an authentic self is one of the core missions of adult life. What too often corrupts this search, though, is the phenomenon of shame - a destructive force if there ever was one. Shame can contribute to substance use, depression, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, poor health outcomes, maladaptive trauma responses, and, at extremes, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Such maladies, when approached in the context of a compassionate and trusting therapeutic relationship, can be transformed into signs pointing the way toward a meaningful and fulfilling sense of self.
(619) 815-4658 View (619) 815-4658
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Boston Child Study Center - California (LA & SF)
Psychologist, MD, PhD, MA, LCSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
We are a comprehensively trained multidisciplinary team of clinicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists who provide evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, young adults & families. Starting with the science and research, we deliver evidence-based treatment tailored to your family's individual needs. Our early and middle childhood team specializes in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C) to treat anxiety, OCD, ADHD, autism, disruptive behaviors, selective mutism, trauma and depression. Our adolescent and young adult programs specialize in providing DBT and DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), ACT and Exposure Therapy (ExRP) to treat anxiety, OCD, depression, gender dysphoria, suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury (self-harm), substance use, disordered eating, dissociative disorders, somatic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, non-verbal learning disability, as well as PTSD and Complex-PTSD. Additionally, we offer parent coaching, family therapy, and couples therapy.
We are a comprehensively trained multidisciplinary team of clinicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists who provide evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, young adults & families. Starting with the science and research, we deliver evidence-based treatment tailored to your family's individual needs. Our early and middle childhood team specializes in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C) to treat anxiety, OCD, ADHD, autism, disruptive behaviors, selective mutism, trauma and depression. Our adolescent and young adult programs specialize in providing DBT and DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), ACT and Exposure Therapy (ExRP) to treat anxiety, OCD, depression, gender dysphoria, suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury (self-harm), substance use, disordered eating, dissociative disorders, somatic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, non-verbal learning disability, as well as PTSD and Complex-PTSD. Additionally, we offer parent coaching, family therapy, and couples therapy.
(818) 210-4739 View (818) 210-4739
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Suhadee (Su) Henriquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
My diverse background has allowed me to help individuals around the world to reach their personal goals and guide them, step-by-step, to achieve higher levels of success. I am a psychotherapist specialized in helping those struggling with daily stressors, depression/anxiety, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, and problems associated (e.g. career, college) eating issues, substance abuse, as well as suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. I have particular expertise in working with individuals from a multicultural perspective, including but not limited to, LGBT populations and providing psychotherapy in Spanish"
My diverse background has allowed me to help individuals around the world to reach their personal goals and guide them, step-by-step, to achieve higher levels of success. I am a psychotherapist specialized in helping those struggling with daily stressors, depression/anxiety, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, and problems associated (e.g. career, college) eating issues, substance abuse, as well as suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. I have particular expertise in working with individuals from a multicultural perspective, including but not limited to, LGBT populations and providing psychotherapy in Spanish"
(332) 249-8411 View (332) 249-8411
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Sonia Kakkar
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I have an extensive background working with individuals who are navigating symptoms of complex trauma, anxiety and depression. I have experience with supporting individuals around managing suicidal ideation and healing from ruptures in attachments. I utilize evidenced based practices to help you explore your thoughts, behaviors and gain valuable insights into patterns to impact positive change. My approach is client centered and I work with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I have an extensive background working with individuals who are navigating symptoms of complex trauma, anxiety and depression. I have experience with supporting individuals around managing suicidal ideation and healing from ruptures in attachments. I utilize evidenced based practices to help you explore your thoughts, behaviors and gain valuable insights into patterns to impact positive change. My approach is client centered and I work with children, adolescents, adults and families.
(925) 275-5836 View (925) 275-5836
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Lynsie Seely @ The Connective
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhDc, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I Specialize in: Helping you GROW- Self Esteem, Assertiveness Skills, Empowerment, a Stronger Sense of Self, Connection with your Body, clarity around Career/Life path, Dating/Relationships, Emotional Intelligence, and overall Well-being Helping you REDUCE: Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Negative Thoughts, Maladaptive Patterns, Self Harming and Suicidal Behavior.
It is my hope for you that you are thriving in your life--free of anxiety, depression, and other ailments, leaving you open to fully enjoy your life. If this isn't the case and you happen to be feeling stuck, worn-down, stressed, anxious, or depressed, if you're in a challenging transition, struggling with a relationship, or wanting to embody your life more fully--Welcome! I am dedicated to helping guide and support you in achieving your goals. I work using a collaborative, body-centered, approach and will empathically support you on your journey toward greater well-being.
I Specialize in: Helping you GROW- Self Esteem, Assertiveness Skills, Empowerment, a Stronger Sense of Self, Connection with your Body, clarity around Career/Life path, Dating/Relationships, Emotional Intelligence, and overall Well-being Helping you REDUCE: Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Negative Thoughts, Maladaptive Patterns, Self Harming and Suicidal Behavior.
It is my hope for you that you are thriving in your life--free of anxiety, depression, and other ailments, leaving you open to fully enjoy your life. If this isn't the case and you happen to be feeling stuck, worn-down, stressed, anxious, or depressed, if you're in a challenging transition, struggling with a relationship, or wanting to embody your life more fully--Welcome! I am dedicated to helping guide and support you in achieving your goals. I work using a collaborative, body-centered, approach and will empathically support you on your journey toward greater well-being.
(415) 534-6049 View (415) 534-6049
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Jermaine L Dictado
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
I work with adults (18+) who are having difficulties with negative self-talk, emotion regulation, and conflicts in relationships. These difficulties can often look like depression, anxiety, intense stress, anger, poor self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and more. I also work with couples who are having difficulties with communication, connecting with each other, and resolving conflicts. I am here to support you with these challenges. Looking for a therapist can especially be difficult in addition to facing current struggles in our life. Feel free to call for a free 15-minute consultation to see how I may be able to help.
I work with adults (18+) who are having difficulties with negative self-talk, emotion regulation, and conflicts in relationships. These difficulties can often look like depression, anxiety, intense stress, anger, poor self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and more. I also work with couples who are having difficulties with communication, connecting with each other, and resolving conflicts. I am here to support you with these challenges. Looking for a therapist can especially be difficult in addition to facing current struggles in our life. Feel free to call for a free 15-minute consultation to see how I may be able to help.
(619) 292-0452 View (619) 292-0452
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Stephen Keenan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hello. My name is Stephen Keenan. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA. I have worked with a wide range of clients, from poverty-stricken to affluent, depressed and suicidal to angry and homicidal, geriatric to pediatric. I can help with anxiety, coping skills, depression, psychosis, and more. I use a humanistic, strengths based, supportive therapy approach for solution focused results. Of course, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is key to reframe and see things from a different lens, i.e. "I never thought if it that way." Therapy is about getting you the help you need and helping you reach your goals in treatment.
Hello. My name is Stephen Keenan. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA. I have worked with a wide range of clients, from poverty-stricken to affluent, depressed and suicidal to angry and homicidal, geriatric to pediatric. I can help with anxiety, coping skills, depression, psychosis, and more. I use a humanistic, strengths based, supportive therapy approach for solution focused results. Of course, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is key to reframe and see things from a different lens, i.e. "I never thought if it that way." Therapy is about getting you the help you need and helping you reach your goals in treatment.
(415) 792-0504 View (415) 792-0504
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Paul Beirne
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I have experience treating a wide range of issues (depression, suicidal ideation, bullying, behavior problems, substance abuse, etc).
“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk. My approach to treatment helps people identify the core issues that have been avoided and pushed aside in an emotionally safe environment. Through the process of consciousness raising and self exploration, lasting changes in thought patterns are made, and overall life improvement occurs. I work with people of all ages and have a wealth of experience working with teens and young adults.
I have experience treating a wide range of issues (depression, suicidal ideation, bullying, behavior problems, substance abuse, etc).
“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk. My approach to treatment helps people identify the core issues that have been avoided and pushed aside in an emotionally safe environment. Through the process of consciousness raising and self exploration, lasting changes in thought patterns are made, and overall life improvement occurs. I work with people of all ages and have a wealth of experience working with teens and young adults.
(415) 358-2498 View (415) 358-2498
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Kimberlin Borca Leon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
I help teens and adults whose emotional pain manifests as deep emotional hurt and sensitivity to specific situations, overwhelm, conflict in close relationships—even violent or suicidal thoughts and behaviors. If you're looking for a safe person who can help you in address the root causes of these experiences, while offering guidance on ways to feel better today, we might be a good fit. For parents interested in therapy for teens, I take a family-centered approach centered on increasing safety, wellness, and connection for the entire family.
I help teens and adults whose emotional pain manifests as deep emotional hurt and sensitivity to specific situations, overwhelm, conflict in close relationships—even violent or suicidal thoughts and behaviors. If you're looking for a safe person who can help you in address the root causes of these experiences, while offering guidance on ways to feel better today, we might be a good fit. For parents interested in therapy for teens, I take a family-centered approach centered on increasing safety, wellness, and connection for the entire family.
(916) 352-6059 View (916) 352-6059
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Lauren Funiestas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94134  (Online Only)
It is common to have self-doubt, low self worth and you may even experience suicidal thoughts or have a history of self harm after experiencing trauma.
Do you identify as an Asian, Pacific Islander or Filipino woman or mother? Have you experienced sexual trauma or abusive relationships that left you with feelings of sadness, anger, resentment or guilt making it difficult for you to "move on"? Are you at a point in your life where you want to stop people pleasing and have a healthier relationship with your Self? If you answered yes to these questions and are looking for a therapist who understands the nuances of growing up in an Asian American household, you’ve come to the right place. I can help you process and better understand why you might be feeling so down or misunderstood.
It is common to have self-doubt, low self worth and you may even experience suicidal thoughts or have a history of self harm after experiencing trauma.
Do you identify as an Asian, Pacific Islander or Filipino woman or mother? Have you experienced sexual trauma or abusive relationships that left you with feelings of sadness, anger, resentment or guilt making it difficult for you to "move on"? Are you at a point in your life where you want to stop people pleasing and have a healthier relationship with your Self? If you answered yes to these questions and are looking for a therapist who understands the nuances of growing up in an Asian American household, you’ve come to the right place. I can help you process and better understand why you might be feeling so down or misunderstood.
(707) 238-7072 View (707) 238-7072
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Kelly Gonderman
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
My name is Kelly Gonderman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I specialize in helping adolescents and young adults work toward being their best selves. I have a true passion for helping adolescents and transitional age youth along with their families navigate challenges in order to live their best lives now and in the future. I have experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm and family of origin concerns.
My name is Kelly Gonderman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I specialize in helping adolescents and young adults work toward being their best selves. I have a true passion for helping adolescents and transitional age youth along with their families navigate challenges in order to live their best lives now and in the future. I have experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm and family of origin concerns.
(209) 850-3456 View (209) 850-3456
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Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger.
Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger.
(510) 319-0688 View (510) 319-0688
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Inspiration Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I also provide consultation in the areas of suicide, violence reduction, and program development.
In far too many situations individuals with bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia have internalized messages that there is no hope, that they are simply victims of their mental illness, and unable to reach their life goals. My practice, Inspiration Psychological Services' primary purpose is to provide individuals who struggle with mental illness with the neccessary coping skills that they need to manage symptoms, cope with everyday life challenges, and improve the quality of their lives. I strongly believe in providing a supportive atmosphere that consists of understanding individual experiences, addressing needs, instilling hope, building on strengths, and recognizing potential.
I also provide consultation in the areas of suicide, violence reduction, and program development.
In far too many situations individuals with bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia have internalized messages that there is no hope, that they are simply victims of their mental illness, and unable to reach their life goals. My practice, Inspiration Psychological Services' primary purpose is to provide individuals who struggle with mental illness with the neccessary coping skills that they need to manage symptoms, cope with everyday life challenges, and improve the quality of their lives. I strongly believe in providing a supportive atmosphere that consists of understanding individual experiences, addressing needs, instilling hope, building on strengths, and recognizing potential.
(281) 940-2212 View (281) 940-2212
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Walter Bowles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
Hi! I offer individual therapy to California residents. I utilize an eclectic relational therapy style and specialize in working with adults who are creatives, artists, and/or the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, entertainment business stress, substance, body image, disordered eating, and issues with sex, sexuality, trauma, chem-sex, inner child wounds, and body image by using exploratory harm reduction techniques. Connecting with satisfaction and contentment can lead to balance, fulfilling potential, discovering meaning, and joy.
Hi! I offer individual therapy to California residents. I utilize an eclectic relational therapy style and specialize in working with adults who are creatives, artists, and/or the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, entertainment business stress, substance, body image, disordered eating, and issues with sex, sexuality, trauma, chem-sex, inner child wounds, and body image by using exploratory harm reduction techniques. Connecting with satisfaction and contentment can lead to balance, fulfilling potential, discovering meaning, and joy.
(323) 208-0954 View (323) 208-0954
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Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, PCC, LMFT, IO, CGE, DTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger.
Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger.
(510) 319-0688 View (510) 319-0688
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Dawn Krusi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I hold an empathetic, safe space, to address symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, lack of motivation, thoughts of suicide, and troubled relationships.
It takes courage to address pain, childhood wounds, traumas and unresolved beliefs and patterns which negatively impact relationships, emotions, goals, motivation and sense of self. I deeply believe in one's innate knowledge and capacity to heal, and aspire toward wholeness. I teach simple tools and practices, in addition to supporting you on your journey. This empowers your vision, your heart, and your perception of the world around you, creating healthier relationships and increased joy. My practice includes: relationship issues, depression, trauma, addiction, family conflict, grief, life changes and children's behavioral issues.
I hold an empathetic, safe space, to address symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, lack of motivation, thoughts of suicide, and troubled relationships.
It takes courage to address pain, childhood wounds, traumas and unresolved beliefs and patterns which negatively impact relationships, emotions, goals, motivation and sense of self. I deeply believe in one's innate knowledge and capacity to heal, and aspire toward wholeness. I teach simple tools and practices, in addition to supporting you on your journey. This empowers your vision, your heart, and your perception of the world around you, creating healthier relationships and increased joy. My practice includes: relationship issues, depression, trauma, addiction, family conflict, grief, life changes and children's behavioral issues.
(530) 798-4802 View (530) 798-4802

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Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.