Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Debra Safren
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
If you struggle with feelings of sadness or worry and want to experience more joy and happiness, Cognitive Behavioral therapy can help. Good psychotherapy can change your life for the better. I have found that difficult issues can be healed with the right treatment and connection to a knowledgeable clinician. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
If you struggle with feelings of sadness or worry and want to experience more joy and happiness, Cognitive Behavioral therapy can help. Good psychotherapy can change your life for the better. I have found that difficult issues can be healed with the right treatment and connection to a knowledgeable clinician. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
(510) 466-1179 View (510) 466-1179
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Jules Osborne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you tired of feeling that your anxiety/depression is in the driver’s seat and your innate creativity is held captive in the trunk? Are you ready for your anxiety/depression to take a back seat and choose what drives you - to feel creative, playful and confident. I am an expert in supporting creative folx who are feeling stuck, anxious, and alone and with no outlet, to feel seen and heard, and give expression to unspoken parts of themselves, to get clear on their needs, wants and their truth. Moving from a place of unbearable pain and stuckness to living full, creative, purpose-driven lives.
Are you tired of feeling that your anxiety/depression is in the driver’s seat and your innate creativity is held captive in the trunk? Are you ready for your anxiety/depression to take a back seat and choose what drives you - to feel creative, playful and confident. I am an expert in supporting creative folx who are feeling stuck, anxious, and alone and with no outlet, to feel seen and heard, and give expression to unspoken parts of themselves, to get clear on their needs, wants and their truth. Moving from a place of unbearable pain and stuckness to living full, creative, purpose-driven lives.
(628) 244-4271 View (628) 244-4271
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Estella Violet
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
I work with folks dealing with a variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, shame, gender dysphoria, trauma, and low self-esteem. My clinical focus is working with members of the queer community, and I am particularly interested in working with transgender and gender non-conforming adults and adolescents and their families as well as individuals and partners involved in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. Therapy is a space for healing, but I believe that it is equally important that we center joy, growth, and resilience in this work as well.
I work with folks dealing with a variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, shame, gender dysphoria, trauma, and low self-esteem. My clinical focus is working with members of the queer community, and I am particularly interested in working with transgender and gender non-conforming adults and adolescents and their families as well as individuals and partners involved in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. Therapy is a space for healing, but I believe that it is equally important that we center joy, growth, and resilience in this work as well.
(415) 610-4989 View (415) 610-4989
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Jessica Garibaldi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Dr. Garibaldi is a psychologist with expertise in mood disorders, life stressors, and substance abuse. She specializes in treating a variety of disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Dr. Garibaldi utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Additionally, she has experience working from a relational, attachment focused model. She tailors her approach to best fit the presenting needs of each patient.
Dr. Garibaldi is a psychologist with expertise in mood disorders, life stressors, and substance abuse. She specializes in treating a variety of disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Dr. Garibaldi utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Additionally, she has experience working from a relational, attachment focused model. She tailors her approach to best fit the presenting needs of each patient.
(628) 232-9185 View (628) 232-9185
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Dr. Olivia Byza - Relationship Coaching
PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I am a psychologist specializing in research-based relationship coaching. My relationship workshops are intended for couples who want to cherish their relationship and address current or future challenges. As the workshops are personalized to each couple, it is a tailored program based on your individual needs.
I am a psychologist specializing in research-based relationship coaching. My relationship workshops are intended for couples who want to cherish their relationship and address current or future challenges. As the workshops are personalized to each couple, it is a tailored program based on your individual needs.
(415) 358-1253 View (415) 358-1253
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Sandrah Susan Henry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am empathic and warm yet direct and challenging in our collaborative relationship. I provide a safe harbor from which to work and together we will identify ways in which your past is preventing you from living the life you want. Some of my hopes are that your tendency to be self-critical will soften and that you will become compassionate towards yourself; that you will gain positive coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety and to decrease perfectionistic tendencies and that you accomplish the goals that you have set for yourself. I will be your guide in this process.
I am empathic and warm yet direct and challenging in our collaborative relationship. I provide a safe harbor from which to work and together we will identify ways in which your past is preventing you from living the life you want. Some of my hopes are that your tendency to be self-critical will soften and that you will become compassionate towards yourself; that you will gain positive coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety and to decrease perfectionistic tendencies and that you accomplish the goals that you have set for yourself. I will be your guide in this process.
(415) 965-8637 View (415) 965-8637
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Shoshana Polansky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
You’re a driven person but your personal or romantic relationships seem to be a struggle. Why is it sometimes easier to meet your professional needs and not your personal needs? You might struggle with vulnerability or feel confused about your relationship. I specialize in helping people create better relationships and clear obstacles to those relationships.
You’re a driven person but your personal or romantic relationships seem to be a struggle. Why is it sometimes easier to meet your professional needs and not your personal needs? You might struggle with vulnerability or feel confused about your relationship. I specialize in helping people create better relationships and clear obstacles to those relationships.
(415) 799-5836 View (415) 799-5836
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Scott Christenson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, JD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
Are you in the middle of a life transition such as a loss, career change, relationship breakup, or spiritual crisis? Are you noticing that you lack motivation? Are you afraid of feelings that seem to appear out of nowhere? I offer a safe, compassionate space to explore all of these questions and to support you in your difficult times. We will also explore ways to be resilient in the face of your struggles.
Are you in the middle of a life transition such as a loss, career change, relationship breakup, or spiritual crisis? Are you noticing that you lack motivation? Are you afraid of feelings that seem to appear out of nowhere? I offer a safe, compassionate space to explore all of these questions and to support you in your difficult times. We will also explore ways to be resilient in the face of your struggles.
(415) 980-1384 View (415) 980-1384
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Cynthia Rinker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style is grounded in a humanistic approach and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.
My therapeutic style is grounded in a humanistic approach and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.
(415) 578-7639 View (415) 578-7639
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Emma Peck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I imagine if you are finding this page, you might be feeling a whole range of emotions: curiosity, fear, overwhelm, anxiety, desperation, grief, frustration, hope, just to name a few. When you begin your search for a therapist, it can feel daunting, vulnerable, and sometimes quite urgent. You might be facing an overwhelming loss, an upcoming transition, challenges or dissatisfaction in your relationships or work, or perhaps a more pervasive sense that something is missing, stuck, or unfulfilled. Wherever you are, however you are feeling, know that you are welcome here.
I imagine if you are finding this page, you might be feeling a whole range of emotions: curiosity, fear, overwhelm, anxiety, desperation, grief, frustration, hope, just to name a few. When you begin your search for a therapist, it can feel daunting, vulnerable, and sometimes quite urgent. You might be facing an overwhelming loss, an upcoming transition, challenges or dissatisfaction in your relationships or work, or perhaps a more pervasive sense that something is missing, stuck, or unfulfilled. Wherever you are, however you are feeling, know that you are welcome here.
(415) 326-1904 View (415) 326-1904
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Skylar Hanna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Welcome! I view therapy as a means by which we can increase curiosity about ourselves and the world around us. We'll work together to identify patterns and stuck points that may be impacting your relationships, work, school, and other parts of your life. Taking steps towards healing and self-discovery can be daunting. As a therapist, I work to create a safe, supportive space in which you feel secure in exploring the parts of your life that may feel overwhelming. Whether you are coming to therapy for self-exploration or for a specific concern, I look forward to being part of your healing journey.
Welcome! I view therapy as a means by which we can increase curiosity about ourselves and the world around us. We'll work together to identify patterns and stuck points that may be impacting your relationships, work, school, and other parts of your life. Taking steps towards healing and self-discovery can be daunting. As a therapist, I work to create a safe, supportive space in which you feel secure in exploring the parts of your life that may feel overwhelming. Whether you are coming to therapy for self-exploration or for a specific concern, I look forward to being part of your healing journey.
(415) 329-4151 View (415) 329-4151
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Don Dressel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with finding or maintaining inner peace in specific areas of your life or, in life in general? Do you experience unhappiness or dissatisfaction with your life? Therapy may help you identify the blocks in your life that keep you from living and experiencing life as you desire. Left unchecked and unexamined, negative dynamics rooted in our past and/or fears & anxiety about the future may progress with greater consequence and/or disillusionment about life. I strive to understand your experience(s) in order to form a genuine connection and to identify meaningful solutions that honor you and your highest life aspirations.
Do you struggle with finding or maintaining inner peace in specific areas of your life or, in life in general? Do you experience unhappiness or dissatisfaction with your life? Therapy may help you identify the blocks in your life that keep you from living and experiencing life as you desire. Left unchecked and unexamined, negative dynamics rooted in our past and/or fears & anxiety about the future may progress with greater consequence and/or disillusionment about life. I strive to understand your experience(s) in order to form a genuine connection and to identify meaningful solutions that honor you and your highest life aspirations.
(415) 942-8940 View (415) 942-8940
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Caroline Dickens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here! In my practice, I strive to build open, compassionate, and genuine relationships with my clients. I work to understand each client’s unique cultural identities, values, life experiences, and ongoing stressors. I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to individualize treatment based on their needs, preferences, and our shared understanding of their challenges. I frequently implement mindfulness, values, and acceptance-based techniques to help clients identify or clarify the lives they want to live, understand the obstacles standing in their way, and build skills to overcome these barriers.
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here! In my practice, I strive to build open, compassionate, and genuine relationships with my clients. I work to understand each client’s unique cultural identities, values, life experiences, and ongoing stressors. I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to individualize treatment based on their needs, preferences, and our shared understanding of their challenges. I frequently implement mindfulness, values, and acceptance-based techniques to help clients identify or clarify the lives they want to live, understand the obstacles standing in their way, and build skills to overcome these barriers.
(415) 226-4134 View (415) 226-4134
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Joseph Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94116  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Joseph, and I work with teens, couples, individuals, and groups in California. I specialize in guiding individuals through a holistic exploration of their experiences, with a focus on areas such as anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, masculinity, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and motivation. In therapy, we'll untangle the threads of mind, body, spirit, society, identity, thoughts, emotions, actions, and relationships, creating unique pathways back to the core of oneself. This process offers opportunities for healing, integration, meaning-making, and the embrace of new ways to savor and thrive in life.
Hello! My name is Joseph, and I work with teens, couples, individuals, and groups in California. I specialize in guiding individuals through a holistic exploration of their experiences, with a focus on areas such as anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, masculinity, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and motivation. In therapy, we'll untangle the threads of mind, body, spirit, society, identity, thoughts, emotions, actions, and relationships, creating unique pathways back to the core of oneself. This process offers opportunities for healing, integration, meaning-making, and the embrace of new ways to savor and thrive in life.
(415) 943-0593 View (415) 943-0593
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Whitney M. Keilman
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing therapy to teens and adults residing in California. I believe that every individual is unique and deserving of love, and I feel that this shines through in my work. Seeking therapy is not always easy, and I’m truly honored to be a part of my Patient’s healing and strengthening processes.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing therapy to teens and adults residing in California. I believe that every individual is unique and deserving of love, and I feel that this shines through in my work. Seeking therapy is not always easy, and I’m truly honored to be a part of my Patient’s healing and strengthening processes.
(415) 903-8664 View (415) 903-8664
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Marcia Romero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, NMP, SSP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94141  (Online Only)
I have 20 years of public and private experience as a trauma informed, somatic psychotherapist. I guide exploratory inquiry to support embodied insight making positive change possible. This depth process inspires a new connection to self and a movement towards desired shifts in health, relationships and vocation, decreasing the suffering of negative internal states, destructive patterns and distorted beliefs caused by early environmental & attachment wounding . I invite safe passage on a mindful journey of healing, awakening presence, trust, the expansion of agency and life affirming realizations that promote post traumatic growth.
I have 20 years of public and private experience as a trauma informed, somatic psychotherapist. I guide exploratory inquiry to support embodied insight making positive change possible. This depth process inspires a new connection to self and a movement towards desired shifts in health, relationships and vocation, decreasing the suffering of negative internal states, destructive patterns and distorted beliefs caused by early environmental & attachment wounding . I invite safe passage on a mindful journey of healing, awakening presence, trust, the expansion of agency and life affirming realizations that promote post traumatic growth.
(510) 867-3294 View (510) 867-3294
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Claire Perelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
You deserve to feel deeply connected to yourself, your partner(s), and the world around you. I’m here to help. Talking about sex with your partner - or anyone - might feel like a daunting task. Having sex might feel difficult, impossible, or like too much effort - or lead to conflict with your partner. You might be questioning your sexual desires or wondering if you and your partner are still compatible. I help clients overcome their sexual and relational difficulties to feel confident in and outside the bedroom. Together, we will collaborate on how to help you reach your goals, through therapy sessions and home assignments.
You deserve to feel deeply connected to yourself, your partner(s), and the world around you. I’m here to help. Talking about sex with your partner - or anyone - might feel like a daunting task. Having sex might feel difficult, impossible, or like too much effort - or lead to conflict with your partner. You might be questioning your sexual desires or wondering if you and your partner are still compatible. I help clients overcome their sexual and relational difficulties to feel confident in and outside the bedroom. Together, we will collaborate on how to help you reach your goals, through therapy sessions and home assignments.
(415) 985-4279 View (415) 985-4279
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Phyllis S Shulman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127
My approach to psychotherapy stems from a passionate commitment to the process of self-discovery. It entails working to create a space with each person in which feelings and worries can be named and articulated; deeply held troubles--traumatic histories and conflicts--can come to light, be examined and explored; and hope along with ideas for change can be generated. Through attuned listening, fragmented bits can be woven into lines of thought which over time become the shape of a personal and useful story. Treatment combines developing insights into unconsciously held beliefs and finding strategies for coping with life stresses.
My approach to psychotherapy stems from a passionate commitment to the process of self-discovery. It entails working to create a space with each person in which feelings and worries can be named and articulated; deeply held troubles--traumatic histories and conflicts--can come to light, be examined and explored; and hope along with ideas for change can be generated. Through attuned listening, fragmented bits can be woven into lines of thought which over time become the shape of a personal and useful story. Treatment combines developing insights into unconsciously held beliefs and finding strategies for coping with life stresses.
(415) 823-5048 View (415) 823-5048
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Kayla Whaley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
My approach to each session is to provide a safe space that invites clients to feel at ease in the present. While in this calming space, they can explore, challenge, and heal core wounds and behaviors. Things will continue to change as they heal various forms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and physical unrest. I hope to support your growth as you develop self-compassion and self-awareness, understanding how experiences can affect your overall well-being. By doing so you can begin to allow yourself a space for healing your thoughts, your body, and your relationship with the world around you.
My approach to each session is to provide a safe space that invites clients to feel at ease in the present. While in this calming space, they can explore, challenge, and heal core wounds and behaviors. Things will continue to change as they heal various forms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and physical unrest. I hope to support your growth as you develop self-compassion and self-awareness, understanding how experiences can affect your overall well-being. By doing so you can begin to allow yourself a space for healing your thoughts, your body, and your relationship with the world around you.
(415) 663-5011 View (415) 663-5011
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Koo Im Robbins
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Relationships are core to our identity and play a fundamental role in the quality of our life, shaping who we are, and how we perceive ourselves. Relationships are endowed with our heart’s deepest longings: to be seen, loved and accepted for ourselves, to find healing and wholeness, and to reach our greatest potential. It is no wonder that relational conflicts can, at times, feel so gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and terrible.
Relationships are core to our identity and play a fundamental role in the quality of our life, shaping who we are, and how we perceive ourselves. Relationships are endowed with our heart’s deepest longings: to be seen, loved and accepted for ourselves, to find healing and wholeness, and to reach our greatest potential. It is no wonder that relational conflicts can, at times, feel so gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and terrible.
(415) 625-6180 View (415) 625-6180

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Number of Therapists in San Francisco, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$189

Therapists in San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in San Francisco, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary