Elizabeth Gayner
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
Teletherapy in CA and AZ. Are you struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss or postpartum adjustment? Is your motherhood journey not what you expected? Do you feel stressed, inadequate, depressed or anxious? I can help. I am a San Francisco based licensed clinical psychologist and Perinatal Mental Health Certified specialist (PMH-C) with over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy to women, moms, and moms-to-be. As a married mother of 2 teens and a psychologist, I understand the issues women face in their relationships, identity, hormonal changes, parenting, expectations, relationships, work/life balance and time.
(415) 723-4161
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Teletherapy in CA and AZ. Are you struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss or postpartum adjustment? Is your motherhood journey not what you expected? Do you feel stressed, inadequate, depressed or anxious? I can help. I am a San Francisco based licensed clinical psychologist and Perinatal Mental Health Certified specialist (PMH-C) with over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy to women, moms, and moms-to-be. As a married mother of 2 teens and a psychologist, I understand the issues women face in their relationships, identity, hormonal changes, parenting, expectations, relationships, work/life balance and time.
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San Francisco, CA 94103
The Clinic Without Walls (TCWOW) offers FREE SERVICES to Bay Area residents. Our clinic provides a wide range of psychological services including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. We work with children, adults, and families. The clinic aims to increase clients' capacity to identify mental health needs and to access services through which they will be respected and effectively treated.The clinic is oriented to serving the needs of diverse populations and particularly those people historically discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, economic status, and other socio-cultural factors.
(415) 325-2763
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94103
The Clinic Without Walls (TCWOW) offers FREE SERVICES to Bay Area residents. Our clinic provides a wide range of psychological services including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. We work with children, adults, and families. The clinic aims to increase clients' capacity to identify mental health needs and to access services through which they will be respected and effectively treated.The clinic is oriented to serving the needs of diverse populations and particularly those people historically discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, economic status, and other socio-cultural factors.
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Kathleen Dahlen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Here's what I believe: Your emotionality is one of your greatest resources. When we can understand our emotions as information, not instructions, we have access to all of the rich insights they provide to us about ourselves and the world around us. As a holistically oriented therapist, my work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to assist you in developing self compassion, mindfulness, Emotional Fluency and a reconnection to your body and it’s wisdom.
(415) 423-2651
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Here's what I believe: Your emotionality is one of your greatest resources. When we can understand our emotions as information, not instructions, we have access to all of the rich insights they provide to us about ourselves and the world around us. As a holistically oriented therapist, my work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to assist you in developing self compassion, mindfulness, Emotional Fluency and a reconnection to your body and it’s wisdom.
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Cindy Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94116
I love the work I do as a psychotherapist. I see myself as a healer and guide. With you as my client, we navigate the challenges and perhaps, traumas of your past. Being guided through the changes you want to make, I offer empathy and compassion, knowing that self-exploration that leads to desired change can be a challenge, and sometimes the challenge becomes too great to want to continue. It is a given that I listen with in the moment “presence”, and I believe that this “presence” is the key to healing and growth. I welcome the opportunity to work with you as your guide and co-healer on your path of growth, healing and change.
(949) 478-6655
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94116
I love the work I do as a psychotherapist. I see myself as a healer and guide. With you as my client, we navigate the challenges and perhaps, traumas of your past. Being guided through the changes you want to make, I offer empathy and compassion, knowing that self-exploration that leads to desired change can be a challenge, and sometimes the challenge becomes too great to want to continue. It is a given that I listen with in the moment “presence”, and I believe that this “presence” is the key to healing and growth. I welcome the opportunity to work with you as your guide and co-healer on your path of growth, healing and change.
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David Guarnieri
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Whether you're seeking therapy to address a specific concern or simply to engage in a personal exploration, the therapeutic process can help increase insight, decrease anxiety and painful emotions, identify healthier coping strategies, and deepen relationships. Since finding the right therapist can be a challenging process, I encourage you to check out my website for additional information to help determine if I may be a good fit for your needs.
(415) 446-9972
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Whether you're seeking therapy to address a specific concern or simply to engage in a personal exploration, the therapeutic process can help increase insight, decrease anxiety and painful emotions, identify healthier coping strategies, and deepen relationships. Since finding the right therapist can be a challenging process, I encourage you to check out my website for additional information to help determine if I may be a good fit for your needs.
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Kathleen Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
I work with adults who are struggling in their lives and in their relationships. I help you examine the past to gain insight into the origins of unwanted patterns and work with current issues to begin making real changes. I will explore early relationships with parents and family, as these relationships often impact your current relationships. I also examine thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the present to identify unhealthy patterns and work with you to develop healthier ways of thinking and behaving. Learning healthy communication skills is also an important part of my work with client's.
(510) 619-2838
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
I work with adults who are struggling in their lives and in their relationships. I help you examine the past to gain insight into the origins of unwanted patterns and work with current issues to begin making real changes. I will explore early relationships with parents and family, as these relationships often impact your current relationships. I also examine thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the present to identify unhealthy patterns and work with you to develop healthier ways of thinking and behaving. Learning healthy communication skills is also an important part of my work with client's.
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Rebekah Kao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to listen to your concerns, hopes and fears. It is from this process of working through our difficulties that we can begin to gain insight, strengthen our sense of self and be better able to cope with the struggles that we face. I feel passionate about helping individuals and couples who are going through a difficult time in their lives to heal, connect and thrive.
(650) 376-8417
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to listen to your concerns, hopes and fears. It is from this process of working through our difficulties that we can begin to gain insight, strengthen our sense of self and be better able to cope with the struggles that we face. I feel passionate about helping individuals and couples who are going through a difficult time in their lives to heal, connect and thrive.
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Akemi Takagi Matsuoka
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I believe in an integrative approach to help people. I incorporate psychotherapy, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise, nutrition and self-regulation techniques to work with people who suffer from mental health issues and relational problems. I enjoy sharing with my clients a tool to take care of themselves and looking for practical solutions that meet their needs. I have practiced psychotherapy and provided mental health treatment over 20 years in the field of community mental health as well as in school settings. I work with children, adolescents and adults.
(415) 463-1488
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
I believe in an integrative approach to help people. I incorporate psychotherapy, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise, nutrition and self-regulation techniques to work with people who suffer from mental health issues and relational problems. I enjoy sharing with my clients a tool to take care of themselves and looking for practical solutions that meet their needs. I have practiced psychotherapy and provided mental health treatment over 20 years in the field of community mental health as well as in school settings. I work with children, adolescents and adults.
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Andrew Amick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94115
I will work with you to see what's in the way of you getting what you need. I leverage research and experience to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community, teens and young adults, students, human service providers (teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, etc.), performers and musicians, spiritualists and thinkers, young parents, and young couples.
(323) 968-5167
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94115
I will work with you to see what's in the way of you getting what you need. I leverage research and experience to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community, teens and young adults, students, human service providers (teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, etc.), performers and musicians, spiritualists and thinkers, young parents, and young couples.
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Elizabeth Sauber
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
I believe therapy is a space for people to be witnessed, understood, and gently challenged to take action on what they value most. I use a collaborative, strengths-based approach to help clients identify the resilience and knowledge that has already been working for them, as well as to target areas where they’ve been struggling.
(650) 338-0294
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
I believe therapy is a space for people to be witnessed, understood, and gently challenged to take action on what they value most. I use a collaborative, strengths-based approach to help clients identify the resilience and knowledge that has already been working for them, as well as to target areas where they’ve been struggling.
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Kathleen Louise Someah
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I am especially passionate about treating eating disorders. I see clients of varying age groups with a particular focus on adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. Changing one's behaviors and psychological states is a process and I aim to meet clients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change. In addition to specific graduate training and many years working at Stanford Health's inpatient eating disorder unit, I also have lived experience dealing with disordered eating, and find that my own recovery journey benefits clients and serves as a reminder that recovery is attainable.
(628) 200-4079
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94108
I am especially passionate about treating eating disorders. I see clients of varying age groups with a particular focus on adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. Changing one's behaviors and psychological states is a process and I aim to meet clients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change. In addition to specific graduate training and many years working at Stanford Health's inpatient eating disorder unit, I also have lived experience dealing with disordered eating, and find that my own recovery journey benefits clients and serves as a reminder that recovery is attainable.
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Gaslighting; Narcissist Abuse; Toxic Bonding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CPD-TS, Coach Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
GASLIGHTING; NARCISSIST ABUSE; CODEPENDENCY; TOXIC ATTACHMENT; HI-CONFLICT RELATIONSHIP: Gaslighting is a form of psychological/emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into doubting his/her own memory, perception & sanity. You're accused of doing something that you know you didn't do or say. Often belittled, demeaned, and raged upon. You walk on eggshells & constantly need to watch what you say for fear your partner might blow up. You often feel confused & now distrust yourself; have trouble making decisions & feel like you lost yourself or don't know the person you used to be.
(424) 397-1831
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94111
GASLIGHTING; NARCISSIST ABUSE; CODEPENDENCY; TOXIC ATTACHMENT; HI-CONFLICT RELATIONSHIP: Gaslighting is a form of psychological/emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into doubting his/her own memory, perception & sanity. You're accused of doing something that you know you didn't do or say. Often belittled, demeaned, and raged upon. You walk on eggshells & constantly need to watch what you say for fear your partner might blow up. You often feel confused & now distrust yourself; have trouble making decisions & feel like you lost yourself or don't know the person you used to be.
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Lee Rather
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I am a Licensed Psychologist who works with adults in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couples therapy, Over the last 25 years, I have helped people with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual concerns, interpersonal relationship issues, career obstacles, blocks in creativity, and the process of coming to terms with difficult and traumatic life situations. Usually my work extends further in helping people discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, which in turn brings a sense of deeper meaningfulness and engagement in life.
(415) 763-5972
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94115
I am a Licensed Psychologist who works with adults in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couples therapy, Over the last 25 years, I have helped people with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual concerns, interpersonal relationship issues, career obstacles, blocks in creativity, and the process of coming to terms with difficult and traumatic life situations. Usually my work extends further in helping people discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, which in turn brings a sense of deeper meaningfulness and engagement in life.
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Judith Tripp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Thirty-four years of experience have taught me what works in therapy. I utilize techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic and transpersonal approaches. I have skill and experience working with people who are anxious or depressed. I have worked successfully with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and people who have had difficulty in relationships. I will meet you with respect and compassion and work with you to develop a strategy for healing your wounds, disappointments and existential dilemmas. Together we will work to reveal the best of you-freed from debilitating family patterns, constraining belief systems and dysfunctional habits
(650) 385-8345
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Thirty-four years of experience have taught me what works in therapy. I utilize techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic and transpersonal approaches. I have skill and experience working with people who are anxious or depressed. I have worked successfully with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and people who have had difficulty in relationships. I will meet you with respect and compassion and work with you to develop a strategy for healing your wounds, disappointments and existential dilemmas. Together we will work to reveal the best of you-freed from debilitating family patterns, constraining belief systems and dysfunctional habits
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Antony Thier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I practice Mindfulness and Somatic based Cognitive Therapy to help treat Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship, and life's woes. Together we will understand what causes your suffering and create change. Our traumas, difficult relationships, COVID, loss, and heartache, can all be confusing and debilitating and influence us to live patterns of suffering through our behaviors, beliefs, habitual thinking and life circumstances. By discovering and practicing new behaviors you will learn how to relate to your thoughts, emotions, and body in a manner that allows you to live the life that you want to be living.
(415) 449-8216
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
I practice Mindfulness and Somatic based Cognitive Therapy to help treat Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship, and life's woes. Together we will understand what causes your suffering and create change. Our traumas, difficult relationships, COVID, loss, and heartache, can all be confusing and debilitating and influence us to live patterns of suffering through our behaviors, beliefs, habitual thinking and life circumstances. By discovering and practicing new behaviors you will learn how to relate to your thoughts, emotions, and body in a manner that allows you to live the life that you want to be living.
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Anna Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94133
I believe the most difficult thing is often accepting all of ourselves and our experiences. When we reject ourselves, this can lead to feelings of not being good enough, feeling inadequate, comparing ourselves to others and coming up short, feeling anxious, depressed, and ashamed of oneself. These feelings can lead someone to become a perfectionist, an overachiever, attempt to make their body into the ideal shape/weight, or escape painful feelings through alcohol, drugs, food, or other means.
(415) 980-4699
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94133
I believe the most difficult thing is often accepting all of ourselves and our experiences. When we reject ourselves, this can lead to feelings of not being good enough, feeling inadequate, comparing ourselves to others and coming up short, feeling anxious, depressed, and ashamed of oneself. These feelings can lead someone to become a perfectionist, an overachiever, attempt to make their body into the ideal shape/weight, or escape painful feelings through alcohol, drugs, food, or other means.
Amalia D. Aboitiz
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Do you feel stretched to the limit having to be all things, to all people, all the time during these wacky times? Do feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and depression lurk around the corners of you mind? Are you struggling to maintain balance having to juggle it all when you feel easily overwhelmed, impatient, frustrated, inadequate, and irritable? These are all signs of trauma, and we think these feelings are understandable even normal given the highly demanding circumstances of our
(415) 358-3014
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Do you feel stretched to the limit having to be all things, to all people, all the time during these wacky times? Do feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and depression lurk around the corners of you mind? Are you struggling to maintain balance having to juggle it all when you feel easily overwhelmed, impatient, frustrated, inadequate, and irritable? These are all signs of trauma, and we think these feelings are understandable even normal given the highly demanding circumstances of our
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Rob Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Let’s be honest. Life can be messy. If you’re seeking help exploring personal issues, navigating a difficult relationship, or finding parenting overwhelming, perhaps I can help. My approach as a holistic strength based therapist is guided by a fierce belief renewal is available for all who seek it out. It’s not easy work. My questions tend to go deep, I'm direct, and my own journey has reinforced a truth everyone needs a place to be seen, heard, and honored without judgement. We’ll likely travel difficult personal terrain, probably find time to laugh, and may get stumped together...which can be a vital part of the healing process.
(510) 901-3796
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Let’s be honest. Life can be messy. If you’re seeking help exploring personal issues, navigating a difficult relationship, or finding parenting overwhelming, perhaps I can help. My approach as a holistic strength based therapist is guided by a fierce belief renewal is available for all who seek it out. It’s not easy work. My questions tend to go deep, I'm direct, and my own journey has reinforced a truth everyone needs a place to be seen, heard, and honored without judgement. We’ll likely travel difficult personal terrain, probably find time to laugh, and may get stumped together...which can be a vital part of the healing process.
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Almira Agosto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94117
I believe that a SHIFT is waiting to happen! Your Purpose, Your Life’s Meaning is yours to declare and fully Embody.
(858) 293-4252
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94117
I believe that a SHIFT is waiting to happen! Your Purpose, Your Life’s Meaning is yours to declare and fully Embody.
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John ' Andy ' Bradshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I work with adults and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, substance abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and grief. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and a focus on values.
(510) 426-9091
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
I work with adults and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, substance abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and grief. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and a focus on values.

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