Nicole O'Connor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
An area of focus in my practice is working with parents, couples and families in times of adjustment and transition, particularly in the early years of parenthood. Parenthood can be very demanding especially when you're trying to maintain a career and relationships with your partner, family and friends. I work with clients to give them communication tools and self-care strategies as well as increasing self-awareness and personal insight.
Coping Skills
(415) 787-4454
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Coping Skills
An area of focus in my practice is working with parents, couples and families in times of adjustment and transition, particularly in the early years of parenthood. Parenthood can be very demanding especially when you're trying to maintain a career and relationships with your partner, family and friends. I work with clients to give them communication tools and self-care strategies as well as increasing self-awareness and personal insight.
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Elvira Kitrar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. I not only treat the "tip of the iceberg" problems, but also address the deeper, "bottom of the ocean," issues. I treat the whole person and honor the mind-body-spirit connections, taking into account the client's cultural, religious and ethnic background, ancestry, race and immigration history. I recognize the complexity of each person's history and circumstances and employ a wide variety of techniques to guide my clients in their self-discovery.
Coping Skills
(415) 534-9620
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Coping Skills
My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. I not only treat the "tip of the iceberg" problems, but also address the deeper, "bottom of the ocean," issues. I treat the whole person and honor the mind-body-spirit connections, taking into account the client's cultural, religious and ethnic background, ancestry, race and immigration history. I recognize the complexity of each person's history and circumstances and employ a wide variety of techniques to guide my clients in their self-discovery.
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Isa Hershoff-Looper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
When your child is struggling with difficulties you feel their pain. I have worked with children and families in therapy for 16 years. I can help your child or adolescent navigate some of life's challenges and support you as a parent or guardian as you guide them. I also work with individual adults facing hardships and work with you to learn about yourself and find the path that fits you. I am compassionate and creative in my approach to therapy. I use Cognitive BehavioralTx in conjunction with a psychodynamic approach to guiding you through examining your thoughts and feelings.
Coping Skills
(415) 682-6433
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Coping Skills
When your child is struggling with difficulties you feel their pain. I have worked with children and families in therapy for 16 years. I can help your child or adolescent navigate some of life's challenges and support you as a parent or guardian as you guide them. I also work with individual adults facing hardships and work with you to learn about yourself and find the path that fits you. I am compassionate and creative in my approach to therapy. I use Cognitive BehavioralTx in conjunction with a psychodynamic approach to guiding you through examining your thoughts and feelings.
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Ashley Boyer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Hi, I am a San Francisco Bay Area Child Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and other related concerns such as perfectionism, and difficult life adjustments. In my practice, I want to help you work through worries and achieve your best life.
Coping Skills
(628) 228-6535
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Coping Skills
Hi, I am a San Francisco Bay Area Child Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and other related concerns such as perfectionism, and difficult life adjustments. In my practice, I want to help you work through worries and achieve your best life.
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Beth A Mitchner
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I believe that we heal and grow best in a welcoming and supportive environment. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore together your thoughts and feelings and guide you to a place of deeper self-understanding of your strengths and challenges. Often, this process will enable you to find new ways for dealing with problems, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, and realizing your desires, and aspirations. These changes reduce discomfort and stress and allow you to feel more alive and fulfilled.
Coping Skills
(628) 210-3586
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Coping Skills
I believe that we heal and grow best in a welcoming and supportive environment. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore together your thoughts and feelings and guide you to a place of deeper self-understanding of your strengths and challenges. Often, this process will enable you to find new ways for dealing with problems, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, and realizing your desires, and aspirations. These changes reduce discomfort and stress and allow you to feel more alive and fulfilled.
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Martine Barbier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you feeling further marginalized in this present day reality? Or perhaps you are thinking about major changes in your life and seeking ways to take the next step? Making the decision to begin therapy is an important process toward self care and compassion. I can help you in your journey toward personal growth and healing. I create a warm, respectful and safe environment that gently encourages you to speak about issues that you want to focus on.
Coping Skills
(415) 663-5455
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Coping Skills
Are you feeling further marginalized in this present day reality? Or perhaps you are thinking about major changes in your life and seeking ways to take the next step? Making the decision to begin therapy is an important process toward self care and compassion. I can help you in your journey toward personal growth and healing. I create a warm, respectful and safe environment that gently encourages you to speak about issues that you want to focus on.
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Trevor M Ahrendt
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I help people lead an examined life. Our difficulties come and go, but there's wisdom in using them to learn about ourselves more deeply. This allows us to navigate life's challenges with more grace, and less pain and a lot more humor. Therapy is a funny thing. It's two people, in a room, agreeing to focus on improving one of their lives. Sounds astoundingly simple. When it works, it can offer profound, lasting, and substantial changes in one's life and, in the best case, allow you to develop depth, wisdom, and clarity. I work with people in tech, and leaders, artists and seekers who are looking to lead a vital and integrated life.
Coping Skills
(510) 587-9221
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Coping Skills
I help people lead an examined life. Our difficulties come and go, but there's wisdom in using them to learn about ourselves more deeply. This allows us to navigate life's challenges with more grace, and less pain and a lot more humor. Therapy is a funny thing. It's two people, in a room, agreeing to focus on improving one of their lives. Sounds astoundingly simple. When it works, it can offer profound, lasting, and substantial changes in one's life and, in the best case, allow you to develop depth, wisdom, and clarity. I work with people in tech, and leaders, artists and seekers who are looking to lead a vital and integrated life.
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Amy Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NTP Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I offer psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide personalized, thoughtful support and guidance to help you create more satisfaction and success in your life. I work with people of diverse backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. Many people find that taking the first steps to begin therapy are the scariest. It may be the first time where you are attempting to make positive and healthful changes in your life. A trusting, secure relationship is important for your therapy. I am happy to discuss any concerns you may have and will answer your questions about therapy.
Coping Skills
(415) 347-6952
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Coping Skills
I offer psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide personalized, thoughtful support and guidance to help you create more satisfaction and success in your life. I work with people of diverse backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. Many people find that taking the first steps to begin therapy are the scariest. It may be the first time where you are attempting to make positive and healthful changes in your life. A trusting, secure relationship is important for your therapy. I am happy to discuss any concerns you may have and will answer your questions about therapy.
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Janice R Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Are you struggling? Feeling overwhelmed? Stuck? Have you noticed patterns in your life you want to change? Feeling defeated by obstacles to your goals? Are you worried about how you are feeling inside? Is something in your life affecting your ability to be happy or successful or in a relationship? Are you facing an issue you don't know how to resolve? Has someone you care about suggested you talk to a professional? You are not alone. Speaking to an experienced therapist can help you find the path from where you are to where you want to be.
Coping Skills
(415) 687-2681
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Coping Skills
Are you struggling? Feeling overwhelmed? Stuck? Have you noticed patterns in your life you want to change? Feeling defeated by obstacles to your goals? Are you worried about how you are feeling inside? Is something in your life affecting your ability to be happy or successful or in a relationship? Are you facing an issue you don't know how to resolve? Has someone you care about suggested you talk to a professional? You are not alone. Speaking to an experienced therapist can help you find the path from where you are to where you want to be.
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Yasmin K Decuire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
It takes courage to admit that you can no longer face life's challenges alone. It is also the most important step towards change. My style is warm, interactive and intuitive. I integrate various therapeutic methodologies, which enables me to creatively meet your distinctive, personal needs. In addition to talk therapy I offer Expressive Arts and Guided Imagery to help us connect with and process negative, painful, and fearful emotions.
Coping Skills
(415) 423-3935
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Coping Skills
It takes courage to admit that you can no longer face life's challenges alone. It is also the most important step towards change. My style is warm, interactive and intuitive. I integrate various therapeutic methodologies, which enables me to creatively meet your distinctive, personal needs. In addition to talk therapy I offer Expressive Arts and Guided Imagery to help us connect with and process negative, painful, and fearful emotions.
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Eileen McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Giving yourself the gift of therapy can be a life changing experience. I believe we can all benefit from having a guide to help us navigate life's ups and downs. We are all faced with challenges in life and when we have the courage to meet those challenges head on there is a great opportunity for healing and growth. As a seasoned professional in the field of personal development, I support my client's in gaining greater self-awareness and developing habits that create long-term health.
Coping Skills
(415) 323-1759
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Coping Skills
Giving yourself the gift of therapy can be a life changing experience. I believe we can all benefit from having a guide to help us navigate life's ups and downs. We are all faced with challenges in life and when we have the courage to meet those challenges head on there is a great opportunity for healing and growth. As a seasoned professional in the field of personal development, I support my client's in gaining greater self-awareness and developing habits that create long-term health.
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Lana Trapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Therapy is a rewarding and transformative experience when one feels safe, supported, and challenged. Whether you are struggling, questioning, or exploring, I want to assist you on this portion of your journey. I have over a 15 years of experience within the field of psychology and have been licensed as a LMFT since 2013. I specialize in addiction, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma and dysfunctional families. You will experience individualized treatment to promote growth, change, and healing. I utilize solution focused, strength-based, and psychodynamic approaches in treatment.
Coping Skills
(747) 252-5715
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Coping Skills
Therapy is a rewarding and transformative experience when one feels safe, supported, and challenged. Whether you are struggling, questioning, or exploring, I want to assist you on this portion of your journey. I have over a 15 years of experience within the field of psychology and have been licensed as a LMFT since 2013. I specialize in addiction, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma and dysfunctional families. You will experience individualized treatment to promote growth, change, and healing. I utilize solution focused, strength-based, and psychodynamic approaches in treatment.
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Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
Coping Skills
(415) 326-7726
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Coping Skills
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
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Sonia Telle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
I strongly believe that the most healing aspect of therapy is directly related to the safe connection with the therapist. Trainings inform the therapy but only feeling safe and seen will provide the ground for deep exploration and emergence of the new... almost like a birthing process. Client based, my style is warm, compassionate, nonetheless, assertive. Experience and various trainings keep supporting the importance of breath, grounded presence and mindfulness in any therapeutic setting and healing/life process. Therefore, those are central to my work. My sessions combines several psychotherapy approaches together with various somatic practices such as bioenergetics, movement, mindfulness & trauma work.
Coping Skills
(510) 788-2703
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Coping Skills
I strongly believe that the most healing aspect of therapy is directly related to the safe connection with the therapist. Trainings inform the therapy but only feeling safe and seen will provide the ground for deep exploration and emergence of the new... almost like a birthing process. Client based, my style is warm, compassionate, nonetheless, assertive. Experience and various trainings keep supporting the importance of breath, grounded presence and mindfulness in any therapeutic setting and healing/life process. Therefore, those are central to my work. My sessions combines several psychotherapy approaches together with various somatic practices such as bioenergetics, movement, mindfulness & trauma work.
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Dina Cuervo
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
Coping Skills
(626) 427-6532
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Coping Skills
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
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Jenna Pacelli - Bend Trauma Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHHC, RYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
You've spent years in talk therapy, have hit a plateau and are wondering if you’re not meant to fully heal or if therapy actually works. You are bright, sensitive, and big-hearted but either feel like you’re stuck on ON (easily startled, racing thoughts that are difficult to control or turn off, struggling to relax and feeling flooded emotionally), or stuck on OFF (flat, lethargic, exhausted, foggy, unmotivated and disconnected from your vitality and energy). It is possible to deeply heal- you just need a more innovative and dynamic approach to do so.
Coping Skills
(458) 200-4086
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
Coping Skills
You've spent years in talk therapy, have hit a plateau and are wondering if you’re not meant to fully heal or if therapy actually works. You are bright, sensitive, and big-hearted but either feel like you’re stuck on ON (easily startled, racing thoughts that are difficult to control or turn off, struggling to relax and feeling flooded emotionally), or stuck on OFF (flat, lethargic, exhausted, foggy, unmotivated and disconnected from your vitality and energy). It is possible to deeply heal- you just need a more innovative and dynamic approach to do so.
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Vesal Vakili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
Coping Skills
(424) 336-3461
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Coping Skills
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
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Jay Reid
Counselor, MS, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Do you defer to others too easily? Do you privately criticize yourself while easily finding good qualities in others? Are you more worried about others' reactions than your own? Do you feel anxious about where you stand with people? Living this way - no matter what it looks like from the outside - can feel demanding, frustrating, and perilous. I offer therapy that empowers you to go after what you want in love and work, with less fear of rejection or guilt over being 'selfish'.
Coping Skills
(415) 944-3628
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Coping Skills
Do you defer to others too easily? Do you privately criticize yourself while easily finding good qualities in others? Are you more worried about others' reactions than your own? Do you feel anxious about where you stand with people? Living this way - no matter what it looks like from the outside - can feel demanding, frustrating, and perilous. I offer therapy that empowers you to go after what you want in love and work, with less fear of rejection or guilt over being 'selfish'.
Sarah E. Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
Coping Skills
(415) 340-2191
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Coping Skills
My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
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Dagmara Svetcov Relationships - Intimacy - Sex
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, LSOTP, CIRT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you struggling in your relationship? Or in the bedroom? Do you wish to improve your communication? Or do you need help with overcoming a sexual problem and making your sex life more exciting? Would you like to learn a better way to manage conflict in your relationship and rebuild emotional connection with your partner? Is sex, or lack of it, a source of worry or tension in your life? Do you feel lonely, disconnected or having the same fight frequently? Have you tried varied solutions unsuccessfully? Do you now worry about the future of your relationship? Whether you have a sexual concern or a relationship problem, I can help.
Coping Skills
(925) 961-5033
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Coping Skills
Are you struggling in your relationship? Or in the bedroom? Do you wish to improve your communication? Or do you need help with overcoming a sexual problem and making your sex life more exciting? Would you like to learn a better way to manage conflict in your relationship and rebuild emotional connection with your partner? Is sex, or lack of it, a source of worry or tension in your life? Do you feel lonely, disconnected or having the same fight frequently? Have you tried varied solutions unsuccessfully? Do you now worry about the future of your relationship? Whether you have a sexual concern or a relationship problem, I can help.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in San Francisco can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in San Francisco or for a San Francisco coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include San Francisco coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Francisco are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Francisco. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Francisco

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Francisco you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Francisco and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Francisco or family therapy in San Francisco.