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.
Coping Skills
(415) 723-4161
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Coping Skills
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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
My goal is to create an empowering space to draw from your strengths in overcoming current challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to establish ongoing, flexible goals for therapy to make our sessions most effective. I individualize therapy to each person using a range of techniques and approaches. I am particularly interested in the stories we tell about our lives and the meaning we make of them. My clients describe me as warm, positive, and insightful.
Coping Skills
(415) 843-8560
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Coping Skills
My goal is to create an empowering space to draw from your strengths in overcoming current challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to establish ongoing, flexible goals for therapy to make our sessions most effective. I individualize therapy to each person using a range of techniques and approaches. I am particularly interested in the stories we tell about our lives and the meaning we make of them. My clients describe me as warm, positive, and insightful.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am currently welcoming individuals, families, adolescents, parents & children to my private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use/misuse, life transitions, new parenting, 'empty nesters,' middle generations, retired folks, & seniors. I can help with the following: +Managing and coordinating an elder's complicated care. +Helping adolescents and transitional age youth (18-25 y/o) thrive by addressing low-self-esteem and other behavioral challenges. +Addressing the unique needs of expecting and new parents. +Finding life's passion & motivation once again. +Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use/abuse/addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Coping Skills
(628) 600-2894
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Coping Skills
I am currently welcoming individuals, families, adolescents, parents & children to my private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use/misuse, life transitions, new parenting, 'empty nesters,' middle generations, retired folks, & seniors. I can help with the following: +Managing and coordinating an elder's complicated care. +Helping adolescents and transitional age youth (18-25 y/o) thrive by addressing low-self-esteem and other behavioral challenges. +Addressing the unique needs of expecting and new parents. +Finding life's passion & motivation once again. +Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use/abuse/addiction and co-occurring disorders.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
I provide psychotherapy to individuals utilizing a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and is inspired by humanistic, psychodynamic, somatic and attachment theories. Using an integrative approach, treatment is customized to meet your individual needs/interests. We can work together to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and the way in which you respond to the stresses, demands and challenges you experience in your life. Along these lines, you will have the opportunity to explore relational patterns that may be getting in the way of deeper satisfaction and joy.
Coping Skills
(415) 969-7895
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Coping Skills
I provide psychotherapy to individuals utilizing a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and is inspired by humanistic, psychodynamic, somatic and attachment theories. Using an integrative approach, treatment is customized to meet your individual needs/interests. We can work together to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and the way in which you respond to the stresses, demands and challenges you experience in your life. Along these lines, you will have the opportunity to explore relational patterns that may be getting in the way of deeper satisfaction and joy.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94103
My background is in Health Psychology and I bring a Mind-Body perspective to my work. With any change comes growing pains, which is why I specialize in working with professionals navigating important life transitions including career decisions, romantic relationships, friendships, and adjustment to parenthood. Often individuals present questions on how they can feel more fulfilled or satisfied in life. Or how to grow in confidence, or become more grounded in oneself. Many look to find better ways to find meaning and fulfillment in our Modern, Technology-Focused culture.
Coping Skills
(650) 376-7632
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Coping Skills
My background is in Health Psychology and I bring a Mind-Body perspective to my work. With any change comes growing pains, which is why I specialize in working with professionals navigating important life transitions including career decisions, romantic relationships, friendships, and adjustment to parenthood. Often individuals present questions on how they can feel more fulfilled or satisfied in life. Or how to grow in confidence, or become more grounded in oneself. Many look to find better ways to find meaning and fulfillment in our Modern, Technology-Focused culture.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I have worked with client’s from pre-school age to adults very late in life. Life is tough and seeking help at any point helps you become the hero of your story. One of the most amazing things I get to see in this job are people who want to bring positive changes into their lives and are willing to set aside time to work on themselves their growth as individuals, couples and families.
Coping Skills
(415) 364-8167
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Coping Skills
I have worked with client’s from pre-school age to adults very late in life. Life is tough and seeking help at any point helps you become the hero of your story. One of the most amazing things I get to see in this job are people who want to bring positive changes into their lives and are willing to set aside time to work on themselves their growth as individuals, couples and families.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I am interested in learning about you, your struggles and strengths. I can help you by providing a compassionate, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment to express your deepest thoughts and feelings in order to explore ways to resolve the problems you encounter. As we build our therapeutic relationship, I will deliver honest, direct therapy to you. Ideally reducing defensiveness and allowing you to hear what you need to hear. Together, we will help you recognize your strengths, identify new perspectives, and develop healthy coping skills so that you can maximize your personal potential.
Coping Skills
(415) 527-3699
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Coping Skills
I am interested in learning about you, your struggles and strengths. I can help you by providing a compassionate, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment to express your deepest thoughts and feelings in order to explore ways to resolve the problems you encounter. As we build our therapeutic relationship, I will deliver honest, direct therapy to you. Ideally reducing defensiveness and allowing you to hear what you need to hear. Together, we will help you recognize your strengths, identify new perspectives, and develop healthy coping skills so that you can maximize your personal potential.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Finding your voice and identifying your needs can help you feel happier and build more fulfilling relationships. I provide a safe place for you to work through emotional challenges. Through our work together, you'll move beyond the stuck places to gain a deeper understanding of who you are and how to express yourself. In therapy we'll work together to explore behavioral patterns and help you feel more emotionally safe and free. Together we can find the relief, personal growth, and peace that you seek.
Coping Skills
(415) 980-3953
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Coping Skills
Finding your voice and identifying your needs can help you feel happier and build more fulfilling relationships. I provide a safe place for you to work through emotional challenges. Through our work together, you'll move beyond the stuck places to gain a deeper understanding of who you are and how to express yourself. In therapy we'll work together to explore behavioral patterns and help you feel more emotionally safe and free. Together we can find the relief, personal growth, and peace that you seek.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist with long standing experience helping people heal emotional trauma and live more gracefully. I specialize in treating extensive sadness and anxiety, perfectionism and work conflicts, life transitions, relationship issues, spiritual/existential crises and unresolved grief. Though I provide important psychological tools and practical steps to get better, my work also quarries deep to the heart of the problem, identifying the painful pattern at its root. I believe that by intently listening here to the essential disappointments and losses suffered, we can finally become more ourselves, and life can improve dramatically.
Coping Skills
(415) 895-9526
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Coping Skills
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist with long standing experience helping people heal emotional trauma and live more gracefully. I specialize in treating extensive sadness and anxiety, perfectionism and work conflicts, life transitions, relationship issues, spiritual/existential crises and unresolved grief. Though I provide important psychological tools and practical steps to get better, my work also quarries deep to the heart of the problem, identifying the painful pattern at its root. I believe that by intently listening here to the essential disappointments and losses suffered, we can finally become more ourselves, and life can improve dramatically.
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Your body is your subconscious mind and you can't heal it by talk alone." - Candace Pert. You may be unaware of your unconscious desires and how they affect your actions. You may know what the right choices are but choose comfort at the expense of your genuine desires. You need not criticize yourself to explore your challenges and make changes in your life.
Coping Skills
(415) 943-6062
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Coping Skills
"Your body is your subconscious mind and you can't heal it by talk alone." - Candace Pert. You may be unaware of your unconscious desires and how they affect your actions. You may know what the right choices are but choose comfort at the expense of your genuine desires. You need not criticize yourself to explore your challenges and make changes in your life.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I help individuals, couples, and families work through the places they feel stuck so they can achieve their own version of success. I meet people where they are empathically, respectfully, and without judgment. I am particularly sensitive to the ways COVID has increased stress levels to the point where issues that were once manageable now feel overwhelming and have developed tools to help navigate and regulate emotions during this very challenging time.
Coping Skills
(415) 704-0579
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94108
Coping Skills
I help individuals, couples, and families work through the places they feel stuck so they can achieve their own version of success. I meet people where they are empathically, respectfully, and without judgment. I am particularly sensitive to the ways COVID has increased stress levels to the point where issues that were once manageable now feel overwhelming and have developed tools to help navigate and regulate emotions during this very challenging time.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
Coping Skills
(510) 585-9164
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Coping Skills
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADDC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94105
I work with clients who exhibit a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity. Needs may vary. The most common is to change or discontinue the addictive behaviour or substance use. Goals may range from harm reduction to complete abstinence. Most of my clients want to regain control over their lives through changing their behaviours, substance usage, perceptions about who they are and what they need to live a healthy fruitful life. Some clients have had trauma in their lives and need open discussion, compassion, non-judgmental treatment and trauma informed care.
Coping Skills
(408) 317-1560
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94105
Coping Skills
I work with clients who exhibit a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity. Needs may vary. The most common is to change or discontinue the addictive behaviour or substance use. Goals may range from harm reduction to complete abstinence. Most of my clients want to regain control over their lives through changing their behaviours, substance usage, perceptions about who they are and what they need to live a healthy fruitful life. Some clients have had trauma in their lives and need open discussion, compassion, non-judgmental treatment and trauma informed care.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
As a clinical psychologist I specialize in treating anxiety and depression in the context of trauma, work stress, relationship problems and family conflict. I help people deal with issues including grief and loss, substance abuse, domestic violence, and childhood trauma. My approach is to seek immediate reduction in symptoms while carefully addressing long-term, underlying problems.
Coping Skills
(415) 494-7027
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94131
Coping Skills
As a clinical psychologist I specialize in treating anxiety and depression in the context of trauma, work stress, relationship problems and family conflict. I help people deal with issues including grief and loss, substance abuse, domestic violence, and childhood trauma. My approach is to seek immediate reduction in symptoms while carefully addressing long-term, underlying problems.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I've been a licensed psychologist seeing clients for psychotherapy in my private practice since 1995. My approach is to facilitate your growth or movement through various life issues by working with your strengths and helping you to arrive at the solutions/decisions/changes that will improve the quality of your life. Research has shown that making a strong therapeutic relationship is linked to positive therapy outcomes, and one of my strengths as a therapist is to make such relationships with a diverse spectrum of clients.
Coping Skills
(415) 660-9493
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Coping Skills
I've been a licensed psychologist seeing clients for psychotherapy in my private practice since 1995. My approach is to facilitate your growth or movement through various life issues by working with your strengths and helping you to arrive at the solutions/decisions/changes that will improve the quality of your life. Research has shown that making a strong therapeutic relationship is linked to positive therapy outcomes, and one of my strengths as a therapist is to make such relationships with a diverse spectrum of clients.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hello! My name is Annu, and I am a therapist in San Francisco (and online). I work with immigrants and adult-children of immigrants....also known as Third Culture Kids (TCK) or First Generation Americans. I work with multi-cultural and multi-racial couples. I work with people of color. And I work with successful, career-driven achievers. I belong to each of these demographics - my parents immigrated to the US in 1971, and I worked in the corporate world for nearly 2 decades, climbing the corporate ladder rapidly before pivoting my career by going back to school to study counseling psychology. My office is located on Market Street.
Coping Skills
(415) 942-8008
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Coping Skills
Hello! My name is Annu, and I am a therapist in San Francisco (and online). I work with immigrants and adult-children of immigrants....also known as Third Culture Kids (TCK) or First Generation Americans. I work with multi-cultural and multi-racial couples. I work with people of color. And I work with successful, career-driven achievers. I belong to each of these demographics - my parents immigrated to the US in 1971, and I worked in the corporate world for nearly 2 decades, climbing the corporate ladder rapidly before pivoting my career by going back to school to study counseling psychology. My office is located on Market Street.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I strive to bring genuineness, humor and warmth into the therapy room, but you deserve even more than that. As a former attorney originating from a purely logical mindset, I utilize science-based and evidence-based approaches to generate practical tools to use in your everyday life.
Coping Skills
(415) 941-3634
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Coping Skills
I strive to bring genuineness, humor and warmth into the therapy room, but you deserve even more than that. As a former attorney originating from a purely logical mindset, I utilize science-based and evidence-based approaches to generate practical tools to use in your everyday life.
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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.
Coping Skills
(510) 426-9091
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Coping Skills
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"-Anonymous. My therapy style is warm and compassionate as I work with clients that desire to cope and thrive in the midst of anxiety, depression, and stress. I specialize in working with unresolved issues and trauma that result in anxiety, depression, and grief. I am certified in EMDR by EMDRIA. Integrating therapy with spirituality when appropriate is also a special area of focus.
Coping Skills
(415) 592-6232
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Coping Skills
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"-Anonymous. My therapy style is warm and compassionate as I work with clients that desire to cope and thrive in the midst of anxiety, depression, and stress. I specialize in working with unresolved issues and trauma that result in anxiety, depression, and grief. I am certified in EMDR by EMDRIA. Integrating therapy with spirituality when appropriate is also a special area of focus.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94105
As a practicioner on a creative, spiritual, or healing arts path, you face a unique set of challenges, and your work can bring up unconscious issues that you might have never noticed otherwise. Sometimes working with someone to heal on a deeper level can be useful. Together, we can work to help you access your inner clarity and wisdom, feather out the personal, interpersonal, social, creative and spiritual facets of your experience, and bring them together in new and healing ways. You don't have to do this alone! Call me to see how I can help.
Coping Skills
(510) 768-7292
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94105
Coping Skills
As a practicioner on a creative, spiritual, or healing arts path, you face a unique set of challenges, and your work can bring up unconscious issues that you might have never noticed otherwise. Sometimes working with someone to heal on a deeper level can be useful. Together, we can work to help you access your inner clarity and wisdom, feather out the personal, interpersonal, social, creative and spiritual facets of your experience, and bring them together in new and healing ways. You don't have to do this alone! Call me to see how 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.