Theresa Carpinito Kira, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and I have several years of experience working in both outpatient and intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization levels of care. I work with adults, adolescents, and their families on their paths to recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive exercise, and body image dissatisfaction. Additionally, I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, relational concerns, life/role transitions, and trauma."
Coping Skills
(415) 650-5307
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Coping Skills
"I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and I have several years of experience working in both outpatient and intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization levels of care. I work with adults, adolescents, and their families on their paths to recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive exercise, and body image dissatisfaction. Additionally, I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, relational concerns, life/role transitions, and trauma."
Stephanie Weissman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"We all need tools to help us navigate the difficulties of life. I am lucky to be in a position to help people gain these tools. I love working with my clients; I am always learning from them. I have a down-to-earth, accessible and active approach to my work. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques. I am sensitive to the interplay between social, economic, racial, emotional, and neurological factors. I continue to work in community and non-profit settings. In the Spring of 2016, I earned an Advanced Certificate from the Existential Humanistic Institute."
Coping Skills
(650) 489-5447
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Coping Skills
"We all need tools to help us navigate the difficulties of life. I am lucky to be in a position to help people gain these tools. I love working with my clients; I am always learning from them. I have a down-to-earth, accessible and active approach to my work. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques. I am sensitive to the interplay between social, economic, racial, emotional, and neurological factors. I continue to work in community and non-profit settings. In the Spring of 2016, I earned an Advanced Certificate from the Existential Humanistic Institute."
George Kolcun, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"George Kolcun, MFT provides psychotherapy sessions for individuals, couples and adolescents to address a wide variety of challenges, with specific expertise in parenting support and couples work. George is licensed by the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco. George works in private practice in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco and central Marin County."
Coping Skills
(415) 689-9442
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Coping Skills
"George Kolcun, MFT provides psychotherapy sessions for individuals, couples and adolescents to address a wide variety of challenges, with specific expertise in parenting support and couples work. George is licensed by the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco. George works in private practice in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco and central Marin County."
Sveta Alshvang, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"Are you here because you frequently feel worried, angry, helpless, or lonely? Perhaps, you have been experiencing excessive stress or anxiety when trying to manage a demanding career, challenging relationships, or life in general. I specialize in stress, anxiety, mood, and anger management, and trauma treatment. I offer effective treatment tools including EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and DBT. I particularly enjoy working with entrepreneurs, tech workers, engineers, physicians, managers, executives, or other professionals who experience high levels of stress due to demanding occupations. I also enjoy working with couples. "
Coping Skills
(650) 215-6194
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Coping Skills
"Are you here because you frequently feel worried, angry, helpless, or lonely? Perhaps, you have been experiencing excessive stress or anxiety when trying to manage a demanding career, challenging relationships, or life in general. I specialize in stress, anxiety, mood, and anger management, and trauma treatment. I offer effective treatment tools including EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and DBT. I particularly enjoy working with entrepreneurs, tech workers, engineers, physicians, managers, executives, or other professionals who experience high levels of stress due to demanding occupations. I also enjoy working with couples. "
Jennifer Bissell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94121
"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
Coping Skills
(510) 379-9116
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94121
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Coping Skills
"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
Coping Skills
(415) 868-5741
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Coping Skills
"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
Jan Messer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94131
"I have helped individual adults, couples and families for nearly 30 years in my private psychotherapy practice. I offer an in-depth, insightful, potent and integrative approach which blends Relational, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Jungian and Mindfulness orientations."
Coping Skills
(415) 969-2732
Verified
San Francisco, California 94131
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Coping Skills
"I have helped individual adults, couples and families for nearly 30 years in my private psychotherapy practice. I offer an in-depth, insightful, potent and integrative approach which blends Relational, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Jungian and Mindfulness orientations."
Reuben P. Wolff, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"Are you ready to reach your potential? Are you tired of being caught in repeating patterns? Are you facing new challenges? Would you benefit from support and insights? You have shown clear motivation to create a clearer path for yourself because searching for the right collaborative therapist is a courageous act that can help you to achieve greater harmony as you move into your future. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or depression, are in life transition, are spiritually stuck, or are curious about what is next for you. I invite you to explore how I can assist you in a safe and accepting environment."
Coping Skills
(415) 799-4147
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Coping Skills
"Are you ready to reach your potential? Are you tired of being caught in repeating patterns? Are you facing new challenges? Would you benefit from support and insights? You have shown clear motivation to create a clearer path for yourself because searching for the right collaborative therapist is a courageous act that can help you to achieve greater harmony as you move into your future. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or depression, are in life transition, are spiritually stuck, or are curious about what is next for you. I invite you to explore how I can assist you in a safe and accepting environment."
Howard Newville, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94105
"My clients are everyday people who are struggling with stress, not satisfied with how life is turning out, or suffering from depression and anxiety. I enjoy working with people who are looking to make improvements in their lives, and need help deciding how to do it. Whether you are troubled by the stressors of day-to-day life or a major negative event, and I want to help you cope with it and achieve your goals."
Coping Skills
(415) 792-0534
Verified
San Francisco, California 94105
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Coping Skills
"My clients are everyday people who are struggling with stress, not satisfied with how life is turning out, or suffering from depression and anxiety. I enjoy working with people who are looking to make improvements in their lives, and need help deciding how to do it. Whether you are troubled by the stressors of day-to-day life or a major negative event, and I want to help you cope with it and achieve your goals."
Raina Verma, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"No matter what age or developmental phase of life we are in, it can be so easy to become trapped in ideas of who we should be or how we should be by looking to external comparisons. In therapy, I offer myself as an ally and guide to help you discover the version of yourself that brings you the most internal joy and satisfaction. I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment in the therapy room that allows you to consider all facets of yourself and to truly examine what your needs are and how to meet them."
Coping Skills
(415) 964-3166
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Coping Skills
"No matter what age or developmental phase of life we are in, it can be so easy to become trapped in ideas of who we should be or how we should be by looking to external comparisons. In therapy, I offer myself as an ally and guide to help you discover the version of yourself that brings you the most internal joy and satisfaction. I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment in the therapy room that allows you to consider all facets of yourself and to truly examine what your needs are and how to meet them."
Anja Schmitz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Anxiety is a normal and important feeling that we developed as a human species to protect us from harm. If you are experiencing overwhelming levels of anxiety though, it can prevent you from doing things you care about, disrupt your social life and cause intense distress. Similarly, if you suffer from very low mood and motivation, it might seem impossible to engage in activities you previously cared about. My goal is to help you understand what triggers these feelings, why they keep coming back, and how you can get unstuck and live the life you want."
Coping Skills
(415) 689-7711
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Coping Skills
"Anxiety is a normal and important feeling that we developed as a human species to protect us from harm. If you are experiencing overwhelming levels of anxiety though, it can prevent you from doing things you care about, disrupt your social life and cause intense distress. Similarly, if you suffer from very low mood and motivation, it might seem impossible to engage in activities you previously cared about. My goal is to help you understand what triggers these feelings, why they keep coming back, and how you can get unstuck and live the life you want."
Brian Conlon,
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94102
"Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change."
Coping Skills
(805) 430-3864
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94102
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Coping Skills
"Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change."
Laura H Fraser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"There are so many reasons why people seek out psychotherapy. Maybe you are feeling trapped in a cycle of destructive patterns that are causing great suffering to you or the people around you. These struggles might be a result of: a painful relationship with your body and food, an eating disorder, a history of abuse, trauma or alcoholism in your childhood home or difficulites parenting your child or teenager. You may be seeking help for your child who is having trouble with relationships, school, drugs and alcohol, adhering to family rules or is not feeling strong about who they are as an individual."
Coping Skills
(415) 969-5494
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Coping Skills
"There are so many reasons why people seek out psychotherapy. Maybe you are feeling trapped in a cycle of destructive patterns that are causing great suffering to you or the people around you. These struggles might be a result of: a painful relationship with your body and food, an eating disorder, a history of abuse, trauma or alcoholism in your childhood home or difficulites parenting your child or teenager. You may be seeking help for your child who is having trouble with relationships, school, drugs and alcohol, adhering to family rules or is not feeling strong about who they are as an individual."
Cristina S Schmalisch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"My aim in psychotherapy is to meet you where you are. I work with many difficulties, including anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship problems, and ADHD, but I don't let these define you as an individual or as a couple. Non-judgment and taking a strengths perspective are fundamental components of my work. There are many skills and tools I can teach you, though perhaps most important of all is looking together at how you think about yourself and your struggle. My goal is to help you understand your difficulties in a new way so you can heal and experience enduring well being."
Coping Skills
(415) 941-3876
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Coping Skills
"My aim in psychotherapy is to meet you where you are. I work with many difficulties, including anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship problems, and ADHD, but I don't let these define you as an individual or as a couple. Non-judgment and taking a strengths perspective are fundamental components of my work. There are many skills and tools I can teach you, though perhaps most important of all is looking together at how you think about yourself and your struggle. My goal is to help you understand your difficulties in a new way so you can heal and experience enduring well being."
Bay Area Therapy Practice, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Are you dating and feeling discouraged and unsure of what might be in the way? Perhaps you are in a relationship but encountering negative patterns that repeat and leave you feeling alone. If you want an intimate relationship that feels fun, nurturing, connected and stable, I can help you find your way. Whether you are an individual seeking love or a couple desiring a deeper bond, I welcome hearing from you."
Coping Skills
(415) 799-3972
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Coping Skills
"Are you dating and feeling discouraged and unsure of what might be in the way? Perhaps you are in a relationship but encountering negative patterns that repeat and leave you feeling alone. If you want an intimate relationship that feels fun, nurturing, connected and stable, I can help you find your way. Whether you are an individual seeking love or a couple desiring a deeper bond, I welcome hearing from you."
Astrid Koltun, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94123
"Something is no longer working. You sense you have the capacity to experience greater ease and joy in your life. Through the therapeutic relationship, I provide a safe and nurturing environment, where we can address emotional blocks and patterns of behavior that are no longer serving. Through body awareness, mindfulness, and deep listening I will support your unfolding, bringing strength and clarity to your relationships and decision making. If you are struggling with a phase of life change, anxiety, depression, journey integration work, or physical or sexual trauma, I offer a warm and non judgmental space for the process of healing to occur."
Coping Skills
(415) 886-2917
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Coping Skills
"Something is no longer working. You sense you have the capacity to experience greater ease and joy in your life. Through the therapeutic relationship, I provide a safe and nurturing environment, where we can address emotional blocks and patterns of behavior that are no longer serving. Through body awareness, mindfulness, and deep listening I will support your unfolding, bringing strength and clarity to your relationships and decision making. If you are struggling with a phase of life change, anxiety, depression, journey integration work, or physical or sexual trauma, I offer a warm and non judgmental space for the process of healing to occur."
Molly Kathleen Saeger, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"Feelings and thoughts, at times, may be difficult to manage. Anxiety, depression, painful entanglements, behavioral issues, and the lingering effects of damaging experiences can exhaust us. They may also interfere with relationships and affect behaviors. Finding meaning in difficult emotions and life events can be very helpful. My hope is to provide understanding and insight that creates a safe relationship and develops a sensible model for people to discover potentially destructive patterns, what really matters to them, and how one can live a more creative, flexible, and full life."
Coping Skills
(415) 249-9173
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Coping Skills
"Feelings and thoughts, at times, may be difficult to manage. Anxiety, depression, painful entanglements, behavioral issues, and the lingering effects of damaging experiences can exhaust us. They may also interfere with relationships and affect behaviors. Finding meaning in difficult emotions and life events can be very helpful. My hope is to provide understanding and insight that creates a safe relationship and develops a sensible model for people to discover potentially destructive patterns, what really matters to them, and how one can live a more creative, flexible, and full life."
Ilona Hrebennikova, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Are you struggling with relationships? Are you having the same fight with your partner over and over? Have you lost the emotional connection you used to have? Do you find yourself trapped in similar relationship dynamics in most of your relationships and feel helpless to change those negative patterns? Intimate relationships touch our deepest relational wounds. That's why we can be overwhelmed with the pain they bring and often, at points, feel like giving up. When attended to with gentleness and compassion these wounds can heal and we can experience a new level of connection and love - one which we couldn't have imagined. "
Coping Skills
(415) 212-9993
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Coping Skills
"Are you struggling with relationships? Are you having the same fight with your partner over and over? Have you lost the emotional connection you used to have? Do you find yourself trapped in similar relationship dynamics in most of your relationships and feel helpless to change those negative patterns? Intimate relationships touch our deepest relational wounds. That's why we can be overwhelmed with the pain they bring and often, at points, feel like giving up. When attended to with gentleness and compassion these wounds can heal and we can experience a new level of connection and love - one which we couldn't have imagined. "
Ana E Noles, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"Each individual or couple's suffering is unique. In spite of significant success and achievements the sources of this suffering can frustratingly elude and confuse you. I offer a place where we can think and talk together about your suffering and where you can develop the capacity for a calm sense of sturdiness and purpose. Thoughtfully examining your unique experiences in the presence of a warm, nonjudgmental therapist can allow you to discover new ways of relating to yourself and others and the flexibility to live your life differently. The therapy relationship is a powerful venue for insight AND transformation."
Coping Skills
(510) 470-7582
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Coping Skills
"Each individual or couple's suffering is unique. In spite of significant success and achievements the sources of this suffering can frustratingly elude and confuse you. I offer a place where we can think and talk together about your suffering and where you can develop the capacity for a calm sense of sturdiness and purpose. Thoughtfully examining your unique experiences in the presence of a warm, nonjudgmental therapist can allow you to discover new ways of relating to yourself and others and the flexibility to live your life differently. The therapy relationship is a powerful venue for insight AND transformation."
Charles Brinamen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94103
"My work is relationally based. I believe that development throughout our lives is formed through our relationships. The therapeutic relationship we share will be an important factor in understanding, improving, establishing, and responding to those relationships. Even when things are particularly tough or uncomfortable, creating and tolerating change can be daunting. It’s easy for individuals and families to get stuck in old patterns that no longer meet their needs. We’ll look at those patterns: how they developed, how they affect you, and how to take steps toward freeing you and your family."
Coping Skills
(415) 237-4412
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Coping Skills
"My work is relationally based. I believe that development throughout our lives is formed through our relationships. The therapeutic relationship we share will be an important factor in understanding, improving, establishing, and responding to those relationships. Even when things are particularly tough or uncomfortable, creating and tolerating change can be daunting. It’s easy for individuals and families to get stuck in old patterns that no longer meet their needs. We’ll look at those patterns: how they developed, how they affect you, and how to take steps toward freeing you and your family."

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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.

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.