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.
Couples
(415) 787-4454
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Couples
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.
Couples
(415) 534-9620
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Couples
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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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.
Couples
(415) 663-5455
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Couples
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.
Couples
(510) 587-9221
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Couples
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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Pia Litz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Imagine; you are able to shift harsh self criticism, insecurity, people pleasing, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, codependency, & feeling “stuck” in one or more areas of life. You can finally experience self love and acceptance, fulfilling intimacy, great health, & the ability to enjoy your achievements. You unapologetically set limits &boundaries that are in support of your needs & desires, & let yourself rise into a life where you actually have everything you want because you know in your bones just how worthy you are.
Couples
(609) 961-9856
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Couples
Imagine; you are able to shift harsh self criticism, insecurity, people pleasing, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, codependency, & feeling “stuck” in one or more areas of life. You can finally experience self love and acceptance, fulfilling intimacy, great health, & the ability to enjoy your achievements. You unapologetically set limits &boundaries that are in support of your needs & desires, & let yourself rise into a life where you actually have everything you want because you know in your bones just how worthy you are.
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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.
Couples
(415) 347-6952
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Couples
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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Sue Saperstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
What matters to you? Being curious makes a significant difference when you are thinking of making changes because now you are interested in yourself - in what you think and feel and want- and want to become. Are relationships your core concern? - wondering what is working and what is not, what is missing, and what is disappointing?Losses or fear of loss makes us anxious, ashamed, often traumatized by our own feelings. I am committed to working with your personal needs in a trusting, creative, dynamic, caring process and will help you achieve what you desire. Real changes take real time.
Couples
(415) 606-8503
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Couples
What matters to you? Being curious makes a significant difference when you are thinking of making changes because now you are interested in yourself - in what you think and feel and want- and want to become. Are relationships your core concern? - wondering what is working and what is not, what is missing, and what is disappointing?Losses or fear of loss makes us anxious, ashamed, often traumatized by our own feelings. I am committed to working with your personal needs in a trusting, creative, dynamic, caring process and will help you achieve what you desire. Real changes take real time.
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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.
Couples
(415) 423-3935
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Couples
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.
Couples
(415) 323-1759
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Couples
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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Jane Dessing
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, family issues, and relationship difficulties. I have extensive training in working with young adults and those going through significant life transitions, such as early childhood transitions, entering or leaving College/Graduate school, or becoming a parent.
Couples
(510) 595-4619
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Couples
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, family issues, and relationship difficulties. I have extensive training in working with young adults and those going through significant life transitions, such as early childhood transitions, entering or leaving College/Graduate school, or becoming a parent.
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Jessica K Ehlers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
I'm a geek for self-discovery and making room for building new foundations. I am passionate about cultivating self-acceptance and also being authentic even if it means making hard choices. I have had my own trauma and mental health path and work hard to learn from them and bring what I have found to my practice with others. You're the boss of your one precious life. I will be in your corner to provide as clear a mirror for you as I am able. I'm excited for your adventure, wherever it takes you.
Couples
(707) 962-4649
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Couples
I'm a geek for self-discovery and making room for building new foundations. I am passionate about cultivating self-acceptance and also being authentic even if it means making hard choices. I have had my own trauma and mental health path and work hard to learn from them and bring what I have found to my practice with others. You're the boss of your one precious life. I will be in your corner to provide as clear a mirror for you as I am able. I'm excited for your adventure, wherever it takes you.
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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.
Couples
(415) 326-7726
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Couples
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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The Relationship Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
The Relationship Institute of San Francisco (www.trisf.com) specializes in couples counseling, individual and family therapy, based out of San Francisco, California. We treat a wide variety of clients, all with unique stories and situations. We are a team of psychotherapists specifically trained to provide couples and relational counseling. Our psychotherapists have a few things in common: we teach skills, provide feedback, and are directive therapists. Our goal is short-term, evidence-based couples and relational counseling. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modalities, as well as a range of widely accepted approaches.
Couples
(415) 689-1003
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Couples
The Relationship Institute of San Francisco (www.trisf.com) specializes in couples counseling, individual and family therapy, based out of San Francisco, California. We treat a wide variety of clients, all with unique stories and situations. We are a team of psychotherapists specifically trained to provide couples and relational counseling. Our psychotherapists have a few things in common: we teach skills, provide feedback, and are directive therapists. Our goal is short-term, evidence-based couples and relational counseling. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modalities, as well as a range of widely accepted approaches.
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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.
Couples
(510) 788-2703
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Couples
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.
Couples
(626) 427-6532
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Couples
*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.
Zoe Lantelme
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
Couples
(415) 214-9148
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Couples
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
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Maura Ferguson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
We can't change our destination overnight but we can change our direction. A deep and felt understanding of how and why we live our lives can allow us to reorient ourselves to a more fulfilling life. I believe that therapeutic treatment must be tailored to each individual person seeking change. I work with adults who have endured trauma, feel anxious or depressed. I see couples that have drifted apart, struggle with anger, parenting difficulties and adolescents overwhelmed with the highs and lows of emerging adulthood. I also work with expectant parents and infant parent dyads having difficulty connecting with each other.
Couples
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Couples
We can't change our destination overnight but we can change our direction. A deep and felt understanding of how and why we live our lives can allow us to reorient ourselves to a more fulfilling life. I believe that therapeutic treatment must be tailored to each individual person seeking change. I work with adults who have endured trauma, feel anxious or depressed. I see couples that have drifted apart, struggle with anger, parenting difficulties and adolescents overwhelmed with the highs and lows of emerging adulthood. I also work with expectant parents and infant parent dyads having difficulty connecting with each other.
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James O'Dowd
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
We all get stuck at some point in our lives. Sometimes we compensate by reverting to older, familiar patterns of coping, that may have been effective in the past, but don't quite address the complexity of the problems you face today.
Couples
(415) 237-2119
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Couples
We all get stuck at some point in our lives. Sometimes we compensate by reverting to older, familiar patterns of coping, that may have been effective in the past, but don't quite address the complexity of the problems you face today.
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Susan R Bernstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. This process also includes developing and enhancing self understanding. Many people contemplate calling a therapist for a long time, unsure of what to expect or how to proceed. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues in your life and gain a deeper understanding of your situation. Through this process, we can begin to offer you new emotional experiences. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
Couples
(415) 282-7447
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Couples
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. This process also includes developing and enhancing self understanding. Many people contemplate calling a therapist for a long time, unsure of what to expect or how to proceed. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues in your life and gain a deeper understanding of your situation. Through this process, we can begin to offer you new emotional experiences. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
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Karla Fakhouri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children.
Couples
(650) 336-5252
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Couples
As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children.

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Couples Therapists
If you're looking for couples therapists in San Francisco or for a San Francisco couples therapist these professionals provide couples therapy in San Francisco. Couples counseling can be effective and saves many relationships, but if you're part of a couple in distress remember that the sooner you get help, the more likely couples counseling will bring about a positive result.

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.