Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94105
"Be the star of your own life, the author of your own story; by having the courage to face your fears and the imagination to explore your dreams, you are able to embrace your true reality. My approach is insight oriented with the belief that you are the expert in your life. I enter each therapy session with sincerity and compassion. By focusing on your strengths, I enjoy shoring up the foundation to make way for new developments and positive growth. My style is informed by: family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused and narrative approaches."
Dialectical (DBT)
PHCS
(415) 426-4993
Verified
San Francisco, California 94105
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Dialectical (DBT)
PHCS
"Be the star of your own life, the author of your own story; by having the courage to face your fears and the imagination to explore your dreams, you are able to embrace your true reality. My approach is insight oriented with the belief that you are the expert in your life. I enter each therapy session with sincerity and compassion. By focusing on your strengths, I enjoy shoring up the foundation to make way for new developments and positive growth. My style is informed by: family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused and narrative approaches."
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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."
(415) 799-3972
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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"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."
Leticia Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94102
"Are you struggling with sexuality-related issues? Access to sexual health is a right. This includes expression of sexuality that is safe, free of judgment and shame, and centers pleasure. As queer folx, or queer folx of color, we've been told that our sexuality is wrong in so many ways. While the experience of marginalization is traumatic, we also have so much beautiful resiliency and abundant inner resourcefulness to counter that. I believe that we all deserve the right to heal, and that we all have the tools within ourselves to do so. My job is to partner with you & support gaining access to that intuitive healer within."
(628) 300-0850
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94102
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"Are you struggling with sexuality-related issues? Access to sexual health is a right. This includes expression of sexuality that is safe, free of judgment and shame, and centers pleasure. As queer folx, or queer folx of color, we've been told that our sexuality is wrong in so many ways. While the experience of marginalization is traumatic, we also have so much beautiful resiliency and abundant inner resourcefulness to counter that. I believe that we all deserve the right to heal, and that we all have the tools within ourselves to do so. My job is to partner with you & support gaining access to that intuitive healer within."
Jay M Seiff-Haron, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"Stress wearing you down? I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated model for helping couples and families to turn disruptive arguments into opportunities for connection. I also employ both EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems) with individuals, have worked extensively with cultural differences at home and professionally, and am a custody evaluator. I specialize in working with interracial, interfaith or LGBT families, as well as parenting and services for children ages 1-7. My practice is poly-friendly and has a social justice orientation."
(415) 574-0973
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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"Stress wearing you down? I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated model for helping couples and families to turn disruptive arguments into opportunities for connection. I also employ both EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems) with individuals, have worked extensively with cultural differences at home and professionally, and am a custody evaluator. I specialize in working with interracial, interfaith or LGBT families, as well as parenting and services for children ages 1-7. My practice is poly-friendly and has a social justice orientation."
Kathleen Dunbar, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"I am dedicated to helping you find, support and be alive in whatever you are passionate about bringing forth in your life. I am a psychotherapist and supervisor with a huge palette of tools and a creative and creativity-inspiring soul. I'm also a performer and singer-songwriter with four albums, a writer, poet and artist. I know the thrill of expression and also what we must face in ourselves in order to truly express. When we weave together the practical, the imaginative, the heartful and a good laugh-we are unstoppable!"
(415) 668-5130
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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"I am dedicated to helping you find, support and be alive in whatever you are passionate about bringing forth in your life. I am a psychotherapist and supervisor with a huge palette of tools and a creative and creativity-inspiring soul. I'm also a performer and singer-songwriter with four albums, a writer, poet and artist. I know the thrill of expression and also what we must face in ourselves in order to truly express. When we weave together the practical, the imaginative, the heartful and a good laugh-we are unstoppable!"
Adina Morguelan Ascher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94103
"I believe that the therapy process is a practice of paying attention to what is actually happening - it sounds simple, but this is actually a deeply profound and challenging stance to maintain towards life. The work we do in therapy involves bringing elements of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, how we relate to ourselves and to others, and how we move through the world, from the darkness of the unconscious into the light of consciousness where we can take a look at them. We do not have to struggle and toil in order to implement change in our lives."
(415) 766-2336
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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"I believe that the therapy process is a practice of paying attention to what is actually happening - it sounds simple, but this is actually a deeply profound and challenging stance to maintain towards life. The work we do in therapy involves bringing elements of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, how we relate to ourselves and to others, and how we move through the world, from the darkness of the unconscious into the light of consciousness where we can take a look at them. We do not have to struggle and toil in order to implement change in our lives."
Roger Lake, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94133
"I am a family therapist and my approach to psychotherapy has been shaped by over thirty years of work with addictions. Helping clients into Recovery has led to a special understanding of the complexities of relationships and the processes of change for individuals, couples, and families. I have spent most of those years seeing couples and families in San Francisco's wonderfully diverse cultural landscape. I am no stranger to the complexities of gender, class and ethnicity as they influence the work of family or individual therapy."
(650) 741-3364
Verified
San Francisco, California 94133
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"I am a family therapist and my approach to psychotherapy has been shaped by over thirty years of work with addictions. Helping clients into Recovery has led to a special understanding of the complexities of relationships and the processes of change for individuals, couples, and families. I have spent most of those years seeing couples and families in San Francisco's wonderfully diverse cultural landscape. I am no stranger to the complexities of gender, class and ethnicity as they influence the work of family or individual therapy."
Lara Guille Otte, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94109
"Psychotherapy is a wonderful way to gain understanding and insight into your current situation and how you arrived there, and to make significant behavior changes. Sometimes that is enough to set you on a new path to the life you want to create and the relationships you want to build. Other times, it does not feel sufficient to change deeply ingrained patterns and to help you take different actions. If you feel stuck, even after having done some personal development work in the past, our work may be right for you. "
(650) 334-0812
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94109
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"Psychotherapy is a wonderful way to gain understanding and insight into your current situation and how you arrived there, and to make significant behavior changes. Sometimes that is enough to set you on a new path to the life you want to create and the relationships you want to build. Other times, it does not feel sufficient to change deeply ingrained patterns and to help you take different actions. If you feel stuck, even after having done some personal development work in the past, our work may be right for you. "
Amanda Murray, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"If you feel anxious, odd, or out of place, I want to help you connect with the relationships and activities you care about. I assist children and adults who are dealing with stress, challenging life transitions, and conditions such as social anxiety and Autism/Asperger's in learning the skills they need to thrive. If you feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable in your own skin at times, I want to support you in harnessing your existing strengths and developing additional coping tools and communication skills."
(415) 802-0627
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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"If you feel anxious, odd, or out of place, I want to help you connect with the relationships and activities you care about. I assist children and adults who are dealing with stress, challenging life transitions, and conditions such as social anxiety and Autism/Asperger's in learning the skills they need to thrive. If you feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable in your own skin at times, I want to support you in harnessing your existing strengths and developing additional coping tools and communication skills."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94110
"I work with clients to cultivate deeper insight & understanding about the ways in which our life experiences & ways of being in the world impact our choices & behaviors. In working this way I have found that clients feel empowered to make changes to unhealthy behaviors & create proactive coping strategies for managing situations they may not, as yet, be able to change. I draw upon clients' strengths, culture, spirituality & community as a means of facilitating healing, empowerment & change. My therapeutic approach is grounded in social justice principles. "
(415) 723-4309
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94110
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"I work with clients to cultivate deeper insight & understanding about the ways in which our life experiences & ways of being in the world impact our choices & behaviors. In working this way I have found that clients feel empowered to make changes to unhealthy behaviors & create proactive coping strategies for managing situations they may not, as yet, be able to change. I draw upon clients' strengths, culture, spirituality & community as a means of facilitating healing, empowerment & change. My therapeutic approach is grounded in social justice principles. "
Scott Christenson, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, JD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94123
"Are you in the middle of a life transition such as a loss, career change, relationship breakup, or spiritual crisis? Are you noticing that you lack motivation? Are you afraid of feelings that seem to appear out of nowhere? I offer a safe, compassionate space to explore all of these questions and to support you in your difficult times. We will also explore ways to be resilient in the face of your struggles."
(415) 980-1384
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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"Are you in the middle of a life transition such as a loss, career change, relationship breakup, or spiritual crisis? Are you noticing that you lack motivation? Are you afraid of feelings that seem to appear out of nowhere? I offer a safe, compassionate space to explore all of these questions and to support you in your difficult times. We will also explore ways to be resilient in the face of your struggles."
Barton A Shulman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94103
"I believe in taking a strength-based, client-centered approach to psychotherapy, working with you to help you grow toward your best self. The familiar ways you have of dealing with life's complications may not be working; together we can work to identify new positive means of change. I have trained in an integrative model of psychotherapy, and have experience with person-centered, CBT, narrative, existential/humanist therapies, and other methods. No two clients are alike, and I collaborate with my clients to plan customized therapy that works for each person."
(415) 662-0290
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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"I believe in taking a strength-based, client-centered approach to psychotherapy, working with you to help you grow toward your best self. The familiar ways you have of dealing with life's complications may not be working; together we can work to identify new positive means of change. I have trained in an integrative model of psychotherapy, and have experience with person-centered, CBT, narrative, existential/humanist therapies, and other methods. No two clients are alike, and I collaborate with my clients to plan customized therapy that works for each person."
Catherine Schmidt, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94129
"Many different reasons may have brought you here today. It may be that anxiety and fear are keeping you up at night, or you may be confused why the healthy, fun relationship you desire hasn't happened yet. Perhaps you're unsure if your child has the tools they need to thrive. Maybe contentment, purpose and balance always feel just outside your grasp. What if I told you it doesn't have to feel this way...? My name is Dr. Catherine Schmidt and I am a San Francisco based licensed psychologist who shares proven strategies to quiet those feelings of worry and build the healthy relationship with yourself and others you truly want."
(415) 870-8031
Verified
San Francisco, California 94129
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"Many different reasons may have brought you here today. It may be that anxiety and fear are keeping you up at night, or you may be confused why the healthy, fun relationship you desire hasn't happened yet. Perhaps you're unsure if your child has the tools they need to thrive. Maybe contentment, purpose and balance always feel just outside your grasp. What if I told you it doesn't have to feel this way...? My name is Dr. Catherine Schmidt and I am a San Francisco based licensed psychologist who shares proven strategies to quiet those feelings of worry and build the healthy relationship with yourself and others you truly want."
Amy Diner, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CEAP
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"Therapy is a highly transformative and fascinating process. It has the power to heal, enliven, and repair. I enthusiastically invite you to begin this process with me. My warm, engaging, curious, and playful approach can help you feel like your personal experience and unique point of view is consistently appreciated. From this place, you may begin to feel more empowered and liberated in your life. I am a doctor with over 16 years of professional experience treating adults, couples, and adolescents."
(415) 799-9491
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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"Therapy is a highly transformative and fascinating process. It has the power to heal, enliven, and repair. I enthusiastically invite you to begin this process with me. My warm, engaging, curious, and playful approach can help you feel like your personal experience and unique point of view is consistently appreciated. From this place, you may begin to feel more empowered and liberated in your life. I am a doctor with over 16 years of professional experience treating adults, couples, and adolescents."
Sara Budin, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"I offer a warm and non-judgemental approach to therapy. My intention is to guide you on your journey as you foster awareness of your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behavioral patterns. My clients are individuals, couples, and families seeking to understand their anxiety, depression, communication challenges, boundaries and trauma resolution. Within the therapeutic space and in our relationship, I aim to create a safe container for you to “unpack your baggage”, be heard, and explore new and meaningful ways of being. "
(628) 210-8722
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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"I offer a warm and non-judgemental approach to therapy. My intention is to guide you on your journey as you foster awareness of your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behavioral patterns. My clients are individuals, couples, and families seeking to understand their anxiety, depression, communication challenges, boundaries and trauma resolution. Within the therapeutic space and in our relationship, I aim to create a safe container for you to “unpack your baggage”, be heard, and explore new and meaningful ways of being. "
John Robert Montopoli, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I work almost exclusively with adults overcoming struggles with anxiety and depression. People often experience depression and/or anxiety when they are dissatisfied with important relationships in their personal and professional lives. I have particular interest in helping clients develop skills to overcome shyness and social anxiety issues which can interfere with having the kind of relationships that give special meaning to one's life. I am also the co-founder of the National Social Anxiety Center."
(415) 689-4131
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I work almost exclusively with adults overcoming struggles with anxiety and depression. People often experience depression and/or anxiety when they are dissatisfied with important relationships in their personal and professional lives. I have particular interest in helping clients develop skills to overcome shyness and social anxiety issues which can interfere with having the kind of relationships that give special meaning to one's life. I am also the co-founder of the National Social Anxiety Center."
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.F.T.
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94115
"I see therapy as an adventure with one's self. My strength as a therapist is to help you take personal risks in order both to discover and to become a whole person. We all need support and empathy to become who we are meant to be. Therapy should be a comfortable environment where your own wisdom is respected and built upon. The goal is to integrate your body, mind, and spirit. Adult ADD, support for psych med withdrawal, and GLBT issues are a specialty, but all are very welcome."
(415) 448-6911
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"I see therapy as an adventure with one's self. My strength as a therapist is to help you take personal risks in order both to discover and to become a whole person. We all need support and empathy to become who we are meant to be. Therapy should be a comfortable environment where your own wisdom is respected and built upon. The goal is to integrate your body, mind, and spirit. Adult ADD, support for psych med withdrawal, and GLBT issues are a specialty, but all are very welcome."
Melanie Ray, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94115
"I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). My approach to therapy is warm, relational and embodied. My work is focused on issues of attachment, bringing awareness to how we are in relationship to ourselves, our own bodies, and others based on how we were originally cared for. I provide a safe nonjudgmental space for self discovery and guidance as you navigate challenging thoughts and emotions. Utilizing the wisdom of the body, together we will learn the patterns of survival that no longer serve you and work to gently release them."
(415) 741-2016
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). My approach to therapy is warm, relational and embodied. My work is focused on issues of attachment, bringing awareness to how we are in relationship to ourselves, our own bodies, and others based on how we were originally cared for. I provide a safe nonjudgmental space for self discovery and guidance as you navigate challenging thoughts and emotions. Utilizing the wisdom of the body, together we will learn the patterns of survival that no longer serve you and work to gently release them."
Kasey Varga, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94110
"Are you feeling heartbroken or utterly confused by a romantic relationship? Are you a parent who is endlessly stirred up by your child's behavior? I offer an opportunity to utilize heartbreak in service of growth and to begin to untangle the reality of your current relationships from the residue of your history. I challenge parents to set firm limits with warmth and to allow children the full expression of their feelings. In light of a great deal of training and personal experience I bring a deep respect for the unknown and a willingness to land in mystery."
(628) 227-5522
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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"Are you feeling heartbroken or utterly confused by a romantic relationship? Are you a parent who is endlessly stirred up by your child's behavior? I offer an opportunity to utilize heartbreak in service of growth and to begin to untangle the reality of your current relationships from the residue of your history. I challenge parents to set firm limits with warmth and to allow children the full expression of their feelings. In light of a great deal of training and personal experience I bring a deep respect for the unknown and a willingness to land in mystery."
Liz Gilbert, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"I support clients who are facing life’s challenges. Some of these issues include: life transitions, relationships with others, family dynamics, body image, work stressors, grief and loss, and experiences around sexuality. Most importantly, I support clients in developing a better relationship with themselves. My style is warm and compassionate. Clients often share that they feel comfortable with me right away. My style of therapy is integrative, which means that I bring together a variety of approaches to support our work"
(628) 600-0613
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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"I support clients who are facing life’s challenges. Some of these issues include: life transitions, relationships with others, family dynamics, body image, work stressors, grief and loss, and experiences around sexuality. Most importantly, I support clients in developing a better relationship with themselves. My style is warm and compassionate. Clients often share that they feel comfortable with me right away. My style of therapy is integrative, which means that I bring together a variety of approaches to support our work"

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Dialectical (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

If you're looking for DBT therapy in San Francisco or for a San Francisco DBT therapist these professionals provide dialectical behavior therapy, DBT group therapy, DBT therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy (which is a common misspelling) and dialectical therapy. They provide dialectical counseling, DBT counseling in San Francisco and DBT treatment. They include DBT groups, DBT therapists, DBT psychologists and DBT 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.