Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
""Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination...." In Wild Geese, Mary Oliver does not promise salvation, but points to the okay-ness of your being, to the importance of your inner world. How do you, in your imagination, relate to the world? You can find peace inside yourself. I believe therapy is about wholeness-it's not about rejecting who you already are, but about including all aspects of yourself. With compassion and honesty, let's explore the full you so that you may find your inner peace."
Existential
(415) 938-8024
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Existential
""Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination...." In Wild Geese, Mary Oliver does not promise salvation, but points to the okay-ness of your being, to the importance of your inner world. How do you, in your imagination, relate to the world? You can find peace inside yourself. I believe therapy is about wholeness-it's not about rejecting who you already are, but about including all aspects of yourself. With compassion and honesty, let's explore the full you so that you may find your inner peace."
Sergio Ruiz Psychotherapy, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy."
Existential
(408) 868-2217
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Existential
"I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy."
Berkeley Therapy Institute in SF, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"The clinicians in the institute's SF office consist of licensed psychologists and post-doctoral candidate. We specialize in depth psychologies, using a combination of psychodynamic, relational, humanistic, multicultural and, in the case of children, play therapy approaches. We believe that each individual, couple or family brings with them their unique experiences and philosophies and we prefer to collaborate with our clients to provide a therapy experience that is more personal and effective. "
Existential
(415) 594-4876 x1178
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Existential
"The clinicians in the institute's SF office consist of licensed psychologists and post-doctoral candidate. We specialize in depth psychologies, using a combination of psychodynamic, relational, humanistic, multicultural and, in the case of children, play therapy approaches. We believe that each individual, couple or family brings with them their unique experiences and philosophies and we prefer to collaborate with our clients to provide a therapy experience that is more personal and effective. "
Amy Griswold Singer
AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I specialize in working with you or you and your significant other in times of change: wanted or unwanted; stuck or struck; milestones or the weight of the world; career shifts or dead-end jobs; becoming parents or finding out you're a parent; un-coupling or committing; wits-end or letting go or starting again... By looking at your relationship to yourself and others through your habits, patterns, survival skills, and super powers, we find their purpose. Next we acknowledge and honor them, add compassion and respect which builds your self esteem. Then we invite unhelpful habits to leave, and stay with whatever happens."
Existential
(415) 691-2653
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Existential
"I specialize in working with you or you and your significant other in times of change: wanted or unwanted; stuck or struck; milestones or the weight of the world; career shifts or dead-end jobs; becoming parents or finding out you're a parent; un-coupling or committing; wits-end or letting go or starting again... By looking at your relationship to yourself and others through your habits, patterns, survival skills, and super powers, we find their purpose. Next we acknowledge and honor them, add compassion and respect which builds your self esteem. Then we invite unhelpful habits to leave, and stay with whatever happens."
Leslie Carr, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"What experience would you like to be having? What do you want to change? My primary expertise is in helping people to not only overcome the thoughts and feelings that are holding them back, but to create the life that they WANT for themselves. I believe that we all possess the ability to remove internal barriers and to live life on our terms."
Existential
(415) 689-7106
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Existential
"What experience would you like to be having? What do you want to change? My primary expertise is in helping people to not only overcome the thoughts and feelings that are holding them back, but to create the life that they WANT for themselves. I believe that we all possess the ability to remove internal barriers and to live life on our terms."
Kristian Kemtrup, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I see people as having rich, complex human emotions that are not well described with overly simple and often stigmatizing diagnostic labels like depression or generalized anxiety. Each person is entirely unique, with their own history, strengths, and challenges. In therapy, I will work with you to better understand yourself. When we can understand why you might be feeling or thinking or acting in a way that is not best for you, we can work together to change it in a way that is tailored to your needs and your circumstances."
Existential
(415) 968-4238
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Existential
"I see people as having rich, complex human emotions that are not well described with overly simple and often stigmatizing diagnostic labels like depression or generalized anxiety. Each person is entirely unique, with their own history, strengths, and challenges. In therapy, I will work with you to better understand yourself. When we can understand why you might be feeling or thinking or acting in a way that is not best for you, we can work together to change it in a way that is tailored to your needs and your circumstances."
Vincent Rozalski, Ph.D., Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I specialize in focused treatment for individuals who are suffering from the after effects of trauma and other stressful events. As a PTSD researcher, I use my specialized knowledge to tailor evidence-based treatments to each person's needs with compassion. I have worked with people who've experienced a variety of terrible events, such as combat, accidents, abuse, sexual assaults, and near death experiences. After such events, it is common to experience a variety of problems, including PTSD, guilt, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, substance use, or emotional dysregulation. If you are experiencing any of these problems, I can help."
Existential
(925) 403-4551
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Existential
"I specialize in focused treatment for individuals who are suffering from the after effects of trauma and other stressful events. As a PTSD researcher, I use my specialized knowledge to tailor evidence-based treatments to each person's needs with compassion. I have worked with people who've experienced a variety of terrible events, such as combat, accidents, abuse, sexual assaults, and near death experiences. After such events, it is common to experience a variety of problems, including PTSD, guilt, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, substance use, or emotional dysregulation. If you are experiencing any of these problems, I can help."
Marcia Romero, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, NMP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
"I have 18 years of experience working with diverse populations struggling with mild to severe life challenges. I utilize a somatic, attachment informed focus to actively attune to disturbances in mind, emotions, body and spirit in present time, encouraging a process of curious inquiry to support positive shifts from chronic, negative patterned states. I integrate therapeutic approaches according to need, age and issue(s) presented, including less verbal modalities helpful with PTSD and relational trauma. I support safety, somatic regulation, mindful inquiry, insight, expanding agency and life affirming shifts that promote healing."
Existential
(510) 867-3294
Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
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Existential
"I have 18 years of experience working with diverse populations struggling with mild to severe life challenges. I utilize a somatic, attachment informed focus to actively attune to disturbances in mind, emotions, body and spirit in present time, encouraging a process of curious inquiry to support positive shifts from chronic, negative patterned states. I integrate therapeutic approaches according to need, age and issue(s) presented, including less verbal modalities helpful with PTSD and relational trauma. I support safety, somatic regulation, mindful inquiry, insight, expanding agency and life affirming shifts that promote healing."
DJ Drosman, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"We live in a culture that tells us the type of person we need to be. Sometimes these messages start at home as children, but often continue as we grow up. It can be hard to clear away what we've been told and internalized from our own true nature and who we are destined to become. Parts of us have been left behind; authentic selves concealed but not forgotten. I help people to find their voice and claim it as their own. Some for the first time and others in a renewed manner, after they have lost their way."
Existential
(415) 858-6446
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Existential
"We live in a culture that tells us the type of person we need to be. Sometimes these messages start at home as children, but often continue as we grow up. It can be hard to clear away what we've been told and internalized from our own true nature and who we are destined to become. Parts of us have been left behind; authentic selves concealed but not forgotten. I help people to find their voice and claim it as their own. Some for the first time and others in a renewed manner, after they have lost their way."
Jennifer Machado, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Feel like you're stuck between a rock and a hard place? Most people who come to see me are struggling to resolve issues on their own and need some outside help from someone they can trust. Old methods of coping just aren't working anymore or are making things worse. There is hope. Psychotherapy can provide meaningful insights into established behaviors and thought processes. We will honor the reasons these patterns were originally constructed and gently start to make changes that will allow for greater ease and flow in your life."
Existential
(415) 799-5023
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Existential
"Feel like you're stuck between a rock and a hard place? Most people who come to see me are struggling to resolve issues on their own and need some outside help from someone they can trust. Old methods of coping just aren't working anymore or are making things worse. There is hope. Psychotherapy can provide meaningful insights into established behaviors and thought processes. We will honor the reasons these patterns were originally constructed and gently start to make changes that will allow for greater ease and flow in your life."
Ildiko Gabor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I provide a safe place to talk about the issues that are happening in your life. Relationship problems, life transitions, identity quandaries - these are a few examples that you might want to discuss, examine and master. I am committed to actively participate in our work together, helping you make the steps that are needed to create a fulfilling life for yourself. Together, we will explore your current struggles, strengths, and look for new ways to address these."
Existential
(650) 437-8577
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Existential
"I provide a safe place to talk about the issues that are happening in your life. Relationship problems, life transitions, identity quandaries - these are a few examples that you might want to discuss, examine and master. I am committed to actively participate in our work together, helping you make the steps that are needed to create a fulfilling life for yourself. Together, we will explore your current struggles, strengths, and look for new ways to address these."
Batya Ross, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant."
Existential
(415) 275-6820
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Existential
"Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant."
Karla Fakhouri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 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."
Existential
(650) 336-5252
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Existential
"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."
Tracy McGillis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
"I provide a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore any issues that have brought you to therapy. I work with individuals and couples at all developmental stages, partnering with you to navigate the uncertainties of life transitions, relationship difficulties, and barriers that may be keeping you stuck. Most of us want to move in the direction of a meaningful, authentic life that reflects our values, but for various reasons the path becomes obscured. I both challenge and support my clients in their courageous steps toward clarity and fulfillment."
Existential
(415) 787-4497
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Existential
"I provide a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore any issues that have brought you to therapy. I work with individuals and couples at all developmental stages, partnering with you to navigate the uncertainties of life transitions, relationship difficulties, and barriers that may be keeping you stuck. Most of us want to move in the direction of a meaningful, authentic life that reflects our values, but for various reasons the path becomes obscured. I both challenge and support my clients in their courageous steps toward clarity and fulfillment."
Dan Zuiches, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"For help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or ADHD, I offer a straightforward approach. It starts by developing a holistic understanding of your situation and history. With that shared perspective, we'll work together to find the best way to resolve your current challenges."
Existential
(415) 488-8372
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Existential
"For help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or ADHD, I offer a straightforward approach. It starts by developing a holistic understanding of your situation and history. With that shared perspective, we'll work together to find the best way to resolve your current challenges."
Alex Oliver-Gans, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"You’re overwhelmed, tired of running into the same problems, and are sick of going through it alone. Something in your life is demanding that you make a change. My goal is for us to work together to find a new way of experiencing your life so you feel empowered and at peace. "
Existential
(415) 594-4633
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Existential
"You’re overwhelmed, tired of running into the same problems, and are sick of going through it alone. Something in your life is demanding that you make a change. My goal is for us to work together to find a new way of experiencing your life so you feel empowered and at peace. "
Lu Peyre, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
"My role as a therapist is that of an empathetic co-pilot. I work in a client-centered way, and I will support you in creating healthy choices and new resources for yourself. My approach is compassionate, intuitive, and interactive. I strive to meet each client's personality and goals in a safe and welcoming environment. I am multilingual and multicultural. My various life experiences provide a base that will help me support you as we work together to meet your goals."
Existential
(415) 857-0013
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Existential
"My role as a therapist is that of an empathetic co-pilot. I work in a client-centered way, and I will support you in creating healthy choices and new resources for yourself. My approach is compassionate, intuitive, and interactive. I strive to meet each client's personality and goals in a safe and welcoming environment. I am multilingual and multicultural. My various life experiences provide a base that will help me support you as we work together to meet your goals."
Thomas Ellis, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"Whether you're struggling with personal relationships, sexuality issues, overwhelming stress, or loneliness, there is hope. As a challenging yet compassionate, interpersonally focused psychologist, I am here to help guide you on a path toward change and self discovery. I prefer to think of people as "stuck" not "sick," and with insight into long-standing patterns they can begin to change behaviors and improve relationships."
Existential
(415) 359-4586
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Existential
"Whether you're struggling with personal relationships, sexuality issues, overwhelming stress, or loneliness, there is hope. As a challenging yet compassionate, interpersonally focused psychologist, I am here to help guide you on a path toward change and self discovery. I prefer to think of people as "stuck" not "sick," and with insight into long-standing patterns they can begin to change behaviors and improve relationships."
Joanna Ricco, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
"Just trying to live day to day in San Francisco can feel overwhelming, confusing, tiring, and full of more questions than answers. While you may be navigating the dating scene, sharing small spaces, and wondering how you'll ever feel stable in this economy, therapy can be your grounding place to take a deep breath and live fully in the moments. Guidance through psychotherapy can be the portal to a renewed sense of self. To find clarity by finding your voice is a skill that you will learn to cultivate for years to come."
Existential
(415) 886-1875
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Existential
"Just trying to live day to day in San Francisco can feel overwhelming, confusing, tiring, and full of more questions than answers. While you may be navigating the dating scene, sharing small spaces, and wondering how you'll ever feel stable in this economy, therapy can be your grounding place to take a deep breath and live fully in the moments. Guidance through psychotherapy can be the portal to a renewed sense of self. To find clarity by finding your voice is a skill that you will learn to cultivate for years to come."
Lee Rather, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I am a Licensed Psychologist who works with adults in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couples therapy, Over the last 25 years, I have helped people with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual concerns, interpersonal relationship issues, career obstacles, blocks in creativity, and the process of coming to terms with difficult and traumatic life situations. Usually my work extends further in helping people discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, which in turn brings a sense of deeper meaningfulness and engagement in life."
Existential
(415) 763-5972
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
Existential
"I am a Licensed Psychologist who works with adults in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couples therapy, Over the last 25 years, I have helped people with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual concerns, interpersonal relationship issues, career obstacles, blocks in creativity, and the process of coming to terms with difficult and traumatic life situations. Usually my work extends further in helping people discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, which in turn brings a sense of deeper meaningfulness and engagement in life."

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Existential Therapists
((https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/existential-therapy((Existential therapy)) is based on the philosophical belief that human beings are alone in the world, and that this aloneness can only be overcome by creating one's own meaning, and exercising one's freedom to choose. The existential therapist encourages clients to face life's anxieties head on and to start making their own decisions.

If you're looking for Existential therapy in San Francisco or for a San Francisco Existential therapist these professionals provide existential therapy, existential psychotherapy, existential group therapy and existential family therapy. They include Existential therapists, Existential psychologists, Existential psychotherapists and Existential counselors.

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.