Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94108
""Together creating a life you don't want to escape from." Congratulations on taking this often difficult step in looking for support! I have been a licensed psychologist for over ten years and love what I do. I am able to work with clients confronting a broad range of challenges. My style is collaborative, compassionate, authentic, innovative, and non-hierarchical. I'm also particularly good at facilitating "unstuckness." You will benefit most from me if you want real change and are ready to collaborate on this journey - your life."
Existential
(415) 429-7039
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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Existential
""Together creating a life you don't want to escape from." Congratulations on taking this often difficult step in looking for support! I have been a licensed psychologist for over ten years and love what I do. I am able to work with clients confronting a broad range of challenges. My style is collaborative, compassionate, authentic, innovative, and non-hierarchical. I'm also particularly good at facilitating "unstuckness." You will benefit most from me if you want real change and are ready to collaborate on this journey - your life."
Pilar Dellano, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94103
"Congratulations on taking this first step to making positive change in your life. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, which brings us into contact with our experience of being fully alive, in the present moment. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves, and explore whatever it is that's been keeping you depressed, stuck, anxious and overwhelmed. I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we all have the capacity to transform our lives, find satisfying relationships, meaningful work, and make conscious contact with the incredible healing power inside of us all."
Existential
(415) 513-1133
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Existential
"Congratulations on taking this first step to making positive change in your life. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, which brings us into contact with our experience of being fully alive, in the present moment. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves, and explore whatever it is that's been keeping you depressed, stuck, anxious and overwhelmed. I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we all have the capacity to transform our lives, find satisfying relationships, meaningful work, and make conscious contact with the incredible healing power inside of us all."
Sara Alexander, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"Underneath depression, anxiety, marital conflict, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other troubles there lies a single, painful, relentless problem: self judgement. Feelings are transient, and there are not good ones or bad ones, but we are not all raised to understand that. Encouraged by our culture to appear strong and happy, we feel pressured to hide our true feelings from each other. But when we take the time and care to pay attention to our authentic experience, it is possible to grow an enormous love for ourselves and great tenderness towards others, and even deep inner peace and great humor."
Existential
(415) 969-7119
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Existential
"Underneath depression, anxiety, marital conflict, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other troubles there lies a single, painful, relentless problem: self judgement. Feelings are transient, and there are not good ones or bad ones, but we are not all raised to understand that. Encouraged by our culture to appear strong and happy, we feel pressured to hide our true feelings from each other. But when we take the time and care to pay attention to our authentic experience, it is possible to grow an enormous love for ourselves and great tenderness towards others, and even deep inner peace and great humor."
Clark Hsu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94110
"I provide a warm and understanding atmosphere without judgment and pressure. Our work together is going to be about you and for you. I am not here to tell you what to do, but allow you to become the master of your life. You will be invited to explore through using traditional means of therapy(talk therapy) or more creative ways such as drama and expressive arts therapy. The choice will be yours and completely based on your level of comfort. I will be here to set up the creative stage for you to shine, cry, laugh, and grow."
Existential
(408) 512-1315
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Existential
"I provide a warm and understanding atmosphere without judgment and pressure. Our work together is going to be about you and for you. I am not here to tell you what to do, but allow you to become the master of your life. You will be invited to explore through using traditional means of therapy(talk therapy) or more creative ways such as drama and expressive arts therapy. The choice will be yours and completely based on your level of comfort. I will be here to set up the creative stage for you to shine, cry, laugh, and grow."
Erica Edwards Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94131
"I believe each of us can lead lives of authenticity, balance, and purpose through mindfulness and self-reflection. I aim to create a warm, peaceful space for healing and awakening, a place where you can slow down your breath, calm the chattering of your mind, and get in touch with a deeper, more divine part of yourself. Life can be scary at times. We all need someone we can count on: to listen, to try to understand, and to hold our hand as we travel rocky terrain. I will take that voyage with you when you are ready."
Existential
(415) 991-7056
Verified
San Francisco, California 94131
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Existential
"I believe each of us can lead lives of authenticity, balance, and purpose through mindfulness and self-reflection. I aim to create a warm, peaceful space for healing and awakening, a place where you can slow down your breath, calm the chattering of your mind, and get in touch with a deeper, more divine part of yourself. Life can be scary at times. We all need someone we can count on: to listen, to try to understand, and to hold our hand as we travel rocky terrain. I will take that voyage with you when you are ready."
Sam Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94105
"I am a trans Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with trans, queer, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming teens and adults. I have a non-pathologizing approach and deeply value identities outside the "norm." I have fifteen years of experience as a mental health provider, including support groups with teens and adults, individual therapy, and crisis work. I am a Bay Area activist who has fought for transgender rights by organizing provider trainings and public demonstrations. I am a visual artist and storyteller who believes that underrepresented individuals expressing themselves creatively and authentically is powerful and important."
Existential
(781) 417-5129
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94105
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Existential
"I am a trans Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with trans, queer, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming teens and adults. I have a non-pathologizing approach and deeply value identities outside the "norm." I have fifteen years of experience as a mental health provider, including support groups with teens and adults, individual therapy, and crisis work. I am a Bay Area activist who has fought for transgender rights by organizing provider trainings and public demonstrations. I am a visual artist and storyteller who believes that underrepresented individuals expressing themselves creatively and authentically is powerful and important."
Sara Zoeterman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94115
"Your problems can do more than simply cause suffering. If you can understand them better, you can make use of them. Good therapy offers a supportive, non-judgmental space where you can transform personal difficulty from something to survive into something truly beneficial. Toward this end, I find direct feedback, humor, empathy, and true collaboration to be indispensable tools."
Existential
(347) 826-4822
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94115
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Existential
"Your problems can do more than simply cause suffering. If you can understand them better, you can make use of them. Good therapy offers a supportive, non-judgmental space where you can transform personal difficulty from something to survive into something truly beneficial. Toward this end, I find direct feedback, humor, empathy, and true collaboration to be indispensable tools."
Jorge Villarroel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94115
"I approach therapy with warmth, compassionate curiosity, and honest reflection, focusing on the present moment. I am a supportive and open-minded therapist. I work together with individuals toward self-discovery, connecting with others from a perspective of personal awareness. I believe the therapeutic relationship has the potential to transform our lives in real and meaningful ways. Perhaps you feel stuck, or experience depression, anxiety, or pain that keeps you from living a full life and having healthy relationships, therapy can help one overcome these issues."
Existential
(415) 367-4135
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Existential
"I approach therapy with warmth, compassionate curiosity, and honest reflection, focusing on the present moment. I am a supportive and open-minded therapist. I work together with individuals toward self-discovery, connecting with others from a perspective of personal awareness. I believe the therapeutic relationship has the potential to transform our lives in real and meaningful ways. Perhaps you feel stuck, or experience depression, anxiety, or pain that keeps you from living a full life and having healthy relationships, therapy can help one overcome these issues."
Nicolette Sweeney, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"Are you here because you're having a "dark night of the soul" and feeling hopeless? Or do you want to change a relationship pattern that keeps repeating no matter how much you try? Perhaps you want to transform your low self-esteem and FINALLY believe in yourself...You know that something has to change, but what and how? You have most likely thought yourself in circles around the problem, but you cannot think your way out of this one. Does all that thinking send you spiraling out and anxious, your inner-critic having a field day?"
Existential
(415) 682-6149
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Existential
"Are you here because you're having a "dark night of the soul" and feeling hopeless? Or do you want to change a relationship pattern that keeps repeating no matter how much you try? Perhaps you want to transform your low self-esteem and FINALLY believe in yourself...You know that something has to change, but what and how? You have most likely thought yourself in circles around the problem, but you cannot think your way out of this one. Does all that thinking send you spiraling out and anxious, your inner-critic having a field day?"
Aggie Quinn, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
Existential
(415) 413-7939
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Existential
Matthew Ventimiglia, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94112
"I aim to provide a supportive environment in which lasting life changes are made through increased emotional and cognitive flexibility and greater sense of self, meaning, purpose, and overall well-being. I have experience working with adults of all ages and backgrounds, couples, families, adolescents, and children. I specialize in helping people improve relationships and overcome trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders. *ONLY TAKING ADULT, ONLINE CLIENTS AT THIS TIME"
Existential
(586) 501-8360
Verified
San Francisco, California 94112
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Existential
"I aim to provide a supportive environment in which lasting life changes are made through increased emotional and cognitive flexibility and greater sense of self, meaning, purpose, and overall well-being. I have experience working with adults of all ages and backgrounds, couples, families, adolescents, and children. I specialize in helping people improve relationships and overcome trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders. *ONLY TAKING ADULT, ONLINE CLIENTS AT THIS TIME"
Vanessa Wolter, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"I specialize in holistically treating social anxiety, depression, negative body image, low-self esteem, existential issues, sensitivity, relationship issues, panic, grief, and trauma. My mission is to help clients transform their pain into an opportunity for self-discovery, healing and empowerment, to ultimately reclaim their voice, purpose, and self-worth. I compassionately welcome individuals who feel silenced, disconnected from loved ones, overwhelmed, lost, or that they "don't belong," as well as people who have experienced bullying, emotional or physical abuse, or struggle with negative body image and/or a harsh inner critic."
Existential
(415) 237-9513
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Existential
"I specialize in holistically treating social anxiety, depression, negative body image, low-self esteem, existential issues, sensitivity, relationship issues, panic, grief, and trauma. My mission is to help clients transform their pain into an opportunity for self-discovery, healing and empowerment, to ultimately reclaim their voice, purpose, and self-worth. I compassionately welcome individuals who feel silenced, disconnected from loved ones, overwhelmed, lost, or that they "don't belong," as well as people who have experienced bullying, emotional or physical abuse, or struggle with negative body image and/or a harsh inner critic."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
Existential
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
Existential
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
Zehara Jambalos Levin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"The decision to begin therapy is not simple and often comes at a particularly challenging time in your life. I know how difficult it can be to reach out during these times and my goal is to respond with curiosity, open-mindedness, and empathy. I believe that lasting change can come from exploring and ultimately freeing ourselves from the underlying causes of current symptoms. I want to work together with you to find ways to gain insight and relief. I work in an open and transparent manner, to help answer any questions or concerns you have along the way."
Existential
(415) 549-0285
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Existential
"The decision to begin therapy is not simple and often comes at a particularly challenging time in your life. I know how difficult it can be to reach out during these times and my goal is to respond with curiosity, open-mindedness, and empathy. I believe that lasting change can come from exploring and ultimately freeing ourselves from the underlying causes of current symptoms. I want to work together with you to find ways to gain insight and relief. I work in an open and transparent manner, to help answer any questions or concerns you have along the way."
Joanna Gardner
AMFT, APCC, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94105
"I welcome those who find themselves in the unknown spaces of their lives, when transitions or change are calling them to shed what no longer serves them, and become more of who they truly are. I sit with you as a collaborative ally in the discovery of your own unique inner voice. While we may seek to understand old limiting beliefs, our deeper journey is toward uncovering the part of you that naturally moves towards its greatest wholeness and aliveness. Together we find the resources you already have to support your unfolding process."
Existential
(415) 231-1588
Verified
San Francisco, California 94105
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Existential
"I welcome those who find themselves in the unknown spaces of their lives, when transitions or change are calling them to shed what no longer serves them, and become more of who they truly are. I sit with you as a collaborative ally in the discovery of your own unique inner voice. While we may seek to understand old limiting beliefs, our deeper journey is toward uncovering the part of you that naturally moves towards its greatest wholeness and aliveness. Together we find the resources you already have to support your unfolding process."
Helge Michael Osterhold, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"I'm an integrative psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. My approach is engaged and caring, providing a safe and supportive environment, where you can reflect and develop new ways of handling challenges you are facing. The focus of my practice is twofold: relationship issues and life transitions (e.g. dealing with themes like change in relationship, career changes, relocation, pregnancy, child birth and parenting, facing illness, trauma and loss as well as seeking more meaning and fulfillment in life). I have a particular expertise in working with people who immigrated to the US or have diverse cultural backgrounds (e.g. ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation)."
Existential
(650) 450-8918
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Existential
"I'm an integrative psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. My approach is engaged and caring, providing a safe and supportive environment, where you can reflect and develop new ways of handling challenges you are facing. The focus of my practice is twofold: relationship issues and life transitions (e.g. dealing with themes like change in relationship, career changes, relocation, pregnancy, child birth and parenting, facing illness, trauma and loss as well as seeking more meaning and fulfillment in life). I have a particular expertise in working with people who immigrated to the US or have diverse cultural backgrounds (e.g. ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation)."
Walter Beckman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94115
"Something is troubling you. What you can gain from greater self-awareness, understanding and true compassion for yourself can be extraordinary. Our conversations will help you overcome the obstacles to accessing the resources you already possess and developing those that are yet to come forth. Whether you suffer from anxiety, difficult grief or loss, creative blocks, or under-utilization of your full potential, talking to a non-judgmental professional listener can help."
Existential
(415) 789-3477
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Existential
"Something is troubling you. What you can gain from greater self-awareness, understanding and true compassion for yourself can be extraordinary. Our conversations will help you overcome the obstacles to accessing the resources you already possess and developing those that are yet to come forth. Whether you suffer from anxiety, difficult grief or loss, creative blocks, or under-utilization of your full potential, talking to a non-judgmental professional listener can help."
Jennifer Christian, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"I work with individuals seeking personal growth, healing, and lasting change. I support individuals looking to cultivate greater self-acceptance and show up more fully in their lives. Our work together will invite you to reconnect to a deeper sense of meaning within yourself and in your daily life. I offer a space of learning and guidance for how to welcome your pain with compassion, attentiveness, and deep care. "
Existential
(415) 527-3269
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Existential
"I work with individuals seeking personal growth, healing, and lasting change. I support individuals looking to cultivate greater self-acceptance and show up more fully in their lives. Our work together will invite you to reconnect to a deeper sense of meaning within yourself and in your daily life. I offer a space of learning and guidance for how to welcome your pain with compassion, attentiveness, and deep care. "
David Albright, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Counselor and Therapist for Men: Gay, Straight, or Bi. Feeling stuck, depressed, isolated, or anxious? Escaping via porn or addictions? We live in a complicated world, a world where we often need a guide and trusted advisor to help us. I help men discover where they fit in the world, how to find love and acceptance from self and other, how to navigate life challenges, and how to find greater meaning and happiness in life. My work is one of my greatest passions and I have many success stories. "
Existential
(415) 969-2920
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Existential
"Counselor and Therapist for Men: Gay, Straight, or Bi. Feeling stuck, depressed, isolated, or anxious? Escaping via porn or addictions? We live in a complicated world, a world where we often need a guide and trusted advisor to help us. I help men discover where they fit in the world, how to find love and acceptance from self and other, how to navigate life challenges, and how to find greater meaning and happiness in life. My work is one of my greatest passions and I have many success stories. "
Lori Fink, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94110
"My practice is focused on helping people be authentic in every aspect of their lives. If you feel there are areas in your life that are not authentic for you, where you want to make changes but don't know where to start, therapy can help. I have a strong belief in the human spirit and resilience and that change is possible. It is this belief that inspires the work I do with my clients. No matter what is going on in your life, if you are breathing and alive, you have the capacity for change, even if it's just a change in perspective."
Existential
(415) 669-5850
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Existential
"My practice is focused on helping people be authentic in every aspect of their lives. If you feel there are areas in your life that are not authentic for you, where you want to make changes but don't know where to start, therapy can help. I have a strong belief in the human spirit and resilience and that change is possible. It is this belief that inspires the work I do with my clients. No matter what is going on in your life, if you are breathing and alive, you have the capacity for change, even if it's just a change in perspective."

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((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.