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.
Family / Marital
(415) 787-4454
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Family / Marital
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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San Francisco, CA 94103
The Clinic Without Walls (TCWOW) offers FREE SERVICES to Bay Area residents. Our clinic provides a wide range of psychological services including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. We work with children, adults, and families. The clinic aims to increase clients' capacity to identify mental health needs and to access services through which they will be respected and effectively treated.The clinic is oriented to serving the needs of diverse populations and particularly those people historically discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, economic status, and other socio-cultural factors.
Family / Marital
(415) 325-2763
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94103
Family / Marital
The Clinic Without Walls (TCWOW) offers FREE SERVICES to Bay Area residents. Our clinic provides a wide range of psychological services including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. We work with children, adults, and families. The clinic aims to increase clients' capacity to identify mental health needs and to access services through which they will be respected and effectively treated.The clinic is oriented to serving the needs of diverse populations and particularly those people historically discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, economic status, and other socio-cultural factors.
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Akemi Takagi Matsuoka
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I believe in an integrative approach to help people. I incorporate psychotherapy, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise, nutrition and self-regulation techniques to work with people who suffer from mental health issues and relational problems. I enjoy sharing with my clients a tool to take care of themselves and looking for practical solutions that meet their needs. I have practiced psychotherapy and provided mental health treatment over 20 years in the field of community mental health as well as in school settings. I work with children, adolescents and adults.
Family / Marital
(415) 463-1488
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family / Marital
I believe in an integrative approach to help people. I incorporate psychotherapy, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise, nutrition and self-regulation techniques to work with people who suffer from mental health issues and relational problems. I enjoy sharing with my clients a tool to take care of themselves and looking for practical solutions that meet their needs. I have practiced psychotherapy and provided mental health treatment over 20 years in the field of community mental health as well as in school settings. I work with children, adolescents and adults.
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Lee Rather
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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.
Family / Marital
(415) 763-5972
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94115
Family / Marital
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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Antony Thier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I practice Mindfulness and Somatic based Cognitive Therapy to help treat Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship, and life's woes. Together we will understand what causes your suffering and create change. Our traumas, difficult relationships, COVID, loss, and heartache, can all be confusing and debilitating and influence us to live patterns of suffering through our behaviors, beliefs, habitual thinking and life circumstances. By discovering and practicing new behaviors you will learn how to relate to your thoughts, emotions, and body in a manner that allows you to live the life that you want to be living.
Family / Marital
(415) 449-8216
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family / Marital
I practice Mindfulness and Somatic based Cognitive Therapy to help treat Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship, and life's woes. Together we will understand what causes your suffering and create change. Our traumas, difficult relationships, COVID, loss, and heartache, can all be confusing and debilitating and influence us to live patterns of suffering through our behaviors, beliefs, habitual thinking and life circumstances. By discovering and practicing new behaviors you will learn how to relate to your thoughts, emotions, and body in a manner that allows you to live the life that you want to be living.
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Rob Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Let’s be honest. Life can be messy. If you’re seeking help exploring personal issues, navigating a difficult relationship, or finding parenting overwhelming, perhaps I can help. My approach as a holistic strength based therapist is guided by a fierce belief renewal is available for all who seek it out. It’s not easy work. My questions tend to go deep, I'm direct, and my own journey has reinforced a truth everyone needs a place to be seen, heard, and honored without judgement. We’ll likely travel difficult personal terrain, probably find time to laugh, and may get stumped together...which can be a vital part of the healing process.
Family / Marital
(510) 901-3796
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Family / Marital
Let’s be honest. Life can be messy. If you’re seeking help exploring personal issues, navigating a difficult relationship, or finding parenting overwhelming, perhaps I can help. My approach as a holistic strength based therapist is guided by a fierce belief renewal is available for all who seek it out. It’s not easy work. My questions tend to go deep, I'm direct, and my own journey has reinforced a truth everyone needs a place to be seen, heard, and honored without judgement. We’ll likely travel difficult personal terrain, probably find time to laugh, and may get stumped together...which can be a vital part of the healing process.
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John ' Andy ' Bradshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I work with adults and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, substance abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and grief. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and a focus on values.
Family / Marital
(510) 426-9091
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Family / Marital
I work with adults and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, substance abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and grief. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and a focus on values.
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Meryl Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
Family / Marital
(415) 868-5901
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Family / Marital
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
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Gloria M Kardong
MD, DFAPA, DABPN Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
I am a psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, depending on the client's needs. I believe it is important to offer individualized care based on the client's problems, concerns and preferences. My style is warm, collaborative and interactive. I can help with a practical, solution-focused approach for current problems. I also do exploratory therapy to address unresolved issues from the past that may be interfering with living your life as fully as possible. My clients also seek depth therapy to promote personal growth, insight and self awareness. LICENSED IN 20 STATES--Virtual therapy and med management.
Family / Marital
(650) 800-5502
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
Family / Marital
I am a psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, depending on the client's needs. I believe it is important to offer individualized care based on the client's problems, concerns and preferences. My style is warm, collaborative and interactive. I can help with a practical, solution-focused approach for current problems. I also do exploratory therapy to address unresolved issues from the past that may be interfering with living your life as fully as possible. My clients also seek depth therapy to promote personal growth, insight and self awareness. LICENSED IN 20 STATES--Virtual therapy and med management.
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Tanya Takacs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
These are most challenging times, and many of us are feeling stretched to our limits. The pandemic; economic uncertainty; social and political unrest; historic fires and record number of hurricanes. This is a time in which depression and anxiety may be an appropriate response. And, as your therapist, I have confidence that people are helped when they put their unique challenges into words and have them explored and understood in relationship.
Family / Marital
(415) 528-7819
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family / Marital
These are most challenging times, and many of us are feeling stretched to our limits. The pandemic; economic uncertainty; social and political unrest; historic fires and record number of hurricanes. This is a time in which depression and anxiety may be an appropriate response. And, as your therapist, I have confidence that people are helped when they put their unique challenges into words and have them explored and understood in relationship.
Julia Gallyot
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
Therapy is a relationship. My role in therapy is to walk with you through the exploration process. Ultimately, this relationship-building endeavor leads to more present, choiceful, and connected experiences. I'm interested in present moment awareness. Together, we follow the thread of aliveness. Sometimes, more than one "part" of you is alive in the moment. Inviting in these parts can provide an opportunity to build a relationship with them.
Family / Marital
(628) 250-4881
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Family / Marital
Therapy is a relationship. My role in therapy is to walk with you through the exploration process. Ultimately, this relationship-building endeavor leads to more present, choiceful, and connected experiences. I'm interested in present moment awareness. Together, we follow the thread of aliveness. Sometimes, more than one "part" of you is alive in the moment. Inviting in these parts can provide an opportunity to build a relationship with them.
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Audrey Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94116
Welcome to My Practice! I am a trained Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, and I have experience providing Pre-Marital counseling and support to couples from all backgrounds. I have completed my training in EMDR from the EMDR Institute, and I am currently participating in advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Beck Institute. In addition, I specialized in working with stressed parents, educators, and also working professionals. In my work with clients, I draw from a client-centered perspective and I incorporate evidence-based practices, including CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, and EMDR.
Family / Marital
(415) 527-3347
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94116
Family / Marital
Welcome to My Practice! I am a trained Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, and I have experience providing Pre-Marital counseling and support to couples from all backgrounds. I have completed my training in EMDR from the EMDR Institute, and I am currently participating in advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Beck Institute. In addition, I specialized in working with stressed parents, educators, and also working professionals. In my work with clients, I draw from a client-centered perspective and I incorporate evidence-based practices, including CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, and EMDR.
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Nathan Greene
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94112
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults and families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, non-judgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption, psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting, and everyday stressors.
Family / Marital
(949) 577-6606
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94112
Family / Marital
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults and families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, non-judgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption, psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting, and everyday stressors.
Marty Schwebel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
The road to inner freedom begins with the decision to not walk alone. Inviting the right support helps you gain insights to reach your goals and destiny. You may be dealing with past trauma, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, or looking to find a life-partner, preparing for marriage, or seeking to enrich existing relationships. Whatever your path, I invite you to reach out and let me walk with you. Meet me at my office, or from the comfort of your home via video counseling.
Family / Marital
(707) 832-4954
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
Family / Marital
The road to inner freedom begins with the decision to not walk alone. Inviting the right support helps you gain insights to reach your goals and destiny. You may be dealing with past trauma, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, or looking to find a life-partner, preparing for marriage, or seeking to enrich existing relationships. Whatever your path, I invite you to reach out and let me walk with you. Meet me at my office, or from the comfort of your home via video counseling.
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Karim G. Dajani
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
San Francisco, CA 94123
My approach to helping people through psychological difficulties is based on the idea that a special form of human interaction will increase self-knowledge, develop emotional skills and activate latent potential. I aim to identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling and relating that reinforce negative emotion and destructive behavior. My style is directed thoughtful and collaborative. The process of being understood, of learning about the various ways your mind works and of developing a new repertoire of psychological skills will open up new avenues for growth and engagement in your life’s pursuits.
Family / Marital
(650) 385-8164
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Family / Marital
My approach to helping people through psychological difficulties is based on the idea that a special form of human interaction will increase self-knowledge, develop emotional skills and activate latent potential. I aim to identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling and relating that reinforce negative emotion and destructive behavior. My style is directed thoughtful and collaborative. The process of being understood, of learning about the various ways your mind works and of developing a new repertoire of psychological skills will open up new avenues for growth and engagement in your life’s pursuits.
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Renata Wu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94104
I strongly believe in people's resiliency and motivation to live a full life despite difficult experiences. I'm dedicated to helping my clients achieve desirable and lasting change. We will look closely at what holds you back and what feels painful in your life. Whether it is a cycle of difficult emotions, unwanted behaviors, or relational difficulties, I believe it is crucial to discover the meaning in these experiences. Through our work together we will develop new tools to transform your life and make it more satisfying.
Family / Marital
(510) 413-8875
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Family / Marital
I strongly believe in people's resiliency and motivation to live a full life despite difficult experiences. I'm dedicated to helping my clients achieve desirable and lasting change. We will look closely at what holds you back and what feels painful in your life. Whether it is a cycle of difficult emotions, unwanted behaviors, or relational difficulties, I believe it is crucial to discover the meaning in these experiences. Through our work together we will develop new tools to transform your life and make it more satisfying.
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J. Marc Wallis, LCSW, Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
My approach is friendly, collaborative and straight-forward. With more than 15 years of clinical experience, I help adults, adolescents, children and couples address a variety of concerns, including: emotional turmoil, unsatisyfing relationships, and ways you may unwittingly be doing things that get in your own way. The collaborative work of therapy helps people feel more alive, satisfied and engaged in work, relationships and their other pursuits.
Family / Marital
(650) 209-7826
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family / Marital
My approach is friendly, collaborative and straight-forward. With more than 15 years of clinical experience, I help adults, adolescents, children and couples address a variety of concerns, including: emotional turmoil, unsatisyfing relationships, and ways you may unwittingly be doing things that get in your own way. The collaborative work of therapy helps people feel more alive, satisfied and engaged in work, relationships and their other pursuits.
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Jocelyn Cremer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I am a psychologist with 20 years of experience helping individuals lead more fulfilled and balanced lives. I work collaboratively with adults, couples and teens/kids to see how we may uncover a more meaningful and less stressful life. I am committed to assisting people in finding tools to help them figure out what is getting in their way. I am a co-founder of Potrero Hill Psychotherapy (www.potrerohillpsychotherapy.com). Psychotherapy is usually once per week and I offer a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation to see if there is a good fit between psychologist and client.
Family / Marital
(415) 800-2852
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Family / Marital
I am a psychologist with 20 years of experience helping individuals lead more fulfilled and balanced lives. I work collaboratively with adults, couples and teens/kids to see how we may uncover a more meaningful and less stressful life. I am committed to assisting people in finding tools to help them figure out what is getting in their way. I am a co-founder of Potrero Hill Psychotherapy (www.potrerohillpsychotherapy.com). Psychotherapy is usually once per week and I offer a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation to see if there is a good fit between psychologist and client.
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Natalia Michaelson
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Anxiety and depression can feel powerful and overwhelming at times. These issues can stem from a number of things including unresolved childhood trauma, stressors or circumstances, and life transitions. My approach is goal-oriented and highly collaborative, as I will work alongside you to help you develop coping skills and experience improvements in your mood. We will start by discussing your goals and will work together to help you meet them. I strive to provide a safe, open, and warm environment to support you on your journey for treatment, healing, and growth.
Family / Marital
(408) 351-3850
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Family / Marital
Anxiety and depression can feel powerful and overwhelming at times. These issues can stem from a number of things including unresolved childhood trauma, stressors or circumstances, and life transitions. My approach is goal-oriented and highly collaborative, as I will work alongside you to help you develop coping skills and experience improvements in your mood. We will start by discussing your goals and will work together to help you meet them. I strive to provide a safe, open, and warm environment to support you on your journey for treatment, healing, and growth.
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Janine Darwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Are you anxious, emotionally overwhelmed, struggling with feelings of inadequacy, not able to make decisions, engaging in self destructive behaviors or just plain confused about why things (or people) are so difficult? Contact me. If you are struggling with poor relationships at work, with your partner, with your kids; contact me. If you just want a better understanding of how you think, feel and behave; contact me. Together we will uncover your internal healing abilities to achieve freedom and relief.
Family / Marital
(415) 578-3944
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family / Marital
Are you anxious, emotionally overwhelmed, struggling with feelings of inadequacy, not able to make decisions, engaging in self destructive behaviors or just plain confused about why things (or people) are so difficult? Contact me. If you are struggling with poor relationships at work, with your partner, with your kids; contact me. If you just want a better understanding of how you think, feel and behave; contact me. Together we will uncover your internal healing abilities to achieve freedom and relief.

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Family / Marital Therapists
Therapists in San Francisco using the techniques of 'family therapy' work with families or couples both together and individually to help them improve their communication skills, build on the positive aspects of their relationships, and repair harmful or negative dynamics.

As an approach to therapy, 'family therapy' (also referred to as family systems therapy, marital therapy, marriage therapy, marriage and family therapy, marital therapy and family counseling) views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members or couples.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.

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.