Colleen Lam Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"-Anonymous. My therapy style is warm and compassionate as I work with clients that desire to cope and thrive in the midst of anxiety, depression, and stress. I specialize in working with unresolved issues and trauma that result in anxiety, depression, and grief. I am certified in EMDR by EMDRIA. Integrating therapy with spirituality when appropriate is also a special area of focus.
Family Systems
(415) 592-6232
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Family Systems
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"-Anonymous. My therapy style is warm and compassionate as I work with clients that desire to cope and thrive in the midst of anxiety, depression, and stress. I specialize in working with unresolved issues and trauma that result in anxiety, depression, and grief. I am certified in EMDR by EMDRIA. Integrating therapy with spirituality when appropriate is also a special area of focus.
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Elvira Kitrar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. I not only treat the "tip of the iceberg" problems, but also address the deeper, "bottom of the ocean," issues. I treat the whole person and honor the mind-body-spirit connections, taking into account the client's cultural, religious and ethnic background, ancestry, race and immigration history. I recognize the complexity of each person's history and circumstances and employ a wide variety of techniques to guide my clients in their self-discovery.
Family Systems
(415) 534-9620
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Family Systems
My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. I not only treat the "tip of the iceberg" problems, but also address the deeper, "bottom of the ocean," issues. I treat the whole person and honor the mind-body-spirit connections, taking into account the client's cultural, religious and ethnic background, ancestry, race and immigration history. I recognize the complexity of each person's history and circumstances and employ a wide variety of techniques to guide my clients in their self-discovery.
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Ashley Boyer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Hi, I am a San Francisco Bay Area Child Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and other related concerns such as perfectionism, and difficult life adjustments. In my practice, I want to help you work through worries and achieve your best life.
Family Systems
(628) 228-6535
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Family Systems
Hi, I am a San Francisco Bay Area Child Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and other related concerns such as perfectionism, and difficult life adjustments. In my practice, I want to help you work through worries and achieve your best life.
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Pia Litz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Imagine; you are able to shift harsh self criticism, insecurity, people pleasing, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, codependency, & feeling “stuck” in one or more areas of life. You can finally experience self love and acceptance, fulfilling intimacy, great health, & the ability to enjoy your achievements. You unapologetically set limits &boundaries that are in support of your needs & desires, & let yourself rise into a life where you actually have everything you want because you know in your bones just how worthy you are.
Family Systems
(609) 961-9856
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Family Systems
Imagine; you are able to shift harsh self criticism, insecurity, people pleasing, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, codependency, & feeling “stuck” in one or more areas of life. You can finally experience self love and acceptance, fulfilling intimacy, great health, & the ability to enjoy your achievements. You unapologetically set limits &boundaries that are in support of your needs & desires, & let yourself rise into a life where you actually have everything you want because you know in your bones just how worthy you are.
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Amy Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NTP Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I offer psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide personalized, thoughtful support and guidance to help you create more satisfaction and success in your life. I work with people of diverse backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. Many people find that taking the first steps to begin therapy are the scariest. It may be the first time where you are attempting to make positive and healthful changes in your life. A trusting, secure relationship is important for your therapy. I am happy to discuss any concerns you may have and will answer your questions about therapy.
Family Systems
(415) 347-6952
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Family Systems
I offer psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide personalized, thoughtful support and guidance to help you create more satisfaction and success in your life. I work with people of diverse backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. Many people find that taking the first steps to begin therapy are the scariest. It may be the first time where you are attempting to make positive and healthful changes in your life. A trusting, secure relationship is important for your therapy. I am happy to discuss any concerns you may have and will answer your questions about therapy.
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Eileen McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Giving yourself the gift of therapy can be a life changing experience. I believe we can all benefit from having a guide to help us navigate life's ups and downs. We are all faced with challenges in life and when we have the courage to meet those challenges head on there is a great opportunity for healing and growth. As a seasoned professional in the field of personal development, I support my client's in gaining greater self-awareness and developing habits that create long-term health.
Family Systems
(415) 323-1759
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family Systems
Giving yourself the gift of therapy can be a life changing experience. I believe we can all benefit from having a guide to help us navigate life's ups and downs. We are all faced with challenges in life and when we have the courage to meet those challenges head on there is a great opportunity for healing and growth. As a seasoned professional in the field of personal development, I support my client's in gaining greater self-awareness and developing habits that create long-term health.
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Jessica K Ehlers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
I'm a geek for self-discovery and making room for building new foundations. I am passionate about cultivating self-acceptance and also being authentic even if it means making hard choices. I have had my own trauma and mental health path and work hard to learn from them and bring what I have found to my practice with others. You're the boss of your one precious life. I will be in your corner to provide as clear a mirror for you as I am able. I'm excited for your adventure, wherever it takes you.
Family Systems
(707) 962-4649
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Family Systems
I'm a geek for self-discovery and making room for building new foundations. I am passionate about cultivating self-acceptance and also being authentic even if it means making hard choices. I have had my own trauma and mental health path and work hard to learn from them and bring what I have found to my practice with others. You're the boss of your one precious life. I will be in your corner to provide as clear a mirror for you as I am able. I'm excited for your adventure, wherever it takes you.
Zoe Lantelme
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
Family Systems
(415) 214-9148
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Family Systems
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
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Karla Fakhouri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children.
Family Systems
(650) 336-5252
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family Systems
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.
Sarah E. Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
Family Systems
(415) 340-2191
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Family Systems
My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
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Shira Marla Appell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Are you really hard on yourself? Do you struggle with shame or guilt? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others? Do you feel like you never measure up? Are you sensitive? If these are common themes in your life then perhaps we might be able to work together. I center my work around self compassion. I believe that only from a place of self compassion can we feel grounded within ourselves enough to develop a compassionate relationship with others around us. I utilize mindfulness and somatic body oriented work in order to help us connect deeper with our self, our inner knowing and to be able to cultivate trust with ourselves.
Family Systems
(628) 229-2098
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Family Systems
Are you really hard on yourself? Do you struggle with shame or guilt? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others? Do you feel like you never measure up? Are you sensitive? If these are common themes in your life then perhaps we might be able to work together. I center my work around self compassion. I believe that only from a place of self compassion can we feel grounded within ourselves enough to develop a compassionate relationship with others around us. I utilize mindfulness and somatic body oriented work in order to help us connect deeper with our self, our inner knowing and to be able to cultivate trust with ourselves.
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Roxana Alexis Ortiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Seeking therapy can often be a scary and confusing decision to make. If you are experiencing difficulties in life that seem overwhelming or you feel stuck in a rut, I can be the person that will join you on the path to figuring out what step to take next. My approach to therapy is integrative and I work collaboratively with my clients to create a treatment plan that is unique to each individual in order to promote growth.
Family Systems
(628) 600-3417
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Family Systems
Seeking therapy can often be a scary and confusing decision to make. If you are experiencing difficulties in life that seem overwhelming or you feel stuck in a rut, I can be the person that will join you on the path to figuring out what step to take next. My approach to therapy is integrative and I work collaboratively with my clients to create a treatment plan that is unique to each individual in order to promote growth.
Shoshana Polansky
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I use an integrative approach to therapy, which means I don't practice just one specific type of therapy; instead, I choose the approach that I think best fits your needs, utilizing research-based tools. I pride myself on being direct and genuine, warm and non-judgmental. I focus on a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, stress, dating, relationship and family issues, sex, and trauma.
Family Systems
(415) 799-5836
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Family Systems
I use an integrative approach to therapy, which means I don't practice just one specific type of therapy; instead, I choose the approach that I think best fits your needs, utilizing research-based tools. I pride myself on being direct and genuine, warm and non-judgmental. I focus on a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, stress, dating, relationship and family issues, sex, and trauma.
Jennifer Fernandez & Associates
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices.
Family Systems
(415) 969-3982
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Family Systems
If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices.
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M. Gabriela Bandeira
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I facilitate client's healing and growth by creating a real partnership and a safe environment as well as by being authentic, supportive, compassionate and empathic within a nonjudgmental atmosphere. I feel honored to do this work and privileged to help individuals on their journey.
Family Systems
(415) 265-1373
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Family Systems
I facilitate client's healing and growth by creating a real partnership and a safe environment as well as by being authentic, supportive, compassionate and empathic within a nonjudgmental atmosphere. I feel honored to do this work and privileged to help individuals on their journey.
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Nika Ayat
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the lifespan, relationships are the foundation of our emotional experience. Our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions have a layered history, constantly being influenced, altered, or reinforced through what learn from and experience with others. At times we may feel stuck. We may become aware that our responses are causing distress or getting in the way of the lives we want to lead. In therapy, I honor each client’s life story and ways of being while supporting them in stepping outside their comfort zone to create new desired experiences and achieve their personal goals.
Family Systems
(415) 914-9238
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Family Systems
Beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the lifespan, relationships are the foundation of our emotional experience. Our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions have a layered history, constantly being influenced, altered, or reinforced through what learn from and experience with others. At times we may feel stuck. We may become aware that our responses are causing distress or getting in the way of the lives we want to lead. In therapy, I honor each client’s life story and ways of being while supporting them in stepping outside their comfort zone to create new desired experiences and achieve their personal goals.
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Mary Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
Family Systems
(415) 689-1690
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Family Systems
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
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Phyllis S Shulman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127
My approach to psychotherapy stems from a passionate commitment to the process of self-discovery. It entails working to create a space with each person in which feelings and worries can be named and articulated; deeply held troubles--traumatic histories and conflicts--can come to light, be examined and explored; and hope along with ideas for change can be generated. Through attuned listening, fragmented bits can be woven into lines of thought which over time become the shape of a personal and useful story. Treatment combines developing insights into unconsciously held beliefs and finding strategies for coping with life stresses.
Family Systems
(415) 731-4724
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San Francisco, CA 94127
Family Systems
My approach to psychotherapy stems from a passionate commitment to the process of self-discovery. It entails working to create a space with each person in which feelings and worries can be named and articulated; deeply held troubles--traumatic histories and conflicts--can come to light, be examined and explored; and hope along with ideas for change can be generated. Through attuned listening, fragmented bits can be woven into lines of thought which over time become the shape of a personal and useful story. Treatment combines developing insights into unconsciously held beliefs and finding strategies for coping with life stresses.
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Lorine Estelle Bay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, EXA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94117
I can help you learn to regulate a stressed and traumatized mind and body with simple techniques like breath work, mindfulness, rhythmic movement and art making that allow emotional expression, calm the body, support safety and encourage self-care and lifestyle medicine. I offer an environment of deep trust you will find new ways to face issues and discover your strength and resilience. I am confident that we can use teamwork to build a bridge over obstacles so you can go ahead and reach your goals! I am passionate about creativity and wellness and helping clients unlock that part of themselves.
Family Systems
(415) 969-7314
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Family Systems
I can help you learn to regulate a stressed and traumatized mind and body with simple techniques like breath work, mindfulness, rhythmic movement and art making that allow emotional expression, calm the body, support safety and encourage self-care and lifestyle medicine. I offer an environment of deep trust you will find new ways to face issues and discover your strength and resilience. I am confident that we can use teamwork to build a bridge over obstacles so you can go ahead and reach your goals! I am passionate about creativity and wellness and helping clients unlock that part of themselves.
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Lili Shidlovski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
We are now in a communal health crisis together. It exacerbates feelings of anxiety and depression that we may have, and can make us spin as we try to adjust to Pandemic reality. Many of my clients are parents, people with career questions, immigrants, social justice workers. Many are either coping with a current situational issue that is confusing, overwhelming, or painful, or with a longer term pattern that they would like to change. I work in an engaged manner, hoping to build trust and a collaborative relationship that will allow you to look at old patterns and create new emotional and behavioral options, especially now.
Family Systems
(415) 630-5757
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Family Systems
We are now in a communal health crisis together. It exacerbates feelings of anxiety and depression that we may have, and can make us spin as we try to adjust to Pandemic reality. Many of my clients are parents, people with career questions, immigrants, social justice workers. Many are either coping with a current situational issue that is confusing, overwhelming, or painful, or with a longer term pattern that they would like to change. I work in an engaged manner, hoping to build trust and a collaborative relationship that will allow you to look at old patterns and create new emotional and behavioral options, especially now.

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Family Systems Therapists
Family Systems therapists in San Francisco view problems within the family as the result not of particular members' behaviors, but of the family's group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The therapist helps each individual member understand how their childhood family operated, their role in that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in the current family. Therapists with the MFT credential are usually trained in Family Systems therapy.

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.