Melyssa Nelson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
San Francisco, California 94115
"By giving yourself the gift of therapy you can begin finding ways to invite support and healthy change into your life and into your relationships. Make the decision to achieve more life satisfaction and balance by taking the time to challenge yourself to grow and heal. I am aware that seeking the help of a Psychotherapist is a very personal and very sensitive journey. I have confidence, however, that working out your thoughts and challenges with the help of a Therapist can add to your life the clarity and insight that you will need to face each hurdle."
Family Therapy
(415) 894-5931
San Francisco, California 94115
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Family Therapy
"By giving yourself the gift of therapy you can begin finding ways to invite support and healthy change into your life and into your relationships. Make the decision to achieve more life satisfaction and balance by taking the time to challenge yourself to grow and heal. I am aware that seeking the help of a Psychotherapist is a very personal and very sensitive journey. I have confidence, however, that working out your thoughts and challenges with the help of a Therapist can add to your life the clarity and insight that you will need to face each hurdle."
Deborah Cooper, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"Being a licensed psychotherapist since 1986, I've worked with a wide variety of issues. I know that pain and suffering are inevitable in life, but being miserable is optional. With warmth and humor, I am skilled at helping clients make meaning of the suffering, while facilitating and eliciting options that lead out of it. I work with couples and individuals of different races, ethnicities, sizes, orientations, genders, and ages. Therapy is the process of examining your life as a great novel in process of being created. My job is to help you envision and shape the next chapter."
Family Therapy
(415) 285-6812
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Family Therapy
"Being a licensed psychotherapist since 1986, I've worked with a wide variety of issues. I know that pain and suffering are inevitable in life, but being miserable is optional. With warmth and humor, I am skilled at helping clients make meaning of the suffering, while facilitating and eliciting options that lead out of it. I work with couples and individuals of different races, ethnicities, sizes, orientations, genders, and ages. Therapy is the process of examining your life as a great novel in process of being created. My job is to help you envision and shape the next chapter."
Bay Area Center For Anxiety, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94123
"Anxiety is the most common mental health problem, with an estimated 18% suffering from anxiety disorders at any one time. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are one of the most researched areas of mental health and have numerous treatments with strong research showing its effectiveness. Anxiety can come in many different forms from specific phobias to an inability to stop worrying about most everything. Anxiety can cause physical illness, pain, difficulty sleeping, weight gain, distress in relationships with partners, children, or parents, and can have a profoundly negative effect on work and school."
Family Therapy
(415) 594-4145
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Family Therapy
"Anxiety is the most common mental health problem, with an estimated 18% suffering from anxiety disorders at any one time. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are one of the most researched areas of mental health and have numerous treatments with strong research showing its effectiveness. Anxiety can come in many different forms from specific phobias to an inability to stop worrying about most everything. Anxiety can cause physical illness, pain, difficulty sleeping, weight gain, distress in relationships with partners, children, or parents, and can have a profoundly negative effect on work and school."
Jacqueline Lumer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"We all face challenges in our lives that can benefit from the guidance of therapy. These times can be an opportunity to expand our thinking and heal our past. I welcome you to begin a better way to connect with yourself and interact in the world."
Family Therapy
(415) 508-5018
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Family Therapy
"We all face challenges in our lives that can benefit from the guidance of therapy. These times can be an opportunity to expand our thinking and heal our past. I welcome you to begin a better way to connect with yourself and interact in the world."
Bradley Akin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BS
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Sometimes we feel anxious, depressed, ashamed, disappointed, or just plain numb because we think we should be better, faster, smarter, or simply not have these feelings at all. With the goal of moving forward in a more positive direction, relationship challenges, communication breakdowns, trauma history, substance use dependency, procrastination, fear, isolation, grief, positive expressions of anger, coming out, are just some of the things we work on in therapy. The solutions my clients seek are often found within, and I help them find them with insight, gentle nudging or sometimes with stronger, more direct interventions."
Family Therapy
(415) 818-1436
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Family Therapy
"Sometimes we feel anxious, depressed, ashamed, disappointed, or just plain numb because we think we should be better, faster, smarter, or simply not have these feelings at all. With the goal of moving forward in a more positive direction, relationship challenges, communication breakdowns, trauma history, substance use dependency, procrastination, fear, isolation, grief, positive expressions of anger, coming out, are just some of the things we work on in therapy. The solutions my clients seek are often found within, and I help them find them with insight, gentle nudging or sometimes with stronger, more direct interventions."
Phil Boissiere, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
San Francisco, California 94123
"I work best with clients that are motivated for change. I specialize in the treatment of adult ADHD/ADD, Couples/Marriages, and families in a very goal oriented and short term way. I believe therapy should be a useful learning and growing experience that provides clients with real life tools and skills they can use for a life time."
Family Therapy
(415) 799-4464
San Francisco, California 94123
Family Therapy
"I work best with clients that are motivated for change. I specialize in the treatment of adult ADHD/ADD, Couples/Marriages, and families in a very goal oriented and short term way. I believe therapy should be a useful learning and growing experience that provides clients with real life tools and skills they can use for a life time."
Diana Teich, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Clients come to me because they struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, feeling lost and being stuck in patterns they don't like. Many experienced childhood trauma that has hurt their sense of self. Others come for support during life transitions or because they are grieving. I work with couples and adult family members who have a fear of conflict and tend to give up what they need in their relationships, and also those who fight easily and find conflict escalates quickly. Teens have a special place in my heart. I am a parent and I spent a year working as a school therapist at a local public high school. "
Family Therapy
(415) 943-6446
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Family Therapy
"Clients come to me because they struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, feeling lost and being stuck in patterns they don't like. Many experienced childhood trauma that has hurt their sense of self. Others come for support during life transitions or because they are grieving. I work with couples and adult family members who have a fear of conflict and tend to give up what they need in their relationships, and also those who fight easily and find conflict escalates quickly. Teens have a special place in my heart. I am a parent and I spent a year working as a school therapist at a local public high school. "
Holly Gordon, Psychologist
Psychologist, DMH
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"Talking to someone who understands the pain you feel-depression, anxiety, or feeling stuck-can relieve inner distress and give you a new perspective on your life. I am empathic and experienced at providing a safe setting where we can explore what is causing you to feel anxious, distressed or unfulfilled. In therapy we work together to clarify those emotions that have kept you from moving forward in your life. You will find new ways to see yourself and others, which leads to more meaningful relationships and a more fulfilling life."
Family Therapy
(415) 787-3993
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Family Therapy
"Talking to someone who understands the pain you feel-depression, anxiety, or feeling stuck-can relieve inner distress and give you a new perspective on your life. I am empathic and experienced at providing a safe setting where we can explore what is causing you to feel anxious, distressed or unfulfilled. In therapy we work together to clarify those emotions that have kept you from moving forward in your life. You will find new ways to see yourself and others, which leads to more meaningful relationships and a more fulfilling life."
Jessica Hegedus, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94110
"NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS FRI/SAT IN MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO I can help you make changes in your life. I work with adults, couples, families and children to address stress, emotion and identity. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive space for you to explore stuck and challenging relationships, alter unproductive thoughts and behavior patterns, and navigate transitions in your life. While therapy doesn't have all the answers, working together on some of these issues can help you to feel more empowered. I enjoy working with LGBTQ families, those who identify as polyamorous, and women of all shapes and sizes."
Family Therapy
(415) 914-8923
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Family Therapy
"NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS FRI/SAT IN MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO I can help you make changes in your life. I work with adults, couples, families and children to address stress, emotion and identity. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive space for you to explore stuck and challenging relationships, alter unproductive thoughts and behavior patterns, and navigate transitions in your life. While therapy doesn't have all the answers, working together on some of these issues can help you to feel more empowered. I enjoy working with LGBTQ families, those who identify as polyamorous, and women of all shapes and sizes."
Maureen K Fisher, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"I treat clients whose daily functioning, self image and way of relating to others has been negatively impacted by anxiety, depression, and various external or situational stressors. Compassion and collaboration are crucial in facilitating healing and creating a functional therapeutic rapport that allows for increasingly greater presence of mind. Education and 15 years of clinical experience underscore my belief that people can feel better as they practice more adaptive thinking and behavior in the present."
Family Therapy
(415) 423-1152
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Family Therapy
"I treat clients whose daily functioning, self image and way of relating to others has been negatively impacted by anxiety, depression, and various external or situational stressors. Compassion and collaboration are crucial in facilitating healing and creating a functional therapeutic rapport that allows for increasingly greater presence of mind. Education and 15 years of clinical experience underscore my belief that people can feel better as they practice more adaptive thinking and behavior in the present."
Jim Oakley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MDiv
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Before launching my full-time practice I had a successful career in industry — most recently as a senior leader in Google's People Ops org for 11+ years. Many of my clients appreciate my deep experience in corporate life and understanding of navigating the pros and cons of tech life. In my Hayes Valley-based private practice I see individuals and couples -- helping clients address current concerns, understand their past, gain insight and live fuller, happier lives. I know first-hand the value of having a strong, smart and compassionate therapist on my side and enjoy providing that type of support and guidance to my clients."
Family Therapy
(415) 255-2507
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Family Therapy
"Before launching my full-time practice I had a successful career in industry — most recently as a senior leader in Google's People Ops org for 11+ years. Many of my clients appreciate my deep experience in corporate life and understanding of navigating the pros and cons of tech life. In my Hayes Valley-based private practice I see individuals and couples -- helping clients address current concerns, understand their past, gain insight and live fuller, happier lives. I know first-hand the value of having a strong, smart and compassionate therapist on my side and enjoy providing that type of support and guidance to my clients."
www.raquelgarciapsychotherapy.com, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"I offer Indvidual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy, in English and Spanish. I honor the principles of compassion, openness, acceptance, non judgment, equality for all. I use inquiry and mindfulness of emotions, thoughts and body to welcome and receive what wants to be seen; consider the multigenerational, biological, psychosocial and internal aspects of the human being as a way to better understand ourselves. I use Mindfulness, Attachment Focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, all guided by the belief that the therapeutic relationship, the human connection, is the ground where healing can happen."
Family Therapy
(415) 234-4692
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Family Therapy
"I offer Indvidual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy, in English and Spanish. I honor the principles of compassion, openness, acceptance, non judgment, equality for all. I use inquiry and mindfulness of emotions, thoughts and body to welcome and receive what wants to be seen; consider the multigenerational, biological, psychosocial and internal aspects of the human being as a way to better understand ourselves. I use Mindfulness, Attachment Focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, all guided by the belief that the therapeutic relationship, the human connection, is the ground where healing can happen."
Melissa Foster, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist. I help clients create healthier patterns in life and improve relationships. Services available for adults, couples, families and children. My areas of emphasis include abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, parenting support, self-esteem, and personal growth. I am also trained in EMDR."
Family Therapy
(415) 799-9445
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Family Therapy
"I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist. I help clients create healthier patterns in life and improve relationships. Services available for adults, couples, families and children. My areas of emphasis include abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, parenting support, self-esteem, and personal growth. I am also trained in EMDR."
Rhea St. Julien, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94110
"You do not need to be perfect. You do not need to be alone with your imperfections. Whether you are a stressed out parent trying to "have it all", a couple that wants more than to look happy on Facebook, or an individual struggling with who you are supposed to be in this world, I can help you navigate your life in an empowering way. In a session with me, we will use the arts and creativity to go further than words, to create real, deep change."
Family Therapy
(415) 858-6773
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Family Therapy
"You do not need to be perfect. You do not need to be alone with your imperfections. Whether you are a stressed out parent trying to "have it all", a couple that wants more than to look happy on Facebook, or an individual struggling with who you are supposed to be in this world, I can help you navigate your life in an empowering way. In a session with me, we will use the arts and creativity to go further than words, to create real, deep change."
Alecia Singer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94115
"Are you struggling with emotional eating, an eating disorder or body image issues? Is it affecting your self-esteem, relationships and keeping you from moving forward in your life? There are often underlying issues of anxiety, depression, relational patterns or trauma that may be at the root of the obsession with body, food and weight. I will support you in increasing awareness and insights, developing new coping skills that help in tolerating painful feelings and managing stress, and learning to challenge critical and self-defeating beliefs. This creates potential for a deeper connection to oneself and others."
Family Therapy
(415) 660-9464
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Family Therapy
"Are you struggling with emotional eating, an eating disorder or body image issues? Is it affecting your self-esteem, relationships and keeping you from moving forward in your life? There are often underlying issues of anxiety, depression, relational patterns or trauma that may be at the root of the obsession with body, food and weight. I will support you in increasing awareness and insights, developing new coping skills that help in tolerating painful feelings and managing stress, and learning to challenge critical and self-defeating beliefs. This creates potential for a deeper connection to oneself and others."
Cindy Shu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"As a therapist, I am sensitive to the vulnerability that comes with asking for support. I want to meet you just as you are, wherever you are. I will hold a warm and protected space so that you can take a moment to pause, find your breath, and collect your thoughts. I invite you to sit in the unknown and remain present in a space that can often time feel raw and unfamiliar. By doing so, you can then attend to feelings and emotions that may arise for you. With your lead and collaboration, I will highlight your strengths, reflect your innermost thoughts, and equip you with tools to overcome the stressors in your life. "
Family Therapy
(415) 202-5648
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Family Therapy
"As a therapist, I am sensitive to the vulnerability that comes with asking for support. I want to meet you just as you are, wherever you are. I will hold a warm and protected space so that you can take a moment to pause, find your breath, and collect your thoughts. I invite you to sit in the unknown and remain present in a space that can often time feel raw and unfamiliar. By doing so, you can then attend to feelings and emotions that may arise for you. With your lead and collaboration, I will highlight your strengths, reflect your innermost thoughts, and equip you with tools to overcome the stressors in your life. "
Jennifer Nasser, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94108
"I specialize in working with adults and teens experiencing a wide range of difficulties from severe trauma to daily struggles including and not limited to eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I work collaboratively and most importantly at your pace- reviewing emotions, thoughts, early life experiences, and beliefs - gaining insight into your present-day challenges and evaluating the patterns and coping styles you have developed over time. Through this process, my goal is to support you in making lasting changes in your life. "
Family Therapy
(415) 338-9366
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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Family Therapy
"I specialize in working with adults and teens experiencing a wide range of difficulties from severe trauma to daily struggles including and not limited to eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I work collaboratively and most importantly at your pace- reviewing emotions, thoughts, early life experiences, and beliefs - gaining insight into your present-day challenges and evaluating the patterns and coping styles you have developed over time. Through this process, my goal is to support you in making lasting changes in your life. "
Silvia MacAllister, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CPC, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"As a psychotherapist, life & executive coach with 15+ years of experience, I welcome people (individuals, kids, teens, couples) from all walks of life, orientations. I do specialize in people who suffer from anxiety disorders (panic attacks, social anxiety), as well as trauma disorders. Quite a few of my clients work in the busy tech industry. They are driven and accomplished, yet they may suffer from burnout, loss of purpose, anxiety, depression and unproductive behaviors such as alcohol, drug, gaming, or other addictions. I start with these questions: Where are you in life? What is working, not working? Where do you want to be? "
Family Therapy
(415) 965-2414
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Family Therapy
"As a psychotherapist, life & executive coach with 15+ years of experience, I welcome people (individuals, kids, teens, couples) from all walks of life, orientations. I do specialize in people who suffer from anxiety disorders (panic attacks, social anxiety), as well as trauma disorders. Quite a few of my clients work in the busy tech industry. They are driven and accomplished, yet they may suffer from burnout, loss of purpose, anxiety, depression and unproductive behaviors such as alcohol, drug, gaming, or other addictions. I start with these questions: Where are you in life? What is working, not working? Where do you want to be? "
Joshua Cross, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Do you know what you want? Do you want to be free? Happy? Relaxed in your body? Content? Passionate and sexy? Courageous in the face of fear? More connected to your partner or to the Divine? How do you get in the way of living the life you want? Do you constantly judge yourself? Noticing all the ways you "fail" to live up to way you "should" be. Or do you tend to direct that criticism outwards? Blaming others, feeling envy, or always waiting for external circumstances to line up just right so you can finally live how you want."
Family Therapy
(415) 968-5393
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Family Therapy
"Do you know what you want? Do you want to be free? Happy? Relaxed in your body? Content? Passionate and sexy? Courageous in the face of fear? More connected to your partner or to the Divine? How do you get in the way of living the life you want? Do you constantly judge yourself? Noticing all the ways you "fail" to live up to way you "should" be. Or do you tend to direct that criticism outwards? Blaming others, feeling envy, or always waiting for external circumstances to line up just right so you can finally live how you want."
Sean Riley, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"Visit my website DrRileyPsychotherapy.com to learn more about my practice, easily schedule an appointment online, or send me a message about a particular concern. Whether you're new to therapy or have been in therapy in the past, I will try to make the process go smoothly. Psychotherapy should be a collaborative effort between therapist and client, and I approach each session as an opportunity to learn something new. My style is engaging and interactive, and I help clients achieve their goals through a variety of empirically-validated means."
Family Therapy
(415) 688-2401
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
Family Therapy
"Visit my website DrRileyPsychotherapy.com to learn more about my practice, easily schedule an appointment online, or send me a message about a particular concern. Whether you're new to therapy or have been in therapy in the past, I will try to make the process go smoothly. Psychotherapy should be a collaborative effort between therapist and client, and I approach each session as an opportunity to learn something new. My style is engaging and interactive, and I help clients achieve their goals through a variety of empirically-validated means."

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If you're looking for family therapy in San Francisco or for a San Francisco family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in San Francisco using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

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.

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.