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
(415) 787-4454
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Family
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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Isa Hershoff-Looper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
When your child is struggling with difficulties you feel their pain. I have worked with children and families in therapy for 16 years. I can help your child or adolescent navigate some of life's challenges and support you as a parent or guardian as you guide them. I also work with individual adults facing hardships and work with you to learn about yourself and find the path that fits you. I am compassionate and creative in my approach to therapy. I use Cognitive BehavioralTx in conjunction with a psychodynamic approach to guiding you through examining your thoughts and feelings.
Family
(415) 682-6433
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Family
When your child is struggling with difficulties you feel their pain. I have worked with children and families in therapy for 16 years. I can help your child or adolescent navigate some of life's challenges and support you as a parent or guardian as you guide them. I also work with individual adults facing hardships and work with you to learn about yourself and find the path that fits you. I am compassionate and creative in my approach to therapy. I use Cognitive BehavioralTx in conjunction with a psychodynamic approach to guiding you through examining your thoughts and feelings.
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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
(628) 228-6535
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Family
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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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
(415) 347-6952
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Family
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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Yasmin K Decuire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
It takes courage to admit that you can no longer face life's challenges alone. It is also the most important step towards change. My style is warm, interactive and intuitive. I integrate various therapeutic methodologies, which enables me to creatively meet your distinctive, personal needs. In addition to talk therapy I offer Expressive Arts and Guided Imagery to help us connect with and process negative, painful, and fearful emotions.
Family
(415) 423-3935
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Family
It takes courage to admit that you can no longer face life's challenges alone. It is also the most important step towards change. My style is warm, interactive and intuitive. I integrate various therapeutic methodologies, which enables me to creatively meet your distinctive, personal needs. In addition to talk therapy I offer Expressive Arts and Guided Imagery to help us connect with and process negative, painful, and fearful emotions.
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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
(415) 323-1759
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family
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
(707) 962-4649
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Family
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.
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Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
Family
(415) 326-7726
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Family
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
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Dina Cuervo
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
Family
(626) 427-6532
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Family
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
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James O'Dowd
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
We all get stuck at some point in our lives. Sometimes we compensate by reverting to older, familiar patterns of coping, that may have been effective in the past, but don't quite address the complexity of the problems you face today.
Family
(415) 237-2119
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Family
We all get stuck at some point in our lives. Sometimes we compensate by reverting to older, familiar patterns of coping, that may have been effective in the past, but don't quite address the complexity of the problems you face today.
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Jenna Pacelli - Bend Trauma Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHHC, RYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
You've spent years in talk therapy, have hit a plateau and are wondering if you’re not meant to fully heal or if therapy actually works. You are bright, sensitive, and big-hearted but either feel like you’re stuck on ON (easily startled, racing thoughts that are difficult to control or turn off, struggling to relax and feeling flooded emotionally), or stuck on OFF (flat, lethargic, exhausted, foggy, unmotivated and disconnected from your vitality and energy). It is possible to deeply heal- you just need a more innovative and dynamic approach to do so.
Family
(458) 200-4086
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
Family
You've spent years in talk therapy, have hit a plateau and are wondering if you’re not meant to fully heal or if therapy actually works. You are bright, sensitive, and big-hearted but either feel like you’re stuck on ON (easily startled, racing thoughts that are difficult to control or turn off, struggling to relax and feeling flooded emotionally), or stuck on OFF (flat, lethargic, exhausted, foggy, unmotivated and disconnected from your vitality and energy). It is possible to deeply heal- you just need a more innovative and dynamic approach to do so.
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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
(650) 336-5252
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Family
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
(415) 340-2191
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Family
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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Debbie Mobley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Would you like to connect more deeply with others and have more meaningful relationships? Or perhaps you'd just like to experience more joy, ease and meaning in your life. You are not alone. Anxiety and depression often show up when we are out of alignment with our deepest truths and what makes us feel truly alive. I work with individuals and couples to explore what is keeping them from flourishing and to discover unhealthy patterns so that they may experience deeper, more meaningful connections with themselves and others.
Family
(415) 481-4907
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Family
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Would you like to connect more deeply with others and have more meaningful relationships? Or perhaps you'd just like to experience more joy, ease and meaning in your life. You are not alone. Anxiety and depression often show up when we are out of alignment with our deepest truths and what makes us feel truly alive. I work with individuals and couples to explore what is keeping them from flourishing and to discover unhealthy patterns so that they may experience deeper, more meaningful connections with themselves and others.
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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
(628) 600-3417
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Family
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.
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Kory Okun Orlanski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I understand you want to change something; possibly many things in your relationships, in yourself, and in your work and that you are both fearful and hopeful about coming to therapy. I will help you to resolve underlying conflicts, relieve symptoms, and discover what feels meaningful and enjoyable. My personal style reflects who I am in warmth, compassion, knowledge, and authenticity. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using an interactive approach that focuses on long-term psychotherapy as well as short-term strategic problem solving. Through this unique process you will achieve your goals and live the life you desire and deserve.
Family
(415) 689-7663
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94114
Family
I understand you want to change something; possibly many things in your relationships, in yourself, and in your work and that you are both fearful and hopeful about coming to therapy. I will help you to resolve underlying conflicts, relieve symptoms, and discover what feels meaningful and enjoyable. My personal style reflects who I am in warmth, compassion, knowledge, and authenticity. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using an interactive approach that focuses on long-term psychotherapy as well as short-term strategic problem solving. Through this unique process you will achieve your goals and live the life you desire and deserve.
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Sandy Schindler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
I see individuals, couples, and adolescents seeking support, insight, and emotional stability when facing distress and challenges. They understand the benefit of my helping them to bring the dark feelings into the light, enabling them to be addressed and resolved in a straightforward, honest manner. These include coping with transitions, intimacy and illness, as well as successfully navigating parenting and aging. I have extensive experience within medical settings, providing emotional support to cancer patients, and their families, and the tools to gain resilience, address medical questions, and explore end of life concerns.
Family
(415) 968-0788
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Family
I see individuals, couples, and adolescents seeking support, insight, and emotional stability when facing distress and challenges. They understand the benefit of my helping them to bring the dark feelings into the light, enabling them to be addressed and resolved in a straightforward, honest manner. These include coping with transitions, intimacy and illness, as well as successfully navigating parenting and aging. I have extensive experience within medical settings, providing emotional support to cancer patients, and their families, and the tools to gain resilience, address medical questions, and explore end of life concerns.
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Zan Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
A great teacher at Esalen Institute once told me, "we are wounded in relationship and we heal in our relationships". I have come to believe this whole-heartedly as I see our relationships with others, ourselves, and even the earth break down and get off balance, lacking fulfillment or even becoming destructive. Most people who have suffered neglect, trauma or loss become discouraged, needing support and resources to heal and move forward with hope. However, I believe all people carry the seed of intuitive insight and courage that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Family
(415) 498-1184
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Family
A great teacher at Esalen Institute once told me, "we are wounded in relationship and we heal in our relationships". I have come to believe this whole-heartedly as I see our relationships with others, ourselves, and even the earth break down and get off balance, lacking fulfillment or even becoming destructive. Most people who have suffered neglect, trauma or loss become discouraged, needing support and resources to heal and move forward with hope. However, I believe all people carry the seed of intuitive insight and courage that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
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
(415) 799-5836
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Family
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.
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Katharine Vila
Psychologist, PhD, MSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Emotional problems can be difficult to cope with and resolve alone. Whether you have experienced a painful loss, are suffering from anxiety or depression, are feeling stifled in your relationships, or cannot seem to reach your goals, the help of an experienced professional can assist you in initiating the changes that will allow you to lead a more satisfying life. Understanding your emotional life is essential to your personal and professional well being. We use to have this top-down notion that reason was superior to emotion. However, recent research clearly shows that we think better when we know and can process our emotions.
Family
(415) 820-1414
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Family
Emotional problems can be difficult to cope with and resolve alone. Whether you have experienced a painful loss, are suffering from anxiety or depression, are feeling stifled in your relationships, or cannot seem to reach your goals, the help of an experienced professional can assist you in initiating the changes that will allow you to lead a more satisfying life. Understanding your emotional life is essential to your personal and professional well being. We use to have this top-down notion that reason was superior to emotion. However, recent research clearly shows that we think better when we know and can process our emotions.

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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

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