Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. This process also includes developing and enhancing self understanding. Many people contemplate calling a therapist for a long time, unsure of what to expect or how to proceed. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues in your life and gain a deeper understanding of your situation. Through this process, we can begin to offer you new emotional experiences. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
Gay
(415) 282-7447
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Gay
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. This process also includes developing and enhancing self understanding. Many people contemplate calling a therapist for a long time, unsure of what to expect or how to proceed. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues in your life and gain a deeper understanding of your situation. Through this process, we can begin to offer you new emotional experiences. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
It's hard to be a person. Nobody goes through life without pain and struggle. We carry our experiences, whether difficult or traumatic, in ways that shape how we relate to ourselves, to our thoughts and feelings, our hopes and fears, and to the other people in our lives. We are often unaware of how these internal structures shape our lives in the present moment. Psychotherapy offers an environment, a method, and a therapeutic relationship with which to understand and transform how we experience ourselves and the world around us.
Gay
(415) 799-4539
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Gay
It's hard to be a person. Nobody goes through life without pain and struggle. We carry our experiences, whether difficult or traumatic, in ways that shape how we relate to ourselves, to our thoughts and feelings, our hopes and fears, and to the other people in our lives. We are often unaware of how these internal structures shape our lives in the present moment. Psychotherapy offers an environment, a method, and a therapeutic relationship with which to understand and transform how we experience ourselves and the world around us.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships can all be extremely difficult. I appreciate how hard it is to reach out for help, but I want to hear your story and find out about your struggles as well as your strengths. So, let's figure this out together!
Gay
(530) 364-5284
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Gay
Anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships can all be extremely difficult. I appreciate how hard it is to reach out for help, but I want to hear your story and find out about your struggles as well as your strengths. So, let's figure this out together!
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
What experience would you like to be having? What do you want to change? My primary expertise is in helping people to not only overcome the thoughts and feelings that are holding them back, but to create the life that they WANT for themselves. I believe that we all possess the ability to remove internal barriers and to live life on our terms.
Gay
(415) 689-7106
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Gay
What experience would you like to be having? What do you want to change? My primary expertise is in helping people to not only overcome the thoughts and feelings that are holding them back, but to create the life that they WANT for themselves. I believe that we all possess the ability to remove internal barriers and to live life on our terms.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I cannot move mountains for you, but I can help you climb. Facing fears, healing from loss, finding meaning and joy - these are the inevitable tasks of life. Therapy may be your first step or your last resort. Often people avoid it all together because they believe their pain is too great, worry they will be judged or that their situation is too complicated. Some people believe they should solve problems on their own or with family and friends. Everyone needs help sometimes. While family and friends may want the best for us, they often come with opinions and past hurts.
Gay
(628) 237-0876
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Gay
I cannot move mountains for you, but I can help you climb. Facing fears, healing from loss, finding meaning and joy - these are the inevitable tasks of life. Therapy may be your first step or your last resort. Often people avoid it all together because they believe their pain is too great, worry they will be judged or that their situation is too complicated. Some people believe they should solve problems on their own or with family and friends. Everyone needs help sometimes. While family and friends may want the best for us, they often come with opinions and past hurts.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Life is constantly throwing us curve balls, challenges that can at times seem daunting or even insurmountable. Maybe it’s something lacking with work, or personal fulfillment, or most often in my experience, relationships. Maybe you just can’t see how to change old habits that just aren’t working for you anymore. Whether you’re dealing with stress and anxiety, gender- or sexuality-related concerns, relationship difficulties, financial pressures, or even the effects of trauma in your life, I can help.
Gay
(628) 265-6891
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Gay
Life is constantly throwing us curve balls, challenges that can at times seem daunting or even insurmountable. Maybe it’s something lacking with work, or personal fulfillment, or most often in my experience, relationships. Maybe you just can’t see how to change old habits that just aren’t working for you anymore. Whether you’re dealing with stress and anxiety, gender- or sexuality-related concerns, relationship difficulties, financial pressures, or even the effects of trauma in your life, I can help.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in downtown San Francisco, where I specialize in treating individuals with ADHD, mood disorders, relationship issues, and those going through life transitions. I also support families and couples in therapy. The work that I do is relational. I'm a transplant to the Bay Area and a mom of three young children. In my therapy relationships, I pull in experience from my own life, marriage, and family.
Gay
(415) 524-0582 x1
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Gay
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in downtown San Francisco, where I specialize in treating individuals with ADHD, mood disorders, relationship issues, and those going through life transitions. I also support families and couples in therapy. The work that I do is relational. I'm a transplant to the Bay Area and a mom of three young children. In my therapy relationships, I pull in experience from my own life, marriage, and family.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MBA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you making it through the day, looking to the rest of the world as if you're doing just fine, but deep down inside you feel stuck and uninspired? Do you wonder what is holding you back from thriving in the world? In our hectic world we often find ourselves afraid to take risks that could jeopardize the stable lives we've created for ourselves. We remain in jobs, relationships and old patterns that no longer work, while symptoms such as anxiety, depression, stress, anger and self-defeating patterns keep us from making real changes to our lives.
Gay
(415) 578-7307 x3
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Gay
Are you making it through the day, looking to the rest of the world as if you're doing just fine, but deep down inside you feel stuck and uninspired? Do you wonder what is holding you back from thriving in the world? In our hectic world we often find ourselves afraid to take risks that could jeopardize the stable lives we've created for ourselves. We remain in jobs, relationships and old patterns that no longer work, while symptoms such as anxiety, depression, stress, anger and self-defeating patterns keep us from making real changes to our lives.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Choosing a psychotherapist can feel daunting. People often enter therapy during times of vulnerability. At a time when you are potentially feeling overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, or depression it can be challenging to trust a stranger with all these feelings and intimate details about your life. I view my role as a therapist as being able to fully understand your experience and to use that understanding to help you think through situations that have become increasingly challenging. I believe in creating a safe space for my clients, and working collaboratively in order to help you regain a sense of strength, confidence, and control.
Gay
(415) 466-8912
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Gay
Choosing a psychotherapist can feel daunting. People often enter therapy during times of vulnerability. At a time when you are potentially feeling overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, or depression it can be challenging to trust a stranger with all these feelings and intimate details about your life. I view my role as a therapist as being able to fully understand your experience and to use that understanding to help you think through situations that have become increasingly challenging. I believe in creating a safe space for my clients, and working collaboratively in order to help you regain a sense of strength, confidence, and control.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
My priority as a therapist is to create a warm and comfortable environment in which we can work closely together to identify goals and tailor the sessions to best meet your needs. I have an interactive style and I utilize a wide variety of techniques.
Gay
(650) 206-8786
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Gay
My priority as a therapist is to create a warm and comfortable environment in which we can work closely together to identify goals and tailor the sessions to best meet your needs. I have an interactive style and I utilize a wide variety of techniques.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I help couples and individuals improve relationships, affirm identity, manage mood, and change behavior. My background in math and engineering informs my work as a psychologist and educator. I reference and apply cognitive and behavioral science. Clients report that they benefit from our relationship, as well as the information and skills obtained through meetings. My webpage www.dr-davison.com and linked-in profile provides information about my training and experience, and services.
Gay
(510) 541-5988
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Gay
I help couples and individuals improve relationships, affirm identity, manage mood, and change behavior. My background in math and engineering informs my work as a psychologist and educator. I reference and apply cognitive and behavioral science. Clients report that they benefit from our relationship, as well as the information and skills obtained through meetings. My webpage www.dr-davison.com and linked-in profile provides information about my training and experience, and services.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
I believe that no matter how difficult a time you're having I can help you find your balance and power. I know that rage, shame, confusion and helplessness can make you feel stuck, lost and hopeless. I also know that there is a way out. In my therapy office, you will feel safe and supported to unravel your feelings and thoughts, identify patterns and themes, get clear on what brought you to where you are now, and to make intelligent new choices.
Gay
(925) 528-0207
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Gay
I believe that no matter how difficult a time you're having I can help you find your balance and power. I know that rage, shame, confusion and helplessness can make you feel stuck, lost and hopeless. I also know that there is a way out. In my therapy office, you will feel safe and supported to unravel your feelings and thoughts, identify patterns and themes, get clear on what brought you to where you are now, and to make intelligent new choices.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
We all need support to get through difficult times in our lives. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or trauma, therapy can provide the tools for healing and transformation. Whether you are looking for a sounding board when facing tough decisions about family or relationships, or you recognize a need for change in your life, the therapeutic process can support you. Therapy should move at your pace, with a focus identified by you. In a non- judgmental and supportive atmosphere, we will work together to access your strengths and supports to find the most effective ways to cope.
Gay
(415) 630-5734
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Gay
We all need support to get through difficult times in our lives. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or trauma, therapy can provide the tools for healing and transformation. Whether you are looking for a sounding board when facing tough decisions about family or relationships, or you recognize a need for change in your life, the therapeutic process can support you. Therapy should move at your pace, with a focus identified by you. In a non- judgmental and supportive atmosphere, we will work together to access your strengths and supports to find the most effective ways to cope.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Through many years of teaching and practicing Brief Psychotherapy, I have learned the value of a highly active, focused and interactive approach-- both for long term and brief psychotherapy. Whether the patient is an individual or a couple, I view my task as helping to define appropriate goals and keeping the therapy on track. While the purpose of the therapeutic journey is mutually decided and the patient is an active partner in evaluating the route, I particularly direct the journey when it turns to the past. While history is invariably interesting, therapeutic efficiency requires exploring only what's potentially most useful.
Gay
(415) 226-6780
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Gay
Through many years of teaching and practicing Brief Psychotherapy, I have learned the value of a highly active, focused and interactive approach-- both for long term and brief psychotherapy. Whether the patient is an individual or a couple, I view my task as helping to define appropriate goals and keeping the therapy on track. While the purpose of the therapeutic journey is mutually decided and the patient is an active partner in evaluating the route, I particularly direct the journey when it turns to the past. While history is invariably interesting, therapeutic efficiency requires exploring only what's potentially most useful.
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BCBA, Coach
San Francisco, CA 94117
I believe that you are doing the best you can, in every given moment, given your circumstances, and that you have the inherent ability to access your truest potential and sense of self. Connecting with my values of trust and authenticity, I provide a safe and supportive environment that helps you discover and live a life you define to be the most meaningful, valuable and important. I am passionate about using evidence based practices to support you, build skills to address life's challenges and struggles that cause you pain and suffering - ultimate aspects of the human experience.
Gay
(628) 600-2665
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Gay
I believe that you are doing the best you can, in every given moment, given your circumstances, and that you have the inherent ability to access your truest potential and sense of self. Connecting with my values of trust and authenticity, I provide a safe and supportive environment that helps you discover and live a life you define to be the most meaningful, valuable and important. I am passionate about using evidence based practices to support you, build skills to address life's challenges and struggles that cause you pain and suffering - ultimate aspects of the human experience.
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT, LMHC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations in San Francisco and New York City. Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering remote teletherapy sessions for residents of New York and California and we have immediately availability. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs. Our website is expansivetherapy.com and you can reach our office manager Drew at info@expansivetherapy.com. We have immediate availability in both locations.
Gay
(415) 799-1239
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Gay
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations in San Francisco and New York City. Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering remote teletherapy sessions for residents of New York and California and we have immediately availability. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs. Our website is expansivetherapy.com and you can reach our office manager Drew at info@expansivetherapy.com. We have immediate availability in both locations.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a psychotherapist and breath work practitioner based in the SF Bay Area and offering services online throughout CA. I utilize integrative wellness practices to support my clients in releasing negative beliefs, processing difficult emotions, healing past wounds and cultivating a deeper sense of meaning in their lives. I work from a relational framework, meaning that I believe the authentic connection between a client and a therapist is a profound catalyst for change. While a lot of the work I do requires delving into the murky stuff, I like to make room for laughter, connection, and joy in the process.
Gay
(415) 952-5217
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Gay
I am a psychotherapist and breath work practitioner based in the SF Bay Area and offering services online throughout CA. I utilize integrative wellness practices to support my clients in releasing negative beliefs, processing difficult emotions, healing past wounds and cultivating a deeper sense of meaning in their lives. I work from a relational framework, meaning that I believe the authentic connection between a client and a therapist is a profound catalyst for change. While a lot of the work I do requires delving into the murky stuff, I like to make room for laughter, connection, and joy in the process.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
While you can't always avoid the challenges that arise in your life, you do have choices about how you address them. My approach draws from the idea that there is much to learn from these struggles, and that by decreasing the shame that makes it hard for you to face yourself, you create opportunities for making real and enduring changes in your life. But you don't have to do this alone.
Gay
(415) 508-8845
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Gay
While you can't always avoid the challenges that arise in your life, you do have choices about how you address them. My approach draws from the idea that there is much to learn from these struggles, and that by decreasing the shame that makes it hard for you to face yourself, you create opportunities for making real and enduring changes in your life. But you don't have to do this alone.
Photo of Lynsie Seely @ Wellspace, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhDc, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
It is my hope for you that you are thriving in your life--free of anxiety, depression, and other ailments, leaving you open to fully enjoy your life. If this isn't the case and you happen to be feeling stuck, worn-down, stressed, anxious, or depressed, if you're in a challenging transition, struggling with a relationship, or wanting to embody your life more fully--Welcome! I am dedicated to helping guide and support you in achieving your goals. I work using a collaborative, body-centered, approach and will empathically support you on your journey toward greater well-being.
Gay
(415) 534-6049 x2
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Gay
It is my hope for you that you are thriving in your life--free of anxiety, depression, and other ailments, leaving you open to fully enjoy your life. If this isn't the case and you happen to be feeling stuck, worn-down, stressed, anxious, or depressed, if you're in a challenging transition, struggling with a relationship, or wanting to embody your life more fully--Welcome! I am dedicated to helping guide and support you in achieving your goals. I work using a collaborative, body-centered, approach and will empathically support you on your journey toward greater well-being.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, stress, self-criticism, shyness, or excessive worry? Are your efforts to cope not working or making things worse? My goal in therapy is to help you move out of old, unproductive ways of dealing with problems, and learn more flexible and effective ways of responding to life's challenges. I am an experienced and caring therapist. My style is supportive, interactive and engaged. Together we can work on what is most meaningful to you, and help you move towards those things that you care most deeply about in your life.
Gay
(415) 702-3775
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Gay
Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, stress, self-criticism, shyness, or excessive worry? Are your efforts to cope not working or making things worse? My goal in therapy is to help you move out of old, unproductive ways of dealing with problems, and learn more flexible and effective ways of responding to life's challenges. I am an experienced and caring therapist. My style is supportive, interactive and engaged. Together we can work on what is most meaningful to you, and help you move towards those things that you care most deeply about in your life.

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Gay (LGBTQ) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in San Francisco or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in San Francisco or for a San Francisco gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in San Francisco, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

Counseling may include LGBT counseling in San Francisco, LGBTQ or San Francisco GLBT counseling.

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. 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.