John Robert Montopoli, MA, LMFT, LPCC, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I work almost exclusively with adults overcoming struggles with anxiety and depression. People often experience depression and/or anxiety when they are dissatisfied with important relationships in their personal and professional lives. I have particular interest in helping clients develop skills to overcome shyness and social anxiety issues which can interfere with having the kind of relationships that give special meaning to one's life. I am also the co-founder of the National Social Anxiety Center.
In addition to the training I received to become a licensed psychotherapist, I have received advanced, specialized training from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia. This training, under the direction of Dr. Aaron Beck, has added to my skills as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
I work collaboratively with clients to establish specific therapuetic goals. CBT is an evidence-based, solution-focused psychotherapy. Together we work to solve your problems in a systematic and structured manner. Generally speaking, CBT tends to be a short-term therapy. At the beginning of treatment we establish a timeframe to work on your goals.
Call or Email John Robert Montopoli for a free phone consultation now - (415) 799-9854


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of San Francisco
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License No. and State: MFC 39800 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Beck Institute for Cog Therapy / Certificate of Completion
  • Certificate Date: 2007
  • License No. and State: LPC 317 LPCC

John Robert Montopoli's Groups

Winter 2018 Adult Shyness & Social Anxiety Group

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for social anxiety disorder. This therapy group is for adults who experience distress in social interactions. Interested individuals will be invited to join the group following one 75 minute pre-group screening and orientation sessions. The group is limited to group members. There will be 10 weekly sessions held at a central San Francisco location on Tuesday evenings 6:45 - 8:15pm. The fee is $90 per group meeting. GROUP WILL BEGIN LATE JAN/EARLY FEB. Date to be announced.

More about this group


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Paruresis - Shy Bladder Syndrome
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017
John Robert Montopoli, MA, LMFT, LPCC, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

John Robert Montopoli

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC