Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
It is during challenging times such as these when one is often afforded the greatest opportunity for growth, transformation, and healing. If you’re feeling lost, broken, or like you've exhausted your resources to cope with life, it may be a good time to start therapy. Whether you’re depressed, overwhelmed, or struggling in relationship, my goal is to use my seventeen plus years of experience as a psychotherapist to help you relieve suffering and arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation for yourself. Pain is sometimes inevitable in life, but suffering need not be.
Lesbian
(415) 237-0074
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Lesbian
It is during challenging times such as these when one is often afforded the greatest opportunity for growth, transformation, and healing. If you’re feeling lost, broken, or like you've exhausted your resources to cope with life, it may be a good time to start therapy. Whether you’re depressed, overwhelmed, or struggling in relationship, my goal is to use my seventeen plus years of experience as a psychotherapist to help you relieve suffering and arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation for yourself. Pain is sometimes inevitable in life, but suffering need not be.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
We live in a time where many of the emotions that make us uniquely human have increasingly become labeled as "disordered." Different ways of thinking and feeling that do not fit societal norms are often pathologized rather than valued. Common experiences, such as anxiety around relationships or sadness over loss, are treated as illnesses rather than natural reactions to difficult events that, when explored with respect, often lead to profound growth and creativity. I see psychotherapy less as a way to learn how to "become normal" and more as a journey that invites you to live more fully by embracing all that makes us human.
Lesbian
(323) 366-4885
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Lesbian
We live in a time where many of the emotions that make us uniquely human have increasingly become labeled as "disordered." Different ways of thinking and feeling that do not fit societal norms are often pathologized rather than valued. Common experiences, such as anxiety around relationships or sadness over loss, are treated as illnesses rather than natural reactions to difficult events that, when explored with respect, often lead to profound growth and creativity. I see psychotherapy less as a way to learn how to "become normal" and more as a journey that invites you to live more fully by embracing all that makes us human.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
My work is relationally based. I believe that development throughout our lives is formed through our relationships. The therapeutic relationship we share will be an important factor in understanding, improving, establishing, and responding to those relationships. Even when things are particularly tough or uncomfortable, creating and tolerating change can be daunting. It’s easy for individuals and families to get stuck in old patterns that no longer meet their needs. We’ll look at those patterns: how they developed, how they affect you, and how to take steps toward freeing you and your family.
Lesbian
(415) 237-4412
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Lesbian
My work is relationally based. I believe that development throughout our lives is formed through our relationships. The therapeutic relationship we share will be an important factor in understanding, improving, establishing, and responding to those relationships. Even when things are particularly tough or uncomfortable, creating and tolerating change can be daunting. It’s easy for individuals and families to get stuck in old patterns that no longer meet their needs. We’ll look at those patterns: how they developed, how they affect you, and how to take steps toward freeing you and your family.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Most people seek out a psychologist when they have truly done their best to resolve their difficulties on their own. When you can't see your own emotional blind spots, feeling stuck and distressed can ripple through many areas of your life. Perhaps this is your first time seeking out a therapist, or perhaps you are returning to psychotherapy for a fresh perspective. As a psychologist with over 17 years of experience, I have a seasoned understanding of what leads people to hit roadblocks in their lives, in areas including work, school, marriage, parenting, family, and intimate relationships.
Lesbian
(415) 578-7673
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Lesbian
Most people seek out a psychologist when they have truly done their best to resolve their difficulties on their own. When you can't see your own emotional blind spots, feeling stuck and distressed can ripple through many areas of your life. Perhaps this is your first time seeking out a therapist, or perhaps you are returning to psychotherapy for a fresh perspective. As a psychologist with over 17 years of experience, I have a seasoned understanding of what leads people to hit roadblocks in their lives, in areas including work, school, marriage, parenting, family, and intimate relationships.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Lesbian
(415) 625-8950
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Lesbian
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Registered Psychological Assistant Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
So, you've been feeling anxious, depressed, lost, or just “empty." By now, I'm sure you must have tried everything you can think of to solve your problems. You're probably wondering how I might be able to help. You may have already been let down by your friends, your family, or even other therapists... Don't worry. I won't make false promises or offer a "miracle cure." But - with some hard work - I know that we can begin the process of turning things around for you.
Lesbian
(415) 650-1306
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Lesbian
So, you've been feeling anxious, depressed, lost, or just “empty." By now, I'm sure you must have tried everything you can think of to solve your problems. You're probably wondering how I might be able to help. You may have already been let down by your friends, your family, or even other therapists... Don't worry. I won't make false promises or offer a "miracle cure." But - with some hard work - I know that we can begin the process of turning things around for you.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
I'm a "seasoned" psychologist in practice for 40 years. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and have always preferred having a "general practice" which allows addressing a wide range of personal concerns. While each individual requires a unique approach; the transformative power of therapy is rooted in the trusting relationship that evolves between you & I. It's the alliance between us which helps you become the person you aspire to be. The work is serious but also allows for having a bit of fun while seeking the most gratifying life to foster a sense of fulfilling purpose for yourself.
Lesbian
(415) 534-6559
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Lesbian
I'm a "seasoned" psychologist in practice for 40 years. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and have always preferred having a "general practice" which allows addressing a wide range of personal concerns. While each individual requires a unique approach; the transformative power of therapy is rooted in the trusting relationship that evolves between you & I. It's the alliance between us which helps you become the person you aspire to be. The work is serious but also allows for having a bit of fun while seeking the most gratifying life to foster a sense of fulfilling purpose for yourself.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94116
When you are looking for immediate tools for relief from anxiety or pain related to sexuality related concerns, Flash Technique (part of EMDR) can be very effective. I help individuals, couples, children and families with a variety of goals, including to reduce anxiety and to acheive goals related to gender, sex and sexuality. I have been a Certified Sex Therapist, and trained in EMDR, Flash Technique, Hypnosis, Mindfulness psychology, and Gestalt therapies. I am also a clinical supervisor, providing supervision, education, and training for pre-licensed therapists. I will remove my profile when my practice is full.
Lesbian
(855) 919-5342
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94116
Lesbian
When you are looking for immediate tools for relief from anxiety or pain related to sexuality related concerns, Flash Technique (part of EMDR) can be very effective. I help individuals, couples, children and families with a variety of goals, including to reduce anxiety and to acheive goals related to gender, sex and sexuality. I have been a Certified Sex Therapist, and trained in EMDR, Flash Technique, Hypnosis, Mindfulness psychology, and Gestalt therapies. I am also a clinical supervisor, providing supervision, education, and training for pre-licensed therapists. I will remove my profile when my practice is full.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with trauma histories, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, body and self-esteem issues, life and family transitions. I also work with clients who are dealing with immigration and acculturation issues and support them with exploring and resolving intergenerational conflicts and cultural differences within their families and communities. I strive to create a safe space that includes collaboration, reflective curiosity, opportunities for change, creativity and humor.
Lesbian
(628) 213-7635
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Lesbian
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with trauma histories, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, body and self-esteem issues, life and family transitions. I also work with clients who are dealing with immigration and acculturation issues and support them with exploring and resolving intergenerational conflicts and cultural differences within their families and communities. I strive to create a safe space that includes collaboration, reflective curiosity, opportunities for change, creativity and humor.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CEC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offices in San Francisco and in Mill Valley - I have 20 years experience supporting diverse people in creating more Passionate, Engaged and Deeply Meaningful lives. I help people become Happier, Calmer and more Empowered in the face of life's many changes. In a compassionate and accepting environment, I welcome all that is going on for you right now, and support you in transforming problematic situations and patterns (including addiction) into a healthier more fulfilling life. Sometimes a bit of unconditional support is what we need to work through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, and problematic thoughts and patterns.
Lesbian
(415) 289-0888
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Lesbian
Offices in San Francisco and in Mill Valley - I have 20 years experience supporting diverse people in creating more Passionate, Engaged and Deeply Meaningful lives. I help people become Happier, Calmer and more Empowered in the face of life's many changes. In a compassionate and accepting environment, I welcome all that is going on for you right now, and support you in transforming problematic situations and patterns (including addiction) into a healthier more fulfilling life. Sometimes a bit of unconditional support is what we need to work through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, and problematic thoughts and patterns.
Photo of Leela Hunter, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Do you have feelings that your life isn’t quite what you want it to be? Maybe you find yourself stuck in similar patterns in your relationships or feel dissatisfied at work. You might worry, feel irritable or anxious. Or unable to make decisions or concentrate, or make meaningful connections. You might even have physical pain or symptoms as a result of these challenges. Maybe you cope with unhealthy behaviors that you are not proud of. Therapy can have a significant impact in the positive change you are looking for, once you make the powerful and sometimes difficult decision to seek treatment. We will begin where you are.
Lesbian
(415) 527-3972
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Lesbian
Do you have feelings that your life isn’t quite what you want it to be? Maybe you find yourself stuck in similar patterns in your relationships or feel dissatisfied at work. You might worry, feel irritable or anxious. Or unable to make decisions or concentrate, or make meaningful connections. You might even have physical pain or symptoms as a result of these challenges. Maybe you cope with unhealthy behaviors that you are not proud of. Therapy can have a significant impact in the positive change you are looking for, once you make the powerful and sometimes difficult decision to seek treatment. We will begin where you are.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMT-P Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Giemar "Gigi" Fernandez is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a degree from UC Berkeley and California State University. She spent the last ten plus years working as a trauma specialist, providing evidence based treatments to help individuals reduce the impact of past traumatic events on their present lives. Her expertise includes working with clientele struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual trauma, grief/loss and betrayal. Gigi is also a certified Mindfulness Teacher through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, she has provided training and guidance in mindfulness living.
Lesbian
(707) 309-0226
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Lesbian
Giemar "Gigi" Fernandez is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a degree from UC Berkeley and California State University. She spent the last ten plus years working as a trauma specialist, providing evidence based treatments to help individuals reduce the impact of past traumatic events on their present lives. Her expertise includes working with clientele struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual trauma, grief/loss and betrayal. Gigi is also a certified Mindfulness Teacher through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, she has provided training and guidance in mindfulness living.
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Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94106
Do you feel misunderstood and overwhelmed? Is people pleasing or code switching exhausting? Do you feel disconnected from YOU? Are you searching for a space that is safe to be YOU? Are you hyperaware of your melanin in white spaces? Are you searching for a therapist that understands the minority experience? I recognize the struggles of living while Black. And I champion disrupting White Supremacy and systemic racism. I am a firm believer in order to dismantle racism and White Supremacy we must individually address our trauma, unlearn internalized racism and develop skills to elevate our thinking and regulate our emotions.
Lesbian
(510) 491-0339
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94106
Lesbian
Do you feel misunderstood and overwhelmed? Is people pleasing or code switching exhausting? Do you feel disconnected from YOU? Are you searching for a space that is safe to be YOU? Are you hyperaware of your melanin in white spaces? Are you searching for a therapist that understands the minority experience? I recognize the struggles of living while Black. And I champion disrupting White Supremacy and systemic racism. I am a firm believer in order to dismantle racism and White Supremacy we must individually address our trauma, unlearn internalized racism and develop skills to elevate our thinking and regulate our emotions.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Perhaps you are struggling with your partner right now, having the same fight over and over again. Or longing for an intimate relationship and feeling frustrated in your search. Maybe you are struggling to find a greater sense of direction in life. I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief. My approach to therapy is to help people gain access to their truth and authenticity. Through a collaborative and active therapeutic relationship, I endeavor to help clients identify what they want in life and the barriers that may be standing in their way.
Lesbian
(415) 801-0462
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Lesbian
Perhaps you are struggling with your partner right now, having the same fight over and over again. Or longing for an intimate relationship and feeling frustrated in your search. Maybe you are struggling to find a greater sense of direction in life. I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief. My approach to therapy is to help people gain access to their truth and authenticity. Through a collaborative and active therapeutic relationship, I endeavor to help clients identify what they want in life and the barriers that may be standing in their way.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, acute stress, relationship problems, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in living from and connecting to personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals to uncover, discover, and discard thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives.
Lesbian
(628) 237-0701
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Lesbian
Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, acute stress, relationship problems, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in living from and connecting to personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals to uncover, discover, and discard thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I am a licensed clinical social worker for individuals and couples using an attachment based and emotion focused approach. I believe in creating comfortable and accepting environment for individuals and couples to heal and strengthen. I believe in people and champion their wellness. I completed my Masters in Social Work at Augsburg College specializing in multi-cultural clinical practice. I strive to provide a culturally responsive therapeutic space that honors, culture, race, sexual identity, orientation and all abilities.
Lesbian
(628) 250-3698
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Lesbian
I am a licensed clinical social worker for individuals and couples using an attachment based and emotion focused approach. I believe in creating comfortable and accepting environment for individuals and couples to heal and strengthen. I believe in people and champion their wellness. I completed my Masters in Social Work at Augsburg College specializing in multi-cultural clinical practice. I strive to provide a culturally responsive therapeutic space that honors, culture, race, sexual identity, orientation and all abilities.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I work with individuals, couples, and families, on facilitating communication, conflict resolution, and often healing old wounds from childhood that cause difficulties in present relationships. I also work with children and their families on parenting issues. I work with couples having infertility issues and adoption.
Lesbian
(415) 787-2991
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San Francisco, CA 94108
Lesbian
I work with individuals, couples, and families, on facilitating communication, conflict resolution, and often healing old wounds from childhood that cause difficulties in present relationships. I also work with children and their families on parenting issues. I work with couples having infertility issues and adoption.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94103
I am passionate about supporting people to quickly move through psychological blocks that create stress and stop the flow of creative, productive energy. I focus on facilitating freedom from anxiety and depression created by past experiences, opening the mind to what is present and possible, instead of old and no longer useful. I work extensively with the therapeutic technique known as EMDR, which is clinically proven to be an effective treatment for Anxiety/Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am an EMDRIA approved Consultant and a Trainer for the Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Program. www.emdrhap.org
Lesbian
(510) 863-4970
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Lesbian
I am passionate about supporting people to quickly move through psychological blocks that create stress and stop the flow of creative, productive energy. I focus on facilitating freedom from anxiety and depression created by past experiences, opening the mind to what is present and possible, instead of old and no longer useful. I work extensively with the therapeutic technique known as EMDR, which is clinically proven to be an effective treatment for Anxiety/Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am an EMDRIA approved Consultant and a Trainer for the Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Program. www.emdrhap.org
Photo of Dorothy Boerste MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
We are all worried about what will happen and when will this be over. No one knows, there are no absolute answers. For some people the situation we find ourselves in is overwhelming. Some of what is going on can trigger memories bringing on depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intense fear, and negative memories from your past. I am accepting new clients that I will meet and treat via the internet during this time. I have over 28 years experience as a Trauma Therapist and work with mood disorders which are often the result of traumatic events. Sometimes the weight of trauma can feel like too much. I encourage you to reach out.
Lesbian
(415) 886-5773
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94121
Lesbian
We are all worried about what will happen and when will this be over. No one knows, there are no absolute answers. For some people the situation we find ourselves in is overwhelming. Some of what is going on can trigger memories bringing on depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intense fear, and negative memories from your past. I am accepting new clients that I will meet and treat via the internet during this time. I have over 28 years experience as a Trauma Therapist and work with mood disorders which are often the result of traumatic events. Sometimes the weight of trauma can feel like too much. I encourage you to reach out.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
In these uncertain times I am committed to provide warm, strong, calming help. My practice includes telehealth therapy. I am available by video or telephone to support you. My potential client is looking for support around issues of family neglect in childhood, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, depression, communication, and boundary setting in relationships--whether family, romantic, friendships or at work. My potential client may be struggling with accessing or enjoying their creativity and expressions of it. My potential client may also be looking for support around discovering spirituality or a fuller expression of living.
Lesbian
(415) 636-6514
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Lesbian
In these uncertain times I am committed to provide warm, strong, calming help. My practice includes telehealth therapy. I am available by video or telephone to support you. My potential client is looking for support around issues of family neglect in childhood, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, depression, communication, and boundary setting in relationships--whether family, romantic, friendships or at work. My potential client may be struggling with accessing or enjoying their creativity and expressions of it. My potential client may also be looking for support around discovering spirituality or a fuller expression of living.

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in San Francisco. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and San Francisco lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

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

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.