Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94108
""Together creating a life you don't want to escape from." Congratulations on taking this often difficult step in looking for support! I have been a licensed psychologist for over ten years and love what I do. I am able to work with clients confronting a broad range of challenges. My style is collaborative, compassionate, authentic, innovative, and non-hierarchical. I'm also particularly good at facilitating "unstuckness." You will benefit most from me if you want real change and are ready to collaborate on this journey - your life."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 429-7039
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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Motivational Interviewing
""Together creating a life you don't want to escape from." Congratulations on taking this often difficult step in looking for support! I have been a licensed psychologist for over ten years and love what I do. I am able to work with clients confronting a broad range of challenges. My style is collaborative, compassionate, authentic, innovative, and non-hierarchical. I'm also particularly good at facilitating "unstuckness." You will benefit most from me if you want real change and are ready to collaborate on this journey - your life."
Shannel Busuioc, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"We all have the same basic needs; a sense of belonging, acknowledgement, purpose, and the need for safety/security balanced with novelty/creativity, all while staying true to our personal values and beliefs. My goal is to partner with you around your narrative to create a proactive, skill based approach to explore, build resiliency, increase emotional intelligence, and develop healthier relationships. In doing so, I work with individuals and couples to build momentum from the first session, where you are not only understood, but that your story translates into a practical plan for growth."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 895-9903
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Motivational Interviewing
"We all have the same basic needs; a sense of belonging, acknowledgement, purpose, and the need for safety/security balanced with novelty/creativity, all while staying true to our personal values and beliefs. My goal is to partner with you around your narrative to create a proactive, skill based approach to explore, build resiliency, increase emotional intelligence, and develop healthier relationships. In doing so, I work with individuals and couples to build momentum from the first session, where you are not only understood, but that your story translates into a practical plan for growth."
Shauna Bergh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94103
"I take a holistic approach to therapy with children, teens and individual adults, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too."
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 852-9349
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94103
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Motivational Interviewing
"I take a holistic approach to therapy with children, teens and individual adults, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too."
Maegan Willan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94101
"Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive"
Motivational Interviewing
(925) 255-7381
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94101
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Motivational Interviewing
"Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive"
Denis Barron, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94110
"Adolescence can be a tumultuous time for teenagers, as well as for their families. While teenagers are striving for independence and control, we as adults know that the true capability to launch successfully into adulthood increases significantly with received wisdom and guidance from the elders of the tribe. This can be a difficult balance that can lead to turmoil. I am here to help adolescents be and feel supported by their families, while increasing effective dialogue and interactions between family members that will bring cohesion. I also work with teens and adults individually to help navigate this challenging time."
Motivational Interviewing
(628) 333-3613
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Motivational Interviewing
"Adolescence can be a tumultuous time for teenagers, as well as for their families. While teenagers are striving for independence and control, we as adults know that the true capability to launch successfully into adulthood increases significantly with received wisdom and guidance from the elders of the tribe. This can be a difficult balance that can lead to turmoil. I am here to help adolescents be and feel supported by their families, while increasing effective dialogue and interactions between family members that will bring cohesion. I also work with teens and adults individually to help navigate this challenging time."
Kimberly Wylder, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94115
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 323-0656
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Motivational Interviewing
Richard Austin Heafey, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, Psy D.
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94107
"My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life. "
Motivational Interviewing
(925) 255-7651
Verified
San Francisco, California 94107
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Motivational Interviewing
"My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life. "
Gina Vance,
CMHT, CCHT, RBT, CLC
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94123
"If you've been journeying into self discovery and growth and are ready for a gentle quantum leap into your unique power, beauty and ability to express and collaborate with your multi-dimensional self, consider the potential rewards of learning to quickly and easily journey into your mind and body to explore, encounter and understand ways you can heal the pain of your despair and serve your highest purpose in fulfilling ways. Our work together will honor all aspects of you and all experiences you have endured and survived, as you successfully close completed chapters and author new satisfying successes."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 275-4221
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94123
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Motivational Interviewing
"If you've been journeying into self discovery and growth and are ready for a gentle quantum leap into your unique power, beauty and ability to express and collaborate with your multi-dimensional self, consider the potential rewards of learning to quickly and easily journey into your mind and body to explore, encounter and understand ways you can heal the pain of your despair and serve your highest purpose in fulfilling ways. Our work together will honor all aspects of you and all experiences you have endured and survived, as you successfully close completed chapters and author new satisfying successes."
Yu Hang 'ronald' Deng, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94121
"I received my B.A. degree in University of California, Davis, with a major in Psychology, and my M.A. degree from John F. Kennedy University in the Counseling Psychology program. My expertise includes mental health counseling, such as depressive/anxiety disorders, communication, family, intimacy and/or relationship issues for individuals, groups, couples, and families, drug addiction treatment, and gambling addiction. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strongly believe in human potential, and my goal is to help my clients to discover and utilize the tools they have already possessed!"
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 367-4238
Verified
San Francisco, California 94121
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Motivational Interviewing
"I received my B.A. degree in University of California, Davis, with a major in Psychology, and my M.A. degree from John F. Kennedy University in the Counseling Psychology program. My expertise includes mental health counseling, such as depressive/anxiety disorders, communication, family, intimacy and/or relationship issues for individuals, groups, couples, and families, drug addiction treatment, and gambling addiction. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strongly believe in human potential, and my goal is to help my clients to discover and utilize the tools they have already possessed!"
Thomas Masat
MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"I work with men on intimacy, sex/desire, sexual orientation, and problematic sexual behaviors--porn, compulsive behaviors, ... Finding a middle path can be challenging--and profoundly rewarding as you create new ways of relating to yourself and others. I recognize the anxiety, consequences, and suffering when porn, apps, and sexual behaviors are out of sync with who you want to be. "
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 969-3984
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Motivational Interviewing
"I work with men on intimacy, sex/desire, sexual orientation, and problematic sexual behaviors--porn, compulsive behaviors, ... Finding a middle path can be challenging--and profoundly rewarding as you create new ways of relating to yourself and others. I recognize the anxiety, consequences, and suffering when porn, apps, and sexual behaviors are out of sync with who you want to be. "
Beverly Ellison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94114
"Now accepting new clients. It has been awhile since bad things happened to you, but you still feel the effects. Life is so much better than it used to be. You have been through the worst of it, yet it could be even better. You are ready to do deep healing, to try something new and live an amazing life of your own design. I offer you compassion, a supportive relationship for your benefit, a unique perspective, and a partnership in your healing process. I use my training and expertise to help queer, trans, gnc, women heal from abuse, trauma, and other harm."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 671-6417
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Motivational Interviewing
"Now accepting new clients. It has been awhile since bad things happened to you, but you still feel the effects. Life is so much better than it used to be. You have been through the worst of it, yet it could be even better. You are ready to do deep healing, to try something new and live an amazing life of your own design. I offer you compassion, a supportive relationship for your benefit, a unique perspective, and a partnership in your healing process. I use my training and expertise to help queer, trans, gnc, women heal from abuse, trauma, and other harm."
Clark Hsu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94110
"I provide a warm and understanding atmosphere without judgment and pressure. Our work together is going to be about you and for you. I am not here to tell you what to do, but allow you to become the master of your life. You will be invited to explore through using traditional means of therapy(talk therapy) or more creative ways such as drama and expressive arts therapy. The choice will be yours and completely based on your level of comfort. I will be here to set up the creative stage for you to shine, cry, laugh, and grow."
Motivational Interviewing
(408) 512-1315
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Motivational Interviewing
"I provide a warm and understanding atmosphere without judgment and pressure. Our work together is going to be about you and for you. I am not here to tell you what to do, but allow you to become the master of your life. You will be invited to explore through using traditional means of therapy(talk therapy) or more creative ways such as drama and expressive arts therapy. The choice will be yours and completely based on your level of comfort. I will be here to set up the creative stage for you to shine, cry, laugh, and grow."
Liz Powell, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"Are you someone who's been having problems in your sex life or relationships? Have you struggled to find a therapist who speaks your language and understands your lifestyle? Are social justice and activism important to you? I’m Dr. Liz from drlizpowell.com, and I believe Great Sex Can Change the World (TM). I’m a psychologist, sex educator, speaker, and author as part of my mission to help you have more meaningful, pleasurable relationships in life and work, as well as the bedroom. In particular, I love work with sexual and gender minorities. You can see more of me and get a feel for my work at youtube.com/c/sexpositivepsych"
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 319-9816
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Motivational Interviewing
"Are you someone who's been having problems in your sex life or relationships? Have you struggled to find a therapist who speaks your language and understands your lifestyle? Are social justice and activism important to you? I’m Dr. Liz from drlizpowell.com, and I believe Great Sex Can Change the World (TM). I’m a psychologist, sex educator, speaker, and author as part of my mission to help you have more meaningful, pleasurable relationships in life and work, as well as the bedroom. In particular, I love work with sexual and gender minorities. You can see more of me and get a feel for my work at youtube.com/c/sexpositivepsych"
Julia Baron, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94102
"I have a particular interest in neuropsychological testing for intellectual functioning, learning differences, ADHD, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and socio-emotional functioning. I have experience testing children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. I take a collaborative, strength-based, integrative approach to helping people with a range of issues pertaining to life transitions, mood, work and school related stress, relationship difficulties, and goals. I specialize in treatment for recovery from self-destructive behaviors including substance abuse. "
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 564-7328
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94102
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Motivational Interviewing
"I have a particular interest in neuropsychological testing for intellectual functioning, learning differences, ADHD, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and socio-emotional functioning. I have experience testing children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. I take a collaborative, strength-based, integrative approach to helping people with a range of issues pertaining to life transitions, mood, work and school related stress, relationship difficulties, and goals. I specialize in treatment for recovery from self-destructive behaviors including substance abuse. "
Lacey Weber, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
" I am an experienced therapist who works toward cultivating a space that allows you to connect with your genuine self. It is from that place that we are able to gain insight into why you do what you do and feel what you feel. I create a supportive and compassionate environment while providing guidance and direction to address any ways of being that may no longer serve you or your relationship."
Motivational Interviewing
(619) 900-6382
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Motivational Interviewing
" I am an experienced therapist who works toward cultivating a space that allows you to connect with your genuine self. It is from that place that we are able to gain insight into why you do what you do and feel what you feel. I create a supportive and compassionate environment while providing guidance and direction to address any ways of being that may no longer serve you or your relationship."
Esther Wanning, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94110
"Your potential is much greater than you even think. But psychological burdens -- such as depression, loneliness, guilt, and anxiety -- rob you of the freedom to feel, act, and choose. Self-protective strategies left over from childhood, ingrained but faulty ideas, and an absence of self-acceptance make life very, very difficult. How we work together will depend on what you want and what you need. Cognitive-behavioral techniques can be very valuable. But for many people, the path includes uncovering buried emotions, giving the "true self" a chance to emerge. Our closeness gives you the courage you'll need."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 689-5963
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94110
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Motivational Interviewing
"Your potential is much greater than you even think. But psychological burdens -- such as depression, loneliness, guilt, and anxiety -- rob you of the freedom to feel, act, and choose. Self-protective strategies left over from childhood, ingrained but faulty ideas, and an absence of self-acceptance make life very, very difficult. How we work together will depend on what you want and what you need. Cognitive-behavioral techniques can be very valuable. But for many people, the path includes uncovering buried emotions, giving the "true self" a chance to emerge. Our closeness gives you the courage you'll need."
W. Craig McDermit, PhD, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 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. "
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 534-6559
Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
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Motivational Interviewing
"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. "
Michelle Sicula, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"If you are coping with anxiety, sadness, relationship conflict, stress, or parenting challenges I help you manage difficult feelings and reduce your suffering. If you and your partner can't talk without arguing, have lost trust, or lost the spark and want to connect we'll identify what's keeping you from being close and develop the secure connection you want. If you are having trouble getting pregnant or needing help from outside parties to create your family we'll work through any difficult feelings and explore your options for family building so you can make decisions that build your family and fit your values."
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 491-0766
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Motivational Interviewing
"If you are coping with anxiety, sadness, relationship conflict, stress, or parenting challenges I help you manage difficult feelings and reduce your suffering. If you and your partner can't talk without arguing, have lost trust, or lost the spark and want to connect we'll identify what's keeping you from being close and develop the secure connection you want. If you are having trouble getting pregnant or needing help from outside parties to create your family we'll work through any difficult feelings and explore your options for family building so you can make decisions that build your family and fit your values."
Dietmar Brinkmann, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"Are you overwhelmed by emotional turmoil? Is a relationship causing you pain? Do you feel stuck in anxiety or depression? As an expert in emotional resilience and relational wellbeing, I help you get in touch with what you deeply want and uncover internal resources that have been buried. I assist you in developing communication skills to navigate the complexities of friendship, family and work. From this place of strength, we create together a safe space in therapy to experience and express the full range of human emotions so that even the most difficult experiences and traumatic events can be processed."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 639-9029
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Motivational Interviewing
"Are you overwhelmed by emotional turmoil? Is a relationship causing you pain? Do you feel stuck in anxiety or depression? As an expert in emotional resilience and relational wellbeing, I help you get in touch with what you deeply want and uncover internal resources that have been buried. I assist you in developing communication skills to navigate the complexities of friendship, family and work. From this place of strength, we create together a safe space in therapy to experience and express the full range of human emotions so that even the most difficult experiences and traumatic events can be processed."
Dan Zuiches, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"For help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or ADHD, I offer a straightforward approach. It starts by developing a holistic understanding of your situation and history. With that shared perspective, we'll work together to find the best way to resolve your current challenges."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 488-8372
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Motivational Interviewing
"For help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or ADHD, I offer a straightforward approach. It starts by developing a holistic understanding of your situation and history. With that shared perspective, we'll work together to find the best way to resolve your current challenges."

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. San Francisco Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in San Francisco.

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.