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.
Parenting
(415) 787-4454
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94114
Parenting
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.
Photo of Elvira Kitrar, Marriage & Family Therapist
Elvira Kitrar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. I not only treat the "tip of the iceberg" problems, but also address the deeper, "bottom of the ocean," issues. I treat the whole person and honor the mind-body-spirit connections, taking into account the client's cultural, religious and ethnic background, ancestry, race and immigration history. I recognize the complexity of each person's history and circumstances and employ a wide variety of techniques to guide my clients in their self-discovery.
Parenting
(415) 534-9620
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94109
Parenting
My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. I not only treat the "tip of the iceberg" problems, but also address the deeper, "bottom of the ocean," issues. I treat the whole person and honor the mind-body-spirit connections, taking into account the client's cultural, religious and ethnic background, ancestry, race and immigration history. I recognize the complexity of each person's history and circumstances and employ a wide variety of techniques to guide my clients in their self-discovery.
Photo of Isa Hershoff-Looper, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Parenting
(415) 682-6433
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94114
Parenting
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.
Photo of Ashley Boyer, Psychologist
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.
Parenting
(628) 228-6535
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94122
Parenting
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.
Photo of Beth A Mitchner, Psychologist
Beth A Mitchner
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I believe that we heal and grow best in a welcoming and supportive environment. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore together your thoughts and feelings and guide you to a place of deeper self-understanding of your strengths and challenges. Often, this process will enable you to find new ways for dealing with problems, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, and realizing your desires, and aspirations. These changes reduce discomfort and stress and allow you to feel more alive and fulfilled.
Parenting
(628) 210-3586
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
I believe that we heal and grow best in a welcoming and supportive environment. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore together your thoughts and feelings and guide you to a place of deeper self-understanding of your strengths and challenges. Often, this process will enable you to find new ways for dealing with problems, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, and realizing your desires, and aspirations. These changes reduce discomfort and stress and allow you to feel more alive and fulfilled.
Photo of Amy Cole, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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.
Parenting
(415) 347-6952
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94123
Parenting
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.
Photo of Sue Saperstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sue Saperstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
What matters to you? Being curious makes a significant difference when you are thinking of making changes because now you are interested in yourself - in what you think and feel and want- and want to become. Are relationships your core concern? - wondering what is working and what is not, what is missing, and what is disappointing?Losses or fear of loss makes us anxious, ashamed, often traumatized by our own feelings. I am committed to working with your personal needs in a trusting, creative, dynamic, caring process and will help you achieve what you desire. Real changes take real time.
Parenting
(415) 606-8503
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
What matters to you? Being curious makes a significant difference when you are thinking of making changes because now you are interested in yourself - in what you think and feel and want- and want to become. Are relationships your core concern? - wondering what is working and what is not, what is missing, and what is disappointing?Losses or fear of loss makes us anxious, ashamed, often traumatized by our own feelings. I am committed to working with your personal needs in a trusting, creative, dynamic, caring process and will help you achieve what you desire. Real changes take real time.
Photo of Yasmin K Decuire, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Parenting
(415) 423-3935
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94131
Parenting
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.
Photo of The Relationship Therapy Group, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
The Relationship Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
The Relationship Institute of San Francisco (www.trisf.com) specializes in couples counseling, individual and family therapy, based out of San Francisco, California. We treat a wide variety of clients, all with unique stories and situations. We are a team of psychotherapists specifically trained to provide couples and relational counseling. Our psychotherapists have a few things in common: we teach skills, provide feedback, and are directive therapists. Our goal is short-term, evidence-based couples and relational counseling. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modalities, as well as a range of widely accepted approaches.
Parenting
(415) 689-1003
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94123
Parenting
The Relationship Institute of San Francisco (www.trisf.com) specializes in couples counseling, individual and family therapy, based out of San Francisco, California. We treat a wide variety of clients, all with unique stories and situations. We are a team of psychotherapists specifically trained to provide couples and relational counseling. Our psychotherapists have a few things in common: we teach skills, provide feedback, and are directive therapists. Our goal is short-term, evidence-based couples and relational counseling. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modalities, as well as a range of widely accepted approaches.
Photo of Dina Cuervo, Psychologist
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.
Parenting
(626) 427-6532
Verified
View

Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Parenting
*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.
Photo of Maura Ferguson, Psychologist
Maura Ferguson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
We can't change our destination overnight but we can change our direction. A deep and felt understanding of how and why we live our lives can allow us to reorient ourselves to a more fulfilling life. I believe that therapeutic treatment must be tailored to each individual person seeking change. I work with adults who have endured trauma, feel anxious or depressed. I see couples that have drifted apart, struggle with anger, parenting difficulties and adolescents overwhelmed with the highs and lows of emerging adulthood. I also work with expectant parents and infant parent dyads having difficulty connecting with each other.
Parenting
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94110
Parenting
We can't change our destination overnight but we can change our direction. A deep and felt understanding of how and why we live our lives can allow us to reorient ourselves to a more fulfilling life. I believe that therapeutic treatment must be tailored to each individual person seeking change. I work with adults who have endured trauma, feel anxious or depressed. I see couples that have drifted apart, struggle with anger, parenting difficulties and adolescents overwhelmed with the highs and lows of emerging adulthood. I also work with expectant parents and infant parent dyads having difficulty connecting with each other.
Photo of James O'Dowd, Psychologist
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.
Parenting
(415) 237-2119
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94104
Parenting
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.
Photo of Jenna Pacelli - Bend Trauma Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Parenting
(458) 200-4086
Verified
View

Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
Parenting
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.
Photo of Vesal Vakili, Marriage & Family Therapist
Vesal Vakili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
Parenting
(424) 336-3461
Verified
View

Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Parenting
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
Photo of Susan R Bernstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Susan R Bernstein
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.
Parenting
(415) 282-7447
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94114
Parenting
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.
Photo of Karla Fakhouri, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Parenting
(650) 336-5252
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
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.
Parenting
(415) 340-2191
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94117
Parenting
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.
Photo of David Stone, Psychologist
David Stone
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
No one, no matter how much difficulty they are facing in their life, is broken. At some point in our lives, we may feel stalled, even hopeless. I work with anyone who finds themselves in emotional pain, who wants to live a life with a sense of satisfaction, vitality, and purpose. Anyone who has the slightest desire to move towards something fuller. One of my aims is to help clients discover what it is they feel is missing in their lives, what they'd like to change about their behavior, and to hone in on what matters most to them.
Parenting
(628) 222-2708
Verified
View

San Francisco, CA 94104
Parenting
No one, no matter how much difficulty they are facing in their life, is broken. At some point in our lives, we may feel stalled, even hopeless. I work with anyone who finds themselves in emotional pain, who wants to live a life with a sense of satisfaction, vitality, and purpose. Anyone who has the slightest desire to move towards something fuller. One of my aims is to help clients discover what it is they feel is missing in their lives, what they'd like to change about their behavior, and to hone in on what matters most to them.
Photo of Kory Okun Orlanski, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Parenting
(415) 689-7663
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94114
Parenting
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.
Photo of Sandy Schindler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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.
Parenting
(415) 968-0788
Verified
View

Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Parenting
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.

See more therapy options for San Francisco

Parenting Therapists
If you're looking for a parenting counselor in San Francisco or for a San Francisco parenting therapist, these professionals provide therapy for parents. They include parenting therapists, parenting psychologists, parenting psychotherapists and parenting counselors. They can help with single parent therapists, San Francisco single parenting, parent involvement, child parenting, new parents, parent education and general issues relating to parents and children.

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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Francisco. 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.