Kristian Kemtrup
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I see people as having rich, complex human emotions that are not well described with overly simple and often stigmatizing diagnostic labels like depression or generalized anxiety. Each person is entirely unique, with their own history, strengths, and challenges. In therapy, I will work with you to better understand yourself. When we can understand why you might be feeling or thinking or acting in a way that is not best for you, we can work together to change it in a way that is tailored to your needs and your circumstances.
Parenting
(415) 968-4238
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
I see people as having rich, complex human emotions that are not well described with overly simple and often stigmatizing diagnostic labels like depression or generalized anxiety. Each person is entirely unique, with their own history, strengths, and challenges. In therapy, I will work with you to better understand yourself. When we can understand why you might be feeling or thinking or acting in a way that is not best for you, we can work together to change it in a way that is tailored to your needs and your circumstances.
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San Francisco, CA 94103
The Clinic Without Walls (TCWOW) offers FREE SERVICES to Bay Area residents. Our clinic provides a wide range of psychological services including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. We work with children, adults, and families. The clinic aims to increase clients' capacity to identify mental health needs and to access services through which they will be respected and effectively treated.The clinic is oriented to serving the needs of diverse populations and particularly those people historically discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, economic status, and other socio-cultural factors.
Parenting
(415) 325-2763
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94103
Parenting
The Clinic Without Walls (TCWOW) offers FREE SERVICES to Bay Area residents. Our clinic provides a wide range of psychological services including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. We work with children, adults, and families. The clinic aims to increase clients' capacity to identify mental health needs and to access services through which they will be respected and effectively treated.The clinic is oriented to serving the needs of diverse populations and particularly those people historically discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, economic status, and other socio-cultural factors.
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Kathleen Dahlen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Here's what I believe: Your emotionality is one of your greatest resources. When we can understand our emotions as information, not instructions, we have access to all of the rich insights they provide to us about ourselves and the world around us. As a holistically oriented therapist, my work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to assist you in developing self compassion, mindfulness, Emotional Fluency and a reconnection to your body and it’s wisdom.
Parenting
(415) 423-2651
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
Here's what I believe: Your emotionality is one of your greatest resources. When we can understand our emotions as information, not instructions, we have access to all of the rich insights they provide to us about ourselves and the world around us. As a holistically oriented therapist, my work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to assist you in developing self compassion, mindfulness, Emotional Fluency and a reconnection to your body and it’s wisdom.
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Rebekah Kao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to listen to your concerns, hopes and fears. It is from this process of working through our difficulties that we can begin to gain insight, strengthen our sense of self and be better able to cope with the struggles that we face. I feel passionate about helping individuals and couples who are going through a difficult time in their lives to heal, connect and thrive.
Parenting
(650) 376-8417
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Parenting
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to listen to your concerns, hopes and fears. It is from this process of working through our difficulties that we can begin to gain insight, strengthen our sense of self and be better able to cope with the struggles that we face. I feel passionate about helping individuals and couples who are going through a difficult time in their lives to heal, connect and thrive.
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Akemi Takagi Matsuoka
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I believe in an integrative approach to help people. I incorporate psychotherapy, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise, nutrition and self-regulation techniques to work with people who suffer from mental health issues and relational problems. I enjoy sharing with my clients a tool to take care of themselves and looking for practical solutions that meet their needs. I have practiced psychotherapy and provided mental health treatment over 20 years in the field of community mental health as well as in school settings. I work with children, adolescents and adults.
Parenting
(415) 463-1488
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
I believe in an integrative approach to help people. I incorporate psychotherapy, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise, nutrition and self-regulation techniques to work with people who suffer from mental health issues and relational problems. I enjoy sharing with my clients a tool to take care of themselves and looking for practical solutions that meet their needs. I have practiced psychotherapy and provided mental health treatment over 20 years in the field of community mental health as well as in school settings. I work with children, adolescents and adults.
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Andrew Amick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94115
I will work with you to see what's in the way of you getting what you need. I leverage research and experience to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community, teens and young adults, students, human service providers (teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, etc.), performers and musicians, spiritualists and thinkers, young parents, and young couples.
Parenting
(323) 968-5167
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
I will work with you to see what's in the way of you getting what you need. I leverage research and experience to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community, teens and young adults, students, human service providers (teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, etc.), performers and musicians, spiritualists and thinkers, young parents, and young couples.
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Kathleen Louise Someah
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I am especially passionate about treating eating disorders. I see clients of varying age groups with a particular focus on adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. Changing one's behaviors and psychological states is a process and I aim to meet clients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change. In addition to specific graduate training and many years working at Stanford Health's inpatient eating disorder unit, I also have lived experience dealing with disordered eating, and find that my own recovery journey benefits clients and serves as a reminder that recovery is attainable.
Parenting
(628) 200-4079
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San Francisco, CA 94108
Parenting
I am especially passionate about treating eating disorders. I see clients of varying age groups with a particular focus on adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. Changing one's behaviors and psychological states is a process and I aim to meet clients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change. In addition to specific graduate training and many years working at Stanford Health's inpatient eating disorder unit, I also have lived experience dealing with disordered eating, and find that my own recovery journey benefits clients and serves as a reminder that recovery is attainable.
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Judith Tripp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Thirty-four years of experience have taught me what works in therapy. I utilize techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic and transpersonal approaches. I have skill and experience working with people who are anxious or depressed. I have worked successfully with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and people who have had difficulty in relationships. I will meet you with respect and compassion and work with you to develop a strategy for healing your wounds, disappointments and existential dilemmas. Together we will work to reveal the best of you-freed from debilitating family patterns, constraining belief systems and dysfunctional habits
Parenting
(650) 385-8345
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Parenting
Thirty-four years of experience have taught me what works in therapy. I utilize techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic and transpersonal approaches. I have skill and experience working with people who are anxious or depressed. I have worked successfully with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and people who have had difficulty in relationships. I will meet you with respect and compassion and work with you to develop a strategy for healing your wounds, disappointments and existential dilemmas. Together we will work to reveal the best of you-freed from debilitating family patterns, constraining belief systems and dysfunctional habits
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Antony Thier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I practice Mindfulness and Somatic based Cognitive Therapy to help treat Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship, and life's woes. Together we will understand what causes your suffering and create change. Our traumas, difficult relationships, COVID, loss, and heartache, can all be confusing and debilitating and influence us to live patterns of suffering through our behaviors, beliefs, habitual thinking and life circumstances. By discovering and practicing new behaviors you will learn how to relate to your thoughts, emotions, and body in a manner that allows you to live the life that you want to be living.
Parenting
(415) 449-8216
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
I practice Mindfulness and Somatic based Cognitive Therapy to help treat Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship, and life's woes. Together we will understand what causes your suffering and create change. Our traumas, difficult relationships, COVID, loss, and heartache, can all be confusing and debilitating and influence us to live patterns of suffering through our behaviors, beliefs, habitual thinking and life circumstances. By discovering and practicing new behaviors you will learn how to relate to your thoughts, emotions, and body in a manner that allows you to live the life that you want to be living.
Amalia D. Aboitiz
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Do you feel stretched to the limit having to be all things, to all people, all the time during these wacky times? Do feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and depression lurk around the corners of you mind? Are you struggling to maintain balance having to juggle it all when you feel easily overwhelmed, impatient, frustrated, inadequate, and irritable? These are all signs of trauma, and we think these feelings are understandable even normal given the highly demanding circumstances of our
Parenting
(415) 358-3014
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Parenting
Do you feel stretched to the limit having to be all things, to all people, all the time during these wacky times? Do feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and depression lurk around the corners of you mind? Are you struggling to maintain balance having to juggle it all when you feel easily overwhelmed, impatient, frustrated, inadequate, and irritable? These are all signs of trauma, and we think these feelings are understandable even normal given the highly demanding circumstances of our
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Rob Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Let’s be honest. Life can be messy. If you’re seeking help exploring personal issues, navigating a difficult relationship, or finding parenting overwhelming, perhaps I can help. My approach as a holistic strength based therapist is guided by a fierce belief renewal is available for all who seek it out. It’s not easy work. My questions tend to go deep, I'm direct, and my own journey has reinforced a truth everyone needs a place to be seen, heard, and honored without judgement. We’ll likely travel difficult personal terrain, probably find time to laugh, and may get stumped together...which can be a vital part of the healing process.
Parenting
(510) 901-3796
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Parenting
Let’s be honest. Life can be messy. If you’re seeking help exploring personal issues, navigating a difficult relationship, or finding parenting overwhelming, perhaps I can help. My approach as a holistic strength based therapist is guided by a fierce belief renewal is available for all who seek it out. It’s not easy work. My questions tend to go deep, I'm direct, and my own journey has reinforced a truth everyone needs a place to be seen, heard, and honored without judgement. We’ll likely travel difficult personal terrain, probably find time to laugh, and may get stumped together...which can be a vital part of the healing process.
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Stephen Lugar
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller. Those words have been a source of inspiration to me for years as a person and a psychotherapist. I have worked with many people who have been brave enough to try to understand and make changes to what they struggle with in life, and also to live life more fully, creatively, and lovingly.
Parenting
(415) 697-3176
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Parenting
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller. Those words have been a source of inspiration to me for years as a person and a psychotherapist. I have worked with many people who have been brave enough to try to understand and make changes to what they struggle with in life, and also to live life more fully, creatively, and lovingly.
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Meryl Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
Parenting
(415) 868-5901
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Parenting
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
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Jacqueline Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Life is a journey that we all have to take. Sometimes you need a little assistance getting through tough times and life's transitions. Therapy can be the avenue in which you take control of your destiny and make strides towards creating a better life for yourself. I look forward to assisting you on that journey by meeting you where you are at and leading you to where you want to be
Parenting
(510) 258-8869
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Parenting
Life is a journey that we all have to take. Sometimes you need a little assistance getting through tough times and life's transitions. Therapy can be the avenue in which you take control of your destiny and make strides towards creating a better life for yourself. I look forward to assisting you on that journey by meeting you where you are at and leading you to where you want to be
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Gloria M Kardong
MD, DFAPA, DABPN Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
I am a psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, depending on the client's needs. I believe it is important to offer individualized care based on the client's problems, concerns and preferences. My style is warm, collaborative and interactive. I can help with a practical, solution-focused approach for current problems. I also do exploratory therapy to address unresolved issues from the past that may be interfering with living your life as fully as possible. My clients also seek depth therapy to promote personal growth, insight and self awareness. LICENSED IN 20 STATES--Virtual therapy and med management.
Parenting
(650) 800-5502
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
Parenting
I am a psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, depending on the client's needs. I believe it is important to offer individualized care based on the client's problems, concerns and preferences. My style is warm, collaborative and interactive. I can help with a practical, solution-focused approach for current problems. I also do exploratory therapy to address unresolved issues from the past that may be interfering with living your life as fully as possible. My clients also seek depth therapy to promote personal growth, insight and self awareness. LICENSED IN 20 STATES--Virtual therapy and med management.
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Tanya Takacs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
These are most challenging times, and many of us are feeling stretched to our limits. The pandemic; economic uncertainty; social and political unrest; historic fires and record number of hurricanes. This is a time in which depression and anxiety may be an appropriate response. And, as your therapist, I have confidence that people are helped when they put their unique challenges into words and have them explored and understood in relationship.
Parenting
(415) 528-7819
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
These are most challenging times, and many of us are feeling stretched to our limits. The pandemic; economic uncertainty; social and political unrest; historic fires and record number of hurricanes. This is a time in which depression and anxiety may be an appropriate response. And, as your therapist, I have confidence that people are helped when they put their unique challenges into words and have them explored and understood in relationship.
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Barrie Eden Yuspeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I offer remote sessions that fit your needs. 2021 can be a great time to begin therapy and check in on your goals. Are you ready to make some changes? Or look at old blocks that have been holding you back? I offer psychotherapy for mind, body and spirit and I can help you to create and foster the life you want. I help people find more ease, more satisfaction, more confidence and more connection to themselves and others. By creating an atmosphere for learning, discovery and healing, I have seen many clients go through a deep transformative process.
Parenting
(415) 935-4932
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Parenting
I offer remote sessions that fit your needs. 2021 can be a great time to begin therapy and check in on your goals. Are you ready to make some changes? Or look at old blocks that have been holding you back? I offer psychotherapy for mind, body and spirit and I can help you to create and foster the life you want. I help people find more ease, more satisfaction, more confidence and more connection to themselves and others. By creating an atmosphere for learning, discovery and healing, I have seen many clients go through a deep transformative process.
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Lena Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I grew up in Southern California and received my BA from California State University, San Marcos in Sociology and Liberal Arts. I obtained my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a strong foundation in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.
Parenting
(415) 338-9973
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Parenting
I grew up in Southern California and received my BA from California State University, San Marcos in Sociology and Liberal Arts. I obtained my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a strong foundation in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.
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Dr. Brett Gaynor Psychotherapy and Consultation
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I strive to facilitate a dialogue that both empowers and engages clients in their own self-healing, valuing the co-creation of a transformative narrative and experience. As a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in treating both children and adults, I view emotional and behavioral challenges as a dynamic outcome that develops as a result of complex interactions across time, as opposed to something inherently "broken" inside an individual.
Parenting
(415) 936-8748
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Parenting
I strive to facilitate a dialogue that both empowers and engages clients in their own self-healing, valuing the co-creation of a transformative narrative and experience. As a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in treating both children and adults, I view emotional and behavioral challenges as a dynamic outcome that develops as a result of complex interactions across time, as opposed to something inherently "broken" inside an individual.
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J. Delfina Piretti LMFT, REAT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, REAT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I generally work with high functioning people at important junctures in life where the suffering is great. Asking for help is often a powerful step of surrendering the ego's attempts to resist change. Symptoms are often a sign that something is trying to wake up inside of you. When you turn your attention inward and get intimate with your inner life you can start to find the energy to heal, to grow and to change.
Parenting
(415) 979-6689
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Parenting
I generally work with high functioning people at important junctures in life where the suffering is great. Asking for help is often a powerful step of surrendering the ego's attempts to resist change. Symptoms are often a sign that something is trying to wake up inside of you. When you turn your attention inward and get intimate with your inner life you can start to find the energy to heal, to grow and to change.

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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

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