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.
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(415) 968-4238
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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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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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.
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(415) 534-9620
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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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.
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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.
Peer Relationships
(415) 682-6433
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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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.
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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.
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(628) 228-6535
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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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.
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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.
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(628) 210-3586
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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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.
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Martine Barbier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you feeling further marginalized in this present day reality? Or perhaps you are thinking about major changes in your life and seeking ways to take the next step? Making the decision to begin therapy is an important process toward self care and compassion. I can help you in your journey toward personal growth and healing. I create a warm, respectful and safe environment that gently encourages you to speak about issues that you want to focus on.
Peer Relationships
(415) 663-5455
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Are you feeling further marginalized in this present day reality? Or perhaps you are thinking about major changes in your life and seeking ways to take the next step? Making the decision to begin therapy is an important process toward self care and compassion. I can help you in your journey toward personal growth and healing. I create a warm, respectful and safe environment that gently encourages you to speak about issues that you want to focus on.
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Trevor M Ahrendt
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I help people lead an examined life. Our difficulties come and go, but there's wisdom in using them to learn about ourselves more deeply. This allows us to navigate life's challenges with more grace, and less pain and a lot more humor. Therapy is a funny thing. It's two people, in a room, agreeing to focus on improving one of their lives. Sounds astoundingly simple. When it works, it can offer profound, lasting, and substantial changes in one's life and, in the best case, allow you to develop depth, wisdom, and clarity. I work with people in tech, and leaders, artists and seekers who are looking to lead a vital and integrated life.
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(510) 587-9221
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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I help people lead an examined life. Our difficulties come and go, but there's wisdom in using them to learn about ourselves more deeply. This allows us to navigate life's challenges with more grace, and less pain and a lot more humor. Therapy is a funny thing. It's two people, in a room, agreeing to focus on improving one of their lives. Sounds astoundingly simple. When it works, it can offer profound, lasting, and substantial changes in one's life and, in the best case, allow you to develop depth, wisdom, and clarity. I work with people in tech, and leaders, artists and seekers who are looking to lead a vital and integrated life.
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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.
Peer Relationships
(415) 347-6952
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Peer Relationships
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.
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Eileen McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Giving yourself the gift of therapy can be a life changing experience. I believe we can all benefit from having a guide to help us navigate life's ups and downs. We are all faced with challenges in life and when we have the courage to meet those challenges head on there is a great opportunity for healing and growth. As a seasoned professional in the field of personal development, I support my client's in gaining greater self-awareness and developing habits that create long-term health.
Peer Relationships
(415) 323-1759
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Peer Relationships
Giving yourself the gift of therapy can be a life changing experience. I believe we can all benefit from having a guide to help us navigate life's ups and downs. We are all faced with challenges in life and when we have the courage to meet those challenges head on there is a great opportunity for healing and growth. As a seasoned professional in the field of personal development, I support my client's in gaining greater self-awareness and developing habits that create long-term health.
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Lana Trapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Therapy is a rewarding and transformative experience when one feels safe, supported, and challenged. Whether you are struggling, questioning, or exploring, I want to assist you on this portion of your journey. I have over a 15 years of experience within the field of psychology and have been licensed as a LMFT since 2013. I specialize in addiction, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma and dysfunctional families. You will experience individualized treatment to promote growth, change, and healing. I utilize solution focused, strength-based, and psychodynamic approaches in treatment.
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(747) 252-5715
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Therapy is a rewarding and transformative experience when one feels safe, supported, and challenged. Whether you are struggling, questioning, or exploring, I want to assist you on this portion of your journey. I have over a 15 years of experience within the field of psychology and have been licensed as a LMFT since 2013. I specialize in addiction, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma and dysfunctional families. You will experience individualized treatment to promote growth, change, and healing. I utilize solution focused, strength-based, and psychodynamic approaches in treatment.
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Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
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(415) 326-7726
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
Adrian Orozco Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Welcome, I am Adrian. Would you benefit from a man who provides empathy and guidance to resolve issues of anxiety, depression or grief? Would you like to find new ways out of your stuckness? I can help you wake up to your feelings. I nurture self awareness to improve your relationship with yourself. I create a space and a relationship that is nurturing and helps empower you to live with more freedom. I am bilingual (Spanish) and bi-cultural (México/United States).
Peer Relationships
(510) 900-5643
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Welcome, I am Adrian. Would you benefit from a man who provides empathy and guidance to resolve issues of anxiety, depression or grief? Would you like to find new ways out of your stuckness? I can help you wake up to your feelings. I nurture self awareness to improve your relationship with yourself. I create a space and a relationship that is nurturing and helps empower you to live with more freedom. I am bilingual (Spanish) and bi-cultural (México/United States).
Courtland McPherson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
You are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unfulfilled. Maybe your relationship feels like it is crashing and burning. Or maybe you feel like you friend circle has shrunk or that you are the last person standing with no romantic prospects. Maybe you are a new parent just trying to get through the day. You have lost motivation, direction, and a sense of purpose. You are not sure when it started, but you do not feel the same. Maybe you just feel alone and the voice in your head is saying “what is wrong?”
Peer Relationships
(510) 996-4636
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
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You are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unfulfilled. Maybe your relationship feels like it is crashing and burning. Or maybe you feel like you friend circle has shrunk or that you are the last person standing with no romantic prospects. Maybe you are a new parent just trying to get through the day. You have lost motivation, direction, and a sense of purpose. You are not sure when it started, but you do not feel the same. Maybe you just feel alone and the voice in your head is saying “what is wrong?”
Zoe Lantelme
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
Peer Relationships
(415) 214-9148
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
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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.
Peer Relationships
(458) 200-4086
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
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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.
Alan J Kent
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
People seek therapy to change something in their life. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, phobia, or other challenges. Ultimately, I suspect that you want to change something in your life: feelings, behaviors, patterns or relationships. I have passion for helping people make the change they desire. Whether you are a young adult struggling to find meaning, someone questioning your relationship or sexuality, or dealing with a challenging health or career concern, I would welcome the opportunity to help you find a way forward.
Peer Relationships
(970) 410-2557
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
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People seek therapy to change something in their life. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, phobia, or other challenges. Ultimately, I suspect that you want to change something in your life: feelings, behaviors, patterns or relationships. I have passion for helping people make the change they desire. Whether you are a young adult struggling to find meaning, someone questioning your relationship or sexuality, or dealing with a challenging health or career concern, I would welcome the opportunity to help you find a way forward.
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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.
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(424) 336-3461
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
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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.
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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.
Peer Relationships
(415) 282-7447
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Peer Relationships
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.
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.
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(415) 340-2191
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San Francisco, CA 94117
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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.
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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.
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(628) 222-2708
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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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.

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Peer Relationships in San Francisco

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in San Francisco

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in San Francisco

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in San Francisco or for a San Francisco peer relationship Therapist these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in San Francisco and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Therapists, peer relationship psychologists in San Francisco and peer relationship 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 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.