Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy."
Peer Relationships
(408) 868-2217
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Peer Relationships
"I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy."
Intercultural Psychology
PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"Perhaps you are struggling with identity issues, relationships, career and feeling the emotional burden of not knowing what is happening with your inner life. Having a supportive and culturally sensitive therapist, that is present to your experience, can facilitate your process of meaning-making. Our goal is to help you "move on" and live a more fulfilling life. Intercultural Psychology offers expertise in multiethnic, multiracial and multicultural individuals, couples and families."
Peer Relationships
(628) 265-5826
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Peer Relationships
"Perhaps you are struggling with identity issues, relationships, career and feeling the emotional burden of not knowing what is happening with your inner life. Having a supportive and culturally sensitive therapist, that is present to your experience, can facilitate your process of meaning-making. Our goal is to help you "move on" and live a more fulfilling life. Intercultural Psychology offers expertise in multiethnic, multiracial and multicultural individuals, couples and families."
Fiachra O'Sullivan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94122
" I consider clients as equal participants in therapy sessions. I prefer to think of “the client” as “the initiator” and more importantly, as “the expert” in their own process. My role is “the reflector” of your unfolding process. I believe that each of us inherently has the ability to transform, and that this transformation can happen rapidly. My role as your reflector is to help you access your own inner healer. I do so with loving kindness and an emphasis on present-moment awareness. Together, we create a container where you can feel safe to access and express whatever wants to come forth. The work you do to heal – we do together!"
Peer Relationships
(415) 592-6499
Verified
San Francisco, California 94122
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Peer Relationships
" I consider clients as equal participants in therapy sessions. I prefer to think of “the client” as “the initiator” and more importantly, as “the expert” in their own process. My role is “the reflector” of your unfolding process. I believe that each of us inherently has the ability to transform, and that this transformation can happen rapidly. My role as your reflector is to help you access your own inner healer. I do so with loving kindness and an emphasis on present-moment awareness. Together, we create a container where you can feel safe to access and express whatever wants to come forth. The work you do to heal – we do together!"
Bob Puckett, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94110
"You're here because you've been thinking about therapy for a while. It takes time to recognize that we are unhappy with the course of our lives and relationships and that meaningful change is even possible. There are reasons why you are feeling the way you are, and we can uncover those reasons and create new paths going forward. In our work together I'll create a safe place for us to explore these feelings and assist you in sifting out those thoughts about self that work for you from those that don't."
Peer Relationships
(415) 969-9139
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94110
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Peer Relationships
"You're here because you've been thinking about therapy for a while. It takes time to recognize that we are unhappy with the course of our lives and relationships and that meaningful change is even possible. There are reasons why you are feeling the way you are, and we can uncover those reasons and create new paths going forward. In our work together I'll create a safe place for us to explore these feelings and assist you in sifting out those thoughts about self that work for you from those that don't."
Christina Arguello, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or a lack of well-being and can't stop thinking about past hurtful events? I provide compassionate mindfulness-based trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, & families struggling with family and relationship conflict, complex grief & loss, the impact of trauma, and stress reduction. I believe that you deserve to be in a therapeutic relationship that is safe, validating, and collaborative. We all deserve this :) ✨ Visit me on Instagram @TherapyForSurvivors"
Peer Relationships
(650) 282-3418
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Peer Relationships
"Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or a lack of well-being and can't stop thinking about past hurtful events? I provide compassionate mindfulness-based trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, & families struggling with family and relationship conflict, complex grief & loss, the impact of trauma, and stress reduction. I believe that you deserve to be in a therapeutic relationship that is safe, validating, and collaborative. We all deserve this :) ✨ Visit me on Instagram @TherapyForSurvivors"
Christine Valdez, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in empirically supported treatments for trauma-related issues, including post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. I specialize in individual and group therapy for adults who have experienced interpersonal trauma. "
Peer Relationships
(510) 851-8934
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Peer Relationships
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in empirically supported treatments for trauma-related issues, including post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. I specialize in individual and group therapy for adults who have experienced interpersonal trauma. "
Pilar Dellano, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
"Congratulations on taking this first step to making positive change in your life. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, which brings us into contact with our experience of being fully alive, in the present moment. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves, and explore whatever it is that's been keeping you depressed, stuck, anxious and overwhelmed. I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we all have the capacity to transform our lives, find satisfying relationships, meaningful work, and make conscious contact with the incredible healing power inside of us all."
Peer Relationships
(415) 513-1133
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Peer Relationships
"Congratulations on taking this first step to making positive change in your life. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, which brings us into contact with our experience of being fully alive, in the present moment. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves, and explore whatever it is that's been keeping you depressed, stuck, anxious and overwhelmed. I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we all have the capacity to transform our lives, find satisfying relationships, meaningful work, and make conscious contact with the incredible healing power inside of us all."
Jon Gooblar, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
"Effective psychotherapy creates space for something new to happen. I work with clients to address anxiety, relationship stress, and life transitions and dissatisfaction using methods with the strongest research support. My approach is active, pragmatic, contextual, and supported by research in psychological science. I also specialize in couple's therapy and help couples more clearly identify, re-frame, and work with conflict. Ultimately, my goal is to help you gain insight into problematic patterns and make changes that will be enduring and meaningful."
Peer Relationships
(415) 723-0408
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Peer Relationships
"Effective psychotherapy creates space for something new to happen. I work with clients to address anxiety, relationship stress, and life transitions and dissatisfaction using methods with the strongest research support. My approach is active, pragmatic, contextual, and supported by research in psychological science. I also specialize in couple's therapy and help couples more clearly identify, re-frame, and work with conflict. Ultimately, my goal is to help you gain insight into problematic patterns and make changes that will be enduring and meaningful."
Karen Marie Forsthoff, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
"I have a private practice in San Francisco, CA. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families utilizing an integrated approach to psychotherapy. I have experience in psychodynamic and family system models of therapy; attachment based family therapy; substance use and stages of change; and treat a wide range of clinical issues, including marital and relational issues; parenting and divorce; family relational problems; trauma; life transitional issues; substance use; depression, anxiety, and mood disorders."
Peer Relationships
(628) 257-8065
Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
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Peer Relationships
"I have a private practice in San Francisco, CA. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families utilizing an integrated approach to psychotherapy. I have experience in psychodynamic and family system models of therapy; attachment based family therapy; substance use and stages of change; and treat a wide range of clinical issues, including marital and relational issues; parenting and divorce; family relational problems; trauma; life transitional issues; substance use; depression, anxiety, and mood disorders."
Jennifer Musselman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety."
Peer Relationships
(310) 421-2985
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Peer Relationships
"LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety."
Kurt Wagner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
"My philosophy of care is to provide compassion and support to help you achieve your goals. This is accomplished by focusing on what is important to you, where you will be listened to and heard, and for us to share an honest and accurate reflection of your experience. If you've ever felt stuck or lost, or struggle with intense emotions, or have difficulty connecting with them, therapy with me is a powerful way to find yourself again, to restore balance and hope in yourself, and to revive your innate capacity for resilience and joy."
Peer Relationships
(415) 969-5648
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Peer Relationships
"My philosophy of care is to provide compassion and support to help you achieve your goals. This is accomplished by focusing on what is important to you, where you will be listened to and heard, and for us to share an honest and accurate reflection of your experience. If you've ever felt stuck or lost, or struggle with intense emotions, or have difficulty connecting with them, therapy with me is a powerful way to find yourself again, to restore balance and hope in yourself, and to revive your innate capacity for resilience and joy."
Maria Sobol, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"For over 15 years, my work with individuals, couples, children, and families has been based on the belief that change is possible and most likely to occur when people feel comfortable and safe in relationship, both with themselves and others. My relational, warm, collaborative and accepting approach is strengths-based and fosters connection with each person to promote progress and success in therapy. My clients have been been impacted by trauma, loss, and adversity. I help them find ways to manage anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, and grief and deal with emotional challenges from childhood and life transitions."
Peer Relationships
(415) 371-9190
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Peer Relationships
"For over 15 years, my work with individuals, couples, children, and families has been based on the belief that change is possible and most likely to occur when people feel comfortable and safe in relationship, both with themselves and others. My relational, warm, collaborative and accepting approach is strengths-based and fosters connection with each person to promote progress and success in therapy. My clients have been been impacted by trauma, loss, and adversity. I help them find ways to manage anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, and grief and deal with emotional challenges from childhood and life transitions."
Leigh Lyndon, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94106
"Life moves so quickly these days, it's hard to take the time to really think about who we are and how we are living. Often, it takes years of patterns that are hurtful or self-destructive to wonder why we aren't feeling happy or fulfilled. Psychotherapy can provide the time and space to really understand and experience ourselves in a new way. I will listen with curiosity and warmth and will collaborate with you to help effect positive change in your life and relationships."
Peer Relationships
(510) 254-3504
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94106
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Peer Relationships
"Life moves so quickly these days, it's hard to take the time to really think about who we are and how we are living. Often, it takes years of patterns that are hurtful or self-destructive to wonder why we aren't feeling happy or fulfilled. Psychotherapy can provide the time and space to really understand and experience ourselves in a new way. I will listen with curiosity and warmth and will collaborate with you to help effect positive change in your life and relationships."
Elizabeth B Loomis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
Peer Relationships
(628) 600-1613
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Peer Relationships
Hannah Green Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
"I see couples and individuals in the heart of the Mission at Valencia and 23rd St. My clients are a diverse group of gifted individuals. Regardless of their vocation or lifestyle, I work with people who want to deal with problems directly so that they can experience more freedom, peace of mind and intimacy in relationship."
Peer Relationships
(415) 941-6522
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Peer Relationships
"I see couples and individuals in the heart of the Mission at Valencia and 23rd St. My clients are a diverse group of gifted individuals. Regardless of their vocation or lifestyle, I work with people who want to deal with problems directly so that they can experience more freedom, peace of mind and intimacy in relationship."
Avital Wolf, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Welcoming new clients Sunday and Monday sessions in my very own office! As a therapist I offer a safe space and open ears for those looking for non-judgmental psychological support. Life can be overwhelming, with the constant stress of balancing work, self, play, family, relationships, social life and outside obligations. I believe that psychotherapy can be a very helpful tool when exploring yourself and exploring yourself in relationships with others. I maintain a safe space for all race, faith, gender, and sexuality identities, as well as work with people exploring these topics. I look forward to working with you."
Peer Relationships
(628) 227-6315
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Peer Relationships
"Welcoming new clients Sunday and Monday sessions in my very own office! As a therapist I offer a safe space and open ears for those looking for non-judgmental psychological support. Life can be overwhelming, with the constant stress of balancing work, self, play, family, relationships, social life and outside obligations. I believe that psychotherapy can be a very helpful tool when exploring yourself and exploring yourself in relationships with others. I maintain a safe space for all race, faith, gender, and sexuality identities, as well as work with people exploring these topics. I look forward to working with you."
Dr. Denise Renye, Psychologist
Psychologist, MEd, MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"Welcome! I am a certified sexologist, licensed psychologist, certified yoga therapist, and certified psychedelic integrationist invested in creating a safe space to explore your life, relationships, intimacy (with yourself and others), sensuality and sexuality in depth. Working together, we will build upon your strengths and expand your life's potential by tapping into your undiscovered aspects, creativity and intuition. My approach is direct, open and collaborative. We will work together so that your time and resources are respected."
Peer Relationships
(628) 600-1755
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Peer Relationships
"Welcome! I am a certified sexologist, licensed psychologist, certified yoga therapist, and certified psychedelic integrationist invested in creating a safe space to explore your life, relationships, intimacy (with yourself and others), sensuality and sexuality in depth. Working together, we will build upon your strengths and expand your life's potential by tapping into your undiscovered aspects, creativity and intuition. My approach is direct, open and collaborative. We will work together so that your time and resources are respected."
Jessica Shaddock, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94104
"My specialties include working with adolescents, transitional-age youth and adults. I am particularly interested in working with those adjusting to major life transitions such as leaving home, attending college, building careers, beginning or ending relationships, parenthood, infertility, pregnancy loss, empty-nest and retirement."
Peer Relationships
(510) 863-8849
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94104
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Peer Relationships
"My specialties include working with adolescents, transitional-age youth and adults. I am particularly interested in working with those adjusting to major life transitions such as leaving home, attending college, building careers, beginning or ending relationships, parenthood, infertility, pregnancy loss, empty-nest and retirement."
Kindra Bernard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCPC, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
"Do you worry you're not where you thought you'd be in life? Wondering why others seem so content and together, while you’re quietly thinking you must be doing something wrong? Are there things you'd really like to be doing (personally or professionally), but you keep second-guessing yourself, your abilities or choices? It's easy to measure other people's outside appearances against our inner worlds, but the truth is life can be really hard sometimes...for everyone. I help individuals who are tired of feeling held back by worry or self-doubt, and want to move towards a life of greater meaning and satisfaction (as defined by them). "
Peer Relationships
(207) 251-5359
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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Peer Relationships
"Do you worry you're not where you thought you'd be in life? Wondering why others seem so content and together, while you’re quietly thinking you must be doing something wrong? Are there things you'd really like to be doing (personally or professionally), but you keep second-guessing yourself, your abilities or choices? It's easy to measure other people's outside appearances against our inner worlds, but the truth is life can be really hard sometimes...for everyone. I help individuals who are tired of feeling held back by worry or self-doubt, and want to move towards a life of greater meaning and satisfaction (as defined by them). "
Esther Ehrensaft, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"Most people seek out a psychologist when they have truly done their best to resolve their difficulties on their own. When you can't see your own emotional blind spots, feeling stuck and distressed can ripple through many areas of your life. Perhaps this is your first time seeking out a therapist, or perhaps you are returning to psychotherapy for a fresh perspective. As a psychologist with over 17 years of experience, I have a seasoned understanding of what leads people to hit roadblocks in their lives, in areas including work, school, marriage, parenting, family, and intimate relationships."
Peer Relationships
(415) 578-7673
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Peer Relationships
"Most people seek out a psychologist when they have truly done their best to resolve their difficulties on their own. When you can't see your own emotional blind spots, feeling stuck and distressed can ripple through many areas of your life. Perhaps this is your first time seeking out a therapist, or perhaps you are returning to psychotherapy for a fresh perspective. As a psychologist with over 17 years of experience, I have a seasoned understanding of what leads people to hit roadblocks in their lives, in areas including work, school, marriage, parenting, family, and intimate relationships."

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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.

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.