Rachael Butler
Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I help people overcome emotional barriers to restore healthy self-image and intimacy in relationships. My style is compassionate, playful and heartfelt. I specialize in working with attachment issues, recovering addicts, codependent relationships, adults from neglectful/abusive families, survivors of sexual abuse, social anxiety, issues related to identity and problems with intimacy. I'm also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator who conducts assessment-based premarital and relationship therapy.
Personality Disorders
(415) 494-4564
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Personality Disorders
I help people overcome emotional barriers to restore healthy self-image and intimacy in relationships. My style is compassionate, playful and heartfelt. I specialize in working with attachment issues, recovering addicts, codependent relationships, adults from neglectful/abusive families, survivors of sexual abuse, social anxiety, issues related to identity and problems with intimacy. I'm also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator who conducts assessment-based premarital and relationship therapy.
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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.
Personality Disorders
(415) 534-9620
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Personality Disorders
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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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.
Personality Disorders
(415) 606-8503
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Personality Disorders
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.
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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.
Personality Disorders
(415) 323-1759
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Personality Disorders
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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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.
Personality Disorders
(415) 326-7726
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Personality Disorders
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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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.
Personality Disorders
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Personality Disorders
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.
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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.
Personality Disorders
(415) 237-2119
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Personality Disorders
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.
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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.
Personality Disorders
(458) 200-4086
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
Personality Disorders
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.
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Jay Reid
Counselor, MS, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Do you defer to others too easily? Do you privately criticize yourself while easily finding good qualities in others? Are you more worried about others' reactions than your own? Do you feel anxious about where you stand with people? Living this way - no matter what it looks like from the outside - can feel demanding, frustrating, and perilous. I offer therapy that empowers you to go after what you want in love and work, with less fear of rejection or guilt over being 'selfish'.
Personality Disorders
(415) 944-3628
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Personality Disorders
Do you defer to others too easily? Do you privately criticize yourself while easily finding good qualities in others? Are you more worried about others' reactions than your own? Do you feel anxious about where you stand with people? Living this way - no matter what it looks like from the outside - can feel demanding, frustrating, and perilous. I offer therapy that empowers you to go after what you want in love and work, with less fear of rejection or guilt over being 'selfish'.
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Divine Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94124
I can provide psychotherapy for adults who are experiencing mental discomfort, confusion or emotional crisis. I do not treat children, couples, or families. However I am highly skilled in working with individual clients who need cognitive behavioral guidance. Psychodynamic techniques are used to help you process your emotions and overcome issues from the past.
Personality Disorders
(415) 529-6127
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94124
Personality Disorders
I can provide psychotherapy for adults who are experiencing mental discomfort, confusion or emotional crisis. I do not treat children, couples, or families. However I am highly skilled in working with individual clients who need cognitive behavioral guidance. Psychodynamic techniques are used to help you process your emotions and overcome issues from the past.
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Helen Schoenhals Hart
Licensed Psychoanalyst Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94115
Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy.
Personality Disorders
(415) 689-9225
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94115
Personality Disorders
Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy.
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Debbie Mobley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Would you like to connect more deeply with others and have more meaningful relationships? Or perhaps you'd just like to experience more joy, ease and meaning in your life. You are not alone. Anxiety and depression often show up when we are out of alignment with our deepest truths and what makes us feel truly alive. I work with individuals and couples to explore what is keeping them from flourishing and to discover unhealthy patterns so that they may experience deeper, more meaningful connections with themselves and others.
Personality Disorders
(415) 481-4907
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Personality Disorders
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Would you like to connect more deeply with others and have more meaningful relationships? Or perhaps you'd just like to experience more joy, ease and meaning in your life. You are not alone. Anxiety and depression often show up when we are out of alignment with our deepest truths and what makes us feel truly alive. I work with individuals and couples to explore what is keeping them from flourishing and to discover unhealthy patterns so that they may experience deeper, more meaningful connections with themselves and others.
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Last Shot Couples Counseling: Infidelity -Betrayal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CPD-TS, Coach Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94116
BRINK OF BREAKUP OR DIVORCE; INFIDELITY; PARTNER BETRAYAL; DECEPTION, LIES, SECRECY; NARCISSIST TRAITS; CODEPENDENCY; TOXIC LOVE ATTACHMENT: Can you bounce back and heal from partner infidelity or betrayal? Can you feel better and rebuild trust again? Can your relationship or marriage become stronger and more connected after the devastating discovery of infidelity and betrayal? ABSOLUTELY! Majority of relationships not only survive infidelity, but many relationships & marriages can become stronger and more intimate after undergoing infidelity couples counseling/coaching process with a competent couples therapist/counselor/coach.
Personality Disorders
(424) 532-7724
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San Francisco, CA 94116
Personality Disorders
BRINK OF BREAKUP OR DIVORCE; INFIDELITY; PARTNER BETRAYAL; DECEPTION, LIES, SECRECY; NARCISSIST TRAITS; CODEPENDENCY; TOXIC LOVE ATTACHMENT: Can you bounce back and heal from partner infidelity or betrayal? Can you feel better and rebuild trust again? Can your relationship or marriage become stronger and more connected after the devastating discovery of infidelity and betrayal? ABSOLUTELY! Majority of relationships not only survive infidelity, but many relationships & marriages can become stronger and more intimate after undergoing infidelity couples counseling/coaching process with a competent couples therapist/counselor/coach.
Jennifer Fernandez & Associates
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices.
Personality Disorders
(415) 969-3982
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Personality Disorders
If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices.
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Makhetsi Tessien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Asking for help takes courage when you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I approach my work with compassion and understanding. I strive to create an environment for you that is safe, accepting, and free of judgement. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn more about ourselves by expressing ourselves openly and honestly without emphasis on what is "right" or "wrong." This can help us identify deep patterns that keep us stuck and create new ways of dealing with life's challenges and being in relationships.
Personality Disorders
(510) 901-5337
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Personality Disorders
Asking for help takes courage when you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I approach my work with compassion and understanding. I strive to create an environment for you that is safe, accepting, and free of judgement. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn more about ourselves by expressing ourselves openly and honestly without emphasis on what is "right" or "wrong." This can help us identify deep patterns that keep us stuck and create new ways of dealing with life's challenges and being in relationships.
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Gia Stark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Thank you for reading this. I am currently not accepting new patients into my practice during this pandemic. Connection is vital during this time of upheaval and unknown, and I encourage you to reach out and seek support. Having a background in grassroots and non-profit work as well as teaching, so I am fiercely passionate about equity, social justice and liberation for all people. The therapeutic relationship is unique and radical --- your words have exquisite power and we get to think together about what they mean.
Personality Disorders
(415) 650-2651
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Personality Disorders
Thank you for reading this. I am currently not accepting new patients into my practice during this pandemic. Connection is vital during this time of upheaval and unknown, and I encourage you to reach out and seek support. Having a background in grassroots and non-profit work as well as teaching, so I am fiercely passionate about equity, social justice and liberation for all people. The therapeutic relationship is unique and radical --- your words have exquisite power and we get to think together about what they mean.
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Emelia Haiken
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
When emotional pain feels too much, it can also feel hopeless. Sometimes we hide that pain—turn into work & other distractions—or other times no matter the effort to hide it, it comes seeping out where we least desire it. I believe we can address your struggles & pain, as well as explore your past experiences to help heal the parts of you that have been hurt, abused or mistreated. Amongst my specialties on the right, I focus on working with survivors of sexual abuse to provide a safe space to explore troubling experiences. Sexual abuse can disrupt the ability to trust oneself and others but together we can help you regain freedom.
Personality Disorders
(415) 329-6954
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Personality Disorders
When emotional pain feels too much, it can also feel hopeless. Sometimes we hide that pain—turn into work & other distractions—or other times no matter the effort to hide it, it comes seeping out where we least desire it. I believe we can address your struggles & pain, as well as explore your past experiences to help heal the parts of you that have been hurt, abused or mistreated. Amongst my specialties on the right, I focus on working with survivors of sexual abuse to provide a safe space to explore troubling experiences. Sexual abuse can disrupt the ability to trust oneself and others but together we can help you regain freedom.
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Elizabeth L. Reed
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Life is inherently stressful and sometimes can feel overwhelming. Seeking guidance is a sign of strength and courage. We will work together first to address your current symptoms and alleviate your suffering. As you begin to feel better, we can then shift into working with longer term patterns and challenges. As you embark on this journey, I offer a mindful, compassionate and collaborative container for our process together.
Personality Disorders
(415) 594-4394
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Personality Disorders
Life is inherently stressful and sometimes can feel overwhelming. Seeking guidance is a sign of strength and courage. We will work together first to address your current symptoms and alleviate your suffering. As you begin to feel better, we can then shift into working with longer term patterns and challenges. As you embark on this journey, I offer a mindful, compassionate and collaborative container for our process together.
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Rachel F Kaplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
San Francisco, CA 94114
You will feel it when you sit with me, this is my life's calling. I was lucky enough to walk the path of healing from an early age because of a devastating life trauma. This brought me to my deep understanding of the healing process. I am committed to accompanying you and catalyzing your journey to health, self-love, ease in relationship and empowerment in the world. My ideal client is going through change, loss, or questioning, needs support and desires a deeper connection to themselves, and satisfaction from their life. Check out my podcast The Healing Feeling Sh*t Show, a free course in emotional healing to sense how I work.
Personality Disorders
(415) 702-3703
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Personality Disorders
You will feel it when you sit with me, this is my life's calling. I was lucky enough to walk the path of healing from an early age because of a devastating life trauma. This brought me to my deep understanding of the healing process. I am committed to accompanying you and catalyzing your journey to health, self-love, ease in relationship and empowerment in the world. My ideal client is going through change, loss, or questioning, needs support and desires a deeper connection to themselves, and satisfaction from their life. Check out my podcast The Healing Feeling Sh*t Show, a free course in emotional healing to sense how I work.
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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.
Personality Disorders
(415) 528-7819
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Personality Disorders
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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Personality Disorders (Paranoid, Narcissistic) Therapists
If you're looking for help with personality disorders in San Francisco or for a San Francisco personality disorder therapist these professionals provide therapy for personality disorders. They include personality disorder therapists, personality disorder psychologists, personality disorder psychotherapists and personality disorder counselors. They can help with character disorders, paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, borderline, antisocial, histrionic and San Francisco narcissistic personality disorders.

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.