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.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 968-4238
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
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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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.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 663-5455
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychoanalytic
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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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.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 606-8503
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
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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Jane Dessing
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, family issues, and relationship difficulties. I have extensive training in working with young adults and those going through significant life transitions, such as early childhood transitions, entering or leaving College/Graduate school, or becoming a parent.
Psychoanalytic
(510) 595-4619
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychoanalytic
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, family issues, and relationship difficulties. I have extensive training in working with young adults and those going through significant life transitions, such as early childhood transitions, entering or leaving College/Graduate school, or becoming a parent.
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?”
Psychoanalytic
(510) 996-4636
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychoanalytic
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?”
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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.
Psychoanalytic
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Psychoanalytic
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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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.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 689-9225
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
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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Shira Marla Appell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Are you really hard on yourself? Do you struggle with shame or guilt? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others? Do you feel like you never measure up? Are you sensitive? If these are common themes in your life then perhaps we might be able to work together. I center my work around self compassion. I believe that only from a place of self compassion can we feel grounded within ourselves enough to develop a compassionate relationship with others around us. I utilize mindfulness and somatic body oriented work in order to help us connect deeper with our self, our inner knowing and to be able to cultivate trust with ourselves.
Psychoanalytic
(628) 229-2098
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Psychoanalytic
Are you really hard on yourself? Do you struggle with shame or guilt? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others? Do you feel like you never measure up? Are you sensitive? If these are common themes in your life then perhaps we might be able to work together. I center my work around self compassion. I believe that only from a place of self compassion can we feel grounded within ourselves enough to develop a compassionate relationship with others around us. I utilize mindfulness and somatic body oriented work in order to help us connect deeper with our self, our inner knowing and to be able to cultivate trust with ourselves.
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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.
Psychoanalytic
(510) 901-5337
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Psychoanalytic
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.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 650-2651
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Psychoanalytic
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.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 329-6954
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
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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Paula B. Holt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
We will find your unique healing and your own path to change, expansion, and self assurance. My best source for understanding is the unique psychology you bring with you. We will find the tools within you for our work. We will work to seek clarification for yourself and understanding of others, as we provide what is needed for ongoing personal work/couples work. Good psychotherapy provides not only a safe haven to relieve anxiety, depression, and psychological pain, but also explores a wider psychic life. We will add the richness of Jung to insights from psychoanalytic thought.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 799-7680
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Psychoanalytic
We will find your unique healing and your own path to change, expansion, and self assurance. My best source for understanding is the unique psychology you bring with you. We will find the tools within you for our work. We will work to seek clarification for yourself and understanding of others, as we provide what is needed for ongoing personal work/couples work. Good psychotherapy provides not only a safe haven to relieve anxiety, depression, and psychological pain, but also explores a wider psychic life. We will add the richness of Jung to insights from psychoanalytic thought.
Dr. Meg Earls, Psychotherapy
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Therapeutic relationships can truly be life changing and transformational. The issues that are leading you to think about therapy can be worked on, leading to increased satisfaction and joy with yourself, improved relationships with others, and enhanced functioning in pursuit of the life you want. I work collaboratively with you to help you develop more flexible responses to resolve conflict. Listening to your unique story with deep curiosity is crucial to our work, but I'm also pro-active and engaged in sharing my thoughts and observations. Kindness and compassion are vital, but so too are active help and feedback.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 423-2445
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Psychoanalytic
Therapeutic relationships can truly be life changing and transformational. The issues that are leading you to think about therapy can be worked on, leading to increased satisfaction and joy with yourself, improved relationships with others, and enhanced functioning in pursuit of the life you want. I work collaboratively with you to help you develop more flexible responses to resolve conflict. Listening to your unique story with deep curiosity is crucial to our work, but I'm also pro-active and engaged in sharing my thoughts and observations. Kindness and compassion are vital, but so too are active help and feedback.
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Marianna Andrea Evripidou
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
I am an experienced Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. I specialize in Individuals and Couples. I am also an expert in women's issues, LGBTQ issues, anxiety, covid 19 depression related issues, and adolescents with identity and family relationship challenges. I bring a strong Psychodynamic Clinical base, in a combination with a Client centered expertise that empowers and gives the client the space to bring their authentic selves , and to create lasting change and growth. I hope that you take the first step towards your wellness.
Psychoanalytic
(628) 266-2163
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Psychoanalytic
I am an experienced Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. I specialize in Individuals and Couples. I am also an expert in women's issues, LGBTQ issues, anxiety, covid 19 depression related issues, and adolescents with identity and family relationship challenges. I bring a strong Psychodynamic Clinical base, in a combination with a Client centered expertise that empowers and gives the client the space to bring their authentic selves , and to create lasting change and growth. I hope that you take the first step towards your wellness.
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Holly Greenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Hello, there are some hurts in life that heal only through connecting with another person. Early relational trauma whether physical or emotional can create a heaviness that feels inescapable. Single incident trauma can have this effect as well. Sharing the story seems to exacerbate sleep problems, difficulty engaging in day-day activities, or just rising from bed. You do not need to tell me your story, just arrive and be willing to be curious. I offer therapy for PTSD, life transitions, grief and depression. In my work I offer myself as a supportive presence and companion.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 367-3158
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
Hello, there are some hurts in life that heal only through connecting with another person. Early relational trauma whether physical or emotional can create a heaviness that feels inescapable. Single incident trauma can have this effect as well. Sharing the story seems to exacerbate sleep problems, difficulty engaging in day-day activities, or just rising from bed. You do not need to tell me your story, just arrive and be willing to be curious. I offer therapy for PTSD, life transitions, grief and depression. In my work I offer myself as a supportive presence and companion.
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R. Austin Heafey
Psychologist, MA, Psy D Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
Psychoanalytic
(650) 993-9321
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Psychoanalytic
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
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Karena Passaro
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Life is harder than expected at times. Transitions, loss, trauma, persistent anxiety or depression, or a feeling that things will never change are just a few examples of the ways in which people can feel less hopeful about their lives. Psychotherapy is a tool that can alleviate the stressors of everyday life, improve one's sense of well being and connection with others and enhance one's self understanding. Over time it can also lead to a greater sense of competency and satisfaction in the world.
Psychoanalytic
(510) 497-0702
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
Life is harder than expected at times. Transitions, loss, trauma, persistent anxiety or depression, or a feeling that things will never change are just a few examples of the ways in which people can feel less hopeful about their lives. Psychotherapy is a tool that can alleviate the stressors of everyday life, improve one's sense of well being and connection with others and enhance one's self understanding. Over time it can also lead to a greater sense of competency and satisfaction in the world.
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Deborah Dunning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
If you are reading this now, you may be struggling with feelings or experiences that have become hard to bear and even understand. You may feel alone and as though no one seems to really get what you are going through. It may be some immediate situation or transition in life that feels extra hard to navigate, or some long-standing grief or pattern in relationships that seems to have a hold on you. You may have symptoms such as anxiety or depression, perhaps with less than optimal means of coping. Psychotherapy can help you understand and change.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 383-1314
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
If you are reading this now, you may be struggling with feelings or experiences that have become hard to bear and even understand. You may feel alone and as though no one seems to really get what you are going through. It may be some immediate situation or transition in life that feels extra hard to navigate, or some long-standing grief or pattern in relationships that seems to have a hold on you. You may have symptoms such as anxiety or depression, perhaps with less than optimal means of coping. Psychotherapy can help you understand and change.
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Susan Diamond Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I consider it a privilege to work with you to explore aspects of your life experience which have diminished your satisfaction with life or otherwise left you feeling lost or alone. Challenges around loss, aging, illness, trauma or relationships can feel too frightening to tackle alone. As a seasoned and compassionate psychotherapist, I can help you bear and work with what may feel unbearable. Together, we will create a protected space that fosters the trust, aliveness and self-expression that are essential to growth and success in love and work, where you can ultimately reclaim your life and joie-de-vivre.
Psychoanalytic
(510) 985-4589
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
I consider it a privilege to work with you to explore aspects of your life experience which have diminished your satisfaction with life or otherwise left you feeling lost or alone. Challenges around loss, aging, illness, trauma or relationships can feel too frightening to tackle alone. As a seasoned and compassionate psychotherapist, I can help you bear and work with what may feel unbearable. Together, we will create a protected space that fosters the trust, aliveness and self-expression that are essential to growth and success in love and work, where you can ultimately reclaim your life and joie-de-vivre.
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Deborah Weisinger
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Thank you for your interest. I am not able to accept new patients at this time. Your decision to pursue psychotherapy may be a clear-cut choice or one reached after much thought. I want to understand with you how you reached this particular decision as well as many others in your life. You share an interest in working with me to clarify what contributes to living a more satisfying life and how underlying thoughts and feelings may play a role in your distress.
Psychoanalytic
(415) 697-3359
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychoanalytic
Thank you for your interest. I am not able to accept new patients at this time. Your decision to pursue psychotherapy may be a clear-cut choice or one reached after much thought. I want to understand with you how you reached this particular decision as well as many others in your life. You share an interest in working with me to clarify what contributes to living a more satisfying life and how underlying thoughts and feelings may play a role in your distress.

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Psychoanalytic Therapists
Psychoanalysis is an in-depth form of therapy. The client learns what conscious and unconscious wishes drive their patterns of thinking and behavior on the theory that, by making the unconscious conscious, they will make more educated choices over how they think and act.

If you're looking for psychoanalysis in San Francisco or for San Francisco psychoanalysis these professionals provide psychoanalytic therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic group therapy in San Francisco. They include San Francisco Psychoanalysts, Psychoanalytic therapists, Psychoanalytic psychologists, psychotherapists in San Francisco and Psychoanalytic 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.