Candice Turner
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Asking for help can often feel like a vulnerable and risky endeavor. At the foundation of my work, I believe that coming in for therapy is brave and everyone should feel heard. My hope is that our work together will make vulnerability a little less scary. As such, my approach is flexible and integrative aiming to help develop insight and understanding while also initiating change. In collaboration with you, I use different strategies to help further develop your sense of choice and empowerment, build confidence in your intuition, as well as deepen your empathy for self and others.
Psychodynamic
(415) 483-4583
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychodynamic
Asking for help can often feel like a vulnerable and risky endeavor. At the foundation of my work, I believe that coming in for therapy is brave and everyone should feel heard. My hope is that our work together will make vulnerability a little less scary. As such, my approach is flexible and integrative aiming to help develop insight and understanding while also initiating change. In collaboration with you, I use different strategies to help further develop your sense of choice and empowerment, build confidence in your intuition, as well as deepen your empathy for self and others.
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Kory Okun Orlanski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I understand you want to change something; possibly many things in your relationships, in yourself, and in your work and that you are both fearful and hopeful about coming to therapy. I will help you to resolve underlying conflicts, relieve symptoms, and discover what feels meaningful and enjoyable. My personal style reflects who I am in warmth, compassion, knowledge, and authenticity. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using an interactive approach that focuses on long-term psychotherapy as well as short-term strategic problem solving. Through this unique process you will achieve your goals and live the life you desire and deserve.
Psychodynamic
(415) 689-7663
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94114
Psychodynamic
I understand you want to change something; possibly many things in your relationships, in yourself, and in your work and that you are both fearful and hopeful about coming to therapy. I will help you to resolve underlying conflicts, relieve symptoms, and discover what feels meaningful and enjoyable. My personal style reflects who I am in warmth, compassion, knowledge, and authenticity. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using an interactive approach that focuses on long-term psychotherapy as well as short-term strategic problem solving. Through this unique process you will achieve your goals and live the life you desire and deserve.
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Clancy Cavnar
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I have years of experience working with people of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, low self esteem, addictions and other clinical issues. My style is to create a safe space for clients to explore feelings, address emotional pain, and try out new conceptions of themselves. I facilitate insight and encourage self awareness, recognizing that, while all healing comes from within, patterns are often noticed first from the outside. I am also able to provide support for people who have had experiences with expanded states and wish to process them.
Psychodynamic
(415) 801-3689
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Psychodynamic
I have years of experience working with people of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, low self esteem, addictions and other clinical issues. My style is to create a safe space for clients to explore feelings, address emotional pain, and try out new conceptions of themselves. I facilitate insight and encourage self awareness, recognizing that, while all healing comes from within, patterns are often noticed first from the outside. I am also able to provide support for people who have had experiences with expanded states and wish to process them.
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.
Psychodynamic
(415) 423-2445
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Psychodynamic
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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Maureen Mccracken
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're in the middle of one of life's "necessary changes," or struggling with starting on your path in the world, regarding purpose,meaning, and making a living. Perhaps you're trying to "reboot" after a loss, illness, or other life-changing experience, or trying to adjust and move forward in the midst of mid-life transition. As your therapist, I will meet you where you are at, and team up with you to create a life in which you find meaning, joy, and fulfillment.
Psychodynamic
(415) 683-3077
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Psychodynamic
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're in the middle of one of life's "necessary changes," or struggling with starting on your path in the world, regarding purpose,meaning, and making a living. Perhaps you're trying to "reboot" after a loss, illness, or other life-changing experience, or trying to adjust and move forward in the midst of mid-life transition. As your therapist, I will meet you where you are at, and team up with you to create a life in which you find meaning, joy, and fulfillment.
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Laura Elizabeth McCunniff Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Working with me, you can expect engaged listening, deliberate evocative questions, accountability, reliability, and holistic care with attention to bodily and emotional experiences, thoughts and fantasies. I see therapy as a collaborative creative free space. In the beginning of our work together I will ask you a lot of questions about yourself so I can have a comprehensive sense of who you are and what you are here to work on.
Psychodynamic
(415) 363-6268
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Psychodynamic
Working with me, you can expect engaged listening, deliberate evocative questions, accountability, reliability, and holistic care with attention to bodily and emotional experiences, thoughts and fantasies. I see therapy as a collaborative creative free space. In the beginning of our work together I will ask you a lot of questions about yourself so I can have a comprehensive sense of who you are and what you are here to work on.
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Roxana Alexis Ortiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Seeking therapy can often be a scary and confusing decision to make. If you are experiencing difficulties in life that seem overwhelming or you feel stuck in a rut, I can be the person that will join you on the path to figuring out what step to take next. My approach to therapy is integrative and I work collaboratively with my clients to create a treatment plan that is unique to each individual in order to promote growth.
Psychodynamic
(628) 600-3417
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Psychodynamic
Seeking therapy can often be a scary and confusing decision to make. If you are experiencing difficulties in life that seem overwhelming or you feel stuck in a rut, I can be the person that will join you on the path to figuring out what step to take next. My approach to therapy is integrative and I work collaboratively with my clients to create a treatment plan that is unique to each individual in order to promote growth.
Expansive Therapy - Start Online Therapy This Week
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs and availability. Our mission at Expansive Therapy is to create a safe space to heal and grow, to expand the things that are working, and to encourage personal freedom.
Psychodynamic
(415) 655-0458
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Psychodynamic
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs and availability. Our mission at Expansive Therapy is to create a safe space to heal and grow, to expand the things that are working, and to encourage personal freedom.
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Alexa Gutierrez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I work with adult individuals and couples, as well as adolescents and children, struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, transitions, relationships, self-esteem, disordered eating, and grief. My style is wholehearted, direct, and holistic, and I encourage clients to be true to themselves and transparent.
Psychodynamic
(415) 851-3427
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
I work with adult individuals and couples, as well as adolescents and children, struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, transitions, relationships, self-esteem, disordered eating, and grief. My style is wholehearted, direct, and holistic, and I encourage clients to be true to themselves and transparent.
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Traci Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I believe Psychotherapy can be a “point in the right direction” to bring change, healing, and a new sense of hope into your life. This is a place you can talk about anything, where you can explore fears, frustrations, hopes and all the parts of yourself. You don't have to be in crisis for therapy, often it's good to have someone to talk through things. I am a deep and attentive listener, as well as interactive. One of my goals is to give you my "toolbox" so you can manage life outside the office. I am also sex positive, open to people of all ethnicities, race and gender.
Psychodynamic
(415) 906-3264
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
I believe Psychotherapy can be a “point in the right direction” to bring change, healing, and a new sense of hope into your life. This is a place you can talk about anything, where you can explore fears, frustrations, hopes and all the parts of yourself. You don't have to be in crisis for therapy, often it's good to have someone to talk through things. I am a deep and attentive listener, as well as interactive. One of my goals is to give you my "toolbox" so you can manage life outside the office. I am also sex positive, open to people of all ethnicities, race and gender.
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Leonicia A Castro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
Psychodynamic
(510) 662-6163
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
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Denise Lew
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94129
Good therapy should feel like a good match - you're inspired, excited, and look forward to diving into the issues that you want to solve. Also I embrace the idea of therapy being like work - it takes some commitment and an ability to roll up your sleeves after all. But unlike work, I see therapy as a place for having fun and if it's a good match you'll see that you and I could dig in together, laugh, and have you taking control of your life and making progress on your goals with time.
Psychodynamic
(510) 674-1473
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94129
Psychodynamic
Good therapy should feel like a good match - you're inspired, excited, and look forward to diving into the issues that you want to solve. Also I embrace the idea of therapy being like work - it takes some commitment and an ability to roll up your sleeves after all. But unlike work, I see therapy as a place for having fun and if it's a good match you'll see that you and I could dig in together, laugh, and have you taking control of your life and making progress on your goals with time.
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Bruce Weitzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Many of my clients are successful professionals who are beginning to question whether they are on the right path. Some are searching for a more creative or spiritual way of life. Others crave relationships of greater substance. Still others seek clarity of purpose. Most feel limited by notions of what they have to be or do for the sake of others. You may have something in common with these people.
Psychodynamic
(415) 294-5083
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
Many of my clients are successful professionals who are beginning to question whether they are on the right path. Some are searching for a more creative or spiritual way of life. Others crave relationships of greater substance. Still others seek clarity of purpose. Most feel limited by notions of what they have to be or do for the sake of others. You may have something in common with these people.
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Jean Choi
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience providing counseling since 2002, specializing in individual therapy.  My approach is warm, collaborative, and direct.  My focus is on providing a supportive and interactive dialogue with you to remove blocks, build upon strengths and resilience, and foster self-attunement to live more authentically and to attain the personal growth you are seeking.  I draw from psychodynamic depth psychology, neuropsychological sciences, multicultural awareness and mindfulness based practices to address your unique background and place in your life's journey. 
Psychodynamic
(415) 687-2868
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience providing counseling since 2002, specializing in individual therapy.  My approach is warm, collaborative, and direct.  My focus is on providing a supportive and interactive dialogue with you to remove blocks, build upon strengths and resilience, and foster self-attunement to live more authentically and to attain the personal growth you are seeking.  I draw from psychodynamic depth psychology, neuropsychological sciences, multicultural awareness and mindfulness based practices to address your unique background and place in your life's journey. 
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Jamie Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CGP Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP has worked in Mental Health and Healthcare since 1984 with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations. He currently runs eight psychotherapy groups weekly; six in San Francisco for gay men, one in Menlo Park for gay and bisexual men, and one mixed gender group in Menlo Park ("Group for Everyone"). All groups are currently run on Zoom.
Psychodynamic
(415) 578-3947
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP has worked in Mental Health and Healthcare since 1984 with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations. He currently runs eight psychotherapy groups weekly; six in San Francisco for gay men, one in Menlo Park for gay and bisexual men, and one mixed gender group in Menlo Park ("Group for Everyone"). All groups are currently run on Zoom.
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Nancy Scotton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I have a warm, interactive style and take a pragmatic approach to solving problems that includes positive behavior change and insight. I have 30+ years experience treating relationship issues, anxiety/depression, grief and loss, divorce, anger, low self esteem, stress, career issues. I help couples with poor communication, lack of intimacy, and balancing career and kids. In recent years I have incorporated new techniques to treat symptoms and traumas quickly and effectively: EMDR and Flash technique, Emotional Freedom techniques, and Mindfulness. My practice includes many ethnic groups, and gays and lesbians.
Psychodynamic
(415) 689-8984
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Psychodynamic
I have a warm, interactive style and take a pragmatic approach to solving problems that includes positive behavior change and insight. I have 30+ years experience treating relationship issues, anxiety/depression, grief and loss, divorce, anger, low self esteem, stress, career issues. I help couples with poor communication, lack of intimacy, and balancing career and kids. In recent years I have incorporated new techniques to treat symptoms and traumas quickly and effectively: EMDR and Flash technique, Emotional Freedom techniques, and Mindfulness. My practice includes many ethnic groups, and gays and lesbians.
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Julie B Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
After over 30 years of clinical practice I realize that getting involved in therapy takes great strength, endurance, and commitment. I am always willing to offer clients a safe environment with my own strength and commitment to do the work that needs to be done. My work with children has helped me work more effectively with adults and my work with adults have helped me work more effectively with the children.Please note that during the virus crisis I am conducting all sessions on a Hippa approved video therapy network.
Psychodynamic
(415) 802-0532
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94121
Psychodynamic
After over 30 years of clinical practice I realize that getting involved in therapy takes great strength, endurance, and commitment. I am always willing to offer clients a safe environment with my own strength and commitment to do the work that needs to be done. My work with children has helped me work more effectively with adults and my work with adults have helped me work more effectively with the children.Please note that during the virus crisis I am conducting all sessions on a Hippa approved video therapy network.
Ann Marie Dobosz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Struggling with anxiety about a stressful world and uncertain future? There’s a voice in your head that is desperate to do it all perfectly, to stay four steps ahead, not make any mistakes. You have a persistent feeling of "not good enough" that follows you from work to relationships to family. Your mind races with thoughts about what you could have done better or how you disappointed someone. You feel paralyzed, self-critical, and overwhelmed. Yes, it's partly due to the state of the world right now. But to be honest, you've felt this way a long time, way before COVID.
Psychodynamic
(415) 419-8232
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Psychodynamic
Struggling with anxiety about a stressful world and uncertain future? There’s a voice in your head that is desperate to do it all perfectly, to stay four steps ahead, not make any mistakes. You have a persistent feeling of "not good enough" that follows you from work to relationships to family. Your mind races with thoughts about what you could have done better or how you disappointed someone. You feel paralyzed, self-critical, and overwhelmed. Yes, it's partly due to the state of the world right now. But to be honest, you've felt this way a long time, way before COVID.
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Ann Arora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I work with adults who struggle with depression and anxiety. I help my clients understand themselves and what triggers them, and importantly, I provide skills to help them manage their reactions to the stress and difficulties in their lives.
Psychodynamic
(415) 570-9484
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Psychodynamic
I work with adults who struggle with depression and anxiety. I help my clients understand themselves and what triggers them, and importantly, I provide skills to help them manage their reactions to the stress and difficulties in their lives.
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Rob Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Let’s be honest. Life can be messy. If you’re seeking help exploring personal issues, navigating a difficult relationship, or finding parenting overwhelming, perhaps I can help. My approach as a holistic strength based therapist is guided by a fierce belief renewal is available for all who seek it out. It’s not easy work. My questions tend to go deep, I'm direct, and my own journey has reinforced a truth everyone needs a place to be seen, heard, and honored without judgement. We’ll likely travel difficult personal terrain, probably find time to laugh, and may get stumped together...which can be a vital part of the healing process.
Psychodynamic
(510) 901-3796
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Psychodynamic
Let’s be honest. Life can be messy. If you’re seeking help exploring personal issues, navigating a difficult relationship, or finding parenting overwhelming, perhaps I can help. My approach as a holistic strength based therapist is guided by a fierce belief renewal is available for all who seek it out. It’s not easy work. My questions tend to go deep, I'm direct, and my own journey has reinforced a truth everyone needs a place to be seen, heard, and honored without judgement. We’ll likely travel difficult personal terrain, probably find time to laugh, and may get stumped together...which can be a vital part of the healing process.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in San Francisco, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

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.