Nicole O'Connor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
An area of focus in my practice is working with parents, couples and families in times of adjustment and transition, particularly in the early years of parenthood. Parenthood can be very demanding especially when you're trying to maintain a career and relationships with your partner, family and friends. I work with clients to give them communication tools and self-care strategies as well as increasing self-awareness and personal insight.
Psychodynamic
(415) 787-4454
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Psychodynamic
An area of focus in my practice is working with parents, couples and families in times of adjustment and transition, particularly in the early years of parenthood. Parenthood can be very demanding especially when you're trying to maintain a career and relationships with your partner, family and friends. I work with clients to give them communication tools and self-care strategies as well as increasing self-awareness and personal insight.
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San Francisco, CA 94103
The Clinic Without Walls (TCWOW) offers FREE SERVICES to Bay Area residents. Our clinic provides a wide range of psychological services including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. We work with children, adults, and families. The clinic aims to increase clients' capacity to identify mental health needs and to access services through which they will be respected and effectively treated.The clinic is oriented to serving the needs of diverse populations and particularly those people historically discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, economic status, and other socio-cultural factors.
Psychodynamic
(415) 325-2763
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94103
Psychodynamic
The Clinic Without Walls (TCWOW) offers FREE SERVICES to Bay Area residents. Our clinic provides a wide range of psychological services including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. We work with children, adults, and families. The clinic aims to increase clients' capacity to identify mental health needs and to access services through which they will be respected and effectively treated.The clinic is oriented to serving the needs of diverse populations and particularly those people historically discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, economic status, and other socio-cultural factors.
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Kathleen Dahlen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Here's what I believe: Your emotionality is one of your greatest resources. When we can understand our emotions as information, not instructions, we have access to all of the rich insights they provide to us about ourselves and the world around us. As a holistically oriented therapist, my work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to assist you in developing self compassion, mindfulness, Emotional Fluency and a reconnection to your body and it’s wisdom.
Psychodynamic
(415) 423-2651
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychodynamic
Here's what I believe: Your emotionality is one of your greatest resources. When we can understand our emotions as information, not instructions, we have access to all of the rich insights they provide to us about ourselves and the world around us. As a holistically oriented therapist, my work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to assist you in developing self compassion, mindfulness, Emotional Fluency and a reconnection to your body and it’s wisdom.
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David Guarnieri
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Whether you're seeking therapy to address a specific concern or simply to engage in a personal exploration, the therapeutic process can help increase insight, decrease anxiety and painful emotions, identify healthier coping strategies, and deepen relationships. Since finding the right therapist can be a challenging process, I encourage you to check out my website for additional information to help determine if I may be a good fit for your needs.
Psychodynamic
(415) 446-9972
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
Whether you're seeking therapy to address a specific concern or simply to engage in a personal exploration, the therapeutic process can help increase insight, decrease anxiety and painful emotions, identify healthier coping strategies, and deepen relationships. Since finding the right therapist can be a challenging process, I encourage you to check out my website for additional information to help determine if I may be a good fit for your needs.
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Kathleen Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
I work with adults who are struggling in their lives and in their relationships. I help you examine the past to gain insight into the origins of unwanted patterns and work with current issues to begin making real changes. I will explore early relationships with parents and family, as these relationships often impact your current relationships. I also examine thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the present to identify unhealthy patterns and work with you to develop healthier ways of thinking and behaving. Learning healthy communication skills is also an important part of my work with client's.
Psychodynamic
(510) 619-2838
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Psychodynamic
I work with adults who are struggling in their lives and in their relationships. I help you examine the past to gain insight into the origins of unwanted patterns and work with current issues to begin making real changes. I will explore early relationships with parents and family, as these relationships often impact your current relationships. I also examine thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the present to identify unhealthy patterns and work with you to develop healthier ways of thinking and behaving. Learning healthy communication skills is also an important part of my work with client's.
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Rebekah Kao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to listen to your concerns, hopes and fears. It is from this process of working through our difficulties that we can begin to gain insight, strengthen our sense of self and be better able to cope with the struggles that we face. I feel passionate about helping individuals and couples who are going through a difficult time in their lives to heal, connect and thrive.
Psychodynamic
(650) 376-8417
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Psychodynamic
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to listen to your concerns, hopes and fears. It is from this process of working through our difficulties that we can begin to gain insight, strengthen our sense of self and be better able to cope with the struggles that we face. I feel passionate about helping individuals and couples who are going through a difficult time in their lives to heal, connect and thrive.
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Andrew Amick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94115
I will work with you to see what's in the way of you getting what you need. I leverage research and experience to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community, teens and young adults, students, human service providers (teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, etc.), performers and musicians, spiritualists and thinkers, young parents, and young couples.
Psychodynamic
(323) 968-5167
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychodynamic
I will work with you to see what's in the way of you getting what you need. I leverage research and experience to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community, teens and young adults, students, human service providers (teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, etc.), performers and musicians, spiritualists and thinkers, young parents, and young couples.
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Kathleen Louise Someah
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I am especially passionate about treating eating disorders. I see clients of varying age groups with a particular focus on adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. Changing one's behaviors and psychological states is a process and I aim to meet clients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change. In addition to specific graduate training and many years working at Stanford Health's inpatient eating disorder unit, I also have lived experience dealing with disordered eating, and find that my own recovery journey benefits clients and serves as a reminder that recovery is attainable.
Psychodynamic
(628) 200-4079
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94108
Psychodynamic
I am especially passionate about treating eating disorders. I see clients of varying age groups with a particular focus on adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. Changing one's behaviors and psychological states is a process and I aim to meet clients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change. In addition to specific graduate training and many years working at Stanford Health's inpatient eating disorder unit, I also have lived experience dealing with disordered eating, and find that my own recovery journey benefits clients and serves as a reminder that recovery is attainable.
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Gaslighting; Narcissist Abuse; Toxic Bonding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CPD-TS, Coach Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
GASLIGHTING; NARCISSIST ABUSE; CODEPENDENCY; TOXIC ATTACHMENT; HI-CONFLICT RELATIONSHIP: Gaslighting is a form of psychological/emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into doubting his/her own memory, perception & sanity. You're accused of doing something that you know you didn't do or say. Often belittled, demeaned, and raged upon. You walk on eggshells & constantly need to watch what you say for fear your partner might blow up. You often feel confused & now distrust yourself; have trouble making decisions & feel like you lost yourself or don't know the person you used to be.
Psychodynamic
(424) 397-1831
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Psychodynamic
GASLIGHTING; NARCISSIST ABUSE; CODEPENDENCY; TOXIC ATTACHMENT; HI-CONFLICT RELATIONSHIP: Gaslighting is a form of psychological/emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into doubting his/her own memory, perception & sanity. You're accused of doing something that you know you didn't do or say. Often belittled, demeaned, and raged upon. You walk on eggshells & constantly need to watch what you say for fear your partner might blow up. You often feel confused & now distrust yourself; have trouble making decisions & feel like you lost yourself or don't know the person you used to be.
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Lee Rather
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I am a Licensed Psychologist who works with adults in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couples therapy, Over the last 25 years, I have helped people with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual concerns, interpersonal relationship issues, career obstacles, blocks in creativity, and the process of coming to terms with difficult and traumatic life situations. Usually my work extends further in helping people discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, which in turn brings a sense of deeper meaningfulness and engagement in life.
Psychodynamic
(415) 763-5972
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychodynamic
I am a Licensed Psychologist who works with adults in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couples therapy, Over the last 25 years, I have helped people with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual concerns, interpersonal relationship issues, career obstacles, blocks in creativity, and the process of coming to terms with difficult and traumatic life situations. Usually my work extends further in helping people discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, which in turn brings a sense of deeper meaningfulness and engagement in life.
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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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John ' Andy ' Bradshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I work with adults and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, substance abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and grief. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and a focus on values.
Psychodynamic
(510) 426-9091
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Psychodynamic
I work with adults and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, substance abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and grief. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and a focus on values.
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Josh White
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
I would be honored to help you on your journey. Whether you are feeling stuck and uninspired, to overwhelming feelings of sadness and anxiety, struggling with identity and work-life balance, or motivated for self-fulfillment, the hardest part of change is often the beginning. To help serve my patients, I integrate evidenced-based techniques such as mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. My approach is fundamentally grounded in neuropsychological principles to provide effective tools for managing psychiatric symptoms and increasing life engagement. All my sessions are conducted via confidential video conferencing to meet you where you are.
Psychodynamic
(408) 409-8877
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Psychodynamic
I would be honored to help you on your journey. Whether you are feeling stuck and uninspired, to overwhelming feelings of sadness and anxiety, struggling with identity and work-life balance, or motivated for self-fulfillment, the hardest part of change is often the beginning. To help serve my patients, I integrate evidenced-based techniques such as mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. My approach is fundamentally grounded in neuropsychological principles to provide effective tools for managing psychiatric symptoms and increasing life engagement. All my sessions are conducted via confidential video conferencing to meet you where you are.
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Stephen Lugar
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller. Those words have been a source of inspiration to me for years as a person and a psychotherapist. I have worked with many people who have been brave enough to try to understand and make changes to what they struggle with in life, and also to live life more fully, creatively, and lovingly.
Psychodynamic
(415) 697-3176
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller. Those words have been a source of inspiration to me for years as a person and a psychotherapist. I have worked with many people who have been brave enough to try to understand and make changes to what they struggle with in life, and also to live life more fully, creatively, and lovingly.
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Meryl Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
Psychodynamic
(415) 868-5901
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Psychodynamic
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
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Gargi Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Therapy is a unique opportunity to explore your truest self. It is a space with no right or wrong. I am available for you to discover and be with various parts of yourself. Together, we will explore these pieces and the experiences that cause pain and discomfort; through this, there will be space for healing, understanding, and acceptance. My goal as a therapist is to accompany you on your journey: To guide you in understanding your authentic self as you foster self-love and acceptance for all the parts of yourself.
Psychodynamic
(415) 390-0055
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Psychodynamic
Therapy is a unique opportunity to explore your truest self. It is a space with no right or wrong. I am available for you to discover and be with various parts of yourself. Together, we will explore these pieces and the experiences that cause pain and discomfort; through this, there will be space for healing, understanding, and acceptance. My goal as a therapist is to accompany you on your journey: To guide you in understanding your authentic self as you foster self-love and acceptance for all the parts of yourself.
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Jacqueline Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Life is a journey that we all have to take. Sometimes you need a little assistance getting through tough times and life's transitions. Therapy can be the avenue in which you take control of your destiny and make strides towards creating a better life for yourself. I look forward to assisting you on that journey by meeting you where you are at and leading you to where you want to be
Psychodynamic
(510) 258-8869
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Psychodynamic
Life is a journey that we all have to take. Sometimes you need a little assistance getting through tough times and life's transitions. Therapy can be the avenue in which you take control of your destiny and make strides towards creating a better life for yourself. I look forward to assisting you on that journey by meeting you where you are at and leading you to where you want to be
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Gloria M Kardong
MD, DFAPA, DABPN Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
I am a psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, depending on the client's needs. I believe it is important to offer individualized care based on the client's problems, concerns and preferences. My style is warm, collaborative and interactive. I can help with a practical, solution-focused approach for current problems. I also do exploratory therapy to address unresolved issues from the past that may be interfering with living your life as fully as possible. My clients also seek depth therapy to promote personal growth, insight and self awareness. LICENSED IN 20 STATES--Virtual therapy and med management.
Psychodynamic
(650) 800-5502
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
Psychodynamic
I am a psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, depending on the client's needs. I believe it is important to offer individualized care based on the client's problems, concerns and preferences. My style is warm, collaborative and interactive. I can help with a practical, solution-focused approach for current problems. I also do exploratory therapy to address unresolved issues from the past that may be interfering with living your life as fully as possible. My clients also seek depth therapy to promote personal growth, insight and self awareness. LICENSED IN 20 STATES--Virtual therapy and med management.
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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.
Psychodynamic
(415) 528-7819
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychodynamic
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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Melinda Frenkel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Choosing to begin psychotherapy opens yourself to the experience of self-discovery, reflection, and growth. This decision may feel exhilarating or scary, as self-work often requires courage and a willingness to examine aspects of life which may have gone unattended for some time. But truly, beginning psychotherapy reflects an inner desire and commitment to enhance the parts of yourself and your life which are working well, and to explore, and ultimately make changes in the parts you would like to be different.
Psychodynamic
(415) 938-5311
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Psychodynamic
Choosing to begin psychotherapy opens yourself to the experience of self-discovery, reflection, and growth. This decision may feel exhilarating or scary, as self-work often requires courage and a willingness to examine aspects of life which may have gone unattended for some time. But truly, beginning psychotherapy reflects an inner desire and commitment to enhance the parts of yourself and your life which are working well, and to explore, and ultimately make changes in the parts you would like to be different.

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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.