Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94110
"The most significant predictor of a successful therapy experience is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. Building a safe, nurturing relationship is where I excel. My style is warm and highly interactive, best suited for clients who prefer a therapist who feels very human, less like the old "medical model." I assist clients to explore their thought patterns and corresponding emotional reactions, and to identify unconscious assumptions they hold about themselves, which inform their behavioral patterns. I also provide practical tools for regulating anxiety, managing depression, and processing grief & loss."
Psychodynamic
(415) 801-0624
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Psychodynamic
"The most significant predictor of a successful therapy experience is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. Building a safe, nurturing relationship is where I excel. My style is warm and highly interactive, best suited for clients who prefer a therapist who feels very human, less like the old "medical model." I assist clients to explore their thought patterns and corresponding emotional reactions, and to identify unconscious assumptions they hold about themselves, which inform their behavioral patterns. I also provide practical tools for regulating anxiety, managing depression, and processing grief & loss."
Nicolette Sweeney Willard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"Are you here because you're having a "dark night of the soul" and feeling hopeless? Or do you want to change a relationship pattern that keeps repeating no matter how much you try? Perhaps you want to transform your low self-esteem and FINALLY believe in yourself...You know that something has to change, but what and how? You have most likely thought yourself in circles around the problem, but you cannot think your way out of this one. Does all that thinking send you spiraling out and anxious, your inner-critic having a field day?"
Psychodynamic
(415) 682-6149
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Psychodynamic
"Are you here because you're having a "dark night of the soul" and feeling hopeless? Or do you want to change a relationship pattern that keeps repeating no matter how much you try? Perhaps you want to transform your low self-esteem and FINALLY believe in yourself...You know that something has to change, but what and how? You have most likely thought yourself in circles around the problem, but you cannot think your way out of this one. Does all that thinking send you spiraling out and anxious, your inner-critic having a field day?"
Zak Forrest, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"No issue is too small or unworthy of consideration and care. If you are struggling with anxiety or find yourself having self defeating thoughts and feelings that are outside of your control, relief is possible. Together, we can create a place of solace from critical thoughts and harsh feelings while getting to know their origins. Many of the people I work with find that new aspects of self are revealed when this self-disparaging vail is lifted."
Psychodynamic
(415) 779-7169
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Psychodynamic
"No issue is too small or unworthy of consideration and care. If you are struggling with anxiety or find yourself having self defeating thoughts and feelings that are outside of your control, relief is possible. Together, we can create a place of solace from critical thoughts and harsh feelings while getting to know their origins. Many of the people I work with find that new aspects of self are revealed when this self-disparaging vail is lifted."
Jacqueline Lumer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"We all face challenges in our lives that can benefit from the guidance of therapy. These times can be an opportunity to expand our thinking and heal our past. I welcome you to begin a better way to connect with yourself and interact in the world."
Psychodynamic
(415) 508-5018
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Psychodynamic
"We all face challenges in our lives that can benefit from the guidance of therapy. These times can be an opportunity to expand our thinking and heal our past. I welcome you to begin a better way to connect with yourself and interact in the world."
Penn Barbosa, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94123
"The goal of therapy is for you be happy in your love and work. At the heart of it, therapy is about increasing your capacity to alleviate your suffering; feel more connected with yourself and others; expand and enrich yourself; recognize what you want; and recognize the internal and external forces that keep you from getting what you want. These are powerful antidotes to anxiety and depression."
Psychodynamic
(415) 992-6047
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Psychodynamic
"The goal of therapy is for you be happy in your love and work. At the heart of it, therapy is about increasing your capacity to alleviate your suffering; feel more connected with yourself and others; expand and enrich yourself; recognize what you want; and recognize the internal and external forces that keep you from getting what you want. These are powerful antidotes to anxiety and depression."
Mia Maturen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"My style is warm, collaborative, playful, direct, and flexible. Psychotherapy is one of the few places where individuals are free to explore and express themselves in a deeply personal way. People come to therapy for different reasons and with different goals in mind. I am committed to offering a space that is innovative and values uniqueness, developing a way of working with you that accounts for your complexity and individual preferences. I encourage open dialogue and feedback regarding what you find helpful."
Psychodynamic
(415) 494-8250
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Psychodynamic
"My style is warm, collaborative, playful, direct, and flexible. Psychotherapy is one of the few places where individuals are free to explore and express themselves in a deeply personal way. People come to therapy for different reasons and with different goals in mind. I am committed to offering a space that is innovative and values uniqueness, developing a way of working with you that accounts for your complexity and individual preferences. I encourage open dialogue and feedback regarding what you find helpful."
Mollie Lyddane, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94123
"I practice and integrate a variety of different therapeutic styles designed to best address your own particular needs. Genuineness, empathy, and warmth serve as foundational elements of my way of relating. I place emphasis on facilitating an environment where you can feel safe to investigate life experiences in greater depth, identify and question deeply held beliefs that have been influencing your life, connect to and express emotions and bodily sensations as they arise in the context of our discovery process, and ultimately move towards developing a greater sense of strength, wholeness, and openness within yourself as you move forward."
Psychodynamic
(281) 771-1049
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Psychodynamic
"I practice and integrate a variety of different therapeutic styles designed to best address your own particular needs. Genuineness, empathy, and warmth serve as foundational elements of my way of relating. I place emphasis on facilitating an environment where you can feel safe to investigate life experiences in greater depth, identify and question deeply held beliefs that have been influencing your life, connect to and express emotions and bodily sensations as they arise in the context of our discovery process, and ultimately move towards developing a greater sense of strength, wholeness, and openness within yourself as you move forward."
Jay M Seiff-Haron, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94104
"Stress wearing you down? I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated model for helping couples and families to turn disruptive arguments into opportunities for connection. I also employ both EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems) with individuals, have worked extensively with cultural differences at home and professionally, and am a custody evaluator. I specialize in working with interracial, interfaith or LGBT families, as well as parenting and services for children ages 1-7. My practice is poly-friendly and has a social justice orientation."
Psychodynamic
(415) 574-0973
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Psychodynamic
"Stress wearing you down? I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated model for helping couples and families to turn disruptive arguments into opportunities for connection. I also employ both EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems) with individuals, have worked extensively with cultural differences at home and professionally, and am a custody evaluator. I specialize in working with interracial, interfaith or LGBT families, as well as parenting and services for children ages 1-7. My practice is poly-friendly and has a social justice orientation."
Kindra Bernard, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94109
"Do you worry you're not where you thought you'd be in life? Wondering why others seem so content and together, while you’re quietly thinking you must be doing something wrong? Are there things you'd really like to be doing (personally or professionally), but you keep second-guessing yourself, your abilities or choices? It's easy to measure other people's outside appearances against our inner worlds, but the truth is life can be really hard sometimes...for everyone. I help individuals who are tired of feeling held back by worry or self-doubt, and want to move towards a life of greater meaning and satisfaction (as defined by them). "
Psychodynamic
(207) 251-5359
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Psychodynamic
"Do you worry you're not where you thought you'd be in life? Wondering why others seem so content and together, while you’re quietly thinking you must be doing something wrong? Are there things you'd really like to be doing (personally or professionally), but you keep second-guessing yourself, your abilities or choices? It's easy to measure other people's outside appearances against our inner worlds, but the truth is life can be really hard sometimes...for everyone. I help individuals who are tired of feeling held back by worry or self-doubt, and want to move towards a life of greater meaning and satisfaction (as defined by them). "
Juli Fraga, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"I work with women navigating the path to motherhood, including pregnancy and the postpartum period. I believe our past relationship experiences offer emotional clues that can illuminate current interpersonal patterns, and I help clients uncover this insight in a way that can lead to long-term change. In a fast-paced culture where spoken conversations are beginning to fade away; psychotherapy remains a place where clients can speak their narratives aloud, using psychotherapy as a healing opportunity to have their stories witnessed."
Psychodynamic
(415) 690-7976
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Psychodynamic
"I work with women navigating the path to motherhood, including pregnancy and the postpartum period. I believe our past relationship experiences offer emotional clues that can illuminate current interpersonal patterns, and I help clients uncover this insight in a way that can lead to long-term change. In a fast-paced culture where spoken conversations are beginning to fade away; psychotherapy remains a place where clients can speak their narratives aloud, using psychotherapy as a healing opportunity to have their stories witnessed."
Pam Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94117
"I work well with individuals going through life transitions, in love, work, identity, grief, parenting, infertility. Psychotherapy is not one size fits all, but a relationship finely tailored to each individual(s). Your needs determine the approach I take. I have over 30 years of experience and a wide variety of approaches to choose from. My main tools are good listening, and a strong belief people can learn from their past and current experiences, if they have the support to face themselves honestly. No one is too old to learn new strategies to make life more fulfilling."
Psychodynamic
(415) 766-9030
Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
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Psychodynamic
"I work well with individuals going through life transitions, in love, work, identity, grief, parenting, infertility. Psychotherapy is not one size fits all, but a relationship finely tailored to each individual(s). Your needs determine the approach I take. I have over 30 years of experience and a wide variety of approaches to choose from. My main tools are good listening, and a strong belief people can learn from their past and current experiences, if they have the support to face themselves honestly. No one is too old to learn new strategies to make life more fulfilling."
Svenson Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94115
"If you've always been different or struggle to fit into the mainstream, you might feel very alone. Maybe you have trouble finding ways to fit into a world that isn't always aligned with your strengths, perceptions, and values. You might even feel like something's wrong with you. Being different can make it hard to find a sense of identity and community, so I view it as my job to help you connect with your own strengths and build feelings of community and security, so you can feel more in touch and okay with who you are. And if trauma in your past is a part of the difference, I've been trained to help you gently unpack that too. "
Psychodynamic
(628) 227-6135
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Psychodynamic
"If you've always been different or struggle to fit into the mainstream, you might feel very alone. Maybe you have trouble finding ways to fit into a world that isn't always aligned with your strengths, perceptions, and values. You might even feel like something's wrong with you. Being different can make it hard to find a sense of identity and community, so I view it as my job to help you connect with your own strengths and build feelings of community and security, so you can feel more in touch and okay with who you are. And if trauma in your past is a part of the difference, I've been trained to help you gently unpack that too. "
D. Tim Lewis - Stress Reduction For Men, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94108
"Many men go through each day feeling overworked, alone and dissatisfied. I specialize in helping men better manage stress and anxiety, understand and cope with anger and navigate dating and relationship challenges. I also help executives and professionals guard against burnout. If you've tried to ignore or hide your frustrations, but know you're tired of feeling directionless, down, lonely and overwhelmed, I can help. You've worked hard to get to where you are, and even if it seems as though you've already tried everything, with help, it is possible to live a rich, fulfilling life."
Psychodynamic
(415) 968-2122
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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Psychodynamic
"Many men go through each day feeling overworked, alone and dissatisfied. I specialize in helping men better manage stress and anxiety, understand and cope with anger and navigate dating and relationship challenges. I also help executives and professionals guard against burnout. If you've tried to ignore or hide your frustrations, but know you're tired of feeling directionless, down, lonely and overwhelmed, I can help. You've worked hard to get to where you are, and even if it seems as though you've already tried everything, with help, it is possible to live a rich, fulfilling life."
Jackie Meltz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94102
"I help people to rapidly get to the core issues which keep them stuck in their lives, be it unhappy in their relationships, chronically depressed, angry, anxious, or just suffering. What almost always what creates suffering is the avoidance of painful feelings, either feelings from the past or recent events. When we avoid these painful feelings, we develop symptoms and suffer. The treatment approaches I use are evidence-based, meaning they've been researched, tested, and proven to work. And they lead to accelerated and long-lasting change, normally a fraction of the time it takes with other types of therapy. "
Psychodynamic
(844) 913-7530
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94102
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Psychodynamic
"I help people to rapidly get to the core issues which keep them stuck in their lives, be it unhappy in their relationships, chronically depressed, angry, anxious, or just suffering. What almost always what creates suffering is the avoidance of painful feelings, either feelings from the past or recent events. When we avoid these painful feelings, we develop symptoms and suffer. The treatment approaches I use are evidence-based, meaning they've been researched, tested, and proven to work. And they lead to accelerated and long-lasting change, normally a fraction of the time it takes with other types of therapy. "
Peggy Feld, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"Therapy is self-care. Whether you wish to attend to long-standing issues or deal with unexpected life events, you have the opportunity in therapy to learn how to reassert control over your heart, mind and body; to treat yourself with love and respect; and to add meaning and depth to relationships. My style is very open, warm, and flexible. I will collaborate with you to meet your individual needs and provide the space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings."
Psychodynamic
(415) 800-1599
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Psychodynamic
"Therapy is self-care. Whether you wish to attend to long-standing issues or deal with unexpected life events, you have the opportunity in therapy to learn how to reassert control over your heart, mind and body; to treat yourself with love and respect; and to add meaning and depth to relationships. My style is very open, warm, and flexible. I will collaborate with you to meet your individual needs and provide the space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings."
Dr Jonathon Gray MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"The most important thing in working with me is your positive desire to change. Given that I'll bring you into the office, we will discuss your issues of concern and design and implement suggestions to create growth , understanding and lasting solutions. Many clients see me once for behavior change through hypnotherapy. Others see me for ongoing psychotherapy appointments. Some clients combine both modalities to insure continued growth and change. I am optimistic about the possibilities of health and healing through our work together. After forty years in practice I remain committed to my clients and their work with me"
Psychodynamic
(415) 630-5741
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Psychodynamic
"The most important thing in working with me is your positive desire to change. Given that I'll bring you into the office, we will discuss your issues of concern and design and implement suggestions to create growth , understanding and lasting solutions. Many clients see me once for behavior change through hypnotherapy. Others see me for ongoing psychotherapy appointments. Some clients combine both modalities to insure continued growth and change. I am optimistic about the possibilities of health and healing through our work together. After forty years in practice I remain committed to my clients and their work with me"
Mira Elwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94131
"I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible."
Psychodynamic
(510) 298-3311
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94131
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Psychodynamic
"I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible."
Louise Dubberke, Ph.D., Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94118
"I have a warm, welcoming office and a caring, therapeutic presence. With individuals, my specialties include depression and anxiety disorders; problems stemming from recent trauma or childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse; the treatment of stress resulting from significant life changes; work-related problems; relationship difficulties; and gay and lesbian issues."
Psychodynamic
(415) 799-3738
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Psychodynamic
"I have a warm, welcoming office and a caring, therapeutic presence. With individuals, my specialties include depression and anxiety disorders; problems stemming from recent trauma or childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse; the treatment of stress resulting from significant life changes; work-related problems; relationship difficulties; and gay and lesbian issues."
Gayle Paul, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"With my background in business, I'm very successful in working with business professionals. And because of my work with teens, I've been featured in an Oprah Winfrey Network show called "My Mom & Me," as well as several appearances in Teen Vogue. I also specialize in relationships, (see for example my article "He Said, S/He Said" in The Therapist) and have a lot of experience working with clients in this area."
Psychodynamic
(415) 237-2764
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Psychodynamic
"With my background in business, I'm very successful in working with business professionals. And because of my work with teens, I've been featured in an Oprah Winfrey Network show called "My Mom & Me," as well as several appearances in Teen Vogue. I also specialize in relationships, (see for example my article "He Said, S/He Said" in The Therapist) and have a lot of experience working with clients in this area."
Jane Goldsmith, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
San Francisco, California 94102
"I have worked with many different individuals and couples experiencing a wide variety of issues during my 28 years in practice. I use an interactive, dynamic approach which focuses on uncovering the patterns which underlie areas of dissatisfaction and difficulty, and then discovering the sources of those patterns in earlier experience and working to modify them through both insight and practice. I believe that through a non-judgmental, empathic and active therapy relationship, hope and healing can occur, and I have seen this over and over. Please leave me a message on my confidential voice-mail, rather than using e-mail."
Psychodynamic
(415) 894-5912
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
Psychodynamic
"I have worked with many different individuals and couples experiencing a wide variety of issues during my 28 years in practice. I use an interactive, dynamic approach which focuses on uncovering the patterns which underlie areas of dissatisfaction and difficulty, and then discovering the sources of those patterns in earlier experience and working to modify them through both insight and practice. I believe that through a non-judgmental, empathic and active therapy relationship, hope and healing can occur, and I have seen this over and over. Please leave me a message on my confidential voice-mail, rather than using e-mail."

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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.

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.