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.
Psychodynamic
(415) 968-4238
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychodynamic
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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Susan R Greene
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
In pain and struggle are also resilience, strength and even opportunity. Engaging in a therapeutic relationship is an act of courage and hope that can lead to relief and lasting change. You may be experiencing loneliness, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, loss, creative blocks or the effects of trauma and oppression. Maybe you are just not where you would like to be in your life. Therapy can help to create a more fulfilling life in part by deepening self knowledge, increasing resilience and mitigating the effects of early life experiences.
Psychodynamic
(650) 741-3698
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Psychodynamic
In pain and struggle are also resilience, strength and even opportunity. Engaging in a therapeutic relationship is an act of courage and hope that can lead to relief and lasting change. You may be experiencing loneliness, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, loss, creative blocks or the effects of trauma and oppression. Maybe you are just not where you would like to be in your life. Therapy can help to create a more fulfilling life in part by deepening self knowledge, increasing resilience and mitigating the effects of early life experiences.
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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
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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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Alecia Singer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Are you struggling with emotional eating, an eating disorder or body image issues? Is it affecting your self-esteem, relationships and keeping you from moving forward in your life? There are often underlying issues of anxiety, depression, relational patterns or trauma that may be at the root of the obsession with body, food and weight. I will support you in increasing awareness and insights, developing new coping skills that help in tolerating painful feelings and managing stress, and learning to challenge critical and self-defeating beliefs. This creates potential for a deeper connection to oneself and others.
Psychodynamic
(415) 660-9464
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychodynamic
Are you struggling with emotional eating, an eating disorder or body image issues? Is it affecting your self-esteem, relationships and keeping you from moving forward in your life? There are often underlying issues of anxiety, depression, relational patterns or trauma that may be at the root of the obsession with body, food and weight. I will support you in increasing awareness and insights, developing new coping skills that help in tolerating painful feelings and managing stress, and learning to challenge critical and self-defeating beliefs. This creates potential for a deeper connection to oneself and others.
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Tracy Artson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I am an experienced psychologist providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention to individual adults and couples. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, separation and divorce, loss and grief, life transitions, relational issues, among others. I am a Certified EMDR practitioner and an Approved Consultant. EMDR is a specialized therapy for symptom relief and the processing of stress reactions/trauma, whether experienced from the distant past or more recently. I am a facilitator for Laurel Parnell's Attachment Focused-EMDR trainings. In addition, I am a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and a facilitator of SE trainings. I provide Consultation to Licensed Professionals.
Psychodynamic
(415) 923-0866
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychodynamic
I am an experienced psychologist providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention to individual adults and couples. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, separation and divorce, loss and grief, life transitions, relational issues, among others. I am a Certified EMDR practitioner and an Approved Consultant. EMDR is a specialized therapy for symptom relief and the processing of stress reactions/trauma, whether experienced from the distant past or more recently. I am a facilitator for Laurel Parnell's Attachment Focused-EMDR trainings. In addition, I am a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and a facilitator of SE trainings. I provide Consultation to Licensed Professionals.
Sean Fitzgerald
Counselor, DMFT, LMHC, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Do you feel unbalanced and overwhelmed? Feeling trapped by your own life? Sometimes people and life expect more and more out of us, leaving nothing for us but a full schedule and an empty life. You may also fear expressing our emotions because you're not sure what will happen if you do. Whether it’s problems with work, home life, a relationship, chronic illness or a specific event like a major transition, accident, or sudden death, I can help by providing a safe place for you to open up and feel heard.
Psychodynamic
(909) 532-6100
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Psychodynamic
Do you feel unbalanced and overwhelmed? Feeling trapped by your own life? Sometimes people and life expect more and more out of us, leaving nothing for us but a full schedule and an empty life. You may also fear expressing our emotions because you're not sure what will happen if you do. Whether it’s problems with work, home life, a relationship, chronic illness or a specific event like a major transition, accident, or sudden death, I can help by providing a safe place for you to open up and feel heard.
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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
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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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Chelsea Swall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
You're here because something isn't working, the alarm bells are ringing, and it's time for a real change. You want more from this life. I'm here to help you get there. I help folks of all orientations and genders find a life path that works for them, embraces their unique strengths, and aligns with their values. Together we address issues of self-worth, loneliness, intimacy & attachment, sexuality, grief & loss, trauma, and identity.
Psychodynamic
(415) 949-2187
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Psychodynamic
You're here because something isn't working, the alarm bells are ringing, and it's time for a real change. You want more from this life. I'm here to help you get there. I help folks of all orientations and genders find a life path that works for them, embraces their unique strengths, and aligns with their values. Together we address issues of self-worth, loneliness, intimacy & attachment, sexuality, grief & loss, trauma, and identity.
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Malka Gorman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
The people I work with all have one thing in common: they want to feel better. They may come to me with a discrete crisis or a problem with work, family, or relationships. They may simply feel bad and want to talk with someone who can listen and understand. Whatever their concerns, they have the curiosity, courage and desire to feel better in order to achieve their personal goals .
Psychodynamic
(650) 603-0471
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Psychodynamic
The people I work with all have one thing in common: they want to feel better. They may come to me with a discrete crisis or a problem with work, family, or relationships. They may simply feel bad and want to talk with someone who can listen and understand. Whatever their concerns, they have the curiosity, courage and desire to feel better in order to achieve their personal goals .
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Diana Urman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Human sexuality is an endless source of self-knowledge through which we tap into our subconsciousness. In most people it is suppressed and hidden from our conscious minds due to the rigid cultural and religious belief systems along with our personal beliefs. Learning about ourselves through our sexual expressions will help some of us obtain wisdom and knowledge about who we are. Most of non-sexual issues stem from unhealthy self-perceptions, specifically from denying our own sexuality and freedom to express ourselves sexually. Ability to fully realize ourselves comes from expanding our consciousness through exploring our sexuality and sensuality.
Psychodynamic
(415) 767-0884
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Psychodynamic
Human sexuality is an endless source of self-knowledge through which we tap into our subconsciousness. In most people it is suppressed and hidden from our conscious minds due to the rigid cultural and religious belief systems along with our personal beliefs. Learning about ourselves through our sexual expressions will help some of us obtain wisdom and knowledge about who we are. Most of non-sexual issues stem from unhealthy self-perceptions, specifically from denying our own sexuality and freedom to express ourselves sexually. Ability to fully realize ourselves comes from expanding our consciousness through exploring our sexuality and sensuality.
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Kat Conour
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Are you struggling in your relationship? Still healing from childhood wounds, or on the border between breaking down and breaking through? Do you know you have powerful gifts to offer but find yourself blocked? I am here to help you find the fertile, solid ground inside yourself from which you can nurture a life and relationships in which you wholeheartedly thrive. My approach to psychotherapy with couples and individuals is collaborative and unique to each client, but one element remains core: creating a foundation of respect, trust, transparency, and loving-kindness from which real growth and change can occur.
Psychodynamic
(415) 534-3949
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Psychodynamic
Are you struggling in your relationship? Still healing from childhood wounds, or on the border between breaking down and breaking through? Do you know you have powerful gifts to offer but find yourself blocked? I am here to help you find the fertile, solid ground inside yourself from which you can nurture a life and relationships in which you wholeheartedly thrive. My approach to psychotherapy with couples and individuals is collaborative and unique to each client, but one element remains core: creating a foundation of respect, trust, transparency, and loving-kindness from which real growth and change can occur.
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Karen Batka
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Perhaps you are grieving a loss, navigating a major life change, experiencing difficulties in relationship or seeking to explore life's meaning and your place in it. I am a seasoned therapist specializing in holistic (mind, body and spirit) psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups in-person and online (residents of NC and CA). A Place for Grief™ provides a safe sanctuary in which your concerns and challenges can become a catalyst for your healing, growth and transformation.
Psychodynamic
(828) 600-5285
Verified

Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Psychodynamic
Perhaps you are grieving a loss, navigating a major life change, experiencing difficulties in relationship or seeking to explore life's meaning and your place in it. I am a seasoned therapist specializing in holistic (mind, body and spirit) psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups in-person and online (residents of NC and CA). A Place for Grief™ provides a safe sanctuary in which your concerns and challenges can become a catalyst for your healing, growth and transformation.
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Lynn E O'Connor
Psychologist, PhD
San Francisco, CA 94114
My practice, Prosocial Consulting, Counseling, & Psychotherapy, specializes in helping other mental health providers and coaches, offering clinical and research consultation, along with psychotherapy. My approach is relational, integrative, and case-specific. My research and clinical work have been focused on empathy, compassion, guilt, pathological altruism, and psychological problems. Using skills and experience derived from 25 years teaching doctoral students how to conduct research and write, along with training in Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) and Forte's Building a Second Brain have led to a specialty in productivity.
Psychodynamic
(415) 236-2981
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Psychodynamic
My practice, Prosocial Consulting, Counseling, & Psychotherapy, specializes in helping other mental health providers and coaches, offering clinical and research consultation, along with psychotherapy. My approach is relational, integrative, and case-specific. My research and clinical work have been focused on empathy, compassion, guilt, pathological altruism, and psychological problems. Using skills and experience derived from 25 years teaching doctoral students how to conduct research and write, along with training in Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) and Forte's Building a Second Brain have led to a specialty in productivity.
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Abigail R. Hitchen, PsyD, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
*Please note I am currently accepting video/phone patients only* I provide a non-judgmental, compassionate space for you to explore issues with a holistic focus. I believe the mind-body connection is essential, and that the stories we tell ourselves create our lives. Together we will strive for empowerment, coping skills, authentic living, and more trust in your ability to manage life's difficulties. As a licensed Clinical Psychologist I work with individuals who struggle with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief/loss, self esteem/worth, boundaries, and much more.
Psychodynamic
(858) 492-7003
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Psychodynamic
*Please note I am currently accepting video/phone patients only* I provide a non-judgmental, compassionate space for you to explore issues with a holistic focus. I believe the mind-body connection is essential, and that the stories we tell ourselves create our lives. Together we will strive for empowerment, coping skills, authentic living, and more trust in your ability to manage life's difficulties. As a licensed Clinical Psychologist I work with individuals who struggle with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief/loss, self esteem/worth, boundaries, and much more.
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Michael J Smith
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Thank you for taking a moment to view my profile. I provide an authentic, caring and safe environment that allows for clients to access their own internal resources to do the all-important work of therapy. Evening and Saturday availability.
Psychodynamic
(415) 237-0633
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Psychodynamic
Thank you for taking a moment to view my profile. I provide an authentic, caring and safe environment that allows for clients to access their own internal resources to do the all-important work of therapy. Evening and Saturday availability.
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Abigail M Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Something just feels "off". You are exhausted from looping in thoughts and patterns that are no longer serving you. You are overwhelmed by the state of things....the anxiety just won't go away, the grief is too much, the challenge is too big, the relationship is too far gone.... you secretly fear that you don't have what it takes to make the change you desire. Together we will uncover pain, fears and unmet desires that drive the spiral. We will rediscover and utilize your strengths to create a life that reflects your values.
Psychodynamic
(415) 991-4021
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Psychodynamic
Something just feels "off". You are exhausted from looping in thoughts and patterns that are no longer serving you. You are overwhelmed by the state of things....the anxiety just won't go away, the grief is too much, the challenge is too big, the relationship is too far gone.... you secretly fear that you don't have what it takes to make the change you desire. Together we will uncover pain, fears and unmet desires that drive the spiral. We will rediscover and utilize your strengths to create a life that reflects your values.
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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.
Psychodynamic
(650) 993-9321
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Psychodynamic
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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Lya Chapman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Is anger, stress, depression, or anxiety getting in the way of having the life you want? Are you having difficulty moving forward after a stressful event? Do you want to change behaviors or relationship patterns that are no longer working for you? If any of this sounds familiar, please give me a call. I help clients identify effective coping skills that can significantly improve their ability to deal with situational or emotional stress. My commitment is to provide a therapeutic environment that helps you reach your highest potential for wellness.
Psychodynamic
(707) 981-4690
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Psychodynamic
Is anger, stress, depression, or anxiety getting in the way of having the life you want? Are you having difficulty moving forward after a stressful event? Do you want to change behaviors or relationship patterns that are no longer working for you? If any of this sounds familiar, please give me a call. I help clients identify effective coping skills that can significantly improve their ability to deal with situational or emotional stress. My commitment is to provide a therapeutic environment that helps you reach your highest potential for wellness.
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Yu-Shan Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
We encounter many transitions in our lives. Transitions often come with intense life events such as moving to a new country, going through a divorce or losing a loved one. They also come at different stages of life like being an adolescent or growing older. We can feel depressed, anxious, frustrated and lost. I believe transitions provide an opportunity to re-examine ourselves and explore life’s meaning. Together we address issues of identity, interpersonal relationships, grief & loss, loneliness, immigration, and aging.
Psychodynamic
(415) 325-2650
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Psychodynamic
We encounter many transitions in our lives. Transitions often come with intense life events such as moving to a new country, going through a divorce or losing a loved one. They also come at different stages of life like being an adolescent or growing older. We can feel depressed, anxious, frustrated and lost. I believe transitions provide an opportunity to re-examine ourselves and explore life’s meaning. Together we address issues of identity, interpersonal relationships, grief & loss, loneliness, immigration, and aging.
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Amy Ratkovich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94109
Welcome to the first day of your journey towards healing! It can be difficult to find self-compassionate when we don't fit into mainstream society or feel utterly alone. I provide creative guidance and tailored solutions to the universal difficulties we face in life & to the unique difficulties you as an individual face. You are on this site because you need someone with an open mind and heart to purely listen, without judgement and teach you some skills to support your unique journey into healing. If you are here just looking at your options you are on your way. I would be honored to walk with you for a while on your next steps.
Psychodynamic
(510) 694-1245
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94109
Psychodynamic
Welcome to the first day of your journey towards healing! It can be difficult to find self-compassionate when we don't fit into mainstream society or feel utterly alone. I provide creative guidance and tailored solutions to the universal difficulties we face in life & to the unique difficulties you as an individual face. You are on this site because you need someone with an open mind and heart to purely listen, without judgement and teach you some skills to support your unique journey into healing. If you are here just looking at your options you are on your way. I would be honored to walk with you for a while on your next steps.

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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.