Ryan Bethem, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
My approach is heavily informed by Psychoanalysis, which focuses on creating opportunities for symptom relief and cultivating a rich life. Psychoanalysis in practice uses the stories, feelings, dreams, and thoughts you bring to therapy to identify the unconscious issues that keep you from living the life you want to live. This process will help you intimately understand the issues that have brought you to therapy, leading to avenues for symptom relief, a clearer sense of self and purpose, greater capacity to express oneself, answers to the questions that brought you to therapy, and more meaningful relationships.
The majority of my clients are young and middle aged working professionals. Clients I work with commonly come to therapy because they feel stuck in their work or relationships, feel something lacking life, or have known for a long time they need to address burning issues and are ready to seek support.
I create a therapeutic environment that invites you to honestly explore your experience of yourself and world. I'm particularly attentive to how your unconscious experience creates barriers to your life goals. I offer free phone consultations to help you get a better sense of whether or not we are good fit for your treatment.
Call or Email Ryan Bethem for a free phone consultation now - (415) 592-6420


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: California Institute Of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: 88487 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • I work with a wide range of issues
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Sexual Abuse


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017
Ryan Bethem, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Ryan Bethem

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT