Sean Riley, PsyD, Psychologist in San Francisco
Beginning therapy can be an important step toward having the peace of mind, relationships, and self-understanding you desire. Whether you are new to therapy or have been in therapy in the past, I will try to make the process go smoothly. Psychotherapy should be a collaborative effort between therapist and client, and I approach each session as an opportunity to learn something new. My style is engaging and interactive, and I help clients achieve their goals through a variety of empirically-validated means. Feel free to contact me for a free 30 minute phone consultation.
My specialties include overcoming anxiety/panic, depression, relationships problems, career issues, as well as life transitions. Please email me if you have questions about your particular needs. I am trained in traditional and modern therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples therapy.
My office is conveniently located at the intersection of Market and Sanchez St. The F streetcar stops at this intersection, and my office is one block from the Church Street MUNI station serving the K, L, M, N, and J lines. There's non-metered street parking on Sanchez Street.
Call or Email Sean Riley for a free consultation now - (415) 688-2401


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: The Wright Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: PSY19279 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Humana
  • I accept all Blue Cross / Blue Shield plans.
  • I'm happy to help clarify your insurance benefits.
  • I'm offer claims submission for non-network plans.
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
  • UMR
  • ValueOptions
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Aging / Life Transitions
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Goal Oriented Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Short or Longer Term Therapy
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017
Sean Riley, PsyD, Psychologist in San Francisco

Sean Riley

Psychologist, PsyD