Shirley McNeal, Psychologist in San Francisco
My practice is very diverse because I like to work with a wide range of individuals and issues. I see people struggling with work and relationship problems, recovering from trauma, and dealing with anxiety and depression. I see adults and adolescents, both gay and straight. I believe therapy can be an exciting voyage of self-discovery and I am a witness and facilitator on that journey.
My approach is described in the book, Inner Strengths: Contemporary Psychotherapy and Hypnosis for Ego-Strengthening coauthored with Claire Frederick. In addition to talk therapy, I utilize clinical hypnosis, and EMDR when appropriate. I have hypnosis CDs for sale at and my personal website is
Rather than work from any one theoretical orientation, I create interventions to match the specific needs of each unique individual, based on my forty years of accumulated knowlege and experience.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Shirley McNeal now - (415) 868-5971


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Oregon
  • Year Graduated: 1970
  • License No. and State: PSY 3987 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

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


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016
Shirley McNeal, Psychologist in San Francisco

Shirley McNeal