Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
When it's an uphill battle to manage anxiety, low self-worth or impulsive self-sabotaging habits, it’s probably time to get some help. Life doesn't need to feel so hard. I facilitate the wisdom and drive to heal already inside you. It's normal to feel transformation may be out of reach. But I have helped many people thrive. Impulses, emotional overwhelm and habits often get "updated." It's common to feel more ease, self-accepting and empowered to make key changes. I excel at supporting and guiding my clients along their path. Many indicate they feel refreshed, transformed and nourished. Feel free to call. I'd love to tell you more.
Strength-Based
(510) 565-7389
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Strength-Based
When it's an uphill battle to manage anxiety, low self-worth or impulsive self-sabotaging habits, it’s probably time to get some help. Life doesn't need to feel so hard. I facilitate the wisdom and drive to heal already inside you. It's normal to feel transformation may be out of reach. But I have helped many people thrive. Impulses, emotional overwhelm and habits often get "updated." It's common to feel more ease, self-accepting and empowered to make key changes. I excel at supporting and guiding my clients along their path. Many indicate they feel refreshed, transformed and nourished. Feel free to call. I'd love to tell you more.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
We are living through an unprecedented global event that is leaving many with elevated levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Do you wonder about your own ability to cope? Are you having trouble sleeping, or focusing on tasks? Psychotherapy can help reduce these burdens. I can help you learn new skills based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and other types of therapy and guide you on a journey of self-discovery.
Strength-Based
(424) 321-7235
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Strength-Based
We are living through an unprecedented global event that is leaving many with elevated levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Do you wonder about your own ability to cope? Are you having trouble sleeping, or focusing on tasks? Psychotherapy can help reduce these burdens. I can help you learn new skills based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and other types of therapy and guide you on a journey of self-discovery.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I focus on unlocking past disturbances from childhood through adulthood that inhibit one's relationships, work environment and overall goals. We will work with your current day stressors to help you feel more relaxed in life and less depressed. I will help you feel more empowered with deeper meaning and with more satisfying connections to yourself and others.
Strength-Based
(415) 801-3997
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Strength-Based
I focus on unlocking past disturbances from childhood through adulthood that inhibit one's relationships, work environment and overall goals. We will work with your current day stressors to help you feel more relaxed in life and less depressed. I will help you feel more empowered with deeper meaning and with more satisfying connections to yourself and others.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Intern Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Areas of focus include: Addiction Recovery, Financial Transitions, Grief, Relationships, Trauma & Resilience.
Strength-Based
(415) 594-5322
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Strength-Based
Areas of focus include: Addiction Recovery, Financial Transitions, Grief, Relationships, Trauma & Resilience.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
Strength-Based
(510) 919-1375
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Strength-Based
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I work with low sexual desire, infidelity, mismatched desires and needs, emotional sexual pain, erectile dysfunction, delayed or impaired orgasms, ejaculation concerns, LGBTQIA health or curiosity, sexual trauma, embarrassment and anxiety in regard to sex and sexuality. Exploring types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions. Singles and couples who may be exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family.
Strength-Based
(916) 469-0790
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Strength-Based
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I work with low sexual desire, infidelity, mismatched desires and needs, emotional sexual pain, erectile dysfunction, delayed or impaired orgasms, ejaculation concerns, LGBTQIA health or curiosity, sexual trauma, embarrassment and anxiety in regard to sex and sexuality. Exploring types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions. Singles and couples who may be exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family.
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Psychologist, PhD, BCB Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Dr. Dihmes is a licensed clinical psychologist one of the few board certified biofeedback psychologists in Northern California. With specialties in life stressors, executive coaching, psychophysiology, and teens, she has expertise in working with a wide range of psychological concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions and chronic illness. Dr. Dihmes' integrates evidence-based treatments such as CBT and mindfulness-based interventions, with consideration for each patient’s unique cultural, biological, and psychological background.
Strength-Based
(415) 799-5164
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Strength-Based
Dr. Dihmes is a licensed clinical psychologist one of the few board certified biofeedback psychologists in Northern California. With specialties in life stressors, executive coaching, psychophysiology, and teens, she has expertise in working with a wide range of psychological concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions and chronic illness. Dr. Dihmes' integrates evidence-based treatments such as CBT and mindfulness-based interventions, with consideration for each patient’s unique cultural, biological, and psychological background.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
We often come to therapy in crisis. Something has gone wrong in a relationship. Major, disorienting life transitions are underway. Emotional experiences are becoming increasingly overwhelming. Life seems stuck, static, depressing. Anxiety is on the rise. A series of events have altered our course. We are feeling lost. Therapy can offer a soothing lifeboat for these rough seas. Often crisis is a wake up call, a time for necessary change, new growth, a reconnoitering of the landscape, a vivid reorientation. My practice is designed to move you from crisis to care, from care to confidence, confidence to creative, enlivening capacity.
Strength-Based
(415) 795-2752
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Strength-Based
We often come to therapy in crisis. Something has gone wrong in a relationship. Major, disorienting life transitions are underway. Emotional experiences are becoming increasingly overwhelming. Life seems stuck, static, depressing. Anxiety is on the rise. A series of events have altered our course. We are feeling lost. Therapy can offer a soothing lifeboat for these rough seas. Often crisis is a wake up call, a time for necessary change, new growth, a reconnoitering of the landscape, a vivid reorientation. My practice is designed to move you from crisis to care, from care to confidence, confidence to creative, enlivening capacity.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Dr. Vertin specializes in modern-day relationships with self and others. Her work helps people thrive by revolutionizing how people think about health and relationship and thus, how they function. Vanessa's specializations are integral health, coupling relationships, and life transitions/stress. Other areas in which she has extensive training and therapeutic experience include: freedom and intimacy dynamics, marriage and other relationship forms, survivors of abuse, anxiety and depression, issues of elders and their families, aging & death, developmental issues, PTSD, and women’s issues.
Strength-Based
(650) 262-3687
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Strength-Based
Dr. Vertin specializes in modern-day relationships with self and others. Her work helps people thrive by revolutionizing how people think about health and relationship and thus, how they function. Vanessa's specializations are integral health, coupling relationships, and life transitions/stress. Other areas in which she has extensive training and therapeutic experience include: freedom and intimacy dynamics, marriage and other relationship forms, survivors of abuse, anxiety and depression, issues of elders and their families, aging & death, developmental issues, PTSD, and women’s issues.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94104
This pandemic is changing everything. It's definitely a challenge and a stressor however you are positioned. I provide skilled therapeutic support through video talk therapy and EMDR to help you find your way and increase much needed flexibility. And you may want to also focus on processing other life events, perhaps the developmental trauma of growing up with self-involved family members, grieving unmet expectations of any kind, or simply having more effective conversations.
Strength-Based
(650) 446-3647
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Strength-Based
This pandemic is changing everything. It's definitely a challenge and a stressor however you are positioned. I provide skilled therapeutic support through video talk therapy and EMDR to help you find your way and increase much needed flexibility. And you may want to also focus on processing other life events, perhaps the developmental trauma of growing up with self-involved family members, grieving unmet expectations of any kind, or simply having more effective conversations.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Therapy begins with curiosity and a willingness to explore difficult emotions or areas that keep you stuck. Building a trusting relationship with a therapist in a warm, supportive environment is crucial to making the changes you want. Using a collaborative approach, we'll work to understand what is getting in the way of making positive change. I believe that each of my clients is the expert on their own experiences and I work to make you feel supported and heard, while helping you to shine a light onto things that are not serving you - limiting beliefs, negative patterns, or unhealthy relationships with yourself or others.
Strength-Based
(510) 328-4398
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Strength-Based
Therapy begins with curiosity and a willingness to explore difficult emotions or areas that keep you stuck. Building a trusting relationship with a therapist in a warm, supportive environment is crucial to making the changes you want. Using a collaborative approach, we'll work to understand what is getting in the way of making positive change. I believe that each of my clients is the expert on their own experiences and I work to make you feel supported and heard, while helping you to shine a light onto things that are not serving you - limiting beliefs, negative patterns, or unhealthy relationships with yourself or others.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
How did you decide it was time to look for a therapist? It’s usually emotional pain - anxiety, sadness/depression, grief, relationship problems - that brings you here. And addressing the source of that pain is the start of our journey. We’d begin with a 15/20 minute phone call where you lay out what you’re dealing with and I give you some sense of how we would begin to tackle it. Most therapists offer this and it’s a really solid way to feel into whether you want to work with someone. I have seen over and over that the pain that brings someone to therapy - if you work with it - is actually a gift.
Strength-Based
(510) 876-4835
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Strength-Based
How did you decide it was time to look for a therapist? It’s usually emotional pain - anxiety, sadness/depression, grief, relationship problems - that brings you here. And addressing the source of that pain is the start of our journey. We’d begin with a 15/20 minute phone call where you lay out what you’re dealing with and I give you some sense of how we would begin to tackle it. Most therapists offer this and it’s a really solid way to feel into whether you want to work with someone. I have seen over and over that the pain that brings someone to therapy - if you work with it - is actually a gift.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I offer individual and couples therapy to adults experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and dating issues, career concerns, identity development, and life transitions. Many express difficulty balancing busy professional lives with maintaining a fulfilling personal life, and express a fear of getting stuck. Clients are often interested in improving their communication and coping skills, and are looking to achieve a sense of greater ease, calm, and connection to themselves and others in their lives.
Strength-Based
(415) 980-2262
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Strength-Based
I offer individual and couples therapy to adults experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and dating issues, career concerns, identity development, and life transitions. Many express difficulty balancing busy professional lives with maintaining a fulfilling personal life, and express a fear of getting stuck. Clients are often interested in improving their communication and coping skills, and are looking to achieve a sense of greater ease, calm, and connection to themselves and others in their lives.
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MA, PPS, PCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Hi, I’m Joia (they/them). I’m glad you’re here. I believe that you are the foremost expert on your own experiences, and I know how difficult it can be to find a therapist who feels like the right fit. While my professional interests are LGBTQ+ identities, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and college transitions, I welcome all teens and adults with a warm, playful, and encouraging style.
Strength-Based
(415) 707-8402
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Strength-Based
Hi, I’m Joia (they/them). I’m glad you’re here. I believe that you are the foremost expert on your own experiences, and I know how difficult it can be to find a therapist who feels like the right fit. While my professional interests are LGBTQ+ identities, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and college transitions, I welcome all teens and adults with a warm, playful, and encouraging style.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
We deserve sex-positive, body-positive support for ourselves, our families, and our communities. I work with individuals, couples/polycules, and founders seeking guidance from a grounded place of abundance. I am in service to the health and vitality of women, fat folx, poc folk, polyamorous folk, queers, non-binary folk, gender non-conforming folk, trans folk, persons with disabilities, artists, and sex workers everywhere.
Strength-Based
(628) 600-1573
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Strength-Based
We deserve sex-positive, body-positive support for ourselves, our families, and our communities. I work with individuals, couples/polycules, and founders seeking guidance from a grounded place of abundance. I am in service to the health and vitality of women, fat folx, poc folk, polyamorous folk, queers, non-binary folk, gender non-conforming folk, trans folk, persons with disabilities, artists, and sex workers everywhere.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
My passion for this work is fueled by my view that every individual already has the answers they are seeking, whether they realize this or not. On our brief time on this planet, therapy provides an invaluable gateway toward healing, self-discovery, and more often than not, an expanded awareness. What else lies in this work is for you to discover.
Strength-Based
(831) 216-6263
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Strength-Based
My passion for this work is fueled by my view that every individual already has the answers they are seeking, whether they realize this or not. On our brief time on this planet, therapy provides an invaluable gateway toward healing, self-discovery, and more often than not, an expanded awareness. What else lies in this work is for you to discover.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
During this COVID 19 pandemic and other current events, you may be feeling more overwhelmed, exhausted, tired, anxious and/or isolated than usual. Are you feeling less motivated? Are you feeling less connected? Are your typical coping strategies not working for you? I’m here to offer a safe space for you to explore these questions. Together, we will explore the wisdom of the mind, body & spirit connection to find your answers. Some tools that I work with are guided imagery, mindfulness & somatic awareness techniques. For more, please visit my website~!
Strength-Based
(415) 663-5907
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Strength-Based
During this COVID 19 pandemic and other current events, you may be feeling more overwhelmed, exhausted, tired, anxious and/or isolated than usual. Are you feeling less motivated? Are you feeling less connected? Are your typical coping strategies not working for you? I’m here to offer a safe space for you to explore these questions. Together, we will explore the wisdom of the mind, body & spirit connection to find your answers. Some tools that I work with are guided imagery, mindfulness & somatic awareness techniques. For more, please visit my website~!
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, acute stress, relationship problems, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in living from and connecting to personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals to uncover, discover, and discard thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives.
Strength-Based
(628) 237-0701
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Strength-Based
Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, acute stress, relationship problems, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in living from and connecting to personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals to uncover, discover, and discard thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I help couples and individuals improve relationships, affirm identity, manage mood, and change behavior. My background in math and engineering informs my work as a psychologist and educator. I reference and apply cognitive and behavioral science. Clients report that they benefit from our relationship, as well as the information and skills obtained through meetings. My webpage www.dr-davison.com and linked-in profile provides information about my training and experience, and services.
Strength-Based
(510) 541-5988
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Strength-Based
I help couples and individuals improve relationships, affirm identity, manage mood, and change behavior. My background in math and engineering informs my work as a psychologist and educator. I reference and apply cognitive and behavioral science. Clients report that they benefit from our relationship, as well as the information and skills obtained through meetings. My webpage www.dr-davison.com and linked-in profile provides information about my training and experience, and services.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCPC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence.
Strength-Based
(628) 227-5810
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Strength-Based
I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence.

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in San Francisco or for a San Francisco Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

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. 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.