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.
Stress
(415) 968-4238
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Stress
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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Ashley Boyer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Hi, I am a San Francisco Bay Area Child Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and other related concerns such as perfectionism, and difficult life adjustments. In my practice, I want to help you work through worries and achieve your best life.
Stress
(628) 228-6535
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Stress
Hi, I am a San Francisco Bay Area Child Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and other related concerns such as perfectionism, and difficult life adjustments. In my practice, I want to help you work through worries and achieve your best life.
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Beth A Mitchner
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I believe that we heal and grow best in a welcoming and supportive environment. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore together your thoughts and feelings and guide you to a place of deeper self-understanding of your strengths and challenges. Often, this process will enable you to find new ways for dealing with problems, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, and realizing your desires, and aspirations. These changes reduce discomfort and stress and allow you to feel more alive and fulfilled.
Stress
(628) 210-3586
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Stress
I believe that we heal and grow best in a welcoming and supportive environment. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore together your thoughts and feelings and guide you to a place of deeper self-understanding of your strengths and challenges. Often, this process will enable you to find new ways for dealing with problems, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, and realizing your desires, and aspirations. These changes reduce discomfort and stress and allow you to feel more alive and fulfilled.
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Pia Litz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Imagine; you are able to shift harsh self criticism, insecurity, people pleasing, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, codependency, & feeling “stuck” in one or more areas of life. You can finally experience self love and acceptance, fulfilling intimacy, great health, & the ability to enjoy your achievements. You unapologetically set limits &boundaries that are in support of your needs & desires, & let yourself rise into a life where you actually have everything you want because you know in your bones just how worthy you are.
Stress
(609) 961-9856
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Stress
Imagine; you are able to shift harsh self criticism, insecurity, people pleasing, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, codependency, & feeling “stuck” in one or more areas of life. You can finally experience self love and acceptance, fulfilling intimacy, great health, & the ability to enjoy your achievements. You unapologetically set limits &boundaries that are in support of your needs & desires, & let yourself rise into a life where you actually have everything you want because you know in your bones just how worthy you are.
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Heidi Landgraf
Counselor, LPCC, RSMT, RYT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I work in tandem with telehealth or therapy and neurofeedback to recover your true resilience. I can work in either modality alone, however the two together have a synergistic effect, producing quicker results. Neurofeedback assists in restoring optimal brain health, while psychotherapy can help you become aware of your thinking patterns, and assist you in creating better emotional balance. You can feel awake and deeply connected to the world and others around you again. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADD, PTSD or other traumas, I can help free you from old blockages and restore your original, true nature.
Stress
(773) 863-3189
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Stress
I work in tandem with telehealth or therapy and neurofeedback to recover your true resilience. I can work in either modality alone, however the two together have a synergistic effect, producing quicker results. Neurofeedback assists in restoring optimal brain health, while psychotherapy can help you become aware of your thinking patterns, and assist you in creating better emotional balance. You can feel awake and deeply connected to the world and others around you again. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADD, PTSD or other traumas, I can help free you from old blockages and restore your original, true nature.
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Maria Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
I have extensive experience working with Military families. I have worked with Military and Veterans on assignments on the Military base. I have also worked with foster children in foster homes and have worked in correctional facilities. I took extensive training to help couples stay together when one feels like leaving. There is great success in couples staying together after having counseling with my expertise. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me an unique and effective approach to counseling.
Stress
(628) 209-5906
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Stress
I have extensive experience working with Military families. I have worked with Military and Veterans on assignments on the Military base. I have also worked with foster children in foster homes and have worked in correctional facilities. I took extensive training to help couples stay together when one feels like leaving. There is great success in couples staying together after having counseling with my expertise. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me an unique and effective approach to counseling.
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Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
Stress
(415) 326-7726
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Stress
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
Courtland McPherson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
You are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unfulfilled. Maybe your relationship feels like it is crashing and burning. Or maybe you feel like you friend circle has shrunk or that you are the last person standing with no romantic prospects. Maybe you are a new parent just trying to get through the day. You have lost motivation, direction, and a sense of purpose. You are not sure when it started, but you do not feel the same. Maybe you just feel alone and the voice in your head is saying “what is wrong?”
Stress
(510) 996-4636
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Stress
You are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unfulfilled. Maybe your relationship feels like it is crashing and burning. Or maybe you feel like you friend circle has shrunk or that you are the last person standing with no romantic prospects. Maybe you are a new parent just trying to get through the day. You have lost motivation, direction, and a sense of purpose. You are not sure when it started, but you do not feel the same. Maybe you just feel alone and the voice in your head is saying “what is wrong?”
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Dina Cuervo
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
Stress
(626) 427-6532
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Stress
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
Zoe Lantelme
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
Stress
(415) 214-9148
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Stress
If you struggle to stop or reduce substance use or other addictive behaviors, I can help. I use a harm reduction approach to understanding and treating substance use and abuse. Instead of focusing only on one’s addiction, this approach explores other contributing factors, such as co-occurring mental illnesses, family relationships, and medical problems. It encourages the client to explore their unique needs and background, and to develop their own treatment goals, which may involve moderation management, in addition to abstinence. I also offer treatment for other impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction.
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Jenna Pacelli - Bend Trauma Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHHC, RYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
You've spent years in talk therapy, have hit a plateau and are wondering if you’re not meant to fully heal or if therapy actually works. You are bright, sensitive, and big-hearted but either feel like you’re stuck on ON (easily startled, racing thoughts that are difficult to control or turn off, struggling to relax and feeling flooded emotionally), or stuck on OFF (flat, lethargic, exhausted, foggy, unmotivated and disconnected from your vitality and energy). It is possible to deeply heal- you just need a more innovative and dynamic approach to do so.
Stress
(458) 200-4086
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94124
Stress
You've spent years in talk therapy, have hit a plateau and are wondering if you’re not meant to fully heal or if therapy actually works. You are bright, sensitive, and big-hearted but either feel like you’re stuck on ON (easily startled, racing thoughts that are difficult to control or turn off, struggling to relax and feeling flooded emotionally), or stuck on OFF (flat, lethargic, exhausted, foggy, unmotivated and disconnected from your vitality and energy). It is possible to deeply heal- you just need a more innovative and dynamic approach to do so.
Alan J Kent
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
People seek therapy to change something in their life. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, phobia, or other challenges. Ultimately, I suspect that you want to change something in your life: feelings, behaviors, patterns or relationships. I have passion for helping people make the change they desire. Whether you are a young adult struggling to find meaning, someone questioning your relationship or sexuality, or dealing with a challenging health or career concern, I would welcome the opportunity to help you find a way forward.
Stress
(970) 410-2557
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Stress
People seek therapy to change something in their life. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, phobia, or other challenges. Ultimately, I suspect that you want to change something in your life: feelings, behaviors, patterns or relationships. I have passion for helping people make the change they desire. Whether you are a young adult struggling to find meaning, someone questioning your relationship or sexuality, or dealing with a challenging health or career concern, I would welcome the opportunity to help you find a way forward.
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Vesal Vakili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
Stress
(424) 336-3461
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Stress
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
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Susan R Bernstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. This process also includes developing and enhancing self understanding. Many people contemplate calling a therapist for a long time, unsure of what to expect or how to proceed. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues in your life and gain a deeper understanding of your situation. Through this process, we can begin to offer you new emotional experiences. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
Stress
(415) 282-7447
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Stress
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. This process also includes developing and enhancing self understanding. Many people contemplate calling a therapist for a long time, unsure of what to expect or how to proceed. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues in your life and gain a deeper understanding of your situation. Through this process, we can begin to offer you new emotional experiences. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
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Jay Reid
Counselor, MS, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Do you defer to others too easily? Do you privately criticize yourself while easily finding good qualities in others? Are you more worried about others' reactions than your own? Do you feel anxious about where you stand with people? Living this way - no matter what it looks like from the outside - can feel demanding, frustrating, and perilous. I offer therapy that empowers you to go after what you want in love and work, with less fear of rejection or guilt over being 'selfish'.
Stress
(415) 944-3628
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Stress
Do you defer to others too easily? Do you privately criticize yourself while easily finding good qualities in others? Are you more worried about others' reactions than your own? Do you feel anxious about where you stand with people? Living this way - no matter what it looks like from the outside - can feel demanding, frustrating, and perilous. I offer therapy that empowers you to go after what you want in love and work, with less fear of rejection or guilt over being 'selfish'.
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Karla Fakhouri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children.
Stress
(650) 336-5252
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Stress
As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children.
Sarah E. Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
Stress
(415) 340-2191
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Stress
My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
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David Stone
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
No one, no matter how much difficulty they are facing in their life, is broken. At some point in our lives, we may feel stalled, even hopeless. I work with anyone who finds themselves in emotional pain, who wants to live a life with a sense of satisfaction, vitality, and purpose. Anyone who has the slightest desire to move towards something fuller. One of my aims is to help clients discover what it is they feel is missing in their lives, what they'd like to change about their behavior, and to hone in on what matters most to them.
Stress
(628) 222-2708
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Stress
No one, no matter how much difficulty they are facing in their life, is broken. At some point in our lives, we may feel stalled, even hopeless. I work with anyone who finds themselves in emotional pain, who wants to live a life with a sense of satisfaction, vitality, and purpose. Anyone who has the slightest desire to move towards something fuller. One of my aims is to help clients discover what it is they feel is missing in their lives, what they'd like to change about their behavior, and to hone in on what matters most to them.
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Dagmara Svetcov Relationships - Intimacy - Sex
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, LSOTP, CIRT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you struggling in your relationship? Or in the bedroom? Do you wish to improve your communication? Or do you need help with overcoming a sexual problem and making your sex life more exciting? Would you like to learn a better way to manage conflict in your relationship and rebuild emotional connection with your partner? Is sex, or lack of it, a source of worry or tension in your life? Do you feel lonely, disconnected or having the same fight frequently? Have you tried varied solutions unsuccessfully? Do you now worry about the future of your relationship? Whether you have a sexual concern or a relationship problem, I can help.
Stress
(925) 961-5033
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Stress
Are you struggling in your relationship? Or in the bedroom? Do you wish to improve your communication? Or do you need help with overcoming a sexual problem and making your sex life more exciting? Would you like to learn a better way to manage conflict in your relationship and rebuild emotional connection with your partner? Is sex, or lack of it, a source of worry or tension in your life? Do you feel lonely, disconnected or having the same fight frequently? Have you tried varied solutions unsuccessfully? Do you now worry about the future of your relationship? Whether you have a sexual concern or a relationship problem, I can help.
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Nida Mirza
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Are you not feeling like your usual self nowadays? Are stress, politics, work, relationship pressure, relocation and/or COVID-19 overwhelming? Is there just way too much going on? Are you looking to feel more calm, more relaxed, less upset, and more happy? Sometimes our brain won't turn off and stop worrying, sometimes it is difficult to get out of bed or get a good night's rest, other times it is tough to buckle down and focus. Therapy can help... even if you're not sure how. I see mental health as part of one's overall wellness. My approach focuses on having fewer negative emotions and also on experiencing more positive emotions.
Stress
(628) 600-2941
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Stress
Are you not feeling like your usual self nowadays? Are stress, politics, work, relationship pressure, relocation and/or COVID-19 overwhelming? Is there just way too much going on? Are you looking to feel more calm, more relaxed, less upset, and more happy? Sometimes our brain won't turn off and stop worrying, sometimes it is difficult to get out of bed or get a good night's rest, other times it is tough to buckle down and focus. Therapy can help... even if you're not sure how. I see mental health as part of one's overall wellness. My approach focuses on having fewer negative emotions and also on experiencing more positive emotions.

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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.