Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
It is during challenging times such as these when one is often afforded the greatest opportunity for growth, transformation, and healing. If you’re feeling lost, broken, or like you've exhausted your resources to cope with life, it may be a good time to start therapy. Whether you’re depressed, overwhelmed, or struggling in relationship, my goal is to use my seventeen plus years of experience as a psychotherapist to help you relieve suffering and arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation for yourself. Pain is sometimes inevitable in life, but suffering need not be.
Transgender
(415) 237-0074
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Transgender
It is during challenging times such as these when one is often afforded the greatest opportunity for growth, transformation, and healing. If you’re feeling lost, broken, or like you've exhausted your resources to cope with life, it may be a good time to start therapy. Whether you’re depressed, overwhelmed, or struggling in relationship, my goal is to use my seventeen plus years of experience as a psychotherapist to help you relieve suffering and arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation for yourself. Pain is sometimes inevitable in life, but suffering need not be.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
Seeking professional help for yourself, your child or your family takes courage. Not only are we taught that we shouldn't need help or tell strangers our business, but it’s hard to imagine what we’ll be like if we change our old habits. Many of the adults who have made progress working with me have experienced trauma, the impacts of oppressive social biases, or both. They have adapted and survived, but they are not thriving. They may feel stuck, or they feel the need to hide or silence parts of themselves to succeed in relationships. Younger clients may have similar issues along with defiance, withdrawal or other troubling behavior.
Transgender
(628) 333-7534
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Transgender
Seeking professional help for yourself, your child or your family takes courage. Not only are we taught that we shouldn't need help or tell strangers our business, but it’s hard to imagine what we’ll be like if we change our old habits. Many of the adults who have made progress working with me have experienced trauma, the impacts of oppressive social biases, or both. They have adapted and survived, but they are not thriving. They may feel stuck, or they feel the need to hide or silence parts of themselves to succeed in relationships. Younger clients may have similar issues along with defiance, withdrawal or other troubling behavior.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Many are calling this an unprecedented time -- quarantined in our homes, fearful of the well-being of our families and loved ones and facing changes and circumstances we may have never imagined possible. If you are feeling disoriented, unsteady and in shock, you are not alone. As we grapple with the spread of illness in our communities, it is a time of both personal and collective upheaval, a time that may "shake us at our roots" and pierce our hearts, but also deepen our humanity and resilience. As your therapist, I will be a compassionate, respectful and trust-worthy guide, to help you navigate and bridge the months ahead.
Transgender
(415) 689-9551
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Transgender
Many are calling this an unprecedented time -- quarantined in our homes, fearful of the well-being of our families and loved ones and facing changes and circumstances we may have never imagined possible. If you are feeling disoriented, unsteady and in shock, you are not alone. As we grapple with the spread of illness in our communities, it is a time of both personal and collective upheaval, a time that may "shake us at our roots" and pierce our hearts, but also deepen our humanity and resilience. As your therapist, I will be a compassionate, respectful and trust-worthy guide, to help you navigate and bridge the months ahead.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
Just listening and asking you "How does that make you feel" is not my approach. We will get work done and you'll get tools to use in your day-to-day life. I'm authentic in sessions, which helps clients relax and creates a collaborative partnership rather than a hierarchy. Working with people from different backgrounds, cultures, gender identities, and sexualities, I acknowledge the need for different approaches and work with you to find the most engaging methods. I am very active in sessions and keep a relaxed atmosphere as we collaborate.
Transgender
(415) 360-2703
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94103
Transgender
Just listening and asking you "How does that make you feel" is not my approach. We will get work done and you'll get tools to use in your day-to-day life. I'm authentic in sessions, which helps clients relax and creates a collaborative partnership rather than a hierarchy. Working with people from different backgrounds, cultures, gender identities, and sexualities, I acknowledge the need for different approaches and work with you to find the most engaging methods. I am very active in sessions and keep a relaxed atmosphere as we collaborate.
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Counselor, LMHC, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I believe that mental health issues arise when we are faced with overwhelming emotions in isolation. Without the necessary support, emotions get so big and daunting that we defend ourselves against them, leading to numbness, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to invite intense emotions into the room so that we can learn to regulate them together and they can be reincorporated into the psyche, leading to a fuller and healthier life.
Transgender
(203) 666-4157
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Transgender
I believe that mental health issues arise when we are faced with overwhelming emotions in isolation. Without the necessary support, emotions get so big and daunting that we defend ourselves against them, leading to numbness, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to invite intense emotions into the room so that we can learn to regulate them together and they can be reincorporated into the psyche, leading to a fuller and healthier life.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Does this describe your current state? You are feeling stuck during a difficult life transition, or realize that you have to resolve issues that you have been carrying with you. Or, you are the parent of a teen who is struggling and your family needs professional support to gain ground at this time. Your teen son or daughter could use a compassionate and skilled guide through the turbulent time of adolescence. If you, or your teen, has a trauma to be resolved, are stuck in your life circumstances, or in feelings that are overwhelming, then you have found help! Living a full, healthy life is possible!
Transgender
(415) 226-6019
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Transgender
Does this describe your current state? You are feeling stuck during a difficult life transition, or realize that you have to resolve issues that you have been carrying with you. Or, you are the parent of a teen who is struggling and your family needs professional support to gain ground at this time. Your teen son or daughter could use a compassionate and skilled guide through the turbulent time of adolescence. If you, or your teen, has a trauma to be resolved, are stuck in your life circumstances, or in feelings that are overwhelming, then you have found help! Living a full, healthy life is possible!
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I am honored to have trained under and carry on the wisdom of San Francisco legend Dossie Easton, co-author of "The Ethical Slut" and life-long advocate of those who live non-traditional lifestyles. As such I welcome humans from all walks of life who are interested in creating a safe space dedicated to exploring themselves and their relationships. I work in a dynamic and engaging way, collaborating with my clients to create therapeutic goals, examine behavioral patterns, improve communication, and encourage healthy emotional expression.
Transgender
(310) 770-6287
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Transgender
I am honored to have trained under and carry on the wisdom of San Francisco legend Dossie Easton, co-author of "The Ethical Slut" and life-long advocate of those who live non-traditional lifestyles. As such I welcome humans from all walks of life who are interested in creating a safe space dedicated to exploring themselves and their relationships. I work in a dynamic and engaging way, collaborating with my clients to create therapeutic goals, examine behavioral patterns, improve communication, and encourage healthy emotional expression.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94116
Thank you for visiting me. I know preparing yourself to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and someone you can trust is not easy. I consider our relationship as one of the most important factors for the healing. I prioritize making my clients feel at ease and understood. Getting ready to work with someone also takes a lot of courage. If you’ve gotten to this point of being ready to speak with someone new, you’re doing a great job. My main goals in our work together will be to always have hope that everything is healable and to always treat you and your journey with the upmost respect and compassion.
Transgender
(628) 300-3594
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94116
Transgender
Thank you for visiting me. I know preparing yourself to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and someone you can trust is not easy. I consider our relationship as one of the most important factors for the healing. I prioritize making my clients feel at ease and understood. Getting ready to work with someone also takes a lot of courage. If you’ve gotten to this point of being ready to speak with someone new, you’re doing a great job. My main goals in our work together will be to always have hope that everything is healable and to always treat you and your journey with the upmost respect and compassion.
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Coach, MS, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Is your lack of confidence and self-esteem holding you back? Do you want healthy relationships, but have trouble creating them?
Transgender
(628) 300-0126
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Transgender
Is your lack of confidence and self-esteem holding you back? Do you want healthy relationships, but have trouble creating them?
Photo of Dagmara Svetcov Relationships - Intimacy - Sex, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Transgender
(925) 961-5033
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Transgender
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I work with adults 18yrs. and up in individual and couples therapy. I have worked with a wide range of client symptoms and issues over many years of work in mental health. I have extensive experience in short-term therapy and am good at keeping the therapy focused on the task at hand once goals have been collaboratively set. I really enjoy getting to know the individual strengths and needs of each client and adapting my approach to be as effective as possible.
Transgender
(415) 798-2892
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Transgender
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I work with adults 18yrs. and up in individual and couples therapy. I have worked with a wide range of client symptoms and issues over many years of work in mental health. I have extensive experience in short-term therapy and am good at keeping the therapy focused on the task at hand once goals have been collaboratively set. I really enjoy getting to know the individual strengths and needs of each client and adapting my approach to be as effective as possible.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI Concerns * Trauma * Substance Use / Abuse * Eating Disorders * Spiritual * Personal Growth * Integration of Non-Ordinary States
Transgender
(415) 969-3361
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Transgender
We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI Concerns * Trauma * Substance Use / Abuse * Eating Disorders * Spiritual * Personal Growth * Integration of Non-Ordinary States
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Do you have pride in coming from tough circumstances before finding your way out? Accomplishment came out of your hard work and survival skills. To your surprise, you didn't didn't leave the past behind and find real contentment or successful relationships the way you wanted. Lack of trust in the world and others is still there. The ability to know your needs (um, I have needs?) and stay connected to yourself (ahem, feelings) is shot. Outwardly you're capable, though privately feel sensitive and alone. I help clients see how their background impacts how they relate to themselves and others.
Transgender
(415) 300-4278
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Transgender
Do you have pride in coming from tough circumstances before finding your way out? Accomplishment came out of your hard work and survival skills. To your surprise, you didn't didn't leave the past behind and find real contentment or successful relationships the way you wanted. Lack of trust in the world and others is still there. The ability to know your needs (um, I have needs?) and stay connected to yourself (ahem, feelings) is shot. Outwardly you're capable, though privately feel sensitive and alone. I help clients see how their background impacts how they relate to themselves and others.
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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.
Transgender
(628) 222-2708
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Transgender
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.
Photo of Caitlin Finnell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
While I work with a diversity of people, I specialize in working with LGBTQ individuals, couples and youth. As a Marriage and Family psychotherapist, I seek to help my clients find their way through the hardships that life can bring. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship as well as each individual having the power to heal themselves. I believe in a strength based, solution focused approach to therapy and work with my clients to not only overcome their current circumstances but to also develop tools and strategies that they can use moving forward in their lives.
Transgender
(303) 816-3290
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Transgender
While I work with a diversity of people, I specialize in working with LGBTQ individuals, couples and youth. As a Marriage and Family psychotherapist, I seek to help my clients find their way through the hardships that life can bring. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship as well as each individual having the power to heal themselves. I believe in a strength based, solution focused approach to therapy and work with my clients to not only overcome their current circumstances but to also develop tools and strategies that they can use moving forward in their lives.
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94105
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Online Sessions (HSA/FSA accepted). Transform Frustration into Life Satisfaction! Helping release emotions of anger, anxiety, PTSD, depression, fear, frustration, stress, sexual abuse (childhood & adult) etc. Trained as a *psychotherapist, I believe Quantum Psychology to be a step beyond traditional psychotherapy to a higher level of functioning! Quantum Psychology is a process of implementing critical thinking into action. Together we develop a working relationship "creating a future", rather than "getting over" the past. Online Therapy, telehealth sessions anywhere. NOT suitable for SMI clients.
Transgender
(602) 900-9634
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94105
Transgender
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Online Sessions (HSA/FSA accepted). Transform Frustration into Life Satisfaction! Helping release emotions of anger, anxiety, PTSD, depression, fear, frustration, stress, sexual abuse (childhood & adult) etc. Trained as a *psychotherapist, I believe Quantum Psychology to be a step beyond traditional psychotherapy to a higher level of functioning! Quantum Psychology is a process of implementing critical thinking into action. Together we develop a working relationship "creating a future", rather than "getting over" the past. Online Therapy, telehealth sessions anywhere. NOT suitable for SMI clients.
Photo of Gina Marquardt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
What if you could prove your doctor wrong and manage your anxiety without resorting to medication? Are you like many of my clients struggling with uncertainty around mounting bills, career concerns, or relationship/family issues that lead to anxiety or panic attacks? If this sounds like you, I want to introduce you to the three strategies my most successful clients use to turn off anxiety and turn on inner peace: 1. Master the skill of breathing techniques which relax your mind and body. 2. Reframe your inner dialogue to boost your self-esteem. 3. Learn to express your needs while respecting others.
Transgender
(747) 998-0216
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Transgender
What if you could prove your doctor wrong and manage your anxiety without resorting to medication? Are you like many of my clients struggling with uncertainty around mounting bills, career concerns, or relationship/family issues that lead to anxiety or panic attacks? If this sounds like you, I want to introduce you to the three strategies my most successful clients use to turn off anxiety and turn on inner peace: 1. Master the skill of breathing techniques which relax your mind and body. 2. Reframe your inner dialogue to boost your self-esteem. 3. Learn to express your needs while respecting others.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
Maggie de Vera is a respected Holistic Practitioner, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Life Coach,Trainer and Consultant in the Bay Area. Backed with extensive experience (of over 25 years) and education/training. Maggie is acclaimed in her field for effective work with the most challenging cases and runs a private practice as a Psychotherapist, Marriage Family Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Sex Therapist, Life Coach, Speaker/Trainer, Consultant, and former Radio Talk Show Host of "Rendezvous with Maggie". Maggie is also the Founder and President/CEO of ROYAL Inc., a Non-profit Agency preparing disadvantaged and at-risk youth for life and leadership...
Transgender
(415) 237-2396
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Transgender
Maggie de Vera is a respected Holistic Practitioner, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Life Coach,Trainer and Consultant in the Bay Area. Backed with extensive experience (of over 25 years) and education/training. Maggie is acclaimed in her field for effective work with the most challenging cases and runs a private practice as a Psychotherapist, Marriage Family Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Sex Therapist, Life Coach, Speaker/Trainer, Consultant, and former Radio Talk Show Host of "Rendezvous with Maggie". Maggie is also the Founder and President/CEO of ROYAL Inc., a Non-profit Agency preparing disadvantaged and at-risk youth for life and leadership...
Photo of Krissy Shippey, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94117
As a therapist, I am passionate about walking alongside folks as they reveal their truths and vulnerabilities to themselves. I believe, and have witnessed that people are capable of long standing change with knowledge, support, and connection, and that therapy is a great place for that. You can learn new ways to manage life stressors, feel safe, gain confidence, and live a more joyful and purposeful life. I use cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques, while never ignoring the human element and connection where the real change happens.
Transgender
(805) 316-7071
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Transgender
As a therapist, I am passionate about walking alongside folks as they reveal their truths and vulnerabilities to themselves. I believe, and have witnessed that people are capable of long standing change with knowledge, support, and connection, and that therapy is a great place for that. You can learn new ways to manage life stressors, feel safe, gain confidence, and live a more joyful and purposeful life. I use cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques, while never ignoring the human element and connection where the real change happens.
Photo of Jessica Lipkind, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychological testing with children and adolescents. I have been practicing in this area for over a decade and have trained with experts in child assessment. My evaluations assess the presence of attention challenges, learning struggles, and emotional difficulties. I conduct thorough, comprehensive assessments informed by the Therapeutic/Collaborative Assessment model. In this model, parents and children are team members in the process and we work together to answer the referral questions. At the completion of the process, adolescents receive a feedback letter explaining the testing findings in accessible language and children receive an individualized picture book.
Transgender
(510) 858-2324
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Transgender
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychological testing with children and adolescents. I have been practicing in this area for over a decade and have trained with experts in child assessment. My evaluations assess the presence of attention challenges, learning struggles, and emotional difficulties. I conduct thorough, comprehensive assessments informed by the Therapeutic/Collaborative Assessment model. In this model, parents and children are team members in the process and we work together to answer the referral questions. At the completion of the process, adolescents receive a feedback letter explaining the testing findings in accessible language and children receive an individualized picture book.

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Transgender (Gender Dysphoria) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in San Francisco and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in San Francisco or for a San Francisco transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in San Francisco may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in San Francisco, transgender friendly therapists in San Francisco, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in San Francisco can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

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.