Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94103
"When people come to therapy, it's important to remember that they are trying to cope in the best way they can. You don't have to wait until things feel unbearable. I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years, and have experience working with Online Gaming, Adolescents, Parenting Conflicts, Cross-cultural Therapy, Learning Disabilities, Depression, GLBT Issues, Bereavement,Anxiety and Trauma. A video is worth a thousand words, so if you go to my website you'll find two that talk about my specialty, who I am and how I work."
Video Game Addiction
(617) 702-2364
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Office is near:
San Francisco, California 94103
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Video Game Addiction
"When people come to therapy, it's important to remember that they are trying to cope in the best way they can. You don't have to wait until things feel unbearable. I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years, and have experience working with Online Gaming, Adolescents, Parenting Conflicts, Cross-cultural Therapy, Learning Disabilities, Depression, GLBT Issues, Bereavement,Anxiety and Trauma. A video is worth a thousand words, so if you go to my website you'll find two that talk about my specialty, who I am and how I work."
Andrew Vogl,
MA, BCBA
San Francisco, California 94104
"After 25 years of research and work with individuals on the autism spectrum, my ideal client consists of 3: For the little guys, I take parents through a specific training program where they feel empowered and become their child's experts, able to teach anything. Adolescents or older children come in with or without their parents to discuss a variety of issues. The are given a concrete plan to immediately improve their life, their social world and their academics. If you are an adult who has autism or Asperger's, we will discuss and individualize a plan for you to improve in the areas most important to you."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 527-5431
San Francisco, California 94104
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Video Game Addiction
"After 25 years of research and work with individuals on the autism spectrum, my ideal client consists of 3: For the little guys, I take parents through a specific training program where they feel empowered and become their child's experts, able to teach anything. Adolescents or older children come in with or without their parents to discuss a variety of issues. The are given a concrete plan to immediately improve their life, their social world and their academics. If you are an adult who has autism or Asperger's, we will discuss and individualize a plan for you to improve in the areas most important to you."
Kristian Kemtrup, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 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."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 968-4238
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Video Game Addiction
"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."
Stacey Mcguirl, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
"I offer a free first session, because you deserve to find a therapist who is a good match, and meeting face to face can be important. I work to provide you with real results. Therapy provides a space to speak freely and be heard with care that can provide a person with more internal space for lived experience, emotion, thought and desire. In psychotherapy, you can express your thoughts and feelings and gain insight into the unconscious sources of your conflicts. With warmth and curiosity, I will provide an attentive ear and a thoughtful mind."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 742-2915
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Video Game Addiction
"I offer a free first session, because you deserve to find a therapist who is a good match, and meeting face to face can be important. I work to provide you with real results. Therapy provides a space to speak freely and be heard with care that can provide a person with more internal space for lived experience, emotion, thought and desire. In psychotherapy, you can express your thoughts and feelings and gain insight into the unconscious sources of your conflicts. With warmth and curiosity, I will provide an attentive ear and a thoughtful mind."
Rob Ashe, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94122
"In your search for a therapist, you are taking an important step to explore ways to create a shift in developing healthier patterns in your life.It is my role to support you in this important process. Untangling the seeming complexity of how we perceive our experiences is a crucial element in my practice. Each one of us embodies profound gifts that are typically suppressed primarily due to years of unhealthy patterns. Our sessions are an exploration to quiet emotional discomfort and establish healthier patterns that feel authentic and sustaining."
Video Game Addiction
(628) 222-2779
Verified
San Francisco, California 94122
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Video Game Addiction
"In your search for a therapist, you are taking an important step to explore ways to create a shift in developing healthier patterns in your life.It is my role to support you in this important process. Untangling the seeming complexity of how we perceive our experiences is a crucial element in my practice. Each one of us embodies profound gifts that are typically suppressed primarily due to years of unhealthy patterns. Our sessions are an exploration to quiet emotional discomfort and establish healthier patterns that feel authentic and sustaining."
Bay Area Center for Adolescents, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"We at the Bay Area Center for Adolescents understand that adolescence can be a difficult time for preteens, teens, young adults, and parents. On the one hand, adolescents are learning to manage life on their own and wanting more independence, but on the other hand, they may not be prepared for the responsibilities of life or realizing the consequences of their actions. We work with adolescents and their families to navigate this difficult time while helping adolescents to become independent, but still maintain the relationship with family. The Bay Area Center for Adolescents is a group of providers who all know how to connect with adolescents and their families and provide effective therapy."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 594-4958
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Video Game Addiction
"We at the Bay Area Center for Adolescents understand that adolescence can be a difficult time for preteens, teens, young adults, and parents. On the one hand, adolescents are learning to manage life on their own and wanting more independence, but on the other hand, they may not be prepared for the responsibilities of life or realizing the consequences of their actions. We work with adolescents and their families to navigate this difficult time while helping adolescents to become independent, but still maintain the relationship with family. The Bay Area Center for Adolescents is a group of providers who all know how to connect with adolescents and their families and provide effective therapy."
Yu Hang 'ronald' Deng, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94121
"I received my B.A. degree in University of California, Davis, with a major in Psychology, and my M.A. degree from John F. Kennedy University in the Counseling Psychology program. My expertise includes mental health counseling, such as depressive/anxiety disorders, communication, family, intimacy and/or relationship issues for individuals, groups, couples, and families, drug addiction treatment, and gambling addiction. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strongly believe in human potential, and my goal is to help my clients to discover and utilize the tools they have already possessed!"
Video Game Addiction
(415) 367-4238
Verified
San Francisco, California 94121
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Video Game Addiction
"I received my B.A. degree in University of California, Davis, with a major in Psychology, and my M.A. degree from John F. Kennedy University in the Counseling Psychology program. My expertise includes mental health counseling, such as depressive/anxiety disorders, communication, family, intimacy and/or relationship issues for individuals, groups, couples, and families, drug addiction treatment, and gambling addiction. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strongly believe in human potential, and my goal is to help my clients to discover and utilize the tools they have already possessed!"
Ana E Noles, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Each individual or couple's suffering is unique. In spite of significant success and achievements the sources of this suffering can frustratingly elude and confuse you. I offer a place where we can think and talk together about your suffering and where you can develop the capacity for a calm sense of sturdiness and purpose. Thoughtfully examining your unique experiences in the presence of a warm, nonjudgmental therapist can allow you to discover new ways of relating to yourself and others and the flexibility to live your life differently. The therapy relationship is a powerful venue for insight AND transformation."
Video Game Addiction
(510) 470-7582
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Video Game Addiction
"Each individual or couple's suffering is unique. In spite of significant success and achievements the sources of this suffering can frustratingly elude and confuse you. I offer a place where we can think and talk together about your suffering and where you can develop the capacity for a calm sense of sturdiness and purpose. Thoughtfully examining your unique experiences in the presence of a warm, nonjudgmental therapist can allow you to discover new ways of relating to yourself and others and the flexibility to live your life differently. The therapy relationship is a powerful venue for insight AND transformation."
Maxwell J Berlyant, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"I obtained my Doctorate/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology, from APA-accredited Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. My Postdoctoral Residency was completed at the Psychiatry Department in Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. I provide evidence based treatment from a strengths based perspective and have specialty training in CBT and DBT. "
Video Game Addiction
(628) 333-3014
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Video Game Addiction
"I obtained my Doctorate/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology, from APA-accredited Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. My Postdoctoral Residency was completed at the Psychiatry Department in Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. I provide evidence based treatment from a strengths based perspective and have specialty training in CBT and DBT. "
Mark Hirschfield, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"Hello! I work with individuals who wish to create lasting, positive changes in their lives and relationships. I offer safe, compassionate and supportive counseling in an atmosphere that deepens understanding, promotes healing, and releases potential. Unresolved emotional issues can stifle creativity, confidence, ambition, and our ability for good relationships. Trauma and loss can cause sadness, depression and pain that inhibit and block. My personal style is interactive, empathic, non-judgmental and respectful of individual values and choices."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 922-4444
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Video Game Addiction
"Hello! I work with individuals who wish to create lasting, positive changes in their lives and relationships. I offer safe, compassionate and supportive counseling in an atmosphere that deepens understanding, promotes healing, and releases potential. Unresolved emotional issues can stifle creativity, confidence, ambition, and our ability for good relationships. Trauma and loss can cause sadness, depression and pain that inhibit and block. My personal style is interactive, empathic, non-judgmental and respectful of individual values and choices."
Paul Silverman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"Therapy should be easy to understand and active from the word go. We don't just talk about the problem or figure out why the patterns are there; we hit the ground running with action and get you feeling better as soon as possible. I work with a lot of folks who have tried therapy before and been disappointed when insight and understanding don't lead to change, and folks who are trying therapy for the first time and want it to be practical and clear. I start with a free 20-minute phone consultation."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 413-0999
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Video Game Addiction
"Therapy should be easy to understand and active from the word go. We don't just talk about the problem or figure out why the patterns are there; we hit the ground running with action and get you feeling better as soon as possible. I work with a lot of folks who have tried therapy before and been disappointed when insight and understanding don't lead to change, and folks who are trying therapy for the first time and want it to be practical and clear. I start with a free 20-minute phone consultation."
Joe Olivo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I have a private practice in Hayes Valley. I see individuals, couples, and families. I work with you to find what is most important for you; what is your best practice. Together we can heal the past and allow you to move forward. My years of life experience and gentle yet direct manner will help you get back on track and get the most from your life and relationships."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 463-1793
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Video Game Addiction
"I have a private practice in Hayes Valley. I see individuals, couples, and families. I work with you to find what is most important for you; what is your best practice. Together we can heal the past and allow you to move forward. My years of life experience and gentle yet direct manner will help you get back on track and get the most from your life and relationships."
Joseph Choy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"We are often ruled by thoughts and patterns of conditioning that are largely outside of our awareness. While adaptive, this process can sometimes lead us astray. I aim to help you uncover unhealthy patterns of conditioning by cultivating awareness through mindful intention which will ultimately help guide you towards a more conscious and fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and substance abuse."
Video Game Addiction
(628) 300-0288
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Video Game Addiction
"We are often ruled by thoughts and patterns of conditioning that are largely outside of our awareness. While adaptive, this process can sometimes lead us astray. I aim to help you uncover unhealthy patterns of conditioning by cultivating awareness through mindful intention which will ultimately help guide you towards a more conscious and fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and substance abuse."
Blue Humming Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
"Blue Humming Therapy offers thoughtful mental health services to our clients and communities.We believe everyone deserves to receive the humanistic support and the best quality of mental wellness service.We compassionately work with our clients and communities.Blue Humming Therapy was formed by clinicians and staffs that represent very diverse ethnicities, races, cultures, ages, and values. We respect each background and value the uniqueness of individuals and we integrate all our knowledge and experience to treat mental difficulties."
Video Game Addiction
(833) 300-0192
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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Video Game Addiction
"Blue Humming Therapy offers thoughtful mental health services to our clients and communities.We believe everyone deserves to receive the humanistic support and the best quality of mental wellness service.We compassionately work with our clients and communities.Blue Humming Therapy was formed by clinicians and staffs that represent very diverse ethnicities, races, cultures, ages, and values. We respect each background and value the uniqueness of individuals and we integrate all our knowledge and experience to treat mental difficulties."
Amy Diner, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CEAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Therapy is a highly transformative and fascinating process. It has the power to heal, enliven, and repair. I enthusiastically invite you to begin this process with me. My warm, engaging, curious, and playful approach can help you feel like your personal experience and unique point of view is consistently appreciated. From this place, you may begin to feel more empowered and liberated in your life. I am a doctor with over 16 years of professional experience treating adults, couples, and adolescents."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 799-9491
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Video Game Addiction
"Therapy is a highly transformative and fascinating process. It has the power to heal, enliven, and repair. I enthusiastically invite you to begin this process with me. My warm, engaging, curious, and playful approach can help you feel like your personal experience and unique point of view is consistently appreciated. From this place, you may begin to feel more empowered and liberated in your life. I am a doctor with over 16 years of professional experience treating adults, couples, and adolescents."
Derek Rubinstein, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Like any new endeavor, beginning therapy can bring both anxiety and hope. Whether you're seeking therapy to address specific concerns or to engage in personal exploration, I bring many years of experience working with a broad range of issues and people. I see therapy as a unique opportunity to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, develop greater awareness and insight, and make meaningful changes that lead to greater fulfillment in their lives, relationships, and careers."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 521-3766
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Video Game Addiction
"Like any new endeavor, beginning therapy can bring both anxiety and hope. Whether you're seeking therapy to address specific concerns or to engage in personal exploration, I bring many years of experience working with a broad range of issues and people. I see therapy as a unique opportunity to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, develop greater awareness and insight, and make meaningful changes that lead to greater fulfillment in their lives, relationships, and careers."
Drew Tillotson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"It can seem impossible to figure things out, to feel loved, secure, less lonely, frightened or sad. Work, family and social demands can cause stress and/or burn-out. People get caught in cycles of porn/sexual addiction, video games or online surfing that derails them. I'm seasoned and adept at providing safety to think things through. I see many types of people from widely diverse cultural backgrounds and with different sexual orientations. My approach is engaging, warm and exploratory. I provide help at times of crisis, or when life feels unsatisfying, frozen, boring, numb or sad."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 226-6834
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Video Game Addiction
"It can seem impossible to figure things out, to feel loved, secure, less lonely, frightened or sad. Work, family and social demands can cause stress and/or burn-out. People get caught in cycles of porn/sexual addiction, video games or online surfing that derails them. I'm seasoned and adept at providing safety to think things through. I see many types of people from widely diverse cultural backgrounds and with different sexual orientations. My approach is engaging, warm and exploratory. I provide help at times of crisis, or when life feels unsatisfying, frozen, boring, numb or sad."
Joshua Cross, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Do you know what you want? Do you want to be free? Happy? Relaxed in your body? Content? Passionate and sexy? Courageous in the face of fear? More connected to your partner or to the Divine? How do you get in the way of living the life you want? Do you constantly judge yourself? Noticing all the ways you "fail" to live up to way you "should" be. Or do you tend to direct that criticism outwards? Blaming others, feeling envy, or always waiting for external circumstances to line up just right so you can finally live how you want."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 968-5393
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Video Game Addiction
"Do you know what you want? Do you want to be free? Happy? Relaxed in your body? Content? Passionate and sexy? Courageous in the face of fear? More connected to your partner or to the Divine? How do you get in the way of living the life you want? Do you constantly judge yourself? Noticing all the ways you "fail" to live up to way you "should" be. Or do you tend to direct that criticism outwards? Blaming others, feeling envy, or always waiting for external circumstances to line up just right so you can finally live how you want."
James McCollum, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"A good therapy session should feel emotional and immediate, yet grounded in the past so one can understand and feel old experiences in new ways. Sometimes there is laughter and sometimes there are tears. A good therapy session feels alive and satisfying."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 423-2695
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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Video Game Addiction
"A good therapy session should feel emotional and immediate, yet grounded in the past so one can understand and feel old experiences in new ways. Sometimes there is laughter and sometimes there are tears. A good therapy session feels alive and satisfying."
Jennifer Fernandez & Associates, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94122
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices."
Video Game Addiction
(415) 969-3982
Verified
San Francisco, California 94122
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Video Game Addiction
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices."

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Video Game Addiction in San Francisco

The current DSM doesn't recognize video game addiction as a diagnosable addiction. But the patterns of behavior can make parenting a kid or teen who's video gaming difficult.

Get help form a therapist in San Francisco with a teen or child who's patterns of behavior include:

1) Craving more game time, no matter how much they've already played.
2) Chronic dry eyes.
3) Friends stop calling and coming by to hang out.
4) No shower or change of clothes for days.
5) Gets upset if someone suggests they might have a problem with video games.
6) Rarely leaves the house because they feel like they're missing out on something that might be happening in the video games.
7) Spends entire allowance on video game hardware and software.
8) Lies to parents about how often they play games or video games.
9) Skips doing chores to keep video gaming.
10) When not at the computer, they're irritable and snappy.

For more on video game addiction, see Unplugged - a video game addiction blogout on something that might be happening in the video games.

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.

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.