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.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 968-4238
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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.
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Trevor M Ahrendt
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I help people lead an examined life. Our difficulties come and go, but there's wisdom in using them to learn about ourselves more deeply. This allows us to navigate life's challenges with more grace, and less pain and a lot more humor. Therapy is a funny thing. It's two people, in a room, agreeing to focus on improving one of their lives. Sounds astoundingly simple. When it works, it can offer profound, lasting, and substantial changes in one's life and, in the best case, allow you to develop depth, wisdom, and clarity. I work with people in tech, and leaders, artists and seekers who are looking to lead a vital and integrated life.
Video Game Addiction
(510) 587-9221
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Video Game Addiction
I help people lead an examined life. Our difficulties come and go, but there's wisdom in using them to learn about ourselves more deeply. This allows us to navigate life's challenges with more grace, and less pain and a lot more humor. Therapy is a funny thing. It's two people, in a room, agreeing to focus on improving one of their lives. Sounds astoundingly simple. When it works, it can offer profound, lasting, and substantial changes in one's life and, in the best case, allow you to develop depth, wisdom, and clarity. I work with people in tech, and leaders, artists and seekers who are looking to lead a vital and integrated life.
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.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 214-9148
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Video Game Addiction
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.
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.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 340-2191
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Video Game Addiction
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.
Video Game Addiction
(628) 222-2708
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Video Game Addiction
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.
Jennifer Fernandez & Associates
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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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Makhetsi Tessien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Asking for help takes courage when you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I approach my work with compassion and understanding. I strive to create an environment for you that is safe, accepting, and free of judgement. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn more about ourselves by expressing ourselves openly and honestly without emphasis on what is "right" or "wrong." This can help us identify deep patterns that keep us stuck and create new ways of dealing with life's challenges and being in relationships.
Video Game Addiction
(510) 901-5337
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Video Game Addiction
Asking for help takes courage when you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I approach my work with compassion and understanding. I strive to create an environment for you that is safe, accepting, and free of judgement. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn more about ourselves by expressing ourselves openly and honestly without emphasis on what is "right" or "wrong." This can help us identify deep patterns that keep us stuck and create new ways of dealing with life's challenges and being in relationships.
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R. Austin Heafey
Psychologist, MA, Psy D Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
Video Game Addiction
(650) 993-9321
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Video Game Addiction
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
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Sharon Chung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
If you're having issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and want to improve your negative thoughts, social and professional skills, symptoms (appetite, sleep, energy), we can work through it together. Our goal in therapy together will include improving your quality of life while minimizing negative thoughts, emotions and symptoms.
Video Game Addiction
(562) 386-0163
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Video Game Addiction
If you're having issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and want to improve your negative thoughts, social and professional skills, symptoms (appetite, sleep, energy), we can work through it together. Our goal in therapy together will include improving your quality of life while minimizing negative thoughts, emotions and symptoms.
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Greg Clinton
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
A lot of us have a hard time asking for help. Fear, shame, or needing to be self-sufficient are feelings that can get in the way of recognizing when we need help--and reaching out and asking for it. My approach to therapy creates a safe place where sensitive, painful or scary feelings can be openly explored without judgment. We form a partnership to figure out what is going on and how to move forward. I'm actively engaged in our work--it's a partnership, after all--to help you overcome problem behaviors and develop better ways of coping.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 692-5691
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Video Game Addiction
A lot of us have a hard time asking for help. Fear, shame, or needing to be self-sufficient are feelings that can get in the way of recognizing when we need help--and reaching out and asking for it. My approach to therapy creates a safe place where sensitive, painful or scary feelings can be openly explored without judgment. We form a partnership to figure out what is going on and how to move forward. I'm actively engaged in our work--it's a partnership, after all--to help you overcome problem behaviors and develop better ways of coping.
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Lisa Rosequist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Lisa Rosequist, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in pediatric neuropsychology and an expert in Psychological Testing. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where she focused on treatment and recovery of brain injury and cognitive dysfunction secondary to medical diagnoses.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 887-7650 x7
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Video Game Addiction
Lisa Rosequist, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in pediatric neuropsychology and an expert in Psychological Testing. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where she focused on treatment and recovery of brain injury and cognitive dysfunction secondary to medical diagnoses.
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Patrick D. Chrisman
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I focus on coming up with solutions to your dilemma's that can help you fairly quickly in your day to day life.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 570-8936
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94123
Video Game Addiction
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I focus on coming up with solutions to your dilemma's that can help you fairly quickly in your day to day life.
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Kevin Kuhlow
MS, RADT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 480-3056
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Video Game Addiction
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
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Bay Area Center for Adolescents
Psychologist Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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.
Will Lipsenthal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I am a therapist in the Bay Area providing individual psychotherapy, couples and marriage counseling, and child/adolescent therapy. In the current climate, all of my work is being done through online therapy. I enjoy working via gestalt, somatic (body), anger, trauma, dreamwork, and relational modalities.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 343-5541
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Video Game Addiction
I am a therapist in the Bay Area providing individual psychotherapy, couples and marriage counseling, and child/adolescent therapy. In the current climate, all of my work is being done through online therapy. I enjoy working via gestalt, somatic (body), anger, trauma, dreamwork, and relational modalities.
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Spectrum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
As parents and clinicians, we know it is hard to have a unique brain in a typical world. We know you need different navigational tools in these turbulent waters. So, we designed a program based on well-researched therapies for all ages that will strengthen core brain functions - attention, memory, processing speed and problem-solving - and increase social skills. For parents, we work together to find the right community supports and develop the skills you need as a parent to support a calm and thriving family life.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 944-5813
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Video Game Addiction
As parents and clinicians, we know it is hard to have a unique brain in a typical world. We know you need different navigational tools in these turbulent waters. So, we designed a program based on well-researched therapies for all ages that will strengthen core brain functions - attention, memory, processing speed and problem-solving - and increase social skills. For parents, we work together to find the right community supports and develop the skills you need as a parent to support a calm and thriving family life.
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Kristoffer Flores
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94132
Finding the right fit and professional can be difficult and overwhelming but look no further. I am here to support you! I work with children, teenagers and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, self harm, safety planning, self esteem, life transitions, and communication issues. I offer individual, couples and family therapy. My experience in different settings such as residential, inpatient and outpatient programs, private therapy, community based and school districts give me a unique perspective on ways to support you. My approach is Strength-base, viewing you as the expert in your life.
Video Game Addiction
(844) 420-0180
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94132
Video Game Addiction
Finding the right fit and professional can be difficult and overwhelming but look no further. I am here to support you! I work with children, teenagers and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, self harm, safety planning, self esteem, life transitions, and communication issues. I offer individual, couples and family therapy. My experience in different settings such as residential, inpatient and outpatient programs, private therapy, community based and school districts give me a unique perspective on ways to support you. My approach is Strength-base, viewing you as the expert in your life.
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Maitri Joy
Marriage & Family Therapist, CHT, LMFT, CLC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
I offer couples & individuals opportunity to heal difficult communications, overwhelming emotions and painful trauma, I borrow practices from several spiritual traditions, Native American, Buddhist, & Hindu; integrating them with cutting-edge coaching, energetic training, and shamanic practices to offer you a profound approach to personal growth, emotional intimacy and spiritual development.
Video Game Addiction
(866) 756-0775
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Video Game Addiction
I offer couples & individuals opportunity to heal difficult communications, overwhelming emotions and painful trauma, I borrow practices from several spiritual traditions, Native American, Buddhist, & Hindu; integrating them with cutting-edge coaching, energetic training, and shamanic practices to offer you a profound approach to personal growth, emotional intimacy and spiritual development.
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Jan S. Cehn, LCSW,BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I am an experienced therapist who has been working with teens, individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I see therapy as a partnership: you enter this process with your particular issues and uniqueness and together, through building trust, being curious, and using specialized techniques, you progress. My approach is based on my client's personal history and their needs and, in general, I am quite interactive. I provide short-term as well as long-term treatment.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 889-8965
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San Francisco, CA 94131
Video Game Addiction
I am an experienced therapist who has been working with teens, individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I see therapy as a partnership: you enter this process with your particular issues and uniqueness and together, through building trust, being curious, and using specialized techniques, you progress. My approach is based on my client's personal history and their needs and, in general, I am quite interactive. I provide short-term as well as long-term treatment.
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David A Thomson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CAS Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Do you feel that your everyday challenges are beginning to overwhelm you? Have you set goals for yourself, but you have not been able to achieve them? The solution is in sight. With skill, professionalism, empathy, and compassion I can help you to achieve your goals and the life that you want. Because you are a unique individual, I will tailor my treatment methods to fit your unique situation and needs. I believe that we all have what it takes to meet and conquer life's many challenges and difficulties.
Video Game Addiction
(415) 508-8805
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Video Game Addiction
Do you feel that your everyday challenges are beginning to overwhelm you? Have you set goals for yourself, but you have not been able to achieve them? The solution is in sight. With skill, professionalism, empathy, and compassion I can help you to achieve your goals and the life that you want. Because you are a unique individual, I will tailor my treatment methods to fit your unique situation and needs. I believe that we all have what it takes to meet and conquer life's many challenges and difficulties.

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Video Game Addiction Therapists
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 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.