Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I've supported hundreds of individuals healing from highly stressful situations and trauma. I've worked with individuals in recovery from physical and sexual assault. Trauma can also include divorce/break-ups, school difficulties, medical issues, and others. I welcome individuals who have tried everything and still aren't feeling like themselves. I am a California licensed marriage and family therapist with fellowship training in Medical Family Therapy. I practice EMDR therapy."
Women's Issues
(415) 969-4905
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Women's Issues
"I've supported hundreds of individuals healing from highly stressful situations and trauma. I've worked with individuals in recovery from physical and sexual assault. Trauma can also include divorce/break-ups, school difficulties, medical issues, and others. I welcome individuals who have tried everything and still aren't feeling like themselves. I am a California licensed marriage and family therapist with fellowship training in Medical Family Therapy. I practice EMDR therapy."
Bloom Therapy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
"Bloom Therapy specializes in women's mental health across the lifespan (ages 18-65+). Women face unique stressors in their relationships and career, and experience anxiety, depression, and traumatic stress at twice the rate of men. I offer a compassionate, evidence-based approach to address these challenges and help you reach your goals. My work focuses on building strengths, enhancing self-confidence, and empowering you with knowledge and tools so that you can thrive in your relationships, work, and life. "
Women's Issues
(415) 598-9316
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Women's Issues
"Bloom Therapy specializes in women's mental health across the lifespan (ages 18-65+). Women face unique stressors in their relationships and career, and experience anxiety, depression, and traumatic stress at twice the rate of men. I offer a compassionate, evidence-based approach to address these challenges and help you reach your goals. My work focuses on building strengths, enhancing self-confidence, and empowering you with knowledge and tools so that you can thrive in your relationships, work, and life. "
Elliott Endre, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
"We deserve sex-positive, body-positive support for ourselves, our families, and our communities. I work with clients who seek guidance from a grounded place of abundance. I am in service to the health and vitality of women, fat folx, polyamorous folk, queers, non-binary folk, gender non-conforming folk, trans folk, persons with disabilities, artists, and sex workers everywhere. "
Women's Issues
(628) 600-1573
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Women's Issues
"We deserve sex-positive, body-positive support for ourselves, our families, and our communities. I work with clients who seek guidance from a grounded place of abundance. I am in service to the health and vitality of women, fat folx, polyamorous folk, queers, non-binary folk, gender non-conforming folk, trans folk, persons with disabilities, artists, and sex workers everywhere. "
Delphyne J. Platner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"As a Doctor of Women's Spirituality and a psychotherapist, I believe we all possess the innate ability to heal ourselves. I aspire to help you awaken to your inherent wisdom, empowering you with the tools to facilitate your own healing. Trusting yourself is a significant accomplishment in a world that teaches us to seek our sense of self through external validation. Knowledge is power. Our work together is designed to galvanize you towards personal freedom and empowerment, to realizing that you have choices about how you perceive yourself and engage with the world."
Women's Issues
(415) 935-4941
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Women's Issues
"As a Doctor of Women's Spirituality and a psychotherapist, I believe we all possess the innate ability to heal ourselves. I aspire to help you awaken to your inherent wisdom, empowering you with the tools to facilitate your own healing. Trusting yourself is a significant accomplishment in a world that teaches us to seek our sense of self through external validation. Knowledge is power. Our work together is designed to galvanize you towards personal freedom and empowerment, to realizing that you have choices about how you perceive yourself and engage with the world."
Molly Kierein, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"I use exposure therapy, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic approaches as well as mindfulness-based treatments (CBT; ACT) to help you practice mindfulness of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and sensations, without clinging to them or attempting to avoid them. The goal of deepening your self-observation skills is to create more mindful choices in the face of discomfort, which will lead to greater self-mastery. We want to lean into the discomfort in order to cultivate greater self-awareness, self-compassion, acceptance, and distress tolerance. "
Women's Issues
(415) 855-3451
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Women's Issues
"I use exposure therapy, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic approaches as well as mindfulness-based treatments (CBT; ACT) to help you practice mindfulness of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and sensations, without clinging to them or attempting to avoid them. The goal of deepening your self-observation skills is to create more mindful choices in the face of discomfort, which will lead to greater self-mastery. We want to lean into the discomfort in order to cultivate greater self-awareness, self-compassion, acceptance, and distress tolerance. "
Lindsay Goodlin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
"Helping You Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong & we often feel pressure from all different directions. I will help you navigate life's challenges with compassion, non-judgement & humor. We will work on building up inherent strengths (yes you have them), coping strategies & making space for more adaptive ways of relating to the world. I provide direct & honest feedback within a supportive & relational framework."
Women's Issues
(510) 662-6271
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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Women's Issues
"Helping You Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong & we often feel pressure from all different directions. I will help you navigate life's challenges with compassion, non-judgement & humor. We will work on building up inherent strengths (yes you have them), coping strategies & making space for more adaptive ways of relating to the world. I provide direct & honest feedback within a supportive & relational framework."
Julia Forberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"Are you a woman longing for clarity and ease? I help women who feel hopeless and anxious about their lives feel more empowered in their relationships, self-esteem, and careers. Together, you'll learn the tools to understand the meaning underneath your emotions and move beyond feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Using both talk therapy and somatic (body-based) tools, therapy is a place for you to heal, grow, and explore your inner world in a compassionate and non-judgmental space. "
Women's Issues
(415) 841-2737
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Women's Issues
"Are you a woman longing for clarity and ease? I help women who feel hopeless and anxious about their lives feel more empowered in their relationships, self-esteem, and careers. Together, you'll learn the tools to understand the meaning underneath your emotions and move beyond feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Using both talk therapy and somatic (body-based) tools, therapy is a place for you to heal, grow, and explore your inner world in a compassionate and non-judgmental space. "
Tayyibah Chase, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
"Imagine a life free of the burdens that are weighing you down today - a life that feels meaningful, engaging and enjoyable again. As a therapist, I work collaboratively to help professional women liberate themselves from unhelpful patterns, painful past experiences, and negative stories that are holding them back. I can help with a variety of experiences like stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, relationship or family issues. I have a special interest in trauma and working with women of color to improve their mental health."
Women's Issues
(415) 338-9046
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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Women's Issues
"Imagine a life free of the burdens that are weighing you down today - a life that feels meaningful, engaging and enjoyable again. As a therapist, I work collaboratively to help professional women liberate themselves from unhelpful patterns, painful past experiences, and negative stories that are holding them back. I can help with a variety of experiences like stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, relationship or family issues. I have a special interest in trauma and working with women of color to improve their mental health."
Elke Ullmer-Strempke, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, BFA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Each of us has a story to tell. It is my pleasure to sort through your story with you, and offer you support to access your inner wisdom and self-compassion. Relationships and issues with family can feel really overwhelming, especially when you're the one in your family who takes on a lot of responsibility for others' feelings. I can help you identify the patterns that may be stifling you so that you have greater agency and sense of self to move into liveliness and fulfillment. "
Women's Issues
(415) 802-0804
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Women's Issues
"Each of us has a story to tell. It is my pleasure to sort through your story with you, and offer you support to access your inner wisdom and self-compassion. Relationships and issues with family can feel really overwhelming, especially when you're the one in your family who takes on a lot of responsibility for others' feelings. I can help you identify the patterns that may be stifling you so that you have greater agency and sense of self to move into liveliness and fulfillment. "
Abigail Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Finding therapy can be frustrating- wading through dozens of profiles, wondering if this person is really going to be who you need. I get it. If you've worked hard to get where you are, but are still fighting to feel at home in your own body or safe in your relationships, you've come to the right place. I like to think of myself as a playful, perceptive, and down-to-earth navigator in the search for clarity and confidence. I find this approach is very strong with people struggling with disordered eating, poor body image, anxiety, and relationships."
Women's Issues
(415) 799-5748
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Women's Issues
"Finding therapy can be frustrating- wading through dozens of profiles, wondering if this person is really going to be who you need. I get it. If you've worked hard to get where you are, but are still fighting to feel at home in your own body or safe in your relationships, you've come to the right place. I like to think of myself as a playful, perceptive, and down-to-earth navigator in the search for clarity and confidence. I find this approach is very strong with people struggling with disordered eating, poor body image, anxiety, and relationships."
Kassi Kite, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
"I work with adults, families, and couples around a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, issues related to body image and disordered eating, such as binge-eating, compulsive eating, yo-yo dieting, and issues relating to challenges with obesity. My values of kindness, service to others, and fairness drive me to support client’s in increasing their understanding of their personal identity and their core values. I aim to empower client’s to create change for themselves to decrease emotional suffering while working collaboratively to foster development of insight, sense of self-worth, and personal fulfillment. "
Women's Issues
(628) 333-3899
Verified
San Francisco, California 94103
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Women's Issues
"I work with adults, families, and couples around a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, issues related to body image and disordered eating, such as binge-eating, compulsive eating, yo-yo dieting, and issues relating to challenges with obesity. My values of kindness, service to others, and fairness drive me to support client’s in increasing their understanding of their personal identity and their core values. I aim to empower client’s to create change for themselves to decrease emotional suffering while working collaboratively to foster development of insight, sense of self-worth, and personal fulfillment. "
Ulash Thakore Dunlap, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPSc
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Balancing relationships, work or school, family, and social life presents many moments of happiness and struggles. My goal is to help clients navigate through their life challenges. I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist (MFT no. 49716). I provide individual, group and family therapy, and consultation services in San Francisco. I look forward to meeting you."
Women's Issues
(415) 347-8704
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Women's Issues
"Balancing relationships, work or school, family, and social life presents many moments of happiness and struggles. My goal is to help clients navigate through their life challenges. I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist (MFT no. 49716). I provide individual, group and family therapy, and consultation services in San Francisco. I look forward to meeting you."
Catherine Schmidt, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94129
"Welcome. I’m so glad you’re here because it means you are prioritizing your needs. And as a psychologist who specializes in working with women and children, I know how valuable it can be to focus on your own growth. Our work together is a journey towards health, acceptance, and fulfilling relationships. I view my role as a guide and trusted resource, where I help you make sense of your problems, recognize the resources and strength you have within, and learn science based tools for change. What I know is there are proven strategies to help you feel better. "
Women's Issues
(415) 870-8031
Verified
San Francisco, California 94129
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Women's Issues
"Welcome. I’m so glad you’re here because it means you are prioritizing your needs. And as a psychologist who specializes in working with women and children, I know how valuable it can be to focus on your own growth. Our work together is a journey towards health, acceptance, and fulfilling relationships. I view my role as a guide and trusted resource, where I help you make sense of your problems, recognize the resources and strength you have within, and learn science based tools for change. What I know is there are proven strategies to help you feel better. "
Laurel Roberts-Meese, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"If you feel like you'd work well with a therapist who is conversational, direct, and warm, let's talk. I work with driven professionals around anxiety, transitions, and trauma. You've got a lot going on; your relationship is going through a rough patch, demands on you at work are increasing, or ways you used to cope aren't working anymore. Maybe you and your partner are experiencing higher levels of conflict or disconnect. Maybe you've experienced a loss or trauma and feel out of your element. Or maybe you feel unsatisfied with your life, despite having "everything" you want."
Women's Issues
(628) 216-2543
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Women's Issues
"If you feel like you'd work well with a therapist who is conversational, direct, and warm, let's talk. I work with driven professionals around anxiety, transitions, and trauma. You've got a lot going on; your relationship is going through a rough patch, demands on you at work are increasing, or ways you used to cope aren't working anymore. Maybe you and your partner are experiencing higher levels of conflict or disconnect. Maybe you've experienced a loss or trauma and feel out of your element. Or maybe you feel unsatisfied with your life, despite having "everything" you want."
Marla Cass, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I help women who are successful in their careers but not in their relationships. I have many years of experience helping people discover their strengths and move past the obstacles that have held them back. Our work together will include understanding you as a person, not as a diagnosis, while helping you to find acceptance for who you are and build a more solid and confident sense of yourself. If you have been searching for an approach to therapy that is warm and supportive, while also active and engaged, I invite you to contact me."
Women's Issues
(415) 967-5007
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Women's Issues
"I help women who are successful in their careers but not in their relationships. I have many years of experience helping people discover their strengths and move past the obstacles that have held them back. Our work together will include understanding you as a person, not as a diagnosis, while helping you to find acceptance for who you are and build a more solid and confident sense of yourself. If you have been searching for an approach to therapy that is warm and supportive, while also active and engaged, I invite you to contact me."
Melanie Chinchilla, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
"***** I am not accepting new clients at the present time.*****You are tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results. This isn’t what you wanted for your life. Maybe you know what you need to do but haven’t gotten around to doing it. I get it. Being here is a step in the right direction. You are coming closer to a point where you want to make a change. Perhaps it might be good to talk to someone about what’s going on. You are finally ready to stop avoiding the problem and start dealing with what’s been bothering you. "
Women's Issues
(628) 258-0596
Verified
San Francisco, California 94110
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Women's Issues
"***** I am not accepting new clients at the present time.*****You are tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results. This isn’t what you wanted for your life. Maybe you know what you need to do but haven’t gotten around to doing it. I get it. Being here is a step in the right direction. You are coming closer to a point where you want to make a change. Perhaps it might be good to talk to someone about what’s going on. You are finally ready to stop avoiding the problem and start dealing with what’s been bothering you. "
Sarah Kwan, Psychologist
Psychologist, MS, NCSP, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"My name is Sarah Kwan and I am a Licensed Psychologist located in breathtaking San Francisco. My adult psychotherapy practice focuses on women's mental health, with an eye towards the multiple, and often competing, roles that we navigate throughout a lifetime. Making sense of personal identity within these roles can often fall by the wayside, impacting both emotional and physical well-being. I treat a number of challenges that women might face ranging from dating, relationships and career challenges to family dynamics, trauma and cultural identity."
Women's Issues
(415) 403-2384
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Women's Issues
"My name is Sarah Kwan and I am a Licensed Psychologist located in breathtaking San Francisco. My adult psychotherapy practice focuses on women's mental health, with an eye towards the multiple, and often competing, roles that we navigate throughout a lifetime. Making sense of personal identity within these roles can often fall by the wayside, impacting both emotional and physical well-being. I treat a number of challenges that women might face ranging from dating, relationships and career challenges to family dynamics, trauma and cultural identity."
Chelsea Swall, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"You're here because something isn't working, the alarm bells are ringing, and it's time for a real change. You want more from this life. I'm here to help you get there. I help folks of all orientations and genders find a life path that works for them, embraces their unique strengths, and aligns with their values. Together we address issues of self-worth, loneliness, intimacy & attachment, sexuality, grief & loss, trauma, and identity. "
Women's Issues
(415) 949-2187
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Women's Issues
"You're here because something isn't working, the alarm bells are ringing, and it's time for a real change. You want more from this life. I'm here to help you get there. I help folks of all orientations and genders find a life path that works for them, embraces their unique strengths, and aligns with their values. Together we address issues of self-worth, loneliness, intimacy & attachment, sexuality, grief & loss, trauma, and identity. "
Emily Swanson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"No matter how dark your struggle, there is a part of you that knows how to heal. The map to wholeness is inside you, like the map to a flower is already within its seed. I trust the timing and direction of this process and strive to create a safe, trustworthy environment for it to unfold. My style is warm and real. I will not diagnose or try and "fix" you. I will not analyze you. I will pay deep attention to what's happening in for you in the moment - mind, body and spirit."
Women's Issues
(415) 969-5752
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Women's Issues
"No matter how dark your struggle, there is a part of you that knows how to heal. The map to wholeness is inside you, like the map to a flower is already within its seed. I trust the timing and direction of this process and strive to create a safe, trustworthy environment for it to unfold. My style is warm and real. I will not diagnose or try and "fix" you. I will not analyze you. I will pay deep attention to what's happening in for you in the moment - mind, body and spirit."
Emilie C. Scovill, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"In the fast-paced, hyper-competitive Bay Area, it can be challenging to balance all of the roles that we assume. Work, school, money, technology, and relationship stressors can leave us feeling depleted. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and career dissatisfaction are some of the ways stressors may manifest. My aim is to support and help to empower you to improve your life by engaging in the life that you want to lead. This may result in increased effectiveness, happiness, and reduced suffering in all of your roles."
Women's Issues
(415) 942-8475
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Women's Issues
"In the fast-paced, hyper-competitive Bay Area, it can be challenging to balance all of the roles that we assume. Work, school, money, technology, and relationship stressors can leave us feeling depleted. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and career dissatisfaction are some of the ways stressors may manifest. My aim is to support and help to empower you to improve your life by engaging in the life that you want to lead. This may result in increased effectiveness, happiness, and reduced suffering in all of your roles."

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Women's Issues Therapists
San Francisco women's therapists who have a special focus on women and women's issues, including women's emotional health, women's mental health and life transitions for women. Women's counseling in San Francisco may include caring for women and for women's self esteem, help for abused women, battered women and career women. Counseling for women and psychotherapy for women in San Francisco help with mental health issues and life transitions.

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.