San Francisco, California Therapists

Find a therapist in San Francisco, California  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in San Francisco, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

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San Francisco, California

You probably just want to feel better but the path of getting there can be complicated, otherwise you'd feel better already. If only the course was clearer.  Beginning a therapy can be a bit like choosing the "red pill." If you're afraid of the...
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Oakland, California

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California

I have been in practice as a licensed clinical social worker since 1983. I have a private practice in both Oakland and Walnut Creek California. I am a very seasoned therapist and work with the broad range of issues that bring people into...
Stan Graubart
LMFT, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My name is Stan Graubart, and I’ve been providing individual, couples, and family counseling and therapy services for adolescents and adults for well over three decades. My role as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is to work...
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Berkeley, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I realized early on that the world isn’t “made” for any one of us. We each have to create our own way of thinking and getting things done. And it is with pride and joy that I have helped countless clients do just that for well over two...
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Oakland, California

Hello! I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. Therapy with me will focus on continuing...
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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? As a clinical health psychologist, I specialize in helping individuals with a range of stress-related conditions achieve long-lasting change. I utilize a solution-focused approach to help you...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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...
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San Mateo, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Overwhelmed with the fear of not being good enough? Worrying about how to build and maintain relationships? Feeling stuck, even though you're trying so hard to move forward? Difficulties in life are painful and frustrating. However, these...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Stress and burnout are problems we all face in one form or another. Individuals and couples come to Therapy For Real Life to overcome burnout in their career, relationships or life more generally -- to create a life of connection and balance. Please...
Ranjan Patel
LMFT, Psy.D., CPC
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Burlingame, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I’m in love with people. My #1 passion is people. Psychotherapy is a sacred process where you trust the therapist and make a pact to enter a private world of pain. You're visiting this site and seeking help: I admire that you're acknowledging your...
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San Francisco, California

You know something’s not right and may be ready to make some changes or at least begin exploring what those might be. Whether is through substances, food, relationships with others, self sabotaging your dreams, you are trying to deal with your...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My name is Sebastian Earl and I am a licensed psychotherapist (license # MFT 40124). I work with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide an opportunity for people to grow and heal, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and nurturing...
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San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have had a private practice located in the South Bay Area since 1997, where I see individuals, couples and families. Over the years I worked with hundreds of kids and families in various communities of the San Jose area. My work began with highly...
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San Ramon, California

Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. She is an National Board Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Mary Ruth is the CEO/Owner of Treehouse...
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San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Leslie Gunterson is a sought after financial expert and strategist who after her second divorce completely remade her life after changing her internal beliefs about her worth, health, relationships, career, and her beliefs about money. Leslie's...
David Kest
LMFT, MA
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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello there. I welcome you to my practice learning relationship skills and emotional intelligence. Through dialogue skills , mindfulness and somatic awareness we can all improve our Emotional Connections with others and feel more comfortable within...
Kathleen Stutz
MA, LMFT
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Fairfield, California

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. I provide services to individuals, families,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin and Napa Counties and throughout California via secure teletherapy. I provide coaching sessions remotely using telephone or Zoom video therapy for people outside California. I focus on making...
Iris Cohen
MFT, EFT
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Los Altos, California

Coming from another country, I am very aware of sensitive issues related to cultural differences. Therefore, I incorporate an open-minded approach when working with couples, parents and children's relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, and...
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Pleasanton, California

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California

Kelly received a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with diverse populations throughout the bay area including children, adolescents,...
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Brentwood, California

Kristin M. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy for individuals, couples and familys.  As a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute, and with over 15 years experience, she...
Deborah Simmons
LMFT, PhD
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Burlingame, California

Primrose Healing and Wellness is a center that takes a very holistic approach to healing. It is a center staffed with trained and experienced professionals who share a common belief that every individual is unique and treatment for every person...
Dorothy Kaufmann
LMFT, Ph.D
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Oakland, California

I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. In my previous life in higher education (PhD, Columbia University), I taught and wrote in the humanities, which I see as informing my present vocation. I grew up in Queens, New York in a family of...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
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Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...

Mental health Care in San Francisco, California

San Francisco is in Northern California, and this thriving city is a hub of commerce, finance, and culture in the area. San Francisco is one of the most populated cities in the U.S., and it’s known for features like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco is also one of the most expensive areas of the country and the world to live. While the per capita personal income also ranks among the highest in the U.S., the cost of living poses a challenge for some residents of the city, as do other issues. The wealth disparity in the city is significant, and the lifestyle is fast-paced and stress-filled for many people.

While San Francisco and the entire Bay Area are home to some of the world’s largest companies, and tech companies, there are still wealth disparities. The high cost of living in the area can make it challenging for residents to live comfortably, even with a strong income. For example, according to current  estimates, the monthly rent for a 900 square ft. apartment in an expensive area in San Francisco is more than $4,200. In a normal area not considered high-rent, the same size apartment would cost an average of nearly $3,600 a month.

Homelessness continues to be a pervasive problem in San Francisco. According to reports from both individuals who live in the city and who visit it, it’s not uncommon to see many people lying in the streets. There are an estimated 7,500 homeless people in San Francisco, and it’s impacted commerce and the tourism industry in the city. It also affects the people who call the city home. Many of the people who now live on the streets in San Francisco are believed to be there either because of mental health disorders, substance abuse or a combination.

Substance abuse and opioid addiction are plaguing San Francisco. There have been recent task forces put together by the mayor of the city, charged with offering medications like buprenorphine to homeless people in the city. Buprenorphine is a medication that can help with opioid dependence. However, there are still many drug overdoses and deaths reported in the city. In 2017, a record number of people not just in San Francisco but the state of California died from fentanyl overdoses. Fentanyl is an opioid significantly stronger than even heroin. The California Department of Health Reported 373 people died from Fentanyl in the state of California in 2017.

Additionally, so many people died by suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge, that there were recently suicide barriers put up at the popular tourist spot. In 80 years, more than 1,500 people are believed to have died by suicide at the bridge.

Not just San Francisco, but the state of California also has a relatively high divorce rate. Anywhere from 40 to 50 percent of couples in the U.S. are estimated to divorce, and California is believed to have a higher divorce rate than the national average, at around 60 percent.

All these statistics can seem bleak, but there are mental health resources available in San Francisco. These resources include state and local non-profits who help people struggling with addiction, mental health disorders, and homelessness. There are also counselors who can help people who deal with stress from issues common in the area, such as high-stress work environments and relationship difficulties.

Mental Health Resources in San Francisco

A lot of financial resources go into San Francisco local mental health organizations. For example, one place people can turn to is the Mental Health Board of San Francisco, which has a hotline people can call to receive information from a clinician. Psychiatry services are available, either through the Mission Mental Health Clinic, or the private provider Network.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health operates the Behavioral health  Plan, which features programs, clinics and access to private psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists. There are neighborhood  organizations throughout the city offering mental health assistance and care as well. For example, there is Haight Ashbury Psychological Services with a sliding scale payment plan, the Bayview Hunter’s Point Foundation Behavioral Health program where no one is denied service and the MOST Team & South of Market Street Mental Health Services Organization.

Along with these primarily non-profit organizations, there are many private and individual therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists who work in San Francisco. In fact, San Francisco has more therapists and licensed mental health care providers than most other places in the U.S. With so many options available, it can be helpful to narrow it down based on areas of specialties. Most specialties in terms of therapy and mental health are represented in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

The Importance of Finding a San Francisco Therapist

San Francisco is a city rich in resources but also struggling with its own set of issues, as is the case with many big cities. Luckily, due to the wealth and prosperity of this tech and financial hub, there are many resources both public and privately available to people.

We created the above therapist directory for the city of San Francisco. Our therapist directory includes only the most trusted professionals in San Francisco. The goal in creating the San Francisco therapist directory is to help you connect with the resources you need, easily. The therapist directory can help you narrow down your search for a care provider based on your personal needs and their qualifications.