Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in San Francisco California

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.


Mallory Garrett

MS, LMFT
6 years experience
I believe in meeting you where you are and working in a collaborative way to help address issues that may be causing you distress. While I take a problem-solving, relational approach to helping clients, I also believe in the benefits of supportive therapy as people navigate daily challenges. I implement an in-depth approach to counseling. I come from a modality that is sex-positive and LGBTQ Affirming. I have experience working with a variety of issues... Read More
I believe in meeting you where you are and working in a collaborative way to help address issues that may be causing you distress. While I take a problem-solving, relational approach to helping clients, I also believe in the benefits... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Carmen Majied

PsyD, LMFT
17 years experience
Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a compassionate clinician with 17 years of professional experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top... Read More
Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Susan Barrett

PsyD
18 years experience
Do fear and worry keep you from realizing your dreams? Are your relationships suffering because of your anxiety? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, as though you've lost your way. Imagine being empowered with practical skills that can be applied immediately in your everyday life to bring clarity, hope, and serenity. Whether you're looking for supportive guidance while navigating a challenging situation or as you turn toward a new direction in life, I look forward to... Read More
Do fear and worry keep you from realizing your dreams? Are your relationships suffering because of your anxiety? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, as though you've lost your way. Imagine being empowered with practical skills that can be applied immediately... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Caryn Bickel

LMFT
17 years experience
It's time to focus on YOU! I believe that betterhelp starts the moment a person reaches out and asks for help! I can give betterhelp by listening, understanding what's being communicated and reflecting that back with caring and concern. My approach to therapy is holistic; addressing the connection between body, mind, heart and soul. I am LMFT with over 18 years of experience working with adults (older and younger), adolescents,... Read More
It's time to focus on YOU! I believe that betterhelp starts the moment a person reaches out and asks for help! I can give betterhelp by listening, understanding what's being communicated and reflecting that back with caring... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Alyssa Eisman

LCSW, CADC, II
8 years experience
Welcome and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and I commend you for exploring therapy as a tool for self-exploration and growth. Many people find that building a supportive and collaborative relationship with their therapist contributes to the overall effectiveness and success of therapy. I strive to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment with a commitment to placing the highest priority on your care. We will... Read More
Welcome and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and I commend you for exploring therapy as a tool for self-exploration and growth. Many people find that building a supportive and collaborative... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Julie Borden

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Dr. Negar Nazari

Ph.D.
8 years experience
Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that... Read More
Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Cassandra Del Greco

LMFT, LPCC
5 years experience
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with how to ask for help. In my practices I provide the time and space for you to feel heard, supported, and most importantly I provide empathy. Empathy is a powerful word as it defines the... Read More
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Chloe Demisch

LCSW
12 years experience
Are you trying to make a change or dealing with an inevitable transition in life? My specialty is helping people work through stress, depression, relationship problems, work issues, and life transitions. Most clients who come to me find themselves overwhelmed with worry, feeling lost, shut down or burnt out. Read More
Are you trying to make a change or dealing with an inevitable transition in life? My specialty is helping people work through stress, depression, relationship problems, work issues, and life transitions. Most clients who come to me find themselves overwhelmed with worry, feeling lost, shut down or burnt out. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Lindsay Goodlin

LCSW
13 years experience
Helping Women to Become their Best Selves: 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. As women, we are particularly vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong & we often feel pressure from all different directions. Read More
Helping Women to Become their Best Selves: 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. As women, we are particularly vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong & we often feel pressure from all different directions. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

David Kest

MA, M.F.T.
25 years experience
My primary focus is on helping clients improve their emotional intelligence and relationship skills. I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, based on the best selling book, GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT, by Dr. Harville Hendrix, PhD (as seen on the Oprah Show 17 times!). I had the opportunity to assist the founder, Dr. Hendrix, at his couples workshop four times on the Westcoast. Read More
My primary focus is on helping clients improve their emotional intelligence and relationship skills. I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, based on the best selling book, GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT, by Dr. Harville Hendrix, PhD (as seen on the Oprah Show 17 times!). I had the opportunity to assist the founder, Dr. Hendrix, at his couples workshop four times on the Westcoast. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

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.

An Overview of Mental Health in San Francisco

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 The Mental Health Board of San Francisco 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 neghborhood  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.