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.

Dabney Worth

Dabney Worth, LCSW

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates Read More...
I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Mallory Garrett

Mallory Garrett, MS, LMFT

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Arianna Helfant

Arianna Helfant, LMFT

Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where I majored in Psychology and Law. I continued my education at USC and earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have Read More...
Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Courtney Comstock

Courtney Comstock, MA, LMFT

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 8 years of experience. I have met with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger, behavioral issues and ADHD. I have worked with clients who have experienced emotional and/or physical abuse. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families with various backgrounds and beliefs, as well. My counseling style is gentle, integrative, Read More...
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 8 years of experience. I have met with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger, behavioral issues and ADHD. Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Negar Nazari

Dr. Negar Nazari, Ph.D.

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Emmily Weldon

Emmily Weldon, MS, LPCC, LMHC

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Emmily and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa. I have had 6 years experience working in the mental health field and have worked in a variety of settings including home private practice settings, home visits, and community mental health treatment. I Read More...
Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Emmily and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Katina Boulai

Katina Boulai, MA, LMFT

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and Read More...
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith, LMFT, MA, BCYC

I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist in state of California.. I work with men and women, 18 - early 40’s experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges (including family, friends partner and Self), lack of motivation and desire for personal growth. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, solutions oriented, holistic and collaborative. I integrate a variety of models of therapy throughout my work including: developmental, person-centred, strengths-based, a “here and now” approach Read More...
I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist in state of California.. I work with men and women, 18 - early 40’s experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges (including family, friends partner and Self), lack of motivation and Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Eric Kammersgard

Eric Kammersgard, MA, LMFT

Hello, and thanks for considering me to assist in your life journey. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 30 years of experience working the continuum of behavioral health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, goal setting, and career challenges.. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is to work Read More...
Hello, and thanks for considering me to assist in your life journey. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 30 years of experience working the continuum of behavioral health. I have worked with clients with Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 31 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 31 years


Jonathan Meza

Jonathan Meza, MS, LPCC

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that Read More...
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, Read More...
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years


chloe

Chloe Demisch , LCSW

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.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

lindsay

Lindsay Goodlin , LCSW

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.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

david kest

David Kest , MA, M.F.T.

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.

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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.