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.


Sammy Glenn

LCSW
14 years experience
My name is Sammy (Sam) Glenn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fourteen years of experience. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University in 2004, and then completed a Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2005 at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. I am fully-licensed in Tennessee, Florida, and California. My philosophy in helping clients is... Read More
My name is Sammy (Sam) Glenn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fourteen years of experience. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University in 2004, and then... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Crystal Burns

3 years experience
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients. My role as a therapist is to help guide and support you on your journey of self-discovery and increased self-awareness to help you reach your full potential. I enjoy helping others learn effective strategies to... Read More
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Rebecca Leal

LMFT
10 years experience
I believe that everyone can restore what is broken in their lives and grow from it with support, empathy and encouragement. As a therapist I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental holding space where you can be you and share your burdens, fears and struggles. I am honored to be able to earn the trust of those that are looking for help, insight and growth. I believe we all have a purpose in life and... Read More
I believe that everyone can restore what is broken in their lives and grow from it with support, empathy and encouragement. As a therapist I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental holding space where you can be you and share... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Jessica Baird

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation levels as well as provided supervision of interns. I graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a certification training to supervise the Functional Family Therapy team... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kim Jackson

MSW, LICSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California and the District of Columbia, with over 20 years of counseling and field experience. I specialize in crisis-counseling, Attachment Disorder, emotional trauma, depression, grief & loss work. If you... Read More
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Ann Leonard

LCSW
15 years experience
I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work toward your goals. My style is eclectic, meaning that I choose from among different professional skills to meet your specific needs. I am direct and interactive. I enjoy working with individuals... Read More
I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Cynthia Speakman

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I began my career providing case management and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their families. I also ran psycho-educational groups for women experiencing domestic violence, and co-facilitated Batterer's Treatment Groups. I assisted survivors through the legal system, to obtain restraining orders against their perpetrators, as well as filing for divorce and/or child custody. After six years in this role, it... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I began my career providing case management and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their families. I also ran psycho-educational groups for women experiencing domestic violence,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Tammy Whitman

LMFT, LPCC
16 years experience
Hello! Thank you for checking out my profile. I am Tammy Whitman, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years of clinical practice experience. I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of concerns. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, which included education in career counseling. I also hold both of these licenses (LMFT & LPC) in the State of Arizona. Previous to my Master’s... Read More
Hello! Thank you for checking out my profile. I am Tammy Whitman, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years of clinical practice experience. I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Lindsay Wroe

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and parenting coach. I have worked with clients in a variety of areas including stress, anxiety, family conflicts, issues related to self-esteem and confidence, coping with large changes in life, depression and parenting a special needs child. I also spent some time working with children and families in the foster system, including reunification of biological families as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and parenting coach. I have worked with clients in a variety of areas including stress, anxiety, family conflicts, issues related to self-esteem... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Eugenia Foster

LMFT
17 years experience
My goal as a counselor is to always provide a safe environment for my clients to be heard. My hope is that my clients will gain a better understanding of who they are, and ultimately learn how to live through the world’s challenges with faith and come out whole and undiminished. As your counselor, I will listen with empathy and sincerity, and without judgment. Through our time together, you can expect to learn how to... Read More
My goal as a counselor is to always provide a safe environment for my clients to be heard. My hope is that my clients will gain a better understanding of who they are, and ultimately learn how to live through... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Brian Phanichkarn

LCSW
1 years experience
My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I have helped clients that includes children, adults and families to help them find that health perception of themselves and strength in their relationships. I know that there’s no single approach that is right to resolve past experience and it is... Read More
My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I have helped clients that includes children, adults and families to help them find that health perception of themselves and strength in their relationships. I know that there’s no single approach that is right to resolve past experience and it is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 1 years

David Kest

LMFT, MA
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 our selves. I have two comfortable offices in SF and San Rafael, CA as well as convenient option for... Read More
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 our selves. I have two comfortable offices in SF and San Rafael, CA as well as convenient option for... Read More
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  • Languages: English

Stacie Daniels

MD
20 years experience
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Tina Stromsted

LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
40 years experience
Tina Stromsted, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist and Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist with over 40 years of clinical experience. She offers Jungian analysis & body-oriented individual psychotherapy and consultation in San Francisco, CA. Read More
Tina Stromsted, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist and Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist with over 40 years of clinical experience. She offers Jungian analysis & body-oriented individual psychotherapy and consultation in San Francisco, CA. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 40 years

Felicia Keller Boyle

LMFT
6 years experience
I help people recover from addiction and codependency. Clients who like working with me appreciate my upfront style, reliable boundaries, warmth, humor, and my willingness to “go there.” I help clients drop in to their experience in every session. Read More
I help people recover from addiction and codependency. Clients who like working with me appreciate my upfront style, reliable boundaries, warmth, humor, and my willingness to “go there.” I help clients drop in to their experience in every session. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Zak Forrest

LMFT
6 years experience

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 truth but brave enough to try and find it, apprehensive but willing to unlearn the unhelpful ways of being and thinking, while open to new parts of a Self emerging, we may be a good fit for each other.

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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 truth but brave enough to try and find it, apprehensive but willing to unlearn the unhelpful ways of being and thinking, while open to new parts of a Self emerging, we may be a good fit for each other.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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.