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.


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

Stefanie Greenfield

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 5 years of experiencing providing counseling services. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Social Work from USC. I have experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, life adjustments, stress, relationship issues, ADHD and health-related problems. My approach to counseling is to partner with you to make lifestyle or cognitive adjustments to overall improve... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 5 years of experiencing providing counseling services. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Social Work from USC. I have experience working with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Dr. Jeannie DeArmond

Psy.D., MS
8 years experience
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities to achieve your utmost potential. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts... Read More
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jennifer Marsh

MS, LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome! I first want to use a minute to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I plan to support you. I have a master's degree in Counseling (2006) and am a Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist in California. I have spent time throughout my 13 year career working with individuals, families... Read More
Welcome! I first want to use a minute to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Emily Schwimmer

M.A., LMFT
17 years experience
Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 18 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild to moderate issues around stress, anxiety, feelings of sadness or depression, life transitions, grief and relationship issues. I provide a safe space to explore and process the feelings and issues you are experiencing. It's not... Read More
Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 18 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Brooke Pomerantz

LCSW
12 years experience
I provide individual therapy to professionals and students in their 20's, 30's and 40's who struggle with low self-esteem, negative self-talk, and harsh internal critics that negatively impact relationships, performance and achieving one's full potential. I support my clients in recognizing, understanding and ultimately changing their relationships with themselves to be kinder, more compassionate, flexible, adaptive, and resilient. Read More
I provide individual therapy to professionals and students in their 20's, 30's and 40's who struggle with low self-esteem, negative self-talk, and harsh internal critics that negatively impact relationships, performance and achieving one's full potential. I support my clients in recognizing, understanding and ultimately changing their relationships with themselves to be kinder, more compassionate, flexible, adaptive, and resilient. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Emelia Haiken

LMFT, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Kimochi’s for Social-Emotional Learning
7 years experience
With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life so you can have empathy for yourself. Self-empathy is powerful tool to connect yourself to your feelings, which can be hidden from our day-to-day experience. Read More
With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life so you can have empathy for yourself. Self-empathy is powerful tool to connect yourself to your feelings, which can be hidden from our day-to-day experience. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Asya Mourraille

LMFT
6 years experience
Asya is a mindfulness based therapist specializing in guiding individuals and families through the ups and downs of parenting, the challenges of relationships, and life’s transitions. Asya's approach to psychotherapy is based on kindness, compassion, and deep level of trust in the client's process. Asya opened her practice in 2012 (license: LMFT #51838). Read More
Asya is a mindfulness based therapist specializing in guiding individuals and families through the ups and downs of parenting, the challenges of relationships, and life’s transitions. Asya's approach to psychotherapy is based on kindness, compassion, and deep level of trust in the client's process. Asya opened her practice in 2012 (license: LMFT #51838). Read More
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  • Languages: English and Russian
  • Experience: 6 years

Jennifer Normoyle

LMFT
5 years experience
Every time you make an effort to have things organized or go smoothly, something goes awry. People tell you to relax and everything will work out, but you feel very stressed. Your partner or friend gets mad at you because you are unavailable or you are snapping at them all the time. You don't even know if therapy can help, but you're willing to do whatever it takes. Read More
Every time you make an effort to have things organized or go smoothly, something goes awry. People tell you to relax and everything will work out, but you feel very stressed. Your partner or friend gets mad at you because you are unavailable or you are snapping at them all the time. You don't even know if therapy can help, but you're willing to do whatever it takes. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Anna Lindberg Cedar

LCSW, LSCSW
10+ years experience
I am a relationships and burnout prevention specialist with a nonjudgmental and mindfulness-based approach. I offer my clients a warm and trusting therapeutic relationship to overcome life's greatest challenges. My counseling methods are grounded in research and therapy best practices (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, nonjudgmental mindfulness meditation, and relationship research). Read More
I am a relationships and burnout prevention specialist with a nonjudgmental and mindfulness-based approach. I offer my clients a warm and trusting therapeutic relationship to overcome life's greatest challenges. My counseling methods are grounded in research and therapy best practices (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, nonjudgmental mindfulness meditation, and relationship research). Read More
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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 10+ 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.