Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in South San Francisco, California

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

Renee Bynum

Renee Bynum, LMFT

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Renee Bynum and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health issues Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Dr. Rebecca Gehlke

Dr. Rebecca Gehlke, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Welcome to BetterHelp and for taking the first step toward a better, healthier you! The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Southern California where I rode horses competitively as a pre-teen, but also spent the majority of my weekends playing volleyball at the beach. I went on to a prominent Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Emily Vierra

Emily Vierra, LMFT

Welcome! My name is Emily Vierra and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Many of us experience difficulties at different points in our lives and need help to overcome these obstacles. It takes courage to ask for help and I commend you for reaching out. Many of us need a safe place to share our feelings and I am here to help you talk openly without judgment. I approach therapy with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Jasmynn Smith

Jasmynn Smith, MA, LMFT

I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose, LMFT

I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with many different struggles including addiction, relational issues, depression, anxiety, empowerment and self-esteem issues. I use many different therapeutic Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Dr. Ethan Bregman

Dr. Ethan Bregman, Ph.D.

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental, utilizing empathy and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Sarah Franco

Sarah Franco, LCSW

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field for over 15 years. I graduated from graduate school in 2008 and have been a licensed clinician for over 7 years. I also supervised clinicians while they were working toward licensure for 3 years, teaching and mentoring them on how to be competent and well-rounded clinicians. Thus, I have had to stay up-to-date on the newest therapy Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Melissa Morais Parr

Melissa Morais Parr, LMFT

Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California and have an online therapy practice. I completed my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in 2009. I have worked in various settings including outpatient, school-based, and residential, and have provided therapy to a diverse group of clientele on a wide-range of concerns. I specialize in providing therapy to individuals, teens, couples and families who are struggling with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


nicole

Nicole Nemiroff , LMFT in CA, MA Clinical Psychology,

Hi, I am Nicole Nemiroff, MA LMFT. I help people on their path. I offer my clients my care, dignity, intellect, compassion, and experience. My practice uniquely infuses behavioral methods (to get you lived results) with mindfulness and creative inquiry. It is an honor to do this work and I pledge to use my power of psychotherapy to support healing, empowerment, and justice for humans, non-human beings and our Earth. I am here as a co-conspirator with people of color, indigen

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  • Languages: English. Limited French and Spanish
  • Experience: 10+ years

hilary gordon

Hilary Gordon , LCSW

My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

An Overview of Mental Health in South San Francisco, California

Located on a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, the 67,429 residents of South San Francisco, California, have access to an affluent lifestyle, gorgeous weather and countless amenities. Local museums, restaurants, wineries, cruises and aquariums are just the tip of the iceberg in entertainment. Culturally diverse, the city is home to nearly equal measures of Hispanic (33.9 percent), Asian (37.9 percent) and Caucasian (20.2 percent) residents.

By most measures, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most unique and extraordinary places to live in the United States. However, mental illness exists independent of zip code. About 18.3 percent of all adults in the nation suffer from some form of mental health issue. In California, the rate of 17.15 percent amounts to 5,072,000 people. External forces can exacerbate psychological difficulties, such as climate, city crowding and financial difficulties. Regardless of the reason, counseling support services are available for those courageous enough to seek help.

Climate in South San Francisco, California

There are many aspects of the climate in South San Francisco that promote positive emotional well-being. There are 259 sunny days per year, compared to the US average of 205. Sperling’s Comfort Index, an indicator of comfortable year-round temperatures, is 86 out of 100, which is significantly better than the national index of 54. However, the pollution index is 90 percent worse than across the nation. Pollution potentially isolates those sensitive to changes in air quality, such as the elderly or those with respiratory conditions. When isolation leads to loneliness, counseling support can help.

The state of California has historically been more prone to earthquakes and forest fires than other areas. Consistent with the rest of the state, the risk of experiencing an earthquake in San Mateo County is an astounding 737 percent greater than the US average. Witnessing or living through a natural disaster can bring on feelings of trauma and grief. Depending on the severity of personal experience and available social support system, therapeutic intervention can play an integral role in recovery.

San Francisco Bay Area Population Density

The United States Census Bureau reports that South San Francisco includes 9.14 square miles of land. Within each square mile, there are approximately 6961 people, compared to the US average of 87 individuals per square mile. Space for businesses and residential living is in high demand, thus results in extreme overcrowding.

Enlarged population density can increase stress levels in the city’s population. With 68 percent of people driving alone in a car during the daily commute, there is amplified traffic congestion and higher travel times. There are a significant number of people vying for the same resources, which surges costs for goods and housing.

Cost of Living in South San Francisco

The 2017 median household income of $92,074 in South San Francisco was nearly twice that of the national median of $57,652. However, supply and demand drives up the overall cost of living to an index of 177, 77 percent higher than the national average. The median house price of $644,500 is 249 percent higher than the national median of $184,700. The housing cost is expensive even compared to the state of California’s median home value of $409,300.

Living in an affluent area does not make one immune from financial difficulties. The high cost of a mortgage, gas prices, household goods and taxes can leave little in the way of discretionary income. The threat of debt is very stressful. It can impact mood and be a source of marital discord. Marriage or individual counseling improves effective communication and develops coping mechanisms to deal with this stressor of modern life.

Mental Health Resources in South San Francisco, California

The majority of people across the nation, 56.4 percent, do not receive needed mental health care. In California, 63 percent of those with mental illness do not access support. Some may feel stigmatized for seeking psychological help, others may not know how to take the first step. In the Greater Bay Area, there are more counseling professionals per 100,000 people than state averages. Areas of expertise range from treatment of depression and anxiety to understanding and practicing mindfulness.

E-Counseling streamlines the process of finding the right therapist for yourself or a loved one. Our online directory houses vital information for licensed, highly-qualified South San Francisco professionals near you.