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.


Chai Benson

MS, LMFT
14 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My focus for the last 14 years has been to help people with their relationships and communicate better. I have led numerous anger management groups and worked with couples and families to meet their goals. Primarily, my experience has been with LGBT couples and individuals, African American families and women, single dads and Latino grandparents. Individually, I have helped those... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My focus for the last 14 years has been to help people with their relationships and communicate better. I have led numerous anger management groups and worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Lisa Rose

LMFT
25 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Jennifer Hyatt

MA, MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Kelli Washington

LPCC
3 years experience
Hi, I'm Kelli and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I have provided therapy services in Utah and California, and have been doing so for the last 4 years. I am passionate about the work I do and truly find it rewarding to be able to help someone through a challenging time in their life. I value the opportunity to empower my clients and help them to be their best selves.It is so... Read More
Hi, I'm Kelli and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I have provided therapy services in Utah and California, and have been doing so for the last 4 years. I am passionate about the work I do and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jesse Moon

MA, LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Jessica Vickers

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and find the therapeutic relationship to be a powerful component of this long-lasting change. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology... Read More
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Deborah Corey

LMFT
16 years experience
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and social/communication skill building. I have been counseling people from all walks of life for over 15 years and I love what I do. My clients have told... Read More
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 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.

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