Professional Counseling in San Francisco, CA

Safe, powerful, and caring. Therapists in San Francisco, California are ready to help you.
Contacting a therapist is fast and easy, please say hello before you leave.


Find A Therapist in San Francisco


Therapy Coupon Available

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Cheryl

842 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco, CA 94114


Has an important relationship got you down? With the right tools and motivation, you can stop stressing and started living. From our first session I will support you to feel better and develop a plan to start being the person you really want to be. Call today!

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationships
  • Codependency
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Career Concerns
  • Infidelity
  • Substance Abuse
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Grief and Loss
Therapy Coupon Available

Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI

Somatic Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Erika

465 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104


Seeking therapy is a courageous act. I'm dedicated to making the process as comfortable as possible while supporting your movement from psychological & physical patterns that no longer serve you toward embodying a fuller more creative self expression and satisfying life

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Sexual Abuse & Trauma Survivors
  • PTSD
  • Overwhelm, Worry, Anxiety
  • Self-Compassion, Self-Agency
  • Somatic (body mind) Integration
  • Identity Exploration, LGBTQ
  • Artists and Performers
  • Family Members Health Issues

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Charis

3150 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Emotional wellbeing is the foundation to a satisfying life. So many things in life can throw us off balance, and our work can help you to find your center again, to calm anxiety, to be reminded of your basic goodness, the necessary starting point for real change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationship struggles/Intimacy
  • Self Worth/Confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shame
  • Grief/Loss
  • Women's Sexuality
  • Existential concerns

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Myra

2354 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115


You’re a good parent, but you’re worried about your child. Maybe your child has developed some habits that you no longer have patience for. You might wonder if recent changes or your own stress is affecting your relationship with your child. It's time to feel better.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Peter

1197 Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94110


I work with you to develop a safe environment in which you can explore difficult emotions and life events. My goal is to guide you to understand past/present behaviors and feelings in order to create a life that more deeply resonates with you.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Somatic Awareness
  • Communication Skills
  • Embodied Systems Thinking
  • Men's Groups
  • Couples Counseling
Therapy Coupon Available

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Dietmar

2120 Market St #205, San Francisco, CA 94114


Engaging, heart-centered and grounded in the present moment, I am here to support you. I offer effective, goal-oriented therapy for your immediate concerns as well as in-depth therapy to heal emotional wounding and discover with self-compassion who you really are.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationship Problems
  • Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety
  • Depression, Self Esteem
  • Addiction, Compulsive Behaviors
  • Healing Trauma and PTSD
  • Career, Work/Life Balance
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Pain
Therapy Coupon Available

Andrea Shelley, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Andrea

Within Driving Distance of San Francisco, CA


Providing a safe, genuine, and supportive therapeutic environment is my first priority with clients. From this point we can work together to heal wounds, manage mental illness, and bring out your unique and positive attributes for a fulfilling life and relationships.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Relationship Issues
  • depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorde
  • Couples Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • grief/bereavement
  • abandonment

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Sandra

2171 Union Street #6, San Francisco, CA 94123


I am an experienced therapist helping people have better relationships with themselves and other people. When there's a healthy connection with the self, there's a deeper and healthier connection in relationship. I use a holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationship, Dating, Marriage
  • Intimacy & Closeness Issues
  • Empowerment & Self Esteem
  • Anxiety, Depression, Panic
  • Life Transitions
  • Healing Past Hurts & PTSD
  • Grief & Loss
  • Emotional Support Animal
Therapy Coupon Available

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Jayn

45 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


Jayn believes that therapy does not have to be an arduous process. It should be fun when it's filled with an eagerness on the clients' end to get over the hurdle that they are currently facing, so that they can go back out there and enjoy the life meant for them.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • 8 Weeks' Singles Group
  • Couples Therapy, Conflict
  • Dating Issues, Communication
  • Substance Abuse, Alcohol Drugs
  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • LGBT, Bipolar, Trauma
  • Addiction, alcohol and drugs

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Elizabeth

1195 Valencia Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94110


Finding a therapist that you connect with can be a daunting task. Making connections is one of my strengths. I have the utmost respect for each person seeking therapy and for the therapeutic process itself. Whether you are struggling, going through a transition, or look

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationships
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Personality Disorders

Find A Therapist

Related Sites:
City of San Francisco
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapy San Francisco California

Counseling Richmond District, North Beach, Ocean View, San Francisco Sunset Disctrict, Sausalito

San Francisco California is one of the most famous cities in the world, and is known for its architecture and earthquakes. Some of the more famous landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, Coit Tower and Chinatown. Most people have heard of the song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," which makes the city and New York the only cities with well-known songs written about them. The Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area is a beautiful place to picnic and enjoy the view of one of the great engineering feats of all time.1 Alcatraz Island is another famous landmark found in San Francisco. Families can tour the island as well as the jail, where several famous movies have been filmed.

Mental Health in San Francisco

San Francisco has one of the lowest per capita rates of serious mental illness in California at just 3.5 percent. The region also has one of the largest concentrations of psychiatrists in the state.2 However, over 12 percent of the city's residents live in poverty. Nearly 11 percent of San Franciscans have a substance abuse problem and 22 percent have used in illicit drug in the last year - rates far higher than the national average.3

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) takes on the responsibility of educating the public about mental health issues and advocating on behalf of those who live with mental illness and chemical dependency. A primary goal of the organization is to increase access to quality, affordable mental health care that provides compassionate solutions for those in need. Additionally, the organization seeks to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness by advancing mental health practices that are built upon a foundation of dignity and respect. For further information about MHASF, please call 415-421-2926.4

Current Education

The San Francisco area has many educational options for people who wish to enter the behavioral health field as a practitioner. San Francisco State University is just one school that offers programs to prepare individuals for mental health work. Their master's degree programs in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and marriage, family, and child counseling provide students with an excellent foundation of best practices in counseling, an appreciation for multiculturalism, and a broad skillset to serve those in need. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Exam and are additionally eligible for licensure by the Board of Behavioral Sciences of California. Further information about the programs offered at San Francisco State is available by calling 415-338-2005.5


References

1. National Park Service. (2014). Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Retrieved from http://www.nps.gov/goga/index.htm
2. California Healthcare Foundation. (2014). Mapping the Gaps - Mental Health in California. Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/07/data-viz-mental-health
3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-San-Francisco.pdf
4. Mental Health Association of San Francisco. (2012). Home - MHASF. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthsf.org/
5. San Francisco State University. (2014). Counseling Home. Retrieved from http://counseling.sfsu.edu/

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in San Francisco. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in San Francisco and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

Therapist, Counselor San Francisco. Therapy with values in California.