Counseling in San Francisco, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Great therapists in San Francisco, California are ready to help you. Contacting a counselor is fast and easy, go ahead and say hello.


Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

1197 Valencia, San Francisco, California

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Francisco, California

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

582 Market Street, Suite 312, San Francisco, California

Have you been feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed and alone? Do you find that your mind and emotions control you? Are you stuck in repetitive patterns? I have 17 years of experience helping folks who struggle with these issues.

Zak Forrest, Zachary Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

423 Gough St, San Francisco, California

I'm a licensed therapist helping professionals in San Francisco solve immediate problems while addressing core issues so that patterns don't repeat. Call or email today for a free 15 minute consult.

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2120 Market St #205, San Francisco, California

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I strive to provide a nurturing and safe listening and responding environment for you to share your life concerns. My aim is to help discover options and possibilities that can bring hope and encourage successful life steps and liberating choices.

Erika Shershun, MA, MFT

Somatic Psychotherapist

465 California Street, San Francisco, California

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

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1195 Valencia Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, California

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

Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

3628 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California

If you are looking for someone to assist you in the therapy process who takes you seriously while being kind and compassionate, and who is skillful, experienced, and easy to talk to, then I may be the right therapist for you. I tailor my approach to your needs & goals.

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

416 Fair Oaks St., Ste. 414A, San Francisco, California

Therapy helps you digest and move through issues. You can explore symptoms, emotions, and relationships to find meaning, joy and vitality. Therapy provides support, insight, clarity and a deeper experience of life. Learn about your inner world in weekly therapy sessions

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco, California

I recognize how daunting it is to look for a therapist. My approach to the work is collaborative, warm and inquisitive mixed with good humor. I help clients find their way back to well-being with a renewed sense of resilience.

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 968, San Francisco, California

Honoring your courage and compassion for yourself, you and I define the safest path for you to uncover and work with the feelings in the way of what you want. I adapt my presence, skills and pace to fit your unique needs and life journey.



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. (2017). Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Retrieved from http://www.nps.gov/goga/index.htm
2. California Healthcare Foundation. (2017). 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. (2016). 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. (2016). Home - MHASF. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthsf.org/
5. San Francisco State University. (2017). Counseling Home. Retrieved from http://counseling.sfsu.edu/

San Francisco is located in San Francisco County, California. It has a land area of 46.89 square miles and a water area of 184.99 square miles.  The population of San Francisco is 864,816 people with 353,287 households and a median annual income of $81,294. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Francisco, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Francisco for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees