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

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in San Francisco, California will help you make the changes you want.


James Norwood, PsyD

James Norwood, PsyD

Psychologist

2196 Union St., San Francisco, California 94123 | (626)513-6578

Not just any therapist will do. You need someone you can trust to be warm but still sharp, open yet still helpful, thoughtful but not distant, and most of all someone with whom you feel confident that you can find your way to a better life. Let's get started.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

San Jose, California 95112 | 15103355222

NEW ZOOM CLASS on healthy relationships - more info in my bio! FIRST CLASS FREE! FREE in-depth communication guidelines at my website. Couples and family therapy LIGHTS ME UP:)! I am a relationship specialist utilizing EFT, PACT, NVC & more

Friendship House

56 Julian Avenue, San Francisco, California

The mission of Friendship House is to promote healing and wellness in the American Indian community by providing a continuum of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services that integrate traditional American Indian healing practices and evidence-based substance abuse treatment methods.

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Hi there, my name is sean. My clients find me to be attentive, compassionate, patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. I have been told before that I’m easy to trust and people feel relaxed around me.

Steve Rose, PhD

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

I can help you gain freedom from addiction, get back control, and start living the life you want. If the short-term escape is no longer worth the long-term damage, we can work together to find a new way forward, building confidence, clarity, and connection.

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

Available for Online Therapy

We get it – trauma can be stubborn, affecting everything from our body to our relationships. Refuse to let the haunting of your past control your present or dictate your future. Let's kickstart your journey to healing and growth, one defiant and sassy step at a time!

Philip Gnilka, LCPC, LPC, CCMHC, NCC

Philip Gnilka, LCPC, LPC, CCMHC, NCC

Professional Clinical Counselor

2211 Post St, Suite 300, San Francisco, California 94115 | 702-329-0546

I spent over a decade as a tenured professor mentoring and supervising counseling students in what works. I am excited to bring what I have learned directly to you. Reach out now. You don’t have to suffer.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Francisco, California 94101 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St. Ste. 1055, San Francisco, California 94102 | 4157945243

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.

San Francisco State University

Psychology Clinic Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 240, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California

The Psychology Clinic at San Francisco State University offers low-fee individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy to SF State students and members of the Bay Area community. The clinic is staffed by graduate students in clinical psychology, working under the supervision of licensed clinicians.


Our individual session fees typically range from $10- to $50- per session however we do not turn anyone away who is unable to pay. We work with a range of individuals from the student population to the broader community. Child and family psychotherapy is available at no cost.

Sebastian Earl, MA

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

1944 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California 94115 | 415-835-2148

I work with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide an opportunity for people to grow and heal, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and nurturing environment. I work primarily around self-acceptance and helping people become true to themselves.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I love working with people and helping them grow, overcome obstacles, and discover themselves. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with - to help you feel better and be more settled and in control of your life and your future.

Zlatena Theodore, PsyD

Zlatena Theodore, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

San Francisco, California 94104 | 6502753094

The path to wellness can be challenging as your mental, emotional, and physical experiences all play a role in your overall welfare. I actively focus on the intersection between health and behavior to help optimize your well-being.

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Ready For Relief? Looking For Solutions? I Show Couples How To Go From Rejected To Connected; Teens & Adults From Stuck, Anxious & Depressed To Peaceful, Empowered & Feeling Good!


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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Francisco public health department.