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.


Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2171 Union Street #6, San Francisco, California

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.

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2171 Union Street, San Francisco, California

Gain more confidence, clarity, and peace in your life! Use your life's unique challenges as a way to discover your path to greater happiness. I am an experienced, compassionate, and insightful therapist effective in helping my clients to grow and live healthier lives.

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2048 Green St, san francisco, California

My wife and co-therapist, Barbara Carroll, MA, and I coach motivated couples and individuals to dissolve conflict, improve communication and break through to more conscious, passionate relationship. We help committed clients take responsibility for their part

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.

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

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.

Zak 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.

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

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

381 Bush Street, Suite 503, San Francisco, California

I work with clients who find it difficult to put themselves first in life and relationships. It may feel easier to care for others than for oneself. Anxiety and/or depression often result. My approach is warm, goal-directed and informed by current theory and research.

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

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.

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI

MFTI

1795 Union Street at Octavia, San Francisco, California

Working with me you can expect to feel unconditionally seen for who you are, and safely encouraged to explore the most challenging parts of your life. I believe that we become who we truly are in a safe, welcoming, and loving environment.

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.



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