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.


W. Michael Hart, Ph.D.

W. Michael Hart, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

San Francisco, California 94123 |

I’ve been seeing people for close to 30 years across a broad range of settings and clientele. I’m kind, thoughtful and direct when warranted. I build trust by being honest and respectful and I work hard to help people truly get unstuck and create a new sense of self.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1330 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 211, San Rafael, California 94901 | 415-354-4241

My name is Myra Bernecker and for the last 16 years, I have helped many children and adults feel more connected in their relationships and happier in their lives. I want to help you too. Call me today 415-354-4241.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1195 Valencia Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, California 94110 | 415-820-1681

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

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!

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.

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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Are you ready to enjoy transformational living? With the CBT and the 7-DTL approach, let's identify your strengths leading to that attainment of life-transforming goals, supported by the concept that "Microchange leads to substantive change" (Microchange360.com).

Jay Reid, LPCC

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

381 Bush Street, Suite 503, San Francisco, California 94104 | 415-944-3628

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.

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2171 Union Street, San Francisco, California 94123 | 415-255-3253

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.

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

San Francisco, California 94016 | 7143579988

Our multidisciplinary team specializes in major depressive disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorders, ADHD, ADD, dissociative disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

My approach is collaborative. To specifically mold my work to fit each client, I integrate a variety of theories and strategies personally designed to improve communication skills, conflict resolution skills, self-esteem, relief from depression & anxiety.


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.