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.


Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco, California 94102 | (415) 794-5243

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.

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.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Perhaps now is the time to work on un-healed situations from the past so that you can release the pain and move on. Guidance from a counselor can help!The counseling process will lead you to let go of the heavy weights so that you can live your life to the fullest.

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI

MFTI

1795 Union Street at Octavia, San Francisco, California 94123 | 415-766-8176

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.

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.

Theo Reynolds, RC

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

3150 18th St., San Francisco, California 94609 | 408-623-1970

I help individuals and couples from all ethnic, cultural and gender backgrounds. Together we will find ways to help you heal and grow so you can feel more successful, peaceful and happy in your relationships and work. You have ability inside you to heal and grow.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

2354 Post Street, San Francisco, California 94115 | 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.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA

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.

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

Sandra Amat, MFT

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2171 Union Street #6, San Francisco, California 94123 | 415-990-1289

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.

Zak Forrest, LMFT

Zak Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

423 Gough St, San Francisco, California 94102 | (415) 967-2861

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.



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.