Counseling Services for Stress & Anxiety in San Francisco.


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Stress & Anxiety

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2171 Union Street #6, San Francisco, CA 94123

Often, anxiety comes up because of negative thoughts. These thoughts are usually related to an idea about the past or the future. I help people work through anxiety by helping them to develop awareness of habitual thought patterns. Once the client has this awareness, they can develop the capacity to manage these thoughts, thereby reducing their anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Techniques as well as Stress Management Exercises to help with this process. Some clients also benefit from having an Emotional Support Animal as part of their treatment plan. I structure each treatment plan according to each client's individual needs.

Stress & Anxiety

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

582 Market Street, Suite 312, San Francisco, CA 94104

I use mindfulness, meditation and breathing techniques with my clients who are experiencing stress and anxiety. I often give my clients homework (writing assignments) if they are interested in this. I find that giving clients practical tools to use in their daily life are most helpful when a client struggles with anxiety or panic attacks. We also look at negative thought patterns that may be contributing to the anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

416 Fair Oaks St., Ste. 414A, San Francisco, CA 94110

Anxiety and stress are a build up of tension naturally occurring in life. Talking in therapy can release that tension. Clients often don't want to "burden" friends and family with their problems. Venting to a therapist can shift emotions and attitudes. Frustration, fear and anger gets expressed allowing the way for well-being, productivity, connection with others, and happiness.

Stress & Anxiety

San Francisco State University

Psychology Clinic Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 240, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

842 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

There is so much anxiety and stress in our world that often, it can seem unavoidable. However, if you are experiencing high stress or anxiety a lot of the time, please don't discount the toll it is taking on your life. It is almost impossible to truly have a happy life you you feel stressed most of the time. I will work with you to identify the situations and patterns in your life that are causing you discomfort, and help you learn ways to reduce your stress as well as set healthy boundaries with people who may be causing you stress. You do not have to live like this. There are many pathways to a more content and fulfilled way of living.

Stress & Anxiety

Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

3628 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Racing pulse? Sweaty palms? Tight chest? Shortness of breath? Difficulty thinking clearly? A little anxiety keeps us alert and is a healthy, useful human function. A lot of anxiety can distract us, make us physically uncomfortable, steal our sleep,lead us to avoid important activities in life, and even increase our risk for serious illness. I help clients decrease their suffering from excessive anxiety by working on several fronts: reducing uncomfortable symptoms by increasing coping and relaxation skills; examining and changing anxiety-provoking ways of thinking; and getting to the root causes of the anxiety in order to minimize recurrences and develop mastery over excessive anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2120 Market St #205, San Francisco, CA 94114

The key to overcoming excessive stress and anxiety is to understand the role of mind and body in regulating your nervous system. Learning to soothe and relax your body changes your mind and general outlook on life. And taking conscious control over your thoughts has a calming effect on your body’s nervous system. My integrative mind/body approach to psychotherapy offers you effective learning strategies to join the power of your mind with the innate relaxation response of your body. I can also help you addressing other issues that often lie at the root of anxiety such as relationship conflict or disconnect, intimacy issues, workplace stress, low self-confidence, depression, and trauma.

Stress & Anxiety

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Francisco, CA 94101

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Stress & Anxiety

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 968, San Francisco, CA 94102

Looking at the symptoms of the anxiety, we will identify the onset and the triggers. Anxiety may be a constriction of excitement, a cover for sadness or loneliness, a pushing away of anger. We will look for underlying feelings, past traumas or losses, negative belief patterns that may underlie the anxiety and work them through, choosing from a variety of techniques. We can create affirmations and practice relaxation techniques or guided visualization that apply to your particular situation. At all times we will make sure we are going at your pace, and that we are doing whatever we need to make you feel safe and relatively relaxed with me.

Stress & Anxiety

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1195 Valencia Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94110

Anxiety can be difficult for some to identify and sometimes it's hard to distinguish anxiety from depression. Anxiety and depression can be so closely knit that teasing them apart can be the first step towards generating understanding and emotional change. I will work collaboratively with you to understand what your personal and unique experience is with your anxiety. We will explore your history and make links between your past and present to help increase awareness and develop new ways of coping with your anxiety. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative and I will work hard to help you better understand and manage your anxiety.


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