Counseling Services for Stress & Anxiety in San Francisco.


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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.

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

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

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

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Francisco, CA

I can teach you specific tools to help with anxiety and stress reduction on the physical level. We may also explore the deeper causes of anxiety, your history, and how to find ground in the midst of uncertainty. It is easy to become anxious when our minds are consumed with thoughts of the past or future speculations. By guiding awareness, I will help you to return to the present moment even as we talk, to feel your body and senses in the here and now. Building your capacity to be aware in the present moment greatly reduces anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

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Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.

Stress & Anxiety

Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist and Relationship Counselor

350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 601, San Francisco, CA 94117

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you frequently worry about 'what-if' scenarios? Do you experience heart palpitations, sweaty hands, shakiness? Is it difficult to concentrate and complete tasks? Do you fear that something bad will happen to you or your loved ones? Do worry thoughts keep you up at night? Anxiety and stress can sometimes take us hostage and make us feel like there is no way out. I specialize in helping people regain their balance and reconnect to a sense of stability and calm in their lives. My clients identify the root causes of anxiety and stress, develop the skills needed to manage intense internal states and life situations, and tap into their internal wisdom and strength.

Stress & Anxiety

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco, CA 94102

There is an almost infinite list of causes for anxiety and stress, probably a few more if you live in our metropolitan area. Maybe your anxiety is decades old from trauma, family of origin, or chemically related. Perhaps it's situational and can be attributed to a recently suffered trauma, is work related, or relationship related. When you are stressed out or anxious, your brain doesn't function optimally. Instead, it functions in crisis mode and impairs your decision making ability and leaves you feeling too drained for the rest of your life. I will help you to stop being controlled by these anxiety-producing thoughts and situations by giving you concrete strategies to manage them.

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

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

Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI

Somatic Psychotherapist

465 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

When we feel anxious, overwhelmed or stressed we're often experiancing fear; fear of a future outcome that is not aligned with our desires or our sense of safety. When we dwell on the future (or past) we're not available for the present, where creativity, spontaneity and joy reside. Chronic stress and anxiety also takes a toll on our health, and can result in behaviors ranging from anger, aggression and defensiveness to withdrawal and depression, which in turn negatively impact our relationships and overall wellbeing. I will guide you in forming a sense grounding, support and of safety in your own skin, quieting the chronic worry or fear, and replacing it with more presence, calm and ease.

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

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

45 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

The most important part of anxiety and stress therapy is better understand the way the symptoms affect you and why these conditions developed. I help you understand the underlying factors associated with your condition and formulate a recovery plan that is unique to your situation and circumstances. I assist you with tools and strategies that will help you remain on track so that you can reach your goals. These goals and strategies will assist you in making the healthy changes, keep you on track, get the emotional support and assurance. I will assist in providing ongoing evaluation and support so that your recovery is lasting. In therapy you will address troublesome areas with tools learned

Stress & Anxiety

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

582 Market St., Suite 415, San Francisco, CA 94104

Anxiety and Stress has many causes, but is often a symptom of getting stuck in the past, or future, and thus unaware of the present. Or it could be a memory stored in the body (Yes it happens). Whatever the cause, with warmth and caring, I help guide clients to notice where the anxiety shows up in their body. Research shows that this embodied awareness wires in a new healthier way of relating with oneself, others—and with life. Amazingly, this process often yields deep insights and compassion. Another approach I use is to work with the pattern that initially created the anxiety, and “update” with a new healthier pattern, using cognitive reframing.

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

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

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

1630 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent problems that so many of us face in our lives. It can feel completely overwhelming sometimes, to the point that even panic attacks are a result. But you don't have to keep suffering from the debilitating effects of anxiety. We've learned so much about how the brain is wired and what causes anxiety. I use methods that help you become more solid in your nervous system so that you are no longer ruled by your overwhelming feels of stress and anxiety. You can have more peaceful days that will allow you to live your life with more aliveness and contentment.

Stress & Anxiety

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2171 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

We will look at what contributes to your anxiety and stress. You will learn to manage your anxious thoughts and behaviors better. You develop practical skills and self awareness. I will help you challenge your habitual negative thinking and find ways to self sooth, and self regulate. You will feel more connected, calm, and confident. You will develop more inner peace and self acceptance benefitting you in all areas of your life.

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.

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