San Francisco is a city that is known for its progressive values. A hub for LGBT rights, it was one of the first places to prove that just because someone is different than you, it doesn’t mean they are a bad person. If you feel like no one likes you because you’re different, it may be worth it to speak to a counselor. 

A counselor based in San Francisco is accepting towards all walks of life. No matter your age, race, sex, or sexual orientation, they will be there to help you find the help you need. Speak a San Francisco-based counselor today and see how they can help. 

This is Alison Gracia's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, I understand how difficult it can be at times to face the challenges of life. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in California and have been practicing here for the past 7 years. I graduated from Pepperdine University with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy. I understand how hard it can be to find balance in managing relationships, work ,and other areas of life. I have experience working with conflict resolution, relationship issues and communication, as well as abuse and trauma. I also have experience with pare...

This is Katina Boulai's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. I also worked with the adult homeless community and teens experiencin...

This is Kyle Gravel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT,BCBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Kyle Gravel and I am a current California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 16 years of experience supporting individuals impacted by a variety of challenges. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2006 and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 2009. I completed a practicum through my graduate program at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). I have 9 years of...

This is Darcy Jones-Cook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am experienced working with a wide range of issues and concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, family relationships, grief and others. My belief is that trust between therapist and client is paramount to therapeutic progress and to success; I consider it a privilege to be a part of my clients' journey and healing. My degree is in Clinical Somatic Psychology, a mind/body approach grounded in a framework of Humanistic Psychology which draws from current Affective Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness. I also have a background in literature and...

This is Dr. Phillip Fokas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,DMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I have been practicing since 1999. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist in California I have masters in counseling psychology and a doctorate in Marriage and Family therapy I believe childhood experience informs individuals on how to think and behave in adulthood. Gaining insight of how those experiences affected an individual, permits an individual to make changes in their belief system about self and others that is no longer adaptive. Once issues have been identified it's important to process through past experiences. I use EMDR, letter writing, psych...

This is Krista Wilts's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 5 years of experience working as a counselor in California. I have experience working with a number of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship and family conflict, co-parenting, trauma and abuse, OCD, and more. I am comfortable working with individuals, couples, families and group therapy. I work with clients using a nonjudgemental, warm and compassionate approach. I am interactive with my clients and believe in working collaboratively to achieve their goals. I use a mix of Cognitiv...

This is Carri Barish's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Are you feeling depressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Confused? Difficulties communicating effectively? Problems with relationships? Stressed out? Want easy to understand support you can use right away? This is what I offer and it includes making the most of your time and money. How I work is that I focus on the outcomes you are looking for. It’s a collaborative effort. I am always listening to what it is you need support with that session on that day - and the take-aways that support You. I use what is often called a multi-modality or multi-theory appro...

This is Felicia Henderson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC,M.Ed
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Therapeutic Approaches: I tailor my therapeutic approach based on the needs of my clients. I readily use a variety of therapies including Family systems, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Brief therapy, Person- Centered therapy, and Solution focused. Experience & Education: I began my career in the mental health field working in an inpatient psychiatric facility. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas in 2005. I moved to California right after graduation to provide therapy in an underserved county in Northe...

This is James Hensley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

My name is James, and I have been in the field of mental health and recovery for approximately 13 years. I began my career with a degree in Human Development and Sociology. From there, I join the United States Navy where I worked as a Psychiatric Technician, a sort of First Responder for psychiatric issues. I worked at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and held several positions that allowed me to gain skills in crisis management, safety planning, assessment, addiction, life stress, life changes and planning for next steps such as discharging from the military...

This is DonnaMarie  Elcock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 10 years I have been on a life journey that will continue forever because we never stop creating a greater more powerful self. Why we would do that, it feels encapsulating to be struck in a BOX of epic proportions feeling there is no opening the door the best of you! The opening to knowledge can result in the gaining of creative strategies for coping skills, self-care, managing symptoms, workshops, groups, books, exercises, seminars, videos, podcasts, motivational interviewing, artwork, Mental Health is recognizing/ackn...

This is Shahriar Pooladzandi's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Sometimes the stresses of life, past and/or present, can become so much that we lose our way. We can become immobile and we don't know where or who to turn to. In working together we can turn your wounds into wisdom. I can provide you with the tools and guidance to get you through the mental and emotional storms of life by lighting your way back to a safe haven to once again enjoy your life and the opportunities that life brings. Together we can reach a better life. I am a licensed bilingual English/ Farsi speaking Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years...

This is Dr. Frederick  Smoot's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD ,MDiv,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA #12959) with over 15 years of experience counseling/ accompanying persons through difficult parts of their life-journeys. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including Isolation. loneliness, fearfulness, anxiety, intimacy/relationship issues, parenting and career challenges, addiction, physical and emotional abuse and life transitions. My counseling style is warm, curious and appropriately truth-telling.. I treat others with respect and consistent presence. I work to sustain and shame-free context that...

This is Dr. Jacob Insler 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in high-performance, mindset and mental skills training. I utilizes a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy approach toward mental growth and development. Whether the goal is to build confidence, control emotions, improve behavior, perform under pressure, improve communication or conquer self-doubt, working with me is an overall growth experience. I have experience working with olympic, professional, collegiate, high school, and middle school athletes. I also have extensive experience working with adult...

This is Theldon Fryberger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Hello! I am a California Licensed Therapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker- LCSW). I am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH), as well as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). I graduated in 2000 From Loma Linda University with an MSW-Clinical Concentration and have been practicing as a Licensed professional since April of 2004. I have experience working with individuals, families, parenting and relationship issues, trauma and abuse related issues, anxiety and depression, substance abuse and adoption issues. At th...

This is Dr. Syd Strong's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Northern California and have an office in Berkeley California. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over thirty years. I have worked with a diverse group of people with various backgrounds. Helping those with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ issues, addiction issues and relationship challenges. I teach Non Violent Communication as I believe that language is most empowering regardless of your issue. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever challenges you are facing and learn more about yourself as you become more conscious...

This is Wanda Ranger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor ,National Board Certified Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I'm Wanda. I am a Licensed Masters Level Professional Clinical Counselor in California (#8891), Florida (#1605), and Texas (#69875). I am a National Board Certified (#4802) and Tele Mental Health Credentialed (#875) Counselor. I am certified by the State of California in Crisis Counseling and Family Violence. I have a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. I have 40 years of experience in various agency settings at all levels (Federal, State, and County). I have worked with an array of Private for Profit/Non Prof...

This is David  Tucker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMF,RDT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is David Tucker and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist. I have over 6 years of clinical experience working with individuals struggling with various mental health ailments from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I have worked and continue to work counseling individuals of all ages and from many different backgrounds. I have experience counseling children, adolescents, and their families, adults and children at in-patient behavioral psych hospitals, adolescents in high schools and m...

This is Dr. Danielle Norman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I believe that taking the first step is the hardest. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working as a therapist and educator. I also have a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and family conflict. I primarily use a client centered and Cognitive Behavioral approach, but depending on client needs, I will incorporate attachment and solution focused interventions. Thank you for taking the first step, I look forward to working with you to help you reach y...

This is Ida Whitaker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT- CA,LMFT- MT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

I am a 2017 graduate from Azusa Pacific University; with my MA in Psychology- Marriage and Family Therapy and have been working in my field for the last 4 years. In the last 6 months I have become a LMFT in both California and Montana. I have conducted individual and group therapy in office and online, with my main focus on outpatient treatment settings; with clients who have a wide range of concerns including: Depression, Drug & Alcohol Addition, Chronic Homelessness, Veteran and Military related issues, Relationship problems, Parenting concerns, and Childhood ...

This is Dr. Lee Haworth's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Thank you for reading my Profile! I am an older, experienced Counselor who can help you find peace in your life. My approach is Client Centered & my personality is relaxed. My PhD is in Jungian based Depth Psychology. My life has included a focus on education, & travel. Although I was born in the US, I lived with my family in Peru as a child. I've lived ten years in South America as an adult & speak Spanish fluently. Issues important to immigrants & expats have always been meaningful to me. I obtained a PhD in Psychology while living in Hawaii. Now my practice a...

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What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in San Francisco, CA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of San Francisco and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


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One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A San Francisco therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 870887 people in the city of San Francisco, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 94104 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in San Francisco, couples counseling in San Francisco, family conflict therapy in San Francisco, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in San Francisco, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around San Francisco, California can serve:

94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94119, 94120, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94125, 94126, 94127, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94137, 94139, 94140, 94141, 94142, 94143, 94144, 94145, 94146, 94147, 94151, 94158, 94159, 94160, 94161, 94163, 94164, 94172, 94177, 94188