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 Emily Schwimmer'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, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 19 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild issues and symptoms around stress, anxiety and feelings of sadness, life transitions and career issues, grief and relationship issues, focusing more on the present and moving forward. I provide a safe space to explore and process the feelings and issues you are experiencing. It's not about getting rid of your feelings b...

This is Alexis Mueller'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 7

I have over 6 years of experience working as a therapist, over 1 year as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is individualized and integrative, tailored to meet each client’s needs. I have experience working in a partial hospitalization outpatient setting with adults with addictions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and trauma and abuse. I also have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families in a school setting, providing individual and group therapy to children, ado...

This is Autumn Cade'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, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello!! I'm Autumn and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing therapy with all age ranges over the past 9 years. My goal is to develop a collaborative therapeutic relationship and to offer a safe space for you to be you! My background is in working with behavioral health, attachment issues, family of origin concerns, family counseling as well as working with individuals on challenges of depression, anxiety, de-constructing negative core beliefs, feeling disconnected during life transitions, and trauma. I am also well versed...

This is Charlotte Armstrong'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. Ed. - PPS,M.S. LPCC-6386
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a school (PPS certified) and clinical counselor (LPCC) licensed in California and was formally a preschool teacher. I have over 3 years of experience working as a clinical mental health counselor and over 15 years experience in health care, wearing various hats in health care. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and trauma, including PTSD, emotional abuse and physical trauma. My counseling style is open, compassionate and interactive. I bel...

This is Ana Hinshaw'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health field since 2010. I graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 2014 with my Master of Social Work degree, and I attained my LCSW in March of 2018. I have experience working with a wide range of behavioral/mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal problems. I have worked and volunteered across a variety of settings, including nonprofits, group homes, and crisis centers. I also have experience providing intervention support in the fiel...

This is Muneerah Uqdah'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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello. My name is Muneerah Uqdah and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing individual and family counseling to children, teenagers, and adults for over 9 years. I have worked in a variety of setting such as community mental health agencies, juvenile justice system agencies, private practice and community health centers. I have my Master's of Social Work from the University of Southern California. I have utilized an array of treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Child--Parent Psychotherapy, Trau...

This is Gil Carmona'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, Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California with over 30 years of experience as a therapist and an administrator. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, parenting and family conflict, career challenges, and addictions. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I use a variety of emotionally supportive approaches to help you meet your needs, reach your goals, and overcome barriers. My treatment focus is client-centered and strengths-based, combining Humanistic and Cognitive Behav...

This is Kishan  Bevil'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, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, My name is Kishan Bevil and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of California. I have a diverse professional and personal background, which has provided me with a multi-cultural perspective, as it pertains to mental health. My professional background includes working with children and youth in foster care, probation detention facilities, wraparound services, and in-home mental health programs, over the span of 12 years. I also work with adults in forensic settings, dealing with a multitude of mental health issues, including schizo...

This is Mackenzie Frawley'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, LGBT, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of San Francisco. As part of my education I completed the Buddhist Studies Program in Bodh Gaya, India through Antioch College. I had the privilege of combining my interests in mental health and mindfulness by working on research at the University of California, San Francisco on the impact of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on chronic depression. After beginning my clinical work in community mental health, I went on to complete my Master’s in social work from Smith College School for Social W...

This is Jerry Lindquist'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,OTR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 30

Greetings. My name is Dr. Jerry Lindquist. I am a psychologist, a neuropsychologist and an occupational therapist, and have worked with children, adolescents, parents and families for over 30 years. I feel I have earned the trust of people from all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Curently, my focus revolves around people with minor neurological deficits and their significant others and families. However, my first priority is to provide answers to all problems experienced at home, in school or out in the community by a wide range of individuals. I strive to bri...

This is Dr. Maya Boustani'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Are you looking for a treatment that is deeply rooted in science? I am a Clinical Psychologist specializing in children, adolescents, and young adult evidence-based practice. As both a researcher and a clinician, I make sure I deliver only treatments that have been proven to work in research. I treat depression, anxiety, and disruptive behaviors using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - the gold standard for children and adolescents. My style is active, present-focused, and solution-driven. I will make sure to meet your teen where they are and work towards mutually agr...

This is Dorian Dixon'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Marriage and family therapist in California. I have been working as a therapist since 2006. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, divorce, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional trauma. Prior to my work in mental health i worked as an EMT for 5 years in the emergency room and on an ambulance. My style is eclectic, I don't think there is a one size fits all. So, I think it is important to us...

This is Dr. William Marek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

I retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2010 with 30 years of total prison psychologist service, many of which were spent working with women. I have been licensed as a psychologist in California since 1995. I have much experience working with heterogeneous multicultural populations. I have clinical experience with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals with varied racial, ethnic and socioeconomic contexts. Working in a prison frequently demands use of a brief therapy model and excellent abilities to work under pressure, manage crises and ...

This is Tiffany Manilla'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, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Tiffany Manilla. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have 6 years of experience in the therapy field, working with patients from all walks of life. My clinical experience includes working in an inpatient substance abuse recovery program for women, during which time I provided individual, group, and family counseling. In addition, I worked in a school based setting for 4 years, providing mental health counseling to students with physical and mental disabilities. The patients ranged from school aged to youn...

This is Parthena Zapata'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 in Psychology 2012,MA in Clinical Psychology - MFT 2014
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, My name is Parthena (Denise) Zapata and I am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist. I am licensed in the state of California and have over 9 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients and their families with a wide range of concerns. however my passion is working with depression and anxiety related disorders. My counseling style allows for a safe and supportive environment, where my clients can share and process their thoughts, feelings and emotions free of judgment and labels and work through their cha...

This is Tina Logan'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Tina A Logan Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified by Psychology Today I provide video and phone sessions. Worries, nervousness and anxiety can be over-whelming. Uncertainty, during unknown times can make us anxious and depressed. I’m here to help. I am blessed to have the opportunity to help many of you during these unprecedented times. I am interactive, giving you suggestions, options, tools and hope for your future. My style is relaxed, supportive, encouraging, compas...

This is Kaynaz Nasseri'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with over 20 years of experience. My clinical expertise include working with individuals, families and teens. I also have many years of supervisory and leadership skills, working in executive management to develop an organizational environment. People pursue therapy for a variety of reasons. Some may enter therapy to address major life changes, such academic/career difficulties, marriage/divorce, loneliness, and others may seek help in managing mental health conditions, like depression and anxiety. M...

This is Monica  Randle'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,LPCC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and congratulations on taking the brave first step of seeking out support. I want to first acknowledge where we are today with the most recent current events, and emphasize that it is more important now than ever to build a network of support. My name is Monica Randle and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both California and Georgia. I am a California native who also resided in both Texas and Georgia. With that being said, a mixture of cultures make up who I am. That is something I consider in therapy with others as this is very important a...

This is Alyssa Talbot'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, LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hey there and thanks for taking the time to read my profile. I want to first take the time to congratulate you on taking the first step in seeking change for your current situation. Seeking someone that you feel comfortable with should be your main focus at this time. If you do not feel safe and comfortable with your chosen clinician you will not be able to do your best work. My name is Alyssa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) licensed in California with four years experience providing therapy services. . I have worked in a wide range of therap...

This is Heather  Connors'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, PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I have been working with individuals 18 years and older for over 9 years. I enjoy what I do because it helps people become the person that they were created to be. I love being a part of something bigger than myself. That is where you come in. Giving me the opportunity to be in your life to assist you in your life's journey is a pleasure and honor. I know you already have talents and gifts within you that were meant for a higher purpose. I just want to help you develop those tools already in you to help you function well in life and be the best you, you can be. I ...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in San Francisco? (Here Is How Our San Francisco Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the San Francisco area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the San Francisco therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of San Francisco, or elsewhere in the San Francisco county or state of California.


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).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around San Francisco offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

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 94177 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.

Other FAQs:

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.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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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