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 Rachia Wellner'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, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Family and Marriage Therapist licensed in California. I offer email writing+phone sessions therapy (no video). I offer a combination of email writing therapy + phone sessions (no video) as I found that it is the most healing in online therapy. I have worked for over 22 years with a large variety of cultures, all ages, and population and with their different presenting difficulties such as; dual-diagnosed, career changes and work relationship and conflicts, depression and anxiety, couples and individuals, soldiers' trauma and their families, domestic v...

This is Michaela Johnson'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, MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

*NOTE Michaela is only accepting couples and females at this time. Happiness is attainable for everyone, sometimes elements within ourselves hold us back from experiencing it. I believe we each have undiscovered (and sometimes discovered!) elements within ourselves that contribute to difficulties in our relationships with our loved ones, at work, and even with perfect strangers. My goal is to help you gain the internal clarity you need to live your best life, whatever that may look like for you. Together, we can work towards mindfulness and finding happiness an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 15

Are you, your marriage or family falling apart? I offer a non-judgmental, non-threatening environment to bring solutions and resolutions to individual and family conflict. I offer years of community-based experience with individuals, couples and children utilizing both male and female perspective. This is your only life. Don't waste more time being unhappy. Make the best of it!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California with over 7 years of clinical experience working in University College counseling centers. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship/interpersonal issues, career challenges, self-esteem/motivational , substance use, and multicultural concerns. I understand how experiences and life transitions can increase stress and begin to impact emotional well-being, relationships, or individual performance. I utilize evidence-based practices to help individuals...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to offer a counseling style approach to fit the unique needs of my clients. I have experience supporting individuals who are experiencing difficulties...

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 Audre Nelson'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,M.A.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello. My name is Audre Nelson and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the state of California. I have been supporting clients from all walks of life for over 15 years. It is my honor to support my clients in walking side by side with them in their healing journey. I see my relationship with my clients as a true partnership in working together to achieve the goals my clients set for themselves. I believe my clients are the experts on themselves, including their thoughts, feelings, experiences, etc. and I have many years of honing my skills as a c...

This is Deirdre Devlin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): WA LICSW 60978302,ID LCSW 39220,CA LCSW 61443
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, Washington and Idaho, and have provided therapy and support for adults for the past 11 years. My history includes working with individuals who have histories of trauma, emotional concerns of depression and anxiety, and those who are transitioning and adjusting to new life stages and circumstances. In addition I have worked providing therapeutic support for people who provide support to others, such as caretakers and therapists. My counseling style has been described as warm, affi...

This is Cindy Fox'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, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Cindy and I am a Clinical Social Worker with 20 years’ experience working with children, adults and families with a range of issues including depression, grief, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse and coping with life challenges. I have extensive experience working with patients with trauma and childhood abuse histories in both Community Mental Health and in prison. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California at Sacramento in 1998 and I am licensed in California and Oregon. People generally find me to be a goo...

This is Kara Cruz'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 #115453
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I help women and mothers learn to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, as well as better understand and communicate their feelings. My goal is to help you cope in healthier ways, so that you can enjoy your family, loved ones and life! My focus is to address women’s mental health including: depression, anxiety, mood issues, attention/focus issues, trauma, and postpartum issues. I have completed perinatal certification training through Postpartum Support International (https://www.postpartum.net/) and I have over 18 years experience, working in academi...

This is Patrick O'Leary'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, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the golden state of California with 35 years of experience in the field of psychology and active practice. My background covers a very wide range of life issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, life cycle issues, parenting problems, chronic mental health problems, ADHD, addictions, psychosis, trauma and abuse, grief and loss. (I work with a very wide range of issues and concerns across the life spectrum). My personal counseling style is engaging, warm, and interactive. I don't believe a diagnosis ide...

This is Ashley Schenkel'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.S., L.M.F.T.
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts
Years of Experience: 15

Good to meet you! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2005. I've worked in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, residential treatment centers, colleges, and universities. I work with clients who are struggling with substance use and/or maintaining your sobriety, in addition to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and adjustment issues. I have significant experience working with nurses in recovery, and support nurses who are at risk of losing t...

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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
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome to Better Help! You have taken a huge step by coming to Better Help and I hope that you will find it worthwhile. My name is Kila Carrier, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2011. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variety of issues, ranging from depression/anxiety, stress, addiction issues, trauma/abuse, and more. I find that a client-centered approach and creating a positive, safe space for my clients to work through the...

This is Esmeralda Nuñez'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I started my work in a medical clinic for the under served Latino population. I have a passion in working with the immigrant community as I have a firsthand experience seeing what my parents and family have lived while adjusting to a new country. This experience gave me the opportunity to help many clients experiencing an adjustment disorder. It also awarded me the opportunity to work with first generation teens and help guide them navigate American life while holding dear their parent’s culture. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello there and welcome to BetterHelp! Thank you for reading about me and the work that I do. I am Dr. Lusa Hung and I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist serving clients who reside in California, Washington, and New York. I received my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree at Argosy University/Honolulu in 2005, with a specialization in Diversity. I have been a licensed psychologist since 2008. Psychology has always been a passion of mine in some shape or form. Helping people live their most vibrant and fulfilling lives with meaning and purpose is my aim. ...

This is Dr. Jessica Stahl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I have a private practice in downtown Nevada City, CA. I have been in practice for 12 years. I have experience working with a wide range of psychological issues ranging from severe to mild to moderate. I work mainly with adults. My areas of interest are working with anxiety, mood disorders, grief/loss, and trauma. I have a strong foundation in ethical and legal issues and strength-based helping practices. I believe in working from a client-centered approach to promote the client's wellbeing that reflects their values, needs, ...

This is Chrissy Fraser'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,PPS-SC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello my name is Chrissy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I earned my MA in Counseling in 2014 and a BA in Psychology in 2002. I have been providing therapy to clients of all ages for six years and I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life. My primary goal as your therapy provider is to help you through the challenges you're facing while ensuring that you feel seen, heard, respected, and empowered. Asking for help does not come easy for everyone so I commend you for having the courage to seek support. I believ...

This is Jacqueline (Jackie) Galvez'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: Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I’m Jacqueline but you can call me Jackie. I received my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both the states of Florida and California. I am currently employed within the Jackson Health System as a licensed clinical social worker in the Crisis Emergency Department at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital in Miami, FL. This fast paced, high stress working environment has afforded me the opportunity to polish up my quick thinking and sound clinical judgment in order to ensure ...

This is Dina Velazquez'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, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Dina Velazquez and I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently living on the east coast. I have over ten years experience as a therapist, in both the Community Mental Health model and doing clinical assessments for a health insurance carrier. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling at Pacifica Graduate Institue in Carpinteria, CA. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, and substance use issues. My approach is client centered while also incorporating ...

This is Cynthia McDermott'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: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have provided crisis intervention and brief therapy services to children, youth and adults for over 30 years. Some of the areas that I have experience in are working with depression, self harm, trauma and substance abuse. I work in a partnership with you as my approach to therapy. You let me know what you want to accomplish and it is my job to stay on track with that goal. I need you to teach me about your unique strengths that we will utilize to accomplish what you want to achieve in a counseling situation. Toge...

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 94116 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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Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

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