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 Moushumi Ghose's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MA, LMFT
Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I have been working specifically with couples and individuals, empowering their dating, relationships and sex lives for over a decade. My work as a sex (and sex-positive) therapist focuses on developing stronger communication, a better understanding and awareness of our desires, driving forces, and developing a deeper connection between mind and body. I work to help people break down shame and guilt and feel more positive, and to develop healthier attitudes around sex, and sexuality. I deal with relationship issues, non monogamy and polyamory, and all dating co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
LMFT,CADC-CAS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings including: individual and group private practice; outpatient mental health clinics; p...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Family and Marriage Therapist licensed in California. 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 violence and more. I have lived/worked on both coasts of the USA and in a few other countries. It is most important for me to care for my clients' well-being. I don't believe in stig...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Do you feel hopeless, confused about personal issues, and wondering how life became so difficult, so confusing, and just so lonely? I am a humanistic therapist with an extensive background in mental health and crisis counseling. Over the past 16 years, I have worked in this field with adults, children, and families, and am also an instructor of Psychology at the local college. I find healing works wherever we meet, and you are welcome to meet with me in my practice, face-to-face or with online chat, whichever is most comfortable for you. The first step is to make...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MS, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 10

If you're here, it's likely because you're feeling confused about how to handle some part of your life, and it's affecting you in a way you wish it wasn't. I want to help you get past that, and get to a place where you're feeling more confident about your ability to manage the difficult situations you come across, whether it's with your family, in your relationships, or at work. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and I've practiced therapy for over ten years. During that time, I've worked with people dealing with the stresses and anxiet...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MS,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome. Navigating relationships, work and life can present challenges, and I have 25 years of experience helping others overcome difficult life situations. Over the years, clients have called me a "warm and empathetic listener" and I will help you clarify concerns and move toward sound solutions, while discovering wider perspectives and resiliency along the way. My therapeutic style strength-based, creative and eclectic, with extensive experience in health psychology, family systems, cognitive behavioral approaches, mindful awareness, psychodynamic per...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." — Ralph Waldo Emerson In my journey, I have learned that the roots of our disharmony must be identified – we must become aware of the underlying causes of our problematic issues before we can recover our authentic self. For many years, before becoming a licensed MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), I was a criminal investigator, assigned to a Special Victims Unit, where I looked closely into the lives of people harmed, both physically and emotionally, within th...

This is Cassandra Norris's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California and received my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. My area of study focused on clinical work with families and a specialization in working with immigrants. I have experience providing therapy in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and outpatient mental health clinics. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, behavior management with children, self-esteem and issues related to immigration and t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Jennifer, and I have been practicing Marriage and Family Therapy for 11+ years. I currently work out of a private practice in my home and specialize in treatment for parenting issues and emotional regulation. I practice PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Training) which is a training for parents to help deal with emotional and behavioral issues for their children. I also utilize skills based training from DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) which covers such areas as: distress tolerance, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulnes...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MSW,MFA,LCSW
Specialties: LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker and have provided therapy and clinical supervision for over twenty-five years. My first career was in the theatre, and I carry that creativity into my therapeutic work. I enjoy helping people move from focusing on problems to having a greater understanding of their strengths and finding personal solutions. I specialized in working with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, recent and past trauma, and relationships ( monogamous, same-sex, polyamorous, open, fetish, and non-traditional). I have experience with coming ou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Welcome! My name is Christin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been helping individuals for over 10 years. My experience has been working with individuals experiencing difficulty managing depression, anxiety, life changes, loneliness, surviving trauma, and overcoming addictions to substances. I use an eclectic approach, blending elements of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed Care. I have also worked with parents of children from 5 to 17 years old and couples wh...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi, my name is Gabrielle Freire, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 45069), I have a private practice in Los Angeles, California where I provide individual, couples and family counseling. My specialties include the symptoms and behaviors related to anxiety, depression, ADHD and trauma. I treat depression including the depression you may feel after losing a loved one or after a divorce or break up. If your sadness doesn't seem to lift after a couple of months seek out some treatment, whether is is scheduling an appointment with a therapist such...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA License # LCSW81127) specializing in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as perinatal mood and anxiety for disorders. I received my B.A. in Human Development with an emphasis in Children and Family Services, from California State University, San Marcos. After providing individual counseling to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and working on a Federal grant project to develop and coordinate Sexual Assault Response Teams in rural communities, I went on to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Illness as well as overall personal growth and insight. My therapeutic style is warm, empathetic and non judgmental. ...

This is Galina Zlotnikova's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have an MA in counseling psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. I practice a holistic and somatic form of psychotherapy. That means that in my work I integrate traditional focus on thoughts and feelings as well as the body and the nervous system. I have extensive training in Sensorimotor psychotherapy aimed at helping people overcome effects of developmental trauma and PTSD and develop inner resources for emotional well-being and self-regulati...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where I majored in Psychology and Law. I continued my education at USC and earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working with many types of issues, ranging from depression and anxiety to infidelity and chronic illness....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Psy.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome. I've been providing psychotherapy to clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds for over 10 years. Clients come to me when they want something to be better in their lives and I help them realize and reach their goals. I draw from different theoretical backgrounds in order to help. I look forward to our work together.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
PsyD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in California, with over ten years of experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis management. I specialize in working with the chronically and persistently mentally ill population with psychosis and behavioral difficulties. I am also experienced in treating teens, couples, the elderly, LGBT clients, violent offenders, and clients suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. I have a passion for research into the impact of antisocial behaviors, psychological trauma, and the social and clinical imp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

If you are overwhelmed and struggling to keep hope, know this: God does care. He is willing and more than able to help you. We were not made to navigate life’s challenges and crises alone. As a licensed, bilingual, professional Marriage and Family Therapist, my heartfelt passion is assisting individuals and couples who are seeking to repair broken relationships or find peace in the midst of pain, loss, depression, or anxiety. I am a wife of twenty-five years and the mother of three. I understand well the challenges that come with marriage, raising children, an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I have been working with a variety of different individuals and families in California over the past 10 years. I use many different approaches to therapy depending on what works for the particular client or even the particular situation. My main focus is on what works and what has worked for the person in the past. I have found psycho-education, CBT, and client-centered therapy works really well in the most varied of circumstances and presentations. I have worked for a long time with folks struggling with psychiatric diagnosis as well, so there are many aspects o...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the San Francisco area. First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy or couple’s counseling; just pick what’s right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, and finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of San Francisco, elsewhere in the San Francisco county.

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

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, but the average price of a therapy session in San Francisco ranges from $75-$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 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.

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. A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state. 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, an addiction or issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends or partner. A San Francisco therapist can help you confront this issue and find ways to face it and heal. With more than 870,887 people in the city of San Francisco, 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 94172 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.

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