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. 

MA, LPCC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Patricia Alvarado, but I go by "Patty". I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of California as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of New York, currently living in New York City. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and my Bachelor's of Arts from the University of California-Santa Barbara in Sociology and Women's Studies both located in California. I have been in the helping profession for over six years, working with children, adolescents,...

M.A., M.S., LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT94333) in the state of California. I have both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside as well as a Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. My goal will always be for you to feel safe and understood during our work together. If you are looking for someone to listen and acknowledge you, accept you without negatively judging you, but still be real and genuine with you, then you have found the right therapist with me. ...

MA,LMFT
Specialties: Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Bay Area, California. My experience comes from providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling for individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, relationship and family issues, trauma, community violence, gender identity, and depression. I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors. My experience is varied and across settings, as I have provided individual and family therapy in community m...

LMFT,ATR-BC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

The foundation of my professional practice lies in the passion that I have for helping others. I chose to become a Marriage and Family Therapist because it fits who I am at my core. The education, experience and credentials I possess are simply the icing on the cake. Whatever your challenges or the pain that brought you here, I will support you in your journey to a better place! I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative one, and it takes both of us to facilitate the changes desired. I've worked in the field of mental and emotional health for th...

LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I'm excited to work with you as you embark on this journey. My passion and purpose are diving into my own depths to heal and transform so that I may offer those same gifts of healing and transformation to others. I offer a calm and grounded presence, compassion for each person's human-ness, and a safe space for clients to open up and be vulnerable. I have worked with clients from all walks of life and strive to understand each client from their own unique perspective. I create a space that is open, accepting, and non-judgmental. I want to help clients fee...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 18 years and I have been licensed in the State of California since 2007. I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University in Monterey, California, and have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings, including community resource centers and residential treatment facilities. I have treated a variety of issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, anger management, stress management, and various adjustment problems. A...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! My name is Kari Hidalgo and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of California. I have been providing direct counseling services for over six years and tele mental health services for several months. I have worked with individuals, couples and families as they navigate different seasons of life. I have helped clients manage trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, postpartum depression, difficult relationships and parenting challenges while encouraging, supporting, holding hope, exploring self care and helping them identify health...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I have always valued people who were considered “different,” unusual, strange, or odd. These people are often the underdogs. The ones society often rejects, ignores, or discourages because they don’t fit into standard categories. Society is often limiting because of the constant need to label or categorize people. I have always been a fan of people who throw these labels to the wind and march to the beat of their own drum. These people are unique and they are often the types of people who end up changing the world because they forge their own paths instead of foll...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, new life phase/transition issues, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges and stress/life imbalance. I am dedicated to working with individuals and families in creating healthier and happier individuals and relationships. I have helped individuals improve their daily lives and ...

M.S., LMFT #96765
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Marriage & Family Therapist, licensed in California, who has worked with a variety of populations and issues in the past 5 years. I attended Eastern University in St. Davids, PA where I received a B.A. in Psychology & Sociology. Then I attended California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA where I received a M.S. in Counsleing Psychology. I became licensed in November of 2016. I have worked with adults with addiction issues, as a school therapist for Kindergarten thru High School aged children, and also in a private practice setting with childre...

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 94130 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.