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 Daniella Borah'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, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It's a gift that says "Get honest; inquire" -Byron Katie. I believe that therapy is one of the greatest gifts that a person can give themselves. It allows the person to get interested and to inquire about who they are to increase their conscious awareness. I believe that each and every person has all of the answers that they need but they may need some assistance in navigating through the process because fear and judgment have gotten in the way. I am here to travel alongside you through your journey. I work to create a ...

This is Martha Padilla'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, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hi there! I'm glad you're here. I know that life can get tough leaving us feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Counseling can certainly help, so I am glad you're considering this option. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm also bilingual, and offer services in both English and Spanish. My approach to therapy has been described by previous clients as "insightful and practical". My counseling style is client-centered - this means that you are the focus of therapy, and I consider you to be the ultimate expert on yourself. That being said, our wor...

This is Kayse Key'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,MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience helping people in different settings with different presenting issues and areas of personal growth. I have worked in hospitals, counseling centers, schools and most recently in private practice. Staying current with new psychotherapeutic practices and exploring new avenues of therapy is one of my priorities. In addition to my therapy license and all trainings pertaining to psychotherapy, I am also a certified mediator and 200 hour level yoga instructor. My aim is to meet you where you are...

This is Katherine Snyder'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.E.D,M.S.,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I Treat adults experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Loss. I take pride in providing a warm, professional, safe therapeutic environment. I will help you to overcome emotional barriers, develop the skills and tools you need to heal and become well prepared to manage future life challenges. "Nothing is predestined, the obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings (Ralph Blum)". We all have a story to tell. Our unique life experiences very often determine our life circumstances. Specialty areas; Relationship issues, Anxiety, ...

This is Bridget Russell'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I received my training from the University of Washington School of Social Work specializing in health and mental health in 2015. Since that time I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient medical settings including primary and specialty care and as a teletherapist for millennial populations dealing with life transitions including job and relationship stress. I also have extensive experience working with individuals trying to meet health goals and seeking personal transformation as a form...

This is Kari Hidalgo'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: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

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 eight years and tele mental health services for over a year. 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 healthy...

This is Marcie Hanna'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: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 18

Welcome and congratulations on reaching out for support! It takes great strength to make the decision to take that first step. We will be showcasing and enhancing your many strengths by utilizing a Strengths-Based, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral model in our time together to achieve your fullest potential and happiness in life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 20 years of experience in working with individual adults and families in the following practice areas: Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family Conflicts...

This is Kate Baker'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, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 11

My area of concentration is supporting people who are managing any of the following: social issues (peer pressure, aggression, isolation, vitimization) anger, sadness & depression stress & anxiety learning differences & difficulties grief & loss divorce & separation substance use self-harm career & education decision making adjustment to a new life situation I use a combination of modalities, tailoring my approach to each individual. I use role-play, art projects, mindfulness and relaxation practice in my counseling practice, as...

This is Dr. Lili Sanchez-Cordova'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,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have experience providing therapeutic services for clients from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds addressing an array of concerns including but not limited to: mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, acute stress, life and career transitions, and relationship concerns. My past experience includes providing services in outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as community mental health and private practice. My mission is to assist clients on their journey towards finding solutions, purpose, empowerment and achie...

This is Sarah Franco'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: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field for over 15 years. I graduated from graduate school in 2008 and have been a licensed clinician for over 7 years. I also supervised clinicians while they were working toward licensure for 3 years, teaching and mentoring them on how to be competent and well-rounded clinicians. Thus, I have had to stay up-to-date on the newest therapy trends and practices. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma resilient model and crisis management. I have worked...

This is Kilsis  Julia Tugores'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
Years of Experience: 8

My Name is Kilsis Julia and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I attended Lehman College for my Master's Degree and have been a Social Worker since 2011. I have worked as a fee for service therapist in NY for over 3 years, at this practice I worked with various populations. I am personable, easy to talk to, empathetic, honest and loyal. My approach is the holistic approach, mind, body and soul. Your physical health, mental health and emotional health is all related and important to work on. I meet the client where they are at, where...

This is Kayla Kelly'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: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and Welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. My name is Kayla Kelly and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have over 6 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self-esteem and confidence. Reaching out for help is the most important step towards your path to healing and wholeness. I use a var...

This is Brianna Tarpey'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,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Brianna Tarpey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #113607, associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4233, and credentialed school counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Her background includes working with children of color, low-income families who suffer from trauma, working with students with special needs, as well as working with students and families in the school setting. Her therapeutic approach relies heavily on humanistic and psychodynamic models and she utilizes client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mot...

This is Joy Nussen'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a marriage & family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience working primarily with adult men and women of various cultures. I have worked with clients that have experienced a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and trauma. (including multi-generational trauma). My style is warm and collaborative and I utilize humor when it is appropriate to do so. I integrate the body, mind & soul when looking at mental health challenges and I believe you have the best answers to the questio...

This is Dr. Zena Vevaina'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,91332
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello and Welcome! My name is Dr. Zena Vevaina. I have 11 years of experience working with a variety of populations. I have worked in community mental health, juvenile hall, locked facilities, HMO, and private practice. I would like to offer my hand to you in your journey of healing. Often times, people seek therapy when they are at their most vulnerable or stressed. I provide services for crisis interventions, mental health disorders, chemical dependency issues, marital issues, gender dysphoria, adolescent stage of life issues, LGBTQ and Trauma. ...

This is Elizabeth Baumeister'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: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello, I’m Liz Baumeister. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have been working in the mental health field for the past 11 years. I started my work focusing on crisis intervention, but have since expanded my knowledge in this field into many other areas. For many years I specifically worked with children, teens, and families; including families involved in the juvenile justice system, the foster system, and with the Department of Family and Children’s Services. I am very comfortable addressing trauma, grief, and family dynamics. My work with youth...

This is Lauren  Stallings '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, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in a school setting assisting General and Special Education students ranging from K-12 for over the past 8 years. I work with adolescent clients and their families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behaviors, relationship issues, school challenges, OCD and ADHD. I am a Breast Cancer survivor and am very understanding of caner related mental health concerns. I practice a Cognitive Behavioral appr...

This is Bonnie 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): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Greetings and thank you for taking the time to check out my counselor profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of services that began when I went back to college and was experiencing issues with co-parenting. I used a strengths-based cognitive behavior approach (thoughts lead to actions) that I learned in social work school and applied it to my own life circumstances. I believe that my personal experience in addition to education have worked together to help me become a better counselor; i.e., a master listener and empathizer. Over ...

This is Dr. Amy Waldron'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,ATR-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! My name is Dr. Amy Waldron. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California, a Board Certified Art Therapist, and a trail runner. My background as an artist and a writer has shaped my personal and professional journey. I believe we can each be empowered to discover our strengths and to find our authentic voice in order to become the author of our own story. My approach is to help you set intentions to find the path that will take you there. I have a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and a doctorate (PhD) in...

This is Bridget Quebodeaux'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I work with clients to help them tap into their own inner wisdom, to recognize and build upon their strengths, to propel themselves beyond behaviors and feelings about themselves that limit growth and expression, to become their authentic and best selves.  Life experiences (early and current) impact our relationship to ourselves and others. These experiences shape the way we respond to our feelings and desires and how we anticipate others will respond to us. Whether clients are struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulties with trust (trusting self or othe...

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 94141 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