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 Lauren Cona'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: Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." -Brené Brown I believe in the potential for growth and change at any stage of life, and that we each possess personal strengths that help us cope with life's challenges. I aim to be a compassionate guide to help my clients make sense of difficult experiences and view therapy as a collaborative process. Together we'll shine a light on the things that aren't serving you, such as negative thinking, unhelpful patterns, or unhealthy relationships. We will move toward healing by tapping into your inner ...

This is Amy Benedict'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, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 11

"Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." - anonymous We all fall down from time to time. It takes courage to seek help and support during those times when we have difficulty getting back up. I commend you for taking the first step. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and have been working in this field for over 12 years. I initially made this career choice because I wanted to learn how to help myself and my family. I discovered I had a real passion and talent for c...

This is Jamie Lavender'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, CGP
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi! I'm Jamie Lavender, a psychotherapist in the Bay Area in California. I work in a friendly, supportive, and client-centered way that helps you feel safe to be yourself, get more grounded, and say the things you need to say. Maybe you have things to get off your shoulders or off your chest, things that weigh on you. Maybe venting to your friends or family hasn't been helpful, or helpful enough. Or maybe it's those very relationships that are causing you the most suffering! Or perhaps the relationship that troubles you is your relationship with a ...

This is Courtney Boatman'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: Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are struggling. A lot of my techniques and tools as a therapist come from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) framework and solution-focused. I utilize a narrative approach, which is the belief that people are the own authors and experts of their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I completed my Master's in Cou...

This is Dr. Ethan Bregman'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, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental, utilizing empathy and humor when appropriate, as I believe humor is an important p...

This is Mirna Beltran'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hola! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Southern California and I've been practicing for over 6 years. I received my master's from the University of Southern California in 2012. I specialize in Trauma-Informed Care, meaning that I recognize that people can have many different types of trauma in their lives from childhood or more recent that impacts their day to day life. I've worked in community-based organizations, with children, adolescents, adults and older adults dealing with depression, anxiety and various other mental health and emotional challenges ...

This is Dr. Jason Darling'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, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and graduated from Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2007. I have worked with a culturally and ethnically diverse client population and have experience treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders. In my leisure time I enjoy traveling, reading, exercising, and time with family. My counseling style is client-centered, collaborative and flexible. A primary focus at the onset of therapy is allowing the client to become comfortable with the online counseling modality and provide as much support and gu...

This is Dr. Trina Hamas'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome! My name is Dr. Trina Hamas and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have over ten years of experience providing therapeutic services for individuals, couples, and families. My expertise lies in alleviating symptoms related to depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, grief and loss, family dysfunction, relationship issues, chronic pain, as well as issues related to motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. My style of therapy is collaborative, integrative, and considerate of cultural influences. I believe the most effec...

This is Dabney Worth'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 32

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates a variety of therapeutic styles including family systems, psychodynamic, CBT, stress management, mindfulness and EMDR....

This is Jessica  Furland'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, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in the state of California with several years experience working in direct therapeutic practice with individuals and families. I am passionate about helping people feel truly comfortable in their own skin and thriving from a place of authenticity and self-acceptance. I have experience in working with clients and patients with a wide range of concerns: depression, anxiety, postpartum depression/perinatal mood disorders, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting challenges and coping with periods of adjustment...

This is Alia Paula'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, my name is Alia and I'm a California licensed family and marriage therapist with more than 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to a myriad of clients. I have extensive experience working with individual who have experienced trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviors, family conflict, substance use, and relationship issues to name a few as well as co-morbid issues. My counseling style is collaborative and I come from a 'Structural' modality - meaning I'm like a chameleon who can adapt to an individual's style while remaining true t...

This is Giselle Alexander'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Aloha! I have over 15 years of providing culturally appropriate psychotherapy and social services to individuals and families in Texas, California, and Hawaii. I earned my MSW from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2005. In 2010, I became a fully licensed LCSW in the state of Texas and subsequently completed training to become a LCSW Clinical Supervisor. I also earned a LCSW in the state of California in 2016. My training and experience comes from a varied background of working in the public mental health and social services sector with individuals and fa...

This is Carissa 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): M.S. MFT,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there, my name is Carissa Baker and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. My goal is to come along side you in a safe, nonjudgmental environment to help you navigate the "white rivers" of life. I consider being a therapist not just a "job" but a true calling and passion of mine in life. It is a great privilege to “sit in the mud” with someone while helping them get “unstuck”. Often times, the bravest step is the first step in seeking outside help. I am a positive thinker and seek to try creative alternatives to help...

This is Ruth Lynch'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I love to help individuals through life transitions and increase their understanding of how they can be empowered through personal positive changes. Therapy can provide an opportunity for relief, insight, growth, and change. I would like to offer support and understanding to you as you start your journey of awareness I will work with you to regain motivation and get back to what you truly enjoy in life. As a solution-focused therapist, my go...

This is Zenaida Agramonte'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I am so glad that you are here. If you've come to BetterHelp it means that you are taking the time to figure some things out for yourself. That takes a lot of courage and you've come to the right place. I want to give you a little bit of background so that you have the information you need to decide if I am the person you want to work with; you have the opportunity to size me up and see if this is the right fit. I have been a therapist for several years and I have worked with all clients from all different backgrounds and orientations, in different se...

This is Tara Ignont'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: 7

Feeling overwhelmed? In a space of confusion and not sure of your next step? Having conflicts at work that get in the way of productivity? Does it seem like nothing in your life right now is going right? Are you anxious about your recent transition and having trouble adjusting? Do you have a problem with saying No? Are you done with being defined by your past, pain or circumstances? Are you struggling with finding a purpose in life? I am here to support you with conquering your fears, healing from your traumas, and developing a greater sense of self. My...

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: 19

My name is Cindy and I am a Clinical Social Worker with 19 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. My Oregon license is currently Inactive ...

This is Chelsea  Frank'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have been working in the mental health field for about 5 years. I have experience providing behavioral therapy for children with autism and related disorders, I have worked in a crisis center providing short-term residential treatment, and I have experience in an outpatient program providing individual and group therapy. Currently, I mostly work with individuals experiencing depression and anxiety. For the past few years I have been working with individuals with mental health barriers to employment. I utilize a solution-focused approach with my individuals,...

This is Richard Mauterer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing counseling to families and individuals in California for nine years. I bring a vast amount of lived experience and have worked in private practice, schools, and the local crisis unit. My approach is based on my belief that we all have our own answers to every situation in life, but we are sometimes cut off from this wisdom by conditioned thinking or trauma. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, ACT, Client Centered, and Psychodynamic approaches. These modalities are emp...

This is Mona Orton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Greetings, my name is Mona. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I graduated from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. I also earned my BA degree in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino. I have spent the past few years working with a variety of populations which include substance recovery, severely and mentally ill, homeless, and foster families. Although I service a range of needs, I tend to specialize in parenting challenges, self-esteem, trauma, child abuse survivors, domestic violence, and de...

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 somes 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 94119 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 more than just a clinical social worker, 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 counseor 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

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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