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 Yanina Lambert'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Are you feeling sad? anxious? Issues with your children's behaviors? concentration issues? Stress with your relationships? or just need to vent? Please, take the first step towards a solution and reach out today. I am dedicated to provide you with a comfortable therapeutic environment and with the support for you to overcome your challenges. I believe that with the appropriate guidance and support people can improve their well-being and the quality of their relationships. I love what I do and I I have experience working with diverse populations. I am bilingual in ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Sometimes people have obstacles in their paths and simply need some help clearing the road. A counselor can be a sounding board to allow you to better understand your own thoughts, as well as an objective participant who can assist you in exploring how your relationships affect every aspect of your life. In addition to working towards your personal goals, we'll also work on improving your relationships by learning and practicing communication skills. Like anything else worth doing, the more effort you put in, the better results you'll get. My name is Anita Cast...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT, CDWF
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am grateful to have had the honor of working with clients for over five years and to have witnessed their successful growth and positive change. In the process, I’ve come to see my primary role as someone who sells hope: Yes, it can get better! No, you are not hopeless—you’re human! For the record, I would not sell to anyone else what I do not buy myself. The poet Emily Dickinson instructed us to “Dwell in possibility.” With that as my mantra, my overarching goal is to support hope and help clients uncover alternate possibilities on the way to achievi...

This is Ryann De Souza'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, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California implementing psychotherapy for over 12 years. In addition to my years of performing psychotherapy, I'm a certified Domestic Violence counselor, Expressive Arts Therapist, and smoking cessation, counselor. I have about 17 years of experience working with Autism /Intellectually disabled individual adults, children, and their families. I have worked with culturally and ethnically diverse populations. Experienced in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, anger issues, stress, trauma, domestic...

This is Vivian Rowe'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, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Are you striving to thrive and struggling to get there? Do your thoughts and worries keep you up at night? Has life not turned out to be what you expected? You've come to the right place. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and have over 9 years of experience working with a wide variety of concerns from anxiety, stress & worry, trauma & abuse, depression, grief & loss, to relational and communication issues, work & career challenges, and low confidence / self esteem. I have also helped many folks with creative blocks, person...

This is Horacio Renteria'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, MDiv, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. Counseling is my passion. My previous jobs are many and they all have shaped my life and ability to help others. I enlisted in the Military and served both at home and overseas. Worked part-time in a hospital and as a substitute teacher as I completed my undergraduate work. Becoming a licensed minister after the Masters degree in theology was most shaping as I worked with a congregation in a rural community. The department of Probation gave me a view into how law enforcement works both positively and neg...

This is Edie Gardner'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,CPA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 3

I have the unique background that I am both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My education and experience has been working with issues with the elderly and family dynamics with the "sandwich" generation. My approach is very practical with a focus on behavior and habits in daily living. With my business background, I teach people how to track and then improve the numbers in their lives. Positivity and cognitive restructuring are central to my work. I encourage clients to tell, own, change, and see differently their s...

This is Lauren Abasheva's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 5

I'm a sex positive, and kink knowledgeable therapist with an open mindset and a clear understanding that we are all different. I provide a laid back atmosphere, safe space, and a non judgmental approach. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. Together we'll work side by side to help strengthen awareness, communication, increase personal growth and healing within yourself and your relationships. We will also Identify strengths, patterns, coping skills, and increase confidence. I utilize multiple therapeu...

This is Saryna Konczey'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,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed therapist based in the Bay Area, California and have been delivering mental health services for 8 years. While most of my experience has been working with individuals, I also work with couples, families, and parents. I have clinical experience in a wide array of issues, including anxiety, depression, LGBT-related struggles, trauma, family and relationship conflicts, parenting struggles, OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors, tics, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, and selective mutism. My approach is very compassionate, strengths-focused, ...

This is Paula Corano'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, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, my name is Paula Corano and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 83322) in the state of California. I graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. I am also a certified to provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) by the University of California, Davis. For the past 9 years, my focus has been to provide a strength-based approach to promote change and growth in individuals, children, couples and families experiencing functional impairment. I like to approach therapy in a holistic manner, suppo...

This is Krystal Dreisbach'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: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California with over 7 years of experience working in the field as a Clinician and as a Clinical Supervisor. My experience is vast, including clients from various religions, socio-economic backgrounds, and a variety of problems and concerns. My specialties include helping individuals with depression, parenting problems, self-esteem & confidence building needs, as well as in helping others to become energized and motivated with their lives. I also have extensive training and experience in trauma therapies and interv...

This is Mitchica Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): CCDVC,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting Services, in 2001 and I received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in 2006 while I was employed at Child Protective Services. I offer personal individualized attention to my clients. My approach to helping is trauma-informed, client specific, evidence based, cognitive-behavioral and soluti...

This is Charlotte Armstrong'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.A. Ed. - PPS,M.S. LPCC-6386
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a school (PPS certified) and clinical counselor (LPCC) licensed in California and was formally a preschool teacher. I have over 3 years of experience working as a clinical mental health counselor and over 15 years experience in health care, wearing various hats in health care. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and trauma, including PTSD, emotional abuse and physical trauma. My counseling style is open, compassionate and interactive. I bel...

This is Emily Fenster'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, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health. People who have worked with me have described me as warm, approachable, empathic and supportive. I provide a person-centered approach to therapy, meaning that I believe that you are the expert on your life and that my role is to provide you with a safe place within which to explore your struggles and to find their solutions. I have extensive experience in supporting people in their healing from trauma, depression and anxiety. I also have several years...

This is Vicken Kabakian'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome to BetterHelp. As a therapist I do my best to listen (or read) to the client's words so that I can ask the right questions and reflect back what I have heard/read to further help him/her gain insight. So often we come to therapy with a certain understanding of our issues but with time realize that there is much more involved than what we originally thought. And that is often what therapy is about... clarifying issues, understanding causes and putting pieces of the puzzle together. Having said that, I hope to support you in the way that you need. Som...

This is Jason Shepherd'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, LGBT, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, in 2009, and I have been a qualified clinical supervisor since 2016. My areas of focus are substance use, systemic and acute trauma, and self-esteem/identity challenges. I primarily utilize Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, to help my clients review their own life stories and identify what elemen...

This is Tracey Downs-Berle'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, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a free-form, intuitive therapist that believes everyone deserves compassion and attention. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and have been in practice for close to 10 years. My focus has been on creative people in the entertainment industry dealing with everyday challenges. My clients have been highly successful artists and craftsmen who are also partners, parents, siblings and loners. I work with the belief that creative people need creative solutions to life's challenges. I use an eclectic approach to help you find what works in y...

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: 3

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, private practice and HMO clinics. 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 Sammy Glenn'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, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

My name is Sammy (Sam) Glenn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fourteen years of experience. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University in 2004, and then completed a Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2005 at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. I am fully-licensed in Tennessee, Florida, and California. My philosophy in helping clients is based in mutual respect and approaching each client with sensitivity and "unconditional positive regard" (Carl Rogers). I have been known among my ...

This is Yisook Baik'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Yisook, Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of California. I completed Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW with clinical concentration) from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1989. I have over 20 years of counseling experience with diverse groups of people from all walks of life. I have deep respect for the uniqueness of every client I work with. I use straightforward approach with comfortable manner but work in a structured manner by setting measurable goals from the very beginning. I encourage self-efficacy and in...

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 94140 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

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