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. 

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, 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 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 stigma or b...

MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! My name is Trish Becker and I've been a licensed therapist (LCSW) for over 10 years. My first priority when working with a client is being totally open and non-judgmental about anything they share. I know how hard it is to be vulnerable and open up about painful things so when someone trusts me to do that, I feel the most valuable thing I can give to them is complete and total acceptance. I may have suggestions as to other ways to deal with an issue but the client's original choice, I truly believe, was the best they could do at the time...even if the...

PsyD,MBA,MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 17

I believe in the power of resilience and self-empowerment; however, for those times when that isn't working or a little more is needed, I am here for support. You are the expert on you; I am here to get you back to where want to be or help move you to where you want to go. Overall, I have 17-years' experience in nearly every setting ranging from adult and pediatric hospitals to outpatient/community work and school settings. During this time, I have interfaced with a diverse range of patient populations and cultures along with variety of psychiatric and psychologi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I'm Dr. Forzani. I offer straightforward and compassionate services to clients seeking a real, knowledgeable and open therapist. My experience includes over 15 years with adults in crisis and transition, as well as teens and young adults looking to improve their lives. My background and practice focuses on the LGBTQI community, adults facing transition, and adolescent girls seeking to build confidence and positivity. I hold a certificate in cognitive therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and am able to provide as much practical cognitive-behaviora...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

We all have difficulties in our lives and sometimes we need help identifying and exploring them as well as learning tools to help address them and arrive at a new way of feeling and thinking. I have had my own challenges which enables me to ‘walk the walk not just talk the talk.’ I am a licensed mental health therapist in California and have been counseling for 8 years. I am compassionate, an empathetic listener, and I connect well with clients. I am nonjudgemental and don’t believe in labeling. My work has included the areas of career challenges, life transition...

Psy.D, LMFT
Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

Dr. Foojan Zeine is a Psychotherapist, Life Coach, and the Author of Life Reset – The Awareness Integration Path to Create the Life You Want. She has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Her expertise is in Intimate Relations and Addictive Behaviors. She has extensive experience in treating Depression, Anxiety, Traumas, and Domestic Violence. Foojan is the originator and the author for “Awareness Integration” educational and psychological model, a multi-modality approach and intervention toward minimizing Depression...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I believe that everyone can restore what is broken in their lives and grow from it with support, empathy and encouragement. As a therapist I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental holding space where you can be you and share your burdens, fears and struggles. I am honored to be able to earn the trust of those that are looking for help, insight and growth. I believe we all have a purpose in life and our struggles in work, relationships and life affect us but ultimately we decide how. I would be privileged to help you in this process so that out of adversity can ...

MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I grew up in Japan and moved to Indiana in 2001. In Indiana, I was actively involved at the International Center helping people from all over the world adjust their life in the U.S. After coming to California, I completed my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University and became a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #103994. My passion is to work with immigrants and their descendants. I'm also intensively trained to work with the survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Some of the other issues I work with are; multicult...

MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am a marriage and family therapist from Southern California with over 10 years of experience working in private practice. Throughout my career, I've worked in different settings with many populations, including providing treatment to clients with depression, anxiety, addiction, Autism and other developmental disorders, relationship and family issues, issues of confidence, self-esteem and motivation, and I specialize in working with clients that are looking to find their path and purpose in life. In addition to being an MFT, I'm a certified yoga teacher and I pro...

MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I would like to, first of all, congratulate you on taking the first step toward getting the support you need right now! My name is Marjorie, and I live in sunny Southern California with my partner John, of many years, my 3 cats, 3 dogs, and tortoise (who is currently hibernating)...don't we all wish we could do that at times? I have had the privilege of being a 'helper' for almost 12 years now...time really does fly! And, that is another reason for congratulating yourself for seeking help. Time is of the essence! I want to help you work through issues that are ...

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 94145 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.