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 Diana Wightman'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, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 11

How do you imagine your life being better or more balanced? I can help you get there. My approach is direct but gentle, encouraging but not pressuring, proactive and focused on solutions. Above all, I believe you are the authority on how your life ought to be. And I am a good listener and collaborator, with the experience and skills to help you move toward change. My greatest strengths are in treating anxiety, stress and traumatic wounds. I enjoy helping couples, families and parents and their children rebuild broken trust and overcome the anger and frustratio...

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 Chai Benson'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My focus for the last 14 years has been to help people with their relationships and communicate better. I have led numerous anger management groups and worked with couples and families to meet their goals. Primarily, my experience has been with LGBT couples and individuals, African American families and women, single dads and Latino grandparents. Individually, I have helped those with ADHD manage their time and emotions, those with depression to lift slightly from their place of darkness a...

This is April Zariczny'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, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact their capacity to be fully present in life. These can hold us back from achieving our full potential. My holistic approach integrates Mind-Body, Art Therapy, Yoga, Somatic and Embodied Mindfulness practices. The events we experience impact us in a holistic way - physically, cognitively, spiritually and emotionally. Integrated Body/Mind app...

This is Rachel Trott'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! I'm glad you found BetterHelp. Reaching out to talk to someone about your life can be daunting-- it's my job to join you at the beginning of your therapy process and work with you to help you achieve the goals, change or peace in your life that you're looking for. My name is Rachel Trott, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I graduated with a Master's in Social Work (with a concentration in trauma and grief treatment) from Arizona State University, during which time I also worked as a crisis counselor for a fire department. Later, I worked provid...

This is Kathleen Borgeson'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, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am so proud of you for taking the first step in reaching out to get some help. Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Kathleen Borgeson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I am passionate about people and helping others through difficult times. I have been a therapist for 25 years working with children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. Most of my work has been around grief and loss issues; losing someone you loved, a job opportunity or home, a relationship or miscarriage. Grief touches all of our lives whether it be from ...

This is Rami Vissell'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, MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

I have been in the field of mental health for over 20 years. This is still my passion! I feel I bring years of experience and my enthusiasm to constantly be learning and growing to this work. I see therapy as a potentially deeply rewarding journey into ones self. It takes courage to reach out and ask for some help with life's challenges. My goal is to offer support along this journey. I work in a strength based and brief approach. I believe that most people who want to do the work will find that it does not take long to move thru the challenges to the life they wa...

This is Shanee' Brown'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,CAMS-II
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 7

My life was impacted by a therapist many years ago and this experience led me to turn my former pain into a passion to help others on their journeys toward wellness. I earned a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California in 2013. Post-graduation, I worked toward diversifying my portfolio and knowledge base by working with varying populations, which included, but has not been limited to, foster care youth, victims of human trafficking, adolescents, parenting teens, young adults, married couples, families, and women. I've worked ...

This is Carrie 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): LSCW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have over 19 years of experience working as a counselor. I graduated with my undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley and with my graduate degree from the University of Southern California. I currently work as a psychotherapist and specialize in using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help people build a life worth living. I am solution focused because I believe it is most important to focus on things we can control so we can move forward in life. I work with people struggli...

This is Jason Stewart'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Couples and Family Therapist from Orange County, CA with 5 years of experience working with a wide range of clients ages 13-65+ dealing with a multitude of concerns, including communication issues, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, and relationship/intimacy issues. In each case, I have adapted my style to best fit my client and their needs, always respecting their individuality and personal goals. I practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a collaborative, values-oriented perspective that helps clients accept what they can't control, be pr...

This is Rachel 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): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Rachel and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT). I have been working in a counseling field since 2010. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings and in my own private practice with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, teen concerns, insomnia, trauma, abuse, bipolar, personal growth, and crisis and adjustment issues. Working together, my approach is fluid and open to change based on what works best for you. That said, this is a safe, judgment-free space and I...

This is Kristen Fabiano'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, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 8 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in California. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and career challenges. I also work within LGBTQIA+ community and I am a trans-affirmative therapist. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I began my education by receiving two Bachelor degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I received a Bachelor of Scienc...

This is Allise Esquivel'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. Therapy is scary and can be nerve wrecking. It is important for me to establish a safe and trusting environment for you. My approach is non-judgmental and welcoming of all emotions and feelings. Finding the right therapist is an important part of your therapeutic journey. My mai...

This is Gabrielle Powers'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

I am a California Licensed Social Worker who has worked with clients with a wide range of problems. I have experience working with children, young adults, adults, families and older adults, I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and client focused. I provide an accepting, safe, and non-judgmental environment. I am a eclectic therapist with the tools and experiences to help you with your problems. If you feel overwhelmed by your problems, I will help you break them down into manageable and achiev...

This is Jennifer Salvi'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, MS
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

“Trauma is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence.” Peter Levine “Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.” -Allen Ginsberg Hi there! My name is Jena Salvi and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher based in California. I am honored to hold space for you if you choose to work with me. I strongly believe you should be picky about your providers. A therapist who may not be the right fit for you can be discouraging and damaging! I encourage you to read many profiles and find one that speaks to yo...

This is Hilary Oleon'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California with nearly 10 years of experience working as a therapist and clinician in a wide range of therapeutic settings. I graduated with a Masters in Social Work from NYU in 2010, and I live and work in San Francisco; however, one aspect of BetterHelp I love is the opportunity to connect with clients from all over, without the barrier of geography. I have spent a good part of my career working in inpatient psychiatry, where my patients' diagnosis and concerns have ranged from major depression...

This is Autumn Williams-Hertz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSMFT,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

My therapeutic approach is collaborative and empathic. I am always considering the larger contexts, cultures, and environment that an individual, couple, or family belongs to. I strive to meet people where they are at and maximize upon their inherent strengths to facilitate meaningful change through the therapeutic relationship. I pay particular attention to aspects of identity including race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender and how these shape a person's sense of self, relationships and their experiences in the world. I have worked with many teens and young ...

This is Melissa Shaver'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

I have received my Bachelor's degree of Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I received my Master's degree of Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California and have been providing direct therapy services for four years. I have worked with individuals ages 5 to adults with a variety of issues such as: parenting issues, postpartum/pregnancy, codependency, family conflicts, domestic violence, mood disorders, and teen issues. I hav...

This is Sarah Liang'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, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Western Washington University. I also have a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from Santa Clara University. My clinical experience has been focused on individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, parenting struggles, and high risk behaviors (such as suicidal ideation and self-harm). My clinical style is focused on buildin...

This is Stephen  Spiegel '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, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 8

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in California with over 20 years of experience working as Social Worker in Adult Protective Services, Emergency Room Trauma Social Worker, Mental Health Inpatient Clinician, and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and military issues . I also helped many people who have experienced end of life issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compass...

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 94108 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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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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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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