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 Valeh Inskeep'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: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, who is also a certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I have over 14 years of experience working in the mental health field and I have served a diverse population with extensive experience with grief/trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), relationship issues, parent coaching, family relational issues, addiction issues, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). My experience includes several modes of therapy which incl...

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 Kim Fuller'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, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

It's very difficult to be in stressful situations that can cause lots of anxiety and self-doubt. Perhaps you're looking for something more than advice from family and friends. If you're looking for a warm and inviting counseling atmosphere, I am eager to work with you to develop effective coping skills and a greater self-awareness to reach your full potential. Together, you and I can work to set goals that are appropriate and attainable for you, at your pace. For therapy to be effective for you, I work hard to build genuine and long lasting trust. I am a gradua...

This is David Haynik'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana and California. I'm committed to helping people work through symptoms of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other challenging mental health issues. My approach to treatment is an integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and Eastern philosophy. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is paramount for effective treatment and is used as the base for personal growth and symptom reduction. I value the resiliency and unique strengths of every i...

This is Heather Hudson'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and to the work that we are going to complete together. I began doing clinical work while living in Los Angeles. I pursued degrees in Psychology and Social Work while working as a therapist with children. Since moving to San Diego, I have enjoyed work as a therapist for all ages and as a school social worker, while also nurturing my own growing family. The work that I do has emerged from the love that I have for children, as well as for those who were children once. We all need to know that we have someone on our ...

This is Elizabeth Hansen'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 17

Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the states of Illinois, California and Georgia. I earned my Masters degree from the University of Southern California in 1993 and since then, have worked in a variety of settings with individuals and families. I have had experience working with a broad range of clinical issues. Some of these include working with those who have experienced trauma (such as ph...

This is Katherine Jones'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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am an LMFT who works to create a safe and validating space for clients to express the struggles they are enduring. I am interested in working in a strengths-based way guiding clients to find the answers they need to heal and move forward. I work to be personable and also offer DBT and CBT skills in hopes of creating strong basis for coping as we explore the issue at hand as well as patterns that know longer serve the client. With these resources, I work with those who are experiencing stress at work or in their relationships, are recovering from childhood...

This is Jen Malloy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): ATR,LPCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

If you’re contemplating taking the next step in getting help, please know that you are not alone. I would be honored to support you through your journey and guide you as you find hope again. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (California), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Massachusetts) and Registered Art Therapist who has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I passionately believe that we are all capable of achieving our personal goals if provided with the right support. I strive to help my clients find joy, discover inner-strengt...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Brittany Avnieli, MS, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with 8 years in the mental health field. Mrs. Avnieli has a masters degree and a bachelors degree in psychology from California Lutheran University and California State University Channel Islands. Mrs. Avnieli has dedicated her life to the field of mental health, gaining knowledge and experience with several different populations. During the process of completing her Bachelors degree, she spent 2 years working with families with children with Autism as a respite care provider. Fo...

This is Brett Johnson'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, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon and California who has a passion for helping people who are struggling with new or chronic issues that are preventing them from achieving their full potential in life, academics, relationships, or careers. I enjoy partnering with my clients to help them discover or get back on track with the things that make them feel motivated, happy, and fulfilled. I love to see my clients get excited about making positive changes in their lives and I appreciate the opportunity to assist and support them through that proce...

This is Natasha Troutman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Masters in Clinical Psychology
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Natasha Troutman and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I have been working in private practice as well as residential facilities for the last 5 years. I am equipped to work with mild to severe mental health disorders. I specialize in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, couples/family therapy, and life changes. The first step towards change is always the most difficult, especially when it involves opening up to a stranger in hopes that she will relieve your suffering. Ho...

This is Eugenia Foster'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: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

My goal as a counselor is to always provide a safe environment for my clients to be heard. My hope is that my clients will gain a better understanding of who they are, and ultimately learn how to live through the world’s challenges with faith and come out whole and undiminished. As your counselor, I will listen with empathy and sincerity, and without judgment. Through our time together, you can expect to learn how to find your own answers using the therapeutic relationship as a tool and a guide. I am here to lift you up, keeping in mind that this is done best in t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 18

Hi, it's so nice to meet you. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 18 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, continuing education provider, professor and children's media consultant. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, postpartum anxiety/OCD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who just need extra support during a change-of-life moment. My counseling style is positive and results-driven. I believe in bu...

This is Victoria Storr'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

If you cannot imagine a world where anything is possible, you’re selling yourself short. And that’s my sweet spot. Hello, I’m Victoria Storr and I guide clients towards a self-chosen life. One where they feel expansive, empowered, and confident. Sounds nice right? I promise you, it feels even better. At this point I would expect you’re a bit skeptical. I’m sure you’re thinking that living the life of your dreams is not possible for you because of past mistakes, current circumstances, or because you’ve tried and it hasn’t worked before. I meet all of my clien...

This is Gillian Dowlou'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

All of us want to embark on a journey to wholeness. I enjoy working with you to help you shift into your highest potential. Whether your happiness and growth is blocked by a traumatic experience, struggling to adjusting to change, struggle with self-confidence, whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of a romantic relationship or any of the other many types of loss, or whether you are feeling depressed, anxious or stuck but don't know why. I want to help you elevate to become the very best version of yourself. Let's do more th...

This is Stacy Clark'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, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 21

These are unprecedented times when many of us are feeling fearful, overwhelmed and helpless. Each day, we are faced with new information and substantial changes, which can leave us feeling out of control or off balance. Now, it is more important than ever to focus on your well-being and mental health. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, I have found that a lot of good can come from a crisis. Facing hard times and personal struggle is often what pushes someone to seek help and move towards change. It motivates us to explore ourselves and grow. The pain y...

This is Alan Lawrence'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,MSGero, MSW/LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

My name is Alan Lawrence and I am a Gerontologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have had a psychotherapy practice for many years in West Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California. My graduate studies were completed at USC, University of Southern California. Triple masters level. As a Gerontologist I specialize in aging issues. We age from the time we are born. Preventive healthcare is paramount if we want to live a quality long life. I help empower people experiencing some difficult life challenges whether it be their career, retirement issues, l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, My name is Dr. Millican and I have been practicing psychology for over 10 years. I currently live and practice in San Diego, CA. I specialize in working the severely mentally ill but also enjoy working with other populations. I look forward to being part of your journey of wellness.

This is Carla Brizuela'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Carla (she/her) and I am a clinical social worker licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working as a medical social worker and psychotherapist. I obtained my MSW from USC and my BA from CSULB with a major in Women's Studies and a minor in Philosophy. I worked in schools, community mental health agencies and hospitals. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy related to children, transitional age youth, adults, people living with HIV/AIDS, gender/sexual identity, spousal/partner abuse, childhood and family trauma, and substance abus...

This is Felicia Platt'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

People seek out therapy for a variety of reasons. It is common to experience emotional pain, distress, or uncertainty at some point in your life. It may seem daunting and vulnerable to share your personal journey with a therapist. Obtaining help by coming to therapy is a sign a strength. By talking through emotions and behaviors in therapy, you can come to know yourself better and make better decisions for yourself. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment where we will work together to remove obstacles and develop steps to achiev...

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 94133 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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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