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 Emily Schwimmer'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., LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 18 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild issues around stress, anxiety and feelings of sadness, life transitions, grief and relationship issues. I provide a safe space to explore and process the feelings and issues you are experiencing. It's not about getting rid of your feelings but rather learning how to manage them in a more healthy way; learning how to have...

This is Maria Biasiotto'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, RN-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 30

My therapy style is warm, interactive, action orientated and focused. I have experience working with adults, both in Individual and Group Therapy for many years. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Spiritual/Religious, as well as cultural sensitivity is included in my approach. My approach combines humanistic, cognitive-behavioral/CBT, and brief solution focused therapy. I am here to meet your unique and specific needs. Clients that I have interacted with have included those with issues involving Self Esteem, Complex Tr...

This is Ann Enriquez'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., M.S., LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT94333) in the state of California. I have both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside as well as a Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. My goal will always be for you to feel safe and understood during our work together. If you are looking for someone to listen and acknowledge you, accept you without negatively judging you, but still be real and genuine with you, then you have found the right therapist with me. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is the foundation of therapy. I want my clients to feel comfortable expressing their feelings in a non-jud...

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 Ramy Danon'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Do you want a change, such as the courage to move forward in your life? You may have tried to deal with this on your own and even exhausted most of the ways you usually use to deal with problems. Seeking professional support at this point is good coping, and it would be my honor to join with you toward meeting your goals. If you are feeling upset, worried, or angry, I want to address these concerns you and help you manage those feelings. In individual therapy, I focus on treating issues of mood, anxiety, repeated negative patterns of behavior (addictions), sexu...

This is Shonnie   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): M.A.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 25

Hello! I'm a northern California native and have lived much of my adult life adapting to other cultures. Life's challenges and transitions, including divorce and shyness, have facilitated my growth as a psychotherapist, helping me to accept change as part of life. I received my B.A. from UC Berkeley and my M.A. in counseling psychology from JFK University in Orinda, CA. I have 25+ years experience as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), working primarily with individuals and couples. I have facilitated groups on separation and divorce, infidelity, c...

This is Andre Maxie'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, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. My Name is Andre and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of California, I have over 6 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. My counseling style is accepting and engaging. I believe that building a therapeutic alliance is essential. I’m also a firm believer in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compas...

This is Cheryl Youngblood'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Greetings and welcome. I'm Cheryl Youngblood, a native Californian with over 15 years of experience working with foster and adopted children, and their families. My passion for helping others has been rooted in who I am since I was a child. Working as the director of a foster/adopt agency, and realizing that so many children and families are plagued with trauma, domestic violence, self-injurious behaviors, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health concerns, I decided that I wanted to expand my knowledge base, and my capacity for helping others, so I...

This is Susan Barrett'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 18

Do fear and worry keep you from realizing your dreams? Are your relationships suffering because of your anxiety? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, as though you've lost your way. Imagine being empowered with practical skills that can be applied immediately in your everyday life to bring clarity, hope, and serenity. Whether you're looking for supportive guidance while navigating a challenging situation or as you turn toward a new direction in life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. As a clinical psychologist and diplomate of ...

This is Dr. Kristen Martin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Francisco, California (San Francisco, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 16

Hi there! My name is Kristen Martin, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Before sharing a little about myself, I want to take a moment to acknowledge your courage. It’s not always easy to ask for support. Whether we like it or not, change is inevitable. Sometimes we can control it and sometimes we cannot, but we can always decide whether we want to learn and grow from the changes we experience. By reaching out today, you have chosen to strive for happier, more positive and productive future. What a wonderful thing! Since I began p...

This is Joy Goldenberg'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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Before I introduce myself, I want to commend you for taking the time to seek to care for yourself. The act of choosing to seek that self-care is a huge step in working toward your goals, managing mental health symptoms, and moving toward holistic wellness. My name is Joy Goldenberg, MA and I have worked for over 8 years in the fields of health and mental health and an additional 4 years as a mental health clinician. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging as young as 2 years old and as ma...

This is Dr. Rebecca Gehlke'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,MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Welcome to BetterHelp and for taking the first step toward a better, healthier you! The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Southern California where I rode horses competitively as a pre-teen, but also spent the majority of my weekends playing volleyball at the beach. I went on to a prominent private high school where I excelled academically, but also thrived on the volleyball court. For all intents and purposes, everything...

This is Autumn Cade'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, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello!! I'm Autumn and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing therapy with all age ranges over the past 9 years. My goal is to develop a collaborative therapeutic relationship and to offer a safe space for you to be you! My background is in working with behavioral health, attachment issues, family of origin concerns, family counseling as well as working with individuals on challenges of depression, anxiety, de-constructing negative core beliefs, feeling disconnected during life transitions, and trauma. I am also well versed...

This is Mary Kay Zayani'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, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 25

Hello my name is Mary Kay and I am honored that you have taken the opportunity to seek online counseling through BetterHelp. We all sometimes need to seek guidance from another as we navigate through a traumatic life event, difficult life transition, or when we just feel "in a funk"/need an extra boost, inspiration, and/or motivation. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCSW) in both California and New York States. I have over 25 years experience in the field of counseling and mental health. I have a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work Clinical Co...

This is Jade Yamada'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: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hi there, my name is Jade Yamada and I am a licensed clinical social worker( (LCSW) in the state of California. I am so glad you are stopping by because it means that you have made a decision to reach out and seek help. I understand that this is not easy to do, and I am here to support and help you through this process. I have been providing therapy as a psychotherapist for 10 years, and I have worked with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, social issues, and self image/ low self esteem. I also work with couples that are struggling with va...

This is Sabrina Parr'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,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience. I have been in private practice for 19 years and have worked in a variety of public agencies as well. I offer a supportive, open and trusting environment to facilitate desired growth and change within the individual and/or the family. My counseling style is honest and direct and I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. While I have worked with people on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, affairs, sexuality, infertility,...

This is Cathy Pope'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, RN, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a RN and LMFT working for over 20 years as a family coach and therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, relational changes and challenges, life transitions, parenting- including having a child with special needs, trauma-both physical and emotional, and stress responses and recovery. I have also assisted people undergoing grief and loss. My counseling approach is warm and empathetic. I work collaboratively so that you get your individual needs and concerns addressed. I believe each person deserv...

This is Kristina Tran'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, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, my name is Kristina Tran and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) registered in the state of California. I graduated from the University of Southern California with my Master's of Social Work and have seven years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have experience working with clients of all ages in areas such as: relationship issues, anxiety and stress, grief and loss, life changes, depression, sleep disorders, and self-esteem/confidence issues. I am passionate about engaging people to build their capacity for resiliency by using a strengths-ba...

This is Jamie Gray'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,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I have been working in mental health for over 10 years. I have worked in a variety of practice settings including the VA, outpatient mental health clinics, inpatient and outpatient units, and in rural health clinics. I have experience with a wide range of clinical issues, which includes, anxiety and stress related issues, depression, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger and aggression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, trauma and abuse issues, psychotic disorders, and personalit...

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 94110 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:

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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