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. 

Psychologist
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 24

I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years of clinical experience in assisting individuals, couples, and families in achieving their goals. I have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Master’s and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in clinical psychology. After ten years in academia where I taught at the graduate level and trained and supervised other mental health professionals, I entered private practice in Los Angeles and Orange County. In working with clients, I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and mutual respect. I work col...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am passionate about helping people find balance and peace in their lives whether they are struggling with relationship issues, mental health symptoms, or every day life stressors. I believe the therapeutic relationship we create is one of the most important components of a successful outcome. I strive to make people feel comfortable by remaining open minded, non-judgemental and genuine. I offer a strength based approach (utilizing DBT, Mindfulness, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy) to the people I work with and the situations they are dealing with because I s...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 17

Hi. My name is Sachiko Cohen, and I am a therapist who believes in the power of reflection. I will guide you in processing your life’s challenges and finding solutions to them. I am trained to understand your unique situation, and to walk alongside you as we work together. I have a B.A. and an M.S. in Psychology. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have worked with a variety of individuals with different issues for the last 17 years. Grief and loss, stress management, confidence/self-esteem building, family and interpersonal issue...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Kiaundra Jackson has been recently featured in The New York Times, Vice, Bustle and The Huffington Post as one of the '10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know.' She is a trusted Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that gets results. As a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are: Premarital and Marital issues, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, and Faith Based Counseling. Her therapeutic approach is holist...

LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I'm excited to work with you as you embark on this journey. My passion and purpose are diving into my own depths to heal and transform so that I may offer those same gifts of healing and transformation to others. I offer a calm and grounded presence, compassion for each person's human-ness, and a safe space for clients to open up and be vulnerable. I have worked with clients from all walks of life and strive to understand each client from their own unique perspective. I create a space that is open, accepting, and non-judgmental. I want to help clients fee...

MA,LMFT
Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT #101188) with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families in a variety of therapeutic settings, with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, career challenges, OCD and ADHD as well as Autism. My counseling style is warm, grounded and nurturing. I value respect, sensitivity, compassion and exploration; I treat people as such. My approach combines humanistic, psychodynamic, and depth perspectives; utilizing cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and body-cente...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California and Michigan, and I've actively worked with clients as a psychotherapist, case manager, and coach since 2011. I have worked with a diverse assortment of clients who've faced a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, career difficulties, OCD, LGBT-related matters, relationship issues, emotional abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and educational. I see my role as providing you with my experience and specialized knowledge in a supportive manner to help y...

MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA License # LCSW81127) specializing in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as perinatal mood and anxiety for disorders. I received my B.A. in Human Development with an emphasis in Children and Family Services, from California State University, San Marcos. After providing individual counseling to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and working on a Federal grant project to develop and coordinate Sexual Assault Response Teams in rural communities, I went on to...

PsyD,MA,LMFT
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...

LMFT,MA,BCYC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist in state of California.. I work with men and women, 18 - early 40’s experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges (including family, friends partner and Self), lack of motivation and desire for personal growth. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, solutions oriented, holistic and collaborative. I integrate a variety of models of therapy throughout my work including: developmental, person-centred, strengths-based, a “here and now” approach and mindfulness techniques. I feel honoured...

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 94164 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.