Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105
My focus is to develop a relationship with the client. This is called the two person model which is different than the old fashion practice where the doctor is one up and the client is one down. Rather, the two person model attempts to understand the client through questions and mutual discussion. I am not a silent therapist. I give feedback and remain fully engaged with the patient. Together we build a rapport. I adhere to a humanistic approach.
(415) 366-8999
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San Francisco, CA 94105
My focus is to develop a relationship with the client. This is called the two person model which is different than the old fashion practice where the doctor is one up and the client is one down. Rather, the two person model attempts to understand the client through questions and mutual discussion. I am not a silent therapist. I give feedback and remain fully engaged with the patient. Together we build a rapport. I adhere to a humanistic approach.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I offers brief and long term solution oriented psychotherapy. My office is centrally located in San Francisco, and accessible by public transport and car. I have worked in the field for over 20 years and bring a wealth of both life experience and therapeutic skills. I have worked with all kinds of people from all walks of life and I love that diversity.. I look for the inner strengths and beauty that is in everybody and yup I do have a sense of humor as well.
(415) 863-0368
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
I offers brief and long term solution oriented psychotherapy. My office is centrally located in San Francisco, and accessible by public transport and car. I have worked in the field for over 20 years and bring a wealth of both life experience and therapeutic skills. I have worked with all kinds of people from all walks of life and I love that diversity.. I look for the inner strengths and beauty that is in everybody and yup I do have a sense of humor as well.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Starting therapy can feel daunting, so take a moment to acknowledge that you have come this far in recognizing psychotherapy may be a helpful approach for you. Therapy requires self reflection, an open heart, and a curious mind into learning about ourselves and the way in which we interact with the world and those around us. Although it may be daunting, it is incredibly rewarding to unpack and understand what is getting in the way of happiness, growth, intimacy, and self-compassion.
(415) 594-4110
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Starting therapy can feel daunting, so take a moment to acknowledge that you have come this far in recognizing psychotherapy may be a helpful approach for you. Therapy requires self reflection, an open heart, and a curious mind into learning about ourselves and the way in which we interact with the world and those around us. Although it may be daunting, it is incredibly rewarding to unpack and understand what is getting in the way of happiness, growth, intimacy, and self-compassion.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I'm an integrative psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. My approach is engaged and caring, providing a safe and supportive environment, where you can reflect and develop new ways of handling challenges you are facing. The focus of my practice is twofold: relationship issues and life transitions (e.g. themes like change in relationship, career changes, relocation, pregnancy, child birth and parenting, facing illness, trauma and loss as well as seeking more meaning and fulfillment in life). I have a particular expertise in working with people who immigrated to the US or have diverse cultural backgrounds.
(650) 450-8918
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
I'm an integrative psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. My approach is engaged and caring, providing a safe and supportive environment, where you can reflect and develop new ways of handling challenges you are facing. The focus of my practice is twofold: relationship issues and life transitions (e.g. themes like change in relationship, career changes, relocation, pregnancy, child birth and parenting, facing illness, trauma and loss as well as seeking more meaning and fulfillment in life). I have a particular expertise in working with people who immigrated to the US or have diverse cultural backgrounds.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
If you have been fighting or trying to get rid of symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or cultural issues with little to no success, then please consider working with me. It would be my honor to join you in your suffering and assist you in living a life more according to your values.
(628) 265-8512
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94103
If you have been fighting or trying to get rid of symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or cultural issues with little to no success, then please consider working with me. It would be my honor to join you in your suffering and assist you in living a life more according to your values.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am empathic and warm yet direct and challenging in our collaborative relationship. I provide a safe harbor from which to work and together we will identify ways in which your past is preventing you from living the life you want. Some of my hopes are that your tendency to be self-critical will soften and that you will become compassionate towards yourself; that you will gain positive coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety and to decrease perfectionistic tendencies and that you accomplish the goals that you have set for yourself. I will be your guide in this process.
(415) 965-8637
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
I am empathic and warm yet direct and challenging in our collaborative relationship. I provide a safe harbor from which to work and together we will identify ways in which your past is preventing you from living the life you want. Some of my hopes are that your tendency to be self-critical will soften and that you will become compassionate towards yourself; that you will gain positive coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety and to decrease perfectionistic tendencies and that you accomplish the goals that you have set for yourself. I will be your guide in this process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
As a psychotherapist, I help individuals, by fostering a safe and engaging environment, to express their feelings and think about their experiences. I support individuals in the context of the therapeutic relationship to better understand themselves and the difficulties they are having. I help clients identify and ascribe meaning to the things that are not in their awareness. In psychotherapy, individuals can learn to understand and manage their internal obstacles that have led to difficulties in their mood, behavior, self-esteem, jobs and relationships.
(415) 868-4538
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
As a psychotherapist, I help individuals, by fostering a safe and engaging environment, to express their feelings and think about their experiences. I support individuals in the context of the therapeutic relationship to better understand themselves and the difficulties they are having. I help clients identify and ascribe meaning to the things that are not in their awareness. In psychotherapy, individuals can learn to understand and manage their internal obstacles that have led to difficulties in their mood, behavior, self-esteem, jobs and relationships.
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Art Therapist, MA, ATR, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I create a safe holding space where people can deeply explore what is blocking them from enjoying their lives to the fullest. My empathy for others gives me the ability to build connections and form trusting relationships. I am a driven individual who is passionate about the well-being of people from all backgrounds. My experiences enable me to effectively work with people on a wide range of problems, including trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance use recovery.
(415) 562-0416
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94131
I create a safe holding space where people can deeply explore what is blocking them from enjoying their lives to the fullest. My empathy for others gives me the ability to build connections and form trusting relationships. I am a driven individual who is passionate about the well-being of people from all backgrounds. My experiences enable me to effectively work with people on a wide range of problems, including trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance use recovery.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI concerns * Trauma * Substance abuse * Eating disorders * Spiritual / Personal Growth
(415) 969-3361
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI concerns * Trauma * Substance abuse * Eating disorders * Spiritual / Personal Growth
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Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to create new possibilities out of old problems. My approach is relational. As we get to know each other we will build a safe space to explore challenges and difficulties. We will make space for potentialities to emerge. I often work with relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, health issues and blocks to self-expression. I believe in this process because it revolutionized my own life. I am honored to accompany others in their version of this process of healing, growth and change.
(628) 245-0897
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to create new possibilities out of old problems. My approach is relational. As we get to know each other we will build a safe space to explore challenges and difficulties. We will make space for potentialities to emerge. I often work with relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, health issues and blocks to self-expression. I believe in this process because it revolutionized my own life. I am honored to accompany others in their version of this process of healing, growth and change.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I'm a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, CA and I'm adjunct faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies' graduate degree program for Integral Counseling Psychology. For more information: www.therapywithkrishan.com
(415) 472-9651
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
I'm a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, CA and I'm adjunct faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies' graduate degree program for Integral Counseling Psychology. For more information: www.therapywithkrishan.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
If blocked parts of us remain unexpressed, we can become frozen, or overwhelmed by our feelings, and sometimes develop addictive or unhealthy behaviors, or patterns that impact our lives in harmful ways. Sometimes we just need a space to share and unpack an issue and look at it from a different perspective. I am passionate about producing safe spaces where folks can step outside of their everyday experience and get back in touch with forgotten or unknown parts of themselves.
(628) 244-4271 x503
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
If blocked parts of us remain unexpressed, we can become frozen, or overwhelmed by our feelings, and sometimes develop addictive or unhealthy behaviors, or patterns that impact our lives in harmful ways. Sometimes we just need a space to share and unpack an issue and look at it from a different perspective. I am passionate about producing safe spaces where folks can step outside of their everyday experience and get back in touch with forgotten or unknown parts of themselves.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, BCC Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
No one warned you "adulting" would be so hard. You’re tired of feeling overwhelmed by trying to figure out if you’re on the right path, frustrated by an unfulfilling job or possibly annoyed by your dating life (or lack thereof). The problem is you’re not sure what else to do. You’ve spent your entire life following a carefully laid-out plan. You’ve gotten the degrees, secured the job, and landed the apartment. Your life is good but you wonder if "good" is enough. This is where I come in. We’ll work together to define your goals, create a clear path forward, and take action.
(415) 799-4409
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
No one warned you "adulting" would be so hard. You’re tired of feeling overwhelmed by trying to figure out if you’re on the right path, frustrated by an unfulfilling job or possibly annoyed by your dating life (or lack thereof). The problem is you’re not sure what else to do. You’ve spent your entire life following a carefully laid-out plan. You’ve gotten the degrees, secured the job, and landed the apartment. Your life is good but you wonder if "good" is enough. This is where I come in. We’ll work together to define your goals, create a clear path forward, and take action.
Photo of Debbie Vuong, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I have been in practice for nearly 20 years. I treat children, teens and adults who have difficulty with social skills, suffer from social anxiety, or difficulty with emotional regulation. I offer individual and group therapy for those struggling with communication, understanding their emotions, and understanding themselves in the context of their relationships with others. I help adults, teens, and children improve their self-esteem, learn better communication skills, and enjoy more satisfying relationships with friends and family.
(628) 600-2959
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
I have been in practice for nearly 20 years. I treat children, teens and adults who have difficulty with social skills, suffer from social anxiety, or difficulty with emotional regulation. I offer individual and group therapy for those struggling with communication, understanding their emotions, and understanding themselves in the context of their relationships with others. I help adults, teens, and children improve their self-esteem, learn better communication skills, and enjoy more satisfying relationships with friends and family.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Let go, let in, and embrace - I believe these three steps can be the hardest, yet, with compassion, they can be the most life-giving and beautiful approaches to human life. It has always been my greatest pleasure to assist my clients in the process of letting go, letting in, and embracing life more intimately. The strength, love, and compassion that shine through our work together is deeply rewarding for me.
(415) 792-1794
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Let go, let in, and embrace - I believe these three steps can be the hardest, yet, with compassion, they can be the most life-giving and beautiful approaches to human life. It has always been my greatest pleasure to assist my clients in the process of letting go, letting in, and embracing life more intimately. The strength, love, and compassion that shine through our work together is deeply rewarding for me.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
My approach to psychotherapy is to help my clients develop the ability to better rise to meet life's challenges, rather than avoid them. Whether a person's reasons for seeking therapy represent a struggle with their current stage in life, or a lifelong struggle, psychotherapy can be the gateway to a whole new way of understanding and experiencing life. I hope to help my clients to find peace, and to live a rich and meaningful life.
(415) 985-8629
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
My approach to psychotherapy is to help my clients develop the ability to better rise to meet life's challenges, rather than avoid them. Whether a person's reasons for seeking therapy represent a struggle with their current stage in life, or a lifelong struggle, psychotherapy can be the gateway to a whole new way of understanding and experiencing life. I hope to help my clients to find peace, and to live a rich and meaningful life.
Photo of Tarrah D Wauson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I support young people to find their voice, become more self confident, and communicate in a way that expresses their needs. Many times there is a disconnect between behavior and desires. I work closely to increase awareness of why these behaviors are happening and encourage an awareness to begin to identify triggers, with an overall goal of self awareness and self control.
(628) 259-8239
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
I support young people to find their voice, become more self confident, and communicate in a way that expresses their needs. Many times there is a disconnect between behavior and desires. I work closely to increase awareness of why these behaviors are happening and encourage an awareness to begin to identify triggers, with an overall goal of self awareness and self control.
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Grief Counseling is a healing space for individuals, couples, and communities to receive support to grieve. It's a sacred time to practice gently welcoming your grief and bringing a compassionate curiosity to what you are feeling in the present moment. This type of support guides you to turn towards your experience with love and provides an opportunity to come out on the other side stronger and more resilient. You will also receive new tools and resources to continue your healing moving forward.
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Grief Counseling is a healing space for individuals, couples, and communities to receive support to grieve. It's a sacred time to practice gently welcoming your grief and bringing a compassionate curiosity to what you are feeling in the present moment. This type of support guides you to turn towards your experience with love and provides an opportunity to come out on the other side stronger and more resilient. You will also receive new tools and resources to continue your healing moving forward.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
There are times in life when we feel lost and down, when we feel the same story unfold again and again and we desire some change. We may also continuously carry the wounds of previous trauma. My approach is to develop a therapeutic alliance with my patients in a climate of trust and respect for their unfolding life story. Progressively, we develop a relationship with some underlying, hidden aspects of the personality which could, among other avenues, express themselves in dreams. Ultimately, the respectful relationship to one's center, the Self, brings healing and a creative transformation.
(707) 825-3202
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
There are times in life when we feel lost and down, when we feel the same story unfold again and again and we desire some change. We may also continuously carry the wounds of previous trauma. My approach is to develop a therapeutic alliance with my patients in a climate of trust and respect for their unfolding life story. Progressively, we develop a relationship with some underlying, hidden aspects of the personality which could, among other avenues, express themselves in dreams. Ultimately, the respectful relationship to one's center, the Self, brings healing and a creative transformation.
Photo of Tamara M Tucker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
My style is direct, transparent and positive. All work is supported by solid psychodynamic theory. I am comfortable with challenges. Most of my clients come in to address relationship issues, career and life-stage transitions, depression and anxiety. However, I have considerable experience in areas of disordered eating, OCD and (Complex)PTSD. I believe that in order for successful transformational work to occur, the therapeutic relationship is central. Therefore, I offer an initial free 20 minute meeting that is sufficient enough time to test for the ineffable 'fit.' Please note I am a private practice out-of-network provider.
(415) 799-8896
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
My style is direct, transparent and positive. All work is supported by solid psychodynamic theory. I am comfortable with challenges. Most of my clients come in to address relationship issues, career and life-stage transitions, depression and anxiety. However, I have considerable experience in areas of disordered eating, OCD and (Complex)PTSD. I believe that in order for successful transformational work to occur, the therapeutic relationship is central. Therefore, I offer an initial free 20 minute meeting that is sufficient enough time to test for the ineffable 'fit.' Please note I am a private practice out-of-network provider.

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