Find a Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in San Francisco

 
Holly Gordon DMH

Holly Gordon DMH

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Talking to someone who understands the pain you feel-depression, anxiety, or feeling stuck-can relieve inner distress and give you a fresh perspective on y..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94118

Holly Gordon DMH Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19281

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Jonathan Goodman-Herrick, LCSW

Jonathan Goodman-Herrick, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that people have the inherent ability to heal. And that couples who are deeply motivated to enjoy love can find and maintain that in their relat..." read more

Mill Valley, CA 94941

San Francisco, CA 94123

Jonathan Goodman-Herrick, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10042

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Gillian Nathan, MSW, LCSW, CHt

Gillian Nathan, MSW, LCSW, CHt

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you ready to let go of old pain and live more fully in the present? To invite ease, joy and connection into your life? My office is a safe and supporti..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94114

San Francisco, CA 94115

Gillian Nathan, MSW, LCSW, CHt Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00647

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Reuben P. Wolff, Psy.D

Reuben P. Wolff, Psy.D

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco. My dedication and belief in this work comes from the real transformations I..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94109

Reuben P. Wolff, Psy.D Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11489

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Susan Allen, LMFT

Susan Allen, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Therapy can encourage exploration of who you authentically are and what you genuinely want in your life or relationships. My work is to help you develop a ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Susan Allen, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08180

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Mena K. Zaminsky, MFT

Mena K. Zaminsky, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I believe in the inherent ability of individuals to heal and change. Therapy can be a vehicle for that healing journey. Through therapy, we explore the dif..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94131

Mena K. Zaminsky, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13904

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Margo Levi, LCSW

Margo Levi, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"My specialties include healing family conflicts, connecting with strong willed teens, and helping adults translate difficulty and pain into chances for tra..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94114

Margo Levi, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19015

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David J. Kest,MA, M.F.T.

David J. Kest,MA, M.F.T.

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My primary focus is on helping clients improve their emotional intelligence and relationship skills. I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, based o..." read more

San Rafael, CA 94901

San Francisco, CA 94123

David J. Kest,MA, M.F.T. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10958

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Andrea Shelley, Psy.D.

Andrea Shelley, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"In my psychotherapy practice I am non-judgmental, genuine, and empathic with clients. I understand that therapy can bring out intense emotions, bring up pa..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94123

Corte Madera, CA 94925

Andrea Shelley, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18455

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Sunny E. Kuegle, Psy.D.

Sunny E. Kuegle, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Sometimes it's hard to know why you're feeling distressed. Many factors, often outside our awareness, influence and impact how we relate to others. I can h..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94118

Sunny E. Kuegle, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12760

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San Francisco, California is filled with cultural, artistic, and historical attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and the infamous Alcatraz. With a population of over 800,000 people, the city offers a range of services that aid in meeting the financial, living, and healthcare needs of its citizens. Mental healthcare is a top priority in the city, and with the institution of the Mental Health Services Act, Proposition 63, which was enacted in 2005, funding has been designated to increase prevention, treatment, and education for those living with mental illness1.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to the California Department of Mental Health, an estimated 7.2% of youth under the age of 18 in San Francisco County had a serious emotional disturbance in the year 2000, and5.3% of all adults had a serious mental illness2. Further, over 5,000county residents were admitted to a hospital or psychiatric facility for a 72-hour hold from 2008 to 20093, underscoring the need for adequate mental health services in the city.

 

One of the most prevalent mental health issues that affects citizens of San Francisco is substance abuse. Recent estimates from 2005 through 2010 put drug use among those over the age of 12 at nearly 22%, which is significantly higher than the state prevalence of just over 16%. Of all adults in San Francisco, 5.7% had experienced a major depressive episode in the previous year4, again underscoring the importance of intervention and treatment throughout the city.

 

Mental Health Programs
A leader in change, San Francisco prides itself on embracing differences and working hard to create an environment of tolerance, acceptance, and above all else, positive well-being. With that goal in mind, several programs have emerged to meet the varying needs of the citizens, from workplace issues to obsessions and compulsions. These programs include the Suicide Attempters Group;Workplace Wellness;the Center for Dignity, Recovery and Stigma Elimination;the Institute on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering (ICHC);and SOLVE (Sharing Our Lives, Voices and Experiences)5.

 

Striving to Eliminate Mental Illness Stigma
SOLVE6 was designed to eradicate mental illness stigma. SOLVE works with citizens who live with mental health challenges and trains them to become peer educators, encouraging them to share their experiences so that social barriers to treatment can be reduced. Members of the SOLVE Speakers Bureau openly discuss their mental health experiences and the struggles they have faced in the past. They share the hope and the victories they have achieved with those still battling mental illness stigma. The mission of SOLVE is to reduce the shame associated with mental illness and the isolation that results from that shame. By raising community awareness and reducing discrimination, every citizen of San Francisco can find an easier path to mental health treatment.

 

1 Mental Health Association of San Francisco. (2013). Mental Health Services Act. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthsf.org/about-us/mhsa/#sthash.YG3QB58Z.dpuf

2 2California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original prevalence data based on the 2000 census, Estimates of prevalence of persons with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and serious mental illness (SMI), San Francisco county. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/San%20Francisco/Table1.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006 to 2010. Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Metro Brief San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-San-Francisco.pdf

5 Mental Health Association of San Francisco. (2013). Programs. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthsf.org/programs/#sthash.v8WeHMaL.dpuf

6 Mental Health Association of San Francisco. (2013). Mental Health Association, San Francisco. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthsf.org/