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Dina Perez-Neira, Ph.D.

Dina Perez-Neira, Ph.D.

Profession(s): Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

"If you are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, fear, anger, denial, disappointment, guilt, overwhelm, loneliness, insomnia, nightmares, have been..." read more

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Dina Perez-Neira, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03429

Steven Gemignani, PsyD

Steven Gemignani, PsyD

Profession(s): Psychology, Coaching, Counselling

"I am a therapist and coach who helps people seeking relief from psychological challenges and those seeking to gain insight and live better, fuller lives. S..." read more

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Steven Gemignani, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10610

 
 
Lucy Salter Deri, MFT, MIM

Lucy Salter Deri, MFT, MIM

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Relational psychotherapy is form a deep inquiry that can lead to healing, growth, and transformation. My therapeutic orientation is transpersonal and in..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94123

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Lucy Salter Deri, MFT, MIM Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12247

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Don Mack, LMFT

Don Mack, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My style is warm and depth-oriented. I believe in establishing clear goals for your therapy. Using a collaborative approach, our work together will help yo..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94703

San Francisco, CA 94102

Don Mack, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06322

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Traci Ruble, LMFT

Traci Ruble, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Every thing we do that may cause us suffering now, even the most harshly criticized things we do, all had a very intelligent purpose when we first started ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94103

Traci Ruble, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14208

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Alissa DiFranco, MA, MFT

Alissa DiFranco, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My style is warm, direct and collaborative. I strive to understand the unique concerns of each individual and create a safe environment where people can di..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94123

Alissa DiFranco, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09074

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Megan Schenck, LCSW

Megan Schenck, LCSW


Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, misunderstood or alone? Are you grieving a loss? Are you having a hard time adjusting to a life transition or change? ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94108

Larkspur, CA 94939

Megan Schenck, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04613

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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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Abigail C Thompson, MA

Abigail C Thompson, MA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"As a client-centered, body-oriented psychotherapist, I seek to create a safe environment in which you can become curious about your patterns, beliefs, and ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94114

Abigail C Thompson, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19860

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Bonnie Harrison, LCSW

Bonnie Harrison, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"We all need support to get through difficult times in our lives. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or trauma, therapy can provide the ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94110

Bonnie Harrison, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14401

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Maria Lisa Ahearne

Maria Lisa Ahearne

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"It is my belief that we are whole individuals while always intigrating the mind, body and soul. Naturally, we become confused or discombobulated as we grow..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Maria Lisa Ahearne Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17748

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Hugh Groocock, MA, MFT

Hugh Groocock, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"At one time or another, it is not uncommon to feel stuck in our relationships and careers, overwhelmed by difficult emotions, or plagued by the sense that ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94102

Hugh Groocock, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09493

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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/