Find a Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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

 
Nick Parsons, MA

Nick Parsons, MA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I am a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist in San Francisco, and I have been working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and lifestyles s..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94109

Nick Parsons, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01280

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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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Mary Scheib RN FNP MSN SEP

Mary Scheib RN FNP MSN SEP

Verified Credentials

Nursing, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I offer Integrative Trauma Healing, an approach that integrates wellness and caring for body, mind, and spirit with Somatic Experiencing. When we experienc..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94131

Mary Scheib RN FNP MSN SEP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22871

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Samantha Smithstein, Psy.D.

Samantha Smithstein, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology

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

"At the Pathways Institute for Impulse Control, we provide help for people suffering from the devastating effects of impulse disorders, process addictions,..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94102

Samantha Smithstein, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12967

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Daniel Yu, LCSW

Daniel Yu, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"Sometimes people are distressed in a way that they do not understand, or cannot overcome by themselves. They may feel chronically empty or depressed, or gn..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Daniel Yu, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11513

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Kevin Campbell, Ph.D.

Kevin Campbell, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Coaching, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I utilize intensive short-term dynamic psychology (ISTDP) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). These modalities are clinically proven,..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94104

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Kevin Campbell, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20429

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Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"When you have felt stuck in the same cycle of your relationships, at your job, or life in general, it can start to weave its way into other aspects of your..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94102

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14442

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Sophie Darch McEntee MA, MA, LMFT

Sophie Darch McEntee MA, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I'm a licensed psychotherapist with 12 years of experience and training working with both couples and individuals. I help clients face a wide range of life..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

San Rafael, CA 94901

Sophie Darch McEntee MA, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21680

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Janeen Smith MFT

Janeen Smith MFT

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Much of psychotherapy focuses on clients' problems, but it's my belief that equal or more time should be spent on helping clients uncover strengths and ski..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94114

Janeen Smith MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13274

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Mandi Armond, MA, MFTi

Mandi Armond, MA, MFTi

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Is your current relationship undergoing difficulties that you are unable to resolve? Are you dissatisfied with certain aspects of your life or your mental ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94123

Mandi Armond, MA, MFTi Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14276

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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/