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Carol Mills, LCSW

Carol Mills, LCSW

Profession(s): Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

"Are you troubled with feelings of anxiety or loss or sadness? Do you have concerns about your relationship with a mate or a parent or child? Are you strugg..." read more

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Carol Mills, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15648

Susan Jager, MFT

Susan Jager, MFT

Profession(s): Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling

"If you are experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, or other difficult emotions or behaviors within yourself, relationships, or life situation, yo..." read more

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Susan Jager, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13726

 
 
Marla Cass, LMFT

Marla Cass, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to look at ourselves, our relationships, and our lives in ways that may have previously seemed impossible. The wo..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94102

Marla Cass, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19053

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Renee Spencer, LMFT

Renee Spencer, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"You may be educated, even successful but struggle to feel good about yourself, have difficulties with close relationships or just want more out of life. As..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Renee Spencer, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01382

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Jeff Cohen, MFT

Jeff Cohen, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My intent is to help you deal with problems you're facing and lead a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative mind/body approach to psychotherapy in faci..." read more

Berkeley, CA 94704

San Francisco, CA 94115

Jeff Cohen, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07691

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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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Melissa Foster, MA, MFT

Melissa Foster, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I have experience working with all age groups and diverse cultures. I believe that effective therapy starts with a safe and trusting relationship between ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94114

Melissa Foster, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05006

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James McEntee, MFT

James McEntee, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"*The first duty of love is to listen.* We are sensitive beings, which can feel like a burden until we learn to develop our capacities for AWARENESS and C..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Corte Madera, CA 94925

James McEntee, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04811

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Sean Sullivan, MA, PsyD

Sean Sullivan, MA, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I'm a passionate, experienced therapist and psychologist educated at Harvard University and UCSF. I invite you view my website video introduction and email..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94129

Sean Sullivan, MA, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03048

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Ann Marie Dobosz, MA

Ann Marie Dobosz, MA

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Have you been feeling lonely, sad, depressed, or disconnected from others or from yourself? Do you try to escape the anxiety of social interaction by divin..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94114

Ann Marie Dobosz, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16608

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Natalie M. Mills, MFT

Natalie M. Mills, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"When you have felt stuck in the same cycle of your relationships or in life, it's easy to start to feel hopeless. You begin to feel like you have fewer ch..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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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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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/