Find a Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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

 
Cara deVries MFT, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Cara deVries MFT, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Many of us, at different times in our lives, find ourselves in more pain than we can manage on our own. I can assist you in gently moving through those pai..." read more

Kentfield, CA 94904

San Francisco, CA 94118

Cara deVries MFT, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03029

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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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Maria Lisa Ahearne

Maria Lisa Ahearne

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Coaching

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

"One of the many goals in psychotherapy is to develop insightful, sustainable and positive change in our lives, with a compassionate and nonjudgemental envi..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94109

San Francisco, CA 94108

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

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Amy Klatzkin, LMFT

Amy Klatzkin, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Does your family have extra challenges because of adoption (and pre-adoption history), attachment issues, trauma, grief, loss, divorce, or other complicati..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94118

Amy Klatzkin, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14656

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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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Frederique Georges, MFT, SEP

Frederique Georges, MFT, SEP

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I work with a unique blend of the tools I gathered along the way of my learning journey. My base line is Somatic Experiencing, which is a body based/felt s..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94102

Frederique Georges, MFT, SEP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18161

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Carolyn Swearingen, Ph.D.

Carolyn Swearingen, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"As a warm, supportive, and interactive therapist, I work collaboratively with you to meet your specific individual needs. I prioritize creating an atmosphe..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94118

Carolyn Swearingen, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22097

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Myra Gueco Bernecker, Ph.D.

Myra Gueco Bernecker, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Are you a good parent but you're worried about your child? Do you sometimes wonder if you're doing this parenting thing right? Are the strategies you've tr..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Myra Gueco Bernecker, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21795

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Mike Lysaght, LMFT

Mike Lysaght, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I create a comfortable, non-judgmental space where teens and adults can feel heard, represented, and understood. Therapy is a place where you, your teen, o..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94123

Los Gatos, CA 95030

Mike Lysaght, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22240

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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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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/