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Susan Regan, Marriage & Family Therapist

Susan Regan, Marriage & Family Therapist


Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I offer therapy to individuals, children, couples, and families. My mission in therapy is to provide a safe time and place for you. The therapeutic relatio..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94109

Berkeley, CA 94709

Susan Regan, Marriage & Family Therapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01560

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Scott Lines, Ph.D.

Scott Lines, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Psychotherapy is about talking and being understood by a trusted other, because as humans we need to get our emotional experience into another human in ord..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94118

Berkeley, CA 94705

Scott Lines, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15149

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Renée Zavislak, M.S., M.A., MFTi

Renée Zavislak, M.S., M.A., MFTi

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"As an integrative therapist, I draw from different psychotherapy orientations. This allows me to tailor therapy to your needs and allows for a truly collab..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94133

Renée Zavislak, M.S., M.A., MFTi Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20851

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Dr. Thomas Marchevsky,  Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Thomas Marchevsky, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you ready for the work necessary to make real, long lasting change? This is the opportunity of entering into psychotherapy focused on the unconscious. ..." read more

Oakland, CA 94618

San Francisco, CA 94115

Dr. Thomas Marchevsky,  Licensed Clinical Psychologist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15909

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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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Traci Ruble, LMFT

Traci Ruble, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My approach is practical, collaborative and goal directed. Together we will talk about; 1) how you are thinking that may be limiting 2) feelings and body ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94104

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

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Susan E. Boxer, Ph.D.

Susan E. Boxer, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"If you've come to a crisis point in your life, it can make such a difference to talk with someone who can help you not only with your immediate concern, bu..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94102

Susan E. Boxer, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06409

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Devona Snook, MFT

Devona Snook, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Do you long to be kinder to yourself? Do you envision a new way of living that feels more meaningful and true to you? I work with individuals and couples w..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94118

San Francisco, CA 94104

Devona Snook, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06397

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Paula Branch Holt, PhD

Paula Branch Holt, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Emotional distress, or perhaps the lack of it, numbness, asks for attention. Whatever your current struggle, that struggle is a path that leads into your o..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94117

Paula Branch Holt, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22611

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Gloria Saltzman, MA, MFA

Gloria Saltzman, MA, MFA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Feeling comfortable with the therapist you have chosen to work with is essential to helping you make changes in your life. As we develop a relationship and..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94115

Gloria Saltzman, MA, MFA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00655

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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/