Patrick Neer, Psy.D., Psychologist in San Francisco, California, 94102

Patrick Neer, Psy.D.

Patrick Neer, Psy.D.

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Lic. Psych. - PSY 17183
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 03642
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870 Market St
Ste 855
San Francisco, California 94102
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Psychotherapy is about alleviating emotional pain and fostering wholeness and vitality across all areas of life. In order to do this, a vital part of therapeutic success is forming a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. My approach centers on creating a warm, collaborative and interactive therapeutic setting in which painful or troubling feelings, thoughts, memories, and issues can be faced and worked through.

Goals are tailored to each individual, and can be brief and focused, or longer-term and more depth-oriented. Often therapy begins by focusing on relief from emotional and other symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, or troubling behaviors. From there, therapy may involve deeper explorations aimed at producing a richer sense of oneself, greater personal agency, and more satisfying, richer relationships with others and one's life endeavors.

Email or Call Patrick Neer, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03642

More Info About My Practice

I have been providing psychotherapy to adults and couples since 1992, and started my private practice in 2002.

My background speaks to my diverse interests and specialties, having worked at the Department of Veteran Affairs, clinical director of Pacific Center for Human Growth serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community, and at the University of California, Berkeley counseling center.

How much does therapy cost?
It is true that therapy can be a big financial investment, and something to give serious thought to. But most people eventually decide to start therapy because the costs of not addressing their life issues become even greater.
My fee is in line with other professional psychologists in the Bay Area, and is adjusted from time to time (generally once a year). I will work with you to try to find a fee that fits. Otherwise, I will provide you with referrals to trusted colleagues.

Do you accept insurance?
I can provide you with a statement of services which you can submit to seek reimbursement. If you opt to go this route, you will want to check with your carrier to verify coverage and rates of reimbursement, including whether there is a deductible.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's):
Flexible spending accounts (FSA's) allow many individuals to "set aside" pretax dollars in order to pay for medical and mental health costs. This significantly reduces the overall real cost of therapy. Check and see if your employer offers such a plan.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

With over 17 years experience providing therapy, I center on helping clients to address many life concerns, including:

Overcoming depression, loss, emptiness, and hopelessness.
Managing anxiety problems, such as general chronic anxiety and worry, obsessive compulsive symptoms, and anxiety in social situations.
Couples Counseling: Addressing relationship problems; relationships are a vital part of our lives, and many people start therapy due to problems in connecting with others, maintaining satisfying relationships, loneliness, or emotional issues that "get in the way," such as anger or fear.
Dealing with body image problems, eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia).
Trauma: dealing with aftereffects of traumatic events, childhood abuse, rape, combat-related trauma.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and asexual concerns and issues. Also issues related to gender expression, gender transition, etc.

I've very briefly outlined general, common concerns that may bring someone to treatment with me. Please see my website for additional information and testimonials.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emptiness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic

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