Luke Adams

LMFT, Licensed Psychotherapist, Clinical Sexologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Substance Use Disorder Specialist, Mind-Body Specialist, Trauma-Informed Specialist, Spiritual Coach

Luke Adams

LMFT, Licensed Psychotherapist, Clinical Sexologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Substance Use Disorder Specialist, Mind-Body Specialist, Trauma-Informed Specialist, Spiritual Coach

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 104800
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - MFT 166001343
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: $175-$250 per therapeutic hour, by confidential video (or, when we're both in the same city, in-person in San Francisco or Chicago). Free 20 minute intro call. a small number of sliding scale spots for economic need. Superbills created for clients to bill if their coverage allows out-of-network coverage. Electronic Funds Transfers and Mastercard & Visa accepted, as well as FSA-HSA cards, cash and, for established clients, checks. Licensed in California and Illinois, and for teletherapy-only in Florida. In network with Blue Shield PPO of California, Optum-UBH-UHC, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan, and Cigna. [Fee structure: For fully-insured clients, Usual & Customary Rate is $250; my Discount Rate is a sliding scale rate up to $175.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


2021 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, California 94115
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305

My Approach to Helping

Do other therapists seem judgmental? Don't understand? Won't listen to you? If you need to talk about anything and everything, clients tell me I have a strong capacity for compassion, empathy, and care. At the same time, I’m forthright and candid. I see you and hear you—a whole person (body, mind, spirit) living in an interactive and interconnected world. I believe you're the expert in you--even if you're not yet aware of it. My role is to help you find that and bring my own holistic vision, experience, training, expertise, and tools to the table, so you can work to be the best possible version of you.

I integrate depth-meaning psychotherapy, evidence-based tools, sex therapy, coaching, counseling. Additional expertise in: Sexual & gender diversity, erotic pleasure, relational intimacy, honesty, breaking the drug-sex link, men (cis & trans), masculinities, men's sexuality, discovering-owning-exchanging power, ethical alternative relationships, Kink-Fetish-BDSM.

We'll form a deep therapeutic alliance to discover, encounter, address, and surpass the obstacles keeping you in distress or recapitulating trauma. Total confidentiality. Experience in social, sexual, and mental health and education over three decades. Almost a decade of direct therapy work.

More Info About My Practice

I am based in San Francisco (next door to UCSF Mount Zion Hospital and two blocks from the main campus of Kaiser San Francisco), and in Chicago (primarily by video but with periodic in-person availability). I see Illinois and California clients primarily by HIPAA-compliant confidential video sessions, but also in person in my offices. I am also available to do teletherapy-only in Florida (License TPMF299).

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

I can help you make sense of things and acquire tools to be your best you. Overall, that's called "Integrative Meaning Therapy." It is about the whole you in an entire context, with all the interactions. We can work together to find out what is and isn't working, to enhance your strengths, to acquire new tools, to overcome obstacles, and to rewrite your life script. Let's get to it.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    primarily adult men (cisgender or transgender), some cisgender women, some nonbinary individuals, and some couples or partners redefining relationship parameters and communications strategies.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Depth Hypnosis
  • Depth Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Dreamwork
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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