Ryan Bethem, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Francisco, California, 94102

Ryan Bethem, LMFT

Ryan Bethem, LMFT
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Ryan Bethem, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 88487
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 21461
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
870 Market St.
Suite 351
San Francisco, California 94102
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My average fee is 100-150 per session. I also have some sliding scale openings.

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The vehicle of growth and healing is relationship. My approach is founded upon building an intimate relationship that values the diversity of human experience. Together, we can explore your conscious and unconscious experiences in order to deeply understand and actively engage what brings you to therapy.

Many times therapy starts by focusing on the acute issues that bring people to therapy. Usually these acute issues are the tip of a much larger iceberg. After gaining some alleviation from the initial issues that bring people to therapy, a more in-depth therapy can be pursued in order to promote long lasting change.

I specialize in working with trauma, death, and abuse survivors. Trauma can result from both acute experiences such as a car crash, or experiences that are endured for long periods of time such as, and not limited to, being in an abusive relationship, being abandoned, or being sexually abused for a period of time. Usually an attempt to survive and cope with difficulties related to trauma, result in symptoms or behaviors such as depression, anxiety, paranoia, obsessiveness, a pervasive sense of distrust in others, or addictive behavior.

I am deeply engaged with my clients and seek regular consultation and support in order to provide meaningful intervention. Approaching your issues in a depth therapy I provide can be challenging, but ultimately more rewarding and rich.

Email or Call Ryan Bethem, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21461

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

I have been working with a range of issues that bring people to therapy for over four years. My training originated in a residential treatment center working with severe mental illness and addiction. Since then I have focused my practice on depth psychotherapy, stemming from the practices of relational psychoanalysis. Modern relational psychoanalysis is a synthesis of therapeutic practices which focuses on how relationship impacts development, healing, and growth.

I believe therapy is about "dreaming-up" experience regardless of the particular issue that brings someone to therapy. This means I believe the therapeutic challenge is for the client and therapist to create a relationship in which experience can openly and honestly be felt and explored. There is a rawness to the type of therapy I offer, but I believe it is ultimately more rewarding and beneficial to be witnessed and know oneself very personally through an active practice of engaging one's true emotional experience.

I am actively challenging myself as a clinician, friend, lover, client in therapy, and other venues of my life to build my capacity to dream-up or feel the diversity of human experiences of the human condition.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, death, abuse victims

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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