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Top 10 psychologists in San Francisco, CA

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Associates Consulting Group

Associates Consulting Group

5.0(4)
Offers online services
26 hires on Thervo
18+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Carol G. says, "I am very satisfied. I will be making another appt." Read more
Kulwarn Healer

Kulwarn Healer

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Concha H. says, "It is excellent for relaxing your muscles. I recommend it. He did a very good job. I feel 100 percent better." Read more
Solistic Hypnosis

Solistic Hypnosis

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves San Francisco, CA
Solistic Hypnosis is an alternative curative healing service dedicated to the healing and empowerment of all, using methods of therapeutic hypnosis for the benefit of the individual's mind and overall well-being. Solistic Hypnosis believes that if anyone is to engage with any area of their life easily and effectively, that individual must develop themselves from within first in-relation to what they are engaging with. Sure, any individual can try to make change out in their life without working on themselves first but how much time and effort must be exerted to elicit that change? Wouldn't that time and effort be cut down if the person had a
Debi Stickeler, MA, CPC Individual And Relationship Coach

Debi Stickeler, MA, CPC Individual And Relationship Coach

5.0Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Elise A. says, "Debi is naturally compassionate and has a way of making you feel at ease. She has helped me through many difficult life transitions. It can be scary to make the first call-best decision to date." Read more
Bodhi Biz LLC

Bodhi Biz LLC

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
11 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Gagan D. says, "Michele is a great counsellor. She has helped me navigate through the obstacles in my life journey and also introduced me to my inner self. She has definitely improved my quality of life. I was hesitant at first to try therapy but Michele has proved that how much therapy can help a person to live life to their fullest. I love that she’s culturally competent, open and trustworthy. Highly recommended. " Read more
Bliss Healing And Bodywork

Bliss Healing And Bodywork

New on Thervo
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I am a healer--yoga instructor, life coach, bodyworker, cbd oils and salve sales. I have studied Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as well. I have passion to help provide ways for people to heal from trauma and physical pain. I have been able to adapt my technique to serve clients of all body types and injuries. I have worked with Professional athletes, pregnant women, elderly and extremely injured, burned and amputee clients. My healing hands will touch you to help ease the emotional or physical pain that you maybe caring on your body. Massage has worked miracles for me and I would like to share the healing gift with you. training in Acupress...
Reviving Relationships

Reviving Relationships

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
​Life is full of challenges. The anxiety and guilt you feel when you try juggling your needs with your partner’s. The thanklessness of parenting. Finding meaningful work you love and brings you joy each day. Learning how to move on after loss. And the big questions... Who am I? What am I here to do? As you sit with these complexities of life, there is one certainty—you have the ability to be conscious, mindful and present of your own life. You are the one in charge of our outlook on life. As Gandhi said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world." The first step is knowing who you are and who you want to be. In my therapy practice ...

Your psychology questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a psychologist cost?

A psychologist costs $100 to $250 per session if the treatment is not covered by insurance, depending on their experience, specialty, and location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. With insurance, the average cost of a visit with a psychologist is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online therapy costs $50 to $110 per week through websites offering membership plans or $85 to $135+ per session through an online provider network. Online therapy membership plans typically include support from a licensed psychologist, therapist, or mental health counselor via texting, online chat, or email. Plans priced at the higher end of the range also include one or two therapy sessions per week via video.

What is a psychologist and what do they do?

A psychologist is a licensed mental health professional who studies human behavior and uses an assortment of treatment methods to help people improve their lives. A psychologist can help you understand your emotions, cope with stressful situations, and strengthen your self-esteem. Psychologists guide you in making the necessary changes in your thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

A psychologist can help you with a variety of short-term and long-term problems:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Stressful situations
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anger management
  • Addiction

Can a psychologist prescribe medication?

Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification before being allowed to write prescriptions.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Your psychologist may refer you to your general practitioner or a psychiatrist for a prescription if needed.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

A psychologist is not a medical doctor but is trained in helping clients with mental health conditions. Psychologists cannot prescribe medication—except in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—but can diagnose issues like depression, anxiety, or phobias and provide talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or other treatments.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is authorized to prescribe medication. While psychiatrists will diagnose your condition and determine the proper treatment plan, they typically don't offer talk therapy and will refer you to a psychologist for those services instead.

Can a psychologist diagnose ADHD, autism, depression, or other conditions?

A licensed psychologist can diagnose mental health conditions in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the psychologist must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a psychologist near you if you have concerns about ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I find the best psychologist near me?

When seeking a psychologist for mental health care, first consider the type of therapy you would prefer. Common methods include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Once you've decided which therapy method you'd like to pursue, follow these tips to find the best psychologist for you:

  • Choose psychologists who specialize in your area of concern.
  • Identify at least three potential psychologists to choose from.
  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read psychologists' reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the psychologist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Speak with the psychologist via phone to discuss the questions shown below.
  • Schedule an initial session to make sure the psychologist's communication and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask psychologists?

Ask these questions to help you find a psychologist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • Are you licensed as a psychologist in this state?
  • What experience do you have in treating clients with my concern?
  • What therapy style or treatment methods do you commonly use for this issue?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?
  • Do you accept my health insurance? Will you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Are there any exceptions to the confidentiality rules for my treatment sessions?

Reviews for San Francisco psychologists

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Gabrielle T.
Renee was amazing! I was working on a big career transition; healthcare to the corporate world and was feeling lost. She helped me identify my career goals, translate my experience into a new resume, and taught me how to communicate my skills for the job I wanted. She was patient and supportive and had lots of great tips and knowledge! I was able to successfully secure a new job in the field I wanted. I highly recommend Renee's services!
Associates Consulting Group
Sivalingan B.
I had sciatic nerve pain and my left side leg and shoulder were painful. Kulwarn sir helped me ease the pain and taught me stretches to strengthen my balance. Highly recommend for any type of sports injury
Kulwarn Healer
Michelle V.
Debi takes the time to listen and help guide you through making decisions. She remains neutral at all times. You won’t find a better person to work on your relationship with.
Debi Stickeler, MA, CPC Individual and Relationship Coach
James B.
I had very good experience working with Michele! I am especially impressed by how some of her practical advice--by which I mean specific actions and habits drawn from insights--has had a measurable positive effect on my daily life. Very satisfied!
Bodhi Biz LLC
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