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Top 10 therapists in San Francisco, CA

Clients agree: these San Francisco therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
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
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
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

5.0(3)
Offers online services
Serves San Francisco, CA
M K. says, ""I decided to take on your hypnotherapy service to help take care of old memories that have been affecting me for the last 20 years. Despite trying various solutions, including medication, nothing was working. Therefore, I decided to try hypnotherapy, hoping that your expertise could finally provide the relief I need. Before I took on your hypnotherapy service, my life was significantly impacted by my past. I was always haunted by my old memories, and this was especially true regarding the people in my life, particularly my in-laws. These unresolved issues had a profound effect on my overall well-being, making it difficult to move forward and find peace. Before starting hypnotherapy, I was always scared because of how it was interpreted in movies. I worried that it could hold people in their past and they wouldn't be able to return. However, working with my hypnotherapist cleared up these misconceptions. He explained how hypnotherapy works, assuring me that it doesn't erase past memories but can change how I perceive them—basically not giving them the importance I had been. Despite my skepticism, I decided there was no harm in trying, and I am glad I did. Through the process of hypnotherapy, I've experienced significant changes, transformations, and healing. No doubt, there are times when my past comes to mind or certain occasions trigger those old memories. However, I noticed that it's now like a simple click, and the memory clicks away. I don't get into deep thinking and cry over it anymore. Instead, I'm able to put the past aside and look forward to peace. I've learned to go with the flow and embrace a more positive outlook on life. Since I began your hypnotherapy service, I have been capable of letting go of things that used to weigh heavily on my mind – this has brought me peace. In fact, I can't help but feel a twinge of regret for not seeking out hypnotherapy sooner. I realize now how much time I wasted dwelling on painful memories. However, I'm grateful for the progress I've made and the positive impact it's had on my life - my ability to turn negatives into positives. Furthermore, I've been able to forgive those who have hurt me in the past. This act of forgiveness has not only released me from the burden of resentment but has also contributed to my overall sense of well-being and inner peace. Overall, engaging in hypnotherapy has enabled me to let go of the past, embrace positivity, and cultivate forgiveness in my life. Since taking on your hypnotherapy service, I envision a life where I can approach challenges with a positive mindset, equipped with the ability to forgive not only the past but also anything in my present. This journey has empowered me to embrace life's journey with resilience and optimism. If you're considering taking on hypnotherapy service, my advice is to go for it without a second thought, especially when nothing else seems to work. There's truly nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Farzin helped me not only set aside things that were consuming my time and health but also provided the tools to start living a more positive life - especially talking to my inner child. Plus, I also found a good friend in the process. Don't hesitate to embark on this journey—it could be the key to unlocking your own personal self that has been lost in the past. When it feels like there's no light at the end of the tunnel, consider giving hypnotherapy a try. It could be the path that leads you towards healing and brighter days ahead. Thank you Farzin!"" 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...

Your Therapy and Counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on the therapist's experience or specialty, therapy type, and your location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. The average cost of therapy with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online therapy costs $50 to $110 per week and typically includes support through texting, phone, or online chat. Some plans include one or two live video sessions per week with a licensed therapist.

Can therapists prescribe medication?

Therapists are licensed psychologists or counselors but are not medical doctors, and in most states in the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—and psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists attend medical school and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

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

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

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) for therapy?

You can use your HSA or FSA for therapy if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

Can I see my therapist while traveling?

You can see your therapist while traveling only if your therapist is licensed or legally permitted to practice in the state you're physically located in at the time of the session. Not all states allow interstate therapy practice. Check with your therapist before you leave to confirm they can provide telehealth services across state lines.

How often should I go to therapy?

Most therapists recommend starting with one session per week. After your first session, your therapist will work with you to decide on a schedule that will most benefit you. Some issues require only a few sessions, while others require more extensive treatment.

How can I choose the best therapist near me?

When seeking therapy or mental health care, follow these tips to help you find the right therapist for you:

First consider the type of therapy you'd prefer. Common therapy styles and modalities include:

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

Choose therapists who specialize in treating your condition. Then:

  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the therapist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Meet with the therapist for an initial session to make sure their personality and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask therapists?

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

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What therapy style or modalities do you practice?
  • What is your philosophy as a therapist?
  • What does a typical therapy session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • 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?

Reviews for San Francisco therapists

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
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
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
Arlene N.
The reasons for me taking on hypnotherapy was the following reasons: I felt weak. The second reason I wanted to get stronger to move forward in my diet and my weight loss. The next reason was I had a difficult time meeting new people, I was having a difficult time giving speeches in front of a huge crowd. I also had difficulty sleeping in the dark which was really fearful. Lastly, I wanted to feel comfortable making everywhere my home. My life before hypnotherapy was very negative. I felt very weak and that’s why I needed this help. Before hypnotherapy I couldn’t have the courage to diet to workout to keep up with my weight loss. I had a difficult time meeting new people and giving speeches in front of a huge crowd. I also was afraid sleeping in the dark. Also I didn’t have the courage to move away from my home to a new city a new place and make that new place my home. My experience in working with hypnotherapy was great. I was using the hypnotherapy five times daily. I was lying down in a position that I was comfortable it was just me and myself and that was just helping my hypnotherapy go by smoothly. The recording given by you Farzin jan helped me a lot. It was helping me in the consciousness to put a language and memory for myself and to visualize that strong, beautiful arlene which arlene is at peace with how strong she really is. The recordings were beautiful. Farzin jan every 10 days you were coaching me through everything. That helped a lot. Your personality is incredible and I had fun working with you through everything. The changes, transformations, healings, and empowerments I experienced through the process is I lost 13 pounds in 30 days. I also healed by forgetting all the past pains that were in me from childhood. I healed by forgiving everyone for all the pain they caused me. I practiced grace and forgiveness. I also got to meet new people in my life. I am comfortable now doing a presentation in front of huge crowds and new people. I am ready and comfortable for moving to northern California to continue my studies in person and make that place my new home as well. I also forgot the affirmation at first that I was weak and now my affirmation is I am at peace with how strong I really am. In relation to my reasons for taking on hypnotherapy my life is going great now. I am meeting new people in my life. I am giving speeches on zoom in front of a lot of people and I feel comfortable doing that now. I am continuing my healthy diet and focusing on my exercise and I have dropped 13 pounds in 30 days my next goal is 8 pounds in the next 4 weeks. I am moving to northern California making that my new home and I cant wait to move there and start a new life. I got rid of the fear sleeping in the dark because of the advice you gave me Farzin jan. I am at peace with how strong I really am. I am living a peaceful happy life filled with plenty of love. I have continued practicing forgiveness and getting along with everyone really well. What I see is possible for me now in the future since I took hypnotherapy I see that if I put in all the work that I had to do during those 30 days I will improve even more. Nothing is impossible as I learned from this. It is all the persons willingness to change to work on one self. I see that if I find my other supportive behalf the person who will be by my side will be a great adventure as well. After hypnotherapy I felt like I need to meet my significant other and I feel that comfort now while I was never ready for a relationship because of the reasons I took hypnotherapy. Now I feel ready to start a new life if I meet the right person and I see it is possible for me to work on my weight loss goal in one year. As me and you planned by October 2023 I shall be 175 pounds and nothing is impossible. That is my goal and I will reach to it. I will move to northern California graduating my joint bachelors masters degree getting the job that I dream of having in the finance industry and I am sure these are all possible since I have taken on hypnotherapy for the issues in the beginning. What I can say to anyone who is thinking about taking on hypnotherapy and working with you as a hypnotherapist I would say the following. I took on hypnotherapy and I am at peace with how strong I really am. Working with Farzin has been a pleasure a wonderful opportunity in my life. Farzin understood me each step of the way. He guided me he thought me more about the background to hypnotherapy and he helped me understood what the main purpose of hypnotherapy is. To me it means to be in a conscious state and to put aside the old language and memories and to start new language and new memories that will lead you to a successful and bright future. To me Farzin is an angel a best friend a relative now. He was talking to me each step of the way if I needed to message him he helps in any instant he gets back to you at any minute he will find free time. The way Farzin projects the hypnotherapy and the way the client receives the hypnotherapy is such a great feeling. I give Farzin 10 stars and even more if I could. Farzin jan thank you for everything. Yes, I have final words for you Farzin Jan. Thank you so much for everything. I wish that I can keep in contact with you not only as my hypnotherapist but as our family friend. I would like to have you over as a Iranian brother as a guest to Socal in the future. I hope that when I graduate you will accept my invitation to my graduation party and I will be able to thank you for being a part in my life and I will be able to thank you for this support in this journey. I will be glad to update you on my improvements and my weight loss and my future goals as well. I hope that I will have you as a person seeing my journey and my dreams as well. Farzin jan, you became not only my hypnotherapist but a brother for me and my family. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What you have done for me will never be forgotten.
Solistic Hypnosis
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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