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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
Solistic Hypnosis

Solistic Hypnosis

5.0(4)
Offers online services
Serves San Francisco, CA
David C. says, "When I first sought hypnotherapy for weight loss, I reached out to Farzin, and he promptly replied and explained how hypnotherapy could address unresolved issues from my past. With Farzin's guidance, I've achieved the life I deserve.      My life was a mess. I am strong, but I could not resolve my issues and find peace and happiness despite all my strengths. I tried several times alone, and the results were always the same: still unhappy.      Hypnotherapy opened my eyes and heart, allowing me to listen to my special needs and reconnecting me with God. I will always be thankful for Farzin's insightful wisdom and guidance, which helped me return to the peacefulness that now lives within me.      Once Farzin and I started to explore my past, the changes in my life were like dominoes falling. I could open my soul and heart and hear the truth about myself. As each day progressed, I became strong, and when the negative thoughts entered my head, I could dismiss them. This is something in my 70-plus years that I have not been able to do in the past. I felt reborn each day as I progressed, and I will continue this journey for the rest of my life.      My original reason for seeking hypnotherapy was to lose weight, as I had become too lazy to do it on my own. Farzin and the hypnotherapy opened my eyes to the real problem, and now my life is full of peace and happiness. I am proud of the work Farzin, and I put into returning to a daily spirituality that allows me to understand that God has a plan for me and that I am reborn each day God gives me. Honestly, the change is beyond words.      I look forward to a much brighter, more peaceful, and happier life. Each day is a gift, and I am excited to learn and grow.      Hypnotherapy is a tool that can assist you in reaching your life goals; however, it requires your active participation and adherence to the hypnotherapist's guidance to attain the goals you have set.      I hope anyone reading this will take a self-inventory and explore whatever avenue makes you happy with yourself and life."" 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
M K.
"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!"
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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