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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(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Sharaf M. says, "He has been wonderful hes brought my dad back to base line he was paralyzed due to stroke, he has recovered physically and mentally we see much improvement he is a great healer wonderful sense of humor and love to his patients works like medicine...... thanks from mohamed and his family." Read more
Hypnotherapy Of The Sun

Hypnotherapy Of The Sun

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Celerina H. says, "My experience was great and it was also my first time trying out hypnotherapy and Farzin was very patient and kind while explaining every step of the process and also spent lots of time with me to make sure I felt comfortable in every way possible including being very respectful in every session." 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...
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

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
PRISCILLA J.
I decided to explore hypnotherapy to address my chronic procrastination. Before embarking on this hypnotherapy journey, I was plagued with constant self-criticism because I could not live up to my own expectations and potential. I felt disillusioned and frustrated for never following through or completing some initiative and goals which I have undertaken. I had never undergone hypnotherapy before so working with my hypnotherapist, Farzin, was the first time. On my initial appointment, Farzin explained precisely how the hypnotherapy session would be conducted and what to expect. He answered all the questions I had and was mindful to ensure that I felt comfortable with the process. Because I had never had hypnotherapy previously, trust was essential for me. From our first meeting, Farzin made me feel comfortable, and I could put my trust in him. With his guidance, I have been able to peel the layers and take a deeper look inside myself and do the necessary work needed to transform my life. I can honestly say that I was stunned to start noticing changes almost immediately after my initial hypnotherapy session. The very first thing I noticed was that I was eager and looking forward to getting to my To-Do list every morning! At the end of each day, my heart feels full of a sense of accomplishment. I go to bed, patting myself on the back and celebrating my efforts instead of the negative verbal and mental flagellations which marked my days' end in the past. Most remarkedly, I have garnered insight into the root causes of my procrastination. I now have a deeper understanding of who I am and why I do what I do. Since my hypnotherapy, I feel happier and more accomplished. I was able to get some things done in the 30days of hypnotherapy that I had procrastinated for 3 years!!! I am finding that I am not afraid to take on new challenges and jump right in and land on my feet. What I find amazingly peculiar and love is that it registers clearly and prominently on my memory when I have committed to getting something done. It is as though I have now developed a very visual mental To-Do list and can clearly see what has been ticked off as completed or not so that I can course-correct. I LOVE it!!! Additionally, I am finding that I am not afraid to take on new things and am realistic about what I can do. I no longer feel overwhelmed and am setting the appropriate boundaries (yet another unexpected by-product of hypnotherapy). I now have a better grasp of things that used to frustrate me previously. What has been incredible is this sense of feeling that "I can do anything!" and I am excited about the possibility of using hypnotherapy in other areas of my life. This has been a life-changing experience for me. I have had a mind-shift, and I see personal rewards beyond the initial goals I had envisioned for myself. Farzin is a highly skilled professional and healer who is kind, very understanding. He is also very insightful and knows how to make people feel comfortable. After having completed my initial sessions, I now feel empowered to go out into the world and begin living the life I had always envisioned for myself but has eluded me for so many years! If you are looking for a hypnotherapist, who is insightful and can quickly get to the core of your fundamental issues to provide you with guidance and a tool-kit to healing, I highly recommend Farzin.
Hypnotherapy of The Sun
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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