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Barton Shulman(He/Him/His)

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CCMHC
Anxiety - Depression-Self-esteem- LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Couples counseling-

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Professional statement

Barton Shulman (Bart) is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Board-Certified Counselor, Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider, and Gender Specialist, working full-time as an individual and group psychotherapist at a community mental health agency where he primarily serves the 50-and-older, long-term HIV survivor community. He works as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working closely with psychiatrists, case managers, substance counselors, and others. His private practice is a passion for Bart, giving him the freedom to provide the best support for his clients, even if sometimes that means helping them to find a different therapist who better fits their needs.

Bart is licensed in California, Colorado, Florida (telehealth only), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Clients choose Bart because of his warm personality, and his deeply empathic presence. His style is integrative, meaning that his psychotherapy is specifically focused on each individual client, with no “cookie cutter” treatment. He is a follower of the teachings of Carl Rogers, who noted, “I can’t make corn grow, but I can provide the right soil and plant it in the right area and see that it gets enough water; I can nurture it so that exciting things happen. I think that’s the nature of therapy.”

Message to clients

I often talk about “walking the path” alongside my clients. Often, we think a therapist is going to tell us which path to choose, but I don't do that -- only YOU know the right path for you. I believe, as Carl Rogers taught, that we each have within us the answers we seek. All that is needed is a safe atmosphere to look within, and a non-judgmental companion for the journey. I'm honored when I get to be that companion - not steering clients, but pointing out the hazards that they keep falling into or tripping on.

Please contact me for a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your concerns.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

UCSF Alliance Health Project, Staff Psychotherapist
Barton Shulman Psychotherapy, Owner / Psychotherapist

California School of Professional Psychology, MA Clinical Counseling, 2014


California: 4199 - Colorado: LPC16308 - Indiana: 39003814A - Kansas: LCPC 02928 - Wisconsin: 8031-125 - South Dakota: LPC-MH30686 - Florida: TPMC1504 - Pennsylvania: PC014202 - Washington: LH61139701 - Iowa: 122014 - Rhode Island: MHC01670




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Available for in-person in San Francisco, or Telehealth anywhere in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin.


Barton Shulman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$50 - $225
  • Initial session:$0 (15min)
  • Couples sessions:$265 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Due to economic variability among the states in which I am licensed, fees for services vary by region. Please contact me for a free phone consult and I can discuss my fee.

Therapy Groups

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Supervisors Consult Group

A consultation group for new and experienced clinical supervisors.

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'Men of a Certain Age'

A psychotherapy and emotional support group for men over the age of 50

Client testimonials

"He checked up on me at my most vulnerable time. I would recommend him strongly. He has an amazingly comforting manner."
- Zencare client July 2022