Preston  Becker
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Preston Becker

He/Him/His

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated March 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Preston Becker is a therapist who supports individuals, from teens to seniors. He conducts his sessions virtually. From adjusting to parenthood, supporting a family, navigating teen life, struggling with substance abuse, coping with loss, and trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel, his clients turn to him for support and a deeper understanding of themselves. Preston is particularly passionate about serving men navigating the modern world. He also has advanced training in the areas of depression, grief & loss.

Preston is trained in Person-Centered therapy, an approach that brings awareness for clients that the answers most seek are hidden within. He works to help them identify the right questions to ask and uncover the solutions. This approach supports clients to feel a sense of clarity in their life that helps them make the right choices going forward. In addition to talk therapy, Preston incorporates meditation into sessions.

Preston's style is compassionate, humorous, and direct. When clients first start therapy, he works together with them to understand how they got to seeking therapy, and where they would like to go from there.

Preston received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. He has worked at multiple schools within the San Francisco Unified School District, serving clients from 5-19 years of age in those settings. Outside of private practice, he also works to develop community and connecting people through service and support. His practice is entirely virtual, and he is based in San Francisco.


Message to clients

Hello and welcome to my page! Congratulations on taking the first step in feeling better, which is admitting that you need help. This is often the hardest part, so job well done in getting started.

I will work with you to help you accomplish your goals in therapy, and maybe even uncover some that you didn't realize you had. Therapy is an unparalleled journey through yourself and my experience is that you bring all that you need with you. Sometimes you just need a little help to know where to look. Thanks for trusting me to help you explore.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Preston Becker 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: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 2 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 2 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 2 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 2 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Self-Employed, MFT in Private Practice, 2015 - Present
SFUSD, MFT Trainee, 2010 - 2015

University of San Francisco, MA, Counseling Psychology, 2010
University of California, Berkeley, BA, Sociology, 1999


Licensure

California: 85987


Languages

English