Therapists Specializing in Codependency in San Francisco Bay Area

Codependency is a term generally used to refer to an unhealthy relationship dynamic. Although exact definitions vary, it can be broadly described as an excessive reliance on a relationship to the detriment of a person’s own needs and wellbeing. Some codependent relationships can involve emotionally manipulative behavior and power struggles. If these relationship issues become extreme or frequent, they can interfere with one’s own wellbeing and ability to lead a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re looking to address codependent behavior, it may help to seek out either individual therapy or counseling with the other person in your relationship. Depending on the specific issue, a therapist might help you build confidence and self-esteem, develop communication or assertiveness skills, and help navigate and find solutions to issues. Some providers might help you change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in order develop more helpful beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Other providers might explore underlying causes of codependent behavior through a reflective style of therapy, such as psychodynamic therapy, or focus directly on relationships and related skills in interpersonal therapy.

Find therapists in San Francisco Bay Area who specialize in codependency below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Jessica  Gallo

Jessica Gallo

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

We don’t heal in isolation. We heal in the context of healthy and safe relationships. Together, we can lighten load that you’ve been carrying and make sense of the messiness of life. In sessions with me, you can expect to be empowered with practical tools, observations, insights and nurturing containment. I offer a safe, authentic space to unpack issues, repair emotional wounds, develop practical skills, engage in exploratory processing of patterns, and be connected with resources and information. Our work together will build on and activate your inner strength and resiliency.

Connecting with a professional therapist can shed light on patterns that may need to shift in order to align with the healthiest version of you. Weekly sessions can offer you a restorative sanctuary from which to heal, grow and break cycles of dysfunction. The therapeutic process is enlightening, transformative, and can surprisingly even be fun! The process puts you in the driver seat of your life rather than continuing to repeat unconscious patterns which are no longer serving you.

I would be honored to be a partner in your path to wellness. If you feel drawn to my approach, let's connect for a free consult.


Melissa  Divaris Thompson

Melissa Divaris Thompson

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

You may feel like you are functioning in life, but struggling underneath. With so much uncertainty in the world, you may be experiencing more anxiety, sadness, or overwhelm. Perhaps you are struggling in your intimate relationship, with your family or friends or by yourself. No matter your situation, talking to someone can be helpful to feel more grounded, clear, and less stressed.

In allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we often forget our true nature and end up feeling stuck, tired, anxious and unhappy.

As a holistic and depth oriented therapist, my role is to support my adults and couples in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. I help my clients remember their empowered authentic voice and “tap back in” to their true self.

In a safe and warm environment, my clients are able to explore their past and their present, to understand what’s missing in their life, what they truly yearn for, and what is keeping them apart from that. Through this exploration, I help clients express their inner most desires, bringing more peace, balance, and happiness to their lives.


Jennifer  Campoy

Jennifer Campoy

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Often my clients say they wished they didn’t need so much validation from others in order to have confidence or they want to be more assertive without feeling guilty. They feel strangely alone even in their relationships. Despite being capable & smart and having some degree of insight about how they were raised, people I treat know there is more to the story. Why do they have so much self-doubt or a harsh inner voice or look to others to say they're "okay”? This is where I come in. I help people dig deep into the stories & experiences that shaped them and how those influences sometimes hijack their way of thinking & sense of self.

We’ll look at expectations in relationships, we’ll likely catch some automatic negative thinking that has deep roots, & we’ll talk about experiences that perhaps have never been really heard, understood or validated. Because Life is hard … and complicated. Growing up is hard too. If you want to feel more at ease, to know what you want & need and be able to ask for it without guilt & with conviction, I'd love to help you get there.


Daniel A. Linder

Daniel A. Linder

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

The common denominator in virtually all of my clients' struggles and problems is the lack of relationship with Self.

The relationship with your Self is the most important relationship. It's the “X-factor” for empowerment, change through awareness and action, and what makes transformation possible.

The common denominator in virtually all of the problems and symptoms that bring people to therapy is relationships, past and current and there is a prevailing lack of knowhow to boot.

Most of the relationships I work come in are mired in discord and disconnection due to the backlog of unexpressed feelings and unresolved issues that never get any airtime and a palpable wedge of mistrust and unsafety between them

Relationships are as good as the conversations had. Can you talk to each other? How much do you talk to each other? What can you talk about? But, more importantly, how well do they understand each other and feel in the process.

Usually the first conversation I facilitate and one you can expect to have, one I consider to be perhaps the most standard and basic one every couple needs to be able to have is, How are you feeling in the relationship and towards each other?

I create a safe space for you to begin having these ‘more difficult’ conversations and facilitate a process that ensures that you talk and listen to each other in a way, and about things, you never did before.


Caroline   Kalai

Caroline Kalai

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $300 per session

Your choice to seek help is a strong measure of your self-love, open-mindedness, and courage. Seeking help requires accepting one's vulnerability in order to be able to acknowledge one's difficulties, learn to face those difficulties, and with treatment, become powerful enough to make necessary changes in one's life. This is, without a doubt, a great challenge, but the rewards are invaluable and endless. I commend you for taking this step.

My treatment philosophy is strength-based and is centered around providing adequate psychoeducation to equip you with the crucial knowledge and understanding necessary to foster your growth and empowerment. This way, together we can achieve sustained progress through treatment and the successful resolution of your symptoms.

I am a strong proponent of healthy living, balance, and self-care in conjunction with treatment because I have witnessed the numerous positive effects of these on one's overall wellbeing and how these help my patients respond to treatment. To this end, in addition to the treatment I provide, I strongly encourage and facilitate my patients' discovery and engagement in self-fulfilling activities of all kinds.


Therapists of New York

Therapists of New York

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 - $250 per session

Therapists of New York is a team of doctoral level psychotherapists. We treat individuals and couples struggling with a wide-range of difficulties and/or psychological disorders. We customize treatment to meet each client's individual needs by utilizing our expertise in multiple therapeutic techniques. Our clients are matched by our founder and director, Dr. Elinor Bock, based on personality and specific goals. The matching process relieves the initial hardship of shopping around for the right therapist.

We are a diverse group of therapists with a unified mission: we foster awareness, clarity, relief, and confidence in our clients so that they can overcome obstacles and live freely. We value the importance of genuine, fulfilling, and secure connection with all our clients so they can get the most out of the therapeutic experience.


Deborah  Helt

Deborah Helt

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $180 per session

My goal as a therapist is to help clients hear themselves, feel their emotions and build greater awareness of what they want and need to thrive.  I strive to support my clients' connection to their own wisdom and to help clients balance action, insight and acceptance.

I believe that each of our lives is an ecosystem, comprised of the interconnecting forces that influence our well-being. This includes our relationships with other people, with cultural and economic forces and even our own bodies. When we suffer trauma or fall out of balance, we are often left feeling anxious, depressed, or lost. Therapy can be an invaluable tool finding our way to vitality and connectedness.

I also believe that some of the distress that we experience cannot be separated from the political, cultural and economic environment in which we live.  I am interested in finding ways to connect the emotional healing and improved self-care often associated with therapy to broader social movements working to promote a fairer, more resilient, more sustainable world. I’m also interested in neuroscience, mindfulness practices and am well versed in recent scientific research about the impacts of social isolation on physical and mental health outcomes. While I am a traditionally trained therapist, these influences also frequently appear in my work. I find that I often attract clients that are interested in exploring how cultural forces are also impacting our collective well being.


Leah  Wolff

Leah Wolff

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

My approach is to start where you are at. Together we will build a partnership to identify goals; develop growth; build tools; and navigate stressful or confusing challenges. These may include issues such as loss, work stress, divorce, family concerns, and life transitions.

I’ll use evidenced based modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness based practices to help you increase awareness around certain behaviors, regulate emotions, create new ways of thinking and identify patterns.

I provide a nonjudgmental, supportive space where we can work together to create change in you life.


Ryan  Chandler

Ryan Chandler

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help. Appreciating and respecting that courage, my work is to help my clients attain their goals, discarding whatever has prevented them from doing so in the past. I consider therapy a collaborative effort between the individual and therapist. My hope is that the clients with whom I work feel supported and empowered to make the changes they desire.

Treatment focuses on increasing awareness about life patterns, building on strengths, and developing new coping abilities. My professional strengths include: a knowledge of a variety of presenting issues and treatment options, an innate ability to connect easily with clients, and the capacity to incorporate the realities of daily living into the process.


Linda  Dorsey

Linda Dorsey

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

We all embark on the journey of life at the same starting point. We all travel down the road before us, trying to carve out a path that will lead us to the kind of life that will bring us joy, peace, and happiness. However, there are times when that path leads us off the course of happiness and fulfillment, and into some dark corners where we become stuck.

Whether you’re stuck in the woods of depression, anxiety, or any other less-than-ideal detour, it is possible to get out of the dark places and back into the bright light of life. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I work with individuals, families, and couples to overcome obstacles that they encounter on the path of life.


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