Online Therapists in San Francisco, California — Zencare

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Find online therapists in San Francisco. Online appointments with therapists can offer the great convenience of accessing care from the comfort of your home or workplace. It also increases the pool of therapists that you can choose from, as you can see any therapist who is licensed in the state you live in. This can especially be helpful if you are having difficulty finding local in-person therapists who take your health insurance or are within your therapy budget. Online sessions through a secure video platform are an effective way to have therapy, and studies have proven them to be just as impactful as in-person sessions.

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Lauren  Stern

Lauren Stern

Therapist
2535 Kettner Boulevard
AnxietyDepressionRelationshipsStress managementLife transitionsMindfulness
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Mia Freund Walker

Mia Freund Walker

Therapist
Anxiety Communication issues Depression Life transitions Relationship issuesParenting
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Vincent  Rozalski

Vincent Rozalski

Therapist
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Depression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Stephanie Corinna Smith

Stephanie Corinna Smith

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Anxiety Couples counseling DepressionCommunication issuesFamily issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

David Ralph Beuerman

David Ralph Beuerman

Therapist
Addiction Anxiety Depression Existential crisis & challenges
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Zack  Oelerich

Zack Oelerich

Therapist
Life transitionsAutism spectrum disorderCollege & graduate student mental healthSports psychology
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available in-person & online

Barton A Shulman

Barton A Shulman

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionSelf-esteem LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics Loss, grief, and bereavement Couples counseling
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Emelia  Haiken

Emelia Haiken

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Anxiety Child mental health LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topicsSexual harassment & assault Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Kealy  Spring

Kealy Spring

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionCommunication issuesPerfectionism Work stressImposter syndrome
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

I-Ching Grace  Hung

I-Ching Grace Hung

Therapist
Existential crisis & challenges Life transitionsRace & cultural identityLife coaching Couples counselingExecutive Coaching
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Melissa  Janosek

Melissa Janosek

Therapist
Life transitions Work stress Stress management Relationship issuesSelf-esteemAttachment issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Andrew  Kushnick

Andrew Kushnick

Therapist
Anxiety Perfectionism Relationship issuesCommunication issues Couples counseling Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Beth Christine Bremer

Beth Christine Bremer

Therapist
Caregiver stress & support Life transitionsMedical professionals' mental healthSpirituality & religion Stress managementSomatic Psychotherapy

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Kyle  Celio

Kyle Celio

Therapist
AddictionAdolescent mental healthSubstance abuseMood disorders
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Hannah  Joharchi

Hannah Joharchi

Therapist
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics TraumaRace & cultural identityClinical supervision Relationship issues
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available in-person & online

Mike  Lysaght

Mike Lysaght

Therapist
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topicsBDSM / Kink Aware PracticePolyamory / Open RelationshipsCollege & graduate student mental healthCaregiver stress & support
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

The Clinic

The Clinic

Group practice
ADHD Anxiety DepressionMedication ManagementInsomnia & sleep issues Sexual health & dysfunction

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Nauser June Bear

Nauser June Bear

Therapist
Anxiety Relationship issuesSelf-esteemPerfectionismAnger managementCommunication issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Nima  Saalabi

Nima Saalabi

Therapist
Race & cultural identity TraumaAttachment issuesIdentity developmentCultural adjustment Anxiety
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Ellen  B  Klyce

Ellen B Klyce

Therapist
Anxiety
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Jacelyn  Bronte

Jacelyn Bronte

Therapist
Spirituality & religion Existential crisis & challengesLife purpose & meaningArtists' mental healthLife coaching

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Deborah E Weisinger

Deborah E Weisinger

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disorders Anxiety Depression Life transitions Relationship issues Loss, grief, and bereavement
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available in-person & online

Ryoko  Moriguchi

Ryoko Moriguchi

Therapist
AddictionCultural adjustmentDissociative disordersPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Mood disordersComplex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Scott  Moresi

Scott Moresi

Therapist
Chronic pain LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsObsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)Phobias & fearsMood disordersComplex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Marisa Lauren La Piana

Marisa Lauren La Piana

Therapist
ADHD Anxiety Autism spectrum disorder Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsWomen's issues

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Erik  Karff

Erik Karff

Therapist
Anxiety LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsPerfectionismSelf-esteemSocial anxietyProcrastination
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Jiewen (Janice)  Huang

Jiewen (Janice) Huang

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionLife coaching Loss, grief, and bereavementPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Insomnia & sleep issues

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Margey  DeCuir

Margey DeCuir

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Couples counselingGender identity & transgender healthIdentity development LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsNonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Rachel  Braun

Rachel Braun

Therapist
Anxiety Identity development Life transitionsSelf-esteemLife purpose & meaning
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Mattie  Chein

Mattie Chein

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Addiction Eating disorders & disordered eating Couples counseling
Zencare Vetted

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in San Francisco, California

How do I find a therapist in San Francisco, California?

Find a therapist near you in San Francisco, California on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in San Francisco, California?

Yes, most San Francisco, California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in San Francisco, California. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in San Francisco, California?

Therapists located in San Francisco, California offer session fees from <$100/session. To find a therapist who meets your budget, filter by session fee on Zencare. Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in San Francisco, California. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in San Francisco, California?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in San Francisco, California on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in San Francisco, California require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in San Francisco, California who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in San Francisco, California offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in San Francisco, California who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in San Francisco, California have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in San Francisco, California near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in San Francisco, California who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in San Francisco, California continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local San Francisco, California therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near San Francisco, California without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in San Francisco, California?

Start your search for mental health therapy in San Francisco, California on Zencare. All therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in San Francisco, California; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in San Francisco, California?

Start your search for a great therapist in San Francisco, California on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of San Francisco, California or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in San Francisco, California go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in San Francisco, California?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in San Francisco, California, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in San Francisco, California include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in San Francisco, California also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most San Francisco, California providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in San Francisco, California?

There are several options for paying for therapy in San Francisco, California. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in San Francisco, California, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.