Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) Therapists in San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD), also known as complex or developmental trauma, is caused by repeated, long term exposure to difficult experiences, such as childhood emotional abuse or neglect. People affected by C-PTSD may struggle with trust, emotional regulation, and self-esteem. Their symptoms may impact their work and social lives, romantic relationships, and physical health, but therapy can help.

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Erin Snemis

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Phobias & fears - Sexual harassment & assault
Online only
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Luisa Mancera

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Trauma - Life transitions
 In-person & online
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H. Ameeta Singh

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Trauma - Race & cultural identity - Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Incarceration Trauma - Anxiety
Online only
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Danielle Syslo

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Codependency - Couples counseling - Perfectionism - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Jess Lynn Daily

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Couples counseling - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues
Online only
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Savannah Jones

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Trauma - Anxiety - Depression
 In-person & online
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Nicole Egan

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Life transitions - Perfectionism - Relationship issues - Stress management
 In-person & online
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Alexandra Hattick

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Depression - Anxiety - Attachment issues - ADHD - Codependency
 In-person & online
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Emily Wolf McMane

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Codependency - Depression - Trauma - Women's issues
 In-person & online
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Lynelle Kearney

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Attachment issues - Couples counseling - Depression - Trauma
Online only
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Martha Uhl

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Life transitions - Parenting - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Francesco Cerminara

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Trust issues
 In-person & online
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Brooke Schwartz

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Trauma - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - College & graduate student mental health - Perfectionism
 In-person & online
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Carmelle Ellison

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression - Perfectionism - Relationship issues - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Heather Burns

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Attachment issues - Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 In-person & online
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Seth Golub

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Parenting
 In-person & online
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Evan Sola

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Suicidal ideation
 In-person & online
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Katrina P Mautner

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Race & cultural identity - Trauma - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
 In-person & online
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Noah Eastman

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Ryoko Moriguchi

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Addiction - Cultural adjustment - Dissociative disorders - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
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Yumi Iwai

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Bipolar disorder - College & graduate student mental health - Couples counseling - Aging related concerns - Gender identity & transgender health
 In-person & online
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Mia Pixley

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - ADHD - Adoption & foster care - Artists' mental health - Life transitions - Trauma
 In-person & online
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The Couples Enrichment Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Couples counseling
 In-person & online
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Ashley Lee

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Sexual harassment & assault - Trauma - Childhood trauma - Phobias & fears
 In-person & online
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Rachel Wilson

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Trauma - Childhood trauma - Mind-body connection - Self-care - Trust issues
 In-person & online
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Susan Maxwell

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Addiction - Anxiety - Depression - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Delilah Raybee

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Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Attachment issues - Caregiver stress & support - Depression - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Izzo Marriage and Family Therapy, PC

Group practice

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Personality disorders
 In-person & online
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Renee Chen

Therapist

Waitlist

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Race & cultural identity - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Jiewen (Janice) Huang

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Francisco, California

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression - Life coaching - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 In-person & online

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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. Many 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.