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San Francisco Social Anxiety Therapists

Browse these social anxiety therapists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Francisco.

Anxiety Gone
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Elena K.
Verified review

Shannon has a rare gift as a counselor as she is able to combine good practical advice with an empathic, sensitive presence. She combines a scientific and intuitive approach in her work. Her use of metrics to provide demonstrable results provides an experimental and empirical grounding to counseling that is rarely found in the field. She has a knowledge of the lifestyle factors that lead to anxiety and depression such as diet and sleep as well as the ability to use techniques such as Internal Family Systems to work with parts of the psyche. I chose to work with Shannon at a difficult time in my life because I felt that her compassion combined with her intuitive skills would be able to help me and help me quickly. I am a therapist myself and I am very choosy in who I work with. I have also referred people to Shannon for that reason. I would definitely recommend her services.

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tony L.
Verified review

Adam is everything you want in a meditation coach. He is a warm, generous spirit. He is funny (hysterical really). He is impressively smart and knowledgeable. It is obvious when working with him or simply talking to him that he was studied diligently, put in years of hard word, learning about and practicing various contemplative traditions. He has lived in monasteries for years, and brings this background to his work. He will impress you in this way. However, it is his humility that you will feel when your session is over. As Maya Angelou said, "...people will never forget how you made them feel." Adam makes you feel welcomed, supported and inspired. I am grateful for his assistance in helping me establish a meditation practice (no small feat). But I am more grateful for our sessions together and the wisdom he's brought to my life. There are more pockets of peace and calm in my life, more places of dignity, less anxiety - little by little, more happiness.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
Verified review

A great experience. We recommend Krista to anyone who's looking for Marriage and Family Therapy services.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Maria D.
Verified review

Andri really does give the word 'therapy' a whole new meaning. She creates a safe environment whereby issues are addressed to their core. She has a fantastic ability to identify with her clients issues and guides them to release and resolve anything that might trouble them. She is highly recommended and is considered by my self a 'new age' therapist that finds new and innovative ways to help in accordance with the core problem and circumstances of each person. 5 STAR

Diana Teich Therapy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
Verified review

Diana is an incredibly warm, empathic, playful, and nonjudgmental therapist. She really accepts you as you are and whole heartedly wants to make changes with you. I am always impressed by her ability to make sense of things and reflect it back to me in an alternative way. She has opened my eyes to so many patterns and defenses I have, and has done it in a way that felt kind and safe. I would really recommend her to anyone I know.

Holistic Therapy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Heinz G.
Verified review

I was Sebastian's client for 8 years. I have not worked with him for 5 years now but will gladly do so again when necessary. Sebastian's practice centers around authenticity. He works with you to develop an understanding of your authentic experiences and feelings and helps you to evolve this into a healthy, vibrant framework from which you can approach the world in a confident and loving manner instead of in a fearful and reactive one. Your problems don't go away but you become better equipped to face them as well as the greater challenges to come, rather than hiding in addiction, fantasy, or denial. While ultimately satisfying this is not easy work. Sebastian approaches the process with tremendous love and compassion but also favors pushing and encouraging you to move forward rather than coddling you. He also leans more toward the Humanistic school of psychology rather than the classical one which means that he will bring in his own personal experiences as part of the process, discussion, and frame of reference. This can be enormously beneficial but may not work for everybody. It worked for me because our background and trauma were similar and as a result I was able to trust the process based on example rather than theory. A balancing act is inevitably required when the Therapist brings his/her personal experiences into the process. How much of this is relevant, helpful, or appropriate? Sebastian is a willing collaborator in this balancing act and is open to hearing if you think it is too much or you would prefer a more neutral approach. Collaborating on that balancing act was also great practice for me to define and hold boundaries. Sebastian also practices Trans Personal psychology which means that the work you do with him extends beyond your individual identify and experience and embraces spiritual, and cosmic dimensions. It is my personal conviction that any healing practice be in therapy, 12-step program, or personal development will by nature have to encompass a spiritual element. There is no healing within the individual mind at all for the simple reason that it's resources are limited and it's context inadequate. Other things I like about Sebastian is that he has heart and he has a sense of humor. He is also a flawed human being and fortunately will not try to hide behind a veneer of spiritual tidiness. Though Sebastian worked well for me and many others, he is not for everybody. Check in with yourself about what approach feels safest and most appropriate for you. Hopefully this review helps, whichever direction you choose.

Tony Massage
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ameurpino S.
Verified review

Tony was great for me, first, he’s an amiable guy that from our initial meeting, I could tell, was sincere about his desire to provide effective therapy. I’m a long distance runner and a business executive (and a CMT myself) and he knew exactly what to do to relieve stress and provide recovery from athletic activity. I happy I have finally found my regular therapist now. He even included indigenous techniques from his family’s heritage of healers from Mexico – I recommend him to you!

Live Your Soul Essence
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael A.
Verified review

I have engaged in personal development work with Oceano outside the context of Reiki and know Oceano to be tremendously tuned-in, compassionate, and intuitive. It is because of the trust I established with him in that work that I felt comfortable and confident engaging in Reiki work with him. We started my first session with setting an intention for the experience. Oceano had prepared some symbolic natural elements to do this and also started up some meditative music and some great aroma therapy scents. Next, I relaxed face-down on a massage table that Oceano had prepared with freshly laundered sheets while Oceano worked through my Shakra points. You can opt for light touch or no touch. I opted for touch, and I found Oceano's hands to have a warm and healing energy to them. He intuitively moved to areas where I hold a lot of tension from stress, anger, and sadness. The real surprise for me was at the end of the session. My first awareness was that I felt like "a piece of glass that has been wiped crystal clear and clean". Oceano spent several minutes with me discussing several of the impressions or visions that came to him during the work. Each one was directly, and concretely related to some major themes in my life. There was nothing that was not relevant. Oceano does more than just Reiki. He combines this work with the energy of a shaman/spiritual guide.

Ellie K.
Verified review

One of the best facials I have ever had. The sound therapy is unique. Highly recommended!

Ryan Bethem, LMFT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

My approach is based on creating a collaborative relationship to help you illuminate unconscious barriers that keep you feeling stuck or unsatisfied in life. I work from a depth perspective, which means I aim to help you address your therapeutic needs from the roots of your issues.

Anna McDonald-Hamilton
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jadelynn S.
Verified review

Anna is a clinician of unsurpassed compassion, wisdom, insight and genuine brilliance. She brings a tenderness and rich warmth to her practice, coupled with great skill and a passion to truly help the people with whom she works. She is informed by a social justice lens, grounded in constantly educating and doing the work herself, so that she can show up for her clients with highly developed cultural responsiveness without defensiveness. She is especially brilliant at working with folks in the LGBTQI community, sex workers, kinky folks, polyamorous folks and survivors of sexual violence.

Diana Chu Therapy
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
MG G.
Verified review

Diana is the smartest, most insightful person I have ever met. She changed my life for the better and I highly recommend working with her. She never makes you feel like you are another person that she's collecting a check from. She really cares. See Diana if you are seeking some therapy. She is a great resource and I am sure she could help many different kinds of people.

Debora McManus, LCSW
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

Deb is a life saver. She has worked with my daughter and I around very difficult adoption and trauma issues. Not only has she created a safe environment for my daughter to disclose her history and anxieties but she has also provided me with exceptional resources, education and support. Her interventions have made a world of difference for us. I'm a therapist and have worked with numerous child therapist. Deb is by far the best!!

About

I provide counseling for individuals, couples and families who are struggling with transitions. You can explore developmental stages and dynamic techniques with a seasoned therapist of 20 years. This includes stress reduction, communication styles, family of origin and life cycle techniques.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I use EMDR, hypnosis, talk therapy, mindfulness, etc. I was trained as an engineer, which has led me to be very curious about what works in therapy. I'm down-to-earth and practical.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Besides being a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have experience in diverse areas of mental wellness that include traditional and non-traditional forms of healing. My approach is holistic. I primarily work with evidenced-based practices. I utilize psychic energy to facilitate desired change.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Psychotherapy is good for awakening joy and freedom. Your life issues are doorways to this awakening. My work is spiritually focused and body-oriented. I am a marriage and family therapist, as well as a somatic experiencing practitioner.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have worked with individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, depression, loss, trauma, bullying and relationship problems. My approach is to provide empathy, offer support and guidance to strengthen your skills and abilities. I use different elements from different styles of psychotherapy and tailor my treatment according to each person's needs.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I practice relational depth therapy from a warm and engaged stance. I will help you make changes in your life by understanding your recurrent patterns and why they no longer work for you. Change is not just about finding new options; it is about feeling the power you have to reshape your life. I express fierce empathy and understanding in our work together while simultaneously challenging you to action. Together, we will find your confidence and excitement to follow your desires and enjoy a fulfilling life.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am positive, collaborative and directive, clear, and excited about the work that I do with others. I am ready to work with individuals who are ready to do the work and take the courageous step to beginning to live their life more fully. Therapy can be the beginning steps to the most rewarding journey of them all, living ourselves more fully, with more excitement and ease.

About

Change is not easy! And yet sometimes, the pain of difficult feelings, a challenging situation or a rocky relationship can overwhelm everything else. At such times, you may feel compelled to try something new and to give up exhausted efforts at doing it alone. In counseling, you can find relief from anxious thoughts, painful relationships, and self-defeating behaviors. Therapy offers you the opportunity to heal from your past, better manage your present and develop more adaptive and fulfilling ways of being. In my practice, I see women, men, couples, families and groups of many ages and cultural backgrounds. No two situations are ever exactly alike. At the same time, there are some issues that I work with more than others, and these are listed here: * Trauma * Divorce * Anxiety * Lost Women (please see my website for more information) * Grief or Loss I am a certified practitioner of EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and expressive arts therapy (EXA). EMDR is a mind-body technique that's used to process disturbing memories (i.e.: traumatic events) that contribute to unexplained fears and self-defeating beliefs and behaviors. EXA is a therapeutic modality that's dedicated to the use of creativity as a vehicle for change. For more information on these techniques and how they work, please feel free to visit my website. You are also welcome to contact me for a free 15-minute consultation.

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