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  • 40 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando H.
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I worked two and a half years with Eva. It was a really great experience. Her technique was one of the reasons I stayed in therapy. She was always ethic but at the same time, you could feel the way she cared about your wellness. She was always available if you needed her. I am a psychologist too, and the way she helped me find my way thru made me the professional​ that I am now.

  • 41 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kate H.
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Maggi is an incredible healer. She walked me through a deep spiritual transformation that has improved my life dramatically. She also helped me heal from a terrible loss. I still work with her frequently and recommend her to all my friends and to folks in need. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gregory D.
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I worked with Dr. Uhlin in a managed care setting for several years and had the opportunity to witness his skills as a clinician firsthand. Dr. Uhlin is compassionate, bright, and cares a great deal about his clients. He is a deep thinker who translates his expertise and wisdom into practical and effective interventions. I highly recommend Dr. Uhlin for anyone seeking psychotherapy. Gregory Devore, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Don S.
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Best experience I've had with a counselor. Highly recommended.


I am a San Francisco based psychologist who has 20 years of experience helping individuals transform their lives. At a time when the society is rapidly changing, I can help you deepen your relationship with your core, bolster your potential, fortify your motivation, and enhance the likelihood that you reach goals that are important to you. I recognize my clients' unique gifts as well as their often unmet need for balance and nourishment. As such, I aim to help all my clients feel better able to navigate the challenges that beset them, deepening their understanding of how their own personal history informs their choices, while connecting them to what truly revitalizes them. If you want to better learn how to cope with life's ups and downs, or manage your fears and depression, I offer a wide range of services that will help you grow. I enjoy treating diverse clients, including clients who live outside the box, and have struggled to find their place in the world as they long to express their unique gifts. I also specialize in treating those undergoing life transitions, those struggling with addictions as well as service professionals and social justice/environmental activists. In particular, I understand the exquisite sensitivity of those in the helping fields and the immense personal cost of attempting to better the world one lives in. I welcome into my practice everyone--including those who feel stressed out or burnt out, under-appreciated or overlooked. For these, I offer hope and a path of greater self-knowing and self-love.


Hello, I am Dr. James LaCroce, your friendly neighborhood psychologist. I have been working and studying clinical psychology for the past 10 years. This education has allowed me to gain knowledge and experience to help adults, children and teens to gain greater self-understanding in order to cope with the challenges they face in life. I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College. I love San Francisco, its people, culture and beauty. Each day I remind myself how lucky I am to live in such a diverse and glorious city. My office is located in the Spiral Muse Home of Well Being along with other therapists and healers. Working as a private practice psychologist has been my dream for a long time. I am proud to be able to offer my services to the people of the bay area. Insurance accepted: Aetna, Blue Shield, MHN, LifeSynch and Humana. I also have a sliding scale based on ability to pay.


I perform individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessment for adults and adolescents. I work interactively to help individuals discover how their early experiences and adaptations to stress have contributed to their present day anxiety, depression, and self-defeating patterns. I help couples and families first see how their difficult interactional patterns derive from patterns of coping with stress adapted earlier in life. From here, I help them to try on new, more functional, intimate, and emotionally satisfying ways in interacting.


As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide individual and couples therapy in a safe, private setting for adults. My goal is to help you make positive changes in your life, or to provide extra support as you go through a difficult time in your life. I am skilled in assisting people in addressing anxiety, anger, trauma, depression and interpersonal/relationship issues. I also specialize in treating those struggling with an eating disorder and addiction issues, as well as the family members of those struggling with an eating disorder or addiction issues.


Dr. Jane Rubin is a psychologist in Berkeley, CA specializing in life transition therapy and helping individuals lead the life they really want to lead. Are you a young adult out on your own for the first time and trying to find a meaningful direction for your life? Are you an adult in mid life longing for a change of direction, but unsure where you want to go or how to get there? Do you worry that you will never find your path because there is something wrong with you? If you want to change your life, Dr. Rubin can help.


Dr. Amy Chambliss’s goal is to help her clients identify and utilize their strengths so they may overcome challenges. Through this process, her clients establish and achieve personal and interpersonal goals. Dr. Chambliss’s strong academic background, extensive clinical training, and experience have enabled her to give individuals, couples and families the quality help they need and deserve. Dr. Chambliss enjoys helping her clients make positive lasting changes in their lives.


I am a licensed psychologist in California who specializes in depression, anxiety, relationships, and vocational work in addition to bipolar disorder and psychosis. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help you make connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to help you make changes that improve your life.


I am a clinical psychologist with lots of experiences and successes helping people with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and poor self-esteem. I have been in practice for over 15 years now, and am able to help a wide variety of people.


As a psychologist and psychoanalyst, I work with a variety of client issues ranging from depression, sadness and anxiety to more severe issues, such as schizophrenia and personality disorders. I work best with those clients who are interested in making lasting changes in their inner lives and circumstances. In my practice, I provide you with a place to speak freely, so that through this singular experience of speaking you can articulate your desire and live your life for yourself. I have extensive training and experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. My training also allows me to provide both brief and long-term psychoanalysis to individuals who wish to do deeper work. I provide psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and consultation in both Spanish and English.


I am a very well-trained therapist, working in the field for about 30 years. I very much focus on the person's goals. Very often, problems appear in love or work relations, or make one feel poorly emotionally. These are symptoms that something is wrong, that we'd need to work on together. I have had great success in helping people live more the life they wish.


Dr. Troutman is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Francisco who treats adolescents and adults in individual psychotherapy. He provides a collaborative and safe therapeutic environment to learn about your inner world and how your mind works. Treatment is intensive, supportive, and directed at reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing self-esteem, improving relationships, and developing one's overall satisfaction with life. Dr. Troutman is currently accepting insurance as an out-of-network provider through PPO insurance plans.

  • 6 years in business

I am an experienced clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with a general adult practice.

  • 9 years in business

Robert Mitchell, PhD of Searching Pathways is a licensed psychologist specializing in working with: - Couples and marriage counseling - Individuals, including adolescents and adults - Drug, alcohol, and other addictions and compulsive behaviors - Short-term problem-focused therapy - Trauma - Depression and grieving issues - Stagnation issues and goal focus therapy - Longer-term depth therapy - Men's issues Robert is located in Belmont California.


I provide psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and couples. Life experiences and events can be very meaningful. Psychotherapy can be a great opportunity to evaluate which aspects of one's life are out of alignment with one's core self. Through the process of psychotherapy, one can determine which elements of one's life are no longer serving the individual and allow in new ones which are supporting one's evolution. "The Whole Point Of Being Alive Is To Evolve Into The Complete Person You Are Intended To Be." ~ Anonymous


I am a Stanford-trained psychologist, practicing in the mid-Peninsula region. I have experience providing effective therapy to people experiencing all types of issues. I am knowledgeable and warm, and have a strength-based, positive approach, which focuses on client values and goals. Sliding scale is available.


I am a psychologist, and I am a winner of Distinguished Psychologist Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. I wrote articles in "Ebony," and "The Black Scholar," in which I was the founding publisher. The books I wrote include "The Black Anglo Saxons," and with my wife, Dr. Julia Hare, "The Endangered Black Family," and "Crisis in Black Sexual." I am a former editor of "Black Male/Female Relationships." I holds two PhDs. I am the first coordinator of a black studies program in the United States.


My goal as a psychologist is to aid you in uncovering your real self and obtain a more satisfying life. It is true that we cannot modify difficult situations of the past; however, we can work as a team, so you can understand more and work out your life's challenges. Through the use of corresponding therapy techniques and approaches, we will uncover the old principles or ideas about yourself or the unhelpful views, which could be suppressing you from living through a more meaningful land rewarding life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance during a difficult time, or you are simply prepared to approach a new path in your life, I do hope to work with you in order to reach your goals. Call or email me for a family, individual, or couples therapy consultation.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

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