There are over 1000 psychologists in San Francisco and probably twice as many social workers and family and marriage therapists.
Finding the right psychologist among so many requires a plan. Here are some suggestions for finding an appropriate and qualified therapist for your particular needs.
Think About What You Need Help With, and Then Ask Around
You probably have an idea about what is bothering you. If you suspect you are experiencing depression, you might want to look for a depression Read more [...]
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” - Socrates
Socrates’ advice, now 2400 years old, is as relevant today as it was then. If you think about it, self-understanding helps us solve many of our problems, and if we can’t find that self-understanding ourselves, then seeing a psychologist may be the answer.
“I don’t get along with a coworker. What should I do?” “I can’t seem to make friends. Am I doing something wrong?” “I’m unhappy most of the time. How can I Read more [...]
Many people wonder what their first appointment with a psychologist will be like. Of course, initial meetings and consultations will vary depending on the therapist and how he or she conducts appointments.
For example, some therapists may ask questions about your background and what led you to make the appointment. Others may prompt you take the lead, assuming that you are the best guide in explaining the nature of your request for help. Most therapists will have various “housekeeping” Read more [...]