You Don’t Need to Feel This Way Any Longer

Stress ruins everything. It keeps you tired, irritated, snappy, scared, and stuck. It makes your already busy life feel overwhelming.

The good news is that there are proven methods to help you find lasting relief from a variety of anxiety-related conditions — often when nothing else has worked for you in the past.

Our therapists specialize in stress and anxiety. They’re experts in the best, scientifically-proven approaches to help you quickly and effectively find lasting relief and get back to living.

Start with a free consultation

Expert matching

We know it’s hard to find the right therapist. We prioritize helping you select the best therapist for you from our team of over 50 expert practitioners.

Get started quickly

You’re ready to experience change. We’re ready to help. Schedule your first appointment in as little as one business day.

“You guys were great. You have such a wide range of professionals with different specialties; it was easy to get the help I needed.”

Samuel L.

“Happy with my experience. My therapist is easy to reach, she responds quickly and finds time to talk to me while having a busy schedule.”

Ganna K.

“Senya is a very patient and nurturing therapist. I felt comfortable working with him, and hope to return as soon as possible.”

Scott K.

“It was a fantastic experience from start to finish. I appreciated the consult before getting matched with Dr. Kelava, who facilitated important and useful conversations that I valued highly. Thank you!”

Tiffany N.

“I had a good experience with SF Stress and Anxiety Center. It helped me identify what sort of mental health problems were contributing to my anxiety and motivated me to find a professional who specialized in my specific condition.”

Matthew P.

“Senya asked insightful questions, was extremely empathetic and did a great job of reflecting what he was hearing, and was very impartial (couples counseling). We are truly looking forward to continuing our work with Senya.”

Nikita P.

“Great – Senya was amazing, so insightful and helpful. I’m so grateful to him for giving me the tools to manage my stress.”

Michael M.

“Cassie did a great job of trying to get to know me, and made it easy for me to open up in our first conversation.”

Anthony V.

“Dr. Lauren is wonderful. She’s helped me through a very difficult time in my life with great care.”

Sarah R.

Here's what you can expect


Get connected

Schedule a free Q&A call: we’ll get to know each other and see if we can help. It costs you nothing to get started but a few minutes of your time.


Get matched

We’ll work with you to match you with a therapist who fits your unique needs. 

98% of our clients have been matched with a clinician with whom they want to continue working.


Start meeting

We’ll set up your intake session with your clinician. You can meet in person or through a secure video call.

First match doesn’t feel right? We’ll set you up with another clinician free of charge.


Start living

We use evidence-based approaches that deliver real results.

Most of our clients report significant improvements after sessions.

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Our Therapists

As the leading San Francisco therapists for anxiety, stress, relationships and more, our team of over 50 clinicians provides individually tailored, evidence-based treatment approaches (such as cognitive behavioral therapy), with both in-person & online therapy options available for individuals, couples, children and groups.

Many online therapy practices are self-selected groups of generalists who pay for a listing. We’re different. We’re specialists selected by our Clinical Leadership Team. With thousands of clients and clinical hours under our belt, we practice and grow our skills together.

We facilitate lasting and effective relief from a variety of anxiety-related conditions – often when past therapies or medications have failed.

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How we can help

Anxiety & Stress

We specialize in addressing stress and anxiety as well as issues related to it, including: depression, loneliness, insomnia, nightmare, ADHD, OCD, trauma, disordered eating, and substance abuse

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Work-Related Anxiety

The pressures of the workplace present their own unique challenges. We help you learn skills and strategies to regain control of your emotions and thrive in your career.

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Couples Counseling

Relational conflict is a major source of stress for many. We help you realize the goals of being a better partner and having a healthier relationship, including in the bedroom.

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Child & Teen Anxiety

As a parent, one of the hardest things is seeing your child suffer. We can help them overcome anxiety and related issues and start to enjoy life again.

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ADD & ADHD Testing

You may have been wondering whether your child has ADD or ADHD. We offer comprehensive testing and assessment to give you answers.

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Stress management training & consulting

Burnout and stress are costly problems in the workplace. Learn how to cultivate emotionally healthy employees who do their best work and stick around for the long haul.

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Grief counseling & support

When your team experiences significant loss at work, sometimes you need help to work through the emotions and move forward in a healthy way. We offer individual and group support tailored to you.

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Onsite therapy for your employees

Your people are your business’s most important asset. We can provide you with onsite service to care for their mental health so they can truly thrive at work.

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ADD & ADHD testing for children

You may have been wondering whether your child has ADD or ADHD. We offer comprehensive testing and assessment to give you answers.

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ADHD testing for adults

Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step towards improvement. If you think you might be struggling with ADD/ADHD, we can help you discover exactly what’s going on and provide recommendations about your best path forward.

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Autism testing for adults

It isn’t easy to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome. Our expert clinicians can give you clarity so you’ll better understand yourself as well as what your best treatment options are.

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Where you've seen us

Our clinicians are experts in the field and contributors to important conversations about mental health.

SF Chronicle · LA Times · KQED · NPR · Washington Post ·

Ready to begin?

We’re excited to help you find the right therapist and start overcoming the stress and anxiety that are holding you back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering about something? Find answers to our most common questions below.

Do you take insurance?

We are in network with Beacon Insurance. We also offer superbills that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.

We also accept patients with Lyra and Modern Health benefits.

In all cases, it is advised to check with your insurance company about the terms of your coverage before obtaining services.

Check out our page on why to consider using an out of network provider

What does therapy cost?

Our standard rate for therapy ranges from $203 per hour (50 minutes face-to-face, 10 min. administrative) for our licensed associates to $350 per hour for our most senior associates. These rates are standard among licensed psychotherapists in California.

We offer therapy at $150 per hour for pre-licensed associates. These therapists have completed their postgraduate education, and are in the final stages of obtaining licensure. They are hand selected and supervised by our senior associates.

We can discuss sliding scale for patients with financial hardships on a case-by-case basis. Good Faith Estimates are available upon request.

How long will treatment last?

Treatment length varies with the nature of the treatment goals. The first step in therapy is to clearly define the problem and goals of treatment. After this, your therapist can estimate the length of treatment. Some people see improvement after a few sessions. Others choose to work on goals that involve a longer commitment.

What are your locations?

We offer in-person therapy in San Francisco and San Jose. We also offer online therapy to clients who are farther away or who simply desire a more convenient option.

Need more help? Contact us.