San Francisco

All of our therapists in San Francisco practice evidence-based individual mental health care. We are always accepting new clients and serve all identities through supportive, unbiased, non-judgmental spaces.
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Therapy tailored to you

With our matching approach, we ensure your individual needs and preferences are understood and that your therapist has deep expertise in treating your condition. 98% of Two Chairs clients agree their therapist is a good fit.

Measured progress

We're committed to helping you feel better so you can enjoy life. In addition to making sure we match you with the right therapist, we provide tools to help you track and reflect on your progress.

Support along the way

You shouldn't have to worry about paying for therapy and navigating insurance. Our Care Coordination team is here to help you get the most out of your insurance and benefits and support you throughout the process.

Care where you need it

Whether you prefer the ease of virtual therapy or want to get out of the house to see your therapist in person, we've designed every experience of our hybrid care model to make sure you feel safe and comfortable.

What our clients are saying

Two Chairs has been an amazing experience for me. They were patient with my insurance and gave me enough time in therapy to make substantial progress. This has been my best experience in therapy. Thank you Two Chairs!

Gavin. O
, Two Chairs Client

I want to express my gratitude for the exceptional care and support I have received during my time at your therapy clinic. I feel ready to "graduate" and practice what I've learned independently.

Jordan G.
, Two Chairs Client

I am receiving quality care from a great Two Chairs therapist who enjoys her work and has made so much of an effort to understand me.

Morgan C.
, Two Chairs Client

My therapist at Two Chairs goes above and beyond and provides exceptional care.

Nico S.
, Two Chairs Client

I just felt so heard, so seen and such a heavy weight lifted from me. I am so grateful for this matching process.

Aiden J.
, Two Chairs Client

If you’re ready to let us find the right therapist for you, book a matching appointment now.

You can also speak with someone on our Care Coordination team by calling (415) 202-5159 anytime between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm PT, Monday through Friday.
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Insurance

We know that navigating insurance isn’t easy, but our Care Coordination Team is here to help.

Kaiser Permanente

Two Chairs is proud to provide in-network therapy services for Kaiser Permanente Northern California and Kaiser Permanente Washington members. If you are a Kaiser Permanente Northern California, please speak with your primary care provider about getting a referral for therapy at Two Chairs or reach out to us. Kaiser Permanente Washington members do not need a referral.

Aetna

Two Chairs provides in-network therapy services for Aetna members in all states where we operate. Co-pays and deductibles for our services are based on your individual coverage. For detailed benefits information, please call the Member Services number on the back of your insurance card or follow this link. If you have additional questions, please contact our Care Coordination team at support@twochairs.com.

Out-of-Network Benefits

If you have a PPO plan, you may be able to get 60–80% of each session reimbursed after you meet your deductible. Contact our Care Coordination team, and we’ll look up the details of your insurance plan so you don’t miss out.

Wellness Stipend

Some companies have monthly stipends as part of employee well-being initiatives. You can dedicate those dollars to mental health (i.e. therapy with us)!

FSA / HSA

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA) allow you to set aside money before taxes, which can be used to pay for therapy appointments.

Modalities

Learn more about the different types of therapeutic treatments that are offered by our therapists.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Our therapists in SF are also trained in Psychodynamic Therapy.

Psychodynamic Therapy is an in-depth form of talk therapy focused on building insight into your relationship with yourself, others, and the external world. Psychodynamic therapies focus on exploring unconscious motivations, early life experiences, and patterns in relationships through the therapeutic relationship.

Speaking freely about whatever is on your mind to address your most pressing issues, fears, or desires. You'll learn to analyze and resolve any current issues through exploration of self and past.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

In our San Francisco counseling services, we offer a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is particularly beneficial for individuals and couples seeking to improve their emotional intelligence and relationships.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a present-focused form of therapy that focuses on identifying the way you form relationships, maintain, and act in relationships with yourself and others. Originally developed for couples therapy, EFT helps individuals and couples identify emotional patterns, learn to regulate emotions and more accurately identify needs, and re-wire painful patterns of relating.

With your therapist, you'll look at past patterns and work through any anger, fear, or loss of trust—coming out the other end able to connect with others in a way that feels true, unburdened, and genuine.

With the support of our therapists in San Francisco, CA, you will have the opportunity to explore, understand, and reshape your emotional patterns, enhancing your ability to create genuine, fulfilling connections with yourself and others.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Our Bay Area therapists are trained in a range of therapeutic modalities, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), to provide comprehensive care tailored to individual needs.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focuses on learning to manage difficult or intense emotions and to decrease conflict in relationships. The underlying philosophy of DBT hinges on the important dialectic that we are all doing the best we can, and we have the ability to be better. DBT specifically focuses on providing CBT-like therapeutic skills in four key areas—mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

At Two Chairs, we offer comprehensive Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as one of our key counseling modalities for therapy in San Francisco, tailored to support our clients' journey towards improved mental well-being.

ACT uses a mix of acceptance, mindfulness, and behavior change strategies to improve mental well-being and increase psychological flexibility. ACT is a very experiential type of therapy that uses in-session exercises, metaphor, language, and physical movement to focus on living a valued life instead of getting stuck in needing to "get rid" of suffering.

One of the biggest skills gained through ACT is listening to your own self-talk—the way you verbalize and understand things like past trauma, physical limitations, past relationships, or anything else on your plate. And, with that understanding, choosing how to move through it—either by change or by acceptance.

With this method, our San Francisco therapist can enable clients to better understand their mental landscapes, empowering them to lead more fulfilling lives and control their personal challenges.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

We're committed to providing top-tier psychotherapy in San Francisco, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a transformative approach to mental health care.

CBT is a here-and-now approach to examining how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected and impact our overall well-being. CBT focuses on identifying maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns and implementing specific strategies to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.

CBT is an active, problem-focused approach that helps to directly challenge various cognitive distortions and change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior.

We hope to make it easy to find a therapist in San Francisco, so we can equip our clients with the tools necessary to navigate and challenge their own thought patterns, leading to a healthier mental state.