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Individual Child Therapists

Laura Cayan, PsyD

San Francisco Family Practice
(415) 563-1033
2161 Union Street, Suite 5, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Cow Hollow)
www.sffamilypractice.com

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide a super bill for insurance
  • Practice specializes in family-focused evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents and their families (toddler to teen), ADHD assessment, anxiety and mood-related disorders as well as acute and chronic medical conditions. high-risk behaviors (suicidal), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT) and mindfulness-based therapies.

Kimberley Tompkins, PsyD

San Francisco Family Practice
(415) 563-1033

2161 Union Street, Suite 5, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Cow Hollow)
www.sffamilypractice.com

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide a super bill for insurance
  • Practice specializes in family-focused evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents and their families (toddler to teen), ADHD assessment,
    anxiety and mood-related disorders as well as acute and chronic medical conditions. high-risk behaviors (suicidal), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT) and mindfulness-based therapies.

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Medical Center
(415) 353-7720
1545 Divisadero Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143 (Lower Pacific Heights)
www.osher.ucsf.edu

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • All major insurance carriers accepted (patient to check coverage)
  • Specializes in family-focused evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents and their families (toddler to teen) incorporating mindfulness and practical skills
  • Sessions available (and occasional groups) on parenting challenging behaviors.

Janet Green, M.S., P.T.

(415) 664-6061

4200 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Inner Sunset)

www.developmentalprogressions.com

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time, one week for emergency situations
  • Weekend appointments available
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide super bill for insurance
  • Specializes in Pediatric Physical Therapy and Neurology (from Birth to Young Adults) - Developmental challenges, diagnosis of Autism, ADHD & Sensory Processing Disorder

Andrea Samuels, Ph.D.

(510) 847-4858
121 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 (Inner Richmond)
http://drandreasamuels.com/

  • Sliding scale therapy
  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • No evenings or weekends available
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide super bill for insurance
  • Specializes in child and adolescent therapy (3 & up) – ADHD testing & therapy, structural family therapy, CBT, Emotion-focused therapies (AEDP)

Seesaw: Sabrina Gabel, Ph.D (Child Psychologist & Director)

(415) 553-8070

600A Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)
www.seesawsf.com

  • Fees are reduced for Psychologist Post-doctoral Fellows or Interns
  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Early evening & Saturday appointments
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide super bill for insurance
  • Specializes in child therapy (3 to 16 years for therapy - 12 months to 16 years for consultation/play observation.) - social skills, anxiety, Autism
  • Spectrum Disorder, ADHD/LD (Testing & Therapy), giftedness, sensory processing, mood disorder, learning disorders
  • Tailored parent coaching, CBT, play therapy

Anne Diedrich, MFT

(415) 673-7597

2772 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Lower Pacific Heights)
www.childandadulttherapy.com

  • Sliding scale therapy
  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Early morning & evening appointments
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide super bill for insurance
  • Specializes in child therapy (Birth to 15 years old) – interpersonal and relational therapy; psychodynamic psychotherapy, ADHD therapy (no testing), Abuse Counseling, mindfulness, MBCT

Karen Wolfe, MFT

(415) 420-9459

3150 18th Street, Suite 255, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission)
3704 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
www.SFBayPlayTherapy.com

  • Sliding scale therapy
  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Limited 6pm and 7pm appointments
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide super bill for insurance
  • Specializes in child and family play therapy (age range 3-12 years old), learning and sensory differences, ADHD & Autism therapy, social skills groups, and Hand in Hand Parenting.


  • Member Recommended
  • Member Owned

Melodie Del Rio, MFT

(415) 710-8943

946 Irving Street, Suite E, San Francisco CA 94122 (Inner Sunset)
3195 California Street, San Francisco CA 94113 (Laurel Heights)
http://sftherapyandcounseling.com/

  • Sliding scale therapy
  • GGMG Discount: reduced fee for current members
  • Accepts new patients with one week lead time
  • Evening appointments up to 8pm
  • Accepts Blue Cross, Blue Shield or will provide super bill for out-of-network
  • Specializes in individual, couples and children counseling - new parent transition, postpartum depression, psychodynamic therapy
  • Specializes in child therapy (5 years old & up), psychoanalytic therapy, psychodynamic therapy & attachment focus
  • Therapy only, does not provide testing for Autism or ADHD

“I have a special interest in working with pregnant and new mothers; parents; couples; and children. I have been working with families and couples for over ten years. I often see people with the following concerns: self esteem, anxiety, depression, life transition, loss and grief (including pregnancy loss), identity, relationship concerns, and painful/ difficult childhoods. When working with parents, I often provide support in the following areas: concerns around becoming a parent, life balance, postpartum depression and anxiety, uncertainty around parenting, sibling adjustment, parenting philosophy/ style, conflicts with partner around parenting, child's temperament/
development, and family of origin concerns.”


Speech Delays

Jennifer Katz, MS, CCC-SLP

(415) 550 - 8255

901 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 (Noe Valley)
256 Laguna Honda Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94116 (Midtown Terrace)
742 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Castro)
650 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Hayes Valley)
www.katzspeech.com

  • GGMG Discount: 10% for current GGMG members
  • Sliding scale therapy
  • Accepts new patients with one to two weeks lead time
  • Early morning, evenings or weekend appointments available 
  • Office, school and home visits also available
  • In Network with all major insurance carriers
  • Specializes in child speech language assessment and therapy
    (age 18 months & up) 
  • Speech therapy for Children with Autism
  • Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish speaking therapists available


Erika Cardamone, SLP

(415) 494 - 7571

In-home consultations
www.thespeechies.com

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Evenings and weekend appointments

  • Accepts insurance: Partner with Blue Shield of California

  • Specializes in child speech-language pathology (0 to 3 years old), feeding and swallowing training



Hospitals and Specialty Centers

CPMC Kalmanovitz Child Development Center

(415) 600-6200

1625 Van Ness, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Pacific Heights)
http://www.cpmc.org/advanced/p...

  • Accepts all major insurance
  • Accepts new patients with a one month lead time
  • Emergency care available sooner
  • Specializes in developmental/behavioral pediatrics, Early Intervention/Parent
  • Infant Program, Educational Therapy, Learning Assessments, Psychology/Psychiatry, speech therapy

UCSF's Children's Center at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute

(415) 476 - 9000
1975 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158 (SOMA)
http://psych.ucsf.edu/lpphc/ca...

  • Accepts all major insurances -- coverage to be determined
  • Accepts new patients with a one month lead time
  • Emergency care available sooner
  • Specializes in child therapy: Autism and other forms of pervasive developmental disorder, affective disorder such as depression and mania, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and Tourette's and tic disorders, suicidal thoughts.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

(415) 476 - 7500
401 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 (Cole Valley)

http://www.ucsfbenioffchildren...

  • Accepts new patients with one month lead time
  • Emergency care available sooner
  • Accepts all major insurance carriers - coverage to be determined
  • Specializes in consultation, evaluation and treatment for children and teens with emotional, psychological and cognitive problems

Kimberly Christensen, M.S., CCC-SLP

(415) 935 - 0412

2340 Irving Street, Suite 108, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Outer Sunset)
www.sfspeechforkids.com

  • Sliding scale therapy (limited)
  • GGMG Member Discount for uninsured members - 10%
  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Saturdays appointments from 8:30am-1pm
  • Accepts Insurance: Blue Shield PPO (including Covered California plans;

excluding Blue Shield EPO plans); Anthem PPO and EPO plans (including
Covered California plans); Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans from any state; Health Net PPO (prior authorization required); Kaiser (requires referral through Kaiser’s system)

  • Specializes in child speech-language pathology (18 months & up), speech and language testing, speech and language therapy, including for children with Autism, play-based therapy