How Our Therapy Referral Service Works

The Therapy Network is the oldest free, confidential therapy referral service in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have successfully connected clients with qualified therapists for more than 25 years. Our matching service works so well because it is grounded in our personal regard for each other, our understanding of each other’s work, and the rich resources available in our members’ truly diverse spectrum of interests, approaches, and expertise. We are confident that we can help you connect with a qualified therapist who is right for you.   

How to Get Started

First, call the message line number that best fits your location:

  • San Francisco: (415) 323-5519
  • East Bay: (510) 898-6012
  • Marin: (415) 578-0408

Leave your name, phone number, and some good times for us to reach you in person. We check our messages several times a day, including weekends.

One of our licensed therapists will return your call as soon as possible and spend time talking with you about your individual needs and preferences. Based on this confidential conversation, he or she will determine an appropriate Therapy Network therapist who can help you. This therapist will contact you directly to discuss your needs further and to set up an appointment to meet if you determine that that is what you want.

This initial consultation is free. You can discuss payment details and options with the therapist you ultimately choose. 

You may find it helpful to talk with more than one potential therapist, either on the telephone or in person, before making a decision about whom to work with. Or you may prefer to speak first to just one therapist to see if that can work.

If we cannot connect you with a therapist within our Network, we will try to find you a referral in the larger community.