Lisa Andresen (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

Therapist / coach for high-achievers and entrepreneurs with depression, anxiety, shaky self-esteem, and irritability

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA


About My Clients

Even the most successful people could use a little help sometimes. You can wrestle with self-doubt, push yourself to figure it out, and still not feel good enough. What’s holding you back? What are you keeping inside? Burning out, frustrated with your family, or disappointed with your friends? Hate your job, have a mean boss, or feeling lost? Discover the links between trauma and achievement. Skillfully navigate narcissistic relationships and family estrangement.

How I Can Help You

Figure out what you really want. Prioritize your values and build a life worth living. Understand how your mind works. Redirect unproductive thoughts to what matters most. Plus learn to chill out and have fun — even when you're stressed. Through therapy, you can practice speaking freely, connecting genuinely, and owning your true self. As a Stanford and Columbia trained therapist, I enjoy sharing personalized tools & strategies with the intellectually curious, especially through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. As a former start-up founder and Microsoft marketer, I also integrate coaching into boosting self-esteem, navigating office politics, and career transitions. You'll develop more skills for stress management, emotion regulation, effective communication, productive anger management, and mindful self-awareness.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and confidential space for you to work through whatever's most important to you. You're in charge in our therapy room. That being said, I come prepared with resources and techniques that could empower you to reach your goals. My clinical medical social work experience at SF General Hospital, UCSF, and community mental health agencies prepared me for supporting clients of different ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, family dynamics, and financial backgrounds. You're all welcome with me. I admire ambition, resourcefulness, and resilience through hardship. High-achievers and entrepreneurs are mental health success stories that inspire me. The links between trauma and achievement are a specialty area for me. I also co-authored research confirming the heightened prevalence of mental health challenges among entrepreneurs and their immediate families.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Lyra Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Русский
  • Rate: $210 - 250/session


415-890-3576 Email Lisa
2325 3rd Street
Floor 3R, Suite 50
San Francisco, CA 94107
582 Market Street
Suite 1401
San Francisco, CA 94104

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