We all need help with painful and confusing aspects of our lives at times. We try to make sense of our experiences, but may not always be able to do so on our own. I can help you understand and accept your life and choices with greater compassion and emotional freedom so you can make the most of your life. Together we will collaborate to help you recognize patterns of thought, feeling and behavior that get in the way of your fulfilling your potential for self-acceptance, happiness and love. Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email for more information or to make an appointment.


Suzanne Klein, Ph.D.

Suzanne Klein, Ph.D.



I am a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with over 20 years of experience working with adults and teens in San Francisco. I did my early training at California Pacific Medical Center, UCSF and Mount Zion. More recently I have completed advanced training in modern psychoanalysis at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP).


I am on the faculty at SFCP and teach courses for graduate students and advanced clinicians in the Bay Area. My areas of special interest include helping people struggling with anxiety, depression, loss and grieving, relationship issues, transitions, pregnancy related stresses, parenting, self-esteem, sexual issues, gender and sexuality (LGBTQ), abuse and traumatic histories. I bring compassion, warmth and a sense of humor to all of my work.


Psychotherapy With Adults & Teens

Psychotherapy With Adults & Teens

If you are curious about your life and want to resolve troubling aspects of your relationships with others and feelings about yourself, I can help. Like many people, you may have long-standing issues and current life struggles that cause you to feel sad or anxious and make it difficult to enjoy your life and your loved ones to the fullest. In order to resolve those difficulties you may need the help of a caring and thoughtful professional. Together, in once or twice weekly sessions, we will sort through and understand how you’ve gotten to be the person you are now and how to help you heal from challenging experiences from the past to gain perspective and greater happiness in your life and relationships going forward.


Psychoanalysis is a deep and intensive form of treatment that has the potential to affect great change in people. By meeting four or five times per week, and using the psychoanalytic couch, we will explore your emotional experience, past and present, and help you increase self-awareness in order to bring long term personal growth. The frequency of sessions fosters a deepening of the therapeutic relationship and allows for greater access to your inner world and what is most troubling to you. By recognizing on-going patterns of behavior through exploration of your thoughts, feelings, experience and dreams you will gain confidence and the flexibility to transform the ways in which you limit yourself in life, love, friendships and work.


FEES: My fee is competitive with current market rates for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in the San Francisco Bay Area. When setting the fee I take your situation into consideration including resources, ability to pay, and frequency of sessions.


INSURANCE: I am a provider on a limited number of insurance panels and will supply statements for reimbursement for other insurance companies as needed.



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My office is located at 766 3rd Avenue in San Francisco, with easy street parking and nearby public transportation.

You can reach me to leave a confidential voice message at 415-436-0845. I check messages several times a day and return calls within 24 hours. I can also be reached via e-mail at: sklein999@gmail.com.

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