Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling

Therapist and Couples Counselor - Dr. Bear Korngold

Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy, productive, and satisfying lives and relationships. Though it can be difficult to make the decision to begin psychotherapy, I have found that those who have sought my help and guidance have achieved remarkable results. I offer confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I have particular expertise in working with couples. My approach with couples is fair, kind and collaborative. I also work extensively with individual patients, dealing with difficulties ranging from depression, anxiety and trauma to trouble with relationships, creative blocks and challenging life transitions.

The benefit you receive from therapy is directly related to your feeling of comfort and connection with your therapist. I am committed to helping you receive the services best suited for you, so I am happy to discuss your circumstances to determine whether working together would be a good fit. Please explore this website to learn a bit more about my practice and do not hesitate to contact me for an appointment or simply to ask any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way that I am able.

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Effective, Compassionate, and Confidential

With over 15 years of experience treating Individuals and Couples, Dr. Bear Korngold can help you achieve lasting change in your life and relationships.

Couples Counseling

I specialize in working with couples. My approach in couples therapy is fair, kind, and collaborative. Couples can expect to achieve better communication, more productive resolution of conflicts, and increased trust and intimacy.Learn More

Individual Therapy

I see individual patients dealing with issues ranging from depression, anxiety and trauma to trouble with relationships, creative blocks and difficult life transitions. I have a particular interest in the relationship between bodily and emotional distress.Learn More


I offer consultation to individuals, couples, and businesses.  A consultation is typically sought when an individual or group has questions of a psychological, emotional, or relational nature. I also offer supervision to therapists.Learn More

Building a Practice

I offer special consultations to beginning therapists around the practical and psychological challenges of building a private practice. This includes specific tips and advice around creating a website and marketing your practice online.Learn More
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About Me

Bear Korngold, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, License #PSY21643

I have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) and have been providing psychological services for over 15 years. I am licensed in the State of California and am a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. In addition to private practice, I have worked in a variety of mental health clinics, hospitals, and corporate settings, and have treated patients diverse in ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, and life circumstances. I also supervise and teach doctoral students in psychology.

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What is your approach to therapy?

My approach to therapy draws inspiration from multiple theories and perspectives, from psychodynamic and psychoanalytic ideas, to cognitive-behavioral techniques, brief therapy models and the framework of Eastern medicine. I strongly believe that who we are and how our problems and ailments manifest results from the interaction between our innate character and constitution, the important formative relationships in our lives, our physical and social environment, and the various demands with which we are asked to contend.

Whether I am working with you in ongoing, long-term therapy to understand and alter unhealthy or disruptive lifelong patterns, or briefly consulting on a specific issue, my therapy approach always includes openness, compassion, and a dedication to developing an understanding of the issues at hand within the context of who you are and your particular circumstances.

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Contact Information

(415) 738-8055

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Noe Valley Office

4155 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Noe Valley Therapy Office

My San Francisco office is located in Noe Valley along the commercial corridor of 24th Street. The entrance is on the 2nd floor above Droubi Real Estate. The office is easily accessible by public transportation as it is on or near several MUNI lines (24, 35 & 48) as well as a short walk or bus ride from the 24th and Mission BART station or J-Church line. Please click here for public transportation trip planning. For driving directions, click “Directions” on the map below.

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