Art Raisman, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco
In 40 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work.
Reflecting on where we come from--our family, friendships, school and other life experiences--enables us to understand the narrative of how our lives unfold the way they do, and how the past remains alive in present-day thought, feeling and behavior.
In my clinical work, as in my teaching and supervision at UCSF and other institutions, I try to foster an attitude of curiosity about oneself and others, and deep respect and empathy for life's challenges and the efforts we make to face them.
Call or Email Art Raisman for a free phone consultation now - (415) 569-7286


  • Years in Practice: 44 Years
  • School: University of Kentucky
  • Year Graduated: 1981
  • License No. and State: PSY7795 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Art Raisman's Groups

Adult Psychotherapy Groups

Groups for Adult Male and Female Clients. For high functioning individuals, including mental health professionals/trainees unable to attend the daytime group. Two groups in SF--Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Intended to facilitate the resolution of longstanding relationship, career, and family of origin issues, and teach more effective communication, thereby enhancing both personal and work connections and promoting greater resilience to the challenges life presents.

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Therapy Group for Therapists

Group for Mental Health Professionals and Trainees. SF, Thursday morning. This group is intended to promote a richer understanding of oneself through the perceptions of other members; greater awareness of one's impact on others in both personal and professional relationships; deeper insight into one's own psychological needs and defenses; increased ability to utilize countertransference reactions for therapeutic purposes; exploration and working through of longstanding emotional conflicts; and professional growth and identity.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Family of Origin
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Supervision Services


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017
Art Raisman, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco

Art Raisman

Psychologist, PhD