Expert Therapy for Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression

Stanley E. Wipfli LCSW, MAC | Licensed In-Person Therapy and Virtual Counseling for Individuals

*San Francisco Therapist with Virtual Counseling Available in California. Entrepeneurs, Technology and Finance Employees Welcome

Stanley E. Wipfli, LCSW, MAC - Expert Trauma Therapy

Certified Therapist for Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression

Stanley Wipfli is a licensed trauma therapist based in downtown San Francisco available to see patients in-person in San Francisco and virtually for all California residents. Stanley Wipfli can help with managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Stanley Wipfli treats individuals in a variety of contexts and has extensive experience providing therapy for entrepeneurs and technology workers.

"If you’re like most professionals I see in my therapy practice in San Francisco, you’re likely feeling strained and overwhelmed by the demands of your life, job, family, relationships. You’ve accomplished much in your life, yet, along the way, you got off track. You’ve lost your sense of meaning and purpose.


The stress and feelings of emptiness in your life have gotten to the point where something has to give. You can’t continue the way you’ve been going. You may think that there is something seriously wrong with you - that you’re inherently flawed.


But being hard on yourself doesn’t help. Feeling stuck can be debilitating. If you could have solved your struggles by now, you would have. You’re certainly far from the only one to seek help when life has become too much to bear."           

                                                        - Stanley Wipfli, LCSW, MAC

Therapy for Anxiety 

Anxiety and stress can be crippling and detrimental to your quality of life. Therapy for anxiety can help you stop chronic anxiety and overcome recurring fears.

Therapy for Depression

Are you one of the millions who experience depression? Get the help you need from a trained counselor today

Therapy for Trauma & PTSD

Trauma can cause emotional and physical symptoms that impact your daily life. Treatment of complex PTSD can help you gain the tools to grow and expand your emotional health.

You can likely relate to some of the following therapy issues:

  • You’re consumed with worry and anxiety
  • You feel isolated and alone
  • You’re depressed and depleted of energy
  • You feel worthless at times
  • You’ve had a traumatic past that keeps creeping into your current life
  • You may be self-medicating by using food, drugs, alcohol, gaming, etc.
  • Your relationships are difficult or painful

If you struggle with any of the above issues, you might be surprised at how quickly your mood, relationships, or career can improve once you attend therapy with me.


Stanley Wipfli - From Entrepeneur to Therapist

Being passionate about entrepreneurship, before becoming a therapist, I ran a business where I wasn't equipped to deal with many facets of my business.

Unaware of my limitations, I kept working harder, thinking that was all I needed to solve my problems. I became a toxic, dysfunctional person until I finally sought out rehab and entered therapy.

As a result of getting help, I took on my new career as a therapist with vigor and enthusiasm. I finally felt fulfilled as I came to focus on my strengths instead of my deficits.

Your situation may not require a career change, but it likely requires a skilled therapist to help you overcome your issues and guide you towards a more fulfilling life.

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Expert Therapy for Trauma, Anxiety and PTSD

I’m professionally trained in evidence-based treatments known to help people overcome their struggles and move forward with more peace, confidence and optimism.

  • Certified Cognitive Process Therapist  (1 of 2 providers in San Francisco)
  • Expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Certified Prolongued Exposure Therapist
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) Clinician
  • Master Addiction Counselor

As a therapist, I’m honest, personable, and results-driven.

I meet you where you’re at, and we work from there to lead you towards a more fulfilling and rewarding life.

My goal is to help you overcome your struggles as quickly as possible.

Getting Results Within the Context of Time-Limited Therapy

One method of treatment that I use in therapy is called Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT). It’s a short-term approach that can bring remarkable results in 12 sessions. 

Like many of therapy clients, your current problems are likely related to difficulties or traumatic events that have occurred in the past. 

CPT helps you reframe these events in your mind and nervous system so that there is a reduction or elimination of your symptoms.

My Evidence-Based Therapy Methods Can Help You:

  • Feel more energized and alive
  • Feel calmer - manage stress and overwhelm better
  • Make decisions that bring you more joy and fulfillment
  • Improve feelings of self-worth and honor the value you bring to the world
  • Overcome negative habits - e.g., think more positively, become more productive at work, and heal addictive behaviors, etc.
  • Have more satisfying, fulfilling and loving relationships

You don’t have to continue to suffer when help is available that can transform your life.

With therapy, it’s possible to discover how to create a life where you thrive.


If you can relate to what you have read here, contact me to set up a free 15-minute consultation.

Together, we’ll determine whether we are a good fit to work together in therapy.

“I worked with Stan at the VA and highly recommend him as a psychotherapist. He is personable, compassionate, and has specialized training in helping individuals who have experienced trauma. He has strong experience across a breadth of mental health problems, including mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders. I'd certainly refer my patients to him for individual therapy.”

- Dr. S, Staff Psychiatrist at Dept. of Veteran Affairs, West Los Angeles

Featured Articles

Finding And Choosing the Right Therapist For You: A Guide

By Stanley Wipfli | May 20, 2022

Finding a therapist can be challenging. Your therapist is someone you’ll need to be comfortable with because you will be working through some uncomfortable topics. When we are feeling our…

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What Is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

By Stanley Wipfli | May 16, 2022

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder is closely related to the traditional post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that many people are familiar with. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder developed after someone has experienced…

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What You Need To Know About Trauma

By Stanley Wipfli | May 5, 2022

What is trauma? Few people go through life without experiencing it somehow. Trauma is a person’s emotional response to a distressing experience. Unlike ordinary everyday hardships, traumatic events are typically…

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The Biggest Myths About PTSD Debunked

By Stanley Wipfli | April 29, 2022

There are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma comes in multiple forms, and anyone who has witnessed a terrifying, shocking, or life-threatening experience can develop…

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How To Support A Loved One Who Has Experienced Trauma

By Stanley Wipfli | April 26, 2022

Whether your loved one is a child or an adult, traumatic experiences have lasting effects that can interfere their everyday lives and those around them. Trauma impairs a person’s ability…

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Prolongued Exposure Therapy (PET) Explained

By Stanley Wipfli | April 5, 2022

According to a report from the University of Pennsylvania, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) afflicts approximately 8% of the population. However, this complex and challenging disorder can be treated. There are…

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Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How Does CBT Work?

By Stanley Wipfli | March 31, 2022

Therapy can be a game-changer for anyone who has experienced and is suffering from trauma, dealing with stress and anxiety, and more. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 75% of…

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Things to Know about Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

By Stanley Wipfli | March 26, 2022

Experiencing a traumatic event is not rare. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 5 out of 10 women and 6 out of 10 men go through at least…

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What is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Explained

By Stanley Wipfli | March 4, 2022

When you experience fear, your body initiates a “fight-or-flight” response. The purpose of this response is to protect you from harm. Although most people recover naturally from fearful events, experiencing…

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How Can I Help a Loved One with PTSD?

By Stanley Wipfli | March 1, 2022

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be hard on not just the individual experiencing its symptoms, but the family and loved ones around that person as well. When you don’t…

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