San Francisco Psychologist Martha Williams, Ph.D.


My Practice

With over 30 years of practice, in both private and medical settings, I have successfully helped clients with mental health concerns including anxiety, depression and stress management.  

I have also worked in hospitals and medical practices, helping people to manage chronic pain, chronic illness and medical issues.

We can collaboratively decide what kinds of changes you want to make and the goals that you want to achieve. Often this only requires brief, short-term therapy of 8 to 10 sessions focused on a specific issue. However we also have the option to take more time to understand and resolve more complex issues that have arisen over time.

My Approach

My approach is based on Mindfullness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  We will focus on increasing awareness and challenging thoughts, beliefs and behaviors to create a more satisfying life.

Who I Help

I work with adults, 18 and older.

Treatment Techniques

Studies have shown that Mindfullness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be as effective as medication in treating anxiety, depression and stress, including chronic pain and medical issues.

My Specializations



Life Transitions, Existential Issues

Relationship Issues

Stress and Anger Management

Chronic Pain

Chronic Illness

Medical Issues 




Ph.D., Psychology

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. 

  • Predoctoral internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Postdoctoral internship at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT.

MA, Psychology

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. 

BA, Psychology

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association

  • California Psychological Association

  • San Francisco Psychological Association


Dr. Williams is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist

License #: PSY28753