Therapy for Women of Color in San Francisco

For women of color, caring for our mental health is not a luxury.

As women of color and working professionals, we’re often torn in a million directions at once. It’s so easy to put our own well-being on hold while we take care of business at work and at home.

But you’ve probably noticed that’s not a sustainable strategy over the long term. By the time we ask for help, we’re often anxious, burnt out, and generally functioning way below our best. 

Stella Nova is a San Francisco therapy practice that’s owned and led by women of color, with a majority of our therapists identifying as BIPOC themselves. We specialize in offering high quality therapy for women of color in San Francisco and online throughout California.

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It’s important to find a therapist who gets you.

Women of color have unique experiences in the workplace and in our day-to-day lives. And it can be hard to find a therapist who gets it.

Combine that with the stigma of seeking mental health support that common in many communities of color, and it’s no wonder that we can be reluctant to seek therapy, even when we’re struggling. At Stella Nova, we think that’s an unacceptable state of affairs.

Whether you’re looking for a therapist who shares your identity or backgrounds, or simply seeking a great therapist who is sensitive to your cultural needs, we want to be there for you. (And if for any reason we’re not a match? We’ll do our best to help you connect with someone who is.)


We support women of color with concerns like:

  • High stress and anxiety levels
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Experiences of bias, discrimination, and racism
  • Burnout and depression
  • Immigration stress and trauma
  • Challenging workplace dynamics
  • Being the first professional in your family
  • Cultural and family expectations
  • Multiracial and multicultural identities
  • Money and financial stress
  • Many more common problems at work & home

Your mental health is not a luxury.

It doesn’t matter where you’re starting out today — the important thing is what you do next. We’re here to help you figure out next steps and support you along the way. Queer women and nonbinary individuals are enthusiastically welcomed to reach out. 

The first step is to schedule a free, 20-minute consultation with our Intake Specialist to get matched with the best therapist for your needs and preferences. You’ll get all your questions answered and learn more about how we can help you!

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