Dr. Ed Santana






  • Individual and Couples Therapy

  • Sexual Difficulties/Sex Therapy: Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Aversions, Premature Ejaculation, Anxiety-related Performance Issues, Low Libido, Sexual Healing, Sex Addiction or Compulsion, Out of Control Sexual Behavirors, Sexual Relationship Dynamics and Issues (infidelity, poly, kink, open relationships) and other arousal and desire issues.

  • Relationship Struggles

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Grief and Depression

  • Physical and Emotional Trauma, Sexual Abuse Recovery

  • Oppressive or Hostile Work Environments

  • Work Challenges and Career Changes

  • LGBTQ Community

  • Men's Issues

  • HIV and Other Health Concerns

  • Midlife Changes


Other issues/specialties

  • Jungian & Depth Psychology: Dreamwork, Individuation, Typology, Archetypal & Shadow Work

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Supervision & Trainings

For a free consultation, call or text (415) 644-3400 or send an email to info@edsantana.com

About My Practice

I specialize in working with the deeper causes and roots of severe stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, and sexual concerns. I provide a safe, confidential, and secure environment at my office in downtown San Francisco.

My approach is generally ideal for those who have had limited success with other therapies or medical interventions, and who feel there might be deeper or more complex issues involved. Areas of focus include: sexual concerns, anxiety, stress, workplace or career issues, LGBTQ issues, divorce, men's issues, and relationship struggles, among others.

Each treatment is unique and tailored specifically to your needs. We work collaboratively to explore and focus on effective ways to bring you support, new tools, and greater awareness to deal with or overcome difficult situations and challenges--so that you can move forward.

It can be challenging to find the right therapist, so this website has more information, articles, and details about my practice and approach to support your search. I hope you will get in touch.



Professional Highlights




Senior Executive Leadership, Georgetown University

Executive Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University

Transformational Leadership, Georgetown University

Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

B.A., Political Science, Penn State University


Additional Trainings, Certifications, Teaching, and Lectures


Served as Executive Director of a large division of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, created and founded a doctoral program in integrative psychotherapy, and served on regional university accreditation review committees...


Served as Clinical Program Director of a progressive mental health agency serving LGBTQ youth... 


In the early 90's, as a young staff member at Ogilvy Public Relations, I worked on the CDC's first national public health outreach campaign on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Also worked on the launch of President Clinton's AmeriCorps public service program...


Led a transformative therapy and mentoring program serving high-risk youth at two California prisons in San Diego. Our team helped reverse the recidivism rate within the first year...


Worked successfully with hundreds of individuals and couples on a wide range of relationship, sexual, and personal issues.


Lectures & Presentations (partial listing):

  • Public Lecture: CG Jung Institute Zurich, July 4, 2019 & Seminar for Training Analysts, July 5, 2019