Danielle Kovac, LCSW

Jonathan Horowitz Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the director of SF Stress—a team of anxiety specialists serving San Francisco and surrounding communities in the Bay Area.

Danielle Kovac, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Evidence-Based Treatments
Individual Psychotherapy

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma

BA in Psychology, University of Connecticut

Master of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University

50-minute in-person sessions are available in the San Francisco-FiDi location.

All appointments must be scheduled in advance.-

San Francisco-FiDi Office


I am dedicated to helping young professionals gain clarity on their values and work towards their personal objectives of growth and change. So often, individuals feel stuck in unhelpful behavior patterns or a life that looks good on paper, but feels unsatisfying. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop new strategies for addressing these issues in a more productive and meaningful way. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depression with a special interest in working with individuals who are coping with life transitions, career uncertainty, relationship difficulties, stress management, trauma, and grief and loss.


My approach to therapy is authentic, warm, and non-judgmental and centers around building a trusting relationship with the client. I utilize evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My approach is always to tailor my approach to each person's individual needs as well as build a trusting and authentic relationship.


I feel incredibly honored to be alongside individuals in their journey to make progress toward their own goals. So often, people feel alone or "stuck" with their life challenges. I am a firm believer you should not have to navigate these internal or external obstacles without support.


I want my clients to feel a sense of comfort and trust in order to move toward success in their goals. My hope for each of my clients is to come to a place of understanding, self compassion, and living what they feel is a meaningful and purposeful life.


Originally from Connecticut, I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. I then went on to receive her Masters in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I bring several years of experience supporting individuals in both outpatient and residential settings around issues of anxiety and depression, grief support, substance abuse, trauma, and life transitions. I recently served as the director of a local residential program focused on anxiety and depression.

Outside of my clinical work I find tremendous joy in traveling, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.