Chad Tynan

Chad Tynan

Chad Tynan: Counselor, Educator, Advocate

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Chad Tynan is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 114286) and co-founder of Emerge™.

He works with primarily couples and relationships in San Francisco. Chad also feels passionate about the work of Emerge™ because of his expansive knowledge and acceptance of people with a broad array of sexualities, gender identities and expressions, and relationship expressions. Chad also has expertise in areas of substance abuse treatment and on issues at the intersections of race and class.

Chad was the first person in his multi-racial family to be able to obtain a university education. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology from UCLA. He earned his Master’s degree in psychology from Golden Gate University, graduating with high honors. Chad’s expertise and rapport is with people seeking to find relief from a wide range of problems, whether they be grief and loss, trauma, struggles with drugs or alcohol, parenting issues, or just feeling stuck and wanting to change.

Although Chad works with these issues and more, he particularly enjoys working with partners struggling to rekindle intimacy, feeling emotionally distant, and who find themselves arguing more than they would like. Using Gottman Method-based relationship assessment interviews and powerful emotionally-focused, evidence-based interventions, he helps couples to improve their relationships.


Chad Tynan

  • California Association of MFTs, Clinical Member (also East Bay and SF chapters)
  • Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Member
  • National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Member
  • Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity, Member
  • Bay Area Open Minds: Psychotherapists Affirming Sexual & Gender Diversity, Member