Foundations San Francisco

About Us

Foundations San Francisco is headquartered in the Embarcadero district in San Francisco and offers patients access to all that the Bay Area has to offer as they undergo a uniquely personalized treatment plan for recovery from drug and alcohol addiction on an outpatient basis. Patients can choose between therapeutic treatment programs that take place during the day or evening; both offer a wide range of treatment interventions, including:

  • Psychotherapy to address drug abuse and addiction
  • Treatment for co-occurring mental health issues
  • Group therapy and peer support
  • Family therapy and support

Our program focuses on providing integrated treatment to patients that meets their individual needs, giving them the respect and anonymity they need to maintain their careers and reputation within the community while helping them to move efficiently and safely toward a drug-free life that is characterized by balance.

Foundations San Francisco Outpatient officeOur Mission

Foundations San Francisco is dedicated to helping people who might not otherwise seek treatment due to a high-paced career get the addiction treatment they need to get back on track. We additionally provide for intensive mental health care as needed to ensure that no patient “falls through the cracks” due to an unbalanced treatment protocol. Long-term success in recovery only comes when the patient gets the treatment necessary to address all obstacles to sobriety, including intrusive mental health symptoms. At Foundations San Francisco, we provide comprehensive care that helps patients to heal on all fronts, leaving drug and alcohol use firmly in the past.


Melissa Stevenson

Director of Outpatient Services, Foundations San Francisco

Melissa Stevenson joined Foundations San Francisco as director of outpatient services in 2014, but she began her career in the treatment field in San Diego, working with homeless veterans who were suffering from addiction and mental illness. Since that time, Melissa has honed her skills by working with couples, families and groups to foster health and recovery from co-occurring disorders. Melissa has a strong commitment to helping those around her find healing, believing that recovery is always possible. She has extensive experience working with trauma, psychosis, depression, anxiety and addiction in both for-profit and non-profit mental health programs. Prior to joining Foundations San Francisco, she served as a program director for a therapeutic community in San Diego as well as an associate director for evidence-based programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

KLP_4965 (1)Location

Located in the Embarcadero district, Foundations San Francisco offers treatment to patients in need of care for both addiction issues and mental health symptoms and/or disorders. Both day and evening sessions of treatment are available on an outpatient basis.

Foundations San Francisco is located at 55 Francisco St., Suite 405, San Francisco, CA, 94133.

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Services at Foundations San Francisco

Foundations San Francisco offers two outpatient addiction treatment programs: a morning program that is in session Monday through Friday from 9 am until noon and an evening program that provides sessions from 6 pm until 9 pm Monday through Friday. Our programs are open to all patients over the age of 18.

Professional presentations that provide for CEs are also available to those who qualify.

Our outpatient treatment programs here at Foundations San Francisco are characterized by:

  • Intervention and mediation assistance to facilitate entrance into treatment
  • Comprehensive care that provides intensive treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and/or addiction as well as co-occurring mental health symptoms including depression, trauma, abuse, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and other issues
  • Treatment protocols that are appropriate for patients at every stage of recovery
  • Personalized treatment plans designed to meet the specific needs of each patient
  • Wide range of traditional and holistic treatment services
  • Intensive family therapy program designed to educate loved ones and aid in the rebuilding of the family support system by providing support for every family member
  • Aftercare services for alumni and inclusion in the nationwide Heroes in Recovery community

Therapeutic Interventions and Treatment Options

Each patient’s uniquely personalized treatment experience will differ here at Foundations San Francisco, but most will enjoy a combination of treatment and therapeutic interventions that may include any of the following:

  • Medically supervised medication management
  • Psychiatric services
  • Pain management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing using a stages-of-change approach
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills
  • Specialty and process groups, including LGBT process groups
  • Life skills and job skills assistance
  • Stress reduction sessions
  • Relapse prevention sessions
  • Aftercare planning for long-term success in recovery
  • Complimentary behavioral health assessments and referrals

Conveniently located in the Embarcadero district near downtown San Francisco, Foundations San Francisco provides easy access to the most active neighborhood in San Francisco, complementary valet parking, and scenic views of the San Francisco Bay.

Intervention Services

At Foundations San Francisco, we provide access to family interventionists who are adept at a wide range of intervention models. They are available to assist you in staging an intervention for your addicted loved one and to help families transition from active addiction into active recovery. We can refer you to the right interventionist for your needs. Because our goal is connecting patients in need with the treatment that will help them heal, we offer this service free of charge.

Medication Management

In some cases, patients may benefit from medications that can aid them in the recovery process or address ongoing issues with chronic pain. In order to help patients avoid the pitfalls that can come with managing their own prescription for addictive medications, Foundations San Francisco provides the service of medication management to those who need it.

shutterstock_115340401Alumni Services

Once patients complete the outpatient program here at Foundations San Francisco, they are eligible for inclusion in our alumni network. This provides them with access to our many alumni gatherings and special events that cater to the needs of each individual group of patients who have graduated from our program.

Ongoing support is the goal of our aftercare alumni services, and we listen carefully to what each patient needs in order to provide that effectively and encourage the long-term success of all patients. Patients who complete our outpatient program may also avail themselves of our Alumni Helpline and take part in the Heroes in Recovery Community; both services offer continued support and encouragement to people in recovery from substance abuse.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about our outpatient program here at Foundations San Francisco, contact us at the phone number listed above to learn how you can receive a confidential assessment or enroll in our program today.

Call 888-782-4930