Allyce Bess

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Allyce Bess

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1777 Borel Place
Suite #301
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 458-4372

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About

Growing up does not have to be unnecessarily painful or lonely. I help children, adolescents and young adults navigate developmental transitions with creativity and purpose. I also provide parents with education, skills and support to augment treatment. Young people often need guidance to explore their feelings, discover their unique strengths, and find meaning in their lives as they transition into adulthood. Challenges like family conflict, school problems, sexual confusion, depression, identity development, substance abuse, anxiety and stress can be greatly alleviated through the attentive support of a caring, unbiased professional.
In addition to practicing independently, I have worked in educational, residential and outpatient settings. I am familiar with the child protective and juvenile justice systems through previous work experiences. My approach always combines a mix of compassion, curiosity, humor, and engagement on a deep and symbolic level.
Young people often feel challenged, stressed and confused, but a strengths-based, creative, and flexible approach tailored to each youth works wonders. A native of the S.F peninsula, I attended the Nueva and Crystal Springs Uplands Schools and have a special interest in the challenges of gifted, sensitive youths.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $250 per session
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / MFC52034
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute

Location

1777 Borel Place
Suite #301
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 458-4372

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dream Analysis
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Allyce Bess

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT