Therapists in Foster City, CA

Lubov Belova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
Brief therapy/counseling for managing emotional and interpersonal issues.
Brief therapy/counseling for managing emotional and interpersonal issues.
(650) 648-7009 View (650) 648-7009
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Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Foster City, CA 94404  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life we get overwhelmed, feel stuck, and hopeless. Sometimes it can feel as though things keep piling up against us and it can be hard to feel complete. Some people may experience this emotionally, others more physically. Different things trigger these responses in us and make it hard for us to thrive. Whether it is the pandemic, trauma, depression, anxiety, family or relational conflict, self-esteem issues, racial injustice, or grief, having an outlet to make space for this discomfort can help alleviate the pain and move you towards a place of healing.
Sometimes in life we get overwhelmed, feel stuck, and hopeless. Sometimes it can feel as though things keep piling up against us and it can be hard to feel complete. Some people may experience this emotionally, others more physically. Different things trigger these responses in us and make it hard for us to thrive. Whether it is the pandemic, trauma, depression, anxiety, family or relational conflict, self-esteem issues, racial injustice, or grief, having an outlet to make space for this discomfort can help alleviate the pain and move you towards a place of healing.
(650) 337-3783 View (650) 337-3783
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Catherine Castillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404  (Online Only)
My name is Catherine Castillo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who would be honored to assist you on your path toward a more hopeful today and a better tomorrow. You will be treated warmly, with patience, and without judgment. Together we will look at what is concerning you and how to overcome your current challenges.
My name is Catherine Castillo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who would be honored to assist you on your path toward a more hopeful today and a better tomorrow. You will be treated warmly, with patience, and without judgment. Together we will look at what is concerning you and how to overcome your current challenges.
(650) 668-5103 View (650) 668-5103
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Karen A Schwarz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
The decision to begin psychological treatment is very courageous. It is essential to research your provider options and select a psychologist who feels 'right' to you. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I specialize in helping people who want to increase their understanding of self; address areas of thinking, feeling, or behaving that cause pain or confusion; change behavioral patterns that interfere with emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships, and professional performance; and build relationships which are responsible, respectful, effective, and mutually satisfying.
The decision to begin psychological treatment is very courageous. It is essential to research your provider options and select a psychologist who feels 'right' to you. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I specialize in helping people who want to increase their understanding of self; address areas of thinking, feeling, or behaving that cause pain or confusion; change behavioral patterns that interfere with emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships, and professional performance; and build relationships which are responsible, respectful, effective, and mutually satisfying.
(415) 689-9176 View (415) 689-9176
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Rhonda Hunt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
I am a licensed Marital and Family Therapist in California with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, creative blocks, and low self-esteem. I have also helped many people who experienced physical and emotional trauma. I hold my EMDR certification and use this process with about one-fourth of my clients.
I am a licensed Marital and Family Therapist in California with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, creative blocks, and low self-esteem. I have also helped many people who experienced physical and emotional trauma. I hold my EMDR certification and use this process with about one-fourth of my clients.
(650) 977-4048 View (650) 977-4048
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Marie Atallah
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404  (Online Only)
Have you been trying to make changes to your mental or physical well-being but find the impact to be short-lived? In the age of podcasts and self-help gurus, we are often bombarded with advice on living healthier and happier lives but lack the “how” or “why” components that help us maintain change. After spending nearly a decade in the Bay Area, I understand both the joys that come from living in such an innovative, growing community and the pressures associated with the fast-paced, ever changing, high-stress lifestyle.
Have you been trying to make changes to your mental or physical well-being but find the impact to be short-lived? In the age of podcasts and self-help gurus, we are often bombarded with advice on living healthier and happier lives but lack the “how” or “why” components that help us maintain change. After spending nearly a decade in the Bay Area, I understand both the joys that come from living in such an innovative, growing community and the pressures associated with the fast-paced, ever changing, high-stress lifestyle.
(650) 719-5865 View (650) 719-5865
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Connie Alonzo-Frisz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
Hello Couples! Welcome to your first step towards your new chapter. I specialize in working with couples who are hoping to understand why they continue to have the same arguments time and time again. Learn how to identify and communicate your needs while also gaining new understanding about your partner. I'm glad you are here.
Hello Couples! Welcome to your first step towards your new chapter. I specialize in working with couples who are hoping to understand why they continue to have the same arguments time and time again. Learn how to identify and communicate your needs while also gaining new understanding about your partner. I'm glad you are here.
(650) 684-1559 View (650) 684-1559
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Nancy Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404  (Online Only)
You are worried about your children and teenagers and wish they would listen to you and talk with you. You want a peaceful and happy home. I can help! I believe in a team approach where parents are partners in the process of helping to make the family a happier and better place to grow. I respect kids and teens as they express their thoughts and feelings. My ultimate goal is for each member of the family to feel seen, heard and understood as we work together to solve issues and improve relationships.
You are worried about your children and teenagers and wish they would listen to you and talk with you. You want a peaceful and happy home. I can help! I believe in a team approach where parents are partners in the process of helping to make the family a happier and better place to grow. I respect kids and teens as they express their thoughts and feelings. My ultimate goal is for each member of the family to feel seen, heard and understood as we work together to solve issues and improve relationships.
(650) 830-5427 View (650) 830-5427
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Sepideh K Fatemi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
I have always been fascinated by the personal differences, talents, and other individualities that makes a person who they are, their strengths & weaknesses and how they envision themselves living their best life. My role is and has been to support them in discovering their strengths and challenges, and to provide them with a nurturing presence and right tools to thrive. My work with kids has been at the center of my counseling career, and has provided me with a great insight to the importance of family and peer relations in future success or failures. I am comfortable working with clients of all ages on personal and family issues.
I have always been fascinated by the personal differences, talents, and other individualities that makes a person who they are, their strengths & weaknesses and how they envision themselves living their best life. My role is and has been to support them in discovering their strengths and challenges, and to provide them with a nurturing presence and right tools to thrive. My work with kids has been at the center of my counseling career, and has provided me with a great insight to the importance of family and peer relations in future success or failures. I am comfortable working with clients of all ages on personal and family issues.
(650) 502-5801 View (650) 502-5801
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Brenda Fellows
PhD
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
As a veteran mental health provider and life strategist, I offer many holistic counseling modalities in various settings: home, workplace, school, university, community. Behavior modification and other treatment approaches have been highly successful for those suffering from depression, anxiety, anger, emotional regulation, weight management challenges. Together we explore underlying issues fueling your irrational thoughts and dysfunctional behaviors- keeping you stuck. When applicable, I provide Solution-Focused Therapy by negotiating goals for sustainability; both short and long-term. As an EAP provider I offer organizational consultation in numerous areas: individual, group behavior, leadership, conflict, communication, emotional intelligence, time, stress, anger management, etc. Psychological Testing and Evaluation.
As a veteran mental health provider and life strategist, I offer many holistic counseling modalities in various settings: home, workplace, school, university, community. Behavior modification and other treatment approaches have been highly successful for those suffering from depression, anxiety, anger, emotional regulation, weight management challenges. Together we explore underlying issues fueling your irrational thoughts and dysfunctional behaviors- keeping you stuck. When applicable, I provide Solution-Focused Therapy by negotiating goals for sustainability; both short and long-term. As an EAP provider I offer organizational consultation in numerous areas: individual, group behavior, leadership, conflict, communication, emotional intelligence, time, stress, anger management, etc. Psychological Testing and Evaluation.
(650) 489-0417 View (650) 489-0417
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Gustavo Olvera Santos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
Hello! I'm Gustavo Olvera and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), serving clients via telehealth throughout the State of California. My long time approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are and work with them to identify goals that will help them improve their quality of life. I believe that we all have the potential to succeed in life and the potential to achieve greatness. A healthy mind is key to success, as we often have to make critical decisions on a daily basis. I believe we can all achieve our desired goals by increasing and maintaining a positive outlook on our mental health.
Hello! I'm Gustavo Olvera and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), serving clients via telehealth throughout the State of California. My long time approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are and work with them to identify goals that will help them improve their quality of life. I believe that we all have the potential to succeed in life and the potential to achieve greatness. A healthy mind is key to success, as we often have to make critical decisions on a daily basis. I believe we can all achieve our desired goals by increasing and maintaining a positive outlook on our mental health.
(805) 506-5972 View (805) 506-5972
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Belen Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
Hi, my name is Belen Gonzalez, LCSW. My hope is to provide you with an integration of Biblical Counseling and strong clinical care. Life can be unpredictable, heavy, fast-paced, and sometimes difficult to understand. I believe there is a way to manage in which we can still experience peace and wholeness. My focuses are Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions.
Hi, my name is Belen Gonzalez, LCSW. My hope is to provide you with an integration of Biblical Counseling and strong clinical care. Life can be unpredictable, heavy, fast-paced, and sometimes difficult to understand. I believe there is a way to manage in which we can still experience peace and wholeness. My focuses are Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions.
(408) 716-3658 View (408) 716-3658
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Brooke Stewart-Hardin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
My name is Brooke Stewart-Hardin, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed in the state of California. I work with clients statewide via Telehealth. I have over ten years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, issues with grief, and life transitions. I also have helped parents with children with behavioral issues.
My name is Brooke Stewart-Hardin, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed in the state of California. I work with clients statewide via Telehealth. I have over ten years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, issues with grief, and life transitions. I also have helped parents with children with behavioral issues.
(323) 798-9918 View (323) 798-9918
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Maral Sultanian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
Hello! I'm Maral Sultanian, Ph.D., LMFT. My license number is LMFT47519. I espouse neuro-relational, integrative arts therapeutic, person-centered, psychodynamic, supportive, and interactive clinical approaches to your mental health services needs. I feel there is always a way to clearly express our needs in creative and interactive ways. I look forward to our collaboration and to joining you on your path toward healing and resilience. I am open to working with all clients. The initial assessment will indicate whether it is a good fit for the client to continue their work with me.
Hello! I'm Maral Sultanian, Ph.D., LMFT. My license number is LMFT47519. I espouse neuro-relational, integrative arts therapeutic, person-centered, psychodynamic, supportive, and interactive clinical approaches to your mental health services needs. I feel there is always a way to clearly express our needs in creative and interactive ways. I look forward to our collaboration and to joining you on your path toward healing and resilience. I am open to working with all clients. The initial assessment will indicate whether it is a good fit for the client to continue their work with me.
(562) 553-3505 View (562) 553-3505
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Noreen Hui
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in healing relationships. You may be feeling emotionally disconnected from your loved one right now and wondering "what's happening to us", "we used to spend more time together", "we used to talk more, laugh more". This is a normal feeling --- often times because of life changes (kids, career, relocation, family deaths) your relationship takes a back seat. Over the years, you evolve as an individual, you are not the same person you were when you entered into the relationship.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in healing relationships. You may be feeling emotionally disconnected from your loved one right now and wondering "what's happening to us", "we used to spend more time together", "we used to talk more, laugh more". This is a normal feeling --- often times because of life changes (kids, career, relocation, family deaths) your relationship takes a back seat. Over the years, you evolve as an individual, you are not the same person you were when you entered into the relationship.
(650) 888-8307 View (650) 888-8307
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Colleen P Arnold
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404  (Online Only)
I have been in private practice since 1996, and although I've worked with many different populations, I specialize in young adults between 18-29, and woman struggling with depression or anxiety who are undergoing a life transition, such as graduating high school, college or heading into motherhood. I also lead workshops and provide personal coaching for mothers who need more self-care. My work is primarily strength-based and informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and trauma-informed interventions. I focus on working with strengths, values and interests to help you create a life worth living.
I have been in private practice since 1996, and although I've worked with many different populations, I specialize in young adults between 18-29, and woman struggling with depression or anxiety who are undergoing a life transition, such as graduating high school, college or heading into motherhood. I also lead workshops and provide personal coaching for mothers who need more self-care. My work is primarily strength-based and informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and trauma-informed interventions. I focus on working with strengths, values and interests to help you create a life worth living.
(415) 968-9719 View (415) 968-9719
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Jamie H Duddy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
My approach to therapy is a very individual one. Each person begins therapy in a different place and is unique in how they go through their process. While respecting individuality, I will help you identify the problems, explore patterns of behavior and clarify destructive thought patterns. I encourage growth and introspection with my clients; however I will continually respect the pace that you need to develop at. I provide a safe and professional environment as well as a genuine concern for what issues you are addressing. I also provide custody mediation, co-parent counseling, child custody evaluations and parent coordination.
My approach to therapy is a very individual one. Each person begins therapy in a different place and is unique in how they go through their process. While respecting individuality, I will help you identify the problems, explore patterns of behavior and clarify destructive thought patterns. I encourage growth and introspection with my clients; however I will continually respect the pace that you need to develop at. I provide a safe and professional environment as well as a genuine concern for what issues you are addressing. I also provide custody mediation, co-parent counseling, child custody evaluations and parent coordination.
(650) 603-0923 View (650) 603-0923
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Wanping Carrie Cavigioli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Foster City, CA 94404
If you feel like you are exhausted, anxious most of the time, or no longer have a fulfilled relationship, you are not alone.
If you feel like you are exhausted, anxious most of the time, or no longer have a fulfilled relationship, you are not alone.
(650) 887-9008 View (650) 887-9008
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Lynda Lynette Johnson-Basuino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, BCPC
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404
"Sometimes a little insight makes all the difference." I'm an experienced counselor who overcomes the obstacles of every day living despite vision loss. My specialty is helping people navigate through life altering crises such as the trauma of chronic health issues, divorce, job loss, behavior concerns in children, adolescence and teens. In my practice, I see people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD, and the emotional responses to vision loss and blindness. I've been counseling for 25 years and I'm in the examination process of licensure. This is my passion. I look forward to working with you.
"Sometimes a little insight makes all the difference." I'm an experienced counselor who overcomes the obstacles of every day living despite vision loss. My specialty is helping people navigate through life altering crises such as the trauma of chronic health issues, divorce, job loss, behavior concerns in children, adolescence and teens. In my practice, I see people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD, and the emotional responses to vision loss and blindness. I've been counseling for 25 years and I'm in the examination process of licensure. This is my passion. I look forward to working with you.
(650) 504-1650 View (650) 504-1650
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Pamela M Levy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Foster City, CA 94404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that each client deserves to be respected and valued. I create a warm and caring environment where clients feel empowered to uncover old patterns, make changes when needed, and learn new coping skills to successfully meet the challenges of life's transitions. My aim is to increase self awareness and insight while offering support. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families, and I see adolescents and adults. I offer online services using a HIPPA compliant video platform. For more information, visit my website www.pamelalevymft.com.
I believe that each client deserves to be respected and valued. I create a warm and caring environment where clients feel empowered to uncover old patterns, make changes when needed, and learn new coping skills to successfully meet the challenges of life's transitions. My aim is to increase self awareness and insight while offering support. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families, and I see adolescents and adults. I offer online services using a HIPPA compliant video platform. For more information, visit my website www.pamelalevymft.com.
(650) 924-9732 View (650) 924-9732

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Number of Therapists in Foster City, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Foster City, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
69% Parenting

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Optum
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Foster City, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

98% Female
2% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Foster City?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.