As a therapist I am here to hold hope for you when you are unable to hold hope for yourself. It may often feel like you've tried everything but nothing works, at least not long term. You find yourself worrying and often struggle with things that feel outside of your control. I believe one of the bravest things you can do for yourself or your teen is prioritize mental health. There is no shame in needing additional support. Together we will work toward your goals and begin your healing.
As a therapist I work with individuals, adolescents, families and couples. My main frameworks are cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths based psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing. My primary job is to provide you with a safe non-judgemental space to process and to achieve the goals that will make you more fulfilled in our high stress Bay Area. I can serve as a guide along this path as you discover what it means to be the truest you. As well as assist you to overcome whatever has been holding you back. It isn’t always easy but working on ourselves brings great rewards.
I've always had a deep interest in understanding people and learning about their personal experiences. Being a helper and a nurturer, this passion has led me to being a therapist. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I empower people to effectively make the changes to improve their lives. It is important for me to respect that each person is coming into therapy with a unique situation and to take time to create a thoughtful treatment approach that would best suit your needs. We will work collaboratively through your therapeutic process encouraging you to take the steps towards the changes you’d like to see come to fruition.
Are you seeking a therapist that can help you better understand your emotions, have more joy and fulfillment in life, and less conflict in your relationships? If so, I would be honored to support you on your healing journey of self-discovery and skill building. One’s past experiences combined with current stressors and life’s demands can be overwhelming, even painful, but you do not need to manage it all by yourself. Support is available!
If you're on the autism spectrum, difficulties navigating the social world might be a source of anxiety, confusion, disappointment, fear, or sadness for you. You don't need an official autism or Asperger's diagnosis to benefit from working with a therapist who knows how to connect with clients who have autistic traits. I want to help you feel more comfortable in social settings so you can have more fulfilling connections at home, at work, in your community, and with yourself. About half of my clients are women, and my practice is as gender-diverse as it is neurodiverse.
As a parent or guardian, you may have concerns about your child’s school performance, learning difficulties, and attention or hyperactivity. Dr. Haupenthal wants to help your child succeed academically and emotionally to the best of his/her abilities. Dr. Haupenthal is bilingual, English/Spanish and provides child, adolescent, and college student testing including concerns with ADHD, intellectual disability, autism, learning and language difficulties, behavior issues at home and/or school, low academic performance, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Haupenthal also provides IQ testing for school entrance and psychotherapy services.
I believe that a successful working relationship is woven together with factors that lend trust and confidence to our process. These elements include my professional training and experience, our comfort zone allowing us to build an important bridge, and your motivation to work on the issues at hand. The most important ingredients for successful therapy are trust, fit, chemistry and motivation.
As a clinician who practices a strength-based approach to assessment, strategies and treatment, I love helping people to re-connect with their own happiness! My clinical expertise is in combining specialized clinical knowledge and skills in the service of resolving anxiety. My unique approach incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness. I find that many people diagnosed with long-standing clinical depression and anxiety are often suffering from the negative impact of self-criticism, relationship discord, past trauma, or achievement fatigue, and that once these are addressed, their symptoms subside.
I specialize in supporting new and expecting families experiencing prenatal/postpartum depression and anxiety, relationship and attachment issues, birth trauma, and loss. The journey into motherhood invites us to experience intense love and joy, but it also touches our most raw and vulnerable parts. We may experience worries of not being good enough or fears of losing our identity. I understand how difficult it can be to take time for yourself when you feel overwhelmed and sleep deprived. But I also know that taking the time now to increase self-awareness can move you beyond survival and transform your experience of motherhood.
I work collaboratively towards your goals for mental health and well-being. I will support you by exploring your goals for improved mental health by offering a non-judgmental safe space to deepen self-understanding and self-discovery. I believe that an important part of counseling is the relationship between the client and therapist, and strive to create an environment where authenticity is encouraged and honored.
Do you feel stressed out at home, work or school? Are you struggling to understand your partner or child? Are you tired of having the same argument over and over? Are you experiencing a constant worry that keeps you awake at night? Do you feel difficulty in trying to connect with others? Are you having trouble figuring out the next step in your career? Therapy can help!
My practice focuses on helping individuals through the most challenging times. I most commonly work with clients who experience: work-related stress, anxiety at home, or school related concerns. Depression often comes with anxiety and I support those with depression and/or bipolar disorder. I specialize in complex trauma and provide treatment for those going through major life events such as: accidents, rape, domestic violence, and unexpected losses. My personal philosophy is that each person can feel better and grow with the right support, even when the situation appears overwhelming. I look forward to working with you.
I offer: Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Individual Therapy, Therapy for Children/Adolescents, and Seniors. I have experience in working with clients who are dealing with issues such as: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship problems, as well as Stage of Life concerns. I offer free consultations, so call me with whatever you're dealing with, and we can discuss how I can help you.
My passion is working with individuals of all ages who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck in some way in their relationships, in their own personal development, or in their life goals who are ready to gain insight into themselves and make some kind of change and improve their life satisfaction! I love helping my clients gain insight into the patterns that lead to feeling stuck and stressed and helping them find new ways to manage their life that lead to increased confidence and self esteem, more calmness in their thoughts, and a clearer path forward.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, CMHC, APCC
It is a huge step to choose to come into therapy. You may just be starting out. Perhaps, it’s just another rendezvous. No matter where you are in your therapeutic journey, you are going to want to work with someone able to recognize where you are on your journey, where you want to go, and who will make space for you to be your authentic self.
Are you looking to feel more connected to yourself and others? Do you feel trapped in certain areas of your life? I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years and am passionate about this work. I work with teens, adults, and mental health professionals and can effectively address issues that keep you feeling depressed, anxious, and disconnected from yourself and others. I want to help you make the necessary changes to have the life you desire. Therapy isn't about finding out what is wrong with you, it is about building on what is RIGHT with you.
Change and growth are hard but regressive change is ultimately harder. My approach to change is integrative: mind, body, spirit, social. My decades of experience enable me to bring objectivity, knowledge, and compassion to our task of uncovering your truth and your path to individual and relational health. As a psychology professor I stay current with new research. I use a diverse set of tools to help you achieve your goals: IFS, CBT, EMDR, trauma-informed therapy, and Neurofeedback. I am a communications expert who uses powerful tools to implement research-backed processes to help your relationships thrive.
Working with clients has taught me each client, couple, and/or family is unique and deserves a treatment plan that is formulated to their needs. I have discovered that my job is to meet the client where they are at and to utilize a modality or set of modalities that best serves my clients. I have learned a successful therapist is able to hold a mirror up to the client and peel back the layers so the client can address what brought them to therapy. However, the issue that brings clients to therapy is not always the presenting problem, but a symptom of a deeper issue.
As a therapist who works with both individuals and couples, I provide practical suggestions, empowering techniques and dynamic interaction to my therapy approach. I conduct every therapy session as if it were the first and last so that something significant is gained from every session. I am here to provide focused professional attention to individuals, families and couples in distress - helping people get their lives back on track one individual at a time.
Women with ADHD: are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and perfectionist? As you take a new step in your business or career, allow me to help you stay on track toward your most important goals, while feeling clarity and confidence as your authentic self.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Los Gatos are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Los Gatos then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Los Gatos, or Child Psychologists in Los Gatos.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Los Gatos psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Los Gatos specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.