As a therapist, I want to work with people to help them to get unstuck. There are a lot of different ways one can be stuck, physically (pain), emotionally, socially, professionally, with a substance and many others. Like spinning your tires when stuck in the mud. It is the wrong thing to do, but it is the easiest thing to try when you are alone. Getting unstuck most times requires some help. That is where therapy can come in handy. Please contact me for a brief consultation to see if I can be the right person to help you.
Transitions? Stress? Anxiety? Depression? Are your moods dictating how you feel about yourself and your relationships with others? Manage symptoms, while learning lasting strategies to avoid cycles of stress, pressure, and anxiety. Do you need to break through repetitive, self destructive habits? Actualize your true potential and enhance strengths. Recognize poor self care habits/routines and initiate lasting change. Learn to prioritize life goals and needs. Finally experience accomplishment, success, true esteem, and drive. Sharing my own wisdom and clinical expertise with my clients is the greatest honor and one of my passions in life.
I believe that we grow through our struggles. They often point to parts of ourselves that are denied or have been banished to adapt to our early environments. In learning how to relate to and integrate more of our wholeness, we experience a greater capacity for and flexibility in relationships as well as a greater resiliency in their lives. I work with clients to increase awareness of themselves and their patterns, both healthy and unhealthy, to have greater choice and freedom in the way they live, and to discover lifepaths that authentically express who they are.
Therapy offers an opportunity to move your life in more desired directions and to help you live with greater personal satisfaction and engagement. My therapeutic approach focuses on helping you more deeply understand possible causes of emotional distress. We work together to develop insights and strategies necessary for managing and potentially resolving both inner conflict as well as interpersonal dynamics. I tailor the type of therapy provided to suit your needs. Our work generally involves developing psychological perspectives necessary to reduce symptoms, manage stressors, and deepen and enrich your psychological life.
Most people benefit from having a trusted and trained professional to confide in and collaborate with - to make changes, deal with emotional pain, and search for understanding and meaning. Humans are complex beings and life is full of challenges. We all create "protective measures" to help us cope with difficulties we have encountered. Unconscious relational patterns, expectations, and beliefs about ourselves and others develop. Unfortunately, many of these ways of being interfere with creating satisfying lives and relationships. Our habituated patterns can be constricting, or lead to troubling behaviors or symptoms.
Reopened for in-office therapy sessions..…....Have you found yourself at a crossroads in life? Perhaps you are experiencing strain in a relationship or grieving a significant loss. Is your quality of life less than satisfactory? Psychotherapy can help you work through difficult life issues, discover positive solutions, develop meaningful relationships, and live a more fulfilling, authentic life. I provide psychotherapy and counseling to individuals who are ready, motivated and committed to achieving well-being, personal growth and transformation by engaging in the therapeutic process.
Good therapy involves the right match. I also provide a free 30 minute (in person) question and answer session (not counseling). This allows you to understand what your therapy process will look like. If we decide to work together, you will be involved in a very action oriented therapy. Our work will encourage you to practice your new skills during the week. I try to use approaches that you find helpful like: writing in a journal, reading books, support groups, and/or your spiritual practices, that may help while you are in therapy. New blog:firstname.lastname@example.org
Therapy is a form of self-care. Whether you wish to focus on long-standing issues or cope with recent challenges, seeking therapy can help guide you towards reasserting control within your heart, mind, and body. I believe in therapy rich in personal growth and healing, human connection, perseverance, and perspective. Helping individuals find and harness their inner strength is a true passion. My style is very open, warm, positive, and flexible. I will work with you to meet your individual needs and explore your thoughts and feelings.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use or other self-defeating behaviors? Challenged by work, relationship or family issues? Concerned about your own or your teen's mood, judgment, behavior? Executive or founder stress? General overwhelm?
Therapy provides a safe space for processing thoughts and feelings, and for exploring different ways of being. Whatever your concerns, we'll work together to help you feel better. My style is warm and collaborative, with a sense of humor. Our work can develop your strengths & self-confidence & help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, leading to a greater sense of vitality and peace of mind.
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY32050) who provides individual psychotherapy and performance consultation to adults. I specialize in working with high-performance athletes and professionals, and in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, stress and trauma.
I am passionate about helping people feel and perform better. My clients include adults and adolescents seeking help with anxiety, depression, stress, and general mental health concerns. I also specialize in working with athletes, performers, professionals, and teams wanting to enhance mental skills for peak performance. I adopt a strength-based, collaborative, and goal-directed approach to quickly identify and overcome barriers to wellbeing and performance. I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with other scientifically supported therapies to effect change and enhance performance.
Are you experiencing a crisis? Anxious? Having problems sleeping? Not sure what to do but know something needs to be done and quick? I would like to help you feel better. Almost twenty years in private practice have provided me with a wide range of experience in stabilizing crises and developing treatment plans to meet your goals. Typically, I draw from psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories and work primarily with adults and adolescents. It is of the utmost importance to me to offer an emotionally safe space, where you can know with certainty that you can be yourself without fear of judgment.
The Bay Area provides a very unique set of challenges for children and families to navigate. As a clinician with over 15 years of direct private practice work I feel uniquely qualified to help adolescents and their families work through these issues. I take a holistic and comprehensive approach to each individual and their family and form a compassionate relationship focused on measurable progress and change.
Are you feeling stuck in the same type of relationships, arguments, or habits? When you feel stuck, it can be helpful to talk with someone to consider a fresh perspective. Previous ways of facing obstacles in your life may not be working and you might want to learn new ways to cope, or you may need extra support while going through a challenging experience. Typically, I help clients with stress, depression, worries/anxiety, life transitions, professional/sport/academic performance, and substance abuse. I enjoy working with people who are interested in self-growth and are curious about themselves and others.
Are you having a hard time managing everyday life? Are your daily worries getting in the way of your well-being? Are you experiencing transitions that are impacting your love, family and/or work life? Or are you having trouble discovering the life path that feels right for you? If so, I’m here to help. Together, we can develop strategies to help you move beyond turmoil into a life of calm, clarity, and connection.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience I provide individual and couples therapy using Attachment Theory and Emotion Focused treatment. I also treat behavioral issues such as sleep, eating disorders and chronic pain. I practice evidence-based treatments supported by scientific research primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My focus is on helping people improve their coping resources to better manage life stress, illnesses, and relationships. Working with your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, I teach you skills that you can use ongoing.
Do you experience stress, worry, or panic? Does anxiety hold you back from pursuing your personal and professional goals? I can help you learn strategies to overcome your fears and help you live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I enjoy working with clients who are struggling with worry, stress, or perfectionism, as well as specific anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. I also treat Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (e.g. hair pulling, skin picking).
Emily Heard, MFT is a marriage and family therapist based out of Menlo Park, California. Her integral therapy practice is trauma-informed, somatic, and utilizes psychedelic therapy to create profound insights and lasting change. She offers a unique approach to therapy rooted in self-compassion, authenticity, and self-awareness. She works with individuals, couples, and groups with the belief that we can change our world from the inside out.
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, other mental health problems, and/or use drugs, alcohol, or food to manage or get rid of these symptoms? Are any of these problems affecting your job, health, relationships, or even causing legal problems? If the experiences of relief and well being you’ve depended on from substances or compulsive eating are causing these or other problems and you no longer feel in control I welcome your call. There are solutions and you can again, or for the first time, feel like you are being true to yourself and to those who care about what's happening to you. Reaching out for help is essential.
Deciding to make that first call or email inquiring about counseling, can be a difficult step. My goal is to make this process as easy as I can for you and to be as supportive as possible throughout the process. That includes listening intently in order to understand how you got to where you are today and what you would like to change. Then, with the many tools in my toolbox, I will help you make those changes. If you are dealing with anxiety, trauma or relationship issues, contact me. I will answer any questions you may have. Please note: I am only doing teletherapy at this time and for the foreseeable future.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park, or Child Psychologists in Menlo Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park 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.