Do you experience difficulty managing conflict in your relationship? Maybe one of you has an anger problem, or you withdraw during conflict. Maybe it's time to re-light the flame.
Perhaps parenting struggles, particularly with teenagers, are wearing you out. Or, you cannot agree on parenting techniques.
Maybe substance abuse is hurting you or a loved one, and you want help addressing it.
I have 30 years experience dealing with couple/marital, parenting and substance abuse issues. Learn practical solutions that can help reduce these, and other stressors in your life.
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.
Do you feel stuck in your life? Do you often get told that you don't quite seem like your old self? Do you sometimes feel like you could be living a different life if you could overcome some of the things you are carrying with you? I am passionate about working with adolescents and adults who are looking for a shift in their lives - whether in relationships, career, school or how they view themselves.
I look forward to helping you feel better. I provide counseling support to individuals, couples, families & teens. I work collaboratively with you, using evidenced based methods to create lasting change. I will help you shift negative thought & emotion patterns to give you relief from persistent anxiety and depression. We can process, resolve and move on from trauma, relationships & painful family experiences in our work together. Let's secure a stable recovery from substance use by defending against relapse. In our sessions, you can make decisions from authentic values and build esteem/confidence personally & professionally.
Sometimes it takes the gentle mirroring of another person to help see what is no longer working in our lives. Habits formed to survive difficult childhoods may be wrecking havoc. Communication styles may be sabotaging love. We may feel overwhelmed in parenting, or facing a big life transition. I work closely with my clients to increase communication skills and develop greater personal awareness. I teach nervous system regulation in order to stay calm and effective during conflict, difficult conversations, and life transitions. From therapy you’ll learn to operate from wholeness and authenticity, and gain acceptance for self/others.
Stressful encounters, complex life experience, academic stressors and more, can often cause college students, teens, and children to struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, inadequacy, body image issues, and negative self-talk. In my career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have had the opportunity to work closely with clients struggling with these kinds of challenges both at school and at home. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients thrive and flourish by equipping them with the tools and guidance they need to navigate daily stressors, grow their self care, and improve coping skills.
Are you struggling with intimacy or sexual concerns and not sure how to improve the situation? Sex therapy is a form of therapy intended to help individuals and couples resolve sexual difficulties, such as performance anxiety or relationship problems. It’s normal for clients to feel anxious when seeing a sex therapist, especially for the first time. Many people have trouble talking about sex at all, so discussing it with me as a stranger may feel awkward. I provide a safe and comfortable space in exploring your sexual concerns, reducing the pain, and reaching desirable goals.
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.
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.
Myself and my colleagues at the California Psychology Center specialize in therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, and depression. We help with these difficulties by customizing strategies supported by the strongest research evidence to each unique individual. We work with clients in a warm, collaborative manner to help our clients better understand themselves, learn new skills, and overcome life’s struggles in a manner consistent with their values and goals. Our practice is aimed at both alleviating psychological distress, as well as bolstering strengths and a sense of personal fulfillment.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked extensively with people from diverse backgrounds who are struggling to cope with grief, loss, trauma, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem issues, and stress. I am passionate about helping people become more empowered and equipped to cope with life's challenges. I look forward to working with individuals who recognize that something is not working and are motivated to take steps towards change in order to enhance their quality of life and improve overall functioning.
I work with a wide range of clients. Those confronting transitions, relationships problems, career concerns, addictions, student concerns and other challenges. Depression, anxiety, stress or addictive behaviors are usually the first step in a journey to self-discovery. I create a nurturing, supportive and warm space for my clients to examine their relationships, the impacts of their family environments, thought patterns and dreams. I help my clients understand concessions they may have been made in their original family enabled adaptation, but may later interfere with their fulfillment. Together we create new stories with happier endings.
Finding your way through emotional challenges, such as depression, anxiety, and significant life changes, can be a very lonely experience on your own. Having a partner can make all the difference. Working with a knowledgable, insightful and compassionate psychotherapist can make the journey bearable, smoother and more successful. In my practice, you are not alone. I partner with clients and provide guidance and support in a safe, supportive and empathetic environment to explore challenges and promote overall wellness. I specialize in helping people with depressive disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, difficult life transitions, interpersonal conflicts and low self-esteem.
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.
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
I work with individuals from young adulthood through older age, and couples have been a specialty for more than 25 years. Life events and experiences can cause stress, confusion, grief, and myriad other feelings which, when internalized, result in anxiety and depression. Whether seeing couples or individuals, I have found that a combination of insight and understanding, attention to feelings, and cognitive and behavioral change is most effective in addressing both internal and interpersonal conflicts and concerns. I work with people to resolve, heal, accept, and cope with loss, trauma, illness, family, marital and work issues, and more.
For parents, when your child is struggling - academically, socially, or emotionally - having a partner can make all the difference. Families seek out my services to diagnose learning differences and ADHD and to design and implement successful interventions. I help families achieve understanding and confidence related to their child's education.
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.
I am a licensed psychotherapist and EMDR provider who specializes in trauma, depression, addiction, life change and attachment issues. I work with adults and older adolescents. I can help with the anxiety and painful feelings that proliferate when coping with challenging life experiences. I am certified to provide EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) a powerful and highly effective trauma treatment which can greatly improve therapeutic outcome and expedite recovery time. EMDR works with major trauma as well as repetitive, "small t" trauma like that experienced growing up in a dysfunctional home.
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.