Life is complicated, each person has a unique journey with various obstacles and challenges. Think of therapy as your road map to support you in getting to your desired destination. Whether you need support in overcoming past traumas, having difficulty adjusting, need career counseling, support in strengthening your relationships or more, Suzzette would be honored to be your therapist. Suzzette’s goal is to empower individuals to meet their full potential through the integration of wellness and mentorship programs in schools, communities and corporate settings.
Do you find yourself having a difficult time coping with anxiety, depression, and trauma? Do you have a hard time communicating and setting boundaries with others? Life is full of obstacles and hardships that may be difficult to overcome without the right tools, resources, and, guidance leading to the manifestation of these symptoms. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and adolescents using a Psychodynamic approach to explore unconscious thoughts and behaviors. In doing this, we are able to collaboratively recognize old ineffective patterns and process unresolved feelings and trauma.
I believe in the power of the therapeutic connection and the immense and incredible impact that a strong and close therapeutic alliance can have in effecting change in the client, and it is this therapeutic alliance, along with the client’s own strength and inner resources, that is the greatest tool for change and growth.
Do you find yourself struggling? Hurting? I can help you feel better! You have the ability to THRIVE regardless of your circumstances armed with my support & many new tools in your arsenal. I can help you tap into your own resilience & ability to heal. Wherever you are at in life, whether satisfied but looking to improve, struggling daily & feeling as if the floor is about to fall out, in crisis-mode, on a journey of self-discovery, or simply looking for support from a fully present empathetic skilled partner in your personal, interpersonal & professional goals. I AM HERE FOR YOU!
Do you have difficulties taking care of emotions? Find it hard to manage uncontrollable changes and uncertainties in life? Want to recognize your strengths and ways to cope with stress? I’m a bilingual licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience providing therapy in English and Chinese. I want to support you to maintain a solid core and to face reality without losing control. Working with me will help you learn new skills and develop effective behaviors. You can also gain insight into your life struggles and dilemma. Through our work, you'd make informed decisions in improving your quality of life and relationships.
I am a first generation Filipina-American cisgender woman. I am passionate about community care and I have dedicated my career to supporting people and communities with their healing journeys. I have worked within the fields of early childhood mental health, foster care, education, community organizing, and healthcare. I am a trained LCSW specializing in trauma-informed care, attachment work, early childhood development, and intergenerational family work. I utilize an integrated approach to therapy, often informed by Trauma-Informed Care, Attachment Frameworks, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PaloAltoTherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
I have worked for over 25 years with folks who have struggled with a range of internal, interpersonal, relational, and environmental challenges and questions. This includes: difficult thoughts; "stuck" patterns of behavior, including addictions; persistent sadness and depression; relationship and family difficulties; loneliness; thoughts of life-and-death; trauma; identity and sexuality questions; experiences of madness; and other difficult life situations. I focus on working with adolescents (16+), young adults (18-25), and adults of all ages. I also work with men of all ages on questions of masculinity and "manhood".
Happiness & Health are within your reach! No matter what your problem is just know that you don’t have to face it alone. Are you feeling anxious, depressed, and having difficulty motivating yourself? Are you struggling to keep your daily routine to lead your life to the fullest? Are you having difficulty in your relationships or understanding your emotions? I can help you understand, cope with and overcome the problems so that you can live a healthy, happy, and peaceful life. I also embed multicultural competence and cultural factors throughout my work with clients.
Richard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 45 years of experience specializing in individual and marriage and family counseling, adolescent psychotherapy, job and management counseling. He has been trained in multiple approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, and significant Family Therapy strategies for resolving couple as well as parent child conflict. He has taught many parenting workshops throughout the Bay area. He is a Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
During this time of upheaval, including Covid, political conflict, and environmental challenges, many are feeling pessimistic and overwhelmed. Some are depressed and anxious. Such distress may be layered atop previous struggles with low self-esteem, relationship issues, past trauma, and a loud "inner critic". Perhaps you worry about climate disruption or feel despair about our planetary future. Maybe you imagine you're alone in that feeling, or wonder if there’s anything you can do to impact the problem. At times all the above concerns can lead to negative health behaviors in an effort to cope. Fortunately, solutions are available.
Are you Overwhelmed, Frustrated or Sad? Do you ask yourself 'Is this all there is?'
Has a medical diagnosis or an upcoming surgery got you unnerved? If you're depressed, anxious, angry, grieving, facing divorce, or experiencing family discord, I can help make your life more manageable.
Mental health challenges are due to the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Trauma can place a strain on your family, work, relationships, and even cause issues with self-worth. I specialize in trauma therapy along with treating personality disorders, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and addiction. All these disorders can look different from person to person, and that is where our therapeutic journey of empowerment and self-exploration begins. I concentrate on creating a safe space of growth and self-discovery through unconditional positive regard, emotional regulation, and guided activities.
I have been in practice for nine years. I have extensive experience working with children, teens, and families. I am very passionate about working with clients and helping each individual develop healthy coping skills to overcome obstacles in their life. I use a Cognitive Behavior approach and specialize in children and adults with Anxiety, Depression, mood disorders, and ADHD. I use positive communication skills and a non-judgmental approach to engage with each client. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
My focus and goal as a clinician is to create a warm, safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their personal issues and find meaning and purpose in their lives. I specialize in working with young children, parents, couples and individual clients going through significant life transitions. It is in the therapist/client relationship where my clients can begin to explore their issues, challenges and needs and also discover their strengths and internal resources in order to have a better understanding of who they are and reach their goals.
Professional affiliations: National Associations of Social Workers, Academy of Certified Social Workers Clinical Interests: Couples, family/relationship issues, life and employment transitions, personnel management challenges, conflict resolution and cross-cultural topics
I offer *concierge therapy services* in Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, and Piedmont Areas. I am committed to uniquely serving individuals and family systems to support clients in navigating their complex and fast-paced lives in a way that is expressly tailored to fit into your Bay Area lifestyle. I work dynamically with family members to address overarching goals from different perspectives. This allows me to focus on your needs from every angle possible. The result is comprehensive change on an individual and systematic level. I can meet online or in person with a flexible structure to meet your ever changing needs.
Do you feel confused, stuck, or overwhelmed? Do the challenges of life make it hard for you to feel your purpose? Are you struggling with managing anxiety and depression in these turbulent times? Are you feeling isolated and like an outsider? I can help you to become more in tune with your needs and strengths, and support you to adjust unrealistic expectations or incongruent habits you may have. Emotional well being is vitally important, and there is a unique path to balance for each individual. I aim to help clients honor themselves as complex beings seeking safety, self-knowledge, connection and love.
This-is-important! It won’t go away when you turn your back. It won’t sort itself out while you distract yourself with other things. You may well need a hand in resolving things but only YOU can take the first step and ask for that help, which we are all PERFECTLY allowed to need sometimes. Resilience isn’t about never being angry, sad, fearful or guilty. It is about knowing how to respond appropriately.
I use evidence-based therapy to treat a range of concerns including race-based stress, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety, insomnia, depression, loneliness, and interpersonal difficulties. In meeting each of my clients, I apply the dialectical balance between acceptance and change, holding firm that “at each moment we are all doing the best we can, and we can also do better”. As a radical behaviorist, I work primarily from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, in order to enable my clients to find ways to live more fully.