Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists in Salinas, CA

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Connections Family and Behavioral Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
At Connections Family and Behavioral Services work with individuals with ADHD, Autism Spectrum, behavioral, learning , and developmental diagnoses.
Does the world seem chaotic and to not make sense? Does it seem like you should be able to do more, but just can’t? Does it seem like there are social rules everyone else knows? Does it seem like when things go wrong, it’s your fault, but you don’t know why? Are you exhausted from ‘playing the role' of yourself in your life, trying to ‘do it right'? All families want peace, all individuals want greater ease and understanding in their lives. With over 25 years of providing services to exceptional individuals, I know the importance of having the right support for the need at hand.
(831) 453-0442
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Hildur R Simonardottir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
(831) 508-3636
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Jose Maldonado
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPS
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual Therapist who provides services in English and Spanish. I help with a variety of symptoms including depression, anxiety, family and partner issues, life transitions and acculturation issues. My experience includes working with crisis interventions, working with people who have chronic mental health conditions and generally people seeking support.
(831) 215-4143
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Dr. Clare Joy Manning
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe the most positive transformational aspect of therapy is when someone feels listened to,... really listened to. When this occurs, many levels of healing are possible. Ambitions may be discovered or recovered, losses and sorrows may be grieved for the first time or for the 1,000th time, and self-awareness and self-esteem can emerge in new ways. My approach focuses on developing an inner dialogue with oneself that is is compassionate and restorative. All sessions are virtual over various Telehealth platforms.
(831) 217-6053
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Dr. Rebecca A Scott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Accepting New Patients. When we feel stuck in our situation, it can create feelings of hopelessness. In addition to the many problems that complicate our daily lives such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, patients come to me with complex relationship issues including marital distress, divorce recovery, verbal & emotional abuse, loss of child, parent, or spouse. I approach therapy from a holistic perspective, to address the root problem, not just the symptoms. Like physical therapy, the goal is to get well and end treatment. I offer perspective on your experience, and provide clear, concise directions on meeting your goals.
(831) 208-3701
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Salinas, CA 93908
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Meleny Honts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Counseling should fit your lifestyle and needs. Your sessions will focus on your goals and you are encouraged to be your authentic self . Life can be stressful and we all could use someone to vent to and collaborate with on solutions and strategies to overcome obstacles. If you prefer a collaborative, personalized, and creative approach to problems, please contact me!
(408) 459-6339
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Marina, CA 93933
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Jennifer Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Anxiety, depression and relationship issues are common problems many are experiencing today. My primary motive as a psychotherapist is to help individuals live more meaningful and productive lives in harmony with their families and community. Through effective talk therapy individuals become more courageous, truthful and engaged in the pursuit of individual, family and social harmony.
(805) 800-8978
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Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Rhonda Fugazi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LEP, PPSC
Verified
Verified
Clients say they trust me and feel comfortable being open in session to talk about their personal issues. I specialize in helping families resolve conflict and also work with learning disabilities.
(855) 829-5334
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Michael A Schmidt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Michael Schmidt specializes in providing therapy for various mood challenges and administering psychological testing for Learning Disability, Autism, ADHD, and Cognitive abilities.
We provide testing and therapy services to youth and adults struggling in their everyday functioning. PSYCHOTHERAPY: Treatment for youth, families, and adults with mild to severe depression, suicidality/hospitalization, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship distress, and more. TESTING: Cognitive Testing (IQ/mental abilities); Psychoeducational Testing ( Learning Disability/academic achievement); Developmental Testing (Autism Spectrum Disorder, language/motor delay, behavioral disturbance); ADHD Testing (distractibility/concentration, fidgety, impulsive); Behavioral/Emotional Testing (Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Anxiety).
(408) 418-2503
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San Jose, CA 95110
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Ken Benau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have expertise in working with children, adolescents and adults with various challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, learning differences, attentional issues, and those identified on the Asperger's/Autism spectrum.
My aim is to accompany you in discovering your unique pathway to change or healing. We will identify the thoughts, beliefs, emotions and behavior patterns you wish to change, and those particular aspects of yourself that keep you feeling stuck or distressed. Working experientially, we will pay close attention to your moment to moment emotional, physical, and relational experience. Together we will not only address your problems but also deepen your awareness and experience of your strengths and capacities, both to help you face your life challenges and to feel more whole and fulfilled.
(510) 849-6653
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Kensington, CA 94707
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Inhwa Byun
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling alone and stuck in the same place? Believe you aren't good enough? Experiencing relationship difficulties? If you’re tired of dealing with your issues on your own, I’m here to work with you and to help you move forward. Exploring your issues by yourself can be overwhelming. By working together, I aim to provide a warm and safe environment to better aid your process of self-discovery and learning . Through collaborative and compassionate therapy sessions, I would like to help you find the power of self-healing, self-resilience and solid calmness will gradually improve your well-being.
(408) 668-0583
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San Jose, CA 95110
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Susan Jager
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I bring over 20 years of experience working in mental health and also in education with a focus on learning issues.
I help people manage life challenges, improve self-understanding, self-esteem, and learn new ways to manage their unique experiences and hardships. If you are experiencing difficult emotions in relationships, a transition or loss, it can be so helpful to work through feelings in a safe, confidential space.
(415) 683-7903
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Adrienne B DiFabio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
DiFabio is focused on psychological assessment (ADHD, Learning disorders , Dyslexia, ASD, etc.
Dr. DiFabio is a licensed clinical psychologist who believes that comprehensive assessment of clients guides treatment and sets them on the right path to success in their lives. Dr. DiFabio conducts psychological assessments. These services include assessment of personality, ADHD, ASD, learning disorders , and other cognitive issues in transitional-age youth and adults. Dr. DiFabio also provides second opinions related to previous diagnoses, surrogacy & employment assessments. Additionally, Dr. DiFabio completes forensic assessment with medico-legal questions (ex. Competency).
(650) 770-8629
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Astraea Bella, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Learning how to build strong, loving, and resilient close relationships is key.
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Most of us didn't learn how to create fulfilling romantic relationships growing up. Conflict, distance, not knowing the way forward, these are all common struggles. Fortunately, in depth scientific research has revealed key relational skills that lead to fulfilling relationships. Ground breaking research into gender, sexuality, and eroticism has also revealed core skills that create fulfillment in the realm of eros. With these advanced skills, you can learn how to bring out the best in you and your partner.
(510) 342-3919
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Andrea Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Andrea creates a safe and supportive environment, that allows clients to build on their strengths while learning additional skills to help them reach their therapeutic goals.
At Blackhawk Family Development Center we strive to provide treatment that goes beyond symptom relief. Fundamentally, we believe that each person can achieve happiness and that happiness can be cultivated through internal resiliency. All of our services are steeped in a strength based approach. Whether we are working with a child, adolescent or adult our therapy and assessment services offer the opportunity to develop the positive self concept that promotes interactions fueled through resilience, innovation and positive intention.
(925) 292-6871
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Danville, CA 94506
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Jenny J Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Know Thyself! Jenny believes that everyone carries a powerful tool inside them that makes everything possible! By learning about the resources and positive inner-tools that you already own, you can better understand yourself, your troubles, and the choices that you can make. Jenny helps you to become aware of your options, while helping you understand how to utilize them with your inner-strengths and tools.
(925) 386-2156
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Danville, CA 94526
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C.A.R.E. Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
C.A.R.E. Clinic (Children’s Advancement and Results through Evaluation) specializes in psychological and neuropsychological testing with children, adolescents, and young adults. We are passionate about conducting evaluations that guide families towards a greater understanding of their child, with precise and practical reports that provide a roadmap for effective solutions. Common areas we assess for include ADHD, learning disabilities, giftedness, neurocognitive differences, developmental delays/autism, mood disorders and emotional or behavioral challenges. We also conduct pre-adoption psychological evaluations.
(650) 532-9752
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Burlingame, CA 94010
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Allie Phelps
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals with social learning deficits. During intake calls, many parents report their child to have some (or all) of the following traits: Very bright (above average IQ), better with adults and younger children than with peers, interrupts, trouble with balanced conversation (tends to monologue or doesn't contribute), struggles with losing, challenges with emotional regulation and impulse control, inflexible, strong language abilities, difficulty with perspective taking, wants to engage with others but often gets stuck, trouble with problem-solving, and/or executive function challenges.
(415) 849-7737
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Matthew Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My with couples focuses on identifying negative cycles, rediscovering intimacy and connection, and learning how to maintain love over time.
If you're struggling with difficult symptoms, problems in a relationship, or just a lingering feeling that things can be better in your life, psychotherapy can help. I see it as my job as a therapist to help you feel empowered, more alive, and connected to your vision of what you want your life to be. Therapy is new to many of the people I work with and I invite you to see how therapy can give you the tools to change your life.
(510) 878-3512
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Cheryl Julie Chin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
I am eager to treat diverse children, adolescents, and/or adults, as individuals, couples, families, or groups. My Specialization is in health psychology/behavioral medicine, i.e. eating disorders, stress management, chronic illness, chronic pain management, sport psychology, grief and loss - including of a pet, and I bring forth significant experience with developmental delays/ learning disabilities, testing/assessment, adoption/foster care, mood/anxiety disorders, trauma, divorce, substance abuse, and other life transitions. Additionally, I am open to providing consultation for interns taking the licensing exam or tabulating hours. Seeing my clients start life with renewed vigor is incredibly rewarding.
(408) 596-9948
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Pleasanton, CA 94568
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Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists

How effective is treatment for learning disabilities?

When initiated early and tailored to a child’s specific needs, learning disability treatment can be quite effective at helping a child cope with their disability, though its exact efficacy may depend on the severity of symptoms and whether comorbid disorders exist. Less is known about treatment initiated in adulthood, but it is certainly possible that an adult with a learning disability will see some improvement—or at the very least, identify workarounds and accommodations that could make symptoms less burdensome in day-to-day life.

When should someone seek treatment for learning disabilities?

It’s best to seek treatment as early as possible. Because learning disabilities often go unnoticed until a child starts school, or even until they’re a few years along, regular check-ins with teachers and doctors can help parents determine whether children are meeting milestones and keeping up with peers or whether an evaluation for learning disabilities may be warranted. And although earlier is always better, it’s never too late to be evaluated for learning disabilities and to seek treatment.

What happens if learning disabilities are left untreated?

Undiagnosed and untreated learning disabilities can be a source of significant frustration and shame for a child, who may feel that their challenges stem from a lack of intelligence or willpower. Such feelings can trigger low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, which may push a child toward risky behaviors, including substance use. In adulthood, untreated learning disabilities can interfere with career success, and lingering feelings of self-doubt and shame can negatively affect someone’s mental health.

Are there medications for learning disabilities?

Currently, there are no medications designed to treat specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or dyscalculia. However, someone with a learning disability may be prescribed medication for a comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, which may have positive downstream effects on their learning disability; for example, a child with both ADHD and dyslexia may find that they’re better able to focus on their reading exercises after being prescribed a stimulant medication.