Therapists in San Carlos, CA

Photo of Simi Bhaurla, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Carlos, CA
Simi Bhaurla
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
Struggling with mental health is a difficult task to handle alone. With my clients, not only do I listen to their story I also teach clients coping skills to help them manage their symptoms. My clients typically experience anxiety, depression, substance use issues, or are struggling with difficult life transitions. I provide clients with the tools they need to help improve their lives and become the best version of themselves. The most important part of this process is to find the right therapist for you. Feel free to send me an email or leave a voicemail and we can see if we would be a good fit for each other!
Struggling with mental health is a difficult task to handle alone. With my clients, not only do I listen to their story I also teach clients coping skills to help them manage their symptoms. My clients typically experience anxiety, depression, substance use issues, or are struggling with difficult life transitions. I provide clients with the tools they need to help improve their lives and become the best version of themselves. The most important part of this process is to find the right therapist for you. Feel free to send me an email or leave a voicemail and we can see if we would be a good fit for each other!
(408) 413-4512 View (408) 413-4512
Photo of Stephanie Moody, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Stephanie Moody
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck? I'm here to help. As a dedicated therapist, I provide a warm and non-judgmental space where we can work together to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Using evidence-based approaches, we'll develop practical strategies to help you overcome challenges and live a more fulfilling life. Whether you're dealing with stress, relationship issues, or personal growth, I'm committed to supporting you every step of the way. Take the first step towards positive change and contact me today. www.claritycounselingsc.com/team
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck? I'm here to help. As a dedicated therapist, I provide a warm and non-judgmental space where we can work together to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Using evidence-based approaches, we'll develop practical strategies to help you overcome challenges and live a more fulfilling life. Whether you're dealing with stress, relationship issues, or personal growth, I'm committed to supporting you every step of the way. Take the first step towards positive change and contact me today. www.claritycounselingsc.com/team
(650) 437-8832 View (650) 437-8832
Photo of Marcie Kay, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Marcie Kay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MBA, APCC
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Waitlist for new clients
I create a safe and nurturing therapeutic space for adults, couples & teens who are facing major life transitions such as college, career, divorce, or personal loss in finding a joyful and fulfilling path forward. I also provide empathetic guidance to the “sandwich generation” – women and men who are raising children while also caring for their elderly parents and struggling with anxiety and depression as they attempt to juggle it all. I help families navigate the complexities of raising children, adolescents and emerging adults in a healthy, cohesive way.
I create a safe and nurturing therapeutic space for adults, couples & teens who are facing major life transitions such as college, career, divorce, or personal loss in finding a joyful and fulfilling path forward. I also provide empathetic guidance to the “sandwich generation” – women and men who are raising children while also caring for their elderly parents and struggling with anxiety and depression as they attempt to juggle it all. I help families navigate the complexities of raising children, adolescents and emerging adults in a healthy, cohesive way.
(650) 686-5489 View (650) 686-5489
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Joe Gutierez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MS, CATC IV, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Life comes with many challenges and uncertainties. At times these challenges can create some imbalance for all of us. I provide a warm, caring and sensitive place, giving my clients the space to explore ways in which to navigate life’s joys, disappointments and challenges. I work alongside you to explore the impact these challenges place on your life and work together to identify your goals that will help you regain balance and improve your mental and physical well-being. After a career in international business I made the transition to counseling, which has provided me unique insight and firsthand experience with changes
Life comes with many challenges and uncertainties. At times these challenges can create some imbalance for all of us. I provide a warm, caring and sensitive place, giving my clients the space to explore ways in which to navigate life’s joys, disappointments and challenges. I work alongside you to explore the impact these challenges place on your life and work together to identify your goals that will help you regain balance and improve your mental and physical well-being. After a career in international business I made the transition to counseling, which has provided me unique insight and firsthand experience with changes
(415) 254-6430 View (415) 254-6430
Photo of Lisa A Montalvo, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Lisa A Montalvo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
I have been a licensed therapist in the Bay Area for over 30 years. I provide a space that is welcoming, safe and comfortable. My style is non-judgemental, empathic and introspective. My goal is to help you learn about yourself and how to relate to others so that you can make positive changes that are lasting. I incorporate various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Short Term Solution Focused Therapy and Client Centered Therapy and Mindfulness based techniques. Therapeutic strategies are tailored to the individuals needs. I work with individuals, couples and adults.
I have been a licensed therapist in the Bay Area for over 30 years. I provide a space that is welcoming, safe and comfortable. My style is non-judgemental, empathic and introspective. My goal is to help you learn about yourself and how to relate to others so that you can make positive changes that are lasting. I incorporate various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Short Term Solution Focused Therapy and Client Centered Therapy and Mindfulness based techniques. Therapeutic strategies are tailored to the individuals needs. I work with individuals, couples and adults.
(650) 482-8311 View (650) 482-8311
Photo of Melanie Stauffer, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Melanie Stauffer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Experiencing a change of any kind can disrupt one's life in many ways. I specialize in working with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I also support clients dealing with grief & loss, infertility and health issues. I have over 15 years of experience working with families and teens in the system who are suffering from trauma, self-harming behaviors, and peer-related issues. I am also skilled in working with First Responders/Military and their families and offer nonjudgmental support. I focus on meeting my clients where they are at and creating a safe space for healing.
Experiencing a change of any kind can disrupt one's life in many ways. I specialize in working with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I also support clients dealing with grief & loss, infertility and health issues. I have over 15 years of experience working with families and teens in the system who are suffering from trauma, self-harming behaviors, and peer-related issues. I am also skilled in working with First Responders/Military and their families and offer nonjudgmental support. I focus on meeting my clients where they are at and creating a safe space for healing.
(650) 839-9736 View (650) 839-9736
Photo of Tara Mann, Associate Clinical Social Worker in San Carlos, CA
Tara Mann
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
When we are in the midst of life’s unpredictability and the struggle of events that are beyond our control, asking for help and guidance is essential for healing and moving forward. I offer that guidance. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where you can explore, heal, and grow. My hope is to assist clients in developing a deeper awareness of the nature of their current struggles and help them embrace the chance to rebuild anew. I am a graduate from the Cal-State East Bay MSW program, and I look forward to working with you to provide a nurturing and helpful therapy experience.
When we are in the midst of life’s unpredictability and the struggle of events that are beyond our control, asking for help and guidance is essential for healing and moving forward. I offer that guidance. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where you can explore, heal, and grow. My hope is to assist clients in developing a deeper awareness of the nature of their current struggles and help them embrace the chance to rebuild anew. I am a graduate from the Cal-State East Bay MSW program, and I look forward to working with you to provide a nurturing and helpful therapy experience.
(650) 749-7044 View (650) 749-7044
Photo of Anna McQuinn, Psychologist in San Carlos, CA
Anna McQuinn
Psychologist, PhD, MFT, PSY
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Dr. McQuinn is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a licensed Marital and Family therapist. Dr. Anna McQuinn has been a Tenured Professor of Notre Dame de Namur University where she has been chair of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Department since 1987. She has also been an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of San Francisco graduate Psychology program. Currently she is a Professor Emeritus at the NDNU & has a private practice in San Carlos. She believes that Psychotherapy Healing takes place within the relational model. There is a profound unconscious connection between therapist and client & a mutuality of influence.
Dr. McQuinn is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a licensed Marital and Family therapist. Dr. Anna McQuinn has been a Tenured Professor of Notre Dame de Namur University where she has been chair of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Department since 1987. She has also been an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of San Francisco graduate Psychology program. Currently she is a Professor Emeritus at the NDNU & has a private practice in San Carlos. She believes that Psychotherapy Healing takes place within the relational model. There is a profound unconscious connection between therapist and client & a mutuality of influence.
(650) 508-1942 View (650) 508-1942
Photo of Cameron Townsend, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Cameron Townsend
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions. My goal is to create a safe space for all of my clients to process their emotions, and build tools to guide them through their journey to heal.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions. My goal is to create a safe space for all of my clients to process their emotions, and build tools to guide them through their journey to heal.
(650) 613-5081 View (650) 613-5081
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Kathryn Anne Douglas
Counselor, MSE, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
I assist teens and adults surrounding concerns with anxiety and/or depression, gifted/Autistic, couples counseling, and parenting skills training.
I assist teens and adults surrounding concerns with anxiety and/or depression, gifted/Autistic, couples counseling, and parenting skills training.
(217) 596-4292 View (217) 596-4292
Photo of Yen Hui, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Yen Hui
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Who doesn't experience challenges at some time in their lives? When it becomes too overwhelming to manage on our own, therapy can offer an opportunity to discover our natural abilities to heal and grow. Trained in several therapeutic methods, I am eclectic in my style and work with you to discover the most effective approaches to achieve your personal goals...so, come as you are. Through this supportive, warm, and non-judgmental exploration we will gain a better understanding of who you are and build on your assets.
Who doesn't experience challenges at some time in their lives? When it becomes too overwhelming to manage on our own, therapy can offer an opportunity to discover our natural abilities to heal and grow. Trained in several therapeutic methods, I am eclectic in my style and work with you to discover the most effective approaches to achieve your personal goals...so, come as you are. Through this supportive, warm, and non-judgmental exploration we will gain a better understanding of who you are and build on your assets.
(415) 578-7688 View (415) 578-7688
Photo of Paisley Scarberry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Paisley Scarberry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
I trust in your capacity to heal and believe that you are the expert in your healing. I will encourage you to listen to your body’s wisdom and authentic inner messages guiding you to a more meaningful understanding of your experience while highlighting your strengths and internal resources along the way.
I trust in your capacity to heal and believe that you are the expert in your healing. I will encourage you to listen to your body’s wisdom and authentic inner messages guiding you to a more meaningful understanding of your experience while highlighting your strengths and internal resources along the way.
(650) 640-0427 View (650) 640-0427
Photo of Alex Tsai, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Alex Tsai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
Thank you for being interested in my services. Living in the bay area, life can be hectic and stressful, and we all can benefit from empathetic and empowering support. Many circumstances may have brought you to the point where depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship difficulties have made it difficult for you to find the balance or direction in life. My goal as a therapist is to support individuals navigating through the challenges and attaining a fulfilling life. Together, we can ease your suffering, explore your concerns, and implement positive changes to meet your individualized needs.
Thank you for being interested in my services. Living in the bay area, life can be hectic and stressful, and we all can benefit from empathetic and empowering support. Many circumstances may have brought you to the point where depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship difficulties have made it difficult for you to find the balance or direction in life. My goal as a therapist is to support individuals navigating through the challenges and attaining a fulfilling life. Together, we can ease your suffering, explore your concerns, and implement positive changes to meet your individualized needs.
(650) 469-8114 View (650) 469-8114
Photo of Maria Moran, Psychologist in San Carlos, CA
Maria Moran
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Most people experience challenges at some point in their lives. Sometimes these challenges can be too overwhelming to tackle on our own. Whether it is facing difficult issues related to past or recent experiences, conflicted relationships, parenting, personal habits, health or employment, finding the courage and pathway to make positive changes through therapy and counseling can lead to a life full of health, wellness and growth.
Most people experience challenges at some point in their lives. Sometimes these challenges can be too overwhelming to tackle on our own. Whether it is facing difficult issues related to past or recent experiences, conflicted relationships, parenting, personal habits, health or employment, finding the courage and pathway to make positive changes through therapy and counseling can lead to a life full of health, wellness and growth.
(650) 741-4105 View (650) 741-4105
Photo of Gia (Maria Regina) V. Reyes, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Gia (Maria Regina) V. Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
I am Gia Reyes and I am a first-generation immigrant and mother. Knowing how overwhelming and uncomfortable life transitions can be, I provide a safe and nurturing space to process issues and life-changes, with the end-goal of achieving equilibrium in the pursuit of joy, happiness and contentment. Whether it is a teen struggling with anxieties and depression, or a couple separating, a career retirement or empty-nesting, we can find your life-purpose, at any age. I also have lived experience of how challenging it can be to move to another country, with perhaps conflicting values and traditions for the children.
I am Gia Reyes and I am a first-generation immigrant and mother. Knowing how overwhelming and uncomfortable life transitions can be, I provide a safe and nurturing space to process issues and life-changes, with the end-goal of achieving equilibrium in the pursuit of joy, happiness and contentment. Whether it is a teen struggling with anxieties and depression, or a couple separating, a career retirement or empty-nesting, we can find your life-purpose, at any age. I also have lived experience of how challenging it can be to move to another country, with perhaps conflicting values and traditions for the children.
(650) 663-5089 View (650) 663-5089
Photo of Belén Mora-Byers, Psychologist in San Carlos, CA
Belén Mora-Byers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of clinical practice. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on multiple issues from anxiety, depression, difficulty adjusting to transitions, and trauma work, to name a few. I place much emphasis in helping families and individuals develop the series of skills that are necessary for real success - collaboration, flexibility, adaptability, and creativity.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of clinical practice. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on multiple issues from anxiety, depression, difficulty adjusting to transitions, and trauma work, to name a few. I place much emphasis in helping families and individuals develop the series of skills that are necessary for real success - collaboration, flexibility, adaptability, and creativity.
(650) 353-3789 View (650) 353-3789
Photo of Anna Caitlin Izzo, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Anna Caitlin Izzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
What a time to be alive. Are you feeling isolated and alone, or like your situation is hopeless? Do you struggle to balance family and work and joy in our current world? Does your child seem to be losing their zest? If you are willing to try one more thing, I would love to be your ally. The journey has become gruesome. So is every hero’s tale, and what a tale we are living though. You are not alone!
What a time to be alive. Are you feeling isolated and alone, or like your situation is hopeless? Do you struggle to balance family and work and joy in our current world? Does your child seem to be losing their zest? If you are willing to try one more thing, I would love to be your ally. The journey has become gruesome. So is every hero’s tale, and what a tale we are living though. You are not alone!
(650) 753-5148 View (650) 753-5148
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Terry Podesta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Terry Podesta, I am a therapist with 14 years experience. I have worked with individuals from 4 to 91 years old with differing presenting concerns and desired support, yet find we are all the same in the end. Humans, who want to feel happy and heard, loved and like we belong, that we have an impact and to feel good in who we are. I will enter our therapy sessions with a direct and compassionate approach to help you reach your goals. I welcome you to schedule a brief consultation call or set an appointment to see if I am a good fit to help support you.
Hello! My name is Terry Podesta, I am a therapist with 14 years experience. I have worked with individuals from 4 to 91 years old with differing presenting concerns and desired support, yet find we are all the same in the end. Humans, who want to feel happy and heard, loved and like we belong, that we have an impact and to feel good in who we are. I will enter our therapy sessions with a direct and compassionate approach to help you reach your goals. I welcome you to schedule a brief consultation call or set an appointment to see if I am a good fit to help support you.
(650) 910-4923 View (650) 910-4923
Photo of Elizabeth Bissell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Elizabeth Bissell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with young adults, adults, parents, caregivers, older adults, and couples, with a particular interest in working with women. Having worked in a hospital setting, I also enjoy working with medical and psychiatry residents or those who work in health care settings.
I specialize in working with young adults, adults, parents, caregivers, older adults, and couples, with a particular interest in working with women. Having worked in a hospital setting, I also enjoy working with medical and psychiatry residents or those who work in health care settings.
(650) 547-4035 View (650) 547-4035
Photo of Teresa Wace, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Teresa Wace
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
I focus on helping you build healthy and rewarding relationships with yourself and others. My clients tell me that they benefit from my unique ability to transform psychological principles into practical tools they can use every day to better their lives. Some of my clients are experiencing grief, loss and anxiety. Others are navigating major life transitions. Clients I see want to improve their inner and outer world, and learn more about themselves in order to feel more joy, love, and fulfillment in their lives.
I focus on helping you build healthy and rewarding relationships with yourself and others. My clients tell me that they benefit from my unique ability to transform psychological principles into practical tools they can use every day to better their lives. Some of my clients are experiencing grief, loss and anxiety. Others are navigating major life transitions. Clients I see want to improve their inner and outer world, and learn more about themselves in order to feel more joy, love, and fulfillment in their lives.
(650) 542-6622 View (650) 542-6622

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Carlos, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in San Carlos, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% Aetna
44% Cigna and Evernorth
44% Optum

How Therapists in San Carlos, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Carlos?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.