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.
Navigating relational, work and life stress can make us feel overwhelmed resulting in uncomfortable feeling such as helplessness, loneliness, feeling unfulfilled, depleted, and afraid. You don't have to navigate these complexities alone. YOU CAN GET PASSED THIS! I have journeyed with many individuals, couples and families and provided a safe space to successfully navigate the complexities of their life situations and find peace and contentment. I bring a gentle yet directive approach with a unique lens of the role of culture, both ethnic and societal, in examining and limiting the contributing factors to your distress.
My practice has a specialty of providing tailored, compassionate care for a variety of concerns, particularly anxiety, panic, and other stress and anxiety based issues. I aim to be supportive, collaborative, practical, and warm in my style. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of the healing and change that can happen in therapy. I have been trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness approaches, positive psychology, and solutions based therapy and am also interested in the connections between our current experiences and their roots in our past.
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.
My goal is to help families to best understand their child's overall strengths and areas of difficulties. Once we have a clear picture of their child, I help to create a plan of action that will help them to best support their child's overall development.
Why is it always easier to beat ourselves up than to say loving and empathic things to ourselves? I believe that we are comprised of multiple "parts" and that sometimes our negative parts are so loud, we have trouble connecting to our self-compassion. It can feel easier to perpetuate personal stories of unworthiness than to locate our strength. In my practice, I know that regardless of their pasts, everyone deserves compassion and the support to rewrite painful stories. It is easy to forget that moments of happiness are not the same thing as having meaning and purpose in life.
Each meeting expands my approach to finding solutions to human problems. It's my pleasure to help people enhance their quality of life, improve stress management skills, and renew their emotional resilience, whether the challenge is one of relationship, health, or performance. I have skills in cognitive and health psychology, biofeedback, and hypnosis to aid in rapid progress toward goals. Learning how to quickly gain self-control of one's mind and body easily increases confidence and improves mood. Because I'm focused and active in my work, clients often find my approach refreshing and rewarding.
As we evolve through life, we are faced with challenges and new roles that may make us feel inadequate and uncomfortable. It is not uncommon for a person to feel stuck or lost during this time. For the past 25 years, in an educational and therapeutic setting, I have worked along side families, adults, and couples to help create effective ways to tackle such challenges. When we negatively question our self-worth and strengths, it is time to develop productive ways to break old patterns and see through truthful lenses.
My name is "Chris"-Robert Travis, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I follow an integrated approach to the therapeutic process. I have been trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) and incorporates strategies from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) while basing my therapeutic orientation from a holistic/person-centered perspective. Creating a safe and healing space for his clients to thrive is his first priority.
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.
It is difficult to begin therapy; many people carry a therapist's business card in their pocket for weeks before they start. But if you're in a lot of emotional pain, it can feel like life is running you rather than you running it. Once you reach out for support, the process starts. Together, we'll explore any distorted thinking patterns you may be having and develop your strengths so that you can regain a sense of agency and equanimity. We'll focus on your core values and how you can make changes in alignment with them. Your precious life is worth it! I do have current openings ... and I look forward to talking to you.
No matter where you are in life, what struggles you have, what things you’ve accomplished, what dreams you’re working towards, or what you’re looking to achieve you can always use a neutral party to support you through your journey.
My approach to therapy is rooted in modern research on the brain, trauma and attachment. I work with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships and their sexuality. I am experienced working with couples, adult individuals as well as children. I am LGBTQQA and kink friendly.
Seeking a therapist for yourself, your child, your spouse, a friend or loved one is often difficult. I can appreciate that and I work to create a warm, comfortable environment where my clients can focus on themselves and make the needed changes in their lives in order to live more happily. I work with adults, "tweens", adolescents, couples and families. I have a background in the cognitive-behavioral approach as well as family systems theory but tailor my approach to the needs of the client I am working with.
I am a clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Carlos, CA. I provide the option of video or in person visits. My goal is to assist clients in achieving their treatment goals in a safe and effective manner by increasing awareness, strengthening coping skills, making behavioral changes, and processing relevant past events. I welcome people of all cultural/racial backgrounds, religions/spiritualities, sexual orientations, and gender identities to my practice. I bring an open, nonjudgmental approach to therapy as it is essential for me to develop an authentic, trustworthy relationship with each client.
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.
Has your teen felt lost or hopeless? Does your child suffer from excessive worry that interferes with their social and academic life? Children and teens are particularly susceptible to the pressure handed out by society and often need help developing the tools to cope with intense symptoms of anxiety and depression. Working as a team, I will help you, your child, and any other providers create and plan ways to achieve goals of decreasing symptoms such as intense worry, insomnia, mood swings, panic attacks, school problems, and suicidal thoughts.
If you're feeling stuck and need support to find a better way of coping, I can help. If you're feeling grief, anxiety, or depression, I can listen and bring some supportive tools. Working with a past trauma can bring feelings of hopelessness, overwhelm, and anger, We can work to make a plan to change thoughts and behaviors that keep us all stuck. I am a parent and a classroom teacher also, so I can help navigate the school-family relationship, and offer some support about parenting frustrations, interpersonal conflicts, and stress around parenting. I work with youth often and really understand how tough that period of time is.
Hello, I'm Lori, welcome to my profile page! Working with families has always been a passion of mine. Since 1994, I have worked with families with the goal of facilitating effective communication and emotional health. It's not easy growing up in the Bay area today. I grew up on the Peninsula and it is a totally different world now for our kids. I have two teenagers myself, and the pressure they feel to succeed sometimes feels insurmountable! I lead several teen groups. Teen groups provide a safe place to come and talk about those challenges.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MBA, MS, CATC IV, AMFT
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
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in San Carlos 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 San Carlos 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.
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