Teen Therapists in San Carlos, CA

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Lori Macchi-Pina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in teen and young adult counseling.
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.
(650) 489-0526
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Ellie Artale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Whether you are a parent worried about your teen that is cutting or you are a couple trying to increase effective communication or you are an adult immobilized by depression or anxiety I can offer support and understanding as well as teach you techniques to get you on the road to a happier life.
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.
(650) 918-5516
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Jacqueline Eaton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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.
(650) 549-9197
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Gabriela Breton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I lead a Mindfulness Group for adolescent girls and hold a postgraduate in Mindfulness and Compassion.
I have a warm and compassionate approach focusing on the present moment. I support teens, pre teens, parents, families, individuals and couples deal with their challenges in a safe and supportive environment. I am experienced in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions to name a few. I have extensive training in DBT, CBT, Mindfulness,EMDR and Somatic therapy. I am also fluent in Spanish and through my life lived in four different countries, therefore, enjoy working with a population with diverce cultural background.
(415) 630-6063
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Devora A. Weinapple
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, MA
Verified
Verified
The emotional right brain is dominant in all forms of psychotherapy which is especially true in child and adolescent therapies.
Whether you've been in therapy before, or this will be your first time; it is important to feel safe and comfortable enough to talk about things that are causing you distress. Are you experiencing life changes, decisions, challenges, trauma, illness, or disabilities? Are you looking for a way to cope with anxiety or depression?  Do you have nightmares or trouble sleeping?  Maybe you have experienced the loss of someone close to you, or a job, or a beloved pet.  Or you are just plain stressed out.  All the time. Talk can help, but so can non-verbal expressive therapies, in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment.
(650) 445-0582
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Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Beyond general practice, I specialize in couples therapy, adolescent mental health, and evidence-based treatment of depression and anxiety.
My goal is to provide you with compassionate understanding and a clear plan for moving forward, whatever this means for you. It may mean overcoming anxiety or depression, improving your relationship, helping a struggling teen , or finding your way after a life change or loss. It could also mean helping you enjoy life more, regardless of what is happening around you. I have been providing therapy to individual adults and adolescents, as well as couples and families for over 20 years. I work with a diverse range of emotional, behavioral and relationship issues, utilizing the most effective research-based treatment models.
(650) 469-8652
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Cindy Lin
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in treating a range of issues: stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, autism, trauma, grief, relationships, new mom, parenting and child/ teen issues.
My role is to guide and help you in developing insight, greater satisfaction, and symptom relief. I provide support by discussing your concerns and feelings, and by helping you resolve and move towards your goals, such as fulfillment, belonging, to cope with hardship or to feel 'unstuck'. I guide you in examining your situation, struggles and relationships, facilitating deeper understanding and strengths to make positive shifts. My style is warm, collaborative and engaging. I compassionately promote therapeutic healing, growth & change. For youth, I practice a combo of play, talk and behavioral therapy, parent coaching/support.
(650) 753-5068
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Carrie Philpott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Over the last 20+ years, I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I was drawn to this work because of my passion to support people as they navigate the emotional challenges in their lives. My primary area of focus is helping adults and teens who are experiencing a transition in their life and my goal is to empower clients in a compassionate and understanding way. I work with a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and relationship issues and use a variety of techniques that are customized to the issue at hand.
(650) 817-7697
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Sharon L Fu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Who doesn't need therapy? Therapy is unique. It is a safe space where you can be completely who you are. Within the therapy relationship, you are able to say things that you have bottled up, you are given opportunity to identify your blind spots without judgment or shame, and you are able to attune to what you really want in life. I am a big believer in hearing your own voice, getting in touch with your values, and making decisions that align with what is important to you.
(650) 263-8428
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Gia (Maria Regina) V. Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am Gia Reyes and I am a first-generation immigrant and mother. I have first-hand experience of how migrating to a new country impacts mental health. I know how 'old country' values can clash with today's beliefs, causing much conflict and pain between different generations and how it may even feel like you have 'lost' the identity you knew. There can be unexplained sadness and anxiety, and maybe even guilt, because you are supposed to live in the most powerful country in the world yet you aren't 'happy.' Whether it has been a year or 20 years since you landed, you may still feel untethered.
(650) 663-5089
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Jessica Snowden Patel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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.
(650) 203-6681
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Teresa Wace
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Yen Hui
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Mor Frenkiel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Does it ever feel like there should be more to life? When you react once more to a difficult event or person, thinking – "I don't want it to be like this any longer… I feel ready for my life to take a positive turn". Life can be different and better than it is right now. There are places we can go together that are hard to find on your own. However, there is a path, roadmap, and way to achieve your goals. I'm here, and I'm ready to begin our journey. I have experience treating school-age children, parents, and family groups for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and social-emotional difficulties, to name a few.
(650) 789-7235
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Belén Mora-Byers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
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
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Donna Lera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Addictive behaviors are difficult for an individual as well as their loved ones. The initial step in meeting a new client is getting an accurate assessment to facilitate the necessary level of treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. Services available are individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents and adults. In addition, I provide services for personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and OCD. A safe, supportive and caring environment is available for you to discuss your needs.
(650) 741-1958
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Teresa Bruzzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi! I’m really looking forward to meeting and welcoming you to a safe, accepting space where you can share. Being a human is hard! And parenting humans is tough too! When we're triggered all over the place and when we're scared, it's hard to be in an authentic relationship with others. But when we take care of ourselves, when we really understand ourselves, then we can show up in our relationships in ways that lead to more connection, which is what we all want.
(650) 337-3158
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Hadi Koesnodihardjo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MSc, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Sometime we have a hard time to deal with life events. You don't need to be alone to cope with it. Since you are searching here, please give therapy a try with any one of us. We are trained and licensed professionals with various skills and backgrounds. If you find me seem suitable to help you out, you could call me or meet in person for consultation. We will find out if we could work together. For marriage and couple therapy, I am well-versed in Marriage Builders®. For Tourette Syndrome, I use Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics or CBIT. For Brief Therapy, I am a TEAM - CBT certified clinician Level 3.
(415) 408-5976
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Sonia C Duggal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(650) 549-9343
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Anna Caitlin Izzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
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
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.