Emotionally Focused Therapists in San Carlos, CA

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Alex Tsai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
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
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Jamie Holden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
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 adults, and couples/families 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 a truthful lenses.
(650) 683-4014
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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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Anna McQuinn
Psychologist, PhD, MFT, PSY
Verified
Verified
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
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Gail Aguirre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, OTL, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
First of all, thank you for reading my profile. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. Adolescence and young adulthood are challenging life stages, given the complexity of today's society. Teens and families are often presented with numerous barriers to healthy growth and development. Now, more than ever, therapy can be helpful. The decision to begin therapy is important, and choosing the right therapist is often challenging. As a therapist I demonstrate passion for the work, commitment to my clients, understanding, and acceptance in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.
(650) 600-3418
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Cynthia Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My psychotherapy services are tailored to meet the individual needs of my clients. I approach your problems with curiosity and kindness as I believe you are the expert on your own experience. I will work with you to help guide you, learn new tools, and make positive choices that fit for you, your family, and your life. I draw from a variety of techniques to help adults learn how to manage daily stresses and live a full and rewarding life.
(650) 482-8090
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Marcie Kay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MBA, APCC
Verified
Verified
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
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Monica Reynoso Pang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I truly enjoy helping individuals navigate through the internal and interpersonal conflicts that prevent them from having satisfying relationships with those they love. My research and experience has been focused on helping individuals clearly identify the stumbling blocks that keep them stuck in unhealthy behavioral patterns. Although I enjoy working with individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs, my passion is to work with those seeking to make Jesus the center of their therapeutic process. I'd love to walk with you through your journey of seeking wholeness, true spirituality and real purpose.
(408) 899-5858
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Brooke Carissa Aguiar
LPC Intern, MA, NCC, APCC
Verified
Verified
Welcome to your therapeutic journey, I look forward to working with you! It is a privilege to help guide you on your own unique path of self-discovery and to empower and collaborate with you. I have successfully worked alongside diverse populations and I aim to consistently provide culturally sensitive and appropriate care to each client no matter what their background. While I work with a variety of presenting issues, I have a particular interest in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults to help them understand and cope with identity crises, life transitions, grief, trauma, or a personal or familial health diagnosis.
(650) 480-3268
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Bernadette Shu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, and welcome. Therapy is your opportunity to receive support, validation, guidance and healing. We will work collaboratively together to address your concerns in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment. I focus on helping women and adolescents at various stages of life who are going through traumatic experiences, stressful life transitions, grief & loss and anxiety & depression. I also enjoy helping postpartum women and mothers. In addition to my clinical training, I bring 20 years of Corporate sector experience to this field.
(650) 549-9842
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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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Grace Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(650) 273-9823
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Fennie Zheng
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you want to be known, seen, and loved for who you are, not for what others expect you to be? Therapy is a safe place to discuss your life experiences – the past hurts, the current challenges, and the fear and helplessness for the future. I am dedicated to help you to overcome those difficulties and feelings, to empower you to move forward towards positive change. Seeing you to regain life balance and to live and love your life wholeheartedly will be my greatest joy.
(415) 582-6482
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Catherine McDonagh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide support to develop healthier relationships, manage and reduce stress and anxiety, and improve self-esteem by connecting more deeply with your true nature. When life experiences and relationships seem complicated, or more difficult than you would like them to be, I can work with you to gain clarity and connection with what's most true for you. The work involves being present with and understanding the feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and bodily sensations that influence your experience and perspectives. I'll guide you to be curious, look within and be with your truth.
(650) 394-6886
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Fierce Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe in meeting the client where they are, facing the issues presented with an open mind, and to always establish healthy boundaries. My approach is to help manage life's transitions together in a way that provides a nurturing & empathetic experience.
(510) 240-1830
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Searching Pathways Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with people who wish to change self-limiting beliefs and destructive behaviors. I'll assist them in becoming aware of triggers, habits and unexamined assumptions which keep them stuck in repetitive cycles. By developing insight and understanding, they're often empowered to make new choices that are more in harmony with who they are and what they truly want.
(650) 215-6542
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Nicole Barr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are here, you are motivated to make some changes: I provide, practical, evidence based approaches to improving relationships (premarital, transitions such as parenting, co-parenting) or coping with life stressors, particularly when medical issues (cancer, grief, fertility issues) or one partner's mental health issues are involved. As an LMFT who is also a nurse practitioner, I bring a unique perspective to my counseling practice. My clients ideally experience peace of mind, greater closeness in your relationships, and discover new ways of coping and finding joy even in difficult circumstances.
(415) 843-7846
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Ann Langley, PhD
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you unhappy in your primary relationship? Have you suffered the loss of a love? Are addictions (yours or your partners) hurting you and the people you love? Would you like to have a more fulfilling sexual relationship with your partner? I have been helping couples increase emotional and physical intimacy for over 20 years. I take a directive approach to helping couples communicate more effectively. Often they find this results in more frequent supportive and loving interactions. Therapy can help you become more empowered in all your relationships. This often results in being more productive at work as well.
(650) 209-7978
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Wanping Carrie Cavigioli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you feel like you are exhausted, anxious most of the time, or no longer have a fulfilled relationship, you are not alone.
(650) 887-9008
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
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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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.