Family Therapy in San Carlos, CA

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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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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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Jacqueline Eaton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in treating depression, anxiety, and school problems in children and adolescents between 8 to 18 years old.
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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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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Ellie Artale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
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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Bernadette Shu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe in treating the whole person and aim to understand your cultural, family , environmental and biological influences.
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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Yen Hui
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Additionally, I enjoy working with diverse groups of people (children, adult, couples) with a range of challenges, including relationship and family issues, depression, anxiety, and parenting struggles.
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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Audrey Vanessa Fairchild
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , APCC
Verified
Verified
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.
(650) 275-5450
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Nanette Riendeau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you suffering in silence because according to the outside world you have it all? It can be easy to beat yourself up for not feeling happy when you have the income, the family …the dream. So why won’t the feelings of fear, anxiety, and worry stop? Where is the sense of fulfillment, connection, and confidence that people imagine comes with “having it all"? Why the persistent feelings of not being [fill in the blank] enough?
(628) 877-8745
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Marcie Kay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MBA, APCC
Verified
Verified
I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities that include humanistic, family systems, attachment, and trauma-focused therapy.
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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Alex Tsai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I am a bilingual / bi-cultural (Mandarin, 中文 / English) Marriage and Family Therapist , licensed in the state of California.
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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Belén Mora-Byers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
With the use of research-based strategies you can help your family come back to a healthier and more balanced version of yourselves.
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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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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Jamie Holden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I am also Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and focus on Internal Family Systems (IFS).
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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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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Gia (Maria Regina) V. Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We can work towards minimizing family conflict due to generational and cultural differences, and learn healthy communication skills.
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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Teresa Wace
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have led cognitive behavioral groups in emotional overeating, substance misuse, and have led family and parent support groups.
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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Sonia C Duggal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with Couples & Family relational and reconnection issues, Parent support, Codependency, Attachment issues, Self-empowerment, depression, Anxiety, ADHD and Life stage transitions.
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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Fierce Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
From Family Therapy , Couples Therapy to Individual Therapy, I tap into my collective resources and find what I can do to create a treatment plan specific to each client.
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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Poplar Haines
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Registered Yoga teacher.
(408) 610-1764
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.