Trauma Focused Therapists in San Carlos, CA

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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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Veronika Szava
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Regardless of your status - being single, married with or without children, I am here to show you the path of self-exploration and healing. My therapeutic approach is interactive, pragmatic and direct; I am fully present while you explore and learn new and more functional ways to find your best self. Starting therapy takes courage; by looking into the right therapist, you just started your journey of mapping out the road, and being in the driver seat of your life again.
(650) 405-0765
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Kelley Busjaeger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist providing care for anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, health-related issues, relationship issues, life transitions, and other concerns. My approach to therapy is collaborative, culturally responsive, and strength-based, with a warm and compassionate therapeutic style. Through our work together, I help my clients gain insight into their experiences, connect with what they care about, engage in effective behaviors, and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
(650) 897-1486
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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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Michelle Mayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my page! I want to honor your courage in making it to this step in your therapy journey. At some point all of us will experience brokenness, and our past may leave its marks. I like to think of healing through therapy like Kintsugi—the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. Instead of hiding the break, the gold honors its uniqueness and makes the pottery stronger than it was before. Like Kintsugi, our true beauty can be shown in the way we fill our cracks to help us heal. Our flaws and wounds make us who we are, and by honoring them through our restoration in therapy, we become stronger people.
(650) 435-4377
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Tanya T Wiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
When we decide to turn toward our own experiences with care, support and mindfulness we learn to respond instead of react. In some ways change is not easy, it's not a straight line and it's unpredictable. Yet, if we don’t actively build a momentum toward responding, we will grow our suffering through reactivity. The mind is changeable and we can become the guardians of our minds. Emotions are like the weather and we can learn to weather the emotional storms. Our bodies store memories & trauma along with tremendous wisdom. When we value being present, cherish feeling alive and meet life with an open heart we grow these capacities.
(650) 557-2658
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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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Sabina Harris, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! What is a mosaic? It is little imperfect pieces of glass or tile that come together to form beautiful art. How can we create a mosaic within ourselves and in our lives? All the broken pieces of glass or tile can represent trauma, experiences, life journeys, parts of our self, etc. that we sometimes don't necessarily know how to understand them all to incorporate them into our sense of self. I have a passion for working with people to help put these pieces together in a way that creates the beautiful mosaic that is YOU!
(650) 383-3732
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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 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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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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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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Taryn Weinkam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I assist people on their healing journey in the form of psychotherapy. I work with 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.
(650) 399-9485
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Linda P Cutting
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced psychologist in private practice in San Carlos, California. My style of therapy is to provide a safe, compassionate environment to explore your feelings, while offering practical skills to alleviate distress. Therapy should be a collaborative process, and we will work together to identify your goals, and adapt the process to help you achieve them. By integrating complementary evidence-based methods, we can address current challenges and long-standing issues. I look forward to helping you be well and to live a more fulfilling life.
(650) 204-8405
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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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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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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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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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Mark Purcell
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
Verified
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
(650) 206-5520
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San Carlos, CA 94070
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Devora A. Weinapple
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, MA
Verified
Verified
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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What type of San Carlos mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in San Carlos?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.