Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
You don’t understand why your family causes you so many sleepless nights. You need someone to talk to but feel shame bringing up family issues or you don’t know where to start. You try to please everyone but you end up being the unhappy one. You cut off toxic family relationships but this leaves you feeling guilt, loneliness, and resentment. To prove yourself, you work hard and sometimes overcompensate. Past unresolved issues consume your energy, make you question yourself, and become hesitant to try a new relationship. You don’t want to be your parents but you don’t know how not to. You doubt if you can live a different life.
We all want happiness. However, we could lose clarity that has once helped us make healthy decisions when life prompts us with challenging situations: marital problems, family discord, difficult parent-child relationships, acculturation issues, individual psychological problems, spiritual crisis, personal existential crisis, or transitional life issues. My calling is to help people find happiness, whether by developing new insights into their troubling predicaments, increasing mutual understanding amongst family members through effective communication, empowering human diversity, thereby fostering a satisfactory outcome.
It is believed that the healing process begins with a therapeutic relationship. My genuineness and humorous personality helps me build a strong connection and relationship with you to begin this journey. Through this foundation, you will learn how to develop healthy relationships with people in your own life. You might also need a safe and non-judgmental space to gain confidence to share and express what you are unable to with people in your life. My directive approach will challenge you to take what you learn in therapy and make changes that you need to reach the ideal life that you want to live!
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your sex life? Are you anxious about your sexual performance? Are you consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel that you have no one to talk to and aren’t sure how to get help. I welcome my clients into a friendly, and non-judgmental environment. I work with people struggling in their personal life, relationship or sex life. I especially enjoy working with couples who have difficulty connecting, have mis-matched libidos, those struggling with erectile dysfunction, people suffering through a breakup or struggling to find a relationship.
I would be honored to help you on your journey. Whether you are feeling stuck and uninspired, to overwhelming feelings of sadness and anxiety, struggling with identity and work-life balance, or motivated for self-fulfillment, the hardest part of change is often the beginning. To help serve my patients, I integrate evidenced-based techniques such as mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. My approach is fundamentally grounded in neuropsychological principles to provide effective tools for managing psychiatric symptoms and increasing life engagement. All my sessions are conducted via confidential video conferencing to meet you where you are.
Thank you for visiting and taking your time to read my profile. I believe we all have potentials and it is my job to bring out that hidden potential that has been lacking or not acknowledged in your current situation. I utilized strength based approaches to connect with my clients without pathologizing their problems, while building on their inner resources and agency within. I use different approaches that would best fit my client's goals and needs for change. I believe in meeting your needs and personalizing your treatment based on your life story and unique experience.
I have over 30 years experience as a licensed pyschotherapist. I enjoy working with adolescents, individual adults, and couples. I treat a wide variety of issues including; anxiety/depression, relational difficulties, addictions, grief/loss, parenting challenges, spiritual concerns, eating disorders, family of origin issues, work related stress, and trauma. I also provide consultation to small family businesses around communication, conflict resolution, business management, and succession planning. I also am part of a collaborative team of estate attorneys, financial planners, and therapists to help families with Trust and Estate issues.
Our mind is powerful, it has the ability to help make our life better or make things seem more challenging. It’s important to keep our mental health stable to enjoy the good things in life. When facing challenges, it can be hard to figure things out on our own. You don’t have to figure it out on your own. I offer services through Telehealth to help process personal and interpersonal conflicts that affect daily functioning and quality of life. If you are ready for a positive change in your life, I am here to offer you support in your therapeutic journey towards recovery. You are invited to dialogue in a free consultation with me.
Do you feel alone, like nobody understands? Are you looking for change and unsure how to go about it? You are taking a step in the right direction and worth all the work you are about to put into yourself. Together, we will explore new ideas, life and coping skills you can incorporate daily to create change like positive self-talk, self-reflection, communication and/or goal setting.
I am not accepting new clients. Hello! I am a certified coaching therapist and have been practicing since 2005. I have a Ph.D. and MA in clinical psychology and I have worked at universities, community counseling centers, and Kaiser Permanente. "What is coaching?" you might ask. Coaching is the use of positive psychology to focus on your strengths (rather than deficits) to help you reach your goals. Your goals can include being better able to communicate with your loved ones or coworkers, improve working relationships with management and/or employees, conflict management, and assertiveness training.
I specialize in sex therapy, which means that I enjoy working with individuals and people in relationships who may be struggling with any sex-related issues. The types of issues that people tend to see me for include sexual dysfunctions (like problems with orgasm, erection, or sexual pain), intimate relationship concerns, sexual orientation or gender identity, and sexual trauma. I also see folks who are dealing with other issues, such as anxiety or depression. Some of the people I work with have a very specific goal for treatment, while others need more ongoing treatment for deeper, more lifelong concerns.
What is an immigration psychological evaluation? It's a conversation with a licensed mental health professional. Where we discuss your history and gather information about how your mental health is being impacted, due to the specifics of your immigration case. The evaluation will last about 120 minutes. A written report summarizing the evaluation will be provided to your attorney to be include with your immigration petition. Types of psychological immigration evaluations. Evaluations for the purpose of immigration are usually helpful for U-Visa, VAWA, Asylum, Hardship waivers and cancelation of removal cases.
Life can encompass so many experiences, some that are anticipated but also some that feel like they come out of no where. I hope you know that you have worked hard to be where you are today, but at times may feel like you don't know how to manage things or how you used to manage things may no longer work. Therapy can be an enriching experience where both the therapist and client work collaboratively to help the client understand who they are, what impacted them to be who they are today, and who they want to be in the future. I therefore look forward to the opportunity to help you in your journey to become a healthier you.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BSN RN, MA AMFT
I am honored to work with you/your loved ones and provide support wherever you find yourself in life. I will be right by your side as a fellow human being. If you are looking to build your toolbox and develop your sense of empowerment to navigate this world, then we can work on that together. We will work together to build a therapeutic relationship. Relationships are where healing can happen. Together, we can carry your traumas, fears, and anxieties in holistic and traditional approaches. If you’d like to take a step, contact me today for a consultation.
My professional goal is to empower adults, adolescents, transitional age youth, and children to overcome mental, emotional, behavioral, and social limitations in order to significantly improve ones' personal, family, academia, occupational, and social interactions. My therapeutic approach is from a clinical and holistic specialized perspective. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA BBS 114176) and I have worked with over 300 Serious and Persistent Mentally Ill (SPMI), Co-occurring, Military, and Incarcerated individuals as well as their families, since 2010 in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Are you feeling overwhelmed living your everyday life amid the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic? Do you wish to be more well-adjusted, engaged, and find balance in your life? Are you open to trying therapy to gain insight and self-awareness to maximize your potential? If so, let’s begin your therapeutic journey together. I have over 15 years of experience in the areas of mental health, family work, and youth services.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, college counseling centers, hospital clinics, and HMO clinics. Therefore, I have experience working with a diverse range of patient populations and presenting issues. My predoctoral training helped me to assist clients with depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. My postdoctoral training focused on trauma work, including sexual assault and child abuse. I welcome a complimentary phone consultation.
Dr. Arce is a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in working with multicultural individuals, catering treatment to patient's needs. She has worked in multiple settings including: university counseling, hospitals, medical school, and community mental health agencies. Most recently she has worked with couples in pre-marital counseling. Dr. Arce specializes in life transitions, anxiety disorders, depression, heath-related difficulties, relationships, and spiritual development. Communication of needs and progress are reviewed regularly to ensure that each patient finds value in the time spent in treatment.
At some point in our lives we can come to a place of feeling stuck or trapped, confused, sad or just plain scared of the transitions ahead. Life circumstances can become complicated and threaten to overwhelm. Depression and/or anxiety can compound these moments and leave us feeling rather without direction or hope. I work with adults in digging their way out of these feelings in order to create space and opportunity for themselves where they previously thought there was none.
Hello! Life is often challenging and many people struggle on their own. I understand it can be a difficult decision to ask for help, but therapy is a great way to find support. It is my desire to work with you to help identify goals and develop a plan together to address and resolve your current struggles. I am a trauma-informed therapist, and have specialized training in this area. I work with a variety of issues, such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, or assisting people in connecting more deeply with others and increasing satisfaction in their relationships.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in North Valley, San Jose 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 North Valley, San Jose 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.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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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. Psychologists in North Valley, San Jose specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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.
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