Emotionally Focused Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Photo of Monica Gonzalez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Jose, CA
Monica Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
I whole heartedly subscribe to the attachment theory that supports my preferred treatment modality, emotionally focused therapy (EFT).
I feel very humbled when people allow me into their most personal and sacred relationships. Whether it is your partner, spouse, child, or parent, my goal is to enhance the emotional connection in these crucial relationships. After all, despite today's technological advances, we have actually become more socially isolated. Any social scientist will attest to the threat that this poses to us, given that our relationships are the single greatest predictors of our happiness and wellbeing. Therefore, I strive to help people minimize their relationship fears, effectively communicate their needs, and help loved ones respond more compassionately.
(408) 707-3329 
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Dalia Sileem-Naguib
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Having lived around the world and drawing on the tools of Emotionally Focused Therapy, I know the universal languages of love and connection that we yearn for.
Do you and your partner feel like you've been living worlds apart? It's quiet, cold, and worst of all...lonely. Like you're not quite the same team that you once were. Barely talking, or when you do it's only to fight. You wonder, how did we ever get this way? How did the most important person in my life ...the person that once made me feel like HOME...how did they somehow turn into a total stranger sitting across the table from me? And you ask yourself...does this just happen to all couples over time?
(408) 763-4971 
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San Jose, CA 95128
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Sharon Mead
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT).
I work mostly in couple therapy because I believe in the power of romantic connection to bring happiness, fulfillment, and comfort to life. If you are not getting along with your partner, you may be frustrated, lonely, angry, or sad. I can help you find the friendship and love you once had. I offer premarital counseling and remarriage counseling to help you realize the dreams you have of your life together. If you are still looking for a special someone, I can help you remove the roadblocks that may stand in your way.
(408) 844-4856 
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San Jose, CA 95128
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Consul
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD
Verified
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and am working towards my certification as a Sex Therapist.
You deserve to feel seen, heard, and to know you matter in your relationships. Connection is key to good mental health. Connection with ourselves, our romantic partner(s), our family, and our friends. Many of our issues stem from our relationships. Whether it is a current relationship or trauma hanging around from childhood or past experiences. I want to help you achieve the relationship you deserve (and you DO deserve it) whether that is with your partner(s), self or, family, grieving the loss of a relationship, breaking negative patterns, deciding to stay or go, dating, or exploring your relationship orientation or structure.
(562) 526-1532 
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San Jose, CA 95120
Offers online therapy
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Cynthia Heier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
For couples I am trained in EFT ( Emotionally Focused Therapy).
During this time of corona virus and shelter-in-place, it is common for people to struggle emotionally. Many of us feel distress with what is unknown; we are used to staying busy to avoid difficult feelings. Anxiety, depression, isolation, loneliness, relationship challenges, worries, fears, the inner critic, childhood memories, past failures, feeling helpless, among others, can all feel overwhelming. During this time our most vulnerable selves are exposed. What we often miss with a crisis, is the opportunity for growth that is possible. I am here to help you not only survive, but thrive.
(831) 216-8879 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95101
Offers online therapy
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Grace Tang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, and have successfully helped many couples rebuild intimate relationships.
Unhappy with your relationship? Sad, stressed or overwhelmed? Seeing a professional can really help. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist committed to serve couples, families and individual adults. I believe that each life problem provides an opportunity for growth, and you have the potential to rise above adversity and live a more fulfilling life.
(408) 837-0199 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95128
Offers online therapy
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Elisabeth Powell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My approach to therapy draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
People generally seek therapy when something in their life isn’t the way they want it to be, whether it be uncomfortable feelings, difficult relationships, challenging transitions, problematic behaviors, etc.. Our task is a process of understanding the factors that have led to this place (i.e. early relationships, impactful experiences, traumas; whatever factors contribute to how one sees themselves), which then allows for looking clearly at the present, and looking intentionally towards the future, in identifying what is most important for you in your life, connecting with your authentic values, and aligning with those values.
(831) 273-7897 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95112
Offers online therapy
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Alyx Duckering
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
In a world of perplexing disconnection, I gravitate toward Integrative and Emotionally Focused Therapy to support clients gain the emotional connection with self, others, and the world.
As a dedicated counselor and fellow human being, together we lead with curiosity, compassion, and a healthy dose of humor, prioritizing mental and physical health and wellness via a holistic and strengths-based approach. As a lifelong learner, I yearn to help others learn and grow by cultivating a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space. Clients range across all ages and a wide range of challenges from communication, self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, positive psychology oriented self-improvement.
(628) 266-2297 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95118
Offers online therapy
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Peter Cellarius
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, (P)SEP
Verified
FOR ALL: Because no single approach is right for everyone, I have trained in a range of approaches including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (EMDR), and Ericksonian Hypnosis.
FOR COUPLES: are you having the same arguments again and again? Do you feel pain and hurt where there used to be love and caring? Are you close to giving up, and it feels like nothing will ever change? When human beings encounter stressors, they can get stuck. Lives can unravel. My passion is to bring healing to those who are distressed. I work with couples, individuals, and families. I can help you grow and find peace, connection, and wholeness.
(408) 831-2974 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95120
Offers online therapy
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Hasina Crump
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I also offer Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to strengthen relationships and resolve conflict.
I work with adults, teens and couples that are struggling but ready to take the first step toward happiness and purpose. If you find yourself with anxiety, feeling down on yourself, overthinking, and doubting your decisions or life path, we can work together to find confidence, joy, and peace of mind. Feeling overwhelmed and stressed doesn't have to be a way of life. I serve clients that want to feel excited about life, love themselves and have fulfilling, low-drama relationships. Yet, anxiety, stress, baggage, and self-doubt have gotten in the way. I work to help you define what you want, then find the way.
(510) 296-3794 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95102
Offers online therapy
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Irene Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
For couples, I also use Gottman and EFT ( Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy).
I have over 15 years of experience helping people struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and a history of trauma. In couples therapy, I help partners move from patterns of disagreements and disconnection to a renewed and more satisfying connection.
(341) 999-7001 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95138
Offers online therapy
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Peter J Sadler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of arguments and blame in your relationship? Suffering over a painful breakup or the discovery of an affair? Preparing to grow your family or become empty nesters? Are you searching for the closeness and intimacy you once shared with your partner? Together in therapy I can help you traverse these difficult relationship situations, and move toward a more connected and vibrant way of life. My approach to working with couples is guided by years of specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which is focused on helping couples shift their patterns of communication and deepen their connection.
(415) 226-4116 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95108
Offers online therapy
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Matt Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, PhD, AMFT
Verified
I have trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Compassionate Inquiry.
When we are overwhelmed and struggling it’s easy to feel like life is going in the wrong direction, or worse, that who we are is wrong. What it usually means, however, is that we are human, and that our needs for connection are being unmet—connection with ourselves, with others, with a sense of belonging, with meaning and purpose. And if our attempts at getting rid of and coping with our suffering go unexamined, it often makes things worse—we remain in the shadows, in unwanted but all too familiar situations. But our pain does not need to determine our lives. There is a way through, and I can help.
(916) 665-0573 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95125
Offers online therapy
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Diya Sen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I offer weekend hours! I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – a way of working with couples that reaches deep into what is happening beneath the surface, to rekindle the broken communications; and heal the pain of loneliness and disconnection.
As your therapist, my first offering would be creating a safe environment for you, whereby you know that you are being heard, respected, and validated. I respect and honor your wish to find someone to work with; a traveling companion for the road you are on.  I know this first step is a hard one.  I’ve been in your shoes too. Here is what I have learned: connection matters. Feelings matter. Knowing, that someone sees how hard it can be, matters. And yes, expertise matters. If you’ve gotten this far then you are likely wondering- could this person possibly be my/our therapist? Will she understand me/us? Will she care? Can she help?
(831) 508-1259 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95128
Offers online therapy
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Casey La Herran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MPH, ACSW
Verified
For couples, I utilize emotionally focused therapy to help couples enhance their relationship and work through challenges.
Healthcare Workers: Since the onset of the Pandemic healthcare workers have endured greater stressors due to an increase in demands. Due to my experience in the field, I have an empathetic lens to the various needs of all health care professionals. Individual therapy: My goal as your therapist is to help you shift your current perspective to ultimately change your feelings and behaviors to live a happy, healthier life. Couples therapy: My goal for couples therapy is to reignite communication, passion, and connection.
(510) 767-0568 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95101
Offers online therapy
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Madalina Coman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
My training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brainspotting, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (EMDR), helps me customize a unique path towards healing fit for you!.
*Offering both in-person & video sessions* FOR COUPLES: Do you feel more & more distant from your partner each time you continue to argue about the same old things without any change? In our sessions, you can expect to defuse the conflicts as we begin to understand what drives them. I specialize in providing therapy for individuals & couples who wish to make positive & lasting changes in their lives and relationships, grow & develop, for themselves & those they love. As a psychotherapist, the most important thing I can offer you is a safe, compassionate & supportive space that allows each person to feel heard & validated.
(408) 317-4698 
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95103
Offers online therapy
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Claudio Vargas Silva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I am a certified emotionally focused therapist (EFT) and I am now being trained to become a supervisor to help other therapists to learn the model.
I specialize in helping couples, families, and children. As human beings, we have a need to feel connected to a significant other who becomes like a safe haven and a source of security and comfort. This person helps us to face the world with confidence because we know there is someone who cares about us. When we feel disconnected from our attachment figure, we feel unprotected and life's challenges seem to be bigger and scarier. I help couples and families to feel secure in their relationship by strengthening their bond so that they become responsive, accessible and emotionally engaged with each other.
(408) 837-7936 
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San Jose, CA 95124
Offers online therapy
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Dave King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have personally suffered with mental health challenges through different stages in my life. I know what it’s like to talk to friends/family but not gain any movement towards a happier life. It wasn’t until I connected with a therapist and admitted to myself that I was sick and tired of feeling symptoms of anxiety, depression, and setting healthy boundaries that I was able to make progress toward a happier life.
(707) 368-3831 
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San Jose, CA 95125
Offers online therapy
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Mary K Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist who has over 18 years experience working with adolescents and adults. Therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client. I strive to create a supportive environment in which clients can feel safe to explore their feelings and address barriers that are interfering with their quality of life. I draw from a variety of treatment approaches that match your own personal needs and goals. I believe our thoughts influence our feelings and ultimately our behavior so I also work from a cognitive behavioral approach.
(408) 796-4273 
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San Jose, CA 95125
Offers online therapy
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Michelle U. Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I offer professional guidance and support that help individual, couples, and families deal with ongoing relationship issues and family conflicts. Therapy can help those struggling with specific issues by providing a safe and positive environment to express concerns, identify core issues and find practical therapeutic solutions to their problems. If you are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, or have challenges in your relationships, psychotherapy can help you develop tools to replace self-defeating behaviors with self-actualizing ones.
(408) 508-6046 
San Jose, CA 95128
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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. San Jose 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. Check these San Jose Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in San Jose