Existential Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Daishea Poole
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I specialize in anxiety and depression due to challenges related to relationship difficulties, life transition, existential crises, and/or identity issues.
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
(408) 351-0197 
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San Jose, CA 95125
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Dr. Kelsey Smoker Baker Trauma Anxiety Emdr Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Life feels like a complete dumpster fire lately, and navigating all of that compounding stress is beyond overwhelming. I know you’re doing the best you can, but you’re officially tapped out and need a place to process your work stress & burnout, untangle your messy relationship patterns, work through that deeper past generational trauma, challenge some hurtful internalized messages, deal with those big & looming existential questions, or just not feel so alone and exhausted by major world events happening every 2.5 seconds.
(408) 889-7379 
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Meghan Fraley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am certified in Existential -Humanistic Psychotherapy, which facilitates genuine and life lasting changes through a powerful process of self-discovery rooted in compassion and presence.
I want to acknowledge the courage it takes to seek out a therapist. As social beings, we all need support and at certain times we need it more than ever. Speaking to someone you can open up to and trust, knowing you will not be judged, can really make a difference in navigating emotional turmoil, relationships, stress, anxiety, processing trauma, and making our way through major life transitions. At times we may struggle with larger life questions such as, "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose in life?" I am here to help.
(650) 282-3391 
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Roby Shamas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My approach is depth oriented, existential -humanistic, and mindfulness-based; however, it will vary based on where my client is presently.
As a psychotherapist, I enjoy working with adults going through life-transitions, looking for better self-understanding, wanting to improve their relationships, or experiencing challenging stressors. While cultivating compassionate self-awareness, I'll guide you as we work together to navigate your struggles and goals. Whether you are pursuing therapy with a clear idea of what you want to accomplish or are coming in with uncertainty, I am deeply committed to understanding you, and being by your side on your unique journey.
(408) 837-4786 
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San Jose, CA 95125
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Charles D. Martinez Jr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
He, however, gains his principal inspiration from Solution Focused and Humanistic orientations such as Person-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy.
Charles’ passion is psychological healing and growth. He believes everyone has the innate potential to live full, satisfying and self-actualizing lives with hope, joy, and meaning. He wishes to facilitate change and growth in an open, safe, non-judgmental atmosphere wherein compassion and authenticity will provide the necessary impetus for growth and a sense of wholeness.
(408) 676-4402 
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San Jose, CA 95193
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Kay Pauszek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I believe in incorporating an eclectic style of therapeutic approaches including client centered, strengths based, humanistic/ existential , gestalt, trauma-informed, solution focused, cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), psychodynamic, expressive arts, art, music and play therapies.
“Everything you were looking for was right there with you all along” – The Wizard of Oz As Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz seeks for what is “over the rainbow” on the yellow brick road – she discovers her brain, heart and courage to help her persevere and overcome fear although, she found the qualities were within herself from the very beginning. The desires or solutions for which we yearn or search for outside of ourselves - are often already within us – we just may need help in reconnecting or recreating our true and authentic selves again.
(760) 334-8960 
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San Jose, CA 95123
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Alex Frank
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
These are challenging times and much that we’ve taken for granted - health, finances, career, life dreams - may suddenly feel elusive and precarious. I dedicate my work to helping you to identify and challenge your obstacles, whether from current turmoil (e.g. trauma, grief, covid) relationship, or from ongoing existential themes about finding or redefining your life purpose. Certified in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapies (IPT) therapies, I draw from traditional psychodynamic theory (i.e. attachment and early family dynamics) and incorporate mindfulness, as appropriate, to guide you toward your desired change.
(424) 304-1009 
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San Jose, CA 95127
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Ashwini N Addala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPS-SC
Verified
My approach focuses on helping you understand yourself and develop a compassionate relationship with your Self. With humor and gentleness, I will help you find blind spots and obstacles and help you clear the way to your best life. Along the way, I can teach you how to listen and trust your Self, empower you and give you tools to navigate life's most difficult obstacles. I especially enjoy working with people from various backgrounds and concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, life transitions, feeling "stuck" and stagnant, and existential questions.
(510) 876-9081 
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San Jose, CA 95133
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Gabriela Arroyo-Grynbal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I emphasize humanistic, person-centered, psychodynamic, narrative therapy, parts work, existential , family systems and mindfulness modalities.
Hello and welcome! I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) psychotherapist that is dedicated to creating an inclusive, authentic, and safe therapeutic experience. Therapy with me focuses on collaborating with individuals and couples seeking to explore their current and past experiences, personal identity, and gain insight into what may no longer be serving them in order to cultivate growth and healing. In addition to working with individuals, I am passionate about collaborating with couples of all kinds to navigate the challenges of communication, stressors, intimacy, and differing experiences that show up in relationships.
(628) 267-3448 
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San Jose, CA 95101
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Lisa Black
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN, BCB
Verified
Dr. Black specializes in trauma, TBI/concussion, insomnia/sleep issues, anxiety, depression, and coping with chronic illness. The therapies Dr. Black specializes in are neurofeedback, biofeedback, ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).
(858) 205-6896 
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San Jose, CA 95101
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Lynn Lipari, LMFT, LPCC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
I am an existential and humanistic therapist, who uses an eclectic approach depending on my client's needs.
Life can be challenging and sometimes we need support to navigate our way. Whether you are stuck in a pattern that is no longer working for you, facing a new challenge, or wanting to improve the quality of your life and relationships, I offer a supportive, yet direct approach to therapy.
(408) 351-2926 
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San Jose, CA 95129
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Christine Hirabayashi - Art Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
In private practice, I compassionately support adults & teens struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic medical conditions, grief/loss, and life transitions that include work, family and relationship issues from a Humanistic/ Existential approach that may also include components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Life comes with many complicated challenges. At times seeking support can be difficult, but it is the first step towards discovering a pathway towards personal growth, insight and deeper self-understanding. I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist. I have been serving diverse populations from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, race, and socio-economic status. Most specifically, since 2005 I have been specializing in treatment of individuals that have been diagnosed with chronic pain.
(562) 374-7038 
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San Jose, CA 95124
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Diya Sen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I also work via Polyvagal, Existential , and Attachment lens to work with trauma and the 'self'.
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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San Jose, CA 95128
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Brian Polis
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, PPS
Verified
I am trained in EMDR and interested in exploring the existential themes/concerns we all face.
Opening up around the vulnerable and intimate details of our lives can be very uncomfortable. Together we can navigate the relational dynamics and patterning that is inhibiting potential. I greatly value your trust and relish opportunities to facilitate self-discovery and growth by balancing both supportive and challenging interventions. I will always hold the best of intentions at heart to set you up for long-term success.
(628) 232-8422 
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San Jose, CA 95120
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Deidre R Popolizio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Therapy offers a safe support system as you navigate some of life's more difficult challenges. Are you seeking therapy for problems including relationship issues, trauma, depression/anxiety, grief over any type of loss, chronic illness, divorce, retirement or even facing mortality? As your therapist, I will help you process events and relationships, both current and past, that influence your current challenges. Therapy is a collaborative effort and not a quick fix. Along with empathy, I offer a safe and supportive environment to discuss your concerns and take progressive steps toward adaptation and acceptance to enhance your life.
(408) 703-5298 
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Nancy Chau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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!
(408) 351-8557 
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San Jose, CA 95133
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Sanctuary Counseling & Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Verified
Depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, addictions and emotional challenges can disrupt our lives and everything we hold dear. I will work with you to develop a plan and set reachable goals to improve your quality of life.
(669) 273-1905 
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San Jose, CA 95124
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Mariann C. Tymn, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Do you need help to make changes in your life? My main areas of interest & experience include parenting issues, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, trauma (childhood & recent), marriage/relationship problems, depression, ADHD, & career counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual/gender orientation. My work with you begins by providing a safe and non-judging place for you to talk about your needs. We will work together to help you make positive changes in your life. I am happy to answer any questions about how I work and how therapy might work for you.
(408) 622-0746 
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San Jose, CA 95125
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Hong Jeong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
We all go through emotional storms where we feel emotionally and physically stuck; we worry too much and lose control of ourselves. Do you find yourself thrown off balance by your childhood trauma? Childhood traumatic experiences such as abandonment, abuse, and neglect lead to social anxiety. My approach is solution-focused and tailored to your needs and goals. I am committed to providing a profound sense of safety and offering compassionate and actionable guidance to all my clients.
(213) 463-8321 
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San Jose, CA 95125
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Camille Bien
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(408) 351-0457 
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San Jose, CA 95125
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Existential Therapists
((https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/existential-therapy((Existential therapy)) is based on the philosophical belief that human beings are alone in the world, and that this aloneness can only be overcome by creating one's own meaning, and exercising one's freedom to choose. The existential therapist encourages clients to face life's anxieties head on and to start making their own decisions.

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