Family Therapy in San Jose, CA

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Jennifer Patane
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
I incorporate Internal Family Systems and welcome all parts with compassion and curiosity.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you long for a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment in life? When our needs are unmet or injured, it can result in distorted thinking and ineffective behaviors. We may feel unable to move past anxiety, depression, grief, fear, despair, anger, or trauma, and move into self-protection, isolation, or avoidance in order to cope. By creating a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment where it's safe to express feelings and emotions, I believe that we will identify root issues and move beyond coping to restoration. Contact me for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation!
I incorporate Internal Family Systems and welcome all parts with compassion and curiosity.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you long for a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment in life? When our needs are unmet or injured, it can result in distorted thinking and ineffective behaviors. We may feel unable to move past anxiety, depression, grief, fear, despair, anger, or trauma, and move into self-protection, isolation, or avoidance in order to cope. By creating a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment where it's safe to express feelings and emotions, I believe that we will identify root issues and move beyond coping to restoration. Contact me for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation!
(408) 642-6284 View (408) 642-6284
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Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
Using IFS (Internal Family Systems), I help people deeply connect with themselves, heal the pain driving their unwanted behaviors, and find safety within their own body.
When we have too much emotional pain, we can't truly live free. Our brains are wired to avoid pain at all costs. We will do anything in our power to prevent pain or run from pain when it is activated. The countless strategies we create to avoid pain include distraction, addiction, people-pleasing, self-criticism, perfectionism, & performance. All of our strategies work for awhile but not long-term. Living a life with the sole purpose of avoiding pain is not freedom. It's not the life most people want to live. What if the key to freedom was not in finding new ways to prevent or cope with the pain but to actually heal the pain?
Using IFS (Internal Family Systems), I help people deeply connect with themselves, heal the pain driving their unwanted behaviors, and find safety within their own body.
When we have too much emotional pain, we can't truly live free. Our brains are wired to avoid pain at all costs. We will do anything in our power to prevent pain or run from pain when it is activated. The countless strategies we create to avoid pain include distraction, addiction, people-pleasing, self-criticism, perfectionism, & performance. All of our strategies work for awhile but not long-term. Living a life with the sole purpose of avoiding pain is not freedom. It's not the life most people want to live. What if the key to freedom was not in finding new ways to prevent or cope with the pain but to actually heal the pain?
(916) 702-3528 View (916) 702-3528
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Trisha Leilani Graves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95148
I have also worked with youth in family conflict, depression, anxiety, having difficulty with school, especially with motivation or organization.
I offer support to teens who feel stuck and need to openly talk to someone who is nonjudgmental. Teen years can be difficult and I want to offer coping skills and new ideas on how to cope and manage the challenges you may face. I am currently offering teletherapy and walk therapy.
I have also worked with youth in family conflict, depression, anxiety, having difficulty with school, especially with motivation or organization.
I offer support to teens who feel stuck and need to openly talk to someone who is nonjudgmental. Teen years can be difficult and I want to offer coping skills and new ideas on how to cope and manage the challenges you may face. I am currently offering teletherapy and walk therapy.
(408) 355-9236 View (408) 355-9236
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Charles D. Martinez Jr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95193
So no matter how small you think the presenting issue is, be it relationship, self-esteem, personal growth and self-development, career, or family conflict, you have come to the right place.
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.
So no matter how small you think the presenting issue is, be it relationship, self-esteem, personal growth and self-development, career, or family conflict, you have come to the right place.
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 View (408) 676-4402
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Aroosha Sanchez Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125  (Online Only)
My work is deeply attuned to family of origin challenges, existential anxieties and minority group struggles, recognizing the profound impact on individuals and families.
Do you feel stuck? with compassion and empathy, I will guide you toward healing and growth to navigate life’s challenges, relationships, underlying traumas when appropriate and unhealthy family dynamics. I provide trauma-informed care to address root causes of anxieties, promote self-awareness and increase attunement in relationships while helping you gain tools to confront daily stressors and life transitions so you can thrive in your journey towards well-being. I am passionate about my work with women’s mental health, immigration-acculturation challenges, and parents struggling with bonding or those coping with a new diagnosis.
My work is deeply attuned to family of origin challenges, existential anxieties and minority group struggles, recognizing the profound impact on individuals and families.
Do you feel stuck? with compassion and empathy, I will guide you toward healing and growth to navigate life’s challenges, relationships, underlying traumas when appropriate and unhealthy family dynamics. I provide trauma-informed care to address root causes of anxieties, promote self-awareness and increase attunement in relationships while helping you gain tools to confront daily stressors and life transitions so you can thrive in your journey towards well-being. I am passionate about my work with women’s mental health, immigration-acculturation challenges, and parents struggling with bonding or those coping with a new diagnosis.
(650) 405-1396 View (650) 405-1396
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Robin Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95111
Hello, my name is Robin Hunter, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a focus on individuals, couples, and families. I have many years of experience both in Private Practice and as a Clinical Supervisor in Outpatient County Mental Health Clinics in Southern California. I prefer working on short-term issues that I can assist you in resolving and provide you with resources so you can identify future issues as they arise and resolve them before they become problematic.
Hello, my name is Robin Hunter, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a focus on individuals, couples, and families. I have many years of experience both in Private Practice and as a Clinical Supervisor in Outpatient County Mental Health Clinics in Southern California. I prefer working on short-term issues that I can assist you in resolving and provide you with resources so you can identify future issues as they arise and resolve them before they become problematic.
(669) 322-8330 View (669) 322-8330
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Dave King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
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.
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 View (707) 368-3831
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Harry Motro - Couples Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, PC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Need a therapist who specializes in COUPLES? Struggling with communication, anger, infidelity, Neurodiversity/Asperger's, or blending a family? Consider me because I : 1 - am fully dedicated to couples therapy, 2 - offer a Custom Content Library so you can extend therapy work between sessions, 3 - have specialized couples training at the Master's & Doctoral levels, 4 - teach Couples Therapy as an Adjunct Professor, & 5 - have been married 36 years with adult children. Working with a couples specialist, gives you the best chance to heal your relationship so you can feel safer, trusted and loved.
Need a therapist who specializes in COUPLES? Struggling with communication, anger, infidelity, Neurodiversity/Asperger's, or blending a family? Consider me because I : 1 - am fully dedicated to couples therapy, 2 - offer a Custom Content Library so you can extend therapy work between sessions, 3 - have specialized couples training at the Master's & Doctoral levels, 4 - teach Couples Therapy as an Adjunct Professor, & 5 - have been married 36 years with adult children. Working with a couples specialist, gives you the best chance to heal your relationship so you can feel safer, trusted and loved.
(408) 824-7367 View (408) 824-7367
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LaToya Cheathon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hello. I am LaToya Cheathon, Licensed Marriage n Family Therapist. I specialize in working with couples on sex and relationship related concerns. I help couples with improving healthy communication, increasing intimacy and emotionally safety in the relationship, and supporting the growth of each partner as an individual by exploring patterns that are present in their life and relationships. I utilize Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness when working with my clients.
Hello. I am LaToya Cheathon, Licensed Marriage n Family Therapist. I specialize in working with couples on sex and relationship related concerns. I help couples with improving healthy communication, increasing intimacy and emotionally safety in the relationship, and supporting the growth of each partner as an individual by exploring patterns that are present in their life and relationships. I utilize Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness when working with my clients.
(408) 539-0010 View (408) 539-0010
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Anne Gimbel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I am Anne Gimbel, a licensed marriage and family therapist in CA. I begin by meeting you at your place of growth or healing, and whether trauma, abuse, grieving, recovery of life issues, we work together to overcome them. Let me help you reach the goals and connections you deserve. With sensitivity and compassion, we work to determine what might be blocking your full potential and your feelings. I work with teens to adults, individuals, couples, and families.
I am Anne Gimbel, a licensed marriage and family therapist in CA. I begin by meeting you at your place of growth or healing, and whether trauma, abuse, grieving, recovery of life issues, we work together to overcome them. Let me help you reach the goals and connections you deserve. With sensitivity and compassion, we work to determine what might be blocking your full potential and your feelings. I work with teens to adults, individuals, couples, and families.
(408) 617-9125 View (408) 617-9125
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Jackie Chang, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Is your child having difficulties in school? Are you having relational problems? Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or a loved one, I strive to ensure my patients feel supported as we collaboratively work towards your better quality of life. As a licensed marriage & family therapist, I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution based approaches to help address your needs.
Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Is your child having difficulties in school? Are you having relational problems? Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or a loved one, I strive to ensure my patients feel supported as we collaboratively work towards your better quality of life. As a licensed marriage & family therapist, I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution based approaches to help address your needs.
(408) 767-6891 View (408) 767-6891
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Hanna Y. Chang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95110
Life can get really stressful, whether it's work, family, relationships, or even issues within yourself. My goal is to show you not only changes within therapy but also outside of therapy. I see every client as an individual and I truly care about your progress in the work we do together. Because everyone is different, your path to healing or growth may look different than other people around you. It would be a privilege to help you find these resources in yourself and to walk with you on your pathway to wellness.
Life can get really stressful, whether it's work, family, relationships, or even issues within yourself. My goal is to show you not only changes within therapy but also outside of therapy. I see every client as an individual and I truly care about your progress in the work we do together. Because everyone is different, your path to healing or growth may look different than other people around you. It would be a privilege to help you find these resources in yourself and to walk with you on your pathway to wellness.
(408) 741-9814 View (408) 741-9814
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Samantha Kountz-Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Dialectical Behavioral skills, and Solution-Focused approaches within a broader Psychodynamic and Family Systems framework.
Many people experience anxiety or sadness at some point in their life. Sometimes these feelings are related to a big change, a new stressor, or a longstanding challenge that has left you feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Regardless of what's going on in your life, my goal is to help you better confront, cope with, and recover from difficulties, so that you can live a more fulfilling life. I understand that the idea of therapy can seem intimidating. I see your decision to engage in treatment as a true testament to your strength.
I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Dialectical Behavioral skills, and Solution-Focused approaches within a broader Psychodynamic and Family Systems framework.
Many people experience anxiety or sadness at some point in their life. Sometimes these feelings are related to a big change, a new stressor, or a longstanding challenge that has left you feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Regardless of what's going on in your life, my goal is to help you better confront, cope with, and recover from difficulties, so that you can live a more fulfilling life. I understand that the idea of therapy can seem intimidating. I see your decision to engage in treatment as a true testament to your strength.
(415) 949-2466 View (415) 949-2466
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Access Mental Health, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95123
Thus, we offer expansive specialties and modalities that provide the most effective treatment for each individual, including depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship conflict, family challenges, mood disorders.
We understand asking for help may not come easy and can be a difficult process. We believe taking those first few steps are one of many ways we believe can impact your quality of life. We take note of each significant accomplishment and celebrate success and help individuals increase self-confidence and awareness.
Thus, we offer expansive specialties and modalities that provide the most effective treatment for each individual, including depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship conflict, family challenges, mood disorders.
We understand asking for help may not come easy and can be a difficult process. We believe taking those first few steps are one of many ways we believe can impact your quality of life. We take note of each significant accomplishment and celebrate success and help individuals increase self-confidence and awareness.
(855) 799-4647 View (855) 799-4647
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Tametra Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
I am here to help you navigate your family's complex needs and provide you with renewed hope and confidence.
Parents, are you worried that your teen or young adult may be stressed or depressed? Are they refusing to communicate with you, staying up real late at night, becoming defiant and or have excessive use of gaming or social media? Has social distancing caused them to isolate from friends and family and sleep all day? Have they seemed to have lost all motivation and have no structure to their daily life? My name is Tametra and I am the founder of Jacobs Ladder Therapies. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years experience working with teens and young adults.
I am here to help you navigate your family's complex needs and provide you with renewed hope and confidence.
Parents, are you worried that your teen or young adult may be stressed or depressed? Are they refusing to communicate with you, staying up real late at night, becoming defiant and or have excessive use of gaming or social media? Has social distancing caused them to isolate from friends and family and sleep all day? Have they seemed to have lost all motivation and have no structure to their daily life? My name is Tametra and I am the founder of Jacobs Ladder Therapies. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years experience working with teens and young adults.
(408) 599-3606 View (408) 599-3606
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Joshua Siskin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
My name is Joshua Siskin and I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist (48666) in California for fifteen years. I focus on improving daily functioning and fulfillment in all areas of life, helping clients cope with anxiety, depression, and low self-worth. A relationship of mutual respect and appreciation between counselor and client is the key to successful therapy and I trust we can develop a relationship of this kind as I assist you in becoming the person you were meant to be.
My name is Joshua Siskin and I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist (48666) in California for fifteen years. I focus on improving daily functioning and fulfillment in all areas of life, helping clients cope with anxiety, depression, and low self-worth. A relationship of mutual respect and appreciation between counselor and client is the key to successful therapy and I trust we can develop a relationship of this kind as I assist you in becoming the person you were meant to be.
(408) 560-7673 View (408) 560-7673
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Eun Ah Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps in an unsatisfying relationship, blended family, job, depression/anxiety, parenting difficulties or generally feeling unhappy in your current situation? Help is readily available to assist you to get unstuck and better your life. Move your life in your desired direction in a gentle and caring environment. Get unstuck. Call 408-380-3008
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps in an unsatisfying relationship, blended family, job, depression/anxiety, parenting difficulties or generally feeling unhappy in your current situation? Help is readily available to assist you to get unstuck and better your life. Move your life in your desired direction in a gentle and caring environment. Get unstuck. Call 408-380-3008
(408) 759-4966 View (408) 759-4966
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Family & Children's Counseling Services, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95192  (Online Only)
Parenting a child who has been through a trauma or unwanted transition takes courage, stamina, wisdom and support! We are Family & Children's Counseling Services and we help families heal play and love.
When our children's hearts have been broken, our hearts break, too. Parents often struggle with knowing how to care for a hurting child. The child's behaviors can be challenging. A parent's own unhealed wounds get triggered. Then, there's the parenting guilt! It can be overwhelming. We understand and we are here to help.
Parenting a child who has been through a trauma or unwanted transition takes courage, stamina, wisdom and support! We are Family & Children's Counseling Services and we help families heal play and love.
When our children's hearts have been broken, our hearts break, too. Parents often struggle with knowing how to care for a hurting child. The child's behaviors can be challenging. A parent's own unhealed wounds get triggered. Then, there's the parenting guilt! It can be overwhelming. We understand and we are here to help.
(530) 451-4151 View (530) 451-4151
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Margaret A Bailey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
My areas of specialty are in working with relationships (marital, family), stress, work stress, unemployment, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, chronic illness, eating disorders, and treatment post-hospitalization.
I provide a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable in talking about the discomfort they are experiencing. Together we explore those difficulties and seek to help you find relief. For those who want deeper work, and to make significant changes in their lives, I have been trained to provide more intensive, longer term therapy. I began my practice and continued training post graduate school for 30 years. For more information about my practice please see my website at: pegbailey.com.
My areas of specialty are in working with relationships (marital, family), stress, work stress, unemployment, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, chronic illness, eating disorders, and treatment post-hospitalization.
I provide a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable in talking about the discomfort they are experiencing. Together we explore those difficulties and seek to help you find relief. For those who want deeper work, and to make significant changes in their lives, I have been trained to provide more intensive, longer term therapy. I began my practice and continued training post graduate school for 30 years. For more information about my practice please see my website at: pegbailey.com.
(408) 358-4090 View (408) 358-4090
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Elizabeth Mueller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
My specialties include: anger management, anxiety, depression, communication, family dynamics, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship stressors, and stress.
Seeking therapy can be a challenging step, because opening up about intimate issues to a stranger is both terrifying, brave, and can leave you feeling vulnerable. That's why it's important to find somebody with whom you feel comfortable. It is my priority to make you feel at ease, because reaching your goal is more difficult when this is not at the foundation of the therapeutic experience. This approach has enabled me to work with a wide array of teens, adults, couples, and families.
My specialties include: anger management, anxiety, depression, communication, family dynamics, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship stressors, and stress.
Seeking therapy can be a challenging step, because opening up about intimate issues to a stranger is both terrifying, brave, and can leave you feeling vulnerable. That's why it's important to find somebody with whom you feel comfortable. It is my priority to make you feel at ease, because reaching your goal is more difficult when this is not at the foundation of the therapeutic experience. This approach has enabled me to work with a wide array of teens, adults, couples, and families.
(831) 246-8278 View (831) 246-8278
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.