Hoarding Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Joe Racklin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
Not accepting new clients
I have over 20 years of experience specializing in the treatment of anxiety including OCD, worry, panic, social anxiety, phobias and hoarding.
Anxiety and depression can make life very difficult. These symptoms only worsen if you hide them out of fear that others won’t understand or will be judgmental. It is important to know that there are specific treatment approaches that have been shown to be particularly effective. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention, and other Cognitive Behavioral approaches to help see thoughts and beliefs differently, and to act more in line with how we want to be. My approach also emphasizes a more accepting, compassionate relationship with one’s self to help therapy be most effective.
I have over 20 years of experience specializing in the treatment of anxiety including OCD, worry, panic, social anxiety, phobias and hoarding.
Anxiety and depression can make life very difficult. These symptoms only worsen if you hide them out of fear that others won’t understand or will be judgmental. It is important to know that there are specific treatment approaches that have been shown to be particularly effective. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention, and other Cognitive Behavioral approaches to help see thoughts and beliefs differently, and to act more in line with how we want to be. My approach also emphasizes a more accepting, compassionate relationship with one’s self to help therapy be most effective.
(510) 681-0203 View (510) 681-0203
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(408) 351-7382 View (408) 351-7382
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Nicole Bitter - Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
Over 25 years specializing in CBT for all mood disorders, habits & additions and relationship difficulties. Telemedicine appointments available now. Evidence based CBT for Anxiety or Depression, Habits&Addictions or the distress caused from Low Self Esteem and poor quality Relationships. If you feel ready to make a change and want life changing tools to enhance your life, combined with advanced empathy skills to ensure a warm, safe connection with me, I invite you to take the first step by calling me for a 20 minute complimentary phone consult.
Over 25 years specializing in CBT for all mood disorders, habits & additions and relationship difficulties. Telemedicine appointments available now. Evidence based CBT for Anxiety or Depression, Habits&Addictions or the distress caused from Low Self Esteem and poor quality Relationships. If you feel ready to make a change and want life changing tools to enhance your life, combined with advanced empathy skills to ensure a warm, safe connection with me, I invite you to take the first step by calling me for a 20 minute complimentary phone consult.
(415) 527-5167 View (415) 527-5167
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Lily Lu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed? Do you wake up moody? Is your anger affecting your loved ones? Has your addiction isolated you? Is your relationship suffering? You can feel better and enjoy your life. Sometimes you just need a bit of guidance to find tools and techniques that help you. I shine a light on your toolbox so that you can find the right tools to take charge of your life.
Are you feeling stressed? Do you wake up moody? Is your anger affecting your loved ones? Has your addiction isolated you? Is your relationship suffering? You can feel better and enjoy your life. Sometimes you just need a bit of guidance to find tools and techniques that help you. I shine a light on your toolbox so that you can find the right tools to take charge of your life.
(408) 797-7067 View (408) 797-7067
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Veronica Botelho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Hello! I'm Veronica Botelho, a licensed MFT and DBT therapist committed to guiding individuals, couples, and families on their unique paths towards personal growth, healing, and fulfillment. If you're seeking a safe and compassionate space to explore the complexities of life, I'm here to support you. I believe that every person's journey is like a compass, unique and always pointing towards their true north. My role as your therapist is to help you discover and navigate this inner compass while improving your quality of life.
Hello! I'm Veronica Botelho, a licensed MFT and DBT therapist committed to guiding individuals, couples, and families on their unique paths towards personal growth, healing, and fulfillment. If you're seeking a safe and compassionate space to explore the complexities of life, I'm here to support you. I believe that every person's journey is like a compass, unique and always pointing towards their true north. My role as your therapist is to help you discover and navigate this inner compass while improving your quality of life.
(408) 715-1609 View (408) 715-1609
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Madison Ledda- Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
Welcome! I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults who are navigating through challenging life transitions, grappling with anxiety, or experiencing difficulties in their relationships. I believe in tailoring therapy to meet the unique needs of each client, utilizing techniques that resonate with their individual strengths and preferences. Whether it's transitioning to college, navigating a career change, or adjusting to a new family dynamic, I help clients develop coping skills and resilience to successfully navigate life's transitions.
Welcome! I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults who are navigating through challenging life transitions, grappling with anxiety, or experiencing difficulties in their relationships. I believe in tailoring therapy to meet the unique needs of each client, utilizing techniques that resonate with their individual strengths and preferences. Whether it's transitioning to college, navigating a career change, or adjusting to a new family dynamic, I help clients develop coping skills and resilience to successfully navigate life's transitions.
(408) 542-0427 View (408) 542-0427
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Rachel Garfinkle Zioulas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95158  (Online Only)
Please note that I am licensed as a psychotherapist in California only, therefore you must physically be in the state of California during our teletherapy session. The magic of therapy is in thoughtful conversation; no more, no less. When things seem difficult, it helps to have someone to talk to who can remind you about your sense of meaning and purpose and remind you that you somehow got as far as you did!
Please note that I am licensed as a psychotherapist in California only, therefore you must physically be in the state of California during our teletherapy session. The magic of therapy is in thoughtful conversation; no more, no less. When things seem difficult, it helps to have someone to talk to who can remind you about your sense of meaning and purpose and remind you that you somehow got as far as you did!
(408) 722-3273 View (408) 722-3273
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Jayne Marsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
Daily life brings plenty of stresses, but most of us manage to function pretty well in spite of them. Sometimes, however, the stresses become more than we can handle, making us feel nervous, sad or angry. We might argue more with loved ones, have trouble sleeping or difficulty concentrating. Physical problems might show up like headaches or stomach complaints. If all this weren't enough, we might self-medicate by doing things like over-eating, excessive drinking or shopping. While these activities are actually attempts to self-comfort, a more productive way to gain relief when life gets out of control is to seek therapy.
Daily life brings plenty of stresses, but most of us manage to function pretty well in spite of them. Sometimes, however, the stresses become more than we can handle, making us feel nervous, sad or angry. We might argue more with loved ones, have trouble sleeping or difficulty concentrating. Physical problems might show up like headaches or stomach complaints. If all this weren't enough, we might self-medicate by doing things like over-eating, excessive drinking or shopping. While these activities are actually attempts to self-comfort, a more productive way to gain relief when life gets out of control is to seek therapy.
(408) 758-5835 View (408) 758-5835
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Julia Chaffin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, "Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope." Challenges in life are inevitable and at times, there are challenges that seem larger than our ability to manage them. Issues such as depression, anxiety; healing from previous trauma, and abuse are areas that can grip us and prevent us from living our best lives.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, "Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope." Challenges in life are inevitable and at times, there are challenges that seem larger than our ability to manage them. Issues such as depression, anxiety; healing from previous trauma, and abuse are areas that can grip us and prevent us from living our best lives.
(408) 413-4202 x459 View (408) 413-4202 x459
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Christine Cain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ABD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Waitlist for new clients
Ease, change and joy are accessible. I know you can emerge from distress. I have seen radical growth-- again and again. My therapeutic approach is designed for each person's individual internal world. I design each session using a variety of active and engaged interventions, like EMDR, IFS, and expressive arts. We work to uncover the hurt parts that have taken over your life. The “stuck-ness” seems to dissipate. In an atmosphere of love and total acceptance, I use proven interventions to bring awareness and internal movement.
Ease, change and joy are accessible. I know you can emerge from distress. I have seen radical growth-- again and again. My therapeutic approach is designed for each person's individual internal world. I design each session using a variety of active and engaged interventions, like EMDR, IFS, and expressive arts. We work to uncover the hurt parts that have taken over your life. The “stuck-ness” seems to dissipate. In an atmosphere of love and total acceptance, I use proven interventions to bring awareness and internal movement.
(408) 351-0786 View (408) 351-0786
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Gayathri Ram Mohan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA , LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Welcome to Whole Hearted Therapy ! Some life experiences create open wounds that can have a paralyzing impact in the way we see the world, interact or make meaning of it. Does this lead you to shy away from intimate relationships and struggle with boundaries with friends and family ? I provide a safe and compassionate space where you can be fully seen and heard, explore with curiosity and support you in your journey to well being. I am EMDR trained clinician and bring a trauma informed approach to my practice.
Welcome to Whole Hearted Therapy ! Some life experiences create open wounds that can have a paralyzing impact in the way we see the world, interact or make meaning of it. Does this lead you to shy away from intimate relationships and struggle with boundaries with friends and family ? I provide a safe and compassionate space where you can be fully seen and heard, explore with curiosity and support you in your journey to well being. I am EMDR trained clinician and bring a trauma informed approach to my practice.
(408) 412-9891 View (408) 412-9891
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Jamie Powers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
I have been treating adults, individuals, and couples for over ten years. I assist clients in discovering of their strengths, building a support system, and developing healthy lifestyles to set the foundation for life success. I help with all different types of issues, from communication, anger, and intimacy, to trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use. My evidence-based approaches allow me to effectively address emotional and behavioral issues for clients from diverse backgrounds. I practice with all different types of therapy modalities, including EMDR, which is helpful for anxiety and trauma.
I have been treating adults, individuals, and couples for over ten years. I assist clients in discovering of their strengths, building a support system, and developing healthy lifestyles to set the foundation for life success. I help with all different types of issues, from communication, anger, and intimacy, to trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use. My evidence-based approaches allow me to effectively address emotional and behavioral issues for clients from diverse backgrounds. I practice with all different types of therapy modalities, including EMDR, which is helpful for anxiety and trauma.
(408) 676-3461 View (408) 676-3461
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Chelsea Lynch
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is deeply committed to their personal growth and healing journey. They have a strong desire to overcome the challenges they are facing, whether it's related to performance issues, trauma, addiction, soul-searching, or adverse childhood experiences. Ultimately, my ideal client is someone who is wanting to try, open to self-discovery and healing, and seeks a therapist who can offer them a holistic approach that integrates various techniques and methodologies to support their growth and transformation. They want to achieve a state of well-being, empowerment, and personal fulfillment in their lives.
My ideal client is someone who is deeply committed to their personal growth and healing journey. They have a strong desire to overcome the challenges they are facing, whether it's related to performance issues, trauma, addiction, soul-searching, or adverse childhood experiences. Ultimately, my ideal client is someone who is wanting to try, open to self-discovery and healing, and seeks a therapist who can offer them a holistic approach that integrates various techniques and methodologies to support their growth and transformation. They want to achieve a state of well-being, empowerment, and personal fulfillment in their lives.
(916) 634-1883 View (916) 634-1883
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Donald Bender
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
I have been doing individual and couple therapy for over thirty years. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, always choosing the one that best suits the client's immediate needs. These modalities range from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral to narrative and existential. There is even some dream and hypnotherapy added when helpful. In addition to my clinical practice, I have extensive forensic psychology experience, including resolving workplace disputes, custody issues, and trial consulting. My goal is to help clients find meaningful solutions to challenging life problems.
I have been doing individual and couple therapy for over thirty years. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, always choosing the one that best suits the client's immediate needs. These modalities range from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral to narrative and existential. There is even some dream and hypnotherapy added when helpful. In addition to my clinical practice, I have extensive forensic psychology experience, including resolving workplace disputes, custody issues, and trial consulting. My goal is to help clients find meaningful solutions to challenging life problems.
(408) 878-1791 View (408) 878-1791
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Dr. Debbie Francis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, BSR
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW MEDICARE PATIENTS* I work with adults struggling with a wide range of challenges including loss of relationships, life transitions, and personal problems like anxiety, depression, addiction, or trauma. Life can be difficult but you don't have to figure it out all alone. I can help you. Together, we'll create a safe space where you'll gain insight and perspective into thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are no longer working for you. With these understandings, you'll be able to make better choices and positive life changes. By working through your pain, you'll gain a self-awareness you didn't have before.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW MEDICARE PATIENTS* I work with adults struggling with a wide range of challenges including loss of relationships, life transitions, and personal problems like anxiety, depression, addiction, or trauma. Life can be difficult but you don't have to figure it out all alone. I can help you. Together, we'll create a safe space where you'll gain insight and perspective into thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are no longer working for you. With these understandings, you'll be able to make better choices and positive life changes. By working through your pain, you'll gain a self-awareness you didn't have before.
(408) 207-4564 View (408) 207-4564
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Patricia S Dolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95119
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping people who know what changes need to be made, but who struggle with knowing how to make them: whether it is with food, relationships, self-harm or addictions. My method is primarily skills based: I accept what you bring in, and then we work together toward change. I am experienced with mood, anxiety and thought disorders. I'm passionate about working with eating disorders, body image and LGBTQ+ issues. I work well with adults, adolescents and groups. I strongly believe that developing a solid and collaborative therapeutic relationship is crucial to healing.
I specialize in helping people who know what changes need to be made, but who struggle with knowing how to make them: whether it is with food, relationships, self-harm or addictions. My method is primarily skills based: I accept what you bring in, and then we work together toward change. I am experienced with mood, anxiety and thought disorders. I'm passionate about working with eating disorders, body image and LGBTQ+ issues. I work well with adults, adolescents and groups. I strongly believe that developing a solid and collaborative therapeutic relationship is crucial to healing.
(408) 637-7577 View (408) 637-7577
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Janelle Bull
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMBA, PHD Stu
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Are you hurting? At some point in our lives, we all hurt. Everyone hits obstacles in life from time to time and sometimes those problems seem unsolvable. Here is the good news, there is help. I specialize in couples, families and individuals who are either in the midst of a major change, or in need of one! I work with: high-conflict couples, couples making a serious commitment or dissolving a long-term relationship, new parents, families in conflict, people with anxiety, depression, fears, low self-esteem as well as grief and bereavement related issues. I am a straightforward therapist and like to help to get issues resolved.
Are you hurting? At some point in our lives, we all hurt. Everyone hits obstacles in life from time to time and sometimes those problems seem unsolvable. Here is the good news, there is help. I specialize in couples, families and individuals who are either in the midst of a major change, or in need of one! I work with: high-conflict couples, couples making a serious commitment or dissolving a long-term relationship, new parents, families in conflict, people with anxiety, depression, fears, low self-esteem as well as grief and bereavement related issues. I am a straightforward therapist and like to help to get issues resolved.
(408) 840-2899 View (408) 840-2899
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Two Chairs - San Jose
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(408) 617-8096 View (408) 617-8096
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Inhwa Byun
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
Are you feeling alone and stuck in the same place? Believe you aren't good enough? Experiencing relationship difficulties? If you’re tired of dealing with your issues on your own, I’m here to work with you and to help you move forward. Exploring your issues by yourself can be overwhelming. By working together, I aim to provide a warm and safe environment to better aid your process of self-discovery and learning. Through collaborative and compassionate therapy sessions, I would like to help you find the power of self-healing, self-resilience and solid calmness will gradually improve your well-being.
Are you feeling alone and stuck in the same place? Believe you aren't good enough? Experiencing relationship difficulties? If you’re tired of dealing with your issues on your own, I’m here to work with you and to help you move forward. Exploring your issues by yourself can be overwhelming. By working together, I aim to provide a warm and safe environment to better aid your process of self-discovery and learning. Through collaborative and compassionate therapy sessions, I would like to help you find the power of self-healing, self-resilience and solid calmness will gradually improve your well-being.
(408) 668-0583 View (408) 668-0583
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Diana Nguy
Pre-Licensed Professional, OTR/L, MFTT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
You don’t have to suffer alone. Sitting with difficult emotions, pain, and discomfort can be challenging. Allow the parts of you that have been rejected, repressed, hidden, or forgotten to surface. Allow these parts of you to be seen, to be heard, to be held, to be loved. It takes great courage to face ourselves, our truths, and our pain. But walking through the darkness is the only way we can remember how much strength and light we hold within. Through presence and acceptance of ourselves, we rediscover new depths of ease, peace, love, and joy. The journey inwards is the only true path towards authenticity, wholeness, and freedom.
You don’t have to suffer alone. Sitting with difficult emotions, pain, and discomfort can be challenging. Allow the parts of you that have been rejected, repressed, hidden, or forgotten to surface. Allow these parts of you to be seen, to be heard, to be held, to be loved. It takes great courage to face ourselves, our truths, and our pain. But walking through the darkness is the only way we can remember how much strength and light we hold within. Through presence and acceptance of ourselves, we rediscover new depths of ease, peace, love, and joy. The journey inwards is the only true path towards authenticity, wholeness, and freedom.
(650) 487-3461 View (650) 487-3461
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Hoarding Therapists

What is the most effective treatment for hoarding?

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been well-studied in the treatment of hoarding. This type of therapy includes changing beliefs surrounding possessions, as well as learning how to discard items and reduce acquisitions. The hoarder may also gain much-needed organizational skills. Another useful therapy may be compassion-focused therapy, which can address emotion regulation and negative self-perception.

How long does therapy for hoarding take?

Although treatment can vary, most people demonstrate improvement after 23 sessions, with some showing improvement after just a few sessions. Researchers have developed a 26-session cognitive behavioral program. People who hoard may need “maintenance” sessions over the years if the problem arises repeatedly.

Are there medications for hoarding?

The more commonly-prescribed medications for hoarding are including antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). This can include drugs such as venlafaxine and paroxetine. And because hoarding disorder is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, medications for OCD, such as clomipramine, may be effective for hoarding as well.

Can hoarding come back after treatment?

Hoarding is a chronic disorder and it can last throughout an individual’s lifetime. Regularly checking in with a psychotherapist can help manage symptoms long-term. A good therapist will help the person learn needed skills including decision-making, organization, and stress reduction. The patient will gain a better perspective and the need to cling to useless items will lessen.