Parenting Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Hilary Grabner Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95112  (Online Only)
Does your child struggle with behavior or "big feelings?” Are typical parenting strategies not working and you want guidance? Perhaps your child is anxious, and you feel lost in how to support them. Your child may need social skills building. You want to have boundaries or to be on the same page as your spouse? This is all normal. Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. Children can have difficulty managing their emotions, and developmentally, they do not always have the language to communicate or express their wants and needs. I would love to help you navigate life's challenges, reduce stress and build the family you want.
Does your child struggle with behavior or "big feelings?” Are typical parenting strategies not working and you want guidance? Perhaps your child is anxious, and you feel lost in how to support them. Your child may need social skills building. You want to have boundaries or to be on the same page as your spouse? This is all normal. Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. Children can have difficulty managing their emotions, and developmentally, they do not always have the language to communicate or express their wants and needs. I would love to help you navigate life's challenges, reduce stress and build the family you want.
(650) 459-5882 View (650) 459-5882
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Sam Severin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
My other areas of speciality include infertility, perinatal, parenting issues and church trauma.
I am a mental health expert committed to helping people learn how their family systems and relationships impact their sense of self. I treat couples, parents, and families whether biological or adoptive through a whole systems approach. I believe in taking a family systems, collaborative approach to helping clients/families reach their goals.
My other areas of speciality include infertility, perinatal, parenting issues and church trauma.
I am a mental health expert committed to helping people learn how their family systems and relationships impact their sense of self. I treat couples, parents, and families whether biological or adoptive through a whole systems approach. I believe in taking a family systems, collaborative approach to helping clients/families reach their goals.
(510) 272-7241 View (510) 272-7241
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Yadira Herrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPS, ASDCS
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Yadira Herrera Escarrega, I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker providing psychotherapy services via telehealth in the state of California. Finding a therapist that you can connect with and trust can be a challenge. As a bilingual, spanish-english, bicultural women of color, born and raised in the bay area, raised by immigrant parents and a parent to neurodiverse children, I hold a particular lens and perspective that I utilize to best support my clients.
Hello! My name is Yadira Herrera Escarrega, I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker providing psychotherapy services via telehealth in the state of California. Finding a therapist that you can connect with and trust can be a challenge. As a bilingual, spanish-english, bicultural women of color, born and raised in the bay area, raised by immigrant parents and a parent to neurodiverse children, I hold a particular lens and perspective that I utilize to best support my clients.
(650) 860-4293 View (650) 860-4293
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Bonnie Regan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
In our work together we would examine what emotions are arising for you as a parent, learn how to improve the connection with your child, and encourage your child to cooperate by setting limits with empathy and respect.
Finding the right therapist to work with is an important decision. The therapist's credentials and specialties are factors to consider, but perhaps the most important factor is "do I feel a connection with this person and can I talk openly with her about the challenges I'm facing?" It is an honor and a privilege to support you in your journey. I love helping people examine their lives, understand themselves better, and navigate their relationships more skillfully. My style as a therapist is pragmatic and I apply various approaches based on your individual needs.
In our work together we would examine what emotions are arising for you as a parent, learn how to improve the connection with your child, and encourage your child to cooperate by setting limits with empathy and respect.
Finding the right therapist to work with is an important decision. The therapist's credentials and specialties are factors to consider, but perhaps the most important factor is "do I feel a connection with this person and can I talk openly with her about the challenges I'm facing?" It is an honor and a privilege to support you in your journey. I love helping people examine their lives, understand themselves better, and navigate their relationships more skillfully. My style as a therapist is pragmatic and I apply various approaches based on your individual needs.
(408) 872-8192 View (408) 872-8192
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Ma Lourdes T Soliven
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95119  (Online Only)
Being a parent can be hard. Being a wife, husband, or partner can be hard. The truth is sometime, just existing, can be challenging. If you are struggling and need support along the way, I am here to help. I am part of a group practice that specializes in maternal mental health and paternal mental health, and multi-ethnic/intercultural/inter-racial families. I am originally from the Philippines and provide services in Tagalog and Filipino. I work with individuals and parents who have young children and or those with teenagers, as well as singles who are navigating dating and career. I offer individual therapy and couple therapy.
Being a parent can be hard. Being a wife, husband, or partner can be hard. The truth is sometime, just existing, can be challenging. If you are struggling and need support along the way, I am here to help. I am part of a group practice that specializes in maternal mental health and paternal mental health, and multi-ethnic/intercultural/inter-racial families. I am originally from the Philippines and provide services in Tagalog and Filipino. I work with individuals and parents who have young children and or those with teenagers, as well as singles who are navigating dating and career. I offer individual therapy and couple therapy.
(669) 268-3098 View (669) 268-3098
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Hannah DuVon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
You are not alone. Help is available to meet life's challenges so you can overcome and thrive again. I specialize in adults (from young, college age through seniors) with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, marriage counseling, career counseling and professional goal setting, parenting coaching, and issues of aging/life transitions. Therapy can help with issues of isolation, loneliness, and overwhelm. Together we can navigate situations and explore feelings and emotions to arrive at new understandings and improve our lives. If you feel sad, stressed, burnt out, and ready for a change, reach out for help.
You are not alone. Help is available to meet life's challenges so you can overcome and thrive again. I specialize in adults (from young, college age through seniors) with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, marriage counseling, career counseling and professional goal setting, parenting coaching, and issues of aging/life transitions. Therapy can help with issues of isolation, loneliness, and overwhelm. Together we can navigate situations and explore feelings and emotions to arrive at new understandings and improve our lives. If you feel sad, stressed, burnt out, and ready for a change, reach out for help.
(408) 816-1055 View (408) 816-1055
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Britt Kelly Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ASW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
I work with parents, adolescents, and adults who need support from a variety of issues including issues related to parenting, general concerns about their children, coping skills for teens and adolescents, managing school stressors, recent diagnosis of ADHD, depression or anxiety, and more. Clients are looking for coping skills and communication strategies to create more harmony and strengthen relationships. I also work with families affected by infertility and those who are looking to build their family through third party reproduction and need support navigating the fertility industry.
I work with parents, adolescents, and adults who need support from a variety of issues including issues related to parenting, general concerns about their children, coping skills for teens and adolescents, managing school stressors, recent diagnosis of ADHD, depression or anxiety, and more. Clients are looking for coping skills and communication strategies to create more harmony and strengthen relationships. I also work with families affected by infertility and those who are looking to build their family through third party reproduction and need support navigating the fertility industry.
(253) 235-3375 View (253) 235-3375
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Namhee Lim
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95118
Namhee has extensive experience in family therapy, stress and anger management, parenting and grief work.
Life is a challenge and people feel stuck and endure so much struggle and pain. However, everyone has inner strengths and desire to reach one’s full potential and she can help clients explore which changes could be helpful to reach their goals. Namhee considers that all people are responsible for their choices and can create and reshape themselves by moving toward their goals. Namhee’s therapeutic approach is based on Adlerian therapy that is humanistic and goal-oriented and emphasizes the individual’s strivings for success, connectedness with others, and contributions to society.
Namhee has extensive experience in family therapy, stress and anger management, parenting and grief work.
Life is a challenge and people feel stuck and endure so much struggle and pain. However, everyone has inner strengths and desire to reach one’s full potential and she can help clients explore which changes could be helpful to reach their goals. Namhee considers that all people are responsible for their choices and can create and reshape themselves by moving toward their goals. Namhee’s therapeutic approach is based on Adlerian therapy that is humanistic and goal-oriented and emphasizes the individual’s strivings for success, connectedness with others, and contributions to society.
(408) 692-6780 View (408) 692-6780
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Hua Zhong
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
High school can be stressful, especially for students navigating the clash between different cultures. The high peer-pressures affect mental health, leading to sleep disturbances, anxiety, and even depression. Unfortunately, even some students resort to suicide. Tense parent-child relationships hinder communication. High-achieving students may suffer a sudden decline in grades due to psychological issues. Internet and gaming addictions further complicate matters. Many students feel lost and burdened with self-blame, while parents struggle to help their children cope with their emotions effectively.
High school can be stressful, especially for students navigating the clash between different cultures. The high peer-pressures affect mental health, leading to sleep disturbances, anxiety, and even depression. Unfortunately, even some students resort to suicide. Tense parent-child relationships hinder communication. High-achieving students may suffer a sudden decline in grades due to psychological issues. Internet and gaming addictions further complicate matters. Many students feel lost and burdened with self-blame, while parents struggle to help their children cope with their emotions effectively.
(408) 351-8432 View (408) 351-8432
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Ed Sarrett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
In my work as a classroom teacher, high school soccer coach, guidance counselor, marriage and family therapist, husband and parent, I've gained valuable experiences about relationships of all sorts, and I rely on the learning from these roles to support my clients in the changes they are hoping to make in their lives.
I want to work closely with my clients to develop a collaborative and respectful relationship. Clients who are facing difficulties in their lives, and who feel that they need to make changes in their relationships with others and with themselves, will find in their work with me a compassionate, supportive, non-judgmental and empathic listener.
In my work as a classroom teacher, high school soccer coach, guidance counselor, marriage and family therapist, husband and parent, I've gained valuable experiences about relationships of all sorts, and I rely on the learning from these roles to support my clients in the changes they are hoping to make in their lives.
I want to work closely with my clients to develop a collaborative and respectful relationship. Clients who are facing difficulties in their lives, and who feel that they need to make changes in their relationships with others and with themselves, will find in their work with me a compassionate, supportive, non-judgmental and empathic listener.
(408) 583-5275 View (408) 583-5275
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Cynthia Ryan Francis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
My specialties include: communication, anxiety, parenting, behavioral problems, depression, relationship and family conflict.
Are you dealing with relationship challenges, a transition, such as a death or divorce that is impacting you or your children? Or, have a child who is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, difficulties at school, or is defiant? If so, I can provide help and support for you. I have enjoyed working in Psychiatry for Kaiser Permanente 21 years seeing children and teens ages 2 - 18 and their parents, performing individual, group and family therapy. Additionally I have maintained a private practice working primarily with Adults.
My specialties include: communication, anxiety, parenting, behavioral problems, depression, relationship and family conflict.
Are you dealing with relationship challenges, a transition, such as a death or divorce that is impacting you or your children? Or, have a child who is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, difficulties at school, or is defiant? If so, I can provide help and support for you. I have enjoyed working in Psychiatry for Kaiser Permanente 21 years seeing children and teens ages 2 - 18 and their parents, performing individual, group and family therapy. Additionally I have maintained a private practice working primarily with Adults.
(408) 404-5409 View (408) 404-5409
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Susan Aiken
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
Being a Parent Educator led me into this field.
I am an experienced therapist offering a direct, supportive, nonjudgemental setting to individuals and couples. I work from an Internal Family Systems, Process therapy perspective using dialogue, parts work, role play, educational tools, mindfulness, visualization. My goal is to guide you into connection with yourself and your significant other ( if you come to me as a couple.) I invite you to know your internal landscape, meet your parts, understand your issues and communicate mindfully. I trust implicitly that you are moving toward wholeness and well-being; that your core essence guides us both in the work.
Being a Parent Educator led me into this field.
I am an experienced therapist offering a direct, supportive, nonjudgemental setting to individuals and couples. I work from an Internal Family Systems, Process therapy perspective using dialogue, parts work, role play, educational tools, mindfulness, visualization. My goal is to guide you into connection with yourself and your significant other ( if you come to me as a couple.) I invite you to know your internal landscape, meet your parts, understand your issues and communicate mindfully. I trust implicitly that you are moving toward wholeness and well-being; that your core essence guides us both in the work.
(408) 676-9938 View (408) 676-9938
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Brian J Thomason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MS (2), LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95129
I work with all ages and populations. My advanced training and experience is working as a pediatric psychotherapist, specializing in children with anxieties and attachment disorders. I also have advanced training and experience working with couples, or individuals with an emphasis on relationships, acquiring or healing. I work with a combination of Relational techniques to develop a strong relationship that begins with a greater understanding and the ability to communicate with your partner. My training and experience also specializes in parent coaching. I have a unique training background for working with OCD, ADHD, and Autism
I work with all ages and populations. My advanced training and experience is working as a pediatric psychotherapist, specializing in children with anxieties and attachment disorders. I also have advanced training and experience working with couples, or individuals with an emphasis on relationships, acquiring or healing. I work with a combination of Relational techniques to develop a strong relationship that begins with a greater understanding and the ability to communicate with your partner. My training and experience also specializes in parent coaching. I have a unique training background for working with OCD, ADHD, and Autism
(408) 583-6760 View (408) 583-6760
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Deborah Kjar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
Being a parent is a hard and rewarding job! Parents often feel they have to do it on their own, with meager training or support.
I believe living a successful life is a process. I have to laugh at the expression,"Expect the Unexpected," because it is so true! In order to navigate through a life of uncertainty, you may need support or guidance during the more difficult stages. I am here so you don't have to go it alone. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to explore your personal needs. I would be honored to assist you with navigating life transitions such as job relocations, marriage conflicts, parenting challenges, major life decisions or empty nest syndrome.
Being a parent is a hard and rewarding job! Parents often feel they have to do it on their own, with meager training or support.
I believe living a successful life is a process. I have to laugh at the expression,"Expect the Unexpected," because it is so true! In order to navigate through a life of uncertainty, you may need support or guidance during the more difficult stages. I am here so you don't have to go it alone. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to explore your personal needs. I would be honored to assist you with navigating life transitions such as job relocations, marriage conflicts, parenting challenges, major life decisions or empty nest syndrome.
(408) 703-5627 View (408) 703-5627
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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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Danielle Hanchett Friedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
I can assist you, your child or family with managing challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, school or work issues.
We all have moments when we struggle with emotions and stressors that seem overwhelming at the time and take us away from enjoying all that life has to offer. Utilizing my more than 22 years of experience and training, I will work hand in hand with you to understand and address the problems that have prompted you to seek help. I create a safe and non-judgmental environment to support you or your family as together we discover a path for your healing, growth and change.
I can assist you, your child or family with managing challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, school or work issues.
We all have moments when we struggle with emotions and stressors that seem overwhelming at the time and take us away from enjoying all that life has to offer. Utilizing my more than 22 years of experience and training, I will work hand in hand with you to understand and address the problems that have prompted you to seek help. I create a safe and non-judgmental environment to support you or your family as together we discover a path for your healing, growth and change.
(408) 335-0153 View (408) 335-0153
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Christina Yip
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
As a therapist, my biggest reward is to see my clients transformed after being healed from issues with mood swings, relationships, parenting, cultural conflicts, family origin, past traumatic experiences, and abuse. I care deeply for each of my clients and I do my best to ensure that each and every one of them gets the help he or she seeks.
As a therapist, my biggest reward is to see my clients transformed after being healed from issues with mood swings, relationships, parenting, cultural conflicts, family origin, past traumatic experiences, and abuse. I care deeply for each of my clients and I do my best to ensure that each and every one of them gets the help he or she seeks.
(408) 217-0834 View (408) 217-0834
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Jeremy Sinkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95122
Hi, my name is Jeremy Sinkinson, and I am an LMFT 93476. I work with parents, children, and individuals in a family context. I work with parents, children, and individuals. Parent-child interactions are my bread and butter. I use telehealth so I am primarily talk based, but I do offer coaching, experiential exercises, and homework. I would like to build a foundation for you to have a mental health routine that works for you. I am supportive and work to help clients feel that their voice is heard in the session. I make sure I understand how you feel and know what you want.
Hi, my name is Jeremy Sinkinson, and I am an LMFT 93476. I work with parents, children, and individuals in a family context. I work with parents, children, and individuals. Parent-child interactions are my bread and butter. I use telehealth so I am primarily talk based, but I do offer coaching, experiential exercises, and homework. I would like to build a foundation for you to have a mental health routine that works for you. I am supportive and work to help clients feel that their voice is heard in the session. I make sure I understand how you feel and know what you want.
(408) 583-5367 View (408) 583-5367
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Jillian Taylorwood
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95130
Being a parent can be really tough; so can being a kid.
Does your child seem unhappy or angry; maybe having problems at home or school? Are your kids fighting? Do you have a young child who doesn’t listen to you, refuses to sleep in their own bed, won’t eat anything but crackers, or throws a fit when they don’t get their way? Do you find yourself feeling frustrated or angry with your child? Are you tired of fighting with your spouse, or your kids? Maybe your kids are fine but find you, yourself, are feeling overwhelmed. I am here to help. I’m a teacher turned therapist who works with children (0-17) and families, both individually and as a whole.
Being a parent can be really tough; so can being a kid.
Does your child seem unhappy or angry; maybe having problems at home or school? Are your kids fighting? Do you have a young child who doesn’t listen to you, refuses to sleep in their own bed, won’t eat anything but crackers, or throws a fit when they don’t get their way? Do you find yourself feeling frustrated or angry with your child? Are you tired of fighting with your spouse, or your kids? Maybe your kids are fine but find you, yourself, are feeling overwhelmed. I am here to help. I’m a teacher turned therapist who works with children (0-17) and families, both individually and as a whole.
(408) 418-2560 View (408) 418-2560
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Sneha R Rao
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95119  (Online Only)
I have worked with individuals, families, parents, immigrants, LGBTQ+ and couples from various walks of life and My background includes working in career counseling for at-risk individuals, mental health counseling in a community based non-profit setting, co-parenting and parallel parenting support groups, to name a few.
My name is Sneha (Snay-ha). My passion is to help clients break barriers, shine light on their blind spots, learn healthy coping mechanisms and begin to heal in their own way and at their own pace. I am ready to meet you where you are at, whether it is the beginning of your journey, the middle of your journey, whether you want to talk to someone or have someone sit with you in silence. I am here for you. As an Asian-American immigrant, I provide valuable insight and a space for understanding of the diverse nuances that are part of being an older child in the family and having lived in another country.
I have worked with individuals, families, parents, immigrants, LGBTQ+ and couples from various walks of life and My background includes working in career counseling for at-risk individuals, mental health counseling in a community based non-profit setting, co-parenting and parallel parenting support groups, to name a few.
My name is Sneha (Snay-ha). My passion is to help clients break barriers, shine light on their blind spots, learn healthy coping mechanisms and begin to heal in their own way and at their own pace. I am ready to meet you where you are at, whether it is the beginning of your journey, the middle of your journey, whether you want to talk to someone or have someone sit with you in silence. I am here for you. As an Asian-American immigrant, I provide valuable insight and a space for understanding of the diverse nuances that are part of being an older child in the family and having lived in another country.
(669) 338-2308 View (669) 338-2308
Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.