Suicidal Ideation Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Andrea Ferriera
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95117
I have experience in treating depression, anxiety, self-esteem/body image, grief/loss, attachment issues, suicidal ideation, and trauma.
You know those thoughts that say "I'm not worthy," or "I'm not good enough?" It is time to remember that you are a human first, and that you deserve to have space to feel safe in exploring the most authentic version of yourself and realize that is way more than "not good enough."
I have experience in treating depression, anxiety, self-esteem/body image, grief/loss, attachment issues, suicidal ideation, and trauma.
You know those thoughts that say "I'm not worthy," or "I'm not good enough?" It is time to remember that you are a human first, and that you deserve to have space to feel safe in exploring the most authentic version of yourself and realize that is way more than "not good enough."
(408) 317-1652 View (408) 317-1652
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Tricia J Mlnarik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
DBT is an evidence based treatment for severe emotion dysregulation, BPD, suicide ideation, self injury, mood and anxiety disorders.
Are you easily overwhelmed by emotions? Do you find that you frequently try to snuff out or avoid sadness, anger, shame, or other strong feelings? If your experience is that your mood or emotions are in the drivers' seat on the road of your life (or holding the remote control to your mind) I can help you regain power and develop greater freedom and flexibility within. As your therapist and guide, I can help you learn strategies and tools for managing difficult life problems and the intense emotions they create. I can help you overcome painful circumstances and build the life you want to live.
DBT is an evidence based treatment for severe emotion dysregulation, BPD, suicide ideation, self injury, mood and anxiety disorders.
Are you easily overwhelmed by emotions? Do you find that you frequently try to snuff out or avoid sadness, anger, shame, or other strong feelings? If your experience is that your mood or emotions are in the drivers' seat on the road of your life (or holding the remote control to your mind) I can help you regain power and develop greater freedom and flexibility within. As your therapist and guide, I can help you learn strategies and tools for managing difficult life problems and the intense emotions they create. I can help you overcome painful circumstances and build the life you want to live.
(408) 520-0886 View (408) 520-0886
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Jacqueline Leong-Abad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
Therapy is a sacred space to talk, create, play and reflect on your past, present and future. I believe everyone has the innate need for agency and connection and given our lived experiences, we can get stuck at different points in life. My name is Jacqueline Leong-Abad and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have been providing therapy since 2009. I have worked with clinical areas of focus, such as: depression; anxiety; ADHD; trauma; abuse; psychosis; suicide and self-harm; grief & loss; stage of life transitions; communication skills ; stress; and family issues.
Therapy is a sacred space to talk, create, play and reflect on your past, present and future. I believe everyone has the innate need for agency and connection and given our lived experiences, we can get stuck at different points in life. My name is Jacqueline Leong-Abad and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have been providing therapy since 2009. I have worked with clinical areas of focus, such as: depression; anxiety; ADHD; trauma; abuse; psychosis; suicide and self-harm; grief & loss; stage of life transitions; communication skills ; stress; and family issues.
(669) 304-2262 View (669) 304-2262
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Michael A Schmidt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
Schmidt has a specific area of focus with severe mental health challenges for youth and adults, which include self-harm, suicidal thinking, and recent hospitalization.
We provide testing and therapy services to youth and adults struggling in their everyday functioning. PSYCHOTHERAPY: Treatment for youth, families, and adults with mild to severe depression, suicidality/hospitalization, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship distress, and more. TESTING: Cognitive Testing (IQ/mental abilities); Psychoeducational Testing (Learning Disability/academic achievement); Developmental Testing (Autism Spectrum Disorder, language/motor delay, behavioral disturbance); ADHD Testing (distractibility/concentration, fidgety, impulsive); Behavioral/Emotional Testing (Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Anxiety).
Schmidt has a specific area of focus with severe mental health challenges for youth and adults, which include self-harm, suicidal thinking, and recent hospitalization.
We provide testing and therapy services to youth and adults struggling in their everyday functioning. PSYCHOTHERAPY: Treatment for youth, families, and adults with mild to severe depression, suicidality/hospitalization, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship distress, and more. TESTING: Cognitive Testing (IQ/mental abilities); Psychoeducational Testing (Learning Disability/academic achievement); Developmental Testing (Autism Spectrum Disorder, language/motor delay, behavioral disturbance); ADHD Testing (distractibility/concentration, fidgety, impulsive); Behavioral/Emotional Testing (Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Anxiety).
(408) 418-2503 View (408) 418-2503
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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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Tametra Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
I am experienced in treating suicidal ideation and self harm.
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 experienced in treating suicidal ideation and self harm.
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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Miatta Watkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
I am passionate about working with college age young adults, young professionals, their families and their loved ones who are struggling with complex mental health challenges such as suicidal ideations, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, academic stress, work stress, post traumatic stress and substance use disorders. For the past 25 plus years, I have provided mental health treatment and services in residential treatment facilities, county mental health agencies, Intensive Outpatient Programs ( IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP).
I am passionate about working with college age young adults, young professionals, their families and their loved ones who are struggling with complex mental health challenges such as suicidal ideations, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, academic stress, work stress, post traumatic stress and substance use disorders. For the past 25 plus years, I have provided mental health treatment and services in residential treatment facilities, county mental health agencies, Intensive Outpatient Programs ( IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP).
(669) 257-6305 View (669) 257-6305
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Gabrielle McQueen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95102  (Online Only)
I have assisted individuals in overcoming issues that are connected to trauma, grief & loss, depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, new to parenthood, pre-marital issues, juvenile justice systems, oppositional teens, suicidal ideation and marital and family conflicts.
As a person of color born and raised in the Bay Area, I truly believe in my task and role as a therapist to reach those who feel as though their story is unheard and invalidated by the world we currently live in. My strengths as a therapist consist of gaining over nine years of experience working in the field of mental health as a mental health clinician under the non-profit realm and private practice within Santa Clara County. Over the course of my experience I have built skills in providing therapy to socioeconomically diverse families, children, individuals, couples, and those who identify with the LGBTQIA population.
I have assisted individuals in overcoming issues that are connected to trauma, grief & loss, depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, new to parenthood, pre-marital issues, juvenile justice systems, oppositional teens, suicidal ideation and marital and family conflicts.
As a person of color born and raised in the Bay Area, I truly believe in my task and role as a therapist to reach those who feel as though their story is unheard and invalidated by the world we currently live in. My strengths as a therapist consist of gaining over nine years of experience working in the field of mental health as a mental health clinician under the non-profit realm and private practice within Santa Clara County. Over the course of my experience I have built skills in providing therapy to socioeconomically diverse families, children, individuals, couples, and those who identify with the LGBTQIA population.
(669) 222-7981 View (669) 222-7981
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Krueg Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95101
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is to meet the people where they are and provide a safe space so that healing can happen. I work with the client to establish their goals and help them find ways to reach those desired goals. I have many years of experience working with first responders and am culturally sensitive. I understand the unique needs of first responders as it relates to trauma, crisis, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job-related stress, job security, suicide, life transition to retirement, etc. I know how difficult it can be to reach out to a therapist and you want to be sure that they understand your work and life culture.
My approach is to meet the people where they are and provide a safe space so that healing can happen. I work with the client to establish their goals and help them find ways to reach those desired goals. I have many years of experience working with first responders and am culturally sensitive. I understand the unique needs of first responders as it relates to trauma, crisis, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job-related stress, job security, suicide, life transition to retirement, etc. I know how difficult it can be to reach out to a therapist and you want to be sure that they understand your work and life culture.
(916) 302-0764 View (916) 302-0764
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Embark Behavioral Health
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95101
For adolescent, teen, and young adults struggling with school refusal, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and other behavioral health issues, the earlier they’re diagnosed, the more effective treatment can be.
Embark Behavioral Health is a leading network of exceptional treatment and therapy programs across the United States. We specialize in helping adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health and substance abuse issues. Our programs include in-home treatment, virtual IOP, outpatient clinics that offer intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHPs), wilderness therapy, short-term residential treatment programs, long-term residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, and young adult transitional living options.
For adolescent, teen, and young adults struggling with school refusal, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and other behavioral health issues, the earlier they’re diagnosed, the more effective treatment can be.
Embark Behavioral Health is a leading network of exceptional treatment and therapy programs across the United States. We specialize in helping adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health and substance abuse issues. Our programs include in-home treatment, virtual IOP, outpatient clinics that offer intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHPs), wilderness therapy, short-term residential treatment programs, long-term residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, and young adult transitional living options.
(458) 241-5990 View (458) 241-5990
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Trisha Leilani Graves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95148
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 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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Anjali Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
As we all know, starting therapy can be frightening, but I am so happy that you are taking the first step. Life is something that brings a wide spectrum of different emotions and experiences, which varies for each unique individual. Along this road of life, some may find themselves needing some extra support. My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate, and authentic space to feel seen and understood, while unpacking present and past experiences.
As we all know, starting therapy can be frightening, but I am so happy that you are taking the first step. Life is something that brings a wide spectrum of different emotions and experiences, which varies for each unique individual. Along this road of life, some may find themselves needing some extra support. My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate, and authentic space to feel seen and understood, while unpacking present and past experiences.
(408) 872-8770 View (408) 872-8770
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Jamie Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I will work with you from a systemic perspective, integrating various therapeutic approaches to accommodate your individual and/or family's needs. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment and I will collaborate with you to uncover what is at the root of your thoughts and feelings and will help you learn ways to cope and heal.
I will work with you from a systemic perspective, integrating various therapeutic approaches to accommodate your individual and/or family's needs. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment and I will collaborate with you to uncover what is at the root of your thoughts and feelings and will help you learn ways to cope and heal.
(408) 956-6121 View (408) 956-6121
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Felicia Santiago
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
*Email is preferred way of contact* First off, I want to commend anyone who is taking the initiative to search and scour the Internet for extra support. I know how daunting the process can be, but you are here and this is the first step. Life can be stressful and scary at times. We all come from different walks of life, and sometimes we can not take on the world alone. My name is Felicia Santiago, and I hope to be a support to you by creating a safe space for you to express yourself. I am versatile in my approach and use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on individual clients and their presenting concerns.
*Email is preferred way of contact* First off, I want to commend anyone who is taking the initiative to search and scour the Internet for extra support. I know how daunting the process can be, but you are here and this is the first step. Life can be stressful and scary at times. We all come from different walks of life, and sometimes we can not take on the world alone. My name is Felicia Santiago, and I hope to be a support to you by creating a safe space for you to express yourself. I am versatile in my approach and use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on individual clients and their presenting concerns.
(855) 967-1238 View (855) 967-1238
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Susan Canchola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120
While therapy can be challenging to face, I try to make the process as easy as possible, hopefully even enjoyable. I enjoy working with adult individuals who are curious about themselves, introspective/reflective, and interested in personal growth and identity development. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 20 years of experience working with individuals who cope with Dissociative Disorders including DID, and also PTSD/CPTSD. My training has been heavily focused on helping people heal from painful experiences while simultaneously deeply learning about themselves.
While therapy can be challenging to face, I try to make the process as easy as possible, hopefully even enjoyable. I enjoy working with adult individuals who are curious about themselves, introspective/reflective, and interested in personal growth and identity development. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 20 years of experience working with individuals who cope with Dissociative Disorders including DID, and also PTSD/CPTSD. My training has been heavily focused on helping people heal from painful experiences while simultaneously deeply learning about themselves.
(805) 521-4324 View (805) 521-4324
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Jonna Jauffret
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
If you have experienced trauma in your past, if you are struggling with important relationships in your life, or if you are struggling to adjust to life’s difficulties, you aren’t alone. Therapy may help you ease suffering you are experiencing and help you lead a more authentic life. As your therapist, my intention is to help you put your thoughts, feelings, and experiences into words and explore significant relationships in your life. Sharing your story may help you to begin to piece together a greater understanding of why you feel and act the way that you do.
If you have experienced trauma in your past, if you are struggling with important relationships in your life, or if you are struggling to adjust to life’s difficulties, you aren’t alone. Therapy may help you ease suffering you are experiencing and help you lead a more authentic life. As your therapist, my intention is to help you put your thoughts, feelings, and experiences into words and explore significant relationships in your life. Sharing your story may help you to begin to piece together a greater understanding of why you feel and act the way that you do.
(408) 418-2633 View (408) 418-2633
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Anisha Singh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
My approach to therapy consists of creating a strong therapeutic alliance between myself and my client. I believe that the core of therapy works through the rapport built and feeling of safety my clients have in my space. I value building on strengths and I believe my clients are better able to do the hard work of therapy through understanding their strengths. I utilize a trauma informed and multi-cultural lens through my work to help clients process/understand difficult pasts, while also highlighting the importance of how race and ethnicity plays a factor in our views of the world.
My approach to therapy consists of creating a strong therapeutic alliance between myself and my client. I believe that the core of therapy works through the rapport built and feeling of safety my clients have in my space. I value building on strengths and I believe my clients are better able to do the hard work of therapy through understanding their strengths. I utilize a trauma informed and multi-cultural lens through my work to help clients process/understand difficult pasts, while also highlighting the importance of how race and ethnicity plays a factor in our views of the world.
(650) 860-4120 View (650) 860-4120
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Nancy Chau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95133  (Online Only)
It is believed that the healing process begins with a therapeutic relationship. My genuineness and honest 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!
It is believed that the healing process begins with a therapeutic relationship. My genuineness and honest 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 View (408) 351-8557
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Kristin Carney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
As you consider working with a therapist, you are taking a step towards improving your life, examining what needs to be changed and building upon what is already working. Life can get better and you have the power to change it. During difficult times, it is important to either develop healthy support systems or utilize the ones that we already have. Seeking therapy is one piece of a healthy support system. You are acknowledging that some aspects of your life may not be going well and need to be changed. Therapy can help you to put life in perspective.
As you consider working with a therapist, you are taking a step towards improving your life, examining what needs to be changed and building upon what is already working. Life can get better and you have the power to change it. During difficult times, it is important to either develop healthy support systems or utilize the ones that we already have. Seeking therapy is one piece of a healthy support system. You are acknowledging that some aspects of your life may not be going well and need to be changed. Therapy can help you to put life in perspective.
(408) 478-9507 View (408) 478-9507
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Angelica Maulucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
Angelica Maulucci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Massachusetts, specializing in working with youth, adolescents, and their families. With the belief that generational healing begins at home, Angelica focuses on both aspects of "nature" and "nurture," to foster holistic support through life's changes. Transitions big and small can have a ripple effect on each family member, which can lead to individual and collective stress, trauma, and overwhelm.
Angelica Maulucci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Massachusetts, specializing in working with youth, adolescents, and their families. With the belief that generational healing begins at home, Angelica focuses on both aspects of "nature" and "nurture," to foster holistic support through life's changes. Transitions big and small can have a ripple effect on each family member, which can lead to individual and collective stress, trauma, and overwhelm.
(562) 386-0575 View (562) 386-0575
Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.