Trauma and PTSD Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Brenda Farrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Welcome to my practice! Thank you for considering working together with me. I am a licensed Marriage Family and Child Therapist, with over thirty years of experience. I have experience, working with people of all ages, from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I have successfully helped many people overcome anxiety issues, depression, relationship issues, and issues related to trauma. It is both a privilege and an honor to be in this profession. I have great passion for this work and believe that therapy can have a significant impact in people's lives.
Welcome to my practice! Thank you for considering working together with me. I am a licensed Marriage Family and Child Therapist, with over thirty years of experience. I have experience, working with people of all ages, from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I have successfully helped many people overcome anxiety issues, depression, relationship issues, and issues related to trauma. It is both a privilege and an honor to be in this profession. I have great passion for this work and believe that therapy can have a significant impact in people's lives.
(925) 392-6393 View (925) 392-6393
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Erick Santos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I specialize in trauma whether it is complex trauma or intergenerational trauma using individualistic approaches to meet your needs through TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, and EMDR therapy.
Has trauma, anxiety, or depression interfered with the potential to become the best version of yourself? We often feel defined by traumatic or emotionally difficult experiences then often leave us feeling stuck in place rather than moving forward towards our goals. I’m here to provide a safe, affirming space for you to develop an understanding of yourself to overcome past experiences or fears that define you. Our work together will be met with unconditional acceptance, creative approaches, and the utmost compassion.
I specialize in trauma whether it is complex trauma or intergenerational trauma using individualistic approaches to meet your needs through TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, and EMDR therapy.
Has trauma, anxiety, or depression interfered with the potential to become the best version of yourself? We often feel defined by traumatic or emotionally difficult experiences then often leave us feeling stuck in place rather than moving forward towards our goals. I’m here to provide a safe, affirming space for you to develop an understanding of yourself to overcome past experiences or fears that define you. Our work together will be met with unconditional acceptance, creative approaches, and the utmost compassion.
(408) 351-0417 View (408) 351-0417
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Edie Ye
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Welcome! Are you looking towards taking a step towards peace and empowerment while navigating the complexities of your inner and outer world? Therapy is a space to explore our complex feelings, fears, and values, which by shining a light in the darkness, can allow us to move forward with more ease. It would be an honor for me to walk alongside you on your path, whether delving into complex trauma, navigating life as a deeply feeling person, integrating different parts of yourself, and other goals you have. I hold a warm and compassionate container for you as we embark on the healing journey. I look forward to connecting with you.
Welcome! Are you looking towards taking a step towards peace and empowerment while navigating the complexities of your inner and outer world? Therapy is a space to explore our complex feelings, fears, and values, which by shining a light in the darkness, can allow us to move forward with more ease. It would be an honor for me to walk alongside you on your path, whether delving into complex trauma, navigating life as a deeply feeling person, integrating different parts of yourself, and other goals you have. I hold a warm and compassionate container for you as we embark on the healing journey. I look forward to connecting with you.
(408) 413-5152 View (408) 413-5152
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Alyss Marie Swanson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
Sudden and dramatic life transitions can rock our world, causing us to frequently feel disoriented and unsettled. Whether such moments are encountered through loss of a loved one, divorce, trauma, substance recovery or something equally profound, ones faith, meaning, purpose, and direction is often called on as a means to sustain us. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to heuristically discover and strengthen your inner-self and potentiality.
Sudden and dramatic life transitions can rock our world, causing us to frequently feel disoriented and unsettled. Whether such moments are encountered through loss of a loved one, divorce, trauma, substance recovery or something equally profound, ones faith, meaning, purpose, and direction is often called on as a means to sustain us. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to heuristically discover and strengthen your inner-self and potentiality.
(650) 383-3664 View (650) 383-3664
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Jess Torrecillas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
In my practice, I use evidence-based practices to address anxiety/stress, trauma, codependency, & life transitions.
Feeling more stressed and anxious than ever? Struggling with perfectionism & people-pleasing? Disconnected in your relationships & from yourself? When we struggle with these issues, we can feel stuck and lost about how to move on. Whether you are dealing with a major shift or something that has been gnawing at you for a while, there is no issue "too big" or "too small" to address in therapy. I am here to provide the safe and supportive space you need wherever you are on your journey.
In my practice, I use evidence-based practices to address anxiety/stress, trauma, codependency, & life transitions.
Feeling more stressed and anxious than ever? Struggling with perfectionism & people-pleasing? Disconnected in your relationships & from yourself? When we struggle with these issues, we can feel stuck and lost about how to move on. Whether you are dealing with a major shift or something that has been gnawing at you for a while, there is no issue "too big" or "too small" to address in therapy. I am here to provide the safe and supportive space you need wherever you are on your journey.
(669) 200-0744 View (669) 200-0744
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LifeMindful Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, PTSD, relationship, family and work-related stress. I treat all ages from children, teens, transitional aged youth, and adults. I have focused my work in the area of couples and family therapy in strengthening relational and attachment bonds between children/teens with caregivers. I also provide diagnostic testing for conditions like ADHD and executive functioning challenges.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, PTSD, relationship, family and work-related stress. I treat all ages from children, teens, transitional aged youth, and adults. I have focused my work in the area of couples and family therapy in strengthening relational and attachment bonds between children/teens with caregivers. I also provide diagnostic testing for conditions like ADHD and executive functioning challenges.
(669) 356-6218 View (669) 356-6218
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Renée Behan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95112  (Online Only)
I provide trauma-informed therapy grounded in principles of relational attachment, existential psychotherapy, feminist multicultural psychotherapy, and harm reduction. My practice is affirming of neuro-, sexual, gender, and relational (monogamy, non-monagamy/polyam, kink) diversity. I predominantly work with queer and neurodivergent adults.
I provide trauma-informed therapy grounded in principles of relational attachment, existential psychotherapy, feminist multicultural psychotherapy, and harm reduction. My practice is affirming of neuro-, sexual, gender, and relational (monogamy, non-monagamy/polyam, kink) diversity. I predominantly work with queer and neurodivergent adults.
(408) 869-1497 View (408) 869-1497
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Sharlisa L Byrd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TITC-CT, SEPi, CPC
Verified
San Jose, CA 95136  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sharlisa assists clients on various issues, including but not limited too, trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, mood regulation, grief, personal recovery and growth, life transitional stages.
It's finally your time to heal. Sharlisa has experience in both the mind and the body providing unique and effective approaches to counseling. Sharlisa is known for providing clients with nurturing tailored therapeutic services that can be integrated into their daily lives. She views herself as a manufacturer of hope and healing. She provides culturally competent, holistic, and wellness focused services that promote transformative healing through transformative change by optimizing a client centered approach that utilizes knowledge, early interventions, open communication, somatic experiencing & increased awareness. It's your time.
Sharlisa assists clients on various issues, including but not limited too, trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, mood regulation, grief, personal recovery and growth, life transitional stages.
It's finally your time to heal. Sharlisa has experience in both the mind and the body providing unique and effective approaches to counseling. Sharlisa is known for providing clients with nurturing tailored therapeutic services that can be integrated into their daily lives. She views herself as a manufacturer of hope and healing. She provides culturally competent, holistic, and wellness focused services that promote transformative healing through transformative change by optimizing a client centered approach that utilizes knowledge, early interventions, open communication, somatic experiencing & increased awareness. It's your time.
(408) 359-1814 View (408) 359-1814
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Jose location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Relationship and sexual concerns, couples therapy, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, stress management, insomnia, women's issues, creativity, LGBTQ- welcome.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Relationship and sexual concerns, couples therapy, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, stress management, insomnia, women's issues, creativity, LGBTQ- welcome.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(408) 898-9697 View (408) 898-9697
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Mayra Santamaria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
For the past 10 years, I have been passionate about working with individuals, toddlers, children, youth, and families overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior issues, family conflict, and parent-child relational issues.
In childhood, our outside shapes the inside, and in adulthood the inside shapes the outside. -Chip Judd I believe that who we are today is shaped by the experiences and relationships we had growing up. Through relationships we can become aware of our own strengths as well as our brokenness from past hurts, hiccups, and hang ups and discover that a part of us yearns to be heard, revealed, and healed.
For the past 10 years, I have been passionate about working with individuals, toddlers, children, youth, and families overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior issues, family conflict, and parent-child relational issues.
In childhood, our outside shapes the inside, and in adulthood the inside shapes the outside. -Chip Judd I believe that who we are today is shaped by the experiences and relationships we had growing up. Through relationships we can become aware of our own strengths as well as our brokenness from past hurts, hiccups, and hang ups and discover that a part of us yearns to be heard, revealed, and healed.
(408) 676-5182 View (408) 676-5182
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Susana N. Ramos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95131  (Online Only)
My passion is supporting clients in moving beyond merely surviving, towards freedom and joy, in order to truly LIVE. My practice centers around working with people of color, marginalized communities, and allies to find healing and growth from depression, trauma, racism-based stress, anxiety and burnout. I bring an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and social justice lens to my work. I have spent my career helping young adults feel safe, empowered, seen, and understood.
My passion is supporting clients in moving beyond merely surviving, towards freedom and joy, in order to truly LIVE. My practice centers around working with people of color, marginalized communities, and allies to find healing and growth from depression, trauma, racism-based stress, anxiety and burnout. I bring an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and social justice lens to my work. I have spent my career helping young adults feel safe, empowered, seen, and understood.
(408) 915-8413 View (408) 915-8413
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Bea Armstrong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95117
Hi! Thanks for considering me as your therapist. Whether you are struggling with a past trauma or current relationship, I have more than 30 years of helping people learn to live the best life possible. Areas of expertise: cult recovery (religious, other); ACA, PTSD, addictions, and narcissistic relationships, grief and loss. All of us hit speed bumps -- sometimes mountains -- that keep us from moving forward. Our beliefs about how life works can block happiness. We can't always change what's happening, but we can change our perception of it. I work exclusively online. See my web site: www.beaarmstrong.com
Hi! Thanks for considering me as your therapist. Whether you are struggling with a past trauma or current relationship, I have more than 30 years of helping people learn to live the best life possible. Areas of expertise: cult recovery (religious, other); ACA, PTSD, addictions, and narcissistic relationships, grief and loss. All of us hit speed bumps -- sometimes mountains -- that keep us from moving forward. Our beliefs about how life works can block happiness. We can't always change what's happening, but we can change our perception of it. I work exclusively online. See my web site: www.beaarmstrong.com
(408) 351-1879 View (408) 351-1879
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Bobby Farhat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95129
Feeling stressed out? Are you unable to relax? Wish you could stop the negative thoughts and the inner critic? Are you going to the past a lot with many “what if questions” which often creates depression or going to the future and feeling anxious? Do you suffer from a trauma or things that has happened in the past and you are not able to let go of them? These are all issues that I have helped many of my clients with.
Feeling stressed out? Are you unable to relax? Wish you could stop the negative thoughts and the inner critic? Are you going to the past a lot with many “what if questions” which often creates depression or going to the future and feeling anxious? Do you suffer from a trauma or things that has happened in the past and you are not able to let go of them? These are all issues that I have helped many of my clients with.
(408) 351-7573 View (408) 351-7573
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Denise Henderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
I have been working with survivors of trauma for 20 years, Trauma steals our life away and causes us to relive the pain of the past and fear the future. I want to walk with you through the pain to a place of freedom and choice. It takes courage to face our pain, the journey is often long and may feel hopeless. I invite you to try and trust one more time and see if we can find that place of peace and healing. You deserve the chance for something different, something for you.
I have been working with survivors of trauma for 20 years, Trauma steals our life away and causes us to relive the pain of the past and fear the future. I want to walk with you through the pain to a place of freedom and choice. It takes courage to face our pain, the journey is often long and may feel hopeless. I invite you to try and trust one more time and see if we can find that place of peace and healing. You deserve the chance for something different, something for you.
(408) 351-7736 View (408) 351-7736
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Anxiety Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Dr. Dufford received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Bourne, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Since 1993 Dr. Dufford is director of Anxiety Treatment Services treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety and related issues: addiction, anger, depression, Trichotillomania/Excoriation, relationships, sleep/insomnia, grief and self-esteem. He is a professional member of the California Psychological Association, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and EMDR International Association. Dr. Dufford is certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Expert in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Counselor.
Dr. Dufford received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Bourne, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Since 1993 Dr. Dufford is director of Anxiety Treatment Services treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety and related issues: addiction, anger, depression, Trichotillomania/Excoriation, relationships, sleep/insomnia, grief and self-esteem. He is a professional member of the California Psychological Association, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and EMDR International Association. Dr. Dufford is certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Expert in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Counselor.
(408) 384-9838 View (408) 384-9838
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs and may include body/mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs and may include body/mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
(408) 351-9912 View (408) 351-9912
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I specialize in EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help overcome trauma-related difficulties.
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
I specialize in EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help overcome trauma-related difficulties.
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(408) 459-6634 View (408) 459-6634
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Gabriel Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
I welcome a variety of clients, primarily working with adults, couples, and groups. Clients describe me as warm, caring, and direct. My practice focuses on the treatment of trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, and relational difficulties.
I welcome a variety of clients, primarily working with adults, couples, and groups. Clients describe me as warm, caring, and direct. My practice focuses on the treatment of trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, and relational difficulties.
(408) 412-7370 View (408) 412-7370
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Nichole Brandon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Greetings, my name is Nichole Brandon, and I prefer to be called Nikkie. I am a licensed clinical social worker and provide teletherapy all through California. I have spent much of my career working in specialty mental health, providing services to those with moderate to severe mental health conditions. Anyone diagnosed with Bi-Polar, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective. I believe everyone deserves support during tough times, and many are isolated. We are all capable of finding meaning in life, developing skills to achieve recovery, and recognizing we can move forward.
Greetings, my name is Nichole Brandon, and I prefer to be called Nikkie. I am a licensed clinical social worker and provide teletherapy all through California. I have spent much of my career working in specialty mental health, providing services to those with moderate to severe mental health conditions. Anyone diagnosed with Bi-Polar, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective. I believe everyone deserves support during tough times, and many are isolated. We are all capable of finding meaning in life, developing skills to achieve recovery, and recognizing we can move forward.
(408) 882-1804 View (408) 882-1804
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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(408) 351-7692 View (408) 351-7692

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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.