Therapists in Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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Stacy Chiang
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you or a loved one in a time of transition or uncertainty? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Are you unsure about therapy, but nothing else has worked? I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to give voice to yourself, and for us to collaborate on workable solutions to implement in your school life, work life, and/or relationship with others. My goal for you in therapy is to become your own therapist by gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and by learning what works for you in times of distress through leaning on your innate wisdom.
(650) 684-1398
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Marissa Nasca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
My philosophy in working with youth and adults is to share cognitive and mindfulness techniques, in a supportive setting, to help my clients make positive changes in their thoughts and actions. Utilizing personal accountability, combined with humor and lightness, I aim to help clients cultivate compassion for themselves, so they may be willing to experiment with new tools. I strive to help clients come back into their bodies, more effectively process their feelings, and move decisively toward wellness. My theory is to be flexible and sensitive in my approach while moving clients toward a more confident, realized version of themselves.
(440) 740-3387
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Maria Levy Downs Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe for therapy to be effective, there must be established trust, a willingness to be vulnerable and a commitment to be authentic. I work with those seeking for a more balanced sense of themselves. My style is direct, transparent, insight-oriented and Psychodynamic. I use cognitive behavioral techniques and evidence based practices to help clients achieve their goals of working through depression, managing anxiety, replenishing caregiver-burnt out and coping with life stress. I am a family educator and also believe a sense of humor (when appropriate), is necessary for this line of work. Certified SoulCollage® facilitator.
(650) 435-4348
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Carol Jaron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CHT
Verified
Verified
Your mind and body make a powerful, interwoven pair. Is your body expressing what the thoughts are repressing? Easing and gently lifting your sense of heaviness from anxiety, depression, grief, isolation and emptiness of spirit can be closer than you ever believed! Let me guide you to the other side of "stuck" in your personal and professional relationships, emotions, body issues, and success. When we are in a session all the focus is on being fully present for,and deeply listening to you, offering a clear, kind and soothing direction, towards releasing unhealthy thought patterns by integrating with body feelings.
(650) 684-1374
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Patrick Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Experiencing worry, anxiety or depression? Struggling with Imposture syndrome, perfectionism or procrastination at work or in your personal life? I know seeking therapy can be frustrating and anxiety provoking. I've been there too. Therapy can help you to get unstuck and gain clarity, reduce anxiety, feel happier, develop deeper connections with friends and family, gain perspective about life's problems and disappointments, heal past wounds, establish a healthy feeling of hope and "be yourself" again.
(650) 374-0332
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Karol J Markowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The individuals who typically seek my help are adults and parents with children 0-5 who are struggling with depression, PTSD, painful early childhood memories, trauma and neglect, anxiety, abusive relationships and other complex life transitions. In addition, I support parents/caregivers who are struggling with children's challenging behavior and trying to understand the meaning of it. I have extensive experience working with children and supporting their development and emotional regulation.
(650) 525-2231
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94402
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Izzo Marriage and Family Therapy, P.C.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
In these trying times we've all been dealing with such things as illness and fear of illness, loss, loneliness, isolation, confusion, frustration, and uncertainty. Family and marriage relationships are strained. Children and teens are experiencing additional stress on top of developmental, cultural, and peer-related challenges. ​ If you feel like your light is growing dim, our goal is to help get you glowing again. ​ Wherever you're at, whatever you've got going on, we are here for you.
(650) 881-2490
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Bob Livingstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I have been in private practice for twenty-eight years and I believe therapy issues are all related to loss. I specialize in working with children of divorce, those who have lost a loved one, men with anger issues, and the problems of teenagers. I am the author of five self-help books. My new book is titled Letting go of Grief: Move your Body to Rock and Soul. You can check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/k8kggrv
(650) 741-1534
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Krysta Banazek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I help clients define how they want their lives to be different and help them identify the steps they will need to take to reach their goals. I've built a practice with the goal of strengthening families by increasing communication between its members and helping them focus on problem solving versus placing blame. Adults going through a life transition is a specialty - relationship issues, birth of a baby, balancing work & family, divorce and blended families. I also have a passion for children/adolescents and their welfare. I can provide valuable support to help them work through the challenges they are facing.
(650) 200-3906
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Mimi Maslan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist whose specialty is helping others improve their relationships. I believe that we all aspire to have deep, loving connections in our lives. I will help you to remove hurdles that may be impeding such connections in your life. Often, among these hurdles may be unhealed childhood experiences, baggage from previous relationships, and dysfunctional relating styles. Becoming more clear on what you have inherited from your family and what you developed as coping mechanisms will be the first step in aligning with your authentic self.
(650) 242-8097
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Partners For Life Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Marriage is an intimate partnership that requires sharing yourself with someone else. A partnership between two people who have made a commitment to each other. This commitment has to be considered more important than any individual desire. The relationship has to come first. Couples therapy is a positive experience. It brings couples closer and makes life less stressful. Therapy adds a new dimension to your mutual communication. It may be hard to hear from your partner at first, but you may find that your mountainous challenges are really molehills.
(341) 999-2223
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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John Bradshaw
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist. The problems that I am trained to help are Children’s School and Learning Problems, ADHD in adults and children, Family, Marital, Divorce and Custody Problems, Depression, Anxiety and OCD. The sessions are problem focused, with emphasis on addressing the issues that continue to undermine a person’s ability to achieve happiness at home, work, social relationships and with one self.
(650) 209-7959
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Marialena Malejan-Roussere
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CGP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you long for more intimacy and happiness in your life? Do you know what you want and seek the support to move into bold action? I believe people have an intrinsic sense of how personal dynamics may be creating or blocking what it is desired, but often get stuck in unconscious patterns and old behaviors. Taking the time to tune into self is a valuable resource for finding one's own voice and the natural solutions that reside within. I offer support to help you manage issues, find solutions, break patterns and create more of the life you want.
(408) 337-2947
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Priscilla Cheng
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in the intersection of queer and faith identities, as people don't fit into neat, rigid boxes of gender identity, sexual orientation, and faith. Priscilla also works with religious trauma, navigating Asian American identity, re-authoring historical values and familial beliefs, major life changes, and recovery.
(650) 547-1809
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Eddie(Edna) Arbetman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have had my MFT license for over twenty five years. I consider myself fortunate to be able to help my clients develop curiosity, and increase understanding of their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and to enable them to move towards the kind of changes thay want in their lives. While i specialize in children and families i have worked with people on a variety of psychological concerns including family stress, relationship issues, trauma, parenting, adoption and anxiety and depression.
(415) 689-9463
Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Amy Gervasi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
By providing a safe and supportive environment, clients are able to explore new approaches to ongoing life challenges. Some techniques I use suggest that our thoughts effect how we behave. Therefore, if we change the way we think, we may notice changes in our overall mood and behavior. My optimistic and caring style support self growth and empowerment. Part of my role as a therapist is to help my clients establish realistic goals that bring about positive change. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults.
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Ashley Ah Hyun Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like you are not like yourself anymore? Are your relationships suffering now because you're lost? It can be confusing, frustrating, and painful. Often times, the power of having a safe space to share what happened, express your emotions, and notice the unhealthy beliefs has been overlooked. It can quickly become isolating and feeling misunderstood. It does not have to be. You can be yourself again and reach your full potential by reaching out for help.
(650) 955-4312
Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Krista Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there! With COVID-19 and everything happening in the world right now, life may be very overwhelming, leading us to feel isolated, anxious, depressed, stuck, and helpless. I am here to help you navigate through these life challenges, find a healthy balance, and help you find tools to cope and grow. I help children, teens, adults, and families transform their grief, traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, and other overwhelming emotions into healing and hope.
(747) 236-6162
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Christin M. Mullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been providing child therapy and adult psychotherapy for 20 years. I am an active therapist, committed to staying deeply engaged in our moment-to-moment exchange. I enjoy working with clients who are psychologically minded, who want to get to know themselves better. I love helping people see their own potential, expand their beliefs about themselves and develop a growth mindset about their hopes and dreams. I currently have a home office where I still have a few daytime hours available and also I provide video counseling via HIPPA approved platform a couple of evenings during the week.
(650) 727-1214
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Roberta Sherwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals and couples who want help improving the quality of their intimate relations. I use a humanistic approach also employing cognitive and behavioral skill building. I am supportive while providing honest feedback in my relationships with my clients. My main goal in the therapeutic relationship is to provide a safe, trusting environment where individuals can explore their feelings in their search for a more fulfilling life.
(650) 200-3600
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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What type of Downtown, San Mateo mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Downtown, San Mateo?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.