Bisexual Therapists in Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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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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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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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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Natalie Yates
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide psychotherapy services for adults and adolescents. Life is messy, and being human can be painful. Sometimes we may feel hopeless. Sometimes we may feel saturated in shame or self-doubt. Sometimes we may feel overwhelmed with depression, anxiety, grief, anger, loneliness, or the reverberations of past experiences. These feelings and experiences can leave us with emotional bumps and bruising that impact the way we move through the world, relate to others, and relate to ourselves. Healing is possible. I believe we all share the innate capacity to heal, grow and feel whole.
(650) 275-5567
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Downtown
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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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Sarah Tachibana (Gurtler)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
As my client, I believe that you have an innate potential for growth and transformation. When at an impasse, new perspectives and resources are needed to restore balance within oneself and in relation to others. As a warm, interactive psychotherapist, I provide the experience, guidance, and skill that foster insight, transformation and growth. You will be provided a safe place where you will be supported to find and use your strengths. Together, we will develop tools to work through obstacles. It's time to get unstuck and to live in the moment, where you can accomplish your goals and be your true self.
(650) 513-8208
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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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Jessica Urzua-Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
About me: I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the state of CA (LMFT 102349). I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology as well as a BA in Latin American Literature and a Minor in German. I have also lived in Lucerne, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. While in Chile, I studied opera.
(628) 600-0741
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Not accepting new clients
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Julianna Deardorff
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
I create a safe and supportive environment for individuals who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, marital and relationship issues, life transitions, interpersonal and communication issues, gender and sexual identity development, and problems related to school or work. My practice focuses on teens, young adults, and adults. In my work with couples and families, I focus on improving communication and emotional connection. My non-judgmental approach allows clients to explore and discover their most authentic selves.
(650) 513-8945
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
Not accepting new clients
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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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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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Tracy De Soto MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed MFT and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my passion is offering compassionate and loving psychotherapeutic services to women recovering from childhood abuse and trauma. As a survivor, you may find yourself struggling with various challenges common to someone with a history of trauma, such as codependency, subtle forms of addiction, low self esteem, low self confidence, and estrangement from family and even from yourself. I’m here to help. With my personal experience as a survivor, and 20 years experience in professionally helping others, we can navigate your ongoing recovery and growth together.
(615) 819-4103
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Alejandra Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As LGBTQ people we often find ourselves wondering "where do I belong in this world?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we don't feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder... when is this going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just don't get it. We really want someone who can connect to us and make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
(951) 262-7917
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94405
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Not accepting new clients
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Enna Ruth O'Donnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CPCC, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
At the heart of our struggles and pains are relationships. At the heart of our hopes and dreams are relationships. Whether it is your relationship with anxiety and depression, with your career, with your partner, sister, son, daughter, boss, or parent-everything is about relationships. Therapy helps you tackle some of the most challenging questions we all face. How do we repair what needs to be fixed in our relationships, including the relationship with ourselves? What needs attention, a new perspective, a better skill, or emotional resolve to enable you to become more authentic and improve your connection to self and others?
(650) 239-2513
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94497
Not accepting new clients
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Rebecca Good
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I offer *concierge therapy services* in Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, and Piedmont Areas. I am committed to uniquely serving individuals and family systems to support clients in navigating their complex and fast-paced lives in a way that is expressly tailored to fit into your Bay Area lifestyle. I work dynamically with family members to address overarching goals from different perspectives. This allows me to focus on your needs from every angle possible. The result is comprehensive change on an individual and systematic level. I can meet online or in person with a flexible structure to meet your ever changing needs.
(510) 775-6818
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94406
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robynshapiromft.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RN
Verified
Verified
Do anxious thoughts & worry keep you up at night? Do you struggle with negative self-talk, self-criticism, blame for what you should or shouldn’t have done? Do you frequently compare yourself to others, & come up short? The stress of day-to-day life can become overwhelming & lead us to feel anxious & disconnected from ourselves, & our most essential relationships. We become exhausted, trying to manage work, family, friendships; only to find that we’ve neglected ourselves and our own needs. Let's work together to heal your past unresolved trauma, old wounds, gain clarity, achieve a sense of calm, & the confidence for you to thrive.
(760) 227-7891
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Office is near:
Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94497
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Online Therapists

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Maureen “Eula Lys” Backman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Eula Lys (“oi-lah leese”). I provide somatic, relational psychotherapy that celebrates queer, expansive, non-conforming and neurodivergent folx. I help you embody your authentic self, discover your inner light, and come home to your body. As a queer femme, I get how exhausting it can be to find supportive spaces where you have the freedom to let your identity expand and evolve. I hold a space that is supportive, affirming, and creative. I believe it's important to know that there's another human in the therapy room with you. I bring my whole self - my queerness, my neurodiversity and my authenticity - to sessions.
(415) 324-6126
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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'Mind Your Stories & Live Well'
PhD, MA
I am a Trans-personal Psychologist, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a life Coach. My approach to healing is very eclectic. In a nutshell, if necessary, I combine all my skills to help my clients move forward with their lives. The basic need of all individual is to feel well, to love and be loved, to succeed and be fulfilled in life. I have a variety of skills to fill up these needs.
(650) 618-2204
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Sunny Choi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck? Are you struggling with relationships or work fulfillment? Do you want to feel joyful, satisfied, and less anxious? I care about your well-being and helping you find happiness and balance is my passion. My approach is non-judgmental and collaborative. I can help you understand and change the negative patterns that contribute to your emotional distress. I’ll teach you innovative techniques to enhance your mood, improve your relationships, and live a happier, more meaningful life. As a former corporate high-tech employee, an Asian immigrant, and an LGBTQ person of color, I can relate to many of your struggles.
(650) 376-7368
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Laurie Leung
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Living in the Bay Area is both exhilarating and challenging. With the pressures and responsibilities of time, work, and family, you may encounter challenges to find the balance and much needed support for your emotional wellbeing. Are you experiencing work or relationship stress or have other worries or concerns? You do not have to navigate this alone. Friends and family are usually well meaning and can provide support, but there may be times when it is appropriate to consult a professional who can focus on YOUR needs and find solutions to the challenges you encounter.
(650) 437-1775
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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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.