Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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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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Patrick Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBPT), Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and psychodynamic therapies.
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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Jianan Hu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have expertise in CBT , and also utilize skills from ACT, DBT, and Gottman methods for couples therapy when appropriate.
Welcome to my practice. It is very common to experience distressing emotions at various points in our lives. When this happens, we often engage in unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought that can maintain and exacerbate the problem. This leads many of us to feel stuck and even hopeless. I hope to be able to help you better recognize and understand your emotions, and provide a place of validation and support for your distress. In addition, I will work with you to identify unhealthy behaviors and patterns of thought, change them, and adopt new and healthier coping strategies.
(650) 376-7388
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94404
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Stacy Chiang
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I’m trained in various evidence-based treatments, including CBT , DBT, ACT, mindfulness-based intervention, and psychodynamic psychotherapy; however, my approach is integrative and individualized, as each one of my clients has his/her/their own unique strengths, cultural backgrounds, and beliefs.
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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Julianna Deardorff
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use a combination of cognitive behavioral strategies and interpersonal approaches to guide individuals to achieve their goals and develop their personal values around relationships, school, work, and goal formation and attainment.
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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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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Viktoriya Samarina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in Neuropsychology. I have extensive clinical experience working with adults and older adults. I provide neuropsychological assessments and consultation to clients with various medical and neurological difficulties such as neurodegenerative diseases, dementia, stroke, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. I provide therapeutic support for clients who struggle with various medical issues.
(650) 405-3626
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94406
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Noreen Hui
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in healing relationships. You may be feeling emotionally disconnected from your loved one right now and wondering "what's happening to us", "we used to spend more time together", "we used to talk more, laugh more". This is a normal feeling --- often times because of life changes (kids, career, relocation, family deaths) your relationship takes a back seat. Over the years, you evolve as an individual, you are not the same person you were when you entered into the relationship.
(650) 351-1055
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Erica Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, my goal is to work with you to build a strong alliance and address issues that may be holding you back from a more fulfilling life. I rely on my background with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness to explore emotional experiences, relationship dynamics, or behavioral and thought patterns that might feel unhelpful or destructive.
(650) 425-6021
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94402
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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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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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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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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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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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Linda Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer a free consultation to assist you in finding the best fit for your therapy needs. There are a variety of tools and interventions therapists use in clinical work to support clients, but a strong and trusted bond with your clinician is fundamental to achieve the maximum benefit from sessions. For more than 20 years, I have been honored to assist others during some of life's most difficult times. I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about my approach, experience, training, and specialities.
(650) 735-3965
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Downtown
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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Kristin Holbrook Donato
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Feel empowered to transform your relationships and become the person you want to be at work, at home, and in your social life. Build extraordinary relationships, recover from toxic ones, navigate difficult life transitions, and let go of what's preventing you from getting what you want. I actively participate in your growth process and ensure you feel compassionately held accountable to your goals. Experiences include former marketing professional, mother, and partner in cultivating a hard-earned, great marriage. As a counselor and coach, I work with couples, individuals, teens, and families.
(650) 517-7362
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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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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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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.