Family Therapy in Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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Joanna Maung
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a bicultural therapist, I also have expertise in Asian American issues, immigrant/refugee mental health, minority stress, imposter syndrome, family /intergenerational conflict, and racial/cultural identity concerns.
Feeling stuck, emotionally overwhelmed, or struggling in your relationships? Are you suffering from self-doubt and thoughts of never being “good enough?" Is anxiety preventing you from pursuing the things that matter? As a therapist, I aim to help you gain insight into your emotional experience, build effective coping skills, and work through deep-rooted patterns to pursue a life of healing and fulfillment. My approach is evidence-based and culturally sensitive; I value the spectrum of human diversity and am attentive to social justice issues as well as the systemic factors that can impact one's sense of self and well-being.
(650) 338-0283
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94402
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Thomas Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My name is Thomas Williams and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist . I have been working with a diverse population, such as children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of needs; behavioral, emotional, social, relational, and psycho-educational.
(650) 600-7742
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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$100 (individual)$150 (couples)
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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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$100 per session
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Bay Area Therapy Now
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CA-ODC, MAC
Verified
Verified
I understand the profound impact addiction has not only on the addict, but also on his family .
You're using drugs/alcohol too much, and you can't stop. You are lost, miserable and scared, and you want to be found. I offer a compassionate, supportive and direct approach to help you meet your needs and achieve your goals. You're ready to explore your underlying, and probably ancient, beliefs that you hold about yourself and that fuel chronic negative thoughts and behaviors. We will work together to rediscover your authentic self, that person who was somehow left behind and is waiting for you to come back. I provide an eclectic approach. You receive a personal assessment, then focused treatment that best fits you.
(415) 903-4145
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Edna Avraham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
This includes creating a co-parenting plan that will help you transition into smoother post-divorce relationship with your family and children.
I bring into my practice over 30 years of experience and extensive training in couple's dynamics, attachment style, and sexuality. I help unhappy couples resolve their issues with practical counseling. Individually or together, I can help you with challenges in emotional closeness, intimacy, sexual or other relationship conflicts. Whether you tend to fight without resolution, get angry, sad or numb, or give up and pull away, I offer many effective tools to help you grow your relationship and deepen your connection. In a warm and interactive manner I will help you transform obstacles into the relationship you want.
(650) 353-3196
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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$200 per session
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Maria Levy Downs Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am knowledgeable about Family Based Therapy and am a firm believer in collaborating with other treatment providers as adjunct support for my clients to ensure I am treating them from a holistic perspective.
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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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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$210 per session
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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
$150 per session
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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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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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$250 per session
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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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$200 per session
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Partners For Life Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I promise to help you achieve growth, overcome barriers to happiness, work for a better life with your family , and come closer to attaining your full potential.
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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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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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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$185 (individual)$185 (couples)
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Steven Barney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am passionate about collaborating with you in moving your life towards a more whole, productive and vibrant self. I will assist you, being directive when appropriate, but with grace and patient sensitivity. I love to help individuals, couples, families and organizations develop their communication skills; and thereby, improve their relationships and overall family and organizational lives. I have an easy relaxed style, caring heart that also allows me to speak straight when there is need.
(650) 241-4256
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Office is near:
Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94405
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$180 per session
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Gia (Maria Regina) V. Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We can work towards minimizing family conflict due to generational and cultural differences, and learn healthy communication skills.
I am Gia Reyes and I am a first-generation immigrant and mother. I have first-hand experience of how migrating to a new country impacts mental health. I know how 'old country' values can clash with today's beliefs, causing much conflict and pain between different generations and how it may even feel like you have 'lost' the identity you knew. There can be unexplained sadness and anxiety, and maybe even guilt, because you are supposed to live in the most powerful country in the world yet you aren't 'happy.' Whether it has been a year or 20 years since you landed, you may still feel untethered.
(650) 663-5089
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Office is near:
Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94408
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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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Office is near:
Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94406
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$225 (individual)$340 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Enna Ruth O'Donnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CPCC, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have focused my training on relationship methods that include The Gottman Method, EFT, IFS, and Bowen Family Systems.
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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Office is near:
Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94497
$175 (individual)$210 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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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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$150 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Anna Varnayeva Trust Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for a therapist for your teen? There are so many challenges during the teenage years, and therapy can help teens better understand what's going on. We can work together to help teens clarify their thoughts and feelings and explore how they fit in with their friends and family . Sometimes, it can be hard for teens to know how to talk about their experiences, and as we work together to come up with the right words, we’ll incorporate experiential exercises, images, and expressive arts. I can also provide support for parents, to help them discover new ways to connect with their teens and support them in difficult times.
(650) 535-3145
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Office is near:
Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94406
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$165 (individual)$180 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Leslie Baxter, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist endorsed in California as an Infant- Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist.
You are so worried about your child. She cries everytime you drop her off at preschool and she is so shy at birthday parties that she won't leave your side. You thought she would outgrow this, but instead she seems to be more and more afraid of things. She is happy at home, but she still follows you from room to room. You just want her to relax and enjoy her childhood. You remember when your child first started school, how excited you were! You thought she would soon warm up and make friends. You want to be able to pick your child up from school and hear from the teacher that she was just fine once you left. You want to hear about what your child learned, and that your child played well with friends.
(650) 516-4235
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
$225 per session
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.