LGBTQ+ Therapists in Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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Susan Joyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with queer and gender non conforming clients. My experience includes providing therapy to individual adults, typically in the 18-45 age range. My practice is trans affirming and I have experience providing Gender Affirmation Surgery letters. I enjoy working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and identity issues. I provide kink and poly/CNM informed therapy and have both clinical and lived experience with religious trauma.
(650) 275-6766
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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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San Mateo, CA 94405
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Thomas Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
People of color, LGBTQ +) who tend to not feel welcome in these spaces.
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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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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Little Munchkins Therapy/ New Leaf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Take some time away from the demand of daily life to spend some time on yourself. This is a time for you to work on goals and have support in areas that are most important to you. Each of our counselors is here to provide you with individualized support. This approach allows you to meet with one of our counselors and design a plan that is best suited to fit your needs and busy schedule.
(650) 431-2291
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Anastasia Hospidales
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with clients going through separation or divorce, trauma, bullying, sexual, emotional, or physical abuse, depression, anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and eating disorders.
(650) 844-1932
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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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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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Joanna Maung
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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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Kelley Clair Montes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who is passionate about facilitating healing for people with mental health symptoms, through processing trauma and learning beneficial coping skills to optimally manage their lives. Although I am trained in many methods, my expertise lies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
(650) 334-1725
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94402
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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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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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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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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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Clinical Psychology Solutions
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
We are a group therapy practice located in the heart of downtown San Mateo offering in-person and telehealth sessions to kids, teens and adults.
(650) 459-4256
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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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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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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
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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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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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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.

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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.