Parenting Therapists in Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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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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Edna Avraham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I teach effective communication, how to manage emotions, advocate for yourself, and co- parenting skills.
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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Maria Levy Downs Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Other areas of emphasis include: low self-esteem, relationship or marital discord, parenting challenges, issues with assertiveness and cross-cultural issues.
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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Suzy Dito
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, RYT
Verified
Verified
Blending my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies with certifications in Yoga, Interactive Guided Imagery, Qi Gong, and meditation, I meld a variety of proven techniques to individualize your therapy based on focused objectives. I empower women, couples and families with the tools they need to face the challenges in their lives that arise authentically and self-sufficiently. I specialize in grief/loss, parenting issues and anxiety. My free time is spent with friends, watching movies or hiking in nature as well as exploring the Bay Area.
(650) 910-2893
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Bob Livingstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
For example, my father died when I was fifteen-this experience enables me to step into the shoes of someone who lost a parent , friend or spouse.
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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Linda Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in providing discreet, confidential support for couples, individuals, and adolescents with expertise in relationship issues, substance use, parenting /blended families, grief and loss, and trauma.
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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Lindy Hewitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I use Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and also have a background in communication skills, attachment parenting , bereavement, and trauma.
My approach to therapy is to help my clients work their way through the layers of injury, loss and protection that surround them, to reach the more open, undefended core inside. I believe it is the experiencing of that deepest part of ourselves which makes us feel alive and makes us feel connected to ourselves and others. I work to create a safe, compassionate environment in which healing can happen in moments and over time. I work with couples and individuals to help them recognize and alter the patterns that seem to get them stuck in their relationships.
(650) 603-0240
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Miriam Home
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Do you strive for approval at the expense of expressing your authentic self? I believe we are all already wonderful and whole, and I want to help you reconnect with your true self and improve your relationships. Together, we will quiet the negative thoughts and help you find ways to naturally heal and grow. I also have experience working with children and families, helping them cope with a wide variety of issues.
(650) 437-7507
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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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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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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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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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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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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.