Female Therapists in Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA

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Drae (Andrea) Roth
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Have you felt different from others growing up? Are you questioning your gender identity or sexual orientation? Navigating coming out to friends or family? Or do you struggle with focusing, making appointments or deadlines on time, or turning many of your great ideas into reality? If so, then you’re not alone. Many people question their gender identity, sexual orientation, or just don’t quite fall into the outdated ways of being that society has laid out, and struggle with what that means for their lives. If any of these questions or statements resonate with you, then you have come to the right place.
Have you felt different from others growing up? Are you questioning your gender identity or sexual orientation? Navigating coming out to friends or family? Or do you struggle with focusing, making appointments or deadlines on time, or turning many of your great ideas into reality? If so, then you’re not alone. Many people question their gender identity, sexual orientation, or just don’t quite fall into the outdated ways of being that society has laid out, and struggle with what that means for their lives. If any of these questions or statements resonate with you, then you have come to the right place.
(650) 332-1292 View (650) 332-1292
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Lori R. Levitt, MFT #43329
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Are you or your teenager in need of support, understanding and new tools to facilitate life's demands and stress? My approach is to provide a supportive, encouraging and positive environment to offer alternative ways of coping. I work with clients using CBT and problem-solving techniques to reduce depression, anxiety, and relationship issues in a supportive and positive environment. My goal is to encourage personal growth by strengthening ones' ability to resolve problems, increase communication, manage mood and anxiety as well as increase self-esteem. My style is active, supportive, collaborative and compassionate.
Are you or your teenager in need of support, understanding and new tools to facilitate life's demands and stress? My approach is to provide a supportive, encouraging and positive environment to offer alternative ways of coping. I work with clients using CBT and problem-solving techniques to reduce depression, anxiety, and relationship issues in a supportive and positive environment. My goal is to encourage personal growth by strengthening ones' ability to resolve problems, increase communication, manage mood and anxiety as well as increase self-esteem. My style is active, supportive, collaborative and compassionate.
(650) 794-4828 View (650) 794-4828
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Miriam Home
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
I find joy in helping my clients gain self-acceptance, inner-strength, self-forgiveness, and a sense of hope. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children who are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, and life threatening illnesses as well as survivors of sexual assault. I have a special passion for working with survivors of trauma.
I find joy in helping my clients gain self-acceptance, inner-strength, self-forgiveness, and a sense of hope. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children who are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, and life threatening illnesses as well as survivors of sexual assault. I have a special passion for working with survivors of trauma.
(650) 437-7507 View (650) 437-7507
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Nicole Barr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94404
If you are here, you are motivated to make some changes: I provide, practical, evidence based approaches to improving relationships (premarital, transitions such as parenting, co-parenting) or coping with life stressors, particularly when medical issues (cancer, grief, fertility issues) or one partner's mental health issues are involved. As an LMFT who is also a nurse practitioner, I bring a unique perspective to my counseling practice. My clients ideally experience peace of mind, greater closeness in your relationships, and discover new ways of coping and finding joy even in difficult circumstances.
If you are here, you are motivated to make some changes: I provide, practical, evidence based approaches to improving relationships (premarital, transitions such as parenting, co-parenting) or coping with life stressors, particularly when medical issues (cancer, grief, fertility issues) or one partner's mental health issues are involved. As an LMFT who is also a nurse practitioner, I bring a unique perspective to my counseling practice. My clients ideally experience peace of mind, greater closeness in your relationships, and discover new ways of coping and finding joy even in difficult circumstances.
(415) 843-7846 View (415) 843-7846
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Minjun Wang
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
As a licensed therapist in San Francisco Bay Area, I have 10+ years of experience helping professional women with chronic anxiety heal and transform their relationships with significant others & themselves. Helping females in modern society heal from the past, boost self-confidence & achieve healthy relationships is what I do best. If any of the following ever happened to you, chances are you might have suffered from troubled relationship(s): Confused about what healthy relationships look like; feeling insecure; losing sense of self; putting others before yourself and your self-care sucks; worried sick about what others think of you
As a licensed therapist in San Francisco Bay Area, I have 10+ years of experience helping professional women with chronic anxiety heal and transform their relationships with significant others & themselves. Helping females in modern society heal from the past, boost self-confidence & achieve healthy relationships is what I do best. If any of the following ever happened to you, chances are you might have suffered from troubled relationship(s): Confused about what healthy relationships look like; feeling insecure; losing sense of self; putting others before yourself and your self-care sucks; worried sick about what others think of you
(628) 227-6412 View (628) 227-6412
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Ruth Brosius
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe and authentic space for clients to explore their feelings, patterns, and options. I assist clients in articulating their therapy goals so that we can collaboratively build a positive and productive therapeutic relationship. With over 16 years of experience in private practice, I have worked with individuals facing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, divorce, complex PTSD, grief, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, parenting issues, and various relationship struggles.
My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe and authentic space for clients to explore their feelings, patterns, and options. I assist clients in articulating their therapy goals so that we can collaboratively build a positive and productive therapeutic relationship. With over 16 years of experience in private practice, I have worked with individuals facing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, divorce, complex PTSD, grief, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, parenting issues, and various relationship struggles.
(650) 600-3975 View (650) 600-3975
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Leslie I Nieves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
I'm passionate about partnering with clients in their healing journey. I work collaboratively with my clients on embracing a new life narrative. I have experience working with couples, families that are in crisis, parenting difficulties, at-risk teens, survivors of domestic violence, individuals experiencing life transitions, as well as clients experiencing depression, anxiety, fears, anger management difficulties, and crisis. I believe you can write a new life narrative as you heal from trauma. Lastly, as you embark on this journey, I believe you can emerge whole, enlightened, and empowered on the other side.
I'm passionate about partnering with clients in their healing journey. I work collaboratively with my clients on embracing a new life narrative. I have experience working with couples, families that are in crisis, parenting difficulties, at-risk teens, survivors of domestic violence, individuals experiencing life transitions, as well as clients experiencing depression, anxiety, fears, anger management difficulties, and crisis. I believe you can write a new life narrative as you heal from trauma. Lastly, as you embark on this journey, I believe you can emerge whole, enlightened, and empowered on the other side.
(650) 517-7974 View (650) 517-7974
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Tina Mizukami
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Have you suffered a loss, experienced some traumatic event or lived through an unexpected change or transition? Are you feeling lost, missing a connection with yourself and/or others? Or, are you finding yourself stuck in unhelpful patterns in your relationships, school/work, and the ways you see yourself? I see psychotherapy as an opportunity for you to be with yourself - authentically and constructively. My intention is to create a safe place where you can experience solace, explore solutions creatively, and discover your needs while learning how to ask for them.
Have you suffered a loss, experienced some traumatic event or lived through an unexpected change or transition? Are you feeling lost, missing a connection with yourself and/or others? Or, are you finding yourself stuck in unhelpful patterns in your relationships, school/work, and the ways you see yourself? I see psychotherapy as an opportunity for you to be with yourself - authentically and constructively. My intention is to create a safe place where you can experience solace, explore solutions creatively, and discover your needs while learning how to ask for them.
(415) 539-3980 View (415) 539-3980
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Garine Kevranian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Welcome. Are you needing support? Maybe you feel overwhelmed, stuck, or as if something needs to change. Maybe you are looking to know yourself deeper. I come from a place of radical compassion and attunement and believe everyone has innate wisdom, strengths, and coping skills that I hope to help illuminate in collaboration with each person.
Welcome. Are you needing support? Maybe you feel overwhelmed, stuck, or as if something needs to change. Maybe you are looking to know yourself deeper. I come from a place of radical compassion and attunement and believe everyone has innate wisdom, strengths, and coping skills that I hope to help illuminate in collaboration with each person.
(650) 719-5335 View (650) 719-5335
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Michelle Leao, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that works with children, couples, families, and individuals that are experiencing relational challenges in their lives and are in need of healthier emotional experiences and accompanying behaviors. My goal is to help clients navigate the complexities of life with a sense of security, peace, and learning. I have extensive history working with individuals, families and couples who are strained from challenging behaviors, unproductive familial patterns, and ongoing parent-child conflict.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that works with children, couples, families, and individuals that are experiencing relational challenges in their lives and are in need of healthier emotional experiences and accompanying behaviors. My goal is to help clients navigate the complexities of life with a sense of security, peace, and learning. I have extensive history working with individuals, families and couples who are strained from challenging behaviors, unproductive familial patterns, and ongoing parent-child conflict.
(650) 753-8347 View (650) 753-8347
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Marybeth Viglione
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Do you find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns? Or overwhelmed or immobilized by fears, despair, or changes beyond your control? excessively worried, irritable or on edge? spiraling downwards? feeling helpless and alone? You may have symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress. They can impact your overall quality of life and your day-to-day functioning. They can also lead to misunderstandings in your relationships with loved ones at home, friends, or co-workers on the job. Fortunately, through psychotherapy, you can regain a sense of personal direction over your life, find new solutions, and feel good about your decisions.
Do you find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns? Or overwhelmed or immobilized by fears, despair, or changes beyond your control? excessively worried, irritable or on edge? spiraling downwards? feeling helpless and alone? You may have symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress. They can impact your overall quality of life and your day-to-day functioning. They can also lead to misunderstandings in your relationships with loved ones at home, friends, or co-workers on the job. Fortunately, through psychotherapy, you can regain a sense of personal direction over your life, find new solutions, and feel good about your decisions.
(650) 385-8161 View (650) 385-8161
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Rebecca Kolker Zhang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Are you wanting more out of life and hoping your anxiety or relationship issues will resolve? Have you found yourself feeling hopeless, frustrated or unsure about your future? Do you ever experience panic attacks or overwhelming stress? Whatever your reason for seeking help, I want you to know you're not alone and I am here to offer help. I specialize in working with adults and teenagers on issues including anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, and relationship issues. I also offer couples therapy sessions to help improve communication, build intimacy and learn conflict resolution skills.
Are you wanting more out of life and hoping your anxiety or relationship issues will resolve? Have you found yourself feeling hopeless, frustrated or unsure about your future? Do you ever experience panic attacks or overwhelming stress? Whatever your reason for seeking help, I want you to know you're not alone and I am here to offer help. I specialize in working with adults and teenagers on issues including anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, and relationship issues. I also offer couples therapy sessions to help improve communication, build intimacy and learn conflict resolution skills.
(650) 629-3383 View (650) 629-3383
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Rachel Chandra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
There's an authentic self in there. The real you! But life happens, loved ones fail to be who we needed them to be and we adapt. We take on other versions of ourselves to protect us from pain. Maybe a part of you is an Overachiever who will never let you feel failure again or a People-pleaser who will never let you feel loneliness again. I like to help clients get to know these parts, heal them and allow the authentic self to step forward.
There's an authentic self in there. The real you! But life happens, loved ones fail to be who we needed them to be and we adapt. We take on other versions of ourselves to protect us from pain. Maybe a part of you is an Overachiever who will never let you feel failure again or a People-pleaser who will never let you feel loneliness again. I like to help clients get to know these parts, heal them and allow the authentic self to step forward.
(650) 489-9497 View (650) 489-9497
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Shannon Cotter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor offering Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy in the virtual setting. I work with clientele experiencing anxiety, life transitions, career changes, new health diagnoses, and those working on identity development. I enjoy getting to know each client and working collaboratively to support them as they move through their process. I am supervised by Paul Lucich, LMFT 00198 who has been in practice for over a decade and is trained in DBT and CBT practices.
Hello! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor offering Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy in the virtual setting. I work with clientele experiencing anxiety, life transitions, career changes, new health diagnoses, and those working on identity development. I enjoy getting to know each client and working collaboratively to support them as they move through their process. I am supervised by Paul Lucich, LMFT 00198 who has been in practice for over a decade and is trained in DBT and CBT practices.
(650) 729-9923 View (650) 729-9923
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Dora Dui Chen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Overwhelmed with the fear of not being good enough? Worrying about how to build and maintain relationships? Feeling stuck, even though you're trying so hard to move forward? Difficulties in life are painful and frustrating. However, these challenging moments can also be the “trailheads” leading to a self-discovery path. The essential goal of my work is to help you discover, access, and trust your inner wisdom and strength. So you will get unstuck, reach personal goals, and continue personal growth, even after the therapy session ends.
Overwhelmed with the fear of not being good enough? Worrying about how to build and maintain relationships? Feeling stuck, even though you're trying so hard to move forward? Difficulties in life are painful and frustrating. However, these challenging moments can also be the “trailheads” leading to a self-discovery path. The essential goal of my work is to help you discover, access, and trust your inner wisdom and strength. So you will get unstuck, reach personal goals, and continue personal growth, even after the therapy session ends.
(650) 679-7223 View (650) 679-7223
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Nadin Mayblum-Boaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94401
I am a licensed psychotherapist, offering a supportive and authentic space for you to work through your challenges and enhance your well-being.
I am a licensed psychotherapist, offering a supportive and authentic space for you to work through your challenges and enhance your well-being.
(650) 437-1533 View (650) 437-1533
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Lorine Estelle Bay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, EXA
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
I am curious about any ways you might have been cut off from parts of your essential nature early in life. As a child perhaps you sang loudly, told jokes, danced and laughed easily and too much - but soon got the message that you should be more composed and quieter. Or perhaps you spoke your mind at the dinner table, but later you learned to keep your sharp wit and astute insights to yourself because you were encouraged to be agreeable. Maybe your independent nature got buried under 6 feet of niceness. The exiled parts emerge as dark moods, irritability, resentment, avoidant or anxious attachment. They surface as symptoms.
I am curious about any ways you might have been cut off from parts of your essential nature early in life. As a child perhaps you sang loudly, told jokes, danced and laughed easily and too much - but soon got the message that you should be more composed and quieter. Or perhaps you spoke your mind at the dinner table, but later you learned to keep your sharp wit and astute insights to yourself because you were encouraged to be agreeable. Maybe your independent nature got buried under 6 feet of niceness. The exiled parts emerge as dark moods, irritability, resentment, avoidant or anxious attachment. They surface as symptoms.
(650) 456-7753 View (650) 456-7753
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Diane M. Cote, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Your unique story, beliefs, dreams, ethnic/racial/sexual identity & life challenges will be honored in a non-judgemental environment. My style is interactive and empathic, emphasizing self-compassion. Areas of focus: infertility counseling, reproductive health, PTSD/trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders (anxiety, panic, depression) skillful parenting, career decisions, traumatic divorce, managing the stress of major life transitions. My treatment modalities include the psycho-dynamic process, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based psychology, EMDR & healing yoga/mediation practices. www.dianecotelcsw.com
Your unique story, beliefs, dreams, ethnic/racial/sexual identity & life challenges will be honored in a non-judgemental environment. My style is interactive and empathic, emphasizing self-compassion. Areas of focus: infertility counseling, reproductive health, PTSD/trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders (anxiety, panic, depression) skillful parenting, career decisions, traumatic divorce, managing the stress of major life transitions. My treatment modalities include the psycho-dynamic process, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based psychology, EMDR & healing yoga/mediation practices. www.dianecotelcsw.com
(650) 622-5928 View (650) 622-5928
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Jennifer Giacomini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Therapy shouldn't have to be complicated or intimidating. What is most crucial-perhaps even more important than credentials or education-is that you feel comfortable with your therapist. I'm a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and have over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents.
Therapy shouldn't have to be complicated or intimidating. What is most crucial-perhaps even more important than credentials or education-is that you feel comfortable with your therapist. I'm a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and have over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents.
(650) 209-7929 View (650) 209-7929
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Laurie Ruth Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Haywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
As a child, adult, and couple's psychologist, my goal is to provide treatment with care and integrity. Children come in for school problems, behavioral problems or mood disturbances including anxiety. I provide support and coaching for parents along side the therapy for their children. Adults come to see me for desire to live with less pain, more peace. Couples engage in work to improve communication or manage a stress that is effecting the relationship. The therapeutic relationship is a powerful medium for change. Regardless of the reason for starting therapy, most people get tremendous relief.
As a child, adult, and couple's psychologist, my goal is to provide treatment with care and integrity. Children come in for school problems, behavioral problems or mood disturbances including anxiety. I provide support and coaching for parents along side the therapy for their children. Adults come to see me for desire to live with less pain, more peace. Couples engage in work to improve communication or manage a stress that is effecting the relationship. The therapeutic relationship is a powerful medium for change. Regardless of the reason for starting therapy, most people get tremendous relief.
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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.