Anxiety Therapists in San Mateo, CA

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Rachel Chandra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I love to help clients consider a fresh perspective on their lives and to ask the question, am I happy, am I fulfilled? The areas I focus on are anxiety , your relationship to food and exercise, and healing the places within that were damaged by the past.
You’ve made it out of the pandemic and are ready to get your life back! Perhaps you were at home with family or isolated in an apartment? The pause gave you space to think and to evaluate what you actually want your life to look like: more time with loved ones, more time for self-care, less time on your phones?
(650) 489-9497
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Rebecca Kolker Zhang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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 therapy for families with teens or adult children. This may include parent-child sessions, family sessions or parenting support.
(650) 629-3383
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Nadin Mayblum-Boaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Throughout the years, I have been lovingly working with people of all different ages, backgrounds, and cultures, who were struggling with depression, anxiety , trauma, stress, grief, as well as relationship and parenting issues.
I am a licensed psychotherapist, offering a supportive, authentic, and safe space for you to work through your challenges and enhance your well-being.
(650) 437-1533
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Miriam Lima
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also provide services to help my clients cope with life transitions, grief, self-esteem, depression, anxiety , amongst others.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Feeling lonely, lost, or stuck? Are you experiencing trauma/PTSD symptoms? Or having interpersonal relationship difficulties? There is hope for you!
(650) 525-2397 x008
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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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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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Not accepting new clients
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Anca Severin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
To recognize that you need help is the first step toward a better future,the first step to reach the clarity and determination you lost.My counseling sessions are built on trust,team spirit with personal responsibility and positive attitude. I work with individuals fighting addiction,depression, anxiety , difficult social interactions. I have special interest in working with blended families and intercultural couples.I work with couples and families having sincere desire to make their relationship work.A significant part of my work is dedicated to couples contemplating mid life divorce and identity crisis.
(415) 236-3195
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San Mateo, CA 94402
Not accepting new clients
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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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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Donna C Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, RSP
Verified
Verified
For over 20 years, I have worked in urban and suburban schools before transitioning to private practice. K-5 has been my most recent focus, and have worked with middle and high school students in previous years. I have supported students with anxiety , social and behavioral challenges, mood, grief, and attention difficulties. Working collaboratively with parents we can help your child feel a sense of belonging, uncover the frustrations and worry, relieve symptoms of anxiety and reduce the anger and behavioral challenges using a strength-based approach. I'm here to help!
(650) 376-8751
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Alice Tong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
No one is immune to life challenges (e.g. life transitions, relationship issues, school, and work-related stress). These challenges can be overwhelming and painful. I specialize in helping children and adults with various mental health issues, including but not limited to: anxiety , depression, relationship issues, and stress-related conditions. My extensive clinical experiences and knowledge lay a solid foundation for providing effective, compassionate care, and guidance to clients who are interested in personal development and growth.
(650) 719-4303
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Wallace Earl Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of substance abuse/addiction, anxiety /depression, low self-esteem, and those struggling with intimacy and interpersonal connection.
As a psychotherapist with over 10 years of counseling experience in the Bay Area I have come to appreciate the importance of humor and honesty in developing a therapeutic relationship that encourages positive life changes. I work hard to develop a comfortable and safe space for my clients to identify and address barriers to progress in their personal and professional lives. When we are honest with ourselves, I think we so often find that our most ardent critic and obstacle to living a fulfilling and happy life is ourselves.
(650) 727-1875
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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David Barry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I counsel people to utilize their strengths, gain new skills, move past fears , and accomplish goals.
What would you do if you were given the chance to live life to the fullest? How would your days be different if you were free of the stress and worry? You're probably frustrated with the way things are and you're looking for a change. You long to see your dreams realized. Relationships mended. Your goals achieved. You know that things can be better but maybe are not sure how things can change.
(650) 567-4415
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Liza McCorkle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, MA
Verified
Verified
Hello my name is Liza, I engage with clients with a warm and collaborative approach for trust to develop and for life-changing insights to be gained. My clinical practice includes work with individuals who experience anxiety , depression, and stressful life events, which cause distress.
(650) 719-4046
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Jay Murray
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, MFT, CEAP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced psychotherapist who has practice in San Mateo for over 20 years. I am quite accomplished in treating individuals for a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety , and addiction. I am also experienced in treating family and relationship issues using the Family Systems Model. I also treat couples who are having marital or relationship problems.
(650) 209-7857
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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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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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Carolee Stabno
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a solution-focused, culturally sensitive therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to clients to help them resolve current problems, and work through life transitions and issues. Additionally, I have had extensive experience in the treatment of depression, panic disorder, anxiety , addiction, trauma, and loss & grief. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
(650) 209-7713
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Jessica Urzua-Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of approaches to help my clients to overcome symptoms of stress, anxiety , trauma and other conditions.
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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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Marybeth Viglione
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Photo of Amy Park, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo, CA
Amy Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
Many of us appear to be functioning well in life, but in reality feel like imposters, often stressed and unsatisfied in our lives and relationships. I foster the discovery of genuine peace and fulfillment through "undoing aloneness," helping clients embrace their best and worst selves, and unearthing a more self-compassionate and authentic way of being. My clients are typically individuals and couples, seeking treatment for anxiety , perfectionism, trauma, and a wide variety of relational issues.
(415) 951-3144
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Connelly Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT #78886) and have been practicing in the Bay Area since 2006. After completing my undergrad at Stanford University, I obtained my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. In the years following, I have worked with individuals, families and groups, across the lifespan. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety , trauma, relationship and family issues, parenting challenges, life transitions and personal growth/exploratory work. I am competent and enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community as well, including transgender issues.
(650) 437-1852
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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San Mateo Child and Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy working with children, teens, individual adults, and couples! Are you stressed out because your child or teen is dealing with anxiety , depression, academic, or behavioral problems? Are you yourself feeling anxious, depressed? Perhaps you are experiencing numbness and a sense of disconnect from a recent illness, trauma, or life transition such as divorce? Are you struggling in your marriage to feel that emotional and physical connection you once felt? I believe you are unique and special, and I look forward to working together to create growth and change in your life!
(650) 288-6615
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Anxiety Therapists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.