Bisexual Therapists in San Mateo, CA

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Maureen “Eula Lys” Backman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Eula Lys (“oi-lah leese”). I provide somatic, relational psychotherapy that celebrates queer, expansive, non-conforming and neurodivergent folx. I help you embody your authentic self, discover your inner light, and come home to your body. As a queer femme, I get how exhausting it can be to find supportive spaces where you have the freedom to let your identity expand and evolve. I hold a space that is supportive, affirming, and creative. I believe it's important to know that there's another human in the therapy room with you. I bring my whole self - my queerness, my neurodiversity and my authenticity - to sessions.
(415) 324-6126
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Colleen P Arnold
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have been in private practice since 1996, and although I've worked with many different populations, I specialize in young adults between 18-29, and woman struggling with depression or anxiety who are undergoing a life transition, such as graduating high school, college or heading into motherhood. I also lead workshops and provide personal coaching for mothers who need more self-care. My work is primarily strength-based and informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and trauma-informed interventions. I focus on working with strengths, values and interests to help you create a life worth living.
(415) 968-9719
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San Mateo, CA 94402
Not accepting new clients
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'Mind Your Stories & Live Well'
PhD, MA
I am a Trans-personal Psychologist, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a life Coach. My approach to healing is very eclectic. In a nutshell, if necessary, I combine all my skills to help my clients move forward with their lives. The basic need of all individual is to feel well, to love and be loved, to succeed and be fulfilled in life. I have a variety of skills to fill up these needs.
(650) 618-2204
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Jennifer Alvarez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed, clinical psychologist with extensive experience providing evidence-based psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, and other stress-related problems. I use cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and mindfulness therapeutic approaches to treat problems such as social anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, grief & loss, PTSD/trauma, and stress related to relationships, work, parenting, and other issues. In addition to private practice, I have been an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.
(650) 489-4535
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Tara Leilani Metcalf-Gonzales
Marriage & Family Therapist, RDT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am an empathetic creative arts mental health counselor, with experience in high need areas working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders. I utilize a trauma-informed flexible model in individual, couple/relationship, and family sessions. Although I am completely comfortable with a "talk only" approach to therapy, I also value and gently offer options from exercises in theatre, dance. mindfulness practices, and diverse ability-informed movement. My primary experience has been working with adults and families with anxiety, depression, substance-use disorders, and challenges related to life transitions.
(650) 398-1061
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Reika D Faust
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with relationships? Do you find yourself longing to fully understand who you are and why you may make the choices that you make? Learning to love and accept yourself -and your choices- can seem like a challenge, but it is possible. I can help you on that journey.
(650) 733-2947
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Jill Diamond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! Let's talk if obsessive poor body image and disordered eating are holding you back from living a content life. Also, let's work together if you need a specialist in identifying and finding solutions to mental, situational, social, and behavior blocks to your best academic and professional performance. You'll find me heimish - Yiddish for authentic, warm, and approachable. I offer a safe, respectful space to support you forward on your journey to building a life and relationships where you can finally breathe and live to your full, individual potential.
(951) 339-2485
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Dr. Nadia Thalji
Registered Psychological Assistant, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Imagine that you have a tangled ball of yarn in your hand. It is called ‘life.’ “Sometimes our ball of yarn gets tangled, and it's hard to know where to start. I can help you figure out how it got that way and untie the knots that are keeping you from succeeded in all levels of your life.
(415) 980-7129
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Dora Dui Chen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Laurie Ruth Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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.
(650) 200-3152
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Vani Hariharan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I believe that people are resilient and resourceful, capable of overcoming difficulties. Sometimes we get entangled in personal and relational patterns that can overwhelm our resources. I help clients identify these problematic patterns and empower them to break free from patterns that do not serve them well. I focus on my client's interpersonal relationships and relationships with larger social systems. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and couples on several issues, including family and couple distress, trauma, and various presentations of anxiety and depression through a systemic and attachment-based lens.
(650) 374-0238
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Alvin B. Custodio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The search for a therapist can be a daunting task filled with anxiety and skepticism. I believe the therapeutic relationship starts with comfort and trust, and it is important to feel a genuine connection with your therapist. It is important to feel valued and respected by your therapist as you may disclose the most vulnerable aspects of your life. With the right connection, you can feel supported to explore parts of you otherwise locked away.
(415) 903-7134
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Lori R. Levitt, MFT #43329
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Allyce Bess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Growing up does not have to be unnecessarily painful or lonely. I help children, adolescents and young adults navigate developmental transitions with creativity and purpose. I also provide parents with education, skills and support to augment treatment. Young people often need guidance to explore their feelings, discover their unique strengths, and find meaning in their lives as they transition into adulthood. Challenges like family conflict, school problems, sexual confusion, depression, identity development, substance abuse, anxiety and stress can be greatly alleviated through the attentive support of a caring, unbiased professional.
(650) 458-4372
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Wallace Earl Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Marla Cass
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are a woman who has been successful in your career but not in your relationships, therapy can help you to identify your strengths and move past the obstacles that have held you back. Our work will include understanding you as a person and not as a diagnosis, identifying the blocks that have held you back, and helping you build a more solid and confident sense of yourself. One of the hardest things about therapy can be making the initial call. If you have been searching for an approach to therapy that is warm, welcoming, and supportive, as well as intelligent and engaged, let's talk.
(415) 967-5007
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Sarah Rose Nagle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With 22 years of experience of working with family upheaval, foster care and physical and sexual abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and domestic violence, I enjoy being present for those working on the above issues. Issues of loss and grief, parenting skills or a new life direction. In recent years, I have come to love working with families and siblings of children diagnosed with Autism. Many times these family members are left with no support in the day in and day out living with a child or sibling with Autism. Chronic pain is also a major interest of mine.
(650) 209-7692
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Alex Rosenthal Hutton, MS, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
There are many reasons why people reach out for support and guidance from a professionally trained therapist. Though this step isn't always the easiest, it is often one of the best decisions a person can make as it is a huge act in self-care and taking charge of ones life. Finding the right match with your therapist is one of the most important elements of therapy and I will do my very best to help ensure that you are connected with other therapists who can help if I am not the right fit for you.
(650) 538-5427
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Marybeth Lorence
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You want to feel good about your life. You have hope that your frustrations, fears, and emotional pain can be alleviated, and that life does not have to be a constant struggle. Hope that your choices lead to comfort within your self and peace within your relationships. Now you’ve taken the first step on a journey toward change and self-discovery. But you don’t have to travel alone. A warm, compassionate, interested therapist can make the journey less daunting. You have found the strength and courage to ask for help. Let's get started.
(650) 383-3877
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Garine Kevranian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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What type of 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 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.

How to use my insurance?
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.