Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in San Mateo, CA

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Melanie Crowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With years of experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I can assist and support you in reaching your therapeutic goals. I’m passionate about meeting your mental health objectives through warm engagement, empathetic understanding, and demonstrating my ability to meet you wherever you are in life. I understand you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Let me help you with that!
(650) 719-5676
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Alice Tong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic orientation integrates various modalities including cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, stress reduction, and culturally-sensitive, compassion-focused therapy.
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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Healing Path of Therapy - Christina Hom
Counselor, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
I use multiple approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy ( CBT ) and art therapy.
Like most therapy clients, you've likely been struggling for a long time. You're tired of being unhappy. You want help. As a therapist, I help you solve your problems to feel better about yourself, your relationships and your life. Psychotherapy with me can help if you're depressed, anxious, or are hurting due to a relationship problem. I also work with people who struggle with chronic pain or a disability. I am also passionate in helping others heal emotional eating and eating disorders.
(650) 594-6259
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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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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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Wendy Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With over 25 years of Mental Health experience the last 18 years having specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families. My approach is primarily based on who is in the room and how I can be most helpful to my client. I utilize mindfulness, art therapy, sand play and cognitive behavioral therapies.
(650) 684-5280
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Sunny Choi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I learned Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Dr.
Are you feeling stuck? Are you struggling with relationships or work fulfillment? Do you want to feel joyful, satisfied, and less anxious? I care about your well-being and helping you find happiness and balance is my passion. My approach is non-judgmental and collaborative. I can help you understand and change the negative patterns that contribute to your emotional distress. I’ll teach you innovative techniques to enhance your mood, improve your relationships, and live a happier, more meaningful life. As a former corporate high-tech employee, an Asian immigrant, and an LGBTQ person of color, I can relate to many of your struggles.
(650) 376-7368
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Rebekah Kao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
My approach is informed by Attachment and Client Centered Theories, Cognitive Based Therapies and the latest in Neuroscience.
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to help you heal, learn and connect. My approach is warm, non-judgmental and collaborative. I work in a holistic way that combines empathy and exploration to help you feel heard and foster self-awareness with more direct approaches to help you recognize unhealthy patterns, alleviate symptoms, and make lasting changes.
(650) 376-8417
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Bill Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, ACS
Verified
Verified
I also help people live more full, productive, sane & stable lives via Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & the four foundational laws of the Stoic way of life - Wisdom, Justice, Courage, & Temperance.
My clients typically fall into three categories: 1) individuals with existential angst, questioning their trajectory in relationships, careers, and/or life; 2) individuals suffering from a myriad of compulsive behaviors/addictions; and 3) couples experiencing communication difficulties, misaligned values, discordant desires, or desiring archetypal reconstructions. My work emphasizes identifying & isolating troubling emotions that lead to negative thinking and behaving, and learning to think & act according to reason. I am offering in-person sessions and teletherapy.
(415) 968-8968
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Stacy Chiang
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I’m trained in various evidence-based treatments, including CBT , DBT, ACT, mindfulness-based intervention, and psychodynamic psychotherapy; however, my approach is integrative and individualized, as each one of my clients has his/her/their own unique strengths, cultural backgrounds, and beliefs.
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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San Mateo Child and Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
With compassionate care for each person's unique situation, I utilize psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, mindfullness, existential-humanistic, family systems, developmental, and narrative orientations.
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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Laurie Leung
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also provide neuropsychological assessments for those with memory and other cognitive concerns.
Living in the Bay Area is both exhilarating and challenging. With the pressures and responsibilities of time, work, and family, you may encounter challenges to find the balance and much needed support for your emotional wellbeing. Are you experiencing work or relationship stress or have other worries or concerns? You do not have to navigate this alone. Friends and family are usually well meaning and can provide support, but there may be times when it is appropriate to consult a professional who can focus on YOUR needs and find solutions to the challenges you encounter.
(650) 437-1775
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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 use EMDR, mindfulness, CBT , structural family therapy, attachment, EFT, Gottman method, play, sand tray, expressive art therapy modalities.
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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Moby R Coquillard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I see a variety of individual adults and couples in my practice. I believe psychotherapy is an important tool in helping people discover their natural ability to heal, to love and to grow. I strive to help people develop awareness and trust in their instincts, coming to better know who they are. My focus with clients is to help them discover new ways of relating with themselves and others. I specialize in anxiety/trauma issues, depression, adolescence, couples and sexuality concerns. I use EMDR in my work and I teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy classes.
(650) 200-3870
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Jennifer Jimenez Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use concepts and interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) and Expressive Arts Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
(415) 813-5193
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Alex Rosenthal Hutton, MS, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am an eclectic therapist but mostly employ a combination of CBT , MBCT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic approaches in my work.
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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Jianan Hu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have expertise in CBT , and also utilize skills from ACT, DBT, and Gottman methods for couples therapy when appropriate.
Welcome to my practice. It is very common to experience distressing emotions at various points in our lives. When this happens, we often engage in unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought that can maintain and exacerbate the problem. This leads many of us to feel stuck and even hopeless. I hope to be able to help you better recognize and understand your emotions, and provide a place of validation and support for your distress. In addition, I will work with you to identify unhealthy behaviors and patterns of thought, change them, and adopt new and healthier coping strategies.
(650) 376-7388
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Alvin B. Custodio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize both psycho-dynamic and CBT modalities in my work and focus on fostering the therapeutic relationship.
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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Rami Mogannam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I provide evidence based psychotherapy often using cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies to address psychiatric issues affecting one's ability to live an enjoyable life worth living.
I specialize in psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Assessments are often conducted to assess for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, cognitive problems, and psychiatric disorders. I use an evidence based approach to assessment and provides treatment recommendations that make the evaluation meaningful to each individual. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health problems. I explore underlying reasons for the development of these psychiatric problems and provide treatment that focuses both on reducing use and living a life worth living.
(650) 437-1506
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Maria Levy Downs Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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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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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.