Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in San Mateo, CA

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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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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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Jenna Khoury
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Welcome and looking forward to connecting! I work mainly with kids, teens, and their parents. I also have a passion for working with couples and families. I take a family systems perspective with all of my clients in order to best understand the presenting problem. I have extensive training in hospital and community mental health settings, which emphasized cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral strategies. With this training and experience, I take an integrated approach with a specific focus on cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, while also intertwining a family systems perspective.
(650) 718-4590
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Joanna May Tozer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My professional endeavors in the government and private sectors served a diverse population in the state of California including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. I developed expertise in treating anxiety, depression and addiction. In psychotherapy I develop a nurturing and supportive relationship. My psychotherapeutic approach is collaborative and action based. I received certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(650) 747-6443
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Todd C Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition to this, I have completed trainings in Motivational Interviewing, Drama Therapy, Attachment focused EMDR, Internal Family Systems, TEAM CBT therapy, DBT , and mindfulness based interventions.
Life can challenge all of us at different times in our lives. Sometimes the challenges are subtle and it can feel like there is no time to address them. Other times we are thrown into crises and need support that is both effective and timely. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, a lack of meaning and/or purpose, or acute anxiety and depression, I can provide you with support assist with your healing process. I also have a special focus in my practice on helping couples achieve better intimacy, healing from past breaches of trust, and calming negative patterns.
(650) 753-7638
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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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Erik Tenbrink
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Workshops, trainings, skill building groups, & utilizing evidence based DBT , CBT & Strength Based Therapies; all ways I safely assist Patients move towards feeling better.
Welcome! Psychotherapist are all different & it is important to find someone who fits well with your needs. We have all experienced moments of feeling like a failure, or where work doesn't give us the joy we started with, or family seems to be disappointed in our actions, or perhaps friends seem un-supportive. Sometimes we can fix things on our own, and sometimes we need extra help. I look forward to collaborating with you in order to bring you back to where you or where you want your Children to be... back to a feeling of living a happy, secure and fulfilling life.
(650) 446-7448
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Leslie I Nieves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm certified in many evidence-based trauma-informed interventions such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Aggression Replacement Training, DBT .
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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Paul Lucich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, MA
Verified
Verified
I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and I'm a Licensed Trainer of Restorative Practices.
< Open To In Person Appointments > I offer Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, and Clinical Supervision virtually or in my office in San Mateo. For over a decade I have enjoyed providing counseling and therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families going through a wide range of experiences. Each unique individual has been a privilege to get to know. I love the work I do and would thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to get to know you and see if I could be a good fit for you!
(707) 736-6590
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Weiling Liu, Ph.D.
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I work from a strengths-based model and utilize evidence-based practices including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Hello and Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience. We all face challenges and difficult emotions in our lives. It may be related to transitions, major life events, career change, or stress in relationships at home/work. Your usual coping tools may not be helping as much and you may benefit from additional support. I hope to collaborate with you towards understanding these emotions and helping you have a better ability to manage them, improving your quality of life, changing unhealthy behaviors, and relieving emotional distress.
(833) 713-0674
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Eric Pierson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I use a number of orientations, from Gestalt and Narrative Therapy, to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapy, to build a relationship based on trust, communication, and my knowledge and expertise, to facilitate change.
Therapy can be uncomfortable, and challenging for folks, because it causes them to confront unpleasant emotions or memories. Therapy can be helpful because those unpleasant things are often making people's lives difficult, and therapy can help create a place to better understand and deal with those uncomfortable things. I find that I work best with clients that want to address things that make them uncomfortable, but don't know how to do so, or are reluctant to do it alone.
(650) 420-4619
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Erica Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have advanced training in DBT and specialize in working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety and personality disorders, https://www.
As a therapist, my goal is to work with you to build a strong alliance and address issues that may be holding you back from a more fulfilling life. I rely on my background with Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) and mindfulness to explore emotional experiences, relationship dynamics, or behavioral and thought patterns that might feel unhelpful or destructive.
(650) 425-6021
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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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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Peggy Kwok
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My theoretical orientation includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ).
I provide phone and online sessions, please contact me by emails. I have 13 years of experience working with individuals and couples. To me, therapy is a form of healing that helps us find balance and psychological flexibility through a therapeutic process. Whether it is learning more coping skills or arriving to a new insight about ourselves, it is a journey of understanding our lives better. Through that journey, we will learn WHEN and WHAT to let go or to keep. Exploring what serve us purpose now, even the negative behaviors, can help us understand our past, present and future.
(650) 727-5390
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Batya Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
There isn't one formula that works for everyone, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including: relational psychodynamic therapy, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness, DBT , transpersonal psychology, and family systems.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
(415) 275-6820
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Mark Purcell
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
Verified
I have expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), substance abuse, and trauma treatment.
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
(650) 206-5520
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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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Donna Lera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
My preferred methods of practice are cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and acceptance.
Addictive behaviors are difficult for an individual as well as their loved ones. The initial step in meeting a new client is getting an accurate assessment to facilitate the necessary level of treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. Services available are individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents and adults. In addition, I provide services for personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and OCD. A safe, supportive and caring environment is available for you to discuss your needs.
(650) 741-1958
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Joseph Choy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My training is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I integrate my specialization of other evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) with the power of mindfulness to provide an adaptive and flexible approach to your needs.
We are often ruled by thoughts and patterns of conditioning that are largely outside of our awareness. While adaptive, this process can sometimes lead us astray. I aim to help you uncover unhealthy patterns of conditioning by cultivating awareness through mindful intention which will ultimately help guide you towards a more conscious and fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and substance abuse.
(628) 300-0288
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Erica L Spartos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have 15 years of experience providing the following modalities: EMDR Therapy, CBT, DBT , Mindfulness, Individual Therapy, Group Therapies and Family Therapy.
I welcome individuals, families and adolescents to my private practice. A few of my specialties: Standard EMDR therapy protocols to resolve trauma and other related symptoms; Teaching coping & life skills to safely & effectively improve sleep and reduce stress, anxiety & depression; Helping adolescents and young people thrive by addressing low-self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD and behavioral challenges; Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use & co-occurring disorders; Providing a compassionate and supportive place for you to explore balance, self-awareness and life satisfaction.
(628) 600-2894
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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