Trauma and PTSD Therapists in San Mateo, CA

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Lorine Estelle Bay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, EXA
Verified
Verified
Are you interested in discovering how you could be using the scientific evidence that is now available that neuroplasticity and creating new neuropathways can make it possible to eliminate mental and even physical chronic disease conditions, allowing you to overcome obstacles like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and childhood adversity, self-hatred, shame, and trauma ?” Psychotherapists have developed many techniques to help people change the way they think, and this works well for some people, but not everyone. There are obstacles to doing years of therapy including cost.
(650) 456-7753
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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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Garine Kevranian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with individuals and families navigating trauma and its effects.
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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Ornit Shoham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome! I primarily work with adults struggling with trauma , depression, and anxiety. I often find our inner beliefs have a huge impact on our lives, our sense of self, and our relationships. As your therapist, my main focus is to provide you a safe space that is free-from judgment and offers you a process-oriented approach to identify unconscious feelings and beliefs. I offer a genuine and understanding therapeutic relationship for you to feel held and seen, as we reflect together.
(650) 753-7025
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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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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Ryan Perisho
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you lie in bed at night replaying conversations in your head and beat yourself up over every “imperfection”? Do you feel guilty saying no to others, find it hard to slow down, or like you are constantly putting yourself last on your priority list? As your therapist, I empower you to resolve challenges in relationships by developing tools to build confidence, process grief and trauma , and develop healthier communication. I will partner with you in identifying your inner wisdom and core strengths to help you make deeper connections with yourself and others.
(650) 594-6650
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Caroline Leon Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in working with couples, addiction, PTSD , anxiety and depression.
Self-discovery is a unique journey that we all take. Our experiences, intersectional identities and environments are constantly shaping who we are. This can be an exciting and challenging time in which we tend to engage in a reflective process as various questions arise. “Will I fit in here?” “Who is there to turn to for guidance?” “What does this experience mean for me?” Individual, couple and family therapy can be an integral part of working through challenges, all of which I fully embrace on the therapeutic journey.
(510) 781-9207
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Paul Agustinovich Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My main focus is to provide a relaxed, safe environment that enables people to discuss their vulnerabilities regarding self and relationships. I work extensively with those who suffer from trauma , anxiety and depression often due to questions of self-worth, childhood traumas, major life transitions, and relational issues. Also, I have done research in the way of gender, sexuality, and shame in western culture.
(650) 924-9634
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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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Kyoko Tsuchiya
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
My expertise includes anxiety, depression, grief, complex medical conditions, women's issues and trauma .
Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(510) 858-0979
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Candice Richardson-Solomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
My approach is to facilitate a discovery process for clients to better understand what they need in order to heal, grow & move forward with their lives. Upon completion, clients have a new way to approach future difficulties that inevitably arise in life. I enjoy having a General practice working with individuals, couples, families, and children. I also have several years of experience working with Survivors of Sexual Assault, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other difficulties. In my practice I offer, trauma & attachment focused EMDR, SensoriMotor informed psychotherapy, Family Systems work & more.
(650) 341-1073
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San Mateo, CA 94402
Not accepting new clients
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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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Yael Gonicman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Your therapeutic journey can be incredibly rewarding and difficult at the same time. Anxiety, trauma , and depression can make us feel lost and the road through is muddy and overwhelming. This is why having a guide that can understand you and meet you where you are, is incredibly important. It is my goal to help you navigate this voyage as well as hold and work through complex emotions as they fight with each other while at the same time cohabitating in the same space. I look forward to taking those first steps with you and take this journey together.
(650) 729-9867
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Steven Barney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with IITAP, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (# 2008C-575).
I am passionate about collaborating with you in moving your life towards a more whole, productive and vibrant self. I will assist you, being directive when appropriate, but with grace and patient sensitivity. I love to help individuals, couples, families and organizations develop their communication skills; and thereby, improve their relationships and overall family and organizational lives. I have an easy relaxed style, caring heart that also allows me to speak straight when there is need.
(650) 241-4256
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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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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Eddie(Edna) Arbetman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have had my MFT license for over twenty five years. I consider myself fortunate to be able to help my clients develop curiosity, and increase understanding of their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and to enable them to move towards the kind of changes thay want in their lives. While i specialize in children and families i have worked with people on a variety of psychological concerns including family stress, relationship issues, trauma , parenting, adoption and anxiety and depression.
(415) 689-9463
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Ronna Milo Haglili
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, families, and adults, and welcome people of all backgrounds. I was trained in a variety of settings, including medical centers, community mental health centers, and schools. My training and expertise are in the areas of trauma , depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting, relationships, eating disorders, loss, marginalization, identity, and immigration. While grounded in culturally sensitive and trauma informed psychoanalytic theory I integrate diverse treatment modalities. I commit to facilitating your treatment goals, such as developing better coping skills, improving your relationships, and more.
(650) 656-2854
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Diana To
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I found my calling to become a psychotherapist out of a desire to help people live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. I work with individuals, couples and families to help them resolve the impact of abuse and trauma , as well as problems of depression, anxiety, anger, grief, couples' discord, family conflicts, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, and life transitions. I am passionate about helping my clients who feel lost about their life directions with career exploration and identity development. As a Christian, I also love integrating spirituality with psychological well-being with clients for whom spirituality is relevant.
(650) 419-4581
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Lynda Lynette Johnson-Basuino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, BCPC
Verified
Verified
"Sometimes a little insight makes all the difference." I'm an experienced counselor who overcomes the obstacles of every day living despite vision loss. My specialty is helping people navigate through life altering crises such as the trauma of chronic health issues, divorce, job loss, behavior concerns in children, adolescence and teens. In my practice, I see people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD , and the emotional responses to vision loss and blindness. I've been counseling for 25 years and I'm in the examination process of licensure. This is my passion. I look forward to working with you.
(650) 504-1650
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Priscilla Cheng
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in the intersection of queer and faith identities, as people don't fit into neat, rigid boxes of gender identity, sexual orientation, and faith. Priscilla also works with religious trauma , navigating Asian American identity, re-authoring historical values and familial beliefs, major life changes, and recovery.
(650) 547-1809
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.