Women's Issues Therapists in Santa Clara, CA

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Rachel Connett
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MSc, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Currently accepting new clients! I work with adolescents and adults that have issues with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-esteem, trauma-related disorders, career changes, life transitions, and women's issues with the collaborative goal to significantly improve functioning and quality of life.
Rachel's passion is to meet each client where they are in their life struggle, self, relationships, work, guide them through the process of self-actualization to achieve independence so that they can return to their full functioning. Rachel uses a tailored therapeutic approach and utilizes an evidence-based approach (CBT, DBT, ACT) and addresses specific problem areas - cognitive distortion, distress tolerance, acceptance, self-compassion, and behaviors that hinder people from moving forward in their lives, thus achieving positive and fulfilling outcomes, and ultimately improve functioning and imbalance.
(408) 698-4008
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Roxana Alizadeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Possessing a strong interest in women's issues , I completed my doctoral degree with focus on women's self-efficacy, and am an expert in guiding women in achieving life goals and overcoming obstacles.
Are there obstacles keeping you from having better quality of life? Do you feel low energy, motivation or difficulty making decisions? Are you experiencing sleep difficulties, worries or anxiety? Are you stuck in relationships, feeling powerless in changing your loved ones' views or actions? Processing through difficult transitions, communication difficulties with your children or parents, dealing with mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar), anxiety, addictions, and pain disorders are other major issues that your family can struggle with. I can help you in dealing with family and marital conflicts, while feeling in control of your life.
(408) 637-4761
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Susan Valkenaar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-CA
Verified
Verified
In addition to being a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I'm also a Certified Addiction Specialist and a Certified Women's Issues Specialist.
When people make a choice to utilize therapy to change their lives, I believe there is no greater gift they can give themselves. I am so lucky to have made helping people change their lives into my full time career.
(408) 606-2416
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Santa Clara, CA 95052
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Karena Petersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
My specialties include life transitions: separation/divorce and coparenting, women's issues , grief/ loss, child/adolescent issues, adult and child ADHD, sensory sensitivity, adult anxiety/depression, being the sibling of a special needs sibling, child/adolescent anxiety/depression, life transitions, self care support while caring for an ill family member.
At different times we experience unresolved situations that affect our sense of clarity, calm and balance. As a therapist and guide, together we will strive to remove those obstacles and restore hope and engagement. We can achieve this through developing goals and ways to cope that address those often unexpected and sometimes familiar patterns of living. My practice serves individual adults, children/teens, parents including parent and child therapy and elders. My wish for clients is to find an open/trusting therapist in me, and for us to collaboratively effect healing/change.
(408) 772-0644
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Hanna Y. Chang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in topics such as: stress management, anxiety, depression, work stress/work-life balance, academic stress, cultural concerns, identity development, Asian American/ethnic minority acculturative stress, relationships, grief, PTSD/trauma, systemic/racial trauma, women's issues , self-esteem, and more.
Life can get really stressful, whether it's work, family, relationships, or even issues within yourself. My goal is to show you not only changes within therapy but also outside of therapy. I see every client as an individual and I truly care about your progress in the work we do together. Because everyone is different, your path to healing or growth may look different than other people around you. It would be a privilege to help you find these resources in yourself and to walk with you on your pathway to wellness.
(408) 741-9814
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Qu'nesha Sawyer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, LPCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m Dr. Qu'Nesha Sawyer, a licensed psychotherapist specializing in reproductive mental health and wellness for women of color. More importantly, I am a Black woman who is currently navigating my own journey to motherhood. I know firsthand what it feels like to face reproductive wellness challenges. I can also vividly recall the frustration and isolation I experienced when trying to find a therapist who "looked like me." These experiences birthed what is now Bloom Reproductive. This practice is devoted to serving women of color who are ready to overcome challenges and willing to make changes in order to live a life of wellness.
(408) 715-3839
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Santa Clara, CA 95055
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Ellen Smith
Counselor, MEd, LPCC, CST
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am counselor and an AASECT certified sex therapist for couples and individuals. In my practice I am inclusive and work with all communities and most mental health diagnoses. I am versed in multiple therapy modalities, including existential psychotherapy which focuses on getting the most out of this life no matter what challenges we may face. We are free to direct our own narrative by making necessary changes as we gain insight. All my appointments are virtual for California based patients. Please email or call to set up an initial consultation.
(650) 750-8061
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Junko Yamauchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is nearly full and has limited availability. You're not sure if psychotherapy/counseling works for you, and just to see what's out there. Welcome! I respect your courageous step. When was the last time someone listened to you with full attention, without judgement? Imagine you express yourself freely and you feel you are heard. Together we can make such a place. Whether you feel down, anxious, lonely or angry, I go on a journey with you and help you explore a healthier path to grow. I have worked with K-12 kids at schools and also with adults at a clinic.
(408) 715-3541
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Punit Mahendru
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Most of my clients are looking for effective strategy to navigate through crisis, relationship concerns, deal with depression, anxiety or other emotional states. Many clients see me for a brief period and others return periodically as they implement changes or encounter new concerns. I help clients maneuver through life transitions, parenting challenges, and exploring their potential as well as their life purpose.
(510) 369-1658
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Katherine Stromska
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you a chronic "people pleaser," feeling stuck in your relationships, or just wishing that things in your life could be different? I help adults feel more in control of their thoughts, feelings, and moods so they can achieve their personal and professional goals. I'll help you find new ways of understanding and coping to get you feeling better and more able to handle life's ups and downs. No matter if your stresses are recent or longstanding, together we will work on changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviors so you are free to live a more fulfilling life.
(408) 260-5769
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Kyla Ivey-Forsyth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach is friendly, compassionate and non-judgmental. I focus on empowering my clients in a safe and supportive environment where you feel valued and heard. Our sessions often include a bio-psycho-social approach where we can explore your overall health; including physical connections to emotional issues.
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Emma Reyes-Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have provided array of clinical services; including individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and case management. I am holistic in my approach as I strongly believe in meeting my client's needs with evidence based treatment modalities that work for that individual. My goal is to work with my clients to develop a treatment plan along side them that best suits them and their needs.
(408) 617-9564
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Milynne Ibarra Farrales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Harmony. When you think of harmony, one might picture different things coming together that work so well simultaneously and you feel a sense of peace. When things aren’t working well together, there is a clash or dissonance, causing more stress and more problems. I came across a video on Instagram from Nedra Glover Tawwab (nedratawwab) where she talked about the difference between balance and harmony. You see, my ultimate goal in life was to achieve balance when in fact what I was envisioning was harmony. “Harmony is getting things to flow in your life in a cohesive way. Balance is getting everything to be equal."
(408) 351-7435
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Santa Clara, CA 95053
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Cynthia Manuel-Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, EdM
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Hey there mama. Feeling a rollercoaster of emotions, and need a moment to think out loud w/o feeling judged? Maybe you are the mama that has experienced a miscarriage, high risk pregnancy, baby in NICU, or infertility. Or perhaps you are having difficulty adjusting to motherhood, not connecting with your newborn and feeling anxious/depressed. Sometimes partners, family and friends don't understand what you go through when creating a little human. One moment there is excitement, the next there is pain when finding out things aren't going as planned.
(408) 882-1470
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Leah Noble-Bartlett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
First, I want to say welcome and recognize your courage in seeking therapy. It is important to me to address each person in their entirety - including one’s physical, emotional, mental, cultural and spiritual self. My style of therapy is focused on what is showing up in the present while also acknowledging and honoring how past patterns impact you today. In my work I bring an awareness of and sensitivity to power, prejudice and oppression and the many impacts that they have on an individual’s experience of themselves and the world around them.
(408) 583-6526
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Lauren Scally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My goal is to help you work through the difficulties that life can present in a way that is supportive of your personal development. In addition to having a general practice, my interest areas include Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, personal growth, infertility, grief and loss, relationship issues and supporting member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Most importantly, I strive to meet you where your needs are and develop a plan and specific strategies to help you achieve your goals.
(831) 531-8139
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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Beverly Floresca
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Life happens. Everything is running smoothly in our lives and then something occurs that throws us off balance: a relationship breakup, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, divorce, or a trauma. Instead of a single event, it can also be the buildup of stress or the accumulation of various events that have occurred. Sometimes we just want to learn more about ourselves. It can even be a wound from our past from which we have difficulty healing. All of us experience obstacles in our lives that can become overwhelming.
(408) 647-4395
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Phoenix L Quetzal DeLeon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy is an act of courage. If you're reading this, welcome! Starting your healing journey by looking for the right-fit therapist is a great beginning, and I invite you to check out my website to get to know me and see if my approach is right for you. I offer individual therapy to adults and teenagers, and I serve immigrant, BIPOC and LGBTQAI2+ communities. Through my work I often support folks who struggle with stress and burnout, body image issues, boundaries, shame/guilt, and recovery from trauma and PTSD. I work best with folks who are ready for change, and who want to engage with the work of healing through therapy.
(408) 539-9566
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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Cody Qureshi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm glad you're here! You may be going through a life transition or situation that is overwhelming. Feeling lost or stuck can happen many times throughout our lives. My practice focuses on honoring what you need to navigate challenging times. I offer a personalized therapeutic approach to work with your individual needs and assist in attaining the goals you have in mind.
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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Shari Grande
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about supporting adults through times of life transitions. These life shifts can be full of both excitement or dread and tremendous adjustment. I offer multimodal strategies for adult clients struggling with career optimization, in many cases due to (undiagnosed) ADHD based performance issues. Clinical specialties include: adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching, perfectionism and shame resilience, codependency, imposter syndrome, relationship issues, communication problems, low self-esteem, grief and loss, parent coaching, self-regulation, anger management and treatment of anxiety and depression.
(408) 418-2572
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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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What type of Santa Clara 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, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Santa Clara?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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.

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