Parenting Therapists in Saratoga, CA

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Susan Aiken
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Being a Parent Educator led me into this field.
I am an experienced therapist offering a direct, supportive, nonjudgemental setting to individuals and couples. I work from an Internal Family Systems, Process therapy perspective using dialogue, parts work, role play, educational tools, mindfulness, visualization. My goal is to guide you into connection with yourself and your significant other ( if you come to me as a couple.) I invite you to know your internal landscape, meet your parts, understand your issues and communicate mindfully. I trust implicitly that you are moving toward wholeness and well-being; that your core essence guides us both in the work.
(408) 676-9938
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Danielle Hanchett Friedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can assist you, your child or family with managing challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting , school or work issues.
We all have moments when we struggle with emotions and stressors that seem overwhelming at the time and take us away from enjoying all that life has to offer. Utilizing my more than 22 years of experience and training, I will work hand in hand with you to understand and address the problems that have prompted you to seek help. I create a safe and non-judgmental environment to support you or your family as together we discover a path for your healing, growth and change.
(408) 335-0153
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Liz Weissman
CLC, MEd
Your family does not come with an instruction manual. Despite the abundance of parenting resources available, none of them are tailored to your exact family, your dynamics, your environment. What do you do when you feel stuck repeating frustrating behavioral cycles, worrying about potentially toxic parenting habits, and feeling overwhelmed at everything that doesn’t seem to be working? This is when you seek the help of a professional. You and your family deserve peace and harmony; you deserve the transformation that results from shifting from reactive to proactive parenting ; and you deserve to become a connected family.
(408) 351-2760
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Saratoga, CA 95071
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Dr. Ayelet Hirshfeld PHD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In my practice I cognize that choosing a psychologist & treatment modality can be difficult and confusing & that suffering experienced in relation to burnout, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, developmental difficulties, marital distress, parenting , illness, & other experiences can result in debilitating distress. I also have served as a founder of companies including Tech & understand the incredible toll & joy startup life takes. I specialize in psychotherapy for children, adults, couples & families; trauma, burnout & secondary stress; psychoanalysis; consultation to clinicians, teachers, executives & institutions.
(408) 637-7869
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Brian J Thomason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS (2), LMFT, MS
Verified
Verified
I work with all ages and populations. My advanced training and experience is working as a pediatric psychotherapist, specializing in children with anxieties and attachment disorders. I also have advanced training and experience working with couples, or individuals with an emphasis on relationships, acquiring or healing. I work with a combination of Relational techniques to develop a strong relationship that begins with a greater understanding and the ability to communicate with your partner. My training and experience also specializes in parent coaching. I have a unique training background for working with OCD, ADHD, and Autism
(408) 583-6760
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Cheryl Zatkin-Steres
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help patients solve their emotional and psychological problems. They learn tools to overcome depression, anxiety, and stress and are facilitated in stopping inappropriate use of food, alcohol and drugs. Parents and stepparents learn skills to become more effective. Patients acquire methods to re- parent themselves as well as techniques in how to be more satisfied in their personal and professional relationships. Individuals gain insights that enhance their ability to feel more confident and be more productive by setting goals to achieve positive results and outcomes. Children and adolescents learn to improve their relationships with themselves and build better social and interpersonal relationships.
(408) 769-5393
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Minnie Shukla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My areas of interest include: Life transitions, grief, multi-cultural adjustment, work/life balance, meaning of life, emotional/physical abuse, couples issues, infidelity, parenting issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, and more.
The most difficult and painful circumstances in our lives can also serve as an opportunity to look at what needs our attention! Very often, we give our POWER away to people and situations in our life, causing us to feel victimized and stuck. Your current challenges can be a gateway towards self empowerment! you do not need to walk this path alone. Especially now, during the Pandemic, there are many unknowns . In a safe space, we can begin the process of uncovering and healing the pain which may be keeping you paralyzed! In a safe space, it is possible to regain trust and confidence, in order to invite joy back into your life!
(408) 850-4338 x402
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Linda Hulme Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist is important. The fact that you're on this site shows that you may be searching for help or relief from everyday problems. In therapy, you can learn new and important things about yourself and others, identify and change negative behaviors or thoughts, and explore relationships. If you're a parent , maybe you're struggling with how to help your child who is experiencing difficulties with attention or organization at school, feelings of anxiety, worry or anger or doesn't know how to share painful memories.
(408) 520-1731
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Lisa Slede
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am skilled at crisis management, career/educational counseling, parenting support, and navigating the labyrinth of public schools’ special education and 504 plan services.
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, while I also enjoy working with adults over 25. We all face unique stressors in today’s hyper-competitive and chaotic environment. No one is immune. These pressures can contribute to psychological and behavioral dysfunction. We are not all alike, so understanding the respective roles of thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical symptoms provides multiple leverage points to disrupt unhelpful patterns. Relationships, school, careers and overall well-being are all intertwined; each can benefit from a ripple effect of change in any area. There are always options.
(936) 274-7320
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Marilee Ruebsamen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you concerned for your children in an ongoing high conflict divorce or another highly distressing situation? I consult, support, offer parent /child coping strategies to prevent longterm effects of severe stress & trauma for children/affected others. Even the youngest can demonstrate remarkable resilience. We attend to their confusion, impaired awareness, degree of distorted cognition. Parents cultivate enhanced attunement, insight, learn to see beyond children's distorted appraisal. We co-create more accurate thinking, safer, more healthy relationships, make space for more realistic understanding, provide predictability, constancy, enhanced trust, explore feelings, support emotional regulation, form new, hope-filled stories to replace frightening, traumatic ones.
(831) 275-8260
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Amrita Singh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My specializations include: Individual counseling, Abuse and Trauma, Depression and Anxiety support and counseling, Child, Adolescent, and Teen counseling, Parenting support, Couples counseling, Stress management due to Work and Family challenges.
Life is a complicated journey, and if you find yourself overwhelmed by everyday stressors and experiences, you are not alone. My therapy expertise is built on enabling you to overcome these stressors. I will help you get insights into behaviors that may be amplifying these stressors. These insights and tools will enable and empower you to build better relationships, reduce anxiety, and get you on the path to a rewarding life-long journey.
(408) 740-7154
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Joanna Leung
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm also experienced in providing parent coaching.
We all go through ups and downs and it's okay to be not okay, I am here to help. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been in the field for 5+ years. You might be thinking "What can she do anyway? I've done this before; I've heard it all." Or, you have never been to therapy and would like to give it a try. Either way, I am glad that you are here and would like to help you to begin the journey to heal.
(408) 404-5602
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Angelica Yinling Sun
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, or emotional pain? Do you and your spouse fight all the time or have difficulty communicating? Do you feel like you are stuck, getting left-behind, or just not "good enough"? In therapy we will build on your strengths, helping you or your child gain confidence, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. You can learn to better express your needs to your spouse and to yourself. You can gain coping skills for managing difficult emotions and for more effective parenting . In couples therapy you will learn to create a more nurturing relationship. I am looking forward to helping!
(323) 576-7141
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Kathleen O'Shea Kesten
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples and families and can assist you with parenting issues.
Often a person will seek out counseling when personal attempts to solve a problem have not worked. Therapy is a safe and supportive environment in which to explore very personal concerns - concerns that may be difficult to share even with those closest to you. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I can provide a different kind of support than family and friends; I will listen objectively, not be judgmental, and help you to find your own solutions. My role is to help you feel better and to assist you to acheive your own personal goals.
(408) 548-7024
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Catherine Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR
Verified
Verified
My work with adults spans relationship/ parenting challenges, trauma, grief, anxiety, highly intuitive/empathic/, boundaries, rediscovering meaning/purpose, major transitions.
I bring empathy, compassion and 30 years of experience to my holistic work with adults, children and teens. You are unique and my intent is to listen for your strengths and build on the positive as we gently remove blocks, trauma, thoughts, stressors and old relationship patterns that are holding you back. My style is warm and interactive and I incorporate my own intuition and creativity as I help people to make meaningful life changes.
(650) 918-6909
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Julia Mudarri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you often feel isolated or overwhelmed? Do you constantly feel hurried? Our lives can present us with situations that cause us to question everything we thought we knew. Sometimes painful issues from your past like sexual abuse or other painful childhood experiences resurface. During these times, it can feel hopeless: causing anxiety or depression. Balancing these concerns among our busy lives causes stress and affect relationships with partners and children. Sometimes disagreements about how to parent also adds extra strain. You are not alone.
(408) 560-4758
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Bay Area Clinical Associates - BACA
MD, LMFT, LCSW, MPH, MFTI
Verified
Verified
BACA offers the following serves for youth ages 0-26: Adolescent IOP (ages 12-17), YoungAdult IOP (ages 18-26), Comprehensive Evaluations, Psychiatry, Individual & Family Therapy, Parent Training, Medication Management, Minecraft(tm) SocialSkills Group (ages 9-13).
Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA) is a physician-owned and operated organization committed to providing integrated, scientific, empathetic mental health treatment for kids, teens, young adults and their families. BACA is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of child & adolescent psychiatrists, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. We work to take the "mystery" out of psychiatric care and have a relaxed, fun, caring environment at our clinics. Our mission is to revolutionize mental health services and offer sound, evidence-based care to all clients, regardless of socio-economic status.
(510) 500-9732
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Karena Petersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
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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Christine Cain
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I have complete acceptance and compassion for all our human struggles and suffering-- PTSD, anxiety, parenting , adolescence, divorce, loss, grief, chronic illness, and the many varieties of identity.
Ease, change and joy are accessible. I know you can emerge from distress. I have seen radical growth-- again and again. My therapeutic approach is designed for each person's individual internal world. I design each session using a variety of active and engaged interventions, like EMDR, IFS, and Process. We work to uncover the hurt parts that have taken over your life. The “stuck-ness” seems to dissipate. In an atmosphere of love and total acceptance, I use proven interventions to bring awareness and internal movement.
(408) 351-0786
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Angela Horng
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in processing intergenerational trauma, untangling the complex nuances of cultural and generational differences in parent -child relationships. I am passionate about working with clients feeling motivated to develop more insight into their patterns of emotion, behavior, and relationships in order to progress towards healthier and more fulfilling patterns. I love working with adults, especially young adults, on resolving depression, anxiety, early childhood trauma, and relationship difficulties. Visit my website (www.drangelahorng.com) to learn more!
(650) 881-2711
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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.