Family Therapy in Sunnyvale, CA

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Serenity Serseción
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
They provide individual, couple, and family therapy .
Dr. Serseción is a genderqueer, Latinx, licensed psychologist with 10+ years of experience as a therapist. Dr. Serseción is a native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico, providing treatment in English and Spanish. In addition, Dr. Sersecion provides workshops on various topics such as cultural humility, and working with diverse populations. They work with the following communities: LGBTQ+ population, polyamory community, Latinx community, DID/ plural community, geek community, video game community, and various others.
(650) 946-1649
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Iris Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My focus is on easing your stress, worries, and challenges that you are facing. Together we will work on finding better ways to communicate at home and at work. I am offering tele-therapy through video and/or phone to all who want to be seen.I enjoy working with couples and individuals. When dealing with negative thoughts, I work on finding more coping thoughts, while using different approaches, such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), and family systems. With couples I often use EFT (emotional focus therapy). My therapy style is nurturing and empowering. Your happiness is my first priority!
(408) 637-5688
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Yelena Alper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am offering tele-therapy through video and/or phone . I offer supportive / transformative psychotherapy for a variety of issues and concerns including relationship conflicts, grief and loss, stress management, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and marriage relationships, including sexual and intimacy issues in relationship. I assist clients in finding happier and healthier ways of being in their lives, help them to enhance communication skills; promoting positive and lasting change.
(650) 683-4065
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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Tamar Schilgi Mamou
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We are all part of a bigger system ( Family , friendships, community) in one way or another which is a blessing and an invitation to .
"Whether we know it or not, we transmit the presence of everyone we have ever known, as though by being in each other's presence we exchange our cells, pass on some of our life force, and then we go on carrying that other person in our body, not unlike springtime when certain plants in fields we walk through attach their seeds in the form of small burrs to our socks, our pants, our caps, as if to say, "Go on, take us with you, carry us to root in another place." This is how we survive long after we are dead. This is why it is important who we become, because we pass it on. Natalie Goldberg, Long Quiet Highway, walking up in America
(408) 898-9540
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Veronica Calkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.
(562) 268-1415
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am committed to working with the community to ensure that every person and family has access to the range of services needed to grow and become healthy and self-sufficient individuals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more that 35 years of experience working with individuals, families and youth. My mission is to assist people in examining their issues, while learning to make choices and decisions that will support them and their families in becoming physically, mentally and spiritually healthy.
(408) 676-9946
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Andrew Schnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Specialization and interest include: Couples, family therapy , teens, depression/anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, childhood trauma, grief and loss, sleep health, nutrition/weight loss, exercise/physical fitness.
As human beings we learn, develop meaning, and create a sense of purpose through each other and the relationships we form. In the same spirit I believe the therapeutic process is driven by the relationship formed between the client and the therapist. This is why my approach in therapy is guided by the question - "How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for their personal growth?" I strive to create an empathic, nonjudgmental atmosphere where you feel safe and empowered to work toward personal growth and creating lasting change; forming trust and leaning toward vulnerability.
(650) 405-0646
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Kelly Dunn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with children, teens and young adults who are experiencing struggles with identity development, low self-esteem, difficult life transitions, challenging family dynamics and/or symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma. I am passionate about helping individuals explore all aspects of what makes them who they are. Many people come to therapy with mixed feelings and assumptions about the therapeutic process. My goal is to create a warm and nurturing space for individuals to explore themselves, build insight, and incorporate positive change in their lives.
(650) 239-3092
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Sophie Marchand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Working with you, I consider early life experiences, life transitions, impacts from family relationships, and your resources.
Do you wonder why the same problems show up over and over? Do you struggle to make the right decisions and then blame yourself for failing? Do you feel overwhelmed, unhappy, or stuck? If you respond positively to these questions, hope and help are at your fingertips. To support your needs, I provide a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment that help you deal with your personal challenges. I have a special interest in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, parenting, co-parenting, and life transitions such as divorce or job loss.
(408) 475-5966
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Akanksha Srivastav
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been providing psychotherapy since 2012. If you are experiencing stress, depression, low self-esteem, career/life transitions, family /relationship issues -- I can help you come up with a personalized plan for getting better by providing a confidential, trusting and supportive environment and sincere, direct and flexible interactions with me. I can assist with social anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, traumatic experiences, and alcohol/drug use. I am particularly attuned to working with both first and second generation immigrants and those balancing multiple cultural identities.
(408) 676-4564
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Kristina Louise Groves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with increased stress in your life related to anxiety, depression, problems at home, school, relationship issues with peers, dating, family or other life transitions? In this fast-paced world full of constant change, many life challenges are at times more than one can handle on their own. Whether it is processing past trauma or learning new strategies for coping with current stressors, you are showing personal strength and courage by taking the first step towards healing. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals.
(650) 648-6183
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Kelly Koken
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck in life? Does stress at work, from life, from family , your partner or friends, feel overwhelming? I believe that we all deserver to live happy, healthy lives. I help adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, anger, life transitions, or grief. Together we untangle what is holding you back and keeping you from being your best self. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or at your wits' end there is help for you. Together, we will help you get unstuck and cope with your life’s challenges. Let's bring happiness back to your life!
(408) 599-3066
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Julia Villarreal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I attended The University of Texas at San Antonio for my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and attended California State University, Chico for my Master's of Science in Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy .
Hi there, I'm Julia! For my approach as a therapist, it is of the highest importance for clients to feel seen, heard, understood, and respected. Research shows that the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client can determine therapy outcomes, so I greatly value the connection made between myself as a therapist and you as the client. I recognize the vulnerability and reaching out for help isn’t easy, so my approach could be described as non-judgmental, curious, warm, empowering, empathetic, and client-centered to facilitate a safe space.
(408) 692-0982
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Ellen Hersam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
As a person-centered therapist, I consider each individual, couple, family and their insights and life experiences unique.
It takes great courage to recognize when you need help and even more to ask for it. Even the strongest and most healthy need a trusted mentor, healer, and guide in their life at some point. Do you find yourself asking questions about sex, sexual health, sexual relationships, or intimacy within your relationship? Do you feel you have a place to ask and explore sexual topics and understand your sexual body? Understanding this part of yourself is an important part of your ability to relate and interact with yourself AND to connect, relate, and interact with others throughout your life. Here is a space for you.
(408) 547-2354
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Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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Ryan Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, CADC-I
Verified
Verified
Some of my specialties: substance use services/weekly psychoeducational process groups, child/adolescent therapy, & family therapy .
During these uncertain times, mental health is of utmost concern. Isolation, anxiety, life stressors, & financial worries can all have a detrimental impact to one's mental health. Teamwork makes the dream work and I'd like to accompany you on the moon with a fishing pole! Personal connection can be hard to come by & one of my goals is to create a genuine connection. It might appear impossible to connect with an individual, talk about life, and progress in personal development, but we got this! If you are looking for someone to walk with you on a journey of self-discovery and "aha" moments, I look forward to meeting you!
(408) 716-8101
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Lily Yu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am certified in Family Connections, The Incredible Years, and Seeking Safety.
*CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IF ENROLLED IN OUR LONG BEACH TMS PROGRAM* [See website for details]. I am a licensed psychotherapist who provides a safe and empathetic space to talk. Whether it’s stress, grief, past hurts, or whatever it may be, this time is for you to process and heal. I use a strengths-based and holistic approach to reflect, guide, and build personal insight. I received my Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Luis Abbott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience in the field of eating disorders at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels. I am specialized and trained in various trauma work modalities, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Prior to specializing in eating disorder treatment, I worked in community mental health in the Juvenile Justice Department, working with children and teenagers in the Juvenile Probation and Social Services Department.
(323) 370-4853
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Sarah Liz
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience with addictions/codependency, including adults having grown up in a family with addiction (affecting current day functioning and relationships).
The first and most difficult stage of change is asking for help. Contemplating change is often harder than taking the actual steps in that direction. Most people are pleasantly surprised with the relief and energy that comes from beginning! I will walk you through your beginning and answer any questions you may have about the process of counseling and psychotherapy. I am licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Feel free to call or email with any questions you may have. I look forward to talking to you.
(707) 946-4739
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Priyanka Pathak
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi I'm Priyanka - South Asian therapist here to help you to live more authentically. You may feel like everyone and everything around you is moving fast or moving on without you. You're feeling disconnected with your career, family , or relationship - something feels off. There's just a lot on your mind and you are trying to cope. You've reached the point when you’re done lugging around emotions from old, heavy memories and are ready to confront the stubborn worries, doubts, and fears that meddle in your intimate relationships and work.
(424) 789-7383
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Briana Barrera
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Briana is extremely compassionate, attuned, non-judgmental, and deeply cares about her clients. She is an advanced practitioner in CBT, DBT, and EMDR Phase I-III. She most recently worked as a psychotherapist at Mental Health America Los Angeles Wellness Center (MHALA) and was widely loved by her clients. Briana has worked with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, family crisis, and relationship conflicts.
(310) 807-2734
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.