Hispanic and Latino Therapists in Sunnyvale, CA

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Stephanie Pappas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
As an experienced Latinx therapist trained in Brainspotting, I believe that you are worthy of a place to release your emotions, be understood, and given the tools to not only survive, but thrive.
You want to appear successful & like you have it “all together” but deep down are stressed & struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or coping with what's happened in the past, including difficult life transitions and trauma. You may be fed up with making mistakes and feeling like a failure, leading to being isolated and disappointed. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way.But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to manage stress effectively. You’re ready to overcome your overwhelming thoughts. Most of all, you’re ready to feel empowered and confident to take on life’s high and lows.
As an experienced Latinx therapist trained in Brainspotting, I believe that you are worthy of a place to release your emotions, be understood, and given the tools to not only survive, but thrive.
You want to appear successful & like you have it “all together” but deep down are stressed & struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or coping with what's happened in the past, including difficult life transitions and trauma. You may be fed up with making mistakes and feeling like a failure, leading to being isolated and disappointed. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way.But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to manage stress effectively. You’re ready to overcome your overwhelming thoughts. Most of all, you’re ready to feel empowered and confident to take on life’s high and lows.
(949) 328-5703 View (949) 328-5703
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Angela White Esau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
I also have lived experience with Pacific Islanders, specifically Samoan culture, and other cultures including Latino and African American.
In person or virtual sessions weekday afternoons/evenings and Saturdays. Hi I am Angela. Life can be difficult and you are the expert of your life. I would like to help you thrive in therapy. I will work with you on setting and achieving your goals so you feel heard and validated. I work with adults and children struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationship conflict. I can help families deal with: parent/child conflicts, performance problems, behavior problems, and any other problems of daily living. I am genuinely honored to have the opportunity to help you.
I also have lived experience with Pacific Islanders, specifically Samoan culture, and other cultures including Latino and African American.
In person or virtual sessions weekday afternoons/evenings and Saturdays. Hi I am Angela. Life can be difficult and you are the expert of your life. I would like to help you thrive in therapy. I will work with you on setting and achieving your goals so you feel heard and validated. I work with adults and children struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationship conflict. I can help families deal with: parent/child conflicts, performance problems, behavior problems, and any other problems of daily living. I am genuinely honored to have the opportunity to help you.
(408) 465-0961 View (408) 465-0961
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Dennis I Saller
Licensed Educational Psychologist, LEP, PPS
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Over 25 years experience performing evaluations & interventions for reading, writing, math, dyslexia/dysgraphia, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges and applications for accommodations on standardized tests. Uncover unresolved problems hindering your success. I employ a personalized approach guided by "A problem well defined is half solved." Highly effective interventions for dyslexia, behavior, & motivation. Deep understanding of underlying issues, not just labeling. Engaging & reliable iPad assessments enhance focus & compliance.
Over 25 years experience performing evaluations & interventions for reading, writing, math, dyslexia/dysgraphia, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges and applications for accommodations on standardized tests. Uncover unresolved problems hindering your success. I employ a personalized approach guided by "A problem well defined is half solved." Highly effective interventions for dyslexia, behavior, & motivation. Deep understanding of underlying issues, not just labeling. Engaging & reliable iPad assessments enhance focus & compliance.
(650) 747-8044 View (650) 747-8044
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Lucinda Ugarte
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients online. I enjoy bringing adaptability, flexibility, and curiosity to therapy sessions, as well as providing a safe, nurturing, and collaborative space for the development of tools to use for a lifetime. I use an integrative approach to therapy, borrowing from a diverse range of interventions and methods to provide a personalized experience for each client based on their needs, styles, and goals. Knowing, accepting, and nurturing ourselves can only be of benefit to finding the stability in the shifts and changes that life brings, as well as managing our mental health and strengthening relationships.
Currently accepting new clients online. I enjoy bringing adaptability, flexibility, and curiosity to therapy sessions, as well as providing a safe, nurturing, and collaborative space for the development of tools to use for a lifetime. I use an integrative approach to therapy, borrowing from a diverse range of interventions and methods to provide a personalized experience for each client based on their needs, styles, and goals. Knowing, accepting, and nurturing ourselves can only be of benefit to finding the stability in the shifts and changes that life brings, as well as managing our mental health and strengthening relationships.
(408) 669-3719 View (408) 669-3719
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Francisco Moreno-Guerrero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
My name is Francisco Moreno, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 8 years of experience providing mental health treatment to individual adults, children, families, and couples. I earned my master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University Fresno. I have experience working with individuals, families, children, and couples. I have provided therapy services in school settings (k-12), as well as in the office, telehealth, and community settings. I have mostly worked with patients experiencing Depression, Anxiety, interpersonal/relationship issues, and stress.
My name is Francisco Moreno, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 8 years of experience providing mental health treatment to individual adults, children, families, and couples. I earned my master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University Fresno. I have experience working with individuals, families, children, and couples. I have provided therapy services in school settings (k-12), as well as in the office, telehealth, and community settings. I have mostly worked with patients experiencing Depression, Anxiety, interpersonal/relationship issues, and stress.
(650) 523-9826 View (650) 523-9826
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Sherian Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, Brain, Spotter, Best, Self, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Hello to your Best Self! Remodeling involves shedding negative thoughts, beliefs, and trauma. What baggage must you unpack to be free? If it's a lot, join the club. Pre-pandemic, therapy was stigmatized, but today, we've embraced personal growth to become our Best Selves! Navigate through trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood, parenting, and relationship issues. Get support to ease anxiety, manage stress, and overcome overwhelm. Embark on a hopeful journey to relief and balance through walking &/or virtual Brainspotting therapy, coupled with ADHD, Wellness, and Peak Performance Coaching. Your path to a vibrant balance starts here.
Hello to your Best Self! Remodeling involves shedding negative thoughts, beliefs, and trauma. What baggage must you unpack to be free? If it's a lot, join the club. Pre-pandemic, therapy was stigmatized, but today, we've embraced personal growth to become our Best Selves! Navigate through trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood, parenting, and relationship issues. Get support to ease anxiety, manage stress, and overcome overwhelm. Embark on a hopeful journey to relief and balance through walking &/or virtual Brainspotting therapy, coupled with ADHD, Wellness, and Peak Performance Coaching. Your path to a vibrant balance starts here.
(408) 638-2300 View (408) 638-2300
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Ricardo Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
It is my goal to help support individuals and families navigate through life’s journey in a supportive and empathetic environment. My specialization is in working with adults, teens, and families dealing with conflict, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, loss, teenage oppositional behavior, dual diagnosis, parent/child relationships, existential crisis, and severe mental illness
It is my goal to help support individuals and families navigate through life’s journey in a supportive and empathetic environment. My specialization is in working with adults, teens, and families dealing with conflict, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, loss, teenage oppositional behavior, dual diagnosis, parent/child relationships, existential crisis, and severe mental illness
(408) 688-5931 View (408) 688-5931
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Yasmin Abdi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
If you are reading this, you may be dealing with a tough situation and want to cope or make a change. Perhaps you are unhappy with where you are in life, whether it is with your job, your relationships, or even yourself. Maybe you're dealing with stress and overwhelm, worries, or you might be feeling more low than usual. Or maybe you have recently experienced a stressful event or change in your life, and you have no idea how to cope and keep going.
If you are reading this, you may be dealing with a tough situation and want to cope or make a change. Perhaps you are unhappy with where you are in life, whether it is with your job, your relationships, or even yourself. Maybe you're dealing with stress and overwhelm, worries, or you might be feeling more low than usual. Or maybe you have recently experienced a stressful event or change in your life, and you have no idea how to cope and keep going.
(408) 692-6733 View (408) 692-6733
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Raymond Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Hello, my name is Ray Diaz. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy allows the client to express thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. I focus on depression and anxiety. Client-Centered which promotes a safe climate in which the therapist is empathetic and nonjudgmental. In this way, the client experiences a sense of acceptance, openness, and unconditional positive regard. I currently work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety.
Hello, my name is Ray Diaz. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy allows the client to express thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. I focus on depression and anxiety. Client-Centered which promotes a safe climate in which the therapist is empathetic and nonjudgmental. In this way, the client experiences a sense of acceptance, openness, and unconditional positive regard. I currently work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety.
(650) 718-8892 View (650) 718-8892
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Harmonious Healing Space
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
If you're grappling with difficult emotions or navigating a challenging phase in life, I'm here to offer a supportive environment and effective strategies for processing those emotions. My goal is to help you cultivate a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
If you're grappling with difficult emotions or navigating a challenging phase in life, I'm here to offer a supportive environment and effective strategies for processing those emotions. My goal is to help you cultivate a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
(650) 457-8033 View (650) 457-8033
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Dr. Mayra Quezada
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Thank you for visiting my profile. In your search for a provider, I encourage you to consider what you would like to accomplish in order to have greater peace of mind or a better quality of life. Therapy can support you in reaching these accomplishments, whether it be through personal growth, healing wounds, or having extra support through a difficult situation. I aim to provide a safe space where we can explore and confront some of the uncertainties and challenges you've faced in your life. Together, we can work towards helping you achieve your goals through new, concrete skills while processing the challenges arising along the way
Thank you for visiting my profile. In your search for a provider, I encourage you to consider what you would like to accomplish in order to have greater peace of mind or a better quality of life. Therapy can support you in reaching these accomplishments, whether it be through personal growth, healing wounds, or having extra support through a difficult situation. I aim to provide a safe space where we can explore and confront some of the uncertainties and challenges you've faced in your life. Together, we can work towards helping you achieve your goals through new, concrete skills while processing the challenges arising along the way
(408) 357-2802 View (408) 357-2802
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Ana Stephanie Portka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
My name is Ana Stephanie Portka– I go by Stephanie. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working via telehealth in the state of California. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety and depression using individualized interventions and modalities to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I use my extensive training background to individualize treatment for each of my clients and use techniques suitable to meet their needs and goals. I most frequently use person-centered therapy with interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
My name is Ana Stephanie Portka– I go by Stephanie. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working via telehealth in the state of California. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety and depression using individualized interventions and modalities to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I use my extensive training background to individualize treatment for each of my clients and use techniques suitable to meet their needs and goals. I most frequently use person-centered therapy with interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
(408) 617-9206 View (408) 617-9206
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TheraVie Wellness - Dr. Rashmi Chidanand Bosel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Welcome to Life Empowerment! Would you like to experience more satisfaction and meaning in Life? I offer counseling, coaching, and consulting services for personal/professional well-being in Life. I am best-suited for those interested in a coaching-style of therapy (i.e. strength-based, solution-focused, body-oriented, attachment-informed (EFT), ACT/CBT/DBT, and Mindfulness-based approaches) with a touch of curious playfulness. What this means is: I am your compassionate collaborator on your healing journey in Life -"la Vie"!
Welcome to Life Empowerment! Would you like to experience more satisfaction and meaning in Life? I offer counseling, coaching, and consulting services for personal/professional well-being in Life. I am best-suited for those interested in a coaching-style of therapy (i.e. strength-based, solution-focused, body-oriented, attachment-informed (EFT), ACT/CBT/DBT, and Mindfulness-based approaches) with a touch of curious playfulness. What this means is: I am your compassionate collaborator on your healing journey in Life -"la Vie"!
(650) 409-3251 View (650) 409-3251
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Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94087  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (408) 676-9946
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Ruby Avila-Herrera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
I have been working in the mental health field, in different capacities for 20 years. My goal in therapy is to provide a safe and inspiring space. My approach is always honest and direct, but gentle and dialogic. I take into consideration my client’s internal resources at the time and want to support them in understanding their feelings and behaviors and help guide in the journey to increased self-awareness and owned responsibility in the areas of life that have become overwhelming, with the end goal of healing and resolution.
I have been working in the mental health field, in different capacities for 20 years. My goal in therapy is to provide a safe and inspiring space. My approach is always honest and direct, but gentle and dialogic. I take into consideration my client’s internal resources at the time and want to support them in understanding their feelings and behaviors and help guide in the journey to increased self-awareness and owned responsibility in the areas of life that have become overwhelming, with the end goal of healing and resolution.
(650) 360-9480 View (650) 360-9480
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Edith Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
My name is Edith Gutierrez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As an experienced therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and challenges. Whether you are seeking support for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, personal development, or difficulties managing day-to-day life. I am here to guide you on your path to self-discovery and empowerment. I draw from many psychotherapeutic approaches depending on client needs and preferences often includes DBT, CBT, Existential, and Solution-Focused informed frameworks.
My name is Edith Gutierrez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As an experienced therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and challenges. Whether you are seeking support for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, personal development, or difficulties managing day-to-day life. I am here to guide you on your path to self-discovery and empowerment. I draw from many psychotherapeutic approaches depending on client needs and preferences often includes DBT, CBT, Existential, and Solution-Focused informed frameworks.
(562) 669-2370 View (562) 669-2370
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Jesus Aceves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Hello my name is Jesus Aceves, LCSW, I approach therapy as a safe place for clients to explore their true feelings and a safe environment for them to process their lived experiences. I focus on helping clients with depression, childhood and adult traumas, and anxiety disorders. My clinical focuses has been helping clients who are experiencing depression, PTSD and anxiety. I have a history working with childhood, sexual and adulthood traumas.
Hello my name is Jesus Aceves, LCSW, I approach therapy as a safe place for clients to explore their true feelings and a safe environment for them to process their lived experiences. I focus on helping clients with depression, childhood and adult traumas, and anxiety disorders. My clinical focuses has been helping clients who are experiencing depression, PTSD and anxiety. I have a history working with childhood, sexual and adulthood traumas.
(909) 757-0959 View (909) 757-0959
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Tim Norton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
I specialize in sexual issues and persistent psychogenic pain. Both of these realms entail working through trauma, anxiety, grief, impulsivity, and depression. In sex therapy, I help clients grappling with issues around functioning, sexual shame, sexual trauma, impulsive behaviors, sex and porn "addictions," low and hyper-arousal issues - all from a sex-positive, kink/poly/bdsm-friendly stance. I also help couples navigate challenges in their intimate relationships. With chronic pain and discomfort, I help people change their relationship to the symptoms, which leads to drastic reduction and often elimination of symptoms.
I specialize in sexual issues and persistent psychogenic pain. Both of these realms entail working through trauma, anxiety, grief, impulsivity, and depression. In sex therapy, I help clients grappling with issues around functioning, sexual shame, sexual trauma, impulsive behaviors, sex and porn "addictions," low and hyper-arousal issues - all from a sex-positive, kink/poly/bdsm-friendly stance. I also help couples navigate challenges in their intimate relationships. With chronic pain and discomfort, I help people change their relationship to the symptoms, which leads to drastic reduction and often elimination of symptoms.
(323) 498-2115 View (323) 498-2115
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Veronica Zepeda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Veronica Zepeda is a licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in providing mental health support to children, adolescents, and young adults. Veronica takes an eclectic approach and is skilled in treating individuals who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, attention, impulsivity, and defiant behavior. Veronica's therapeutic framework is guided by trauma-informed care, CBT, solution-focused, reality therapy, and much more. Veronica acknowledges the challenge that comes along with opening up about life experiences that may elicit difficult emotions.
Veronica Zepeda is a licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in providing mental health support to children, adolescents, and young adults. Veronica takes an eclectic approach and is skilled in treating individuals who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, attention, impulsivity, and defiant behavior. Veronica's therapeutic framework is guided by trauma-informed care, CBT, solution-focused, reality therapy, and much more. Veronica acknowledges the challenge that comes along with opening up about life experiences that may elicit difficult emotions.
(760) 389-1494 View (760) 389-1494
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Luis Abbott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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.
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 View (323) 370-4853
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Hispanic and Latino Therapists

What makes a Hispanic and Latino therapist effective?

An effective Hispanic and Latino therapist can combine a culturally sensitive lens with proven therapies, such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). They may have an understanding of cultural attitudes to therapy, including potential stigma, and can help a client navigate those concerns. Some clients may also appreciate a therapist who is bilingual and is comfortable conversing with the client in both English and Spanish. Languages spoken are indicated on a therapist’s directory profile.

Why is it important for a therapist to be culturally sensitive?

A culturally sensitive therapist is respectful and considerate of all groups, and may have specific expertise with individuals of a certain ethnicity. These considerations can help a client feel understood and can improve the therapeutic alliance. While some people think highlighting race and ethnicity could promote stereotypes and bias, most agree that knowledge about cultural differences enhances the alliance between therapist and client.

How can I recognize a therapist who has expertise working with Hispanic and Latino clients?

Successful therapy depends a great deal on the relationship between client and therapist. Start by asking the therapist about their overall approach to therapy. You may then wish to ask about the therapist’s educational background and any additional training in cultural sensitivity that they have undertaken.

How might I inquire about a therapist's experience with Hispanic and Latino clients?

Ask a potential therapist whether they've worked with individuals who share this background or whether they’ve worked in these communities. If so, you may wish to ask them to elaborate on ways that they feel especially prepared to work with Hispanic and Latino clients. If they have not worked with such clients, they may know someone who has and be able to make a referral.

Who is included in Psychology Today’s directory of Hispanic and Latino therapists?

The directory of Hispanic and Latino therapists includes providers who have identified their ethnicity in their profiles. Psychology Today uses this information to assist clients in finding a therapist who can provide a cultural match. However, not all therapists choose to disclose their ethnicity in their profiles, and they may not appear in search results for this reason. When the number of therapists near you who identify as Hispanic and Latino is limited, the directory will also show therapists with comprehensive experience working with clients from relevant backgrounds.