Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Sunnyvale, CA

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Itzuri Angela Hurtado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Bilingual Mental health therapist with more than 10 years of experience providing services in English and Spanish. Currently providing affordable, engaging, multi-cultural services in California. Services are tailored to a busy lifestyle through the flexibility of both online and in-person sessions available at your discretion. Specializing in children, teens, families, couples, and adults who are struggling with depression, substance use, anxiety, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, self-harm behaviors, trauma, abuse and neglect, relational problems, anger, autism, and severe mental health.
(650) 459-4517
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Tametra Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am experienced in treating suicidal ideation and self harm.
Parents, are you worried that your teen or young adult may be stressed or depressed? Are they refusing to communicate with you, staying up real late at night, becoming defiant and or have excessive use of gaming or social media? Has social distancing caused them to isolate from friends and family and sleep all day? Have they seemed to have lost all motivation and have no structure to their daily life? My name is Tametra and I am the founder of Jacobs Ladder Therapies. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years experience working with teens and young adults.
(408) 599-3606
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Jacqueline Leong-Abad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a sacred space to talk, create, play and reflect on your past, present and future. I believe everyone has the innate need for agency and connection and given our lived experiences, we can get stuck at different points in life. My name is Jacqueline Leong-Abad and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have been providing therapy since 2009. I have worked with clinical areas of focus, such as: depression; anxiety; ADHD; trauma; abuse; psychosis; suicide and self-harm; grief & loss; stage of life transitions; communication skills ; stress; and family issues.
(669) 304-2262
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Heena Parikh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Hello, you may be feeling sad, stressed, overwhelmed, or lonely... and looking for help with feeling happy, calm and connected within and with your relationships. Take a step... and let's talk about how we can bridge that gap.
(650) 549-4964
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Susan Madson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Susan K Madson and I am a LCSW. I specialize in depression, anxiety, anger issues, identify coping skills, build relationship skills, identify client strengths, teach meditation, grounding, and relaxation techniques, reduce trauma response by teaching self regulation skills and other mental health treatment techniques to stabilize emotional and behavioral functioning. Further, specialties include addiction issues, grief work and couples therapy. The client's that I am most comfortable treating are ages 18-65. Most of my experience is with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
(408) 650-8238
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Ellen Hersam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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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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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SF Bay Therapist Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, We are a diverse group of therapists for the diverse and unique children, adults and couples of the California bay area. We create supportive and confidential environment for clients wanting to improve their mental health conditions of Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD/ trauma, depression and relational issues with treatment through Mindfulness based CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Narrative, EMDR, EFT, Imago and Solution Focused therapy modalities, to name few. Please, visit us on www.sfbaytherapistgroup.com to read more about our treatments, therapists and client services.
(650) 535-8182
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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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Yasmin Abdi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are reading this, you are likely 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. You may be dealing with stress and overwhelm, worries, or you might be feeling more low than usual. 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) 542-0421
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Huyen T Vo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huyen Vo is a first-generation Southeast Asian therapist who specializes in helping BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) teens and adults process and heal from immigration, intergenerational, and/or childhood traumas. Her expertise also extends to other areas, including grief/loss, boundary setting, relationship issues, body image, and identity crisis. With 20+ years of experience in healing from traumas and navigating systemic barriers, she understands firsthand that the inner work can feel overwhelming. It's her priority to provide culturally affirming and trauma-informed care that honors each client's unique experience.
(408) 539-9425
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Tamar Schilgi Mamou
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
"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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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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Sophie Marchand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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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Veronica Zepeda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Video Game Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I help children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and difficulties having the skills to live a meaningful life. Through therapy, you’ll navigate difficult situations, gain confidence, and express yourself authentically. Many people have been trying to work through low motivation, worry, and stress on their own. You can see therapy as a catalyst for growth as well, improving your ability to build insights, reach your goals, and jump levels.
(408) 874-8158
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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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Lily Yu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*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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Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.