Susan Anvin, PhD, Psychologist in San Jose
Are you feeling anxious, stressed out, depressed, stuck, or unable to really be yourself? Is your child struggling in school, out of control behaviorally, or having difficulty making and keeping friends? I can offer you and your family empathic and goal oriented psychotherapy to help you learn, grow and achieve your dreams. I also provide comprehensive testing to accurately pinpoint you or your child's problems, saving you valuable time by finding the right path the first time
My therapy style combines cognitive therapy (working through troubling or racing thoughts to give you more control over your mind and moods) with body-centered techniques, interpersonal coaching strategies, and creative expression of emotions to help you adddress all aspects of the feelings that are holding you back.
Comprehensive assessment services are available for children and adults who need a more formally documented diagnosis, or who want a deeper understanding of their concerns. Areas include learning disabilities, attention deficits, and long-lasting or intense emotional distress. Acurate assessment is the key to rapid and full recovery.
Call Susan Anvin for a free phone consultation now - (408) 412-5620


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: PSY21185 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Swedish


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016
Susan Anvin, PhD, Psychologist in San Jose

Susan Anvin

Psychologist, PhD