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  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine G.
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Leslie was warm and easy to talk to, and she did a great job of explaining Timeline Therapy and how it is useful. She was also terrific about checking in to see if I had any questions. She was extremely present with me, listened intently, and really worked to help me see my timeline and the goal I placed in it clearly. I look forward to working with her on bigger issues in the future.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia T.
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I am 2 sessions in with Dr. Xander and so far he has been helpful! I also like his therapy dog, Romeo. So cute! I look forward to seeing how our sessions will improve life. :)

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Malay H.
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Krista is an exceptional teacher. She brings positive energy into our studio with her clear guidance. Her students receive her well. She is an expert at what she does. She is always willing to help out in anyway that she can. She goes above and beyond to help out our studio when we need her. We are blessed to have her as a part of our teaching community!

Meaghan Barisone Wellness
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
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I hired Meaghan 6 months ago for personal yoga sessions 2X per week. She is amazing! Yoga is my only form of exercise, so my weight loss expectations were minimal. However, she extended our sessions beyond yoga and gave me advice on my eating habits and ways to rev up my metabolism. I've lost almost 20 lbs thanks to her guidance and continue to get that lean, toned body I always wanted. Her sessions aren't just exercise for your body: she incorporates mindfulness into her practice and encourages personal and emotional growth. I am so happy to have found her.

Kavita Ramani @ PTI
from 1 review
    Elle B.
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    Kavita is my therapist, and I am so lucky that I found her because my life is transforming in ways I never could have imagined. I found her through a series of unexpected events. Long story short, I ran into an old friend, joined him for dinner with another friend of his, and his friend recommended Kavita based on something I said in passing. I'm so glad. I hate to think about where I would be now if I hadn't found her. I've seen therapists before, but it wasn't the same. I think that's because Kavita does way more than "talk therapy," and I feel like that's magically changing my brain. She also made a referral to a great couples therapist for my partner and I. All in all, life is looking so much better than it ever has before. If you're looking for a really intelligent, compassionate, and creative therapist who will help you change your life, reach out to Kavita.

    E Goren, MFT
    from 1 review
    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I am a CA licensed marriage, family therapist with a private practice in Carmel. I offer brief, effective therapy for couples and individuals with a focus on all relationship issues, relationship patterns, mood disorders, stress, self-esteem, and weight problems. I tend to utilize a combination of cognitive therapy (which lends itself to goal-oriented immediate results) and skills building. I am dedicated to guiding people to their strengths and inner abilities to help them become fulfilled and successful. I respect your time and financial commitment to therapy and am able to get to the heart of the matter quickly. If needed I am also a provider for many insurance companies. For more information, please see my reviews on Yelp and practice description on Psychology Today Find a Therapist


    Dr. Steven Steele has twenty years in the South Bay Area, CA of specializing in professional couples counseling, and individual therapy as a pastoral counselor. Dr. Steele applies an integrative psychological, relational science and directive approach where many couples and individuals visibly, substantially and permanently are transformed and report going from good to great and changing patterns that have plagued couples and individuals for years. Dr. Steele Counsels individuals and couples to courageously transform life's obstacles into extraordinary opportunities for personal, relational and vocational growth.and provides a safe, confidential, humorous and caring environment designed around your personal goals. Specializing in marriage counseling for over 20 years. A Doctorate emphasis, Organizational Psychology; Master's with training in family systems; hospital clinical pastoral counselor; and Level 3 Gottman Counselor, utilizing the combined wisdom of 45 years of clinical research integrated with Relational Life Therapy for strengthening couple relationships. Dr. Steele has a great passion for helping people develop their full personal and relational potential. Together you will explore thinking patterns, feelings, beliefs, behaviors, manage gridlock, and identify goals to inspire and strengthen growth opportunities and designing workable personal and relational goals in seeking the positive change you desire.

    • 8 years in business

    I use natural healing massage oils and ingredients that nourish the body and invoke the senses.


    Deep within each one of us is a vast intelligence that moves us toward wholeness. I am continually in awe of how effectively this guides the healing and awakening process once we learn how to listen to the dreams, feelings, body sensations, and life challenges that give clues as to where the healing wants to go next. My work as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space for clients to open up, experience life as it is right now, and explore whatever is calling out for attention from within ourselves or from outer challenges. Often, we may need to make detours into past traumas that prevent a full surrender into the present. As old griefs, traumas, hurts, and losses are embraced and healed, inevitably, clients drop into the deepest grief of all: the abandonment of oneself. As this is grieved, then the unique expression of the essence of that person can be freed up to participate fully in life, to blossom like a flower. As French author Anais Nin wrote, “The day will come when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." This work is empowering to my clients as they connect with a flow of healing and transformation from within themselves, and learn new tools for living more fully: tools that they can carry into their lives long after our time together has passed. I have been a psychotherapist for over 35 years. During that time, I have helped clients with a wide range of issues. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs; my clients and I work together to address their goals and concerns, whether they are current life challenges or longstanding issues. I specialize in working with grief. Over a lifetime, we will experience many losses, not just the loss of loved ones, but the loss of a marriage, health, a job, our dreams, or a child when he or she goes off to college. Each one of us will be called on at different times to face losses, but will we embrace it or shrink from it? Most of us shrink from a loss, thinking that if we just keep busy, we can close our hearts a little to protect ourselves from loss. However, it is ungrieved loss that takes a toll on our hearts and deadens us to life. We pay a price in terms of our vitality, happiness and health. I offer unique and effective strategies for grieving fully without feeling overwhelmed. This includes experiential exercises for exploring the ongoing inner relationship with a deceased loved one. I have a masters degree in counseling psychology from the University of Santa Clara and a license in the state of California (since 1976) as a marriage and family therapist. I am the author of two books on grief: Losing a Parent and The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss. I have taught at University of California Extension, Santa Cruz, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and John F. Kennedy University. I have trained in the following: * Grief work with Stephen Levine * Family therapy with Virginia Satir and John Krop * Art therapy with Janie Rhyne * Dream work with James Hillman, Alice Howell and Charles Ponce * Women's sexuality with Lonnie Barbach * Bioenergetics with Michael Conant and others at the Northern California Bioenergetic Institute My 35-year meditation practice (mostly Buddhist) has enriched and deepened my approach to psychotherapy; this has enabled me to bring compassion, humor, patience, spaciousness, and balance into the therapeutic relationship. My teachers include Stephen Levine, Jack Kornfield, Goenka, Ruth Denison, among many others. I consider it an honor and a privilege to work with clients in this journey of healing, transformation and self-discovery. What rich resources for coming into our wholeness lie within each one of us, just waiting to be tapped!


    I am a deep tissue specialist, currently doing mobile table Swedish or deep tissue massage, but I do hot stone too! I have shiatsu training and do acupressure. I studied at Skyline College and am an LMT and board certified.

    • 13 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack

    My service focused on treating and curing the pain from Acup resser methods.


    My name is Ashwini Addala and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Masters in Counseling from CSU East Bay with an emphasis in both Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling. I have certification as a domestic violence counselor and school counselor and have some training and experience in DBT. I have worked in the school system and with youth for many years at both elementary, middle, and high school levels. I specialize in working with school aged children and their families, and also work with individuals, adults, and couples. The foundation of my philosophy is to increase awareness of the Self, develop deep roots and to empower clients to create an authentic and meaningful life. My goal is to provide a nurturing, reflective, and safe space to explore your Self and to discover your true nature and to experience your place in the world. With a diverse background as a teacher, personal aide for people with disabilities, tutor for kids on the Autism spectrum, in the hospital settings, schools, shelters, and private practice, I provide a unique and holistic view of to therapy and treatment.


    For your health, we provide the following: - In-home and aquatic therapies - Aquatic therapy and medical exercise - Massage therapy and holistic healing arts Aquatic Therapy Aquatic Therapy is an exercise and other therapeutic procedures done in a warm-water swim pool. Water supports healing by warming the body and reducing stiffness. Buoyancy reduces weight bearing and supports the body, allowing exercise with less pain or less fear of falling. Water pressure improves blood flow and cardiac output without stressing the heart. Water slows movement-improving awareness, allowing time to react, which improves safety. Aquatic therapy is versatile and is highly recommended for arthritis, chronic pain, back pain, joint replacements, weakness, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke, asthma, M.S., C.P., poor balance, fear of falling, sports injuries, neurological disorders, depression, and many other health disorders. Massage Therapy and Aquatic Massage Aquatic Massage offers the full range of massage strokes and treatment, while the body is gently floated, rocked, and moved through the water. The result is deeply relaxing. We have had trainings in watsu, jahara, and wassage water massage techniques. Traditional table massage by Sheralee offers a variety of techniques, training in Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, myofascial release, cranial sacral, and acupressure. Treatments are complimented by Sheralee's physical strength, diverse education, intuitiveness, and an ability to create a healing environment. Massage has many therapeutic benefits, including improved circulation, reduced stress, tension, and pain, improved immune system function, cleansing of the body toxins, reduced anxiety, postural improvement, and a deep sense of calm and relaxation. Holistic Healing Arts My desire to learn more about the human body and its relationship with the mind has resulted in a multifaceted education. The client and I work together in choosing the best mix of therapies, ensuring a continuum of health improvements and understanding. - Breathing re-education - Energy healing, Reiki, and therapeutic touch - Acupressure - Mindfulness and health consciousness - Guided healing meditations - Pain management behaviors - Yoga, chi gong, energy meridian exercise, and stretching It is challenging to grasp the concept that our mind state creates our body state. Wellness requires an adjustment in thinking and awareness, so learn how to be an active participant in your health transformation. A holistic approach to health heals the mind, body, and spirit. Therapeutic services are provided in your home, The KOA private warm water swim pool in San Mateo, or at my home office in Redwood City. A therapeutic healing experience for women is offered by a female CMT. I have 16 years experience in the healing realm and as an aquatic therapist, 3 years as a massage therapist, 12 years as a medical exercise specialist, and 2 years as a healer, using energy medicine and healing breath coaching. My post is open to all those with physical and mental discomfort who wish to explore and practice the qualities of wellness and self-healing. Certifications and experience, credentials, and degrees are the following: - 10 years as faculty member with the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute - Workshop facilitator/consultant - Degree in Therapeutic Recreation - Medical exercise specialist - Aquatic therapy practitioner - Adapted aquatics-certified - Reiki and therapeutic touch - Healing breath/meditation coach - Aquatic exercise instructor - Aquatic arthritis instructor - Ai chi instructor - Life guard - Aquatic personal trainer - Swim instructor - CPR and first aid


    I work with people who are in crisis, women, men, adolescents, and children struggling against anxieties, panics, and/or self harm. I also work with people regarding parenting issues and family communication. I help people with healing through life adjustment struggles such as grieving the passing of a loved one, adjusting to the arrival of a newborn, and transitions into a new life path. I have over 20 years of specific experience in working with young adults.


    Have you ever wanted to have a girl's night-in? Well, now you can! We offer massage therapy in conjunction with catering! We have a variety of menus and packages for you to chose from based on your wants and likes. The packages vary from a minimum of two to a maximum of four. If more is desired, please contact for details.


    I am passionate about helping people to live more fulfilling, successful lives. So often, we get stuck in survival mode when really we were made to thrive. I specialize in couples counseling, working with teens and families, and in helping individuals work through trauma, anxiety and depression.

    • 3 years in business

    We mixed service of Chinese medicine and massage. Our herbal bath therapy has treatment effect such as detoxification, relief of fatigue, strength immune system and stimulate microcirculation of a body. Our membership can have free sauna all the time and a free facial massage. We also provide acupuncture.

    • 4 years in business

    Are you under stress? Are you tired? Do you feel the tension and pain? Do you have a dull skin? Feel your anxieties and tensions slip away and your skin brightens up and glows as you indulge in the world of Enersaage. nVie Enersaage, with its unique Enersaage therapy techniques, embraces a mindful living philosophy with unique body and facial treatments, as well as high-quality and all-natural products, specifically designed for each individual. We provide the ultimate therapeutic and relaxation experience that allows you to rediscover your physical and spiritual well-being and reveal your beauty from inside out. Enersaage is a new innovative way of natural healing, inspired by nature, influenced by aromatherapy and traditional Chinese medicine, and infused with mindful philosophy and techniques that have been used for thousands of years. It redirects energy flow (Qi) to eliminate blockages in the body and to balance the Yin and Yang of meridians and internal organs, which ultimately strengthens the immune system, accelerates cell detoxification, and offers a refreshed experience. Our holistic Enersaage experience creates an oasis of tranquility, where you can recharge your mind, body and spirit. It is ideal both for positive therapy and total relaxation. Book an appointment and start your Enersaage journey today!


    I have worked with individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, depression, loss, trauma, bullying and relationship problems. My approach is to provide empathy, offer support and guidance to strengthen your skills and abilities. I use different elements from different styles of psychotherapy and tailor my treatment according to each person's needs.

    • 14 years in business

    I help people heal from trauma, sexual abuse, stress, anxiety, grief, loss, and addictions. I use EMDR therapy, guided meditations/hypnosis, talk therapy, mindfulness, etc. I was trained as an engineer, which has led me to be very curious about what works in therapy. I'm down-to-earth and practical. I love seeing people make connections and changes in their lives. (Lic # LMFT40414) More info at


    Chandra Rai has over 15 years of experience in the tech industry and understands the unique challenges of Silicon Valley. . She provides child therapy, couple counseling and family counseling from a strength based approach. Chandra Rai is a registered MFT Intern (IMF86649) under the supervision of Don Hadlock (MFC15316). She feels very privileged to walk step-by-step with her clients to help them develop a high self-esteem and richer relationships. She believes that everyone is on a journey to find happiness and live a peaceful life. She believes that with therapy people can explore and gain access to their own inner strengths and find clarity in life.

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    What is a psychologist?

    A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

    A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

    • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
    • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
    • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
    • Overcoming addictions.
    • Managing chronic illness.
    • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

    What are the types of psychologists?

    Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

    • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
    • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
    • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
    • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
    • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
    • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
    • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
    • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
    • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
    • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
    • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
    • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
    • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
    • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
    • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
    • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
    • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
    • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

    How much do therapists cost?

    If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

    Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

    Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

    To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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