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Omg Pastor Ama was absolutely amazing!!! We had a small ceremony in the Chapel of Our Lady in Presidio and she performed such a beautiful ceremony. From the moment she got there till the end of the ceremony she handled everything perfectly and made sure our Wedding went as smooth as possible. A wedding day is something you will remember forever and the memory she has given my fiancé and I as well as our families will definitely be unforgettable. If you need someone who will take the time out to understand you, accommodate to your dreams of your wedding day and speak so beautifully then she’s the one to go to!!! I’m so grateful to have found her because I can’t say enough how wonderful she made our special day! And she throws in a few laughs too that makes you feel even more better especially when all the nerves are kicking in as you stand up in front of everyone. Thank you again Pastor Ama for all you kind words, the laughs, and creating a memorable day that captured all my dreams! :)
Alison is amazing! The most important things I look for in a counselor is someone who is well educated, practices what they teach and is compassionate with their clients. Alison is all of the above, she really knows her stuff, I feel safe and well attended to when she works with me and she gives me undivided attention which I always appreciate. She has an amazing way of working on emotional issues that could be holding you back from making progress in your life. She has a deep understanding of what it takes to heal and clear old material that is no longer relevant to living your best life and she guides you in a way that is kind, loving and safe. I honor her so much and feel so grateful to have her in my life!
I use the five layers or sheaths called Koshas that Yoga believes the self comprises of. The physical body that most consider to be the self is only the most dense layer. Subtler than that is the energy or pranic layer. Then comes the emotional-mental layer also seen by some as colors corresponding to different feelings. The intellectual/intuitive or the wisdom layer is next, more subtle and more expansive than the prior three and encompassing them too. Finally the bliss layer is the most subtle of all and it encompasses all the other layers and extends over and beyond them.
Gail is a licensed marriage and family therapist who provides experienced, competent and compassionate counseling services to men, women, adolescents, couples and families. Trust, respect, collaboration and confidentiality establish the foundation of your work with her. She helps clients explore new ways to improve personal, family, social and professional relationships in order to create a more authentic and satisfying life experiences. She specializes in depression, anxiety, stress management, communication, parenting concerns and all relationship issues.
I have over 15 years in the field of psychology as a professional. I build rapport quickly with my clients because they can tell I truly care about their mental health and well being. I offer an empathetic, understanding in a safe environment for my clients to heal.
My mission is to assist people create balance and harmony in their life. In a caring, supportive, and confidential environment, I strive to reinstate the whole person to a healthy mind, body, and spirit. I believe we can all heal, we can all change, we can all learn, and we can all develop new ways of looking at the world. I work with a variety of issues, and I have worked with diverse populations and people of all age groups. In my practice, I offer: individual, couples, family, adolescent and child therapy. I have experience with: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, divorce, parenting skills, stress management, relationships, and more. I am educated in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have an extensive background working with children and adolescents in the foster system with severe traumas. I also have a long history working with couples and individuals with substance abuse problems. I am a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), as well as California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
I am licensed, and I offer professional counseling for adults, couples, teens and children. Please, visit my website for a detailed description of available services, articles about relationships, parenting, and self care as well as general information about counseling and therapy.
Nina offers confidential, supportive and caring environment free of judgment that will facilitate your journey through difficulties and challenges. I strive to provide the optimum quality of service in the areas of individual, family, and couples therapy. I help clients with issues related to: * Depression and Anxiety * Stress Management * Domestic Violence * Anger Management * Self Esteem Issues * Communication and Relationship Issues * Adolescent Behavioral Issues * Trauma, Grief and Loss * Parenting and Step-Parenting Issues
I have over 20 years experience working with families and children in various capacities. Supporting your family is my top priority, while teaching coping skills and communication skills. I strive to help each person find their strengths and become their authentic self. No family is perfect. Each family has unique strengths and weaknesses just as each individual does. When life stresses bring anxiety, depression, anger management issues, suicidality or trigger a mental health event our families are affected. Many times we are unable to find resources and support that we need. We are in need of a non-judgmental relationship to discuss our needs, issues and find support. This is where family therapy can help. I will look forward to getting to know you and your family.
Having been a yoga instructor for the past ten years, I bring a rich understanding of the body-mind connection as well as life experience and personal understanding to my work with individuals, couples, and families. I am committed to providing a safe and hope-filled space for my clients to explore their experiences and move toward healing and transformation. Formally trained as a family systems therapist, I offer an eclectic approach to my clients by using a foundation of client centered theory with a humanistic and existential flavor, and have extensive cognitive and behavioral techniques to use as needed. This approach is topped with a specialization in creative expression and extensive meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction trainings.
I am a licensed advanced substance counselor, specializing in women's treatment, parenting, criminal justice and dual diagnosed. My services are in family counseling, intervention, life skills/coaching, and conflict management. I am a "triple p" practitioner. In-home, Internet and phone services are available. Evening and weekend appointments are also available. Please feel free to leave a message at my confidential number.
Deciding on the right therapist is as critical as selecting the right physician to deal with your health. Others have chosen me as their couples therapist because I have the following: * Passion: My passion for supporting healthy relationships has led me to dedicate my practice to working with couples. You will not find a therapist who is more motivated to helping you and your partner. * Specialized couples training: I have undergone specialized couples training as part of my doctorate of clinical psychology ((PsyD) and master's in counseling psychology (MA). I am licensed as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT). * Powerful couples tools: I offer an array of powerful tools and exercises that are designed just for couples. These exercises help you improve communication, manage your anger, learn your love language, solve problems, become more effective parents, build trust, discover strengths, increase intimacy, and experience forgiveness. * Experience with the toughest issues: I create a safe healing environment to deal with extremely challenging situations such as a devastating affair, uncontrolled anger, sexual wounding, verbal or physical abuse, harsh co-parenting conflicts, high-intensity arguments, a painful divorce, and even the loss of a child. * Evidence-based practices: I use scientifically validated psychotherapy techniques for couples, which have been proven effective through 35 years of research with thousands of couples. * Biblically based foundation: I am affiliated with the Christian Counseling Center-San Jose. My therapeutic approach is consistent with and rooted in biblical principles; however, bringing your faith into therapy is completely your choice. My aim is to serve you as a trustworthy resource for professional care, whether you have a faith background or not. * Three decades of life experience: having been married for 30 years, my work with you is built upon decades of real-life experience, not just textbook knowledge. Working with a couples specialist gives you the best chance to heal your relationship, so you can feel safer, more trusted and more loved.
I provide compassionate support and understanding in a comfortable and safe environment. I have successfully helped many people find relief from depression and anxiety and enhanced their relationships. Obstacles and challenges become opportunities for growth and fulfillment, while emotional pain and confusion become clarity and wisdom by incorporating the mind, body, and spirit in a practical approach to growth and change. Anger is transformed into compassion as we learn to see things without judgements and distortions. Fear dissolves into acceptance, allowing us to be fully alive and present to experience joy and happiness. I utilize an experiential mix of styles including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic and family systems, blended with mindfulness practice. The process gently but effectively enhances your capacity to enjoy life, and resolves old traumas and hidden beliefs that keep you from living as a free human being. I bring to my work years of spiritual practice and meditation, as well as my formal education in clinical psychology. In addition, I am associated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as both a provider educator and a family to family educator, helping mental health staff improve their skills for working with individuals and families traumatized by mental illness, and helping educate families to cope with psychiatric illness.
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.
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.
Scott Tucker provides individual and couples' counseling, focusing on relational and emotional difficulties. Group therapy services are available for adult children of dysfunctional backgrounds. There are also relational and developmental focus groups for men. Scott Tucker has experienced background and Christian setting. He has flexible hours, reasonable rates, comfortable and friendly style and easy to locate office.
I have gained a variety of experience working with a wide variety of issues, from ages 5 to 65. I have also gained a significant amount of experience in the corporate world and understand the challenges that today's Individual, Couple faces when addressed with pressure of work and when it carries over to the home relationships and vice versa
I am specializing in therapy for trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, addiction, relationships, life directions, and spiritual issues. I utilize psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavior, and E.M.D.R. You can find me on Psychology Today.
We provide counseling services for children and families. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we have 6 experienced marriage and family therapists, with specialties such as: * co-parenting * trauma * anxiety and depression * behavior problems * play therapy * teens * couples We also offer groups and classes for teens, school-aged kids, and parents.
I accept family court referrals and have expereince in that arena. Additionally, I accept Blue Shilld and United Healthcare Insurance
“What one person has to offer to another, is their own being, nothing more, nothing less” – Ram Dass. My therapeutic approach is a strength-based perspective that focuses on a person’s innate potential rather than pathologies and shortfalls. Consistent with this approach, my role as a therapist lies not in solving problems but in helping clients examine inhibited issues and biases, identify practical solutions to their problems and progress towards deeper wisdom.