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Sunnyvale Psychotherapists

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Jay Reid Psychotherapy
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric M.
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Jay is an excellent therapist. He is compassionate, thoughtful and very well trained. I know Jay through working alongside him and he has always been consistently brilliant and thoughtful in the approach to his work. I often refer clients to him and know they will be treated well. He has an inviting and effective approach to therapy.

East West Psychotherapy
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ivan K.
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Payton asked me questions about my history to get a better understanding of me. After talking for a while, we did a guided meditation and I felt more relaxed afterwards. We talked over some spirituality concepts too as she tried to know me better

Ido C.
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I highly recommend Adrian for psychotherapy. Adrian provides a warm and welcoming presence, which allows a space for deep reflection. With Adrian's ability to deeply listen and insightful thinking, he provides a space for long lasting change to occur. I highly recommend Adrian as a therapist for all those who seek to create change in their life.

Mara Dubey, MA, MFT
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jeremy M.
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Mara Dubey is as good a therapist as you can find. She is truly skilled at building relationships with her clients that foster deep understanding and positive change. If you decide to go with her services, you can rest assure that you'll be in caring, competent hands.

Ryan Bethem, LMFT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

My approach is based on creating a collaborative relationship to help you illuminate unconscious barriers that keep you feeling stuck or unsatisfied in life. I work from a depth perspective, which means I aim to help you address your therapeutic needs from the roots of your issues.

Russo, PhD Psychotherapy
5.0
from 1 review
    Sally S.
    Verified review

    Dr. Russo helped me get to the heart of my issues quickly and supportively. I've dealt with depression off and on over many years and she's been my choice every time for support and counsel, guidance and wisdom. Often, Dr. Russo would recommend titles of useful books and/or authors that I've since added to my library. They've proven time and again to be great resources helping me deal with the process of healing and wellness. I'm eternally grateful for working with Dr. Russo and will forever value the skills she helped me develop.

    About

    The Journey into the Soul...Open, Express, Create I offer a wide range of services for individual adults, couples, and women as a psychotherapist/expressive arts therapist, astrologer, and Holotropic Breathwork-certified practitioner. I provide individual and group sessions, as well as trainings. My work is the result of more than 20 years of experience in the fields of self-transformation, creative expression, and spiritual growth in a variety of cultural settings. I provide a strong and permissive space/container for clients to unravel who they authentically are. My origin as a Mexican woman and experience living and working in different countries gives me an in-depth understanding to the immigrant experience, mixed-race couples, diversity consciousness, as well as flexibility to work with different cultural contexts. I offer work in Spanish and English. "Mireya's passion in the arts is in theater improvisation, the exploration of different dance forms, process painting and mask making. She genuinely thrives in the unknown and trusts the transformative potential of the creative process as well as the inner healing intelligence within the psyche. Because she continually turns to the arts for healing in her own life, her clients find it safe to explore, uncover and release from the depths of the psyche." - Rosy Aronson Ph.D, expressive arts therapist and spiritual counselor

    About

    We each possess a great wellspring of aliveness which yearns to come forth and express itself no matter what long-held beliefs act to constrict its expression. I see the process of therapy as both loosening the knots of old beliefs and finding ways to tap into this aliveness, in order to live a more authentic and satisfying life. When working with clients, I use an approach that is relational and collaborative, helping clients make the best use of the strengths they bring to therapy. My work incorporates experiential, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches. I received a master’s degree in transpersonal counseling psychology from JFK University, have received postgraduate training in existential contemplative psychotherapy, and have completed the two-year comprehensive training in Hakomi, a mindfulness-based method of somatic psychotherapy. I am also trained in EMDR, and often use this with clients dealing with the effects of trauma. Additional influences include psychodynamic, Jungian, sandtray and expressive arts therapies. I have lived for extended periods of time in both Germany and Japan, and am familiar with cross-cultural and expatriate issues.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Concerned about your relationship? Having difficulty at work? We live in a fast-paced, demanding and multi-cultural environment that challenges all of our relationships; as partners, parents or as co-workers. I am dedicated to improving the communication and relationships of my clients. My approach is interactive, collaborative and practical. I can help you create more successful relationships by improving communication and facilitating deeper empathy and understanding. I can help you deal with the complexity of multi-cultural relationships. Additionally, because we live in a stressful world, I provide tools and teach skills that can reduce anxiety, relieve depression and manage stress. We all struggle with behaviors that keep us from moving forward. I can help you transform old patterns that no longer serve you. I utilize my training in EMDR and hypnotherapy to facilitate a deeper understanding and healing. My office is conveniently located on Stevens Creek near Hwy 85 and 280. My hours are 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday and 9:00 to 1:00 on Fridays. Feel free to call me on how I can be of service to you. Leave a confidential message if you cannot reach me directly. Please note, you need to call me directly as I do not respond to notifications from Thumbtack. .I look forward to working with you.

    About

    I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups in downtown San Francisco. My areas of expertise include: * Stress and anxiety mitigation * Self-care for helping professionals * Living well with chronic illness * Pain management * Multiple sclerosis * LGBTQ issues I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for my clients to explore their issues. In addition, I utilize several researched safe and effective techniques to more quickly decrease both psychological and physical distress. I have training and experience with clinical hypnosis, EMDR, imagery, somatic experiencing and energy psychology. I welcome you to explore my website to give you an idea of how I might be able to help you.

    About

    In the short term, I provide coping skills and practical advice for dealing with a difficult situation or powerful feelings. In the long term, we will work together to come to a deeper understanding of your character and motivations and work on meaningful change.

    About

    I believe humans change and develop throughout their life span. In some twenty years of practicing psychotherapy, I have come to view the most emotional symptoms and all relationship crises as opportunities to re-engage and support aspects of self-development. I was educated in the US and Germany; my professional experience ranges from work in very traditional clinical settings to being a therapist and group facilitator for staff at the Esalen Institute. I have received extensive training in psychodynamic-developmental, family systems, Gestalt, cognitive, and somatic modalities of psychotherapy, and I will apply "tools of these trades" and insights in our work together, as appropriate. My approach is sensitive, empathic and respectful, but also direct and straightforward. As you start to discover and tell me about yourself, I will not hesitate to provide you my honest feedback. And if you happen to have misplaced your sense of humor, I’ll help you get it back.

    About

    Despite living in a culture filled with endless ways to connect, we have becoming less connected with ourselves and others, which can often lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, addictions, or just feeling stuck. I am passionate about helping you live your life and take action in a way that matches your values so that you can live authentically, have the security to adapt to stress, and build on your strengths that are already there. I provide practical skills to individual adults to build resiliency, increase emotional intelligence, self-esteem, awareness, and develop healthier relationships to improve the quality of your life. I am also passionate about working with couples to help them recognize the potential of the relationship when given the right tools. I'm trained in the Gottman method – a proven, research-based approach for couples to manage conflict, increase emotional and sexual intimacy, recover from affairs, and bring the fun back. Other specific specialties or populations include young professionals in start-ups and college students dealing with work-life balance, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts; cross cultural couples therapy; gay couples therapy; cultural/identity assimilation; addictions. I'd be happy to answer any questions during a free 20-minute phone consultation!

    About

    CIP's mission is to provide quality mental health counseling services to low-income individuals and families in Marin, so that they may re-establish mental and emotional well-being and live satisfying and productive lives. CIP offers short and long-term outpatient psychotherapy on a sliding-scale fee basis to adults, children, families, and couples who would otherwise be unable to afford such services. For over 30 years, CIP has played a vital role in the continuum of service in Marin County and acts as a safety net for those in need. Last year, CIP provided an agency a total of over 8,000 hours to more than 750 unduplicated clients, 85% of whom did not have Medi-Cal, and 80% of whom had monthly incomes of $2,500 or less. Clients received help with anxiety and depression, divorce and parental stress, issues affecting young children, domestic violence, abuse, and homelessness. More than 18% were children between 6 and 18 years of age.

    About

    I specialize in anxiety disorders particularly OCD, PTSD and phobias. I also specialize in hoarding and depression. I have received high-quality training from leaders in the field and have had a fair amount of success with the clients I've treated so far. Roughly 70% of those who follow my treatment recommendations are able to see significant change.

    About

    Change is not easy! And yet sometimes, the pain of difficult feelings, a challenging situation or a rocky relationship can overwhelm everything else. At such times, you may feel compelled to try something new and to give up exhausted efforts at doing it alone. In counseling, you can find relief from anxious thoughts, painful relationships, and self-defeating behaviors. Therapy offers you the opportunity to heal from your past, better manage your present and develop more adaptive and fulfilling ways of being. In my practice, I see women, men, couples, families and groups of many ages and cultural backgrounds. No two situations are ever exactly alike. At the same time, there are some issues that I work with more than others, and these are listed here: * Trauma * Divorce * Anxiety * Lost Women (please see my website for more information) * Grief or Loss I am a certified practitioner of EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and expressive arts therapy (EXA). EMDR is a mind-body technique that's used to process disturbing memories (i.e.: traumatic events) that contribute to unexplained fears and self-defeating beliefs and behaviors. EXA is a therapeutic modality that's dedicated to the use of creativity as a vehicle for change. For more information on these techniques and how they work, please feel free to visit my website. You are also welcome to contact me for a free 15-minute consultation.

    About

    Dr. Troutman is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Francisco who treats adolescents and adults in individual psychotherapy. He provides a collaborative and safe therapeutic environment to learn about your inner world and how your mind works. Treatment is intensive, supportive, and directed at reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing self-esteem, improving relationships, and developing one's overall satisfaction with life. Dr. Troutman is currently accepting insurance as an out-of-network provider through PPO insurance plans.

    About

    My work is collaborative and empowering. I believe every client I work with has the capacity for growth and change, I am simply there to facilitate the discovery of this. I utilize coaching techniques within the psychotherapeutic framework, which I believe gives the client the benefits of psychotherapy's capacity for depth and coaching's empowering relationship.

    About

    I offer mindfulness skills that help you manage your emotions, make better decisions, improve communication and help you explore the roots of your current life problems. I see couples, individuals, and my groups focus on work with men. People often contact me for anxiety issues, anger management, depression and learning to improve their relationships. I invite you to call me to have an exploratory conversation to see if my way of working is a fit for you.

    About

    I offer dynamic and transformational counseling for individuals, couples, and families. I use mindfulness-based, somatic, hypnotherapy, transpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral approaches to deal with unwanted patterns or life issues. I come from the perspective that though pain is often inevitable, suffering is not. I have over 25 years of private practice in the Santa Cruz area.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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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