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Sunnyvale Therapists

Browse these therapy services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sunnyvale.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine G.
Verified review

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.

Relationship Specialist
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Talina W.
Verified review

It's the best therapy I've had in my life. The work the dr eva did with me has helped me to be a better person to this day, it helped me understand and see things from different points of view. Her professionalism, experience and human quality are incomparable. She is the Best!!!

Empowered Journey
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Madeleina B.
Verified review

Arya is a master counselor and life coach. He brings a potent combination of skills into his work: a sincere heart, a highly intelligent mind, and a wealth of professional training and experience. Every session feels expertly held in a professional yet humane container; the real issues are addressed, directly and sometimes sternly, but always with an authentic kindness and care. Arya has helped me to: -cut through my insecurities and obstacles around my artwork -focus in on and take more action with my career in more ambitious and visionary ways -navigate very old and difficult patterns with my family -recognize and begin to authentically relate to things I was avoiding about myself/my life in a way that has led to way more relief, freedom and positive action -and just more generally, being someone in my life I can trust to help me through the ups and downs of being a human I'll share one more thing: though I didn't experience this directly, my dear friends went to Arya for couples coaching/relationship counseling. They said they received incredible benefit from their work with Arya, and that if not for his intervention, they don't know if they would have made it. They spoke about his acute attention to detail, especially in tracking the subtle habitual ways that they would shut down or leave their hearts, while giving them practicable alternatives to create the kind of connected, intimate, and fulfilling relationship they were longing for but couldn't find. There's a reason (many reasons) why Arya is at the top of this yelp list. He is absolutely worth it!

Jay Reid Psychotherapy
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric M.
Verified review

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.

Diana Teich Therapy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steen B.
Verified review

After two years together, my boyfriend and I have been contemplating couples therapy. I always thought couples counseling was just for married people who despised each other but I couldn't have been more wrong. After just one session, I feel better. We have been learning the importance of communication and how to rebuild trust especially in a long distance relationship. Diana gave us direct feedback on what we were doing and how we can improve individually and as a couple. We had good takeaways and feel better about how to comfort each other if similar issues arise again.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Raina V.
Verified review

Nancy is an esteemed and trusted colleague whom I have had the privilege of working with for several years now. Nancy's enthusiasm for the clients she works with is only matched by her experience and preparedness in the therapy room. She shows a consistent care for clients even when she is not "at work". She is hard working, humorous, authentic, and a wonderful option as a therapist whether you are an individual adult, in a couple, or seeking therapy for your child.

Cwscounseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynn H.
Verified review

I’m so glad I reached out to Wade for counseling. He is such a talented therapist. He really made me feel safe and understood and I didn’t feel judged. Initially when I came to see him I was unsure if I should start therapy. I’m so glad I did! Wade has helped me to see things more clearer and I’ve gained better insight on the issues I came to address. I feel less anxious and depressed and have more confidence. He truly is a miracle worker! I’m just writing this review because I want others to reach out and not be fearful about getting therapy, as I had hesitated for way too long. Thank you Wade!

  • 3 years in business
Michael S.
Verified review

The biggest benefit I get from Kip is knowing I have a scheduled, recurring time each week to work on my mental health. It's easy to get lost in the madness of the work week and avoid spending time on personal growth. Kip gives me something to anchor to no matter what's going on at work, I have my Kip appointment to look forward to and hold onto as a constant in my life. My productivity has definitely improved on the job; my mind is much more focused as I work on my mental health with my Kip therapist on a weekly basis. It's the mental equivalent of going to the gym on a routine basis; it feels good doing that for myself, and that positivity comes through in my work.

Heart Touch Healing
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Lynn B.
    Verified review

    My experience witth Amy has been life changing. I have recieved reiki, cranio sacral therapy, and gentle massage and they were all wonderful!! I would highly recommend Amy and her services.

    East Bay Area Therapy
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jennifer A.
    Verified review

    Grace Pacheco is an amazing therapist. My partner and I had been rather "stuck" for nearly six months. We were not unhappy, but we were not happy either. Through her premarital survey, my partner and I were able to see more clearly areas that could benefit from growth but also areas in which we excelled. She gave us affirmation that we needed to keep feeling like our choice to be together was a positive decision and also gave us hope; hope that with minor changes (mostly broadening our empathy and understanding for one another) we had the potential to be in an even better place than before. Because of Grace's excellent help, both my partner and I gained the confidence to share feelings we had been hesitant to share for the six years we have been together because Grace showed us that it was not about sparing each other's feelings. She helped us realize that by remaining silent, the feelings would only muster up resentment and multiply to larger issues. Grace aided us in highlighting our strengths to explain how and why it is we've gotten so far in our relationship. In summary, Grace is an amazing,honest, and energetic therapist. She does not pretend to be beyond her expertise and always told us if she felt something was beyond her scope. She treated us with dignity, respect, and positive worth. We were not just "clients", we were really people with legitimate obstacles. My favorite characteristic about Grace..... She's validating. She did not feed us the "things could be worse" line. She highlighted that everyone has different lows, but that does not take away from it being YOUR low. She made us feel important and individual. I will forever value her for how I was treated and how she helped me with my partner. Amazing Grace, thank you.

    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.

    • 10 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Carissa S.
    Verified review

    Like her approach so far

    Srini Katragadda
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Laura M.
      Verified review

      I have known Srini for over eight years and continue to be inspired by him. He is an incredibly intelligent, generous, authentic, and compassionate person. As his client, you will feel supported, understood, and enlivened. He cares deeply about his clients and his work and develops strong connections with his clients. I imagine you will look forward to your weekly sessions with him, not only because he is a masterful therapist, but also because you will most likely have fun doing it.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      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.

      About

      Psychotherapy is good for awakening joy and freedom. Your life issues are doorways to this awakening. My work is spiritually focused and body-oriented. I am a marriage and family therapist, as well as a somatic experiencing practitioner.

      • 14 years in business
      About

      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 SunnyvaleTherapy.com

      About

      I am a certified massage therapist who understands that no two people are the same and each person has his or her own needs. I do my best to provide them with their own individual experience tailored to fit them personally.

      • 23 years in business
      About

      I provide psychotherapy services for women, couples and men. We specialize in anxiety reduction, depression, eating disorders, addictions, grief and loss.

      About

      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.

      • 1 year in business
      About

      I’ve worked as a therapist for 8 years, which includes private practice and a variety of Bay Area agency positions. I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and received my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from SFSU in 2013. I specialize in helping individual adults overcome psychological conditions that result, in part, from past trauma and difficult family environments. Painful memories and incidents of trauma are often the cause for symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, low self-esteem, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction. Through the use of a highly researched technique known as EMDR Therapy, I can help you resolve or reduce the emotional, psychological, and physical health symptoms associated with trauma. As you work through painful memories and emotions, you will gain the personal mastery and emotional freedom needed to revive your life. You can read more about EMDR therapy and my therapeutic style by visiting my website linked at the top of this profile.

      About

      MnemeTherapy is a multi-modality process. That means we use not only painting, but singing, movement, patterning, sustained attentive focus, story-telling and praise to achieve our goals. It's the act of painting or DIRECTED PAINTING that does the work of engaging and reorienting the brain through multiple means of communication.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

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