I. Therapists in San Jose, CA

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There are no therapists currently located in San Jose, CA. The following therapists are located in CA.

Sharon Calhoun

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Katherine Jones

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD

Misty Johnson

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • San Jose, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Existential, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Feminist, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Intervention, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused

State License: California

Kamal Ahmed

  • years of Experience
  • United States
  • San Jose, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Somatic

State License: California

Joanne Kim

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • San Jose, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Interpersonal

State License: California

Mark Mouro

  • 8 years of Experience
  • United States
  • San Jose, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Imago, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

State License: California

Geoff Nugent

  • 14 years of Experience
  • United States
  • San Jose, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Neurofeedback, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State Licenses: Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah

Alicia Hess

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • San Jose, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: California

Frank Del Fiugo

  • 25 years of Experience
  • United States
  • San Jose, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Existential, Family / Marital, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Relational

State License: California

Yvonne Blockie

  • 12 years of Experience
  • United States
  • San Jose, California
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Career Counseling, Depression, Spirituality, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Existential Psychotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Transactional Analysis (TA), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: California

II. The Best Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Online Therapy considered eight factors, including credentials, cost, and availability, when evaluating the 15 most trusted therapists in San Jose. These qualifications are typically associated with excellent quality ratings and improved patient satisfaction.

Choosing the Best San Jose, CA Therapists

Credentials

Credentials give you valuable information about mental health providers. To become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, practitioners must have a master’s degree in psychology or a related field, and they must have at least 3,000 hours of supervised clinical work experience. Some providers chose to earn additional credentials.

Accessibility

A good therapist should be able to mesh with your calendar. Many of the counselors included on this list offer flexible scheduling, remote teletherapy visits, and specialized services to address their clients’ needs. These features make it easier to build a solid working relationship with your therapist.

Cost

Cost is an important consideration to ensure that everyone has equal access to mental health care. To give you a wider range of options, therapists were evaluated based on their prices, session availability, insurance coverage, and billing options.

Adam Dorsay: Psy.D. | Best for Executives

Website
408-450-1800

Dr. Dorsay works with executives, athletes, and other high-performing professionals dealing with everyday challenges at home or at work and who desire or need extra support to achieve their most vital goals. He hosts a podcast called SuperPsyched, and he’s been a TEDx speaker twice. His helps people with anxiety, depression, career concerns, premarital counseling, men’s issues, in their relationships, and in getting more happiness and meaning in life.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Depression
Anxiety
N/A Not Provided No Yes

Andrew Gottlieb: Ph.D. | Best for Stress, Anxiety, and ODC

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Website
650-324-2666

For more than 20 years, Dr. Gottlieb has been helping clients across Silicon Valley manage relationship issues and common mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He uses short-term cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to provide cost-effective long-term results by changing the way clients think about potentially negative events.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Marital and Premarital
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Many plans cover my services out of network Not Provided No Yes

Tatyana Foltz: LCSW | Best for Trauma Recovery

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Website
301-375-0084

Tatyana Foltz is a Russian-American first-generation college graduate who’s passionate about social justice. Her work at Reclaim You focuses on helping victims of violence, sexual assault, hate crimes, and oppression. She serves women, minorities, members of the LGBT+ community, and individuals who have chronic diseases. Tatyana’s clinical experience includes CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), somatic therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and solution-focused techniques.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Chronic Illness
Anxiety
Superbill Cost per Session:
47-53 minutes sessions $190
No Yes

Liliya George: M.A., LMFT| Best for Relationships

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Website
408-827-5983

Whether working with clients individually or as a couple, Liliya George outlines strategies for improving communication, increasing understanding, and building a sense of emotional closeness. These services are helpful at all stages of a relationship and during transitions. Liliya also helps clients understand how underlying issues, such as anxiety and ADHD, affect their personal interactions. She works with older adults, offers a sliding-scale discount, and accepts Modern Health.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Infidelity
Modern Health Cost per Session: $225 Yes Yes

Melanie J. Cauble: M.A., LMFT | Best for Divorce and Alternatives

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Website
408-418-6638

If you’re considering divorce or dealing with a difficult relationship, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor Melanie J. Cauble may be able to help. She uses a variety of techniques, including DBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Hakomi mindfulness principles. Melanie has additional training related to divorce and alternatives, including expertise in conflict resolution and forgiveness.

What patients say: “I have been fortunate to work with Melanie for a number of years now. … I have complete confidence in Melanie as a therapist because I know she will always do her very best to make sure that her clients receive the best possible care.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Divorce
Codependency
Victim Compensation Program Cost per Session: $180 No Yes

Mark Mouro: M.A., LMFT | Best for Couples Therapy

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Website
424-291-2898

Mark could be a great choice if you’re looking for an experienced couples therapist who is warm and relatable. Couples sessions are available in a structured eight-session format with exercises and objectives that draw from The Gottman Method and the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). He offers individual counseling for men, adults, and teens who are dealing with depression or anxiety.

What patients say: “He is a warm, kind-hearted person who really cares about his patients. He is clear and articulate and breaks-down even the most complicated issues in easy to understand language.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Men’s Issues
Marital and Premarital
Anxiety
N/A Cost per Session:
$210 per 50 minute therapy session
No Yes

Peter Cellarius: M.A., LMFT | Best for Emotionally Focused Therapy

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Website
408-831-2974

Peter uses Emotionally Focused Therapy and related techniques, including Somatic Experiencing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and EMDR therapy to help individuals and couples. His couples practice centers on trust, intimacy, commitment, and communication. His individual practice covers grief, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Peter may be able to help you if you’re looking for more peace, meaning, or wholeness in your life or relationships.

What patients say: “Peter is a gentle, compassionate therapist with effective strategies that provide lots of clarity & facilitate personal growth. I was new to therapy when I found Peter & we were able to come up with a tailored approach that really worked for me.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session:
$220 for individual and couples’ sessions
No Yes

Melinda Carlisle Brackett: M.A., LMFT | Best for Busy Professionals

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Website
408-780-1150

Former Silicon Valley executive and project manager Melinda Carlisle Brackett specializes in CBT and DBT, which are helpful tools for breaking through negative thought patterns. Her evidence-based services are geared toward clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or work-related stress. Melinda’s corporate counseling and coaching clients include NASA, eBay, Microsoft, and Hitachi, among others.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
N/A Cost per Session: $250 No Yes

Albert Pignataro: M.A., LMFT | Best for Personal Healing

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Website
408-351-5433

Albert Pignataro is a down-to-earth counselor who uses an active approach to help clients challenge limiting or negative beliefs. He concentrates on addiction, substance abuse, anxiety, men’s therapy, and LGBT issues. Teletherapy consultations are available via PC and mobile devices, and Albert offers sliding-scale fees to a portion of his clients on a case-by-case basis.

What patients say: “He’s straight to the point and goes to the core of whatever your emotional and mental distress may be. He’s very lively, engaging, and guides you through things you might overlook during each session.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Men’s Issues
Gay
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per Session: $250 No Yes

David S. Terry: Ph.D. | Best for Personal Growth

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Website
650-284-9001

For more than 30 years, Dr. Terry has helped clients navigate and accept life’s challenges while giving them pragmatic, solution-based strategies that help them overcome fear and build hope. His approach emphasizes personal strength, spiritual belief, and the power of family and community. In addition to supporting clients during life transitions, Dr. Terry focuses on depression, anxiety, grief, stress management, and relationship issues. He accepts Lyra.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Men’s Issues
Life Transitions
Lyra Cost per Session:
$200 per 60-minute session
No Yes

Linda H. Mastrangelo: M.A., LMFT | Best for Grief and Bereavement

Mastrangelo Pic

Website
408-658-6757

Linda H. Mastrangelo is the artist, educator, and therapist behind Lightning Tree Therapy & Dream Counseling. Her work relates to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and self-esteem. She hosts grief and loss support groups, as well as professional training events. Her practice uses dreamwork to help clients identify key issues for further exploration. These services are helpful for personal and professional growth. Linda accepts patients who are eligible for services through the California Victim Compensation Board.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Anxiety
Self Esteem
CalVCP Cost per Session:
$135 for 50 minute sessions and $190 for 70 minute sessions
Yes Yes

Tamara Wade: LCSW | Best for Teen Therapy

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Website
408-666-3512

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Tamara Wade has more than 20 years of experience serving teens, at-risk youth, and families. As a step-parent, Tamara has personal knowledge of the complex dynamics that occur within blended families. She works with teens, young adults, and women who are dealing with anxiety, stress, addiction, school issues, and challenging or high-risk behavior. Her services are also suitable for families and parents.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Women’s Issues
N/A Cost per Session:
$200 per 45-50 minute session individual session
$250 per 60-75 minute individual, family session, couple, parent coaching
$300 per 90 minute session
$300 per 75-90 minute intake session
No Yes

Amara Brook: Ph.D. | Best for Life Goals

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Website
408-340-7017

Dr. Brook is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in CBT and DBT. She sees adults and teens and has an interest in working with individuals who have anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or autism. She also focuses on patients who are considered twice-exceptional (2e). Dr. Brook is passionate about helping clients achieve their life goals through evidence-based techniques that promote self-regulation. She’s certified in telemental health and online therapy and accepts Lyra.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
ADHD
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Lyra Health Cost per Session: $230 No Yes

Taylor Peterson: M.A., LMFT | Best for Virtual Therapy

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Website
408-766-4290

Taylor is an energetic, active therapist who uses feedback and reflection to help clients form their own opinions about their past behavior and accurately assess how these experiences are affecting them today. She offers virtual therapy and coaching for individuals and couples. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, anger, stress management, and burnout, among other issues affecting teens and adults.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Life Transitions
Depression
N/A Cost per Session:
$200 for a 50 minute session
No Yes

Michele E. Barbic: M.A., LMFT | Best for Life Transitions

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Website
408-234-6392

An expert on grief, bereavement, and life transitions, Michele Barbic is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology. Her practice combines multiple modalities, including meditation, loving-kindness, movement therapy, and psycho-education, to help children, teens, and adults process difficult experiences or emotions. She co-hosts grief support groups with Linda Mastrangelo and offers programs for seniors on age, wellness, and sexuality.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Life Transitions
Stress
N/A Cost per Session:
$150 per 50 minute session
Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About San Jose Therapy

How are San Jose therapists licensed?

Licensed Family and Marriage Counselors are approved and regulated by the California Board of Behavioral Services. Applicants who meet education and experience requirements must pass a Clinical Exam and a Law and Ethics Exam as part of the licensing process. The state requires applicants to have a relevant master’s degree at a minimum.

How much does therapy cost in San Jose?

Therapists in San Jose charge $200 per session on average. Rates vary from $135 to $250 for a 45- to 50-minute consultation, depending on the provider and services offered. Couples therapy is often slightly more expensive. If insurance isn’t accepted, most providers can give you a superbill that you can use for out-of-network reimbursement. Sliding-scale discounts may also be available.

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