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Top 10 counselors in San Jose, CA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Well Being Health Center

Well Being Health Center

Offers online services
38 hires on Thervo
19+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Kevin B. says, "Great service, very knowledgeable " Read more
Solistic Hypnosis

Solistic Hypnosis

Offers online services
Serves San Jose, CA
M K. says, ""I decided to take on your hypnotherapy service to help take care of old memories that have been affecting me for the last 20 years. Despite trying various solutions, including medication, nothing was working. Therefore, I decided to try hypnotherapy, hoping that your expertise could finally provide the relief I need. Before I took on your hypnotherapy service, my life was significantly impacted by my past. I was always haunted by my old memories, and this was especially true regarding the people in my life, particularly my in-laws. These unresolved issues had a profound effect on my overall well-being, making it difficult to move forward and find peace. Before starting hypnotherapy, I was always scared because of how it was interpreted in movies. I worried that it could hold people in their past and they wouldn't be able to return. However, working with my hypnotherapist cleared up these misconceptions. He explained how hypnotherapy works, assuring me that it doesn't erase past memories but can change how I perceive them—basically not giving them the importance I had been. Despite my skepticism, I decided there was no harm in trying, and I am glad I did. Through the process of hypnotherapy, I've experienced significant changes, transformations, and healing. No doubt, there are times when my past comes to mind or certain occasions trigger those old memories. However, I noticed that it's now like a simple click, and the memory clicks away. I don't get into deep thinking and cry over it anymore. Instead, I'm able to put the past aside and look forward to peace. I've learned to go with the flow and embrace a more positive outlook on life. Since I began your hypnotherapy service, I have been capable of letting go of things that used to weigh heavily on my mind – this has brought me peace. In fact, I can't help but feel a twinge of regret for not seeking out hypnotherapy sooner. I realize now how much time I wasted dwelling on painful memories. However, I'm grateful for the progress I've made and the positive impact it's had on my life - my ability to turn negatives into positives. Furthermore, I've been able to forgive those who have hurt me in the past. This act of forgiveness has not only released me from the burden of resentment but has also contributed to my overall sense of well-being and inner peace. Overall, engaging in hypnotherapy has enabled me to let go of the past, embrace positivity, and cultivate forgiveness in my life. Since taking on your hypnotherapy service, I envision a life where I can approach challenges with a positive mindset, equipped with the ability to forgive not only the past but also anything in my present. This journey has empowered me to embrace life's journey with resilience and optimism. If you're considering taking on hypnotherapy service, my advice is to go for it without a second thought, especially when nothing else seems to work. There's truly nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Farzin helped me not only set aside things that were consuming my time and health but also provided the tools to start living a more positive life - especially talking to my inner child. Plus, I also found a good friend in the process. Don't hesitate to embark on this journey—it could be the key to unlocking your own personal self that has been lost in the past. When it feels like there's no light at the end of the tunnel, consider giving hypnotherapy a try. It could be the path that leads you towards healing and brighter days ahead. Thank you Farzin!"" Read more
Kulwarn Healer

Kulwarn Healer

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Concha H. says, "It is excellent for relaxing your muscles. I recommend it. He did a very good job. I feel 100 percent better." Read more

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for San Jose counselors

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Daniel A.
Well Being Health Center
Arlene N.
The reasons for me taking on hypnotherapy was the following reasons: I felt weak. The second reason I wanted to get stronger to move forward in my diet and my weight loss. The next reason was I had a difficult time meeting new people, I was having a difficult time giving speeches in front of a huge crowd. I also had difficulty sleeping in the dark which was really fearful. Lastly, I wanted to feel comfortable making everywhere my home. My life before hypnotherapy was very negative. I felt very weak and that’s why I needed this help. Before hypnotherapy I couldn’t have the courage to diet to workout to keep up with my weight loss. I had a difficult time meeting new people and giving speeches in front of a huge crowd. I also was afraid sleeping in the dark. Also I didn’t have the courage to move away from my home to a new city a new place and make that new place my home. My experience in working with hypnotherapy was great. I was using the hypnotherapy five times daily. I was lying down in a position that I was comfortable it was just me and myself and that was just helping my hypnotherapy go by smoothly. The recording given by you Farzin jan helped me a lot. It was helping me in the consciousness to put a language and memory for myself and to visualize that strong, beautiful arlene which arlene is at peace with how strong she really is. The recordings were beautiful. Farzin jan every 10 days you were coaching me through everything. That helped a lot. Your personality is incredible and I had fun working with you through everything. The changes, transformations, healings, and empowerments I experienced through the process is I lost 13 pounds in 30 days. I also healed by forgetting all the past pains that were in me from childhood. I healed by forgiving everyone for all the pain they caused me. I practiced grace and forgiveness. I also got to meet new people in my life. I am comfortable now doing a presentation in front of huge crowds and new people. I am ready and comfortable for moving to northern California to continue my studies in person and make that place my new home as well. I also forgot the affirmation at first that I was weak and now my affirmation is I am at peace with how strong I really am. In relation to my reasons for taking on hypnotherapy my life is going great now. I am meeting new people in my life. I am giving speeches on zoom in front of a lot of people and I feel comfortable doing that now. I am continuing my healthy diet and focusing on my exercise and I have dropped 13 pounds in 30 days my next goal is 8 pounds in the next 4 weeks. I am moving to northern California making that my new home and I cant wait to move there and start a new life. I got rid of the fear sleeping in the dark because of the advice you gave me Farzin jan. I am at peace with how strong I really am. I am living a peaceful happy life filled with plenty of love. I have continued practicing forgiveness and getting along with everyone really well. What I see is possible for me now in the future since I took hypnotherapy I see that if I put in all the work that I had to do during those 30 days I will improve even more. Nothing is impossible as I learned from this. It is all the persons willingness to change to work on one self. I see that if I find my other supportive behalf the person who will be by my side will be a great adventure as well. After hypnotherapy I felt like I need to meet my significant other and I feel that comfort now while I was never ready for a relationship because of the reasons I took hypnotherapy. Now I feel ready to start a new life if I meet the right person and I see it is possible for me to work on my weight loss goal in one year. As me and you planned by October 2023 I shall be 175 pounds and nothing is impossible. That is my goal and I will reach to it. I will move to northern California graduating my joint bachelors masters degree getting the job that I dream of having in the finance industry and I am sure these are all possible since I have taken on hypnotherapy for the issues in the beginning. What I can say to anyone who is thinking about taking on hypnotherapy and working with you as a hypnotherapist I would say the following. I took on hypnotherapy and I am at peace with how strong I really am. Working with Farzin has been a pleasure a wonderful opportunity in my life. Farzin understood me each step of the way. He guided me he thought me more about the background to hypnotherapy and he helped me understood what the main purpose of hypnotherapy is. To me it means to be in a conscious state and to put aside the old language and memories and to start new language and new memories that will lead you to a successful and bright future. To me Farzin is an angel a best friend a relative now. He was talking to me each step of the way if I needed to message him he helps in any instant he gets back to you at any minute he will find free time. The way Farzin projects the hypnotherapy and the way the client receives the hypnotherapy is such a great feeling. I give Farzin 10 stars and even more if I could. Farzin jan thank you for everything. Yes, I have final words for you Farzin Jan. Thank you so much for everything. I wish that I can keep in contact with you not only as my hypnotherapist but as our family friend. I would like to have you over as a Iranian brother as a guest to Socal in the future. I hope that when I graduate you will accept my invitation to my graduation party and I will be able to thank you for being a part in my life and I will be able to thank you for this support in this journey. I will be glad to update you on my improvements and my weight loss and my future goals as well. I hope that I will have you as a person seeing my journey and my dreams as well. Farzin jan, you became not only my hypnotherapist but a brother for me and my family. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What you have done for me will never be forgotten.
Solistic Hypnosis
Sivalingan B.
I had sciatic nerve pain and my left side leg and shoulder were painful. Kulwarn sir helped me ease the pain and taught me stretches to strengthen my balance. Highly recommend for any type of sports injury
Kulwarn Healer
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