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Find psychologists in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 psychologists in San Jose, CA

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Kathy’s Confidence And Success Coaching

Kathy’s Confidence And Success Coaching

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
Serves San Jose, CA
Karen G. says, "Kathy has been able to pinpoint a reason that I have been depressed, sad and feeling stuck on a situation within my family. She clarified some ways to deal with my issues.that seem to be working." Read more
Bodhi Biz LLC

Bodhi Biz LLC

Offers online services
12 hires on Thervo
Serves San Jose, CA
Gagan D. says, "Michele is a great counsellor. She has helped me navigate through the obstacles in my life journey and also introduced me to my inner self. She has definitely improved my quality of life. I was hesitant at first to try therapy but Michele has proved that how much therapy can help a person to live life to their fullest. I love that she’s culturally competent, open and trustworthy. Highly recommended. " Read more


Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
Serves San Jose, CA
James T. says, "She is a wonder woman! really. Thank you so much for being so hardworking and friendly. You helped me to feel better!" Read more
Well Being Health Center

Well Being Health Center

Offers online services
37 hires on Thervo
Serves San Jose, CA
Kevin B. says, "Great service, very knowledgeable " Read more
Dr.Gee Phd”

Dr.Gee Phd”

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves San Jose, CA
about myself and my practice and working With me I am a truly gifted and globally recognized Psychic Medium located in US. I've successfully working in this field for over twenty-five years. This profession has its perks which includes traversing all around the world for numerous clients. A born Psychic and Spiritual Healer, I am able to see and hear spirits as readily as one could see and hear mortals. This field demands that I entirely trust your spirit allies, and, as a result, I am able to assist thousands of people from all walks of life all around the world. I have studied and practiced several different healing techniques, includi
Christa Anahata

Christa Anahata

Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves San Jose, CA
Dr. C. says, "I was overjoyed to learn that Anahata Neuman was going to be setting up a local therapy practice, specifically working with patients suffering from psychotic disorders. This has been a huge missing in our community, as traditional therapists often struggle to work with these patients. After referring some patients to Anahata, I realized that she is able to meet people where they are, whether it be trying to stay out of the hospital, or trying to manage a mentally ill family member, or destigmatizing a diagnosis. She works effectively with all types of patients, from those who experience paranoia and auditory hallucinations, to those who have mood instability and problems managing life's stressors. Her ability to adapt and not pathologize behavior allows patients to quickly connect with and trust her. She is flexible and genuinely caring, it is effortless for her, because it is clear that this is who she is. And with this kind of approach, as she says, "Healing happens."" Read more

Your psychology questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

A psychologist costs $50 to $250 per session if the treatment is not covered by insurance, depending on their experience, specialty, and location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. With insurance, the average cost of a visit with a psychologist is $20 to $50 per session for the copay.

Online therapy membership plans cost $40 to $70 per week and typically include scheduled appointment sessions held via video conferencing along with 24-hour support through texting or online chat.

A psychologist is a licensed mental health professional who studies human behavior and uses an assortment of treatment methods to help people improve their lives. A psychologist can help you understand your emotions, cope with stressful situations, and strengthen your self-esteem. Psychologists guide you in making the necessary changes in your thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

A psychologist can help you with a variety of short-term and long-term problems:

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

Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification before being allowed to write prescriptions.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Your psychologist may refer you to your general practitioner or a psychiatrist for a prescription if needed.

A psychologist is not a medical doctor but is trained in helping clients with mental health conditions. Psychologists cannot prescribe medication—except in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—but can diagnose issues like depression, anxiety, or phobias and provide talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or other treatments.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is authorized to prescribe medication. While psychiatrists will diagnose your condition and determine the proper treatment plan, they typically don't offer talk therapy and will refer you to a psychologist for those services instead.

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

When seeking a psychologist for mental health care, first consider the type of therapy you would prefer. Common methods include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Once you've decided which therapy method you'd like to pursue, follow these tips to find the best psychologist for you:

  • Choose psychologists who specialize in your area of concern.
  • Identify at least three potential psychologists to choose from.
  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read psychologists' reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the psychologist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Speak with the psychologist via phone to discuss the questions shown below.
  • Schedule an initial session to make sure the psychologist's communication and treatment style is a good fit for you.

Ask these questions to help you find a psychologist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • Are you licensed as a psychologist in this state?
  • What experience do you have in treating clients with my concern?
  • What therapy style or treatment methods do you commonly use for this issue?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?
  • Do you accept my health insurance? Will you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Are there any exceptions to the confidentiality rules for my treatment sessions?

Reviews for San Jose psychologists

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Kathy helped me feel comfortable and safe
Kathy’s Confidence and Success Coaching
James B.
I had very good experience working with Michele! I am especially impressed by how some of her practical advice--by which I mean specific actions and habits drawn from insights--has had a measurable positive effect on my daily life. Very satisfied!
Bodhi Biz LLC
William S.
She was amazing! Attentive, a great listener and communicator, working out tough tension spots in a way I didn’t even, know was possible! I wish I could afford to see her every week!
Daniel A.
Well Being Health Center
Dr. M.
Anahata and I collaborated together at a crisis residential house where people felt extremely vulnerable, having just been released from a psychiatric hospital. While working together, I came to realize that Anahata strives to treat all people with the dignity and respect they deserve. She works to empower her clients to be connected and understand themselves, so they can be in charge of their health and wellness. Using empathy, she helps her clients to feel safe, to feel understood, and to ultimately feel like they can make progress. During our work together, she demonstrated time and again that she is an empathic, compassionate, and dedicated professional with absolute integrity. She can provide a diagnosis if necessary, but she does not let the diagnosis define her work with a client. She has the insight and knowledge to help her clients work through highly vulnerable feelings or memories in a safe and therapeutic way that will not be re-traumatizing. She genuinely wants to help her clients work through difficulties in a non-pathologizing, deeply respectful, collaborative process in which people experience their innate capacities for well-being. -Sara Bassler MD, Psychiatrist.
Christa Anahata
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