One of the most important aspects of therapy is that the client feels that she/he can trust the therapist, and feel comfortable talking to the therapist. Topics such as a person's day-to-day functioning, fears, dreams, relationships, past experiences and hopes for the future often come up in therapy.  The therapist's role in treatment is to provide a safe and supportive environment where the client and the therapist can work together towards achieving the client's therapeutic goals.  Therapy is intended to facilitate growth, healing and change.  Therapy is a tool for living life to the very best of your ability.


​There are many different therapeutic modalities and treatment approaches that people find helpful.  We adhere to an eclectic approach in that treatment is designed to achieve the client + therapist's specific treatment goals.  Often, treatment incorporates tools and insights from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).


Our clinicians have experience working with a wide range of difficulties and clinical diagnoses.  This list reflects just a few areas that we have specific expertise.   We encourage you to contact our office if you are looking for help with a specific problem, and/or would like to find out more information about our experience and/or ability to be of help.

areas of expertise


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Teen Development
  • Coping with Change
  • Parenting (kids of all ages)
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD / Learning Difficulties
  • Grief / Loss
  • Women’s Issues
  • Aging

Offering a safe place for growth, change, resolution and self-improvement.

Therapy

What to expect

Individual therapy is used to treat a wide number of emotional difficulties, life transitions and psychological disorders.  A person does not need to have a psychological disorder to benefit from therapy. Often people start therapy during periods of life change and intense stress, and after a brief course of treatment, many people feel better and decide to stop therapy.  Other people have more pervasive challenges or difficulties, and benefit from being in therapy for a longer period of time.


Individual therapy involves regular meetings between a licensed therapist and a client.  (Intermittent meetings to check-in with parent(s)/guardian(s) also occur  in the case of treating tweens and teens.)   Together, we come up with goals for your treatment, and check-in regularly to be sure that we are on track with our goals.



Clinical Psychology Solutions

318 South B Street, Suite 5

San Mateo, CA 94401

Phone: 917-331-1503

Fax: 650-763-9191

We speak briefly to all prospective clients (or their parent/guardian) by phone prior to setting up an initial consultation.  The initial consultation lasts one hour. This meeting provides us with a chance to discuss your interest in coming to therapy at this time, and to see if we are a good fit for working together.  If we decide to proceed, we will typically meet on a weekly basis for 45 minutes per session.

gain insight and make positive change
 therapy + neuropsychological evaluations