Experienced Marriage Counselors in San Mateo, CA

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Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Philippe

161 W. 25th AVE., SUITE 101, San Mateo, CA 94403

I thoroughly enjoy aiding couples in their ability to communicate with one another so they can fully enjoy the potential of their relationship. Facilitating deeper understanding in your and your partners feelings enable you as a couple to grow closer & stronger.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Trauma Recovery / Emdr
  • Fertility Issues
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress Managment
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Teenagers

Anne Perry, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Anne

1660 S. Amphlett Blvd Suite 380, San Mateo, CA 94402

The primary problem arising between couples is not a lack of communication, but lack of listening. I work with couples in a collaborative and guiding fashion, using my training in both Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy, to help couples achieve optimal growth.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Ptsd/Trauma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Medical Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Interpersonal Stress

Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Joann

1720-S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402

I provide a safe & comfortable healing space to help couples reestablish effective communication, & connectedness by utilizing techniques from Dr. John Gottman, and Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotional Focused Couples Therapy.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Work Related Stress
  • Parenting
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Related Sites:
City of San Mateo
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapy San Mateo California

Counseling Hayward Park, Hillsdale, Pilgrin/Triton, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Baywood Park

San Mateo is very family-oriented, providing youth and teen summer camps, as well as other activities throughout the year. If your family enjoys swimming, there are family fun nights at the pool, where you can enjoy the water and have a picnic. San Mateo also holds a National Night Out in August for the residents of the city to get together for a BBQ and games, and it is free!1 There are many different programs for kids and teens, such as drama, arts and crafts, and music. There is also the opportunity to learn different languages, such as Spanish. The city also publishes a calendar of events that includes all business and events happenings throughout the year. This is a great way for residents or visitors to learn what's happening in San Mateo. Of course if the outdoors is your passion, there are many areas to ride your bike that are safe for the whole family.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in San Mateo

Many families in San Mateo have a need for services to facilitate better family functioning. To meet this need, the San Mateo County Department of Children and Family Services offers a variety of support programs for families. Those who are in the process of adopting a child can go to the county's adoption agency for support. The Adolescent Services Division provides current and former teenage foster children with classes, workshops, and job training seminars. Early intervention programs have also been implemented at area elementary schools in order to develop increased bonds between children and their parents, as well as raise awareness about childhood mental disorders.2

The Youth Leadership Institute provides San Mateo youth with many programs to increase ties among youth groups, cultivate relationships between children and local businesses and government agencies, and provide educational training. Groups associated with the Youth Leadership Institute work to make positive changes in the community, such as restricting alcohol and tobacco advertisements to reduce teen drinking and smoking. Additional information is available by calling 650-347-4963.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The San Mateo County Health System offers many support services to individuals and families throughout the county. Outpatient service centers offer programs for elderly citizens at risk of institutionalization and people in a mental health crisis. School-based programs seek to help children overcome emotional disturbances. Residential treatment and drug rehab services are also available. All services are provided with the goal of helping San Mateo residents maintain their independence and improve their mental health functioning. Additional information about the county's mental health programs is available by calling 800-686-0101.4


1. City of San Mateo. (2014). National Night Out. Retrieved from http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=1781.
2. San Mateo County Children and Family Services. (2012). Children and Family Services. Retrieved from http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/portal/site/humanservices/menuitem.ef2c94fdbdc30bc965d293e5d17332a0/?vgnextoid=5bf362e5f28a1210VgnVCM1000001d37230aRCRD&vgnextchannel=3bf362e5f28a1210VgnVCM1000001d37230a____&vgnextfmt=DivisionsLanding.
3. Youth Leadership Institute. (2014). Community Programs. Retrieved from http://www.yli.org/communityprograms/104/community-programs-san-mateo.
4. San Mateo County Health System. (2012). Mental Health Services. Retrieved from http://www.smchealth.org/mentalhealth.

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