Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in San Jose, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in San Jose, California.


Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Jose, California 95120 | 408-975-2982

Anxiety is an internal alarm system that gives us information about our internal state as well as possible danger in the external world. Often, anxiety is a signal of deeper, more intense emotions such as sadness, anger, and fear. It can also be a consequence of not living authentically. Once these deeper feelings are identified and expressed, they can be readily released. For example, when we say "Yes" when we really mean "No," we will often experience anxiety. In this case, the anxiety is providing us with a warning that we are not being honest (living authentically) with ourself and/or another. Therapy is the perfect place to explore this common emotion.

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP
Anxiety Counselor

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

Available for Online Therapy

We hold our anxiety and stress in our body. We feel tension, gut problems, hot flashes, disrupted sleep and more. I work with anxiety and stress by helping individuals learn and develop tools to re-regulate their nervous system. When we have a coherent and fluid nervous system, we can do difficult things without feeling paralyzed by overwhelming fear.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Jose, California 95111 | 1-877-606-6161

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Lauren Miller, AMFT 116374
Anxiety Counselor

Lauren Miller, AMFT 116374

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

14583 Big Basin Way Suite 2B, Saratoga, California 95070 | 408-805-4246

Working through anxiety in therapy involves developing and using coping tools such as mindfulness, grounding, deep breathing, meditation, creative self-expression, relaxation techniques, and emotional regulation skills. Therapy can help you create a healthy work life balance to buffer stress and understand what triggers your anxiety. Relief from anxiety will allow you to navigate life’s ups and downs without becoming overwhelmed. Working through anxiety leads to feeling calm, confident, centered, and present.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490
Anxiety Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Santa Rosa, California 95401 | 510-335-5222

Free 30 minute zoom call - Anxiety can arise from several places - one is the mind - people can think & imagine scenarios in their minds that create anxiety, when their thoughts and imagination may not even be true. Anxiety is also common in people who did not have a safe & secure experience with caregivers as they were growing up. The brain ends up being wired in a way that reproduces anxiety. Fortunately, due to new research in the field of neuropsychology & neuroplasticity, this can be changed!

Janice Shapiro, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Janice Shapiro, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Campbell, California 95008 | 408 596-4810

I enjoy helping clients with anxiety and/or stress issues. First, we want to rule out any physical causes, so it is important to have a recent medical exam. Always remember, though, anxiety and stress are natural and in many ways beneficial feelings. They keep us motivated and productive! However, too much of a good thing is not good by any means. That's where I come in with my tools to reduce stress and/or anxiety.

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Anxiety Counselor

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

I work with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts, and psychoeducation to address anxiety and stress. Many folks are experiencing extreme stress as a result of all we have experienced in the last year. I'm able to work with clients experiencing burnout, increased anxiety, and higher stress relying on neuroscience as the guide.

Jennifer Torres Duran, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Torres Duran, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

If you're struggling with racing thoughts, wanting things to be perfect and feeling frustrated when they and you are not, worrying about the future, worrying about the past, picking behavior (picking skin at lips, at fingers, etc...), feeling of panic and anything else that feels related to anxiety or stress, I can help. Anxiety is something that can propel us to do great things, but in excess it can severely limit us, make us doubt, and make us lose that spark that we bring into the world. I use ACT and other meditative/mindfulness techniques to drop the struggle with perfection, and embrace the unique talents you bring to the world. We'll let the anxieties rest, so you can shine.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

With the current times, stress and anxiety may be heightened and affecting various aspects of your life such as: work, relationships, sleep, and every day responsibilities. Anxiety can be overwhelming but it can be treated and you will get better. I will help you learn tools to manage and decrease your anxiety by developing an awareness of your triggers.

Steve Rose, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

If you're struggling with anxious thoughts, you may find it hard to focus. The fight or flight alarm is going off in your brain, constantly sending you messages starting with "what if...." If worrying is keeping you trapped in a hamster wheel, tired, but unable to rest, you may find yourself turning to addictive substances or behaviours to cope. As an addiction counsellor, I help clients cope with the anxious thoughts keeping them trapped in addictive behaviours. By uncovering these underlying thoughts, I help you develop coping skills so you can gain a sense of focus, clarity, confidence, and freedom from constantly overthinking. Send me a message and I'll guide you through the next steps.

Blythe Thomas, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Blythe Thomas, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

14583 Big Basin Way, Suite 2B, Saratoga, California 95070 | (408) 256-3606

Anxiety and fear exist to keep us as human beings safe when life-threatening situations present themselves and we need to act quickly to survive. But when you are experiencing a level of anxiety that causes you daily suffering, that is when help is needed. I can give you many tools to help manage the ups and downs of the fear and anxiety “roller coaster”. We can also explore what beliefs and issues might be underlying the anxiety to help lessen the grip it has on you and your life. Let’s work together towards more peace and serenity in your life.

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist

San Jose , California 95113 | 619-771-1797

I create a transformative experience that emphasizes your personal growth and well-being. My approach to anxiety recovery prioritizes the unique needs and goals of each client, fostering a safe and supportive environment where you can explore and overcome anxiety-related challenges. By focusing on practical strategies and personalized interventions, clients will gain the tools and insights needed to manage anxiety and stress more effectively. This tailored approach of somatic, emotion-focused, and attachment-focused therapeutic techniques will empower you to build resilience, enhance quality of life, and achieve a more balanced and fulfilling existence free from painful anxiety.

Inga Knudson, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Inga Knudson, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

14583 Big Basin Way, Ste 2B, Saratoga, California 95070 | 669-240-3419

To live in this western world is to live with distress. Some stress is actually healthy for us and should be engaged with regularly (ie., exercise or sex) but there is a boundary between healthy stress and dis-stress. Distress is not pleasurable and in fact lays the foundation towards dis-ease and possibly towards addictive behaviors. Safety and connection will ease the distress. Using a polyvagal informed approach to therapy, we will explore how you learned to deal with overwhelm and what tools might be useful for you.

Lauren Hadley, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lauren Hadley, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Roseville, California 95661 | 4083573164

At times excessive worry and difficult situations in life can make just getting through the day feel challenging. Through gaining an understanding of your relationship to stress and the causes of anxiety, I can help you recover and begin to cope. I will provide you with a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental place to explore and practice skills to approach life in a way that reduces stress and anxiety. I use an integrated approach depending on what will best support your needs, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and DBT, as well as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices to support you. We can work together to help you gain the calm, clarity and peace you are seeking.

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

2155 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 203, Campbell, California 95008 | (408) 874-6574

Is the weight of the world on your shoulders? Is it difficult to get up in the morning and face the day, even though it was difficult to fall asleep and turn off your mind the night before? Are your relationships suffering because you feel stressed and worried most of the time? A little anxiety can be a positive push toward action, but too much anxiety and stress are unhealthy and unhelpful. I can help you learn to de-stress with relaxation techniques and anxiety management. It doesn’t have to be this hard.


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San Jose is located in Santa Clara County, California. It has a land area of 177.51 square miles and a water area of 3.01 square miles.  The population of San Jose is 1.03 million people with 314,297 households and a median annual income of $84,647. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Jose for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Jose public health department.