Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Robin Bates-Pualuan View Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Los Gatos, California, 95030
  • Phone: (408) 874-6574
  • www.rbpcounseling.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam


I help all kinds of people add tools to their mental health toolbox to increase their life satisfaction. My clients are successful business people, stay-at-home parents, programmers, teachers, engineers, sales people, realtors—all different kinds of people who share a common goal of making improvements to their lives and relationships. If you're seeking a counselor, you may be feeling lost, sad, worried, helpless, hopeless, exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated—as we all do at times in our lives. Therapy gives you a safe place to let it all out, sort through your thoughts and emotions, explore what's happening in your life, and take action to make positive changes. Seeking support to assist with life's difficulties is a sign of resilience and a positive step in the right direction. As a licensed therapist and counselor, I have specialized training and experience to help you overcome the obstacles life throws your way.


During difficult times, our relationships with others can make all the difference. Relationships can be a source of support and nurturing, or they can be a source of stress and conflict. Many of my clients feel that something needs to change in their relationships with others. We look for areas that aren't working and focus on how to help those relationships meet everyone's needs better. Therapy is a great place to work on relationships with all kinds of significant people in your life, whether they be your kids, partner, parents, in-laws, friends, siblings, bosses, or colleagues.

Don't wait and hope things improve by themselves! Reaching out for support when you need it is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Focus Areas

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Family conflict/family dynamics
  • Adjustment to parenthood
  • Parenting Issues
  • Contemplating divorce
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth

Potential Benefits of Therapy

  • Improved Communication Skills
  • More Peaceful Relationships
  • Better Mood
  • Less Anxiety 
  • Increased Self-Acceptance

 My Approach

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Existential Therapy to explore your values so that we can align your behaviors with what really matters to you. Research shows that CBT methods are highly effective at helping you learn to reduce negative thoughts and worries. When we're working on relationship and communication issues I use principles from Gottman Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to teach you the HOW and WHY of effective, respectful communication, allowing you to connect with people you care about.

Fees

The fee for a 50-minute therapy session is $160.

I can provide a bill for you to send to your insurance company.

Location

My office is located in Campbell, CA near the Pruneyard Mall and Downtown Campbell.

Education

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology


Robin Bates-Pualuan Reaches

Los Gatos CA
Campbell CA
San Jose CA