Therapist Profile

Name:
Karen Wride, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location:
2117 Curtner Avenue San Jose, CA 95124-1308
Phone:
(408) 626-8779
Website:
License Number
LCSW17027
Practicing Since:
1994
Additional Licenses:
LCSW

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
“In many ways good psychotherapy is like a successful remodel, frequently resulting in a stronger and more spacious sense of one’s self, lovely new rooms, remarkable views and better access to the world outside (and in). The journey of self-discovery takes courage, but increasing one’s awareness of old limitations and obstacles, and developing the ability to gently and carefully dismantle and rebuild where necessary is incredibly rewarding – often beyond what we can imagine. I believe that it’s a collaborative journey on which we embark, moving together towards creating a more fulfilling and rewarding life for you.

I provide a gentle but secure base from which we can explore, identify and begin working with behavioral patterns, coping styles, dreams, wishes and other unconscious materials that may be influencing your world. With children, I also use play therapy and art as a tools to enter the child’s world.

My strengths and experience are varied: grief and loss (prevalent in so many of life’s transitions); working with children and adolescents (more than 20 years in schools and hospitals); treatment of addictions (drugs, alcohol and problematic behaviors, i.e. gambling, eating, sex…); and anger, violence and trauma (including domestic violence and sexual abuse).”

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Services
Individual, Couple and Group Psychotherapy Supervision and Consultation
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S.W., Social Work, San Jose State University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Parenting
Play Therapy
Psychoanalysis
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Self Psychology
Certifications
EMDR Certificate - Advanced Training San Tray Certification Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, San Francisco, CA
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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