Therapist Profile

Kathleen O. Kesten, M.A.
Professional Title:
4100 Moorpark Ave., Ste. 116 San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 507-4457
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT; RN321848

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Often a person seeks counseling due to relationship difficulties. Psychotherapy can provide an opportunity for clients to explore both current and past relationships. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your personal concerns, to assist you to find your own solutions, and help you improve your relationships.

In addition to helping clients understand their relationships, I am a Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner and bring medical expertise into my psychotherapy practice. With my combined background I aim to promote both physical and emotional wellness. I believe that there is a connection between one’s physical symptoms and one's emotional state. I work with clients to help them understand this mind/body connection.

I use an integrative approach to individualize treatment depending on my client’s personal needs. I am EMDR Certified. Feel free to contact me.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Flexible Hours, Call for an Appointment
Individual Adult and Adolescent Therapy Couples and Family Therapy
Aetna, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2006 M.S., Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 1986 B.S., Nursing, 1980

Area of Specialty

Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Domestic Violence Counselor
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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