Therapist Profile

Name:
Sara West, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1745 Saratoga Avenue San Jose, CA 95129-5201
Phone:
(408) 257-2515
License Number
LMFT22700
Practicing Since:
1986
Additional Licenses:
Marriage Family Therapy

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Does it seem that no matter what you do it never seems good enough? Or do people seem to disappoint you? Do you try to feel safe, but you can't quite do it? Do you get bored easily, or procrastinate? Does it feel like there's always too much to do? Are you a caregiver who's feeling unappreciated? With loving respect I can help and support you in finding ways to get your needs met, figure out your goals and work toward achieving them, and live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. I have worked with recovering alcoholic/addicts, co-alcoholics, and children of alcoholic/addicts throughout my career. I've been successful at lessening patients' depression and anxiety. Teaching numerous couples the communication skills that can make a difference in relating successfully has brought me joy. I help people feel better about themselves. I use the Enneagram, a system that identifies personality types and the tendencies inherent in them extensively in my work. The cognitive/behavioral approach I use has helped many people. People learn what's possible and how to achieve it working with me.

About My Practice

Office Hours
San Jose Monday, Wednesday 11-7:30. Santa Cruz Tuesday, 11-7:30
Services
Individual, Couples, Counseling Coaching Workshops
Insurance
Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Out-of-Network coverage, PacifiCare, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Online

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, 1982, Santa Clara University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Individual
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Family Systems
Gestalt
Psychodynamic
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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