Expert Help for Stress and Anxiety

Our staff are experts in stress management, and provide the following services:

  • Therapy (Individual or Couples) and Coaching (Individual or Organizational)
  • Mindfulness Meditation Instruction

Therapy (Individual or Couples) and Coaching (Individual or Organizational)

Jonathan Horowitz, Ph.D.

Jonathan Horowitz, Ph.D.

Jonathan Horowitz, Ph.D

Psychologist, San Francisco/Oakland

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Workplace Stress Management
  • Coaching for Entrepreneurs and Small Organizations

Hello, and thank you for your interest in the Center. I am a clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches) to help people who want to feel better, improve their quality of life, and achieve goals that are important to them...(continue reading)


Aaron Trinh, Psy.D.

Aaron Trinh, Psy.D.

Aaron Trinh, Psy.D.

Psychologist, San Francisco (English and Cantonese speaking)

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adjustment Issues

Change is an inevitable challenge we face, particularly when it is unexpected. Sometimes, this challenge can be difficult to cope with, and can develop into anxiety, depression, or stress-induced physiological symptoms. I enjoy helping people who are trying to adjust to change, whether it be at work or in their relationships. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I utilize a personalized approach to help you make the adjustments necessary to overcome stress and anxiety...(continue reading)


michael burnias, psy.d.

michael burnias, psy.d.

Michael Burnias, Psy.D.

Psychologist, San Francisco

  • Anxiety Disorders (Social Anxiety, OCD)
  • Relationships/Intimacy
  • LGBTQ-related Issues
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Job-related Stress

We all experience stress and anxiety, but sometimes it can become an unmanageable struggle. In these times, we may find ourselves avoiding the things that bring meaning to our lives, such as relationships, friendships, or work challenges.  This can be a signal that it's time to make a change. As a clinical psychologist, I help you to understand how your usual coping strategies are holding you back, and I work with you to develop...(continue reading)


Namita Krishnan, Psy.D.

Namita Krishnan, Psy.D.

Namita Krishnan, Psy.D.

Psychologist, San Jose

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Life Transitions

Inevitably, there are times when you can feel stuck or overwhelmed when facing life’s challenges. There may be particular areas that you struggle with, and want to try something different. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I can help you work toward your personal objectives of growth and change. My areas of expertise include work...(continue reading)


Jason Wu, Ph.D.

Jason Wu, Ph.D.

Jason Wu, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Fremont

  • Men's issues and masculinity
  • Toxic parents (adult children of abusive parents)
  • Substance use
  • Cultural issues (identity, conflicts with family, first generation individuals, experiences with oppression)

My therapy style has been described as compassionate, accepting, non-judgmental, and genuine. As a person who also suffers and struggles just like everyone else, I work from a collaborative perspective - no one knows "you" better than you, and my job is to help empower you to create the life that you want for yourself...(continue reading)


Brooke Van oosbree, Psy.D.

Brooke Van oosbree, Psy.D.

Brooke Van Oosbree, Psy.D.

Psychologist, San Francisco

We all have strategies for dealing with stress day-to-day. But over time, many strategies can fall short or even backfire. We may find ourselves withdrawing and avoiding certain aspects of our lives, or overextending and pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion. This can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and irritable and can also take a toll on our relationships and physical health. At that point, many people seek to make changes but are at a loss for where to begin. One of my goals as a therapist is to help you identify changes you can make, both big and small, and tap into your motivation to follow-through on those changes.

Though I consider myself a generalist and am happy to help with a variety or concerns, my areas of specialty and interest include anxiety, panic, health-related concerns, and peripartum issues...(continue reading)


SHANA Yi, LMFT

SHANA Yi, LMFT

Shana Yi, LMFT

Therapist, Pleasanton and Fremont

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

We all have times in our lives when we are faced with a challenge or need support to think through our struggles. My special interest as a therapist in the past decade has included working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief, life transitions and trauma...(continue reading)


Natalie Willis, M.A.

Natalie Willis, M.A.

Natalie Willis, M.A.

LPC Intern, San Francisco

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Reduced Rate Therapy

As a counselor, I believe in empowering my clients, approaching each client from a wellness perspective, and viewing each client as an individual. I help my clients to assess which areas of their lives might be interfering with them leading a more fulfilling life and then work to assist them in resolving those issues. My clients might be struggling with challenging relationships, work issues, physical health, life transitions, stress, sexuality, anxiety, panic, and depression. I really enjoy helping clients to assess what their values are and...(continue reading)


Saara Muscat, Psy.D.

Saara Muscat, Psy.D.

Saara Muscat, Psy.D

Psychologist, San Francisco

I work collaboratively with clients toward meeting their goals and increasing self-awareness in order to identify and change deeply ingrained patterns that may be negatively impacting them. My approach tends to be action-oriented and solution-focused, while also empathic, genuine, and humorous. I often encourage clients to get curious about themselves and their experiences. I have been told that I “ask the tough questions,” but that this ultimately helps foster insight, understanding, and the development of new perspectives...(continue reading)


Samantha Kountz-Edwards, Ph.D.

Samantha Kountz-Edwards, Ph.D.

Samantha Kountz-Edwards, Phd

Psychologist, San Francisco

  • Children and Adolescents
  • Couples
  • Anxiety Disorder (Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety)
  • ADHD
  • Life transitions

Many people experience anxiety or sadness at some point in their life. Sometimes these feelings are related to a big change, a new stressor, or a longstanding challenge that has left you feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Regardless of what’s going on in your life, my goal is to help you better confront, cope with, and recover from difficulties, so that you can live a more fulfilling life...(continue reading)


Shiri Lichtenstein, Psy.D.

Shiri Lichtenstein, Psy.D.

Shiri Lichtenstein, Psy.D.

Psychologist, San Francisco

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Postpartum
  • Parenting

We all have aspects of our lives that at times we would like to change. Sometimes, life’s stressors can feel so overwhelming that we feel stuck and unsure how to proceed. 

Most of my clients are struggling to balance multiple obligations such as work, school, family, and social relationships, or are feeling like they can’t move forward and don’t know why...(continue reading)


Jane Skoyen, Ph.D.

Jane Skoyen, Ph.D.

Jane Skoyen, Ph.D.

Psychologist, San Francisco

  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic illness
  • Weight management
  • Biofeedback

I am a clinical psychologist specializing in stress management and behavioral medicine (treatment of concerns involving both physical and mental wellbeing). In times of stress, we may experience anything from emotional turmoil, to difficulty concentrating or making decisions, to chronic pain or insomnia. Because of this interconnection between our emotional, cognitive, and physical functioning, I address all three in my practice...(continue reading)


Rosa Wilcox, L.C.S.W.

Rosa Wilcox, L.C.S.W.

Rosa Wilcox, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Oakland (English and Spanish speaking)

  • Relationship issues
  • Addictions (Harm Reduction/ Moderation Management)
  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Depression/ Bipolar Disorder 

My approach to therapy is summarized by a quote by Vivian Greene: "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it is about learning to dance in the rain."...(continue reading)

 


Yishan Xu, Ph.D.

Yishan Xu, Ph.D.

Yishan Xu, Ph.D.

Psychologist, San Jose (English and Mandarin speaking)

  • Children and adolescents
  • Parent coaching
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Coaching for parents and international students/families
  • Immigration, cultural shock, and adjustment issues

I strongly advocate evidence-based treatment to develop a more positive attitude, and to build a life that is happier, more balanced, and more meaningful. Many of my clients have a hard time dealing with stress or transitions in life. Others may use some help with improving communication and relationship. They all have a common desire to take active steps to make meaningful and lasting changes...(continue reading)


Felice de la Cerna, Psy.D.

Felice de la Cerna, Psy.D.

Felice de la Cerna, Psy.D.

Psychologist, San Francisco

  • Adjustment Issues
  • Health Psychology
  • Depression
  • Cultural Issues

As human beings we successfully adapt to and overcome several changes and stressors throughout our lives. On occasion, despite our best efforts, we struggle to resolve our distress or emotional conflict with change, which affects our relationships, life goals, and well being...(continue reading)


John Brown, Psy.D.

John Brown, Psy.D.

John Brown, Psy.D.

Psychologist, San Francisco

I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with clients who find themselves struggling with problems relating to work/life balance, stress, depressive and anxiety symptoms, and low self-esteem (especially as it relates to what may feel like ‘imposter syndrome’).  Often, clients present a variety of interconnected problems, and it is our task in therapy to untangle and address each issue...(continue reading)


Mindfulness Meditation Instruction

Krista De Castella

Krista De Castella

Krista De Castella

Mindfulness Teacher, San Francisco

Krista De Castella is a mindfulness teacher and Ph.D graduate student. She holds a Ph.B in Psychology from the Australian National University and recently spent two years as a Fulbright visiting researcher in Stanford’s Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Lab (CAAN) researching the implications of mindfulness meditation for anxiety disorders and emotion regulation...(continue reading)


David Perls

David Perls

David Perls

Mindfulness Teacher, San Francisco

David is a mindfulness teacher, leadership coach and brand strategist. His business, shine bright, brings greater presence, leadership and creativity to fast paced, multi-tasking and "always-on" workplaces. Over the years, he's worked at ebay and Charles Schwab and has partnered with a wide variety of organizations and start-ups, in industries including technology, software, financial services, healthcare, solar energy, and organic food...(continue reading)