Stephanie Raney, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY19978

Building Healthy Families

123 Di Salvo Ave.
San Jose, California 95128
(408) 603-4213

Therapy Services

I offer therapy for adults, adolescents, children, and families. I work with the following types of issues:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Recovery from trauma, abuse, and neglect
  • Bereavement
  • Attachment problems

My approach to therapy is strongly informed by attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology, which provide the science showing that all of us—babies, children, adults—are shaped by our experiences in close relationships. Love and caring, or neglect and harsh words, change our brains in infancy and throughout life. I strive to develop a relationship with each client that is different from past relationships, allowing for change and growth.

I also work directly with clients to build new coping skills and strategies for managing overwhelming situations. I incorporate techniques like cognitive restructuring and mindfulness exercises to achieve these goals.

Adult/Adolescent Therapy

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
⁓Shannon L. Adler

Individual therapy can be a place to identify and change unhealthy patterns that cause unhappiness and interfere in relationships. I believe that change happens within the context of a new and different type of relationship, allowing you to experience your thoughts and feelings in a more integrated and less distressing way.

Family Therapy and Child-Parent Therapy

Often emotional and behavior difficulties in one member of a family cascade into problems throughout the family. Relationships between family members can be damaged, and everyone suffers.

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When this happens, therapy for the whole family, or just a parent-child pair, is necessary to repair the relationships and return to loving and respectful family life.

Child Therapy

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Individual therapy is sometimes necessary for children who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Sometimes children need one person outside their family with whom they can explore their experiences, build coping skills, and resolve past traumas.

Early Childhood Mental Health

My extensive training in helping families with very young children allows me to address the emotional, social, and behavioral problems of young children. Some families are dealing with attachment disruptions due to adoption, recovery from trauma or domestic violence, or a poor fit between parent and child. I most often work together with parents and their young child together, which allows us to come to a shared understanding of the child’s difficulties, develop strategies to deal with challenging behaviors, and strengthen the relationship between parent and child. Early intervention is the key to preventing minor struggles from becoming major problems as the child grows.

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