I am a licensed clinical psychologist helping individuals overcome problems associated with depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), incorporating aspects of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), stress management, mindfulness, exposure / response prevention, and interpersonal / family-focused approaches, depending on the specific goals and needs of the client. In my work with clients, I emphasize evidence based psychotherapy, focusing on treatments supported by research. My approach is active and present-oriented, aimed at helping clients address problems in the here and now.

In addition to helping clients find relief from depression/anxiety and address life problems, I have a special interest in positive psychology that I incorporate into my practice. Drawing on research in optimism, happiness, and positive emotion, I work with clients to recognize and build upon personal strengths, cultivate resilience, and enhance optimal functioning.

I work collaboratively with clients to set goals for psychotherapy. I work with individuals with a variety of concerns, including:

Anxiety Problems

  • excessive worry / generalized anxiety
  • panic disorder/panic attacks
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • social anxiety / shyness
  • specific fears (e.g., needles, flying)
  • anxiety in public places / agoraphobia
  • mixed anxiety / depression
  • anxiety related to medical conditions

Mood Problems

  • depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • difficulties adjusting to life changes
  • stress-related depression
  • mixed depression / anxiety
  • mood changes associated with medical problems

Relationship Concerns

  • communication skills
  • couples and family issues
  • caregiver stress
  • developing meaningful relationships
  • loneliness / social isolation

Coping with Medical Issues

  • infertility
  • coping with medical problems
  • anxiety / depression related to medical disorders
  • fear of medical procedures
  • illness related stress

Personal Growth

  • professional development
  • purpose / meaning in life
  • mindfulness
  • goal fulfillment
  • enhancing strengths
  • building self-esteem / confidence
  • creativity and effectiveness

 




 

 

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Dr. Jenifer Culver serves clients in the San Francisco Bay Area including the communities of Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Menlo Park, Santa Clara, and surrounding areas.
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