Finding a Trauma Therapist in Los Gatos

Takeaway: Painful past experiences can leave you stuck and feeling unsure of how to move forward. Thankfully, working with a trauma therapist can help you learn how to heal and get your life back. Our team uses a holistic, integrative approach using evidence-based methods to give you lasting relief from old wounds. Get started today. 

Sometimes it feels like an act of courage, other times it feels like the last resort. Perhaps you don’t recognize yourself anymore, your relationships have changed, you can’t seem to get good sleep, you find yourself on edge or replaying the same moment over and over again. If this any of this sounds like what you’re experiencing, trauma treatment is available for you.

We often think of trauma as a singular, major life-altering event. With this narrow definition, our instinct is to say that we’ve never experienced trauma. At Cura Integrative Health, we believe in a broad definition of trauma that encompasses a range of mental health symptoms. Sometimes, trauma is a giant tidal wave that washes us out to sea, but for most of us, trauma can simply be the water we swam in (or are still swimming in).

Whether you are looking to find yourself again or even discover yourself for the first time, keep reading to find out how to find treatment for trauma related issues. In this article, we will introduce you to our highly-trained team of clinicians, how Cura Integrative Health may or may not be the right choice for you, and answer some questions we often receive about trauma therapy.

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Meet our top-rated trauma therapists in Los Gatos

We know how challenging it can be to find the right therapist to be with you on your healing journey. It feels like you’re taking a chance on a stranger. We’d like to introduce you to our team of clinicians to help them feel less like strangers.

Our team of skilled and experienced clinicians are committed to guiding individuals through their unique healing journeys. Every one of our clinicians has experience in treating trauma and trauma related symptoms.

jenna sholl

Jenna Sholl, Co-Founder & Clinical Director

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #83531

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping people recover from developmental and relationship trauma. After over a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy and trauma recovery, I am honored to gain the trust of my patients while I guide them through research backed treatments. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

rachel carson

Rachel Carson, Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Licensed Marriage Family and Therapist, #131125

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist focused on helping my patients find true, lasting healing from the impacts of trauma and painful experiences. It is a privilege to sit with my patients in both the wounds of the past and the potential for the future. I have received extensive training in the field of trauma recovery and after my years in the chair, I firmly believe that with the right conditions, anyone can experience healing. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

janae stewart

Janae Stewart, Clinician

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #134618

Supervised by Jenna Sholl, LMFT #83531

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and my mission is to help clients find healing through compassion and empathy in an environment where they can be themselves. I’ve worked in eating disorder treatment, sexual assault and domestic violence, and trauma recovery. I am passionate about helping people find liberation and healing in body, mind and spirit. I am also a 200-hr registered yoga teacher. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

Alysse Caraballo

Alysse Caraballo, Clinician & Care Coordinator

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120247

Supervised by Jenna Sholl, LMFT #83531

I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and my goal is to help clients navigate the ebbs and flows of everyday life. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety and depression and neurodivergent populations. I value the importance of looking at the person holistically and tailoring the therapy to meet each client’s individual needs in order to fulfill their potential and maximize their well-being. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

Jessalyn Saenz

Jessalyn Saenz, Clinician

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #142001

Supervised by Jenna Sholl, LMFT #83531

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in grief counseling, trauma recovery and insight-oriented psychotherapy. I have a special passion for working with people in all stages of parenthood and those who experienced stress in childhood sometimes including trauma, abuse and neglect. My work is mainly informed by the psychodynamic and existential theories of psychotherapy as well as the latest neuroscience research. I tailor my approach to your unique needs. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

Bleriana Myftiu Beatty

Bleriana Myftiu Beatty, Clinician

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #142023

Supervised by Jenna Sholl, LMFT #83531

I am a dedicated and compassionate Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, committed to guiding individuals through life’s complexities, offering a nurturing space for healing and self-discovery. My goal is to empower my clients by engaging in meaningful conversations that encourage them to explore their values, beliefs, and choices. I have experience in working with individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, and depression. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

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Why choose Cura Integrative Health for trauma therapy in Los Gatos

So you’ve decided that trauma focused treatment, a trauma informed approach, or a trauma specialist is right for you. Choosing the right place and trauma therapist can sometimes be confusing. Below, we will explain the kinds of patients we typically work with and why they chose to seek treatment from our team of mental health professionals.

Experience and Training

All of our clinicians at Cura Integrative Health have experience in and receive ongoing training in the latest trauma treatment. Trauma treatments are an evolving field and it is one of our top priorities to be well-informed and practicing the latest evidence based research to ensure effective treatment for our patients.

Individualized Care

We understand that each person’s experience of trauma is unique and deserves specialized attention and care. While we are knowledgable in the latest research, we value your own trauma experience and always ensure your own experiences and feedback are a part of your individualized treatment plan and ongoing care.

Integrative Approach

We don’t believe a singular treatment approach is the most effective form of treatment for most trauma survivors. We offer an integrative approach to effectively treating trauma which includes, therapy, neurofeedback, biofeedback, and other somatic treatments. Research supports that an integrative approach is most effective when it comes to trauma treatment, anxiety management and managing PTSD symptoms.

Flexible Treatment Options

We offer flexible treatment options to fit your dynamic life. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. After our initial assessment, we provide a recommended treatment plan but strive to always take your concerns, goals, and needs into account and work with you to customize a plan that’s going to work for you.

When Cura Integrative Health might not be the best fit for you 

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When looking for a therapist who provides trauma focused therapy, there are many factors that go into your decision-making process. It’s important to find a placement that works for you in a number of ways. Though we strive to accommodate our patients and their needs, here are some reasons why someone may not be a good fit for you.

Geographical Considerations

Cura Integrative Health offers both in person therapy and online therapy for anyone located in California. We have two conveniently located office locations in Los Gatos and Santa Clara, CA. If you are only seeking in person therapy don’t live in an area where you can access our office locations, you may want to consider other in person options that would be more accessible to you.

Insurance Coverage

All of our clinicians are out of network providers which means that we don’t bill insurance providers directly. We do provide super bills upon request for you to submit to your provider for any potential reimbursement, depending on your provider and plan coverage. If you are looking to have a therapist bill your insurance provider directly, we recommend contacting your insurance provider and requesting a list of in-network providers to meet your needs.

Scheduling Needs

Our clinicians each offer days and times that they have availability to schedule new patients. While we aim to provide scheduling and availability options to all of our new patients, during your intake call our Care Coordinator will review with you the days and times available for sessions. If none of those meet your availability needs, our Care Coordinator is happy to provide referrals to outside resources. To find out about our current availability, reach out to schedule an intake call.

Financial Considerations

We typically have a limited number of sliding scale spots available in our practice and across all of our clinicians. If you require a sliding scale and we don’t have any sliding scale spots available upon the time of your intake call, our Care Coordinator will provide additional referrals to other resources that might be able to meet your financial needs or encourage you to reach back out a certain time to check in about sliding scale spots.

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FAQs about working with a trauma therapist in Los Gatos, CA

Is trauma therapy worth it?

You might find yourself asking this question at some point during this process. We believe trauma therapy is profoundly worth it. We see our patients gain a lasting, positive impact on their mental, physical, and emotional well being. Some of the benefits that we see include improved relationships, enhanced self-awareness, reduction in unwanted symptoms, increased resilience, and prevention of long-term effects.

What therapy is best for severe trauma?

While we value and are guided by each patient’s unique experience of traumatic events and the lasting impact of their trauma, we also incorporate the latest research and evidence-based information to treat trauma. According to the evidence, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, as well as aspects of Mindfulness work best for treating severe and chronic trauma. We also believe in an integrative approach and incorporate the latest research and technology from Neurofeedback and Biofeedback to help effectively treat severe trauma.

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Find a path forward with our Los Gatos trauma therapists.

We know how overwhelming it can be to look for a trauma therapist. At Cura Integrative Health, our trauma counselors are trained to help you recover and live more fully. When we feel stuck, it’s easy to lose hope. We strive to provide a path forward so you can move forward in your recovery, benefit from more meaningful relationships, and find relief from unwanted and distressing symptoms. If you’d like to schedule an initial consultation or if you’re simply just curious, schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone or video consultation with our Care Coordinator when you’re ready.

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