Rema Nehme, LMFT

Anxiety OCD CBT San Jose Therapy Counseling Palo Alto

  • Anxiety, Panic & Phobias
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Depression & Anger
  • Ages: 12+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families

Certifications

  • Motivation Interviewing
  • Trauma focused CBT for teens and kids
  • Solution Focus DBT (Dialectical therapy)

Experience  10+ Years

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Life can be challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to improve how we handle life’s stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I guide you to build a deeper understanding of yourself in order to identify strengths, develop new coping skills, form more meaningful relationships, accomplish your goals, and live a more fulfilling life.

I believe that forming a strong relationship is essential for therapy to be successful. I strive to do this with empathy, respect, humor, and curiosity in order to best understand YOU and your current perspectives, in addition to providing the most effective techniques for your particular concerns. We’ll work together to empower and challenge you, to increase self-awareness, develop insight, and learn healthier ways to cope with life’s difficulties.

I have over ten years of experience helping adults, adolescents, couples and families struggling with a wide range of concerns, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, relationships, trauma, sexual abuse, eating disorders, and family conflict.

I earned both, my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Fresno State University. I am passionate about providing therapy and I’m dedicated to ongoing training and staying on top of the latest evidence-based therapy methods to provide the best help that I can.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with my nieces and nephew.

What is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)?
Marriage and Family Therapists are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy with a family systems influence, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders that affect individuals, couples, and families. The Federal government has designated marriage and family therapy as a core mental health profession along with psychiatry, psychology, social work and psychiatric nursing. The State of California support and regulate the profession by licensing MFTs.

Educational requirements

Marriage and Family Therapists have graduate training (either a masters or doctoral degree) in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Prior to a rigorous exam process leading to licensure, LMFTs must complete at least 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional. LMFTs are employed in a variety of private and public settings including private practice, community mental health centers, and behavioral managed care organizations.

Do LMFTs only work with clients who are having problems in their marriages and families?

No. While LMFTs are qualified to do couples and family therapy, most LMFTs work with individual adults to not only enhance the quality of their relationships, but also decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

How can a LMFT help me?

Like other mental health professionals such as social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, LMFTs help clients by diagnosing and treating common emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with functioning at an optimal level. LMFTs use empirical-supported counseling techniques to help their clients achieve desired goals.