Peter CellariusMarriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EFT, ACT, EMDR, SEP
I provide adult and couples psychotherapy for people who want more. When you reach out, I will be there to walk with you on your journey.
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I work best with clients who are neurodivergent (ADHD and Autism), depressed, anxious, experiencing or recovering from relationship abuse, and/or trauma survivors. My aim is to provide a safe space where we can explore your current situation and come together to find ways to move past the challenges you are facing in your life. This may be achieved through counselling and the use of an integrative approach that considers cultural, environmental, and emotional factors.
Many of my clients begin therapy saying they've always felt like they didn't belong. They've never really been understood. They've been cast aside or have done a lot of pretending to fit a mold to fit in. Most people inherently want—need, really—to belong. When we feel we don’t, we come up with all kinds of strategies to meet that need, or numb the pain of going without. Sometimes these strategies stop working or get in the way of our being ideal selves. This is where therapy can be beneficial.
Our clients are individuals who may be hesitant to begin therapy, but after meeting during a free consultation, they quickly recognize the benefits of meeting with one of our experienced, compassionate, and open minded therapists. Many individuals we meet with have had experiences with anxiety, stress, depression, difficulties in relationships and at work, and have experienced trauma at some point in their lives.
Are you struggling in one/or a few of these areas? Improving sexual communication, Allowing yourself and your partner more time for connecting, Open discussion around common intimacy issues, Mismatched desire levels, Postpartum reconnection, Intimacy issues that arise with infertility, How to manage, understand, and overcome performance anxiety, or Infidelity
My clients often struggle to cope with depression, anxiety, and/or ADHD and are ready for a change. I help youth who: feel irritable, constantly worry, experience school/work stress or decline, have difficulty focusing or completing tasks, have difficulty sleeping, struggle to communicate without escalation or shutting down, and/or drink, use substances, have suicidal thoughts, and/or self-harm. I also conduct comprehensive ADHD assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety or defeat, as a result of a significant life change or trauma? Maybe a relationship has ended or a new phase of life has just begun. Perhaps you’re living with the long-term effects of abuse, assault, or other traumatic experiences. You may feel unsafe & out of control of your life or emotions. Eventually, these things start to overflow into other areas of life...and yet despite how hard things are right now, you know there’s more to life than this.
You're exhausted & drained, and you desperately crave a meaningful life beyond the grind of overwork, anxiety, autopilot, and trauma. You're out here doing your best, but let's be honest, you're living through one unprecedented historical event after another - just trying to survive. You’re here because you know the key to your happiness and meaning in this life is to work through that deep anxiety & trauma, unlearn some harmful internalized messages, and have the relationships you want.
Priscilla specializes in the intersection of queer and faith identities, as people don't fit into neat, rigid boxes of gender identity, sexual orientation, and faith. Priscilla also works with religious trauma, navigating Asian American identity, re-authoring historical value and familial beliefs, and recovery.
Text 510-335-5222 for a FREE 30 minute video call! Experiencing sadness, grief, stress or other types of emotional pain is a normal part of life. Getting support, guidance and empathy for our difficulties is normal and healthy. I am a warm, compassionate and holistic therapist, which means that my treatment pulls from a variety of modalities that address issues with the mind, thoughts, emotions, body and soul. Some of the modalities I utilize are NVC, EFT, PACT, IFS and somatic awareness. I
You might be feeling as if you're drowning, feeling anxious, or sad. Memories haunt you. When those thoughts come, you feel overwhelmed, hopeless, exhausted, on edge, overextended, and stressed. You find yourself overthinking and struggling with life. There is no safety in the world. These are affecting your relationships, work, and sleep. Or you might be a couple who can't remember the last time you felt the passion in your marriage. You want to improve your communication and rekindle romance.
Are you finding yourself overwhelmed most days? Do you tend to put others needs before your own? Maybe you feel the weight of the negative self-talk getting louder and harder to manage. That inner voice can really put you down and leave you in a state of constant stress. Speaking from experience, the internal battle can feel quite isolating. If this resonates, my hope is to guide you through the messy world of emotions and help give you an experience of what it means to hold yourself in love.
We are impacted by our lived experiences and environments in helpful and challenging ways. Our lived experiences may be contributing to current distress and disconnect from ourselves. I strive to make our bodies safe places to be again, and through exploring the impact of previous experiences, finding new meaning and empowerment moving forward.
It's hard for you to put yourself first or even ask for help. You're usually the the go-to person for your family, friends, or coworkers so prioritizing your own mental health almost feels selfish. Your inner critic's voice is so loud that you know something needs to change. You usually just "push harder" since you feel like you're never doing enough, but you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Maybe you’re tired of feeling isolated, stuck, or in despair. Your mind may be working overtime, leaving you unbalanced, stressed, confused. You may feel burnt out from trying to manage your moods, thoughts or worries--on your own. Despite being sensitive, caring, and hardworking, you still don't feel like you are making lasting life changes. You may grapple with low energy, hard life adjustments, or feelings of guilt, shame or sadness. You are desperate for change, yet are also scared of it.
My clients are looking to make specific changes in their lives and want an interactive therapist to help provide insight, as well as specific tools and strategies for coping and, ideally, transformation. I frequently work with people around boundaries, trauma, anxiety and depression, relationship concerns, life transitions, and issues related to chronic pain and illness.
My clients are individuals who are doubting, questioning, deconstructing, deconverting, and/or recovering from religion. They are people seeking compassionate, evidence-based support to help them heal trauma related to adverse religious experiences. They seek skills and support in self-discovery, self-connection, and self-expression.
I specialize in two main types of clients - those who require a deep understanding of trauma and those with neurodivergent characteristics; think military Veterans and the ASD population. My clients are trying to make sense of their lives through a conversational exploration style that is far from cold or clinical. I am simply here to create a truly safe space for you to explore your thoughts, help you process experiences, and begin to enjoy life again.
I can help couples wanting to improve their communication and increase their sense of closeness. I can help adults wanting to work on symptoms of anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma, and insecure ways of connecting to self and others. I specialize in providing support for clients that self identify as female. The feminine identity is tied to social constructs that can feeling limiting, dis-empowering, sexualized, perfectionistic, and much more.
I support individuals learning to re-parent themselves and repair wounds of complex trauma. I have specialized experience in recovery from emotional neglect or narcissistic abuse, whether from family of origin or a romantic relationship. I also work with couples and families, with an emphasis on those in non-traditional spaces. This includes members of the LGBTQ community, as well as blended families/step-parents looking to create a family system that functions in the healthiest way possible.