Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek help. You may be experiencing symptoms such as changes in appetite, energy levels, self-esteem, motivation, concentration, and even sleep.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to help with these symptoms, which is why I start with CBT for a lot of my clients. Many find it helps them to gain a clearer perspective, as well as to regain the motivation they once had for life and the things they enjoy. Like anything truly helpful, it takes some effort and willingness to experiment by trying things differently.
After symptoms have decreased by working with CBT, many of my clients find benefit in exploring other modalities such as Internal Family Systems (learning about different parts of yourself), Logotherapy (finding healing in meaning & purpose), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (focusing on adult relationships and attachment/bonding).
Whether you're entering college, getting engaged, changing jobs, expecting a baby, experiencing midlife angst, or adjusting to the 'new normal' of a pandemic, life transitions can be stressful. I can help in a variety of ways.
Depending on what type of transition you are facing, we may explore your values, work through issues of meaning, roleplay for an upcoming meeting, or learn some grounding techniques to help you stay centered.
As a Christian therapist, I will meet you right where you are, without judgement, incorporating your values and spirituality into therapy if you'd like. If you have suffered from grief, loss, or trauma, I can help you address your symptoms and feelings of despair in a compassionate and effective way that supports your goals and gives you choices.
There is hope for healing and I consider it a privilege to walk alongside you in your journey toward living the best life you can.
Do you find that anger is getting in the way of getting what you want for your life? Are you ready to try something different?
My focus is to help individuals heal by making subtle shifts in their thoughts and behavior. I also believe that therapy shouldn't be mysterious so I'll be with you every step of the way.
Together, our first goal will be to create a safe space where you can be yourself, talk about your goals, and create a strengths-based treatment plan that supports your values. Then, we can experiment with some interventions that have been scientifically shown to help.
The primary methods I use to help clients are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), positive psychology, mindfulness, existential therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Because many of my clients who struggle with anger have experienced trauma, I will support your sense of agency by giving you choices throughout the process of healing.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255 or text 741741. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Barbara Jandu does not provide crisis counseling or emergency services. The information provided on this website does not substitute for or establish a professional, therapeutic relationship.
Barbara Jandu is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT 120259.
Her supervisor, Mariana Nenadic Shanks, M.A., is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT 53697, and is qualified to provide supervision.
Both Barbara and Mariana are employed by Christian Counseling Center San Jose, located at 3880 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 220 in San Jose, California.
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