As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist serving San Jose and surrounding areas for over 25 years, I continue to enjoy helping individuals, couples, children and teens to grow as individuals, strengthen their relationships, and move forward in life. I have also served as the Clinical Director of the Teen and Family Counseling Center in Campbell, where I gained invaluable experience understanding teens, their stressors today, as well as the pressures on Bay Area families. I have training in treating kids with ADHD and various mood disorders, as well as supporting families struggling to help their children. As a Clinical Supervisor who works with Marriage and Family Therapist Interns, I enjoy mentoring and teaching about the many gifts of therapy and how new therapists can support their clients. I also like teaching psychology to college students at the junior college level.  I hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Public Relations from the University of Southern California, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University.

My areas of experience and specialty include:
Individual Counseling for stress, anxiety and depression
Parenting and Family Therapy
Co-parenting/Collaborative Divorce Counseling

Perinatal Mood Disorders such as postpartum depression and anxiety
Children and Teen Issues including depression, ADHD and bipolar disorder
Childhood Obesity and Weight Related Issues

Relationships, Self-Esteem, Assertiveness, Codependence, Menopause, Parenting and Eating/Body Image
Assertiveness, Stress and Anger Management, Irritability, Isolation, Internet Addiction

Marianne Vernacchia, MFT
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

(408) 266-7826, Ext. 307
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