Joanne Shurter, MFT

Joanne Shurter, MFT

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC49229
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 13659
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Office 1
1101 S. Winchester Blvd. A101
San Jose, California 95128 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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People often seek therapy because they feel stuck. If life was working before, now it is not. You feel as if you cannot move forward. It may have to do with struggles to maintain a satisfying relationship. Or you face the same roadblocks over and over. Maybe it is a sadness that lingers. Or persistent worries that have begun to narrow your activities. It may be as vague as a loss of meaning or finding yourself without a solid sense of well-being. Perhaps you have issues stemming from early life circumstances that disrupted growing up calmly, safely, and securely. I work extensively with individuals and couples who look good from the outside, but inside they are hurting.

Email or Call Joanne Shurter, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13659

More Info About My Practice

I strive for long-term change in your inmost person. People who work with me often wish to address personality-related issues - patterns in how you manage your life or your relationships that have been with you for as long as you can remember. I work with couples and individuals to understand what are the sticking points, those pieces in the puzzle that keep you from achieving satisfaction and change.

Therapy can change your life. Take a step today toward help and healing. Call for a phone consultation.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

There are many ways to find a therapist. Here are a few of my suggestions. A good connection is important. You want to be able to trust your therapist, and your therapist must earn that trust. One way is to ask friends for their recommendations. They will tell you who has helped them, and how they were helped. Or you can do an online search for the type of therapist you need - e.g., depression counselor, or couples therapy, or therapy to break habits. Find the names of a few, and go to their websites. Read what therapists say about themselves. If you like what they say, give them a call. How does it feel talking to this person. Do they ask you questions? Do they seem interested in you? Therapy can change your life. Choose someone whom you feel comfortable with. Someone who seems to understand the dilemma you are facing. This will help you to get what you want and what you need.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Narcissism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic

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