Doreen Maxwell


Doreen Maxwell


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: CA MFT - 41105
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

Fees: My fee is 200. I can adjust to accommodate your needs.


800 Pollard Rd.
Suite B-201
Los Gatos, California 95032

My Approach to Helping

I believe we are all equipped with an innate knowing of our needs for growth and health, and that my job is to compassionately facilitate your self study to uncover what is true and healthy for you. I predominately use the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy, which employs mindfulness and loving kindness to access your core beliefs- adaptations that served you once, but now may hold you back.

More Info About My Practice

I have additional training in trauma work and sand tray, and certificates in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and in Huma Transpersonal Bodywork. These all inform my work, allowing me to tailor the therapy for you. Also, I am an ordained Interfaith Minister, and love the mystical core of every religion. I don't impose any particular religion, but can guide you spiritually, aid your meditation practices, and can officiate weddings and memorial services.

I don't currently take insurance, but am happy to give you the proper receipts to submit to your insurance company to receive whatever reimbursement they allow.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in treating adults that experienced abuse or neglect in childhood. I love working in mindfulness to address self limiting beliefs and traumatic holding in the body. I believe that in a certain kind of way, it is never too late for a happy childhood. I work to access appropriate stages in development, that will allow us to change the self-limiting beliefs. Using mindfulness, and focusing on body sensations, we can let go of traumatic memories held in the body. I also use the therapeutic relationship as an important and beautiful way to heal difficulties; emotionally focused work that can allow you to see and feel yourself enriched and enabled with new possibilities.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Continuing to work toward my own personal awareness feels meaningful, and because I am much more like my clients than different from them, I hear myself when I truly hear them. I practice loving-kindness and mindfulness in my psychotherapy practice. In these ways, my psychotherapy practice is a spiritual practice for me. I truly love witnessing growth and transformation in my clients, and feel honored to be in service.

My Role as a Therapist

I love working with my clients, and I also enjoy supervising Associates on the path toward licensure. I enjoy the teaching and being supportive. They enjoy building their private practice before licensure.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

It is understandable to feel ambivalent about beginning therapy; opening up to a brand new person, especially when you have been burned in past relationships! Diving into traumatic and painful material is not anyone's idea of a good time. Here's what I can say about that: When wounding happens in relationship, it takes a healthy and nurturing relationship to heal, to develop trust again. Also, I want to assure you that when we really look inside, we may find some painful material, but we also then find "pure gold." Also,I contain the work in a certain kind of way, so that you won't be re-living painful memories, but rather, making them feel different. It's about building safety and much better states of mind and body.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Focusing
  • Hakomi
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Voice Dialogue

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