Dr. Heather Caruso-Maxey

PhD

Dr. Heather Caruso-Maxey

PhD

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: PSY - 26830
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: $200 per hour
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Evening Availability

Offices

4713 First Street
Suite 242
Pleasanton, California 94566

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My Approach to Helping

Dr. Maxey's practice focuses on youth and women experiencing mood and anxiety disorders and low self-esteem that both stem from and impact issues related to life transitions, social and academic pressures, trauma, bullying and rejection, interpersonal and relational conflicts, grief and loss, disempowerment, codependence, occupational stress, and existential despair. She also provides family therapy and consultation for parents struggling with challenging child and adolescent behaviors. Dr. Maxey will accept youth at all levels of motivation to change, and women ready to take control of their lives and actively engage in treatment.

Dr. Maxey works with clients at her practice as well as at a large hospital and healthcare system. Her approach is evidence-based, and uses interventions from various models based on her clients’ current needs and unique characteristics. Her intention is to empower clients by invoking their own strengths to create change, rather than simply rescuing them.

If you or a loved one are living a life that feels overwhelming and need some guidance, please reach out. With vulnerability, persistence, courage, and support to help you follow your curious path, you can gradually align your thoughts and feelings with intentional action, to help you discover your limitless personal power and build your best life.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    children, adolescent, transition aged youth, women

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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