Jason Esswein,MS, LMFT

Jason Esswein,MS, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 41644
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $225.00 per session (50 minutes in length). $50 for a 15-minute phone consultation.
Evening Availability


20 S. Santa Cruz Avenue, Suite # 309
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Campbell, California 95008

My Approach to Helping

All of us have experienced loss, anger, loss of control, impulsiveness, and communication problems. If these experiences are discussed in a safe environment with a competent therapist, they can be used to mature and create the life we want. If ignored with distractions such as overwork, alcoholdrugs, food, sex, and internetTV, unresolved issues can remain stuck in our bodies and minds, wreaking havoc at unexpected times (for example, a sudden panic attack).

Clients need a therapist who has done a significant amount of their own inner worktherapy. As Carl Jung once stated, "It's not what you know that heals your clients, it's who you are." Authenticity cannot be faked....most people can sense this quickly.

I am committed to being real, as well as actively involved in my clients' growth process. I have also done my own personal psychotherapy as I believe this is necessary to be effective in counseling. How can you help clients if you haven't experienced your own individual counseling? Many clients have commented on their preference for my ability to balance talking with listening. I don't "just sit there and listen, nodding my head occasionally." I am fully engaged, providing honest feedback and support.

More Info About My Practice

I do not accept insurance; however, some plans (especially PPOs) will partially or even completely reimburse clients after submitting an invoice which I am happy to provide. Please check with your insurance carrier and ask explicitly for "out of network" reimbursement.

My standard fee is $185.00 per 50-minute session. I also offer a 15-minute, $50 consultation to ensure that we are a compatible match. If we are not an ideal match, I'm happy to refer you to someone who may be more appropriate for you.

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

I have extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with bipolar disordermanic depression. I also have experience working with individual males and associated challenges such as an inability to articulate and express emotions, spiritual emergence and intuitive development, and relationship issues.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to provide an environment that feels safe enough for clients to take risks and be honest about their lives. This can include learning to forgive ourselves and others, healing relationships, and creating the kind of life we truly desire.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I feel privileged to be part of my clients' growth. It is an honor to be in the presence of someone who has the courage to share their innermost thoughts, dreams, fears, and secrets. When a client is being truly vulnerable and honest, it is an incredible process to be a part of. There is nothing I would rather do.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

One thing incredibly important is to know where someone wants to be in their life. More specifically, what do they want their life to look like (relationships, finances, confidence, emotional experience, etc.)? Having even one goal can add to motivation to change.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    In addition to individual and couples counseling, I have extensive experience working with individual males, those diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and those suffering from anxiety disorders. I also work with highly sensitive individuals, and focus on developing intuition and spiritual emergence.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Human Givens (HG)
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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