Joseph Malancharuvil,LCP

Joseph Malancharuvil,LCP

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Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCP - PSY8026
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  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
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  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
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  • Optum Health
  • Tricare West
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Santa Clara, California 95054

My Approach to Helping

My name is Joseph Malancharuvil (you may call me Dr. Joseph). I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, licensed in California and Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I served as the Chief of Psychology at one of the largest mental facilities in California. I have treated a large number and variety of patients over the last 30 years both in an inpatient and outpatient setting. I am committed to utilizing the best-suited therapeutic approach to help my clients to a speedy recovery. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, existential, psycho-biological, etc. I treat individuals and couples for a variety of emotional and relational issues. I specialize in short-term psychotherapy.

In independent practice, I treated individuals, couples, and families for a variety of psychological conditions such as integrating traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, grief reactions, personality disorders, etc. In inpatient hospital setting, I specialized in treating severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia.

Over the last 30 years of clinical practice, my clients reported that they felt very comfortable with my clear and precise, non-judgmental, accepting style of communication. My approach is goal-oriented and is measured in terms of achieved results. I explain to the clients what to expect out of the psychotherapeutic process and the method we employ together in the process. My therapeutic style is entirely collaborative and very respectful of the autonomy of my clients.

My interest in psychology and mental health started at the undergraduate level. With considerable passion, I pursued my doctorate in clinical psychology at Loyola University of Chicago and completed an additional post-doctoral fellowship in developmental disorders. Additionally, I obtained a master's degree in psychopharmacology. A lengthy career as a staff psychologist which culminated in my promotion as the Chief and Director of the Department of Psychology at Patton State Hospital, California. I have supervised numerous post-doctoral psychologists, fellows, and interns. I have taught many seminars on psychotherapy and have written peer-reviewed articles and five books. Last month I presented a three-day seminar to a group of 45 psychologists and psychiatrists on strategies of short-term psychotherapy.

In consultation with the client, I explain the results of my initial assessment and together we set realistic goals that can be achieved within the timeframe that the client has. The client may revise such goals in the course of therapy in consultation with the therapist. The clients will be able to present their issues that prompted them to seek psychotherapy in a nonjudgmental, empathic, and accepting atmosphere. In the process, the therapist will make a careful and scientific assessment of the objective conditions that impair the wellbeing of the client. If possible and therapeutically appropriate, the results will be communicated to the client in the first session itself with the recommendations.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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