Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in San Jose, CA

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Donald Dufford, Ph.D.

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Anxiety Treatment Services
San Jose and Soquel
Anxiety Treatment Services offers practical and comprehensive help for: Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD), Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, Body Image (BDD), Obsessive-Compulvise Disorder (OCD), Trichotillomania, Specific Phobias, Grief/Loss, Stress/Worry, Insomnia, and Irritable Bowel (IBS). Dr. Dufford incorporates a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches and techniques into his treatment based on clinical reserach as well as his own personal experience in helping people change. Dr. Dufford has conducted over 35,000 individual psychotherapy sessions and hundreds of hours of group therapy during his 25 plus years experience as a therapist. Some of the methods Dr. Dufford uses are: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness/Meditation, Biofeedback and Energy Psychology. The course of individual therapy with Dr. Dufford can be brief (six to 12 weekly 45-50 minute sessions) or extend over a longer time period depending upon the complexity of issues involved. For example, the process of therapy will take longer when overcoming multiple issues, chronic conditions, the effects of a traumatic history or deep seated personality issues. You can expedite your process with the use of Self Help Tools, participation in our Anxiety Support Group and following through with homework between sessions.
Dr Dufford received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Sierra University, his M.A. from Cornell University and his B.S. from Rutgers University. He completed a two year Clinical Internship at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Edmund Bourne. He has also completed thousands of hours of continuing education in mental health treament over the past twenty five years. Dr.Dufford is a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a Certified Doctoral Addictions Counselor.
Dr Dufford has been conducting therapy in private practice since 1985. Dr. Dufford received specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders while completing a two year Clinical Psychology Internship at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Edmund Bourne, author of several books including the "Anxiety and Phobia Workbook" and "Natural Relief for Anxiety". Dr. Dufford subsequently took over the Anxiety Support Group and individual therapy clients of the Anxiety Treatment Center when Dr. Bourne left the Bay Area in 1993.
Dr Dufford is the founder of the Light Living Program and author/creator of an extensive series of CD/mp3 sessions combining deep hypnotic relaxation and cognitive-behavioral principles for positive change. Titles include: The First Step A Calm and Relaxed Lifestyle, Breathing Techniques, Self Esteem, Panic: Breaking the Cycle, Agoraphobia, Specifiic Phobias, Worry-Free, Sleep Well, People Pleasing, Social Anxiety, Public Speaking, OCD Obsessions, OCD ERP, Sports Performance, Trichotillomania, Emotional Eating /Weight Loss, IBS, Managing Mood Keys to Happiness, and many other sessions dealing with overcominjg anxiety and related issues.
Dr. Dufford is a full Professional Member of the:
California Psychological Association
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
International EMDR Association
Trichotillomania Learning Center
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards accepted. Payment due at time of office visit. Insurance billing provided for reimbursement.
Hours:Daytime and evening appointments available
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Men's Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Chronic Illness  Online / Teletherapy
 Couples  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Depression  Relationship Issues
 Divorce  Self-Esteem Issues
 Eating Disorders  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Grief and Loss  Stress Management
 Group Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Hypnotherapy  Work and Career Issues
 Clinical Psychologist  Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
3880 South Bascom Avenue
Suite 212
San JoseCA 95073