Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in San Jose, CA
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Donald Dufford, Ph.D.
Anxiety Treatment Services
San Jose and Soquel
3880 South Bascom Avenue   
Suite 212   
San JoseCA 95073
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Practice Information
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.
 Anxiety Support Group
 Clinical Psychologist
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
License Info
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.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards accepted. Payment due at time of office visit. Insurance billing provided for reimbursement.
Daytime and evening appointments available
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
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