Teen Mental Health Services in San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA

Teen Mental Health Therapist in San Jose & Los Gatos, CA

Navigating the teen years can be quite a journey for teens and their loved ones. It’s a time of significant change and growth, where developing healthy habits and skills is key to fostering overall mental well-being. Whether it’s getting enough rest, staying active, learning to manage emotions, or building strong problem-solving and social skills, these years are crucial for setting the foundation for a healthy and happy adulthood.

We understand that being a teen today comes with its own set of challenges. Did you know that about one in seven teens between the ages of 10 and 19 faces mental health challenges? It’s a reality that touches many, and a mix of environmental, social, and emotional factors influences it. That’s why having a strong support network and access to caring, professional help is so important.

Our specialized teen mental health services are just a call or click away in Los Gatos and San Jose. Don’t navigate the complexities of adolescent mental health alone. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sarbani Maitra and embark on a journey to support and heal.

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Common Mental Health Concerns in Teens

The landscape of mental health in the United States today is diverse and challenging, especially for teenagers. Among the most prevalent mental health conditions affecting teens are:

Anxiety Disorders: Many teens experience anxiety, which can manifest as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, or specific phobias. These disorders can significantly impact their daily functioning.

Depression: This is a prevalent issue among teenagers, characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities. It can affect their energy levels, concentration, and overall quality of life.

Eating Disorders: Disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating can develop during the teenage years. These conditions are often related to body image issues and can have severe physical and psychological consequences.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): While often diagnosed in childhood, ADHD can continue to affect teens. It can impact their ability to focus, control impulses, and maintain organized behaviors, which can be challenging in academic and social settings.

Substance Use Disorders: Experimentation with drugs and alcohol can lead to substance abuse, which negatively affects mental health and can lead to addiction.

Stress-Related Disorders: The pressures of academic achievements, social dynamics, and planning for the future can lead to significant stress, sometimes resulting in disorders like PTSD or adjustment disorders.

Recognizing the signs of these conditions early is crucial. A noticeable decline in academic performance or withdrawal from friends and activities once enjoyed can be indicators of underlying mental health issues. It’s essential to understand that while preventable, these concerns are common and require professional attention.

Should My Teen See a Therapist?

Identifying symptoms that may suggest a teenager needs to see a counselor is important in ensuring their mental and emotional well-being. Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Unexplained changes in academic performance
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits

Teen Mental Health Services in Los Gatos and San Jose

At our Los Gatos and San Jose centers, we adopt a holistic approach to teen mental health. We understand that each teen is unique, with their own set of experiences and challenges. Our services are tailored to meet these individual needs, ensuring that each teen receives the care and support that is right for them. We offer a range of services, from counseling and therapy to more specialized treatments for conditions like anxiety, depression, and social phobias.

Choosing the right mental health services for your teen is a critical decision. Here are a few reasons why our centers in Los Gatos and San Jose are the best choice for your family:

Expert Care: Our team of mental health professionals is highly skilled and experienced in dealing with a wide range of teen mental health issues.

Personalized Treatment: We believe in a personalized approach, ensuring each teen’s unique needs are met.

Supportive Environment: Our centers offer a welcoming and supportive environment conducive to healing and growth.

Convenient Locations: With locations in both Los Gatos and San Jose, we are easily accessible to families in the area.

If you’re concerned about your teen’s mental health, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us to schedule an appointment and get your teen the support they need. Our dedicated Los Gatos, CA, and San Jose, CA team is ready to assist you and your family. 

Take the first step toward a better life

Help and hope are here. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step toward reclaiming control of your life.

Dr. Maitra is awesome! I can't say enough about her. She cares about her patients and has a great team of co-workers. Swati goes above and beyond and handles extra tasks for me. More than recommended for anyone who wants a great professional at an accommodating clinic with a lovely team of staff members. Thanks for everything, guys!

-A. A.

I didn't want to consult a psychiatrist because my lifestyle demanded mental health therapy. I thought I could do it all, handle it all, and be the superwoman everyone thought I was and my family expected of me...anxiety and depression took over my life and I tried everything to rise above it. In my 20s, I was diagnosed with ADHD. Left untreated, the symptoms tormented my life and hurt people I loved. Dr. Maitra is compassionate and the best psychiatrist around. She helped me understand I had a biological imbalance, not just a mental illness. She gave me the strength to share my journey without shame. Dr. Maitra has also been helping me with other private concerns, so I'm confident and hopeful I can overcome these too. Her office is gorgeous and her team handles the important aspects! I would recommend her to anyone who needs a second or third opportunity, is hesitant about a diagnosis, fears judgment, or has lost hope!

She's humble and kind. If you trust her, she can change your life too!

-I. A.

Dr. Maitra is a rare type of doctor. She takes extra time with each of her patients. Although this sometimes means waiting a bit more for your appointment, it ensures adequate time is given to address your issues. Dr. Maitra along with her staff are very friendly and accommodating. They provide snacks and water for while waiting in the lobby. The overall atmosphere in her clinic is that of a "mom and pop shop". The staff are respectful and yet very personable. I cannot recommend her services enough.
I highly recommend this psychiatric service to anyone looking for an educated MD who actually cares about her clients and makes sure they are taken care of. Dr Maitra is truly one of a kind and my family is very thankful that we found her after wasting thousands of dollars with other psychiatric firms who only take your money and don’t actually care about their patients. I searched high and low throughout the bay area and Lumos and Dr Maitra are by far the best service I have found. You will not be disappointed if you are generally looking for help and a Doctor who actually cares about your health and wellbeing! The staff here are also extremely responsive and helpful and will never leave you out in the cold in a time of need. So glad I found Lumos and Dr Maitra!
Dr Maitra is a genuine docter I have seenUntil now. She is giving me treatment forDepression. She is so Flexible and had been there for me every time I had a problem. She gives good medicine for depression.She is an amazing docter.
I found Dr Maitra and her wonderful staff during the pandemic. She was one of the very few doctors who responded to my many emails. Dr. Maitra is one of a kind! She is compassionate, genuinely cares about her patients, and willing to meet them where they are to help them get well.
I love Lumos. Not only is Dr. Maitra a caring, warm, smart and experienced Psychiatrist, her staff is also caring and efficient. Can't ask for a better team.
Dr. Maitra is very caring, compassionate and concerned about patient health. My wife is her patient. Dr. Maitra is so sweet that my wife sees her niece in her.She understands the patient current and past situation and tries to accommodate and help and work around that.She doesn’t enforce her opinions and listens patiently about patient situations and prescribes medication that a patient can tolerate.She works with patient and not against. I am fortunate to have her treat my wife.I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra.
Dr. Maitra is awesome! I can't say enough about her. She cares about her patients and has a great team of co-workers. Swati goes above and beyond and handles extra tasks for me. More than recommended for anyone who wants a great professional at an accommodating clinic with a lovely team of staff members. Thanks for everything, guys!
I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra. She is the best psychiatrist i have come across. She listens so patiently, and her approach is so honest and remarkable.
Lumos Clinical has been a God send for my Wife and I. Dr Maitra is someone who is extremely intelligent and qualified in her field and she is also very compassionate and understanding.She has a way of getting through to people, empathizing with them and really helping them. Then there is Riya, and if you are lucky enough to speak to her, you already know she exhibits the upmost compassion, empathy and care. She was a large reason I chose to take my Wife to Lumos and it led us to an amazing Dr and rest of staff.
I cannot express how great my appreciation is for the staff and Doctors at Lumos Clinic. Dr Maitra and Swati have changed my view of psychiatric help because of their unending kindness and accommodation- I can schedule appointments over text increasing the likelihood I will get help. If you’re looking for help then I can’t recommend this clinic more. Dr Maitra has a diverse background working with a wide variety of patients, she’s incredibly smart, non-judgemental and has made the difference for me when other doctors in San Jose couldn’t.
Dr Maitra has been treating our son who has an eating disorder. She is the first doctor that my son has liked and she has had a lot of successes with our son. She is flexible and hard working and her staff is very professional. She has good instincts and incites. Strongly recommended.
Dr. Maitra is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever worked with. She takes her time to understand her patient's needs and is genuinely interested in helping her patients. She won't suggest a course of action that isn't in the patient's best interest. Her team is also amazing. Swati is on top of everything. She's literally the best administrator I've ever worked with. This clinic is the best, and I highly recommend them.
Dr. Maitra And Her Staff Are The Most Effective Team. Dr. Maitra Takes Out Time To Personally Ensure The Well Being of Her Clients. Dr. Maitra Is Profesional And Compassionate. The Team Also Works Together With Care When Speaking With The Client And Scheduling Accurate Calendar Invitations!Thank You And Your Team For All You Do!Blessings!💙🔥🙏🏼💥✝️🦋💜
Highly recommended! Dr Maitra is a great doctor and also she is very human and sensible to the patient concerns. 5 out of 5 stars definitely!
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I was quite reluctant to find a psychiatrist becuase I just didn’t want to fathom That I needed mental health assistance in the way I lived my life. I thought I could do it all, cope with it all- be the super woman that others thought me to be and my family expected out of me…anxiety and at depression took over my life and I tried everything to rise above it all…. I was diagnosed with ADDHD in my twenties but had stopped taking medication because I didn’t want to jeopardize the health of my unborn babies as some of the ADDHD medication posed pre-natal issues as well as birth defects. ( I had 4 children during the course of this time period of my life ) but unresolved anxiety and symptoms of ADDHD kept haunting not just my life but negatively impacted those I loved the most. I knew I had to face the demons and bring resolve to live a more fruitful life and become the best version of myself!I conducted a ton of due diligence and my research lead me to dr Maitra. Dr Maitra diagnosed me quickly and came up with a treatment plan that worked. She is caring, kind and frankly the best psychiatrist anyone could find. She didn’t make me feel like I had a mental illness but that I had a chemical imbalance that needed to be dealt with . For ex diabetics need insulin due to an imbalance and I required medication due to the chemical imbalance I had in my genetic makeup.Because of her I have the courage to share my journey - I’m not afraid or ashamed to share. Dr maitra has been helping me with some other private issues and I have the confidence and hope that I will be able to over come these issues as well. Her office is beautiful and she has a staff that’s on top of the details that matter ! I highly recommend her to anyone that needs a second chance or third chance, for anyone that is unsure about a diagnosis, for anyone that feels the fear of being judged, for anyone that has lost hope!She’s down to earth and has a heart of Gold she changed my life and I’m sure she has the ability to change yours if you just take the leap of faith and trust her like I did!:)
If you’re looking for a psychiatrist you have found one. Have been seeing her for 8 months and I highly recommend her. Despite a gap of several months she has been a rock to lean on. Throughout our sessions I continue to be surprised and impressed by her kindness, flexibility, manner and her ability to simplify seemingly complicated situations or emotional reactions. She is new to the area but her office is already growing and her awesome staff(Swati) are able to text to schedule or change appointments. We’ve only met via Microsoft teams but I feel closer to her than doctors I’ve met in person. Schedule with her she is non-judgemental and an extremely smart well-rounded person. You will love her!
Wonderful Doctor. She listens carefully, never hurries and make you feel comfortable talking about your symptoms. Her support and medication helped me a lot. She patiently analyzed and treated my issue. Followup emails and scheduling is great. The staff are friendly and thorough about details.
Dr. Maitra has remarkable listening skills. She understands her patients needs and partners with them to ensure good heath. I strongly recommend her and her conscientious team.
I came to get my blood drawn and Kosar and Lina were really kind and professional. They explained every step and made sure I was comfortable and understood what was going on. Great staff👍🏼
The best Doctor I’ve seen! She’s kind, she listened well , she works with you for your goals. She also went out of her way to help with treatment. I recommend her highly. Very practical and down to earth.
Dr.maitra is very compassionate and caring towards her patients.I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Sarbani Maitra,
MD, Psychiatrist

Meet Dr. Maitra

Sarbani Maitra, MD is a board eligible psychiatrist. She has a Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Technological University in Chemistry leading up to her doctorate of medicine from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. She then went on to gain clinical experience at Queen’s Hospital (erstwhile Old Church Hospital), London U.K. for a period of three years. She pursued her residency in Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee after working in research on women’s health issues at the Center of Women’s Health and Research. Dr Maitra has extensive experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings managing patients across the spectrum with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and patients struggling with substance use disorders. She believes in an integrated approach to mental health which includes the biopsychosocial approach. [Read More]