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Helping Teens and Young Adults Heal and Restore

Jacob’s Ladder is here to help you navigate your teen’s complex needs and provide you with the best clinical services and to provide renewed hope and optimism in this challenging time.
Are you worried that your teen or young adult may be stressed or depressed?
Are they refusing to communicate with you, staying up real late at night, becoming defiant and or have excessive use of gaming or social media?
Has social distancing caused them to isolate from friends and family and sleep all day?
Have they seemed to have lost all motivation and have no structure to their daily life?

We Can Help Starting Today

We’re back in person! We are now offering in person sessions in the San Jose and Los Gatos area starting May 1st, 2021.

Ask about our Walk and Talk Sessions now available in San Jose, San Francisco, Daly City and Oakland.

We provide individual therapy to your teen that assesses for safety, teaches distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills as well as provide renewed hope and optimism in this challenging time. We are able to support YOU as well with parent sessions and a PARENT SUPPORT GROUP. All of our services can be provided via telehealth by licensed clinicians. We have availability Monday – Sunday 8am-11pm PST. Call today for a free consult.

Meet The Therapists

Tametra Johnson, LCSW

My name is Tametra Johnson and I am the founder of Jacobs Ladder Therapies. I grew up in the Bay Area and personally struggled with mental illness as a teenager which led me to a career helping teens. I am a Licensed Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years experience working with teens and mental health. I specialize in addressing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, academic stress, divorce/co-parenting issues, and parent-child conflict. I have also counseled adults who are struggling with family communication issues, stress and mental health issues. I’ve worked with parents who are working to support their children through substance abuse and divorce.

Sunny Wang, LMFT

Hi I’m Sunny Wang. I’m a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with more than 8 years of clinical experience in California. I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and have extensive training for the prodromal (early-psychosis) assessment among teens. With a bi-cultural background and fluency in Mandarin, I thrive to advocate for the Asian families that are struggling with generational conflicts, validation, and self-care. I am familiar with the community resources and enjoy volunteer work as a group facilitator in the NAMI family-support group.

Maritza Noriega, LMFT

Hi I’m Maritza Noriega. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist with seven years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, children, adolescents, and families. I have experience using different therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with culturally diverse populations and am fluently bilingual in Spanish. I’m passionate about helping others and am committed to supporting, encouraging, and guiding individuals in addressing their mental health needs.

Angelica Cardenas, LMFT

I’m Angelica Cardenas and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 7 years of clinical experience providing trauma-informed mental health counseling and consultation to children, adolescents, and adults. I work with clients on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, early childhood mental health, and stress related to school, family, relationships, and transitions. I believe in the mind, body, and spiritual connection, and am passionate about providing holistic and integrated treatment, using various therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Somatic Therapy. I also take a social justice and culturally responsive approach to explore how our different identities influence our relationship to systems of privilege and oppression, and to find meaning, healing, and affinity through culturally affirming practices.

Angelica Maulucci, ASW

Hi I’m Angelica Maulucci and I am a registered social worker, bilingual in Spanish. I have had the honor of working as a pediatric and adolescent social worker for hospital patients, school mental health clinician for 6th-12th grade students, and resource specialist for homeless & refugee families. I am deeply passionate about trauma-informed youth empowerment, social justice, and using the arts as a medium to process and heal.

The Summer Series is Back!

NEW! Online Teen Therapy Groups

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