Jacobs Ladder Therapies

Helping Teens and Young Adults Heal and Restore

Jacob’s Ladder Therapies is committed to helping your family navigate complex needs by providing exceptional clinical care to restore hope and foster optimism.

Are you worried that your teen or young adult may be stressed or depressed with no structure to their daily life?

Is your child refusing to communicate with you, staying up late at night, becoming defiant and/or struggling with excessive use of social media or gaming?

Did social distancing caused your once social child  to isolate from friends and family or want to sleep all day?

Have they seemed to have lost motivation for school and the things they use to like to do? 

We Can Help Starting Today

We offer in-person sessions in our San Jose office.

We also offer virtual sessions for anyone located in California.

Ask about our Walk and Talk Sessions available in San Jose, Hayward and Vallejo.

We provide individual, group and family therapy that is compassionate, validating, and appreciative of all cultures. We also support Parents and Couples with skill building and coaching. All of our services can be provided in-person and via telehealth by our experienced clinicians.

Services We Offer

We provide high quality, culturally responsive, multilingual, on-site and virtual mental health services. 


Individual Therapy for Youth & Teens
We specialize in treating depression, anxiety, academic stress, low motivation, and trauma. We utilize a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Solution Focused, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy to address mood and personality disorders. Our individual therapy sessions are offered in-person and virtually. Learn More
Therapy for Transitional Age Youth (ages 18-25)
We specialize in supporting Transitional Age Youth (TAY) launch into adulthood. We offer individual and group therapy to increase social & emotional intelligence and improve executive functioning. Learn More
Family Therapy

The goal of family therapy is to increase positive communication skills and decrease toxic behavior patterns. We specialize in supporting families struggling with parenting/co-parenting issues, as well as parent/child conflict. Our family therapy sessions are offered in-person and virtually.

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Workplace Mediation

Coming soon!

Employee Incident Response
In the event of a critical incident (i.e. employee death, natural disaster, reduction in workforce, etc.), Jacob’s Ladder Therapies is equipped to provide your staff with trained counselors to deliver support in a one-on-one and/or group setting.  Learn More
Parent Education, Coaching, MASTERCLASS

We offer 1:1 parent coaching sessions with expert teen therapists to tackle tough topics, and teach tangible skills for you to use at home. Coaching is offered in-person and virtually. Want to know all there is to know about your teen and social media? Check out our one-of-a-kind Masterclass! In this 3-hour class, we go in-depth about the most popular social media platforms teens are using, what content your teen may be sharing, the controls parents have, and how to keep them safe.
Enroll now at : Teen & Social Media MASTERCLASS

Group Therapy for Youth & Teens

We offer a number of specialized groups both in-person and virtual.
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Meet The Therapists

Tametra Johnson, LCSW

My name is Tametra and I am the founder of Jacob’s Ladder Therapies.

Maritza Noriega-Chicas, LMFT (she/her)

Hi! I’m Maritza, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Lead Clinician at Jacob’s Ladder Therapies.

Angelica Maulucci, LCSW

Hi! My name is Angelica, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Operations Manager here at JLT. 

Jacqueline Leong-Abad, LMFT (she/they)

Hi! I’m Jacqueline, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) based in the Bay Area,

Miatta Watkins, LMFT

Hello, I am Miatta and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Emmylou Chua Cancino, LMFT

Hi, my name is Emmylou and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Michele Brister, LPCC

I am Michele, a registered Associate Clinical Counselor specializing in providing individual and group counseling for school-aged children and adolescents.
Mehreen Najm,
Digital Media Coordinator and Administrative Support
Hi, I’m Mehreen Najm, a skilled Full-Stack Web Developer with over 4 years of experience.

Alisha Allen, ACSW

Hi, my name is Alisha and I am a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker.
Samreena Siddiqui,
Data Science Intern
Hi, my name is Samreena Siddiqui, and I am the summer 2024 intern at Jacob’s Ladder.

Geraldine Cruz,
ACSW (she/her)

Hi, my name is Gigi and I am a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

We are in network with Lyra, Modern Health, BHS, Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mass, Cigna and Oxford

Rates: $215 per session for Individual counseling, $265 per session for Family/Couples counseling.


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Pre-Licensed & Licensed Clinicians

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