Tricia J. Mlnarik,Counseling for children, teens and families in San Jose, Ca | (408) 207-5269

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working with individual adults, couples, children and adolescents.

I am dedicated to helping others free themselves from ineffective ways of thinking and behaving to reach a more satisfying and joyful life. I value the research on evidence-based practices and strive to utilize the most effective approach for each unique person and family I see. I have specialized training in sand play, play therapy, psychodynamic techniques, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Tricia Mlnarik

I received my Masters’ Degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University along with experiential training at Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara, Adolescent Counseling Services in Palo Alto, The Child Therapy Institute in San Rafael, Opportunity Plus Group Home in Oakland, Mid-Peninsula DBT in Redwood City, Momentum for Mental Health and Family Violence Counseling Associates in San Jose.

I am a member of the Children’s Issues Committee of the Domestic Violence Council in Santa Clara County and I volunteer with A Home Within. I am a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT, and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).