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Clinical Practice | Nick Ney PHD
(650) 367-7797

Clinical Practice

In my psychotherapy practice, I welcome individuals and couples who are suffering from inner conflicts and/or real-life stressors and want to feel better. I believe that the most important factor in a healing experience is the chemistry between the therapist and the client. Insight, empathy, creativity and humor are all aspects of my approach to the human dilemma. Personal growth occurs when increases in self-awareness and self-acceptance lead to new ways of seeing things and responding to life’s challenges.

My goal as a therapist is to be a catalyst for positive change and a facilitator of personal growth. I consider it a privilege and a sacred responsibility to accept this role in the lives of my clients. Within a reasonable period of time after starting treatment, I will discuss with you my working understanding of your concerns, propose a treatment plan and explain therapeutic objectives and possible outcomes of the therapy.

Participation in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improved interpersonal relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy. I specialize in working with the long-term patterns of relationship problems and the depression, anxiety or trauma that may both underlie and result from those patterns. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have special experience working with individuals and their families impacted by the specter of chemical dependency, money challenges, divorce and stepfamily issues, questions of faith and spirit, and sexual, health and pain concerns.

I welcome any questions you may have, so please feel free to contact me.

“Dr Nick Ney is an associate of mine who has worked with me on presenting Forgive For Good workshops. He was trained in our year long forgiveness training program for therapists and has successfully led workshops on forgiveness locally and throughout the West. Dr Ney has my full confidence as a clinician and a trainer. He is a skilled therapist who has absorbed this powerful method for letting go of hurt, helplessness, and anger. I have seen his presentations help increase participant’s confidence, hope, and happiness in their daily affairs. If you find yourself battling with anger and resentment I recommend you contact Dr. Ney for help.”

– Fred Luskin, Ph.D. Author of Forgive For Good

“I had the opportunity of being supervised by Nick during my post-doc year and again as a psychological assistant. I really absorbed a lot from Nick because his presence invited collaboration and introspection. Nick’s deep insights about this human endeavor called psychotherapy will always stay with me. I think back on our weekly meetings and remember his warmth, fun attitude, and thoughtfulness. I could sense how he is as a therapist by his impact on me – I always felt respected and yet at the same time, challenged to grow.”

– Amy Greaves, Ph.D.

“I was fortunate to work for Dr. Nick Ney as a psychological assistant prior to being licensed as a clinical psychologist in private practice. Many of the attributes I so enjoyed in the mentorship I received from Nick speak to his excellence as a psychotherapist. Perhaps first and foremost, Dr. Ney is deeply compassionate and wise. Second, his presence is utterly welcoming and totally accepting. Lastly, from the depth and wealth of his experience, he always generously offered insightful, intelligent, and creative guidance and feedback regarding the healing work I was doing with my clients. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Nick Ney, both as a psychotherapist, and as a mentor.”

– Sean Hatt, Ph.D.

“On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, our church’s youth group invited Dr. Ney to speak to our entire community about forgiveness.  His message appealed to people of all faith backgrounds and was marvelously well-received.  Even our busy teens took the time to attend, and they asked some challenging questions!  He gave us very practical advice to face our issues and learn how to come to peace.  Dr. Ney’s humble, caring manner helped us all contemplate forgiveness in a new light. ” 

– Colleen Vandevoorde, Youth MInister at St. Cyprian Church in Sunnyvale