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Genevieve Altwer, LMFT

Genevieve Altwer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #116864

  • Therapy services for all of California

  • In-Office (Silicon Valley residents) or Telehealth (phone and video sessions available to all California Residents)

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Education and Experience
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #116864

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  • MA, Counseling Psychology. John F Kennedy University, San Jose, CA. 2016

  • MA, Criminal Justice Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. 2002

  • BS, Administration of Justice, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. 2001

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, CAMFT: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Member, Silicon Valley Chapter of CAMFT

  • Women's Netwworking Aliiance, Membership Chair San Jose Chapter 111


  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional  (CCTP)

  • Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH)

On the Treadmill

Taking care of your mental health should be as normal and accessible as going to the gym.  It can feel like a daunting task to find a therapist who feels like a good fit and also has availability. I provide the option of in-office sessions as well as telehealth (phone and video sessions).  I help make therapy attainable for you.

Genevieve Altwer, LMFT

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Services I Offer

With You Every Step of the Way

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Couples Counseling

A New Outlook

Gain an understanding of what is happening in your life, and work together to help make changes for the better. Healing includes not only confronting problems, but learning the healthy fun and spontaneity that people with active lives and growing relationships enjoy - relationships that bring love and contentment.

Individual Therapy

Therapy that works with you

I will work with you in a safe and collaborative way to determine your goals for therapy. I'll also invite you to slow down and turn your attention inward, so you can notice thoughts and feelings that emerge and ultimately learn how to make more choices in the moment rather than simply reacting. I'll help you explore patterns of relating to others, without judgment, so you can decide which parts of your identity feel right and which no longer serve you. You will develop new skills that allow you to feel more at peace, safer in your body, and more conscious of your internal thoughts and feelings. Let's get started!

Areas of specialized interest:


First Responders/Military & their families

Special Needs Caretakers/Parents & Siblings


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Fees & Session Times

Personalized Attention for All Your Needs


Initial Intake & Asessment (First Session Only): $250

Your personalized 90 Minute Intake Includes: 

  • thorough review of personal/family history

  • case formulation

  • treatment planning

Individual: 50 minute psychotherapy session $200

Couples: 50 minute psychotherapy session $225

Longer Sessions Available Please Inquire

I am a Fee-for-Service Therapist (i.e. full payment is made at the beginning of each session) and an Out-of-Network-Provider (I am not affiliated with any insurance company.)   A superbill is provided at the end of each month.  It is your responsibility to inquire about your specific insurance plan. 

Reduced Fee 
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis-contact for information.

Credit Cards on file are required for payment.

Cancellation Policy 
Please give at least 48-hours advance cancellation notice should your schedule change by leaving me a message/email or your full fee will be charged.

Questions? Please call for further information.I am happy to speak with you.

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Helpful Resources

Local Santa Clara County Services

Where can I find services?



  • Adult Protective Services                           408-975-4900

  • Child Abuse Reporting  833-722-5437
    (Palo Alto)                                                     650-493-1186
    (San Jose)                                                     408-299-2071
    (Morgan Hill/Gilroy)                                     408-683-0601

  • Suicide & Crisis Hotline                               855-278-4204

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Good Faith Estimate
(No Surprises Act)

Your Rights Explained

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

 For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

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Contact Genevieve

I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 223
San Jose, CA 95118


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