Jason Zeltser, PhD

Licensed Psychologist, PSY30915

I help adults of all ages develop inner tools to work through and better manage all types of relationship concerns.

I help clients heal from interpersonal pain, build their inner voice, and improve communication. Through the process of therapy, my clients gain more self-esteem and feel more able to pivot, transition, and make new career and life decisions. I specialize in treating various anxiety conditions and self-medicating behaviors. I am experienced in supporting my clients as they navigate dating and address difficult marriage and couple dynamics.

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Services

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy

Specialties
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Perfectionism
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Work Stress
Education

Ph.D. – Palo Alto University

B.A. – California State University, Northridge

Appointments

50-minute sessions are available through Teletherapy.

All appointments must be scheduled in advance.

Location

Teletherapy

My approach

My style is characterized by my thoughtfulness and curiosity. My approach begins first with active listening to calibrate a working model. I am trained in evidence-based treatments using motivational interviewing (MI), emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), and attachment theory. I blend my client’s future aspirations, past interpersonal experiences, and emphasize the here-and-now. To do so, I also utilize psychodynamic principles. Whether short- or long-term goals, gaining clarity on repetitive behaviors often leads to major improvements in how life feels. My approach helps to untangle the complexities of daily human interaction while encouraging patience and compassion with oneself.

Why I love this work

I enjoy being a guide. I enjoy bearing witness to individual change and transformation. Since I was a kid, I would daydream (and sometimes stare!) about how and why people did what they did. I continue to be constantly inspired by other’s stories. I am fueled by learning about the differences between people and believe these differences make society function better. I’ve been privileged to work with people from all walks of life and have developed a passion for exploring the multiple identities that truly make up who we are.

What I want for you

I want you to feel greater life satisfaction. I want you to live the way you want to live, with more confidence, and less internal criticism. I understand there may be multiple ways to achieve this, and we will strike a mutual balance towards reaching your specific goals.

My specialties, background, and personal interests

I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at California State University, Northridge and my doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University. My doctoral dissertation discussed how being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis led to positive growth in life. The concept that a diagnosis or a specific problem can create opportunities to grow and improve, still fascinates me. I have worked mostly in community-based clinics exposed to serious mental illness and a lack of resources. I completed my predoctoral and postdoctoral training at Access Institute for Psychological Services. I enjoy group life and the sense of belonging. During my free time, I enjoy cooking, listening to music, and playing my guitar.

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