Rosario A. Puga-Dempsey, LMFT
Helping couples, children and individuals find renewed hope in life.
Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT # 1130539
Tel: (408) 438-1581
"What you see depends on what you are looking for."
My focus is to help families and couples who are struggling with difficult life transitions, trauma and depression find renewed hope in life.
Through my extensive work in the field for over the past eight years in various settings and with diverse populations I have developed a multi faceted approach in helping children, families, couples and adults heal. I find great joy in creating a unique therapeutic experience that is tailored to you, which is why I integrate different approaches into my practice. I meaningfully aim to provide you with a different perspective on your situation that can help you obtain clarity and peace. I support you by increasing your awareness of the deep fears and strong emotions that may be holding you back and leaving you feeling stuck.
My goal is to deeply connect with your personal experience, provide you with a trusting and non-judgmental environment to foster a collaborative process so that together we can create life long changes. I don't just find temporary solutions that may help fix your current situation but rather, I believe in transformation, which is often a process that takes patience and commitment.
Therapy is an investment in your emotional and mental well being, so finding a therapist that makes you feel comfortable is key. Feel free to reach out with any questions!
M.A Counseling Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy Program) - Santa Clara University
B.A Psychology - San Jose State University
Internal Family Systems
Affiliations & Memberships
Trauma Research Foundation
California Association Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Santa Clara County Psychological Association
Additional Training and Certifications
Positive Parenting Program Level 1
Responding to Crisis & Critical Incidents
TF- CBT Basic Training
Trauma & Eating Disorders
Self harm & Unsafe behaviors
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
- Albert Einstein