Counseling Services

 . . . Because everyone needs a little help every once in awhile

Hi, let me introduce myself. I’m Patt Saso. 

I am a caring and skilled psychotherapist who has a unique way of successfully moving you through painful transitions in your life. That might be relationship challenges, family conflict, parenting or any painful situation that feels like it is impossible to tolerate any longer. 

No matter what kind of crises you are coping with, it is still possible to ease pain and suffering and add meaning and richness to your life.

For over 20 years I have assisted couples and individuals improve their skills; transforming judgment and criticisms into understanding and connection. We’ll work together to help you rediscover personal resources and inner strengths to aid you through difficult times. 

My confidential number is:

Patt Saso
Saso Seminars & Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

It takes an incredible amount of courage to acknowledge a problem, but it takes more than that to change. Individual counseling may be just what you need to help you with the changes you want in your life. It provides you with ways to express feelings, understand patterns of thinking, gain perspective on past events and current relationships, set goals, and shed light on your future dreams.

No matter what the issue is—marital conflict, depression, parenting struggles, life transitions or grief—it is possible to make the changes you want. I work with teenagers and adults.

Parent Counseling

Are you worried about the increased amount of conflict with your teen? Is the arguing and bickering negatively affecting your relationship? 

Parent counseling is designed for building bridges and strengthening the parent-teen relationship. Discover better ways of talking and listening that will improve communication and clear up misunderstandings and hurt before they get out of hand.


Couples Counseling

Is the relationship with your partner deteriorating? Are you arguing too much or beginning to withdraw from each other? If you are feeling stuck and unhappy—don’t throw in the towel yet—call!  

Trying to sort out what he said/she said only leads to further confusion, misunderstandings and hurt. Learn techniques that will help you talk without making things worse and discover tools that will help reduce frustration, anger and hurt, while restoring harmony in your relationship. Whether you are married, engaged or single relationship counseling may save and strengthen your relationship now and in the future.

Call and schedule an appointment today. It may be one of the most important steps of your life.  My services are completely confidential. Phone sessions are also available.

Patt Saso
CA Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #MFC31091
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Services provided at:

1313 N. Milpitas Blvd., Suite 141
Milpitas, CA 95035

To Get Started:

Begin with a phone interview in order to determine whether I can be of help to you. I’m happy to provide a brief free phone consultation to help you in choosing a therapist.  I can be reached at 408.262.6837

Welcome, New Clients

The following instructions are here to help make your first visit more comfortable.


  1. You'll want to plan to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time on the first meeting to fill out several intake forms.

  2. Or you can download the forms here, fill them out, and bring them with you to our first session.

Professional Membership:


"You have helped me to better see and understand where my son is coming from. This has helped me to not overreact when he does something that I think is immature or when I expect better behavior from him. We still have differences, but I have learned to not to let frustration and angry damage our respect for one another." —Tom L., Parent

"The longer I spend with my husband, watching our lives flourish, I realize more fully what a tremendous gift you and your guidance have been for me. You truly have enriched my life and I consider you one of my greatest blessings. To me (for me) you're a bit like the teacher of Helen Keller. I could function before but with your gentle hand, I now see and hear so very much more." —T.O.

Warning signs you may be in trouble:
Unhappiness, worry, sadness, depression, irritability and anger, frustration, loneliness, hopelessness

Warning signs your relationship may be in trouble: Frequent arguing and blaming, resentment, isolation and withdrawal, affairs, loss of interest in relationship, little or no sexual expression, recurring thoughts of separation or divorce

Warning signs your family may be in trouble: Communication problems, inability to manage or resolve conflicts, inadequate problem solving skills, teen issues, chronic crises or stress, mental health problems such as depression or anxiety

Warning signs your teen may be in trouble: Anxiety, depression, unhappiness, anger, difficulty concentrating, declining school performance, destructive decisions, high risk behaviors, drug use

Risks and Benefits of Therapy
CA Association of MFTs

Psychotherapy is a process in which Therapist and Patient discuss issues, events, experiences and memories for the purpose of creating positive change so Patient can experience his/her life more fully. It provides an opportunity to better, and more deeply understand oneself, as well as, any problems or difficulties Patient may be experiencing. Psychotherapy is a joint effort. Progress and success may vary depending upon the particular problems or issues being addressed, as well as other factors. Participating in therapy may result in a number of benefits to Patient, including, reduced stress and anxiety, a decrease in negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors, improved interpersonal relationships, increased comfort in social, work, and family settings, increased capacity for intimacy, and increased self-confidence. Such benefits may also require substantial effort on the part of Patient, including an active participation in the therapeutic process, honesty, and a willingness to change feelings, thoughts and behaviors. There is no guarantee that therapy will yield any or all of the benefits listed.
Participating in therapy may also involve some discomfort, including remembering and discussing unpleasant events, feelings and experiences. The process may evoke strong feelings of sadness, anger, fear, etc. There may be times in which Therapist will challenge Patient’s perceptions and assumptions, and offer different perspectives. The issues presented by Patient may result in unintended outcomes, including changes in personal relationships. Patient should be aware that any decision on the status of his/her personal relationships is the responsibility of Patient. During the therapeutic process, many patients find that they feel worse before they feel better. This is generally a normal course of events. Personal growth and change may be easy and swift at times, but may also be slow and frustrating. Patient should address any concerns he/she has regarding his/her progress in therapy with Therapist.