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Dr. Saundra Taulbee, LMFT

Addictions Relationships Intimacy Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I hear the heartbeat of your spoken and unspoken struggles, as well as your dreams yet to be realized. Together we work to uncover the root cause and triggers that prevent you from being at peace with yourself and others, whether it involves issues of :
• addiction, depression - Bi-polar or other mood disorders, ADD
• codependency, low self-esteem,
• PTSD, problems with anger management or conflict avoidance
• problems with emotional and sexual intimacy in marriage.
And, then, together we move on to resolve issues you bring so that you can learn to have satisfaction and transformation in your life.
My experience spans 25 plus years of working with a wide range of people in private practice and in the mental health system. Not only that, but, my training was as a Doctor of Mental Health in Psychiatry at UCSF Medical Centre, San Francisco, with a 3- year residence, rotating in the crisis clinic, in-patient and out-patient psych units in Mount Zion Hospital, and Langley Porter Hospital, San Francisco, CA. Through this magnificent training I learned to grasp the delicate balance between the mind-body duo, and, subsequently I became adept at diagnosis and treatment, including ascertaining one's need for medication as an adjunct to the talk therapy. I am also trained in theology, having earned an M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Above all, if you choose to work with me - you will gain an ally in your recovery - who is authentic, transparent, and, who will walk with you to the culmination of your treatment.
My treatment approach is psychoanalytic. And, thus, I believe we all suffer hurts, habits and hang-ups from the past, which are at the root of our struggles that go back to unfinished business with family of origin. However, I also integrate facets of cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, as the need presents. Furthermore, I am a Christian with a worldview that is biblically based. And, so, I hear the “God void” that lies within the heart of all humankind which we seek to fill with other things. This means that while my counsel will never conflict with the authority of Scripture, I will not proselytize. With that said, I have and will continue to see anyone who chooses to work with me as their therapist, regardless of whether you have a religious affiliation or none.
Last, I am also an author who wrote a book based on case histories of nine patients who gave me permission to tell their stories, interspersed with vignettes from my own life - about how to overcome the struggles with which we all suffer. My nascent book, entitled, "You Can't Heal A Wound By Saying It's Not There", 2nd edition, is an overview of how what I have described above helps people heal and move on with their lives, so that they can help someone else be better - one person at a time.
Are you willing to begin a journey with me of overcoming the past and embracing your God-given future?

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Addictions Relationships Intimacy Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

CA LMFT 16887


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Saundra Taulbee. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I appreciate Dr. Taulbee’s patience while helping me work through my stuff. She picks up on things I had not thought of or seen before.

Written on Apr 19, 2024 after therapy with Saundra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I love her. She is a beautiful soul.

Written on Apr 17, 2024 after therapy with Saundra for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Taulbee understands me and empathizes with me & I feel a connection with her after only two sessions. I’m very impressed with her skills & the tools she utilized.

Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Saundra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very experienced and fair!

Written on Oct 18, 2023 after therapy with Saundra for 2 months

I feel I have finally found a therapist that is right for me. Dr. Taulbee provides well educated guidance with her view of what I am going through or have experienced by helping me to see my thoughts or behavior from a different angle. She listens well and draws out my difficulties by drawing out whats inside of my head. We have a good repore yet she is not afraid to be forthright with me if I am not doing my part in my healing process. She doesn't just listen. Dr. Taulbee actually works with you in facing and working through the issues that plague you in a way that is right for you personally. Dr. Taulbee is definitely an asset to the Better Help Team.

Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Saundra for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Taulbee quickly established a safe place to talk about the areas in my life I needed some guidance. Betterhelp provides a faith-based safe place and that is what helped me make my decision to start my self-care journey. Thank you.

Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Saundra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management