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Dr. Saundra Taulbee, LMFT

Addictions Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues 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

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Somatization, 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

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.

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

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Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Saundra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I did two years of therapy with Dr. Taulbee and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. She not only helped me cope with issues that I was currently having in my life, but also worked with me on understanding my childhood and how it had affected me moving forward.
I recently finished up therapy with her, and I’ll miss speaking with her, but I know that she gave me the tools to help me deal with any situations that arise in the future.
She is caring and easy to talk to, and she has such a good memory for anything that I had ever told her. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a therapist. :)

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Saundra for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Taulbee is such an excellent listener. She validates you and helps you and your pain feel heard, supported, and acknowledged. If you struggle with opening up and identifying the sources of pain, conflict and anxiety in your life, consider booking a session with her!

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Saundra for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

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Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Saundra for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I'm so happy I found Dr. Taulbee! She is caring, inquisitive, and non-judgemental. She has helped me uncover and process a lot from my past that has led to a tremendous improvement in my confidence and self-growth.

Written on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Saundra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem