Dr. Thomas Lucking, PhD, LMFT

Psychotherapist & Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Retreats, Groups, Teams in the workplace

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Dr. Thomas Lucking is the director of Silicon Valley Therapy, a licensed psychotherapist, and a life coach. Dr. Lucking has split his career between solving two types of problems – digital and human. He worked as a software engineer for large technology companies like Microsoft and Texas Instruments before focusing on human engineering and how people optimize their lives: personally, interpersonally, and transpersonally.

Dr. Lucking is also a professor in a Master’s level psychology program. He has received degrees in computer science, counseling psychology, theology, and completed his doctoral research on the effects of digital technology on human well-being. Dr. Lucking believes the change process is multi-faceted. He empower clients with information, experiences, and many tools which he has developed. His tools help clients to communicate better, build intimacy in relationships, change habits, understand themselves, heal from trauma, and reconcile past wounds.

Dr. Lucking has decades of experience and can help you accelerate change in your life and your relationships.


  • Anxiety and stress management especially related to work-life balance
  • Asperger’s, Autism, and ADHD including Neurodiverse couples
  • Couples, families, and relationships including dating, sexuality, parenting, co-parenting, step-parenting, divorce, and infidelity
  • Decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution
  • Digital addiction and failure to launch
  • Emotional intelligence, goal setting, and vision-setting
  • Personality typing, optimal well-being, and positive psychology
  • Spirituality, identity, and existential issues
  • Trauma and attachment disorders

Clients: Couples, Families, Individuals, Teams in the workplace

Modalities: Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Existential, CBT, Behavioral, EMDR, EFT, IFS, Experiential, Polyvagal, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Faith-Based, Expressive Arts, Positive Psychology

Elizabeth McGinnis, MA, APCC

Associate Psychotherapist & Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Retreats

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Elizabeth is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in treating trauma and vicarious trauma. She sees all types of people including Veterans and First Responders who are struggling with maintaining their relationships and feeling connected to the world after a deployment or a call. She also sees families and couples who are struggling to feel “unstuck” and keep repeating the same fights over and over again.

Specialties: Trauma, Vicarious trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger issues.

Clients: Individual, Couples, Parents, Teenagers, Families

Modalities: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person Centered, Existential, Imago Dialogues, Experiential, Positive Psychology, Solutions Focused, Internal Family Systems

John Kane, MA, AMFT

Associate Psychotherapist & Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Retreats

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John Mark Kane is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist experienced in helping families to develop and internalize the skills needed to raise intelligent, happy, and healthy children. He has over 12 years of experience helping families in both community mental health and wilderness therapy. Currently, Mr. Kane maintains an online therapy and coaching practice with Silicon Valley Therapy, combining the power of technology with therapy to meet the needs of couples, parents, and children at their convenience. Mr. Kane has received degrees in counseling, theology, and recreation and completed his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Mr. Kane is unique in his approach, combining the power of experiential learning with evidenced based relationship parenting. At Silicon Valley Therapy, we embrace Dr. Lucking’s digital therapy modality called 167 Therapy that focuses on extra-therapeutic empowerment because one hour a week is not enough. We bring this theory of empowerment to all 168 hours of the week. This, combined with regular feedback, help’s Mr. Kane’s clients: individuals, parents, children and families to experience lasting positive change in their relationships.

Specialties: Asperger’s, ADHD, Parents, Children and Teenagers – addiction, school refusal, educational options, behavior challenges, Third Culture Kids (TCK’s), Premarital couples, couples, neurodiverse couples, international relationships and cross cultural marriage, digital addiction including video games, social media, and pornography, anxiety/depression, grief, family conflict, spirituality, Hmong, Hmong Culture and Parenting, trauma, immigration trauma, NGO and Social Justice trauma and vicarious trauma

Clients: Individual, Couples, Parents, Teenagers, Families

Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Existential, Emotion Focused, Faith-based, Christian, Existential, Experiential, Positive Psychology, Solutions Focused, Family Systems, Behavioral

Jyoti Nadhani, LMFT

Psychotherapist & Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Retreats

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Jyoti is an Immigrant Tech-Entrepreneur-Turned Psychotherapist. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Jyoti started her career in business after receiving a MBA and then co-founding a software company in 2004, which was eventually acquired. To begin her career in counseling she did her Masters in Clinical Counseling. Jyoti finds it rewarding to support her clients overcome stress & pain and maintain healthy relationships to live happily. Jyoti’s clients appreciate her gentle and non-judgmental approach, her ability to understand their struggle and pain, and her capacity to be present with them on a deep level.

Jyoti speaks and writes in English and Hindi.

Jyoti’s unique strengths as a therapist include:

First-hand understanding of the demanding schedules of entrepreneurs and others working in fast-paced work environments that can be taxing on physical and mental health

The ability to help couples and families (including multigenerational families) overcome conflict and distance to become closer and more harmonious

Jyoti’s philosophy is that all aspects of healing – emotional, physical, and spiritual – are needed to overcome your struggles and have a better life. For this reason, Jyoti is a certified yoga teacher and a practitioner of mindfulness meditation. These are two ancient practices that are known for calming the mind, reducing stress, and improving focus and concentration. Jyoti also has an interest in Nutritional Psychology which looks at the science of how nutrients affect mood and behavior. A healthy nutrition regime, combined with psychotherapy can do wonders for your mental health.

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Internet Addiction, Parenting, Relationships issues, Self-Esteem, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Overworked, Balance work and Family life, Premarital and marital issues, Challenges with Co-founders and Colleagues, Spirituality.

Clients: Adult, Couples, Teens, Parent and Family Counseling, Employees and Entrepreneurs in the Technology Industry, Immigrant and Multi-generational Family Counseling.

Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered, Existential, Emotionally Focused, Positive Psychology, Family Systems, Internal Family Systems

Lisa Bartchat

Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Retreats

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Lisa is a certified Life Coach trained by New Ventures West, an international coaching institute. She helps women in transition, including empty nesters as well as clients that need to build up their confidence, increase their assertiveness, and speak more boldly – all while maintaining their authenticity.

Having worked as an Account Executive for a global insurance broker, Lisa understands the pressures of the corporate world. As an introvert in this setting, she has learned that the seeming “weaknesses” of being more reticent and modest can be turned into strengths, such as: an ability to dig deep, having good listening skills, being observant, and providing thoughtful analysis.

One of Lisa’s specialties is supporting women as they go through transition—in particular, the empty nest where she has first-hand experience. She understands the challenges and how important it is to develop a strategy to make this transition go more smoothly.

Lisa meets people where they are and walks alongside her clients as they discover their strengths, develop new skills, and create SMART goals that emerge from passion. Along the way, Lisa challenges her clients to get out into the world and participate in a meaningful way.

Specialties: women in transition, empty-nesters, confidence building, executive presence, assertiveness skills, creating community

Clients: individuals

Robin Fett

Hypnotherapist & Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Retreats

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Robin Fett specializes in addiction, Asperger’s, ADHD, and Eastern spirituality. She is certified in hypnosis and uses this modality to treat addiction, eating disorders, and phobias. Robin is a high energy coach who provides motivation and accountability to her clients. If you are serious about change, talk to Robin!

Working with parents and families is also a passion for Robin. Her interests in this area include resistant and defiant children. If you are a stressed our parent you need to work with Robin.

Specialites: Asperger’s, ADHD, Edler issues, Eastern Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD

Clients: Couples, Families, Individuals

Modalities: Person-centered, EFT, CBT, Existential, Faith-based, Behavioral, Hypnosis