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Barbara Jandu
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Barbara Jandu, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in San Jose, CA


Some couples tell me they're stuck in a repeating pattern; others have lost their spark; still others are just starting out and want pre-marital counseling. I help couples using a combination of evidence-based practices, including the Gottman method, solution-focused and emotionally-focused therapy. These approaches are all based on years of research into what makes marriages work well. As a Christian therapist, I believe in meeting couples right where they are, with acceptance, support, and guidance. Rather than taking sides, I can help you two find middle ground where healing can happen. I also firmly believe that couples get out of therapy what they put into it, so I offer weekly activities for you to work on between sessions so that you get the most out of therapy.
If you're one of those couples who have lost the spark of sexual intimacy, or are just having difficulties talking about it, there is hope. In the Christian community especially, this topic is often under-addressed or done so in a way that is unhelpful. I can help you two to re-connect, manage conflict in a healthier way, and create shared meaning as you move forward together. Our first step will be to discover your overlapping goals. You might be surprised at how much you both want the same things.
If you have children (from toddlers to teens), then you know how hard it is to raise kids in a consistent way. Sometimes parents hover too much and other times they're too harsh. I can help you find balance with strategies that actually work using techniques from Love and Logic parenting. This parenting style is not only effective with your children; it also helps partners to get on the same page.
I have traveled far and wide in search of cultural understanding. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents from a wide variety of perspectives, backgrounds, ethnicities, physical abilities, and cultures. I am an avid supporter of marriage and specialize in treating cross-cultural relationships. My professional background has included business management, corporate staffing, and children's ministry. I have volunteered for organizations such as: ABC Project Cornerstone, CityTeam, Parents Helping Parents, and Project Hired. My husband and I have been making our marriage work for over 20 years and live in the Bay Area with our two sons.

I am a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT 120259) supervised by Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Mariana Nenadic Shanks, M.A. (LMFT 53697) at Christian Counseling Center San Jose. Michelle is qualified to provide supervision. For a full description of my education, background, and services I provide, please visit my website at:
Barbara Jandu is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in San Jose


Barbara Jandu received a bachelor’s degree from the San Jose State University and completed her MA from the Santa Clara University.

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Pre-licensed or under Supervision
  • Level 1 Gottman trained; Prepare/Enrich facilitator; EMDR trained


Types of Therapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Gottman Method
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Brief Therapy
  • Multicultural Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Pre-Marriage

Services Provided Via:

  • Internet meeting

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Couples

Working With Marriages for:

  • 3 Year(s)

Free Phone Consultations?

  • Yes

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $150 - $200

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English

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Office Location

3880 S. Bascom Avenue,
San Jose CaliforniaUnited States 95124