Jose Pinal, Therapist in California — Zencare
Jose  Pinal
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Jose Pinal

He/Him/His

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California, Florida Accepting Online
Updated August 31, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Sex addiction
  • Sexual health & dysfunction

Professional statement

Jose Pinal is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Tracy, CA. Jose is passionate about affirming clients’ feelings, beliefs, values, and desires. He is a sex therapist that works with clients who would like to explore their sexuality, kink, and internalized messages about sex. He often works with couples who would like to grow their relationships, both sexual and emotional. These couples might feel stuck in their routines or stuck in conflict, leading them to reach out to Jose for guidance on how to deepen their bonds. Jose also enjoys working with clients who have sex addictions, including porn addiction. He offers a compassionate, validating space for clients to talk openly about what they want and what isn’t working for them. Jose also works with clients who suffer from depression or anxiety.



Jose’s approach to working with clients begins by creating a non judgmental rapport with them. He helps clients identify their motivations for wanting change, as well as how ready they are to make those changes. Jose also encouraged clients to consider what messages they’ve internalized about how to live life, including but not limited to their sex lives. Clients learn how to assess their thoughts for assumptions or self-criticism, which can hold them back from feeling present or engaged. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), clients practice replacing harmful thoughts with healthier alternatives. Jose helps them set goals for themselves and work towards those goals step-by-step.



Jose earned a  Master’s degree from Alliant International University. He has nearly 10 years of experience supporting clients’ mental health. His background includes extensive work with youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. His style is practical yet positive as he gently challenges clients to enhance their lives through focusing on their mental health.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jose Pinal is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $160

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6PM- 9PM
  • Tue 6PM- 9PM
  • Wed 6PM- 9PM
  • Thu 6PM- 9PM
  • Fri 6PM- 9PM
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9PM-12AM
  • Tue 9PM-12AM
  • Wed 9PM-12AM
  • Thu 9PM-12AM
  • Fri 9PM-12AM
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Kaiser, Intake Assessment Coordinator, 2021 - 2022
County of Santa Clara- Juvenile Hall, Marriage and Family Therapist II, 2018 - 2020
Gardner Family Care, Co-Lead - Marriage and Family Therapist , 2016 - 2018
Catholic Charities, Therapist Trainee, 2014 - 2016

California Institute of Integral Studies, Sex Therapy- Certificate, 2022
Alliant International University, Couples and Family Therapy, 2015


Licensure

California: 113308

Florida: TPMF586


Languages

English

Spanish