Hortensia Halsted


Hortensia Halsted

Our strengths and weaknesses make us unique. I believe any person can reach his or her full potential and achieve a fulfilling and balanced life through therapy. Therapy can be the best gift you can give to yourself. A counselor can provide a safe place to share concerns, struggles, and challenges while finding your own voice. I follow a humanistic and positive approach. I use mindfulness, active listening, self-awareness, empathetic understanding, a reflection of feelings, and a non-directive technique.

I have worked for the past 20 years in Los Altos High school, working with high school students as a Teacher Assistant and Bilingual Community liaison from diverse cultures and backgrounds, students with learning disabilities, immigrants families, and the Spanish-speaking community. I graduated as a clinical psychologist in 1991 from the University Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and moved to California soon after. I am an MFT/LPCC trainee finishing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University.

I enjoy spending time with my sisters, husband, two young adults' sons, and three faithful Havanese dogs. I love reading, meditating, traveling, and hiking.

Cuidar tu salud mental es el mejor regalo que te puedes dar a ti mismo!

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Hortensia Halsted

Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee
Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee

One Life Counseling Center

One Life Counseling Service is a new non profit counseling center in downtown San Carlos. We provide counseling for anyone at any cost.

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of skilled therapists and change agents who aim to inspire, educate, and provide accessible counseling for anyone who needs it.

Tax ID: 81-0919786


1303 San Carlos Ave
San Carlos, California

Phone: (650) 394-5155
Fax:  (650) 332-2946

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9am to 9pm

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