Therapists in Los Altos, CA

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Ana C. DiRago
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
I am a licensed psychologist with vast experience in diagnostic evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. I hold faculty appointments at Stanford's Department of Psychiatry and at the Palo Alto University/PGSP-Stanford Consortium where I teach adult and child assessment to doctoral students. In my practice, I offer a variety of evaluation options to help you understand your, or your loved ones, strengths and challenges as well as their root cause. The purpose of these evaluations is two-fold: to present a "full picture" understanding of a person, and to provide individualized strength-based recommendations.
I am a licensed psychologist with vast experience in diagnostic evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. I hold faculty appointments at Stanford's Department of Psychiatry and at the Palo Alto University/PGSP-Stanford Consortium where I teach adult and child assessment to doctoral students. In my practice, I offer a variety of evaluation options to help you understand your, or your loved ones, strengths and challenges as well as their root cause. The purpose of these evaluations is two-fold: to present a "full picture" understanding of a person, and to provide individualized strength-based recommendations.
(650) 282-1661 View (650) 282-1661
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Yishan Xu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022
I have 3 specialties: sex therapy, sleep treatment, and child/teen mental health. Mind & Body Garden Psychology is a Mandarin-English multicultural group practice with 20+ bilingual therapists, psychiatrists, etc. We provide psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services, and see our roles as gardeners. When people come to us seeking support, they may have too many branches of mental blocks and bushes of stress in their lives. What we can do is to help people be more aware of the branches and bushes that impact their quality of life, and then assist them to trim these parts, cope with stress, and live happily.
I have 3 specialties: sex therapy, sleep treatment, and child/teen mental health. Mind & Body Garden Psychology is a Mandarin-English multicultural group practice with 20+ bilingual therapists, psychiatrists, etc. We provide psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services, and see our roles as gardeners. When people come to us seeking support, they may have too many branches of mental blocks and bushes of stress in their lives. What we can do is to help people be more aware of the branches and bushes that impact their quality of life, and then assist them to trim these parts, cope with stress, and live happily.
(415) 417-1462 View (415) 417-1462
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Lois Lim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to ask for what you need or say what is on your mind? Are you looking to improve your relationships with yourself and others? Have you noticed increased irritability and stress in your day to day? If so, I am glad you are here. I work with clients who want to improve their self esteem, reduce anxiety and stress and improve their relationships.
Do you struggle to ask for what you need or say what is on your mind? Are you looking to improve your relationships with yourself and others? Have you noticed increased irritability and stress in your day to day? If so, I am glad you are here. I work with clients who want to improve their self esteem, reduce anxiety and stress and improve their relationships.
(213) 319-6520 View (213) 319-6520
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Carol Williams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
Not accepting new clients
Working with adults and teens, my experience is largely with mood and anxiety disorders, particularly Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This includes work with people at all stages of recovery from substance abuse and with survivors of sexual abuse. In addition, I partner with physicians in helping people live well with chronic pain or chronic medical conditions. I also have expertise in family work - helping people to negotiate the challenges of divorce and remarriage, and enhancing the lives of intercultural and interracial families. My approach is grounded in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and attachment theories.
Working with adults and teens, my experience is largely with mood and anxiety disorders, particularly Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This includes work with people at all stages of recovery from substance abuse and with survivors of sexual abuse. In addition, I partner with physicians in helping people live well with chronic pain or chronic medical conditions. I also have expertise in family work - helping people to negotiate the challenges of divorce and remarriage, and enhancing the lives of intercultural and interracial families. My approach is grounded in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and attachment theories.
(650) 924-9799 View (650) 924-9799
Photo of Avigail Binyamin, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Altos, CA
Avigail Binyamin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022
***Limited openings available for in person/online therapy. Call or Email now for a free phone consultation.*** How we grew up, our experiences (or even the lack of them), our successes and failures, the people who raised us, the times we felt loved (and the times we haven't), are all part of who we are, how we view the world, our triggers, our needs, our dreams and aspirations. It’s part of how we relate to ourselves, and how we relate to others and it has a substantial effect on each and every one of our relationships throughout life, including the one with ourselves.
***Limited openings available for in person/online therapy. Call or Email now for a free phone consultation.*** How we grew up, our experiences (or even the lack of them), our successes and failures, the people who raised us, the times we felt loved (and the times we haven't), are all part of who we are, how we view the world, our triggers, our needs, our dreams and aspirations. It’s part of how we relate to ourselves, and how we relate to others and it has a substantial effect on each and every one of our relationships throughout life, including the one with ourselves.
(408) 560-2325 View (408) 560-2325
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John McKellar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Los Altos, CA. I have over 20 years of experience providing psychological services to individuals and couples. My specializations include treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, insomnia, stress management, trauma, and couples therapy. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Los Altos, CA. I have over 20 years of experience providing psychological services to individuals and couples. My specializations include treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, insomnia, stress management, trauma, and couples therapy. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples.
(650) 265-4745 View (650) 265-4745
Photo of Andrea Nelson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Altos, CA
Andrea Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
If you are struggling to find purpose and direction in your life, improve your personal relationships, find peace with food and your body, or increase self-acceptance, you’re not alone. I help teens and adults who are also anxious, depressed, or unhappy with themselves or their relationships. Some are trapped in unhealthy eating patterns or are overwhelmed with a new chapter in their lives. I’d like to help you, too.
If you are struggling to find purpose and direction in your life, improve your personal relationships, find peace with food and your body, or increase self-acceptance, you’re not alone. I help teens and adults who are also anxious, depressed, or unhappy with themselves or their relationships. Some are trapped in unhealthy eating patterns or are overwhelmed with a new chapter in their lives. I’d like to help you, too.
(510) 390-7930 View (510) 390-7930
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Susan Harden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
I am a cognitive behavioral psychologist and as such I utilize a goal oriented focus in working with problems that you may be experiencing. I also believe that understanding the meaning of experiences are essential to working through them. I have worked both with children and adults in my practice and have done a great deal of work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, and chronic illness.
I am a cognitive behavioral psychologist and as such I utilize a goal oriented focus in working with problems that you may be experiencing. I also believe that understanding the meaning of experiences are essential to working through them. I have worked both with children and adults in my practice and have done a great deal of work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, and chronic illness.
(310) 341-0907 View (310) 341-0907
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Claire V. Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
While our past can deeply impact our sense of who we are and the choices we make, it does not need to define us. With care, attention and a little practice, I believe that it is entirely possible to transform familiar but unwanted ways of thinking, feeling and relating. I enjoy helping individuals of all ages develop healthier ways of being that are built on a more compassionate relationship with themselves and those they love.
While our past can deeply impact our sense of who we are and the choices we make, it does not need to define us. With care, attention and a little practice, I believe that it is entirely possible to transform familiar but unwanted ways of thinking, feeling and relating. I enjoy helping individuals of all ages develop healthier ways of being that are built on a more compassionate relationship with themselves and those they love.
(669) 271-7490 View (669) 271-7490
Photo of Maritza Silapasvang, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Altos, CA
Maritza Silapasvang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
You may have found yourself feeling different or off. These feelings may include being worried, anxious, uneasy or sad, unmotivated, hopeless. These issues may be impacting your overall mood, relationships, or other aspects of your life socially and/or professionally. You've made it to this page because you're in a place where you want to take action and make a change but want support along the way. My role is to use my years of experience to help you achieve your personal goals. Goals that make sense for your lifestyle and to offer coping skills that you can use within and in between sessions.
You may have found yourself feeling different or off. These feelings may include being worried, anxious, uneasy or sad, unmotivated, hopeless. These issues may be impacting your overall mood, relationships, or other aspects of your life socially and/or professionally. You've made it to this page because you're in a place where you want to take action and make a change but want support along the way. My role is to use my years of experience to help you achieve your personal goals. Goals that make sense for your lifestyle and to offer coping skills that you can use within and in between sessions.
(650) 610-2130 View (650) 610-2130
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Laura Mori MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
I help people through life challenges to find deeper understanding, more effective coping skills, and more fulfilling relationships. I work from a place of empathy, connection and understanding. To create meaningful change, we explore problematic patterns of behavior and relating in order to find the underlying feelings and unmet needs. By understanding and processing those feelings and needs, we create new ways of being in the world and in relationships.
I help people through life challenges to find deeper understanding, more effective coping skills, and more fulfilling relationships. I work from a place of empathy, connection and understanding. To create meaningful change, we explore problematic patterns of behavior and relating in order to find the underlying feelings and unmet needs. By understanding and processing those feelings and needs, we create new ways of being in the world and in relationships.
(650) 900-8941 View (650) 900-8941
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Hana Raftery
MS, RYT
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting neurodivergent and highly sensitive parents, caregivers, and service providers stuck in burnout to feel more rested and creatively fulfilled. I am a Somatic Life Coach with an M.S. in Occupational Therapy and advanced education in yoga, meditation, ayurveda, breathwork, and energy healing. I am a certified Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) provider. The SSP is an evidence-based therapeutic tool developed by Dr. Stephen Porges and is designed to reset the nervous system and return it to safety through specially filtered music that stimulates the vagus nerve.
I specialize in supporting neurodivergent and highly sensitive parents, caregivers, and service providers stuck in burnout to feel more rested and creatively fulfilled. I am a Somatic Life Coach with an M.S. in Occupational Therapy and advanced education in yoga, meditation, ayurveda, breathwork, and energy healing. I am a certified Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) provider. The SSP is an evidence-based therapeutic tool developed by Dr. Stephen Porges and is designed to reset the nervous system and return it to safety through specially filtered music that stimulates the vagus nerve.
(650) 881-3387 View (650) 881-3387
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Jeffrey Kisling, Ph.D., MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I specialize in helping men and women in the most intimate aspect of life: at the intersection of our humanity, our sexuality, and our health. Relationships, sex and health are rarely about what they seem, but always about the full spectrum of challenges that life throws at us. I'm here to help you meet those challenges.
Welcome! I specialize in helping men and women in the most intimate aspect of life: at the intersection of our humanity, our sexuality, and our health. Relationships, sex and health are rarely about what they seem, but always about the full spectrum of challenges that life throws at us. I'm here to help you meet those challenges.
(855) 847-6653 View (855) 847-6653
Photo of Kim Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Altos, CA
Kim Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
Welcome! I specialize in helping couples and individuals overcome the roadblocks they face in the most intimate aspect of their relationship: the intersection of their humanity and their sexuality. In my years of work as a marriage and family therapist, I have found that sex is often about the full spectrum of life-issues which we encounter as human beings.
Welcome! I specialize in helping couples and individuals overcome the roadblocks they face in the most intimate aspect of their relationship: the intersection of their humanity and their sexuality. In my years of work as a marriage and family therapist, I have found that sex is often about the full spectrum of life-issues which we encounter as human beings.
(650) 209-7489 View (650) 209-7489
Photo of Dr. Rachael M Rosenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Altos, CA
Dr. Rachael M Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Are you ready to rediscover inner peace, perhaps for the first time? Do you crave the confidence to embrace and express your authentic self? I'm here to guide you on this healing Journey. Hi, I'm Dr. Rachael Rosenberg, a dedicated therapist serving the Bay Area since 2009. My passion lies in helping girls and women reignite their path to becoming the person they aspire to be. Life often throws emotional curveballs, doubts, and challenges our way. I'm your steadfast companion in navigating the unknown, guiding you towards a place where you can feel truly grounded within yourself.
Are you ready to rediscover inner peace, perhaps for the first time? Do you crave the confidence to embrace and express your authentic self? I'm here to guide you on this healing Journey. Hi, I'm Dr. Rachael Rosenberg, a dedicated therapist serving the Bay Area since 2009. My passion lies in helping girls and women reignite their path to becoming the person they aspire to be. Life often throws emotional curveballs, doubts, and challenges our way. I'm your steadfast companion in navigating the unknown, guiding you towards a place where you can feel truly grounded within yourself.
(650) 435-4476 View (650) 435-4476
Photo of Judy H. Smith, Ph.D., Psychologist in Los Altos, CA
Judy H. Smith, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
As a therapist, I aspire to create a safe and accepting therapeutic environment to facilitate your personal growth; relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety; and/or help you create stronger and more honest relationships. During your sessions we will work together to get a clearer understanding of the unhealthy patterns which may be standing in the way of your achieving fulfillment in your life. My goal is that my patients leave therapy feeling supported, understood and comfortably challenged. It is a guided mutual process in which you develop better coping skills with a deeper capacity to handle emotional difficulties.
As a therapist, I aspire to create a safe and accepting therapeutic environment to facilitate your personal growth; relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety; and/or help you create stronger and more honest relationships. During your sessions we will work together to get a clearer understanding of the unhealthy patterns which may be standing in the way of your achieving fulfillment in your life. My goal is that my patients leave therapy feeling supported, understood and comfortably challenged. It is a guided mutual process in which you develop better coping skills with a deeper capacity to handle emotional difficulties.
(650) 600-3390 View (650) 600-3390
Photo of Cici Anne Lipset, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Altos, CA
Cici Anne Lipset
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Do you feel stuck in your personal or professional life? Do the stresses of life's responsibilities become at times overwhelming----so much so that at times, it feels like it is hard to cope, or that everything is getting too hard to deal with? Remember it is perfectly normal to seek support from time to time. I can help you to become more aware of your conflicts and patterns of behavior that can get in your way. My goal is to help you move towards developing more satisfying ways to cope, find confidence, and gain control of your life.
Do you feel stuck in your personal or professional life? Do the stresses of life's responsibilities become at times overwhelming----so much so that at times, it feels like it is hard to cope, or that everything is getting too hard to deal with? Remember it is perfectly normal to seek support from time to time. I can help you to become more aware of your conflicts and patterns of behavior that can get in your way. My goal is to help you move towards developing more satisfying ways to cope, find confidence, and gain control of your life.
(650) 389-5530 View (650) 389-5530
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Laura Reinitz
Associate Clinical Social Worker, RCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping people discover solutions that work for them. This means that we'll work together to discover your strengths and use this information as a guide for crafting new, effective strategies that create positive changes. We each have important roles to play: You bring the expertise on yourself, and I bring my therapeutic training and professional experience. Together, we’ll work toward reaching your goals.
I enjoy helping people discover solutions that work for them. This means that we'll work together to discover your strengths and use this information as a guide for crafting new, effective strategies that create positive changes. We each have important roles to play: You bring the expertise on yourself, and I bring my therapeutic training and professional experience. Together, we’ll work toward reaching your goals.
(650) 629-3387 View (650) 629-3387
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Rachael E Barreto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of adult ADHD. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and coaching strategies based in neuroscience to help clients improve cognition and executive functioning skills, emotional awareness and intelligence, and overall functioning in school, work, relationships and daily life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of adult ADHD. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and coaching strategies based in neuroscience to help clients improve cognition and executive functioning skills, emotional awareness and intelligence, and overall functioning in school, work, relationships and daily life.
(650) 955-1705 View (650) 955-1705
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Mio Yamashita
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Most of us, if not all of us, come to a point in life where we need to regain our balance and redefine our goals. I know so because I have seen my clients, friends, and myself in such situations. By working together with you, I can help you to focus, mobilize your inner strength and establish new strategies to overcome problems that have become apparent. Topics that I handle (but I am not restricted to) are grief and trauma coping, relationship or family issues, anger management, and cultural or generational conflicts.
Most of us, if not all of us, come to a point in life where we need to regain our balance and redefine our goals. I know so because I have seen my clients, friends, and myself in such situations. By working together with you, I can help you to focus, mobilize your inner strength and establish new strategies to overcome problems that have become apparent. Topics that I handle (but I am not restricted to) are grief and trauma coping, relationship or family issues, anger management, and cultural or generational conflicts.
(408) 605-6258 View (408) 605-6258

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Number of Therapists in Los Altos, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Los Altos, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
48% Optum
46% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Los Altos, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Los Altos?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.