Family Therapy in Los Altos, CA

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Jaclyn Kelly Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is my passion to help people lead fulfilling lives and cultivate nourishing relationships. Through mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems and somatic interventions, I empower adults, children & teens with tools to navigate their lives and nourish their relationships. I offer couples counseling, parenting support and therapy for children & teens who are struggling with worry, stress, anxiety, defiance, depression and overwhelm. I also offer support for loss & major life transitions. It is a sincere honor to work with my clients, and I hope I get the opportunity to work with you!
(650) 770-8388 x2
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Sasha Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individual and family in transition; stress , depression, and anxiety; PTSD, single parenting.
I believe in your potential for personal growth toward a more satisfying relationship with others. My style is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I respect your uniqueness. People who come to me are often experiencing depression and anxiety; major life transitions; cultural dislocation; loss and grief. By practicing solution-focused and client-centered psychotherapy, I help people embark on the journey of self-understanding, acceptance, and finding what they seek.
(510) 962-9356
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Ruthie Ayzenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
We generally use several different approaches, including Short-Term Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems, and Interpersonal Therapy, depending on what best fits your needs and personality.
If you are struggling with disordered mood, excessive anxiety, low motivation, low energy, sleep problems, stress, preparing for or adjusting to a new baby, scary thoughts, having relationship turbulence, or difficulties at work or school, I may be able to help. I work with a lot of college students, parents, and corporate workers to help gain clarity, resolve symptoms, build resiliency skills, and get unstuck from unhelpful patterns. I have a specialty interest and intensive training experience in prenatal and postpartum issues and enjoy helping moms and dads navigate the beginning of parenthood.
(650) 667-8842
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Yelena Alper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am offering tele-therapy through video and/or phone . I offer supportive / transformative psychotherapy for a variety of issues and concerns including relationship conflicts, grief and loss, stress management, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and marriage relationships, including sexual and intimacy issues in relationship. I assist clients in finding happier and healthier ways of being in their lives, help them to enhance communication skills; promoting positive and lasting change.
(650) 683-4065
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Jené Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Being able to find peace within our lives takes effort and a commitment to making ourselves a priority. We are bombarded with messages telling us to put family and work first, but without self-care our commitments will suffer. My passion is helping my clients understand themselves on a deeper level and be able to engage with their everyday lives in a positive way. I have interests and expertise in helping my clients work through many areas including stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or loss, relationship and sexual concerns, self-esteem, and life transitions. I have experience working with teens, adults, and couples.
(650) 618-1267
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Susan Harden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Prior to beginning my full time private practice I completed a two year fellowship at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, spent several years at City of Hope Medical Center, and worked as Director of Mind Body Therapies at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, CA.
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
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Jan Schroeder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Talk to me. Your experience matters! Are you taking care of everyone else's needs and can't even remember the last time you did something just for you? How did that happen? Are you struggling to resolve a problem with a family member, a friend, your boss, a co-worker and not sure what to do, what to say or how to say it? Do you feel stuck and need help getting unstuck? Are you feeling sad and don’t understand why? Sometimes life can feel hard. You might feel confused, overwhelmed, alone. Talk to me. I believe I can help.
(650) 488-6936
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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L. Allen Sciutto, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use EMDR therapy for post-trauma, family of origin, work related, and acute stress issues.
I can help with challenging relationships, retirement problems, post trauma and acute stress; also substance abuse issues, problem gambling, grief or loss, as well as problems with past childhood abuse and neglect, as well as facilitating better adjustment with general life transitions.
(650) 489-7947
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Jennifer L Royer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As your therapist I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment, where you will will feel open to exploring your struggles. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is critical to effective treatment. We will work collaboratively to identify the solutions to what is troubling you. I have successfully helped teens and adults struggling with abuse, anxiety, depression, family issues, grief, low self esteem, mood disorders, and life transitions. I have worked with families to help rebuild communication and understanding between parents and their children.
(650) 204-8642
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Andrea Robicheau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Where appropriate, I incorporate family therapy to increase positive communication, provide education about anxiety and depression to parents or significant others, and to improve support at home.
Stress, worry, and sadness are all too common for many driven individuals in the Bay Area. In the safe environment of therapy, we work together to develop hope and a way out of challenges, using a personalized approach of empirically based techniques as well as creative tools. Together and in your own pace, we unpack the emotions and challenges you're facing, and create insight around patterns and thoughts that no longer serve you. Through Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, we develop coping skills to manage the inevitable challenges of life in a way that builds your confidence and resiliency.
(650) 492-6696
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Dr. Michelle Kalehzan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I'm culturally aware and sensitive with firsthand knowledge of the complexities of having a bicultural relationship/ family .
I have over 25 years of research and clinical experience in working with individuals whose lives are impacted by mood disorders. Within the realm of mood disorders, there is a multitude of life stressors and challenges that are often present. I enjoy working with my patients to help them manage and ideally overcome the symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders that have negatively impacted their lives. I primarily work with older adolescents, adults, and elder individuals, and I also work with couples and families.
(650) 941-4444
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Melissa Elizabeth Tamas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am excited to talk with you about your child and support your family .
I am a developmental and clinical psychologist at the Pacific Anxiety Group's Assessment Clinic. We provides neuropsychological assessments and developmental screenings to children and teens for a wide variety of conditions including autism, ADHD, anxiety/depression, learning challenges and developmental delays. My goal is to help families to better understand the difficulties their children face so they can mobilize the resources their child needs to be successful. My assessments are comprehensive, collaborative and strengths based. I want to understand the whole child, their strengths and challenges, to help them thrive.
(650) 610-1528
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Farhad Mofidi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With experience in helping hundreds of adults and children with their concerns, I'm hopeful that we can make significant progress for yourself and/or your family .
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed, but don't know how to help yourself in your situation? Maybe you’re an adult that’s stuck in a relationship, school, a job, life transition, or an emotional experience. Or you’re a parent that wants the best for your child, but feel helpless and overwhelmed with your child’s behavior and don’t know what else to do. Do you want to see some changes and live a life that you always imagined, but don’t know where to start? I'm here to help! I provide support and tools so we can begin the process of healing and moving forward in your life.
(650) 469-8731
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Judy H. Smith, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Some of the areas I draw on are: psychodynamic,attachment theory, object relations,and family systems.
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
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Theresa E Chesnut
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use an integrative counseling approach, utilizing a strengths-based perspective grounded in both psychodynamic and Internal Family Systems (IFS) theories.
Once you make the decision to seek therapy, finding a therapist who "gets you" is the key element in starting the process. I focus on: eating disorders, trauma resolution / PTSD, adolescents in crisis, and elite athletes. As a psychodynamic therapist, my goal is to help clients uncover their true potential and lead a meaningful life; it's about having a life that becomes worth celebrating.
(650) 206-4505
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Ruth Schifrin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced therapist who is passionate about my work with individuals, couples and families - helping them navigate the many challenges of modern life. I see myself on a journey with my clients as they work on and gain a better understanding of self, and develop the skills of acceptance, mindfulness, growth and change on their path to well being. I work with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, stress, family , couples' issues and life issues, including work and friendships. I see my office as a warm safe space where tears and laughter exist side by side as we learn and grow together.
(650) 656-2541
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Susan Zweig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CEAP
Verified
Verified
I see clients individually, as couples, or in family therapy .
It has been my privilege to provide counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals and couples for over 20 years. I work with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress related to work, family , or relationships, parenting, grief and loss, addiction, and medical and aging concerns. I view therapy as an active partnership in which my clients and I work together to identify core concerns, solve problems, and reach goals. With guidance and support, my clients make the changes they desire to feel healthy and satisfied.
(650) 209-7914
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Susan Lindblade, LMFT-AT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , and Art Therapist, I offer a genuine and non judgmental approach to helping individuals who are seeking to improve their relational and emotional well being. My experience includes working with adults, couples, adolescents, and school aged children.
(415) 856-9726
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Steven S. Steele
Pastoral Counselor, DMin, MDiv, CPE
Dr. Steele has twenty-five years of experience in the South Bay Area, CA specializing in professional couples counseling, family , and individual therapy. Dr. Steele uses an integrative approach to psychological disciplines by designing sessions according to the individual and/or couple's learning styles and their identified goals for personal, relational, and vocational growth. Dr. Steele provides a safe, confidential, humorous, and caring environment designed around your personal goals.
(408) 916-4131
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Elizabeth (Liz) Paolozzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
However, I also use methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family -Based Treatment (FBT), Intuitive Eating, Self-Compassion, and more.
When we or someone we love is hurting, it can feel scary to think about reaching out for help. Maybe you've tried (perhaps for years) to feel better, and you’re still struggling. It can be hard to find a therapist you connect with who also has the skills to help you. I want you to know that there is hope, and that change is possible. I’m here to listen to you, understand your struggles and strengths, and to help you create a path forward, with clear steps toward a life you can thrive in.
(650) 469-8960
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.