Female Therapists in Los Altos, CA

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Mariya Pavlovsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
I specialize in working with a wide range of mental health concerns and emotional difficulties. Common issues I work with in therapy include anxiety, depression, relationship problems, procrastination, self-esteem and self-worth, and stress management. Drawing from my extensive training and experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), I tailor each session to meet the unique needs and goals of my clients. I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where individuals feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
I specialize in working with a wide range of mental health concerns and emotional difficulties. Common issues I work with in therapy include anxiety, depression, relationship problems, procrastination, self-esteem and self-worth, and stress management. Drawing from my extensive training and experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), I tailor each session to meet the unique needs and goals of my clients. I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where individuals feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(650) 481-9468 View (650) 481-9468
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Dilara Hasdemir
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
I believe our thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that sometimes cause stress happen for understandable reasons. My goal is to help clients gain a deeper insight into their current stress and suffering, be more connected to themselves and others, and grow and heal.
I believe our thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that sometimes cause stress happen for understandable reasons. My goal is to help clients gain a deeper insight into their current stress and suffering, be more connected to themselves and others, and grow and heal.
(650) 881-3758 View (650) 881-3758
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Amy Markoff Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
My passion and purpose is working with survivors of complex relational trauma. You may be living with the effects of infidelity, domestic violence, sexual abuse, or addiction, or the stress of parenting a child with a chronic illness or disability. Or you may be seeking a therapist for your pre-teen or adolescent who is experiencing anxiety, family stress, or feeling they don't fit in with peers. You may also be a member of a marginalized group affected by systemic traumas. These kinds of relational wounds require relational healing. I will work with you to build a safe, supportive space for this healing work in therapy.
My passion and purpose is working with survivors of complex relational trauma. You may be living with the effects of infidelity, domestic violence, sexual abuse, or addiction, or the stress of parenting a child with a chronic illness or disability. Or you may be seeking a therapist for your pre-teen or adolescent who is experiencing anxiety, family stress, or feeling they don't fit in with peers. You may also be a member of a marginalized group affected by systemic traumas. These kinds of relational wounds require relational healing. I will work with you to build a safe, supportive space for this healing work in therapy.
(650) 582-3072 View (650) 582-3072
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Svetlana Tikhonova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022
Waitlist for new clients
At this time, I offer in-office and Telehealth sessions, depends on needs. I work with children and adults who need help with life transitions, relationships, trauma, divorce, grief, work/ study stress and other difficult life circumstances. My approach is based on empathy, unconditional positive regard, respect to all life paths, and deep belief in a healing power of a genuine human connection.
At this time, I offer in-office and Telehealth sessions, depends on needs. I work with children and adults who need help with life transitions, relationships, trauma, divorce, grief, work/ study stress and other difficult life circumstances. My approach is based on empathy, unconditional positive regard, respect to all life paths, and deep belief in a healing power of a genuine human connection.
(650) 241-0155 View (650) 241-0155
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EMDR Empowerment- Specializing in EMDR for Results
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022
You know how most smart, accomplished professionals have a lot going right in their lives but there is this one "if only" part of their lives that keeps them up at night. They are feeling worried, frustrated & anxious. And they are such wonderful people that you just wish they could have what they want. Maybe this feels familiar & you can relate to wanting something to be different so badly. But for some reason it just doesn't seem to change. This is when we feel disconnected from our most powerful, carefree selves & we're not sure how to find relief.
You know how most smart, accomplished professionals have a lot going right in their lives but there is this one "if only" part of their lives that keeps them up at night. They are feeling worried, frustrated & anxious. And they are such wonderful people that you just wish they could have what they want. Maybe this feels familiar & you can relate to wanting something to be different so badly. But for some reason it just doesn't seem to change. This is when we feel disconnected from our most powerful, carefree selves & we're not sure how to find relief.
(855) 293-0748 View (855) 293-0748
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Marina Dragovic ⭐ Self-Esteem And Social Anxiety Therapist ⭐
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
You right now: Using all your power to muster up the courage to finally go on that date; replaying unnecessary thoughts to excuse yourself from the invite from your friends; blaming yourself for not thinking you are not enough. You after therapy with me: Completely understanding of your worth; Acknowledge your anxiety and befriend it; Find perspective to help empower yourself in your day to day. Can you imagine it? If you can, that’s because that is a genuine reality. As a social anxiety therapist, my aim is to help you understand the root of your intrusive thoughts and find meaningful but realistic ways to address them so that you
You right now: Using all your power to muster up the courage to finally go on that date; replaying unnecessary thoughts to excuse yourself from the invite from your friends; blaming yourself for not thinking you are not enough. You after therapy with me: Completely understanding of your worth; Acknowledge your anxiety and befriend it; Find perspective to help empower yourself in your day to day. Can you imagine it? If you can, that’s because that is a genuine reality. As a social anxiety therapist, my aim is to help you understand the root of your intrusive thoughts and find meaningful but realistic ways to address them so that you
(650) 649-4337 View (650) 649-4337
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Geri D Weitzman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients around themes of depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship/couples therapy, LGBT concerns, polyamory, kink/bdsm concerns, transgender and non-binary concerns, substance abuse, and codependency. I am licensed in California, New York and Washington States, as well as having the Florida Telehealth registration. I am passionate about social justice causes in both my professional and volunteer pursuits.
I enjoy working with clients around themes of depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship/couples therapy, LGBT concerns, polyamory, kink/bdsm concerns, transgender and non-binary concerns, substance abuse, and codependency. I am licensed in California, New York and Washington States, as well as having the Florida Telehealth registration. I am passionate about social justice causes in both my professional and volunteer pursuits.
(408) 338-5638 View (408) 338-5638
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Karen Wride
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
In many ways good psychotherapy is like a successful remodel, frequently resulting in a stronger and more spacious sense of one's self, lovely new rooms, remarkable views and better access to the world outside (and in). The journey of self-discovery takes courage, but increasing one's awareness of old limitations and obstacles, and developing the ability to gently and carefully dismantle and rebuild where necessary is incredibly rewarding -- often beyond what we can imagine. I believe that it's a collaborative journey on which we embark, moving together towards creating a more fulfilling and rewarding life for you.
In many ways good psychotherapy is like a successful remodel, frequently resulting in a stronger and more spacious sense of one's self, lovely new rooms, remarkable views and better access to the world outside (and in). The journey of self-discovery takes courage, but increasing one's awareness of old limitations and obstacles, and developing the ability to gently and carefully dismantle and rebuild where necessary is incredibly rewarding -- often beyond what we can imagine. I believe that it's a collaborative journey on which we embark, moving together towards creating a more fulfilling and rewarding life for you.
(650) 668-4089 View (650) 668-4089
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Jill Krafts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
My name is Jill Krafts. For nearly 20 years, I have been helping adolescents and adults to improve their mood, manage stress and feel more joyful about their lives. I have experience in treating depression, and I have a specialty in treating anxiety/worry, panic attacks, phobias, unwanted thoughts and repetitive behaviors. I am direct and honest with my clients, and I focus on practical ways to solve problems. I use humor as a powerful ally in helping people analyze and change their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), but I use other therapy approaches as well.
My name is Jill Krafts. For nearly 20 years, I have been helping adolescents and adults to improve their mood, manage stress and feel more joyful about their lives. I have experience in treating depression, and I have a specialty in treating anxiety/worry, panic attacks, phobias, unwanted thoughts and repetitive behaviors. I am direct and honest with my clients, and I focus on practical ways to solve problems. I use humor as a powerful ally in helping people analyze and change their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), but I use other therapy approaches as well.
(650) 489-7710 View (650) 489-7710
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Jan Schroeder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
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 or lonely and don’t understand why? Sometimes life can feel hard. You might feel confused, overwhelmed, alone. Talk to me. I believe I can help.
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 or lonely 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 View (650) 488-6936
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Lois Lim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified 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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Einat Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist is not an easy task, especially when you are in a vulnerable spot in your life. You might have some hesitations about opening up to a person you don't know. Take the time to explore different options and make sure that you land with a person that feels safe for you. Because when there is safety- there is healing. My hope for my clients is that they feel seen, heard, and understood, so they can start making sense of what's not working for them, and work with me on how they want their life to look like. It's never easy! but it's very rewarding.
Finding the right therapist is not an easy task, especially when you are in a vulnerable spot in your life. You might have some hesitations about opening up to a person you don't know. Take the time to explore different options and make sure that you land with a person that feels safe for you. Because when there is safety- there is healing. My hope for my clients is that they feel seen, heard, and understood, so they can start making sense of what's not working for them, and work with me on how they want their life to look like. It's never easy! but it's very rewarding.
(650) 469-3811 View (650) 469-3811
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Mara L Bronstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Welcome! With a warm, open, and interactive style, I aim to work collaboratively with you to help you examine what is getting in the way of your well being, learn new ways to approach your challenges and concerns, and move your life in a direction that is reflective of what matters to you most. I offer both brief and long term psychotherapy. I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Welcome! With a warm, open, and interactive style, I aim to work collaboratively with you to help you examine what is getting in the way of your well being, learn new ways to approach your challenges and concerns, and move your life in a direction that is reflective of what matters to you most. I offer both brief and long term psychotherapy. I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(650) 830-5336 View (650) 830-5336
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Magdalene Holtam
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), intrusive thoughts, anxiety, frequent worry, or panic attacks? I understand how overwhelming and disruptive these challenges can be. Do you avoid important activities because of these issues? Are compulsions taking over your life? OCD and anxiety may make it difficult to enjoy life, engage in relationships, pursue goals, and live the life you want. Despite these difficulties, positive change is possible. In the context of a caring and supportive relationship, we can collaboratively explore and implement effective tools to combat these problems.
Are you struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), intrusive thoughts, anxiety, frequent worry, or panic attacks? I understand how overwhelming and disruptive these challenges can be. Do you avoid important activities because of these issues? Are compulsions taking over your life? OCD and anxiety may make it difficult to enjoy life, engage in relationships, pursue goals, and live the life you want. Despite these difficulties, positive change is possible. In the context of a caring and supportive relationship, we can collaboratively explore and implement effective tools to combat these problems.
(650) 263-8472 View (650) 263-8472
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Beth E Wolff
Counselor, MA, LPCC, PPS
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
My practice focuses on "what's right with you" and not "what's wrong with you." Too many people overlook positive effort and meaningful contributions, and instead focus on deficits. People do better when they feel better. Leveraging strengths against challenges, clients are much more able to grow and create manageable and satisfying lives. I have worked with neurodivergent and neurotypical K12 and college students for over 15 years on discovering their skills and assets, their learning styles, social styles, preferences, opinions and everything else that makes them uniquely who they are.
My practice focuses on "what's right with you" and not "what's wrong with you." Too many people overlook positive effort and meaningful contributions, and instead focus on deficits. People do better when they feel better. Leveraging strengths against challenges, clients are much more able to grow and create manageable and satisfying lives. I have worked with neurodivergent and neurotypical K12 and college students for over 15 years on discovering their skills and assets, their learning styles, social styles, preferences, opinions and everything else that makes them uniquely who they are.
(650) 885-9212 View (650) 885-9212
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Andrea Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified 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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Deborah Sloss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
Are you feeling stressed and anxious? Do the task of day to day living feel overwhelming? Do you have difficulty making decisions about relationships and career? I may be the right therapist for you. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so I can learn more about your issues and concerns and you can determine if my approach fits your needs.
Are you feeling stressed and anxious? Do the task of day to day living feel overwhelming? Do you have difficulty making decisions about relationships and career? I may be the right therapist for you. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so I can learn more about your issues and concerns and you can determine if my approach fits your needs.
(650) 262-5771 View (650) 262-5771
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Vera Kugel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
Congratulations! You have made a very important decision in your life - you decided to invite professional help into your life. The reasons behind your decision can vary. It can be your feeling of loneliness, difficulties to "fit in", or maybe the demons from the past affecting your life today and you feel like you stuck? Or the main goal you've had all your life seems more and more unreachable and you feel like a failure? Whatever it is, you are the only one who has the answers. You are the only expert of you. But sometimes these answers are buried too deep, so you need professional help to reach them.
Congratulations! You have made a very important decision in your life - you decided to invite professional help into your life. The reasons behind your decision can vary. It can be your feeling of loneliness, difficulties to "fit in", or maybe the demons from the past affecting your life today and you feel like you stuck? Or the main goal you've had all your life seems more and more unreachable and you feel like a failure? Whatever it is, you are the only one who has the answers. You are the only expert of you. But sometimes these answers are buried too deep, so you need professional help to reach them.
(408) 717-4116 View (408) 717-4116
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Andrea Ronell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Do you feel easily overwhelmed by seemingly simple tasks? Have you begun to avoid school/job duties, your relationships, and find it hard to get out of bed? You may feel like you’ve tried everything to self-motivate, yet consistently feel lost and unsure how to help yourself. Through therapy, you can find ways to begin your journey towards better understanding yourself and your strengths that can help you through your most difficult days.
Do you feel easily overwhelmed by seemingly simple tasks? Have you begun to avoid school/job duties, your relationships, and find it hard to get out of bed? You may feel like you’ve tried everything to self-motivate, yet consistently feel lost and unsure how to help yourself. Through therapy, you can find ways to begin your journey towards better understanding yourself and your strengths that can help you through your most difficult days.
(650) 297-8709 View (650) 297-8709
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Susan Lindblade, LMFT-AT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
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.
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 View (415) 856-9726
Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.