Teletherapy for Los Altos, CA

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Chen Bentov-Hamam
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94023
In my role as your therapist, I listen, think , propose, explore, teach, and challenge. My approach to therapy is best described as caring, and compassionate. I am committed to providing depth-oriented psychotherapy for you and your loved one. I bring a warm, non-judgmental approach that provides a safe environment and opportunities to address both short and long terms goals. Grief, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD, Asperger, divorce, postpartum depression, cultural diversity and adjustment, are among the different issues I have experience working with. I work with adult, couples, school-age children, pre-teens, adolescents, and their families.
In my role as your therapist, I listen, think , propose, explore, teach, and challenge. My approach to therapy is best described as caring, and compassionate. I am committed to providing depth-oriented psychotherapy for you and your loved one. I bring a warm, non-judgmental approach that provides a safe environment and opportunities to address both short and long terms goals. Grief, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD, Asperger, divorce, postpartum depression, cultural diversity and adjustment, are among the different issues I have experience working with. I work with adult, couples, school-age children, pre-teens, adolescents, and their families.
(650) 489-9650 View (650) 489-9650
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Dr. Heather Martarella
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Feeling Overwhelmed by Emotional Distress? You’re not alone, and seeking help is healthy. I specialize in helping individuals navigate the challenges that develop from chronic pain, illness, and sleep difficulties. With over 20 years of clinical experience, I understand the impact these conditions can have on your life - and I’m here to offer the information and support you need. I'm also a certified anxiety and trauma treatment provider.
Feeling Overwhelmed by Emotional Distress? You’re not alone, and seeking help is healthy. I specialize in helping individuals navigate the challenges that develop from chronic pain, illness, and sleep difficulties. With over 20 years of clinical experience, I understand the impact these conditions can have on your life - and I’m here to offer the information and support you need. I'm also a certified anxiety and trauma treatment provider.
(510) 892-3227 View (510) 892-3227
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Elizabeth (Liz) Paolozzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Are you struggling with ongoing worry, stress, or anxiety? Maybe you just can’t shake that inner critical voice or feelings of sadness and hopelessness, no matter how hard you try. Or maybe your relationship with food feels out of whack and chaotic – a cycle of dieting, binge eating or emotional/stress overeating, or a list of food rules that you feel you need to follow in order to ‘eat right’. But you are left feeling guilty, deprived, irritable, and unhappy in your body.
Are you struggling with ongoing worry, stress, or anxiety? Maybe you just can’t shake that inner critical voice or feelings of sadness and hopelessness, no matter how hard you try. Or maybe your relationship with food feels out of whack and chaotic – a cycle of dieting, binge eating or emotional/stress overeating, or a list of food rules that you feel you need to follow in order to ‘eat right’. But you are left feeling guilty, deprived, irritable, and unhappy in your body.
(650) 469-8960 View (650) 469-8960
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Heather Shannon | Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, LCPC, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner in a rut when it comes to sex? Or maybe it is not happening at all? I specialize in working with committed couples who have lost their sexy spark and are looking to feel closer, more excited and genuinely passionate again. My work is unique in that it's not about tips and tricks, but rather the deeper psychological blockages that might be holding you back in the bedroom. If you're ready to do the work and transform your relationship, I would be honored to be your guide. I love working with sexually diverse clients including: kinksters, LGBTQIA+ clients, sex workers and non-monogamous folks.
Are you and your partner in a rut when it comes to sex? Or maybe it is not happening at all? I specialize in working with committed couples who have lost their sexy spark and are looking to feel closer, more excited and genuinely passionate again. My work is unique in that it's not about tips and tricks, but rather the deeper psychological blockages that might be holding you back in the bedroom. If you're ready to do the work and transform your relationship, I would be honored to be your guide. I love working with sexually diverse clients including: kinksters, LGBTQIA+ clients, sex workers and non-monogamous folks.
(650) 547-4286 View (650) 547-4286
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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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Teen Adhd Specialist Carlo Catabijan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
You may have been called lazy, distracted, or unmotivated in the past. You struggle with delivering projects or assignments on time, or find it difficult to remember important tasks, such as taking out the trash. Despite these challenges, you know that deep inside you are intelligent, creative, and compassionate. It's possible that you may be experiencing symptoms of ADHD, and I am here to help you overcome these obstacles and achieve your goals. With my guidance, you can learn how to better manage your symptoms and take control of your life, whether it's in your relationships, school, or work.
You may have been called lazy, distracted, or unmotivated in the past. You struggle with delivering projects or assignments on time, or find it difficult to remember important tasks, such as taking out the trash. Despite these challenges, you know that deep inside you are intelligent, creative, and compassionate. It's possible that you may be experiencing symptoms of ADHD, and I am here to help you overcome these obstacles and achieve your goals. With my guidance, you can learn how to better manage your symptoms and take control of your life, whether it's in your relationships, school, or work.
(650) 585-0286 View (650) 585-0286
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Sejla Serifovic
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
You used to be radiant, dynamic, and alive. Now, you are going through the motions, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. You have been chasing goals and achievements, and though you are good at it, deep inside, something feels off. Regrets from the past have been creeping into your mind, making you feel dreadful. Fears of the future paralyze you, keeping you from moving forward. It feels as if you’ve lost a sense of yourself. You want help but don’t want to burden your loved ones.
You used to be radiant, dynamic, and alive. Now, you are going through the motions, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. You have been chasing goals and achievements, and though you are good at it, deep inside, something feels off. Regrets from the past have been creeping into your mind, making you feel dreadful. Fears of the future paralyze you, keeping you from moving forward. It feels as if you’ve lost a sense of yourself. You want help but don’t want to burden your loved ones.
(650) 480-1823 View (650) 480-1823
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Jorge A Meza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
When the impact of mental health becomes too much, because that’s what happens to humans, we can start to feel overwhelmed and naturally our mind and body finds ways to cope. Sometimes the coping mechanisms people try don't always work. Healing is a journey, and there is no "right" way to do it. It's important to listen to your body, seek support and trust that you have the resilience and strength to make it through even the hardest moments. You don't have to have a mental illness to prioritize your mental health. Everyone can benefit from taking care of their emotional wellbeing.
When the impact of mental health becomes too much, because that’s what happens to humans, we can start to feel overwhelmed and naturally our mind and body finds ways to cope. Sometimes the coping mechanisms people try don't always work. Healing is a journey, and there is no "right" way to do it. It's important to listen to your body, seek support and trust that you have the resilience and strength to make it through even the hardest moments. You don't have to have a mental illness to prioritize your mental health. Everyone can benefit from taking care of their emotional wellbeing.
(408) 831-7768 View (408) 831-7768
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Nancy Andersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
It's time to start feeling better. You've tried distraction, talking to friends. But like a ball pushed underwater, your feelings of anxiety, unhappiness or being overwhelmed keep surfacing. This distress impacts everything. Worst of all, these bad feelings, like a shameful secret, isolate you. It doesn't have to be this way. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples recognize and overcome the obstacles between them and their dreams. Personal growth and increased self-confidence are natural outcomes of successful therapy.
It's time to start feeling better. You've tried distraction, talking to friends. But like a ball pushed underwater, your feelings of anxiety, unhappiness or being overwhelmed keep surfacing. This distress impacts everything. Worst of all, these bad feelings, like a shameful secret, isolate you. It doesn't have to be this way. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples recognize and overcome the obstacles between them and their dreams. Personal growth and increased self-confidence are natural outcomes of successful therapy.
(650) 534-2904 View (650) 534-2904
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Hagit Zeev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
HEAL YOUR PARTS • FIND YOUR WHOLE • CONNECT TO YOUR TRUE SELF —— Through my 1-1 therapy (IFS), couples therapy, mindfulness groups, and workshops, I strive to bring you into the present moment. To a place where you can breathe, grow, and heal. —— My passion is helping women in Silicon Valley who want to meet themselves on a deeper level. Together, we'll dive into all the parts that make you the person you are. Then, we'll develop techniques to help you heal from past trauma, live in the present moment, and love yourself unconditionally.
HEAL YOUR PARTS • FIND YOUR WHOLE • CONNECT TO YOUR TRUE SELF —— Through my 1-1 therapy (IFS), couples therapy, mindfulness groups, and workshops, I strive to bring you into the present moment. To a place where you can breathe, grow, and heal. —— My passion is helping women in Silicon Valley who want to meet themselves on a deeper level. Together, we'll dive into all the parts that make you the person you are. Then, we'll develop techniques to help you heal from past trauma, live in the present moment, and love yourself unconditionally.
(650) 826-3092 View (650) 826-3092
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Farhad Mofidi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Do you struggle with managing your anxiety around others? Do you always worry about doing something that you think is embarrassing or saying the wrong thing in front of others? Maybe you feel like you don’t quite belong or aren’t good enough. You might feel frustrated, down on yourself, or hopeless about why things aren’t getting better. Everyone is out enjoying their lives, but you’re stuck in the same place. You’re trying your best to connect with others, but something always just gets in the way. Is social anxiety or even past trauma keeping you isolated, disconnected, and stuck? Therapy can change things for you!
Do you struggle with managing your anxiety around others? Do you always worry about doing something that you think is embarrassing or saying the wrong thing in front of others? Maybe you feel like you don’t quite belong or aren’t good enough. You might feel frustrated, down on yourself, or hopeless about why things aren’t getting better. Everyone is out enjoying their lives, but you’re stuck in the same place. You’re trying your best to connect with others, but something always just gets in the way. Is social anxiety or even past trauma keeping you isolated, disconnected, and stuck? Therapy can change things for you!
(650) 469-8731 View (650) 469-8731
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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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Judy H. Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Dr. Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist whose patients include adolescents, adults, and families. She uses insight-oriented and supportive techniques to help patients work through difficult events and feelings. While Dr. Smith defines herself as a generalist in the field of psychology, she does have areas of further experience, including but not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Academic or Work Difficulties, Parent/Adolescent Conflicts, Family Conflicts and Resolution of Grief Issues. Dr.Smith also works with Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents.
Dr. Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist whose patients include adolescents, adults, and families. She uses insight-oriented and supportive techniques to help patients work through difficult events and feelings. While Dr. Smith defines herself as a generalist in the field of psychology, she does have areas of further experience, including but not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Academic or Work Difficulties, Parent/Adolescent Conflicts, Family Conflicts and Resolution of Grief Issues. Dr.Smith also works with Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents.
(650) 383-3388 View (650) 383-3388
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Debbie Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
If making a baby is going to take more than the two of you... If you’ve waited to have a family... You have the dream job that you've always wanted. But now with your partner’s work schedule and travel, it's complicated. You know you are going to have to take some steps toward getting the family you want. You’re feeling so disappointed in yourself and your body. You’re so stressed, wondering why you’re body isn’t working and you’re trying to figure out what your options are. You know you want to have a family. You know you are going to have a family. But, you know you are going to need help. I can help you find your way!
If making a baby is going to take more than the two of you... If you’ve waited to have a family... You have the dream job that you've always wanted. But now with your partner’s work schedule and travel, it's complicated. You know you are going to have to take some steps toward getting the family you want. You’re feeling so disappointed in yourself and your body. You’re so stressed, wondering why you’re body isn’t working and you’re trying to figure out what your options are. You know you want to have a family. You know you are going to have a family. But, you know you are going to need help. I can help you find your way!
(408) 412-7203 View (408) 412-7203
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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
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Tracy A Greene
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
I am an experienced psychotherapist who gets how hard life and therapy can be. I take an honest, empathetic, humorous and direct approach to our work and value the relationship we’ll make. Life is just one relationship after another, whether it be with your partner, your boss, or your phone and each has a positive and negative effect. My job is to help you untangle and understand those relationships to help you feel more connected, happy and maybe get that promotion.
I am an experienced psychotherapist who gets how hard life and therapy can be. I take an honest, empathetic, humorous and direct approach to our work and value the relationship we’ll make. Life is just one relationship after another, whether it be with your partner, your boss, or your phone and each has a positive and negative effect. My job is to help you untangle and understand those relationships to help you feel more connected, happy and maybe get that promotion.
(650) 770-2018 View (650) 770-2018
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Clark Hsu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
I provide a warm and understanding atmosphere without judgment and pressure. Our work together is going to be about you and for you. I am not here to tell you what to do but allow you to become the owner of your life and regain the power of choice. You will be invited to explore through using traditional means of therapy(talk therapy) or more creative ways such as drama and expressive arts therapy. The choice will be yours and completely based on your level of comfort. I will be here to set up the creative stage for you to shine, cry, laugh, change and grow.
I provide a warm and understanding atmosphere without judgment and pressure. Our work together is going to be about you and for you. I am not here to tell you what to do but allow you to become the owner of your life and regain the power of choice. You will be invited to explore through using traditional means of therapy(talk therapy) or more creative ways such as drama and expressive arts therapy. The choice will be yours and completely based on your level of comfort. I will be here to set up the creative stage for you to shine, cry, laugh, change and grow.
(408) 512-1315 View (408) 512-1315
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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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Eric FitzMedrud
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
You want to reignite connection and passion with your partner. The distance between you seems vast and has been there for so long that you don't know how to bridge it anymore. The love between the two of you used to be strong but you don't know how to bring it back. You know you both played a role in creating the distance. You want to fix it but you aren't sure about your partner. You'd like to try therapy but you need someone sharp enough to keep up with you.
You want to reignite connection and passion with your partner. The distance between you seems vast and has been there for so long that you don't know how to bridge it anymore. The love between the two of you used to be strong but you don't know how to bring it back. You know you both played a role in creating the distance. You want to fix it but you aren't sure about your partner. You'd like to try therapy but you need someone sharp enough to keep up with you.
(650) 385-8817 View (650) 385-8817
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Marva Prag
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
I believe living a successful life is a process, and I see therapy as an instrument for change and growth. My approach to therapy is to provide a comfortable and safe place to discuss issues and concerns, and ultimately develop skills to deal with them. I believe in a humanistic approach to therapy, where I treat my patients as unique individuals. I will meet you and try to understand what is most meaningful for you, and what changes in life you are looking for. I work with clients on understanding themselves and their responses, so they can improve where they feel they need it the most.
I believe living a successful life is a process, and I see therapy as an instrument for change and growth. My approach to therapy is to provide a comfortable and safe place to discuss issues and concerns, and ultimately develop skills to deal with them. I believe in a humanistic approach to therapy, where I treat my patients as unique individuals. I will meet you and try to understand what is most meaningful for you, and what changes in life you are looking for. I work with clients on understanding themselves and their responses, so they can improve where they feel they need it the most.
(650) 684-1831 View (650) 684-1831
Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.