Parenting Therapists in Downtown North, Palo Alto, CA

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Lisa Shumway
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Everyone deserves to feel like themselves. Sometimes life gets ahead of us and we can feel lost, stuck and/or disconnected. It can be distressing and cause suffering. Maybe it is a major life event or role change, a spiraling negative thought pattern, mounting academic or career pressure, or parenting or relationship challenges. Whatever the reason, it takes courage to seek help and effort to imagine change and improvement. You have taken the first step. Your next steps will be joined by a therapist who will treat you with respect and work diligently to address your presenting problem.
(650) 275-5479
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Esther Krohner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
How come you have reached out for therapy now? I begin sessions by focusing on the here and now and filling in the past as needed. I help individuals struggling to create relationships that are fulfilling enough. I work with parents, teens, couples and individuals depending on the problems that are present. Especially now, people are struggling to be effective in the workplace or school and manage the ensuing challenges and losses. If you are frustrated and change is evading you, reach out for a free consult. My style is warm, pragmatic and grounded in meeting you where you are hurting most to cultivate change.
(650) 300-3891
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Jacqueline Fernando
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling right now, feeling stuck, overwhelmed? Feeling low, worrying, and just trying to balance and get by. Thinking this is not the life you imagined for yourself. Between work, family obligations, relationship challenges, it is hard to carve out time and energy for yourself. However, we all know we can't pour from an empty glass. Research by Dartmouth reports that in your 30's and 40's, are the most unhappy time in our lives. You are not alone. Let's find a way to help manage this time when we are juggling many roles, because surviving isn't enough, wouldn't it be much more fun to thrive?
(650) 275-6496
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Jake R. Kelman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience helping people confronting challenges including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. As an integrative therapist, I draw on techniques from cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapies to help people lead more fulfilling, meaningful lives, sharpening coping skills and facilitating improved self-understanding. My style is relational, and I find that working collaboratively with my patients to identify treatment priorities and course helps make the experience most beneficial and rewarding. I believe that a strong therapeutic fit is paramount.
(650) 779-5223
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Susanne Ebert-Khosla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Openings available. Life experiences shape who we are and influence how we see the world and people around us. Certain experiences can get in the way of us fulfilling our deepest longings, hopes and dreams, and of being the authentic, confident and happy person we always wanted to be. I work with a culturally diverse population of individuals and couples who may be struggling with interpersonal conflict, anger, depression, anxiety, panic, self-esteem, procrastination, unexplained somatic symptoms, trauma, grief or loss. I am here to help you resolve the challenges that keep you stuck and make your life so miserable.
(650) 753-6363
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ellen Russin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been a psychotherapist for adults and adolescents for over 20 years. People come to me to deal with painful feelings and difficulties in living, and to improve their sense of well-being. Many of the clients I see have relationship issues, depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. Living in Silicon Valley brings its own set of problems, which I am particularly interested in. Some people are unclear what troubles them, but are unhappy with their lives.
(415) 800-4094
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified
Verified
Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger.
(650) 727-1761
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Karin Schlanger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Lic
Verified
Verified
"What is the trouble that brings you in today?" I always start our conversation this way. I begin sessions by focusing on the here and now and filling in the past as needed. I help individuals struggling to create relationships that are fulfilling enough, work with parents, teens, couples and individuals trying to find satisfying relationships, be effective in the workplace or school and channel their behavior productively. You are likely frustrated and have tried a to get results for yourself or a loved one: try something else! .My style is warm, pragmatic and grounded in meeting you where you are hurting most to cultivate change.
(650) 334-1591
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Robert S Badame
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist in practice for over 35 years. A primary interest is working with men, particularly problems with men and aging, men and issues of retirement, anger/stress mgmt., and sexual addiction. I enjoy consulting with corporations. (I also have an MBA). I have extensive background and training in infertility and adoption issues. My wife and I are adoptive parents. I also have an interest in working with couples, issues of intimacy, sexuality, soulmate and kindred relationships.
(650) 261-6490
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dr. Inna Matov
Psychologist, PsyD
As a psychologist, I assist people in acquiring greater creative and emotional competencies, reconnecting with themselves and significant others, and removing obstacles to personal happiness and joy. Psychotherapy is about personal growth, healing after emotional trauma and grief, and realizing one's fullest potential. In therapy sessions we examine meaningful relationships, communication styles, and barriers to success with a goal of restoring a sense of balance to your life and, by extension, to the lives of others who care deeply about you. For those who wish to deepen their self-understanding, we explore the unconscious by analyzing dreams, memories, and fantasies.
(650) 516-6741
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Qin Fan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Video/phone consults available for all California residents. Whether you are a young adult launching yourself or a well-seasoned adult taking stock of your life, our work together should help you discover more joy & purpose in the realm of work and love. I offer individual & couples therapy including consults for entrepreneurs & cofounders & have helped with a wide range of issues including relationships, career, sexual concerns, work/life harmony, women's health, depression, anxiety & the process of coming to terms with the past. I practice active and engaged forms of therapy and offer an open, trusting, and collaborative process.
(415) 545-8606
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Itzuri Angela Hurtado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Bilingual Mental health therapist with more than 10 years of experience providing services in English and Spanish. Currently providing affordable, engaging, multi-cultural services in California. Services are tailored to a busy lifestyle through the flexibility of both online and in-person sessions available at your discretion. Specializing in children, teens, families, couples, and adults who are struggling with depression, substance use, anxiety, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, self-harm behaviors, trauma, abuse and neglect, relational problems, anger, autism, and severe mental health.
(650) 459-4517
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, PCC, LMFT, IO, CGE, DTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger.
(415) 237-2282
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Online Therapists

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Anders Greenwood
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have helped people of many races and ages surmount challenges associated with growing up, parenting , relationships, life changes, loss, trauma, and medical conditions.
Are you or loved ones facing challenges you want to work through in safety and confidence? Reacting to life events with worry or sadness? Ready for a new beginning? For better or worse, our experience is shaped by expectations and habits that are maintained by loyalty to important relationships, and by cycles of confirming experience. They affect our happiness, our relationships and the success of our endeavors. Therapy can help. In a safe empathic relationship, unhelpful expectations and habits can be retired, and happier habits of relating to life and others can be learned, chosen and implemented.
(510) 974-7941
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Lisa Ann Herendeen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
Verified
I have expertise with all phases of major life transitions like launching into adulthood,  parenting and the particular task of parenting troubled teens, helping families reorganize during and after divorce and dealing with life-threatening illnesses.
Are your seeking a more peaceful and harmonious life?  One that can hold both the challenges and the goodness?  Therapy can help. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative.  I use evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and brain science. I would like to help you tackle what is impeding you and open up new options so that you can make good decisions and create more happiness for you and your loved ones.
(650) 334-1549
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Robin Mullery
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individual adult men and women going through a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties including: * depression * anxiety * stress * relationship problems * low self-esteem * complicated grief * life transitions * feeling stuck * the pain and complication of growing up in a challenging parent /child relationship *
(650) 282-3990
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Katherine Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with communication issues, stuck relationship patterns, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, OCD, and parenting /co- parenting issues.
Sometimes it takes the gentle mirroring of another person to help see what is no longer working in our lives. Habits formed to survive difficult childhoods may be wrecking havoc. Communication styles may be sabotaging love. We may feel overwhelmed in parenting , or facing a big life transition. I work closely with my clients to increase communication skills and develop greater personal awareness. I teach nervous system regulation in order to stay calm and effective during conflict, difficult conversations, and life transitions. From therapy you’ll learn to operate from wholeness and authenticity, and gain acceptance for self/others.
(650) 667-6724
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Tasha Oswald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
At Open Doors Therapy we can provide you with the level of support you're needing, from social skills groups and support groups, to individual counseling and parent consulting.
Do you or someone you love have difficulty reading social cues, feel anxious about social interactions, and struggle with making friends and setting goals? Do you feel alone and misunderstood? Do you have autism traits that are not always apparent? We offer group therapy and social skills groups, along with individual counseling, for you and your family. By joining one of our groups, you’ll feel understood, accepted and encouraged by the other group members who have shared experiences and challenges. The expert-led group will help you gain the strategies, knowledge, and confidence to more effectively handle these problems.
(650) 460-5059
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Therapy Lab Silicon Valley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Common goals include depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, insomnia, parenting , child anxiety, and self-esteem.
Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Visit our website (therapylab.com) to explore a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
(213) 376-3428
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Elinor (Ellie) Caustin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have many years of experience helping individuals and couples successfully deal with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, stress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, and parenting challenges. I enjoy helping people grow in their personal and professional lives.
(650) 374-0045
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.