Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Downtown North, Palo Alto, CA

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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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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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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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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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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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Teresa Dillon Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I’m here to support you on your journey to feeling better. Are you finding yourself more anxious, depressed, having a low mood, or frustrated with reality? Through the exploration of current and past experiences and relationships, I can help you heal your personal struggles and improve your sense of strength in your inner self and find meaning in your life. My goal is to provide the highest quality psychotherapy in an atmosphere of safety and trust to help you live a satisfying and happy life. I have expertise working with engineers, medical professionals, first responders, essential workers, therapists, and educators.
(650) 420-4087
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$250 per session
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Christina Miller-Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I imagine therapy as a means of deepening self knowledge and part of that is learning to recognize the messages that your body is sending you. Well-versed in the language of the body, I am skilled in facilitating the process of reintegration - learning to listen to what your body has to tell you, translating the messages from your own body, and utilizing the information of your lived somatic experience as part of your decision-making process.
(415) 200-2460
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dr. Cammy | Therapist & Author
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for relief from stress, worry, insomnia, or low mood? Has your partnership lost its sparkle? Does your body feel on edge and exhausted? Life doesn’t have to be so hard. Let’s work together & achieve the goals that have been just out of reach. E-mail me today and let's schedule a free consult. During that consult, we will discuss your strengths and the barriers that have held you back. Together, we will develop a customized program to meet your exact needs. All of our programs include top-tier, evidence-based interventions, like EMDR, Gottman Couple Method, Cognitive Processing, and more. Call today to schedule!
(415) 319-6562
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Downtown North
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Nicole Redzic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in a wide range of treatment concerns. I work with young adults, adolescents, children, and adults who are experiencing various types of depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship or peer-related problems. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies supported by research, and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. I also incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology approaches focused on enhancing happiness, resilience, satisfaction, and meaning.
(650) 409-2611
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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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$160 per session
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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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$165 (individual)$165 (couples)
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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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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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$200 (individual)$250 (couples)

Online Therapists

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Emily Livermore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Stanford's Department of Psychiatry, where I specialize in treatments for trauma , anxiety, depression, and difficulties with interpersonal relationships.
It is crucial to find a therapist that is a good fit, therefore, I like to take the first few sessions to get to know each other and decide if we want to work together. I aim to create a warm, collaborative environment in which you feel comfortable talking about and processing the worst events that have happened to you in your life. My approach uses acceptance based strategies and mindfulness to help you increase insight as well as get in touch with your emotions, all in the service of living a richer life, more aligned with your values. I will help you face your fears by taking action steps towards what is most important to you.
(650) 963-7958
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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$275 per session
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Erin Heinemeyer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My primary clinical interests are in working with clients with complex trauma ; PTSD ; personality, depressive, and anxiety disorders; and with relationship issues in couples.
Therapy is a highly personal and unique process for each person. I strive to meet you where you are at in your life with a genuine and non-judgmental approach. We will work together to collaboratively identify where you feel stuck, to explore your values and what brings your life meaning, and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself both individually and in relation to others. We will also seek to increase your sense of self, mindfulness, and self-compassion in the service of pursuing a life that brings you authenticity and purpose.
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Waitlist for new clients
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma -related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(650) 881-2722
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Amanda Montgomery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Amanda Montgomery is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma . She also treats couples who are in conflict, experiencing transition or wanting to increase intimacy. She has created and led workshops focused on self-care and burnout. Dr. Montgomery emphasizes connection and collaboration in building a strong therapeutic relationship.
(628) 200-2669
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Chally Grundwag
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My therapy style is warm, collaborative, trauma informed and culturally sensitive.
I'm here to support you in your journey to regain trust in your unique strengths and overcome life's challenging situations, reach your goals, and make your life happier and more meaningful. In our sessions you will be invited to explore your deep values and motivations, and identify which aspects of your life help you move forwards, and how to separate from patterns and behaviors that are no longer useful for you. If you are an adult or a teen who suffer from anxiety, depression, burn-out, academic stress, PTSD , Sexual Trauma , relationship issues, or low self esteem, please don't give up. There is hope, and healing is possible.
(650) 479-1401
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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$175 (individual)$220 (couples)
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Joyce Schmid
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
My typical client is an adult of exceptional intelligence, creativity, achievement, and kindness, who needs to address problems in his or her life. These problems include depression, anxiety, the disease of addiction, childhood trauma ,the addictions of others, and/or difficulties in forming or enjoying relationships. Too many people emerge from childhood with wounds from parental loss, abuse, or neglect. Some carry genetic loadings for addiction. The aftermath of these is devastating, despite success and "looking good." Revealing the pain to another person and revising basic assumptions about yourself and others in a safe relationship can help.
(650) 209-7773
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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$400 per session
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Pamela Singer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in working with disruptions of the mind-body connection, which often relate to trauma , eating disorders, and anxiety.
While there are many reasons people seek therapy, one thought is central: something has to change. Considering this idea takes tremendous courage. It can also bring tremendous reward. Change is not always easy, but it is possible. Therapy can be a powerful tool in this process by helping you gain insight, support, and confidence to develop new patterns and behaviors. As a clinical psychologist, I work collaboratively with people to identify the source of their pain and empower them to resolve it using evidenced-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.
(650) 489-0916
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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$275 per session
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Liz Dietrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I love working with clients who are curious about what more there is to experience in this life, who are ready to do the work of diving within in order to heal past wounds and create a life that they truly love. Sometimes trauma , relationship problems, work, or other life circumstances can result in our lives shrinking. We can become fearful or lose touch with what it is that we love, prioritizing other things. I'm committed to walking with you while you get back to yourself by processing all that you've been through.
(650) 405-0409
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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$260 (individual)$325 (couples)

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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.