Teen Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Aarti Gupta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My more niche specialties include premarital and marital therapy with couples experiencing communication impasse, uncoupling, and rekindling a relationship; therapy with founders, tech execs, and co-founder therapy; teen and young adult psychology; South Asian issues; trichotillomania; and ERP.
As life unfolds, it often presents challenges that require us to adjust and adapt. Good therapy facilitates a clearer understanding of obstacles and how to overcome them to create the life we want. My approach is empathic and intellectually curious and collaborative, always keeping your goals in mind. I have learned that the questions I ask are more important than the advice I give. My clients describe me as warm, active, nonjudgmental, direct, and a gifted listener. I am also highly attuned to teens, and have developed strong relationships with even the most "difficult to reach" kids.
(781) 325-9143
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Athena Robinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with adults and teens who are coping with eating disorders, relationship issues, emotion dysregulation, depression, and anxiety. I'm well-trained and certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Family Based Therapy for adolescent eating disorders. Mindfulness practice is often integrated into therapy. Therapy is tailored to a client's needs and goals, and is provided in a supportive and collaborative environment.
(650) 832-1397
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Richard M Stolee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Richard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 45 years of experience specializing in individual and marriage and family counseling, adolescent psychotherapy, job and management counseling. He has been trained in multiple approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, and significant Family Therapy strategies for resolving couple as well as parent child conflict. He has taught many parenting workshops throughout the Bay area. He is a Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
(650) 273-9795
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Kathryn Hedjasi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Specialties include: relational issues, infidelity, depression/anxiety, crisis, codependency, life transitions, suicidality, dual-diagnosis, addictions/recovery, trauma, PTSD/ 2ndary PTSD, veterans/vet families, abuse including narcissistic abuse, DV, rape/incest, self-harming behaviors, adult survivor of addicted caretaker, divorce, communication, grief, career, family issues, & the highly reactive/sensitive child/ teen .
Do you find yourself struggling? Hurting? I can help you feel better! You have the ability to THRIVE regardless of your circumstances armed with my support & many new tools in your arsenal. I can help you tap into your own resilience & ability to heal. Wherever you are at in life, whether satisfied but looking to improve, struggling daily & feeling as if the floor is about to fall out, in crisis-mode, on a journey of self-discovery, or simply looking for support from a fully present empathetic skilled partner in your personal, interpersonal & professional goals. I AM HERE FOR YOU!
(650) 262-4006
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Mary A Brayton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
How Can I Help You? ...by being a therapist you feel comfortable talking to. If you are having trouble relaxing, are worried about a loved one,are facing divorce or major illness, are feeling irritable, confused, depressed,lonely, are concerned about your teen taking risks or a child hating school talking with me can help. Talking can give you objective perspective, help you develop coping skills, lessen the isolation that makes people feel"crazy" and reduce inner turmoil that can lead to physical ailments. We work together to identify and build on your current personal strengths in this healing process.
(650) 209-7873
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Jayme Murakami
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) at Foresight. I have a MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, which I received from Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. I am a trauma informed and culturally humble therapist. I have experience working in a Kinship Program, community-based Wraparound program, and a non-public school therapeutic program. I am skilled in working with a breadth of child, adolescent and families across different cultures and socioeconomic demographics.
(650) 249-7660
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Chally Grundwag
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Mirna Pacheco-Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
**Currently accepting clients for teletherapy appointments**. Are you a parent of a tween or teen with anxiety, depression, or behavioral concerns? I have over 6 years of experience working with adolescents and teens. I also possess experience working young adults navigating the transition into adulthood and while struggling with anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and trauma. My clinical approach is client-centered, combined with evidence-based strategies, such as CBT. I am passionate about supporting clients while they build coping skills and develop healthy interpersonal skills.
(650) 618-0539
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Not accepting new clients
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Palo Alto Teen And Adolescent Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Is your teen shutting down? Does your adolescent lack any drive? Is your son or daughter overwhelmed with anxiety? Are they always on their phone? Is your teen overly driven by having to be perfect? Or does your teenager not even seem to try in school? Do you worry about their friends? Does your adolescent play video games all day and night? Does your teen not seem to care about trying to set themselves up for a solid future? Does this sound like your household? If so, call me at 650.429. TEEN (8336) for a free 15-minute consultation. I can help.
(650) 603-5868
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Sally Hayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My clients include adolescent girls, adult men and women, and couples and families.
It is my firm belief that people do their best with the situations life hands them. My goal as a therapist is to help people work through their stuck places, let go of old behaviors that helped them survive in the past but are no longer useful, and learn new behaviors that will contribute to greater enjoyment and connection in their lives. I see myself as an active guide in this process, and I am enriched by seeing people learn to accept themselves and others, and thus live the fullest and most satisfying life possible.
(415) 226-6119
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Lisa Maria Daly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! As you’re looking at this site, you may be wondering if therapy can be helpful for you, your family, or your child. You or your teen or child may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, irritable, or losing sleep. You may be struggling to connect or experiencing conflict in relationships. Your teen or child may be feeling self-critical or anxious in social situations, struggling in school, or dealing with a transition, loss, or parents’ divorce. Together, we'll work to reduce stress, anxiety, or depression, improve relationships, and decrease negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors.
(650) 670-3759
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Jennifer Lynn Medina
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Finally I'm the former Clinical Director at Cielo House Adolescent Treatment (IOP/PHP) for Eating Disorders.
I am an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a former professional (soccer) coach (18+ years) & athlete (lifetime). My unique background and experiences have provided me with a deep understanding of & compassion for those struggling w/ EDs, SA, trauma and related issues. Before graduate school (NYU '10), where I specialized in trauma & substance abuse, I coached collegiately for several years, devoting a significant amount of time to helping student athletes seek professional help for mental health issues like eating disorders, depression & anxiety
(650) 334-1274 x700
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Laura Beann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Know a teen that needs support? Reach out to me for a referral.
I approach psychotherapy from a spiritual perspective and I believe therapy, along with other practices, can help us awaken to a life of meaning. In therapy I will help you identify the source of your longing to be whole, and together, we will move closer to that source, so you become re-sourced. Together we will explore your innate natural cycles and help you align to your own inner rhythm, so that you might meet depletion with rest and energy with creativity.
(650) 547-3560
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Laurie J. Leventhal-Belfer
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is a child or adolescent who is aware of the issues that are bothering them and want help. These are clients whose parents are comfortable with them seeing a therapist and are able to speak openly with them about their diagnoses. When I am asked how long I see a client, I do not give a definite time since I have learned that issues are challenged as they make the transition to new schools or jobs. I let parents know that I take a developmental approach to psychopathology. We may stop when symptoms decrease and their coping capacity increases. If they return it is not a sign of failure but different stresses.
(650) 476-2809
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Kristene Hossepian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a child and adolescent psychologist with expertise in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, parent management training, and stress, I've received extensive training in several evidence-based interventions.
Building strong relationships with clients is one of the unique privileges of this work. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, life stressors, and issues related to athlete mental health. With every client, I attempt to identify an effective way to discuss stressors that is both non-threatening and developmentally appropriate. I am committed to implementing tailored, evidence-based interventions, to affect meaningful change. In creating a collaborative environment characterized by genuineness and authenticity, I hope to empower clients to achieve their goals.
(650) 747-6351
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Zoe Ulantha Mount
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work well with tweens (12-14) and teens (14-18) and am comfortable working with the family as a whole, to resolve issues such as curfew, chores and 'general attitude' or with just the teen to offer a place for the venting of feelings and sorting out the many challenges and changes facing teens.
I have been a licensed therapist since 2004. I work primarily with adolescents and their families, as well as with adults. I have a great deal of experience working with teens and their families around issues such as chore compliance, school refusal, and helping teens begin the process of picking and apllying for college.
(650) 830-7478
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Niccola Rosza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in individual, couple, adolescent , and family therapies treating issues including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship distress, loss, self-esteem, addictions, PTSD, and trauma.
I utilize a holistic and integrative approach that offers a safe, supportive setting, using dream analysis, mindfulness, art therapy, journaling, meditation and other creative ways leading to an authentic and more rewarding life. From my studies under Rev. Kawakami, deputy head priest of Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto in Mindfulness and Zen Meditation, I have developed this therapeutic approach that treats, balances, and nourishes the mind, body, emotions, and soul. I use a variety of therapeutic perspectives and techniques including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Jungian, and Mindfulness-based interventions.
(707) 504-0873
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Kaitlyn Egan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Life is hard enough for your teen – then you throw in puberty, a slow-growing prefrontal cortex, social media pressures, academic pressure, family conflict, peer conflict, maybe even a biological tendency to be more emotionally sensitive – and ta-da! The perfect Petri dish for anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues has been created. Or maybe your child hasn’t hit teenagehood yet, but they’re exhibiting problem behaviors and/or emotion dysregulation that you both could use some help managing. My goal is to help you and your child make sense of what's happening and together find ways to improve your quality of life.
(650) 275-5508
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Judy H. Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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.
(650) 383-3388
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Martha Cravens
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you a parent of a teen and feeling overwhelmed or unhappy with your parenting? In an intimate relationship that feels like it's going nowhere? I work with parents, couples, and individuals to help them with relational and life issues. My specialties include: - families with "challenging" teens, working directly with parents to support them in shifting their stance to support their teen to be their best. Common issues include feeling overwhelmed, micromanaging and finding that it's just not working, anger, frustration, and loss.
(650) 504-6781
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.