Attachment-based Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Photo of Jose Luna, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Palo Alto, CA
Jose Luna
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
(650) 679-7121
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
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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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$160 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Einat Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I work through an attachment-based lens and incorporate family systems work whenever possible and needed.
I see my clients as competent human beings who strive to make sense of their experiences and move toward improving their well-being. I work collaboratively with each individual to determine goals and help them walk through this journey as they gain insight and coping skills. I have worked with children, teens, couples, and families in various settings.
(650) 469-3811
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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$125 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Martina Glenn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I use person-centered theories, existential principles, attachment-based theories, and I frequently use EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).
I love working with creative people. My passion is to bring healing to those who have often felt limited by the burdens of their anxiety, depression, or trauma. If your desire is to find new freedom in living without hesitation and being supported in living your life with fierce and unapologetic authenticity then you’ve come to the right place. I create welcoming and affirming environment and provide a safe space where you can feel appreciated for your individuality and your rebelling soul. I am not going to repeat cliché phrases that you’ve heard million times already, but I will challenge you to find your authentic Self.
(669) 257-6137
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$150 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Lorretta J. Abbott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice! Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, frustrated? Unhappy with your relationships? Challenges at work or school? Feeling like something needs to change? You've come to the right place. Find your inner strength and discover your true potential through therapy. It takes courage to reach out when you need help. Call me for a 15-minute complimentary consultation to determine your options.
(650) 399-7388
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$225 per session
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Christiane Zenteno
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Zenteno is a licensed clinical psychologist with clinical and research interests in the areas of trauma, stress, and health. She has expertise working with adults from a multitude of backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of psychological concerns. She utilizes a collaborative, integrative approach to treatment. She believes in teaching evidence-based tools for coping and change, as well as facilitating insight into behavior, emotions, and relational patterns.
(650) 600-0184
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Katherine Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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$200 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Anders Greenwood
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Dr. Gurrnit S Chattha
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Self growth and healing take immense courage and I commend your decision to start on this journey. This process isn't always easy but it is especially helpful to have a guide and a coach to help you through the difficulties. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are suffering due to trauma, grief, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or feeling stuck in life. I specialize in working with Silicon Valley Professionals, People of Color, LGBTQ, and Immigrants. My focus is to view you as a whole and help you cultivate self compassion and self love.
(650) 629-3313
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Naomi Brown
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Healing Self Esteem, Understanding self and learning to cope with challenging life situations; Healing relationships (couple, family, colleague, peer, friendships); Cultural and racial identity, coping with racism, BIPOC concerns, College and graduate student mental health; Eating disorders and body Image; Healing from depression and anxiety; Mindful living and meditation practice.
(650) 772-5860
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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$250 per session
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Aarti Gupta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
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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Alexandra Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Illinois who works with neurodiverse teens, college students, young adults, adults, & couples. I specialize in working with clients who identify both as autistic & as a highly sensitive person (HSP). I have experience helping clients with premarital & marital problems (e.g., communication & trust issues, helping partners connect deeper with one another), blended family issues, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief & loss, various life transitions, & trauma.
(949) 674-4122
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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$220 per session
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Eval Gal-Oz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My practice provides caring and sensitive treatment for mental, emotional and behavioral problems. My approach draws upon many years of extensive experience. It builds upon each patient's strengths, while improving interpersonal and emotional skills. My therapy is personalized, recognizing that each patient is a unique individual with his or her own very personal history and issues. My goal is to help my patients in achieving an awareness and understanding of the sources of their psychological problems, and then help them work through those problems so they can feel better about themselves and lead healthier and happier lives.
(650) 603-0864
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
$200 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
Verified
Our life experiences can lead us to question our identity and purpose in the world we live in. This can lead us to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Do you want to improve how you face challenges, function in your relationships, and face overwhelming feelings? I place heavy importance on addressing trauma. Trauma disintegrates the parts that make up your whole self, which can leave aspects of who you are hidden from your awareness. Left unaddressed, anxiety and depression can worsen, which can rob you of the necessary connection that all human beings need to thrive. I aim to help you process unresolved trauma.
(650) 628-6703
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$120 (individual)$140 (couples)
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Mind-Body Care
Psychologist, Psy D, MS, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our mission is to help our communities live a healthy life. Our team at Mind-Body Care focuses on nurturing the health of your mind, body, and soul by helping you find ways to pause, recenter and restore. We are a group of compassionate, sensitive and engaged clinicians who can help you develop a healthy, more meaningful and positive relationship with your own self and others. It is our passion to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families as they navigate the journey of living, relating, and loving each other well.
(650) 862-7320
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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$200 per session
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Beth O'Malley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wouldn't it be nice to become more clear about how you want to live your life? The dynamic process of patient and therapist working together so that troubling thoughts and feelings, unrealized dreams and hidden fears can emerge in the therapy session strengthens the ability to grow in intimate relationships. Working with the concept of how individuals balance both the need for autonomy and the need for connection, I will help you sort out how to emotionally and physically love without losing yourself.
(650) 262-5681
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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$300 (individual)$300 (couples)
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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
$180 per session
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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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$150 per session
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Debra D Rojas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you Overwhelmed, Frustrated or Sad? Do you ask yourself 'Is this all there is?' Has a medical diagnosis or an upcoming surgery got you unnerved? If you're depressed, anxious, angry, grieving, facing divorce, or experiencing family discord, I can help make your life more manageable.
(650) 300-4180
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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$200 per session
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Dr. Maggie Wang
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I view therapy as an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how your day to day thoughts and feelings can be connected to your behaviors, emotional states, and relationships with others. I strive to bring compassion, warmth, and humility into our work together so that you can continue crafting and moving towards the life you want to lead. Part of this process will draw upon your strengths and values to embrace change in challenging areas of growth. Within a collaborative space, we will explore and work through barriers that prevent you from living more fully.
(650) 910-4757
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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$225 per session

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Attachment-based Therapists

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.