Emotionally Focused Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Photo of Barbara Green, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Palo Alto, CA
Barbara Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Since 2008 I have been training in empirically validated Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I work best with individuals and couples who are interested in understanding how they got stuck and who want to develop skills and insights to move forward. Everyone gets stuck in their life or relationships at times. Perhaps there is job stress, a new baby, a divorce or break up, sexual/intimacy problems or a last child leaving home. Sometimes we know we are distressed but don't really know why. I strive to create a safe and accepting atmosphere in my office that enables people to be less reactive and more thoughtful and creative in addressing their conflicts.
(312) 818-5548
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ella Shechtman-Cory
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Psychologist trained within a practitioner-scientist framework. I offer an opportunity to make better sense of your experiences and reduce stress related to relationships, work, life transitions, and loss, as well as relief from anxiety, depression, and trauma. Through the creation of a strong and safe connection, I can help you gain insight, change behaviors, incorporate new habits, and remove some of the obstacles that stand in your way of living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(650) 446-9153
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Krishna G. Kary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescents and adults of all ages to address a range of mental health needs. Commonly voiced concerns might include depression, anxiety, OCD, navigating major life transitions, work-related stress, interpersonal problems, loneliness, difficulties with intimacy, sexual functioning concerns, and issues related to aspects of ones identity (e.g. age, race/ethnicity, spirituality, ability status, etc.) with particular specialization in the areas of gender and sexuality. In addition to individual therapy services I also provide Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples.
(844) 965-1041
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Susanne Ebert-Khosla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
For couples, I offer research and attachment based Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
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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Bev Jewell Aasect Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I incorporate the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques for increased closeness.
Are you experiencing: relationship issues, feeling overwhelmed, or stuck? Perhaps you are in a Neuro-Diverse relationship (you're wired differently) and stuggle to understand each other and get your needs met? Do you want to learn better commuication and problem-solving skills? Maybe you want a more fulfilling sex life - solo, or with your partner. There are many things that affect us and our sexuality over time - stress, age, life events, hormone changes... I can help you navigate these areas to find the answers you're looking for and get you to a better place!
(442) 254-0043
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Amy C Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Older adolescents, adults & couples are all welcome to my practice. In collaboration with you, I will help guide and support you in attaining your therapy goals by understanding the patterns inhibiting your success, happiness and fulfillment. Together we will chart a therapeutic course specific to who you are and what your goals are. I invite feedback and make corrections as needed along the way. My framework is psychodynamic to which I bring training in other theories/techniques, including: Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness, CBT, attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), EMDR and trauma focused.
(650) 666-0909
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ziba Taghipour
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
Modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness interventions, and emotionally focused couple therapy are a few examples of the treatments I use.
For more than a decade, I have successfully helped individuals, couples, and families find greater clarity about what they want their life to stand for and how to pursue that life. Within a supportive therapeutic relationship, I help my clients attain the vibrant and valued life they desire. My approach in therapy is active. I work based on the assumption that clients are able to achieve rapid and significant changes in their behaviors. The interventions used in this approach help clients access alternative ways of "problem solving" that utilize the resources beyond the "common-sense" mind. https://effective-therapy.com/
(408) 384-9959
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Amy Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
I am also trained in EMDR (highly effective trauma therapy) and Emotionally Focused Therapy, which I use to support my overall approach.
Many of us appear to be functioning well in life, but in reality feel like imposters, often stressed and unsatisfied in our lives and relationships. I foster the discovery of genuine peace and fulfillment through "undoing aloneness," helping clients embrace their best and worst selves, and unearthing a more self-compassionate and authentic way of being. My clients are typically individuals and couples, seeking treatment for anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, and a wide variety of relational issues.
(415) 951-3144
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Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Patrick Joseph Purcell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
ACT, Jung, emotionally focused , existential, Bradshaw-inner child, hypnosis.
This is my passion and my clients feel at ease with me quickly with my empathy and humor. I help people with relationship stress, anger, anxiety, PTSD, child abuse, depression, grief, transitions, in recovery, finding their true self and passion. I use client-centered Rogers, Kohut, EMDR, Beck and Ellis CBT, DBT. ACT, Jung... I am a Christian and I also respect people with other faiths or no faith. I help therapists, interns...I am 68 years old and I have been married for 44 years to my beautiful wife singer Christina Purcell and we did individual and couple therapy too. We write songs such as the songs on her CD "Love's Calling."
(831) 219-2362
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Palo Alto, CA 94308
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Dr. Mariella Lauriola
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With couples, my main therapeutic approach is emotionally focused therapy (EFT).
Welcome to my practice! Do you feel like you are not "the same person" after having experienced one or more very overwhelming/traumatic life events? Are you feeling anxious, scared or extremely sad? Do you feel you are struggling in your relationships with peers and/or romantic partners? Do you identify as belonging to the LGBTQ+ community? Are you an immigrant? Are you a breast/ovarian cancer survivor or a relative of a survivor? Are you BRCA positive? If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, I might be the right therapist for you!
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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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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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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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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Ben Seider
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I provide psychotherapy for individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples and families. I help individuals who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, problems with relationships, and various addictions. I work from a client-centered perspective that is both integrative, collaborative, and recovery-based (i.e., incorporates client's strengths as opposed to solely focusing on negatives or pathology). As such, I am able to draw upon my expertise in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Couples and Family Therapy to flexibly design treatment to meet the specific needs of my clients.
(415) 779-7332
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Laura Beann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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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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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Dr. Z. Seda Sahin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Reaching out for help can be scary but it's also very courageous. Congratulations on taking the first step. It would be my honor to work with you. In individual, couple, or family sessions, I work with my clients to create inner and outer peace using evidence-based modalities. I believe that the healing journey is about creating awareness of our already existing inner resources and adding more to our resource toolbox so we can live our best life. I often work with clients facing life transitions, conflict, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Together we discuss how to increase positivity and find confidence in one’s own abilities.
(650) 374-0292
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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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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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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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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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.