Family Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Photo of Judy Passanante, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Palo Alto, CA
Judy Passanante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
I help people draw on their internal and external resources to heal themselves. No matter what life may bring-from daily anxieties to grief and loss -these transitions can be opportunities for understanding and growth. I customize my approach for each individual in achieving his or her specific goals. I have worked successfully with couples as well as with adults of all ages using a broad range of treatment methods. I am also a certified bodyworker with a health psychology and sports medicine background who uses relaxation techniques to reduce job or family related stress.
(650) 489-0506 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Jenna Boyovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hello, I'm Jenna, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. My psychotherapy practice specializes in treating adolescents and adults struggling with trauma/PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I offer innovative treatments to address the things that are keeping you feeling stuck and provide integrative approaches to therapy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness, and Somatic approaches. I provide a variety of evidence-based trauma-focused treatments such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR).
(650) 590-8029 
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
Offers online therapy
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L. Jasmine Dobbs-Marsh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Each person has unique strengths and needs that can change over the course of therapy. My approach is collaborative, emotion-focused, interpersonally-oriented, and culturally responsive. I believe that no matter the struggle or mental health challenge, everyone has the capacity to grow, change, and find a meaningful life. I value working with you to chart a path for therapy that draws on your lived experience and my expertise in evidence-based treatments, so that I can walk alongside you as you move courageously toward the life you want to live. My work includes individual psychotherapy, trauma treatment, and couple/ family therapy.
(650) 665-9195 
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
Offers online therapy
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Amy Keezer Yanagawa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with families, children and teens who are struggling with the day to day challenges of life. When one member of the family is in crises or requiring extra care it can take a toll on the whole system. I have worked with families and children with special needs for over a decade, and I understand how frustrating it can be to find the right kind of help. I'm here to offer practical solutions and support as we work together to achieve positive changes.
(707) 946-4172 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
Offers online therapy
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David Paul MacBryde
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have worked for over 25 years with folks who have struggled with a range of internal, interpersonal, relational, and environmental challenges and questions. This includes: difficult thoughts; "stuck" patterns of behavior, including addictions; persistent sadness and depression; relationship and family difficulties; loneliness; thoughts of life-and-death; trauma; identity and sexuality questions; experiences of madness; and other difficult life situations. I focus on working with adolescents (16+), young adults (18-25), and adults of all ages. I also work with men of all ages on questions of masculinity and "manhood".
(650) 382-4978 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
Offers online therapy
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Ella Shechtman-Cory
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I conduct individual, couples, family and group interventions.
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
Not accepting new clients
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Nina M Poletika
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CT
Verified
Do you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or related dementia and are feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. I specialize in helping caregivers (adult children or spouses) with their complex emotional reactions, ongoing loss & grief, and finding better ways to cope. Having a difficult time when trying to navigate cognitive decline is central to being a helping family member. Professionally, I am experienced and well trained. Personally, I have been on a similar journey with my own mother who had dementia for 10 years.
(650) 276-5441 
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Offers online therapy
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Jeff Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
It has been over 30 years of helping families, adolescents and children. There have been hundreds of family members enjoying better lives and better relationships. You can, too! Give me a call or set up an appointment and lets start figuring out the right direction and getting past the things that are in the way to help you have the best years of your life!
(650) 241-1720 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto Teen And Adolescent Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPSC
Verified
As the founder of Palo Alto Teen and Adolescent Solutions, I have found that although these problems are quite different, it is my 3-phase approach that empowers teens to take control of their lives and improve their relationships with those that matter most - family , friends, school, work and community.
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
Not accepting new clients
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Ben Seider
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
When working with children/adolescents I consider developmental stage, cognitive ability, family and environment to better understand how therapeutic issues contribute to the child's struggles.
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
Offers online therapy
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Megan Irvin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who believes in the importance of prioritizing mental health. Seeking out therapy means you value yourself and the relationships you are in. In order for clients to access their most authentic feelings, I feel the therapeutic environment is key. I provide an inviting, non-judgmental space to process the challenges that are present in your life, and work with a strength-based, solution-focused approach.
(650) 727-1173 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
Not accepting new clients
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Karen S Gould
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I treat individuals, couples, and families using a Family Systems orientation.
My psychotherapy practice is for adults of all ages, couples, and families. I can help you discover the tools you need to develop and sustain satisfying relationships, respond positively to your environment, cope with stress, trust in yourself, actualize your dreams, and live your life with purpose, hope and integrity. Whether you are adjusting to one of life's transitions (new baby, mid-life, new job, divorce, loss, marriage), struggling with anxiety/depression/anger/self-doubt, or attempting to conquer your fears or past trauma, I can provide a safe and trusting environment to help you discover healthy and productive ways of moving through life.
(650) 273-9814 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Martino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, difficulties in school/work/ family and relationships, feeling "not enough"....being a human is really hard. People aren’t weak, damaged, or broken for struggling with life and seeking therapy. You are brave, strong, courageous, curious, insightful, inspirational, proactive and worthy of support. Therapy gives you a chance to explore who you are and learn to identify what you feel really proud of. We can identify what things aren’t working well for you and what you can do about those to improve how you feel on a daily basis and about life overall.
(971) 259-7869 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
Offers online therapy
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Ashley Ayala
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Accredited Parenting Coach, and Founder of The Modern Parent. Through my deep healing work with families, I have learned how vital it is to fully understand yourself in order to show up in alignment with whom you want to be. The clients I work with are ready to better understand how their current and past stressors, relationships, and concerns are getting in the way of living life fully and enjoying it. We peel back the layers and story that we have been told about the "problem" or how we view the "problem" and shift this narrative to one that allows us to function in a way we deserve.
(650) 590-5841 
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
Offers online therapy
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Esther Krohner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
We will be a good fit if you are looking for someone to roll up their sleeves, be with you and whatever family members or partners are relevant.
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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
Offers online therapy
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family /relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(650) 629-2936 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
Offers online therapy
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Silicon Valley Marriage Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
The exposure to diverse cultures has enhanced my understanding of family dynamics and various social customs.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist working in Silicon Valley area, and specializing in Couples Therapy, Infidelity, Sexuality, Pre-Marital, anxiety and Male Depression. Marriage is hard work but it is possible, not only to make it work, but have the passion and the spark to last. Couple Counseling has helped hundreds of thousands of couples move past obstacles to reach a point of openness and honesty in their relationship. I enable clients to overcome all kinds of hurdles in their relationships that take a toll on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
(650) 206-9973 
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
Offers online therapy
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Sara C Gifford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I am experienced in working with individuals, couples, and parents from a wide range of backgrounds and issues, including veterans, individuals with disabilities and their family members, and people of all sexual orientations.
NOTE: I am currently only seeing clients vis Telehealth due to COVID precautions. I provide a compassionate, collaborative approach to therapy, whether it be for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship or parenting issues, or what has brought you to seek help. My practice involves tailoring the method to fit the client, in order to strengthen your resources and create the changes you are longing for. I believe that every person's journey through life is unique, but not without struggle, and am committed to helping you feel safe, engaged, and above all, to be a dedicated partner in navigating your healing process.
(650) 389-5655 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Lida Sharlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Good, satisfying relationships generate feelings of being loved, connected, heard, and safe to be both vulnerable and speak your emotional truth. Is this the relationship you have with your significant other, child, or other family members? You may long to put an end to repetitive negative interaction cycles which leave you feeling lonely and hurt for lack of emotional intimacy. Maybe you feel thwarted, frustrated, angry, and drained when every attempt to resolve conflict with your loved ones disintegrates into a power struggle or a shouting match. Are your spouse or children running the show, controlling the mood in your home despite your endless attempts to set boundaries? All it takes is one struggling member of a household for the entire family to be under stress.
(650) 822-0682 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
Offers online therapy
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Peter J Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sometimes working with an entire family or with a couple works well, other times working individually seems more appropriate.
If life were simple, there would be less need for confessional booths, principals' offices and psychotherapy. Things happen along the way, get set aside, accumulate and catch up. Some "stuff" gets passed from one generation to the next. Many people delay indefinitely effectively dealing with difficulties, pass them on to others or deny they exist entirely. When you are ready to sort through such matters give me a call. I am curious, patient and enjoy helping others move forward. I share observations and clarify situations while clients work to increase enjoyment of life. It might be easier than you think.
(650) 248-9958 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Palo Alto are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Palo Alto then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Palo Alto, or Child Psychologists in Palo Alto.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Palo Alto psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Palo Alto specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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