Trauma Focused Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Elizabeth Rojas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Life's journey can bring us unexpected stressors, roadblocks, and traumas that get in the way of progressing towards and achieving what we want in life. Often, anxiety, depression, low self-worth, and painful emotions can change how we think about ourselves, our relationships, and the world. Instead of suffering, avoiding, or isolating, find ways to heal, cope successfully, continue on your path, and embody a meaningful life.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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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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Suzzette Garcia
Counselor, MA, LPCC+
Verified
Verified
Suzzette Garcia is Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor +, Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Outpatient Clinical Program Manager for Bay Area nonprofit, American Psychological Association Fellow, Board Member of California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors and Social Justice Advocate.
Life is complicated, each person has a unique journey with various obstacles and challenges. Think of therapy as your road map to support you in getting to your desired destination. Whether you need support in overcoming past traumas, having difficulty adjusting, need career counseling, support in strengthening your relationships or more, Suzzette would be honored to be your therapist. Suzzette’s goal is to empower individuals to meet their full potential through the integration of wellness and mentorship programs in schools, communities and corporate settings.
(650) 374-0084
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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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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Jennifer Agostinelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
​ With my special focus in using techniques including EMDR, trauma focused care, and more, I integrate my approach to meet your needs.
Years of experience has taught me that you already know who you are and what you need. We will work together to bolster and grow that healthy part of you who knows how truly amazing you are.
(415) 483-7062
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Marcie Kay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MBA, APCC
Verified
Verified
I create a safe and nurturing therapeutic space for adults, couples & teens who are facing major life transitions such as college, career, divorce, or personal loss in finding a joyful and fulfilling path forward. I also provide empathetic guidance to the “sandwich generation” – women and men who are raising children while also caring for their elderly parents and struggling with anxiety and depression as they attempt to juggle it all. I help families navigate the complexities of raising children, adolescents and emerging adults in a healthy, cohesive way.
(650) 686-5489
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ana Maria Huibers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use practical and effective therapy approaches that are strength based, collaborative and respectful such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, DBT and Mindfulness Based CBT.
Welcome, I'm glad you are here. It is not easy to seek therapy for yourself or your child. I am here to provide support and guidance with the challenges you are facing at this time. I have over 20 years experience working with children, teens and parents who are struggling with challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual and physical abuse. I offer parent coaching to help parents improve their relationships with their children. I also provide therapy with Latinx people including first generation and bicultural individuals who need support in navigating multiple social and cultural identities.
(650) 379-0109
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Jill Maher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am EMDRIA certified and provide EMDR therapy in addition to utilizing other trauma informed approaches such as DBT and Trauma Focused -CBT.
Welcome and congratulations on taking your first steps towards healing and growth! I have been working with individuals and families impacted by trauma for 16 years across a variety of environments. I specialize in complex trauma, and I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I also provide support for people who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues in their recovery. I strive to help build a safe and non-judgmental space for you to cultivate your emotional well-being, develop healthy coping skills, and empower yourself.
(858) 295-1549
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Luis Resendez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Brainspotting, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
You won't read another "Are you feeling stressed or sad?" headline here because chances are you've heard it all before already. You've clicked on this ad because you're sick and tired of things like anxiety and depression ruining your life. I specialize in men's mental health issues (fatherhood, men's health anxiety, gender norm distress) and trauma. It's time to take your life back and find the peace and balance you deserve. Allow me to do the honor to walk with you side by side in the journey to living a healthy and productive life. (Please note I do not work with children under 16 nor do I work with couples).
(951) 332-7134
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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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Nazanin Khatami
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
Verified
This-is-important! It won’t go away when you turn your back. It won’t sort itself out while you distract yourself with other things. You may well need a hand in resolving things but only YOU can take the first step and ask for that help, which we are all PERFECTLY allowed to need sometimes. Resilience isn’t about never being angry, sad, fearful or guilty. It is about knowing how to respond appropriately.
(650) 300-0481
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Chantal Daley
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself having a difficult time coping with anxiety, depression, and trauma? Do you have a hard time communicating and setting boundaries with others? Life is full of obstacles and hardships that may be difficult to overcome without the right tools, resources, and, guidance leading to the manifestation of these symptoms. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and adolescents using a Psychodynamic approach to explore unconscious thoughts and behaviors. In doing this, we are able to collaboratively recognize old ineffective patterns and process unresolved feelings and trauma.
(650) 405-0267
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Jamie Vavaroutsos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
MINDFULNESS, BALANCE, GROWTH, AND EMPOWERMENT. It is possible to achieve a higher level of inner peace and reduce unnecessary suffering. We all can "lose our way" at times and find ourselves in situations that are difficult and painful. I believe that these crises can hold within them tremendous opportunities for growth and strengthening. Although most enter therapy during a crisis, the therapeutic process need not also feel painful or traumatizing. I will create a safe and validating therapeutic environment in which to transform personal suffering into strength and wisdom. We will collaborate to establish clarity and direction in our therapy.
(408) 622-0501
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Erin Heinemeyer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Mills-Bunje Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My professional philosophy with regards to sexual health is that everyone should be able to discuss their sexuality in a safe environment. Too often people are embarrassed or afraid to discuss these things with anyone and feel isolated. Sexuality is an essential part of the human condition. There is no set norm. Human sexuality and sexual needs can vary widely, encompassing various orientations such as gender preferences to erotic preferences and lifestyles. Many people have a difficult time discussing their sexual needs and issues. My goal is to provide an accepting environment for clients to explore their needs and wants.
(650) 417-3234
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Palo Alto, CA 94302
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Nhu Ly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My clients are engaged in the process of change. They're interested in exploring action steps in addressing depression or anxiety, improving relationships in their lives, or getting a better understanding of what they want. Clients are from different cultural backgrounds and experiences that have been challenging such as coming from difficult childhoods. They are resilient and seek to learn new ways of coping as they continue to grow. I also provide Accelerated Resolution Therapy for the treatment of trauma.
(650) 542-0175
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Elinor (Ellie) Caustin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have many years of experience helping individuals and couples successfully deal with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, stress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, and parenting challenges. I enjoy helping people grow in their personal and professional lives.
(650) 374-0045
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Kathryn Hedjasi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Melissa Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
To everyone around you, it looks like you've "got it together." But deep inside, you feel like an impostor. Even though your life looks great on the surface, you feel chronically anxious, as if it could all fall apart at any moment. You'd like to be more authentic, but you worry about what would happen if other people knew the "real" you. Sometimes, you wonder if you've spent so much time faking it that you've lost sight of your true self altogether.
(831) 265-3285
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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What type of Palo Alto mental health professional is right for me?
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