I offer a calm and supportive presence at the same time providing the motivation my clients need to get through transitions. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where I provide tools that my clients can utilize to manage anxiety, depression and stress that can accompany any change in life.
Are you sick and tired of constantly thinking about food and your body? Do you look in the mirror and hate what you see? Struggling with an eating disorder is exhausting. I can help. You don't have to continue to feel so trapped.
I have been a psychotherapist for adults and adolescents for over 20 years. People come to me to deal with painful feelings and difficulties in living, and to improve their sense of well-being. Many of the clients I see have relationship issues, depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. Living in Silicon Valley brings its own set of problems, which I am particularly interested in. Some people are unclear what troubles them, but are unhappy with their lives.
I am a licensed psychologist practicing clinical and forensic psychology as a private practitioner in Palo Alto for forty years. I now practice solely in the field of forensic child custody matters (i.e. the distinct specialty of the interface of psychology and the law). This specialty pertains to the application of the science and profession of psychology to the questions and issues relating to law and the the legal system. I came to this point in my career based on my passion to understand children and families from a developmental and family systems perspective.
I enjoy working with adults and families who desire change, but aren't sure how to make it happen. For some, it means a change in relationship dynamics or parenting style. For others, it means collaborating on complicated life issues, such as difficult teenagers, substance abuse, or co-parenting. If you are looking to leave a long marriage, I can help you navigate that process. I also enjoy working with individuals in their 20's and 30's trying to figure out this thing called adulting. I split my time between Steamboat Springs,CO and northern California, an am licensed to see clients in both states.
Stress is at an all-time high. You’re doing your best to keep everything together. But on the inside, you are struggling – you never feel good enough - and no matter how hard you try, the inner critic quickly reminds you of all the ways you’re falling short. Finding balance is nearly impossible. The stress is becoming debilitating. It’s been exhausting. You can’t even remember the last time you were truly happy because being okay with not being okay has become your norm. You’re tired of putting yourself last and doing things for others at the expense of your wellbeing. This is it. You’re done. It’s time for a change.
I specialize in working with individual adult men and women going through a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties including: * depression * anxiety * stress * relationship problems * low self-esteem * complicated grief * life transitions * feeling stuck * the pain and complication of growing up in a challenging parent/child relationship *
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.
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.
I offer *concierge therapy services* in Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, and Piedmont Areas. I am committed to uniquely serving individuals and family systems to support clients in navigating their complex and fast-paced lives in a way that is expressly tailored to fit into your Bay Area lifestyle. I work dynamically with family members to address overarching goals from different perspectives. This allows me to focus on your needs from every angle possible. The result is comprehensive change on an individual and systematic level. I can meet online or in person with a flexible structure to meet your ever changing needs.
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.
I provide services to youth, adults, and families. I can help with anxiety, depression, women’s issues, academic and workand stress, life transitions. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, individuals and families from many different cultures. My therapeutic belief is grounded in helping my client find their self-determination and their underlying strengths.
Dr. Lebus is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in behavioral sleep medicine and evidence-based treatment for anxiety and depression. Dr. Lebus is a clinical instructor at Stanford University’s Sleep Health and Insomnia Program within the Department of Psychiatry.
Therapy often helps when both the client and therapist put their time and effort into the process. Whether you are bringing a specific issue or you just need an open, non-judgmental space in which to be heard, I’d like to help. To start I’ll find out what you want out of therapy, what’s worked in the past, and what hasn’t. I’ll talk honestly about a timeline and encourage you to ask questions, voice any concerns, clarify your expectations and offer me feedback.
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.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process helping clients enhance their coping and adaptation. I have extensive experience using a diverse array of evidence-based treatment interventions, and often integrate strategies. Treatment goals are established with the client, using those tools that best fit client's goals, whether more limited or far reaching in scope. I work with adults, kids 12 years and older,adults, the elderly,and couples. For kids peer pressure, bullying, academic problems, self harm, developmental transitions, parenting issues among other problems are addressed . Please view my website for an in-depth view of how I work with clients.
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 a bit. We can become fearful, or simply forget 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.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience helping people confronting challenges including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. As an integrative therapist, I draw on techniques from cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapies to help people lead more fulfilling, meaningful lives, sharpening coping skills and facilitating improved self-understanding. My style is relational, and I find that working collaboratively with my patients to identify treatment priorities and course helps make the experience most beneficial and rewarding. I believe that a strong therapeutic fit is paramount.
What do I do if my child can focus on interesting things but takes 3 hours to do 30 minutes of homework? What if my child doesn't seem to be doing as well as I thought they would in school, can something be done? How do I stop feeling so down and blue, or anxious? What if I had a concussion and I am not getting better, but the doctor told me to just rest and do nothing, are there ways for me to improve my condition? Do I have the early signs of dementia? what can be done if I do? My child went to college and failed, is there hope for them to get better? I provide solutions to these questions and more!
Life's problems can feel much more difficult when faced alone. Perhaps you are struggling with a painful loss, are overwhelmed by fear, anger, loneliness or depression. You may be stuck in patterns of negative, self-critical thinking and inner pressure may cause you to feel tense and exhausted. You may feel shame and hopelessness and your means of coping such as avoidance, procrastination, withdrawal or overeating adds to your distress. I help people struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, phobias, eating issues, and relationship distress to understand these problems and develop skills to feel better and create happier lives.