Nancy Andersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
It's time to start feeling better. You've tried distraction, talking to friends. But like a ball pushed underwater, your feelings of anxiety, unhappiness, grief or sadness keep surfacing. Distress disturbs your life, relationships and sleep. Worst of all, these bad feelings, like a shameful secret, isolate you. It doesn't have to be this way. Asking for help to feel better is a sign of strength, not weakness. I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples recognize and overcome the obstacles between them and their dreams. Personal growth, intimacy and self-confidence are natural outcomes of successful therapy.
Coping Skills
(650) 534-2904
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Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
It's time to start feeling better. You've tried distraction, talking to friends. But like a ball pushed underwater, your feelings of anxiety, unhappiness, grief or sadness keep surfacing. Distress disturbs your life, relationships and sleep. Worst of all, these bad feelings, like a shameful secret, isolate you. It doesn't have to be this way. Asking for help to feel better is a sign of strength, not weakness. I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples recognize and overcome the obstacles between them and their dreams. Personal growth, intimacy and self-confidence are natural outcomes of successful therapy.
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Bella Stitt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Counselor, LPCC, LCSW, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94022
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
Coping Skills
(650) 461-9026
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
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Tom Hall
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94022
Once-upon-a-time none of us were parents and we didn't think much about how difficult that role could be. Fast forward to today and here you are searching for help with your child. Addictive technologies, teaching self-discipline, developing strategies for coping with change are challenging. Teaching life skills, and helping parents be more effective is what I've been doing since 1991. I'm what you might call a generalist in that I work with boys and girls of all ages and relate as easily to a six-year-old as to a sixteen-year-old.
Coping Skills
(650) 257-9134
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
Once-upon-a-time none of us were parents and we didn't think much about how difficult that role could be. Fast forward to today and here you are searching for help with your child. Addictive technologies, teaching self-discipline, developing strategies for coping with change are challenging. Teaching life skills, and helping parents be more effective is what I've been doing since 1991. I'm what you might call a generalist in that I work with boys and girls of all ages and relate as easily to a six-year-old as to a sixteen-year-old.
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Kara Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, PhD, FAED Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Los Altos, CA 94024
I am a licensed psychologist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have specialty training in working with anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I specialize in CBT, Family Based Treatment of eating disorders (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I particularly enjoy working with families and parents. I am committed to providing excellent, empirically-supported treatments as well as providing expert diagnosis and treatment planning for those looking for guidance and wellness.
Coping Skills
(650) 297-6952
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
I am a licensed psychologist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have specialty training in working with anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I specialize in CBT, Family Based Treatment of eating disorders (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I particularly enjoy working with families and parents. I am committed to providing excellent, empirically-supported treatments as well as providing expert diagnosis and treatment planning for those looking for guidance and wellness.
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Bev Jewell
Counselor, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94022
Are you experiencing: relationship issues, anxiety, communication & intimacy concerns, infidelity, conflict, big life changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, unable to make clear decisions? Maybe you and your partner keep having the same argument with no resolution - now there's a wall between you and you don't know how to be close and intimate again. Together, we will create a calm supportive environment to promote healing, and look at past betrayals (affairs, broken promises), that may be hindering your ability to trust and move forward. Working with a neutral professional trained in mediation will help!
Coping Skills
(442) 254-0043
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
Are you experiencing: relationship issues, anxiety, communication & intimacy concerns, infidelity, conflict, big life changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, unable to make clear decisions? Maybe you and your partner keep having the same argument with no resolution - now there's a wall between you and you don't know how to be close and intimate again. Together, we will create a calm supportive environment to promote healing, and look at past betrayals (affairs, broken promises), that may be hindering your ability to trust and move forward. Working with a neutral professional trained in mediation will help!
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Theresa E Chesnut
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
Once you make the decision to seek therapy, finding a therapist who "gets you" is the key element in starting the process. I focus on: eating disorders, trauma resolution / PTSD, adolescents in crisis, and elite athletes. As a psychodynamic therapist, my goal is to help clients uncover their true potential and lead a meaningful life; it's about having a life that becomes worth celebrating.
Coping Skills
(650) 481-9393
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
Once you make the decision to seek therapy, finding a therapist who "gets you" is the key element in starting the process. I focus on: eating disorders, trauma resolution / PTSD, adolescents in crisis, and elite athletes. As a psychodynamic therapist, my goal is to help clients uncover their true potential and lead a meaningful life; it's about having a life that becomes worth celebrating.
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Dr. Michelle Kalehzan
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
I have over 25 years of research and clinical experience in working with individuals whose lives are impacted by mood disorders. Within the realm of mood disorders, there is a multitude of life stressors and challenges that are often present. I enjoy working with my patients to help them manage and ideally overcome the symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders that have negatively impacted their lives. I primarily work with older adolescents, adults, and elder individuals, and I also work with couples and families.
Coping Skills
(408) 419-1560
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
I have over 25 years of research and clinical experience in working with individuals whose lives are impacted by mood disorders. Within the realm of mood disorders, there is a multitude of life stressors and challenges that are often present. I enjoy working with my patients to help them manage and ideally overcome the symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders that have negatively impacted their lives. I primarily work with older adolescents, adults, and elder individuals, and I also work with couples and families.
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L. Allen Sciutto, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
I can help you with challenging relationships, retirement problems, post trauma and acute stress; also substance abuse issues, problem gambling, grief or loss, as well as problems with past childhood abuse and neglect, as well as facilitating better adjustment with general life transitions.
Coping Skills
(650) 489-7947
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
I can help you with challenging relationships, retirement problems, post trauma and acute stress; also substance abuse issues, problem gambling, grief or loss, as well as problems with past childhood abuse and neglect, as well as facilitating better adjustment with general life transitions.
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Kelly Koken
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Are you feeling stuck in life? Does stress at work, from life, from family, your partner or friends, feel overwhelming? I work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, trauma, stress, anger, transition, grief, or anxiety issues. I provide EMDR therapy for individuals who have experienced traumatic events or adverse life experiences. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or at your wits' end there is help for you. Together, we will help you get unstuck and cope with your life’s challenges. Let's bring happiness back to your life!
Coping Skills
(408) 599-3066
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
Are you feeling stuck in life? Does stress at work, from life, from family, your partner or friends, feel overwhelming? I work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, trauma, stress, anger, transition, grief, or anxiety issues. I provide EMDR therapy for individuals who have experienced traumatic events or adverse life experiences. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or at your wits' end there is help for you. Together, we will help you get unstuck and cope with your life’s challenges. Let's bring happiness back to your life!
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Mio Yamashita
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94024
Most of us, if not all of us, come to a point in life where we need to regain our balance and redefine our goals. I know so because I have seen my clients, friends, and myself in such situations. By working together with you, I can help you to focus, mobilize your inner strength and establish new strategies to overcome problems that have become apparent. Topics that I handle (but I am not restricted to) are grief and trauma coping, relationship or family issues, anger management, and cultural or generational conflicts.
Coping Skills
(408) 605-6258
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
Most of us, if not all of us, come to a point in life where we need to regain our balance and redefine our goals. I know so because I have seen my clients, friends, and myself in such situations. By working together with you, I can help you to focus, mobilize your inner strength and establish new strategies to overcome problems that have become apparent. Topics that I handle (but I am not restricted to) are grief and trauma coping, relationship or family issues, anger management, and cultural or generational conflicts.
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Sarah Levoy
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94022
I take an active and structured approach to working with you or your family to help you realize positive changes within the shortest amount of time. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience working with parents, children, families, and corporate individuals. My approach is strength based, collaborative, and goal oriented. My philosophy about working with a therapist is that of a team approach. The primary focus of my private practice has been on general parent coaching with an emphasis on providing educational support for learning differences, high ability, underachieving, and behavioral challenges.
Coping Skills
(669) 221-8214
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
I take an active and structured approach to working with you or your family to help you realize positive changes within the shortest amount of time. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience working with parents, children, families, and corporate individuals. My approach is strength based, collaborative, and goal oriented. My philosophy about working with a therapist is that of a team approach. The primary focus of my private practice has been on general parent coaching with an emphasis on providing educational support for learning differences, high ability, underachieving, and behavioral challenges.
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Maureen Smith Ruffell
MD Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
I am a Psychiatrist specializing in Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and General Psychiatry. I'd like to welcome you to my practice. I'll work with you to build a connection that facilitates communication and that will support lasting change. I can help you establish more stability and satisfaction in your life and in your relationships, partner with you to develop more confidence in your decision making, help you weather losses, imagine and actualize what you'd like to do next, and think through problems in your most important relationships.
Coping Skills
(650) 903-7205
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
I am a Psychiatrist specializing in Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and General Psychiatry. I'd like to welcome you to my practice. I'll work with you to build a connection that facilitates communication and that will support lasting change. I can help you establish more stability and satisfaction in your life and in your relationships, partner with you to develop more confidence in your decision making, help you weather losses, imagine and actualize what you'd like to do next, and think through problems in your most important relationships.
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Valerie Anne Goss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
Just like life,therapy is both an adventure and a risk. As a therapist,I encourage you to focus on the concept of choice. Our lives are constantly filled with the need to make choices. Should you be in a relationship or leave one? Is your current job the right one for you? Can you learn how to accept and express your needs? Choosing a therapist can be very confusing, but choosing the right therapist can be crucial to living a happy and fulfilling life.Your therapist needs to be someone that understands you and someone that you can trust.
Coping Skills
(650) 385-8797
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
Just like life,therapy is both an adventure and a risk. As a therapist,I encourage you to focus on the concept of choice. Our lives are constantly filled with the need to make choices. Should you be in a relationship or leave one? Is your current job the right one for you? Can you learn how to accept and express your needs? Choosing a therapist can be very confusing, but choosing the right therapist can be crucial to living a happy and fulfilling life.Your therapist needs to be someone that understands you and someone that you can trust.
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Kaitlin Medeiros
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #96594 Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Welcome! If you're looking for therapy for yourself, your child, or a loved one, know that you are taking a brave step towards building a support system for yourself and others. As a Silicon Valley native, I know raising children and living in this area comes with unique challenges. I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and parents. I am most passionate about supporting parents who are experiencing their own mental health symptoms or stress related to parenting, particularly for those parenting pre-teens who are going through mental health issues.
Coping Skills
(650) 770-8361
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
Welcome! If you're looking for therapy for yourself, your child, or a loved one, know that you are taking a brave step towards building a support system for yourself and others. As a Silicon Valley native, I know raising children and living in this area comes with unique challenges. I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and parents. I am most passionate about supporting parents who are experiencing their own mental health symptoms or stress related to parenting, particularly for those parenting pre-teens who are going through mental health issues.
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Jasmine Teleki
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Anxiety, panic, depression, and mood swings can make you feel like you are being stalked by an invisible tiger. Depression and anxiety can make your life problems feel insurmountable. It can be a very lonely and scary experience. But it doesn't have to be. And, there is reason to have hope, particularly since you have taken the important step of reaching out for help.
Coping Skills
(650) 741-4050
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
Anxiety, panic, depression, and mood swings can make you feel like you are being stalked by an invisible tiger. Depression and anxiety can make your life problems feel insurmountable. It can be a very lonely and scary experience. But it doesn't have to be. And, there is reason to have hope, particularly since you have taken the important step of reaching out for help.
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Rubye Cervelli
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94024
Currently only tele-therapy through Secure Video is being offered. My main interest is to support the development of the authentic self. We can get stuck in false beliefs about ourselves that leave us feeling frustrated and limited. Getting in touch with our inner wisdom may lead to a greater sense of freedom and flow with life.
Coping Skills
(650) 276-4687
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
Currently only tele-therapy through Secure Video is being offered. My main interest is to support the development of the authentic self. We can get stuck in false beliefs about ourselves that leave us feeling frustrated and limited. Getting in touch with our inner wisdom may lead to a greater sense of freedom and flow with life.
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Nanette Freedland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
Welcome. By coming to this site, you have already taken an important step toward healthy living. Do you feel overwhelmed, stuck, stressed or anxious? Are you experiencing, sadness, loss or difficulty making decisions? I can help. I have been in private practice for nearly 30 years and have worked with many clients experiencing the same concerns as you. My style is direct, active and interactive; as well as respectful, supportive, warm and caring. I like to work with clients to set personal goals about what they would like to change in their lives and help them reach those goals.
Coping Skills
(650) 262-3858
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
Welcome. By coming to this site, you have already taken an important step toward healthy living. Do you feel overwhelmed, stuck, stressed or anxious? Are you experiencing, sadness, loss or difficulty making decisions? I can help. I have been in private practice for nearly 30 years and have worked with many clients experiencing the same concerns as you. My style is direct, active and interactive; as well as respectful, supportive, warm and caring. I like to work with clients to set personal goals about what they would like to change in their lives and help them reach those goals.
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Susan Zweig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CEAP Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
It has been my privilege to provide counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals and couples for over 20 years. I work with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress related to work, family, or relationships, parenting, grief and loss, addiction, and medical and aging concerns. I view therapy as an active partnership in which my clients and I work together to identify core concerns, solve problems, and reach goals. With guidance and support, my clients make the changes they desire to feel healthy and satisfied.
Coping Skills
(650) 209-7914
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Coping Skills
It has been my privilege to provide counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals and couples for over 20 years. I work with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress related to work, family, or relationships, parenting, grief and loss, addiction, and medical and aging concerns. I view therapy as an active partnership in which my clients and I work together to identify core concerns, solve problems, and reach goals. With guidance and support, my clients make the changes they desire to feel healthy and satisfied.
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Debora Burgard
Psychologist, PhD, FAED Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Los Altos, CA 94024
Finding a therapist is such a leap of faith. It is one of life's challenges that at a time when you might feel the most vulnerable, you also have the least information about whether someone can help! I'm told I'm good person to talk to if something is bothering you and you want to figure it out. I try to support that inner flame of resilience in the face of all the challenges. I am one of the founders of the Health at Every Size (HAES) and Body Positive movements. May you find a good match!
Coping Skills
(650) 321-2606
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
Finding a therapist is such a leap of faith. It is one of life's challenges that at a time when you might feel the most vulnerable, you also have the least information about whether someone can help! I'm told I'm good person to talk to if something is bothering you and you want to figure it out. I try to support that inner flame of resilience in the face of all the challenges. I am one of the founders of the Health at Every Size (HAES) and Body Positive movements. May you find a good match!
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Darin A Conway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Working with individuals who feel they need some extra support to tackle challenges that life throws at them is my passion. I believe that through the relationship and work between client and therapist, behaviors can be adjusted, relationships can be mended, unhealthy coping skills can be identified and reworked, and healthy change can occur. I create a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment where individuals can succeed in making positive growth in their lives. Taking a straightforward, honest, relaxed and empathetic approach to supporting clients frees clients to open up, discover their strengths and make the most of therapy.
Coping Skills
(650) 646-3309
Verified
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Los Altos, CA 94024
Coping Skills
Working with individuals who feel they need some extra support to tackle challenges that life throws at them is my passion. I believe that through the relationship and work between client and therapist, behaviors can be adjusted, relationships can be mended, unhealthy coping skills can be identified and reworked, and healthy change can occur. I create a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment where individuals can succeed in making positive growth in their lives. Taking a straightforward, honest, relaxed and empathetic approach to supporting clients frees clients to open up, discover their strengths and make the most of therapy.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Los Altos can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Los Altos or for a Los Altos coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Los Altos coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Los Altos are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Los Altos. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Los Altos

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Los Altos you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Los Altos and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Los Altos or family therapy in Los Altos.