Laurie J. Leventhal-Belfer

Psychologist, PhD, MA

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Laurie J. Leventhal-Belfer

Psychologist, PhD, MA

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4275 Los Palos Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 476-2809
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About

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.
I work with young children and adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression. I also have run for the past 20 years a therapeutic program for high functioning preschool, school age and middle school students on the Autism Spectrum and their parents. Lastly I am seeing young adults struggling with the transition to college.
I would be happy to talk with you if your are interested yourself or for your child. I have very little time open after 3:00 in the afternoon and I do not see clients on the weekends or past 7:00.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $300
Pay By: Check

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY13235

Laurie J. Leventhal-Belfer's Groups

The Friends Program

A therapeutic program for high functioning children and middle school students on the Autism Spectrum and their parents. The program focuses on the child's social communication, play with peers, emotions, pragmatic language and sensory issues. The themes vary on the clients, meeting new friends, bullying, empathy, moving from areas of self interest to group interests.The parents group provides professional guidance and peer resources and support.

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Location

4275 Los Palos Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 476-2809
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Asperger's Syndrome
Issues
  • Autism
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sexual Identity LGBTA
  • Stress

Client Focus

Faith: Jewish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • developmental psychopathology
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
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Laurie J. Leventhal-Belfer

Psychologist, PhD, MA