Yishan Xu

Psychologist, PhD

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Yishan Xu, PhD, Psychologist in Los Altos
(415) 417-1462 Website

Yishan Xu

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Mind & Body Garden Psychology Inc.
855 N. San Antonio Rd.
Suite O
Los Altos, California 94022
(415) 417-1462

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I am the founder of a Mandarin-English bilingual group practice (Mind & Body Garden Psychology) and there are currently four bilingual therapists, with different specialties. I strongly advocate evidence-based treatment to develop a more positive attitude and to build a life that is happier, more balanced, and more meaningful. Many of my clients have a hard time dealing with stress or transitions in life. Others may use some help with improving communication and relationship. They all have a common desire to take active steps to make meaningful and lasting changes.

I have been trained in evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Compassionate Approaches. Therapy requires teamwork and I love to work with my clients collaboratively and tailor treatment to meet their needs.

I am a Mandarin/English bilingual psychologist specialized in treating mood disorders and sleep disorders (insomnia) among both children and adults. I also administer IQ tests for gifted children. There are four other Mandarin/English bilingual therapists in my clinic. If you need any help, please feel free to consult with us :)

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: University of Virginia
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • License No. and State: PSY29376 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • I accept Lyra Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: APA
  • Member Since: 2012
  • Certificate: Stanford Sleep Clinic
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Yishan Xu's Groups

Insomnia Group (English and Mandarin)

4-session CBTi (CBT for insomnia) group, improve your sleep quality. Cost may be covered by Lyra Health. English speaking insomnia group (8pm Mondays) and Mandarin speaking insomnia group (6:30pm Fridays). CBTi has been recognized as the first-line treatment of insomnia by American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Psychiatric Association, NIMH, WHO, etc. There are 4 topics in this group, and you can drop in to attend any one of the topics or come for all 4 topics. Each group lasts for about one hour.

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Mindfulness Meditation Group (manage stress)

Help people improve self-esteem and manage stress better.

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Location

Mind & Body Garden Psychology Inc.
855 N. San Antonio Rd.
Suite O
Los Altos, California 94022
(415) 417-1462

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Testing and Evaluation
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • family relationship (e.g., parent-child)
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Mandarin
Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Canzi Wang, PhD
Canzi Wang, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for less than 1 year

Links

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Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018
Yishan Xu, PhD, Psychologist in Los Altos

Yishan Xu

Psychologist, PhD