Yishan Xu, PhD, Psychologist in Los Altos
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 various 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.
Throughout my many years of training to become a clinical psychologist, I have been focused on learning and mastering evidence-based approaches to therapy. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, adults, and older adults and am currently licensed in the state of California.
Call or Email Yishan Xu for a free phone consultation now - (415) 417-1462


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: University of Virginia
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • License No. and State: PSY29376 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Paypal, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: ABCT
  • Member Since: 2017
  • Certificate: Stanford Sleep Clinic / In Process

Yishan Xu's Groups

Insomnia Group

I am trained in Kaiser and Stanford Sleep Clinic to lead CBTi (CBT for insomnia) group. This group will start in March, and help you sleep better.

More about this group


  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting


  • ADHD
  • 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)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian
Alternative Languages: Mandarin


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • HIV / AIDS Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018
Yishan Xu, PhD, Psychologist in Los Altos

Yishan Xu

Psychologist, PhD