Professional Counseling in Palo Alto, CA

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Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Hoai-Thu

415 Cambridge Ave., Suite 3, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Struggling? In emotional pain? I offer a safe, compassionate place where we can work on your concerns, such as stress, depression or difficulties in your relationships. I have helped many people dealing with anxiety and trauma or seeking personal growth.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Trauma
  • Asian American Culture
  • International Professionals
  • Spirituality & Religion
  • Silicon Valley Professionals
  • Relationship Difficulties
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Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Jayn

665 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301


Jayn believes that therapy does not have to be an arduous process. It should be fun when it's filled with an eagerness on the clients' end to get over the hurdle that they are currently facing, so that they can go back out there and enjoy the life meant for them.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • 8 Weeks' Singles Group
  • Couples Therapy, Conflict
  • Dating Issues, Communication
  • Substance Abuse, Alcohol Drugs
  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • LGBT, Bipolar, Trauma
  • Addiction, alcohol and drugs

Lori Godin, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Lori

Within Driving Distance of Palo Alto, CA


If you are looking for help with anxiety issues, insomnia, or relationship problems, you have come to the right place. With over 17 years of experience and many treatment options to choose from, I am confident that we can work together to find solutions and relief.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBT

Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Dr. Jim

Within Driving Distance of Palo Alto, CA


Thirty years of private practice helping couples, families and individuals learn the secrets to managing their differences effectively. Stop selling yourself out, reclaim the intimacy you once had, manage difficult emotional reactivity. It's possible, and it's time!

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescents
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug Addictions
  • Parenting
  • Gambling
  • Internet Addiction
  • Adult Counseling

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Alice

230 S. California Avenue. Suite 205, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Palo Alto Parenting Solutions is a specialty practice that helps children who are having difficulty with behavior, emotions and socializing. We work with the whole family to find compassionate and caring solutions so you can see your child happy and capable.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Children,Adolescets & Families
  • Adoption
  • Adhd
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parent Coaching
  • Asperger's And Pdd Nos
  • Group Therapy

Connect2 Marriage Counseling Chandrama Anderson, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Connect2 Marriage Counseling

667 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301


Argue? Don’t Talk? Feel Unheard? Criticized? Misunderstood? Taken for Granted? Relationships should be the place we feel more secure. If we feel mistrusted, unheard, or misunderstood, then we feel sad, hurt, and angry. You just want to feel better and be happy

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Wrap-Around Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Individual Realtionship Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Wrap-Around Couples Therapy
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Related Sites:
City of Palo Alto
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapy Palo Alto California

Counseling Stanford, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, Redwood City

Palo Alto is located in the San Francisco Bay area. This is also where Stanford University is located, along with Hewlett Packard's headquarters and Facebook. There are around 66,000 residents that live in Palo Alto.1 The city was established back in 1769 when Gaspar de Portola settled here. The Ohlone tribe lived there prior to anyone settling, and there are still Indian mounds around the area, along with a plaque that commemorates the area. The city was named for a tall tree called the El Palo Alto. The single tree can be seen at the banks of the San Francisquito Creek, which borders Menlo Park. A plaque was placed near the area describing the story of how a 63 man, 200 horse expedition made their way from San Diego trying to get to the mission at Monterey in 1769, but instead got to the bay, discovering it was too wide to cross, so they turned around at the El Palo Alto tree.

Mental Health in Palo Alto

Approximately one-third of adults in the Palo Alto area report having poor mental health at least once in the last thirty days, with most residents experiencing three days of poor mental health each month. Yet, only 7 percent of individuals in the Palo Alto area report actively engaging in counseling. Binge drinking is a common occurrence, with 25 percent of area residents engaging in that activity each month.2 As a result, comprehensive mental health care, including substance abuse programs, are needed in Palo Alto.

The San Mateo County Health System provides individuals in Palo Alto and the surrounding communities with many resources to improve mental health. Services are available for children, adolescents, and adults. The Office of Consumer and Family affairs provides information, education and support services for those who live with mental illness or chemical dependency. The county health system also operates several crisis hotlines for people who are experiencing severe mental health issues, such as a psychiatric crisis, suicidal ideation, or substance abuse issues. Additional information about these county resources is available by calling 800-686-0101.3

Current Education

For individuals interested in serving their community as a counselor, Palo Alto University offers an online graduate program in counseling. The program focuses student learning on four core areas - assessment, psychotherapy, research, and ethics. Students can concentrate in family counseling, addiction and recovery counseling, or crisis and trauma counseling. The program is offered on a part-time or full-time basis. Graduates may be eligible for certification in their home state. For more information call 650-417-2023.4


References

1. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County Quickfacts - Palo Alto, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0655282.html.
2. County of Santa Clara. (2010). Health Profile Report. Retrieved from http://www.sccgov.org/sites/sccphd/en-us/Partners/Data/Documents/SCC_Health_Profile_Report_online_final.pdf.
3. San Mateo County Health System. (2012). Mental Health Services. Retrieved from http://smchealth.org/mentalhealth.
4. Palo Alto University. (2014). M.A. in Counseling. Retrieved from http://www.paloaltou.edu/degree-program/ma-counseling-global-online/home.

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