Marriage counseling that Heals in Palo Alto, CA. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Palo Alto. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Marriage Counselor

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

230 S. California Avenue. Suite 205, Palo Alto, California 94306 | 650-339-5101

Palo Alto Parenting Solutions is a practice that addresses difficulties affecting the whole family. We work with couples to help them through difficult times. Couples learn important tools to address and improve communication, understanding, compromise and healing.

Philip Kolba, MA
Marriage Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA


Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Marriage Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Though we are not licensed marriage counselors, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides cutting edge brain optimization and rebalancing technology to better align the minds of partners to reduce conflict, increase hope---for the brain has the final word on change.

Related Sites:
City of Palo Alto
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Family Counseling Palo Alto California

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

Palo Alto has gone through many different hands of ownership throughout its history. Mexican nationals held it for a time. However, the outcome of the Mexican-American War, which ended in 1848, passed the land to the U.S. and provided land grants for American settlers and tycoons. Fortunately for some of the Mexican landowners, they were able to hold onto the land as many of the settlers and tycoons opted to settle in San Francisco because Palo Alto had low creek levels. The Spanish names that are still present in Palo Alto represent the local heritage of the former residents. Stanford University was named after Leland Stanford who founded the college back in 1887. Stanford also made the university an alcohol-free school.1

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Palo Alto

For many couples and families in Palo Alto, domestic violence is an unfortunate reality. Over 10 percent of adults in Santa Clara County have experienced abuse by an intimate partner at some point. And while that rate is far lower than the state average, it is still a significant problem. Another common issue that couples face is stress. Money, health, work, and intimate issues can all cause significant stress that in turn diminishes the quality of the relationship.2

Couples and families in need of a range of support services can find help they need at the Salvation Army. Corps Community Centers throughout the Bay Area offer emergency services to those who have experienced domestic abuse or violence. Christian education and character building programs are also provided for couples who seek spiritual guidance in their relationship. For those with families, food and nutrition programs are available, so families have nutritious meals to maintain good physical and mental health. Many other outreach and support services are available. For more information, call the Redwood City office at 650-368-4643.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley provides many support services for underserved populations in the Palo Alto Area. LGBTQ youth can participate in leadership classes, workshops, and leadership opportunities. Families with a hard-of-hearing or deaf family member can gain access to a number of resources as well, including school-based intervention and advocacy services. Additional information about Family and Children Services can be obtained by calling 650-326-6576.4


1. Stanford University. (2017). The Birth of the University. Retrieved from
2. Santa Clara County Public Health. (2016). Santa Clara County Violence Profile 2012. Retrieved from
3. The Salvation Army. (2017). Salvation Army Centers Near Palo Alto. Retrieved from
4. Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley. (2016). Individual and Family Counseling Services. Retrieved from

Palo Alto is located in Santa Clara County, California. It has a land area of 23.86 square miles and a water area of 1.90 square miles.  The population of Palo Alto is 66,853 people with 26,087 households and a median annual income of $136,519. .

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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Palo Alto is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Palo Alto public health department.