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.

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Marriage Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

800 Pollard Rd. Suite B-201, Los Gatos, California 95032 | 408-874-6299

I work to help you develop a healthy relationship, enabling both people to speak from the heart about what they feel and need. When you find yourself in a repeating cycle of hurtful interactions, I facilitate new ways to connect and heal.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Marriage Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

As an interactive, solution-focused therapist my approach is to provide support, practical feedback and skills training to help couples effectively address challenges. Integrating complementary methodologies and techniques, I offer treatment tailored to fit each couple.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Marriage Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

A healthy marriage takes work. Therapy will reach the heart of the issues and begin the process of restoration. Let's get started.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Marriage Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

A healthy marriage takes work. Therapy will reach the heart of the issues and begin the process of restoration. Let's get started.


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


References

1. Stanford University. (2017). The Birth of the University. Retrieved from http://www.stanford.edu/about/history/.
2. Santa Clara County Public Health. (2016). Santa Clara County Violence Profile 2012. Retrieved from http://www.sccgov.org/sites/sccphd/en-us/Partners/Data/Documents/Final_Violence%20Profile%20Report_6%2021%2012_PHD%20FINAL.pdf.
3. The Salvation Army. (2017). Salvation Army Centers Near Palo Alto. Retrieved from http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/plugins/gdosCenterSearch?query=palo%20alto%20california&mode=query_1&limit=20.
4. Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley. (2016). Individual and Family Counseling Services. Retrieved from http://www.fcservices.org/overview/.

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. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Palo Alto, CA

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.