Zlatena Theodore, PsyD

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  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Menlo park, California, 94025
  • Phone: 650-275-3094
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

My goal as a therapist is to empower you to live a fulfilling life by providing you with care that is tailored to your needs and uses evidence-based treatments. I aim to help individuals find and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that negatively impact important areas of daily life, and in turn enhance resilience and psychological flexibility. I specialize in treating severe or long-term stress related to a job, relationship or life transitions, and symptoms that do not appear to have a physical cause, like changes in sleep or appetite, low energy, irritability that does not go away or feelings of hopelessness. As a health psychologist, I can help individuals deal with the psychological, emotional and social factors that can impact their physical well being as well as support those who are struggling with chronic illnesses, such as chronic pain, diabetes, cancer, and tinnitus.  I look forward to starting our work together and helping you forge your pathway to health.
I can help with:
-Sleep difficulties
-Relationship Issues
-Stress management
-Adjustment to life transitions
-Management of chronic health conditions
-Weight Management
My Approach
  • My clinical style is warm, active, and collaborative. I explore how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors contribute to your distress, and in turn help you develop strategies that build resilience and foster emotional and physical well-being.  
  • While, I primarily use a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment, I often integrate different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit your individual needs. 
  • I will design a treatment plan that allows us to collaboratively set and work towards specific therapeutic goals. 

  • I have over 10 years of experience providing mental health assessment and treatment in diverse settings, such as medical centers, community clinics, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system, primary care clinics, and a mental health start up company.
  • I have a strong commitment to working with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds and have extensive experience working with young professionals in tech, veterans, executives, and high-performing individuals.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship- San Francisco VA Medical Center
  • Predoctoral Internship- Loma Linda VA Medical Center
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology- PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium 

FinancesI am not currently contracted with insurance companies and I am considered an out of network provider. I can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company. Please contact your insurance provider directly to determine your eligibility.  Please contact me to schedule a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.  

Dr. Zlatena Theodore Reaches

San Francisco CA
Menlo Park CA