Life can feel like a tree. When it’s tall, it provides shade, oxygen, and is a sight to behold. However, anxiety, depression, and the problems in life can stop the tree from growing, or even knock a tall tree down. A counselor can help replant the tree and make it grow to its former glory. 

Palo Alto means “tall tree.” It’s the perfect symbol for a life going right. Every tree has the potential to grow, but sometimes, you need to do the work. A counselor can help get you started on how to grow your own tree in life.

This is Jamie Lavender's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT, CGP
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi! I'm Jamie Lavender, a psychotherapist in the Bay Area in California. I work in a friendly, supportive, and client-centered way that helps you feel safe to be yourself, get more grounded, and say the things you need to say. Maybe you have things to get off your shoulders or off your chest, things that weigh on you. Maybe venting to your friends or family hasn't been helpful, or helpful enough. Or maybe it's those very relationships that are causing you the most suffering! Or perhaps the relationship that troubles you is your relationship with a ...

This is Alan Schweizer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 23

I believe that happiness is not something that we seek or achieve, but something that we allow. We all experience stress and emotional pain that affects us, the way we think about ourselves, and the way we see the world around us. There are alot of things that stop us from allowing our happiness. Life is difficult, there is no instruction manual, and you don’t have to figure it out alone. None of us would know what we look like without a mirror, and a good therapist is that mirror. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years ...

This is Dr. Elizabeth Kane's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to offer a counseling style approach to fit the unique needs of my clients. I have experience supporting individuals who are experiencing difficulties...

This is Anne Kuni's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there, and welcome! My name is Anne, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 5 years of experience. I pride myself in being relatable and humorous, as well as warm, kind, and understanding. Therapy doesn’t have to be a chore — it can be a very enjoyable part of your day! With my own personal experience with mental health and therapy, I can ensure a safe space of non-judgment. I have worked in outpatient therapy and residential treatment centers, meaning that I have experience with a wide range of issues and levels of severit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hi there, my name's Jeana Alvarado and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nevada. I applaud you on your decision to seek therapy. The hardest parts of this journey can be deciding it's time for help and finding the right therapist. In therapy, I will work alongside you towards your goals. I will help you find the answers you're looking for and the ways to get there. I understand that this can be a difficult process and I'm here to support and guide you through it. I have over 7 years of experience with therapy. My love for therapy started during my...

This is Jessica  Furland's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in the state of California with several years experience working in direct therapeutic practice with individuals and families. I am passionate about helping people feel truly comfortable in their own skin and thriving from a place of authenticity and self-acceptance. I have experience in working with clients and patients with a wide range of concerns: depression, anxiety, postpartum depression/perinatal mood disorders, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting challenges and coping with periods of adjustment...

This is Alia Paula's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, my name is Alia and I'm a California licensed family and marriage therapist with more than 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to a myriad of clients. I have extensive experience working with individual who have experienced trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviors, family conflict, substance use, and relationship issues to name a few as well as co-morbid issues. My counseling style is collaborative and I come from a 'Structural' modality - meaning I'm like a chameleon who can adapt to an individual's style while remaining true t...

This is Barclay Kenyon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! I'm a general practice therapist with over 15 years of experience assisting people through some of life's more difficult transitions. My specializations are in stress management and sleep disorders, with significant experience in helping resolve anxiety or depressive symptoms. I love the work and my clients, and believe that the process of investigation which therapy entails can be hugely rewarding. My primary methodology is cognitive-behavioral, in particular REBT techniques pioneered by Albert Ellis, which allows for quick progress. In couples work, m...

This is Sarah Gold's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello and welcome. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I have 15 years of experience working with adults in all stages of life. ** If you are currently struggling with anxiety due to the Covid-19 crisis, I am available to help you! Together we will learn to manage your fears and worries. After many years in practice what I hear most from clients is that they appreciate having a therapist who plays an active role in sessions, creating a space for dialogue and new perspectives. I believe in the power of knowledge to help us see that o...

This is Cindee Oswald's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to explore what growth opportunities might be in your future. You might be looking for a change, struggling with an important aspect of your life or just wanting a person to validate and share your story with. Finding the right person to ride along on this journey with you is very important. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you. I have been a social worker for more than 10 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Calif...

This is Ryan Albright's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Ryan Albright and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialize in assisting people to close the gap between where they are right now and there they want to be in the future, with the support of individualized therapy sessions. I enjoy working with clients and helping them to identify their own personal strengths as we navigate their challenges and develop goals to address those challenges. How we perceive our challenges can impact our stress levels, and I believe that perception is an important factor in what influences our thoughts, beha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist from California who has worked with people of various backgrounds and have had experience with individuals with anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, career issues, relationship issues, depression. My style of therapy involves supporting my clients in finding their own path to recovery and building skills through the use of CBT and solutions focused orientations to give individuals tools to support themselves during life's challenging times. This could mean making time for yourself to get a handle on your stress or supportin...

This is Jill Dorn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

It might be that you feel you can do better in your relationships or career. Or that you are concerned about what your future looks like. Maybe you would like to end blue moods or constant worry, but don't know how to do this. Sometimes it is difficult to make changes on your own, and I am here to help. I value respect, sensitivity, and collaboration in my work, and aim to provide safety and support as we work toward your goals. I have worked extensively with individuals who have struggled with issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, parenting...

This is Kimberly Benning's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Santa Monica, CA. I specialize in treating eating disorders / disordered eating, addictions, and co-occurring mood disorders. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as an office administrator in the entertainment industry for many years. My decision to change careers stemmed from my own recovery; I knew I wanted to help others on their journey to health, wellness, and freedom the way that my therapists had helped me. I take an active and collaborative approach to therapy and welcome each client to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello my name is Dr. Denna Sanchez. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I have an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology and a BA from the California State University, Los Angeles. Currently, I am the coordinator of psychological services at a local community college where I manage and plan the mental health services for a diverse college student population in a working class suburb near Los Angeles. I also have a small private practice where I provide career, college, and counseling se...

This is Shaylin  Madrid 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW ,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

For me therapy can be intimidating and the thought of speaking with a stranger about your problems just seems unnatural. But it can also be a very rewarding experience if you have the right therapist. That’s hopefully where I come in! My style is very down-to-earth, easy to engage with and using humor when it is appropriate. My focus is collaborating with the client and meeting the client where they are. I have been trained in various styles of therapy but I believe that the client leads the way and this is your journey. I’m here to support you, to be a listen...

This is Erin Gish's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! My name is Erin Gish-Stiles and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in California. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 3 years, and have several years of additional experience working in other helping fields. I graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelors in Psychology, and graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a Masters in Social Work. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxi...

This is Angie Stewart's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Angie Stewart. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and completed my Masters in Social Work degree at California State University, Long Beach. I am currently practicing in the state of California and have worked in the field of mental health and wellness for the past 6 years. Most of my time working in mental health and wellness has been with adults and older teens experiencing mental health disorders/issues. The majority of my work has been with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. The topics I am most versed in re...

This is Edwin Yau's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! Asking for help is really hard, but I'm so glad you did. Kudos to you for being resourceful. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Los Angeles, California. I earned a few degrees from UCLA including my Master's in Social Work and am finishing up a doctorate in Educational Psychology at USC. In addition to my experience, I also lecture and mentor other graduate students in the southern California area. Outside of my work, I enjoy eating sushi, coaching sports, and endurance sports. My approach to therapy is client centered; You are the expe...

This is Michelle Quintanilla's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palo Alto, California (Palo Alto, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Michelle Quintanilla and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have seven years of experience as a therapist in the Community Mental Health model. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University San Diego. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, mood disorder, high risk behavior, trauma, ADHD, behavioral issues and relationship issues. I have experience working with kids, adolescents, and adults. My therapeutical approach can be described as client ce...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Palo Alto? (Here Is How Our Palo Alto Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Palo Alto area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Palo Alto therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Palo Alto, or elsewhere in the Santa Clara county or state of California.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Palo Alto, CA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Palo Alto and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Palo Alto offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Palo Alto therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 67024 people in the city of Palo Alto, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 94022 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Palo Alto, couples counseling in Palo Alto, family conflict therapy in Palo Alto, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Palo Alto, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Palo Alto, California can serve:

94022, 94301, 94302, 94303, 94304, 94306, 95033