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Meet Our Team of CBT Therapists in Palo Alto & San Jose

Video Therapy Available

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Kate Schnabel, ASW Registration 92343

  • Ages: Teens 13+, Adults
  • Location: Palo Alto & San Jose
  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety
  • Depression, Grief, OCD
  • Relationship/Communication
  • Life Transitions
  • Under Licensed Supervision

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CBT panic anxiety depression OCD Therapy Counseling Palo Alto San JoseMeg Glenn, ASW Registration 78254

  • Ages: 6+, Teens, Adults
  • Location: San Jose
  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety
  • Depression, PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship/Communication Concerns
  • Life Transitions- career change, parenting, relocation
  • Under Licensed Supervision

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CBT panic anxiety depression OCD Therapy Counseling Palo Alto San JoseNicolette Lee, LCSW Lic. 82860

  • Ages: 6+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Family
  • Location: Palo Alto & San Jose
  • Anxiety & OCD
  • Life Transitions
  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Parenting

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Jacqui Lewis, LMFT, ATR-BC, CCTP Lic. 52022

  • Ages: Teens, Adults, Family, Couples
  • Location: Palo Alto
  • Trauma, PTSD, & Military PTSD
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Panic
  • Relationships & Family Issues
  • Grief & Loss
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Laura Tolle, LMFT San Jose Palo Alto CBT Anxiety Autism Social Skills Depression Panic OCDLaura Tolle, LMFT Lic. 95121

  • Ages: Children, Teens, Adults
  • Location: Video Therapy Only
  • Anxiety, Panic, & Phobias
  • Depression & Stress
  • Behavioral Challenges with Kids
  • Parenting & School Refusal

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CBT panic anxiety depression OCD Therapy Counseling Palo Alto San JoseJulie Hogue, LPCC Lic. 6185

  • Ages: Children 10+, Teens, Adults
  • Location: San Jose & Palo Alto
  • Anxiety, Anger, & Social Skills
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Difficulties in children & teens
  • Parenting

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CBT panic anxiety depression OCD Therapy Counseling Palo Alto San Jose

Katie Johnson, APCC Registration 4693

  • Ages: Children 12+, Teens, Adults, Family & Couples
  • Location: San Jose & Palo Alto
  • Anxiety, Anger, & Social Skills
  • Depression & Grief
  • Relationship/Communication
  • Parenting
  • Under Licensed Supervision

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CBT panic anxiety depression OCD Therapy Counseling Palo Alto San JoseJennifer Sousa, LMFT, LPCC Lic. 83546, 729

  • Ages: Teens 14+, Adults
  • Location: San Jose & Palo Alto
  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety
  • Relationship/Communication
  • Eating Disorder/Body Image
  • Grief

More About Jennifer…

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Palo Alto CBT Therapy San Jose Counseling JoAnn Anxiety OCD PanicJoAnn Kukulus, LMFT Lic. 100682

  • Ages: Teens, Adults, Family & Couples
  • Location: Palo Alto
  • Anxiety, Trauma & PTSD
  • Depression, Stress & Self Harm
  • Parenting & Family Coaching
  • Relationships & Addictions

More About JoAnn…

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Lisa Macedo, LMFT Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Anxiety Panic OCD Teens Lisa Macedo, LMFT     Lic. 47815

  • Ages: Adults
  • Location: Palo Alto & San Jose
  • Palo Alto Therapy Clinical Lead
  • Anxiety, OCD, Panic & Phobias
  • Depression & Stress
  • Weight Loss CBT
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Anxiety OCD CBT San Jose Therapy Counseling Palo Alto Rema Nehme, LMFT Lic. 99743

  • Ages: 15+, Teens, Adults, Family, Couples
  • Location: San Jose
  •  Anxiety, Panic & Phobias
  •  Life transitions
  •  Body image concerns
  •  PTSD
  •  Depression & Anger

More About Rema…

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Monica Burford CBT Therapy Anxiety Palo Alto San JoseMonica Burford, LMFT Lic. 109798

  • Ages: 15+, Adults & Couples
  • Location: Palo Alto & San Jose
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress/Life Transitions
  • Relationship/Communication
  • Grief and Loss

More About Monica…
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Bella Stitt, LMFT Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Anxiety Panic OCD TeensBella Stitt, LMFT Lic. 50104

  • Ages: Children, Teens, Adults
  • Location: Palo Alto
  • Anxiety, OCD, Panic & Phobias
  • Depression & Stress
  • ADHD & School Refusal
  • Family & Couples Therapy

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Ernest Schmidt LCSW Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Anxiety Panic OCD TeensErnest Schmidt, LCSW Lic. 21470

  • Ages: Adults
  • Location: Palo Alto
  • Palo Alto Therapy Founder
  • Anxiety, OCD, Panic & Phobias
  • Depression & Stress
  • Business Coaching

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CBT panic anxiety depression OCD Therapy Counseling Palo Alto San JoseDeborah Coblentz, LMFT Lic. 39376

  • Ages: Children 4+, Teens, Adults, Family
  • Location: Palo Alto & San Jose
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Panic
  • Relationships/Communication
  • Parenting
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CBT Anxiety Therapy Depression Kids OCD Jennifer Estes, LCSW Lic. 79192

  • Ages: 6+, Teens, Adults, Family
  • Location: San Jose
  • Anxiety & OCD
  • Depression & Stress
  • Behavioral, Emotional Problems
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

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Terri Aquino Oliva, LMFT     Lic. 53901

  • Ages: Children, Teens, Adults
  • Location: Palo Alto
  • Anxiety, Stress, Social anxiety, Depression, work related issues
  • Children, families going through divorce/separation processes
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Anni Kelley-Day LPCC Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Anxiety & Panic Anni Kelley-Day, LPCC Lic. 269

  • Ages: Adults
  • Location: Palo Alto
  • Anxiety, OCD, Panic & Phobias
  • Social & Dating Anxiety
  • Shy Bladder (Paruresis)
  • Depression & Stress

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CBT anxiety Palo Alto Depression Counseling San Jose OCDMegan Taylor, LMFT Lic. 97282

  • Ages: Adolescents 15+, Adults
  • Location: Palo Alto
  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety
  • Stress/Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Depression & Self-harm
  • Eating/Body Image Concerns

More About Megan…

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Florina Petcu, LMFT    Lic. 108677

  • Ages: 2+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Family
  • Location: Palo Alto & San Jose
  • Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Counseling for Athletes

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CBT Anxiety Therapy Depression Kids OCD Rory Cohen, LMFT    Lic. 100835

  • Ages: 6+, Teens, Adults, Couples
  • Location: Video Therapy Only
  • Anxiety, OCD, Panic & Phobias
  • Depression, Stress & Trauma
  • EMDR & Mindfulness CBT
  • Autism Spectrum

More About Rory…

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Meet Our Amazing Administrative Team

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Ana Vargas, Office Manager Palo Alto Therapy, Anxiety, OCD, Therapist, panicAna Vargas

  • Practice Manager
  • Warm & Sincere Service
  • Trusting Relationships
  • Welcoming Environment

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Sharri Mo

  • Care Coordinator
  • Helpful & Friendly Service
  • Warm & Welcoming Environment
  • Values Positive Interactions
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Elizabeth Conway

  • Lead Care Coordinator
  • Friendly Service
  • Warm & Professional
  • Supportive Environment

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Jessica Krcik

  • Care Coordinator
  • Passion for Service
  • Values Clients’ Needs
  • Warm & Welcoming Environment

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Alexis Bolick

  • Care Coordinator
  • Warm & Supportive Environment
  • Passion for Service
  • Values Clients’ Needs

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Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we provide effective & caring counseling. Our therapists are passionate in delivering high-quality therapy & enhance their skills through the latest trainings.

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Our relationship with you is valued & of highest importance. We are compassionate, respectful, & honest. Our professional counseling includes working side by side with you towards YOUR goals.

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Our active therapists use tailored homework exercises to help you find relief in a timely manner. By keeping our meetings on track & targeting specific concerns we help you enjoy life again, usually in a matter of months not years.

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Appointments after 5pm & Saturdays, friendly administrative staff & two locations: Palo Alto & San Jose. We help children, teens & adults, couples, & families and offer classes & therapy groups. Video therapy available!

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What Our Clients Are Saying…

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 I really enjoyed how flexible the conversation was. It seemed like you were really paying attention and interested.

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The results I achieved with CBT were unimaginable. I started as a skeptic, now I am a convert, after reaping the benefits of CBT. Thank you!

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Clinical social workers provide mental health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups. Their goal is to enhance and maintain their patients’ physical, psychological, and social function.

Educational requirements

Clinical social workers must have a master’s or doctorate degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical experience. They must undergo a supervised clinical field internship and have at least 2 years of postgraduate supervised clinical social work employment. Clinical social workers are approved providers in most insurance and managed care plans, and practice in the following settings:

  • Private practice
  • Medical facilities (e.g., hospitals)
  • Mental health clinics

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What is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)? Professional counselor education and training standards for licensure are on par with marriage and family therapists and clinical social workers, the other two master’s level mental health providers in the state. Requirements for California’s Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) include:

  • Possession of a 60-unit master’s or doctoral degree in counseling, or a closely related degree, from a regionally accredited or “approved” institution of higher education that includes certain core content areas
  • Completion of a minimum of 3,000 hours of post-master’s supervised clinical experience, performed over two years, and continuing education hours for renewal
  • Passage of the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) and a California Law & Ethics Exam
  • Adherence to a strict Code of Ethics and recognized standards of practice, as regulated by California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences

How can a LPCC help me?

Like other mental health professionals such as social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, LMFTs, LPCC’s help clients by diagnosing and treating common emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with functioning at an optimal level. LPCC’s use empirical-supported counseling techniques to help their clients achieve desired goals.

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Marriage and Family Therapists are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy with a family systems influence, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders that affect individuals, couples, and families. The Federal government has designated marriage and family therapy as a core mental health profession along with psychiatry, psychology, social work and psychiatric nursing. The State of California support and regulate the profession by licensing MFTs.

Educational requirements

Marriage and Family Therapists have graduate training (either a masters or doctoral degree) in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Prior to a rigorous exam process leading to licensure, LMFTs must complete at least 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional. LMFTs are employed in a variety of private and public settings including private practice, community mental health centers, and behavioral managed care organizations.

Do LMFTs only work with clients who are having problems in their marriages and families?

No. While LMFTs are qualified to do couples and family therapy, most LMFTs work with individual adults to not only enhance the quality of their relationships, but also decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

How can a LMFT help me?

Like other mental health professionals such as social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, LMFTs help clients by diagnosing and treating common emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with functioning at an optimal level. LMFTs use empirical-supported counseling techniques to help their clients achieve desired goals.

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Licensed Psychologists provide psychotherapy services for clients dealing with a variety of mental health issues or disorders. They are also trained in performing psychological assessments for conditions that are difficult to diagnose and many are engaged in teaching and research. Psychologists work in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to: hospitals, clinics, private practice, academic institutions, Veterans Affairs Health Care System, county clinics, corporations, etc.

Educational requirements

Psychologists are the only mental health professionals required to hold a doctorate degree.  Obtaining a doctorate degree requires 4-6 years of coursework, the completion of a dissertation project, and a predoctoral internship. Licensed Clinical Psychologists cannot prescribe medication – a function limited to Psychiatrists and other medical doctors. Normally, after obtaining the degree, Psychologists must fulfill a certain number of supervised postdoctoral hours (usually taking 1 to 2 years), and passing the national and state board exams.

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