Are You Experiencing:

♦ Anxiety, Panic or Worry
♦ OCD or Phobias
♦ Stress or Depression
♦ Relationship Problems

Feel Better Through Specialized Counseling!

At Palo Alto Therapy we’re caring, compassionate, and skilled in CBT to improve your life.

Call Us 650-461-9026

Don’t Struggle Silently…Relief Is Possible!

Start Clearing Life’s Roadblocks…

We promise a down-to-earth, but focused approach that keeps you comfortable while working towards real results and peace of mind. We have the expertise to help you improve your feelings, overcome problems, and achieve your goals, all without long-term counseling. Together, we can overcome what’s bothering you and get you moving in the right direction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Feel Better

  • Proven effectiveness in hundreds of clinical trials
  • Substantially improve your peace of mind
  • Feel better sooner than other therapy approaches
  • We listen & support you in improving your life

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What Our Counseling Clients Are Saying…

Palo Alto Therapy does not just provide talk therapy, but focuses on teaching skills to maintain therapy. You have a genuine interest in the client’s well-being and you offered a new way of thinking about or means of addressing my issues.

 I liked the emphasis on doing concrete things to get results-writing down negative thoughts, trying to say things to counter those thoughts…Thank you for helping me make my life better.

I found the homework exercises to be very helpful to me. I’ve been able to use techniques I have learned from those exercises to slow down my thoughts when problems arise and work through whatever the issue may be, OCD or otherwise.


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.

Strong Relationships

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.

Short-Term & Focused

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.

Client Convenience

We offer appointments after 5pm & on Saturdays & we have friendly administrative staff to assist you. We work with individuals (teens & adults), couples, & families as well as offer classes & therapy groups.

Meet Our Team of CBT Therapists

Ernest Schmidt CBT Anxiety Therapy

Ernest Schmidt, LCSW

  • Palo Alto Therapy Director
  • Anxiety, OCD,  & Panic
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Class-Adults
  • Ages: 16 & up, Adults

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Anxiety & Panic

Anni Kelley-Day, LPCC

  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Depression
  • Ages: Adults 18 & up

CBT therapy for anxiety OCD Panic Therapist

Lisa Macedo, LMFT

  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Class-Teens
  • Ages: Children, Teens, Adults

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Bella Stitt, LMFT

  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic
  • Depression
  • ADHD & School Refusal
  • Family & Couples Therapy
  • Ages: Teens, Adults