Kevin Ott, LCSW

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Kevin Ott Anxiety Therapy CBT Depression Panic Stress Counseling Palo Alto

Location: Palo Alto

  • Anxiety, OCD, Panic & Phobias
  • Depression & Stress
  • Young Adult Specialist
  • Mindfulness CBT
  • Ages: 15 and up, Adults, & Couples Therapy

Special Interests

  • Young Adults
  • Mindfulness CBT

Experience 10+ Years

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Kevin Ott is passionate about teaching his clients how to reduce stress and anxiety by implementing the evidence-based practices of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. He completed graduate training in social work in 2006. Prior to his counseling career, Kevin taught English in Japan. Next, he earned advanced degrees in law and education, and taught college courses including Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking and Conflict Resolution.
Kevin spent five years working in college counseling centers helping young adults address a wide array of challenges, including anxiety, stress, low-self esteem and relationships. His approach in therapy is grounded in the present moment, empathic communication, insight and wisdom.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys practicing qigong, learning from the philosophy of Eckhart Tolle, enjoying a plant-based diet, and dancing Argentine tango with his wife.

What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)?

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