Kevin Ott, LCSW

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Kevin Ott Anxiety Therapy CBT Depression Panic Stress Counseling Palo Alto

Location: Video Therapy Only

  • Anxiety, Panic & Phobias
  • Stress & Relaxation Training
  • Social Anxiety & Communication Difficulties
  • Insomnia & Sleep Concerns
  • Mindfulness CBT

    Ages: 18 and up, Adults

Special Interests

  • Video Therapy
  • Young Adults

Experience 10+ Years

Kevin Ott is passionate about supporting clients to reduce stress and anxiety by implementing the evidence-based practices of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Kevin’s video therapy clients have said they benefit just as much through video sessions as meeting in person – plus, video therapy is more time efficient for people with busier schedules.

Kevin completed graduate training in social work in 2006. Before becoming a therapist, Kevin taught English in Japan; 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 variety of challenges including anxiety, stress, panic, and relationships. His approach to therapy focuses on the present moment, empathic communication, and is solution centered. In his free time, Kevin enjoys mindfulness, improv, and studying philosophy.

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