Individual Therapy at San Jose & Palo Alto Therapy

Get the Right Help to Feel Better – Call (650) 461-9026 or Text (650) 461-9026

What is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is one type of psychotherapy in which clients work one-on one with our therapists in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment. It is an effective treatment for various mental health concerns, including anxiety-related conditions, stress, low self-esteem, OCD, and depression. We provide excellent CBT counseling virtually or in-person in our San Jose or Palo Alto offices.

In general, individual therapy allows individuals to talk through and explore thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and situations AND improve their struggles with a trained professional, such as marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, professional clinical counselors, psychologists, or associates working toward those licenses.

Individual therapy at Palo Alto Therapy includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and other proven methods to produce positive change, not to mention, fabulous coaching, empathy and support along the way. Our therapists specialize in CBT interventions for children ages four and up, teenagers, and adults of all ages. Using evidence-based treatments, we will help identify unhealthy thought patterns & behaviors to help produce healthier behaviors and beliefs, AND significantly improve the way you feel!

How Are Therapy Goals, Frequency, and Duration Determined?

Individual therapy works to significantly relieve emotional distress to help you live a healthier, more fulfilled life. Therapy at Palo Alto Therapy is collaborative, results-oriented, and highly supportive – you and your therapist will work together to create a personalized treatment plan and achieve your specific goals. Our therapists will guide and support you along the way and help hold you accountable to YOUR goals.

The frequency and duration of individual therapy required varies. Therapy may be short-term or long-term, depending on your individual needs and feelings. While CBT is generally considered short-term therapy, every individual is unique. The frequency and duration depends on your situation, your goals, your efforts, and your therapist’s recommendations.

The first session, an intake session, is longer than a typical session. Our  therapists spend the first session asking questions to get a feel of your background, current and past emotional health, therapy goals, and address any questions or concerns regarding therapy. After the intake session, ongoing sessions are typically 45 to 60 minutes. However, some individuals greatly benefit from sessions longer than 60 minutes.

When Does Therapy End?

Therapy has two goals: feeling better and getting better. Feeling better means overcoming the symptoms that brought you to therapy, and getting better means learning the tools to manage your symptoms. Our goal is to help you not only feel better, but “stay” better for the long haul.

Once you have achieved your therapy goals, you will no longer need to see your therapist, except for working on some “Relapse-Prevention” methods, see below.

Before ending therapy, you are encouraged to have at least one final session, so you and your therapist have an opportunity to review relapse prevention techniques. If you ever need a tune-up session in the future, you are also welcome back to schedule a session with your therapist.

Get Started Today with Individual Therapy

Therapy is a great investment in your life. Feeling better is important and impacts so much of our lives. We’d love to support you toward your goals.

To book an appointment, call (650) 461-9026 or text us at (650) 461-9026 , email us at info@paloaltotherapy.com, or book an appointment here. Our amazing care coordinators are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, and Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm to listen to you and determine which therapist would be the best fit.

– Evening & Saturday Appointments Available –

At Palo Alto Therapy, we specialize in helping you overcome all types of anxiety problems. We are knowledgeable, warm, and patient, creating tangible results with techniques that are based on evidence & research. Your relief can be achieved without long-term counseling.

Recognizing Good Therapy

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Evidence-Based

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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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

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!

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

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Kitte Anderson Therapist
Kitte Anderson, AMFT
Associate Marriage Family Therapist, Under Licensed Supervision
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Location: San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 18+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Victoria Tognozzi, LMFT
Victoria Tognozzi, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Video Therapy
Ages: 13+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family
Amanda Bautista Therapist
Amanda Bautista, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 14-40
Type of Therapy: Individual, Teen Counseling
Jeanne Jacobs, LLMC, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Jeanne Jacobs, LPCC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 15+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Teen Counseling
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Hoi Yan Nadia Lau
Hoi Yan “Nadia” Lau, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 8+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Children Counseling, Teen Counseling
Bella Stitt, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Bella Stitt, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 11+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family, Teen Counseling
Lisa Macedo Therapist Palo Alto
Lisa Macedo, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 18+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Bridget Haerr Therapist Palo Alto
Bridget Haerr, LPCC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 12+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Teen Counseling
Nicole Brunn Therapist
Nicole Brunn, LMFT, LPCC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 11+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family, Teen Counseling
Jacquelyn Jacqui Lewis Therapist
Jacquelyn “Jacqui” Lewis, LMFT, ATR-BC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 14+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family, Teen Counseling
Deborah Coblentz, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Deborah Coblentz, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 4+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family, Children Counseling, Teen Counseling
Jennifer Jenny Hays
Jennifer “Jenny” Hays, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 4+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family, Children Counseling, Teen Counseling
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Jennifer Jenny Estes, LCSW, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Jennifer “Jenny” Estes, LCSW
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Video Therapy
Ages: 6+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family, Children Counseling, Teen Counseling
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JoAnn Kukulus, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
JoAnn Kukulus, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 13+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family, Teen Counseling
Megan Taylor, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Megan Taylor, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Video Therapy
Ages: 15+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Teen Counseling
Monica Burford, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Monica Burford, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Video Therapy
Ages: 18+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples
Sarah Newman Therapist Palo Alto
Sarah Newman, AMFT, APCC
Associate Therapist, Under Licensed Supervision
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 6+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family
Ernest Schmidt, LCSW, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Ernest Schmidt, LCSW
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 18+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Deborah Brewer San Jose Therapist
Deborah Brewer, LCSW – Clinical Director
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 6+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family, Children Counseling, Teen Counseling