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Lara Guille Otte, PsyD

Lara Guille Otte, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for people to explore what is holding them back from making the changes they want in their lives. My approach ..." read more

Palo Alto, CA 94301

San Francisco, CA 94109

Lara Guille Otte, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18467

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Constance Burton, JD, PsyD

Constance Burton, JD, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"If you suffer from past or present trauma, persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, or you are struggling with conflicts in your relationships with ..." read more

San Francisco, CA 94118

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Constance Burton, JD, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04829

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Tania Choi, MEd, LMFT

Tania Choi, MEd, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I am not in the business of instigating change. I am in the complex and delicate work of enabling and empowering it. Since I feel that you ultimately po..." read more

San Jose, CA 95128

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Tania Choi, MEd, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16655

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Renee Burgard, LCSW

Renee Burgard, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Coaching, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I offer mindfulness-based psychotherapy, with a warm and non-judging approach, for people who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, post-traumatic s..." read more

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Renee Burgard, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04889

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Krista Regedanz, Ph.D.

Krista Regedanz, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Coaching, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I give success-oriented Silicon Valley professionals tools for managing work stress. My clients and I focus on their goals and next steps. I believe in res..." read more

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Krista Regedanz, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09376

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Jayn Rajandran, MA LMFT, MA I/O Psychology, CGE, DTS

Jayn Rajandran, MA LMFT, MA I/O Psychology, CGE, DTS

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Pastoral Counseling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that therapy need not to be an arduous process. It can absolutely be fun when it's filled with a lot of motivation on the clients end to face the..." read more

Palo Alto, CA 94301

San Francisco, CA 94102

Jayn Rajandran, MA LMFT, MA I/O Psychology, CGE, DTS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17792

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Nora Takieddine, MFT registered intern

Nora Takieddine, MFT registered intern

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

""Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion." - Buddha As a transpersonal therapist, I am passionate about supporting peopl..." read more

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Nora Takieddine, MFT registered intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17036

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Dorothy Adams MFT

Dorothy Adams MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Most of my clients tell me that they feel totally accepted by me for who they are. I see people from all walks of life who are coping with diverse situatio..." read more

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Dorothy Adams MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11409

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Carol Campbell, LMFT

Carol Campbell, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Over twenty years of experience has shown me that the most important thing for a good psychotherapist to do is to be a very good listener. People who are h..." read more

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Carol Campbell, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18686

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Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I offer depth psychotherapy (psychodynamic and analytical [Jungian] psychology) which is an endeavor that brings about emotional healing and helps you to l..." read more

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10592

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Palo Alto, California is located in Santa Clara County in the Silicon Valley. Although seen as a technological mecca like its sister city San Jose, Palo Alto has a population that is less than 10% of San Jose’s. Many of the 66,000 people1 that call Palo Alto home do so because several major company headquarters are located within the city limits. The city, founded by Leland Stanford, includes parts of Stanford University’s campus and is recognized as one of the most intellectual and affluent cities in the United States.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Palo Alto mental health statistics are included in the general data for Santa Clara County. In the year 2000, 5.4% of all adult county residents had a serious mental illness and 6.8% of all young people living in the county had a serious emotional disturbance, according to the California Health and Human Services Agency2. Nearly 3,200 area residents were admitted to hospitals or other facilities for psychiatric evaluations during the years of 2008 and 20093.

 

Creating a Safety Net for Those with Mental Health Needs
Palo Alto’s Office of Human Services offers a variety of services to all residents of the city. One of the many services provided is Project Safety Net (PSN), which is dedicated to suicide prevention. This critical element of the Office of Human Services is made up of mental health professionals, nonprofit organizations, city officials, staff members, educators, parents, and others. In an effort to improve access to mental health services and reduce life-threatening behaviors, PSN focuses on early intervention and prevention4.

 

Palo Alto falls under the umbrella of services offered by Santa Clara County, including its telephonic non-emergency hotline, 211. Sponsored by the United Way of Silicon Valley, 211 Santa Clara County allows individuals to receive support and information about resources any time of day or night, every day of the year. This service is available in more than 150 different languages and is completely confidential5. 211 Santa Clara is also affiliated with the Emergency Services department and helps direct residents in times of disaster.

 

In addition, the county’s Family & Children Services Department (FCS)6 provides numerous resources to residents and works to ensure that all citizens have access to quality services. Child and family therapy, school site therapy, play therapy, and violence reduction efforts are among the many different resources available. At-risk families are targeted for early intervention, and members of these families may benefit from the communication, life skills, and parenting classes offered through the FCS.

 

Specialized programs have been designed to meet the needs of minority groups, including LGBTQ, veterans, foster children, incarcerated citizens, the elderly, and those from low-income families. Violence is another area that FCS strives to address. Through education and collaboration, the FCS empowers families, teens, and adults so that they can overcome their mental health issues and transform their behaviors. Palo Alto works closely with the resources, organizations, and professionals aligned with the FCS to help all its residents receive the quality mental health services they need.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, Palo Alto, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0655282.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Santa Clara County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/Santa%20Clara/Table1.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 City of Palo Alto. (2013). Family resources page. Retrieved from http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/family/default.asp

5 211 Santa Clara County. (2013). About 211 Santa Clara County. Retrieved from http://www.211scc.org/about/

6 Family and Children Services. (2013). Our services. Retrieved from http://www.fcservices.org/programs/services.html