Anders Greenwood, Psy.D, Ph.D.

Anders Greenwood, Psy.D, Ph.D.

Professions: Coaching, Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: PSY - 22009
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 05400
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Office 1
550 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 306
Palo Alto, California 94301 - United States
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Office 2
582 Market Street
Suite 1502
San Francisco, California 94104 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My regular "full" fee is $195 for 50 min, but it is a pleasure to be flexible to make therapy possible for motivated people. Whatever the fee is, I charge it for the initial session so you feel fully entitled to get some help, if you can. And, if you don't find it helpful, I won't charge you.

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Facing challenges that you want to work through safely in confidence? Troubled by relationships, parenting, school or work? Fighting anxiety, depression or life-limiting rules or patterns? Ready for a new beginning?

Our experience is shaped by habits and expectations that are maintained by loyalty to important relationships, and by confirming experience. They affect our relationships, success, and happiness.

Therapy can help. Hurtful habits and expectations can be retired, and new ones can be implicitly learned, or chosen and implemented. My practice of therapy is as diverse as my clients, following their deep and increasingly explicit goals, and their changing preferences.

Growing out of shyness and an early focus on math, physics and neuroscience, my own journey is one of growing safety, emotional presence and integration of body, thought and feeling, while letting go of youthful habits of emotional survival.

In fifteen-plus years as a therapist, I have worked with people facing grief, displacement, growing up, parenting, generational differences, career transitions, work organization and communication, substances, sexual preference, learning disorders, ADHD, multiple stressors, depression, anxiety, abuse, neglect, and relationship issues. Clients often fear that their problems will be overwhelming, but even when experiences are frustrating, grim or frightening, sharing them in therapy can be relieving and enlivening. Alternatives then become possible.

Email or Call Anders Greenwood, Psy.D, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05400

More Info About My Practice

My full fee is $195 for 50 minutes and I have a sliding scale. If you are committed to therapy, and particularly if you are a student or single parent, I can be flexible with my rate and still be fully engaged in your therapy. I have offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Berkeley. For details see my website. As part of my own self-care, I do not deal with insurance companies. However, I am happy to format bills for reimbursement if you have out-of-network coverage or a flexible spending account. I am very open to initial consultations to see if we might be a match, and you need not fear pressure or worry about hurting me.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

A good-fitting therapist will help you feel more comfortable being yourself and the person you would be, if you were not inhibited by guilt, shame, fear or conflicting loyalties/responsibilities. When looking for a therapist, go into your initial consultation hoping for the help you need and return if you find it. If you don't, schedule an initial session with someone else. Don't feel you need to interview a bunch of therapists, hold back to protect them or yourself, or distort yourself to be kind to a therapist who doesn't get you. Do express your needs, reactions and misgivings in real time, as much as you're able. Do give yourself time to decide, talk to trusted friends and trust your intuition.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psycho-Physical Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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