Keren Shemesh, PhD.

Keren Shemesh, PhD.

Professions: Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 31230
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Office 1
1061 El Monte Ave, Ste A
Mountain View, California 94040
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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: Sessions are 50 min' long at $160.
Extended sessions are 75 min long at $240 (commonly used for couples and family therapy)
Sliding scale available for those who qualify.
Accepted forms of payment are checks, credit cards, and flexible spending account.
I currently do not take any insurance. Please ask your insurance provider about out-of-network coverage.
Missed appointments and late cancelations delay the progress of our work.
Cancellation without 24-hour notice may entail a payment of a full session fee.

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I believe that the ultimate purpose of therapy is to transform. We transform hopelessness to hopefulness, fear into courage or bravery, insecurity into confidence, and confusion into clarity. I work with adults and children who need help transforming despair into hope, anxiety into relaxation and control, sadness into joy, and shame and guilt into confidence and freedom.

I specialize in working with children, mainly elementary school-aged and pre-adolescent. Children communicate best via metaphors and therefore, Play Therapy and Creative Expression are powerful modalities used to understand the child's conscious and unconscious needs. I further use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address behavioral issues, and empower parents with tools to best support their children emotionally, developmentally, and psychologically.

I studied Buddhist psychology at Naropa University, Boulder, CO. I researched the role of mindfulness in everyday life and taught and practiced mindfulness internationally since 1997. I'm a K-9 assisted specialist, an animal assisted modality that uses certified dogs in the treatment of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more.

Email or Call Keren Shemesh, PhD. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 31230

More Info About My Practice

I offer a 15 minute FREE phone consultation.
Sliding scale available for those who qualify.
I'm out of network and cannot take insurance, but could provide you with a Super-bill.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Hebrew

Groups I Work With

    Children ages 6-12

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy

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