Shani Robins, Ph.D.

Shani Robins, Ph.D.

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Coaching
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 18795
Secondary Credential: Psychologist - PSY18795
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 34036
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366 California Ave
Office #7
Palo Alto, California 94309
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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: I have been a licensed psychologist for over 15 years but have kept my fee at $200/session.

For those with financial hardship I have a sliding scale.

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Greetings! By seeking out a therapist you've already taken a big step in addressing the challenges you're facing, rather than avoiding those challenges. Life can be complicated and difficult! We're all in the same boat trying to gain skills in order to better navigate life's challenges more affectively and also embrace life's opportunities with greater happiness and satisfaction.

My approach to well being is to help my clients develop the most current psychological skills that have proven successful in psychological science in achieving happiness, life satisfaction, and positive relationships. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Gratitude, Empathy, and Humility practices are among the more useful of those.

I believe every individual can develop these skills and gain the ability to develop a happy life and to find ways to contribute with work and in relationships and friendships. I take a pragmatic, practical approach that usually takes only several months, at which point, the client achieves a skill set that provides independence. I also provide opportunities for booster sessions down the line as new life challenges emerge.

I look forward to working with you and helping you facilitate your next positive life stage!

Best wishes,

- Dr. Shani Robins

Email or Call Shani Robins, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34036

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a focused way to develop the skills needed to cope well with life's challenges and pursue options that lead to greater life satisfaction and happiness...and to achieve that sooner rather than later!

I'm a big fan of what works so have taken half a dozen practices and techniques that have proven themselves successful over decades, and continue to add cutting edge techniques from psychological science. Teaching at Stanford University provides me with frequent opportunities to be aware of and add the most current and successful methods.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Hebrew

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Narcissism
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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