Anders Greenwood,Psy.D, Ph.D.

Anders Greenwood,Psy.D, Ph.D.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: PSY - 22009
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 $230 for 50 min, but I can be flexible to make therapy possible for motivated people with financial constraints. Whatever we eventually work out as a fee, I charge it for the initial session if you found it helpful.
Evening Availability


Los Altos, California 94024

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My Approach to Helping

Need a safe space to work through challenges 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 old habits of emotional survival.

In over twenty 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.

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $230 for 45-50 minutes. If you are committed to therapy, and particularly if you are a student or single parent, I can be very flexible with my rate and still be fully engaged in your therapy. I am currently seeing clients by telehealth only, but will eventually return to my office in San Francisco and a new location in Los Altos or Palo Alto. 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 fit, and only charge if you find the session helpful. You do not need to worry about pressure or hurting me.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

A good-fitting therapist will help you express who you are when not inhibited by guilt, shame, fear or conflicting loyalties and responsibilities. When looking for a therapist, go into your initial consultation hoping for the help you want. Return if you find it. If you don't find it, schedule an initial session with someone else. I wouldn't recommend scheduling a series of therapist "interviews" up front, as that often makes it harder for people to show up with the hope and investment it takes to do productive work. Do express your needs, reactions and misgivings in real time, as much as you're able. Do give yourself time to think and feel, talk to trusted friends and trust your intuition.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • 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
  • Posttraumatic 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

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