Tonia Chen

Tonia Chen was recommended to us as a therapist with experience dealing with high school girls, self-harm, perfectionism, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, after we discovered our daughter had engaged in cutting behavior. After an initial intake Zoom call with my daughter, mom, and dad, Tonia engaged in weekly 1-hr Zoom sessions with our daughter, who […]

Dr. Danielle Kamis– great person, but not a good fit

Our daughter spent her 8th grade year under the care of Dr. Kamis, a psychiatrist based in Los Altos. After 12 months, she left with a lot of respect for Dr. Kamis, and a strong friendship, but was not able to get “unstuck” academically (she was consistently having trouble turning in assigned work). Our daughter […]

Anxiety and/or depression during COVID

During COVID, there were not many choices for adolescent psychiatrists. Of the nine who came recommended, only Dr. Etefia had space in his practice. We wanted a psychiatrist because we were unsure whether our daughter was depressed, anxious, or both and if she might need medication. Dr. Etefia suggested she was suffering from low self-esteem […]

Parents Place

We had just moved to the Bay Area and our daughter at the time was just over 3 years old. We also had a second child born a few months prior so there were a lot of changes at home. My daughter started showing signs of stress manifested in her tugging at the skin on […]

Therapist: Helios Psychiatry

My son visited a therapist here (Jamal; part of the Helios team that works with Dr Dore) weekly for 2 months and then occasionally for the next 6 / 8 months Initially is was a relief to know he was talking to someone and exploring his depression and issues with communication. We were pleased with […]

Children’s Health Council

My son asked to go to therapy when he was a Sophomore in High School to help with anxiety, stress and coping skills. We have Kaiser and they will only provide you with 4 appointments then nothing more. We needed to find a provider outside of Kaiser. Nueva Upper School gave us a list of […]

Review of Palo Alto Therapy

The provider was very focused on treating the diagnosed condition & apparent symptoms and not so much the underlying issues that cause the condition. This focused approach did not work because the underlying issues are indeed important.

Dr. Caryn Kovar Review

My child had a neuropsychological examination with Dr. Caryn Kovar when she was about 11 years old. We had an overwhelmingly positive experience in all phases of our work with her. I’ve discovered that the quality of the practitioner is a key point in these examinations – that the level of observation, empathy, knowledge, and […]

Wesley Dunn, MD – Child, Adolescent and Adult Neuro Psychiatrist

We have been working with Dr Dunn for five years. He helped diagnose David with ADD and has been treating him with medication and monitoring him. He relates very well to kids and adults and creates a safe and non-judgmental space for treatment. We were referred to Dr. Dunn through the school and have been […]