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 […]

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 […]

Zoe Strauss

Zoe Strauss came recommended but it was not a good fit for our child. Her ‘vibe’ just wasn’t right for our child and the therapy lasted less than 4 months (2x month). The one comment we got from our kid is that the sessions were too intense. The issues that led us to Ms. Strauss […]

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 […]

Efficient and understanding

Dr. Labrada does much more than just prescribe medication. She was able to quickly establish a good rapport with our teen and suss out their level of anxiety and depression. For instance, she hasn’t used “first line” ADHD medication with our teen because of their high level of anxiety. Her experience dealing with many teens […]