Therapist Profile

Name:
Martha P. Chan, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
467 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 2 Palo Alto, CA 94301-1828
Phone:
(650) 321-5179
Website:
License Number
LMFT7225
Practicing Since:
1975
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I've been licensed since 1975, and have worked extensively with teens, parents, and individual adults. Working with the parents of my adolescent clients led to working with couples who are dealing with other issues, which I have found both challenging and rewarding. One of my clients referred to me as her "paid listener"; I took that as a compliment, as listening in a focused way is an important part of therapy. It is equally important to ask questions which help my clients identify their strengths and the changes they hope to make in their lives. I find people are helped through a combination of increased self-awareness and changes in the way they respond to the specific stresses in their lives.

About My Practice

Office Hours
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Services
therapy for individual adults therapy for teens family therapy couple therapy parenting consultation
Insurance
United Behavioral Health
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A., English and French, University of Michigan M.A., psychology, San Jose State University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Supervision
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Family Systems
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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