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Psychotherapy

   

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties.

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

Psychotherapy

When you have an emotional, developmental, or psychiatric problem, psychotherapy is the bedrock on which you build the foundations of recovery. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, has considerable experience in helping people of all ages who have a variety of neuropsychological problems regain their health using a range of selected psychotherapies.

Call Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today, and let their psychotherapy team gently guide you on your journey toward self-understanding and fulfillment.

The clinic is now offering telehealth to clients in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Menlo Park, Atherton, Napa, Orinda, Hillsborough, Belvedere Tiburon, Blackhawk, Noe Valley, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and La Jolla

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy comes in numerous forms, all of which are based on talking or finding an alternative outlet to express your feelings and thoughts. Examples of psychotherapy techniques include:

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic has extensive experience in using a range of psychotherapy techniques to help clients and their families with a wide range of psychological and developmental conditions.

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic is home to the Bay Area’s leading experts in childhood growth and development. The specialist child therapists offer counseling and therapy for children and their families and have extensive experience working with children suffering from:

  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Grief

They use a variety of play and art-based psychotherapies in addition to parent coaching, which all helps to help nurture your child and bring out their best selves. The team can help your child when they need support because of the death of a loved one, or if they’re struggling to cope because of family relationship problems.

They can assist a child who needs help to learn how to make and keep friends, and they also provide skills and strategies to children who have learning disabilities and developmental problems like ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic takes a pragmatic, individualized approach to psychotherapy. Patients are encouraged to identify goals and work towards them in an empathic and supportive environment with their therapist.

Many people need help with improving their relationships, reducing anxiety, dealing with low mood, or recovering from a traumatic experience. Others aren’t quite sure what they need, other than being aware that something needs to change in their lives.

Couples therapy is also a specialty at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, so if you need help with an intimate relationship, you can get expert support for you and your partner.

The main psychotherapies used for adults at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic are interpersonal and solution-focused therapies. These approaches help you improve your relationships with others as well as yourself and find actionable solutions to your problems.

Teenagers are a special population deserving of an individual approach to therapy. The experienced therapists at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic help teens and their families by promoting autonomy and empowering decision-making as young people move into adulthood.

The clinic specializes in psychotherapy for teens who have:

  • Learning disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Post-concussion syndrome

The therapeutic process includes parents and other family members so that teens feel supported and understood by the adults in their lives. Parents can also benefit from coaching to help guide them through difficult periods with their teen or young adult.

To find out more about the psychotherapy services available, call Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today to book an appointment. 

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

CONDITIONS

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ADHD/ADD

Do you or your child struggle to concentrate or pay attention? If you wait until the last minute to begin tasks, make careless mistakes, or have trouble remembering or following instructions, you may suffer from attention.......
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Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities can cause children to fall behind at school, no matter how hard they try because they struggle when faced with the methods most children respond to......
Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism affects about one in 59 children, yet it’s diagnosed four times more frequently in boys.The exceptional team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California......
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Concussion & TBI

Falls, car accidents, and sports injuries are the top causes of concussions, but you’re 3-6 times more likely to sustain a second traumatic brain injury if your concussion happens while playing sports. Our team.........
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Anxiety & Nervousness

Do you or does your child worry excessively about everyday activities? If feelings of worry, nervousness, or fear interfere with your concentration, your sleep, or your ability to socialize......
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Depression

Antidepressant medications fail to help about 30% of clients diagnosed with depression. Whether or not you’ve tried medication, you can recover from depression with innovative therapies provide........
OCD

OCD

It’s estimated that 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the United States have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), a debilitating mental health condition that can severely impact your everyday life......
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Headache & Migraine

Every day, 69-88% of American adults have a tension headache, while nearly 17% suffer from severe headaches and migraines. If you struggle with headaches, your solution may be found......
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Sensory/Auditory Processing Disorder

Having sensory processing disorder means your brain has problems interpreting the information it receives from your senses, particularly sound and vision.......
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General Wellness

If you’d like to improve your overall health, train your body with a short but intensive workout, optimize brain functioning, and restore your mental well-being, there’s no better place than Abbey Neuropsychology.......
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Cognitive Decline

Age-related cognitive decline takes many forms, from short-term memory loss and finding it hard to communicate ideas, to feeling more clumsy and falling more often. When you or a loved one notices......
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Memory

Memory loss can be a distressing and bewildering experience, whether it’s partial, temporary, or degenerative. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, offers support for people......
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TREATMENT

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Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback could be a valuable and effective treatment for you if you have difficulties with cognitive processing or emotional problems. Think of it this way, if it occurs in your brain......
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Visual-Sensory Training

Vision training can make a significant difference to your quality of life if you have visual processing disorders or problems interpreting the information your eyes are.....
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Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a noninvasive, safe, and effective therapy that improves your mental and emotional health by teaching you how to relax and regulate your body’s physiological......
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Psychotherapy

When you have an emotional, developmental, or psychiatric problem, psychotherapy is the bedrock on which you build the foundations of recovery. The team at Abbey......
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Parent Therapy

Being a parent is often a challenge, but you can help yourself and your child by improving your parenting skills using expert parent therapy. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology......
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Executive Function Therapy

Children aren’t born with executive function skills, but they’re born with the ability to develop them, and many challenges throughout life can affect their abilities.....
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Attention & Focus Training

If you have a hard time concentrating, you struggle to follow multi-step directions, or you just can’t get organized, you may have poor working memory......
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Reading Interventions

Our reading program is a multi-sensory approach to reading and language. The program focuses on developing foundational skills in reading ............
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Move & Learn

Sometimes learning isn’t meant to be done in a chair all day. We know there are many online programs, but very few involve movement and live one-on-one training .......
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Safe & Sound

The Safe and Sound Protocol, known as SSP, is a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience ........
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ASSESSMENT

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Neuropsychological Assessments

Neuropsychological assessments are an invaluable diagnostic tool for psychiatric, developmental, and neurocognitive conditions like ADHD, depression, autism, and dementia. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California.....

What Our Clients Say

Dr. Abbey Designed a neuro feedback, visual training for my son who has overall delays. Devin made exceptional progress as a 27 year old young adult. In comparison to therapy he had has for years there was significant changes in social skils, verbal skills, attention and coordination. It was like taking steps in cognitive skills...

Pamela J.

Submitted 09/22/20

I am a private psychologist who has referred many clients to Dr. Abbey's clinic for both assessment and treatment. Dr. Abbey and his staff members have all been extremely helpful and both my clients and their families have reported effective treatment and positive experiences. The assessments and treatment...

Psycologist A.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey and his colleagues are extremely passionate about their work and truly care about providing the highest quality services to their clients. He is very knowledgable and dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment services to children to enrich their lives. He provides treatments that are based upon current research...

Eric P.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey saved our family. This might sound like hyperbole, but it is true. At 5 years, my son was almost non-verbal, and diagnosed by Stanford as being on the Autistic spectrum, and rated 9/10 on the ADHD scale. No private school would take him. A Doctor at the CHADD conference recommend Dr. Abbey to us, and when he did a brain map...

Tina Y.

Submitted 08/26/20

I am not easy to impress when it comes to practitioners. I have been through 20 years of Lyme and mold illness and seen hundreds (literally) of practitioners. Rachael Little at Abbey has been my practitioner for LENS neurofeedback, and I love working with her. She's compassionate, bright, and has a variety of tools that she is well-versed...

Scott F.

Submitted 08/26/20

The clinic itself is fine. The building is in a convenient location on Cal Ave and there's usually parking. Wish they'd leave the bathroom door unlocked, tho. What I'm more interested in is recommending therapist Rachael Little to anyone hoping to feel better or at least know that someone out there cares. I ended up with Rachael mostly by luck...

Matt C.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey is dedicated to his clients and is truly an expert in his field. The time and attention he devotes to his clients is evident. I strongly recommend this practice if you or your child need intervention for an attention or learning disorder. This is a well run clinic that focuses on the client and leverages the staff and Dr. Abbey's expertise...

Jamien S.

Submitted 08/05/20

Neurofeedback at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic has been life changing for my family. I have been shocked and delighted by the amazing progress my 6 year old son has made. My son had a mix of autistic, obsessive compulsive, defiant, hyperactive and inattentive symptoms that have melted away after neurofeedback...

Allison S.

Submitted 08/04/20
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