About Palo Alto Therapy

Palo Alto Therapy (now in San Jose and Palo Alto) is a growing, high-end counseling center that is dedicated to providing quality mental & behavioral health services to those who are struggling with anxiety and depression problems. We specialize in helping our clients (children through adults) overcome panic, social anxiety, worry, OCD, depression, among many other emotional difficulties, using evidence based therapy, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. We also focus on providing excellent support and training to our therapists and believe in a cohesive, team environment.

Our team at Palo Alto Therapy has been handpicked to provide services that don’t just sound good, but actually get results. And because we value a strong work/life balance, our office is fully staffed to provide comfort and flexibility for both the client and our team members. Every time you come to a session, you will meet with a focused, down to earth therapist who is there to listen and help you with whatever is bothering you.

Comments from past therapists of Palo Alto Therapy
“I was so sad to leave Palo Alto Therapy (PAT). One of the greatest things about working at PAT was the invaluable learning opportunities. Ernie Schmidt was my mentor and opened up a whole new world of therapy techniques that I would not have learned without him and will never forget. He also taught me about the business side of building and maintaining a practice and made it look so easy, although now I know how much goes into it and how exhausting it can be. He is so dedicated to his practice, clients, and staff and was always available to help me whenever I was stuck with a client and also to provide me with support. The clients at Palo Alto Therapy were also great to work with and I learned a great deal from them as well. I will forever be indebted to Ernie and PAT will always have a warm place in my heart.”
-Sharon Fischer, LICSW

Comments from past administrative staff:
“Palo Alto Therapy is a wonderful place to work. The therapists are friendly and energetic and make my work day fun. It is a team environment and Ernie reinforces every employee’s strengths and makes me feel good about the work I do on a daily basis. My tasks include but are not limited to answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting clients, verifying insurance coverage for out of network PPO plans, creating invoices for clients so they can submit their payments to insurance, corresponding with clients and colleagues via email and mail, collecting payments and verifying that charges for all clients have been received and are up to date on a bi-weekly basis and other office related administrative duties.”

Comments from past administrative staff:

“I really enjoy the team atmosphere and getting to know so many different people. Not only have I developed relationships with the staff and therapists here, but I have a chance to speak with our clients and get to know them on an individual basis. I feel good about the work that I do here and I feel appreciated by Ernie as well as the therapists. It’s a calm and inviting atmosphere and I enjoy the strengths that each therapist brings to this company.”


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