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Dr. Steven Marcus, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist (California: PSY6465)

When you make your 1st phone call to me is when I begin thinking about how to help you. Investing the time to meet with an experienced professional can actually accelerate your progress. My job will be to help you overcome your current challenges. In a safe, private, nonjudgmental environment you can feel comfortable discussing your concerns. My job is to help you reach your goals. I have 35 years of experience helping people resolve their problems rapidly. Our 1st session will be about getting acquainted, defining your problem and develop a plan for success.

Most of my treatment is short term problem focused. We can often see substantial progress in 3-6 sessions. In addition to my specialties listed below I treat anxiety disorders. I have also developed a method to treat Headaches without Medication.

Part of my practice is devoted to psychotherapy for other mental health providers.

With a wealth of experience as a psychologist we can find the approach that works best for you: EMDR, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Problem Solving, Love, humor and Common Sense. One benefit of individual psychotherapy is that we can develop a strategy designed to meet your unique needs.

Both male and female clients say I am friendly, welcoming, humorous, direct and focused. Let's work together to solve your problem, so you can experience relief and results as soon as possible. I have designed programs for Panic, Phobia, PTSD, Trauma, Depression,Occupational problems, Stress Reduction, Self Esteem, Couples, Alcohol and Drug problems and Headache Relief. I have extensive experience with CBT and EMDR. I am an EMDR Approved Consultant. I have published research on PTSD and Migraine Headaches.


  • Addiction
  • Adults
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Career Transition
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Divorce Counseling
  • EMDR
  • General
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage/Family
  • Medical Issues
  • Meditation
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pre/Post-Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicide Survivors and Family
  • Trauma

Additional information

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 35

Average Cost Per Session: $180.00

Accepted Insurance Plans:
Most clients pay for sessions as they occur but I do accept a few insurance companies or help you to file your claims.

MA. & Ph.D.

Days and Hours Available:Tue,Wed.Th, Fri.

1471 Hollidale Court
Los Altos, CA 94024

(650) 962-1987

1471 Hollidale Court
Los Altos, CA 94024




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