Counselor / Therapist in Palo Alto, CA

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Andrew Gottlieb, Ph.D.

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Short Term Science-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
C.B.T. for Lasting Change in Thinking and Feeling
I will use my 25 years of experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you learn new thinking and feeling skills to solve problems and create lasting change. With training at Yale, Stanford Medical School and the University of Washington, I offer effective CBT approaches for a variety of difficulties including: stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, marriage and couples problems, and other issues facing adults and older adolescents.

In my practice, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is a scientifically-based therapy approach that has lots of research into its effectiveness with a wide variety of psychological problems.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a modern system of psychotherapy based on the age-old idea that what we think influences our emotions (how we feel), our behavior (how we act), and our physiology (our body reactions). According to this view, automatic thoughts that are distorted, exaggerated, mistaken, or unrealistic contribute to the negative emotional feelings that accompany many common problems, such as depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. In other words, cognitive therapy assumes that people become depressed or anxious because of the way in which they interpret the events in their lives. It's not what happens, but how you view it, that determines how you feel.
I've worked in private practice helping people for more than 25 years, and I've trained hundreds of professionals in providing cost-effective counseling skills. Additionally, I've served as a consultant for Kaiser Permanente Health System, the Stanford Pain Medicine Clinic, and many other behavioral health organizations.


Andrew Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Palo Alto, CA

- B.A. with honors in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1979.
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1985.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA, 1986.
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY9505, State of California, 1986.

- Private Practice. Palo Alto, CA. More than 20 years of experience.
- Specialize in health psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Sexual Dysfunction
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Grief and Loss  Trauma and PTSD
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Work and Career Issues
 Clinical Psychologist
- Consultant to Kaiser Permanente Medical Group training nurses and physicians in counseling strategies for brief health-related lifestyle change counseling.
- Part-time Faculty Member. Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. Teach courses on family therapy
- Consulting Psychologist. Stanford Pain Management Clinic. Stanford, CA. Evaluated and treated over 100 chronic pain patients as part of multidisciplinary team.
- Staff Psychologist. Stanford Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Stanford, CA. Worked with anxiety disorder patients and other behavioral medicine problems.
- Chief Psychologist. Stanford Coronary Artery Monitoring Program, Stanford Cardiology Department, Stanford, CA. Counseled heart disease patients, consulted with medical staff, designed and supervised quality of life assessment.
- Consultant to Satellite Dialysis Centers, aided in designing research looking at quality of life issues in kidney transplant patients.


Gottlieb, Andrew, and Sachs, David P.L. Smoking Cessation. In Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Blair, S.N., et. al. (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Lea and Febiger, 1993.
Gottlieb, Andrew, Killen, Joel, Marlatt, G.A. and Taylor, C.B. Psychological and pharmacological influences in cigarette smoking withdrawal: effects of nicotine gum and expectancies on smoking withdrawal symptoms and relapse. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55(4), 1987, 606-608.
Brownell,K.D., Glynn, T.J., Glasgow, R., Lando, H. Rand, C., Gottlieb, Andrew, and Pinney, J.M. Interventions to Prevent Relapse. Health Psychology, 5(suppl.0), 1986, 53-68.
Gottlieb, Andrew, Salovay, Peter, and D'Andrea, Vincent. Listening Skills. In Peer Counseling: Skills and Perspectives. D'Andrea, Vincent, and Salovay, Peter, Eds. Science and Behavior Books, Palo Alto, California, 1983.
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Cards
Hours:By appointment
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415 Cambridge Avenue
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