Focused Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  for Long Term Results treating Anxiety, Stress, Depression, and Relationship Difficulties

Serving Clients in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Belmont, San Carlos, Mountain View, Los Altos, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, San Jose,  California, and Surrounding Communities for Over 20 Years

415 Cambridge Avenue, Suite 24

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Telephone: (650) 324-2666   Email: andrew at

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If you are looking for help in the Silicon Valley near Palo Alto, California, Dr. Gottlieb is a licensed Clinical Psychologist whose specializes in short term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). His training includes a B.A. at Yale College,  a Ph.D. at the University of Washington, an internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford Medical School where he specialized in Health Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Dr. Gottlieb works collaboratively with his clients, applying short term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for dealing with life’s difficulties including:  anxiety, depression, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), marriage and couples problems, as well as a many other issues facing adults and older adolescents. Recent research suggests that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may be the most effective treatment for a variety of common psychological problems. (See Dr. Gottlieb’s blog for a discussion of this.)

Dr. Gottlieb understands that years and years of lying-on-the-couch therapy are for those who have lots of time to solve their problems…and let’s face it, not many of us have the time or money to devote to traditional therapy. Getting solution-focused treatment for specific psychological difficulties results in long-term changes that bring a greater degree of happiness and balance to our lives.

Dr. Gottlieb has worked in private practice in Palo Alto, California,  helping people for more than twenty years, and has trained hundreds of professionals in providing cost-effective counseling skills.  Additionally, he has served as a consultant for Kaiser Permanente Health System, the Stanford Pain Medicine Clinic, and many other behavioral health organizations.

If you would like to know more about what short term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can do for you, Click Here to email Dr. Gottlieb or call Dr. Gottlieb at (650) 324-2666. Or take a look at Dr. Gottlieb’s training and experience by looking below.

  • Short term therapy, where real results are obtained quickly.
  • Discrete, convenient office location and flexible hours including lunch or evening appointments. Easy parking.
  • Therapy based on the latest psychological research into effective short-term treatments.

For more information  contact: Dr. Andrew Gottlieb

Andrew Gottlieb, Ph.D. Psychologist

415 Cambridge Avenue, Suite 24

Palo Alto , California 94306

Phone: 650-324-2666

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Location: 415 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Andrew Gottlieb, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

415 Cambridge Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 324-2666


  • 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 specializing in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to adults, couples, and teens.
  • Creator and author of the blog, a psychology focused blog with over 50 articles on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, medications, and other areas of psychology.

    • 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.
    • Faculty member, Stanford Executive Program. Taught executives stress management and smoking cessation skills.
    • Psychology Intern, V.A. Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.Training in health psychology, family therapy, and inpatient psychiatry.


    • Gottlieb, Andrew. Smoking Cessation, Clinician Application. In Translating Psychological Research Into Practice. Grossman, L. and Walfish, S. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, 2014.
    • 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.

    Useful Links

    These are some links to other information on the web that informs you about cognitive therapy and why it is so useful for certain problems.

    • The National Institutes of Health found cognitive therapy to be the treatment of  choice for panic disorder and agoraphobia. See the summary of their consensus conference here.
    • Here is what the National Institutes of Mental Health tell professionals about treatment for panic disorder. they recommended cognitive behavioral treatment over other types of psychotherapy.
    • Here is what they say about the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Again they recommended cognitive behavioral treatment over other types of therapy.