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Kathleen Dong M.D. 

There are times of great loss or stress when our dilemmas and pain overwhelm us and there are times when everything seems as it should be yet we are left with a nameless unease.


Using a psychoanalytically based, emotionally focused approach to help you experience and understand your reactions to the extent you would like at the pace you would like, I can help. This collaborative process provides the chance for you to identify what aspects of who you are that need to be spoken out loud in what ways and to whom to build vital relationships of spontaneity, comfort, and purpose in both your work and home lives.

I studied at Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education B.A. '82, M.D. '85 and trained at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Program in Psychiatry '89 where I was Outpatient Chief Resident.

American Board of Psychology and Neurology certified in adult psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association Fellow

Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Stanford University



My personalized treatment plans include individual therapy or a combination of individual, group, couples and family therapy. While medication is always an option, I specialize in talk therapy treatments that result in minimal to no medications.

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy

Groups co-lead with Christopher Capelle, M.D.

In therapy, we can focus on:
marriage/partnership counseling, family dynamics,
navigating life transitions, dealing with grief, 
parenting challenges, finding happiness, aging

I also provide psychiatric consultation

*you must be aged 16 or older for individual therapy

Living with Depression & Anxiety for adults

Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:20 pm

limited space available



Phone:  (650) 600 8863

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