Yishan Xu


I am a Mandarin/English bilingual psychologist specialized in treating anxiety and sleep disorders (insomnia).

Clinical Psychologist in Los Altos, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Many of my clients have a hard time dealing with stress or transitions in life. Others may use some help with improving communication and relationship. They all have a common desire to take active steps to make meaningful and lasting changes. There are 8 other Mandarin/ English/ Spanish speaking therapists in my clinic to offer help. You can book our services on our website directly.

My Background and Approach

I strongly advocate evidence-based treatment to develop a more positive attitude and to build a life that is happier, more balanced, and more meaningful. I have been trained in University of Virginia and Stanford Sleep Clinic for various evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT for Insomnia, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Compassionate Approaches. I believe that therapy requires teamwork and I love to work with my clients collaboratively and tailor treatment to meet their needs. I always try my best to provide a warm and safe environment for my clients so they have a private space to share their thoughts and feelings freely. I often invite my clients to explore their own strength with me together and practice effective coping skills. The most important aspects of my approach is: It works!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I always see the role of a psychologist as a gardener. When you are ready to face the branches of mental blocks and bushes of stress in your lives, I can offer great support. I can help you to gain insights on what impacts your quality of life, and then assist you to trim these parts, cope with stress, and live a healthier and happier life. When you are in a good shape mentally, you don’t have to rely on me any more. I am a tool, to assist you building your own tool box of coping.

I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English, 中文 (普通话)
  • Rate: $200 - 250/session


650-434-2563 Email Yishan
885 N San Antonio Rd.
Suite O
Los Altos, CA 94022

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