Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Registration #134842
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Registration #12226
Supervised by Svetlana Tikhonova, LMFT
License #LMFT79777

I see clients for

Individual therapy
I believe that each person is the expert in their lived experience, and creating a safe, welcoming space allows for exploration and growth. It is through this secure environment that my clients can explore their feelings, build resilience, and develop problem-solving skills. Art and play are languages that help find meaning for clients too young to know the words or for clients who need something deeper than their words can express.

My greatest tool is a curiosity about your life's journey, your struggles and accomplishments, your passions and fears. I believe in working with a client's strengths to help them overcome their challenges.

My goal is to create a secure, collaborative, and welcoming space for your child (and you!) to explore and grow.

Pati Palmer, MA, AMFT, APCC

children 3+

I work with

Schedule 20-minute free consultation

Regular fee: $180/ 50 min therapy session
Family therapy
Group therapy
Integrative and based on your needs. I use ideas and techniques from a variety of therapeutic modalities:
Family systems
Play therapy
Expressive Arts
  • MA in Counseling. Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA.
  • BA in English. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Therapy approach


  • American Counseling Association (ACA).
  • Association for Play Therapy (APT)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).
  • California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC).

Professional Affiliation