Andrea Throndson

Marriage & Family Therapist
MFT #103006 
650-297-3400 x 6
Location: Palo Alto 
Fee: $200 


Adults and teens navigating anxiety, depression, grief, substance abuse, alcohol dependence, recovery. Couples. Family therapy. Parenting. Parents who have children with anxiety, substance abuse, emotional challenges and/or special needs. Andrea brings a wealth of experience supporting teens, young adults and adults struggling with anxiety, grief, depression, alcohol and drug dependence.She is gifted at supporting couples with effective communication and promoting healthy family dynamics. And she is an exceptional family therapist, with a passion for helping family members understand each other and communicate more effectively. 

Andrea offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for teens and adults who are experiencing challenges with emotional regulation, and has completed Marsha Linnehan’s 16 week DBT Foundational Course. Andrea also has extensive training and experience supporting people and families dealing with alcohol / drug abuse and recovery. She worked for several years at Kara (Grief Support Services) and has extensive training and experience supporting individuals and families through grief, the aftermath of traumatic loss such as maternal loss, accidents and suicide. 

Most of all, Andrea brings her steady warmth and compassionate heart to each moment with her clients, and believes that the caring relationship itself is a doorway for healing. 

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed 


An exceptional bereavement therapist, Andrea worked for several years at Kara (Grief Support Services) and has extensive training and experience supporting individuals, families and communities as they move through grief and loss. 

Through her work at Camden Center, a treatment center specializing in substance abuse, trauma and recovery, she has a wealth of experience supporting clients and their families with drug and alcohol abuse. Andrea has served as the clinical coordinator at Abilities United and has helped hundreds of families embrace and thrive with a child and/or adult child with special needs. 

Andrea is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher, and can empower you with a wide range of mindfulness-based tools to help you cope with challenging situations.

Education and Training:

  • UCLA/Univ of Denver BA cum laude
  • College of Notre Dame
  • Multiple/Single subject credentials
  • Sophia University
  • MA Counseling
  • CA LMFT License #103006