Lisa Macias

Clinical Director 
Licensed Psychologist
Ph. D. PSY #32178 
650-297-3400 x9
Location: Los Altos & San Jose
Fee: $280


Languages: English, Spanish

Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Anxiety, peer / school adjustment, health behaviors, trauma, depression, and substance use. 

Adults and Couples: Couples dynamics, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, parenting, life transitions, and aging. 


Internal Family Systems (IFS Level 1 Trained), Trauma Informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)


Lisa has more than 20 years of experience working in the education and mental health fields supporting adolescents, adults, couples and families. She began her career working in education and training with adolescents and families as a teacher and program administrator. Lisa has also worked in community-based and hospital settings supporting teens, adults, and families with histories of complex trauma, depression, substance use, and codependency. In these settings, she has provided services in Spanish in her work with the Latinx/Hispanic community. Lisa has a passion for supporting couples with communication challenges and helping couples to heal the hurt between them so they can experience a more satisfying and enjoyable relationship.

Treatment Approach:

Regardless of their age, everyone faces multiple points in life when they feel they need to make a change. Lisa is drawn to the unique experiences, perspectives, and transitions facing each person she meets. The collaborative process of therapy can be a way to create a bridge from feelings of isolation and distress to a more complete understanding of personal values and sense of self. Lisa uses an integrative approach based on a psychodynamic and attachment framework. She believes that listening with respect, along with moments of laughter, are at the heart of therapy, and she incorporates the following treatment approaches:

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Relational
  • Collaborative
  • Strength-based
  • Trauma-informed
  • Culturally sensitive


  • Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of PsychologyPh.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Stanford University, M.A. in Education
  •  Stanford University, B.A. in History 
  • CA Licensed Psychologist License Psy #32178


Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) 

“The unexpected action of deep listening can create a space of transformation capable of shattering complacency and despair.” - Terry Tempest Williams