Empathy-centered Practice

Supporting personal growth throughout the lifespan

We are here to create an open and protected space where you and your child can feel accepted, be heard and understood just as you essentially are – a whole person with a unique life path and experiences.
Meet our team
Svetlana Tikhonova, MA, LMFT
I respect all life paths, and have a deep belief in the healing power of a genuine human connection.
I work with
Area of focus
Therapy approach
Children (3+)  Adults  Adolescents
Families   Couples   Groups


Life changes   Self-realization   Stage of life
Stress   Abuse   Anxiety   Depression
Relationships   Divorce   Grief   Parenting
Personal growth   Self-esteem   Spirituality
Psychosynthesis   Family systems
Humanistic-Existential   Jungian Sandplay
EMDR   Mindfulness Based CBT
Expressive Arts   Emotion-Focused   Multicultural
Maria Castaneda, MA, AMFT
If you are in need of a safe space to feel seen and heard or looking to find peace and clarity, I would love to partner with you.
I work with
Area of focus
Therapy approach
Children (6+)  Adults  Adolescents



Life changes    Stress    Relationships
Anxiety    Depression    Parenting
Women’s issues    Pregnancy    Prenatal
Postpartum
CBT  Person centered  Family systems
Strength based  Solution focused


Marva Prag, MA, AMFT
I would be happy to be a part of your journey towards changes that are meaningful for you.
I work with
Area of focus
Therapy approach
Children (6+)   Adolescents
Adults  Couples


Fertility issues   Life changes   Stress
Anxiety   Depression   Relationships
Parenting   Social skills

Humanistic   Emotion-Focused
Child Gestalt Therapy   Multicultural


Beth Wolff, MA, PPS, APCC
I am an optimist, a glass-half full person, and have unlimited patience, while also striving to make rapid progress so my clients can get on with enjoying their lives.
I work with
Area of focus
Therapy approach
Children (6+)  Adolescents  Parents



Executive Functioning skills  Developing self-awareness   Developing self-acceptance
Empowerment to become proficient self-advocates
CBT  Person centered  Family systems
Strength based  Solution focused


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(650) 910-8929
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Empathy-centered Practice

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Office Location:
4966 West El Camino Real #216, Los Altos, CA, 94022
Counseling&Psychotherapy for Children and Adults
Svetlana Tikhonova:
(650)388-6747
Maria Castaneda:
(650)439-3882
Marva Prag:
(650)530-7742
Beth Wolff:
(650)804-9653
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