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Therapy for adults, teens, and their families in Los Altos, CA

I am a licensed clinical psychologist serving the communities of Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and the South Bay. Using research supported solutions, I offer warm, insightful, and collaborative psychotherapy to help people change behaviors and patterns, and improve the quality of their lives and relationships.

About Dr. Heidi Meck

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I am a California licensed clinical psychologist (PSY24356) with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, university counseling centers, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community mental health clinics, and hospitals.

I earned my Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Both my thesis and dissertation research focused on the development of eating disorders in men. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at University of California, Santa Cruz, and a post-doctoral fellowship with the adolescent and adult eating disorder programs at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland.

I have extensive training and experience in the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues. I am extremely passionate about empowering both women and men to cultivate healthy relationships with food and their bodies.

I also work with many clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and life transitions.

I was born in Redwood City, grew up in Ashland, Oregon, and now live in San Francisco with my husband and dog. 

Services

Treatment approach

I see therapy as a collaboration between therapist and client. Together, we will build on your strengths, increase your insight into patterns and behaviors, and develop a therapeutic plan tailored to your specific goals. Throughout the process, I strive to maintain a warm, safe, and supportive environment for fostering self-exploration and personal growth.

I employ an integrative approach to therapy, building a trusting relationship as the foundation for growth, while incorporating techniques from the following evidence-based practices to help you to create lasting change in your life:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation
 

Specialities

Anorexia
Anxiety
Binge Eating Disorder
Body Image Concerns
Bulimia                                                   Career Planning and Growth
Communication Skills
Depression
Divorce and Separation
Eating Disorders
Emotional Overeating
Family Dynamics
Grief and Loss
Identity Issues
Intimacy and Trust
Life Transitions
Marriage Concerns
Mindfulness and Relaxation
Multicultural Challenges
Panic Attacks
Personal Growth
Self Esteem Challenges
Sexuality
Social Anxiety
Stress Management
Trauma
Work/Life Balance

    Contact

    Please email heidi@drheidimeck.com or call me at (650) 492-7161 to set up a complimentary phone consultation. 

    My office is located within The Community Health Collaborative in Los Altos, near Highway 280. The office has free parking in an underground garage. It is also easily accessible by public transportation, a 15 minute walk from the VTA 51 bus stop at Grant and Fremont.

     
     

    Email

    heidi@drheidimeck.com

    Phone

    (650) 492-7161

    Location

    The Community Health Collaborative
    919 Fremont Ave
    Suite 200
    Los Altos, CA, 94024

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is therapy right for me?

    People find therapy helpful for different reasons, whether it's to more effectively manage long-standing psychological issues, or to find support in times of transition or difficulty. Therapy is right for anyone who wants to gain insight and create change in their lives.  If you are not sure about whether therapy can help you, I encourage you to schedule a free phone consultation so we can discuss your unique circumstances.

    What should I expect in the first session?

    The first session is the beginning of evaluation to assess the therapeutic fit. We will discuss why you are seeking therapy at this time, any previous therapy experiences you have had, and your current goals for treatment. This is also a time for you to determine if my therapeutic style works for you, and to ask about my training, experience, and how I might approach our work together. We will also discuss payment, confidentiality, cancellations, and phone calls between appointments.

    Do you accept insurance?

    I am an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies. I can provide you with a "superbill" on a monthly basis that you can submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement. I encourage you to contact your insurance company directly with questions about your coverage. If your insurance does not cover out-of-network providers, you may be able to pay for therapy out of your pre-tax income using an HSA or FSA account.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    I require at least 48-hours notice for all cancelled appointments.

    What forms of payment do you accept?

    I accept payment by cash, check, or credit card. Payment is made in full at the time services are rendered.