Dennis Facchino, PhD
Marriage and Family Therapist
Seeing patients from the South San Francisco Bay area that includes Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Jose, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Menlo Park, Woodside, Cupertino and Campbell, California.
Welcome to my website. Many people question how counseling and psychotherapy can be a value to them. It can be an especially valuable experience to seek therapy when something out of the ordinary has suddenly appeared: work transition, divorce, a family death, or difficult situations with children/adolescents. You have taken responsibility to inform yourself more of what options are available to you by seeking the aid of a therapist in a confidential setting.
I am a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and consultant practicing in Palo Alto and Los Altos, CA. Each of these modalities provides a different way of approaching the problem that confronts you. There is value in each approach and the work deepens with each. The value is in having a professional who is neutral to your situation to provide ways of seeing your situation through different lenses and hence you become more informed to make sound decisions.
Currently my work is focused on adults and couples with issues related to relationships, communications, anxiety, depression, and aging. I also provide therapy for children ages 8 to 12 years and adolescents with academic, social, and family issues.
I have been a licensed therapist since 1977. I received my doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy in 1988 and completed my psychoanalytic training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) in 2005. I am a faculty member at PINC and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Francisco where I practice as a group process consultant.