Martha Cravens, PhD, MA, Psychologist in Los Altos
Are you a parent of a teen and feeling overwhelmed or unhappy with your parenting? In an intimate relationship that feels like it's going nowhere? I work with parents, couples, and individuals to help them with relational and life issues. My specialties include: - families with "challenging" teens, working directly with parents to support them in shifting their stance to support their teen to be their best. Common issues include feeling overwhelmed, micromanaging and finding that it's just not working, anger, frustration, and loss.
- Couples who are stuck in behavior patterns and wish for new intimacy and vitality in their relationship. - Individuals feeling stuck, confused, or unsupported. - I have a subspecialty of working with families when children come back from therapeutic boarding school, wilderness, or addiction treatment.
I am also part of a DBT Consultation Group and practice in Redwood City. We specialize in teaching skills to handle emotional and mental dysregulation. We are also offering classes in the newest form of DBT, RO-DBT, which teaches skills to deal with over control (perfectionism, emotional rigidity, etc).
Call or Email Martha Cravens for a free consultation now - (650) 504-6781


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: PSY 24041 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $240
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Stanford University/BA with High Honors
  • Year graduated: 1980


  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping Skills


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • ParentingTeens-Overwhelm/Micromanag
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • RO-DBT for issues of over-control
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016
Martha Cravens, PhD, MA, Psychologist in Los Altos

Martha Cravens

Psychologist, PhD, MA