Sarangan 'Saru' Sivanesan, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Palo Alto
Do you wish you had tools to deal with stress and anxiety? Are stress and anxiety affecting you work and relationships? Do you long for stress free joyful life? I would like to support you on this journey. In our work you can learn to: manage stress and anxiety, gain insight into its root cause, heal past wounds, improve communication, develop empathic understanding, deepen intimacy and tap into your inherent inner wisdom. I believe by reducing stress and anxiety we have more time and energy to experience and enjoy life in a much more profound way.
I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, addiction, relationship issues, low self-esteem, PTSD, grief/loss, life-coaching, career problems and ADHD/ADD. I specialize in mindfulness based psychotherapy and non-judgemental presence. I also use eclectic blend of modalities as needed. My work is both solution focused and depth oriented.
Being an ex-engineer and current therapist I am able to work with people from different walks of life. I am also able to help people develop a better balance between thinking and feeling.
Call or Email Sarangan 'Saru' Sivanesan for a free phone consultation now - (650) 557-4483


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: 90585 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

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

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDR Trained
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: Hakomi Professional Training 1
  • Certificate Date: 2012


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Work Stress & Work Life Balance

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Tamil


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Hakomi Method
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017
Sarangan 'Saru' Sivanesan, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Palo Alto

Sarangan 'Saru' Sivanesan

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT