Dr. Zlatena Theodore

Dr. Zlatena Theodore


Areas of Focus
  • College/Work Stress
  • Couples/Relationships
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Health & Wellness
  • Pain
  • Quit Smoking
  • Sleep
  • Stress Management
  • Weight
Gender: Female

License No. and State:

License No. State
PSY29312 California

Professional Statement

The path to wellness can be challenging as your mental, emotional, and physical experiences all play a role in your overall welfare. I actively focus on the intersection between health and behavior to help optimize your well-being. I have specialized training in treating insomnia, chronic pain, weight management, adjustment to new diagnoses, and management of chronic health conditions. I also help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, stress management, burnout, and relationship difficulties.

My goal as a therapist is to empower you to live a fulfilling life by providing you with care that is tailored to your needs and uses evidence-based treatments. I look forward to starting our work together and helping you forge your pathway to health.

Contact me to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.


My clinical style is active and collaborative. I explore how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors contribute to your distress, and in turn help you develop strategies that foster emotional and physical well-being. While, I primarily use a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment, I often integrate different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit your individual needs.

I have trained and worked in various settings, such as medical centers, community clinics, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system, primary care clinics, and a mental health start up company. I have extensive experience working with young professionals in tech, veterans, executives, and high-performing individuals.

Postdoctoral Fellowship- San Francisco VA Medical Center
Predoctoral Internship- Loma Linda VA Medical Center

  • PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium - Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium - M.S. Clinical Psychology
  • Grinnell College - B.A. Psychology

Prices & Payments

Service Price Duration
Initial Evaluation $200 45 min
Individual Therapy $250 50 min