Chandrama Anderson, MFT

Couples Counselor and Marriage Therapist Connect2 Marriage Counseling
If you are looking for help and hope, you have come to the right place.

I have the privilege to help people cultivate love from the compost of their experiences -- and go from being "partners" to being a couple again.

If you are not authentic in your relationship, who is there to be loved?

I am a Palo Alto, CA couples counselor and marriage therapist. I look forward to talking with you about your couples issues. I work with pre-marital counseling, long-time married couples, and unmarried couples.

I support marriage equality.

I created Personality Mapping, a psychotherapy process tool.
Mar 17, 2013
Chandrama is a very gifted therapist. She has the innate ability to listen, decipher, and provide succinct suggestions to make a situation better. She is very well educated, well read, and experienced which makes her an excellent therapist to offer help or a listening ear in varoius scenarios. I was very impressed how she is extremely fair and willing to listen without passing judgement.

I would highly recommend Chandrama. I am certain that you will learn a lot about yourself, your situation, and practical methods to improve both!
Jul 18, 2012
I know Chandrama from the capacity as a website owner collaborating with her on a column for my website readers. Chandrama wrote a fantastic column on how couples can connect with each other during times of grief. The article was well received by my readers and gathered quite a number of likes from Facebook as well.
Jul 18, 2012
Chandrama Anderson truly is a relationship expert. Just look to the work she has done. Chandrama has many outstanding article on her blog and on other places such as Relationship Advice Cafe. Just look to those if you want to see snippets of her expertise. Chandrama recently wrote an excellent article for my relationship site. You can find it here:

I'd definitely recommend her for anyone seeking relationship or counseling help!


Mar 27, 2012
i can't recommend Chandrama highly enough. the Personality Mapping is brilliant. it cuts years off talk therapy trying to find the core issues. It takes you straight there through the pictures you draw in the mapping without hours of talking. You can accomplish in one hour what would take many sessions in regular therapy. Also, her nurturing manner and extremely high integrity level are an enormous asset in assisting you to find your way back to your True Self.
Mar 27, 2012
Professional Educator
Chandrama Anderson provided the safe environment, the emotional support, and the professional guidance that I needed to assist me in navigating myself through a separation and divorce.
Her calm and steady demeanor was a constant breath of strength for me as I moved forward.
Chandrama gave me what I needed in the way of self questioning, suggestions and additional reading to help me understand where I was, how I got there and to help me see where I wanted to go.
I also felt much better about whom I was after every visit.
Until I had the support that was provided, I didn’t realize how valuable and helpful it could be.
I’m grateful for Chandrama’s professional expertise.

Feb 26, 2012
NLP Master and Health Practitioner
Chandrama knows first-hand what it is like to grieve for the loss of a loved one; a reading of her book, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street" will reassure you that she has lived it, survived , and gone on to create a new life for herself. She is a dedicated Therapist who works with patients dealing with grief, and with couples who want to create a closer, more loving relationship. Based on several years of personal interactions with her, and her help in dealing with the recent passing of my son, I can attest to her skill, compassion, and presence. I recommend her without reservation.
Feb 24, 2012
Chandrama was honest, compassionate, and very insightful for both myself and my wife. She challenged us in the ways we needed to be, but never with judgment or bias -- always with the big picture goal in mind. She also asked HOW we wanted to achieve our goals and what methods worked best for us. I've been to counselors where we ramble aimlessly about this or that and it feels like nothing has been accomplished (I'm a solutions-oriented fellow). That works for some people but not us, and the very fact that Chandrama wanted to know what worked best for each of us is a big plus in my book.

I would recommend Chandrama to anyone or any couples seeking to reach common ground. It may be tough to hear but sometimes it's necessary to gently face the truth.
Feb 21, 2012
Loving Husband of Chandrama's Client
Over the past year, Chandrama has provided grief counseling to my wife. The results have been truly amazing. Chandrama provides a space where my wife feels safe to experience and express the many feelings associated with grief. At the same time, Chandrama supports my wife and provides her with tools for growth and healing.

Nurturing and empathetic, knowledgeable and firm (in a non-threatening way), Chandrama is truly a healer of the mind and spirit. She has my highest recommendation.
Feb 19, 2012
MFT, retired
I have done Personality Mapping with Chandrama, and recommend this process to anyone: safe, enlightening, fun, and a rapid way to explore one's past and its influence. Chandrama is committed to learning, to her own growth, and thus can be an able ally in clients' efforts toward a better life.