Certified AAPT Professionals

Sara Tsuboi, JD, LMFT, RPT, CAAPT

Sara Tsuboi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Animal Assisted Play Therapist in Palo Alto, California. With 12 years of experience in psychotherapy and certification in play therapy and Animal Assisted Play Therapy®, she specializes in individual and family therapy with children, teens, families, and adults. Her canine colleague is Satchel, a floppy-eared basset hound, who is AAPT-Approved as well. Sara and Satchel also volunteer their services through community organizations to support children and teens whose families have difficulty accessing psychotherapy, and to provide connection and support to people of all ages living in high-pressure Silicon Valley.

Sara has served on the Board of Directors of Friends for Youth, a mentoring nonprofit for at-risk youth, and as a Clinical Director for A Home Within, pro bono psychotherapy for children and teens who are in foster care. She volunteers with grieving children at Kara, a nonprofit providing grief support services. She is a Master in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She earned her Juris Doctor at Louisiana State University, and in her first career practiced law in Louisiana and Texas.

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