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Palo Alto University eClinic

The PAU eClinic goes beyond evidence-based treatment to train clinicians in utilizing digital therapeutics and evidenced-based treatments using technology.

2024 eClinic Calendar


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What is PAU's eClinic?

The PAU eClinic is a full online clinic offering mental health services to students, adults, and older adults in California.  All counselors are advanced graduate students of Palo Alto University working under the supervision of licensed therapists and psychologists in California.

Mission and Vision

The mission and vision of the PAU eClinic is to become the premier training site for clinical students, alumni, clinical educators, and supervisors in the many facets of Telehealth and Digital therapy provision. In addition, the eClinic will be the premier provider of Telehealth and Digital therapy services in the Bay Area, state of California, and beyond.

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What We Do:

  1. Offer free virtual mental health services to clients in Palo Alto, surrounding cities, and others within the state of California.
  2. Offer clinical training opportunities for advanced graduate students at PAU.

Who does the PAU eClinic serve?

Adults ages 18+ with a special focus on students and older adults.


Individual Therapy

50 minute telemental health sessions between an individual client and their clinician.

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Group Therapy

Groups sessions to support college students as they navigate the stressors of college life.

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Digital Therapeutics

The use of text-based therapy, chatbots, virtual reality (VR), and other artificial intelligence (AI)- based platforms.

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How does it work?

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Become a Client

If you are interested in seeing a student therapist at the eClinic, complete this initial intake providing basic information that will allow us to determine if the PAU eClinic is a good fit for you. Once we've received your form, someone will reach out to schedule an intake interview with one of our clinicians.

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Become a Student Therapist

For PAU students interested in gaining clinical hours through the eClinic, please contact Dr. Donna Sheperis at

Our Tools

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, depression, body image, and other common mental health concerns
  • App based interventions
  • Video therapy using a HIPAA compliant Zoom platform
  • When necessary, phone-based therapy
Location,Transportation & Parking

1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

For questions or more information about the PAU eClinic, please email our student assistant: Victoria Guinn, at

Parking: shared parking lot
Alternative Transportation Options: Light rail, buses, carpool, bicycling

Donna Sheperis, PhD, LPCC
Dr. Donna S. Sheperis, LPC, NCC, ACS, CCMHC

Director, eClinic
Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider
(cell) 409-781-8949