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Yvette Yadira Kumar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
I would love to meet you. I hope that while we work together you will gather tools and self awareness that will prepare you to face the challenges of life and relationship.
I would love to meet you. I hope that while we work together you will gather tools and self awareness that will prepare you to face the challenges of life and relationship.
(510) 694-1174 View (510) 694-1174
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Shawan M. Worsley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a licensed therapist in the SF Bay Area, I provide online video therapy to individuals with unique cultural identities. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space that will enable you to ignite your inner strengths and achieve your life goals. I provide individual and family therapy for a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief, family conflict and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with women struggling with issues related to motherhood and with people of color grappling with issues related to race and racism.
Welcome! As a licensed therapist in the SF Bay Area, I provide online video therapy to individuals with unique cultural identities. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space that will enable you to ignite your inner strengths and achieve your life goals. I provide individual and family therapy for a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief, family conflict and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with women struggling with issues related to motherhood and with people of color grappling with issues related to race and racism.
(510) 681-2766 View (510) 681-2766
Photo of Jeffrey C. Lee, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jeffrey C. Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
I enjoy working with a diverse group of people. I work well with individuals who are feeling conflicted or lost within ambivalence. I work well with couples who are frustrated in trying to find a connection. I work well with children who are sensitive and parents who are longing to connect.
I enjoy working with a diverse group of people. I work well with individuals who are feeling conflicted or lost within ambivalence. I work well with couples who are frustrated in trying to find a connection. I work well with children who are sensitive and parents who are longing to connect.
(510) 892-0608 View (510) 892-0608
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Sonia Malek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castro Valley, CA 94546
My focus is on working with you to address current challenges, process past difficulties, and develop tools to overcome hurdles in relationships and daily life. I frequently work with individuals going through life changes, experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma, and couples with communication and conflict concerns. In addition, I work with neurodivergent individuals, including those on the autism spectrum, and parents, including parents of children with disabilities.
My focus is on working with you to address current challenges, process past difficulties, and develop tools to overcome hurdles in relationships and daily life. I frequently work with individuals going through life changes, experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma, and couples with communication and conflict concerns. In addition, I work with neurodivergent individuals, including those on the autism spectrum, and parents, including parents of children with disabilities.
(510) 617-1764 View (510) 617-1764
Sylvia C Blake
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MS, PPS, LEP
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
I provide educationally related mental health services for children with disabilities. Children with disabilities and children who suffer from trauma/s will often display significant difficulties accessing the general curriculum in school. Many children suffer from a disability (such as a speech impediment, learning disability, autism, or ADHD) as well as trauma. Oftentimes the disability itself causes trauma to the child.
I provide educationally related mental health services for children with disabilities. Children with disabilities and children who suffer from trauma/s will often display significant difficulties accessing the general curriculum in school. Many children suffer from a disability (such as a speech impediment, learning disability, autism, or ADHD) as well as trauma. Oftentimes the disability itself causes trauma to the child.
(510) 617-5735 View (510) 617-5735
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Joy Lee Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Joy provides families with survival tools and peace of mind to successfully accomplish the monumental task of raising kids and a family - a task that came without an instruction manual and changes at every turn. While she doesn't claim to know every particular circumstance, she has a reputation for respecting, honoring, and supporting people from a wide variety of life experiences. Joy has the ability to not just understand but FEEL your struggle without judgment.
Joy provides families with survival tools and peace of mind to successfully accomplish the monumental task of raising kids and a family - a task that came without an instruction manual and changes at every turn. While she doesn't claim to know every particular circumstance, she has a reputation for respecting, honoring, and supporting people from a wide variety of life experiences. Joy has the ability to not just understand but FEEL your struggle without judgment.
(510) 756-2926 View (510) 756-2926
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Lauren Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Are you feeling unhappy, isolated, stressed, stuck, or like nothing ever goes right? Do you want to improve your relationships with friends, family, or partners? I strongly believe everyone can benefit from a safe space to process their emotions and struggles. It’s daunting to find a therapist who is right for you. I will meet you where you’re at - whether that’s helping you find the words to express yourself or finding the right goals and motivations to move to the next phase of life. Healing, growth, and change are lifelong practices that often need a tune-up. I love working with teens, young adults, and adults of all ages.
Are you feeling unhappy, isolated, stressed, stuck, or like nothing ever goes right? Do you want to improve your relationships with friends, family, or partners? I strongly believe everyone can benefit from a safe space to process their emotions and struggles. It’s daunting to find a therapist who is right for you. I will meet you where you’re at - whether that’s helping you find the words to express yourself or finding the right goals and motivations to move to the next phase of life. Healing, growth, and change are lifelong practices that often need a tune-up. I love working with teens, young adults, and adults of all ages.
(510) 394-1808 View (510) 394-1808
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Danielle Vanaman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Castro Valley, CA 94546  (Online Only)
I believe therapy is a collaborative and creative endeavor, and provide a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you create lasting changes, and am also influenced by Mindfulness, Narrative, Relational, and Systemic approaches to therapy. I am certified in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program and trained in Trauma-Focused CBT. I am also supportive and affirmative of clients of all sexual orientations and gender identifications, and can assist with issues such as coming out, homophobia, and LGBT relationship or parenting issues.
I believe therapy is a collaborative and creative endeavor, and provide a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you create lasting changes, and am also influenced by Mindfulness, Narrative, Relational, and Systemic approaches to therapy. I am certified in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program and trained in Trauma-Focused CBT. I am also supportive and affirmative of clients of all sexual orientations and gender identifications, and can assist with issues such as coming out, homophobia, and LGBT relationship or parenting issues.
(510) 849-6886 View (510) 849-6886
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Jennie Teixeira
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
There are times in our life when difficulties lead to thoughts and feelings inside of us that we are uncomfortable with. Ignoring those feelings doesn’t exactly make them go away often leaving us frustrated and feeling stuck. So what can you do? Well, I can tell you that counseling is a helpful way to find relief and healing for those struggling with mental and emotional suffering, relationship conflicts, daily stress, and unhealthy behavior patterns.
There are times in our life when difficulties lead to thoughts and feelings inside of us that we are uncomfortable with. Ignoring those feelings doesn’t exactly make them go away often leaving us frustrated and feeling stuck. So what can you do? Well, I can tell you that counseling is a helpful way to find relief and healing for those struggling with mental and emotional suffering, relationship conflicts, daily stress, and unhealthy behavior patterns.
(510) 879-5360 View (510) 879-5360
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Wendy S Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Therapy is about change. What I enjoy most about my work is witnessing people make real changes in their lives and relationships. Many people have habitual ways of thinking, acting and interacting that do not lead to the outcomes they hope for in life. I see my role as therapist as one of helping people become more aware of the choices they make that do or don't work for them. Through better self understanding, people are able to change internal or relational habits and achieve greater satisfaction in relationships and in life in general.
Therapy is about change. What I enjoy most about my work is witnessing people make real changes in their lives and relationships. Many people have habitual ways of thinking, acting and interacting that do not lead to the outcomes they hope for in life. I see my role as therapist as one of helping people become more aware of the choices they make that do or don't work for them. Through better self understanding, people are able to change internal or relational habits and achieve greater satisfaction in relationships and in life in general.
(925) 308-5975 View (925) 308-5975
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Elena Farias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546  (Online Only)
Hi there ! I have spent many years working and refining my skills as a therapist, but I have also spent time working in leadership positions. I worked as an executive leader developing mental health programs in South Los Angeles, and also have spent much time supervising many qualified skilled therapists.
Hi there ! I have spent many years working and refining my skills as a therapist, but I have also spent time working in leadership positions. I worked as an executive leader developing mental health programs in South Los Angeles, and also have spent much time supervising many qualified skilled therapists.
(510) 916-3944 View (510) 916-3944
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Suzanne Fischer Comelo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
One of the amazing aspects of therapy is that it provides a unique opportunity for people to have a space where the focus is on their needs and growth. Very few other spaces exist where your needs and well-being can be the priority. This is a key part of the healing power of therapy, which is why I believe it is so important you find a therapist who is a good fit for you. Sessions by secure video or phone & limited in-person options in Castro Valley & Hayward). (In-Network with AETNA, OPTUM & CIGNA via Alma)
One of the amazing aspects of therapy is that it provides a unique opportunity for people to have a space where the focus is on their needs and growth. Very few other spaces exist where your needs and well-being can be the priority. This is a key part of the healing power of therapy, which is why I believe it is so important you find a therapist who is a good fit for you. Sessions by secure video or phone & limited in-person options in Castro Valley & Hayward). (In-Network with AETNA, OPTUM & CIGNA via Alma)
(510) 822-7213 View (510) 822-7213
Photo of Susan Pease, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Susan Pease
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
I am committed to collaboratively working with you in a safe environment to provide support in your endeavor toward a solution to your unique and special needs. I provide therapy to families and couples, as well as individual teens and adults. I assist clients in dealing with stress of illness, cultural and life transitions, personal growth and development, and relationships.
I am committed to collaboratively working with you in a safe environment to provide support in your endeavor toward a solution to your unique and special needs. I provide therapy to families and couples, as well as individual teens and adults. I assist clients in dealing with stress of illness, cultural and life transitions, personal growth and development, and relationships.
(510) 344-6322 View (510) 344-6322
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Eleanor Beckman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about helping my clients achieve personal growth and mental well-being. I offer tailored therapy sessions designed to meet you where you are. Whether you're seeking support for yourself or looking to enhance family dynamics, I provide a compassionate and effective approach to help you navigate life's challenges.

I believe in the transformative power of therapy to bring about positive change. I understand that change is hard, and together, we will create goals that feel real and attainable, actively working hand-in-hand to achieve them.
I am passionate about helping my clients achieve personal growth and mental well-being. I offer tailored therapy sessions designed to meet you where you are. Whether you're seeking support for yourself or looking to enhance family dynamics, I provide a compassionate and effective approach to help you navigate life's challenges.

I believe in the transformative power of therapy to bring about positive change. I understand that change is hard, and together, we will create goals that feel real and attainable, actively working hand-in-hand to achieve them.
(510) 988-5241 View (510) 988-5241
Photo of Lisa Bachmann, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lisa Bachmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Have you been struggling to do things differently, but always seem to find yourself back in the place you started? Feeling like you are constantly swimming upstream? This is a frustrating pattern which can leave you feeling like there is no hope. The good news is, you haven't given up! You are in the right place; I'm here to help. Everyone comes to therapy for their own reasons and to work on their unique "stuff." My goal is to meet you where you are and join you in exploring patterns in your life that aren't working for you. Together we can work to make positive changes that will lead to lasting change.
Have you been struggling to do things differently, but always seem to find yourself back in the place you started? Feeling like you are constantly swimming upstream? This is a frustrating pattern which can leave you feeling like there is no hope. The good news is, you haven't given up! You are in the right place; I'm here to help. Everyone comes to therapy for their own reasons and to work on their unique "stuff." My goal is to meet you where you are and join you in exploring patterns in your life that aren't working for you. Together we can work to make positive changes that will lead to lasting change.
(510) 306-7461 View (510) 306-7461
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Debora Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Would you like to better manage your emotions? Are you feeling like you're not good enough? Feeling unseen? Difficulty sharing your thoughts? Are you concerned that your teen or child has really strong reactions or difficulty managing a transition? The individuals and families I work with are diverse and are seeking support to address complex challenges, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or response to a stressful life event. Estoy al servicio de adultos, familias, y jovenes, que buscan enfrentar a los retos de la vida, y de niños/niñas con dificultad para controlar sus emociones y comportamientos.
Would you like to better manage your emotions? Are you feeling like you're not good enough? Feeling unseen? Difficulty sharing your thoughts? Are you concerned that your teen or child has really strong reactions or difficulty managing a transition? The individuals and families I work with are diverse and are seeking support to address complex challenges, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or response to a stressful life event. Estoy al servicio de adultos, familias, y jovenes, que buscan enfrentar a los retos de la vida, y de niños/niñas con dificultad para controlar sus emociones y comportamientos.
(510) 201-5872 View (510) 201-5872
Photo of Lauren Breslow, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lauren Breslow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Hello and welcome! My name is Lauren and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in sunny California. When people ask me what I do for a living, I love describing the privilege I have of being a Psychotherapist! It is with great humility and empathy that I get to walk alongside clients during different seasons of their lives. If I could pick 4 words to describe my style as a therapist it would be invested, passionate, warm, and empowering.
Hello and welcome! My name is Lauren and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in sunny California. When people ask me what I do for a living, I love describing the privilege I have of being a Psychotherapist! It is with great humility and empathy that I get to walk alongside clients during different seasons of their lives. If I could pick 4 words to describe my style as a therapist it would be invested, passionate, warm, and empowering.
(510) 726-4577 View (510) 726-4577
Brad Watkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546  (Online Only)
You want to feel better. You're tired of being anxious, depressed or drinking too much and ashamed of yourself. You can deal with your issues load and move forward. Often it doesn't have to take years for deep change to occur, but change requires you to work - that you can do.
You want to feel better. You're tired of being anxious, depressed or drinking too much and ashamed of yourself. You can deal with your issues load and move forward. Often it doesn't have to take years for deep change to occur, but change requires you to work - that you can do.
(510) 948-3405 View (510) 948-3405
Photo of Susie Valle, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Susie Valle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546  (Online Only)
Hello there, I'm Susie. I'm a bilingual therapist who speaks English and Spanish. I have specialized training in Art Therapy and EMDR. In my work with individuals and groups, I am compassionate, collaborative, culturally sensitive and creative.
Hello there, I'm Susie. I'm a bilingual therapist who speaks English and Spanish. I have specialized training in Art Therapy and EMDR. In my work with individuals and groups, I am compassionate, collaborative, culturally sensitive and creative.
(650) 684-1535 View (650) 684-1535
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Madison Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
My client's work becomes possible by disabling self-sabotaging situations, defensiveness, childhood wounds & trauma. My wish is for you to create a positive self-image. In doing so, the work allows you to establish healthy boundaries & create internal control of your world. I have worked with children, teenagers, adults & couples going through life transitions. Ultimately, my clients develop autonomy & positive internal dialogue to grow. I work with couples to find the narrative they are telling themselves around the fulfillment of their most intimate need.
My client's work becomes possible by disabling self-sabotaging situations, defensiveness, childhood wounds & trauma. My wish is for you to create a positive self-image. In doing so, the work allows you to establish healthy boundaries & create internal control of your world. I have worked with children, teenagers, adults & couples going through life transitions. Ultimately, my clients develop autonomy & positive internal dialogue to grow. I work with couples to find the narrative they are telling themselves around the fulfillment of their most intimate need.
(510) 681-2406 View (510) 681-2406

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94546

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 94546 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
67% Family Conflict
62% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Optum
64% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94546 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94546?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.