Erika A Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
The therapy I provide focuses on children, adolescents, families and adults. My clinical experience involves those afflicted by depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, grief and transitions. An important part of my work allows children and their caregivers to work as a team to achieve therapeutic goals. I welcome caregivers to participate in child’s therapeutic work by providing parent consultations, check-in’s and when appropriate, facilitating parent-child sessions. My approach is tailored to the needs and therapeutic goals of each of my clients. I collaborate with you and together we will establish realistic goals.
(925) 387-7259
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
The therapy I provide focuses on children, adolescents, families and adults. My clinical experience involves those afflicted by depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, grief and transitions. An important part of my work allows children and their caregivers to work as a team to achieve therapeutic goals. I welcome caregivers to participate in child’s therapeutic work by providing parent consultations, check-in’s and when appropriate, facilitating parent-child sessions. My approach is tailored to the needs and therapeutic goals of each of my clients. I collaborate with you and together we will establish realistic goals.
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Deborah A Lindstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LEP Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
As an LMFT, I specialize in treating adults and adolescents who have faced trauma and/or have struggled with anxiety and depression, ADHD, substance use, and/or chronic illness including end-of-life.
Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 118472) and a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP 3619) located in the East Bay Area of California. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have a breadth of experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Additionally, as a licensed educational therapist, I am here to help if you or your child is having difficulty in school or at work. I provide quality psychoeducational evaluations, advocacy for 504 accommodations and IEPs, and consultations for families and districts.
(925) 291-5766
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
As an LMFT, I specialize in treating adults and adolescents who have faced trauma and/or have struggled with anxiety and depression, ADHD, substance use, and/or chronic illness including end-of-life.
Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 118472) and a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP 3619) located in the East Bay Area of California. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have a breadth of experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Additionally, as a licensed educational therapist, I am here to help if you or your child is having difficulty in school or at work. I provide quality psychoeducational evaluations, advocacy for 504 accommodations and IEPs, and consultations for families and districts.
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Christina R Sinclair
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
As a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help children, teens and young adults uncover their true potential and lead lives that are more enjoyable, peaceful and worth celebrating. Although I see a range of issues in my practice, I specialize in treating anxious children and teens who have intense difficulty managing strong or dangerous feelings. I offer parenting support to help improve the often strained relationships within the family. In addition, I work with young adults to help negotiate the challenges that present during this transitional time such as independence, personal identity and life goals.
(510) 205-5424
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
As a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help children, teens and young adults uncover their true potential and lead lives that are more enjoyable, peaceful and worth celebrating. Although I see a range of issues in my practice, I specialize in treating anxious children and teens who have intense difficulty managing strong or dangerous feelings. I offer parenting support to help improve the often strained relationships within the family. In addition, I work with young adults to help negotiate the challenges that present during this transitional time such as independence, personal identity and life goals.
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Brian Needleman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 19 years experience counseling adults,adolescents,children and couples in several clinical settings. I use respectful, straightforward and practical approaches when working with clients. I draw on my experience, intuition, sense of humor, and imagination when working with clients to help create a supportive and empowering environment for clients to get help for many of life's challenges. Albert Schweitzer said, "Truth has no special time of its own. Its time is now...always." Now is the time to develop your potential for strength and growth. Take the first step and call.
(925) 941-4677
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 19 years experience counseling adults,adolescents,children and couples in several clinical settings. I use respectful, straightforward and practical approaches when working with clients. I draw on my experience, intuition, sense of humor, and imagination when working with clients to help create a supportive and empowering environment for clients to get help for many of life's challenges. Albert Schweitzer said, "Truth has no special time of its own. Its time is now...always." Now is the time to develop your potential for strength and growth. Take the first step and call.
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Misha Gutkin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Welcome. For over 15 years I have been working with children, teens, adults & families on transforming their lives. I use a flexible approach, which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy, to help people become more aware of their triggered thoughts, feelings and behaviors - in other words, the things that are causing us problems. I'm direct but easy going Psychologist with extensive experience which includes being a Program Director of 2 inpatient crisis units. Saturday appointments available. Convenient office on the boarder of Walnut Creek & Lafayette and only within a short drive from San Francisco.
(925) 241-5191
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Welcome. For over 15 years I have been working with children, teens, adults & families on transforming their lives. I use a flexible approach, which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy, to help people become more aware of their triggered thoughts, feelings and behaviors - in other words, the things that are causing us problems. I'm direct but easy going Psychologist with extensive experience which includes being a Program Director of 2 inpatient crisis units. Saturday appointments available. Convenient office on the boarder of Walnut Creek & Lafayette and only within a short drive from San Francisco.
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Michael Cheney
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Using insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I have developed an effective psychotherapeutic technique that has helped individuals gain relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, uncontrollable anger, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, and child acting-out behaviors. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association. My clinical focus is in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I see individuals, couples and families.
(925) 308-5216
Verified

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Using insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I have developed an effective psychotherapeutic technique that has helped individuals gain relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, uncontrollable anger, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, and child acting-out behaviors. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association. My clinical focus is in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I see individuals, couples and families.
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James Bylund
Licensed Educational Psychologist, PsyD, ABSNP Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I'm also a certified coach and provide both executive skills coaching and life-coaching for adolescents and adults.
Is your child struggling in school? Feel like you've tried everything? Need answers? I can help. I'm an educational psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autism, and emotional disorders). As a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, my evaluations are based on an understanding of brain-behavior relationships and lead to meaningful recommendations regarding research based interventions.
(925) 705-4025
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I'm also a certified coach and provide both executive skills coaching and life-coaching for adolescents and adults.
Is your child struggling in school? Feel like you've tried everything? Need answers? I can help. I'm an educational psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autism, and emotional disorders). As a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, my evaluations are based on an understanding of brain-behavior relationships and lead to meaningful recommendations regarding research based interventions.
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James W (Jim) Holley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I love this work. We all need help from time to time, and we don't have to do it alone. If you are serious about getting the support you need, I can and want to help you. As a teacher, parent, and psychotherapist, I bring over 40 years of experience working with adults, couples, young adults, and teens as well as with parents of teens. My greatest joy is supporting emotional healing and loving connections - with self, partners, family, and with friends. I also provide Teletherapy, and Parenting, Relationship, Individual and Spiritual Coaching. (Please visit JWHolley.com for details).
(925) 965-7769
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I love this work. We all need help from time to time, and we don't have to do it alone. If you are serious about getting the support you need, I can and want to help you. As a teacher, parent, and psychotherapist, I bring over 40 years of experience working with adults, couples, young adults, and teens as well as with parents of teens. My greatest joy is supporting emotional healing and loving connections - with self, partners, family, and with friends. I also provide Teletherapy, and Parenting, Relationship, Individual and Spiritual Coaching. (Please visit JWHolley.com for details).
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Jennifer Landry
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Walnut Creek where I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents. I am passionate about providing care to people from diverse backgrounds and situations. My experience over the past decade includes working in hospital, community mental health, and school settings.
(925) 378-4860
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Walnut Creek where I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents. I am passionate about providing care to people from diverse backgrounds and situations. My experience over the past decade includes working in hospital, community mental health, and school settings.
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Heather L Martin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. My orientation is predominately psychodynamic. However, I tailor my approach to the individual needs of the client. In my work with children, I take a child-centered approach, using modalities such as play or talk therapy to help the child express his or her feelings and experiences that are often difficult to put into words.
(925) 854-4355
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. My orientation is predominately psychodynamic. However, I tailor my approach to the individual needs of the client. In my work with children, I take a child-centered approach, using modalities such as play or talk therapy to help the child express his or her feelings and experiences that are often difficult to put into words.
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Nicole Scanlon-Lodato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have 18 plus years of experience working with children, families and individuals. I specialize working with children (5 to 11), and teens. I work with children and teens who may face many challenges such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I offer parenting support and guidance. I also work with adults experiencing life transitions, divorce or separation. I offer my knowledge, experience and unconditional acceptance. I also offer all clients a comfortable space to explore their emotions, learn new skills, and overcome challenging situations.
(209) 694-4782
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have 18 plus years of experience working with children, families and individuals. I specialize working with children (5 to 11), and teens. I work with children and teens who may face many challenges such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I offer parenting support and guidance. I also work with adults experiencing life transitions, divorce or separation. I offer my knowledge, experience and unconditional acceptance. I also offer all clients a comfortable space to explore their emotions, learn new skills, and overcome challenging situations.
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Karen Drazen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
My practice focuses on helping adults and children who face challenges that may be hindering their development and compromising their own wellbeing and relationships with others. Within a safe, genuine partnership, we will explore these issues, find new approaches to replace patterns that aren't working, and collaborate in the process of healing and growth.
(925) 271-9059
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
My practice focuses on helping adults and children who face challenges that may be hindering their development and compromising their own wellbeing and relationships with others. Within a safe, genuine partnership, we will explore these issues, find new approaches to replace patterns that aren't working, and collaborate in the process of healing and growth.
Phillip H Lolonis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
During this period of uncertainty, now may be the ideal time to address anxiety, depression, unwanted habits, repair relationships, or face situations that have caught up with you or your family members. If that sounds quite difficult, but you are open to facing your fears, then we may be a good fit. I work with adults, children, teens, and families, including many first responders. I use evidence based models, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to address the uncertainties of life that can occur with, family, job, relationships or trauma.
(925) 420-8093
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
During this period of uncertainty, now may be the ideal time to address anxiety, depression, unwanted habits, repair relationships, or face situations that have caught up with you or your family members. If that sounds quite difficult, but you are open to facing your fears, then we may be a good fit. I work with adults, children, teens, and families, including many first responders. I use evidence based models, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to address the uncertainties of life that can occur with, family, job, relationships or trauma.
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Mary Phalon, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
My work with preteens, teens, families and individual adults is both nurturing and direct. I use a relational, strengths-based, and systemic lens. I strongly believe that the relationship we build together is of fundamental importance to the healing process and that therapy is most effective when I create conditions that allow you to bring your full self into the space. I will tailor our work together to address your particular presenting challenges, taking into account your personal history, sociocultural, your many strengths, and the immense expertise you bring about your own life. ​
(925) 448-9123
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
My work with preteens, teens, families and individual adults is both nurturing and direct. I use a relational, strengths-based, and systemic lens. I strongly believe that the relationship we build together is of fundamental importance to the healing process and that therapy is most effective when I create conditions that allow you to bring your full self into the space. I will tailor our work together to address your particular presenting challenges, taking into account your personal history, sociocultural, your many strengths, and the immense expertise you bring about your own life. ​
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Neli R Geonetta
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I specialize in helping individuals (adults 18 and up) work through a wide range of issues. Some typical issues include depression, anxiety, OCD, infidelity, intimacy, relationship problems, addictions, transitions ( Marriage/divorce, career, empty-nest), trauma, ADD/ADHD, issue from childhood and other life issues. I have been treating these and other types of life problems for over 25 years. From my experience, I have found that people benefit from different therapeutic modalities and methods to achieve their goals and potential. Some of the modalities I find useful in addition to traditional in-depth psychotherapy include CBT/ERP, DBT, and EMDR.
(925) 238-3917
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I specialize in helping individuals (adults 18 and up) work through a wide range of issues. Some typical issues include depression, anxiety, OCD, infidelity, intimacy, relationship problems, addictions, transitions ( Marriage/divorce, career, empty-nest), trauma, ADD/ADHD, issue from childhood and other life issues. I have been treating these and other types of life problems for over 25 years. From my experience, I have found that people benefit from different therapeutic modalities and methods to achieve their goals and potential. Some of the modalities I find useful in addition to traditional in-depth psychotherapy include CBT/ERP, DBT, and EMDR.
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Allison Gans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
(510) 730-2965
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
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Allie Kaelin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
The therapeutic relationship is the most significant component in therapy, and I strive to create a connection with you that will lead to success. My style includes highlighting your inner strengths, increasing your supportive environments, and improving your ability to regulate your emotions. My services provide adolescents and adults with an empathic environment to explore life stressors, mental health symptoms, and relationship issues. My approach blends strength based techniques and cognitive behavioral therapies, which focus on the present and making changes in the here and now.
(510) 983-5613
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
The therapeutic relationship is the most significant component in therapy, and I strive to create a connection with you that will lead to success. My style includes highlighting your inner strengths, increasing your supportive environments, and improving your ability to regulate your emotions. My services provide adolescents and adults with an empathic environment to explore life stressors, mental health symptoms, and relationship issues. My approach blends strength based techniques and cognitive behavioral therapies, which focus on the present and making changes in the here and now.
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Marinés Novoa
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
Deciding to pursue psychotherapy is an important and personal decision. There are various reasons for which someone may pursue psychotherapy, whether it is to cope with current life stressors or to seek support in managing ongoing concerns. Regardless of your reason for pursuing therapy, you should not feel alone in the process and I look forward to working with you on meeting your goals. I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed clinical psychologist who works with children/adolescents, families and young adults, using an integrative approach and tailoring my work to each person's unique story.
(925) 854-4467
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
Deciding to pursue psychotherapy is an important and personal decision. There are various reasons for which someone may pursue psychotherapy, whether it is to cope with current life stressors or to seek support in managing ongoing concerns. Regardless of your reason for pursuing therapy, you should not feel alone in the process and I look forward to working with you on meeting your goals. I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed clinical psychologist who works with children/adolescents, families and young adults, using an integrative approach and tailoring my work to each person's unique story.
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Christina Dughman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I believe that we are all intrinsically motivated to move towards health--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether I am working with children, teens, or adults, I partner with my clients to better understand them as cultural beings and how their uniqueness is impacted by their experiences in the world. I offer a warm, nurturing, and accepting style and show deep interest in an authentic therapeutic relationship. My goal is to support my clients towards insight and overall balance.
(510) 863-1459
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I believe that we are all intrinsically motivated to move towards health--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether I am working with children, teens, or adults, I partner with my clients to better understand them as cultural beings and how their uniqueness is impacted by their experiences in the world. I offer a warm, nurturing, and accepting style and show deep interest in an authentic therapeutic relationship. My goal is to support my clients towards insight and overall balance.
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Natalie Webster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I work with adolescents and young adults navigating, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, biculturality and more.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like instead of a spiral you are travelling in an endless circle of sadness, fear, arguments, grief, or simply confusion? Sometimes life get's hard and sometimes we get stuck. Therapy is here to help in these moments-- through gentle exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and actions we can work to uncover the places where you are feeling trapped in order to help you create new thoughts, healthier feelings, and actions more in alignment with the person you want to be: whether it be happier, more peaceful, more successful, more calm.
(925) 690-2114
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I work with adolescents and young adults navigating, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, biculturality and more.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like instead of a spiral you are travelling in an endless circle of sadness, fear, arguments, grief, or simply confusion? Sometimes life get's hard and sometimes we get stuck. Therapy is here to help in these moments-- through gentle exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and actions we can work to uncover the places where you are feeling trapped in order to help you create new thoughts, healthier feelings, and actions more in alignment with the person you want to be: whether it be happier, more peaceful, more successful, more calm.

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