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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Katherine Milano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I have experience working in Community-Based, Inpatient, Outpatient and School-based settings. I have a passion for helping clients find solutions and meaning in their lives.
(925) 489-0628
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I have experience working in Community-Based, Inpatient, Outpatient and School-based settings. I have a passion for helping clients find solutions and meaning in their lives.
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Jane Vanderwerf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling overwhelmed, fearful or "stuck" due to stress or trauma? Trauma and chronic, overwhelming stress can trigger debilitating symptoms such as feeling overwhelmed, scared, irritable, spacey or moody. Together we can make sense of your past and present to help you feel more motivated, focused and calmer in the future.
(707) 244-7278
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling overwhelmed, fearful or "stuck" due to stress or trauma? Trauma and chronic, overwhelming stress can trigger debilitating symptoms such as feeling overwhelmed, scared, irritable, spacey or moody. Together we can make sense of your past and present to help you feel more motivated, focused and calmer in the future.
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Kody A Meginnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, PPSC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I have been involved with and supporting the LGBTIQQA community for over 2 decades now. I am an advocate and ally and believe people are more than just a label. I am a gender therapist, serving the transgender & gender fluid community exclusively. I can support you through the SRS process or any transition you desire to make in your life.
(925) 961-3440
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I have been involved with and supporting the LGBTIQQA community for over 2 decades now. I am an advocate and ally and believe people are more than just a label. I am a gender therapist, serving the transgender & gender fluid community exclusively. I can support you through the SRS process or any transition you desire to make in your life.
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Emily Serkin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Many people come to me wondering why they're unhappy, anxious, or unable to find fulfillment. The problem may seem obvious but a solution impossible. The same painful experiences repeat themselves, but why? And how to change them? If we meet, I will try to understand you as fully as I can and to help you come to grips with your problems. In doing so, you may discover, as sometimes happens, that there are ways to experience yourself and others that are genuinely different from what you've known thus far.
(510) 878-3639
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Many people come to me wondering why they're unhappy, anxious, or unable to find fulfillment. The problem may seem obvious but a solution impossible. The same painful experiences repeat themselves, but why? And how to change them? If we meet, I will try to understand you as fully as I can and to help you come to grips with your problems. In doing so, you may discover, as sometimes happens, that there are ways to experience yourself and others that are genuinely different from what you've known thus far.
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Institute of Mindful Therapy inc
LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The Institute of Mindful Therapy Inc is a holistic mental health practice dedicated to supporting the entire person. To us that means mind, body and soul. We specialize and thrive on treating the entire spectrum of mental health and wellness issues.
(925) 393-0363
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The Institute of Mindful Therapy Inc is a holistic mental health practice dedicated to supporting the entire person. To us that means mind, body and soul. We specialize and thrive on treating the entire spectrum of mental health and wellness issues.
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Dr. Embrey has practiced psychotherapy in Europe for 15 years and in California since 1990, emphasizing the possibilities of making life better. He has been educated in England and Sweden as well as his doctorate in California. Many choices in life are difficult. Trying to understand our choices, what motivates them and seeing clearly the patterns of our life is the start of choosing a new direction for ourselves or our relationships. I understand how to produce change. I work with individuals and couples mostly, with the utmost care, respect and consideration of situations we find ourselves in.
(925) 945-1860
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Dr. Embrey has practiced psychotherapy in Europe for 15 years and in California since 1990, emphasizing the possibilities of making life better. He has been educated in England and Sweden as well as his doctorate in California. Many choices in life are difficult. Trying to understand our choices, what motivates them and seeing clearly the patterns of our life is the start of choosing a new direction for ourselves or our relationships. I understand how to produce change. I work with individuals and couples mostly, with the utmost care, respect and consideration of situations we find ourselves in.
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Howard L Sattler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, MFT, NCC, DCC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years' experience as a clinician, published researcher and educator. I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Health Psychology. I have developed programs including Stress Management, Insomnia control and Meditation for programs such as Kaiser Permanente. This diversity of experience, allows me to help people understand their thinking processes, identify patterns of behavior and make sustainable changes. I strive to empower people to change both their behaviors and beliefs to allow them to achieve overall well-being and happiness. My philosophy stresses personal insight and responsibility, - integrating the physical, intellectual and spiritual.
(925) 308-5355
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years' experience as a clinician, published researcher and educator. I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Health Psychology. I have developed programs including Stress Management, Insomnia control and Meditation for programs such as Kaiser Permanente. This diversity of experience, allows me to help people understand their thinking processes, identify patterns of behavior and make sustainable changes. I strive to empower people to change both their behaviors and beliefs to allow them to achieve overall well-being and happiness. My philosophy stresses personal insight and responsibility, - integrating the physical, intellectual and spiritual.
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Lauren Ellis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- Lauren (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She knows reaching out at times for support can feel daunting. Lauren considers herself a person-centered therapist. She believes one type of therapy does not fit all and collaborates with clients to help find what works for them.
(925) 483-7147
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- Lauren (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She knows reaching out at times for support can feel daunting. Lauren considers herself a person-centered therapist. She believes one type of therapy does not fit all and collaborates with clients to help find what works for them.
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Sorrenta Chantel Stuart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed, worried or just not yourself?As a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist, I am educated and trained to diagnose the mental disorders and emotional problems of individuals, couples, children and families. Using life's difficulties as instruments for change, I will help guide you to find your true, authentic self. As a compassionate and flexible thinker, I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy with an existential/humanistic approach. The powerful bond we create through our relationship will be the first step in in your growth and insight on your therapeutic journey. Licensed to supervise interns.
(925) 380-1245
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed, worried or just not yourself?As a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist, I am educated and trained to diagnose the mental disorders and emotional problems of individuals, couples, children and families. Using life's difficulties as instruments for change, I will help guide you to find your true, authentic self. As a compassionate and flexible thinker, I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy with an existential/humanistic approach. The powerful bond we create through our relationship will be the first step in in your growth and insight on your therapeutic journey. Licensed to supervise interns.
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Dr. Paul Kramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress. A high percentage of my caseload at any given time is comprised of couples.
(925) 320-0698
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress. A high percentage of my caseload at any given time is comprised of couples.
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Shelby McClure Behrens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- Shelby McClure is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her training from California State University, Chico. She has worked in a wide variety of environments and with a wide variety of clients, including those in outpatient settings and with adolescents in a residential treatment facility. Shelby is a strength-based therapist that works to empower her clients.
(925) 433-7478
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- Shelby McClure is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her training from California State University, Chico. She has worked in a wide variety of environments and with a wide variety of clients, including those in outpatient settings and with adolescents in a residential treatment facility. Shelby is a strength-based therapist that works to empower her clients.
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Gertrudes Aquino Hernandez
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
With more than 20 years experience as a psychologist in diverse settings, I gained valuable clinical work experience and improved my mastery of psychotherapy. I continue to enhance my skills on a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques. Working with a diverse group of clientele brings me a sense of fulfillment and reward. I believe that active listening, understanding, providing empathy and showing genuine compassion, walking with someone in their path to recovery/healing are ways that one can achieve a sense of awareness and clarity, then eventually find a balance between change and acceptance.
(510) 550-5856
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
With more than 20 years experience as a psychologist in diverse settings, I gained valuable clinical work experience and improved my mastery of psychotherapy. I continue to enhance my skills on a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques. Working with a diverse group of clientele brings me a sense of fulfillment and reward. I believe that active listening, understanding, providing empathy and showing genuine compassion, walking with someone in their path to recovery/healing are ways that one can achieve a sense of awareness and clarity, then eventually find a balance between change and acceptance.
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Monet Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
My journey in the helping professions began as a Case Manager in 2008 and continued in various mental health settings including crisis work, county court, and rehabilitation centers, as a Mental Health therapist since 2014. I am skilled in Psychoanalytic treatment, and work effectively with those struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, women’s issues, and Post Traumatic Stress. Having grown up in E. Los Angeles, later moving to the Bay Area and then desert cities, I have grown adept to working with a large range of populations from a variety of diverse backgrounds, including adults, adolescents and LGBTQI.
(925) 701-9709
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
My journey in the helping professions began as a Case Manager in 2008 and continued in various mental health settings including crisis work, county court, and rehabilitation centers, as a Mental Health therapist since 2014. I am skilled in Psychoanalytic treatment, and work effectively with those struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, women’s issues, and Post Traumatic Stress. Having grown up in E. Los Angeles, later moving to the Bay Area and then desert cities, I have grown adept to working with a large range of populations from a variety of diverse backgrounds, including adults, adolescents and LGBTQI.
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Michael J Abrams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Saturdays appointments available! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. In addition, I work with individual adults, couples, and co-parenting. I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for my clients. I have extensive experience and specialize in working with young children through adolescents and their families around issues related to social, behavioral, interpersonal and academic concerns. Throughout my career, I have provided supervision to other professionals in all aspects of providing psychotherapy for children and adolescents; from case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment.
(818) 938-1155
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Saturdays appointments available! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. In addition, I work with individual adults, couples, and co-parenting. I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for my clients. I have extensive experience and specialize in working with young children through adolescents and their families around issues related to social, behavioral, interpersonal and academic concerns. Throughout my career, I have provided supervision to other professionals in all aspects of providing psychotherapy for children and adolescents; from case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I have been working with addiction issues since 1975 in California and Europe. I treat all kinds of addiction, including sexual addictions. I will work with you on your terms, without judgement. I understand the pain that you and those close to you have endured. Together we can stop the pain, improve relationships and develop the conditions for happiness. I work together with other professionals for your best physical and mental interests. We can work this out together.
(510) 616-3225
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I have been working with addiction issues since 1975 in California and Europe. I treat all kinds of addiction, including sexual addictions. I will work with you on your terms, without judgement. I understand the pain that you and those close to you have endured. Together we can stop the pain, improve relationships and develop the conditions for happiness. I work together with other professionals for your best physical and mental interests. We can work this out together.
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Melissa Gilbarg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I believe that everyone should have a safe place to work through life's journey of challenges, successes and everything in between. I understand that everyone experiences their journey differently. I also know that your experiences are real and while I may not share them. I utilize a collaborative, strength based approach; I will work with you to figure out your goals and the path to reach them and will guide you in becoming the author of your life's journey. The modalities I use most often include Solution Focused Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, DBT, CBT and Internal Family Systems.
(831) 202-3066
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I believe that everyone should have a safe place to work through life's journey of challenges, successes and everything in between. I understand that everyone experiences their journey differently. I also know that your experiences are real and while I may not share them. I utilize a collaborative, strength based approach; I will work with you to figure out your goals and the path to reach them and will guide you in becoming the author of your life's journey. The modalities I use most often include Solution Focused Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, DBT, CBT and Internal Family Systems.
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Dorothy A Kruse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not taking new clients. Are you feeling emotions that are difficult to handle; issues surfacing that you're ready to take a look at? Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Possibly your relationships are strained or unsatisfying. Maybe you're struggling with parenting a teenager, or you are a teenager wanting someone to listen? These are all areas of interest to me. I have worked with individuals, couples for over 22 years and am still amazed that while therapy is often not easy, it is truly worth the effort for most people. I have a calm, supportive, interactive style and welcome working with you.
(925) 303-4879
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not taking new clients. Are you feeling emotions that are difficult to handle; issues surfacing that you're ready to take a look at? Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Possibly your relationships are strained or unsatisfying. Maybe you're struggling with parenting a teenager, or you are a teenager wanting someone to listen? These are all areas of interest to me. I have worked with individuals, couples for over 22 years and am still amazed that while therapy is often not easy, it is truly worth the effort for most people. I have a calm, supportive, interactive style and welcome working with you.
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Marley M Middlebrook
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Trained at UC Davis Medical Center to treat young children who have experienced trauma or behavioral difficulties. Additional training from the Renfrew Center in the treatment of eating disorders provides a unique combination for helping young children and their families with eating issues or obesity. A dissertation on binge eating provides an understanding for those who have emotional eating problems. Experience with addiction and dual diagnosis was earned while working with Contra Costa County treatment programs. Other experience includes treating children and adults who have suffered from maltreatment, domestic violence, depression, grief, and or eating disorders.
(925) 352-1038
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Trained at UC Davis Medical Center to treat young children who have experienced trauma or behavioral difficulties. Additional training from the Renfrew Center in the treatment of eating disorders provides a unique combination for helping young children and their families with eating issues or obesity. A dissertation on binge eating provides an understanding for those who have emotional eating problems. Experience with addiction and dual diagnosis was earned while working with Contra Costa County treatment programs. Other experience includes treating children and adults who have suffered from maltreatment, domestic violence, depression, grief, and or eating disorders.
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Jim Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Beyond knowing a therapist has degrees and a license a list of credentials do not matter much in your choosing. Therapy is more art than science. Nor may you be impressed with a long series of my professional accomplishments. What you want to know is: Can I stop the pain? Can I make your depression and anxiety go away? Can I fix your career or relationship problem? The answer is: No, I cannot. But together we can. If you will bring the motivation and some willingness to trust I will bring knowledge and the ability to shift things. And perhaps, with the help of an unseen grace, together we can heal the hurt and find a solution.
(925) 247-8859
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Beyond knowing a therapist has degrees and a license a list of credentials do not matter much in your choosing. Therapy is more art than science. Nor may you be impressed with a long series of my professional accomplishments. What you want to know is: Can I stop the pain? Can I make your depression and anxiety go away? Can I fix your career or relationship problem? The answer is: No, I cannot. But together we can. If you will bring the motivation and some willingness to trust I will bring knowledge and the ability to shift things. And perhaps, with the help of an unseen grace, together we can heal the hurt and find a solution.

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