Franci Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to provide you with compassionate understanding and a clear plan for moving forward, whatever this means for you. It may mean recovering from depression, overcoming anxiety and stress, healing and improving your relationships, learning to cope with difficult situations, or improving communication. It could also mean helping you enjoy life more, regardless of what is happening around you. I have been providing therapy to individual adults, teens, couples and families for many years. I work with a diverse range of emotional, behavioral & relationship issues, utilizing the most effective strategies.
(925) 272-2101
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to provide you with compassionate understanding and a clear plan for moving forward, whatever this means for you. It may mean recovering from depression, overcoming anxiety and stress, healing and improving your relationships, learning to cope with difficult situations, or improving communication. It could also mean helping you enjoy life more, regardless of what is happening around you. I have been providing therapy to individual adults, teens, couples and families for many years. I work with a diverse range of emotional, behavioral & relationship issues, utilizing the most effective strategies.
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Jade DeFrates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have a special interest in EMDR which has been shown effective in peer review journals for treating depression, anxiety, and trauma to name a few.
*My practice is full and I am not currently taking clients* We as people are are all broken on some level, but we don't need to stay that way. Depending upon the cards we've been dealt in life (what's been done to us, and what we've done to ourselves) fractures in our world view, relationships, and self concept arise. I work best with a client who comes willingly to counseling, is motivated for change, and is open minded to new perspectives of responding to their problems. Many clients comment on the speed with which we are able to resolve their individual concerns.
(925) 230-0421
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have a special interest in EMDR which has been shown effective in peer review journals for treating depression, anxiety, and trauma to name a few.
*My practice is full and I am not currently taking clients* We as people are are all broken on some level, but we don't need to stay that way. Depending upon the cards we've been dealt in life (what's been done to us, and what we've done to ourselves) fractures in our world view, relationships, and self concept arise. I work best with a client who comes willingly to counseling, is motivated for change, and is open minded to new perspectives of responding to their problems. Many clients comment on the speed with which we are able to resolve their individual concerns.
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Carolyn Breaud
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Among my areas of expertise are trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, self harm and suicidal ideation.
If you've never had therapy before, you may be imagining a stuffy, silent person listening to you talk about really deep issues and trying to withhold judgement. I want to be the therapist to change that for you. My interactive, laid-back, upfront style helps my clients feel at ease and ready to attack their issues naturally. Think of my office as a private place for you to go to get comfortable and discuss anything you want, while I use various techniques to help you to reach your personal goals. You can leave each week feeling renewed and accepted.
(925) 357-9630
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Among my areas of expertise are trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, self harm and suicidal ideation.
If you've never had therapy before, you may be imagining a stuffy, silent person listening to you talk about really deep issues and trying to withhold judgement. I want to be the therapist to change that for you. My interactive, laid-back, upfront style helps my clients feel at ease and ready to attack their issues naturally. Think of my office as a private place for you to go to get comfortable and discuss anything you want, while I use various techniques to help you to reach your personal goals. You can leave each week feeling renewed and accepted.
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Ollie Maggi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, PPS Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I offer a safe and comfortable environment where we can work collaboratively to help you or your child, lower stress and anxiety, identify strengths, increase self-confidence and create healthier coping skills, so you can feel excited about the direction you are headed.
Has the pandemic or other life events left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Have you or your family members experienced a traumatic event? Are you experiencing sexual frustrations of any kind? Are you exploring or questioning your sexuality? If any of these questions resonate with you, I may be able to help. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. My clinical orientation includes a strength-based and solution focused approach. Talk therapy is only a part of my practice. I pull from a variety of modalities that can incorporate breathing, art, and exercises specifically tailored to each client's unique needs.
(925) 744-6427
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I offer a safe and comfortable environment where we can work collaboratively to help you or your child, lower stress and anxiety, identify strengths, increase self-confidence and create healthier coping skills, so you can feel excited about the direction you are headed.
Has the pandemic or other life events left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Have you or your family members experienced a traumatic event? Are you experiencing sexual frustrations of any kind? Are you exploring or questioning your sexuality? If any of these questions resonate with you, I may be able to help. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. My clinical orientation includes a strength-based and solution focused approach. Talk therapy is only a part of my practice. I pull from a variety of modalities that can incorporate breathing, art, and exercises specifically tailored to each client's unique needs.
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Tiffany Star Engeldinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Do you feel like your teen or adolescent is out of control? Are you an adult that struggles with anger, depression, anxiety or negative thinking? I specialize in working with clients using CBT along with meeting each client where they are to treat behavioral problems such as defiance, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression and daily stresses . I look at each client as an individual and work with them to identify their personal needs. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, defiant teens, parenting issues, ADHD, social skills, addiction, anger management, bipolar, families, relationships, domestic violence.
(510) 760-3233
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Do you feel like your teen or adolescent is out of control? Are you an adult that struggles with anger, depression, anxiety or negative thinking? I specialize in working with clients using CBT along with meeting each client where they are to treat behavioral problems such as defiance, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression and daily stresses . I look at each client as an individual and work with them to identify their personal needs. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, defiant teens, parenting issues, ADHD, social skills, addiction, anger management, bipolar, families, relationships, domestic violence.
Anne Marie Whitaker
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR TEENS & ADULTS. Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, or low motivation? Are you struggling with peer or family relationships? Do you find yourself ruminating over decisions and unable to move on? Do you use unhealthy means of coping with stress? If you or your teen have answered yes to any of these questions (or have other emotional concerns), I may be able to help. As a client-centered therapist, I believe that healing begins with a strong therapeutic relationship; one that is genuine and compassionate.
(510) 399-2459
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR TEENS & ADULTS. Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, or low motivation? Are you struggling with peer or family relationships? Do you find yourself ruminating over decisions and unable to move on? Do you use unhealthy means of coping with stress? If you or your teen have answered yes to any of these questions (or have other emotional concerns), I may be able to help. As a client-centered therapist, I believe that healing begins with a strong therapeutic relationship; one that is genuine and compassionate.
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Stacey Bankston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Our thoughts, emotions and actions are all connected. During periods of high stress, negative thoughts and overwhelming emotion can cause dysfunction in our daily lives. Therapy can support you in reframing negative thoughts, so you can better manage your emotional experience and thus, change harmful actions toward yourself and others. My experience includes working with adolescents, teens, families and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, opposition, relationship and behavioral problems. I believe that therapy is a collaborative partnership between the client and therapist.
(925) 275-5919
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Our thoughts, emotions and actions are all connected. During periods of high stress, negative thoughts and overwhelming emotion can cause dysfunction in our daily lives. Therapy can support you in reframing negative thoughts, so you can better manage your emotional experience and thus, change harmful actions toward yourself and others. My experience includes working with adolescents, teens, families and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, opposition, relationship and behavioral problems. I believe that therapy is a collaborative partnership between the client and therapist.
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Dr. Nadia Kakar, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Seeking out and initiating therapy is not easy. If you’re reading this, you’ve taken the courage to reach out and that’s strength! It’s not easy to deal with life at times and it can feel like a tangled up wire, causing anxiety, depression, mood swings, and a host of other issues, which could affect your relationship with yourself and others.
(925) 393-0614
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Seeking out and initiating therapy is not easy. If you’re reading this, you’ve taken the courage to reach out and that’s strength! It’s not easy to deal with life at times and it can feel like a tangled up wire, causing anxiety, depression, mood swings, and a host of other issues, which could affect your relationship with yourself and others.
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Robyn Binder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have several years of experience working with children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as many clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, parenting struggles and relationship challenges.
I believe therapy works best when it is a partnership between the therapist and client. I would love to partner with you to support the change or increased happiness you might be seeking. You do not have to struggle alone, I am happy to work with individuals, including adults and teens. During our work together, I hope to provide you with a safe, comfortable space to work towards your goals. My style is collaborative, compassionate, and warm.
(925) 267-6858
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have several years of experience working with children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as many clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, parenting struggles and relationship challenges.
I believe therapy works best when it is a partnership between the therapist and client. I would love to partner with you to support the change or increased happiness you might be seeking. You do not have to struggle alone, I am happy to work with individuals, including adults and teens. During our work together, I hope to provide you with a safe, comfortable space to work towards your goals. My style is collaborative, compassionate, and warm.
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Kerry Bremhorst
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
I offer a safe and comfortable environment where we can work collaboratively to help you or your child, lower stress and anxiety, identify strengths, increase self-confidence and create healthier coping skills, so you can feel excited about the direction you are headed.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and struggling to manage emotions? Have you or your family members experienced a traumatic event or stressful transition? Is your child experiencing difficulties at school; challenging behaviors? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, I may be able to help. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. My clinical orientation includes client centered, strength-based and integrative modalities.
(925) 291-5117
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Brentwood, CA 94513
I offer a safe and comfortable environment where we can work collaboratively to help you or your child, lower stress and anxiety, identify strengths, increase self-confidence and create healthier coping skills, so you can feel excited about the direction you are headed.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and struggling to manage emotions? Have you or your family members experienced a traumatic event or stressful transition? Is your child experiencing difficulties at school; challenging behaviors? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, I may be able to help. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. My clinical orientation includes client centered, strength-based and integrative modalities.
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Denise Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
My desire is for you to see true change and movement from the things that are holding you back whether depression, anxiety, fear, stress, grief, emotional disconnect, spiritual confusion, codependence, lack of boundaries, relationship difficulties, etc. I use a variety of psych. techniques tailored specifically for you and your situation. I have extensive training in EMDR and ImTT (Image Transformation Therapy). These treatments provide a way to move you forward in a gentle way. They are also highly effective in helping to gain freedom from deeply ingrained negative beliefs and life experiences that are limiting you..
(925) 489-0626
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
My desire is for you to see true change and movement from the things that are holding you back whether depression, anxiety, fear, stress, grief, emotional disconnect, spiritual confusion, codependence, lack of boundaries, relationship difficulties, etc. I use a variety of psych. techniques tailored specifically for you and your situation. I have extensive training in EMDR and ImTT (Image Transformation Therapy). These treatments provide a way to move you forward in a gentle way. They are also highly effective in helping to gain freedom from deeply ingrained negative beliefs and life experiences that are limiting you..
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Erin Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and addiction. My focus is working with adolescents and adults. I understand that when people experience trauma or life stressors they might struggle and need extra support. It is my passion to help people process their thoughts and feelings so that they can come to a better understanding of themselves.
(562) 265-3904
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and addiction. My focus is working with adolescents and adults. I understand that when people experience trauma or life stressors they might struggle and need extra support. It is my passion to help people process their thoughts and feelings so that they can come to a better understanding of themselves.
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Melinda Pollack
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CPT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
My experience as a therapist include helping families, couples, and individuals to treat anxiety/depression, PTSD, crisis intervention, sex trafficking, child abuse, domestic/intimate partner violence and Bipolar Disorder.
I am a registered marriage and family therapist. It is my calling to help individuals, couples, and families overcome life's difficulties and challenges. My aim is to build a trusting, safe, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship that restores hope, and an enhanced sense of meaning in life.
(209) 682-0311
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
My experience as a therapist include helping families, couples, and individuals to treat anxiety/depression, PTSD, crisis intervention, sex trafficking, child abuse, domestic/intimate partner violence and Bipolar Disorder.
I am a registered marriage and family therapist. It is my calling to help individuals, couples, and families overcome life's difficulties and challenges. My aim is to build a trusting, safe, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship that restores hope, and an enhanced sense of meaning in life.
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Michelle Nedwek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I’ve helped people with anxiety, depression, trauma, social phobias, work related issues, and also those seeking help with behavioral changes and goal setting.
Sometimes life becomes really challenging, and during those times it can feel a bit lonely and overwhelming. There is some relief in knowing you’re not doing it all alone, and that you have someone to speak with and receive support and understanding. It’s my goal to come alongside you and help you with your challenges and goals in your life with understanding, empathy, and non-judgmental open listening.
(657) 214-4984
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I’ve helped people with anxiety, depression, trauma, social phobias, work related issues, and also those seeking help with behavioral changes and goal setting.
Sometimes life becomes really challenging, and during those times it can feel a bit lonely and overwhelming. There is some relief in knowing you’re not doing it all alone, and that you have someone to speak with and receive support and understanding. It’s my goal to come alongside you and help you with your challenges and goals in your life with understanding, empathy, and non-judgmental open listening.
Kira Monterrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA, CFTP Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
One of the most important lessons I have learned as a therapist is that therapy requires more than a one size fits all approach. I treat every person as an individual. I lean on my years of experience and use a multitude of treatment modalities to treat your individual needs. We can work together to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I have treated individuals with a variety of issues, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, dissociative identity disorder, substance abuse disorders, anger, and more. I have also helped families and couples achieve harmony and improve their relationships and communication.
(925) 643-2034
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
One of the most important lessons I have learned as a therapist is that therapy requires more than a one size fits all approach. I treat every person as an individual. I lean on my years of experience and use a multitude of treatment modalities to treat your individual needs. We can work together to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I have treated individuals with a variety of issues, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, dissociative identity disorder, substance abuse disorders, anger, and more. I have also helped families and couples achieve harmony and improve their relationships and communication.
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Kristin Palmer, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
(addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, unhealthy sex, eating, etc.
When emotions or behavior interfere with our relationships or functioning, then it is time to get help. You're looking at this page and are therefore taking one of the hardest steps -- reaching out. I respect the struggle and pain that has brought you here, and I offer my many years of experience and compassion to work together to create the healthy, balanced life you are looking for.
(925) 962-5160
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Brentwood, CA 94513
(addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, unhealthy sex, eating, etc.
When emotions or behavior interfere with our relationships or functioning, then it is time to get help. You're looking at this page and are therefore taking one of the hardest steps -- reaching out. I respect the struggle and pain that has brought you here, and I offer my many years of experience and compassion to work together to create the healthy, balanced life you are looking for.
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Sandra Dye
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, anger or self-defeating behaviors? Feel like you are going around in circles or that you are on a constant treadmill, feeling overwhelmed by life challenges rather than thriving? Concerned about your child's mood, judgement or behavior? Rather than despair, take the next step to achieving the life you desire. Things can be different. Conflicts, either internal or with others can be catalysts for self definition, understanding and growth. Parents, please visit my website: http://www.one-step-ahead-parenting.com
(925) 962-5831
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, anger or self-defeating behaviors? Feel like you are going around in circles or that you are on a constant treadmill, feeling overwhelmed by life challenges rather than thriving? Concerned about your child's mood, judgement or behavior? Rather than despair, take the next step to achieving the life you desire. Things can be different. Conflicts, either internal or with others can be catalysts for self definition, understanding and growth. Parents, please visit my website: http://www.one-step-ahead-parenting.com
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Julie Garcia, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I provide counseling services for all ages in individual, couples, and family therapy. I have extensive experience working with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, couples/marital issues, family conflict, trauma abuse, relationship issues, parenting support, self-esteem, co-parenting, and life transitions. I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship provides an opportunity to help you understand yourself and others better, which can lead to more satisfying relationships and fulfillment in life. In therapy, I work alongside you, at your pace providing a warm, nurturing, and safe space where you can feel heard, understood, and supported in your growth.
(925) 231-9044
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I provide counseling services for all ages in individual, couples, and family therapy. I have extensive experience working with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, couples/marital issues, family conflict, trauma abuse, relationship issues, parenting support, self-esteem, co-parenting, and life transitions. I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship provides an opportunity to help you understand yourself and others better, which can lead to more satisfying relationships and fulfillment in life. In therapy, I work alongside you, at your pace providing a warm, nurturing, and safe space where you can feel heard, understood, and supported in your growth.
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Paul Kramer, Ed.D. & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have seen common trends with the families I have worked with and I use this information to help parents find solutions quickly to help their children and teens cope with change, depression, anxiety, and various addictions.
Dr. Paul Kramer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in 2008 he started a group practice to expand services in Northern California (East Bay). Recently, since Covid, the group has expanded services to Southern California. He has served in multiple settings to include 12 years in the US Army. Paul uses an eclectic approach when working with children, teens, adults and families. Leaning on short-term therapies and practical solutions for common problemsEmotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Interventions, and Systems Theory. He specializes in working with people who have experienced various forms of trauma.
(925) 436-1725
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have seen common trends with the families I have worked with and I use this information to help parents find solutions quickly to help their children and teens cope with change, depression, anxiety, and various addictions.
Dr. Paul Kramer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in 2008 he started a group practice to expand services in Northern California (East Bay). Recently, since Covid, the group has expanded services to Southern California. He has served in multiple settings to include 12 years in the US Army. Paul uses an eclectic approach when working with children, teens, adults and families. Leaning on short-term therapies and practical solutions for common problemsEmotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Interventions, and Systems Theory. He specializes in working with people who have experienced various forms of trauma.
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Altaf Bhimji
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all of its richness - and are seeking help with mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or somatic concerns. Childhood or long ago emotional concerns may continue to impact present day relationships, and/or day to day life. Or, perhaps, more recent incident(s) of significant stress, or strain? A collaborative person-centered approach can help with self-reflection and building on your life experiences.
(510) 422-1805
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all of its richness - and are seeking help with mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or somatic concerns. Childhood or long ago emotional concerns may continue to impact present day relationships, and/or day to day life. Or, perhaps, more recent incident(s) of significant stress, or strain? A collaborative person-centered approach can help with self-reflection and building on your life experiences.

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