Arwin Cotas-Girard, PsyD

Psychologist, PsyD

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(925) 212-4757

Arwin Cotas-Girard, PsyD

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Arwin Cotas-Girard, PsyD
1460 Maria Lane
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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About

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child and adolescent therapy and comprehensive psychological assessment services for all ages. I also specialize in the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder, particularly for girls and women. I am trained in Therapeutic Assessments and consider my evaluations to be brief therapeutic interventions that may allow healing and change to occur through the process of self-discovery and reworking of narratives. I work collaboratively with my clients, their caregivers, and other important people and systems in their lives to gain a comprehensive understanding of their needs.
As a therapist, I utilize an integrative approach while tailoring my approach to the client's needs. With children, I enjoy using play therapy, art, and other techniques that allow my young clients to express themselves beyond words. I believe therapy and assessment should not only be investigative, but also playful, warm, and respectful.
I hope to spark curiosity within my clients and answer any questions that they may have about themselves throughout the evaluation and/or therapeutic process. I strive to bring the insight and clarity necessary to ensure my client’s future well-being. I look forward to meeting with you to assist you in your journey of self-discovery.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $250
Pay By: Cash, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: California / 31381
  • School: The Wright Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2018

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: California Board of Psychology / PSY31381
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Location

Arwin Cotas-Girard, PsyD
1460 Maria Lane
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Call Arwin Cotas-Girard
(925) 212-4757
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Child
  • Autism
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Pacific Islander
I also speak: Tagalog
Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Sandplay
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 1 Mar 2022
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Arwin Cotas-Girard, PsyD

Psychologist, PsyD