Therapists in Brentwood, CA

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Amy L W Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513
In my practice, I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I offer both short-term therapy and longer insight-oriented work. I utilize my years of experience, intuition, compassion, and humor to support my clients in addressing the issues that brought them into therapy. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, anger, abuse/trauma, parenting/divorce/blended family issues, foster care, as well as other social, emotional, and behavioral issues. Through my dynamic approach, I provide a safe and nurturing environment to explore and resolve various issues. I draw from the following theories and techniques: psychodynamic, client-centered, humanistic, play therapy, mindfulness, and somatic psychology.
In my practice, I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I offer both short-term therapy and longer insight-oriented work. I utilize my years of experience, intuition, compassion, and humor to support my clients in addressing the issues that brought them into therapy. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, anger, abuse/trauma, parenting/divorce/blended family issues, foster care, as well as other social, emotional, and behavioral issues. Through my dynamic approach, I provide a safe and nurturing environment to explore and resolve various issues. I draw from the following theories and techniques: psychodynamic, client-centered, humanistic, play therapy, mindfulness, and somatic psychology.
(925) 259-3954 View (925) 259-3954
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Denise Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513  (Online Only)
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, or relationship difficulties. I use a variety of psych. techniques tailored specifically for you and your situation. I have extensive training in EMDR, Brain Spotting, 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..
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, or relationship difficulties. I use a variety of psych. techniques tailored specifically for you and your situation. I have extensive training in EMDR, Brain Spotting, 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 View (925) 489-0626
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Sheril Elizabeth Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Generally, my history of working with clients at a deep level gives me insight into those things that are difficult for them to see. Since I work with groups, I am able to identify the patterns that are preventing growth and I’m also informed of the effects of family history and trauma
Generally, my history of working with clients at a deep level gives me insight into those things that are difficult for them to see. Since I work with groups, I am able to identify the patterns that are preventing growth and I’m also informed of the effects of family history and trauma
(925) 230-0456 View (925) 230-0456
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Magdalena Zurek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513  (Online Only)
Something’s changed. That change can be any number of things - recent baby, newly out of or into middle school/high school, change in family dynamics, or others. But something has changed and it doesn’t feel right. You used to feel like you had it together - like you were writing your own story and happy with where it was going. But lately, it doesn’t feel that way. Lately, it feels like there’s an editor changing things in your story and it’s not working out! You feel lost, maybe depressed, anxious or angry, or maybe you’re not sure what you feel, just that something’s not right.
Something’s changed. That change can be any number of things - recent baby, newly out of or into middle school/high school, change in family dynamics, or others. But something has changed and it doesn’t feel right. You used to feel like you had it together - like you were writing your own story and happy with where it was going. But lately, it doesn’t feel that way. Lately, it feels like there’s an editor changing things in your story and it’s not working out! You feel lost, maybe depressed, anxious or angry, or maybe you’re not sure what you feel, just that something’s not right.
(925) 281-4520 View (925) 281-4520
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Sophia Hutton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Hey there! My name is Sophia Hutton, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California. I have a diverse background and skillset within the field of mental health which I utilize to support teens and adults impacted by anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and day-to-day life stressors. My approach to therapy is collaborative and centered around the development of a positive therapeutic relationship in which the client feels safe to process, explore, admit, grieve, celebrate, and heal.
Hey there! My name is Sophia Hutton, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California. I have a diverse background and skillset within the field of mental health which I utilize to support teens and adults impacted by anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and day-to-day life stressors. My approach to therapy is collaborative and centered around the development of a positive therapeutic relationship in which the client feels safe to process, explore, admit, grieve, celebrate, and heal.
(925) 718-9021 View (925) 718-9021
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Alexandria Steely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Hi! I'm Alexandria Steely, LCSW and I specialize in helping children, teens, and young adults find themselves, grow, and be the most confident version they can be. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and emotions. I work alongside my clients, co-piloting as we look to understand and break down emotions and feelings. Over the past couple of years, I have typically been working with children, teens, and young adults with low self-confidence, negative self-image, anxiety, and overall general mental health concerns.
Hi! I'm Alexandria Steely, LCSW and I specialize in helping children, teens, and young adults find themselves, grow, and be the most confident version they can be. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and emotions. I work alongside my clients, co-piloting as we look to understand and break down emotions and feelings. Over the past couple of years, I have typically been working with children, teens, and young adults with low self-confidence, negative self-image, anxiety, and overall general mental health concerns.
(925) 436-1358 View (925) 436-1358
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Jeaneen Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome. I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love, and that is to help people. As life ebbs and flows it can be helpful to obtain support in working through those difficult and challenging moments. If you are reading this then you have taken a huge step toward obtaining the support you need. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor.  I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship that leads to empowerment and growth while also encouraging self-advocacy.
Hello and welcome. I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love, and that is to help people. As life ebbs and flows it can be helpful to obtain support in working through those difficult and challenging moments. If you are reading this then you have taken a huge step toward obtaining the support you need. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor.  I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship that leads to empowerment and growth while also encouraging self-advocacy.
(925) 406-3713 View (925) 406-3713
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Debra M Kobold
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513
I will help you learn to appreciate your emotional identity through managing moods, thoughts, impulsiveness, reactivity, and harmful behaviors. I will help you strengthen or repair your relationships and build new ones. I'll help you cultivate confidence to ask for what you want, set boundaries with others, and navigate family issues. I can also teach you social skills if you feel out of place at work or school.
I will help you learn to appreciate your emotional identity through managing moods, thoughts, impulsiveness, reactivity, and harmful behaviors. I will help you strengthen or repair your relationships and build new ones. I'll help you cultivate confidence to ask for what you want, set boundaries with others, and navigate family issues. I can also teach you social skills if you feel out of place at work or school.
(925) 259-3746 View (925) 259-3746
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Franci Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513
Waitlist for 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.
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 View (925) 272-2101
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Jeff McIntosh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513
I have been providing professional therapeutic services to a wide range of individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years. My current specialized areas of interest are life transitions, mindfulness with teens, trauma healing using EMDR, and recovery from sexual abuse and addiction.
I have been providing professional therapeutic services to a wide range of individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years. My current specialized areas of interest are life transitions, mindfulness with teens, trauma healing using EMDR, and recovery from sexual abuse and addiction.
(925) 241-5200 View (925) 241-5200
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Amanda Cabrera
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Experienced Marriage and Family Therapist skilled in working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings.
Experienced Marriage and Family Therapist skilled in working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings.
(925) 966-3282 View (925) 966-3282
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Stacey Bankston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCATP, CGP
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Waitlist for new clients
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, eating disorders, opposition, relationship and behavioral problems. I believe that therapy is a collaborative partnership between the client and therapist.
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, eating disorders, opposition, relationship and behavioral problems. I believe that therapy is a collaborative partnership between the client and therapist.
(925) 275-5919 View (925) 275-5919
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Steven East
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
My name is Steven East. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Eye Movement Reprocessing Desensitization (EMDR) Therapist. I help clients struggling with Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, Addiction, Thought Disorders, Anger, Grief, Co-dependency, Family and Marital Discord, My approach is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
My name is Steven East. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Eye Movement Reprocessing Desensitization (EMDR) Therapist. I help clients struggling with Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, Addiction, Thought Disorders, Anger, Grief, Co-dependency, Family and Marital Discord, My approach is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(925) 307-8972 View (925) 307-8972
Photo of Melissa Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brentwood, CA
Melissa Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513  (Online Only)
Parenting a teenager is challenging enough. Parenting a teen who has symptoms or has been diagnosed with ADHD adds an additional level of difficulty. There are academic and social pressures and expectations that do not match with your teenager's abilities or emotional maturity yet. These mismatches can create extreme frustrations and hopelessness in your teen and in YOU! I get it, I've lived it.
Parenting a teenager is challenging enough. Parenting a teen who has symptoms or has been diagnosed with ADHD adds an additional level of difficulty. There are academic and social pressures and expectations that do not match with your teenager's abilities or emotional maturity yet. These mismatches can create extreme frustrations and hopelessness in your teen and in YOU! I get it, I've lived it.
(925) 396-7976 View (925) 396-7976
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Elisa E Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients to my virtual practice. This is Telehealth only and private pay. New clients can have appointments within two weeks. I work from a Strength Based, Strategic therapy model which means I am about addressing the issues and not just here for venting. If you want to change things in your life, career or relationships I will join you in that corner. If you would like to proceed please use the email feature to tell me a bit about yourself and what you are looking for, as well as days and times that work best for you. I look forward to working with you.
I am currently accepting new clients to my virtual practice. This is Telehealth only and private pay. New clients can have appointments within two weeks. I work from a Strength Based, Strategic therapy model which means I am about addressing the issues and not just here for venting. If you want to change things in your life, career or relationships I will join you in that corner. If you would like to proceed please use the email feature to tell me a bit about yourself and what you are looking for, as well as days and times that work best for you. I look forward to working with you.
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Photo of Pamela Garcia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brentwood, CA
Pamela Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
I’m genuinely glad you are here, as you embark on your healing journey. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, collaboration and empowerment, to foster a safe space for exploration and personal growth, as we work together to create realistic strategies to help you live your best life. My therapeutic approach tends to resonate well with individuals that are experiencing struggles with unhealthy habits, facing relationship concerns or difficulty navigating life transitions.
I’m genuinely glad you are here, as you embark on your healing journey. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, collaboration and empowerment, to foster a safe space for exploration and personal growth, as we work together to create realistic strategies to help you live your best life. My therapeutic approach tends to resonate well with individuals that are experiencing struggles with unhealthy habits, facing relationship concerns or difficulty navigating life transitions.
(925) 315-4871 View (925) 315-4871
Photo of Brian Bensing, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brentwood, CA
Brian Bensing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513
Are you tired of living a secret life and ashamed to let others know? Are you scared that someone may find out about your sexual behaviors, yet feel that you cannot stop what you are doing? Maybe you're the partner of a sex addict and feel betrayed and confused. Sexual addiction is powerful and dangerous, and there is help! I am accepting a limited number of clients. Call me today. Don't wait for things to get worse.
Are you tired of living a secret life and ashamed to let others know? Are you scared that someone may find out about your sexual behaviors, yet feel that you cannot stop what you are doing? Maybe you're the partner of a sex addict and feel betrayed and confused. Sexual addiction is powerful and dangerous, and there is help! I am accepting a limited number of clients. Call me today. Don't wait for things to get worse.
(408) 767-6816 View (408) 767-6816
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James A Erickson
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, MFT
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513  (Online Only)
i provide virtual counseling, mental-health assessment, and immigration services in English and Spanish.
i provide virtual counseling, mental-health assessment, and immigration services in English and Spanish.
(925) 744-7935 View (925) 744-7935
Photo of Sandra Dye, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brentwood, CA
Sandra Dye
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified 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
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 View (925) 962-5831
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Bethany A Meals
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, CA 94513  (Online Only)
The decision to take that first step in seeing a therapist can be a difficult one to make. I am here to support you in your journey with mental health. I have a passion for first responders and their families that stems from a lifelong personal connection to military, fire fighter, and law enforcement communities. These experiences have allowed important insight into the unique struggles that first responders and their families face. I also work with individuals and adolescents trying to navigate the chaos of life.
The decision to take that first step in seeing a therapist can be a difficult one to make. I am here to support you in your journey with mental health. I have a passion for first responders and their families that stems from a lifelong personal connection to military, fire fighter, and law enforcement communities. These experiences have allowed important insight into the unique struggles that first responders and their families face. I also work with individuals and adolescents trying to navigate the chaos of life.
(925) 961-3996 View (925) 961-3996

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brentwood, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$174

Therapists in Brentwood, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Optum
63% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brentwood, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brentwood?

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.