Therapists for Teens in Castro Valley, CA

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Erica Kellenbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My practices specializes in child/ adolescent and family therapies, particularly issues related to parenting and co-parenting.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience working alongside adults, families, adolescents and children. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and provide a safe and supportive environment in the therapy room for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. In my practice, I treat individuals and families who have histories of struggles with depression, anxiety or other life changes.
(510) 295-4363 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Debora Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Would you like to better manage your emotions? Are you feeling like you don't fit in? Feeling unseen? Difficulty sharing your thoughts? Are you concerned that your teen or child has really strong reactions or difficulty managing a transition? The individuals and families I work with are diverse and are seeking support to address complex challenges, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or response to a stressful life event. Estoy al servicio de adultos, familias, y jovenes, que buscan enfrentar a los retos de la vida, y de niños/niñas con dificultad para controlar sus emociones y comportamientos.
(510) 201-5872 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Natalia El-Sheikh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I am also here for your child or teen who may be feeling stuck with anxiety or difficulties with peers.
You might feel like your emotions are all over the place and struggle to find the balance point. You can be really hard on yourself, passing harsh judgements, and perhaps at times feeling worthless. This can be painful and exhausting. It hurts you and it hurts your relationships. I can help you understand where this comes from, and how these patterns are impacting your life and your relationships in the present. You will regain confidence and experience more compassion towards yourself. Your loved ones will notice more lightness in your step.
(510) 240-5892 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Alicia Melgoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I work with families with both teenage (ages 15+) and adult children. When working with teens, I take a family therapy approach and involve both the adolescent and the parents. With individuals, I work with adults on issues such as anxiety, past trauma, stress, relationship issues, boundary setting, assertiveness, self-criticism, and overall enhancement of their wellbeing, happiness, and life satisfaction. With couples, I primarily utilize Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy but also pull from other couples therapy modalities such as Gottman.
 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Michelle Gayle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I am a licensed psychotherapist who has been in the field of psychotherapy for 25 years. My private practice is a mixture of adults, young adults, youth, families and children. My style is strength- based and non-judgmental. I believe in therapy and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. I walk beside you helping to find your best self and create the life you want. I am available for Telehealth so accept clients local and worldwide.
(510) 454-8989 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Megan Brubaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
My primary experience is working with children and adolescents and their families in coping with life's stressors, more significant mental health symptoms, and developing more effective coping styles and communication patterns. In treatment, it is my goal to work alongside your child and you to find resources and coping skills to handle overwhelming experiences which are impacting you and your child's functioning. My dog Sammy, a therapy dog, is present during most sessions and can help support children suffering from anxiety around coming to therapy and providing a safe place to process difficult emotions.
(510) 662-6295 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Sonia Malek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My focus is on working with you to address current challenges, process past difficulties, and develop tools to overcome hurdles in relationships and daily life. I frequently work with individuals going through life changes, experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma, and couples with communication and conflict concerns. In addition, I work with neurodivergent individuals, including those on the autism spectrum, and parents, including parents of children with disabilities.
(510) 617-1764 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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John Michael Bass
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
If you would like to be more aware, awake, alive and discover more joy in daily life, please call. Have you experienced trauma in your life? Would you like to be less anxious , maybe less depressed ? Maybe you have tried meditation before but feel that you still suffer from anxiety, depression and-or trauma? If you answered yes to any of these questions please call or email to see if we would be a good fit in working together. Session times are currently available on Fridays in Castro Valley in person or via tele-health in CA
(510) 399-0365 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Lauren Nicole Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lauren’s speciality is in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression and relationships. One of the techniques she uses is called EMDR which helps reduce the effects that traumatic event (s) and panic are having on a persons life. She also has a breadth of knowledge and experience in CBT and DBT which has been shown to help reduce anxiety and depression.
(510) 574-8256 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Natasha Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am an experienced and interactive therapist who cares about helping you feel better as soon as possible. I will work to help you identify and accomplish your own goals. Together we will create a safe environment to help you feel comfortable and understood without judgement. My approach varies based on individual needs, and is influenced by several types of therapeutic orientations including Hakomi, Narrative, Mindfulness-based CBT and EMDR. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, families and women. Everyone is welcome.
(415) 236-3185 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Jamaal E Kizziee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hi, I’m Jamaal and my goal, as a therapist, is to empower you as my client. I will do this by creating a safe space with you, to encouraging you during your process of exploration, and to providing reflection and guidance where it may be helpful. I am dedicated to fostering this inclusive and respectful space for all. Therapy can be a powerful tool to help build an understanding of yourself, gain confidence, and develop more fulfilling ways to move through life. I am motivated by helping people find the hope that change is possible, even when it feels nearly impossible.
(510) 319-1058 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Jeffrey C. Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with a diverse group of people. I work well with individuals who are feeling conflicted or lost within ambivalence. I work well with couples who are frustrated in trying to find a connection. I work well with children who are sensitive and parents who are longing to connect.
(510) 892-0608 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Tia L Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT,
Verified
I work with Individuals, Couples, adolescents, and persons identifying as LGBTQI, who feel as if they need assistance figuring out their personal barriers to success and happiness. I provide assistance to those who may need to overcome generational stigmas or traumas that have left them with negative self thoughts, mood issues, thinking and behaviors. In todays society we face a daily onslaught of emotional and physical triggers, just by reading the news or figuring out sheltering in place during a pandemic, with the kids home! I get it, and I can help balance your emotions, priorities and self-care, in the midst of all the chaos.
(510) 617-1048 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Laphonsa Gibbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As an African American male, I am well aware of the reluctance in our community to express personal feelings of pain, distress, and overall discomfort around the things troubling us. African and Latin Americans specifically but people of color in general, share the same mental health issues as the rest of society, with arguably even greater stressors due to racism, prejudice, oppression and economic disparities. Work, family responsibilities, and other commitments often take priority over the need for therapy/counseling, which can be viewed as a luxury item instead of necessary self-care.
(510) 560-7791 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Shawan M. Worsley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Welcome! As a licensed therapist in the SF Bay Area, I provide face-to-face and online video therapy to individuals with unique cultural identities. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space that will enable you to ignite your inner strengths and achieve your life goals. I provide individual and family therapy for a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief, family conflict and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with women struggling with issues related to motherhood and with people of color grappling with issues related to race and racism.
(510) 681-2766 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Yvette Yadira Kumar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Email communications allow to facilitate a more efficient response time. In your email please provide your preferred appointment days/times and (if applicable) type of insurance or private pay option.
(510) 694-1174 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Joy Lee Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Joy provides families with survival tools and peace of mind to successfully accomplish the monumental task of raising kids and a family - a task that came without an instruction manual and changes at every turn. While she doesn't claim to know every particular circumstance, she has a reputation for respecting, honoring, and supporting people from a wide variety of life experiences. Joy has the ability to not just understand but FEEL your struggle without judgment.
(510) 756-2926 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Lucrecia Bunn-Rubio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness or hopelessness? Does it feel overwhelming to do the simplest tasks in life? Do you find yourself becoming overwhelmed or anxious around groups of people or going to work or school? If you're looking for understanding around what is happening with you or a loved one, you have taken the first step. Therapy is a place where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and begin your journey to healing. I am dedicated to helping you regain your life.
(510) 944-0328 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Catherine Kvikstad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Dealing with depression, anxiety or stress can be overwhelming — it isn’t easy to do. Every one experiences “ups and downs” in life but some “downs” can be more problematic than others. Let me help you. I offer compassionate and honest help for: repetitive relationship problems, difficult with emotional intimacy or closeness, problems at work or school, periods of marked depression or anxiety, over-consumption of alcohol or drugs, compulsive or addictive use of a computer, phone, tv, shopping, food, exercise, work or obsessive thinking and vulnerability to self injurious or self-sabotaging behaviors.
(510) 694-1713 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Rachel Elizabeth Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Psychotherapy can be a life-changing experience - positive, productive treatment begins with a safe, trusting empathic client-therapist alliance. My approach is solution-focused which means I like to concentrate on client strengths. Together, we collaborate toward understanding and resolving concerns and struggles in the present moment. I also focus on origin of concerns (root causes) as well as future health and happiness. To do this, I integrate numerous modalities, as treatment depends on clients needs. Clients I work best with like a direct approach, with a twist of humor.
(510) 345-1638 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Castro Valley and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.