Family Therapy in Clayton, CA

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Doug Novotny
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
values, sanctity, family ), and lessons of life experience.
Wellbeing is enhanced through connection, freedom and purpose. Therapy done right builds on personal connection, finds unrecognized freedoms, and orients it all with purpose, values and place. My therapeutic stance integrates these threads with unusual openness, warmth, balanced intellect and wit. My practice cultivates resilience not dependence, vitality not the victim trap ideology that has taken over the field. I can help you acknowledge and overcome painful situations, reckon realistically with limits, and untangle other matters of the heart. Pain is a part of life, but you needn’t suffer or manage alone.
(925) 261-4370
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Clayton, CA 94517
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Alli Johnstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you feel that you, your child or a family member could benefit from this support, please contact me for a free phone consultation.
I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples and their families with social, emotional and behavioral needs. All individuals have the potential from within to thrive in life. It is important to feel connected, heard and understood by others. My hope is to help alleviate some of the pain associated with symptoms such as anxiety and depression, by providing individuals with tools and strategies necessary to improve ones quality of life.
(925) 202-2034
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Clayton, CA 94517
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Scott M Bobrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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I also work with family members who need support.
I am expert in and specialize in ADDICTION THERAPY. I offer a very personalized, interactive and non judgmental approach to therapy. Addiction, alcoholism, behavioral addictions, and relapse prevention are my primary areas of expertise. I also treat CO DEPENDENCE and anxiety. I welcome young adults, families, couples,and adult individuals. I also see Clients who have an established recovery history, and are ready to deal with other clinical issues that may arise after a period of recovery. Seeing an Addiction Specialist is a must when dealing with addiction and alcoholism. I am also a Lead Counselor at John Muir Center For Recovery
(925) 270-4915
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Clayton, CA 94517
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Valerie Hodgskiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It's all about relationships, starting with your relationship to yourself, your family of origin, your partner, children, friends. And then there's the relationship to your problems: things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-partum and parenting stress, body-image problems. How do you work with the set of challenges that life hands you? I work with clients to understand themselves and their own story, and then apply that understanding, in the form of coping and problem-solving skills, to their relationships, to get through life's pain and into a life worth living.
(925) 588-7197
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Clayton, CA 94517
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Diana Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my psychology today page. Therapy is a collaborative process between a therapist and a client. One of the most important aspects of therapy is the relationship that I build with each client. It is a great privilege as a therapist to provide a supportive and safe space for my clients. It is important to meet my clients where they are at and collaboratively work together to meet their goals. Whether its stress, anxiety, depression, a life transition, family issues, self esteem, etc.. I am here to help!
(925) 481-5716
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Clayton, CA 94517
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Meghan Veronica Pardi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Your Mental Health Matters, my goal is to be your guide, confidante and empathetic listening ear while you figure out what you want, what you need and how to get your life in a position where you feel fulfilled and balanced. The world can be a chaotic and stressful place. I am here to help anyone who is willing to process and explore their emotions to heal. The only goal to start with is making the call or sending the e-mail to ask for help. Speaking and hearing your truth can be scary but is necessary for the process of healing to begin. Therapy is a journey that I am honored to take with you to improve your quality of life.
(833) 987-2762
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Clayton, CA 94517
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Kathleen E Sims
CHT, CRC
I assist clients in healing their mind, emotions & history - creating permanent change - which clears the way so they can Live the Life for which their heart yearns. I specialize in Conscious Love Relationships that can last a lifetime. Along with Creating a Life of Meaning and Purpose, I have developed very powerful, permanent Change Processes and Coaching Tools - which can also help with self-esteem issues, anxiety, stress, panic, and PTSD. My sessions range from 75 minutes to 2 hours. Feel free to call for a Complimentary 30-minute consultation.
(925) 267-6313
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Clayton, CA 94517
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Poneva Hamlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am aware of that everyone doesn't fit into the same puzzle in life, so I consider culture, biological, social and different family implications.
Looking for a supportive non-judgmental therapeutic environment; I help my clients identify multiple strengths in life as well as develop tools towards rewarding goals. I have extensive experience working with at risk youth, families, blended families, as well as couples and adolescence. The experience of depression, trauma and anxiety can be challenging in many different areas of relationships. You no longer have to feel frustrated and alone trying to solve family challenges on your own. "Ready to experience a breakthrough?" I am committed to supporting you individually, or collectively.
(925) 293-7089
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Antioch, CA 94509
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Cassandra Pianetta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Because of this experience, I understand the unique challenges that both children and parents face in today’s world and how these challenges affect family dynamics.
I believe therapy offers opportunity for self discovery, healing, and growth. As an emphatic and supportive therapist, I am passionate about helping my clients heal and be heard because we all have unique voices and stories to share. I work with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families to minimize conflict, support personal growth, make changes, and strengthen a sense of connectedness and well-being. Using an integrative approach that is holistic and friendly, I support personal and relational development, as well as healing.
(925) 900-5346
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Emy Zettner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Therapy offers potential for healing and opportunity for growth, and I am passionate about supporting clients through this process. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of practice areas including anxiety, depression, relational conflict, identity development, and life transitions. I believe that each person has a unique story and carries valuable potential that is waiting to be unlocked and refined. I guide clients toward developing the personal strength and balance needed to meet life’s challenges, and I empower clients to live authentic, purposeful, and connected lives. I help clients uncover patterns that they seek to change and work with them to find new, creative solutions for moving forward to achieve their goals. As a former educator, I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents. I understand the challenges that both children and parents face in today’s world and how these affect family dynamics. Since relational interactions are important to mental and emotional health, I work with clients on developing positive communication skills in order to experience more fulfilling and harmonious relationships in all areas of life.
(925) 403-4011
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Not accepting new clients
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Gregory E Newton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Danville, CA. with over 28 years experience in offering mind-body-spirit psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups; and, a Level II trained EMDR practitioner. I have led groups for teens, men and sexual offenders and worked for Contra Costa County's Children's Protective Services for several years. In addition, I have taught developmental psychology and neuropsychology for the past 18 years at Diablo Valley College and John F. Kennedy University, and am an experienced workshop leader, coach and speaker.
(925) 452-4842
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Danville, CA 94526
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TheraThrive Counseling & Assessment
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
All services are online via secure video call! If you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, high sensitivity, loneliness or relationship problems, or if your child or teen struggles with excessive worry, moodiness or sadness, you don't need to manage alone. We are a group of authentic and interactive therapists who are strengths-based in our approach. Let us help you (or your child, teen, family member) gain insight and understanding, learn emotional regulation, improve your relationships, alleviate stress and anxiety, improve satisfaction at work/school, and experience well-being, exuberance for life, and empowerment. www.TheraThrive.com
(925) 350-8130
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Tonya Semas
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I understand it can be difficult to find the right person to support you. I provide a non-judgmental, compassionate place for you to work through the challenges you are facing. I specialize in working with individuals and families who are facing issues such as grief, illness, and relationship challenges. By partnering , I will walk with you, providing practical insight and support. I adapt my approach to meet the needs of each individual, couple or family . I am here to support you.
(925) 521-6433
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Danville, CA 94526
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Charles I Flores
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LAADC-S, MAC, Q-SAP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use Lazarus' multimodal approach, Wilber’s integral theory, Gorski/CBT, transpersonal/Buddhist psychology, family systems, EMDR, biofeedback and other technologies that may aid in Recovery.
For 25 years, I have assisted people with a variety of addictions, from the exogenous abuse of drugs and alcohol, to the ones that stem from the chemicals already inside the brain, such as sex and love addiction, abandonment patterns, sexual compulsions, gambling, internet, and workaholism. Unlike most psychotherapists, I’m a Board Certified Addiction Specialist, well versed in both abstinence and harm reduction strategies. Unlike most addiction professionals, I am also psychotherapist who also treats the anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues that often manifest after being uncovered through recovery.
(415) 992-8260
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Katie Malone, TheraThrive Online Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
All services are online via secure video call! Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
(925) 326-6614
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Alissa Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
Verified
For all of its rewards, parenting is also incredibly challenging. Do you find yourself thinking . . . I dread putting her to bed every night because I know it will be a struggle. I can't go to the grocery store because he always has a meltdown at checkout. We'll never to able to go out to eat as a family . Why does he only eat yellow foods?! You're not alone. Many parents struggle with how to address their child's challenging behaviors. My goal is to teach you how to use behavioral strategies to turn chaos into calm.
(925) 297-1398
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Concord, CA 94518
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Golden Hills Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Struggles continue even during a PANDEMIC!! We are here to help you!! We are seeing clients daily via HIPPA compliant Telehealth. We are meeting with INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES, CHILDREN, TEENS and FAMILIES. We can help you with your difficulties whether they relate to this pandemic or not. We work with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, fears, family dynamics, parenting struggles and other issue that are impacting your life and your relationships.
(925) 248-3730 x7162
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Brentwood, CA 94513
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Marian T Okamura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We will examine how culture and family history impacts your behavior today.
I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I have had extensive experience with ethnically diverse women, men, couples, Veterans and immigrants, from young to older adults. I work with issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, marriage, work, disability, aging, loss, bereavement, identity and cross cultural/bi-cultural conflict. I am interested in exploring these issues through a dynamic process of understanding your emotional life and thoughts; and, how it manifests in your behavior in the world. Available for clinical consultation or supervising licensing hours. By appointment: Office, phone or virtual.
(925) 854-4468
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Natalie Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer individual and family counseling for: stress, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationships, and parenting.
Counseling is meant to challenge us as individuals, but that doesn’t mean it has to be one more stressful thing for you to have to do this week. Hi, I’m Natalie, a licensed therapist (LMFT) in private practice. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or simply looking for someone to talk to, I’m here to offer my support for whatever it is you are currently dealing with.
(510) 256-7695
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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BAPTI - Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Tired of searching for support? Offering healing in the places that make life challenging is our passion. You deserve the support as an individual, couple, and family to feel strengthened and empowered to live a fulfilling life. Life is challenging and it can be difficult to find the support you need. We are here to offer individualized help to empower you on your path to wholeness. We are a passionate group of therapists who seek a wide range of trainings and specialties to offer a specialized service to each of our clients.
(925) 403-4894
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.