Female Therapists in Clayton, CA

Photo of Meghan Veronica Pardi, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Meghan Veronica Pardi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
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.
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 View (833) 987-2762
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Kathleen E Sims
Pastoral Counselor, CHT, CRC
Not Verified Not Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
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 925 914-0098 for a Complimentary 30-minute consultation.
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 925 914-0098 for a Complimentary 30-minute consultation.
(925) 914-0098 View (925) 914-0098
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Alli Johnstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517
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.
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 View (925) 202-2034
Photo of Valerie Hodgskiss, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Valerie Hodgskiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
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.
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 View (925) 588-7197
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Mindful Phoenix Therapy - Serina Harris, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by the constant stress of just getting through the day? Now more than ever, people are feeling frustrated in the search for balance and purpose. Putting everyone else first and not taking time for YOU can lead to long-term issues for your mind, body, and overall health. I believe it shouldn't be so hard to live a better life. To live a more authentic self. I’m here to tell you there is hope and answers.
Feeling overwhelmed by the constant stress of just getting through the day? Now more than ever, people are feeling frustrated in the search for balance and purpose. Putting everyone else first and not taking time for YOU can lead to long-term issues for your mind, body, and overall health. I believe it shouldn't be so hard to live a better life. To live a more authentic self. I’m here to tell you there is hope and answers.
(341) 888-6930 View (341) 888-6930
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Diana Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Diana. Bienvenido! Me llamo Diana. Do you feel overwhelmed with life's stressors? Are you feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Are you having a difficult time finding balance in your life? My practice is inclusive of all individuals with an emphasis on supporting women with professional careers and in academics. Together we can assess what you would like to improve in your life and create a plan to achieve your goals. We will use a variety of approaches that are specifically tailored to your needs to cultivate a balanced and fulfilling life.
Welcome! I'm Diana. Bienvenido! Me llamo Diana. Do you feel overwhelmed with life's stressors? Are you feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Are you having a difficult time finding balance in your life? My practice is inclusive of all individuals with an emphasis on supporting women with professional careers and in academics. Together we can assess what you would like to improve in your life and create a plan to achieve your goals. We will use a variety of approaches that are specifically tailored to your needs to cultivate a balanced and fulfilling life.
(925) 481-5716 View (925) 481-5716
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Karlyn Michél Webb
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517
I am passionate about helping people discover their unlimited potential and become the best version of themselves. I enjoy working with couples and individuals, and I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where clients can heal, learn new skills, gain insight, and successfully navigate life challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative and includes person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In sessions, I am warm, compassionate, collaborative, and sometimes humorous. I love meeting and working with people and I am constantly inspired by their resilience.
I am passionate about helping people discover their unlimited potential and become the best version of themselves. I enjoy working with couples and individuals, and I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where clients can heal, learn new skills, gain insight, and successfully navigate life challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative and includes person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In sessions, I am warm, compassionate, collaborative, and sometimes humorous. I love meeting and working with people and I am constantly inspired by their resilience.
(310) 882-7067 View (310) 882-7067
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Nikki Chinen - Emerging Adults & EMDR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
(818) 446-1946 View (818) 446-1946

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Katie Byram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598  (Online Only)
Are you a teen or young adult working through depression, anxiety or trauma? Are you a new mom navigating the challenges of pregnancy, childbirth, or parenthood? Katie is passionate about helping both adolescents and adults develop healthy emotional regulation strategies across a variety of circumstances. Katie has a specialty focus in maternal health, in particular, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Katie meets clients where they are with understanding, compassion, and respect in order to support the growth and healing process.
Are you a teen or young adult working through depression, anxiety or trauma? Are you a new mom navigating the challenges of pregnancy, childbirth, or parenthood? Katie is passionate about helping both adolescents and adults develop healthy emotional regulation strategies across a variety of circumstances. Katie has a specialty focus in maternal health, in particular, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Katie meets clients where they are with understanding, compassion, and respect in order to support the growth and healing process.
(925) 248-4693 View (925) 248-4693
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Patricia Dallacroce
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
For therapy to work, you must feel safe enough to express your most distressing feelings and thoughts. It is essential that you feel heard, seen, and understood. Your therapist must be able to accompany you, with knowledge, safety and empathy, through the depths of your pain to transformance. I strive to be that kind of therapist for my clients. Before becoming a therapist, I practiced law for 14 years in a large metropolitan law firm. I became a therapist because therapy was personally transformative for me and because I passionately believe that therapy can be life-changing.
For therapy to work, you must feel safe enough to express your most distressing feelings and thoughts. It is essential that you feel heard, seen, and understood. Your therapist must be able to accompany you, with knowledge, safety and empathy, through the depths of your pain to transformance. I strive to be that kind of therapist for my clients. Before becoming a therapist, I practiced law for 14 years in a large metropolitan law firm. I became a therapist because therapy was personally transformative for me and because I passionately believe that therapy can be life-changing.
(925) 521-8826 View (925) 521-8826
Photo of Kim Kirkland, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kim Kirkland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94526
Teens and young adults are faced with a variety of challenges to navigate in our culture today which can be overwhelming, create confusion, fear, or uncertainty. This can result in feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. Some ways they may cope with these feelings are suicidal ideation, substance abuse, or social anxiety and are in need of developing some healthy coping skills. Oftentimes having another caring adult, other than a parent, to confide in can be helpful as as they sort through their feelings about the challenges they are facing
Teens and young adults are faced with a variety of challenges to navigate in our culture today which can be overwhelming, create confusion, fear, or uncertainty. This can result in feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. Some ways they may cope with these feelings are suicidal ideation, substance abuse, or social anxiety and are in need of developing some healthy coping skills. Oftentimes having another caring adult, other than a parent, to confide in can be helpful as as they sort through their feelings about the challenges they are facing
(925) 248-3286 View (925) 248-3286
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Cynthia Glasgow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Cynthia Glasgow, LMFT (41605). I believe that it is important for each of us to feel understood, valued, and recognized. I also believe that your therapy is your process, which I hope to be a helpful part of as we identify your strengths and possibilities to create positive and meaningful experiences. My goal is to assist you in getting to where you want to be by starting where you are.
Cynthia Glasgow, LMFT (41605). I believe that it is important for each of us to feel understood, valued, and recognized. I also believe that your therapy is your process, which I hope to be a helpful part of as we identify your strengths and possibilities to create positive and meaningful experiences. My goal is to assist you in getting to where you want to be by starting where you are.
(925) 369-5539 View (925) 369-5539
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Vicky A. Tejada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Thank you for reaching out and taking the first step to ask for help. I know it can be difficult, but I am confident you will not regret the decision. It's not easy navigating through the trials, challenges and stressors of life. We are often put in situations, whether balancing work or family responsibilities, being a caretaker or a student dealing with school and social pressures. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, guilty or at a loss with yourself or your relationships. Perhaps, as a parent, you are feeling concerned about the changes in your child's mood, behavior or academic performance and need some support.
Thank you for reaching out and taking the first step to ask for help. I know it can be difficult, but I am confident you will not regret the decision. It's not easy navigating through the trials, challenges and stressors of life. We are often put in situations, whether balancing work or family responsibilities, being a caretaker or a student dealing with school and social pressures. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, guilty or at a loss with yourself or your relationships. Perhaps, as a parent, you are feeling concerned about the changes in your child's mood, behavior or academic performance and need some support.
(925) 477-2767 View (925) 477-2767
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Susan Sekler
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Important areas of my practice include anxiety, depression and overwhelming emotional states that interfere with and limit the satisfaction and fulfillment that comes from relationships and work. I also treat symptoms related to phase of life problems such as career changes, parenthood, mid-life, separation and divorce. A strong interest of mine is how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. I am an ex-lawyer, having worked as a litigator, and my style is interactive and collaborative. My office is near the campus of the University of California in Berkeley.
Important areas of my practice include anxiety, depression and overwhelming emotional states that interfere with and limit the satisfaction and fulfillment that comes from relationships and work. I also treat symptoms related to phase of life problems such as career changes, parenthood, mid-life, separation and divorce. A strong interest of mine is how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. I am an ex-lawyer, having worked as a litigator, and my style is interactive and collaborative. My office is near the campus of the University of California in Berkeley.
(510) 470-7416 View (510) 470-7416
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Geet Vij
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598  (Online Only)
My hope is to create a supportive space for my clients to heal and grow. As a South Asian American, with extensive experience in compassionate care for diverse populations, I aim to foster an environment where you can explore both strengths and challenges. My ultimate objective is to empower you to navigate life's stress and complexities, facilitating lasting positive changes.
My hope is to create a supportive space for my clients to heal and grow. As a South Asian American, with extensive experience in compassionate care for diverse populations, I aim to foster an environment where you can explore both strengths and challenges. My ultimate objective is to empower you to navigate life's stress and complexities, facilitating lasting positive changes.
(657) 571-1351 View (657) 571-1351
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Lorena Zazueta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94526
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with a variety of populations, cultures, and age groups. I take into consideration: cultural background, age, religion, family dynamics, and attachment style. I'm mindful of trauma history or health issues associated with presenting mental health symptoms and/or behaviors. I welcome each client as they are, learning and understanding their needs. I take a CBT approach, along with mindfulness, trauma-informed therapy and solution-focused CBT. I pull from many evidence based therapies and apply an eclectic approach that best suits your needs and goals.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with a variety of populations, cultures, and age groups. I take into consideration: cultural background, age, religion, family dynamics, and attachment style. I'm mindful of trauma history or health issues associated with presenting mental health symptoms and/or behaviors. I welcome each client as they are, learning and understanding their needs. I take a CBT approach, along with mindfulness, trauma-informed therapy and solution-focused CBT. I pull from many evidence based therapies and apply an eclectic approach that best suits your needs and goals.
(562) 662-5332 View (562) 662-5332
Photo of Natalie Chan, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Natalie Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to show up in relationships, to work, at school, or with family the way that you want to? Feeling like everyday life is harder than it should be, while getting overwhelmed thinking about how to change it? Maybe you even tell yourself "I should be able to do this, what's wrong with me?" If so, you’re probably familiar with sadness, anxiety, and resentment as everyday emotions that are leaving you feeling tired, burnt out, unmotivated, stuck, or hopeless. Or maybe you're not even sure how you feel but you know something is just off...
Are you struggling to show up in relationships, to work, at school, or with family the way that you want to? Feeling like everyday life is harder than it should be, while getting overwhelmed thinking about how to change it? Maybe you even tell yourself "I should be able to do this, what's wrong with me?" If so, you’re probably familiar with sadness, anxiety, and resentment as everyday emotions that are leaving you feeling tired, burnt out, unmotivated, stuck, or hopeless. Or maybe you're not even sure how you feel but you know something is just off...
(615) 392-3304 View (615) 392-3304
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Shannon Brueckner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives - including school or work performance, relationships with family and friends, or self-esteem. As a parent you might notice your child withdrawing, not interacting as usual with friends and family, getting into more fights or trouble, or struggling with self-confidence. Sleeping and eating habits and other daily routines may be affected as well. When you feel as though you don't know what else to do, reaching out and getting help through counseling can be the best alternative.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives - including school or work performance, relationships with family and friends, or self-esteem. As a parent you might notice your child withdrawing, not interacting as usual with friends and family, getting into more fights or trouble, or struggling with self-confidence. Sleeping and eating habits and other daily routines may be affected as well. When you feel as though you don't know what else to do, reaching out and getting help through counseling can be the best alternative.
(415) 237-2076 View (415) 237-2076
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Daniela (Dani) Pallafacchina
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hello! I'm a postdoctoral level therapist with experience working with a variety of clients who have different backgrounds, interests, and concerns. I work with individuals, both adults and adolescents, in a safe, understanding, accepting, non-judgmental environment. My intent is to focus on you as an individual, honor your experience, and genuinely hear your truth. I foster an inclusive environment for everyone, honoring your sexuality and gender.
Hello! I'm a postdoctoral level therapist with experience working with a variety of clients who have different backgrounds, interests, and concerns. I work with individuals, both adults and adolescents, in a safe, understanding, accepting, non-judgmental environment. My intent is to focus on you as an individual, honor your experience, and genuinely hear your truth. I foster an inclusive environment for everyone, honoring your sexuality and gender.
(707) 209-7037 View (707) 209-7037
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Cynthia Pastor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
I help adults and couples with relationship and codependency issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and addictive patterns with self and others. I help you to create a relationship with yourself and others based on respect, caring and trust. This helps build the feeling of safety that lies at the core of any successful therapy. My goal is to support you in finding and strengthening your own inner voice. When we learn to free ourselves from old, stuck patterns of relating (in mind and body), we often feel a lightness of being that allows us to experience more joy in our everyday lives.
I help adults and couples with relationship and codependency issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and addictive patterns with self and others. I help you to create a relationship with yourself and others based on respect, caring and trust. This helps build the feeling of safety that lies at the core of any successful therapy. My goal is to support you in finding and strengthening your own inner voice. When we learn to free ourselves from old, stuck patterns of relating (in mind and body), we often feel a lightness of being that allows us to experience more joy in our everyday lives.
(925) 275-5874 View (925) 275-5874

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.