Johanna Hourany
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Not accepting new clients
The thought of starting therapy can feel overwhelming. Sometimes we are ashamed to ask for help, or embarrassed by what we are seeking help for. The truth is, though, that in order to move forward, we have to face those things that are causing our pain and unhappiness. And sometimes we need help to do that. Asking for help takes courage. Allowing oneself to be vulnerable takes strength.
(925) 892-3261 x315
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Not accepting new clients
The thought of starting therapy can feel overwhelming. Sometimes we are ashamed to ask for help, or embarrassed by what we are seeking help for. The truth is, though, that in order to move forward, we have to face those things that are causing our pain and unhappiness. And sometimes we need help to do that. Asking for help takes courage. Allowing oneself to be vulnerable takes strength.
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Jenna M. Narez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Jenna uses a person-centered approach to help clients process the events and behavior that have led them to feeling dissatisfied. She works with clients that are trying to manage a difficult life transition or perhaps are looking to break the cycle of an unfulfilling merry-go-round. Jenna focuses on developing insight, mindfulness, and cognitive techniques to support clients in resolving trauma and healing. She believes that in safe and supportive environment, clients are empowered to address difficulties and achieve a better quality of life.
(925) 261-7705 x302
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Jenna uses a person-centered approach to help clients process the events and behavior that have led them to feeling dissatisfied. She works with clients that are trying to manage a difficult life transition or perhaps are looking to break the cycle of an unfulfilling merry-go-round. Jenna focuses on developing insight, mindfulness, and cognitive techniques to support clients in resolving trauma and healing. She believes that in safe and supportive environment, clients are empowered to address difficulties and achieve a better quality of life.
Mindful Path Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
In the best of conditions, orienting ourselves towards personal growth is challenging and requires focus, dedication, and support. During major life events, staying on this mindful path can become overwhelming and we may find ourselves unable to find our bearings. For over 12 years, I have helped clients navigate difficult life transitions, such as recovery from addiction, overcoming trauma, healing from grief, cultivating healthy relationships, and achieving developmental milestones.
(925) 268-7434
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
In the best of conditions, orienting ourselves towards personal growth is challenging and requires focus, dedication, and support. During major life events, staying on this mindful path can become overwhelming and we may find ourselves unable to find our bearings. For over 12 years, I have helped clients navigate difficult life transitions, such as recovery from addiction, overcoming trauma, healing from grief, cultivating healthy relationships, and achieving developmental milestones.
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Marian T Okamura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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 patterns in the world. I am available for clinical consultation or supervising licensing hours. By appointment.
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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 patterns in the world. I am available for clinical consultation or supervising licensing hours. By appointment.
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Jean Kasha
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
I bring the best of both worlds-- over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, expert in the areas of treating depression, addiction and trauma and a Success and Performance Coach skilled in the latest strategies and techniques for motivation and change. I am able to take what appears to be an obstacle and turn it into a means of building emotional muscle. Obstacles will happen but it is the meaning we give to events that makes all the difference. I have a background in performance art and currently utilize mindfulness as a tool to assist clients in their lives.
(925) 308-5895
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
I bring the best of both worlds-- over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, expert in the areas of treating depression, addiction and trauma and a Success and Performance Coach skilled in the latest strategies and techniques for motivation and change. I am able to take what appears to be an obstacle and turn it into a means of building emotional muscle. Obstacles will happen but it is the meaning we give to events that makes all the difference. I have a background in performance art and currently utilize mindfulness as a tool to assist clients in their lives.
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Audrey Silverman Foote
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in the East Bay for over 30 years, providing psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, adolescents, and groups. I work from a holistic perspective, creating a safe environment to encourage the therapeutic process. I specialize in working with: relationship issues, recovery from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and other childhood traumas; depression; anxiety, low self esteem; codependency issues; parenting concerns; compulsive eating patterns; body image dissatisfaction, chronic illness, and perinatal loss. I integrate in-depth psychotherapy with EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Jungian Sand Tray, and Dream Work.
(925) 892-3864
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in the East Bay for over 30 years, providing psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, adolescents, and groups. I work from a holistic perspective, creating a safe environment to encourage the therapeutic process. I specialize in working with: relationship issues, recovery from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and other childhood traumas; depression; anxiety, low self esteem; codependency issues; parenting concerns; compulsive eating patterns; body image dissatisfaction, chronic illness, and perinatal loss. I integrate in-depth psychotherapy with EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Jungian Sand Tray, and Dream Work.
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Draven Garrett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
I can't imagine getting much out of only hearing “uh-huh" or the overly used, “how does that make you feel?”. Therapy is helpful when it's a conversation when you are looking for validation or ways to change behaviors or thoughts. Occasional use of humor and swearing can help you lower stress and defenses when stuck in fear, anger, or judgement. I invite you to swear if it helps you express how difficult, unfair, or delightful a situation is. I find this uncensored atmosphere leads to an honest therapeutic relationship. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or life stressors, you may find these techniques useful and validating.
(925) 523-7375
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
I can't imagine getting much out of only hearing “uh-huh" or the overly used, “how does that make you feel?”. Therapy is helpful when it's a conversation when you are looking for validation or ways to change behaviors or thoughts. Occasional use of humor and swearing can help you lower stress and defenses when stuck in fear, anger, or judgement. I invite you to swear if it helps you express how difficult, unfair, or delightful a situation is. I find this uncensored atmosphere leads to an honest therapeutic relationship. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or life stressors, you may find these techniques useful and validating.
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Debbi Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. I work with individual adults and adolescents as well as with couples. In my practice I see people who are struggling with relationship issues, loss and trauma, anxiety and depression, and addiction among other life challenges. I consider it a privilege to work within the therapeutic process with people wanting to feel healthier and more whole.
(925) 685-9463 x3
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. I work with individual adults and adolescents as well as with couples. In my practice I see people who are struggling with relationship issues, loss and trauma, anxiety and depression, and addiction among other life challenges. I consider it a privilege to work within the therapeutic process with people wanting to feel healthier and more whole.
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Kathy Shifflett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Most of us would agree that sometimes life is just hard. It is even harder when we try to face it alone. If you're feeling overwhelmed by life right now, please know that you don't have to get through it on your own. As a therapist, I see my role as coming along side you on your journey toward healing and self discovery. I will not try to "fix" you and I do not have all of the answers. With empathy, intuition and knowledge from my own lived experience, I offer a space for you to explore where you will feel safe and heard.
(925) 433-7802
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Most of us would agree that sometimes life is just hard. It is even harder when we try to face it alone. If you're feeling overwhelmed by life right now, please know that you don't have to get through it on your own. As a therapist, I see my role as coming along side you on your journey toward healing and self discovery. I will not try to "fix" you and I do not have all of the answers. With empathy, intuition and knowledge from my own lived experience, I offer a space for you to explore where you will feel safe and heard.
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Jim W Grey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Our life experience as individuals impacts how we receive the world around us. There exists a unique relationship between who each of us is as a person and the moments that mount between birth and death. My intention is to gain an understanding of who you are, and the challenges that you and/or your relationship(s) face in order to build a trusting, healing relationship with you. I aim to provide a challenging space of empathetic support and non-judgmental understanding, encouraging personal growth through increased insight, and thus promoting a broader perspective as you approach solutions to the answers you are searching for.
(925) 660-7851
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Our life experience as individuals impacts how we receive the world around us. There exists a unique relationship between who each of us is as a person and the moments that mount between birth and death. My intention is to gain an understanding of who you are, and the challenges that you and/or your relationship(s) face in order to build a trusting, healing relationship with you. I aim to provide a challenging space of empathetic support and non-judgmental understanding, encouraging personal growth through increased insight, and thus promoting a broader perspective as you approach solutions to the answers you are searching for.
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Jane Kwok-Yee Leung
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Helping clients live a more full life by understanding themselves is at the core of my practice. Trauma is one of the causes of a significant amount of mental issues. Sometimes it can be a shock trauma like a car accident. Sometimes it can be a developmental trauma from difficult relationships from childhood. I have spent my professional career helping people with trauma understand how trauma affects their lives and develop tools and skills to manage that trauma. My passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience.
(925) 267-6304
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Helping clients live a more full life by understanding themselves is at the core of my practice. Trauma is one of the causes of a significant amount of mental issues. Sometimes it can be a shock trauma like a car accident. Sometimes it can be a developmental trauma from difficult relationships from childhood. I have spent my professional career helping people with trauma understand how trauma affects their lives and develop tools and skills to manage that trauma. My passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience.
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Karen Chow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep your family together, your relationships, job demands and daily responsibilities? Are your children struggling to navigate returning to in person school academically and socially? Reaching out to get support takes courage. This is an unimaginable time. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety and depression or feeling isolated, you deserve to take care of your mental health and emotional well being. Your adolescent or teen can benefit from getting support with a trusted ally who will listen and help improve functioning.
(925) 306-1483
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep your family together, your relationships, job demands and daily responsibilities? Are your children struggling to navigate returning to in person school academically and socially? Reaching out to get support takes courage. This is an unimaginable time. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety and depression or feeling isolated, you deserve to take care of your mental health and emotional well being. Your adolescent or teen can benefit from getting support with a trusted ally who will listen and help improve functioning.
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Nicole Loggins Desamparo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Feeling like talking with someone to get some relief and support? You have taken an important first step in finding a therapist that's right for you. I work with children, adolescents, parents, and adults who are experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and relationship struggles. I am here to help you face these challenges in a comfortable and nurturing way.
(925) 961-3852
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Feeling like talking with someone to get some relief and support? You have taken an important first step in finding a therapist that's right for you. I work with children, adolescents, parents, and adults who are experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and relationship struggles. I am here to help you face these challenges in a comfortable and nurturing way.
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Robin Farrell
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Looking for clients who are interested in understanding themselves, developing further insight, and willing to challenge themselves. They enjoy my directive style and enjoy the therapeutic process.
(925) 281-2461
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Looking for clients who are interested in understanding themselves, developing further insight, and willing to challenge themselves. They enjoy my directive style and enjoy the therapeutic process.
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Anna Shigeta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated with your highly sensitive, smart, very intense child? Feeling worn out with your child's ongoing worries, difficulty managing emotions? Does your child suffer from perfectionism, self-doubt, and social issues? Do you also suffer from challenges? You don't have to manage this alone. I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults to understand themselves, to discover their path, and how to thrive. My goal is to help them improve their relationships, manage and channel their feelings, and realize their true potential.
(925) 231-4799
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated with your highly sensitive, smart, very intense child? Feeling worn out with your child's ongoing worries, difficulty managing emotions? Does your child suffer from perfectionism, self-doubt, and social issues? Do you also suffer from challenges? You don't have to manage this alone. I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults to understand themselves, to discover their path, and how to thrive. My goal is to help them improve their relationships, manage and channel their feelings, and realize their true potential.
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Tessa Barrows
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling distracted or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are lacking motivation and seeking clarity to connect with your passions and purpose in life, or desire more fulfilling, harmonious relationships. Maybe you’re tired of people saying you’re “too much” or “not enough” leaving you feeling not good enough or unworthy. You are not alone. Releasing old fears, anxiety, shame, guilt, and negative thoughts doesn’t have to be a painful, difficult process (deep breath!). It can be incredibly freeing, creating space and connection to a part of yourself you never knew was there.
(925) 406-3731
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling distracted or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are lacking motivation and seeking clarity to connect with your passions and purpose in life, or desire more fulfilling, harmonious relationships. Maybe you’re tired of people saying you’re “too much” or “not enough” leaving you feeling not good enough or unworthy. You are not alone. Releasing old fears, anxiety, shame, guilt, and negative thoughts doesn’t have to be a painful, difficult process (deep breath!). It can be incredibly freeing, creating space and connection to a part of yourself you never knew was there.
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Marilee King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
One of my specialties is working with individuals and families that have been affected by addiction(s) in the family. Without judgement and with an atmosphere of safety we begin to explore the process of addiction and family dysfunction that can tear a person, family and community apart. Learning to use recovery tools to help the person and family cope with the stresses of daily life allows the healing process more room to breathe as clients refocus their energies on stability, balance and reconnecting relationships.
(925) 320-3253
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
One of my specialties is working with individuals and families that have been affected by addiction(s) in the family. Without judgement and with an atmosphere of safety we begin to explore the process of addiction and family dysfunction that can tear a person, family and community apart. Learning to use recovery tools to help the person and family cope with the stresses of daily life allows the healing process more room to breathe as clients refocus their energies on stability, balance and reconnecting relationships.
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Debbie Bauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Are you at a place in your life where you know things are not as satisfying as they could be? Do you enjoy life less than you did before? I can help. I help people get through difficult times in their lives. I believe everyone has the potential to successfully meet life's challenges and will collaborate with you to achieve the life you want. I can help you untangle those emotional knots by exploring with you those issues that may be interfering with the life you deserve to have.
(925) 267-8452
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Are you at a place in your life where you know things are not as satisfying as they could be? Do you enjoy life less than you did before? I can help. I help people get through difficult times in their lives. I believe everyone has the potential to successfully meet life's challenges and will collaborate with you to achieve the life you want. I can help you untangle those emotional knots by exploring with you those issues that may be interfering with the life you deserve to have.
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Michael T Carolla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
My approach is simple, and different. You can learn to be more empowered in your relationships, with your partner, your family, yourself, your anxieties, your depression. What do you want to experience in your relationships? What do you want to create I focus on helping your "best self" be more in control of your behavior. Learn to let your vision of how you want to live and behave control what you do rather than letting your past learned defenses and feelings be in charge of your behavior.
(925) 233-0419
Verified
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
My approach is simple, and different. You can learn to be more empowered in your relationships, with your partner, your family, yourself, your anxieties, your depression. What do you want to experience in your relationships? What do you want to create I focus on helping your "best self" be more in control of your behavior. Learn to let your vision of how you want to live and behave control what you do rather than letting your past learned defenses and feelings be in charge of your behavior.
Jan Hornung
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Not accepting new clients
Hi. The decision to seek therapy is often very difficult yet in every crisis there is opportunity. What I do know is that your happiness, your well-being, your ability to find joy for yourself and in your relationships is available to you. I have been a licensed therapist for over 15 years and have worked with different issues bringing people to therapy. Whether you have been struggling with anxiety, depression or other challenges for many years or you're facing some current new challenges, I can assist you with finding options and ways to access places inside of yourself to help you heal.
(916) 943-4620
Verified

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Not accepting new clients
Hi. The decision to seek therapy is often very difficult yet in every crisis there is opportunity. What I do know is that your happiness, your well-being, your ability to find joy for yourself and in your relationships is available to you. I have been a licensed therapist for over 15 years and have worked with different issues bringing people to therapy. Whether you have been struggling with anxiety, depression or other challenges for many years or you're facing some current new challenges, I can assist you with finding options and ways to access places inside of yourself to help you heal.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Pleasant Hill are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Pleasant Hill then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Pleasant Hill, or Child Psychologists in Pleasant Hill.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Pleasant Hill psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Pleasant Hill specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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