Psychodynamic Therapists in Pleasant Hill, CA

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Amanda C Blatchford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! My therapy practice offers services to families, adults, teens and children looking for guidance and support. I provide a blend of psycho-education, skill-building, deep listening and analyzation, client-centered reflection, and creative arts healing opportunities. I utilize evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EFT. I also bring in elements of more traditional psychodynamic practices, and existential, spiritual & meaning-making inquiries. I believe that each client deserves a customized approach, based on their needs and desires.
(925) 886-0512
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Lais Shirgul
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Self-awareness, emotional insight, and acceptance of your strengths and areas in need of growth are essential to a healthy and happy life. As a licensed psychologist trained in psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies I create a supportive and trusting environment for those seeking to gain insight and develop coping strategies to foster positive changes at home, work and in social settings. I have treated individuals with Bipolar, depression, and anxiety, PTSD and specialize in children and adolescents and families dealing with ADHD, conduct disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and adjustment issues.
(925) 400-6836
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Jon Schwab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I empathically and collaboratively work with individuals and families towards healing, awareness, and authenticity. While exploring your unique experience we will process meaningful life events, underlying dynamics, and accompanying emotions. Employing a person centered approach with psychodynamic , dialectical, and mindfulness based techniques I attempt to facilitate insight, emotional integration, and movement towards your personal goals. My intention as a therapist is to clear the path that leads to your most realized and developed self.
(925) 304-6342
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Diana Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use an integrative therapy approach using various tools and forms of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy in my practice.
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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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Kathy Macchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #101014
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Including Hakomi (a mindfulness based psychotherapy), CBT, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic , EMDR, and a trauma informed approach.
I offer strategies and tools for teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 13 on up.
(925) 259-3258
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Kimberly Kerlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-PMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
AEDP is an integration of many approaches, such as attachment theory, mindfulness, somatic healing, and psychodynamic theory.
Our earliest experiences of life form the foundation for the rest of our life. I work with adults struggling to heal old wounds and reduce anxiety and conflict in their lives. Whether you're finding your own childhood experiences being triggered by your child's or partner's behavior today; a working parent attempting to balance competing needs of your workplace, partner, or child; feeling overwhelmed by life transitions (ie. divorce, loss of a loved one, new job, etc), suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression, or someone who has experienced a trauma or distressing memory and wants to be free of its grip, I welcome you.
(510) 246-3494
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Anne D Case
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize an eclectic approach, pulling from psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral therapy, control mastery, and humanistic theory.
In everyone's lives there are times of difficulty, life transitions, unwanted change, loss, and fears. Talking to someone who can assist you in sorting out your thoughts and feelings about these challenges can be very helpful. If you are feeling trapped in unhealthy patterns that are keeping you stuck or making you feel badly about yourself, I can help you identify them and how to change them to feel more empowered and fulfilled. If you are experiencing stress, we can work together to identify and address its causes and develop multiple tools to manage and decrease it.
(925) 400-6263
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David Matz
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
He is trained in cognitive behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic modalities, and has extensive training and experience in mindfullness based relaxation techniques including the use of biofeedback.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect.
(925) 308-9243
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Kathryn Schroeder
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Using a psychodynamic -informed approach, I help bring unconscious patterns to awareness while utilizing somatic techniques that focus on referencing the self through the body.
Do you feel alone in the midst of overwhelming emotions? Or maybe you feel lost, numb, or not fully alive? When we experience loss, grief, trauma, or any number of life transitions, we often experience disconnection and dis-integration: from within ourselves and in our relationships with others. This may help us to temporarily from feeling pain, but it also severs our connection to joy and spontaneity. You are not alone. Let me help you find your way back to wholeness through integrating your whole being, your relationship with yourself, and your connection with others.
(925) 794-8292
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Rhodri Scantlebury
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My approach to psychotherapy incorporates both a cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and psychodynamic framework to help one cope with difficult life transitions or to heal from past wounds.
Are you struggling to find answers about yourself? Do you find yourself at a crossroads in your life? Are you grappling with what your next step might be or how you regain your true self? There are times when we may need some professional help in a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental place to find solace; to understand our sense of self, who we are, and our purpose in this world. It would be my privilege to work with you to help you come to a place of healing and self-growth.
(925) 326-6402
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Laura Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use a psychodynamic approach incorporating, mindfulness, imaginal/dream work, cognitive, and somatic therapies to address clients' issues in an integrative way.
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking to transform their inner and relational conflicts into opportunities for growth and life change. I have seen deep transformation take place in clients when they begin to learn compassion for themselves and begin to address the source of their symptoms so that true and lasting change can occur. Clients I work with most are those suffering from mood disorders (Bipolar, Depression), complex and developmental trauma, PTSD and relationship issues. I also offer support to family members of individuals with mood disorders, PTSD and ADD/ADHD.
(415) 335-4199
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Michael Anthony Macioci
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Thank you for stopping to read my Introductory Information. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with more than a decade of experience, who believes in providing Integrative Care for those I treat within a diverse population. I utilize an array of treatment modalities that may be applied to your specific needs. My services are Client Centered, with a focus on developing specific treatment goals and objectives. Care is always personalized and culturally sensitive. Treatment modalities offered include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Communications Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT.
(925) 319-6864
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Karen Chow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep your family together, your relationships, job demands and daily responsibilities? Are your children struggling with peer relationships and/or school functioning? 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
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Lisa Macioci
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I understand how anxiety-provoking the process of just asking for assistance with a personal struggle can be. I am impressed with you already for taking this first (and often most difficult) step in confronting what troubles you. My job is to help people gain a better sense of clarity and control over the stress and anxiety that comes with their life’s various challenges, including anxiety management; mood and psychiatric disturbances; relational problems; resolution of trauma; difficult life transitions; anxiety and dysphoria related to gender roles and identification; and addiction struggles.
(925) 794-8062
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Mindful Path Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Josh Gressel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are points in life where you may ask yourself if the path you're on is leading you where you need to be going. You may be asking yourself questions like: "Is this the best I can expect from my marriage?" "Is this what I'm supposed to be doing with my life?" "Is the work I'm doing the work I was born to be doing?" I will work with you both to get answers to these questions and to more fully accept the answers you receive.
(925) 308-5953 x7
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Robin Farrell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Rodrigo Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT
Verified
Verified
We all experience moments of self-doubt, self-loath, and depression. We then begin to question if these feelings are normal or if they will disappear on their own. I know that asking for help is difficult, but by being here on this site you are taking the first step. Seeing a therapist does not mean there is something wrong with you, it just means you are looking for someone to hear the true you. My door is open, please come in.
(925) 794-8968
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Nicole Loggins Desamparo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Dina Castrillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Adolescents and young adults are constantly growing and evolving. During this time of transition, we often face a choice: to become the people we’re meant to be, or to stray away from our purpose and become lost. I find that individuals in this age group are at a nexus in their lives where the therapeutic relationship can be life-changing; they begin to assert their own autonomy to create real change for themselves while still being supported by their various support networks.
(925) 303-4495
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.