Psychodynamic Therapists in Pleasant Hill, CA

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Bri Byrne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You've taken a big first step just by making it to this page. Even if you are just scrolling for now, good for you. Some people come to therapy to grow as a person or to build insight. Most people seek out therapy because they are in some pain. Their immediate goal is to make the pain stop as quickly as possible. I am much more interested in getting to know your pain than I am in getting rid of it ASAP. We need to know where the pain stems from, how you hide it and why it scares you. That way we aren't "fixing" your pain in this moment, but we are preparing for the next time life inevitably throws a version of that pain at you.
(925) 300-8659
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Joan Bechtel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Where has all the fun gone? Does that seem like an irrelevant question when we are drowning in troubles? Or could it be the essential one? When we lose ourselves to conditioned fear and pain and self -limiting beliefs, we lose that crucial access to our authentic desires, needs and natural creative power. Through play and wonder we can rediscover these buried treasures and permit them to guide us on a course of deep choice-rich fulfillment.
(925) 932-0150 x307
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Rebecca Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It's 10 p.m. and you have 5 more emails to answer. You're so tired you can barely stay awake. But you have trouble sleeping. You feel stressed most of the time and it's not getting better. You think that's the only way to be. You've been that way as long as you remember. Always worried. You'd like to find a better way to live but you don't know how and you don't want people thinking there's something wrong with you. But therapy isn't just for people with serious problems. Good therapy can help anyone find a better, more fulfilling way to live.
(707) 382-3789
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Jessica Michaelson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Online Sessions Only At This Time. I specialize in anxiety & relationship issues. I help with anxieties including perfectionism, panic, social anxiety, & conflict avoidance. As a relationship therapist, I help with conflict skills, co-parenting, and intimacy struggles. I work with both heterosexual and queer adults & couples. My goal is to help you find more pleasure, fulfillment, & happiness in your personal life & relationships.
(512) 379-5502
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Dorothy A Kruse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am currently not taking new clients. Are you feeling emotions that are difficult to handle; issues surfacing that you're ready to take a look at? Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Possibly your relationships are strained or unsatisfying. Maybe you're struggling with parenting a teenager, or you are a teenager wanting someone to listen? These are all areas of interest to me. I have worked with individuals, couples for over 22 years and am still amazed that while therapy is often not easy, it is truly worth the effort for most people. I have a calm, supportive, interactive style and welcome working with you.
(925) 303-4879
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Annie Leah Lesny
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in trauma-informed therapy for anxiety, depression, relational issues, grief and loss, addiction, trauma, and more. I understand that sometimes psychotherapy is sought out in a very challenging time of life, and I am here to offer support through that. I have specialized experience working with creatives of all kinds, in being a singer myself. With experience focusing on young adults as well, I offer guidance for the process of individuation that occurs during these formative years. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, sexualities, and other intersectional identities.
(510) 296-3494
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Misty Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Verified
Have you been thinking about therapy but are unsure or afraid?Have you been deterred by stories of therapy with no results?Therapy can be intimidating, that is why I focus on a welcoming, goal oriented approach that builds a collaborative relationship.I believe in RESULTS and achieving them through an individualized plan, that uses specific GOALS and OBJECTIVES. To achieve this I use my certifications/education in several approaches, as well as a vast referral network. I am deeply committed to 1 goal:for you to live YOUR BEST life.In my 20+years I've witnessed the power of therapy to achieve the happiness you deserve. Are you ready?
(720) 799-0719
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Daryn Stier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
When life gets overwhelming and stressful, do you have a supportive way to work things through? My clients tell me that they feel deeply listened to and understood in the work we do together. Whether as a therapist or a coach, my style is warm and highly interactive. I will guide you with a gentle approach so that you discover more of your wholeness and create solutions that are fully your own. Imagine yourself feeling comfortable in your own skin and sustained in making your life fit you. I am here to provide you with the support you deserve so that you can make positive changes you so deeply desire.
(415) 965-4817
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All Heart Psychotherapy, Sex & Relationship Growth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RN, MA
Verified
Verified
You can be happier, healthier and find life more fulfilling, by engaging in therapy with Larry Yavorsky,MFT. A psychotherapist & relationship therapist for over 30 years, I help people to heal emotionally, mentally and physically, to become free of troubling symptoms and to explore and understand themselves. I have had success in treating a wide range of problems, especially depression, grief, anxiety, relationship stress, and post-traumatic stress. In relationship and marriage counseling, I emphasize the positive growth potential offer ways of enhancing communication, mutual nurturance, reaching agreements, and sexual fulfillment.
(510) 401-3935
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Maureen McLaughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can be very confusing sometimes. My understanding is that each of us are different and there is no easy answer for many of life's questions. And, I am happy to be engaged in the mystery of life with you. Using my humanistic and transperonal approach, the goal with my clients is to discover how life's meaning is created for them and what coping skills can be used to help through this process.
(415) 338-9154
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Kathy Kane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life offers us many obstacles along the way and it is my practice to walk with my clients through dark days and confusing times to support new growth and balance in their lives. Over 30 years of practice has shown me that it takes tremendous courage to seek therapy and embark on the journey towards clarity and solid ground. I believe that therapy is a partnership between us built on a trusting relationship where we will explore both past and present life experience. I hope you will find my approach to this work supportive and empowering.
(925) 271-9986
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Andrew Lindeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Is your child struggling with behavior problems, ADHD, depression or anxiety? Are you looking for a therapist with experience working with Autism (and Aspergers) Spectrum Disorders? I specialize in working with children and teens and have over 17 years of experience working with these populations. I have worked as a Behavior Therapist for children on the Autistic spectrum, have taught my own Day Treatment Intensive classroom (for children with extreme behavior challenges) and have worked for Contra Costa County Child and Adolescent Services. I have also worked in the Juvenile Justice department of Los Angeles County with Juvenile offenders.
(925) 329-3088
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Barbara Peterson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. I provide both individual and family psychotherapy, as well as conduct psychological testing. I work within a collaborative model, integrating treatment techniques to develop individualized interventions. I develop specific goals together with clients and their families, and work closely with physicians and other referring professionals to coordinate treatment. I have particular expertise in treating sexual abuse and trauma, depression and bipolar disorders, and adolescent behavioral and emotional disturbances.
(925) 603-3975
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Emily M. Margalit
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
At some point in our lives each of us faces obstacles or barriers we can't seem to overcome on our own. It's part of the human condition. Fortunately, professional counseling and psychotherapy can help you develop ways of moving forward through the places where you feel stuck. The empathic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship I offer can help you discover, or rediscover, your own strengths to heal, thrive, and create the relationships and life you desire.
(925) 203-9205
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Kathryn H. Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist
I have been in private practice for 10 years, successfully treating men and women with a variety of problems. I also facilitate groups for cancer patients and their families at The Wellness Community. Life inevitably brings trauma, losses, transitions and unwanted changes to all of us. There are times when trained and experienced professional can be helpful in negotiating these stressors.
(925) 906-9785
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Adriana S. Russell MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work with a large number of presenting issues including managing depression, anxiety and stress, improving communication in primary relationships, improved self care and self soothing, healing from addictions and codependency and trauma; dealing with grief and loss, including pet loss. I can assist you in how to self assert in a healthy and productive manner. I work with adult individuals and couples. I am 12 step supportive, work with relapse prevention and people wanting to intensify their recovery work. I am trained as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. Please see my website: www.adrianarussell.com
(925) 232-0618
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Joseph Charles Bentz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You have every capacity within yourself needed to proceed safely in moving through the issues you face. You will always lead "Where to go or What to do" next. We will explore together where and how the need to have safety, connection, and meaning is guiding your life. This takes a strength and confidence that can be accessed and developed - new choices can be made. These choices restore vitality and contact with the inherent goodness which we can experience ever more strongly and which can become more consistently available to you.
(925) 301-8748
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Holly Starr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling caught between contradictory feelings of hope and despair? Finding a space where we can feel deeply understood is important to developing a secure sense of self. Psychotherapy offers a reflective space to explore the wordless thoughts, the nameless pain or the inner conflicts that may inhibit us. Through therapy a greater sense of integrity and meaning in life is possible. When we respond with genuine understanding and acceptance, hope may be restored and joy found. I listen to clients with openness and intuition. I encourage those I work with to begin to trust their own inner resources and find their own resilience.
(925) 380-2615
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Colette M. Bischer-Choate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It takes courage and awareness to seek therapy. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, difficult relationships (past or present) or going through a life transition I may be able to help. Together we will work to determine whether this will be short-term solution focused treatment or more long-term, deeper work. We will build a safe place for you to experience yourself and help you to identify your strengths as well as areas of challenge. A place that is yours to receive the care you need.
(925) 204-3981
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Donna Christianson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you in transition? Struggling with anxiety, depression, self-criticism or low self-esteem? Wanting to feel more empowered in your life, relationships and work? Tired of simply surviving? Are you seeking a warm and caring therapist who will listen and help support you to create a life that truly reflects and supports your aspirations and dreams? Who is devoted to your well-being and can offer both the practical help and emotional support to help you to thrive? If so, I'd like to help. Situated in comfortable office in Concord, I offer affordable day and evening appointments.
(925) 293-9491
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