Therapists in Pleasanton, CA

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Cheryl Julie Chin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
I am eager to treat diverse children, adolescents, and/or adults, as individuals, couples, families, or groups. My Specialization is in health psychology/behavioral medicine, i.e. eating disorders, stress management, chronic illness, chronic pain management, sport psychology, grief and loss - including of a pet, and I bring forth significant experience with developmental delays/learning disabilities, testing/assessment, adoption/foster care, mood/anxiety disorders, trauma, divorce, substance abuse, and other life transitions. Additionally, I am open to providing consultation for interns taking the licensing exam or tabulating hours. Seeing my clients start life with renewed vigor is incredibly rewarding.
(408) 596-9948
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Pleasanton, CA 94568
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Elizabeth Purto Bahner
Counselor, LPCC, PPS
Verified
Verified
I believe you are your own source of strength, healing and recovery. I will empower you to find the wellness that lies within. My name is Elizabeth Purto Bahner, the therapist of Wellness Within Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is here to help you face a difficult time or make a change in your life. I have over 9 years of mental health field experience including working with individuals, families, children, young adults and specialized populations like the Assyrian community, the LGBTQ community, postpartum and new mothers. I speak Assyrian fluently.
(209) 689-2488
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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DB Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and like circumstances are out of your control, I welcome you! Clients who choose to work with me are often looking to increase their ability to express themselves freely, feel more connected, and embrace themselves for who they are. Let's work together, we will explore and recover your unique values and strengths. Your therapy will be unique to only you! We will discover your own internal and external influences that keep you struggling and develop positive strategies to achieve your personal goals.
(925) 399-8685
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
Not accepting new clients
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ATA- Addiction Treatment Alternatives LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified
Verified
Is substance abuse preventing you from having the life you want? If yes, you’ve admitted the problem. The toughest step toward recovery is the very first one: recognizing that you have a problem and deciding to make a change. It’s normal to feel uncertain or torn about whether you’re ready to make a change. Committing to sobriety involves much change, including: the way you deal with stress, who you allow in your life, what you do in your free time, and how you think about yourself. Recovery requires time, motivation, and support, but by making a commitment to change, you can overcome your addiction and regain control of your life.
(925) 886-3909
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Grayce Marie Stratton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Accessing hope, grounding, greater energy, and newfound peace are my specialities and passion, and I assist the patient to take charge in finding harmony and illuminating a vibrant life. Working creatively and eclectically, I emphasize psychophysiology and integrative modalities, the medical end of psychology in my practice, Lifetime Development in Pleasanton, California. Assessing carefully the unique strengths and needs of each child, adolescent, and adult who calls, my goal is to assist clients to become more masterful in their lives at every age. Using the lens of in-depth traditional psychotherapeutic knowledge, I aim for faster outcomes than those possible with "talk therapy" alone.
(925) 462-2123
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Arley Fong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life has a way of throwing us off balance. We can be moving right along without any issues, then suddenly what used to be working is no longer effective. This can be a short term or long term situation. Adjusting to change is challenging. Trying something different is easier when there is someone coming along with you. I strive to be that non-judgemental and compassionate companion that will provide you the encouragement and feedback to make your efforts for change count!
(925) 588-3511
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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David N. Day
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Want some real answers to your personal or relationship problems? With over 35 years of experience, I offer effective solutions for your personal life, and advanced relationship skills. People describe me as different from the usual therapist... more interactive, more direct, more informative. I will compassionately listen to fully understand your situation, but then offer you new ideas and concrete suggestions. If you would like a relaxed, comfortable style and a sense of humor, while receiving expert guidance, give me a call. I am approachable and easy to talk to, and offer practical coaching, information and guidance.
(925) 261-8534
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Susan Shanker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, PPS, MA
Verified
Verified
I provide a safe, caring, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere for my clients. I believe every individual is unique and has their own inner wisdom and strength that can be built upon in our sessions. I am passionate about helping people find more balance, joy and fulfillment in their lives by focusing on their personal goals and utilizing a highly individualized and direct approach. I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults with a variety of needs and issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, grief/loss, stress, anger, self-esteem issues, communication skills, divorce/separation, and parenting.
(925) 233-2571
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Sabina Kratzer-Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sometimes our lives can just be overwhelming. Are you struggling with a more recent change or stressful situation? Relationship, work, parenting, divorce, job/school or overall imbalance in your life? For some, there are long term factors that can be obstacles to relationship, employment and success in our lives. Depression, anxiety, addiction, weight and body issues, often only worsen. Getting support, new perspective and tools to deal with challenges can be life changing and a key for long term emotional wellness.
(925) 278-6026
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Bettyjean Weser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or feel like you're not sure how to navigate a new territory of your life? Do you need help setting healthy boundaries or coping with stress and anxiety? Or perhaps a past trauma is beginning to surface? I genuinely believe our darkest wounds lose power, and we begin to heal when we shed light on them. My goal is to provide support and insight to help you identify your strengths and get your life back on track with appropriate coping strategies and perhaps new boundaries.
(925) 690-2159
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Nikki Pritchett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am a Certified Complex Trauma Professional, a Certified Brainspotting Therapist and Consultant, and have extensive training and experience with trauma, child/adolescent behavior disorders, school/social difficulties, parenting/relationship stress, and anxiety/depression. I received my masters from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2006. My BS in Psychology is from the College of William and Mary where I was a Division 1 Athlete.
(925) 660-7340
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Vicci L Tibbetts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, BCB
Verified
Verified
My goal is for us to work together short-term based on needs and goals we identify at our first session. My clients learn skills immediately and reduce their symptoms quickly. I have 26 years of experience using Biofeedback and teaching coping skills with many different disorders, cultures, and individuals (adults/kids) & families. I have seen people improve the quality of their life and reduce conflict and suffering. I work with at an Integrative Health Center and we are open and knowledgeable in finding multiple and non traditional solutions so you can move forward and improve your mind and body.
(925) 271-2423
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Lindsay Hansen Ulrey
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C, MFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
It takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to reach out and ask for help when struggling or suffering in life, so I want to acknowledge that you have taken a very brave first step by looking into therapy and prioritizing your mental health. If you feel stuck or lost in your life, you do not have to do this on your own! Therapeutic relationships can be truly life changing and transformative. I believe strongly in a person's potential to heal, learn, and grow exponentially in a space that feels safe and supportive. My approach is warm, compassionate, and client-centered.
(831) 237-1313
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
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James Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I've been providing professional counseling services to pre-teens, adolescents, and adults for over a decade. Individual therapy is currently offered, and family if needed. I am not currently running any groups. I've always been able to connect with clients, and have built long term therapeutic relationships with many of them. I have 2 offices in Fremont and Pleasanton, CA. I also offer Telehealth services ("Skype Therapy"). I am an "out of network" provider. I will give you a billing statement that you will submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please call 925-243-5086 or visit Onlinetherapywork.com.
(925) 304-1755
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Vilma Sylvester
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You may experience emotional pain at times, as we all do. You may even have deeper emotional wounds that still need healing, but you don't have to endure unhappiness. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SUFFER. Let's work together to bring the joy back. True, life can get really tough. But psychology research tells us that you can improve emotional well-being and obtain the resilience you need to deal with the tough times, often regardless of challenging life circumstances. By using your strengths, increasing relational connection, positive experiences and engagement with what you value most you can find satisfaction and meaning in life.
(925) 421-2818
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Nadia Ali Loewe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, families and children of all ages. I work in an empathetic, collaborative, and thoughtful way with each individual or family unit. I believe that each individual and/or family unit is different so I bring different tools to assist. I believe being a good listener is important and I want to help everyone achieve their goals. I also worked years in schools so I have in depth experience working with children of all ages.
(925) 319-6432
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Not accepting new clients
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Michelle Williamson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a different experience for each person that chooses to start that journey. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist that has built my practice on acknowledging individuals unique life experience. If you have had questions in life that continue to follow you, anxiety that dictates who you are, or you would like to find another way to approach life, then therapy can help you progress through these struggles. I welcome all those who are interested in change with respect and empathy, providing a safe confidential environment to children, teens, and adults.
(925) 402-4490
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
Not accepting new clients
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Brett Kociol
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist with a strong commitment to providing high-quality individualized mental health care to adults. I offer both individual and group psychotherapy. I enjoy working with a diverse range of people, ages, and issues. I bring specialized training and experience in working with young professionals, people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and relationship challenges. If you’d like to learn more about how I’d work with you or have any questions about starting therapy, please email or call me for a free phone consultation.
(925) 306-1513
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Sara Ferreyra
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
For most people, it is often helpful to have an unbiased adult to share life experiences with, especially children, preteens and teenagers. Adolescence can be a time of uncertainty, self doubt, and insecurities may arise. They are trying to discover who they are and who they want to become. Children and teens often find it helpful to have someone to speak with about their struggles with anxiety, depression, or life events, such as transitioning into high school or new relationships.
(925) 854-4403
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Edina C Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, Mediatr
Verified
Verified
Is your marriage or partnership showing signs of stress? Are you not sure if blending families is a good idea? Over 60% of blended families in the U.S. with children do not succeed and negatively impact children's mental health. I help couples in conflict or who have grown apart (especially in blended families), create a more loving home using evidence-based methods, including the Gottman Method, and Bader-Pearson Couples Therapy. I utilize compassion- and mindfulness-based methods to improve your parenting AND your partnership at the same time, while addressing the underlying causes of conflicts.
(925) 989-0967
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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What type of Pleasanton mental health professional is right for me?
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When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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