If you you feeling overwhelmed, depressed or stressed out and are having difficulty mananging your everyday life there are positive solutions to move forward. My approach is Solution Focused and Positive Psychology. What that means is: We focus on the present, collaborate to develop a plan of how to address the issues, then work towards resolving the difficulties you are experiencing in your life. Verbalization precedes resolution.
I have been treating individuals with depression, anxiety, Bi Polar disorder and substance abuse for well over a decade. I enjoy working with all types of individuals and their unique challanges.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a collaborative and straightforward style. My approach is to work with you to understand and identify patterns that are interfering with your interpersonal relationships or blocking your potential, to embrace and own your strengths, and to find healthy ways to change or cope with the parts of your life that aren't working well.
My approach to therapy varies in part because of each individual's unique situation and needs. Early childhood experiences and past trauma have been influential in the development of the person you have become today and as such there may be a need to address old wounds in order to more fully heal. I also incorporate a focus on the present moment (the here-and-now) to address issues that are bringing you in currently---identifying strengths, resources, and solutions to help you improve your situation and feel better in your life now.
You are likely here because part of life isn't working for you. I am a therapist that will listen, and work to understand. I partner with you to create goals that will lead to greater satisfaction. Our focus will be on you discovering your strengths to manage your way past obstacles. I use my 40 years experience with different backgrounds, cultures and ages to customize my approach to suit your needs. We will construct a process that works for you. Everyone encounters roadblocks in today's world. I want to help you find a path around those roadblocks, and see the positive opportunities that exist for you.
I OFFER HIPAA COMPLIANT VIDEO COUNSELING! While all support feels good, not all support leads to growth. My integrative approach uses best evidence based tools to help you relieve suffering, cultivate healthy thoughts and feelings and change your life. I teach tools to help people change the dynamics of their mind and body to produce the desired effect in their life. This work maps new neural pathways so that your brain literally supports the desired growth and change.
Hey YOU! Yeah, YOU! The one looking for someone to help them! Has your anxiety or depression taken over your life? Or made the life you’re living just MISERABLE? Stuck in your own head, your thoughts race from one thing to another, full of worry. Some days you can barely function. You just want to hide from the world, feeling like a failure. You have no idea how to balance the different areas of your life, and struggle to put into words how much fear and hurt you're hiding. Convinced no one will understand, you constantly ask yourself “How is it ever going to get better?” and “When will this pain go away?”.
Wolkig with all age groups, I offer my years of experience in helping clients achieve life enhancing changes. The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to suggestion. So-called "POSTHYPNOTIC SUGGESTIONS" may improve treatments for many conditions, including: phobias, fears, anxiety, sleep disorder, PTSD, grief and loss. Hypnotherapy can help changing a person's behavior, such as smoking, biting nails, alcohol & drug addiction, obesity, low self esteem and relationship problems. Furthermore, hypnotherapy is particularly useful in treating pain and preparing for surgery. Hypnotherapy proves to be an excellent tool to enhance sport specific skills in golf, tennis, football, baseball and others.
Are you feeling stuck? Alone? Afraid? Are you feeling angry, shameful, depressed, or anxious? Do you feel a low sense of self-worth? Do you notice yourself doing or saying things that you normally wouldn't in order to self-soothe? You are not alone. As a counselor that has personally experienced all of those feelings and more, I am here to provide you support with empathy, compassion, and motivation.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSG, MSW, LCSW
Openly gay therapist. LGBTQ or straight welcome. People are people. I maintained a traditional psychotherapy practice for many years in West Los Angeles/Hollywood and Palm Springs, California. With the beginning of Covid 19 virus I expanded into the virtual world of tele-mental health. In this new age of tele-therapy the therapist is "zoomed" into the comfort of your home. There is no need to drive to your therapist's office at rush hour. You feel safe and protected at home. I have achieved much success utilizing this "zoom" on my HIPAA compliant platform. Don't be shy. Let's get started.
If you are anxious, depressed, dealing with addictions or PTSD, I will help you make healthy decisions and realize your full potential. I help individuals, couples and families identify, and CHANGE persistent, sometimes lifelong, problematic patterns or behaviors. If you feel fearful, blue, stressed, or have relationship difficulties, there are effective strategies to solve complex human problems from the very FIRST session. Psychotherapy helps you STEP BACK, RECHARGE, and JUMP START your life. I am approved to provide treatment for Problem Gamblers and their families at NO-COST. Contact me TODAY for more information.
Having previously worked as a music producer/engineer in Los Angeles, guiding musicians, and resolving creative conflict, Dr. Barry holds a Licensed Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor designation, as well as a Doctorate in Psychology. Working at the Betty Ford Center from 2007-2017, Dr. Barry designed Young Adult Programming, Outpatient services, and LGBTQ Integrated programming, and has been a featured speaker on LGBTQ issues for medical students and various professional organizations. In 2018, James joined the DAP Behavioral Health Department, departing DAP in 2020 to engage a private practice.
Dr. Hunter is a Clinical Psychologist who was a Senior Staff Psychologist at Scott & White, a multispecialty clinic in Texas, where she was Director of Inpatient Psychological Services at St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Director of the Child/Adolescent Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Texas A&M University College of Medicine. She was affiliated with Scott & White from February of 1989 through May of 2007.
As you move through these turbulent times, storms will come, and the heavy winds may blow. I am here to help navigate these times. I work with substance abuse, and mood issues such as depression and anxiety. If you've had traumas in your life in the past or present, come in and let's discuss them. I am also here to help with your family issues such as family conflicts with parents and children as well as couples and marriage counseling.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, the effects of trauma, or relationship challenges? I believe that people are resilient, constantly learning and always growing. Psychotherapy can facilitate this growth so you can live life more fully and with greater ease. I can help you identity and utilize your cognitive and emotional strengths and resources to develop new insights, solve problems, learn skills, increase joy, and live more authentically.
Relationship problems? I can help! Sometimes life is overwhelming, and you need individual or couple support. My Practical Strategies, and powerful Tools, help you quickly feel Supported, Optimistic, Balanced, Connected. I'm a Solution focused, holistic therapist, empowering clients to increase Communication and Commitment, reawaken Love, revive Passion, solve Issues and increase Understanding. Also, I mentor Sensitive Women to learn excellent Self Care, and find Love. I enjoy coaching Women seeking Zest, new Energy, Direction. Plus, I make house calls. Either in the privacy of your home or remotely by telephone & Skype - for your convenience. Extended sessions, VIP days available.
Today, with all the changes taking place in society and in our daily lives, many of us are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, sad, and worried about the future. The many challenges we face today put pressure on even the strongest of individuals and relationships. Depression, anxiety, and substance abuse are just some of the issues we face that negatively effect our feelings about ourselves, our relationships, and our lives. I offer a warm, caring environment, and provide support and practical feedback to help you overcome the challenges of living in today's world.
We are living in a time of uncertainty and constant change which can add to an already stressful or challenging time in one’s life. You don’t have to struggle through difficult times alone. Therapy is a nonjudgmental, safe place to explore life’s challenges, to gain understanding and self-acceptance in order to make changes and enhance your lifelong well-being. If you have been feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious for a period of time, or if you find yourself isolating from family/friends and using ineffective coping skills, this may be a sign you need help to move on.
After returning to the Coachella Valley in 2018 and reopening my private practice, I am humbled by hurting yet courageous individuals who have reached out for my help. I am reminded how important it is to provide a safe space for clients to share their pain and experience a healing environment of support. It is my goal to meet you in your vulnerable place with unconditional respect and regard and to guide you gently in your journey of recovering.
I treat individuals and couples. People see me to help ease distress and often to find greater meaning in life and connection in relationships. I work in a relational and supportive way, addressing underlying issues to resolve them. This process can alleviate sadness, anxiety, depression and resolve inner conflicts, while building self esteem and a conscious relationship with your inner self.
A fresh perspective enables you to find your strength and courage, to clarify your thinking or even enliven deadened passions. At times psychotherapy can be difficult, but it also creates surprising and meaningful changes in your life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Rancho Mirage 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 Rancho Mirage 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 Rancho Mirage, or Child Psychologists in Rancho Mirage.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Rancho Mirage 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 Rancho Mirage 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.