Are you having a difficult time fitting the pieces of life together? Do you feel weighed down from work stressors? Do you ever wonder, "Is there more to life than this?" If so, you are visiting the right profile. I can help you address these issues and many more. I utilize approaches that are client-centered and collaborative. I do not believe in a "cookie-cutter" solution, therefore, therapeutic approaches will vary and be unique to each client and their situation.
Making the decision to work with a therapist is a big deal. It takes courage to allow someone to see your vulnerabilities. You may be dealing with a crisis, loss or life transition. You may be feeling stuck, anxious, stressed, angry, depressed, grief-stricken or some combination of these. I will meet you with warmth, compassion, curiosity and will actively engage with you as you unfold these layers that are complicating your life. I believe you possess an inherent strength that has gotten you this far in life. Let me help bolster this strength that you might have forgotten about.
Hello! I’m Cass - an experienced licensed clinical social worker & divorced mom of two, one of whom is disabled. I particularly enjoy helping older folks and trauma survivors. I have a deep understanding of how families work, and how they can fail to work, despite people’s hard work and best intentions. Let’s get real, life and relationships are hard, and it helps to keep a sense of humor and realistic expectations. I can help you with that. You are welcome just as you are. Nobody’s perfect. We all need help sometimes. Smart people find the help and support they need. Feel free to give me a call, to see if we would be a good fit!
I am devoted to serving the diverse families in the SF Bay Area and beyond. I work mostly with families that are seeking family therapy. I also work well with individuals and couples that struggle with finding a therapist that they can trust. My office is located in Richmond, across the street from Hilltop Mall. I also offer video therapy sessions for 1st time clients and those seeking my services that cannot come to my Bay Area office.
Elina Filippova, the Founder of The Path to Self, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with seniors, adults, teenagers and couples who feel stuck in their life -- be it physically , emotionally, or professionally -- and who are committed to the path of self-discovery. Elina worked as a mental health professional for Department of Veterans affairs and has knowledge of complex trauma such as PTSD. She is trained in Voice Dialogue, Motivational Interviewing, and certified in Mind-Body Medicine. Her therapy approach covers present problems, patterns of behavior, and exploration of how the past influences our present life.
Stress and trauma can take many forms. Sometimes we survive an event such as a car accident, wildfire, assault, or military-related event. Or we may notice chronic struggles with trusting others and ourselves, and feeling stressed and unsatisfied in our relationships. The experience of trauma can significantly impact how we change or grow in each present moment, how we connect and separate from others, and how we experiment, take risks, and resource our creativity. Let's co-create a therapy relationship that works to support the development of loving relationships with self and others.
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”- Joseph Campbell. Welcome! Servicios en español. Services en français. I’m passionate about helping people achieve transformation and well-being during challenging times in life. Over the years, many of my clients have shared with me that they’ve benefited from my ability to deeply listen, and to hold space for them during their most difficult moments. I’m so honored by this feedback. It serves as my inspiration to continue to assist in facilitating the change and relief that you deserve.
I work particularly well with both men and women with emotional and life issues, childhood trauma, and gay and straight couples with communication and other difficulties. I help individuals with serious mental illness make positive changes in their lives,and work with their families. I work with addictions and the intersection with emotional issues, particularly using 12-step programs.
I am Kay Guyer, and I’m a queer and genderqueer liberation-focused art therapist based in the bay area, currently serving all of California remotely. I specialize in working with queer and trans teens and adults, and people with disabilities who want to increase their sense of rootedness and agency in order to live vibrantly. I know finding a therapist that matches who you are is hard, and I’m so glad you have arrived here.
Hello! I’m a Thai/Filipino American licensed clinical social worker and I provide individual therapy for adults. I work with people dealing with a multitude of stressors including depression, anxiety, third culture kids, trauma, substance abuse, intimate partner violence, academic or work stresses, incarceration, and acculturation. There is no problem too small to talk about.
Are you interested in exploring your authentic self and letting go of the old, restrictive patterns that continue to cause you pain? Do self-doubt and self-criticism limit your ability to explore and find satisfaction? Maybe you want to better understand your emotions and develop a more loving relationship with yourself. Maybe you're in the midst of a life transition, and you want to align with your heart and body wisdom as well as your head. Want to tap into the present moment, cultivate meaning in your life and live with more peace, ease, balance and love?
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.
Need help finding balance in your life? Coping with depression or anxiety, work stress, or figuring out how substances fit (or don't fit) into you life? I love to help people address trauma, improve communication, take control of their lives, gain confidence, and get their needs met. Since I became registered as a clinician with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in 2012, I have provided clients in the San Francisco Bay Area with a wide range of psychological services as a clinician at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and a counselor in a mental health treatment program in San Francisco.
Are you stuck? Constantly second-guessing your choices? Self-doubt, low self-esteem or low-motivation all create a good deal of stress. These challenges often lead to chronic depression or anxiety which may keep you frozen, hold you back from taking a step forward to getting what you want in life. Creating a warm, safe, compassionate space is my way of helping you to begin exploring your individual needs, and what is and is not working for you. It is my experience that the process of getting to know each client allows for the expression of those thoughts and feelings that are in the way of ultimately reaching your goals.
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
Our world can feel overwhelming, chaotic, and disconnected. Many people are struggling to navigate the immense stress and emotional turmoil of our times. You don’t have to figure it out alone. Therapy is a reliable, safe space for your exploration and growth. I offer tools for coping with challenges such as anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, burnout, and chronic pain. In therapy, we can learn to understand and heal from the impacts of trauma on our bodies and minds. I specialize in helping folks learn to identify and express their needs and boundaries in order find deeper satisfaction and meaning in their lives.
My name is Saba Omidvar and I offer evidence based, culturally responsive psychotherapy services. I have extensive experience working with clients with diverse cultural and diagnostic needs and my approach is centered on using evidence based strategies to help you meet your goals. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach, and work with each client to create a highly individualized treatment plan to address their concerns.The modalities I most often utilize are cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral and mindfulness based approaches. I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and DBT PE.
I am a clinician whose passion is working with individuals, couples and groups from diverse cultures and backgrounds. I work from a whole-person and inclusive perspective welcoming clients with their own personal circumstances. Clients and members discover that anyone may have problems, feel overwhelmed and get stuck. That this is a great time to talk with a clinician who is interested in your values and well-being. Discussing your concerns and goal is intended to be informative and encouraging. With commitment and partnership during the therapy process, we work towards getting to a more productive and restored experience.
As a bi-cultural/bi-lingual Latina Therapist with over twenty years of experience, I have had the pleasure of working with children, teens and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. I provide psychotherapy to individuals from a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic theories. I love helping people, who are working in self-empowerment, managing anxiety, and relationship issues. I am a warm, compassionate therapist who strives to provide a welcoming place where my patients feel safe to address and work on their presenting symptoms and challenges.
Play is the language of childhood and I speak it fluently. Whatever situation your child is going through, we will face it together. We might be adventurers, exploring the rocky seas of emotion regulation. Perhaps we are princes and princesses trapped in a castle of loneliness, race car drivers going around on the track of ADHD, or warriors battling monsters in the dark. We might even teach a bear to use the potty.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, or Child Psychologists in Richmond.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Richmond 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 Richmond 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.