When a woman discovers her spouse is involved in sexually compulsive behaviors, she often feels as though the floor has fallen out from underneath her. It seems everything she thought she knew about her spouse and her life is suddenly a lie. She feels the deepest sense of betrayal, and wonders if she will ever trust again. Her world is falling apart and there is nothing to hold onto. She feels all alone and often does not tell another living soul about the horror she has been plunged into.
I specialize working with women of color who are children of immigrants or multi-generational Americans that are dealing with every day stress through cultural values, familial relationships, and societal expectations. They strive to find purpose and are ambitious to lead authentic, choice-filled lives, while open to exploring the various aspects to their identity. Ultimately, they want to find a space where they are validated and heard while wanting to enable the stronger parts of themselves to create positive change in their lives. Feel free to contact me to set up a phone consultation to see if we are a good match.
Are you looking for a supportive way to identify and resolve areas of stress, conflict, unhappiness, and find success with new challenges in your life? I have been helping individuals overcome obstacles and improve their lives and relationships for over 28 years. The therapy relationship can be a safe and empathic way to help you access and heal painful feelings, open up to new possibilities in your life, and experiment with new and healthier behaviors toward a more fulfilling experience. I respect each individual I work with as unique and work with you to evaluate your specific needs, strengths, goals and challenges.
I am a California state licensed psychologist, who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and assessment to children, adults and families with a variety of emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges. A proud Wolverine, I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arborwith Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Political Science. I then returned to California and completed my Doctoral training at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Sharp HealthCareand a post-doctoral fellowship at the Children's Health Council
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MBA
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families through a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship problems, addictions, transitions, trauma, ADHD, PTSD, childhood, and other life challenges. I have found that people benefit from different therapeutic modalities and methods to achieve their goals. Some of the modalities I find helpful in addition to somatic psychotherapy include IFS, CBT, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy.
Do you feel emotionally disconnected from your spouse? Do you long for deeper intimacy and reduced conflict? If so, you are not alone. It is easy to become disconnected from your partner for many reasons; work challenges, children and pressures of life in our busy Bay Area. My passion is to help couples move from disengagement to a deeper emotional bond, helping them increase understanding of self and other, and decrease conflict through Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an attachment based therapy approach that has shown to help couples move from disconnection to flourishing.
Are you feeling lonely, sad, frustrated, unhappy? Experiencing difficulty with relationships, personal or in the work place? Have you recently experienced a loss of a loved one or a relationship and are having difficulty navigating the emotional impact? Maybe you are feeling stuck in how to manage a life change or just stuck in your own mind? Struggling with connecting with others and communicating your needs? Possibly having difficulty in recognizing the person looking back at you in the mirror or not liking what you see?
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, BCIM, DAPA
Life present with many challenges, emotional, physical, relationship, career and loss to name a few.. I focus on your presenting issue to provide the skills you need for change. I can help you with the support you need and use a Solution Based Approach with Cognitive Behavioral Interventions. Your right to happiness is vital . I am committed in helping you . At our Center we are a group of experienced therapists. Each therapist is dedicated and passionate. I've been in the East Bay for 20+ years.I am an LCSW and a Dr. of Natural Health Sciences-Board Certified in Integrative Medicines. Video conferencing & Telehealth Services
Our team of specialists is passionate about working with people whose lives have been impacted by compulsive behavior and/or sexual trauma. The team is committed to helping individuals understand their behaviors and assist them in finding recovery through developing new habits for self-care, coping and personal insight. Taking this transformational journey can help individuals and couples move from a place of chaos into a life of wholeness and new relationships of trust and intimacy. The team uses evidence-based treatments to educate, motivate and equip individuals and couples to work towards healing.
Trained in family systems theory with an emphasis on the whole person, I will work with you to develop insight into all aspects of your life. I am certified in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) where I provide parents with the tools to approach their children with love, empathy and kindness, resisting the tendency to be punitive. With over 15 years of experience working with adults, teens, children and families, I can help you make the needed changes in your life. Change is within your grasp and begins with us working together to shift your thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Hello! It is my honor and passion to help bring about meaningful, positive change in your life. My approach synthesizes research-based practices and psychological insight, drawing from attachment, emotion-focused therapy, internal family systems, and somatic psychology. I value collaboration and partnership in the therapeutic process in order to instill a sense of agency and empowerment that you innately possess. As your therapist, I am empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, patient, and open. My focus is to help you process and heal from life’s challenges and transgressions; you deserve to live a fulfilling, peaceful life.
Unprocessed grief and trauma are often at the core of many problems that can manifest into negative symptoms such as anxiety, depression, inability to focus, and relationship issues. I specialize in everyday challenges and traumas relating to grief, loss, anticipatory loss, care giving, serious medical diagnosis, life transitions, death, and finding purpose. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Art Therapist and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner with over a decade of extensive experience in working with grief, loss, and trauma.
Peichia (Peggy) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Peggy worked in the finance field for seven years before joining her husband in full-time Christian ministry. Fifteen years into their work, Peggy began an arduous yet rewarding journey in becoming a helping professional.
Reaching out for help is a big step, and can feel overwhelming. I understand from both personal and professional experience, that finding the right practitioner to connect with is so important. My goal is to work with you, collaboratively, to create a treatment plan that helps you achieve balance, emotional stabilization, and improved quality of life. I use an integrated approach to help you meet your unique needs and life story.
Are you seeking to make a change in your relationships, mood, or overall well being? I look forward to connecting with you, and appreciate your time as you look into finding the therapist that is the best fit for you. It is my hope that your therapeutic process will lead to an increase in life satisfaction and resiliency. As a licensed clinician I employ only those therapeutic techniques that are validated by research. I work with both individuals and couples.
My therapy style is to create a safe, warm, supportive, and empathetic environment in order for the client to be able to talk about the issues they are facing in their lives. I understand it takes courage to come to therapy and it is important to have a safe space to process things. I treat each person I meet with respect. My approach is mainly using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, so the client can learn to become aware of and shift thinking patterns that may be contributing to their symptoms, so they can feel more relief. In addition, using mindfulness strategies can help them to feel better.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Sometimes life brings us more than we can manage, and seeking help to navigate through these difficult times is often a key component for the healing process. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and parents, helping them work together, so the whole family can gain therapeutic benefit during challenging seasons. By providing a supportive and compassionate environment, I encourage a space where one can freely explore their feelings and challenge themselves using a client-centered and mindfulness-based approach.
Hello, I'm an LMFT with over 10 yrs of clinical experience. This includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I also have experience working with clients to manage acute symptoms of anxiety, depression, psychosis, and trauma while in a crisis residential environment. I am a strengths-based clinician, who enjoys working with a diverse clientele, which includes age, culture, ethnicity, and LGBTQ community. I believe it is essential for clients to experience therapy in a safe, supportive, and empathic environment, where treatment goals can be achieved through compassion, understanding, and evidence-based interventions.
As an experienced therapist, my goal is to balance supportive connection with skilled intervention, helping clients create lives that are meaningful and worth living. I am curious, collaborative and compassionate , respecting your unique personality, cultural background and family context. We will create an individualized treatment plan that utilizes your strengths and clarifies your therapy goals. Therapy is a significant investment of time and financial resources, and I will work with you to be effective in targeting and addressing the concerns you bring to therapy.
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process - you want to find someone you'll 'click with' and whose style meets your needs. I'm an interactive therapist and I do more than just ask "how does that make you feel?" A lot happens in a single session. I keep things moving along, edging towards your goals, and calling you on things that are in conflict with what you say you want. I offer a safe space for you to be heard, understood, and challenged.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in San Ramon 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 San Ramon 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 San Ramon, or Child Psychologists in San Ramon.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like San Ramon 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 San Ramon 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.