My work with preteens, teens, families and individual adults is both nurturing and direct. I use a relational, strengths-based, and systemic lens. I strongly believe that the relationship we build together is of fundamental importance to the healing process and that therapy is most effective when I create conditions that allow you to bring your full self into the space. I will tailor our work together to address your particular presenting challenges, taking into account your personal history, sociocultural, your many strengths, and the immense expertise you bring about your own life.
Hello! I am an MFT and I specialize in managing conflict, I can help when it seems that you are constantly battling with your child. I work in the short term to stabalize the situation and get everyone back to the table. Then we work together to resolve the underlying issues. I mostly work with at risk adolescents and their families. These are young people who have had conflicts at home, trouble at school and/or trouble with the law.
As I am aware that the process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, I would like to commend you for taking this first step. You will find that I provide a warm, respectful environment which will make it more comfortable for you to engage in the process of understanding yourself and your relationships more deeply and fully. I believe that each person is unique, and, together, with genuine curiosity and a safe atmosphere, we will uncover your individual needs.
I am a compassionate solution focused therapist.
My areas of expertise include, while not being limited to: life cycle changes, self esteem, women's issues, relationship and partnership challenges, communication skills, addictions, traumas (past and present) and OCD as it operates in today's world.
My goal is to help you achieve personal growth and authenticity within your relationship with yourself and others.
I work with children of all ages, individuals,and partner relationships, as well as conducting parent groups and educational seminars on request.
To get started now, please visit my website at www.nancydrakemft.com or call today, 925-9452482
Are you having trouble functioning? Are you experiencing insomnia, sadness, anxiety? Everyone faces life challenges at some point. It is helpful to talk to an empathetic professional trained to help you develop new perspectives. I have over 20 years experience helping clients make changes and heal and provide a confidential, supportive environment for doing so. Some specialized tools that I offer in addition to talk therapy are Guided Imagery, Hypnosis,Mindfulness and Relaxation exercises. These can reduce your stress and are beneficial physically and emotionally. Clients describe me as genuine, warm, and professional.
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
These current times are absolutely challenging & I hope you are finding your way to support from a variety of places! Therapy can be a place to feel safe, connected, supported, &cared for. A place to find relief, time out, &a place to sort out priorities. Ongoing issues like low self-esteem, grief, transitions, depression & anxiety can feel even more intense at this time. There are breakthrough psychological approaches that can help you achieve much faster &deeper results than you might have known including EMDR, EFT, heartmath, &DNMS. In many cases, these can offer dramatic & lasting changes! I hope you will reach out -
You've done whats expected of you. You have a job. You live independently and would like to buy a home some day, or perhaps already have. You're in a relationship that's comfortable. You still have some anxiety, and get depressed occasionally, but its bearable. Life is bearable. But is it enough? Do you ever get an inkling that maybe there's more? Something more authentically you? A genuine life that matters? Let's explore this together, and help you find and manifest your deepest self and purpose.
I enjoy working with any client who is seeking relief from a problem(s). I have worked with a variety of people, including corporate consulting, towards co creating solutions in a collaborative and effective manner.
As a therapist my focus is your (and your family's) emotional health and happiness. Therapy can offer strategies and coping skills as well as guidance to access your own wisdom for solving the challenges you are currently facing.
Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed, worried or just not yourself?As a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist, I am educated and trained to diagnose the mental disorders and emotional problems of individuals, couples, children and families. Using life's difficulties as instruments for change, I will help guide you to find your true, authentic self. As a compassionate and flexible thinker, I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy with an existential/humanistic approach. The powerful bond we create through our relationship will be the first step in in your growth and insight on your therapeutic journey. Licensed to supervise interns.
I help people 18 and older manage exhausting emotions that torture, pressure them into knee jerk reactions, and make relationships difficult. Using evidence-based practical techniques, with a dash of warmth and humor, we'll work together to see the big picture, map a path, and manage what's in the way of getting some peace.
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping adults, couples and families work through their difficulties and challenges. I strive to provide a warm, respectful and safe environment for my clients to feel both nurtured and challenged. Together, we explore solutions and strategies for change and healing.
Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence.
Hi! I'm so glad you're here. Welcome to my profile. I'm not exactly sure what you're struggling with or what you're looking for that brought you here, but I just want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out for help and to believe that a new way of life is possible. It's not easy for a lot of people and hope can feel scary because of the fear of disappointment, failure or even looking at the pieces that led you here in the first place can be overwhelming.
If you or someone you care about has ADHD and you have started to give up hope that things will get better, you might consider trying psychotherapy or coaching. I treat many people that come to me with ADHD and by the end of 12 sessions, they show improvements in impulsiveness, distractibility and difficulty concentrating.
Simple shifts can help overcome procrastination such as asking you to shift your attention from how terrible you imagine the task to be to how good you will feel when it is behind you. This shift in thinking can increase motivation enough to overcome procrastination.
Welcome! I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse identities and histories. The fundamental core of my practice is to foster a safe and nurturing environment with authenticity, spontaneity, and humor. As your therapist, I will listen closely, ask questions, share my observations, and offer insights and tools for us to consider together. My aim is to help you understand the roots of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. I pay close attention to the ways in which culture and society influence your sense of self and understanding of the world. No issue is too big or too small!
Have you reached an emotionally challenging point in your life and need a safe, accepting, non-judgmental space where you can safely work through your issues without someone else imposing their own agenda upon you? I have worked successfully with a very diverse group of clients, both individuals and couples, who have benefited from my individualized approach to helping people manage and work through issues of anxiety, trauma, depression, relational issues with partners and family, and a variety of major life transition issues that required careful navigation and thought before proceeding.
Everyone needs a space to be completely themselves without judgement or pretense. I work with individual adults, teens, partners, and families. Relationships come in all shapes and sizes; couples, families, and poly-constellations. In relationship counseling I partner with you, working from a place of empathy and personal responsibility, to work through conflict and/or aspects of your relationship you'd like to change and develop tools to improve overall satisfaction and contentment. You may be able to use your PPO out-of-network benefits with just a copay. Ask me how.
Are you stuck, unable to move forward in your life? I believe that we as human beings are resilient, and that, when we find ourselves stuck unable to move forward in our lives, it's important to seek guidance outside ourselves to unravel and breakfree from whatever is blocking our inner light. I am here to assist you to unravel and break free from whatever is blocking your inner light from shining.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek, or Child Psychologists in Walnut Creek.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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.