Family Therapy in Walnut Creek, CA

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Allison Gans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(510) 730-2965
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Rob Park
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Rob Park, and I am a licensed psychologist in California. Are you a child, teen, young adult, or the parent/guardian of one, finding that there is a LOT going on in life, and feel anxious, overwhelmed, and stressed-out? I have over 19 years of experience providing an emotionally safe, validating environment in which to engage young people and their parents/guardians in this collaborative task of therapy. I aspire to provide support and skill-development for kids and teens, as well as providing support to parents and guardians in the difficult role of raising a family .
(925) 396-7030
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Aaron J. Feldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
People come to me for help with infidelity, feeling of disconnection, physical and/or emotional and psychological abuse, anger management, and conflicts around parenting, and other family , career, and life stressors.
Whether your relationship is in crisis or has simply lost its way, I offer practical support in reducing overwhelm and helping you rework and revitalize your relationship. In the process of resolving surface-level conflicts, my goal is to help you establish intimacy and connection, deeper and stronger than you may have been able to experience before.
(888) 626-1514
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Cassandra Pianetta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Because of this experience, I understand the unique challenges that both children and parents face in today’s world and how these challenges affect family dynamics.
I believe therapy offers opportunity for self discovery, healing, and growth. As an emphatic and supportive therapist, I am passionate about helping my clients heal and be heard because we all have unique voices and stories to share. I work with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families to minimize conflict, support personal growth, make changes, and strengthen a sense of connectedness and well-being. Using an integrative approach that is holistic and friendly, I support personal and relational development, as well as healing.
(925) 900-5346
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Lindsey Thompson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I focus my work on families and adult patients. In my professional experience, I find the most growth in children by utilizing a family systems approach and accessing the client's innate strengths and desires for change. In adult patients, much of my work surrounds developing healthy coping skills and managing stress in more adaptive ways.
(925) 999-4092
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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bay area child counseling Parisa Rahimian, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
By offering a 30 minutes free consultation I want to help you find out if your child/teen/ family can benefit from therapy.
It is heartbreaking to see your child struggle and not know how to help them. Most parents who call me have tried every tool they have to help their children with little or no result. you might feel alone in your experience, feel guilt and shame for not being able to help your child or even for losing your own temper if you have an intense high need child. Perhaps your child is struggling in school, and you are dreading the next phone call to address the latest issues, or feel exhausted trying to go through the daily function without meltdowns, or worrying about your teen’s emotional state, lack of communication,or defiant behavior
(925) 403-4375
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Ezgi Rozenshteyn
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a psychotherapist in the Bay Area, California. I work with teens, adults, couples, and families. My top priority is to establish a trusting relationship with my clients to help them achieve meaningful and lasting change. My approach is evidence-based and solution-focused. The treatment I offer is tailored to each individual's and family 's unique needs, hence your goals, potential, and challenges will be our primary focus. I enjoy working with individuals of all backgrounds.
(925) 794-8861
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Matthew Rojo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi, my name is Matt Rojo. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist . I provide EMDR and Gottman informed therapy, and have over 12 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families heal and grow. I know that it can be overwhelming to reach out for help, and that you're probably only doing this after you've tried everything else. I promise to provide treatment shown to be effective by clinical research, and to meet you with kindness, honesty, and acceptance.
(415) 347-6921
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Jeanette (Jen) Shelby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPTT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Jen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from John F.
It is from a integrative lens that Jen works with individuals, couples and groups. This work involves helping individuals and couples to process and explore issues related to relationships, addiction, trauma and life transitions. Outcomes of this work include greater awareness and understanding, personal growth and effective communication.
(510) 867-3849
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Michael Keesey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
18 Endorsed
Verified
18 Endorsed
Feeling stuck, immobilized and unable to change your life? What's holding you back from being your best self? Through a behavioral lens we work together to identify the behaviors and patterns that are holding you back from your goals and systematically relearn healthy patterns and coping mechanisms that will empower you to make the best decisions for yourself, your relationships or your family . I work from a person centered approach creating a safe space where we work together to help determine your needs and goals. One day or Day one, you choose.
(925) 267-6286
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Janitzia Rodríguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and specialize in working with those who are at a crossroads in their life and ready to confront issues that have been stopping them from accomplishing their life goals and being happy.
You're trying to better your life, but others in your life just aren't. Maybe someone you love struggles with addiction and being around them can get tense and uncomfortable? Can't they see that there is more to life than senseless drama, dysfunctional relationships or addiction?" We don't have control over other people, but we do have control over what we allow & don't allow in our lives. You're ready for change, willing to put in the work & I'm here for it all.
(925) 293-9281
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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David Covault
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Have you often thought about making personal changes and been unable to act? Have friends and family remarked that you appear anxious or worry too much? Have unsettled thoughts gotten in the way of your relationships, career, ability to relax, enjoy yourself or even to sleep? Have you been fixated on a substance, a body image, and/or an unhealthy activity? If these scenarios sound familiar, I may be able to help. It can be quite a burden to carry these thoughts and the guilt of inaction with you daily.
(888) 621-6098
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Daniella K Bermudez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
Daniella is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California, with an office in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a trained psychotherapist certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Daniella offers professional therapeutic services covering a variety of issues and concerns. She has clinical experience in the areas of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, crisis management, suicide prevention, life transitions, parenting stress, and reproductive and maternal mental health.
(925) 515-4150
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Kathy Friend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Telling your story to someone who will listen and offer warm, nonjudgmental support and guidance can be the beginning of your healing journey and ongoing well being. I will work with you to address various life challenges whether it is due to conflicts in a relationship, trauma, loss and grief, family of origin issues, illness, care giving or other stress you are experiencing. I am a compassionate clinician with 30 years of experience counseling adults of all ages in medical, social service and mental health settings. I am familiar with many community resources you can utilize along with your therapy.
(925) 326-6634
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Nicole Scanlon-Lodato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Depending on the situation, I offer individual, family therapy and parent coaching.
I have 18 plus years of experience working with children, families and individuals. I specialize working with children (5 to 11), and teens. I work with children and teens who may face many challenges such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I offer parenting support and guidance. I also work with adults experiencing life transitions, divorce or separation. I offer my knowledge, experience and unconditional acceptance. I also offer all clients a comfortable space to explore their emotions, learn new skills, and overcome challenging situations.
(209) 694-4782
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Rosalind Englander-Calo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you or a family member struggle with worries, pessimism, or indecision about important areas of your life? Would you like to feel more self-confident and calm in managing daily life responsibilities or important life changes? If you are ready to learn and master some new, highly effective life skills with a seasoned coach/therapist please contact me for a free 10 minute phone consultation (or email me). Take that first, small step now to reclaim and enjoy the life you were meant to have.
(510) 404-8458
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Natalie Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer individual and family counseling for: stress, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationships, and parenting.
Counseling is meant to challenge us as individuals, but that doesn’t mean it has to be one more stressful thing for you to have to do this week. Hi, I’m Natalie, a licensed therapist (LMFT) in private practice. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or simply looking for someone to talk to, I’m here to offer my support for whatever it is you are currently dealing with.
(510) 256-7695
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Diana Cheryl Methfessel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified
Verified
I can help you with a variety of issues such as anxiety; depression/grief; addiction/ substance abuse exploration; family support with the addiction process.
Do you work from home, home school your children, care for a homebound relative or are just too busy traveling to work to schedule therapy appointments across town? Are you someone who works late evenings or works a “night shift” schedule and cannot see a therapist under the normal operative hours that most therapists offer? My private practice offers a solution to your dilemma. I only provide secure video therapy from the comfort and convenience of your home. I provide services to adults, couples, and families based in California only.
(415) 234-7791
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Jessica Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Jessica struggled with her mental health as an adolescent, which persuaded her to pursue a career in the mental health field. She is board-certified and specializes in children older than 6-years-old and adults until the age of 30. Jessica works with patients suffering from anxiety disorders, co-parent support, school issues, sibling dynamics, self-harm, and suicide ideation. She offers group therapy, family therapy , and provides LGBTQ+ care. Jessica believes in the Mind-Brain-Body Center and works to improve her patients’ self-esteem and relationships.
(925) 940-9126
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Erika A Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
There is a focus on issues related to attachment, the family structure and roles within it.
The therapy I provide focuses on children, adolescents, families and adults. My clinical experience involves those afflicted by depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, grief and transitions. An important part of my work allows children and their caregivers to work as a team to achieve therapeutic goals. I welcome caregivers to participate in child’s therapeutic work by providing parent consultations, check-in’s and when appropriate, facilitating parent-child sessions. My approach is tailored to the needs and therapeutic goals of each of my clients. I collaborate with you and together we will establish realistic goals.
(925) 387-7259
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.