Trauma Focused Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

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Sahiba Singh Chowdhary
Psychologist, PsyD, MACJ
Verified
Verified
Throughout my service in various clinical settings, I have been struck by the importance of creating a safe space for those seeking mental health care and working towards personal growth. While I treat a wide range of mental health concerns, I specialize in working with those who: are navigating life transitions, including relationship and dating challenges, grief and loss, medical difficulties, or relocation; are striving to find effective ways of managing difficult emotions and communicating with others; have faced interpersonal traumas or identity-based invalidations; or are struggling to engage in meaningful ways with others.
(510) 822-8064
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Sheila Ali
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Things that may have felt difficult prior to the pandemic carry a very different load now, as we learn to navigate life with Covid. While the idea of therapy may have felt radical before, it can now offer us a roadmap to developing greater internal strength to steer through the uncertainty. It is deep within our unconscious that we meet our true selves and can then begin the profound work of developing mechanisms for the lives we are seeking. I view it as a great privilege to bear witness to the strength that emerges from the courage of confronting the vulnerability of our own psychology.
(925) 965-7775
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Not accepting new clients
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Marinés Novoa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Deciding to pursue psychotherapy is an important and personal decision. There are various reasons for which someone may pursue psychotherapy, whether it is to cope with current life stressors or to seek support in managing ongoing concerns. Regardless of your reason for pursuing therapy, you should not feel alone in the process and I look forward to working with you on meeting your goals. I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed clinical psychologist who works with children/adolescents, families and young adults, using an integrative approach and tailoring my work to each person's unique story.
(925) 854-4467
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Charlotte Santos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to previously working for the military, I have worked in all levels of substance use treatment and multiple trauma focused programs.
I specialize in helping people process and heal from both recent and past trauma, substance use, anger, relationship difficulties, and implement boundaries with high stress jobs. I love working with trauma survivors, veterans/first responders, health care workers, and individuals, couples, and families who want to, or are curious about making changes in their life.
(530) 212-7053
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Gina Vance
CMHT, CCHT, RBT, CLC
If you've been journeying into self discovery and growth and are ready for a gentle quantum leap into your unique power, beauty and ability to express and collaborate with your multi-dimensional self, consider the potential rewards of learning to quickly and easily journey into your mind and body to explore, encounter and understand ways you can heal the pain of your despair and serve your highest purpose in fulfilling ways. Our work together will honor all aspects of you and all experiences you have endured and survived, as you successfully close completed chapters and author new satisfying successes.
(415) 275-4221
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Sose Shirinian
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm here to help you process and work through your trauma, grief or loss. There are many types of loss and ways to grieve. As a first generation Armenian-American coming from an immigrant family, I get it. The struggle to maintain relationships, family, and work life balance is real and intergenerational trauma impacts us in ways we can't always recognize right away. These problems can becoming overwhelming and translate to disenfranchised grief - unpopular forms of grieving or experience of loss by society's standards - and remain very real and complex to those who grieve. Contact me if you would like to begin your healing journey.
(818) 210-3090
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Jeffrey H Kent
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(925) 471-8338
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Edna Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(323) 471-0446
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Kathryn Schroeder
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel alone in the midst of overwhelming emotions? Or maybe you feel lost, numb, or not fully alive? When we experience loss, grief, trauma, or any number of life transitions, we often experience disconnection and dis-integration: from within ourselves and in our relationships with others. This may help us to temporarily from feeling pain, but it also severs our connection to joy and spontaneity. You are not alone. Let me help you find your way back to wholeness through integrating your whole being, your relationship with yourself, and your connection with others.
(925) 794-8292
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Diana Cheryl Methfessel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Connie Hwang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Do you take care of everyone and everything around you and still feel empty inside? Are you always striving for perfection but never feel good enough? Does your perception of yourself negatively impact your work or your relationships? I can help break unhealthy patterns and we will work collaboratively to discover the best version of yourself.
(415) 634-9611
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Sharon Go
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Building relationships is a strength of mine and I love using that as a vehicle for healing and personal growth. I am experienced in working with adolescents and young adults in exploring past trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relational issues and identify core conflicts. I look forward to joining you in your journey towards healing!
(415) 993-7203
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Ignacia Perez Botto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome, Bienvenid@! Do you want to be in therapy forever? Maybe not! People come to therapy because something in their lives needs attention NOW. If you took the HUGE step to search for a therapist, it means you already have the first ingredient for success: MOTIVATION! so... let's get to work! I live with a systemic thinking and draw influence from the Solution Focused and Problem Solving/Brief Therapy approach. This means the therapy I provide is goal-oriented and respectful of your experiences without focusing on labels. Sometimes we keep hoping for different results by doing the same. Let's work together and make changes :)
(628) 262-8184
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Debbie Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Working with couples my approach integrates CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies and Mindfulness. Couples can count on learning and practicing effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Practicing these skills will help deepen your connection, intimacy, and emotional-attunement with your partner to build the relationship you really want. My work with individuals focuses on support and strategies during times of grief and loss, relationship struggles, and life transitions.
(925) 478-3694
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Arwin Cotas-Girard, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child and adolescent therapy and comprehensive psychological assessment services for all ages. I also specialize in the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder, particularly for girls and women. I am trained in Therapeutic Assessments and consider my evaluations to be brief therapeutic interventions that may allow healing and change to occur through the process of self-discovery and reworking of narratives. I work collaboratively with my clients, their caregivers, and other important people and systems in their lives to gain a comprehensive understanding of their needs.
(925) 212-4757
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Michael Keesey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
17 Endorsed
Verified
17 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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Griselda Oliver Bucio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Becoming a parent is a unique and transformative experience. From the moment of conception through the journey of parenting there is an array of unknown rewards, challenges and experiences. At times parents have no idea how they will feel or react to these challenges and realize that they need help and support through their own journey as parents. Research proves the way we were parented, the environment in which we developed, and the situations around us influence the way we feel and behave as parents.
(925) 406-3109
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Pure Serenity Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It’s early in the morning, and your eyes pop open to the sound of a blaring alarm clock. Groaning, you hit the snooze button as you start dreading the grueling day ahead. Lying in bed, you scroll through your phone, looking for the motivation to get you through this day. Instead, you're met with images of women with perfect bodies and perfect lives. You can’t help but compare yourself to them. A voice says, “that’ll never be you; it can't be.” You try to dismiss it, but the voice in your head gets louder. You can’t shake the feeling that you don’t deserve happiness or success in your life. You feel lost and defeated.
(510) 949-3702
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Remarkable Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Dr. Paul Kramer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in 2008 he started a group practice to expand services in Northern California (East Bay). Recently, since Covid, the group has expanded services to Los Angeles and Orange counties, and San Diego. He has served in multiple settings to include 12 years in the US Army. Paul uses an eclectic approach when working with children, teens, adults and families. Leaning on short-term therapies and practical solutions for common problems
(925) 436-1725
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Renee Fesperman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(925) 478-4062
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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What type of Walnut Creek mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Walnut Creek?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.