Weight Loss Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

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Clinical Hypnosis of Joseph R Giove
Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCht
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more.
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more.
(925) 297-1391 View (925) 297-1391
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Cindy A Mayne
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC, NCAC, NAADAC, CHT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Having issues with anxiety, sleep, weight loss or addictions? I am a clinical hypnotherapist and can help with many issues. With the help of therapy, and hypnosis, many issues can be alleviated quickly.
Having issues with anxiety, sleep, weight loss or addictions? I am a clinical hypnotherapist and can help with many issues. With the help of therapy, and hypnosis, many issues can be alleviated quickly.
(707) 981-0317 View (707) 981-0317
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Amy Kahn Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595  (Online Only)
My name is Amy Kahn, LCSW, psychotherapist. My focus is on helping you overcome challenges which may be blocking your path to living life to its fullest, or interfering with your relationships. I use an eclectic approach to include CBT and EMDR. I provide care to people of all cultural and religious backgrounds with sensitivity, acceptance and understanding. I also provide care to gay, lesbian, trans, bi or questioning clients, y si se habla Español. My experience of 20+ years has focused on supporting clients with many types of emotional, health issues, chronic conditions, and end of life situations.
My name is Amy Kahn, LCSW, psychotherapist. My focus is on helping you overcome challenges which may be blocking your path to living life to its fullest, or interfering with your relationships. I use an eclectic approach to include CBT and EMDR. I provide care to people of all cultural and religious backgrounds with sensitivity, acceptance and understanding. I also provide care to gay, lesbian, trans, bi or questioning clients, y si se habla Español. My experience of 20+ years has focused on supporting clients with many types of emotional, health issues, chronic conditions, and end of life situations.
(925) 208-0183 View (925) 208-0183
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My Mental Climb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
I'm Michelle Payton, a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker, excited to support your mental well-being journey. My passion is helping individuals overcome anxiety and depression, no matter the traumas they've faced. What sets me apart is my fusion of expertise as a certified personal trainer, understanding the mind-body connection for positive change. With diverse experience in mental health contexts, from Outpatient to Correctional Mental Health, I bring a wealth of knowledge. My areas of expertise cover anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma/PTSD, and LGBTQI+ concerns.
I'm Michelle Payton, a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker, excited to support your mental well-being journey. My passion is helping individuals overcome anxiety and depression, no matter the traumas they've faced. What sets me apart is my fusion of expertise as a certified personal trainer, understanding the mind-body connection for positive change. With diverse experience in mental health contexts, from Outpatient to Correctional Mental Health, I bring a wealth of knowledge. My areas of expertise cover anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma/PTSD, and LGBTQI+ concerns.
(510) 616-7177 View (510) 616-7177
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Misha Gutkin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Welcome and congratulations on taking this step to improve your life! For over 20 years I have been working with adults, teens, children & families on transforming their lives. I use a flexible approach to help people become more aware of their triggered thoughts, feelings and behaviors - in other words, the things that are causing us problems. I'm direct but easy going Psychologist with extensive experience which includes being a Program Director of 2 inpatient crisis units. Saturday appointments available. Convenient office on the boarder of Walnut Creek & Lafayette and only within a short drive from San Francisco.
Welcome and congratulations on taking this step to improve your life! For over 20 years I have been working with adults, teens, children & families on transforming their lives. I use a flexible approach to help people become more aware of their triggered thoughts, feelings and behaviors - in other words, the things that are causing us problems. I'm direct but easy going Psychologist with extensive experience which includes being a Program Director of 2 inpatient crisis units. Saturday appointments available. Convenient office on the boarder of Walnut Creek & Lafayette and only within a short drive from San Francisco.
(925) 241-5191 View (925) 241-5191
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Allan H Solomon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I work primarily with individual adults but also have considerable experience working with children and adolescents. My focus is forming a trusting relationship in which together we work to improve your own sense of well being as well as connection to others. Above all I view our work as collaborative and mutually respectful. Clients have described me as highly empathetic, while helping them to achieve real life goals. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, intimacy, health, and habit disorders including addictions.
I have over 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I work primarily with individual adults but also have considerable experience working with children and adolescents. My focus is forming a trusting relationship in which together we work to improve your own sense of well being as well as connection to others. Above all I view our work as collaborative and mutually respectful. Clients have described me as highly empathetic, while helping them to achieve real life goals. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, intimacy, health, and habit disorders including addictions.
(925) 241-4097 View (925) 241-4097
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Theo Kuczek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CPT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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.
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.
(925) 232-0438 View (925) 232-0438
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Remarkable Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
At some point, we all struggle to adjust to change and fail to respond to life’s challenges with our best effort. It’s normal to feel stuck. We at Remarkable Services (RS) believe people inherently have what it takes within themselves to adjust, change and heal. No matter if it’s a challenging work situation, a parenting struggle, a tough year of high school or college, we all know what it feels like to struggle. Parents and their children are not immune, in that over the course of the first 18 years of life there are bound to be countless transitions, developments, change and of course, points of contention. RS is here to help!
At some point, we all struggle to adjust to change and fail to respond to life’s challenges with our best effort. It’s normal to feel stuck. We at Remarkable Services (RS) believe people inherently have what it takes within themselves to adjust, change and heal. No matter if it’s a challenging work situation, a parenting struggle, a tough year of high school or college, we all know what it feels like to struggle. Parents and their children are not immune, in that over the course of the first 18 years of life there are bound to be countless transitions, developments, change and of course, points of contention. RS is here to help!
(925) 436-1725 View (925) 436-1725
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Allison R Aquinto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I provide face-to-face in-person and online individual therapy, relationship counseling, and family therapy. For over a decade, I have worked with children, adolescents, and families both in the therapeutic setting and within the school system, helping clients to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve communication skills, develop positive and effective coping skills, and navigate stressors involved in daily life. You can learn more at my website allisonaquintolmft.com
I provide face-to-face in-person and online individual therapy, relationship counseling, and family therapy. For over a decade, I have worked with children, adolescents, and families both in the therapeutic setting and within the school system, helping clients to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve communication skills, develop positive and effective coping skills, and navigate stressors involved in daily life. You can learn more at my website allisonaquintolmft.com
(925) 550-8654 View (925) 550-8654
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Shabnam Janet Janani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing burnout in your relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Let me help you. My therapeutic approach helps you to be more aware of your fears, resentments, anger, anxiety, negative thoughts, and undesirable habits. On the next step, I will assist you to overcome all these challenges. On every level, this process improves your relationships with family, partner, co-workers, friends, and more importantly with your own sense of self. During the course of therapy, I commit myself in providing a confidential, empathic, and collaborative approach to build an effective relationship with you.
Are you experiencing burnout in your relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Let me help you. My therapeutic approach helps you to be more aware of your fears, resentments, anger, anxiety, negative thoughts, and undesirable habits. On the next step, I will assist you to overcome all these challenges. On every level, this process improves your relationships with family, partner, co-workers, friends, and more importantly with your own sense of self. During the course of therapy, I commit myself in providing a confidential, empathic, and collaborative approach to build an effective relationship with you.
(650) 995-5278 View (650) 995-5278
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Sharon Go
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94598  (Online Only)
Building relationships is a strength of mine and I love using that as a vehicle for healing and personal growth. I work with adolescents, young adults, families and couples in exploring past trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relational issues. I value open communication and a willingness to be vulnerable as the keys to growth and change!
Building relationships is a strength of mine and I love using that as a vehicle for healing and personal growth. I work with adolescents, young adults, families and couples in exploring past trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relational issues. I value open communication and a willingness to be vulnerable as the keys to growth and change!
(415) 993-7203 View (415) 993-7203
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Lynne Eilers
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Please use email for a response from me. Psychotherapy should be used to enhance the life you already live. Most of the time, we do well in our daily routines. All of us have ...let's say..our weak links. We excel in our careers, but we feel lonely, or we want to better communicate with our partner but don't know where to start. Everyone has little areas that confound us. Sometimes we need a private place to begin to find a different path.
Please use email for a response from me. Psychotherapy should be used to enhance the life you already live. Most of the time, we do well in our daily routines. All of us have ...let's say..our weak links. We excel in our careers, but we feel lonely, or we want to better communicate with our partner but don't know where to start. Everyone has little areas that confound us. Sometimes we need a private place to begin to find a different path.
(925) 291-9357 View (925) 291-9357
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Don Elium
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Trying to make something work by pretending to feel, think or act in ways that go against how you really feel is exhausting to the body, mind and your spirit. This realization can feel very uncomfortable. However, it is the door to finding both your aliveness and yourself as you investigate what you really feel and think about the situations that are distressing in yourself, family and work situations. I'd like to help you make the actual changes that you need to make. I help you find and focus on what is actually alive in you. All sessions are TeleHealth that creates a safe environment in the convenience of your home or office.
Trying to make something work by pretending to feel, think or act in ways that go against how you really feel is exhausting to the body, mind and your spirit. This realization can feel very uncomfortable. However, it is the door to finding both your aliveness and yourself as you investigate what you really feel and think about the situations that are distressing in yourself, family and work situations. I'd like to help you make the actual changes that you need to make. I help you find and focus on what is actually alive in you. All sessions are TeleHealth that creates a safe environment in the convenience of your home or office.
(925) 948-8811 View (925) 948-8811
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Anne Robert
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Searching for a therapist is a brave act of self-love. Reaching out for help can be difficult. In our work together, your goals, your hopes, issues and your dreams for the future are at the center. This is your time to explore, to heal, and to grow. Old patterns may be difficult to change. A trained therapist can help you to make the changes you need in order to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Searching for a therapist is a brave act of self-love. Reaching out for help can be difficult. In our work together, your goals, your hopes, issues and your dreams for the future are at the center. This is your time to explore, to heal, and to grow. Old patterns may be difficult to change. A trained therapist can help you to make the changes you need in order to live a happy and fulfilling life.
(925) 403-4505 View (925) 403-4505
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Michael Keesey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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.
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.
(925) 267-6286 View (925) 267-6286
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Dr. Keiko Y. Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Dr. Keiko Miller is a neuropsychologist located in Walnut Creek and is the founder of Aspire Neuropsychological Services. She has worked in the field of Autism since 2003 and has worked in the field of neuropsychology since 2009. She conducts a variety of evaluations of adults and children ages 12 months+. She earned her Psy.D. degree in 2011 and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) in 2019 from California School of Professional Psychology. She holds an active license in California. Aspire has clinicians from a variety of specialities in an effort to meet our patient's needs.
Dr. Keiko Miller is a neuropsychologist located in Walnut Creek and is the founder of Aspire Neuropsychological Services. She has worked in the field of Autism since 2003 and has worked in the field of neuropsychology since 2009. She conducts a variety of evaluations of adults and children ages 12 months+. She earned her Psy.D. degree in 2011 and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) in 2019 from California School of Professional Psychology. She holds an active license in California. Aspire has clinicians from a variety of specialities in an effort to meet our patient's needs.
(925) 406-3262 View (925) 406-3262
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Dr. Venice J Grant
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Life can often present us with difficult conversations and complex emotions that feel overwhelming. My commitment is to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where you can explore these feelings and experiences. Whether you are navigating through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other personal struggles, my goal is to help you uncover the strength and resilience within yourself. With a compassionate and holistic approach, I focus on understanding your unique story and empowering you to find clarity and peace.
Life can often present us with difficult conversations and complex emotions that feel overwhelming. My commitment is to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where you can explore these feelings and experiences. Whether you are navigating through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other personal struggles, my goal is to help you uncover the strength and resilience within yourself. With a compassionate and holistic approach, I focus on understanding your unique story and empowering you to find clarity and peace.
(510) 824-8068 View (510) 824-8068
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Private Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
EMDR therapist in the East Bay specialized in Trauma / PTSD, Marriage Counseling, Food Issues / Disordered Eating, Anxiety, LGBTQ, Depression, Women's Issues, Spirituality, Life Transitions, Adoption, Parenting, and Teen Issues. I regularly see Couples, Families, Teens and Adults ranging from early adolescence to late 60's.
EMDR therapist in the East Bay specialized in Trauma / PTSD, Marriage Counseling, Food Issues / Disordered Eating, Anxiety, LGBTQ, Depression, Women's Issues, Spirituality, Life Transitions, Adoption, Parenting, and Teen Issues. I regularly see Couples, Families, Teens and Adults ranging from early adolescence to late 60's.
(925) 948-8070 View (925) 948-8070
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Channin Graham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
It’s hard to be human. There are no manuals on how to deal with our thoughts and emotions. Sitting with vulnerability can be scary and uncomfortable. As a Client-Centered clinician I plan to meet you in the here and now and help get you to where you want to be in a holistically happy and healthy manner. Your decision to seek therapy may feel like one of the hardest things you have done, but it can also be one of the most profound. Therapy is a collaborative experience where I genuinely believe that my clients are the experts on their lives and personal experiences.
It’s hard to be human. There are no manuals on how to deal with our thoughts and emotions. Sitting with vulnerability can be scary and uncomfortable. As a Client-Centered clinician I plan to meet you in the here and now and help get you to where you want to be in a holistically happy and healthy manner. Your decision to seek therapy may feel like one of the hardest things you have done, but it can also be one of the most profound. Therapy is a collaborative experience where I genuinely believe that my clients are the experts on their lives and personal experiences.
(925) 744-6711 View (925) 744-6711
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Loren Eliot Pedersen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and gender to help them learn to cope with their unique psychological, emotional, and physical problems. I am trained in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis as well as in psychosomatics so I am able to treat a wide spectrum of disorders. I tailor my approach to the specific needs of the client rather than trying to make the client fit into a particular theoretical model or to work in a predetermined treatment modality.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and gender to help them learn to cope with their unique psychological, emotional, and physical problems. I am trained in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis as well as in psychosomatics so I am able to treat a wide spectrum of disorders. I tailor my approach to the specific needs of the client rather than trying to make the client fit into a particular theoretical model or to work in a predetermined treatment modality.
(510) 588-7201 View (510) 588-7201
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Weight Loss Therapists

What is the relationship between weight management and mental health?

Mental health can be significantly influenced by one's physical health, so overall improvements in one's quality of life as a result of improved physical functioning from weight loss can have an overall positive impact on an individual's mental health and allow them to engage more readily in everyday activities. In addition, many strategies used to manage weight, such as exercise and maintaining a healthy diet, are also associated with reducing the symptoms of common mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression. Individuals may also benefit from the improved self-esteem and self-efficacy that can come with successful weight management.

What is the psychological approach to losing weight?

While there are no specific therapy modalities specifically for weight loss, common psychological therapies can be highly effective in helping clients make lasting lifestyle changes. This may be called the "psychological approach" to weight loss because it does not rely on physical interventions, such as medication or weight loss surgery, to help clients lose weight. Weight loss counseling can be used in addition to or instead of such physical interventions. Some clients simply seek therapy to address the challenges that may accompany weight loss in general, including negative thoughts surrounding their body, disordered eating patterns, or difficulty completing daily tasks as a result of their weight challenges. In such cases, therapists will often utilize behavioral coaching or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help clients understand how their thoughts may be influencing their diet and physical activity patterns.

What type of therapy is commonly used in weight loss counseling?

Weight loss counseling often involves a combination of therapy and psychoeducation. Common techniques used by weight loss counselors include journaling, thought diaries, and other Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies that encourage clients to consider how their feelings about their weight loss impact their mental health. Weight loss counselors may also teach clients mindfulness exercises, which can be used by clients during and after eating to be more aware of physical cues from their body surrounding eating. Some clients looking for weight loss therapy may also benefit from group therapy approaches, which utilize the power of social connection and accountability to help clients adhere to their weight loss plan.

Is therapy recommended for individuals undergoing bariatric surgery?

While therapy is not a requirement for individuals undergoing bariatric surgery, many individuals undergoing weight loss surgery may benefit from seeing a counselor. Prior to surgery, counselors can help clients decide whether surgical weight loss is a good fit for them and assist in surgery preparation. Post-surgery, counselors can assist clients with the psychological component of maintaining their weight loss, as well as help clients navigate any postoperative pain. Throughout the surgical process, therapists can help clients process body-image challenges that may come with dramatic changes in weight, as well as manage symptoms of anxiety or depression that may accompany the major life changes bariatric surgery can bring.