Thema S Page
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Not accepting new clients
I am a non-judgmental compassionate licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience working with children, families, teens, and adults. I am sensitive to cultural, multiethnic, and racial issues. I have experience with conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and crisis de-escalation.
(510) 756-3144
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Not accepting new clients
I am a non-judgmental compassionate licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience working with children, families, teens, and adults. I am sensitive to cultural, multiethnic, and racial issues. I have experience with conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and crisis de-escalation.
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Megan Brubaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
My primary experience is working with children and adolescents and their families in coping with life's stressors, more significant mental health symptoms, and developing more effective coping styles and communication patterns. In treatment, it is my goal to work alongside your child and you to find resources and coping skills to handle overwhelming experiences which are impacting you and your child's functioning. My dog Sammy, a therapy dog, is present during most sessions and can help support children suffering from anxiety around coming to therapy and providing a safe place to process difficult emotions.
(510) 662-6295
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
My primary experience is working with children and adolescents and their families in coping with life's stressors, more significant mental health symptoms, and developing more effective coping styles and communication patterns. In treatment, it is my goal to work alongside your child and you to find resources and coping skills to handle overwhelming experiences which are impacting you and your child's functioning. My dog Sammy, a therapy dog, is present during most sessions and can help support children suffering from anxiety around coming to therapy and providing a safe place to process difficult emotions.
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Erica Kellenbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
My practices specializes in child/adolescent and family therapies, particularly issues related to parenting and co-parenting.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience working alongside adults, families, adolescents and children. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and provide a safe and supportive environment in the therapy room for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. In my practice, I treat individuals and families who have histories of struggles with depression, anxiety or other life changes.
(510) 295-4363
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
My practices specializes in child/adolescent and family therapies, particularly issues related to parenting and co-parenting.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience working alongside adults, families, adolescents and children. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and provide a safe and supportive environment in the therapy room for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. In my practice, I treat individuals and families who have histories of struggles with depression, anxiety or other life changes.
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Donald Fallin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94546
My office is designed to meet the needs of both children and adults, and is conveniently located in Hayward near the 880 freeway.
I believe that effective psychotherapy enables clients to take control of their own feelings and behavior by gently uncovering the connections between past experiences and current difficulties. Positive change occurs in an atmosphere of responsibility and hope, and a respectful, dedicated therapist can effectively guide this process. I integrate straightforward communication and empathy in the context of steady, clear boundaries. Psychological services for children and adults include psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and family court related interventions.
(510) 756-5517
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Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94546
My office is designed to meet the needs of both children and adults, and is conveniently located in Hayward near the 880 freeway.
I believe that effective psychotherapy enables clients to take control of their own feelings and behavior by gently uncovering the connections between past experiences and current difficulties. Positive change occurs in an atmosphere of responsibility and hope, and a respectful, dedicated therapist can effectively guide this process. I integrate straightforward communication and empathy in the context of steady, clear boundaries. Psychological services for children and adults include psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and family court related interventions.
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Leticia Chae
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT-S Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I use Play Therapy modalities to help children voice their needs, overcome trauma and manage their big emotions.
I believe that you can overcome life's adversities with the right tools and support. As a therapist for over 10 years, it has been an honor being able to hold sacred spaces for children, adults, and families to heal, thrive and restore a sense of joy in their lives. My goal in therapy is to create a safe and empathetic space where you feel heard and supported. My expertise is in working with young children ages 3-10, but please be aware that this may require in office therapy sessions depending on need.
(510) 880-3675
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Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I use Play Therapy modalities to help children voice their needs, overcome trauma and manage their big emotions.
I believe that you can overcome life's adversities with the right tools and support. As a therapist for over 10 years, it has been an honor being able to hold sacred spaces for children, adults, and families to heal, thrive and restore a sense of joy in their lives. My goal in therapy is to create a safe and empathetic space where you feel heard and supported. My expertise is in working with young children ages 3-10, but please be aware that this may require in office therapy sessions depending on need.
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Kristie Potter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
Despite our best efforts, sometimes it just doesn’t seem like life goes quite the way we planned. Family/relationship conflicts, worry about a child’s choices/behaviors, feelings of overwhelm/anxiety, grief/loss or a major life transition are often a part of our lives. And, unfortunately, sometimes these events are compounded by a lack of support or critic voices. Although it may not feel like it, I truly believe we are all doing the best we can in any given moment with the tools & information we have at that time and am passionate about supporting you in discovering your strengths and new strategies to create the changes you seek.
(925) 233-7950
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Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
Despite our best efforts, sometimes it just doesn’t seem like life goes quite the way we planned. Family/relationship conflicts, worry about a child’s choices/behaviors, feelings of overwhelm/anxiety, grief/loss or a major life transition are often a part of our lives. And, unfortunately, sometimes these events are compounded by a lack of support or critic voices. Although it may not feel like it, I truly believe we are all doing the best we can in any given moment with the tools & information we have at that time and am passionate about supporting you in discovering your strengths and new strategies to create the changes you seek.
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Judith Linzer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
I function in many roles within the Family Court system as a child custody evaluator, reconnection therapist and co-parent counselor.
Are you living a life of "quiet desperation"? Get to the bottom of your problems by connecting with yourself. Psychotherapy can help identify and overcome blocks that prevent you from being your real self. Are you repeating patterns from childhood despite your best efforts not to? Those patterns were likely formed early in childhood as a survival mechanism and now that you no longer need those patterns, they feel like a prison. Psychotherapy provides the key that opens the door. If you are afraid that you cannot do this, please do not sell yourself short and give yourself a chance.
(510) 858-0649
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
I function in many roles within the Family Court system as a child custody evaluator, reconnection therapist and co-parent counselor.
Are you living a life of "quiet desperation"? Get to the bottom of your problems by connecting with yourself. Psychotherapy can help identify and overcome blocks that prevent you from being your real self. Are you repeating patterns from childhood despite your best efforts not to? Those patterns were likely formed early in childhood as a survival mechanism and now that you no longer need those patterns, they feel like a prison. Psychotherapy provides the key that opens the door. If you are afraid that you cannot do this, please do not sell yourself short and give yourself a chance.
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Debora Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
Would you like to better manage your emotions? Are you feeling like you don't fit in? Feeling unseen? Difficulty sharing your thoughts? Are you concerned that your teen or child has really strong reactions or difficulty managing a transition? The individuals and families I work with are diverse and are seeking support to address complex challenges, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or response to a stressful life event. Estoy disponible para ayudar a adultos, familias, o chicos enfrentar los problemas de la vida. Llámeme si se preocupa que su hijo necesita ayuda para controlar sus emociones o comportamientos.
(510) 201-5872
Verified
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
Would you like to better manage your emotions? Are you feeling like you don't fit in? Feeling unseen? Difficulty sharing your thoughts? Are you concerned that your teen or child has really strong reactions or difficulty managing a transition? The individuals and families I work with are diverse and are seeking support to address complex challenges, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or response to a stressful life event. Estoy disponible para ayudar a adultos, familias, o chicos enfrentar los problemas de la vida. Llámeme si se preocupa que su hijo necesita ayuda para controlar sus emociones o comportamientos.
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Michelle Gayle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychotherapist who has been in the field of psychotherapy for 25 years. My private practice is a mixture of adults, young adults, youth, families and children. My style is strength- based and non-judgmental. I believe in therapy and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. I walk beside you helping to find your best self and create the life you want. I am available for Telehealth so accept clients local and worldwide.
(510) 454-8989
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychotherapist who has been in the field of psychotherapy for 25 years. My private practice is a mixture of adults, young adults, youth, families and children. My style is strength- based and non-judgmental. I believe in therapy and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. I walk beside you helping to find your best self and create the life you want. I am available for Telehealth so accept clients local and worldwide.
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Alice Philips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
For 30 years, I have worked with depression, anxiety, adoption, parenting skills, drug and alcohol issues, adult children of alcoholics, codependency, ]and learning disabilities.
"Know thyself." Until we know ourselves, we are tossed around by life's events and our circumstances whether work- related, relationships, or families. I believe that you know yourself better than anyone and have the answers in you already. By providing a safe place for you to discuss your thoughts and feelings, I am confident that you will arrive at solutions to your problems freeing you to make choices that lead to creating and accomplishing goals. I provide support, understanding, and a non-judgmental atmosphere where personal growth is not only possible, but can be achieved.
(510) 878-4039
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
For 30 years, I have worked with depression, anxiety, adoption, parenting skills, drug and alcohol issues, adult children of alcoholics, codependency, ]and learning disabilities.
"Know thyself." Until we know ourselves, we are tossed around by life's events and our circumstances whether work- related, relationships, or families. I believe that you know yourself better than anyone and have the answers in you already. By providing a safe place for you to discuss your thoughts and feelings, I am confident that you will arrive at solutions to your problems freeing you to make choices that lead to creating and accomplishing goals. I provide support, understanding, and a non-judgmental atmosphere where personal growth is not only possible, but can be achieved.
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Temeka Burnett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
Throughout my career, I have counseled families, couples, teens and parents seeking strategies to parent children who were suffering with mental illnesses.
Past experiences can heavily influence how we see and operate in the world. Such experiences can cause us to become emotionally stuck in thoughts and behaviors that prevent us from engaging in healthy relationships, stunt our mental development, and block progression. Congratulations! Understanding that you are in need of therapeutic support and actively seeking it out is a strength. It could lead to self-fulfillment. I can assist in this transition by working closely with you to help process issues, understand what is needed and set realistic goals.
(510) 330-1797 x7
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
Throughout my career, I have counseled families, couples, teens and parents seeking strategies to parent children who were suffering with mental illnesses.
Past experiences can heavily influence how we see and operate in the world. Such experiences can cause us to become emotionally stuck in thoughts and behaviors that prevent us from engaging in healthy relationships, stunt our mental development, and block progression. Congratulations! Understanding that you are in need of therapeutic support and actively seeking it out is a strength. It could lead to self-fulfillment. I can assist in this transition by working closely with you to help process issues, understand what is needed and set realistic goals.
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Natalia El-Sheikh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I am also here for your child or teen who may be feeling stuck with anxiety or difficulties with peers.
You might feel like your emotions are all over the place and struggle to find the balance point. You can be really hard on yourself, passing harsh judgements, and perhaps at times feeling worthless. This can be painful and exhausting. It hurts you and it hurts your relationships. I can help you understand where this comes from, and how these patterns are impacting your life and your relationships in the present. You will regain confidence and experience more compassion towards yourself. Your loved ones will notice more lightness in your step.
(510) 240-5892
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I am also here for your child or teen who may be feeling stuck with anxiety or difficulties with peers.
You might feel like your emotions are all over the place and struggle to find the balance point. You can be really hard on yourself, passing harsh judgements, and perhaps at times feeling worthless. This can be painful and exhausting. It hurts you and it hurts your relationships. I can help you understand where this comes from, and how these patterns are impacting your life and your relationships in the present. You will regain confidence and experience more compassion towards yourself. Your loved ones will notice more lightness in your step.
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Danielle Vanaman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
In addition to my work with individual adult clients on a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and adjusting to transitions, I also specialize in parenting issues, management of behavioral problems, family therapy, and children and adolescents facing a variety of mood, developmental or behavioral problems.
I believe therapy is a collaborative and creative endeavor, and provide a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you create lasting changes, and am also influenced by Mindfulness, Narrative, Relational, and Systemic approaches to therapy. I am certified in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program and trained in Trauma-Focused CBT. I am also supportive and affirmative of clients of all sexual orientations and gender identifications, and can assist with issues such as coming out, homophobia, and LGBT relationship or parenting issues.
(510) 849-6886
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
In addition to my work with individual adult clients on a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and adjusting to transitions, I also specialize in parenting issues, management of behavioral problems, family therapy, and children and adolescents facing a variety of mood, developmental or behavioral problems.
I believe therapy is a collaborative and creative endeavor, and provide a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you create lasting changes, and am also influenced by Mindfulness, Narrative, Relational, and Systemic approaches to therapy. I am certified in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program and trained in Trauma-Focused CBT. I am also supportive and affirmative of clients of all sexual orientations and gender identifications, and can assist with issues such as coming out, homophobia, and LGBT relationship or parenting issues.
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Veronica I Macapagal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
The focus is you. People who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and loss sometimes forget that they matter. Other things become more important. When we work together, the most important person is you. We work on getting you better emotionally, physically and spiritually. Then you can heal and have a more balanced life. My clients tell me they appreciate how I get them unstuck in difficult times. They find hope and get energized about their life. I work well with cultural, biracial, multiracial and faith based situations. I have helped many individuals, couples, families and children achieve their goals.
(510) 662-6294
Verified
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
The focus is you. People who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and loss sometimes forget that they matter. Other things become more important. When we work together, the most important person is you. We work on getting you better emotionally, physically and spiritually. Then you can heal and have a more balanced life. My clients tell me they appreciate how I get them unstuck in difficult times. They find hope and get energized about their life. I work well with cultural, biracial, multiracial and faith based situations. I have helped many individuals, couples, families and children achieve their goals.
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Hollis (Holly) A. Byers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
Are you or your family under stress, or does personal tension or relational conflict rule the day? Are you or your family experiencing a transition, a divorce, a loss, or have new partners entered the family picture? Do you worry that your child is depressed or anxious? Do you worry that you are not a good parent? For over 23 years, I have been helping people like you successfully resolve these issues. I help adults navigate individual and marital challenges and parents master the skills that parenting requires. I help teens make better choices as they come to know themselves.
(510) 888-4446
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
Are you or your family under stress, or does personal tension or relational conflict rule the day? Are you or your family experiencing a transition, a divorce, a loss, or have new partners entered the family picture? Do you worry that your child is depressed or anxious? Do you worry that you are not a good parent? For over 23 years, I have been helping people like you successfully resolve these issues. I help adults navigate individual and marital challenges and parents master the skills that parenting requires. I help teens make better choices as they come to know themselves.
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Sandra Ellen Norris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
My areas of Speciality Include: Relationship Difficulties; Complex Trauma; Depression/Mood Disorders/Anxiety; ADHD; Life Transitions; Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment; Grief and Loss; Behavioral Problems in Children; and Parenting/Caregiver Support;.
My approach balances compassion with being direct. My clients experience care, acceptance and belonging, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow, change and decrease suffering. I offer empathy while actively engaging my clients by setting weekly treatment goals, building coping tools/resources, and providing skills/knowledge to build self-awareness and integration. We are deeply influenced by our cultural identity and heritage. I am committed to the values of respecting and celebrating diversity, and supporting social/political policies of equal rights and opportunities.
(415) 805-9972
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Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
My areas of Speciality Include: Relationship Difficulties; Complex Trauma; Depression/Mood Disorders/Anxiety; ADHD; Life Transitions; Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment; Grief and Loss; Behavioral Problems in Children; and Parenting/Caregiver Support;.
My approach balances compassion with being direct. My clients experience care, acceptance and belonging, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow, change and decrease suffering. I offer empathy while actively engaging my clients by setting weekly treatment goals, building coping tools/resources, and providing skills/knowledge to build self-awareness and integration. We are deeply influenced by our cultural identity and heritage. I am committed to the values of respecting and celebrating diversity, and supporting social/political policies of equal rights and opportunities.
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Helen J Shoemaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94552
I specialize in the following areas: Individuals, all ages Couples; pre-marital counseling; marital adjustment; midlife shifts New mothers and infants; Postpartum Depression Gifted Children Families Women's groups Successful coping for wellness: stress, weight management; sleep issues Spiritual/Religious Issues Trauma Chronic Illness.
I believe successful therapy relies on the professional therapist's core knowledge and listening skills. Both are needed to pay depth of attention to your perspective with a caring therapeutic ear. I listen well, draw from theory and practical experience to understand what my client is experiencing. I also consider what social pressures or situations impact your thinking/emotional states and what therapeutic approach might be most helpful. I take into account the client's unique human diversity, level of personal development, consciousness and, if applicable, spirituality. Together, we select the most desired and achievable goals as the therapeutic focus of our time together.
(510) 878-4901
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Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94552
I specialize in the following areas: Individuals, all ages Couples; pre-marital counseling; marital adjustment; midlife shifts New mothers and infants; Postpartum Depression Gifted Children Families Women's groups Successful coping for wellness: stress, weight management; sleep issues Spiritual/Religious Issues Trauma Chronic Illness.
I believe successful therapy relies on the professional therapist's core knowledge and listening skills. Both are needed to pay depth of attention to your perspective with a caring therapeutic ear. I listen well, draw from theory and practical experience to understand what my client is experiencing. I also consider what social pressures or situations impact your thinking/emotional states and what therapeutic approach might be most helpful. I take into account the client's unique human diversity, level of personal development, consciousness and, if applicable, spirituality. Together, we select the most desired and achievable goals as the therapeutic focus of our time together.
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Nadia Ali Loewe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94552
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I work in an empathetic, collaborative, and thoughtful way with each individual or family unit. I believe each case is different so I bring different tools for each one. I believe in being an helper and want to help everyone reach their goals.
(925) 319-6432
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Office is near:
Castro Valley, CA 94552
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I work in an empathetic, collaborative, and thoughtful way with each individual or family unit. I believe each case is different so I bring different tools for each one. I believe in being an helper and want to help everyone reach their goals.
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Juli M. Caruso
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , MS, PPSC Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I’m seeing clients in person and via zoom. Do you need to be heard with out judgement? In my office I provide a safe, compassionate environment where all can be who they want to be. Crisis, trauma, anxiety, self esteem, grief... we all struggle and need a place to be heard.
(510) 400-8391
Verified
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I’m seeing clients in person and via zoom. Do you need to be heard with out judgement? In my office I provide a safe, compassionate environment where all can be who they want to be. Crisis, trauma, anxiety, self esteem, grief... we all struggle and need a place to be heard.
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Natasha Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I am an experienced and interactive therapist who cares about helping you feel better as soon as possible. I will work to help you identify and accomplish your own goals. Together we will create a safe environment to help you feel comfortable and understood without judgement. My approach varies based on individual needs, and is influenced by several types of therapeutic orientations including Hakomi, Narrative, Mindfulness-based CBT and EMDR. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, families and women. Everyone is welcome.
(415) 236-3185
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Offers online therapy
I am an experienced and interactive therapist who cares about helping you feel better as soon as possible. I will work to help you identify and accomplish your own goals. Together we will create a safe environment to help you feel comfortable and understood without judgement. My approach varies based on individual needs, and is influenced by several types of therapeutic orientations including Hakomi, Narrative, Mindfulness-based CBT and EMDR. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, families and women. Everyone is welcome.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Castro Valley, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Castro Valley build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.