Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP

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(925) 392-3899

Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP


Location

Offers online therapy

Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP
877 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite102
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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(925) 392-3899

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Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP
2232 Carleton Street
Room 6
Berkeley, CA 94704
(925) 392-3899
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It is my belief that everyone navigates his or her way through their family of origin and early environment by developing strategies and coping techniques, essentially doing the best one can in the circumstances. Later, these ways of handling relationships and stressors can become limiting. Members of couples and families can also develop entrenched ways of relating that become partially based on assumptions. Frustration, anxiety, disappointment and resentment can result. Psychotherapy enables you to understand the evolution of these patterns and develop more choices in how you respond and relate to others.
I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. My style as a therapist is engaged and active. I encourage forward movement by supporting strengths and exploring assumptions that can hamper self-esteem and positive, direct communication in relationships.
I earned my MSW in 1980 from U.C. Berkeley. I was the Director of Social Services at two hospitals and have been in private practice since 1990. I am a member of the faculty and chair of the Group Therapy Training program at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley where I teach a monthly Group Development Course.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $200
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • If you have a PPO, it will partially reimburse
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 36 Years
  • License: California / LCS10164
  • School: University of California, Berkeley
  • Year Graduated: 1980

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Psychotherapy Institute / co-chair of GTTP
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: AGPA / CGP
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP's Groups

Women's Process Group in Berkeley

In this group, women can explore their feelings about themselves and their relationships with others. By understanding the fine nuance of communication within the group, members can develop a stronger sense of themselves and improve relationships outside the group. Issues of self-esteem, trust and intimacy are addressed. Mood disorders, co-dependency, and early family relationships may be explored. The group leader focuses on the group process to increase each member's self awareness and to consolidate interpersonal gains. When members begin to identify their own strengths and observe progress in one another, they feel empowered and hopeful.

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Young Adult Groups

In these process groups, members can develop maturity and self-confidence and diminish feelings of loneliness. It can be enlivening to explore feelings in the here-and-now in group work. By better understanding the way you relate to others, you can improve your outside relationships. You can establish a stronger sense of self while talking with peers in this supportive group. The group leader emphasizes the building of a non-judgmental atmosphere so that opening up is easier. Members might be experiencing the following: loneliness, sadness, anxiety, depression, confusion, disappointment, lack of motivation, insecurity, peer or family issues.

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Women's process groups in Walnut Creek

In this group, women can explore their feelings about themselves and their relationships with others. By understanding the fine nuance of communication within the group, members can develop a stronger sense of themselves and improve relationships outside the group. Issues of self-esteem, trust and intimacy are addressed. Mood disorders, co-dependency, and early family relationships may be explored. The group leader uses group process positively to increase each member's self awareness and to consolidate interpersonal gains. When members begin to identify their own strengths and observe progress in one another, they feel empowered and more hopeful.

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Location

Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP
877 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite102
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Call Mary Ann Kassier
(925) 392-3899
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP
2232 Carleton Street
Room 6
Berkeley, CA 94704
(925) 392-3899
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • couples issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021
Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP, LCSW, CGP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Walnut Creek

Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP