Draven Garrett

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(925) 523-7375

Draven Garrett

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 523-7375
Offers online therapy

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About

I can't imagine getting much out of only hearing “uh-huh" or the overly used, “how does that make you feel?”. Therapy is helpful when it's a conversation when you are looking for validation or ways to change behaviors or thoughts. Occasional use of humor and swearing can help you lower stress and defenses when stuck in fear, anger, or judgement. I invite you to swear if it helps you express how difficult, unfair, or delightful a situation is. I find this uncensored atmosphere leads to an honest therapeutic relationship. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or life stressors, you may find these techniques useful and validating.
I’m passionate about working with those who are misunderstood or underrepresented; whether that’s identity, non-monogamy, sexuality, or striving to break from expected “societal norms”. Overwhelming feelings of needing to conform can often drown out our real wants and needs. It can be scary to be different, and it helps to have a different kind of therapist.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, one that we take on during moments of distress and when we are in need of help. My consults are 30 minutes in length, though the site marks any consults as 15 minutes. During that time, you are free to ask me any questions or voice concerns in order to help you decide if I'm the right therapist for you.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
I am able to provide a superbill for those with an insurance that offer their members reimbursement (typically PPOs).
Email me or call (925) 523-7375 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 108946
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2014
I have a certificate in sex therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Kink Aware Professionals
  • Member Since: 2021
  • Membership: Bay Area Open Minds
  • Member Since: 2021

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT

Location

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 523-7375
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
Issues
  • Alternative Lifestyles
  • Anxiety
  • Consensual Non-Monogamy, Mono-Poly, Polyamory
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 8 Aug 2022
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Draven Garrett

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT