Gretchen Palau
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My specialties include trauma, anxiety, dysfunctional family systems, codependency, parenting issues, child-parent mental health, eating disorders, and life transitions.
Compassion is the foundation of my therapeutic work with all clients. It's important to me that you feel respected, cared for, and that you feel better. Challenging life situations, traumatic experiences, and/or dysfunctional family dynamics can cause all of us to feel distressed. Sharing your experiences, feeling validated and listened to, can decrease your emotional pain. Using a relational and client-centered approach, I can address your individual needs. Working together, we can find solutions and tools to help you make lasting changes that ultimately result in you feeling better.
(925) 261-7433
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My specialties include trauma, anxiety, dysfunctional family systems, codependency, parenting issues, child-parent mental health, eating disorders, and life transitions.
Compassion is the foundation of my therapeutic work with all clients. It's important to me that you feel respected, cared for, and that you feel better. Challenging life situations, traumatic experiences, and/or dysfunctional family dynamics can cause all of us to feel distressed. Sharing your experiences, feeling validated and listened to, can decrease your emotional pain. Using a relational and client-centered approach, I can address your individual needs. Working together, we can find solutions and tools to help you make lasting changes that ultimately result in you feeling better.
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Private Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I blend empirically supported neuroscience with EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Structural Dissociation, DBT, CBT, Existential, Gottman, Bowen Family Systems, Person-Centered Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my treatment.
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
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I blend empirically supported neuroscience with EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Structural Dissociation, DBT, CBT, Existential, Gottman, Bowen Family Systems, Person-Centered Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my treatment.
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.
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India B. Gomez
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My approach to working with clients is integrative and tailored to meet your needs and preferences including influences from the following: Humanistic/Client-Centered, Psychodynamic/Object Relations/Relational, CBT/DBT, Family Systems, Recovery Oriented Care, Mindfulness, and Cultural Competency.
I am currently accepting client for psychological testing only. E-mail is the best way to reach me. As a clinical psychologist, I offer therapy and coaching for personal/professional growth. I work with clients to enhance coping with stress, bolster resiliency, as well as to overcome obstacles to living more fully. I also specialize in psychological/personality and intellectual/academic testing and assessment. I have worked with clients of all ages from numerous intersecting ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a wide range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities.
(925) 392-3428
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My approach to working with clients is integrative and tailored to meet your needs and preferences including influences from the following: Humanistic/Client-Centered, Psychodynamic/Object Relations/Relational, CBT/DBT, Family Systems, Recovery Oriented Care, Mindfulness, and Cultural Competency.
I am currently accepting client for psychological testing only. E-mail is the best way to reach me. As a clinical psychologist, I offer therapy and coaching for personal/professional growth. I work with clients to enhance coping with stress, bolster resiliency, as well as to overcome obstacles to living more fully. I also specialize in psychological/personality and intellectual/academic testing and assessment. I have worked with clients of all ages from numerous intersecting ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a wide range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities.
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Kathleen Mazolewski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I often do this from a family systems and attachment perspective as I recognize how our past really does influence our future.
What is it that causes you so much pain? Frequently our mental health is directly related to unresolved past hurts and traumas. These struggles can be from childhood and our family of origin, or perhaps they show up in the form of shame from choices we have made or choices other's have made against us. I encourage you to begin the work to overcome your negative experiences. Seek counseling if you want support and direction in gaining a positive perspective, want insight into managing difficult circumstances, or want to improve your communication or conflict resolution skills. You deserve to find fulfillment and joy.
(925) 478-2642
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I often do this from a family systems and attachment perspective as I recognize how our past really does influence our future.
What is it that causes you so much pain? Frequently our mental health is directly related to unresolved past hurts and traumas. These struggles can be from childhood and our family of origin, or perhaps they show up in the form of shame from choices we have made or choices other's have made against us. I encourage you to begin the work to overcome your negative experiences. Seek counseling if you want support and direction in gaining a positive perspective, want insight into managing difficult circumstances, or want to improve your communication or conflict resolution skills. You deserve to find fulfillment and joy.
Cynthia Pastor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
By using guided imagery, doing guided inner work using Internal Family Systems Therapy,and practicing mindfulness techniques (ACT) this process can unfold safely and gently.
I help adults and couples with relationship and codependency issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and addictive patterns with self and others. I help you to create a relationship with yourself and others based on respect, caring and trust. This helps build the feeling of safety that lies at the core of any successful therapy. My goal is to support you in finding and strengthening your own inner voice. When we learn to free ourselves from old, stuck patterns of relating (in mind and body), we often feel a lightness of being that allows us to experience more joy in our everyday lives.
(925) 275-5874
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
By using guided imagery, doing guided inner work using Internal Family Systems Therapy,and practicing mindfulness techniques (ACT) this process can unfold safely and gently.
I help adults and couples with relationship and codependency issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and addictive patterns with self and others. I help you to create a relationship with yourself and others based on respect, caring and trust. This helps build the feeling of safety that lies at the core of any successful therapy. My goal is to support you in finding and strengthening your own inner voice. When we learn to free ourselves from old, stuck patterns of relating (in mind and body), we often feel a lightness of being that allows us to experience more joy in our everyday lives.
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Rhonda Fugazi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LEP Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Compassionately offering clients Conflict Resolution, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy.
Clients say they trust me and feel comfortable being open in session to talk about their personal issues. I specialize in helping families resolve conflict and also work with learning disabilities.
(855) 829-5334
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Compassionately offering clients Conflict Resolution, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy.
Clients say they trust me and feel comfortable being open in session to talk about their personal issues. I specialize in helping families resolve conflict and also work with learning disabilities.
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David Matz
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
He is trained in cognitive behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic modalities, and has extensive training and experience in mindfullness based relaxation techniques including the use of biofeedback.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect.
(925) 308-9243
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
He is trained in cognitive behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic modalities, and has extensive training and experience in mindfullness based relaxation techniques including the use of biofeedback.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect.
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Charles I Flores
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LAADC-S, MAC, Q-SAP Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I use Lazarus' multimodal approach, Wilber’s integral theory, Gorski/CBT, transpersonal/Buddhist psychology, family systems, EMDR, biofeedback and other technologies that may aid in Recovery.
For 25 years, I have assisted people with a variety of addictions, from the exogenous abuse of drugs and alcohol, to the ones that stem from the chemicals already inside the brain, such as sex and love addiction, abandonment patterns, sexual compulsions, gambling, internet, and workaholism. Unlike most psychotherapists, I’m a Board Certified Addiction Specialist, well versed in both abstinence and harm reduction strategies. Unlike most addiction professionals, I am also psychotherapist who also treats the anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues that often manifest after being uncovered through recovery.
(415) 992-8260
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I use Lazarus' multimodal approach, Wilber’s integral theory, Gorski/CBT, transpersonal/Buddhist psychology, family systems, EMDR, biofeedback and other technologies that may aid in Recovery.
For 25 years, I have assisted people with a variety of addictions, from the exogenous abuse of drugs and alcohol, to the ones that stem from the chemicals already inside the brain, such as sex and love addiction, abandonment patterns, sexual compulsions, gambling, internet, and workaholism. Unlike most psychotherapists, I’m a Board Certified Addiction Specialist, well versed in both abstinence and harm reduction strategies. Unlike most addiction professionals, I am also psychotherapist who also treats the anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues that often manifest after being uncovered through recovery.
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Shalini Mongia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I typically incorporate interventions from cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, solution-focused, and family systems models.
Therapy is a process of healing, growth, and change. Changing patterns that aren't working and creating positive change, while feeling more happiness in your relationships, work, family, life, and self. Counseling provides an opportunity to discuss struggles, decrease stress, increase understanding of self and others, find solutions, and create positive change. I incorporate constructive insights, guidance, and empathy, along with analytical feedback when appropriate. Part of our work together includes uncovering behavior patterns, thinking patterns, and maladaptive beliefs, so that you can identify and work through the challenges you are experiencing.
(925) 392-4042
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I typically incorporate interventions from cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, solution-focused, and family systems models.
Therapy is a process of healing, growth, and change. Changing patterns that aren't working and creating positive change, while feeling more happiness in your relationships, work, family, life, and self. Counseling provides an opportunity to discuss struggles, decrease stress, increase understanding of self and others, find solutions, and create positive change. I incorporate constructive insights, guidance, and empathy, along with analytical feedback when appropriate. Part of our work together includes uncovering behavior patterns, thinking patterns, and maladaptive beliefs, so that you can identify and work through the challenges you are experiencing.
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Kathy Macchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #101014 Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Including Hakomi (a mindfulness based psychotherapy), CBT, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, EMDR, and a trauma informed approach.
I offer strategies and tools for teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 13 on up.
(925) 259-3258
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Including Hakomi (a mindfulness based psychotherapy), CBT, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, EMDR, and a trauma informed approach.
I offer strategies and tools for teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 13 on up.
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Lynn Davilla Shields
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families that are ready for help and wanting to make a change in their life. For over 20 years I've treated depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, as well as difficulties stemming from past abuse or trauma. I do not have a one size fits all philosophy of psychotherapy. I have been trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems as well as other methods of therapy; and I draw on whatever techniques and methods work best for each unique individual or individuals with whom I'm working.
(925) 231-3381
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families that are ready for help and wanting to make a change in their life. For over 20 years I've treated depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, as well as difficulties stemming from past abuse or trauma. I do not have a one size fits all philosophy of psychotherapy. I have been trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems as well as other methods of therapy; and I draw on whatever techniques and methods work best for each unique individual or individuals with whom I'm working.
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J Aaron Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
My approach is by use of empathy, strengths assessment, and supportive coaching, influenced by Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Family Systems Theories.
My focus in therapy revolves around relationships and support. The most important relationship I speak of is our relationship with ourselves. To be truly whole we benefit from a well developed relationship with ourselves to then be able to have good relationships with others. This comes from learning and honoring our strengths and our limitations. In fact, one's limitations can grow into strengths when addressed from a position of self-care
(925) 575-9512
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
My approach is by use of empathy, strengths assessment, and supportive coaching, influenced by Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Family Systems Theories.
My focus in therapy revolves around relationships and support. The most important relationship I speak of is our relationship with ourselves. To be truly whole we benefit from a well developed relationship with ourselves to then be able to have good relationships with others. This comes from learning and honoring our strengths and our limitations. In fact, one's limitations can grow into strengths when addressed from a position of self-care
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Sheila Lynn Matz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a licensed therapist who works with children, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
(925) 968-4164
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a licensed therapist who works with children, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
Emy Zettner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I tailor my approach to a client’s presenting concerns and goals for therapy by integrating a variety of methods and theories, including strengths-based, play therapy, family systems, and attachment theory.
Therapy offers potential for healing and opportunity for growth, and I am passionate about supporting clients through this process. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of practice areas including anxiety, depression, relational conflict, identity development, and life transitions. I believe that each person has a unique story and carries valuable potential that is waiting to be unlocked and refined. I guide clients toward developing the personal strength and balance needed to meet life’s challenges, and I empower clients to live authentic, purposeful, and connected lives. I help clients uncover patterns that they seek to change and work with them to find new, creative solutions for moving forward to achieve their goals. As a former educator, I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents. I understand the challenges that both children and parents face in today’s world and how these affect family dynamics. Since relational interactions are important to mental and emotional health, I work with clients on developing positive communication skills in order to experience more fulfilling and harmonious relationships in all areas of life.
(925) 403-4011
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I tailor my approach to a client’s presenting concerns and goals for therapy by integrating a variety of methods and theories, including strengths-based, play therapy, family systems, and attachment theory.
Therapy offers potential for healing and opportunity for growth, and I am passionate about supporting clients through this process. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of practice areas including anxiety, depression, relational conflict, identity development, and life transitions. I believe that each person has a unique story and carries valuable potential that is waiting to be unlocked and refined. I guide clients toward developing the personal strength and balance needed to meet life’s challenges, and I empower clients to live authentic, purposeful, and connected lives. I help clients uncover patterns that they seek to change and work with them to find new, creative solutions for moving forward to achieve their goals. As a former educator, I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents. I understand the challenges that both children and parents face in today’s world and how these affect family dynamics. Since relational interactions are important to mental and emotional health, I work with clients on developing positive communication skills in order to experience more fulfilling and harmonious relationships in all areas of life.
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Eliza Pedder
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
She works from a holistic, strength-based, CBT, trauma informed and family systems lens.
At Blackhawk Family Development Center we strive to provide treatment that goes beyond symptom relief. Fundamentally, we believe that each person can achieve happiness and that happiness can be cultivated through internal resiliency. All of our services are steeped in a strength based approach. Whether we are working with a child, adolescent or adult our therapy and assessment services offer the opportunity to develop the positive self concept that promotes interactions fueled through resilience, innovation and positive intention.
(925) 369-7602
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
She works from a holistic, strength-based, CBT, trauma informed and family systems lens.
At Blackhawk Family Development Center we strive to provide treatment that goes beyond symptom relief. Fundamentally, we believe that each person can achieve happiness and that happiness can be cultivated through internal resiliency. All of our services are steeped in a strength based approach. Whether we are working with a child, adolescent or adult our therapy and assessment services offer the opportunity to develop the positive self concept that promotes interactions fueled through resilience, innovation and positive intention.
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Natasha Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
My approach to therapy is to create a safe space and give room for the healing process. I strive to help my client understand their true authentic self. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and I work alongside them to help them navigate through the goals of therapy. I work as an Associate Marriage and Family and Therapist as well as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. I use my education and training to help families and individuals working through life transitions, navigating family systems, and understanding the complexities of interpersonal relationships.
(925) 281-3064
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
My approach to therapy is to create a safe space and give room for the healing process. I strive to help my client understand their true authentic self. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and I work alongside them to help them navigate through the goals of therapy. I work as an Associate Marriage and Family and Therapist as well as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. I use my education and training to help families and individuals working through life transitions, navigating family systems, and understanding the complexities of interpersonal relationships.
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Lisa M Miranda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I also incorporate CBT, DBT, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), psychodynamic and family systems therapy.
Do you have trauma, anxiety or depression and feel ready to work on yourself? Perhaps you are new to therapy but feel motivated or inspired to heal and work through emotions, conflicts or blockages to living a more fulfilling life. Have you had other therapies but feel “it’s time” to go deeper and explore root causes of patterns and issues? Do you feel you are in an “awakening“ and hope to work with a Transpersonal Therapist to support the integration of your higher or Whole/Core Self?
(510) 800-9538
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I also incorporate CBT, DBT, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), psychodynamic and family systems therapy.
Do you have trauma, anxiety or depression and feel ready to work on yourself? Perhaps you are new to therapy but feel motivated or inspired to heal and work through emotions, conflicts or blockages to living a more fulfilling life. Have you had other therapies but feel “it’s time” to go deeper and explore root causes of patterns and issues? Do you feel you are in an “awakening“ and hope to work with a Transpersonal Therapist to support the integration of your higher or Whole/Core Self?
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Jan Amber Steward-Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Hosts group in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I use various modalities to help you find yourself through Psychodynamic Self Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EFT, Active Listening in Communication & Relational Skills Building, Family Systems, & Relaxation Skills.
I have over 23 years working with people, who struggle with chemical dependency, codependency, depression, anxiety, anger, dysfunctional relationships, marital discord, family of origin issues, internet porn, pervasive negative patterns & phase of life problems. I work as an empathic guide by meeting you were you are, listening to your story, & creating attainable goals that fit into your life. I work with adults on an individual basis & provide couples counseling. When appropriate I like to invite family member(s) as a supportive means.
(925) 304-4515
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Hosts group in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I use various modalities to help you find yourself through Psychodynamic Self Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EFT, Active Listening in Communication & Relational Skills Building, Family Systems, & Relaxation Skills.
I have over 23 years working with people, who struggle with chemical dependency, codependency, depression, anxiety, anger, dysfunctional relationships, marital discord, family of origin issues, internet porn, pervasive negative patterns & phase of life problems. I work as an empathic guide by meeting you were you are, listening to your story, & creating attainable goals that fit into your life. I work with adults on an individual basis & provide couples counseling. When appropriate I like to invite family member(s) as a supportive means.
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Allison Gans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
(510) 730-2965
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
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Elese Lorentzen
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Do you want to feel more satisfied with your life and relationships? Are you stuck in an unwanted role or struggling to change unhealthy patterns? I work with adults who are dealing with self-esteem issues, difficulty holding boundaries with others, anger management, anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD/C-PTSD. Making life changes alone can be challenging since people tend to live on autopilot and may not fully recognize the dynamics that are playing out in their lives. Everyone can benefit from a fresh perspective. Having greater clarity empowers people to make informed, reflective decisions instead of acting out of habit.
(925) 482-6004
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Do you want to feel more satisfied with your life and relationships? Are you stuck in an unwanted role or struggling to change unhealthy patterns? I work with adults who are dealing with self-esteem issues, difficulty holding boundaries with others, anger management, anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD/C-PTSD. Making life changes alone can be challenging since people tend to live on autopilot and may not fully recognize the dynamics that are playing out in their lives. Everyone can benefit from a fresh perspective. Having greater clarity empowers people to make informed, reflective decisions instead of acting out of habit.

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Family Systems Therapists
Family Systems therapists in Walnut Creek view problems within the family as the result not of particular members' behaviors, but of the family's group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The therapist helps each individual member understand how their childhood family operated, their role in that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in the current family. Therapists with the MFT credential are usually trained in Family Systems therapy.