Jen Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MPH, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I've also counseled clients who have experienced sexual assault; conducted intensive, home-based therapy to multi-stressed families; and provided medical family therapy to patients at a hospital.
As a therapist, my goal is to create a space where people can enact the change they desire for themselves, their relationships, and the lives they live. In our world, we are bombarded with messages that tell us that we “should” be this way or that way. We hear messages that tell us what parts of our identities are welcomed and what parts are shunned and “should” be hidden from others. I view the therapy room as an exception to the ways we have become accustomed to living our lives. It is place where people are valued for simply being who they are, where they can exist authentically, with respect and compassion, and without judgment.
(925) 744-6990
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I've also counseled clients who have experienced sexual assault; conducted intensive, home-based therapy to multi-stressed families; and provided medical family therapy to patients at a hospital.
As a therapist, my goal is to create a space where people can enact the change they desire for themselves, their relationships, and the lives they live. In our world, we are bombarded with messages that tell us that we “should” be this way or that way. We hear messages that tell us what parts of our identities are welcomed and what parts are shunned and “should” be hidden from others. I view the therapy room as an exception to the ways we have become accustomed to living our lives. It is place where people are valued for simply being who they are, where they can exist authentically, with respect and compassion, and without judgment.
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Catherine Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Conflictual relationships; Parent-Child, Sibling, Couple's, Family and extended Family, I specialize helping people that have survived traumatic experiences.
Hello and Welcome! Life is stressful and sometimes overwhelming. I can help you navigate through the ups and downs. Relationships support us through the stress, or at times, further add to our discomfort. I will help you improve the quality of your relationships. I am trained to guide you and your nervous system toward relaxation and calm. Whether a person is suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, hopelessness... I believe with the right interventions, one can heal and get better. I support clients in resolving trauma and healing.
(925) 336-3112
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Conflictual relationships; Parent-Child, Sibling, Couple's, Family and extended Family, I specialize helping people that have survived traumatic experiences.
Hello and Welcome! Life is stressful and sometimes overwhelming. I can help you navigate through the ups and downs. Relationships support us through the stress, or at times, further add to our discomfort. I will help you improve the quality of your relationships. I am trained to guide you and your nervous system toward relaxation and calm. Whether a person is suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, hopelessness... I believe with the right interventions, one can heal and get better. I support clients in resolving trauma and healing.
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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.
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Dr. Roxanna Manfredi-Giammona
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I strongly believe that every individual is unique and no person or family is the same as another. As a bi-lingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have had the pleasure to work with a diverse group of adults, children, and families. I have over 25 years experience working in psychotherapy, crisis intervention with domestic violence, child court advocate, as a forensic psychologist, and as a family court mediator. I assist children and families as they work through challenges and move toward rebuilding their self-confidence and creates a more positive outlook in life.
(925) 799-2295
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I strongly believe that every individual is unique and no person or family is the same as another. As a bi-lingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have had the pleasure to work with a diverse group of adults, children, and families. I have over 25 years experience working in psychotherapy, crisis intervention with domestic violence, child court advocate, as a forensic psychologist, and as a family court mediator. I assist children and families as they work through challenges and move toward rebuilding their self-confidence and creates a more positive outlook in life.
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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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Debra Frank, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I am a Marriage and Family therapist specializing in working with individuals, adolescents, adults, and families. I offer a caring and confidential place for personal counseling and support. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings from a Community Counseling Center to public schools.
(925) 291-4159
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I am a Marriage and Family therapist specializing in working with individuals, adolescents, adults, and families. I offer a caring and confidential place for personal counseling and support. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings from a Community Counseling Center to public schools.
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bay area child counseling Parisa Rahimian, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
By offering a 30 minutes free consultation I want to help you find out if your child/teen/family can benefit from therapy.
It is heartbreaking to see your child struggle and not know how to help them. Most parents who call me have tried every tool they have to help their children with little or no result. you might feel alone in your experience, feel guilt and shame for not being able to help your child or even for losing your own temper if you have an intense high need child. Perhaps your child is struggling in school, and you are dreading the next phone call to address the latest issues, or feel exhausted trying to go through the daily function without meltdowns, or worrying about your teen’s emotional state, lack of communication,or defiant behavior
(925) 403-4375
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
By offering a 30 minutes free consultation I want to help you find out if your child/teen/family can benefit from therapy.
It is heartbreaking to see your child struggle and not know how to help them. Most parents who call me have tried every tool they have to help their children with little or no result. you might feel alone in your experience, feel guilt and shame for not being able to help your child or even for losing your own temper if you have an intense high need child. Perhaps your child is struggling in school, and you are dreading the next phone call to address the latest issues, or feel exhausted trying to go through the daily function without meltdowns, or worrying about your teen’s emotional state, lack of communication,or defiant behavior
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Katherine (Katie) Eggers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing individual, family, group, & collateral support in home, school, & clinic settings.
Hello and welcome! Working with youth & young adults is a passion of mine, as is supporting youth & caregivers in increasing their understanding of one another with the goal of strengthening child-caregiver relationships. I feel a particular pull to support young people in tuning into their internal voice so that they can build a strong sense of self-worth, & so that they are then able to navigate life transitions & all that comes with those transitions with that much more ease.
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing individual, family, group, & collateral support in home, school, & clinic settings.
Hello and welcome! Working with youth & young adults is a passion of mine, as is supporting youth & caregivers in increasing their understanding of one another with the goal of strengthening child-caregiver relationships. I feel a particular pull to support young people in tuning into their internal voice so that they can build a strong sense of self-worth, & so that they are then able to navigate life transitions & all that comes with those transitions with that much more ease.
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Carol A Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Sometimes we have old beliefs that hold us back from living the life we really want. I help clients understand what's holding them back, and guide them along the path forward that feels more authentic for them. I practice from a systems perspective (family system, work system, spiritual system) which I believe enlarges my understanding of my clients.
(925) 392-4799
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Sometimes we have old beliefs that hold us back from living the life we really want. I help clients understand what's holding them back, and guide them along the path forward that feels more authentic for them. I practice from a systems perspective (family system, work system, spiritual system) which I believe enlarges my understanding of my clients.
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Brian Needleman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 19 years experience counseling adults,adolescents,children and couples in several clinical settings. I use respectful, straightforward and practical approaches when working with clients. I draw on my experience, intuition, sense of humor, and imagination when working with clients to help create a supportive and empowering environment for clients to get help for many of life's challenges. Albert Schweitzer said, "Truth has no special time of its own. Its time is now...always." Now is the time to develop your potential for strength and growth. Take the first step and call.
(925) 941-4677
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 19 years experience counseling adults,adolescents,children and couples in several clinical settings. I use respectful, straightforward and practical approaches when working with clients. I draw on my experience, intuition, sense of humor, and imagination when working with clients to help create a supportive and empowering environment for clients to get help for many of life's challenges. Albert Schweitzer said, "Truth has no special time of its own. Its time is now...always." Now is the time to develop your potential for strength and growth. Take the first step and call.
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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
Verified
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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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Paul Kramer, Ed.D. & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Dr. Paul Kramer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in 2008 he started a group practice to expand services in Northern California (East Bay). Recently, since Covid, the group has expanded services to Southern California. He has served in multiple settings to include 12 years in the US Army. Paul uses an eclectic approach when working with children, teens, adults and families. Leaning on short-term therapies and practical solutions for common problemsEmotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Interventions, and Systems Theory. He specializes in working with people who have experienced various forms of trauma.
(925) 436-1725
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Dr. Paul Kramer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in 2008 he started a group practice to expand services in Northern California (East Bay). Recently, since Covid, the group has expanded services to Southern California. He has served in multiple settings to include 12 years in the US Army. Paul uses an eclectic approach when working with children, teens, adults and families. Leaning on short-term therapies and practical solutions for common problemsEmotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Interventions, and Systems Theory. He specializes in working with people who have experienced various forms of trauma.
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Nicole Scanlon-Lodato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Depending on the situation, I offer individual, family therapy and parent coaching.
I have 18 plus years of experience working with children, families and individuals. I specialize working with children (5 to 11), and teens. I work with children and teens who may face many challenges such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I offer parenting support and guidance. I also work with adults experiencing life transitions, divorce or separation. I offer my knowledge, experience and unconditional acceptance. I also offer all clients a comfortable space to explore their emotions, learn new skills, and overcome challenging situations.
(209) 694-4782
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Depending on the situation, I offer individual, family therapy and parent coaching.
I have 18 plus years of experience working with children, families and individuals. I specialize working with children (5 to 11), and teens. I work with children and teens who may face many challenges such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I offer parenting support and guidance. I also work with adults experiencing life transitions, divorce or separation. I offer my knowledge, experience and unconditional acceptance. I also offer all clients a comfortable space to explore their emotions, learn new skills, and overcome challenging situations.
Barbara Peterson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. I provide both individual and family psychotherapy, as well as conduct psychological testing. I work within a collaborative model, integrating treatment techniques to develop individualized interventions. I develop specific goals together with clients and their families, and work closely with physicians and other referring professionals to coordinate treatment. I have particular expertise in treating sexual abuse and trauma, depression and bipolar disorders, and adolescent behavioral and emotional disturbances.
(925) 603-3975
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. I provide both individual and family psychotherapy, as well as conduct psychological testing. I work within a collaborative model, integrating treatment techniques to develop individualized interventions. I develop specific goals together with clients and their families, and work closely with physicians and other referring professionals to coordinate treatment. I have particular expertise in treating sexual abuse and trauma, depression and bipolar disorders, and adolescent behavioral and emotional disturbances.
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Michael Cheney
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I have helped my adolescent and young adult clients reach their potentials through individual and family therapy, and through consultation with school staff and psychiatric hospital staff.
Using insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I have developed an effective psychotherapeutic technique that has helped individuals gain relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, uncontrollable anger, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, and child acting-out behaviors. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association. My clinical focus is in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I see individuals, couples and families.
(925) 308-5216
Verified

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I have helped my adolescent and young adult clients reach their potentials through individual and family therapy, and through consultation with school staff and psychiatric hospital staff.
Using insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I have developed an effective psychotherapeutic technique that has helped individuals gain relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, uncontrollable anger, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, and child acting-out behaviors. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association. My clinical focus is in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I see individuals, couples and families.
Shannon Brueckner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives - including school or work performance, relationships with family and friends, or self-esteem. As a parent you might notice your child withdrawing, not interacting as usual with friends and family, getting into more fights or trouble, or struggling with self-confidence. Sleeping and eating habits and other daily routines may be affected as well. When you feel as though you don't know what else to do, reaching out and getting help through counseling can be the best alternative.
(415) 237-2076
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives - including school or work performance, relationships with family and friends, or self-esteem. As a parent you might notice your child withdrawing, not interacting as usual with friends and family, getting into more fights or trouble, or struggling with self-confidence. Sleeping and eating habits and other daily routines may be affected as well. When you feel as though you don't know what else to do, reaching out and getting help through counseling can be the best alternative.
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Lori Katzburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I've worked successfully with adults and adolescents for 20+ years. Many therapists are seasoned and technically sound, but to many clients, something still feels lacking. I receive repeated feedback regarding clients' appreciation of my nonjudgemental support and guidance, my ability to understand the great shame people feel about their relationships and lives. I have a knack for forming trusting relationships with teens, allowing them to experience open communication, which, over time, tends to replicate itself within the family system. I can help you with feelings of insecurity, anxiety, depression. I understand addiction issues and treatment strategies that work.
(925) 308-5937
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I've worked successfully with adults and adolescents for 20+ years. Many therapists are seasoned and technically sound, but to many clients, something still feels lacking. I receive repeated feedback regarding clients' appreciation of my nonjudgemental support and guidance, my ability to understand the great shame people feel about their relationships and lives. I have a knack for forming trusting relationships with teens, allowing them to experience open communication, which, over time, tends to replicate itself within the family system. I can help you with feelings of insecurity, anxiety, depression. I understand addiction issues and treatment strategies that work.
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Griselda Oliver Bucio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I am a bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Becoming a parent is a unique and transformative experience. From the moment of conception through the journey of parenting there is an array of unknown rewards, challenges and experiences. At times parents have no idea how they will feel or react to these challenges and realize that they need help and support through their own journey as parents. Research proves the way we were parented, the environment in which we developed, and the situations around us influence the way we feel and behave as parents.
(925) 406-3109
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I am a bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Becoming a parent is a unique and transformative experience. From the moment of conception through the journey of parenting there is an array of unknown rewards, challenges and experiences. At times parents have no idea how they will feel or react to these challenges and realize that they need help and support through their own journey as parents. Research proves the way we were parented, the environment in which we developed, and the situations around us influence the way we feel and behave as parents.
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Liz Hertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. I help people who are experiencing problems in daily living, difficulty in navigating life transitions, relationship and family discord, or who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression or loss. Therapy is about removing obstacles and developing the capacity for self-acceptance, self- expression, and joy. I will collaborate with you to set your goals and uncover new strategies for a happier life.
(510) 379-9108
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. I help people who are experiencing problems in daily living, difficulty in navigating life transitions, relationship and family discord, or who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression or loss. Therapy is about removing obstacles and developing the capacity for self-acceptance, self- expression, and joy. I will collaborate with you to set your goals and uncover new strategies for a happier life.
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Cassandra Pianetta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Because of this experience, I understand the unique challenges that both children and parents face in today’s world and how these challenges affect family dynamics.
I believe therapy offers opportunity for self discovery, healing, and growth. As an emphatic and supportive therapist, I am passionate about helping my clients heal and be heard because we all have unique voices and stories to share. I work with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families to minimize conflict, support personal growth, make changes, and strengthen a sense of connectedness and well-being. Using an integrative approach that is holistic and friendly, I support personal and relational development, as well as healing.
(925) 900-5346
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Because of this experience, I understand the unique challenges that both children and parents face in today’s world and how these challenges affect family dynamics.
I believe therapy offers opportunity for self discovery, healing, and growth. As an emphatic and supportive therapist, I am passionate about helping my clients heal and be heard because we all have unique voices and stories to share. I work with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families to minimize conflict, support personal growth, make changes, and strengthen a sense of connectedness and well-being. Using an integrative approach that is holistic and friendly, I support personal and relational development, as well as healing.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Walnut Creek are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Walnut Creek then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Walnut Creek specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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