Jonna Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, M Ed, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I am warm, honest, direct, and passionate about empowering my clients to discover the best version of themselves, creating the possibility of a more meaningful and fulfilling life experience. There are moments in all our lives when we feel overwhelmed and vulnerable by change. However, transitions in our lives can also create opportunity for growth and greater connection to ourselves and our environment. I can help you find greater joy and fulfillment in your life.
Female
(925) 403-4553
Verified
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Orinda, CA 94563
Female
I am warm, honest, direct, and passionate about empowering my clients to discover the best version of themselves, creating the possibility of a more meaningful and fulfilling life experience. There are moments in all our lives when we feel overwhelmed and vulnerable by change. However, transitions in our lives can also create opportunity for growth and greater connection to ourselves and our environment. I can help you find greater joy and fulfillment in your life.
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Lynn Davilla Shields
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
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.
Female
(925) 231-3381
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
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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TheraThrive Counseling & Assessment
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
All services are online via secure video call! If you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, high sensitivity, loneliness or relationship problems, or if your child or teen struggles with excessive worry, moodiness or sadness, you don't need to manage alone. We are a group of authentic and interactive therapists who are strengths-based in our approach. Let us help you (or your child, teen, family member) gain insight and understanding, learn emotional regulation, improve your relationships, alleviate stress and anxiety, improve satisfaction at work/school, and experience well-being, exuberance for life, and empowerment. www.TheraThrive.com
Female
(925) 350-8130
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
All services are online via secure video call! If you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, high sensitivity, loneliness or relationship problems, or if your child or teen struggles with excessive worry, moodiness or sadness, you don't need to manage alone. We are a group of authentic and interactive therapists who are strengths-based in our approach. Let us help you (or your child, teen, family member) gain insight and understanding, learn emotional regulation, improve your relationships, alleviate stress and anxiety, improve satisfaction at work/school, and experience well-being, exuberance for life, and empowerment. www.TheraThrive.com
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Mira Counseling, Mira Underwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Counseling can help you through challenging times and be life changing. I have dedicated myself to helping adults with serious life challenges by providing therapy and education to empower my clients to: make sense of their feelings, not feel alone, hurt less, re-frame their life narratives, develop healthy coping skills, and feel more confident. I specialize in life transitions, grief, loss, health issues, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, immigration issues, domestic violence/abuse, and death & dying. Typically, my clients decide to work with me because they trust me to guide them toward a place of peace and hope.
Female
(925) 962-5207
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
Counseling can help you through challenging times and be life changing. I have dedicated myself to helping adults with serious life challenges by providing therapy and education to empower my clients to: make sense of their feelings, not feel alone, hurt less, re-frame their life narratives, develop healthy coping skills, and feel more confident. I specialize in life transitions, grief, loss, health issues, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, immigration issues, domestic violence/abuse, and death & dying. Typically, my clients decide to work with me because they trust me to guide them toward a place of peace and hope.
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Cynthia Mansur, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Are you tired of emotional pain? Whether you're upset about problems in your relationship, unhappy about a breakup or divorce, feeling depressed or anxious, or are dealing with other life challenges, my goal is to help you reclaim the happiness you deserve and make lasting changes in your life. My style is solution-focused and interactive, and I will make every effort to get to the heart of the matter so you can start feeling better right away. I work with individuals and couples, and have extensive experience in relationship counseling and in treating depression, anxiety, and a variety of other difficulties that you may be facing.
Female
(925) 403-4710
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
Are you tired of emotional pain? Whether you're upset about problems in your relationship, unhappy about a breakup or divorce, feeling depressed or anxious, or are dealing with other life challenges, my goal is to help you reclaim the happiness you deserve and make lasting changes in your life. My style is solution-focused and interactive, and I will make every effort to get to the heart of the matter so you can start feeling better right away. I work with individuals and couples, and have extensive experience in relationship counseling and in treating depression, anxiety, and a variety of other difficulties that you may be facing.
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Anita Bardsley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
I am passionate about working with people who are struggling with many of life’s challenges, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief & loss, emotional eating, self-esteem, trauma, and other related challenges. In addition, I am interested in helping those who are going through life transitions and existential issues. Many of the people I work with want to understand themselves at a deeper level, transform their limiting beliefs, reduce anxiety and depression, seek more meaning in life, and become better versions of themselves. They no longer want to suffer - they want to be empowered, self-confident, and at peace.
Female
(925) 526-7528
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
I am passionate about working with people who are struggling with many of life’s challenges, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief & loss, emotional eating, self-esteem, trauma, and other related challenges. In addition, I am interested in helping those who are going through life transitions and existential issues. Many of the people I work with want to understand themselves at a deeper level, transform their limiting beliefs, reduce anxiety and depression, seek more meaning in life, and become better versions of themselves. They no longer want to suffer - they want to be empowered, self-confident, and at peace.
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Laura N. Naman
Psychologist, MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Hello. If you are exploring the Psychology today website you are likely searching for answers, help, or change for yourself, a family member, or loved one through a difficult experience. If you are taking this step for the first time, in need of additional psychological services, or looking to change providers I commend you for taking this step forward. My hope and goal for each client/family I work with is to help you achieve a “Eureka!” moment and make meaningful and change propelling personal discoveries – whether through the psychotherapy services that I offer or the psychological testing/evaluation services that I offer.
Female
(925) 900-5328
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
Hello. If you are exploring the Psychology today website you are likely searching for answers, help, or change for yourself, a family member, or loved one through a difficult experience. If you are taking this step for the first time, in need of additional psychological services, or looking to change providers I commend you for taking this step forward. My hope and goal for each client/family I work with is to help you achieve a “Eureka!” moment and make meaningful and change propelling personal discoveries – whether through the psychotherapy services that I offer or the psychological testing/evaluation services that I offer.
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Brooke Rawdin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
When your child, teenager, or family is struggling or even suffering, finding a therapist who is authentic, engaged, and a direct communicator is vital. As a clinician who is experienced addressing mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in both individual and group therapy settings, I strive to offer deep listening and effective strategies that lead to significant changes and greater well-being.
Female
(925) 660-7971
Verified
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Orinda, CA 94563
Female
When your child, teenager, or family is struggling or even suffering, finding a therapist who is authentic, engaged, and a direct communicator is vital. As a clinician who is experienced addressing mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in both individual and group therapy settings, I strive to offer deep listening and effective strategies that lead to significant changes and greater well-being.
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Melissa Rapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
I work with individuals and couples to help reduce struggles and find ways to live more fulfilling, gratifying lives. Our relationship is the context in which we work to find where you're stuck, what's getting in your way, and ways to do things differently. My specialty areas include grief and loss, adoption, ADHD, race/class issues, work/life balance, LGBTQ issues, and divorce. I help people manage anxiety and mood problems. I help couples with concerns related to parenting, managing conflict, and addressing needs and expectations. I see communication as the grease that keeps relationships running smoothly, and I help facilitate good communication.
Female
(510) 822-7911
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
I work with individuals and couples to help reduce struggles and find ways to live more fulfilling, gratifying lives. Our relationship is the context in which we work to find where you're stuck, what's getting in your way, and ways to do things differently. My specialty areas include grief and loss, adoption, ADHD, race/class issues, work/life balance, LGBTQ issues, and divorce. I help people manage anxiety and mood problems. I help couples with concerns related to parenting, managing conflict, and addressing needs and expectations. I see communication as the grease that keeps relationships running smoothly, and I help facilitate good communication.
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Elizabeth Rae Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, MFT
Orinda, CA 94563
Living a life where struggling is a regular experience is difficult to change, because no one wants to feel worse. Therapy helps by talking through what's happened, what feels wrong and what ideas you have about it, all which may be conscious or unconscious. What's unconscious surfaces naturally through our dialogue together. Most people enter therapy afraid, because they don't know where to start or are overwhelmed because so much has happened. With over 25 years of experience, I can help you navigate this terrain to relieve pain, clarify thoughts and beliefs, and to improve feelings of well-being.
Female
(925) 259-3986
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Orinda, CA 94563
Female
Living a life where struggling is a regular experience is difficult to change, because no one wants to feel worse. Therapy helps by talking through what's happened, what feels wrong and what ideas you have about it, all which may be conscious or unconscious. What's unconscious surfaces naturally through our dialogue together. Most people enter therapy afraid, because they don't know where to start or are overwhelmed because so much has happened. With over 25 years of experience, I can help you navigate this terrain to relieve pain, clarify thoughts and beliefs, and to improve feelings of well-being.
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Debra Jay Sheppard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA Verified
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I specialize in working with couples, parenting, parents with special needs children, young adults and grandparents. Family conflict, divorce, blended families who are undergoing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational issues need support and tools. Retirement, aging, caring for aging parents, caring for ill-loved ones, coping with life threatening illness and grief and loss are also important issues impacting life and family. Therapy can bring understanding, increase communication and create healthy relationships, life transitions and families.
Female
(925) 357-9935
Verified
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Orinda, CA 94563
Female
I specialize in working with couples, parenting, parents with special needs children, young adults and grandparents. Family conflict, divorce, blended families who are undergoing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational issues need support and tools. Retirement, aging, caring for aging parents, caring for ill-loved ones, coping with life threatening illness and grief and loss are also important issues impacting life and family. Therapy can bring understanding, increase communication and create healthy relationships, life transitions and families.
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Julie Weigel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Although I work with a variety of clients, my primary speciality is children who struggle with behavioral and/or emotional problems, using playful and positive means to help them with anger management, expression of feelings, and relationships with friends and family. I always welcome the opportunity to work with parents, families and couples under stress. Let's face it: aren't we all? No situation is beyond hope; my clients leave our sessions with real insight and tools with which to move beyond their troubling issues.
Female
(510) 878-4486
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
Although I work with a variety of clients, my primary speciality is children who struggle with behavioral and/or emotional problems, using playful and positive means to help them with anger management, expression of feelings, and relationships with friends and family. I always welcome the opportunity to work with parents, families and couples under stress. Let's face it: aren't we all? No situation is beyond hope; my clients leave our sessions with real insight and tools with which to move beyond their troubling issues.
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Meghan Elizabeth Luby
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I specialize in disorders and behavioral problems in early childhood (0-5 YO), as well as behavioral problems, parenting, social skills, anxiety, and depression throughout childhood and adolescence. I utilizes evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My practice is also informed by my experience using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions. I believe that collaborating with patients/families on setting goals and regularly assessing progress towards goals is always part of effective treatment.
Female
(925) 278-6834
Verified
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Orinda, CA 94563
Female
I specialize in disorders and behavioral problems in early childhood (0-5 YO), as well as behavioral problems, parenting, social skills, anxiety, and depression throughout childhood and adolescence. I utilizes evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My practice is also informed by my experience using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions. I believe that collaborating with patients/families on setting goals and regularly assessing progress towards goals is always part of effective treatment.
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Judy Bensinger-Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT , #114669 Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
Female
(925) 357-9994
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
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Deborah A Lindstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LEP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 118472) and a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP 3619) located in the East Bay Area of California. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have a breadth of experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Additionally, as a licensed educational therapist, I am here to help if you or your child is having difficulty in school or at work. I provide quality psychoeducational evaluations, advocacy for 504 accommodations and IEPs, and consultations for families and districts.
Female
(925) 291-5766
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 118472) and a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP 3619) located in the East Bay Area of California. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have a breadth of experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Additionally, as a licensed educational therapist, I am here to help if you or your child is having difficulty in school or at work. I provide quality psychoeducational evaluations, advocacy for 504 accommodations and IEPs, and consultations for families and districts.
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Mary Ann Kassier, LCSW, CGP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
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.
Female
(925) 392-3899
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
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.
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Cherie Spivey
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MS, NCSP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
I believe all children deserve to be part of a community where they can learn and grow. Over the past decade, I've worked in a variety of educational settings to support students with unique learning needs. I rely on my background and experience to assist families and schools in supporting children who are struggling in school. I've seen first-hand the growth children are able to make with the right supports and services in place. I use a strength-based, child-centered approach toward academic, social-emotional and behavioral success.
Female
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
I believe all children deserve to be part of a community where they can learn and grow. Over the past decade, I've worked in a variety of educational settings to support students with unique learning needs. I rely on my background and experience to assist families and schools in supporting children who are struggling in school. I've seen first-hand the growth children are able to make with the right supports and services in place. I use a strength-based, child-centered approach toward academic, social-emotional and behavioral success.
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Jill Pettegrew
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Almost everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and to manage life challenges. You may struggle with issues that are getting in the way of relationships, home life, dreams, or career goals. Perhaps you just have a general sense that your life could be fuller or richer than it is right now. Your child may be using challenging behaviors to communicate, and my goal is to help you identify the feeling or need underneath the behavior. No matter where you are on your journey, I am here to help.
Female
(925) 308-6168
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
Almost everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and to manage life challenges. You may struggle with issues that are getting in the way of relationships, home life, dreams, or career goals. Perhaps you just have a general sense that your life could be fuller or richer than it is right now. Your child may be using challenging behaviors to communicate, and my goal is to help you identify the feeling or need underneath the behavior. No matter where you are on your journey, I am here to help.
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Tara Rech
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Therapy can help you overcome difficulties, live creatively, and feel more alive. Many people become stuck in ways of thinking and living that no longer serve them. Through a caring therapeutic relationship, you can develop the courage to live in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Over the past 17 years, I have helped people with a wide variety of issues work through significant challenges, freeing them to make better choices. In addition to my clinical work, I teach and supervise at various training programs throughout the Bay Area, and am the Director of Counseling at California College of the Arts.
Female
(510) 470-7909
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
Therapy can help you overcome difficulties, live creatively, and feel more alive. Many people become stuck in ways of thinking and living that no longer serve them. Through a caring therapeutic relationship, you can develop the courage to live in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Over the past 17 years, I have helped people with a wide variety of issues work through significant challenges, freeing them to make better choices. In addition to my clinical work, I teach and supervise at various training programs throughout the Bay Area, and am the Director of Counseling at California College of the Arts.
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Caroline Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
So much is happening in our world right now. Perhaps in the past, you have developed ways to feel okay with yourself and others but these ways of coping simply are not helping anymore. Although a part of you might want to keep going as is, deep down there is another part of you that desires better relationships, less anxiety, and inner confidence. I can help you. I successfully support my clients in developing outer and inner resources in order to have greater relationship success and the resiliency to not just survive but to thrive. My expertise includes working with highly sensitive adults, teens, and families.
Female
(510) 306-7286
Verified
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Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Female
So much is happening in our world right now. Perhaps in the past, you have developed ways to feel okay with yourself and others but these ways of coping simply are not helping anymore. Although a part of you might want to keep going as is, deep down there is another part of you that desires better relationships, less anxiety, and inner confidence. I can help you. I successfully support my clients in developing outer and inner resources in order to have greater relationship success and the resiliency to not just survive but to thrive. My expertise includes working with highly sensitive adults, teens, and families.

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Female Therapists
This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Orinda are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Orinda. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Orinda

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Orinda you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Orinda and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Orinda or family therapy in Orinda.