Grace Malonai

Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH

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Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH, Counselor in Lafayette
(925) 350-8130 Website

Grace Malonai

Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH


Location

TheraThrive
986 Moraga Road
Lafayette, California 94549
(925) 350-8130

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website

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. I am an interactive, integrative and strengths-based therapist who has been providing counseling services to individuals, couples, parents, children, teens and families since 1998. Let me help you (or your child) 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.

I specialize in giftedness and high sensitivity, and focus on parenting, relationships and developmental concerns (Asperger's, Sensory Processing Disorder, and ADHD). I treat a full range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, communication challenges and PTSD. I offer parent support, academic consultation, and workplace/managerial consultation.

If you are here, looking at this webpage, then you are ready to take a step towards change. Let me support you to become more effective and successful at accomplishing that goal. Please visit my website for more information: www.TheraThrive.com.

Qualifications

  • License and State: LPC 252 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $40 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Center For Credentialing and Education (CCE) / BC-TMH 1033
  • Membership: APA - American Psychological Association
  • Member Since: 1999

Grace Malonai's Groups

Parent Group

Get support, make new friends, and build community by joining a parent group. Share and discuss the unique challenges faced by parents of gifted, highly sensitive, and exceptional children. Parent groups are based on the SENG model, which is the most widely used system for parenting gifted children. I offer small groups that are both informational and practical, where you will learn specific skills and strategies designed to help with the needs of intense, gifted children. For details, see the Parent Groups page at: www.therathrive.com

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Advanced Parent Discussion Group

This Advanced Parent Discussion Group is geared towards parents who want to discuss the trials and triumphs of parenting gifted kids on a deeper level. Focus will be on support, building connections, and exploring important and unique challenges faced while parenting gifted, intense and highly sensitive children and teens. Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH will facilitate. This group meets monthly, and welcomes parents who are familiar with gifted matters or have completed a SENG Model Parent Group. More information can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/hmgc7cl

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Location

TheraThrive
986 Moraga Road
Lafayette, California 94549
(925) 350-8130

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gifted and/or Highly Sensitive
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • School, educational or homeschooling support
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Support for giftedness and developmental concerns
  • Support for high sensitivity (HSP)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Kathryn Mehler-Clark
Kathryn Mehler-Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 15 years
Ms. Madeleine Burkhart, MS, JD, LMFT
Ms. Madeleine Burkhart, MS, JD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Maria Garay, MA, LMFT, CAMF
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 11 years
Christina Sinclair, PhD
Christina Sinclair, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 19 years
Katie Malone, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Katie Malone, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Kathryn Mehler-Clark
Kathryn Mehler-Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 15 years
Kathryn is a smart, compassionate and experienced psychotherapist, with extensive training in EMDR. I highly recommend her, especially for couples and those who have experienced trauma.

Links

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Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018
Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH, Counselor in Lafayette

Grace Malonai

Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH