Joan Bechtel

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Joan Bechtel, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek
(925) 705-4006 Website

Joan Bechtel

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

Deep Fun Therapy Joan Bechtel LMFT
2920 Camino Diablo
Suite 220 B
Walnut Creek, California 94597
(925) 705-4006

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Touchstone Counseling
140 Mayhew Way
Suite 902
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
(925) 932-0150 x307

Where has all the fun gone? Does that seem like an irrelevant question when we feel we are drowning in troubles? Or could it be the essential one? When we lose ourselves to depression, trauma, or relationship upheaval we lose that crucial access to our authentic desires, needs and power. Our ability to rediscover these buried treasures can be the key to healing, satisfaction, empowerment, self-trust and most of all--abundant choice.

I work in a collaborative helping people reconnect with inner resources to move through trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, life stage challenges, identity transitions, and family conflict. As an attachment-based therapist, I use empathy, playful creativity, education, compassionate inquiry and expressive arts to reclaim vitality. This is Deep Fun Therapy! https://deepfuncounseling.wordpress.com/

When the heart cries out to us, it may cry out in strange voices: pain, exhaustion or crisis! The journey back to reunion with our own needs and power can seem overwhelming, but with humor, compassion and a good flashlight it can be an expedition into a goldmine of choices.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License and State: 92806 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicaid
  • VOC
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Joan Bechtel's Groups

Free Introduction to Expressive Arts Nov 18th

Discover the healing power of expressive arts therapy. This free introductory workshop for women healing from trauma will offer safe fun exploration and discovery. You will be guided through four simple exercises in drawing, collage, movement and drama to engage your creativity and authenticity. Expressive Art allows us to gently reconnect with our deeper needs, our authenticity and the parts of ourselves we had to bury in order to survive. Come dive for buried treasure. Register 925 300-5842

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Creating Sanctuary: A PTSD Recovery Group

Creating Sanctuary : a PTSD Recovery Group: Healing through Art and Play . New group forming every other Sunday at 10:30 am. $40. Are you feeling at the mercy of emotional upheaval? Wondering where your passion went? Feeling ashamed of your needs and wants? PTSD is a fortress we build to protect ourselves. It soon becomes a prison. What we need are ways to transform that prison into a sanctuary. Through expressive arts, guided imagery, sharing and education we can begin to build that sanctuary.

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Good Selfishness Fairy Tale Workshops

Good Selfishness: Using Fairy Tales to Reclaim Your Heart's Desire. This spring and summer 2018 join our 3 part expressive arts workshop series for exploring how myth, fable and fairy tale support our journeys through loss and trials and toward reclaiming our true selves. We will use expressive arts exercises to engage and transform the ogres, toads, monsters, aliens and evil spells that stand between you and the treasure of rediscovering your authentic needs. Join us for a fun, provocative journey into YOUR fairy tale!

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Location

Deep Fun Therapy Joan Bechtel LMFT
2920 Camino Diablo
Suite 220 B
Walnut Creek, California 94597
(925) 705-4006

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Touchstone Counseling
140 Mayhew Way
Suite 902
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
(925) 932-0150 x307
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Dream work
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Joan Bechtel, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek

Joan Bechtel

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT