Margarita Lorence

Psychologist, PhD

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Margarita Lorence, PhD, Psychologist in Walnut Creek
(925) 289-9307 Website

Margarita Lorence

Psychologist, PhD


Location

The DBT Collaborative
37 Quail Court
Suite 102
Walnut Creek, California 94596
(925) 289-9307

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I'm a behavioral psychologist using evidence-based techniques, with warmth and humor, to help you tailor your unique life. We'll work together to see the big picture, map a path, and manage what's getting in the way of the life you want. I specialize in helping adults and teens manage overwhelming emotions and a runaway mind. I am intensively trained in standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have approximately 120 hours of DBT specific training, including intensive training in DBT-PE for PTSD, from trusted trainers such as Behavioral Tech and The Practice Ground. I am also trained to provide exposure with response prevention.

I specialize in complex presentations of borderline personality disorder, OCD, and trauma, and am passionate about helping people manage multiple concerns including suicidality, self-harm, dissociation and occasional hallucinations.

Whether you're aiming for your life's dream or want to improve a communication skill we'll use hands on techniques to meet your goals. Get started! Give me a call for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Qualifications

  • License and State: PSY30056 California

Margarita Lorence's Groups

Adult DBT Skills Group

Emotions can be a mystery. Managing them can be frustrating! Learn to manage the waves in three 8-week modules: INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS Build better relationships (or manage problematic ones) with concrete communication skills that free you to ask for what you want or say no when you feel pressured. DISTRESS TOLERANCE Stay in control with hands on techniques to help you manage overwhelming emotions. EMOTION REGULATION Understand your emotions and learn what they can do for you (yes, emotions can help you live a better life). See problems from multiple angles and solve them for greater well-being. Materials included.

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Location

The DBT Collaborative
37 Quail Court
Suite 102
Walnut Creek, California 94596
(925) 289-9307

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Borderline Personality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 01 Sep 2018
Margarita Lorence, PhD, Psychologist in Walnut Creek

Margarita Lorence

Psychologist, PhD