Andrew Potter
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness), and evidence-based (e.
I believe that you have unique gifts that are worth discovering and sharing with the world and that identifying with and expressing these gifts will allow you to feel whole and to heal. I believe seeking mental health support, while daunting, is one of the most rewarding, courageous, and healing decisions one can make. I am a licensed psychologist in private practice with doctoral training from UC Berkeley. I am relatable, empathic, validating, and committed to our work. I place tremendous emphasis on our alliance and believe we can learn from each other.
(857) 403-9386
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness), and evidence-based (e.
I believe that you have unique gifts that are worth discovering and sharing with the world and that identifying with and expressing these gifts will allow you to feel whole and to heal. I believe seeking mental health support, while daunting, is one of the most rewarding, courageous, and healing decisions one can make. I am a licensed psychologist in private practice with doctoral training from UC Berkeley. I am relatable, empathic, validating, and committed to our work. I place tremendous emphasis on our alliance and believe we can learn from each other.
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Andrew Lindeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy and Mindfulness.
Is your child struggling with behavior problems, ADHD, depression or anxiety? Are you looking for a therapist with experience working with Autism (and Aspergers) Spectrum Disorders? I specialize in working with children and teens and have over 17 years of experience working with these populations. I have worked as a Behavior Therapist for children on the Autistic spectrum, have taught my own Day Treatment Intensive classroom (for children with extreme behavior challenges) and have worked for Contra Costa County Child and Adolescent Services. I have also worked in the Juvenile Justice department of Los Angeles County with Juvenile offenders.
(925) 329-3088
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy and Mindfulness.
Is your child struggling with behavior problems, ADHD, depression or anxiety? Are you looking for a therapist with experience working with Autism (and Aspergers) Spectrum Disorders? I specialize in working with children and teens and have over 17 years of experience working with these populations. I have worked as a Behavior Therapist for children on the Autistic spectrum, have taught my own Day Treatment Intensive classroom (for children with extreme behavior challenges) and have worked for Contra Costa County Child and Adolescent Services. I have also worked in the Juvenile Justice department of Los Angeles County with Juvenile offenders.
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Norval J. Hickman
Psychologist, PhD, MPH Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
My treatment approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, hypnosis, relaxation and mindfulness strategies with skills to enhance mind-body communication.
I use an integrative treatment approach using research-informed psychotherapy practices to address: *emotional, relationship, and communication issues *anxiety, panic, and stress management *depression and mood management *cultural and diversity issues including acculturative stress *mental health needs for BIPOC communities and the LGBTQI+ community *gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity issues *fears and phobias *post-traumatic stress symptoms *recovery from substance use *life transitions *weight management
(510) 725-4573 x704
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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My treatment approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, hypnosis, relaxation and mindfulness strategies with skills to enhance mind-body communication.
I use an integrative treatment approach using research-informed psychotherapy practices to address: *emotional, relationship, and communication issues *anxiety, panic, and stress management *depression and mood management *cultural and diversity issues including acculturative stress *mental health needs for BIPOC communities and the LGBTQI+ community *gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity issues *fears and phobias *post-traumatic stress symptoms *recovery from substance use *life transitions *weight management
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Crystal Blanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SUDCCIV Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Not accepting new clients
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Mindfulness and Solution Focused modalities to support the overall needs and goals of the individual.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with culturally diverse populations in a variety of settings to support with concerns related to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and other life challenges. I am always honored to work with people who are in some stage of uncovering the next steps in achieving balance, wellness, and feelings of self fulfillment by exploring the intersecting elements of a person's experiences.
(925) 965-0485
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Not accepting new clients
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Mindfulness and Solution Focused modalities to support the overall needs and goals of the individual.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with culturally diverse populations in a variety of settings to support with concerns related to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and other life challenges. I am always honored to work with people who are in some stage of uncovering the next steps in achieving balance, wellness, and feelings of self fulfillment by exploring the intersecting elements of a person's experiences.
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Hayley K Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I am also a certified Motivational Interviewing counselor.
Deciding to seek therapy takes courage and strength. My goal as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist is to empower each client with a greater understanding of the connection between their mind and body, the relationship between their background and way of thinking, and to focus on their strengths. As a therapist, I prioritize being attentive and present. I am passionate about this important life work and it is my goal to provide an unconditional positive setting for each and every client.
(530) 431-2162
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I am also a certified Motivational Interviewing counselor.
Deciding to seek therapy takes courage and strength. My goal as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist is to empower each client with a greater understanding of the connection between their mind and body, the relationship between their background and way of thinking, and to focus on their strengths. As a therapist, I prioritize being attentive and present. I am passionate about this important life work and it is my goal to provide an unconditional positive setting for each and every client.
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Elina Filippova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Elina Filippova, the Founder of The Path to Self, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with seniors, adults, teenagers and couples who feel stuck in their life -- be it physically , emotionally, or professionally -- and who are committed to the path of self-discovery. Elina worked as a mental health professional for Department of Veterans affairs and has knowledge of complex trauma such as PTSD. She is trained in Voice Dialogue, Motivational Interviewing, and certified in Mind-Body Medicine. Her therapy approach covers present problems, patterns of behavior, and exploration of how the past influences our present life.
(510) 871-8043
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Elina Filippova, the Founder of The Path to Self, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with seniors, adults, teenagers and couples who feel stuck in their life -- be it physically , emotionally, or professionally -- and who are committed to the path of self-discovery. Elina worked as a mental health professional for Department of Veterans affairs and has knowledge of complex trauma such as PTSD. She is trained in Voice Dialogue, Motivational Interviewing, and certified in Mind-Body Medicine. Her therapy approach covers present problems, patterns of behavior, and exploration of how the past influences our present life.
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Michelle Hider
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Michelle Hider, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), specializes in working with adolescents and adults who present with chemical dependency, mood, anxiety, and/or PTSD symptoms. She is a trained Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapist who integrates strength-based, motivational enhancement, existential, and culturally appropriate modalities to help people thrive and heal. She supports goals clients identify and believes a strong therapeutic alliance is an integral part of the healing process. Her main focus is to meet clients where they're at by supporting changes they identify and are ready to make.
(510) 650-1237
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Michelle Hider, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), specializes in working with adolescents and adults who present with chemical dependency, mood, anxiety, and/or PTSD symptoms. She is a trained Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapist who integrates strength-based, motivational enhancement, existential, and culturally appropriate modalities to help people thrive and heal. She supports goals clients identify and believes a strong therapeutic alliance is an integral part of the healing process. Her main focus is to meet clients where they're at by supporting changes they identify and are ready to make.
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Michelle Pair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Many are unsure if they have an addiction, or if they really are an alcoholic. Sometimes you drink too much, have regrets the next day, feel embarrassed about losing control and worry about your health. Drinking and using to numb the pain leaves you feeling very alone. You are sick of hiding, of keeping secrets. Should you stop altogether or figure out how to moderate? I can help this exploration in a non-judgmental way to find answers. Many people in recovery are often disappointed their ‘problems’ are not fixed; they feel stuck, depressed and anxious and relationship challenges persist.
(925) 800-6114
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Many are unsure if they have an addiction, or if they really are an alcoholic. Sometimes you drink too much, have regrets the next day, feel embarrassed about losing control and worry about your health. Drinking and using to numb the pain leaves you feeling very alone. You are sick of hiding, of keeping secrets. Should you stop altogether or figure out how to moderate? I can help this exploration in a non-judgmental way to find answers. Many people in recovery are often disappointed their ‘problems’ are not fixed; they feel stuck, depressed and anxious and relationship challenges persist.
Donn Bradley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
You'll find that I'm not your typical patches-on-the-sleeves, "tell me about your mother" style therapist. After a career as a first responder, I have come in contact with a great many mental health challenges. My clients will find I am very empathetic while at the same time no-nonsense and to the point. Together, we'll explore what your challenges have been historically and find new ways to approach the life (and ultimately, happiness) for which you're looking.
(925) 568-7296
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
You'll find that I'm not your typical patches-on-the-sleeves, "tell me about your mother" style therapist. After a career as a first responder, I have come in contact with a great many mental health challenges. My clients will find I am very empathetic while at the same time no-nonsense and to the point. Together, we'll explore what your challenges have been historically and find new ways to approach the life (and ultimately, happiness) for which you're looking.
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Valerie Hodgskiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
It's all about relationships, starting with your relationship to yourself, your family of origin, your partner, children, friends. And then there's the relationship to your problems: things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-partum and parenting stress, body-image problems. How do you work with the set of challenges that life hands you? I work with clients to understand themselves and their own story, and then apply that understanding, in the form of coping and problem-solving skills, to their relationships, to get through life's pain and into a life worth living.
(925) 588-7197
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
It's all about relationships, starting with your relationship to yourself, your family of origin, your partner, children, friends. And then there's the relationship to your problems: things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-partum and parenting stress, body-image problems. How do you work with the set of challenges that life hands you? I work with clients to understand themselves and their own story, and then apply that understanding, in the form of coping and problem-solving skills, to their relationships, to get through life's pain and into a life worth living.
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Karen Drazen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
My practice focuses on helping adults and children who face challenges that may be hindering their development and compromising their own wellbeing and relationships with others. Within a safe, genuine partnership, we will explore these issues, find new approaches to replace patterns that aren't working, and collaborate in the process of healing and growth.
(925) 271-9059
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
My practice focuses on helping adults and children who face challenges that may be hindering their development and compromising their own wellbeing and relationships with others. Within a safe, genuine partnership, we will explore these issues, find new approaches to replace patterns that aren't working, and collaborate in the process of healing and growth.
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Margaret Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
My practice is built around helping my clients identify and heal past hurts, disappointments and wounds that keep them stuck in repetitive, destructive behaviors. I would love the opportunity to help you to let go of the burdens you are carrying. I enjoy assisting clients in learning to change hurtful, self defeating messages and increasing their self acceptance and self compassion. I have been a licensed psychotherapist since 1994.
(925) 369-5330
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
My practice is built around helping my clients identify and heal past hurts, disappointments and wounds that keep them stuck in repetitive, destructive behaviors. I would love the opportunity to help you to let go of the burdens you are carrying. I enjoy assisting clients in learning to change hurtful, self defeating messages and increasing their self acceptance and self compassion. I have been a licensed psychotherapist since 1994.
Victoria K Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Struggles with anxiety, depression, weak boundaries, grief, make life difficult. Having close friendships, healthy family relationships, and a secure foundation with a romantic partner can seem an insurmountable goal. You want new ways to cope, to handle life's challenges, to connect with others. You want the mutual "give and take" that other's have in happy, secure friendships and relationships but you're afraid of being taken the wrong way, of getting more anxious, more depressed. The courage to try is in you, and you have tried, but it doesn't seem to be getting better.
(925) 326-6718
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Struggles with anxiety, depression, weak boundaries, grief, make life difficult. Having close friendships, healthy family relationships, and a secure foundation with a romantic partner can seem an insurmountable goal. You want new ways to cope, to handle life's challenges, to connect with others. You want the mutual "give and take" that other's have in happy, secure friendships and relationships but you're afraid of being taken the wrong way, of getting more anxious, more depressed. The courage to try is in you, and you have tried, but it doesn't seem to be getting better.
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Anita Bardsley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
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.
(925) 526-7528
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
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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Emily Linaman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hello! My name is Emily Linaman and I want to help you work with your strengths, and identify behaviors and patterns that may hold you back from growing into the best version of yourself. Old habits die hard, especially when they are related to past trauma survival skills and other coping mechanisms that no longer serve you. As I earn your trust, I hope we can explore how certain behaviors and habits lead to numbing out, depression, dissociation, isolation, self-sabotage and self-harm. Together, we can explore defense mechanisms, the functions they serve, and try out new coping skills to release you from the past and set you free.
(925) 310-6474
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hello! My name is Emily Linaman and I want to help you work with your strengths, and identify behaviors and patterns that may hold you back from growing into the best version of yourself. Old habits die hard, especially when they are related to past trauma survival skills and other coping mechanisms that no longer serve you. As I earn your trust, I hope we can explore how certain behaviors and habits lead to numbing out, depression, dissociation, isolation, self-sabotage and self-harm. Together, we can explore defense mechanisms, the functions they serve, and try out new coping skills to release you from the past and set you free.
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Lance Danielsen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
There’s always a deeper layer to our experiences, and with that, lies the potential to explore and make meaning. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, frustrated or any of the other ways our suffering can manifest, I am here to support you. Maybe you want to explore your inner landscape and have been waiting to integrate cosmic like experiences into your conscious awareness. Either way, I am here to support you. By attuning and tending to our own individual inner landscape, we can create the capacity to extend our gifts into the collective.
(925) 521-6196
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
There’s always a deeper layer to our experiences, and with that, lies the potential to explore and make meaning. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, frustrated or any of the other ways our suffering can manifest, I am here to support you. Maybe you want to explore your inner landscape and have been waiting to integrate cosmic like experiences into your conscious awareness. Either way, I am here to support you. By attuning and tending to our own individual inner landscape, we can create the capacity to extend our gifts into the collective.
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Gertrudes Aquino Hernandez
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
With more than 20 years experience as a psychologist in diverse settings, I gained valuable clinical work experience and improved my mastery of psychotherapy. I continue to enhance my skills on a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques. Working with a diverse group of clientele brings me a sense of fulfillment and reward. I believe that active listening, understanding, providing empathy and showing genuine compassion, walking with someone in their path to recovery/healing are ways that one can achieve a sense of awareness and clarity, then eventually find a balance between change and acceptance.
(510) 550-5856
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
With more than 20 years experience as a psychologist in diverse settings, I gained valuable clinical work experience and improved my mastery of psychotherapy. I continue to enhance my skills on a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques. Working with a diverse group of clientele brings me a sense of fulfillment and reward. I believe that active listening, understanding, providing empathy and showing genuine compassion, walking with someone in their path to recovery/healing are ways that one can achieve a sense of awareness and clarity, then eventually find a balance between change and acceptance.
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Michelle Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I offer a non-judgemental space and advocacy for any individual(s) who wants to explore how to live differently and rediscover his or herself. For over twenty years, I have worked within the fields of Mental Health, Medical and the Justice system. My experiences includes work with adolescents, teens, young adults, adults and families. I have effectively worked with those experiencing Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Adjustment to life' stages of transition, Substance Abuse and Trauma(s). I look forward to working with you.
(925) 214-8755
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I offer a non-judgemental space and advocacy for any individual(s) who wants to explore how to live differently and rediscover his or herself. For over twenty years, I have worked within the fields of Mental Health, Medical and the Justice system. My experiences includes work with adolescents, teens, young adults, adults and families. I have effectively worked with those experiencing Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Adjustment to life' stages of transition, Substance Abuse and Trauma(s). I look forward to working with you.
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Elese Lorentzen
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Do you want to feel more satisfied with your life and relationships? Are you stuck in an unwanted role or struggling to change unhealthy patterns? I work with adults who are dealing with self-esteem issues, difficulty holding boundaries with others, anger management, anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD/C-PTSD. Making life changes alone can be challenging since people tend to live on autopilot and may not fully recognize the dynamics that are playing out in their lives. Everyone can benefit from a fresh perspective. Having greater clarity empowers people to make informed, reflective decisions instead of acting out of habit.
(925) 482-6004
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Do you want to feel more satisfied with your life and relationships? Are you stuck in an unwanted role or struggling to change unhealthy patterns? I work with adults who are dealing with self-esteem issues, difficulty holding boundaries with others, anger management, anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD/C-PTSD. Making life changes alone can be challenging since people tend to live on autopilot and may not fully recognize the dynamics that are playing out in their lives. Everyone can benefit from a fresh perspective. Having greater clarity empowers people to make informed, reflective decisions instead of acting out of habit.
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Jesusa Cristina Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
I offer affordable counseling and consultation for individuals, adolescents, and couples. I am bilingual in Tagalog. My main areas of focus are grief counseling, dating and relationships, adolescents, and late adulthood. In working with clients, I lean towards a humanistic school of thought where a positive therapist-client relationship is emphasized. I also use a supportive, compassionate, accepting, dialogical, increased kindness, challenging, and empathic style of therapy. And, depending on the needs of my clients, I interject appropriate techniques from other counseling theories such as the psychoanalytic and cognitive behavior therapies.
(415) 423-2409
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
I offer affordable counseling and consultation for individuals, adolescents, and couples. I am bilingual in Tagalog. My main areas of focus are grief counseling, dating and relationships, adolescents, and late adulthood. In working with clients, I lean towards a humanistic school of thought where a positive therapist-client relationship is emphasized. I also use a supportive, compassionate, accepting, dialogical, increased kindness, challenging, and empathic style of therapy. And, depending on the needs of my clients, I interject appropriate techniques from other counseling theories such as the psychoanalytic and cognitive behavior therapies.

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Walnut Creek Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Walnut Creek.