Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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"What if?. . . . What if you didn’t have to feel as though you had to hold all of those balls in the air by yourself? . . . .What if those stomach dropping, throat clenching, heart racing thoughts didn’t have to keep you up at night?. . . . What if you could figure out how to manage those difficult emotions rather than feel overwhelmed by them? What if your history didn’t have to equal your future story? I’ve got you covered! I'll help you to understand how your past got you to this place and how to use that information to connect the dots, figure things out, and design a new and better story going forward. "
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(925) 322-1681
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"What if?. . . . What if you didn’t have to feel as though you had to hold all of those balls in the air by yourself? . . . .What if those stomach dropping, throat clenching, heart racing thoughts didn’t have to keep you up at night?. . . . What if you could figure out how to manage those difficult emotions rather than feel overwhelmed by them? What if your history didn’t have to equal your future story? I’ve got you covered! I'll help you to understand how your past got you to this place and how to use that information to connect the dots, figure things out, and design a new and better story going forward. "
Farrah Khabagnote, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"I specialize working with millennials/professionals/adults who want to master skills to feel balance and control in multiple roles as parents, spouses/partners, professionals, and as unique individuals. Individuals who are finding it hard to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression that's blocking their ability to reach desired goals. Individuals who want to stop finding themselves in repeat negative situations, instead wanting to be confident and intentional in choices and the direction of their lives. I also specialize working with teens who have emotional/behavioral challenges making it hard to do well at school, home, and with friends."
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(707) 413-6568
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Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"I specialize working with millennials/professionals/adults who want to master skills to feel balance and control in multiple roles as parents, spouses/partners, professionals, and as unique individuals. Individuals who are finding it hard to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression that's blocking their ability to reach desired goals. Individuals who want to stop finding themselves in repeat negative situations, instead wanting to be confident and intentional in choices and the direction of their lives. I also specialize working with teens who have emotional/behavioral challenges making it hard to do well at school, home, and with friends."
Donna Christianson, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"Are you in transition? Struggling with anxiety, depression, self-criticism or low self-esteem? Wanting to feel more empowered in your life, relationships and work? Tired of simply surviving? Are you seeking a warm and caring therapist who will listen and help support you to create a life that truly reflects and supports your aspirations and dreams? Who is devoted to your well-being and can offer both the practical help and emotional support to help you to thrive? If so, I'd like to help. Situated in comfortable office in Concord, I offer affordable day and evening appointments."
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(925) 293-9491
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Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"Are you in transition? Struggling with anxiety, depression, self-criticism or low self-esteem? Wanting to feel more empowered in your life, relationships and work? Tired of simply surviving? Are you seeking a warm and caring therapist who will listen and help support you to create a life that truly reflects and supports your aspirations and dreams? Who is devoted to your well-being and can offer both the practical help and emotional support to help you to thrive? If so, I'd like to help. Situated in comfortable office in Concord, I offer affordable day and evening appointments."
David Matz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect."
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(925) 308-9243
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Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect."
Adriane Winslow, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Life is active and ever changing, however, there are times when life can feel stagnant, overwhelming and/ or the direction of where to go next, is unknown. The stories that are told within our lives, to us, or those that we tell about ourselves, can trap problems which hinder progress or can get in the way of reaching potential. I can help! I offer a safe, supportive, collaborative and confidential space. Through conversation we will gain insight/ develop a deeper awareness, build coping skills/tools, and work to increase self-esteem to improve overall life functioning."
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(925) 968-4623
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"Life is active and ever changing, however, there are times when life can feel stagnant, overwhelming and/ or the direction of where to go next, is unknown. The stories that are told within our lives, to us, or those that we tell about ourselves, can trap problems which hinder progress or can get in the way of reaching potential. I can help! I offer a safe, supportive, collaborative and confidential space. Through conversation we will gain insight/ develop a deeper awareness, build coping skills/tools, and work to increase self-esteem to improve overall life functioning."
Jonel Mizerak, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"By seeking therapy you have begun your journey towards positive change. Counseling can help you create healthier choices, gain emotional self-awareness, and better communication and relationship patterns. I welcome individuals, couples, adults and teens who present with a variety of life challenges and from diverse backgrounds. I use an integrative approach to best fit the needs of each client. My style is empathic, supportive, interactive, collaborative and relational. I believe in creating a supportive space for each person to find their authentic self in order to live a more productive, peaceful, and joyful life."
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(925) 548-8841
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"By seeking therapy you have begun your journey towards positive change. Counseling can help you create healthier choices, gain emotional self-awareness, and better communication and relationship patterns. I welcome individuals, couples, adults and teens who present with a variety of life challenges and from diverse backgrounds. I use an integrative approach to best fit the needs of each client. My style is empathic, supportive, interactive, collaborative and relational. I believe in creating a supportive space for each person to find their authentic self in order to live a more productive, peaceful, and joyful life."
Kathy Macchi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #101014
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"I offer strategies and tools for teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 13 on up."
Narrative
(925) 259-3258
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Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"I offer strategies and tools for teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 13 on up."
Patty Filomeo, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTI
"I am a compassionate, collaborative therapist who works with adults, adolescents and families to help them identify what they yearn for, recognize what is getting in the way of their accomplishments, and achieve rewarding changes in their lives. I help them recognize beliefs and habits that may serve as closed doors, and open themselves to more effective approaches which will help open doors. I find that communication and understanding of how other people work is a key to self understanding. I work from a holistic and psychotheraputic approach and I integrate life skills as tools which helps clients handle what they need right now."
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(855) 230-9744
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"I am a compassionate, collaborative therapist who works with adults, adolescents and families to help them identify what they yearn for, recognize what is getting in the way of their accomplishments, and achieve rewarding changes in their lives. I help them recognize beliefs and habits that may serve as closed doors, and open themselves to more effective approaches which will help open doors. I find that communication and understanding of how other people work is a key to self understanding. I work from a holistic and psychotheraputic approach and I integrate life skills as tools which helps clients handle what they need right now."
A Desired Life Counseling and Life Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTI
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"Are you facing changes or challenges that you want to work through in a safe and confidence environment? Are you troubled by work, school, relationships, parenting, or just feeling trapped with no means to escape or ability to move forward successfully? Many express feelings of depression, anxiety, emotional trauma or "stuckness" about where they are in their lives. Our work together will enable you to make choices that help you feel more balanced, grounded, and self-fulfilled."
Narrative
(925) 807-7333
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Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"Are you facing changes or challenges that you want to work through in a safe and confidence environment? Are you troubled by work, school, relationships, parenting, or just feeling trapped with no means to escape or ability to move forward successfully? Many express feelings of depression, anxiety, emotional trauma or "stuckness" about where they are in their lives. Our work together will enable you to make choices that help you feel more balanced, grounded, and self-fulfilled."
Dina Castrillo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Having trouble with your teenager? Does your adolescent feel unmotivated, depressed, hopeless, anxious, or in need of greater self-confidence? Is your family experiencing a transition, loss, or other forms of trauma or uncertainty? Psychotherapy can help develop understanding, insight, and gain skills. As a licensed psychotherapist, I will support you and your child toward your goal of improving your well-being. Teens' needs are different from those of adults; they are still developing, and coping with the internal and external changes. I have nearly a decade of experience working with teens with severe emotional disturbance and their families."
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(925) 303-4495 x8
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"Having trouble with your teenager? Does your adolescent feel unmotivated, depressed, hopeless, anxious, or in need of greater self-confidence? Is your family experiencing a transition, loss, or other forms of trauma or uncertainty? Psychotherapy can help develop understanding, insight, and gain skills. As a licensed psychotherapist, I will support you and your child toward your goal of improving your well-being. Teens' needs are different from those of adults; they are still developing, and coping with the internal and external changes. I have nearly a decade of experience working with teens with severe emotional disturbance and their families."
Emily Linaman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"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."
Narrative
(925) 310-6474
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Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"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."
Vaniman M Ines, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have 10 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work."
Narrative
(925) 246-2964
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Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have 10 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work."
Anne Rose, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"It can be a lonely and overwhelming feeling to realize that your life doesn't match who you were meant to be. I will help you identify the origin of your maladaptive coping skills, the effect early issues have on you in the present day, and help you learn new, healthy behaviors to live a better and more fulfilling life. I have over 14 years of experience working with individuals with dual diagnoses, trauma and PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders and thought disorders."
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(323) 445-4295
Verified
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"It can be a lonely and overwhelming feeling to realize that your life doesn't match who you were meant to be. I will help you identify the origin of your maladaptive coping skills, the effect early issues have on you in the present day, and help you learn new, healthy behaviors to live a better and more fulfilling life. I have over 14 years of experience working with individuals with dual diagnoses, trauma and PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders and thought disorders."
Andrew Lindeman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"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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(925) 329-3088
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Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"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."
Philip M. Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"It can feel awkward to start the counseling process, trust me, I've been there. But my office is a warm and safe place for anyone to open up without fear of judgment. I work with adults, teens, families, and couples who are looking to navigate difficult life changes or strengthen themselves. I often see people come in depressed, angry, or anxious about a difficult experience and are often at a loss for how to manage the experience. Life can get hard or bring up some challenging things, and I want to provide a nonjudgmental but focused environment to approach whatever comes up along the way. "
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(866) 227-7715
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Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"It can feel awkward to start the counseling process, trust me, I've been there. But my office is a warm and safe place for anyone to open up without fear of judgment. I work with adults, teens, families, and couples who are looking to navigate difficult life changes or strengthen themselves. I often see people come in depressed, angry, or anxious about a difficult experience and are often at a loss for how to manage the experience. Life can get hard or bring up some challenging things, and I want to provide a nonjudgmental but focused environment to approach whatever comes up along the way. "
David Covault, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Have you often thought about making personal changes and been unable to act? Have friends and family remarked that you appear anxious or worry too much? Have unsettled thoughts gotten in the way of your relationships, career, ability to relax, enjoy yourself or even to sleep? Have you been fixated on a substance, a body image, and/or an unhealthy activity? If these scenarios sound familiar, I may be able to help. It can be quite a burden to carry these thoughts and the guilt of inaction with you daily."
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(888) 621-6098
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"Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Have you often thought about making personal changes and been unable to act? Have friends and family remarked that you appear anxious or worry too much? Have unsettled thoughts gotten in the way of your relationships, career, ability to relax, enjoy yourself or even to sleep? Have you been fixated on a substance, a body image, and/or an unhealthy activity? If these scenarios sound familiar, I may be able to help. It can be quite a burden to carry these thoughts and the guilt of inaction with you daily."
Gieve Ameli, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
"Often times, in the midst of our lives and relationships, we get overwhelmed. Life can become lonely or confusing. I believe that peace can be attained. I take a holistic approach to understanding and resolving obstacles in our lives. It is important to see our problems in context, both past and future, in order to truly understand them. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families, walking along side them in the midst of distress and confusion."
Narrative
(925) 892-3728
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Office is near:
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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"Often times, in the midst of our lives and relationships, we get overwhelmed. Life can become lonely or confusing. I believe that peace can be attained. I take a holistic approach to understanding and resolving obstacles in our lives. It is important to see our problems in context, both past and future, in order to truly understand them. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families, walking along side them in the midst of distress and confusion."
Keri R Aiani, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Hello, and welcome to my practice. I feel honored that you are considering me as your child's special helper. I have enjoyed working with children aged 12 all the way down to infant or toddler aged because I have a passion for early intervention and believe that catching issues early can help a child (and their parents) enjoy their wonder years. As important as it is to help a child learn new skills to manage life's inevitable ups and downs, it is also just as important to give a parent a supportive place to come."
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(925) 403-4202
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"Hello, and welcome to my practice. I feel honored that you are considering me as your child's special helper. I have enjoyed working with children aged 12 all the way down to infant or toddler aged because I have a passion for early intervention and believe that catching issues early can help a child (and their parents) enjoy their wonder years. As important as it is to help a child learn new skills to manage life's inevitable ups and downs, it is also just as important to give a parent a supportive place to come."
Joan Bechtel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
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(925) 932-0150 x307
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"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."
Ricky Morris, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"If you are seeking therapy, you've most likely identified patterns in your life that you'd like to change. Do you feel overwhelmed by what seems too large of a mountain to scale? Have you attempted to do the work alone, but often feel hopeless in your pursuit of stability? You may find it comforting to secure a knowledgeable supportive passenger in your journey to reach the destination of growth and healing. The path to this recognition is unique to each person, as is the process of therapy itself. "
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(925) 588-7271
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"If you are seeking therapy, you've most likely identified patterns in your life that you'd like to change. Do you feel overwhelmed by what seems too large of a mountain to scale? Have you attempted to do the work alone, but often feel hopeless in your pursuit of stability? You may find it comforting to secure a knowledgeable supportive passenger in your journey to reach the destination of growth and healing. The path to this recognition is unique to each person, as is the process of therapy itself. "

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Narrative Therapy uses the client's storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. 94523 Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client--who is the authority of their narrative--rather than the therapist, as expert. Check these therapists for find Narrative Therapy in 94523.

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