Maria A Garay

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAMF

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Maria A Garay

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAMF


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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(510) 746-8133

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Second Nature Behavioral Health Services ( Anger M
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 746-8133
I work with clients from a client-centered approach which is intended to provide the safe space needed for healing. Together we will target debilitating symptoms. I work with adolescents and adults in individual and family settings. and couples seeking support in their relationship. I work with people seeking awareness on how to improve their life and support in achieving their goals. Together we will restore healthy lifestyle patterns and plan for future success. Teens, adults and couples often can suffer from the same depressive, anxious and traumatic experiences, but will need different support to heal.
My training in EMDR allows me to guide clients through reprocessing of trauma using specific targets for measurable success. I work with families that have been victims of crime to restore health function after trauma. Groups for anger management and parenting classes are approved by the court. I provide psychological evaluations for immigration proceedings.
Gran parte de mi especialidad es trabajar con clientes de habla hispana. Trabajo con personas que sufren de trauma, y individuos que no pueden controlar el enojo. Además tengo experiencia en casos de familias que han sido victimas de crimen. Proveo classes de crianza (parenting). Hago evaluaciones sicológicas para procesos de inmigracion.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • CALVCP
  • Contra Costa Mental Health Plan-CCMHP
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medi-cal for Contra Costa County
  • Victims of Crime
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Qualifications

  • Prelicense: California / 87224
  • School: Saint Mary's College
  • Year Graduated: 2010

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: California Marriage and Family Therapy Association
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: California BBS / CA 35515
  • Certificate Date: 2002

Maria A Garay's Groups

Anger Management

Learn Anger Management & Stress Management techniques to help reduce angry outburts that hurt the important relationships in your life. www.SecondNatureBHS.com for more information on Anger Management Classes

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Control del Ira/Enojo

Aprenda a manejar el ira/enojo y el estres en su vida. Aqui aprendera como reducir el enojo que afectan a las relaciones importantes de su vida. Porfavor visite nuestra pagina para mas informacion. www.SecondNatureBHS.Com

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Parenting Classes

Nurturing Parenting Program/Crianza con Carino is a parenting program that is approved by the court. Please call us for more information for dates and times. Individual classes can be offered if preferred.

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Location

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(510) 746-8133
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Second Nature Behavioral Health Services ( Anger M
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 746-8133
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Evaluation for Emotional Support Animals
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Psychological Evaluations for Immigration
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 25 Mar 2021
Maria A Garay

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAMF