Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private psychotherapy practice of 30 years. During that time I have provided supervision and mentoring for therapist interns, written several advice columns for local newspapers, and conducted numerous trainings on various self-help topics. My practice consists of 90% individual adults and 10% couples. Although my practice could be described as a general one, I work best with men and women going through life transitions using a cognitive behavioral approach. I believe therapy can be instrumental in improving life for my clients."
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(510) 404-8081
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private psychotherapy practice of 30 years. During that time I have provided supervision and mentoring for therapist interns, written several advice columns for local newspapers, and conducted numerous trainings on various self-help topics. My practice consists of 90% individual adults and 10% couples. Although my practice could be described as a general one, I work best with men and women going through life transitions using a cognitive behavioral approach. I believe therapy can be instrumental in improving life for my clients."
Todd McManus, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"I view my role as a psychologist as being an active collaborator with you. I use an expedient, no-nonsense approach balanced with warmth and compassion. I respect the courage it takes to seek therapy and know that the most important steps in changing your life will be made by you. I seek to assist you in making the most of your strengths to help you succeed through life transitions, get the most out of your relationships with others, and find greater fulfillment in your life as a whole."
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(510) 722-9193
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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"I view my role as a psychologist as being an active collaborator with you. I use an expedient, no-nonsense approach balanced with warmth and compassion. I respect the courage it takes to seek therapy and know that the most important steps in changing your life will be made by you. I seek to assist you in making the most of your strengths to help you succeed through life transitions, get the most out of your relationships with others, and find greater fulfillment in your life as a whole."
Ben Graf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Emotional healing occurs most readily in the context of a safe relationship that is simultaneously supportive, responsive and empathic, but that also challenges you to venture outside of your comfort zone. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, partnering with you in your individuality to help you reconnect with your own inner strength and wisdom. I can help you to make connections between your past experiences and present circumstances in order to better understand yourself, enabling you to make changes that translate into a more vibrant and fulfilling life."
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(510) 270-4943
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
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"Emotional healing occurs most readily in the context of a safe relationship that is simultaneously supportive, responsive and empathic, but that also challenges you to venture outside of your comfort zone. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, partnering with you in your individuality to help you reconnect with your own inner strength and wisdom. I can help you to make connections between your past experiences and present circumstances in order to better understand yourself, enabling you to make changes that translate into a more vibrant and fulfilling life."
Kristin Porter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"You can heal your life with your own mind/body! In today's stressful world, symptoms of anxiety, depression and troubled relationships are common. As an LMFT, I have 20+ years experience working with families, couples and individuals; healing traumas, mending relationships, reducing depression, anxiety and addiction and supporting personal growth. Simple but proven effective Mindfulness, CBT and Solution Focused concepts shine a light of insight, offering profound transformation. With compassion and empathy, I guide clients to a deep sense of well-being which provides relief from many troubling symptoms and creates solutions to today's common modern life problems."
Out of Network
(510) 788-2862
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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"You can heal your life with your own mind/body! In today's stressful world, symptoms of anxiety, depression and troubled relationships are common. As an LMFT, I have 20+ years experience working with families, couples and individuals; healing traumas, mending relationships, reducing depression, anxiety and addiction and supporting personal growth. Simple but proven effective Mindfulness, CBT and Solution Focused concepts shine a light of insight, offering profound transformation. With compassion and empathy, I guide clients to a deep sense of well-being which provides relief from many troubling symptoms and creates solutions to today's common modern life problems."
Terry E Meyers, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"I strive to create a safe therapeutic relationship that supports and encourages my patients to overcome the obstacles in their lives that have held them back in order for them to resume healthy development. Every patient brings a unique life story to the work and I am committed to understanding and recognizing each individual's strivings and challenges. In addition to psychotherapy, I also provide psychological assessment services for children, adolescents and adults in my work, and believe the process of assessment brings much clarity to what are often confusing and misunderstood difficulties."
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(510) 907-6658
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"I strive to create a safe therapeutic relationship that supports and encourages my patients to overcome the obstacles in their lives that have held them back in order for them to resume healthy development. Every patient brings a unique life story to the work and I am committed to understanding and recognizing each individual's strivings and challenges. In addition to psychotherapy, I also provide psychological assessment services for children, adolescents and adults in my work, and believe the process of assessment brings much clarity to what are often confusing and misunderstood difficulties."
Genee Ramsay, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Therapy is a safe space to explore changes you'd like to make in yourself and in your relationships. Depression and anxiety are normal parts of the human experience and we all suffer to some degree, but when our normal coping skills fail us and we can't shake these feelings it's time to get support. Perhaps you need help uncovering what you need to change to improve your life. Or maybe you already know what you need to do but are struggling to make it happen. I can help you explore alternatives and achieve your goals. "
Out of Network
(510) 466-1926
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Therapy is a safe space to explore changes you'd like to make in yourself and in your relationships. Depression and anxiety are normal parts of the human experience and we all suffer to some degree, but when our normal coping skills fail us and we can't shake these feelings it's time to get support. Perhaps you need help uncovering what you need to change to improve your life. Or maybe you already know what you need to do but are struggling to make it happen. I can help you explore alternatives and achieve your goals. "
Lauren Nicole Hill, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Lauren’s speciality is in the treatment of trauma/PTSD.Her therapy uses a specialized technique called EMDR which helps people reduce the effects that traumatic event (s) are having on their life and while encouraging the healing process. She is genuine, caring and helps people really feel heard and understood in a nonjudgmental environment. She also has a knowledge base of countless coping skills she can teach you to help you deal with the ups and downs of life as well as evidence based skills that help tremendously reduce depression and anxiety. Lauren listens intently and will work with you in the healing process at all stages"
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(510) 876-9594
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Lauren’s speciality is in the treatment of trauma/PTSD.Her therapy uses a specialized technique called EMDR which helps people reduce the effects that traumatic event (s) are having on their life and while encouraging the healing process. She is genuine, caring and helps people really feel heard and understood in a nonjudgmental environment. She also has a knowledge base of countless coping skills she can teach you to help you deal with the ups and downs of life as well as evidence based skills that help tremendously reduce depression and anxiety. Lauren listens intently and will work with you in the healing process at all stages"
Sinead Smyth, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Research shows that couples wait on average 6 years after problems arise to seek professional help. Whether your relationship is full of conflict or has drifted into the friend zone, this is our area of expertise. We focus on practical strategies that we know from research to be effective. Our goal is to minimize the time you spend with us and give you the tools you need to improve your relationship outside of therapy. My team of therapists is highly skilled, compassionate and will offer you practical feedback and research-based guidance."
Out of Network
(925) 695-7975
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Research shows that couples wait on average 6 years after problems arise to seek professional help. Whether your relationship is full of conflict or has drifted into the friend zone, this is our area of expertise. We focus on practical strategies that we know from research to be effective. Our goal is to minimize the time you spend with us and give you the tools you need to improve your relationship outside of therapy. My team of therapists is highly skilled, compassionate and will offer you practical feedback and research-based guidance."
Purposeful Renewal, Inc., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94552
"Are you experiencing stress, burnout or compassion fatigue in your role as a caregiver? Do you sometimes wake up and do not feel like getting out of bed, yet you're being pulled in different directions and need to get a handle on the activities of the day? Do you have conflict in your relationships or difficulties at work with no end in sight? Do you have difficulty managing challenging behaviors in your child? If any of this is you, I want you to know there is hope. I work with supportive family members and caregivers of children or adults in managing their own life stressors, and I want you to know there is hope."
Out of Network
(510) 907-4568
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94552
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"Are you experiencing stress, burnout or compassion fatigue in your role as a caregiver? Do you sometimes wake up and do not feel like getting out of bed, yet you're being pulled in different directions and need to get a handle on the activities of the day? Do you have conflict in your relationships or difficulties at work with no end in sight? Do you have difficulty managing challenging behaviors in your child? If any of this is you, I want you to know there is hope. I work with supportive family members and caregivers of children or adults in managing their own life stressors, and I want you to know there is hope."
Nelu Zia, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, SAP, MHA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Are you concerned about your substance use and thinking about making a change? I can help you. Whether you would like to stop using substance, moderate them, or just cut down – I understand what you’re going through. You feel fear and anxiety, try to stop or cut down and go right back to your normal use just like you are on auto-pilot. You’re not weak, you’re just losing the battle against power chemical reactions in your brain. Let me help break free from this cycle. I'll personalize your counseling to be as effective for you as possible, not a "one-size fits all" approach. You'll learn new tools and coping skills."
Out of Network
(510) 953-5029
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Are you concerned about your substance use and thinking about making a change? I can help you. Whether you would like to stop using substance, moderate them, or just cut down – I understand what you’re going through. You feel fear and anxiety, try to stop or cut down and go right back to your normal use just like you are on auto-pilot. You’re not weak, you’re just losing the battle against power chemical reactions in your brain. Let me help break free from this cycle. I'll personalize your counseling to be as effective for you as possible, not a "one-size fits all" approach. You'll learn new tools and coping skills."
Nanci H Kim, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Being a client-centered therapist, my approach to therapy allows me to meet individuals where they are so to provide a safe space to share concerns and receive empathy and acceptance. I have worked with individuals, families and couples of all ages who have struggled with concerns including addiction/substance abuse, anxiety, depression, codependency, communication, foster care, grief, stress, immigration, trauma as well as other concerns. "
Out of Network
(510) 907-6778
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Being a client-centered therapist, my approach to therapy allows me to meet individuals where they are so to provide a safe space to share concerns and receive empathy and acceptance. I have worked with individuals, families and couples of all ages who have struggled with concerns including addiction/substance abuse, anxiety, depression, codependency, communication, foster care, grief, stress, immigration, trauma as well as other concerns. "
Devera Jackson-Garber, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Are you worried about your teen? Tired of fighting with him/her? Are you frequently arguing with your partner or spouse? When your relationships are not going well, it is difficult to feel at peace. But, experiencing greater joy and intimacy in your relationships IS possible. I specialize in two areas: helping parents and adolescents improve the quality of their relationships and assisting couples to experience greater closeness and enjoyment in their relationships. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to help people establish and maintain harmonious relationships. I am committed to helping you make positive changes in your life."
Out of Network
(510) 338-4860
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Are you worried about your teen? Tired of fighting with him/her? Are you frequently arguing with your partner or spouse? When your relationships are not going well, it is difficult to feel at peace. But, experiencing greater joy and intimacy in your relationships IS possible. I specialize in two areas: helping parents and adolescents improve the quality of their relationships and assisting couples to experience greater closeness and enjoyment in their relationships. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to help people establish and maintain harmonious relationships. I am committed to helping you make positive changes in your life."
Sarah Brekke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94552
"I believe in healing ourselves and each other as the first step toward healing our planet. My intention as a therapist is to guide people toward empowerment and healing in order to live their fullest and most joyful lives possible. I believe that we all have this capacity within us, and therapy can help us to move through our past trauma, oppressive social conditioning, anxieties and other stresses to be our best selves."
Out of Network
(510) 564-7289
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94552
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Out of Network
"I believe in healing ourselves and each other as the first step toward healing our planet. My intention as a therapist is to guide people toward empowerment and healing in order to live their fullest and most joyful lives possible. I believe that we all have this capacity within us, and therapy can help us to move through our past trauma, oppressive social conditioning, anxieties and other stresses to be our best selves."
Barbara Petterson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, transition, loss, trauma, caregiving, chronic pain or aging? Are you hoping to develop a deeper sense of confidence, ease and effectiveness? As a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience, I work with my clients to help strengthen what works, let go of what doesn't, and find more helpful behaviors, skills and understandings. Together, we develop our way of working with each other, integrating approaches that are client-centered, art-based, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive."
Out of Network
(510) 863-8980
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, transition, loss, trauma, caregiving, chronic pain or aging? Are you hoping to develop a deeper sense of confidence, ease and effectiveness? As a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience, I work with my clients to help strengthen what works, let go of what doesn't, and find more helpful behaviors, skills and understandings. Together, we develop our way of working with each other, integrating approaches that are client-centered, art-based, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive."
Marc Anthony Campos-Ramos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed? It is nice to know help is available. Research has shown that the relationship the client has with therapist is key in helping the client get better. My clients tell me, "You really made me feel comfortable," "...There is something special about you--you helped me where no one else could", "I can share without being judged." I look forward to helping you improve your life. Para las clientes que hablan espanol los servicos ofrecido en espanol. Able to complete Immigration Interviews (U Visas, Asylum)"
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(510) 878-4090
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
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"Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed? It is nice to know help is available. Research has shown that the relationship the client has with therapist is key in helping the client get better. My clients tell me, "You really made me feel comfortable," "...There is something special about you--you helped me where no one else could", "I can share without being judged." I look forward to helping you improve your life. Para las clientes que hablan espanol los servicos ofrecido en espanol. Able to complete Immigration Interviews (U Visas, Asylum)"
Sandra Ellen Norris, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
"I use a holistic approach to wellness, fostering self-examination to decrease pain and suffering, allowing change to transpire. For nearly 20 years I have guided clients to access their internal strengths in a compassionate healing environment. Currently, I have a private practice in the East Bay, with almost a decade of experience working with Dependency Drug Court in San Francisco and as an instructor in the Master's Clinical School Psychology Program at San Francisco State University."
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(415) 805-9972
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
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"I use a holistic approach to wellness, fostering self-examination to decrease pain and suffering, allowing change to transpire. For nearly 20 years I have guided clients to access their internal strengths in a compassionate healing environment. Currently, I have a private practice in the East Bay, with almost a decade of experience working with Dependency Drug Court in San Francisco and as an instructor in the Master's Clinical School Psychology Program at San Francisco State University."
Michael S Gelbart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Tired of isolation, insecurity and limited pleasure in your life? Ready to courageously shift through anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions? Motivated to become more centered, resourceful and connected? I assess comprehensively, work pragmatically and use a well-developed tool kit! Together we work to help you balance emotions, deepen insight, shift faulty views, resolve trauma, deepen forgiveness and forge new behaviors! If you desire to become more consciously present, creative, forgiving and expressive I invite you to allow me to be your therapist, forgiveness coach and intimacy-ally!"
Out of Network
(510) 314-8363
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Tired of isolation, insecurity and limited pleasure in your life? Ready to courageously shift through anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions? Motivated to become more centered, resourceful and connected? I assess comprehensively, work pragmatically and use a well-developed tool kit! Together we work to help you balance emotions, deepen insight, shift faulty views, resolve trauma, deepen forgiveness and forge new behaviors! If you desire to become more consciously present, creative, forgiving and expressive I invite you to allow me to be your therapist, forgiveness coach and intimacy-ally!"
Josie Levine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
"Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Feeling fear, worry, imagining the worse? Or consumed by negativity? Such internal self-talk can be debilitating, causing stress. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep or appetite. Feeling stuck, unheard or frustrated? Unhappiness isn't permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, or health issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace, learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts, and let go of the stress. I'll happily get you on a wellness track!"
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(510) 246-3804
Verified
Office is near:
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
"Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Feeling fear, worry, imagining the worse? Or consumed by negativity? Such internal self-talk can be debilitating, causing stress. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep or appetite. Feeling stuck, unheard or frustrated? Unhappiness isn't permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, or health issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace, learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts, and let go of the stress. I'll happily get you on a wellness track!"
Jean Kasha, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
"I bring the best of both worlds-- over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, expert in the areas of treating depression, addiction and trauma and a Success and Performance Coach skilled in the latest strategies and techniques for motivation and change. I am able to take what appears to be an obstacle and turn it into a means of building emotional muscle. Obstacles will happen but it is the meaning we give to events that makes all the difference. I have a background in performance art and currently utilize mindfulness as a tool to assist clients in their lives."
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(925) 308-5895
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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"I bring the best of both worlds-- over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, expert in the areas of treating depression, addiction and trauma and a Success and Performance Coach skilled in the latest strategies and techniques for motivation and change. I am able to take what appears to be an obstacle and turn it into a means of building emotional muscle. Obstacles will happen but it is the meaning we give to events that makes all the difference. I have a background in performance art and currently utilize mindfulness as a tool to assist clients in their lives."
Alice Philips, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Castro Valley, California 94546
""Know thyself." Until we know ourselves, we are tossed around by life's events and our circumstances whether work- related, relationships, or families. I believe that you know yourself better than anyone and have the answers in you already. By providing a safe place for you to discuss your thoughts and feelings, I am confident that you will arrive at solutions to your problems freeing you to make choices that lead to creating and accomplishing goals. I provide support, understanding, and a non-judgmental atmosphere where personal growth is not only possible, but can be achieved."
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(510) 878-4039
Verified
Castro Valley, California 94546
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Out of Network
""Know thyself." Until we know ourselves, we are tossed around by life's events and our circumstances whether work- related, relationships, or families. I believe that you know yourself better than anyone and have the answers in you already. By providing a safe place for you to discuss your thoughts and feelings, I am confident that you will arrive at solutions to your problems freeing you to make choices that lead to creating and accomplishing goals. I provide support, understanding, and a non-judgmental atmosphere where personal growth is not only possible, but can be achieved."

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Out of Network Therapists
An out-of-network Therapist in Castro Valley has not agreed to any set rate with your insurer. Your plan may require higher co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance for out-of-network care and you may need to pay the difference between your insurer's allowed amount and what the Therapist charges.

The costs for a Castro Valley out-of-network Therapist also depend on your type of plan:

In a Health Maintenance Organization, or HMO, or Exclusive Provider Network, or EPO, you generally have to pay the full cost of any out-of-network care.

In a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Point-of-Service (POS) plan, you will usually have to pay a higher deductible and or a higher co-pay plus a higher percentage co-insurance plus, the difference between the allowed amount and your provider's actual rate.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Castro Valley are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Castro Valley you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Castro Valley and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Castro Valley or family therapy in Castro Valley.