Ellen Castleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Other areas of focus include depression, anxiety, self esteem, boundaries, parenting, primary and social relationships, recovery (soothing with food, co-dependency, ACA), and bereavement.
I offer a dynamic and caring approach to therapy that actively engages adolescents, young adults and adults in uncovering barriers to enjoying a full and balanced life. I provide an environment where clients can learn to manage stress, sadness, loneliness and disappointment in healthy ways, while making concrete behavioral changes and positive choices. My clients have experienced positive changes that have led to increased happiness and fulfillment with their lives and goals. Relationships with others are improved, and family life becomes more functional and harmonious.
(925) 308-5508
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Other areas of focus include depression, anxiety, self esteem, boundaries, parenting, primary and social relationships, recovery (soothing with food, co-dependency, ACA), and bereavement.
I offer a dynamic and caring approach to therapy that actively engages adolescents, young adults and adults in uncovering barriers to enjoying a full and balanced life. I provide an environment where clients can learn to manage stress, sadness, loneliness and disappointment in healthy ways, while making concrete behavioral changes and positive choices. My clients have experienced positive changes that have led to increased happiness and fulfillment with their lives and goals. Relationships with others are improved, and family life becomes more functional and harmonious.
JerriAnn Grant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
I also have experience in teaching classes to families who are adopting internationally, parenting classes, anger management, and social skills classes with elementary school children.
I offer therapy for individuals, children, adolescents, and families. I work with my clients from an attachment based framework. Underlying my approach in working with clients is the understanding that what really gives us resilience and emotional health is the experience of being securely connected with other people and particularly those who are closest to us.
(925) 392-4437
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
I also have experience in teaching classes to families who are adopting internationally, parenting classes, anger management, and social skills classes with elementary school children.
I offer therapy for individuals, children, adolescents, and families. I work with my clients from an attachment based framework. Underlying my approach in working with clients is the understanding that what really gives us resilience and emotional health is the experience of being securely connected with other people and particularly those who are closest to us.
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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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Nancy M Drake
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MA, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a compassionate solution focused therapist. My areas of expertise include, while not being limited to: life cycle changes, self esteem, women's issues, relationship and partnership challenges, communication skills, addictions, traumas (past and present) and OCD as it operates in today's world. My goal is to help you achieve personal growth and authenticity within your relationship with yourself and others. I work with children of all ages, individuals,and partner relationships, as well as conducting parent groups and educational seminars on request. To get started now, please visit my website at www.nancydrakemft.com or call today, 925-9452482
(925) 968-4848
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a compassionate solution focused therapist. My areas of expertise include, while not being limited to: life cycle changes, self esteem, women's issues, relationship and partnership challenges, communication skills, addictions, traumas (past and present) and OCD as it operates in today's world. My goal is to help you achieve personal growth and authenticity within your relationship with yourself and others. I work with children of all ages, individuals,and partner relationships, as well as conducting parent groups and educational seminars on request. To get started now, please visit my website at www.nancydrakemft.com or call today, 925-9452482
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Jennifer A Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Hi! If you are looking at this page, you may be feeling like you could use some extra support in your life. You are also very brave, because taking the steps to get help and support is what brave people do! Maybe you are struggling with relationships, or unhappy in your marriage. Are you single and can't figure out why you can't find a partner? You may have challenges with parenting, or you are trying to figure out your next steps in this journey of life. It is a wonderful, hard, beautiful, life- and we all need support to navigate it. Reflecting on your journey and looking within is always a good start.
(925) 261-7857
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Hi! If you are looking at this page, you may be feeling like you could use some extra support in your life. You are also very brave, because taking the steps to get help and support is what brave people do! Maybe you are struggling with relationships, or unhappy in your marriage. Are you single and can't figure out why you can't find a partner? You may have challenges with parenting, or you are trying to figure out your next steps in this journey of life. It is a wonderful, hard, beautiful, life- and we all need support to navigate it. Reflecting on your journey and looking within is always a good start.
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Michael J Abrams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Saturdays appointments available! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. In addition, I work with individual adults, couples, and co-parenting. I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for my clients. I have extensive experience and specialize in working with young children through adolescents and their families around issues related to social, behavioral, interpersonal and academic concerns. Throughout my career, I have provided supervision to other professionals in all aspects of providing psychotherapy for children and adolescents; from case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment.
(818) 938-1155
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Saturdays appointments available! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. In addition, I work with individual adults, couples, and co-parenting. I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for my clients. I have extensive experience and specialize in working with young children through adolescents and their families around issues related to social, behavioral, interpersonal and academic concerns. Throughout my career, I have provided supervision to other professionals in all aspects of providing psychotherapy for children and adolescents; from case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Christina Dughman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I specialize in childhood behavioral/developmental problems and offer supportive parenting consultation in conjunction with therapeutic support for the child.
I believe that we are all intrinsically motivated to move towards health--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether I am working with children, teens, or adults, I partner with my clients to better understand them as cultural beings and how their uniqueness is impacted by their experiences in the world. I offer a warm, nurturing, and accepting style and show deep interest in an authentic therapeutic relationship. My goal is to support my clients towards insight and overall balance.
(510) 863-1459
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I specialize in childhood behavioral/developmental problems and offer supportive parenting consultation in conjunction with therapeutic support for the child.
I believe that we are all intrinsically motivated to move towards health--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether I am working with children, teens, or adults, I partner with my clients to better understand them as cultural beings and how their uniqueness is impacted by their experiences in the world. I offer a warm, nurturing, and accepting style and show deep interest in an authentic therapeutic relationship. My goal is to support my clients towards insight and overall balance.
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Connie F McCullar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I will soon offer workshops on Parenting/Parenting on the Sports Field.
I work with individuals who are experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, grief/loss, abuse, anger, self-esteem and communication issues. I seek to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on honesty, patience, kindness and respect while utilizing an interactive, eclectic therapeutic approach to therapy, working to empower each client to create healthy boundaries and experience satisfying relationships. I provide a confidential and nurturing environment for clients to work through obstacles and achieve personal goals and authenticity.
(925) 241-5631
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I will soon offer workshops on Parenting/Parenting on the Sports Field.
I work with individuals who are experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, grief/loss, abuse, anger, self-esteem and communication issues. I seek to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on honesty, patience, kindness and respect while utilizing an interactive, eclectic therapeutic approach to therapy, working to empower each client to create healthy boundaries and experience satisfying relationships. I provide a confidential and nurturing environment for clients to work through obstacles and achieve personal goals and authenticity.
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Carrie Paulus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
At any age, there are developmental, transitional and often unexpected circumstances that challenge us in life. Be it aspects of parenting, the social or emotional challenges of being a child or teenager, or concerns about life transitions as an adult, my approach is safe and comfortable. I work from a place of patience, sincerity, humor and nonjudgement. I want the counseling experience for my clients to feel helpful, worthwhile and to be a journey to better understanding and personal growth.
(925) 267-8571
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
At any age, there are developmental, transitional and often unexpected circumstances that challenge us in life. Be it aspects of parenting, the social or emotional challenges of being a child or teenager, or concerns about life transitions as an adult, my approach is safe and comfortable. I work from a place of patience, sincerity, humor and nonjudgement. I want the counseling experience for my clients to feel helpful, worthwhile and to be a journey to better understanding and personal growth.
Heather McCall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have worked with children and families on transitions, relationship issues, coping with loss, navigating a disability, anxiety, and parenting issues.
Hello! I am a California state licensed marriage family therapist, who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and assessment to children, adults and families with a variety of emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges. I am experienced in working with children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings including in-home, schools, non-profit agencies and private practice.
(925) 319-5785
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have worked with children and families on transitions, relationship issues, coping with loss, navigating a disability, anxiety, and parenting issues.
Hello! I am a California state licensed marriage family therapist, who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and assessment to children, adults and families with a variety of emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges. I am experienced in working with children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings including in-home, schools, non-profit agencies and private practice.
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Alice Machado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I am currently offering teletherapy, which will allow you to begin the therapeutic process from the comfort of your own home. You can put on some sweats, grab a cup of tea, and hit ‘join video chat.’ Comfy blankets and pets welcome! I work with adults who are struggling with substance use, trauma, relationship issues, loneliness, and parenting. My approach is client-centered, trauma-informed, and attachment-based. My main goal is to provide a safe space where we can work to heal old patterns that are holding you back.
(619) 393-5998
Verified

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I am currently offering teletherapy, which will allow you to begin the therapeutic process from the comfort of your own home. You can put on some sweats, grab a cup of tea, and hit ‘join video chat.’ Comfy blankets and pets welcome! I work with adults who are struggling with substance use, trauma, relationship issues, loneliness, and parenting. My approach is client-centered, trauma-informed, and attachment-based. My main goal is to provide a safe space where we can work to heal old patterns that are holding you back.
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Robin Fragner
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
As the mother of two adult children I know that parenting is complicated and children can be delightful, quirky and exasperating in equal measure.
I believe in the transformational power of play and creativity for children, especially in the context of a warm, confidential relationship with a caring therapist. I understand that behavioral change is both skill based and relational. I have over thirty years of experience working only with children and adolescents in individual therapy. Thus I bring to my work a lifetime of professional experience understanding the developmental and attachment needs of children, a background of work in childhood trauma, anxiety symptoms and the special considerations required in helping children and parents navigate divorce.
(925) 947-1997
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
As the mother of two adult children I know that parenting is complicated and children can be delightful, quirky and exasperating in equal measure.
I believe in the transformational power of play and creativity for children, especially in the context of a warm, confidential relationship with a caring therapist. I understand that behavioral change is both skill based and relational. I have over thirty years of experience working only with children and adolescents in individual therapy. Thus I bring to my work a lifetime of professional experience understanding the developmental and attachment needs of children, a background of work in childhood trauma, anxiety symptoms and the special considerations required in helping children and parents navigate divorce.
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Vicki Beckerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Seeking therapy for your child can be overwhelming and is important to work with a therapist who is collaborative and consistently available to parents. I specialize in play therapy with young children and psychotherapy for teens and I work with youngsters coping with chronic medical illness. My approach is creative, warm and accessible to all family members and I utilize a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral strategies, art therapy, sand play therapy and group counseling. I assist parents in becoming "on the same page" regarding their children and I help caregivers to review their own parenting styles.
(973) 287-4221
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Seeking therapy for your child can be overwhelming and is important to work with a therapist who is collaborative and consistently available to parents. I specialize in play therapy with young children and psychotherapy for teens and I work with youngsters coping with chronic medical illness. My approach is creative, warm and accessible to all family members and I utilize a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral strategies, art therapy, sand play therapy and group counseling. I assist parents in becoming "on the same page" regarding their children and I help caregivers to review their own parenting styles.
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Preschool Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
My services focus on improving the parent-child relationship, and the relationships between children and their teachers and peers.
If your child is experiencing tantrums or aggression, feels anxious, angry, or sad, has a low tolerance for frustration, or has poor relationships with other children or adults, I can help. I am a therapist specialized in working with young children and their families. I work with parents to help them understand their child's behavior and know how to respond during difficult parenting moments. I work with children to help them build social skills, understand and regulate their emotions, and overcome traumatic experiences (ex.death, illness) or difficult life transitions (ex. birth of a new sibling, divorce, school expulsion).
(510) 282-5710
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
My services focus on improving the parent-child relationship, and the relationships between children and their teachers and peers.
If your child is experiencing tantrums or aggression, feels anxious, angry, or sad, has a low tolerance for frustration, or has poor relationships with other children or adults, I can help. I am a therapist specialized in working with young children and their families. I work with parents to help them understand their child's behavior and know how to respond during difficult parenting moments. I work with children to help them build social skills, understand and regulate their emotions, and overcome traumatic experiences (ex.death, illness) or difficult life transitions (ex. birth of a new sibling, divorce, school expulsion).
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Meghan Elizabeth Luby
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
I specialize in disorders and behavioral problems in early childhood (0-5 YO), as well as behavioral problems, parenting, social skills, anxiety, and depression throughout childhood and adolescence. I utilizes evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My practice is also informed by my experience using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions. I believe that collaborating with patients/families on setting goals and regularly assessing progress towards goals is always part of effective treatment.
(925) 278-6834
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
I specialize in disorders and behavioral problems in early childhood (0-5 YO), as well as behavioral problems, parenting, social skills, anxiety, and depression throughout childhood and adolescence. I utilizes evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My practice is also informed by my experience using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions. I believe that collaborating with patients/families on setting goals and regularly assessing progress towards goals is always part of effective treatment.
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Anna Shigeta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
If you're a parent looking for answers, a teen trying to understand yourself better, or an adult trying to get help, feel free to contact me.
Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated with your highly sensitive, smart, very intense child? Feeling worn out with your child's ongoing worries, difficulty managing emotions? Does your child suffer from perfectionism, self-doubt, and social issues? Do you also suffer from challenges? You don't have to manage this alone. I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults to understand themselves, to discover their path, and how to thrive. My goal is to help them improve their relationships, manage and channel their feelings, and realize their true potential.
(925) 231-4799
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
If you're a parent looking for answers, a teen trying to understand yourself better, or an adult trying to get help, feel free to contact me.
Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated with your highly sensitive, smart, very intense child? Feeling worn out with your child's ongoing worries, difficulty managing emotions? Does your child suffer from perfectionism, self-doubt, and social issues? Do you also suffer from challenges? You don't have to manage this alone. I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults to understand themselves, to discover their path, and how to thrive. My goal is to help them improve their relationships, manage and channel their feelings, and realize their true potential.
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Jeannette Harroun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Kids don't always use words but behavior always has a message and may also be a form of SOS. I help children and teens feel better about themselves and improve their behavior at home or at school. I also help parents and families understand and deal with the mistaken goals of misbehavior. I believe there is always a reason, feeling or unmet need. Understanding and addressing the underlying message helps build bridges with kids and teens. I provide individual, parenting or family sessions that range from educational coaching and enrichment or addressing specific concerns.
(925) 890-7478
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Kids don't always use words but behavior always has a message and may also be a form of SOS. I help children and teens feel better about themselves and improve their behavior at home or at school. I also help parents and families understand and deal with the mistaken goals of misbehavior. I believe there is always a reason, feeling or unmet need. Understanding and addressing the underlying message helps build bridges with kids and teens. I provide individual, parenting or family sessions that range from educational coaching and enrichment or addressing specific concerns.
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Daming Mabel Mou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Being a first generation Chinese-American immigrant, I am fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese, and I have passion, experience, and unique cultural understanding in resolving marriage and parenting issues. If you are considering filing for divorce or are wondering whether your marriage was the right choice, it is time to seek help. I will help you reevaluate your marriage, clarify your problems, release you from the constant quarreling wars, and guide you along the path of reconstruction and healing.
(925) 357-9927
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Being a first generation Chinese-American immigrant, I am fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese, and I have passion, experience, and unique cultural understanding in resolving marriage and parenting issues. If you are considering filing for divorce or are wondering whether your marriage was the right choice, it is time to seek help. I will help you reevaluate your marriage, clarify your problems, release you from the constant quarreling wars, and guide you along the path of reconstruction and healing.
Erica Fawn Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Parenting can be the hardest job in the world and I am here to help. Do you have a difficult teenager? Is your child having trouble in High School? Has your family experienced divorce, remarriage, or difficulties with co-parenting? These types of issues have become very common and it is normal to need some help coping with them. I have many years experience working with children and their families and as a parent I can relate to the difficulties that arise each day. The decision to start therapy can be difficult because you may feel that you have already tried everything or you wonder if this will really help.
(925) 281-3551
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Parenting can be the hardest job in the world and I am here to help. Do you have a difficult teenager? Is your child having trouble in High School? Has your family experienced divorce, remarriage, or difficulties with co-parenting? These types of issues have become very common and it is normal to need some help coping with them. I have many years experience working with children and their families and as a parent I can relate to the difficulties that arise each day. The decision to start therapy can be difficult because you may feel that you have already tried everything or you wonder if this will really help.
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Aaron J. Feldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
People come to me for help with infidelity, feeling of disconnection, physical and/or emotional and psychological abuse, anger management, and conflicts around parenting, and other family, career, and life stressors.
Whether your relationship is in crisis or has simply lost its way, I offer practical support in reducing overwhelm and helping you rework and revitalize your relationship. In the process of resolving surface-level conflicts, my goal is to help you establish intimacy and connection, deeper and stronger than you may have been able to experience before.
(888) 626-1514
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
People come to me for help with infidelity, feeling of disconnection, physical and/or emotional and psychological abuse, anger management, and conflicts around parenting, and other family, career, and life stressors.
Whether your relationship is in crisis or has simply lost its way, I offer practical support in reducing overwhelm and helping you rework and revitalize your relationship. In the process of resolving surface-level conflicts, my goal is to help you establish intimacy and connection, deeper and stronger than you may have been able to experience before.

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