Andrew Lindeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy and Mindfulness.
Is your child struggling with behavior problems, ADHD, depression or anxiety? Are you looking for a therapist with experience working with Autism (and Aspergers) Spectrum Disorders? I specialize in working with children and teens and have over 17 years of experience working with these populations. I have worked as a Behavior Therapist for children on the Autistic spectrum, have taught my own Day Treatment Intensive classroom (for children with extreme behavior challenges) and have worked for Contra Costa County Child and Adolescent Services. I have also worked in the Juvenile Justice department of Los Angeles County with Juvenile offenders.
(925) 329-3088
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy and Mindfulness.
Is your child struggling with behavior problems, ADHD, depression or anxiety? Are you looking for a therapist with experience working with Autism (and Aspergers) Spectrum Disorders? I specialize in working with children and teens and have over 17 years of experience working with these populations. I have worked as a Behavior Therapist for children on the Autistic spectrum, have taught my own Day Treatment Intensive classroom (for children with extreme behavior challenges) and have worked for Contra Costa County Child and Adolescent Services. I have also worked in the Juvenile Justice department of Los Angeles County with Juvenile offenders.
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Allison Gans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
When counseling children, I use play therapy, sand tray & art therapy.
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
(510) 730-2965
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
When counseling children, I use play therapy, sand tray & art therapy.
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
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Joan Bechtel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Where has all the fun gone? Does that seem like an irrelevant question when we are drowning in troubles? Or could it be the essential one? When we lose ourselves to conditioned fear and pain and self -limiting beliefs, we lose that crucial access to our authentic desires, needs and natural creative power. Through play and wonder we can rediscover these buried treasures and permit them to guide us on a course of deep choice-rich fulfillment.
(925) 705-4006
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Where has all the fun gone? Does that seem like an irrelevant question when we are drowning in troubles? Or could it be the essential one? When we lose ourselves to conditioned fear and pain and self -limiting beliefs, we lose that crucial access to our authentic desires, needs and natural creative power. Through play and wonder we can rediscover these buried treasures and permit them to guide us on a course of deep choice-rich fulfillment.
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Mary Mullen-Tiras
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I use traditional talk therapy based in current research, art, sand tray and play therapy.
It's important to me that you feel better as soon as possible. I work with a range of clients from children to elders. I've worked extensively with children and teens who are challenged with depression or anxiety due to school pressures, ADHD, peer problems, divorce, abuse or trauma, as well as loss and grief. I understand that events from the past can negatively impact how you are living today. I've worked a lot with adults abused as children, adult children of alcoholics or drug addicts, and individuals with mentally ill family members.
(925) 330-7840
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I use traditional talk therapy based in current research, art, sand tray and play therapy.
It's important to me that you feel better as soon as possible. I work with a range of clients from children to elders. I've worked extensively with children and teens who are challenged with depression or anxiety due to school pressures, ADHD, peer problems, divorce, abuse or trauma, as well as loss and grief. I understand that events from the past can negatively impact how you are living today. I've worked a lot with adults abused as children, adult children of alcoholics or drug addicts, and individuals with mentally ill family members.
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Carrie Paulus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
My work with them follows a play therapy framework, allowing them to "work", in a natural way.
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
My work with them follows a play therapy framework, allowing them to "work", in a natural way.
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.
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Marley M Middlebrook
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Completed pre-doc internship at UC Davis Medical Center in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)and interpersonal play therapy to provide specialized help for young children.
Trained at UC Davis Medical Center to treat young children who have experienced trauma or behavioral difficulties. Additional training from the Renfrew Center in the treatment of eating disorders provides a unique combination for helping young children and their families with eating issues or obesity. A dissertation on binge eating provides an understanding for those who have emotional eating problems. Experience with addiction and dual diagnosis was earned while working with Contra Costa County treatment programs. Other experience includes treating children and adults who have suffered from maltreatment, domestic violence, depression, grief, and or eating disorders.
(925) 352-1038
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Completed pre-doc internship at UC Davis Medical Center in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)and interpersonal play therapy to provide specialized help for young children.
Trained at UC Davis Medical Center to treat young children who have experienced trauma or behavioral difficulties. Additional training from the Renfrew Center in the treatment of eating disorders provides a unique combination for helping young children and their families with eating issues or obesity. A dissertation on binge eating provides an understanding for those who have emotional eating problems. Experience with addiction and dual diagnosis was earned while working with Contra Costa County treatment programs. Other experience includes treating children and adults who have suffered from maltreatment, domestic violence, depression, grief, and or eating disorders.
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Heather L Martin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. My orientation is predominately psychodynamic. However, I tailor my approach to the individual needs of the client. In my work with children, I take a child-centered approach, using modalities such as play or talk therapy to help the child express his or her feelings and experiences that are often difficult to put into words.
(925) 854-4355
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. My orientation is predominately psychodynamic. However, I tailor my approach to the individual needs of the client. In my work with children, I take a child-centered approach, using modalities such as play or talk therapy to help the child express his or her feelings and experiences that are often difficult to put into words.
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Michael J Abrams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Working with young children, I use play therapy, sand tray & art therapy.
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
Working with young children, I use play therapy, sand tray & art therapy.
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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Alejandro Andres Rodriguez-Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Depending on what’s alive in the room, there are lots of other things we can try; expressive arts and music, somatics and breathwork, dreamwork, sand tray, and play therapy are all possible.
Exploration into our inner process doesn’t have to be a lonely journey. I'll walk with you as you start to discover who you really are, and advocate for you along the way. We don’t have to get into the thick of it right away, in fact, I encourage you to find a pace that feels comfortable for you! I'll advocate for that, too. New relationships take time to build trust. Sticking to your sense of timing is important to this working! My approach is thoughtful, grounded and with an unwavering presence. We won’t shy away from topics that society deems taboo.
(925) 281-5464
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Depending on what’s alive in the room, there are lots of other things we can try; expressive arts and music, somatics and breathwork, dreamwork, sand tray, and play therapy are all possible.
Exploration into our inner process doesn’t have to be a lonely journey. I'll walk with you as you start to discover who you really are, and advocate for you along the way. We don’t have to get into the thick of it right away, in fact, I encourage you to find a pace that feels comfortable for you! I'll advocate for that, too. New relationships take time to build trust. Sticking to your sense of timing is important to this working! My approach is thoughtful, grounded and with an unwavering presence. We won’t shy away from topics that society deems taboo.
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Kayo Sumisaki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
With children, I use a combination of art, talk and play therapy.
Is your child exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral problems? Are you having problems with your relationships or at work? Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or struggling with depression? I can help. In the safety of a caring and collaborative relationship, we will work on understanding how difficult life patterns are no longer serving you. My role is to meet my clients where they are and help guide them toward making lasting positive changes. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy. Call for a free consultation today!
(510) 858-2611
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
With children, I use a combination of art, talk and play therapy.
Is your child exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral problems? Are you having problems with your relationships or at work? Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or struggling with depression? I can help. In the safety of a caring and collaborative relationship, we will work on understanding how difficult life patterns are no longer serving you. My role is to meet my clients where they are and help guide them toward making lasting positive changes. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy. Call for a free consultation today!
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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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Robin Fragner
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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
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.
Julie Weigel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Play therapy (even remotely) is the best way for children to express and resolve feelings.
Although I work with a variety of clients, my primary speciality is children (and their parents) who struggle with behavioral and/or emotional problems, using playful and positive means to help them with anger management, expression of feelings, and relationships with friends and family. I always welcome the opportunity to work with parents, families and couples under stress. Let's face it: aren't we all? No situation is beyond hope; my clients leave our sessions with real insight and tools with which to move beyond their troubling issues.
(510) 878-4486
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Play therapy (even remotely) is the best way for children to express and resolve feelings.
Although I work with a variety of clients, my primary speciality is children (and their parents) who struggle with behavioral and/or emotional problems, using playful and positive means to help them with anger management, expression of feelings, and relationships with friends and family. I always welcome the opportunity to work with parents, families and couples under stress. Let's face it: aren't we all? No situation is beyond hope; my clients leave our sessions with real insight and tools with which to move beyond their troubling issues.
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Jeannette Harroun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I have over 10 years experience working with children (ages 3-12,) teens and families as well as extensive training in art/sandtray/play therapy and collaborative problem-solving to help clients express thoughts and feelings as well as process and learn new skills.
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
I have over 10 years experience working with children (ages 3-12,) teens and families as well as extensive training in art/sandtray/play therapy and collaborative problem-solving to help clients express thoughts and feelings as well as process and learn new skills.
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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Marlies Rosmark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I use play therapy and filial therapy with smaller children.
We all need support because at times life can be difficult. It may be enough to talk with friends or other people you trust but sometimes not. Maybe you are feeling alone or not connected with yourself and people around you. Therapy can be a way to help you reconnect. I offer a genuine environment in which we look together how you can get back on track. I believe that connection is a basic human need: being connected with yourself and with the people around you. This is a core value in all of my work.
(925) 660-7983
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I use play therapy and filial therapy with smaller children.
We all need support because at times life can be difficult. It may be enough to talk with friends or other people you trust but sometimes not. Maybe you are feeling alone or not connected with yourself and people around you. Therapy can be a way to help you reconnect. I offer a genuine environment in which we look together how you can get back on track. I believe that connection is a basic human need: being connected with yourself and with the people around you. This is a core value in all of my work.
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Kiara Curzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
My approach blends the healing properties of an affirming therapeutic relationship with the use of practical skills to empower clients to manage life's challenges. I focus on building upon clients' inherent strengths while aligning with their goals and values. The therapy model I use involves a combination of creative and play-based interventions for children and collaborative conversations with caregivers to support growth and progress. I hope to be a part of your family's path to wellness.
(925) 267-6806
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
My approach blends the healing properties of an affirming therapeutic relationship with the use of practical skills to empower clients to manage life's challenges. I focus on building upon clients' inherent strengths while aligning with their goals and values. The therapy model I use involves a combination of creative and play-based interventions for children and collaborative conversations with caregivers to support growth and progress. I hope to be a part of your family's path to wellness.
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Keiko Y. Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Dr. Keiko Miller is a neuropsychologist located in Walnut Creek and is the owner/exec. director of Aspire Neuropsychological Services. She has worked in the field of Autism since 2003 and has worked in the field of neuropsychology since 2009. She conducts a variety of evaluations of adults and children ages 12 months+. She earned her Psy.D. degree in 2011 and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) in 2019 from California School of Professional Psychology. She holds an active license in California. Aspire has clinicians from a variety of specialities in an effort to meet our client's needs.
(925) 406-3262
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Dr. Keiko Miller is a neuropsychologist located in Walnut Creek and is the owner/exec. director of Aspire Neuropsychological Services. She has worked in the field of Autism since 2003 and has worked in the field of neuropsychology since 2009. She conducts a variety of evaluations of adults and children ages 12 months+. She earned her Psy.D. degree in 2011 and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) in 2019 from California School of Professional Psychology. She holds an active license in California. Aspire has clinicians from a variety of specialities in an effort to meet our client's needs.
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Susan J Alonso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I work with clients experiencing life changes, grief and trauma. My work includes children, adolescents and adults who are suffering loss/trauma and life changing issues. I am a licensed clinical social worker, believing in a strengths based approach. Everyone has strengths to pull from, I can help you find and cultivate those strengths.The relationship between client and counselor is the most important part of this process.
(925) 323-0606
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I work with clients experiencing life changes, grief and trauma. My work includes children, adolescents and adults who are suffering loss/trauma and life changing issues. I am a licensed clinical social worker, believing in a strengths based approach. Everyone has strengths to pull from, I can help you find and cultivate those strengths.The relationship between client and counselor is the most important part of this process.
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Erika A Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
The therapy I provide focuses on children, adolescents, families and adults. My clinical experience involves those afflicted by depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, grief and transitions. An important part of my work allows children and their caregivers to work as a team to achieve therapeutic goals. I welcome caregivers to participate in child’s therapeutic work by providing parent consultations, check-in’s and when appropriate, facilitating parent-child sessions. My approach is tailored to the needs and therapeutic goals of each of my clients. I collaborate with you and together we will establish realistic goals.
(925) 387-7259
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
The therapy I provide focuses on children, adolescents, families and adults. My clinical experience involves those afflicted by depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, grief and transitions. An important part of my work allows children and their caregivers to work as a team to achieve therapeutic goals. I welcome caregivers to participate in child’s therapeutic work by providing parent consultations, check-in’s and when appropriate, facilitating parent-child sessions. My approach is tailored to the needs and therapeutic goals of each of my clients. I collaborate with you and together we will establish realistic goals.
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Connie Hwang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
Do you take care of everyone and everything around you and still feel empty inside? Are you always striving for perfection but never feel good enough? Does your perception of yourself negatively impact your work or your relationships? I can help break unhealthy patterns and we will work collaboratively to discover the best version of yourself.
(415) 634-9611
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
Do you take care of everyone and everything around you and still feel empty inside? Are you always striving for perfection but never feel good enough? Does your perception of yourself negatively impact your work or your relationships? I can help break unhealthy patterns and we will work collaboratively to discover the best version of yourself.

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Walnut Creek or for a Walnut Creek play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.