David Matz
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
He is trained in cognitive behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic modalities, and has extensive training and experience in mindfullness based relaxation techniques including the use of biofeedback.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect.
(925) 308-9243
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
He is trained in cognitive behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic modalities, and has extensive training and experience in mindfullness based relaxation techniques including the use of biofeedback.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect.
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Shohreh Schmuecker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
My approach utilizes somatic psychology (tracking both the experiences of the mind and the body), psychodynamic relational therapy (exploring your present experiences, as well as looking at relevant historical, relational, and familial dynamics), attachment therapy (early relationships that may shape/inform us), mindfulness and trauma-informed practices.
Maybe your goal is to get tools to help you with your anxiety and learn how to manage feeling overwhelmed, or to get support through life transitions or maybe you'd like to get therapy to help better understand yourself. I specializing in providing therapy for women in all stages of life. I can offer you support with anxiety, overwhelm, life transitions, motherhood/parenting, and/or navigating relationships with yourself and others. My intention is to provide compassionate therapy, that can allow you to feel safe enough to explore your internal and external world that can be useful not only in session, but in your everyday life.
(925) 258-2834
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
My approach utilizes somatic psychology (tracking both the experiences of the mind and the body), psychodynamic relational therapy (exploring your present experiences, as well as looking at relevant historical, relational, and familial dynamics), attachment therapy (early relationships that may shape/inform us), mindfulness and trauma-informed practices.
Maybe your goal is to get tools to help you with your anxiety and learn how to manage feeling overwhelmed, or to get support through life transitions or maybe you'd like to get therapy to help better understand yourself. I specializing in providing therapy for women in all stages of life. I can offer you support with anxiety, overwhelm, life transitions, motherhood/parenting, and/or navigating relationships with yourself and others. My intention is to provide compassionate therapy, that can allow you to feel safe enough to explore your internal and external world that can be useful not only in session, but in your everyday life.
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Andrea (Andy) Cecile Bohn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MPH, MS Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Is there something in your life preventing you from being your best self? Struggling with an addiction? Waking up feeling there must be more to life? Frequently anxious? Let me help you make changes to alter your inner life. You deserve to be happy. I am a warm, enthusiastic and direct therapist, insightful and a good listener. My work is attachment based with psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral leanings, topic directed. Let's navigate through your experiences and feelings together. Begin your road to recovery now. Acquire tools to help you move forward. Specialties: relationships, addiction/ recovery, depression, anxiety, bipolar.
(510) 497-0848
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Is there something in your life preventing you from being your best self? Struggling with an addiction? Waking up feeling there must be more to life? Frequently anxious? Let me help you make changes to alter your inner life. You deserve to be happy. I am a warm, enthusiastic and direct therapist, insightful and a good listener. My work is attachment based with psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral leanings, topic directed. Let's navigate through your experiences and feelings together. Begin your road to recovery now. Acquire tools to help you move forward. Specialties: relationships, addiction/ recovery, depression, anxiety, bipolar.
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Kelley Shore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I do brief solution-based work as well as long term in-depth work and incorporate psychodynamic and cognitive approaches.
The focus of my practice is providing mental health support to adolescents, young adults, and their families. My experience includes being a crisis therapist for youth and young adults with the Mobile Response Team in Contra Costa County as well as working in a college setting. My specialization is working with clients that experience suicidal ideation, depression, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, and trauma including sexual abuse.
(925) 744-6480
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I do brief solution-based work as well as long term in-depth work and incorporate psychodynamic and cognitive approaches.
The focus of my practice is providing mental health support to adolescents, young adults, and their families. My experience includes being a crisis therapist for youth and young adults with the Mobile Response Team in Contra Costa County as well as working in a college setting. My specialization is working with clients that experience suicidal ideation, depression, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, and trauma including sexual abuse.
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Kimberly Kerlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-PMH Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
AEDP is an integration of many approaches, such as attachment theory, mindfulness, somatic healing, and psychodynamic theory.
Our earliest experiences of life form the foundation for the rest of our life. I work with adults struggling to heal old wounds and reduce anxiety and conflict in their lives. Whether you're finding your own childhood experiences being triggered by your child's or partner's behavior today; a working parent attempting to balance competing needs of your workplace, partner, or child; feeling overwhelmed by life transitions (ie. divorce, loss of a loved one, new job, etc), suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression, or someone who has experienced a trauma or distressing memory and wants to be free of its grip, I welcome you.
(510) 246-3494
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
AEDP is an integration of many approaches, such as attachment theory, mindfulness, somatic healing, and psychodynamic theory.
Our earliest experiences of life form the foundation for the rest of our life. I work with adults struggling to heal old wounds and reduce anxiety and conflict in their lives. Whether you're finding your own childhood experiences being triggered by your child's or partner's behavior today; a working parent attempting to balance competing needs of your workplace, partner, or child; feeling overwhelmed by life transitions (ie. divorce, loss of a loved one, new job, etc), suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression, or someone who has experienced a trauma or distressing memory and wants to be free of its grip, I welcome you.
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Kathryn Coy Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
My foundation mainly draws from Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Psychodynamic Theory, Behavioral and Relational Theories and Mindfulness.
Do you feel stuck, hopeless, and alone? Is it difficult for you to get your needs met? Does it feel like you give more than you get? For nearly 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside individuals, families, and couples in a variety of mental health settings targeting symptoms of anxiety, relationship challenges, life transitions and depression. We will take a look at what lies underneath your pain points as this kind of exploration can be a catalyst towards healing. Together, we will find practical tools that you can integrate immediately so that you can continue to thrive and live a life that feels in balance.
(510) 306-7727
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
My foundation mainly draws from Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Psychodynamic Theory, Behavioral and Relational Theories and Mindfulness.
Do you feel stuck, hopeless, and alone? Is it difficult for you to get your needs met? Does it feel like you give more than you get? For nearly 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside individuals, families, and couples in a variety of mental health settings targeting symptoms of anxiety, relationship challenges, life transitions and depression. We will take a look at what lies underneath your pain points as this kind of exploration can be a catalyst towards healing. Together, we will find practical tools that you can integrate immediately so that you can continue to thrive and live a life that feels in balance.
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Cynthia Cutshall
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I primarily use relational, psychodynamic, and multicultural approaches.
Psychotherapy can alleviate psychological pain, help you know yourself better, and create opportunities to build healthier relationships. We will work together to get to know you, paying attention to your cultural context. This endeavor can bring to your awareness important unnoticed or unnamed patterns that have been causing you pain or difficulty. Most importantly, sharing your story with someone who empathizes can bring great relief.
(925) 297-6528
Verified

Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I primarily use relational, psychodynamic, and multicultural approaches.
Psychotherapy can alleviate psychological pain, help you know yourself better, and create opportunities to build healthier relationships. We will work together to get to know you, paying attention to your cultural context. This endeavor can bring to your awareness important unnoticed or unnamed patterns that have been causing you pain or difficulty. Most importantly, sharing your story with someone who empathizes can bring great relief.
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Sheila Lynn Matz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I am a licensed therapist who works with children, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
(925) 968-4164
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Lafayette, CA 94549
I am a licensed therapist who works with children, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
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Lynn Davilla Shields
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families that are ready for help and wanting to make a change in their life. For over 20 years I've treated depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, as well as difficulties stemming from past abuse or trauma. I do not have a one size fits all philosophy of psychotherapy. I have been trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems as well as other methods of therapy; and I draw on whatever techniques and methods work best for each unique individual or individuals with whom I'm working.
(925) 231-3381
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families that are ready for help and wanting to make a change in their life. For over 20 years I've treated depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, as well as difficulties stemming from past abuse or trauma. I do not have a one size fits all philosophy of psychotherapy. I have been trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems as well as other methods of therapy; and I draw on whatever techniques and methods work best for each unique individual or individuals with whom I'm working.
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Jennifer R Panish
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I work from a Psychodynamic and relational orientation often pulling in interventions from a more cognitive and integrative approach.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback."
(510) 488-2492
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I work from a Psychodynamic and relational orientation often pulling in interventions from a more cognitive and integrative approach.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback."
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Richard J Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
My approach is psychodynamic.
I can attest,having worked with many clients over the years, I have witnessed time and time again the true value that a psychotherapeutic relationship can provide. Through hard work, growing authenticity, and commitment, a therapeutic relationship brings forth genuine opportunities for new & useful insight, new eye opening perspectives, the application of new and working coping skills, a freedom from debilitating challenges like anxiety, panic, depression, a renewed & focused life plan, significant transformational changes, and more. Therapy can have a significant impact, once you make the powerful decision to seek treatment, and develop new belief that life can be different.
(925) 489-1795
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
My approach is psychodynamic.
I can attest,having worked with many clients over the years, I have witnessed time and time again the true value that a psychotherapeutic relationship can provide. Through hard work, growing authenticity, and commitment, a therapeutic relationship brings forth genuine opportunities for new & useful insight, new eye opening perspectives, the application of new and working coping skills, a freedom from debilitating challenges like anxiety, panic, depression, a renewed & focused life plan, significant transformational changes, and more. Therapy can have a significant impact, once you make the powerful decision to seek treatment, and develop new belief that life can be different.
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Queen Adu-Poku
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
I use several treatment modalities: EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Psychodynamic therapy.
Are you in need of support, empathy, understanding, patience, and the need to make changes? Life is so uncertain with so many struggles, difficulties and pain. Life is also full of opportunity, beauty, joy and love. Sometimes help is needed to develop coping skills to deal with life's challenges and to embrace your place of peace. Every individual is unique and has the power of choice. Finding the balance between the duality of life is worth the time and effort to enjoy an inner peace. If you are looking for help to find your balance in life and making positive choices, please contact me
(925) 391-2435
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
I use several treatment modalities: EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Psychodynamic therapy.
Are you in need of support, empathy, understanding, patience, and the need to make changes? Life is so uncertain with so many struggles, difficulties and pain. Life is also full of opportunity, beauty, joy and love. Sometimes help is needed to develop coping skills to deal with life's challenges and to embrace your place of peace. Every individual is unique and has the power of choice. Finding the balance between the duality of life is worth the time and effort to enjoy an inner peace. If you are looking for help to find your balance in life and making positive choices, please contact me
Julia Di Rienzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
When you make the decision to further your understanding of yourself, you are one step closer to feeling empowered to living the life that you envision. With a compassionate mind, I am looking forward to supporting and guiding you through the changes that lead to positive growth. With a blend of psychodynamic, cognitive, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy approaches, I provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal issues and life challenges.
(925) 392-3844
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
When you make the decision to further your understanding of yourself, you are one step closer to feeling empowered to living the life that you envision. With a compassionate mind, I am looking forward to supporting and guiding you through the changes that lead to positive growth. With a blend of psychodynamic, cognitive, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy approaches, I provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal issues and life challenges.
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Ann Pagliaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I offer many treatment modalities, and specialize in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an information processing approach which integrates elements of many effective psychotherapies: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies in a phase structured protocol. For over three decades,I have been helping adults of all ages deal with emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, phobias, health concerns, grief, stress, and issues of aging.
(925) 308-5328
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I offer many treatment modalities, and specialize in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an information processing approach which integrates elements of many effective psychotherapies: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies in a phase structured protocol. For over three decades,I have been helping adults of all ages deal with emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, phobias, health concerns, grief, stress, and issues of aging.
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Jane S Weil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I am a highly seasoned therapist who is skilled in a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as couples relational therapy.
Making the sometimes difficult call for therapy is the first step towards achieving a deeply needed change in your emotional well being. Anxiety, depression, sadness, feeling stuck, difficulty in relationships, are all painful themes that people struggle with. I bring to my practice over 35 years of experience in doing psychodynamic psychotherapy with a broad range of individuals and couples. I will work in a warm, direct, and collaborative manner with you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, to help you resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts and to redirect your life positively.
(510) 401-3959
Verified

Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I am a highly seasoned therapist who is skilled in a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as couples relational therapy.
Making the sometimes difficult call for therapy is the first step towards achieving a deeply needed change in your emotional well being. Anxiety, depression, sadness, feeling stuck, difficulty in relationships, are all painful themes that people struggle with. I bring to my practice over 35 years of experience in doing psychodynamic psychotherapy with a broad range of individuals and couples. I will work in a warm, direct, and collaborative manner with you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, to help you resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts and to redirect your life positively.
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Jon Schwab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
I empathically and collaboratively work with individuals and families towards healing, awareness, and authenticity. While exploring your unique experience we will process meaningful life events, underlying dynamics, and accompanying emotions. Employing a person centered approach with psychodynamic, dialectical, and mindfulness based techniques I attempt to facilitate insight, emotional integration, and movement towards your personal goals. My intention as a therapist is to clear the path that leads to your most realized and developed self.
(925) 304-6342
Verified
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
I empathically and collaboratively work with individuals and families towards healing, awareness, and authenticity. While exploring your unique experience we will process meaningful life events, underlying dynamics, and accompanying emotions. Employing a person centered approach with psychodynamic, dialectical, and mindfulness based techniques I attempt to facilitate insight, emotional integration, and movement towards your personal goals. My intention as a therapist is to clear the path that leads to your most realized and developed self.
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Daniel Main
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, life transitions, and grief. I use a combination of Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy to treat a variety of mental health disorders. What creates long lasting effective change is my investment in you and your investment in yourself. I have the ability to attune to your feelings in the here and now; this allows for insight to grow and happiness to build in your life. Contact me now if you would like to be happier about your life. danmaincounseling.com
(925) 532-7906
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, life transitions, and grief. I use a combination of Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy to treat a variety of mental health disorders. What creates long lasting effective change is my investment in you and your investment in yourself. I have the ability to attune to your feelings in the here and now; this allows for insight to grow and happiness to build in your life. Contact me now if you would like to be happier about your life. danmaincounseling.com
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Heather L Martin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
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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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
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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Dr. Kelli Grobe
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Welcome! My therapy practice is focused on the complexities and challenges faced by teens, parents, and individual adults. I also have a passion for working specifically with pregnant and postpartum women in their transition into parenthood. My approach to therapy is always collaborative and client-centered, empowering clients to create long-term progress and change. I work to promote your innate resiliency and to build insight and tools to help you and your family thrive. My clinical approach is integrative and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, Relational, and Mindfulness.
(925) 322-0078
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Welcome! My therapy practice is focused on the complexities and challenges faced by teens, parents, and individual adults. I also have a passion for working specifically with pregnant and postpartum women in their transition into parenthood. My approach to therapy is always collaborative and client-centered, empowering clients to create long-term progress and change. I work to promote your innate resiliency and to build insight and tools to help you and your family thrive. My clinical approach is integrative and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, Relational, and Mindfulness.
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Susan Overhauser
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Hosts group in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Do you wish for greater success, self-acceptance, love and connection? Do you desire to live your life more authentically? Difficult life histories and current obstacles hinder us from becoming who we want to be. With my help, past events and unfruitful ways of being can be processed and transformed so that they no longer impact your present or future. Modalities such as EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, emotionally focused therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy will help you discover and embody a new way of being. I am fiercely committed to helping you clear your path forward to embrace greater ease, integrity, belonging, and love.
(925) 392-6507
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Hosts group in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Do you wish for greater success, self-acceptance, love and connection? Do you desire to live your life more authentically? Difficult life histories and current obstacles hinder us from becoming who we want to be. With my help, past events and unfruitful ways of being can be processed and transformed so that they no longer impact your present or future. Modalities such as EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, emotionally focused therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy will help you discover and embody a new way of being. I am fiercely committed to helping you clear your path forward to embrace greater ease, integrity, belonging, and love.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Lafayette, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.