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.
Attachment-based
(925) 968-4164
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Attachment-based
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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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.
Attachment-based
(925) 258-2834
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
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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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.
Attachment-based
(925) 308-9243
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
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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Kelley Shore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC 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.
Attachment-based
(925) 744-6480
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
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.
Attachment-based
(510) 246-3494
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
Attachment-based
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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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.
Attachment-based
(510) 497-0848
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
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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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.
Attachment-based
(925) 489-1795
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
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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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.
Attachment-based
(925) 304-6342
Verified
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
Attachment-based
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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Sarah Koch-Schiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I am originally trained as a psychodynamic therapist.
Thank you so much for visiting my page. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, families, and children. I am a relational therapist, meaning that I deeply value the healing aspects of the therapeutic relationship, and work collaboratively with my clients to ensure therapy is meaningful and aligned with treatment goals.
Attachment-based
(628) 216-2060
Verified
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
I am originally trained as a psychodynamic therapist.
Thank you so much for visiting my page. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, families, and children. I am a relational therapist, meaning that I deeply value the healing aspects of the therapeutic relationship, and work collaboratively with my clients to ensure therapy is meaningful and aligned with treatment goals.
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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.
Attachment-based
(925) 854-4355
Verified
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
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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Susan Overhauser
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Hosts group in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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.
Attachment-based
(925) 392-6507
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Attachment-based
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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Judy Bensinger-Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT , #114669 Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
Attachment-based
(925) 357-9994
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
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Laura M Gardner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Does it feel like nothing is ever good enough and neither are you? You don’t have to feel this way - therapy helps. We can work together to overcome crises, learn to calm yourself down, build confidence, feel more hopeful, communicate more effectively, build and have better relationships, feel comfortable in your own skin, feel whole, and much more! Send me a message today.
Attachment-based
(510) 470-5595
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
Does it feel like nothing is ever good enough and neither are you? You don’t have to feel this way - therapy helps. We can work together to overcome crises, learn to calm yourself down, build confidence, feel more hopeful, communicate more effectively, build and have better relationships, feel comfortable in your own skin, feel whole, and much more! Send me a message today.
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Kip Charles Leake
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck? Cynical about relationships? Anxious? Troubled by anger? Confused? Overwhelmed? By building on the power of the therapeutic relationship, I encourage self-discovery, authenticity, and offer coping skills that help people work through these challenges. use a personally tailored approach designed to promote clarity, insight, and growth. Let's find your blindspots. My special interests are: EMDR for trauma; life transitions such as aging, grief, divorce, and retirement. It's time to break old habits and get off of automatic pilot! "An unexamined life is not worth living." --Socrates
Attachment-based
(925) 418-7272
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
Are you feeling stuck? Cynical about relationships? Anxious? Troubled by anger? Confused? Overwhelmed? By building on the power of the therapeutic relationship, I encourage self-discovery, authenticity, and offer coping skills that help people work through these challenges. use a personally tailored approach designed to promote clarity, insight, and growth. Let's find your blindspots. My special interests are: EMDR for trauma; life transitions such as aging, grief, divorce, and retirement. It's time to break old habits and get off of automatic pilot! "An unexamined life is not worth living." --Socrates
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Benjamin Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I provide compassionate therapy tailored to your particular needs. Together we would set goals and work to bring the needed changes into your life. I am not dedicated to a single particular theory or technique, but will use whatever works best for you. Often traditional talk therapy is most effective, but I have also successfully used cognitive/behavioral therapy, dream analysis, writing, art therapy, meditation, sand trays, group therapy, experiential therapy, and guided imagery. I also work to help you explore and strengthen your higher values and whatever you find most meaningful in your life.
Attachment-based
(925) 238-3961
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
I provide compassionate therapy tailored to your particular needs. Together we would set goals and work to bring the needed changes into your life. I am not dedicated to a single particular theory or technique, but will use whatever works best for you. Often traditional talk therapy is most effective, but I have also successfully used cognitive/behavioral therapy, dream analysis, writing, art therapy, meditation, sand trays, group therapy, experiential therapy, and guided imagery. I also work to help you explore and strengthen your higher values and whatever you find most meaningful in your life.
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Valorie de Leña
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Our pursuit of a good life can be deeply affected by the current world situations. We may be struggling not only in our personal lives but also by difficult worldly events such as climate change, the economy, retirement, health care and many more. When the world doesn't feel safe, it's more difficult to tolerate the emotions, sensations, and thoughts arising inside of us, making us turn toward old coping mechanisms This will not heal us. We need to build the confidence to be with and understand our inner experiences no matter what! This is our pathway to truly heal and live a more peaceful and meaningful life in the world.
Attachment-based
(925) 452-7943
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
Our pursuit of a good life can be deeply affected by the current world situations. We may be struggling not only in our personal lives but also by difficult worldly events such as climate change, the economy, retirement, health care and many more. When the world doesn't feel safe, it's more difficult to tolerate the emotions, sensations, and thoughts arising inside of us, making us turn toward old coping mechanisms This will not heal us. We need to build the confidence to be with and understand our inner experiences no matter what! This is our pathway to truly heal and live a more peaceful and meaningful life in the world.
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Cheryl Clift
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Are you unhappy and stuck in the same patterns? Maybe you feel as if you are living on autopilot always fulfilling endless obligations that feel empty or meaningless? If so, I would love to work with you! I enjoy assisting people who would like things to change but aren't sure how to make this happen. Life is too short to feel stuck! I am dedicated to helping people find their inner truth so they may live an authentic, conscious and meaningful life that is a reflection of who they truly are.
Attachment-based
(925) 278-6910
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
Are you unhappy and stuck in the same patterns? Maybe you feel as if you are living on autopilot always fulfilling endless obligations that feel empty or meaningless? If so, I would love to work with you! I enjoy assisting people who would like things to change but aren't sure how to make this happen. Life is too short to feel stuck! I am dedicated to helping people find their inner truth so they may live an authentic, conscious and meaningful life that is a reflection of who they truly are.
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Colette M. Bischer-Choate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
It takes courage and awareness to seek therapy. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, difficult relationships (past or present) or going through a life transition I may be able to help. Together we will work to determine whether this will be short-term solution focused treatment or more long-term, deeper work. We will build a safe place for you to experience yourself and help you to identify your strengths as well as areas of challenge. A place that is yours to receive the care you need.
Attachment-based
(925) 974-9029
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
It takes courage and awareness to seek therapy. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, difficult relationships (past or present) or going through a life transition I may be able to help. Together we will work to determine whether this will be short-term solution focused treatment or more long-term, deeper work. We will build a safe place for you to experience yourself and help you to identify your strengths as well as areas of challenge. A place that is yours to receive the care you need.
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Sarah Hester, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Connecting with people in positive, satisfying ways is essential for our emotional health. I make a priority of creating a genuine and supportive relational experience in the therapy setting so that my clients can comfortably process and heal what hurts, while also learning useful skills to manage emotions and behaviors in healthier, more effective ways. I have tools that help my clients untangle any resistance to making changes and to feel more motivated, encouraged and valued. I am very experienced at treating anxiety/panic, OCD, relational struggles, grief, trauma, life transitions and issues special to women and new parents.
Attachment-based
(510) 573-7096
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
Connecting with people in positive, satisfying ways is essential for our emotional health. I make a priority of creating a genuine and supportive relational experience in the therapy setting so that my clients can comfortably process and heal what hurts, while also learning useful skills to manage emotions and behaviors in healthier, more effective ways. I have tools that help my clients untangle any resistance to making changes and to feel more motivated, encouraged and valued. I am very experienced at treating anxiety/panic, OCD, relational struggles, grief, trauma, life transitions and issues special to women and new parents.
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Chelsie Crilly
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Hi there! My name is Chelsie and I work at TheraThrive as an AMFT. TheraThrive is a group practice that specializes in working with neurodivergent folks. Please click on the website icon to be linked to the my staff page in order to get to know me better. Once you're on the TheraThrive website, please feel free to poke around. It's a really informative and thorough site, and I imagine it'll answer most of your questions. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your provider.
Attachment-based
(925) 744-6783 x8
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Attachment-based
Hi there! My name is Chelsie and I work at TheraThrive as an AMFT. TheraThrive is a group practice that specializes in working with neurodivergent folks. Please click on the website icon to be linked to the my staff page in order to get to know me better. Once you're on the TheraThrive website, please feel free to poke around. It's a really informative and thorough site, and I imagine it'll answer most of your questions. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your provider.

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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.