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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 258-2834
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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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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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(510) 246-3494
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(510) 497-0848
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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.
Sharon Flynn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Welcome! If you have found your way here, you may be feeling a little "stuck." The stress of everyday life can be difficult. Past trauma may be negatively impacting your self-esteem or familial, work, peer, and/or romantic relationships. In our efforts to please others we can sometimes we lose touch with ourselves, or don't feel entitled to having our own needs met. You might be struggling with issues around identity and self-worth, or want to change unhealthy and frustrating patterns of communication. Boundary issues and a lack of self-care can leave you feeling depleted.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 298-4583
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Welcome! If you have found your way here, you may be feeling a little "stuck." The stress of everyday life can be difficult. Past trauma may be negatively impacting your self-esteem or familial, work, peer, and/or romantic relationships. In our efforts to please others we can sometimes we lose touch with ourselves, or don't feel entitled to having our own needs met. You might be struggling with issues around identity and self-worth, or want to change unhealthy and frustrating patterns of communication. Boundary issues and a lack of self-care can leave you feeling depleted.
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Haley Hewitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, E-RYT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: Therapy for depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, work and career issues, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 275-5742
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: Therapy for depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, work and career issues, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities.
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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
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 418-7272
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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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Rebecca Kraus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I help clients of all ages to live more authentic, satisfying and functional lives. With over 15 years of experience, my work draws from the latest research and extensive training in mind/body health, neuroscience, attachment and relationships, trauma and PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, mindfulness practice, emotional and social intelligence, parenting, child development, sexuality, gender identity, Brainspotting and social justice work.  My goal is to create a supportive and enriching environment where we can address your needs in a thoughtful, supportive and effective manner. 
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(510) 466-1447
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I help clients of all ages to live more authentic, satisfying and functional lives. With over 15 years of experience, my work draws from the latest research and extensive training in mind/body health, neuroscience, attachment and relationships, trauma and PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, mindfulness practice, emotional and social intelligence, parenting, child development, sexuality, gender identity, Brainspotting and social justice work.  My goal is to create a supportive and enriching environment where we can address your needs in a thoughtful, supportive and effective manner. 
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Ines M Vaniman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 246-2964
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
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Pierre Vilanoba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Life is full of unexpected events and struggles, which are sometimes overwhelming. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where children, adolescents, and adults feel comfortable to explore ways to achieve their goals. Having a person who listens with no judgment, who cares, and who can help you gain some perspective and insight is extremely valuable. Together we will create a plan that will allow you to regain a sense of empowerment, purpose, and happiness in your life.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 239-4402
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Life is full of unexpected events and struggles, which are sometimes overwhelming. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where children, adolescents, and adults feel comfortable to explore ways to achieve their goals. Having a person who listens with no judgment, who cares, and who can help you gain some perspective and insight is extremely valuable. Together we will create a plan that will allow you to regain a sense of empowerment, purpose, and happiness in your life.
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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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 238-3961
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 452-7943
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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.
Bruce Sorenson
AMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 248-4567
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
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Jill Pettegrew
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Almost everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and to manage life challenges. You may struggle with issues that are getting in the way of relationships, home life, dreams, or career goals. Perhaps you just have a general sense that your life could be fuller or richer than it is right now. No matter where you are on your journey, I am here to support growth and change. We work together to support shifting thought patterns, maladaptive behaviors, and strengthening a positive sense of Self.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 308-6168
Verified
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Almost everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and to manage life challenges. You may struggle with issues that are getting in the way of relationships, home life, dreams, or career goals. Perhaps you just have a general sense that your life could be fuller or richer than it is right now. No matter where you are on your journey, I am here to support growth and change. We work together to support shifting thought patterns, maladaptive behaviors, and strengthening a positive sense of Self.
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Adriana S. Russell MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
I work with a large number of presenting issues including managing depression, anxiety and stress, improving communication in primary relationships, improved self care and self soothing, healing from addictions and codependency and trauma; dealing with grief and loss, including pet loss. I can assist you in how to self assert in a healthy and productive manner. I work with adult individuals and couples. I am 12 step supportive, work with relapse prevention and people wanting to intensify their recovery work. I am trained as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. Please see my website: www.adrianarussell.com
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 232-0618
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I work with a large number of presenting issues including managing depression, anxiety and stress, improving communication in primary relationships, improved self care and self soothing, healing from addictions and codependency and trauma; dealing with grief and loss, including pet loss. I can assist you in how to self assert in a healthy and productive manner. I work with adult individuals and couples. I am 12 step supportive, work with relapse prevention and people wanting to intensify their recovery work. I am trained as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. Please see my website: www.adrianarussell.com
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Kathryn Mehler-Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Do you find yourself repeatedly reacting to recurring emotional triggers; trapped in repetitive negative cycles in your relationships, or unable to figure out how to move forward to a more positive, secure bond with your partner? My warmth, humor and interactive style creates trust and safety to encourage and support you. Clients express that they feel relief from symptoms of stress, such a anxiety or depression, and experience feeling more emotional flexibility and balance.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 308-5619
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Do you find yourself repeatedly reacting to recurring emotional triggers; trapped in repetitive negative cycles in your relationships, or unable to figure out how to move forward to a more positive, secure bond with your partner? My warmth, humor and interactive style creates trust and safety to encourage and support you. Clients express that they feel relief from symptoms of stress, such a anxiety or depression, and experience feeling more emotional flexibility and balance.
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Ryan Crochiere
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
The most important journey you may make in your life is the journey of building an honest and compassionate relationship with yourself. From shame, pride, trauma, and introjected "shoulds" there are so many reasons that we often operate from a partial and compassionless understanding of ourselves. These blind spots can cause us anxiety, depression, addictions and a multitude of other symptoms that we mistake to be "who we are". I have faith in the human condition and the ability our heal into our own fullness. Therapy is the place to make this journey.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(415) 630-5506
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
The most important journey you may make in your life is the journey of building an honest and compassionate relationship with yourself. From shame, pride, trauma, and introjected "shoulds" there are so many reasons that we often operate from a partial and compassionless understanding of ourselves. These blind spots can cause us anxiety, depression, addictions and a multitude of other symptoms that we mistake to be "who we are". I have faith in the human condition and the ability our heal into our own fullness. Therapy is the place to make this journey.
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Stephanie M Wolper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling hopeless or lost? Do you think you have to go through life alone? Are you holding yourself back? Often we think that life is supposed to be hard. How would you feel if you could move forward and live life with ease? Many people feel shut down and despairing; I want you to know that the answers are already inside of you. I can work with you to help find solutions. People who work with me learn to experience life with joy, peace, and freedom.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(510) 686-3940
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Are you feeling hopeless or lost? Do you think you have to go through life alone? Are you holding yourself back? Often we think that life is supposed to be hard. How would you feel if you could move forward and live life with ease? Many people feel shut down and despairing; I want you to know that the answers are already inside of you. I can work with you to help find solutions. People who work with me learn to experience life with joy, peace, and freedom.
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Barton Lynch
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
"Anyone with children knows that they are challenging as well as rewarding. It is when these challenges outweigh the loving relationship that children start to typically manifest symptoms. Due to internal and/or environmental stresses, children can become withdrawn, oppositional, easily overwhelmed, and scared. This in turn can compromise your child's present and future relationships, academic performance, self-esteem, and the parent-child relationship. When difficulties are addressed early, children gain a sense of mastery and safety lasting a lifetime." Dr. Lynch has worked with young children in preschool, research, state/county, and clinical settings over the last ten years.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 308-5238
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
"Anyone with children knows that they are challenging as well as rewarding. It is when these challenges outweigh the loving relationship that children start to typically manifest symptoms. Due to internal and/or environmental stresses, children can become withdrawn, oppositional, easily overwhelmed, and scared. This in turn can compromise your child's present and future relationships, academic performance, self-esteem, and the parent-child relationship. When difficulties are addressed early, children gain a sense of mastery and safety lasting a lifetime." Dr. Lynch has worked with young children in preschool, research, state/county, and clinical settings over the last ten years.
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Mind Matters Psychotherapy Coaching & EMDR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
We are a group of clinicians committed to providing skilled, supportive therapy and coaching to our clients. Our therapists use a strength-based approach to building relationships with clients that provide the trust needed to make big change. We specialize in seeing women in transitional stages of life, including but not limited to; pre-and postpartum struggles, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, depression, role confusion, relationship stress, parenting dynamics and trauma. We love to see couples, children and individual adults ready to move past barriers and experience more joy in relationships and life.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(925) 378-4684
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
We are a group of clinicians committed to providing skilled, supportive therapy and coaching to our clients. Our therapists use a strength-based approach to building relationships with clients that provide the trust needed to make big change. We specialize in seeing women in transitional stages of life, including but not limited to; pre-and postpartum struggles, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, depression, role confusion, relationship stress, parenting dynamics and trauma. We love to see couples, children and individual adults ready to move past barriers and experience more joy in relationships and life.
Daryn Stier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
When life gets overwhelming and stressful, do you have a supportive way to work things through? My clients tell me that they feel deeply listened to and understood in the work we do together. Whether as a therapist or a coach, my style is warm and highly interactive. I will guide you with a gentle approach so that you discover more of your wholeness and create solutions that are fully your own. Imagine yourself feeling comfortable in your own skin and sustained in making your life fit you. I am here to provide you with the support you deserve so that you can make positive changes you so deeply desire.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(415) 965-4817
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
When life gets overwhelming and stressful, do you have a supportive way to work things through? My clients tell me that they feel deeply listened to and understood in the work we do together. Whether as a therapist or a coach, my style is warm and highly interactive. I will guide you with a gentle approach so that you discover more of your wholeness and create solutions that are fully your own. Imagine yourself feeling comfortable in your own skin and sustained in making your life fit you. I am here to provide you with the support you deserve so that you can make positive changes you so deeply desire.

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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.