Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, PPSC Verified
Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I have been involved with and supporting the LGBTIQQA community for over 2 decades now. I am an advocate and ally and believe people are more than just a label. I am a gender therapist, serving the transgender & gender fluid community exclusively. I can support you through the SRS process or any transition you desire to make in your life.
Queer Allied
(925) 961-3440
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Queer Allied
I have been involved with and supporting the LGBTIQQA community for over 2 decades now. I am an advocate and ally and believe people are more than just a label. I am a gender therapist, serving the transgender & gender fluid community exclusively. I can support you through the SRS process or any transition you desire to make in your life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Queer Allied
(925) 267-6402
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Queer Allied
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Emma is currently not accepting new clients. Please email her to get on her waitlist. Emma (she/her) works with individuals, couples, teens, children, and therapeutic movement groups. Her areas of interests include working with trauma (relational, shock, ancestral, and vicarious); healing from attachment wounds; recovery; grief; anxiety; radical self-love and acceptance; and finding paths to vitality, joy, and ritual in everyday life. Coming from a blended family that is White, Black, Latinx, and Jewish, Emma is also passionate about helping individuals and families navigate identify dynamics in nontraditional family systems.
Queer Allied
(925) 948-8949
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Queer Allied
Emma is currently not accepting new clients. Please email her to get on her waitlist. Emma (she/her) works with individuals, couples, teens, children, and therapeutic movement groups. Her areas of interests include working with trauma (relational, shock, ancestral, and vicarious); healing from attachment wounds; recovery; grief; anxiety; radical self-love and acceptance; and finding paths to vitality, joy, and ritual in everyday life. Coming from a blended family that is White, Black, Latinx, and Jewish, Emma is also passionate about helping individuals and families navigate identify dynamics in nontraditional family systems.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
It's all about relationships, starting with your relationship to yourself, your family of origin, your partner, children, friends. And then there's the relationship to your problems: things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-partum and parenting stress, body-image problems. How do you work with the set of challenges that life hands you? I work with clients to understand themselves and their own story, and then apply that understanding, in the form of coping and problem-solving skills, to their relationships, to get through life's pain and into a life worth living.
Queer Allied
(925) 588-7197
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Queer Allied
It's all about relationships, starting with your relationship to yourself, your family of origin, your partner, children, friends. And then there's the relationship to your problems: things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-partum and parenting stress, body-image problems. How do you work with the set of challenges that life hands you? I work with clients to understand themselves and their own story, and then apply that understanding, in the form of coping and problem-solving skills, to their relationships, to get through life's pain and into a life worth living.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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.
Queer Allied
(925) 298-4583
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Queer Allied
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
The clients I work with typically come to therapy seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and more fulfillment in their closest relationships. My clients are often insightful and eager to grow but unsure of where or how to begin.
Queer Allied
(925) 403-4740
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Queer Allied
The clients I work with typically come to therapy seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and more fulfillment in their closest relationships. My clients are often insightful and eager to grow but unsure of where or how to begin.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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
Queer Allied
(925) 418-7272
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Queer Allied
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I provide therapy for individuals & teens dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I help to identify negative narratives, defensive mechanisms, and the inner critic. I work in tandem with couples experiencing disconnect, communication issues, and the aftermath of affairs. In my work, I provide a safe space to express emotions, offer a compassionate, warm and non-judgmental support, and I believe that everyone is different and individually tailor therapy for my clients. As I assist you through your therapeutic process, together we work towards personal growth, personal empowerment, love, and self-acceptance.
Queer Allied
(925) 378-4165
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Queer Allied
I provide therapy for individuals & teens dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I help to identify negative narratives, defensive mechanisms, and the inner critic. I work in tandem with couples experiencing disconnect, communication issues, and the aftermath of affairs. In my work, I provide a safe space to express emotions, offer a compassionate, warm and non-judgmental support, and I believe that everyone is different and individually tailor therapy for my clients. As I assist you through your therapeutic process, together we work towards personal growth, personal empowerment, love, and self-acceptance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT-BCT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
All services are currently online via secure video. Do you or your child struggle with managing everyday stressors? Repeating unhealthy patterns despite negative consequences? Feeling misunderstood? Relationship(s) overrun by conflict? As an experiential psychotherapist, I offer interactive sessions designed to support greater self-awareness, increased self-regulation, effective communication, and responsible choice making. We will begin by identifying your strengths as well as exploring the challenges in your life, then tailor a plan that fits you. As a clinician, I am attentive, sensitive, compassionate, respectful, and direct.
Queer Allied
(925) 900-5660
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Queer Allied
All services are currently online via secure video. Do you or your child struggle with managing everyday stressors? Repeating unhealthy patterns despite negative consequences? Feeling misunderstood? Relationship(s) overrun by conflict? As an experiential psychotherapist, I offer interactive sessions designed to support greater self-awareness, increased self-regulation, effective communication, and responsible choice making. We will begin by identifying your strengths as well as exploring the challenges in your life, then tailor a plan that fits you. As a clinician, I am attentive, sensitive, compassionate, respectful, and direct.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
My focus is working with children, adolescents, families, and adults who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Some examples include school challenges, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, and relationship issues. How I work, depends on the individual and situation. I believe everyone’s experience is unique and I work from a relational, culturally competent, warm, and nonjudgmental way. I have over 10 yrs of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults with trauma (including sexual and physical abuse), depression, anxiety, and academic and behavioral issues.
Queer Allied
(925) 290-6395
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Queer Allied
My focus is working with children, adolescents, families, and adults who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Some examples include school challenges, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, and relationship issues. How I work, depends on the individual and situation. I believe everyone’s experience is unique and I work from a relational, culturally competent, warm, and nonjudgmental way. I have over 10 yrs of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults with trauma (including sexual and physical abuse), depression, anxiety, and academic and behavioral issues.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Couples/Relationship Counseling. LGBTQ, Poly, & Kink friendly. Clients that like my style seek therapy mostly for anxiety or depression that comes from the feeling that life lacks purpose, feels stuck, or stale; especially during times of heartache, misunderstanding, break-ups, or even death. Many useful moments, crucial moments, can arise at the end of something - unresolved past hurts, spiritual dilemmas, a sudden urgency and passion for figuring out "why we're here" - understanding them and integrating them is what I offer. Closing the old stuff up well means new, exciting beginnings are possible...often in the same relationship!
Queer Allied
(510) 379-7124
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Queer Allied
Couples/Relationship Counseling. LGBTQ, Poly, & Kink friendly. Clients that like my style seek therapy mostly for anxiety or depression that comes from the feeling that life lacks purpose, feels stuck, or stale; especially during times of heartache, misunderstanding, break-ups, or even death. Many useful moments, crucial moments, can arise at the end of something - unresolved past hurts, spiritual dilemmas, a sudden urgency and passion for figuring out "why we're here" - understanding them and integrating them is what I offer. Closing the old stuff up well means new, exciting beginnings are possible...often in the same relationship!
Psychologist, PhD, CST Verified
Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Who would you be if you were all that you can be? The ability to be fully yourself, comfortable in your own skin, enjoying your relationships - these possibilities are in you, no matter how great the obstacles you have met in your life. I can help! Working together, we will build on your strengths, heal your relationship with yourself, and create lasting change. * Warm, caring and knowledgeable...this is a safe, compassionate space to explore the difficult places and experiences in your life, and find healing and growth.
Queer Allied
(855) 474-0472
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Queer Allied
Who would you be if you were all that you can be? The ability to be fully yourself, comfortable in your own skin, enjoying your relationships - these possibilities are in you, no matter how great the obstacles you have met in your life. I can help! Working together, we will build on your strengths, heal your relationship with yourself, and create lasting change. * Warm, caring and knowledgeable...this is a safe, compassionate space to explore the difficult places and experiences in your life, and find healing and growth.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I can't imagine getting much out only hearing “uh-huh" or the overly used, “how does that make you feel?”. Therapy can be a conversation rather than a monologue. Occasional use of humor and swearing can help you lower stress and defenses when stuck in fear, uncertainty, or judgement. I don’t believe in a sterile language environment. I invite you to swear if it helps you express how difficult, unfair, scary, or delightful a situation is. I find this uncensored atmosphere leads to an honest therapeutic relationship. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or life stressors, you may find these techniques useful and validating.
Queer Allied
(925) 523-7375
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Queer Allied
I can't imagine getting much out only hearing “uh-huh" or the overly used, “how does that make you feel?”. Therapy can be a conversation rather than a monologue. Occasional use of humor and swearing can help you lower stress and defenses when stuck in fear, uncertainty, or judgement. I don’t believe in a sterile language environment. I invite you to swear if it helps you express how difficult, unfair, scary, or delightful a situation is. I find this uncensored atmosphere leads to an honest therapeutic relationship. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or life stressors, you may find these techniques useful and validating.
Photo of Nina Randhawa Carnevale, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Hi there! Thank you for considering me to assist you with your journey. You’ve already taken the first step, which is to notice that something doesn’t seem right, or you’ve reached a pivotal point. Maybe you’re asking yourself, “What really matters to me?” Or wondering why your relationships aren’t quite where you want them to be. I believe my role is to meet you where you are in life and assist you on this journey for however long, or short you feel necessary.
Queer Allied
(628) 225-4635
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Queer Allied
Hi there! Thank you for considering me to assist you with your journey. You’ve already taken the first step, which is to notice that something doesn’t seem right, or you’ve reached a pivotal point. Maybe you’re asking yourself, “What really matters to me?” Or wondering why your relationships aren’t quite where you want them to be. I believe my role is to meet you where you are in life and assist you on this journey for however long, or short you feel necessary.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
My name is Amy Kahn, LCSW, psychotherapist. My focus is on helping you overcome challenges which may be blocking your path to living life to its fullest, or interfering with your relationships. I provide care to people of all cultural and religious backgrounds with sensitivity, acceptance and understanding. I also provide care to gay, lesbian, trans, bi or questioning clients, y si se habla Español. My experience of 20+ years has focused on supporting clients with many types of emotional, health issues, chronic conditions, and end of life situations.
Queer Allied
(925) 208-0183
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Queer Allied
My name is Amy Kahn, LCSW, psychotherapist. My focus is on helping you overcome challenges which may be blocking your path to living life to its fullest, or interfering with your relationships. I provide care to people of all cultural and religious backgrounds with sensitivity, acceptance and understanding. I also provide care to gay, lesbian, trans, bi or questioning clients, y si se habla Español. My experience of 20+ years has focused on supporting clients with many types of emotional, health issues, chronic conditions, and end of life situations.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist emphasizing holistic healing with communities of color and people overall. Using mindfulness in helping the whole person, I am client centered focusing on the somatic traumas that our bodies absorb. Believing that in order to dis-ease our minds, we must also dis-ease our bodies by connecting, listening and acting on the internal messages meant to heal us, I work from a bottom up processing style that accesses feelings and maladaptive responses within our vessel. Our work would support bringing life back into the body-mind.
Queer Allied
(470) 280-9618
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Queer Allied
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist emphasizing holistic healing with communities of color and people overall. Using mindfulness in helping the whole person, I am client centered focusing on the somatic traumas that our bodies absorb. Believing that in order to dis-ease our minds, we must also dis-ease our bodies by connecting, listening and acting on the internal messages meant to heal us, I work from a bottom up processing style that accesses feelings and maladaptive responses within our vessel. Our work would support bringing life back into the body-mind.
Photo of Valerie J. Keim, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Online support via phone or Zoom for individuals and groups for coping with the coronavirus pandemic. We are in this together and I can help you to feel less anxious, and more resilient and connected. I also help successful women and couples. Women, everyone believes you have it all together, but inside you know differently. Stress hits at the worst moments. A rude coworker or a nasty comment from your partner shatters you. At home your romance needs a tune up. But you don’t have the confidence to rock the boat. I help women just like you rediscover their strength and intuition and live bigger, more powerful lives!
Queer Allied
(925) 429-8023
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Queer Allied
Online support via phone or Zoom for individuals and groups for coping with the coronavirus pandemic. We are in this together and I can help you to feel less anxious, and more resilient and connected. I also help successful women and couples. Women, everyone believes you have it all together, but inside you know differently. Stress hits at the worst moments. A rude coworker or a nasty comment from your partner shatters you. At home your romance needs a tune up. But you don’t have the confidence to rock the boat. I help women just like you rediscover their strength and intuition and live bigger, more powerful lives!
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MSW, ASW Verified
Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in my clinical practice. I believe in our shared ability to co-create meaning that will lead to greater insight, and ultimately positive changes in your life. Your understanding about your life and everything that shapes your perspective will be central to our work together. I work relationally and utilize a culturally-inclusive approach to address the complex realities of your relationship to race, gender, culture, and sexuality. I value empathy and mindfulness as therapeutic tools that enhance awareness, and ultimately positive change.​
Queer Allied
(510) 298-3964
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Queer Allied
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in my clinical practice. I believe in our shared ability to co-create meaning that will lead to greater insight, and ultimately positive changes in your life. Your understanding about your life and everything that shapes your perspective will be central to our work together. I work relationally and utilize a culturally-inclusive approach to address the complex realities of your relationship to race, gender, culture, and sexuality. I value empathy and mindfulness as therapeutic tools that enhance awareness, and ultimately positive change.​
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
I strive to offer empathic, sensitive and specialized support to those in need of neuropsychological services. I often work with patients experiencing memory loss, attention and concentration difficulties, challenges with planning and organizing, history of traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other medical/neurological conditions that impact your brain health. My hope is to help improve your quality of life, particularly while navigating these stressful and potentially life-altering circumstances.
Queer Allied
(442) 286-4162
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Queer Allied
I strive to offer empathic, sensitive and specialized support to those in need of neuropsychological services. I often work with patients experiencing memory loss, attention and concentration difficulties, challenges with planning and organizing, history of traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other medical/neurological conditions that impact your brain health. My hope is to help improve your quality of life, particularly while navigating these stressful and potentially life-altering circumstances.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
I have received extensive training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and continue to utilize these models in my work today. Together, they provide effective strategies for change balanced with mindfulness and acceptance. As a clinician, I aim to provide authenticity and evidenced based practices to ensure that you receive effective and compassionate care. I have experience working with individuals from 13 - 90 years old and enjoy having a diverse case load. In addition to DBT and CBT, I have been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Prolonged Exposure.
Queer Allied
(760) 317-4539
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Queer Allied
I have received extensive training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and continue to utilize these models in my work today. Together, they provide effective strategies for change balanced with mindfulness and acceptance. As a clinician, I aim to provide authenticity and evidenced based practices to ensure that you receive effective and compassionate care. I have experience working with individuals from 13 - 90 years old and enjoy having a diverse case load. In addition to DBT and CBT, I have been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Prolonged Exposure.

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Queer counseling in Walnut Creek for queer clients

If you are queer or are looking for help with being queer in Walnut Creek or for a Walnut Creek queer therapist, these professionals provide queer allied therapy in Walnut Creek and counseling for queer clients.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Walnut Creek are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Walnut Creek. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Walnut Creek

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Walnut Creek you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Walnut Creek and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Walnut Creek or family therapy in Walnut Creek.