Steven J Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I know that it is very painful and isolating to feel unable to solve your personal or relational issues on your own.
I have been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for over 20 years. My clients and I work together to carefully and compassionately identify and unravel the issues that are causing emotional pain or relational conflict. Together, we identify patterns of thinking and behavior that are intended to be protective but in fact cause depression or anxiety or inadvertantly undermine important relationships.
(925) 278-6541
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I know that it is very painful and isolating to feel unable to solve your personal or relational issues on your own.
I have been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for over 20 years. My clients and I work together to carefully and compassionately identify and unravel the issues that are causing emotional pain or relational conflict. Together, we identify patterns of thinking and behavior that are intended to be protective but in fact cause depression or anxiety or inadvertantly undermine important relationships.
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Sara M Pollock
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
My work with preteens, teens, families, and individual adults is both nurturing and direct. I use a relational, strengths-based, and systemic lens. I strongly believe that the relationship we build together is of fundamental importance to the healing process and that therapy is most effective when I create conditions that allow you to bring your full self into the space. I will tailor our work together to address your particular presenting challenges, taking into account your personal history, your socio-cultural background, your many strengths, and the immense expertise you bring about your own life.
(925) 478-3345
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
My work with preteens, teens, families, and individual adults is both nurturing and direct. I use a relational, strengths-based, and systemic lens. I strongly believe that the relationship we build together is of fundamental importance to the healing process and that therapy is most effective when I create conditions that allow you to bring your full self into the space. I will tailor our work together to address your particular presenting challenges, taking into account your personal history, your socio-cultural background, your many strengths, and the immense expertise you bring about your own life.
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Elizabeth A Rogers-Fortis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I take direction from a variety of approaches, with an emphasis on these theories and philosophies: Somatic Experiencing, Strength-based Psychology, Relational Solutions (Terry Real), Experiential Psychology, Mind Body Eating.
In a life transition? Not feeling your best? Want to improve your relationship or recover from a stressful one? I can help you reach your goals. Check out my website and schedule a complimentary session!
(510) 878-4436
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I take direction from a variety of approaches, with an emphasis on these theories and philosophies: Somatic Experiencing, Strength-based Psychology, Relational Solutions (Terry Real), Experiential Psychology, Mind Body Eating.
In a life transition? Not feeling your best? Want to improve your relationship or recover from a stressful one? I can help you reach your goals. Check out my website and schedule a complimentary session!
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Gretchen Palau
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Compassion is the foundation of my therapeutic work with all clients. It's important to me that you feel respected, cared for, and that you feel better. Challenging life situations, traumatic experiences, and/or dysfunctional family dynamics can cause all of us to feel distressed. Sharing your experiences, feeling validated and listened to, can decrease your emotional pain. Using a relational and client-centered approach, I can address your individual needs. Working together, we can find solutions and tools to help you make lasting changes that ultimately result in you feeling better.
(925) 261-7433
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Compassion is the foundation of my therapeutic work with all clients. It's important to me that you feel respected, cared for, and that you feel better. Challenging life situations, traumatic experiences, and/or dysfunctional family dynamics can cause all of us to feel distressed. Sharing your experiences, feeling validated and listened to, can decrease your emotional pain. Using a relational and client-centered approach, I can address your individual needs. Working together, we can find solutions and tools to help you make lasting changes that ultimately result in you feeling better.
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Paul Ginocchio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
com) using his Relational Life Therapy model to help couples learn how to go through the natural relational cycles of harmony, disharmony, and repair more effectively.
I specialize in treating couples and individuals that are struggling with sex and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, and sexual addiction. I am a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and couples therapy specialist. I also offer EMDR to clients for such issues as trauma, loss, anxiety, and addictions. I work with all genders, ages, and sexual orientations.
(925) 360-4883
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
com) using his Relational Life Therapy model to help couples learn how to go through the natural relational cycles of harmony, disharmony, and repair more effectively.
I specialize in treating couples and individuals that are struggling with sex and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, and sexual addiction. I am a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and couples therapy specialist. I also offer EMDR to clients for such issues as trauma, loss, anxiety, and addictions. I work with all genders, ages, and sexual orientations.
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India B. Gomez
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My approach to working with clients is integrative and tailored to meet your needs and preferences including influences from the following: Humanistic/Client-Centered, Psychodynamic/Object Relations/Relational, CBT/DBT, Family Systems, Recovery Oriented Care, Mindfulness, and Cultural Competency.
I am currently accepting client for psychological testing only. E-mail is the best way to reach me. As a clinical psychologist, I offer therapy and coaching for personal/professional growth. I work with clients to enhance coping with stress, bolster resiliency, as well as to overcome obstacles to living more fully. I also specialize in psychological/personality and intellectual/academic testing and assessment. I have worked with clients of all ages from numerous intersecting ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a wide range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities.
(925) 392-3428
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My approach to working with clients is integrative and tailored to meet your needs and preferences including influences from the following: Humanistic/Client-Centered, Psychodynamic/Object Relations/Relational, CBT/DBT, Family Systems, Recovery Oriented Care, Mindfulness, and Cultural Competency.
I am currently accepting client for psychological testing only. E-mail is the best way to reach me. As a clinical psychologist, I offer therapy and coaching for personal/professional growth. I work with clients to enhance coping with stress, bolster resiliency, as well as to overcome obstacles to living more fully. I also specialize in psychological/personality and intellectual/academic testing and assessment. I have worked with clients of all ages from numerous intersecting ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a wide range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities.
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Barton Lynch
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
It is the psychologist's job to position the client so that conscious and unconscious maladaptive coping/conflicts can resolve themselves in a trusting relational environment".
"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.
(925) 308-5238
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
It is the psychologist's job to position the client so that conscious and unconscious maladaptive coping/conflicts can resolve themselves in a trusting relational environment".
"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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Anita Bardsley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
It is informed by multiple perspectives including, yet not limited to, relational psychoanalysis, depth therapy, humanistic perspective, attachment theory, developmental psychology, and mindfulness-based practices.
I am passionate about working with people who are struggling with many of life’s challenges, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief & loss, emotional eating, self-esteem, trauma, and other related challenges. In addition, I am interested in helping those who are going through life transitions and existential issues. Many of the people I work with want to understand themselves at a deeper level, transform their limiting beliefs, reduce anxiety and depression, seek more meaning in life, and become better versions of themselves. They no longer want to suffer - they want to be empowered, self-confident, and at peace.
(925) 526-7528
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
It is informed by multiple perspectives including, yet not limited to, relational psychoanalysis, depth therapy, humanistic perspective, attachment theory, developmental psychology, and mindfulness-based practices.
I am passionate about working with people who are struggling with many of life’s challenges, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief & loss, emotional eating, self-esteem, trauma, and other related challenges. In addition, I am interested in helping those who are going through life transitions and existential issues. Many of the people I work with want to understand themselves at a deeper level, transform their limiting beliefs, reduce anxiety and depression, seek more meaning in life, and become better versions of themselves. They no longer want to suffer - they want to be empowered, self-confident, and at peace.
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Dr. Rosilda James
Psychologist Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I specialize in sexual abuse, work stress, PTSD, depression, relational problems, parenting difficulties, crisis intervention, acculturation, bicultural and cross cultural issues, victims of crime, grief, life transition and postpartum depression.
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping adults, couples and families work through their difficulties and challenges. I strive to provide a warm, respectful and safe environment for my clients to feel both nurtured and challenged. Together, we explore solutions and strategies for change and healing.
(925) 243-7061
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I specialize in sexual abuse, work stress, PTSD, depression, relational problems, parenting difficulties, crisis intervention, acculturation, bicultural and cross cultural issues, victims of crime, grief, life transition and postpartum depression.
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping adults, couples and families work through their difficulties and challenges. I strive to provide a warm, respectful and safe environment for my clients to feel both nurtured and challenged. Together, we explore solutions and strategies for change and healing.
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Dr. Kelli Grobe
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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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Rehana Raheem
PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
As a relational therapist, it is my goal for us to have a trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable disclosing your intimate thoughts and feelings.
Welcome! I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse identities and histories. The fundamental core of my practice is to foster a safe and nurturing environment with authenticity, spontaneity, and humor. As your therapist, I will listen closely, ask questions, share my observations, and offer insights and tools for us to consider together. My aim is to help you understand the roots of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. I pay close attention to the ways in which culture and society influence your sense of self and understanding of the world. No issue is too big or too small!
(510) 983-4340
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
As a relational therapist, it is my goal for us to have a trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable disclosing your intimate thoughts and feelings.
Welcome! I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse identities and histories. The fundamental core of my practice is to foster a safe and nurturing environment with authenticity, spontaneity, and humor. As your therapist, I will listen closely, ask questions, share my observations, and offer insights and tools for us to consider together. My aim is to help you understand the roots of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. I pay close attention to the ways in which culture and society influence your sense of self and understanding of the world. No issue is too big or too small!
Celeste Cruz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I like to interweave breathing, sometimes movement and a highly relational connection with every client I work with.
My ideal client is curious, growth inspired, and has experienced trauma. I work with codependency, those that have been effected by narcissism, addiction, low self worth and generational trauma. I have a fondness and offer my support to those that are parents, co-parents and caretakers of children, elderly, and those that can not take care of themselves. I enjoy working with people with relationships as their focus, walking them through dating and the search for a partner. I love working with those in life transitions of all ages that desire support and acknowledgement as they move through their awareness and possibly change.
(925) 515-4030
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I like to interweave breathing, sometimes movement and a highly relational connection with every client I work with.
My ideal client is curious, growth inspired, and has experienced trauma. I work with codependency, those that have been effected by narcissism, addiction, low self worth and generational trauma. I have a fondness and offer my support to those that are parents, co-parents and caretakers of children, elderly, and those that can not take care of themselves. I enjoy working with people with relationships as their focus, walking them through dating and the search for a partner. I love working with those in life transitions of all ages that desire support and acknowledgement as they move through their awareness and possibly change.
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
The focus is on emotional and relational healing.
I have been working with addiction issues since 1975 in California and Europe. I treat all kinds of addiction, including sexual addictions. I will work with you on your terms, without judgement. I understand the pain that you and those close to you have endured. Together we can stop the pain, improve relationships and develop the conditions for happiness. I work together with other professionals for your best physical and mental interests. We can work this out together.
(510) 616-3225
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
The focus is on emotional and relational healing.
I have been working with addiction issues since 1975 in California and Europe. I treat all kinds of addiction, including sexual addictions. I will work with you on your terms, without judgement. I understand the pain that you and those close to you have endured. Together we can stop the pain, improve relationships and develop the conditions for happiness. I work together with other professionals for your best physical and mental interests. We can work this out together.
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Jason Reynolds
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I draw from contemporary psychoanalytic, relational, and culturally sensitive models of treatment.
Within a relationship built on compassion, respect, and curiosity, I work to help people address, process, and heal from their emotional pain and relationship difficulties.
(925) 267-6264
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I draw from contemporary psychoanalytic, relational, and culturally sensitive models of treatment.
Within a relationship built on compassion, respect, and curiosity, I work to help people address, process, and heal from their emotional pain and relationship difficulties.
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Kari Hennigan
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
With over fifteen years of clinical experience, I utilize the Gottman method, attachment theory, and relational approaches.
Are you struggling to decide whether to stay or leave your relationship? It can be difficult to come to the kind of clarity one needs to make this decision. Is it hard to trust your gut and listen to your inner wisdom about how to move forward? Relationships can be very complex and sometimes we all need a little extra support to face these challenges and come to our best decisions.
(510) 662-0064
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
With over fifteen years of clinical experience, I utilize the Gottman method, attachment theory, and relational approaches.
Are you struggling to decide whether to stay or leave your relationship? It can be difficult to come to the kind of clarity one needs to make this decision. Is it hard to trust your gut and listen to your inner wisdom about how to move forward? Relationships can be very complex and sometimes we all need a little extra support to face these challenges and come to our best decisions.
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Lee Marchesani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
In a warm, genuine, and respectful environment, I help clients to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, create and maintain satisfying relationships, work through issues of grief and loss, trauma, and resolve the often-debilitating symptoms of PTSD. I am experienced in helping clients resolve family of origin problems, relational and family issues, and enhancing communication skills. In collaboration with clients, I use a variety of techniques tailored to meet clients' needs and to help clients achieve their goals. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
(855) 520-7673
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
In a warm, genuine, and respectful environment, I help clients to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, create and maintain satisfying relationships, work through issues of grief and loss, trauma, and resolve the often-debilitating symptoms of PTSD. I am experienced in helping clients resolve family of origin problems, relational and family issues, and enhancing communication skills. In collaboration with clients, I use a variety of techniques tailored to meet clients' needs and to help clients achieve their goals. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
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Debra Jay Sheppard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with couples, parenting, parents with special needs children, young adults and grandparents. Family conflict, divorce, blended families who are undergoing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational issues need support and tools. Retirement, aging, caring for aging parents, caring for ill-loved ones, coping with life threatening illness and grief and loss are also important issues impacting life and family. Therapy can bring understanding, increase communication and create healthy relationships, life transitions and families.
(925) 357-9935
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with couples, parenting, parents with special needs children, young adults and grandparents. Family conflict, divorce, blended families who are undergoing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational issues need support and tools. Retirement, aging, caring for aging parents, caring for ill-loved ones, coping with life threatening illness and grief and loss are also important issues impacting life and family. Therapy can bring understanding, increase communication and create healthy relationships, life transitions and families.
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Jonel Mizerak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
By seeking therapy you have begun your journey towards positive change. Counseling can help you create healthier choices, gain emotional self-awareness, and better communication and relationship patterns. I welcome individuals, couples, adults and teens who present with a variety of life challenges and from diverse backgrounds. I use an integrative approach to best fit the needs of each client. My style is empathic, supportive, interactive, collaborative and relational. I believe in creating a supportive space for each person to find their authentic self in order to live a more productive, peaceful, and joyful life.
(925) 548-8841
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
By seeking therapy you have begun your journey towards positive change. Counseling can help you create healthier choices, gain emotional self-awareness, and better communication and relationship patterns. I welcome individuals, couples, adults and teens who present with a variety of life challenges and from diverse backgrounds. I use an integrative approach to best fit the needs of each client. My style is empathic, supportive, interactive, collaborative and relational. I believe in creating a supportive space for each person to find their authentic self in order to live a more productive, peaceful, and joyful life.
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Cheryl Clift
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
My approach is relational and strengths-based, and honors your unique life experience and point of view.
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.
(925) 278-6910
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
My approach is relational and strengths-based, and honors your unique life experience and point of view.
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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Shawn Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I work with clients through a highly relational, interactive, and strength based approach.
Welcome! The process of choosing the right therapist for yourself or a family member can feel a little overwhelming. I am so glad you found me and hope I can help make the process a bit easier. For whatever your reasons for seeking out therapy at this time, it is my job to create the type of warm, collaborative, non-judgmental space where your goals can be explored and met. I believe therapy can be the catalyst for just the type of balance, change, and hope that so many of us are looking for.
(510) 291-4834
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
I work with clients through a highly relational, interactive, and strength based approach.
Welcome! The process of choosing the right therapist for yourself or a family member can feel a little overwhelming. I am so glad you found me and hope I can help make the process a bit easier. For whatever your reasons for seeking out therapy at this time, it is my job to create the type of warm, collaborative, non-judgmental space where your goals can be explored and met. I believe therapy can be the catalyst for just the type of balance, change, and hope that so many of us are looking for.

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If you're looking for Relational Therapy in Walnut Creek or for a Walnut Creek Relational therapist these professionals provide relational therapy and relational psychotherapy. They include Relational therapists, Relational psychologists, Relational psychotherapists and Relational counselors.

Relational life therapy in Walnut Creek offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.