Dds Dobson-Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, NLPt, Cert Ed Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I work with adults and teens individually and with folx in relationships experiencing any and all of the following: Coming-out, gender identity, gender expression, and other issues faced by the LGBTQIA2-S community. Individuals and people in relationships, pods, or polycules experiencing challenges with emotional and physical intimacy and/or sexuality. Adult survivors of chaotic childhoods and/or adult survivors of emotionally immature parents. People experiencing challenges with their self esteem, confidence, and other internal conflicts.
(925) 248-4217
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I work with adults and teens individually and with folx in relationships experiencing any and all of the following: Coming-out, gender identity, gender expression, and other issues faced by the LGBTQIA2-S community. Individuals and people in relationships, pods, or polycules experiencing challenges with emotional and physical intimacy and/or sexuality. Adult survivors of chaotic childhoods and/or adult survivors of emotionally immature parents. People experiencing challenges with their self esteem, confidence, and other internal conflicts.
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Lacy Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
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!
(510) 379-7124
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
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!
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John M Kravitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CHT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Choosing a therapist from all of these pictures may seem overwhelming. Well, look no further, because I can help you. I offer individuals and couples a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to reduce your anxiety, heal old wounds, strengthen your relationship, help in life transitions, or reduce disruptive behaviors or addictions that are getting in the way of you being your true self. Individual and group therapy options available (discreet group therapy offered for sensitive topics ). Please contact me, and we will make an individual plan for you to get started making your tomorrow a little brighter.
(925) 391-2705
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Choosing a therapist from all of these pictures may seem overwhelming. Well, look no further, because I can help you. I offer individuals and couples a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to reduce your anxiety, heal old wounds, strengthen your relationship, help in life transitions, or reduce disruptive behaviors or addictions that are getting in the way of you being your true self. Individual and group therapy options available (discreet group therapy offered for sensitive topics ). Please contact me, and we will make an individual plan for you to get started making your tomorrow a little brighter.
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Sofia Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over half a decade of experience, I have had the great pleasure in serving individuals, couples, families, and therapy groups in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. I have provided therapy services for folks aged 5 to 65, couples, families, trauma survivors, students, and LGBTQIA individuals and couples, supporting them in navigating difficult developmental milestones, career and life stressors, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance dependency, and much more.
(707) 395-6532
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over half a decade of experience, I have had the great pleasure in serving individuals, couples, families, and therapy groups in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. I have provided therapy services for folks aged 5 to 65, couples, families, trauma survivors, students, and LGBTQIA individuals and couples, supporting them in navigating difficult developmental milestones, career and life stressors, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance dependency, and much more.
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Debbie Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Working with couples my approach integrates CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies and Mindfulness. Couples can count on learning and practicing effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Practicing these skills will help deepen your connection, intimacy, and emotional-attunement with your partner to build the relationship you really want. My work with individuals focuses on support and strategies during times of grief and loss, relationship struggles, and life transitions.
(925) 478-3694
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Working with couples my approach integrates CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies and Mindfulness. Couples can count on learning and practicing effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Practicing these skills will help deepen your connection, intimacy, and emotional-attunement with your partner to build the relationship you really want. My work with individuals focuses on support and strategies during times of grief and loss, relationship struggles, and life transitions.
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Matthew Rojo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Hi, my name is Matt Rojo. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I provide EMDR and Gottman informed therapy, and have over 12 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families heal and grow. I know that it can be overwhelming to reach out for help, and that you're probably only doing this after you've tried everything else. I promise to provide treatment shown to be effective by clinical research, and to meet you with kindness, honesty, and acceptance.
(415) 347-6921
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
Hi, my name is Matt Rojo. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I provide EMDR and Gottman informed therapy, and have over 12 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families heal and grow. I know that it can be overwhelming to reach out for help, and that you're probably only doing this after you've tried everything else. I promise to provide treatment shown to be effective by clinical research, and to meet you with kindness, honesty, and acceptance.
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Ashley Bascherini
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Thank you for your interest in my practice! I offer my support to people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. I have a focus on clients who are going through large transitions or grief, deal with anxiety and depression, who have experienced trauma and PTSD, and are over all looking to discover their life’s course. A genuine relationship is at the root of my practice. My hope is that my clients feel they can enter the therapy room as their authentic selves and that they feel an authentic person is also sitting in front of them.
(510) 201-5583
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Thank you for your interest in my practice! I offer my support to people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. I have a focus on clients who are going through large transitions or grief, deal with anxiety and depression, who have experienced trauma and PTSD, and are over all looking to discover their life’s course. A genuine relationship is at the root of my practice. My hope is that my clients feel they can enter the therapy room as their authentic selves and that they feel an authentic person is also sitting in front of them.
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Jean-Arellia Tolentino
Registered Psychological Assistant, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I believe everyone has power to heal. Let me help you regain clarity and joy, while striving towards individual and collective resilience. I love working with individuals & couples who are wanting to feel grounded in a sense of happiness and purpose! Perhaps you're experiencing activism burn-out, relationship difficulties, or family stress? Are you Asian or Filipino/x American and wanting support navigating cultural expectations? Maybe you want to love yourself better, or overcome intergenerational family issues? I respect and honor the journey you're on, and value the courage it takes to make this step in working with a therapist!
(925) 948-8778
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I believe everyone has power to heal. Let me help you regain clarity and joy, while striving towards individual and collective resilience. I love working with individuals & couples who are wanting to feel grounded in a sense of happiness and purpose! Perhaps you're experiencing activism burn-out, relationship difficulties, or family stress? Are you Asian or Filipino/x American and wanting support navigating cultural expectations? Maybe you want to love yourself better, or overcome intergenerational family issues? I respect and honor the journey you're on, and value the courage it takes to make this step in working with a therapist!
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Jennifer J.D. Villena
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
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.
(925) 378-4165
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
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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Natalie Webster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like instead of a spiral you are travelling in an endless circle of sadness, fear, arguments, grief, or simply confusion? Sometimes life get's hard and sometimes we get stuck. Therapy is here to help in these moments-- through gentle exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and actions we can work to uncover the places where you are feeling trapped in order to help you create new thoughts, healthier feelings, and actions more in alignment with the person you want to be: whether it be happier, more peaceful, more successful, more calm.
(925) 690-2114
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like instead of a spiral you are travelling in an endless circle of sadness, fear, arguments, grief, or simply confusion? Sometimes life get's hard and sometimes we get stuck. Therapy is here to help in these moments-- through gentle exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and actions we can work to uncover the places where you are feeling trapped in order to help you create new thoughts, healthier feelings, and actions more in alignment with the person you want to be: whether it be happier, more peaceful, more successful, more calm.
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Yolonda Young-Adisa
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
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.​
(510) 298-3964
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers online therapy
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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Demetra Risner
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Feeling lost, abandoned, misunderstood, or exiled can lead to a disconnection from the soul. When we feel like no one wants us, we begin to abandon ourselves. We all have parts we dislike, often as a result of harmful messages we internalized from our families and society. The darkest parts of ourselves are often the most frightening, and consequently, the most rejected and ignored. It's in the darkness where we find pieces of ourselves we left behind, pieces that long to be loved and accepted. I’m here to tell you that every part of you is welcome in our work together. You are not alone, and you don't have to hide anymore.
(925) 267-6319
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Feeling lost, abandoned, misunderstood, or exiled can lead to a disconnection from the soul. When we feel like no one wants us, we begin to abandon ourselves. We all have parts we dislike, often as a result of harmful messages we internalized from our families and society. The darkest parts of ourselves are often the most frightening, and consequently, the most rejected and ignored. It's in the darkness where we find pieces of ourselves we left behind, pieces that long to be loved and accepted. I’m here to tell you that every part of you is welcome in our work together. You are not alone, and you don't have to hide anymore.
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Amina Akita Mohabbat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Amina holds 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology & Japanese from UC Davis (2009), and a Masters in Social Welfare from UCBerkeley (2016). She has practiced in a wide range of settings for over 13 years from schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, residential programs, community clinics, non profits, primary care clinics, to private and public first tier hospitals across the California bay area & also internationally. This includes UCSF Medical Center, the Alameda, Oakland & San Francisco County, UC Davis Children's Hospital, Asian Health Services, COVID19 frontline disaster work through SF Dept of Public Health, & ZSFGH.
(925) 208-0304
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Amina holds 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology & Japanese from UC Davis (2009), and a Masters in Social Welfare from UCBerkeley (2016). She has practiced in a wide range of settings for over 13 years from schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, residential programs, community clinics, non profits, primary care clinics, to private and public first tier hospitals across the California bay area & also internationally. This includes UCSF Medical Center, the Alameda, Oakland & San Francisco County, UC Davis Children's Hospital, Asian Health Services, COVID19 frontline disaster work through SF Dept of Public Health, & ZSFGH.
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Inner Eight Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hi there, First of all, thank you for taking the first step towards an integrated self. I am a seasoned therapist who has expertise in trauma and treating the anxiety and depression that result from these experiences. I work best when treatment is collaborative, it's important to me to get your goals and feedback so that we can work TOGETHER in the creation of a whole you.
(510) 240-8939
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hi there, First of all, thank you for taking the first step towards an integrated self. I am a seasoned therapist who has expertise in trauma and treating the anxiety and depression that result from these experiences. I work best when treatment is collaborative, it's important to me to get your goals and feedback so that we can work TOGETHER in the creation of a whole you.
Gwynne Gilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The past couple of years have been stressful for us all. COVID has changed all of our lives and intensified the challenges we were already facing. If you're feeling depressed, anxious, or worn out from the changes, or have experienced loss, I can help. I specialize in supporting your resiliency, using a combination of mind/body approaches that is more effective than talk therapy alone. When so much feels unsafe, it's a priority for me to create a sense of safety for you in therapy. This allows you to open up and for me to support you with the needs that brought you to seek help. Our therapeutic alliance is key to your healing.
(925) 308-5289
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The past couple of years have been stressful for us all. COVID has changed all of our lives and intensified the challenges we were already facing. If you're feeling depressed, anxious, or worn out from the changes, or have experienced loss, I can help. I specialize in supporting your resiliency, using a combination of mind/body approaches that is more effective than talk therapy alone. When so much feels unsafe, it's a priority for me to create a sense of safety for you in therapy. This allows you to open up and for me to support you with the needs that brought you to seek help. Our therapeutic alliance is key to your healing.
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Mariya Wolff
PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I practice compassionate, empowering, and transparent therapy with individuals of all walks of life. I am humbled to be invited into the vulnerable emotional processes of others, and it is vital that I honor your true and lived experience. I utilize an integrative style of therapy that balances awareness of your unique individual experience in collaboration with the cultural and societal challenges that we all navigate on a daily basis. I consider transparency, humor, and humility to be core elements in the therapeutic relationship and it is imperative to me that you feel our work together mirrors your future hopes and goals.
(510) 571-2810
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I practice compassionate, empowering, and transparent therapy with individuals of all walks of life. I am humbled to be invited into the vulnerable emotional processes of others, and it is vital that I honor your true and lived experience. I utilize an integrative style of therapy that balances awareness of your unique individual experience in collaboration with the cultural and societal challenges that we all navigate on a daily basis. I consider transparency, humor, and humility to be core elements in the therapeutic relationship and it is imperative to me that you feel our work together mirrors your future hopes and goals.
Emma Ashley Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Being human is hard! I offer empowered and embodied therapy for folks seeking to transform stress, turmoil, and trauma into a catalyst for deep healing and personal growth. My approach to therapy is warm, real, and relatable. I work with trauma, anxiety, grief, addiction, radical self-love, and self-acceptance. Coming from a blended family that is White, Black, Latinx, and Jewish, I am committed to navigating multidimensional identity dynamics, power, privilege, and positionality. I am dedicated to social justice and will support you in using your personal healing to work towards collective liberation and social change.
(925) 948-8949
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Being human is hard! I offer empowered and embodied therapy for folks seeking to transform stress, turmoil, and trauma into a catalyst for deep healing and personal growth. My approach to therapy is warm, real, and relatable. I work with trauma, anxiety, grief, addiction, radical self-love, and self-acceptance. Coming from a blended family that is White, Black, Latinx, and Jewish, I am committed to navigating multidimensional identity dynamics, power, privilege, and positionality. I am dedicated to social justice and will support you in using your personal healing to work towards collective liberation and social change.
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Shelby McClure Behrens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- Shelby McClure is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her training from California State University, Chico. She has worked in a wide variety of environments and with a wide variety of clients, including those in outpatient settings and with adolescents in a residential treatment facility. Shelby is a strength-based therapist that works to empower her clients.
(925) 433-7478
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- Shelby McClure is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her training from California State University, Chico. She has worked in a wide variety of environments and with a wide variety of clients, including those in outpatient settings and with adolescents in a residential treatment facility. Shelby is a strength-based therapist that works to empower her clients.
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Jen Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MPH, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, my goal is to create a space where people can enact the change they desire for themselves, their relationships, and the lives they live. In our world, we are bombarded with messages that tell us that we “should” be this way or that way. We hear messages that tell us what parts of our identities are welcomed and what parts are shunned and “should” be hidden from others. I view the therapy room as an exception to the ways we have become accustomed to living our lives. It is place where people are valued for simply being who they are, where they can exist authentically, with respect and compassion, and without judgment.
(925) 744-6990
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, my goal is to create a space where people can enact the change they desire for themselves, their relationships, and the lives they live. In our world, we are bombarded with messages that tell us that we “should” be this way or that way. We hear messages that tell us what parts of our identities are welcomed and what parts are shunned and “should” be hidden from others. I view the therapy room as an exception to the ways we have become accustomed to living our lives. It is place where people are valued for simply being who they are, where they can exist authentically, with respect and compassion, and without judgment.
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Brooke Van Oosbree
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
We all have strategies for dealing with stress day-to-day. But over time, many strategies can fall short or even backfire. We may find ourselves withdrawing and avoiding certain aspects of our lives, or overextending and pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion. This can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and irritable and can also take a toll on our relationships and physical health. One of my goals as a therapist is to help you identify changes you can make, both big and small, and tap into your motivation to follow-through on those changes.
(415) 237-6388
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
We all have strategies for dealing with stress day-to-day. But over time, many strategies can fall short or even backfire. We may find ourselves withdrawing and avoiding certain aspects of our lives, or overextending and pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion. This can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and irritable and can also take a toll on our relationships and physical health. One of my goals as a therapist is to help you identify changes you can make, both big and small, and tap into your motivation to follow-through on those changes.

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