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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Divorce Prevention Counseling / Beverly Jewell
Counselor, LPCC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I incorporate the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Sex Therapy techniques for increased closeness.
Are you at a crossroads - What would it take to turn things around? Are you having the same arguments, not knowing how to break the cycle? Or perhaps you've decided to end your relationship but want to do so in a peaceful, respectful way that won't cause more hurt, especially if you have children together. This is a serious, life changing decision and should not be made out of frustration. Isn't it better to look at all options, get an objective opinion, then make the best choice possible? This is where a neutral professional can help. ***In personal appts only available in Palm Springs / Telehealth sessions available throughout CA
(760) 276-4704
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I incorporate the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Sex Therapy techniques for increased closeness.
Are you at a crossroads - What would it take to turn things around? Are you having the same arguments, not knowing how to break the cycle? Or perhaps you've decided to end your relationship but want to do so in a peaceful, respectful way that won't cause more hurt, especially if you have children together. This is a serious, life changing decision and should not be made out of frustration. Isn't it better to look at all options, get an objective opinion, then make the best choice possible? This is where a neutral professional can help. ***In personal appts only available in Palm Springs / Telehealth sessions available throughout CA
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Beverly Jewell
Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy / Sexual Health: I assist couples in rebuilding trust & intimacy after an affair, discover ways to create variety & passion in long term relationships, address low desire due to age & hormone changes.
TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE: Are you experiencing: relationship issues, anxiety, communication & intimacy concerns, infidelity, conflict, life changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, unable to make clear decisions? Maybe you keep having the same argument - now there's a wall between you and you don't know how to be close and intimate again. Together, we will create a calm supportive environment to promote healing, and look at past betrayals (affairs, broken promises), that may be hindering your ability to move forward. Working with a neutral professional will help! *** In person only available in Palm Springs
(760) 412-5676
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy / Sexual Health: I assist couples in rebuilding trust & intimacy after an affair, discover ways to create variety & passion in long term relationships, address low desire due to age & hormone changes.
TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE: Are you experiencing: relationship issues, anxiety, communication & intimacy concerns, infidelity, conflict, life changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, unable to make clear decisions? Maybe you keep having the same argument - now there's a wall between you and you don't know how to be close and intimate again. Together, we will create a calm supportive environment to promote healing, and look at past betrayals (affairs, broken promises), that may be hindering your ability to move forward. Working with a neutral professional will help! *** In person only available in Palm Springs
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Charles A Flinton
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Our goal is to help you remember those strengths and move toward healthy sexuality and resolve feelings of shame and embarrassment that stopped you from getting help.
A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it.
(628) 265-8337
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Our goal is to help you remember those strengths and move toward healthy sexuality and resolve feelings of shame and embarrassment that stopped you from getting help.
A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it.
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Paul Ginocchio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
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
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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Cynthia Rinker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Therapist.
My therapeutic style is grounded in Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.
(415) 578-7639
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Therapist.
My therapeutic style is grounded in Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.
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Charles I Flores
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LAADC-S, MAC, Q-SAP Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
For 25 years, I have assisted people with a variety of addictions, from the exogenous abuse of drugs and alcohol, to the ones that stem from the chemicals already inside the brain, such as sex and love addiction, abandonment patterns, sexual compulsions, gambling, internet, and workaholism. Unlike most psychotherapists, I’m a Board Certified Addiction Specialist, well versed in both abstinence and harm reduction strategies. Unlike most addiction professionals, I am also psychotherapist who also treats the anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues that often manifest after being uncovered through recovery.
(415) 992-8260
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
For 25 years, I have assisted people with a variety of addictions, from the exogenous abuse of drugs and alcohol, to the ones that stem from the chemicals already inside the brain, such as sex and love addiction, abandonment patterns, sexual compulsions, gambling, internet, and workaholism. Unlike most psychotherapists, I’m a Board Certified Addiction Specialist, well versed in both abstinence and harm reduction strategies. Unlike most addiction professionals, I am also psychotherapist who also treats the anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues that often manifest after being uncovered through recovery.
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Dr. Rosilda James
Psychologist Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
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 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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Christina Mathieson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
People seek therapy for many reasons: unexpected mood swings, undergoing a big change, withdrawing from things they once enjoyed, feeling isolated/alone, experiencing burn out, sleep patterns are off, relationship is strained, and just feeling as though they need to talk to someone. As a LMFT I am here to help empower individuals and couples to overcome their current concerns and stressors. I use evidence based interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help people become unstuck from coping strategies that no longer serve them.
(510) 694-8959
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
People seek therapy for many reasons: unexpected mood swings, undergoing a big change, withdrawing from things they once enjoyed, feeling isolated/alone, experiencing burn out, sleep patterns are off, relationship is strained, and just feeling as though they need to talk to someone. As a LMFT I am here to help empower individuals and couples to overcome their current concerns and stressors. I use evidence based interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help people become unstuck from coping strategies that no longer serve them.
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Amanda Somberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I know how desperate you feel, having the same fight again and again with no resolution. You try harder, but your partner just seems to sabotage you. So you fight back, "lose it," and feel guilty. You reminisce about the past, hoping the future will get better. If this vignette strikes a chord, please know that I specialize in relationships at "marital death's doorstep." Grandiosity, rage, and shame become empathy, cooperation, and mutual respect. Hope and love do flourish again. This is a big promise, so call for a free 20-minute phone consultation. A happier life is out there.
(925) 588-4777
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I know how desperate you feel, having the same fight again and again with no resolution. You try harder, but your partner just seems to sabotage you. So you fight back, "lose it," and feel guilty. You reminisce about the past, hoping the future will get better. If this vignette strikes a chord, please know that I specialize in relationships at "marital death's doorstep." Grandiosity, rage, and shame become empathy, cooperation, and mutual respect. Hope and love do flourish again. This is a big promise, so call for a free 20-minute phone consultation. A happier life is out there.
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Michelle Maniatis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Hi! Choosing a therapist, or even deciding to go to one, can be difficult. Maybe you are coming for yourself, or convincing a spouse or family member to come with you. Health is hard. Life is hard. It can be painful but doesn't have to remain that way. Your story is meant to be heard. My approach is a humanistic one; warm, direct, and honest
(925) 854-4447
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Hi! Choosing a therapist, or even deciding to go to one, can be difficult. Maybe you are coming for yourself, or convincing a spouse or family member to come with you. Health is hard. Life is hard. It can be painful but doesn't have to remain that way. Your story is meant to be heard. My approach is a humanistic one; warm, direct, and honest
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Lisa Marie Tannehill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Hi! I'm so glad you're here. Welcome to my profile. I'm not exactly sure what you're struggling with or what you're looking for that brought you here, but I just want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out for help and to believe that a new way of life is possible. It's not easy for a lot of people and hope can feel scary because of the fear of disappointment, failure or even looking at the pieces that led you here in the first place can be overwhelming.
(626) 247-3306
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Hi! I'm so glad you're here. Welcome to my profile. I'm not exactly sure what you're struggling with or what you're looking for that brought you here, but I just want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out for help and to believe that a new way of life is possible. It's not easy for a lot of people and hope can feel scary because of the fear of disappointment, failure or even looking at the pieces that led you here in the first place can be overwhelming.
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Andrea Colombu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The interface between contemporary psychology and the wisdom of contemplative practice spirituality is central to my work with individuals and couples and to my general approach to therapy. With the use of MINDFULNESS based therapy and a non-judgmental and non-pathological approach I create a healing and supportive environment were growth and transformation can take place through our in depth process of exploration. From this general holistic and contemplative perspective I address a variety of issues of emotional, existential and relational nature with both individuals and couples and would be very happy to help you as well!
(925) 247-3565
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The interface between contemporary psychology and the wisdom of contemplative practice spirituality is central to my work with individuals and couples and to my general approach to therapy. With the use of MINDFULNESS based therapy and a non-judgmental and non-pathological approach I create a healing and supportive environment were growth and transformation can take place through our in depth process of exploration. From this general holistic and contemplative perspective I address a variety of issues of emotional, existential and relational nature with both individuals and couples and would be very happy to help you as well!
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Dr. Paul Kramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress. A high percentage of my caseload at any given time is comprised of couples.
(925) 320-0698
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress. A high percentage of my caseload at any given time is comprised of couples.
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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
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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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Jo Ann A Depetro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with any client who is seeking relief from a problem(s). I have worked with a variety of people, including corporate consulting, towards co creating solutions in a collaborative and effective manner.
(925) 361-3894 x1
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with any client who is seeking relief from a problem(s). I have worked with a variety of people, including corporate consulting, towards co creating solutions in a collaborative and effective manner.
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Dr. Embrey has practiced psychotherapy in Europe for 15 years and in California since 1990, emphasizing the possibilities of making life better. He has been educated in England and Sweden as well as his doctorate in California. Many choices in life are difficult. Trying to understand our choices, what motivates them and seeing clearly the patterns of our life is the start of choosing a new direction for ourselves or our relationships. I understand how to produce change. I work with individuals and couples mostly, with the utmost care, respect and consideration of situations we find ourselves in.
(925) 945-1860
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Dr. Embrey has practiced psychotherapy in Europe for 15 years and in California since 1990, emphasizing the possibilities of making life better. He has been educated in England and Sweden as well as his doctorate in California. Many choices in life are difficult. Trying to understand our choices, what motivates them and seeing clearly the patterns of our life is the start of choosing a new direction for ourselves or our relationships. I understand how to produce change. I work with individuals and couples mostly, with the utmost care, respect and consideration of situations we find ourselves in.
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. I am an interactive therapist, honest and direct. I help people develop their emotional readiness to continue on their life journey. Psychotherapy is about change and development. I have an empathetic approach that helps release feelings, and develop thoughtful understanding.
(925) 478-5235
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. I am an interactive therapist, honest and direct. I help people develop their emotional readiness to continue on their life journey. Psychotherapy is about change and development. I have an empathetic approach that helps release feelings, and develop thoughtful understanding.
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Brittany M Sealey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Have you been exhausted with making it through the day or trying to put your anxiety about life at ease? Are you irritable, stressed or at a loss for how to get out of those all too common 'ruts'? Is your relationship or marriage suffering, are the kids driving you nuts, does it seem too hard to be happy? When life catches us slipping, which it always does, its hard to get back on your feet with healthy coping skills and tools to support you as your move forward.
(925) 267-6744
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Have you been exhausted with making it through the day or trying to put your anxiety about life at ease? Are you irritable, stressed or at a loss for how to get out of those all too common 'ruts'? Is your relationship or marriage suffering, are the kids driving you nuts, does it seem too hard to be happy? When life catches us slipping, which it always does, its hard to get back on your feet with healthy coping skills and tools to support you as your move forward.
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
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
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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Sex Therapy
Sex therapists in Walnut Creek offer help with sexual concerns by educating, using talk therapy, offering homework exercises and resources for further exploration to either individuals or couples. Sex therapy helps couples talk about sex with each other. A sex therapist feels comfortable talking about sex and is aware of how anxious you might feel talking about this intimate subject with each other and with a near-stranger. They will help set you at ease and guide you into talking about sex. While sex therapists can help with many problems, low sexual desire and frequency disagreements between partners are two of the most frequent concerns they address.