Susan O'Grady

Psychologist, PhD

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Susan O'Grady

Psychologist, PhD


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Susan J. O'Grady, Ph.D.
1600 South Main Street
Suite 177
Walnut Creek, California 94596
(925) 252-5838

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In my work with individual adults, couples, and adolescents, I utilize concepts from insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I will help you clarify your goals and we will discuss how we will work together. My therapeutic style is active, yet reflective. Therapy at its best is a collaborative process. I endeavor to help you articulate your feelings and we will work together on helping you live your life in a full, whole-hearted and mindful way. I feel tremendous gratification from my work. I am doing what I love.
I have a special interest in marriage counseling, and I devote a large portion of my practice to helping couples achieve the most satisfying and healthy relationships possible. Utilizing my advanced training as certified in Gottman Couples Therapy Method, I tailor therapy to each couple.
To build skills in stress management and balanced living, I offer individual and group sessions utilizing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.I am Past -President-of the Contra Costa Psychological Association. I have been in Practice since 1985. I am fortunate to receive referrals from many physicians throughout the Bay Area.

Qualifications

  • License and State: PSY10993 California

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: California Psychological Association
  • Certificate: American Psychological Association

Susan O'Grady's Groups

Mindfulness Based Emotional Balance

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. It is an 8-week class that utilizes stress reduction, meditation, and gentle yoga to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, and other stress-related problems. Mindfulness-based emotional balance focusses on learning to cope with difficult emotions using mindfulness and emotion theory.

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-Based interventions using CBT, mindfulness meditation, and Mindfulness-based Emotional Balance Therapy to address a variety of problems, both medical and psychological.

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Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Gottman Marriage Therapy is an evidence based program for helping couples learn to improve communication, manage conflict, and increase intimacy. This class is educational, based on the concepts and techniques of Dr. Gottman. Dr. O'Grady is a certified Gottman Marriage Therapist.

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Location

Susan J. O'Grady, Ph.D.
1600 South Main Street
Suite 177
Walnut Creek, California 94596
(925) 252-5838
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Reduction, Meditation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Susan O'Grady, PhD, Psychologist in Walnut Creek

Susan O'Grady

Psychologist, PhD