"At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end."
- Christine Mason Miller
Looking for a therapist who's warm, caring, and real?
Whether you're dealing with a difficult time in your life, wanting to change a behavior or habit, find solutions for relationship problems, or you just want to work on personal growth, I'm glad you're here.
I love helping my clients develop an inner sense of peace, confidence, and strength while letting go of anxiety, depression, anger, addiction,
or behaviors that no longer work.
Most of my clients come to therapy because they suspect there is a psychological reason things aren't working for them. Often they have a pattern of putting others first, often at their own expense. They feel depleted, resentful, or stuck in relationships, and it's hard for them to say no to others. They also have great strengths - the ability to work hard and get things done, a high level of empathy and compassion, intelligence, and humor. We build on those strengths to create lasting change.
What Brings People to Counseling?
Individuals I work with often struggle with...
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- Anxiety, Stress, and Worry including shyness and fear of public speaking
- Addictive behaviors, including substance abuse, emotional eating, screen time and shopping.
- Codependence, taking care of others at their own expense and/or trying to control the behavior of others.
- Low Self Esteem, feeling not good enough, not confident, always having to prove themselves
- Support through a Divorce, so they can act with as much respect and integrity for themselves and their families as possible.
Relief is at Hand
I offer supportive, nurturing counseling, using tested methods for achieving great results. In addition to tradtional psychology, I am trained in several trauma therapies, hypnotherapy, addiction treatment, and the impact of early parent/child attachment on adult relationships. For more on how therapy works, my approach, and specialties, click here
Please explore the links above to learn more about how I can help. Each page provides information to help you get a feel for how I work. You can also visit my blog on the psychology of emotional eating
. And you can listen to my hypnosis podcasts here.
You'll also find several articles
on this site that may be helpful.
My office is in Pleasant Hill, CA, close to highways 680 and 24. I'm a short drive from Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Concord, Martinez, Alamo, and Benicia.
Get Directions from:
Walnut Creek and points South (Alamo, San Ramon, Danville)
Concord and Clayton
Benicia and points North
Lafayette and points West (Orinda, Moraga)
Appointments are also available via phone and Skype for people who live out of the area or have difficulty making an office visit.
Convenient and Flexible Hours
I have day and evening hours Monday through Thursday. I offer sessions weekly or every-other week in the beginning of therapy, and monthly for clients who prefer to taper off gradually. To see my current availability, click here.
Payment and Insurance
I accept all major credit cards as well as checks and cash. I don't accept direct payment from insurance, but can provide a monthly statement for clients with PPOs so they can be reimbursed for services. Click here
for my current fee schedule.
Find out if therapy can help. Call for a free 30-minute consultation: (925)335-6441
or begin the scheduling process online by clicking here: Schedule Consultation
. I generally respond to inquiries within 2 business days. You can also check my current availability here.