Karyn Goldberg-Boltz, Ph.D.

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  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • 2930 Camino Diablo, Suite 305, Walnut Creek, California, 94597
  • Phone: 9257887888
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  • Session Fees: I am not on any HMO insurance panels, but if your policy is a PPO, I will give you an invoice to submit for your reimbursement. Please visit my website for information about my fees and office procedures and to download my forms: www.drgoldbergboltz.net
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Are you ready to move forward?
When it comes to your mental health, you want the best care you can get. You want someone with the credentials and expertise to understand your individual challenges, who knows what kind of treatment will be best for you. When you are in crisis or feeling vulnerable, you want someone whom you feel safe with and can trust; someone who can quickly offer you relief and set you in the right direction, who will inspire you and help you to generate hope, self-compassion and self-confidence.
Why Dr. Karyn?
Because with advanced professional credentials and over 25 years of successful practice in Walnut Creek, you can trust me to provide you with excellent care. I'm passionate about my work and committed to your care, and will work hard to help you overcome your challenges and reach your goals.  
What am I like?
I form genuine, authentic bonds with my patients and care about their wellbeing. People enjoy working with me and almost always say they find the therapy extremely helpful and often transformative. I am considered to be compassionate, intelligent and wise, direct and to the point, yet warm, nurturing and kind. I'm also flexible and open-minded, optimistic, easy to talk to about difficult subjects, and try to maintain a sense of humility and humor.
What is my philosophy?
I integrate a wide range of modalities and diverse techniques that I have studied throughout my career to tailor the therapy to you. I keep up with current research and strive to stay at the cutting edge. Providing traditional and alternative techniques, I will work with you to find the strategies that work best for you to optimize your progress. For example, to help people make difficult changes, I teach stress reduction and mindfulness, and promote spirituality and self-compassion to improve mind/body health and wellbeing.
What is my training and professional background?
I was fortunate to have discovered an early calling for this field and to have been able to pursue a very strong academic and clinical foundation. I completed my B.S. at U.C. Berkeley with High Honors in 1981, and my Ph.D. at California School of Professional Psychology, L.A. in 1986.

I had the privilege of studying an array of clinical modalities, and training in a wide variety of clinical settings to understand the full spectrum psychological illness and its treatment. I completed a full-time APA approved internship at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, where I worked with family systems, crisis intervention and was involved in a consortium for incest and sexual abuse. My dissertation was a study on self-esteem and family boundaries. 

After earning my Ph.D., I continued with a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Reiss-Davis Child Study Center, to specialize in working with children, parents and families, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychological assessment. During that time I also worked as a psychological assistant in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA.

I was licensed in 1989, and moved to the Bay Area, serving as Director of Training at Children's Hospital, S.F, AIRS program, where I worked as 
Staff Psychologist and developed and supervised a psychoanalytically oriented psychology internship program. 

In 1991, I opened my private practice in Walnut Creek and am very grateful to have had the privilege of working with and helping people for over 25 years.

Other professional activities, accomplishments, and awards:

I currently serve as a supervising consultant to A Home WIthin, an agency that works with foster children to provide them with ongoing therapeutic relationships with local clinicians.  Over the past ten years, I have enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa Psychological Association, the local chapter of the California Psychological Association. As President, I was very proud to receive the  "Diamond Award" for "Outstanding Service to the Profession of Psychology"  in January, 2009.   I also received CCPA's  "Outstanding Service Award" in January 2007.  As Chairperson of the Information and Referral Network, I helped strengthen our professional network and improved our website with the development of our "Find-A-Psychologist" search engine, benefiting both professionals and consumers by generating matches to professionals in our network based on specific patient criteria (cocopsych.org).    Serving in the Leadership and Advocacy program of the California Psychological Association, I have promoted public mental health care through legislative advocacy in Sacramento. I believe that clinical psychologists play a pivotal role in understanding the mind/body relationship and promoting psychological well-being. Maintaining a biological/psychological/social model, I continue to promote and host professional networking events and collaboration with psychiatrists and other health care providers.
 You can read more about my therapeutic approach and practice, fees and office procedures, download my forms, and find some helpful links at my website: www.drgoldbergboltz.net.




Dr. Karyn Goldberg-Boltz Reaches

Walnut Creek CA