Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Castro Valley, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Castro Valley, California.


Anxiety Counselor

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

The key to overcoming excessive stress and anxiety is to understand the role of mind and body in regulating your nervous system. Learning to soothe and relax your body changes your mind and general outlook on life. And taking conscious control over your thoughts has a calming effect on your body’s nervous system. My integrative mind/body approach to psychotherapy offers you effective learning strategies to join the power of your mind with the innate relaxation response of your body. I can also help you addressing other issues that often lie at the root of anxiety such as relationship conflict or disconnect, intimacy issues, workplace stress, low self-confidence, depression, and trauma.

Anxiety Counselor

Megan Goodwin, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Anxiety and Stress affect all people at some point in life, to some degree. Dr. Goodwin has a special interest and experience working with these issues and uses empirically tested approaches. Although anxiety, panic, stress, and worry can be extremely uncomfortable, the good news is that excellent interventions exist and most clients can see good results. Get on the right track so that you can start living your life to its fullest. Of course, reaching out for help can be very stressful in and of itself. Dr. Goodwin is warm and non-judgmental, take the next step and call or email her to set up a phone consultation.

Anxiety Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Anxiety and stress can be debilitating at times. Having a safe place to talk about your stress and learning safe ways to cope is a place to start. Sometimes stress is in relation to family, work, friends, relationships that we long to have work well. We can look at these areas and develop better ways of coping and communicating so that relationships are a source of security and comfort.

Anxiety Counselor

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Whether you struggle with social, financial or virtually any other form of anxiety, through supportive therapy, meditation practices, cognitive-behavioral work and various forms of trance work (such as voice dialogue, imagery and hypnosis) I am very effective at helping people better manage stress and reduce anxiety. I have practiced meditation for 45 years and various stress-reduction techniques for over 30 years.

Anxiety Counselor

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100342

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Anxiety and stress are actually two different things. Where stress usually comes from actual and identifiable challenges, anxiety tends to be more arbitrary in that there isn't necessarily one specific cause. However, both anxiety and stress tend to develop based on one's specific context--that is what one has experienced through their lifetime. While some anxiety and stress is actually good for us (i.e. propels us toward action), excessive amounts can create both emotional and physical challenges. I work with clients from a top-down/bottom-up approach, working to help the brain to better control the bodily effects of stress and anxiety and the body to control the brain.

Anxiety Counselor

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Often, anxiety comes up because of a narrative of negative or repetitive thoughts. These thoughts are usually related to an idea about the past or the future. Once you are aware of your thoughts patterns you can develop tools to manage these thoughts to reduce and even eliminate anxiety. I will teach you Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and Stress Management Exercises to help with this process. Some clients also benefit from having an Emotional Support Animal as part of their treatment plan. I structure each treatment plan according to each client's individual needs.

Anxiety Counselor

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Anxiety disorders are the most common issue that brings people to therapy. Although anxiety is a normal emotion because it helps us not enter dangerous situations, it can take over people's lives. Treating anxiety issues often involves a combination of learning to tolerate some feelings or normative stress, eliminating negative thoughts that contribute to maladaptive anxiety and developing coping skills to decrease anxiety when is arises. In additions, it is often helpful to process when the anxiety disorder first developed. Sometimes when someone can see the connection between the beginning of the anxiety and the way it has developed, they are able to simply stop the thoughts themselves

Anxiety Counselor

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

You're not crazy, but anxiety can make you feel that way. Do you or your child worry about things a great deal, even when you know it is not reasonable? Do you or your child find yourself unable to relax? Do you or your child become easily angered or frustrated? Do you or your child have sleeping problems, digestive concerns, and cannot sit still? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may want to consult with an anxiety therapist like myself to determine if you're suffering from anxiety, so you can receive the therapy you deserve. Call 415-820-1487 for a free phone consultation. http://www.yelp.com/biz/matthew-lindgren-lmft-oakland-2

Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Twardowski, MA, MFTi

Holistic Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

My approach to working with anxiety and stress management is integrative. I like to incorporate the use of mindfulness, breath work, guided imagery and body-based therapies as well as a psychodynamic and experiential approach to help uncover potential underlying causes for the anxiety and stress. With this kind of approach, I've helped clients feel calmer, more relaxed and more in control of their reactions to daily stressors and experiences.

Anxiety Counselor

June Timberlake, MA, LMFT, DCEP

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Who doesn't experience anxiety and stress in this life? We all do. In some cases stress comes from the ongoing challenges we encounter in daily life. Exercise, good diet and relaxation through doing fun things to doing a stillness practice re-centers us. But that isn't true where trauma or ingrained negative thinking has control in our life. But there are tools and processes that can restore us to a more peaceful normal. Using a blend of EMDR and energy psychology tools we can bring your anxiety symptoms down from totally controlling your life to getting you back to living your life again. Plus you can learn the process for clearing your stress and anxiety yourself.

Anxiety Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Depression, anxiety, excessive worry, and challenges in relationships are rooted in insufficient emotional attunement in formative years. After providing you practical and effective tools that lower anxiety and reduce stress symptoms in the moment; I focus on really attuning to your experience and helping you experience being accepted. As our relationship develops, I find it normal that you will internalize an internal ability to experience yourself as acceptable. After this happens, you will find that the normal "pain in the ass life experiences" that you find will still be there, but you will have a different sense of self that will allow you to navigate them a deeper sense of self!

Anxiety Counselor

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

I work with my clients to help them understand the differences between stress and anxiety. In both cases, I practice supportive, interactive psychotherapy in which I help my clients become insightful about the sources of their stress or anxiety. In treating anxiety disorders, I have found Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or a gradual approach to Exposure Therapy to be helpful. I generally refer my clients who suffer from anxiety to a colleague psychiatrist, with whom I work collaboratively, for medication management. In working with my clients who present with either disorder, I often teach strategies like meditation, relaxation training and journaling as a part of my therapeutic approach.

Anxiety Counselor

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Anxiety and Stress are part of the human condition. Many of us don't realize how much of our brain's real estate anxiety and stress take up - robbing us of being able to be present for what is in front of us instead of reacting to some fear or past trauma. I can help you build your inner resilience and recognition of when you are being driven by anxiety/stress so that you can find your way out of a historic reaction and into a more current narrative.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Castro Valley, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California page of stress therapists in Castro Valley, California who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Castro Valley, CA will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Castro Valley is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 16.73 square miles and a water area of 0.31 square miles.  The population of Castro Valley is 62,363 people with 22,164 households and a median annual income of $85,596. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Castro Valley for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees