Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in El Cerrito, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in El Cerrito, California.


Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94609 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I can teach you specific tools to help with anxiety and stress reduction on the physical level. We may also explore the deeper causes of anxiety, your history, and how to find ground in the midst of uncertainty. It is easy to become anxious when our minds are consumed with thoughts of the past or future speculations. By guiding awareness, I will help you to return to the present moment even as we talk, to feel your body and senses in the here and now. Building your capacity to be aware in the present moment greatly reduces anxiety.

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94563 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

When people become disconnected from themselves and from their bodies due to overwork, chronic relational conflicts, or inattention to bodily signals of fatigue, it is not uncommon for them to experience high levels of stress and anxiety. I work with my clients to help understand what these symptoms of stress and anxiety are trying to communicate to them and to help them to listen. I am trained in both depth psychotherapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, so I use both of these approaches to help my clients understand what they may be repeating from their past that may be contributing to their high levels of stress and anxiety and to help them to be more mindful in the present moment.

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94583 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Anxiety and stress are two of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Sharing our feelings with family or friends can leave us feeling like a burden to the ones we love. When exercise or a vacation are not enough, therapy can help you learn how to minimize the amount of anxiety and stress in your life. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy has been shown to be an effective tool in the treatment of both everyday anxiety and stress, and the anxiety and stress that result from a traumatic event or crisis. Clients can learn to identify triggers and develop a "toolbox" of ideas to help them manage the often overwhelming feelings that can affect us everyday.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Anxiety Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Integrative Coaching for Emotionally Gifted and Highly Sensitive People

In 94610 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression a wonderful tool is to learn about Mindfulness Meditation. Once you learn the simple steps, you can practice a little as five or ten minutes daily and see the results immediately. Mindfulness Meditation is easy to learn, has no side effects and is very cost effective. You can use it as a tool for stress management or for deepening your spiritual growth and practice. There is no right or wrong way. You take what works for you and apply it to your life.

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

In 94556 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Does your mind always go to the worst case scenario? Are you constantly thinking about the past and the future instead of the present moment? Many times anxiety stems from vulnerability and fear. Using mindfulness, relaxation techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy, we will work to increase coping skills, slow down your racing mind and get you back to living the life you deserve.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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!

Carol Jaron, MS, MFT, CHT
Anxiety Counselor

Carol Jaron, MS, MFT, CHT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94401 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Are you worried and stressed to the point of where the quality of your life is suffering? I am delighted to offer assistance in calming and soothing your thoughts and emotions of anxiety and frustration, even panic and avoidance of things that lead to disruption of an otherwise more enjoyable existence. You can find a whole new way of living through being assisted in coming to a gentle awareness(not forced) of what is feeding your anxiety or stress, and together we can create a plan for you to start softening the anxiousness and its effects on your system. Your body can come down into a more calm place and the mind loves to learn different, expansive ways of soothing yourself.

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

If you are experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety such as numbness or tingling, wobbliness in your legs, heart pounding, difficulty breathing and you have a fear of losing control, counseling can help you. I will work with you to give you tools that will help to calm you and help you to deal with the anxiety and stress you are feeling. I will also work with you to help you identify the thoughts that are leading you to feel anxious and help you to change them.

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Anxiety Counselor

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 94016 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Anxiety and stress have been ignored far too long. At Barn Life Recovery we aim to treat people on a long term basis and help them overcome the debilitating effects of stress and anxiety. We offer a "retreatment" style of recovery and help clients gain strength, insight and hope. Our huge campus allows clients to explore their triggers in a safe and nurturing environment.

John Snyder, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94129 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I help men, women, and teens who are feeling anxious and stressed out, develop the skills they need to succeed. I understand that we in the Bay Area live in a "high expectations" environment. As a clinical psychologist with more than 10 years of experience, I have treated countless individuals for anxiety and stress-related concerns. My approach to therapy is client-centered, authentic, and based on current research. Psychotherapy can be transformative and life-changing. I am happy to offer a free initial phone consultation and to answer any question you may have. Give me a call today!

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety and stress seem to the two factors that are running most people's lives. Between, work, performances, home, family, friends, returning phone calls and emails and all the additional pressures of life, stress and anxiety can simply become overwhelming. Counseling and psychotherapy has an outstanding track record for helping people cope with their anxieties and stressors in life. The therapeutic relationship established by a professional counselor often substantially decreases and relieves the wave of anxiety that can paralyze anyone. Counseling along with if needed medical intervention will under most circumstance return needed control, comfort and success.

Jay Reid, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 94104 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Anxiety is a paradox: the harder we try not to feel anxious, the more anxious we get. Similar to chinese finger cuffs, the intuitive solution to anxiety - trying to control what we think or feel - doesn't work. I offer therapy that helps clients avoid this trap and use state of the art CBT and mindfulness tactics to help clients move through and past anxiety.

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

In 94704 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Anxiety and stress have the ability to build up uncontrollably until we are so overwhelmed that we hardly know what to do with ourselves. With rising challenges and demands at work and at home, anxiety and stress have become a daily part of life for most people. These issues can get so burdensome that we hardly have the capability to see the underpinning nuances of our life experiences that are so connected to these feelings. I can help you see the big picture of your life through dialogue so that you can identify how various parts of yourself are interconnected. This will empower you to make the changes that you want or need in working through these tumultuous feelings.

Debbie Bauer, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94523 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Feeling anxious is never comfortable; stresses of life often bring us to that point. Having a safe and compassionate listener can be the beginning of alleviating some of the pressure that causes these disruptive emotions. Being able to talk about your struggle in a trusting space allows you to put some of the angst outside of yourself and begin to look at your anxiety more objectively - allowing you to make sense of it and temper it. When you hold all of this as your own it continues to grow and expand. I can provide you a safe space. I am direct and empathetic so we will honestly explore your "stuff." Call today. Begin to make your life more manageable. You need not do this alone.

James W Holley, M.A.
Anxiety Counselor

James W Holley, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

It is normal for us to feel anxious and 'stressed out' from time to time in our lives. It is only when these begin to interfere with our day to day functioning, and reduce our quality of life that we become more aware of them, and may feel the need for support. I can help with these by: - assessing our time and commitments, and better managing them - understanding boundaries and true yes's and no's - bringing attention to our thoughts and feelings, and how they impact us - learning ways to regain our centerdness and groundedness - regaining control of our thoughts, feelings, actions, and circumstances

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Counseling for Anxiety & Stress involves a combination of addressing the external, situational stressors and the client's internal responses to those stressors. I work with my clients to determine where they have control and how they can better exercise that control to reduce anxious feelings, and how to more effectively handle those situations in their lives that are beyond their direct control. I teach clients new stress management skills, practice creating and maintaining healthier boundaries in stressful relationships, and provide new ways of thinking about circumstances to reduce anxiety.

Jill Kane, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Jill Kane, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Anxiety and stress are so prevalent in today's society. I can help you gather the tools you need to successfully handle those moments when you feel overwhelmed - even if those moments seem like they are all the time. I utilize psychodynamic and/or a cognitive behavioral approach to treating anxiety and stress. I also treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder using Exposure and Response Prevention.

Meri Levy, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Meri Levy, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88213

In 94549 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Are you feeling stuck? When you’re depressed, anxious or overwhelmed, it feels that life is always difficult. Anxiety and stress can also immobilize us and make it difficult to take any action. Taking the time to work through challenges in therapy improve your life in ways you never imagined. I am a therapist who helps clients manage anxiety and break through depression. My style is warm and nonjudgmental, and I work collaboratively with a wide range of clients. I have a great deal of experience with postpartum depression and anxiety. Using insight-oriented psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques, I will help you find a way to stop feeling stuck and move forward.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Anxiety can be difficult for some to identify and sometimes it's hard to distinguish anxiety from depression. Anxiety and depression can be so closely knit that teasing them apart can be the first step towards generating understanding and emotional change. I will work collaboratively with you to understand what your personal and unique experience is with your anxiety. We will explore your history and make links between your past and present to help increase awareness and develop new ways of coping with your anxiety. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative and I will work hard to help you better understand and manage your anxiety.

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100342

In 94523 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Sebastian Earl, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

In 94115 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Anxiety in my experience works similarly to depression. If depression is caused by unexpressed feelings, anxiety is caused by unexpressed fear. It may be a therapist cliche to talk about creating safety and trust, but this is especially true of helping to heal anxiety. It really is about helping the client feel safe to express their fears and worries and to learn to feel safe to have the full range of our emotional expression.



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El Cerrito is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 3.65 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of El Cerrito is 24,954 people with 9,981 households and a median annual income of $88,737. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in El Cerrito 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local El Cerrito public health department.