Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Lafayette, CA.

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


Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94583 - Nearby to Lafayette.

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.

Elena Gardella, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Elena Gardella, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94611 - Nearby to Lafayette.

With therapy, we work towards having a better relationship to anxiety, which eventually changes the anxiety itself. Using mindful awareness of the body and thoughts, and bringing in compassion, you can learn how to respond differently to fear and stress. You can override your instinctual responses to stress by finding calm - even if not in the moment initially - and eventually create new mental pathways of more tolerance and ease in difficult experiences.

Neal Winblad, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

In 94588 - Nearby to Lafayette.

In addition to being a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I am also a ceritified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner as developed by Dr. Peter Levine, and a certified Structural Integration Practitioner as developed by Dr. Ida Rolf. Using these body-based technologies in what we call a "bottom up" approach to anxiety and stress is a lot more effective than the "top down" approach of traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. That's because anxiety and stress are artifacts of the reptillian brain and limbic system not the neocortex where CBT works.

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Lafayette.

Did you know that if you had a traumatic birth you can be predisposed to anxiety? If you had early trauma and it is unresolved, current stress can trigger anxiety. When you come to see me for anxiety, I will provide an assessment and then I will decide which Lifespan Integration protocol to use to free you from that anxiety. Then I will provide you with new strategies to cope with anxiety, but usually Lifespan Integration will do that for you. For more info go to Lifespanintegration.com. I do provide a free consultation, when clients ask me.

Philip Kolba, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Lafayette.

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.

Sara Denman, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

In 94526 - Nearby to Lafayette.

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

Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Lafayette.

Are you struggle with anxiety, worry, and stress so much so that it interferes with your well-being and sense of inner peace? I offer an effective, highly-researched form of treatment called EMDR (which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). This form of therapy combines thoughts, feelings and body experiences to "unstick" negative memories or experiences that are at the root cause of distress. Contact me for more information. Let's tackle this together.

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

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, MFTI

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern

In 94501 - Nearby to Lafayette.

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.

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94510 - Nearby to Lafayette.

As a relationship therapist with over 30 years experience working with problems of anxiety and stress, I will help you identify the cognitive and emotional patterns which trigger your anxiety, and replace them with more effective coping strategies, including more realistic expectations and calming techniques for body and mind. The goal: to reclaim feelings of well-being and self-confidence and to be better equipped to meet life's challenges. Please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com for more.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94115 - Nearby to Lafayette.

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.

Rae Mountz, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Rae Mountz, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94602 - Nearby to Lafayette.

To be human is to feel anxious at different point throughout the day. However, when stress and anxiety becomes too high medical attention and/or therapy is needed to regulate your nervous system. I have a CBT and mindfulness based approach to high levels of anxiety. The combination of CBT and mindfulness based practices will allow us to see what is activating your stress and increasing your anxiety as well as, concrete tools you can practice to reduce anxiety in your life.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94563 - Nearby to Lafayette.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Jay Reid, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 94104 - Nearby to Lafayette.

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.



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Lafayette is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 15.04 square miles and a water area of 0.16 square miles.  The population of Lafayette is 25,843 people with 9,403 households and a median annual income of $137,895. .


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Licensed, professional counseling in Lafayette is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lafayette public health department.