Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Pinole, CA.

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


Tatra-Li De La Rosa, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Tatra-Li De La Rosa, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94901 - Nearby to Pinole.

Anxiety feeds on the demand for certainty and comfort, and during these incredibly crazy times, we find these two staples to be in short supply! No wonder you are feeling stressed and anxious right now. The key to working with your anxiety is to befriend it - as anxiety-provoking as that may sound - because having a relationship with anxiety will actually help you to understand what it needs and how to soothe it when uncertainty and discomfort are the prevailing themes of our time. I can help you to do the scary but courageous thing - to hold it and listen to it, drawing it in and providing it with the safety, warmth and welcome it has been longing for!

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Anxiety Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Pinole.

You may have incessant thoughts racing through your mind, you can't stop analyzing, and you are stuck in the future catastrophizing about possible outcomes, or ruminating about your past choices and life experiences. Your body state is heightened and on-the-go. You try to relax because people tell you so but it doesn’t work. You wonder why you can't just 'let things go" and "go with the flow" just like many other people do. With anxiety, we get stuck either in the past or the future. Our near-constant mind chatter and physiological arousal deprives us of being in the present moment and cherishing invaluable daily moments. Instead, you find yourself wanting to control things to lessen your a

Brian Jones, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Pinole.

I begin by understanding how you experience anxiety/stress because how you experience them is unique for you. Then we begin to increase your tolerance for how you experience anxious/stressful thoughts, feelings, memories, and/or situations. This is necessary so the anxiety/stress stops being an overwhelming experience that interferes and gets in the way of your life. It's crucial to be able to become more comfortable when you experience anxiety/stress because they're a part life. The problem is the distressing and limiting to debilitating effect they have on you. As you learn to be able to do this, you will begin to experience more peacefulness, calm, hope, self-confidence and self-esteem.

John Snyder, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94129 - Nearby to Pinole.

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!

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW

LCSW

In 94110 - Nearby to Pinole.

Because anxiety is a unique experience from person-to-person, we start by learning about your anxiety. Through dialogue and exploration, we help you map your anxiety and how it shows up in your thinking, emotions, actions and ultimately in your relationships. Having a map as a building block may help you develop a response plan for when symptoms of anxiety begin to fester. Using a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and dialectical behavioral therapy to develop a wise-mind approach to life and reactive emotions is how we approach anxiety. From there, we explore your psychological and emotional needs to help you build insight on what to do about them.

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94609 - Nearby to Pinole.

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.

Lisa Saldana, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Saldana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Stress and Anxiety is a challenge that many of us are faced with. There are many of life's difficulties that are too big to face alone. Therapy can help you develop an awareness of what you feel, why you feel that way and what your triggers are. We can work together to determine how you might change your reaction to them. Coping skills and techniques will be discussed to help manage stress and anxiety. Deep breathing techniques, mindful meditation practices and exploring sleep and eating habits help to manage stress.

Sebastian Earl, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

In 94115 - Nearby to Pinole.

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.

Zlatena Theodore, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Zlatena Theodore, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94104 - Nearby to Pinole.

Anxiety and stress come in all shapes and sizes and can be thought of as acting on different levels, including the physiological, cognitive, and behavioral levels. These levels often interact with each other and can make it difficult to function in life. I can help you gain an objective understanding of your anxiety and stress and teach you skills to help you cope more effectively with future stressful events.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

With the current times, stress and anxiety may be heightened and affecting various aspects of your life such as: work, relationships, sleep, and every day responsibilities. Anxiety can be overwhelming but it can be treated and you will get better. I will help you learn tools to manage and decrease your anxiety by developing an awareness of your triggers.

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP
Anxiety Counselor

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Pinole.

Anxiety can feel overwhelming and at times debilitating. Stress can increase this anxiety to even more unmanageable levels. Learning ways to manage stress can help reduce the anxious feelings. I can work with to learn tools and skills to help calm you and ground you when you begin to feel overwhelmed. The goal is for you to feel like you can manage the anxiety that starts rattling you and to have some tools that you can pull out to calm you down enough to be more effective in that moment. Together we can work to find ways for you to feel calmer, more grounded and more like yourself.

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Pinole.

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.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to Pinole.

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!

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94960 - Nearby to Pinole.

Anxiety often serves a useful function for humanity when it is not overused, facilitating us keeping our responsibilities and agreements, and remaining ethical and moral in our behavior. Yet, anxiety, leading to stress is the most common dysfunctional problem in today's high pressured world where stressors abound. Anxiety when overused, like too much anger, is self destructive to our minds and bodies. My therapy style assists you to get to the root of your anxiety, determining what secondary gain you may be getting from this behavior and weighing it against the cost. I can assist you to get to the source of your anxiety and learn behaviors thta will serve you and your family better in life.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Pinole.

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.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Pinole.

There is an almost infinite list of causes for anxiety and stress, probably a few more if you live in a metropolitan area. Maybe your anxiety is decades old from trauma, family of origin, or chemically related. Perhaps it's situational and can be attributed to a recently suffered trauma, is work related, or relationship related. When you are stressed out or anxious, your brain doesn't function optimally. Instead, it functions in crisis mode and impairs your decision making ability and leaves you feeling too drained for the rest of your life. I will help you to regain your control by giving you concrete strategies and tools to manage them.

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100342

In 94523 - Nearby to Pinole.

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.

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed psychotherapist

In 94590 - Nearby to Pinole.

Anxiety and stress are most common conditions that result in physical ailments, disease and impairment in living. I show you how to use the whole body to both contain stress responses and to find a more solid, stable foundation with which to process anxious and stressed places. These are usually aspects of ourselves that do not feel safe or supported- so grounding in the whole body, breathing, letting the body unwind tension allows for a way to not get caught up in these stress patterns. Rather we then learn how to enter into the places of anxiety/stress- so that these parts of ourselves feel safe to experience, express and release what they have been carrying- including unresolved traumas.

Jenny Forman, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Jenny Forman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 94925 - Nearby to Pinole.

My specialty is working with individuals to learn effective ways of coping with triggers and negative thought patterns that create cycles of anxiety and stress. Although, anxiety and stress are mechanisms built into our biology to anticipate harm and keep us safe, many of us develop chronic states of agitation, worry, tension, catastrophizing, panic, and restlessness. I often work with others to repattern old ways of coping and to learn new strategies to create greater spaciousness, joy, peacefulness, and enjoyment in their lives and relationships. These strategies positively affect many areas, such as decision-making, relationships, performance in work or school, sleep, and health.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Anxiety Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Much of anxiety and stress are related to the negative messages we send ourselves. We worry about what others think of us, what may happen in the future, and how we acted in the past; just to name a few. Because much of anxiety is based in our thoughts; a large portion of the work we do in this therapy is to challenge our thinking. By challenging our negative thoughts, we can experience a more positive shift in emotions and behaviors. We will also discuss and practice mindfulness strategies as a way to work on being more present in the moment and decrease the focus on negative repetitive thinking. Relief from anxiety is possible with effective skills.

Jeanette Hu, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jeanette Hu, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94105 - Nearby to Pinole.

Anxiety could be debilitating. It could suck the energy out of you and leave you feeling paralyzed by fear and worrying. If you constantly feel stressed and overwhelmed, have trouble staying focused, and cannot control your worrying thoughts, you are not alone, and I can help. I help students and professionals to manage their stress and reduce anxiety symptoms so that they can find peace in life again. In our work, I will help you learn how to become more grounded in the present moment, navigate thoughts and feelings that hold you back, and find peace and joy in life again.

Shohreh Schmuecker, MA. LMFT (#105346)
Anxiety Counselor

Shohreh Schmuecker, MA. LMFT (#105346)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94549 - Nearby to Pinole.

You don't have to go at this alone. Anxiety is difficult to manage because sometimes our mind and body do not appear to agree. When you are dealing with the physical symptoms of anxiety or stress, your heart rate may increase, you may sweat, you may breathe a little more shallow, or you might find yourself holding your breath altogether, while your mind may be confused as to what and why you feel as you do. As your therapist, I will offer you exercises/tools, somatic perspectives and grounding to help you regulate your nervous system. I will hold space with you and I will approach your anxiety with compassion and curiosity, honoring the defenses that keep us going.

Jill Kane, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Jill Kane, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to Pinole.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anxiety Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94520 - Nearby to Pinole.

I take a practical approach to treating anxiety and stress. I help you identify the sources of anxiety if you do not already know them. I support you in learning skills to regulate your emotions and increase awareness of body sensations and experiences in order to help you be able to control and reduce feelings of anxiety. I also use a combination of exposure therapy, if appropriate, and adjustment to lifestyle to help you reduce or eliminate sources of anxiety or stress. I know that every experience of anxiety or stress is unique and I will work with you to develop a plan of support tailored to your needs. I will provide a safe environment for you to challenge and overcome your fear/stress

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Pinole.

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.



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Pinole is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 5.14 square miles and a water area of 6.61 square miles.  The population of Pinole is 19,269 people with 6,737 households and a median annual income of $72,149. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Pinole 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 Pinole public health department.