Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA.

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


Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

38 Quail Court, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, California 94596 | (925) 930-9311

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.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anxiety Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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

James W Holley, M.A.
Anxiety Counselor

James W Holley, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Walnut Creek, California 94596 | 925-465-1214

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

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2 Crow Canyon Court, Suite #110, San Ramon, California 94583 | 925 567-6301

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.

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Over the course of time, a client may start to experience increased anxiety and find themselves beginning to become more and more tentative as they approach their relationships and personal and professional goals. I provide a comprehensive assessment, that takes into account biopsychosocial (biological, psychological and social) areas of life, and together we are able to develop a holistic and integrative plan that is adjusted to the client's changing life circumstances. When clients redesign their approach to life, they have greater insight, are transformed, and better skilled to attain a higher degree of life satisfaction.

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP
Anxiety Counselor

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP

Marriage and Family Therapist

1250 Pine Street, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, California 94596 | 925-255-5499

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.


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Walnut Creek is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 19.75 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Walnut Creek is 68,910 people with 30,317 households and a median annual income of $82,120. .


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