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Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Psychotherapy can be a great opportunity. I think the bravest and healthiest people are willing to submit themselves to the process of psychotherapy. Much good can come from it. When we suffer in silence, we are unable to see many things. Psychotherapy gives us a chance to examine ourselves in a new way. Moreover, modern psychotherapy can provide us with lasting change. The brain has neural-plasticity, meaning it can change. Our patterns may seem impossible to change. Yet change is possible. Call me at 408-249-0014 to begin changing your life. You are worth it!

Neal Winblad, MFT
Psychotherapist

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

In 94588 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

I love doing psychotherapy with individuals. It is an exploration of who you are, your stengths, where to you get stuck? Many issues you may be struggling with just vanish with a new understanding of your life and your body's responses to stress and trauma. Sometimes, specific tools and skills need to be learned and practiced. Safety and confidetiality are the first requirements in working well together. Next comes attunement. Have you ever felt like someone really really gets you? That is what good therapy does. Being really understood by someone makes us feel better about ourselves and removes our shame, allowing us to connect with others and enjoy our life rather than be burdened by it.

James W Holley, M.A.
Psychotherapist

James W Holley, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

We all face challenges in our lives from time to time, for which we can use support. Sometimes that support comes best in the form of psychotherapy. (Please don’t let the ‘psycho’ part of ‘psychotherapy’ throw you. It does not mean “crazy,” it simply means “mind”—psychotherapy is therapy for the mind or ‘psyche’). I work Holistically, which means that I view every individual as a complete and integrated, ‘whole.' I see everyone as a complete fusion of body, mind, heart and spirit—that each of us is all of these, and are fully integrated and inseparable. My work is intuitive, empathic, heart centered, and spiritual, while remaining grounded in the pragmatic reality of living a real life.

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Psychotherapist

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 94602 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

For reasons that are not entirely clear, most people are helped by sitting down with someone who respects them and understands them, and devotes time to listening to them. I practice depth psychotherapy, but I often use very practical approached like cognitive-behavioral therapy, to help my clients get past life obstacles and moving forward in their lives.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95051 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Many clients have reported that their past therapists have just "sat there and listened" without offering any advice of value. While we all need a sounding board and time to tell our story, many clients are interested in their therapists' feedback. When and where appropriate, I am willing to offer my thoughts and experience to my clients. It is through building a healthy, authentic relationship with our therapists that enables us to use this as a model for our other significant relationships. Psychotherapy is the perfect place to begin (or continue) this process.

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT
Psychotherapist

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94022 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Sometimes we need a little help from a trained professional to get ourselves back on track and attain clarity of thought. This is not a sign of weakness of character, but a humble trait of humanity that most of us experience at one time or another. The most fulfilled people in life are those who consistently look for tools and skills to use in the face of life's day to day challenges. Its not about how heavy the burden is, but how you carry the load. I can help you focus your attention and intention so that you are leading a life which brings you joy and contentment.

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

I help clients find strengths and ways to manage difficult or challenging situations. I also help clients with histories of trauma and abuse come to terms with difficult memories, turning ghosts into ancestors. Ghosts scare us. Ancestors we remember, but they don't have the power to terrify us. Life provides many challenges that anyone can struggle with, whether it is a traumatic experience or a life long struggle to overcome anxieties, worries and depression. We all live in relationships and can learn so much about our strengths, challenges and possibilities. I would be happy to help you with understanding your relationships from a positive and strength based perspective.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

The process of therapy is and should be tailored to each individual's life experience. Research shows that clients in therapy, who seek assistance to deal with a whole range of issues, challenges, thoughts, and emotions, can experience a positive benefit. In our collaborative work, we will complete a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, where we look at many life factors that may be contributing to those challenges for which therapy is being considered. After an assessment, we will have a clearer idea of core values, possible goals and many ideas on designing a flexible plan that is easy to understand and use to bring about the transformation desired.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Psychotherapist

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Psychotherapy is not anything to be scared of, or intimidated about. Seeking out a therapist or being in therapy isn't an admission of weakness or some kind of character flaw. Therapy is a collaborative process and a partnership with someone who is trained in and experienced with facilitating personal growth. And in this process, you are in the driver's seat. Our minds and emotions and relationships involve complicated machinery just like our bodies do and in the same way a medical doctor helps you stay physically healthy, Psychotherapy is designed to help you be and stay mentally and socially strong, and continually in a position to take on life's many challenges as your best self.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Psychotherapist

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Finding a therapist that you connect with can be a daunting task. Making connections is one of my strengths. I have the utmost respect for each person seeking therapy and for the therapeutic process itself. Whether you are struggling, going through a transition, or looking to better understand your inner world our work can help you achieve new levels of awareness. My style is warm and non-judgmental. We can work together to uncover and understand how your unique individual life experiences shape how you feel and live. Together we can strive to make meaning, increase awareness, and minimize suffering.

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Psychotherapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

In 94306 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

In my practice I work with children, teens and their families to help them overcome what sometimes is debilitating emotional distress. Whether it's issues around ADHD, Adoption, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, or Depression, I work with a number of modalities like art, play and sand play therapy to help the children communicate and learn about the emotions behind their behavior. In a place and time that is only for them, they learn to trust as they learn tools that will eventually help them lead happy and capable lives. I also work with children in groups and with individual adults.

Jay Reid, LPCC
Psychotherapist

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 94104 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

I offer psychotherapy for people who have a specific issue they want to address or if there is no clear-cut understanding of the problem but life doesn't feel quite right. I collaborate with my clients to understand what they most would like their lives to feel like. Next, we identify the past and current experiences that may be interfering with living this kind of life. Most importantly we identify the constricting beliefs developed from these experiences and empower them to question these assumptions. Over time, they are able to adopt newer - more self-enhancing - beliefs about life and the world so that a satisfying and meaningful life becomes their reality.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Psychotherapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Integrative Coaching for Emotionally Gifted and Highly Sensitive People

In 94610 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

If you are interested in exploring spirituality as a way to deepen or heal your relationships, or to find a career that is more in alignment with your higher calling in life, then Transpersonal counseling can be very helpful for you. I am a spiritually oriented psychologist and I specialize in working with dynamic, professional and spiritually focused women.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Psychotherapist

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 91301 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

FRUSTRATED AND STRESSED OUT? Not happy in a relationship? Suffering from anxiety or depression? Unsure where to go from here? Looking for some solution to a complicated issue? I can help! In therapy, you can work through your inner conflicts, feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and move on to clarity, decisiveness, peace and empowerment. I am interested in your journey to a better life. Call me for a free telephone consultation session.

Sara Denman, Psy.D.
Psychotherapist

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

In 94526 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Psychotherapy can be very helpful to most people for many different issues or challenges. Through psychotherapy, a person learns what his/her strengths and weakness are which is beneficial in developing ways to overcome struggles. Psychotherapy also helps put the puzzle together about how symptoms developed originally. Often this knowledge alone helps people figure out what path he/she should take to reach goals.

Rawna Romero, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Rawna Romero, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

We are all born with the capacity for joy and love, but sometimes, as adults, we forget the wondrous sense of possibility or dreams we once had for our lives. Psychotherapy can help you reconnect with yourself and your hopes and aspirations for your life. It can also help you: (1) Develop more awareness about your needs (2) Express yourself more openly and authentically (3) Understand the ways your childhood impacts your experience of yourself as an adult (4) Cope with circumstances such as loss, illness, disability, anxiety, depression, parenting, marriage, aging, care-giving or conflicts in the workplace. If you would like to discuss your needs, please call me at 415-533-9724.

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

In 94704 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

My approach is grounded in an existential-humanistic psychology tradition that is inspired by relational and psychodynamic therapeutic philosophies. What this essentially means is that I see my role as your therapist as one that tries to see you in a holistic way through dialogue so that you may better see yourself (your patterns, meaning behind your experience, etc.), and create the person that you want to become through a healthier mindset and future choices.

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

As a psychotherapist, my goal is to support my clients in their process of personal discovery. My intention is to create a safe environment in which to support and facilitate my clients’ personal growth. I encourage my clients to learn and practice the kinds of behaviors that provide them with feelings of clarity and personal satisfaction. I help clients identify concerns, problems or situations in their lives that interfere with their ability to feel happy and function successfully. In the course of exploring the nature and cause of their unhappiness or frustration they are better able to effect changes in their attitudes and behaviors, thereby making their lives more fulfilling.

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

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

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

If you are feeling overwhelmed and are experiencing anxiety, depression, parenting issues or relationship problems, individual psychotherapy can help you by offering a safe place just for you, so you can take a step back from your life, make sense of things, get some clarity, gain coping skills and a different perspective. My approach is to listen to you and treat you as the expert on your own life. I will try to reflect back what I'm hearing, make observations, point out patterns and help you to gain clarity so you can make decisions and take steps that work for you and fit with your priorities and values.

Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT
Psychotherapist

Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94402 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

As a Psychotherapist who has practiced both in Belgium and California I have a keen understanding about how multi-cultural issues such as immigration, culture-shock and re-entry shock can affect a person or relationship. Since each person or relationship is Unique I make use of several therapeutic techniques. I have a wealth of experience helping people with a variety of issues either through the means of individual psychotherapy or couples counseling. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have or check out my website at: HTTP://PhilippeNicolayMFT.com

Toi Lynn Wyle, MS, LMFT, CHT, E-RYT
Psychotherapist

Toi Lynn Wyle, MS, LMFT, CHT, E-RYT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Life Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

In 94041 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

You have an innate potential for insight, growth and awareness. You were born with an impulse for wholeness. You possess a truly remarkable ability to heal from past wounds, and to use those healed wounds and rewritten life stories to break the chains of toxic thoughts, habits and behaviors that prevent you from living the life you desire. Effective psychotherapy is not about simply talking, circling through past memories or pondering the Why of your life. I believe in a collaborative, holistic style of work that accesses your own knowing, builds your self trust, awakens your inner fire and gives you powerful tools to chose and manifest a life of contentment, ease and meaning,

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.
Psychotherapist

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94618 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Psychotherapy is a process of entering into a trusting, confidential relationship with a professionally trained therapist to explore your inner and outer conflicts, anxieties, relationship problems and traumas of all kinds, big and small. We all carry around inner voices and experiences from our childhood and youth, as well as from experiences in adulthood, which we are unaware of but have a big impact on our experience of self, other and Life itself. Psychotherapy is a safe place to sort it out and develop more sense of self-confidence, choice and strength. You should feel free to try different therapists and kind of therapy to see what feels right to you and trust your intuition.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Psychotherapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

I provide brief solutions-focused psychotherapy to help clients assess personal and professional functioning, clarify goals, and strengthen social and emotional skills. I specialize in brief online relationship counseling. Online counseling allows clients to seek help as needed, engage in therapy at a schedule that's convenient to them, and keep their counselor as they progress through life. I work with LGBTQ and hetero clients on individual, couple, and alternative relationship concerns. Clients explore issues that impact their professional and personal relationships, including communication, power dynamics, and intimacy. I accept US$ and cryptocurrencies.

Debbie Bauer, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94523 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Often in our lives we can benefit from having a safe compassionate listener outside of our family or friends circle. A neutral party that can be both direct and empathetic can help you examine troubling emotions and life issues that are contributing to a less than satisfying life. You will feel heard and understood as we explore and move through obstacles that may be interfering with your stability. I will help you access your personal strengths and resources to develop strategies to change what is not working and learn new ways to be healthier / happier in your world. Life will never be perfect however our ability to manage life can make a world of difference in our well being.

Nathan Michael, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Nathan Michael, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94609 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Are you struggling to find your way through hard feelings or find more fulfillment in your relationships or work? Or perhaps you know or suspect you are stuck in patterns or ways of moving through the world that are not serving your best interests? Looking at what is going on beneath the surface takes courage. I am here to walk the healing path with you and provide a steady, nonjudgemental, analytical and compassionate presence to help you grow into the person you most want to be in this world.



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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. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Castro Valley, CA

Mostly Affordable

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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Castro Valley public health department.