Counseling Services for Stress & Anxiety in El Sobrante.


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Stress & Anxiety

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Online Therapist / Coach

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Josh Stern, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Pick anytime in your life and I bet there was anxiety and stress there. Probably what brings you to seeking therapy now is some sort of anxiety or stress. My belief is that although these things are constants, we can have a different relationship with them. That's what I offer my clients in therapy. The big difference is do I rule over my worries or do they rule over me. I help individuals have the former relationship.

Stress & Anxiety

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

If you suffer from anxiety in any form—including panic attacks, insomnia, having a generally nervous predisposition, experiencing a kind of anxious depression, or general lifestyle stress—the good news is that these are very treatable conditions. By teaching you mindfulness and breathing techniques, as well as using other modalities and working directly with the underlying source of anxiety, I'll help you learn to self-regulate when you're feeling anxious, and teach you how to relate to your anxiety differently, allowing you to feel more natural states of ease and well-being.

Stress & Anxiety

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

These days, many of us live with a good deal of anxiety and stress in our daily lives. My way of working with both conditions is to help bring relief to the immediate distressing symptoms (worry, panic, fear, etc) as well as to address and heal their underlying root causes. I help clients access their own self-regulating, inner resources to find a sense of calm in themselves, as well as creating a safe place for them to gently "feel into" and release the emotions behind the anxious tension.

Stress & Anxiety

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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!

Stress & Anxiety

Rae Mountz, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

There is so much anxiety and stress in our world that often, it can seem unavoidable. However, if you are experiencing high stress or anxiety a lot of the time, please don't discount the toll it is taking on your life. It is almost impossible to truly have a happy life you you feel stressed most of the time. I will work with you to identify the situations and patterns in your life that are causing you discomfort, and help you learn ways to reduce your stress as well as set healthy boundaries with people who may be causing you stress. You do not have to live like this. There are many pathways to a more content and fulfilled way of living.

Stress & Anxiety

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528, PsyD.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Often when someone is anxious or stressed, they have difficulty focusing on anything else other than their anxiety. Sometimes, a person will go to extremes to try and relieve their anxiety. This can manifest in the form of impulsive decisions, using alcohol or other substances to self-medicate. Most people who have anxiety see it manifest in different areas. For example, a person who is anxious about public speaking, may also be anxious about being in small spaces. We work together to try and figure out the origin and the severity of your anxiety. I examine your thought process, which ultimately affects your behavior. We work together to retrain how you think and manage your anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent problems that so many of us face in our lives. It can feel completely overwhelming sometimes, to the point that even panic attacks are a result. But you don't have to keep suffering from the debilitating effects of anxiety. We've learned so much about how the brain is wired and what causes anxiety. I use methods that help you become more solid in your nervous system so that you are no longer ruled by your overwhelming feels of stress and anxiety. You can have more peaceful days that will allow you to live your life with more aliveness and contentment.

Stress & Anxiety

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

The most important part of anxiety and stress therapy is better understand the way the symptoms affect you and why these conditions developed. I help you understand the underlying factors associated with your condition and formulate a recovery plan that is unique to your situation and circumstances. I assist you with tools and strategies that will help you remain on track so that you can reach your goals. These goals and strategies will assist you in making the healthy changes, keep you on track, get the emotional support and assurance. I will assist in providing ongoing evaluation and support so that your recovery is lasting. In therapy you will address troublesome areas with tools learned

Stress & Anxiety

Meri Levy, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88213

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

You're not crazy, but anxiety can make you feel that way. Do you or your child worry about things a great deal, even when you know it is not reasonable? Do you or your child find yourself unable to relax? Do you or your child become easily angered or frustrated? Do you or your child have sleeping problems, digestive concerns, and cannot sit still? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may want to consult with an anxiety therapist like myself to determine if you're suffering from anxiety, so you can receive the therapy you deserve. Call 415-820-1487 for a free phone consultation. http://www.yelp.com/biz/matthew-lindgren-lmft-oakland-2

Stress & Anxiety

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Katherine Jewett, MA MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Jill Kane, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Anxiety comes in many forms, from a feeling of underlying pressure, stress, or persistent worry, to full-blown, terrifying panic attacks. The good news is that we know an enormous amount about how to treat anxiety. There's an inherent bind, though: anxious people are often anxious about trying therapy. I encourage you to just make the phone call, talk to us a little about what you're facing, and think about making an initial session appointment. The data shows that we will probably be able to help you.

Stress & Anxiety

Karyn Goldberg-Boltz, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Stress and anxiety feed on themselves, can become overwhelming, interfere with our lives and make us ill. When it comes to your mental health, you want to find the best care you can. With advanced training and 30 years of clinical experience, I will provide you with excellent care. I understand the challenges and pressures life creates and can help you create coping strategies and manage your stress. I will help you address the physical and psychological components underlying your stress and anxiety and help you improve your mind/body health and psychological wellness.

Stress & Anxiety

Aaron J Feldman, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Any change – or a need for change is stressful and can cause anxiety. Some of us live in a constant state of anxiety. Both are natural. One is struggling to adapt, the other is sensitive to the ongoing uncertainties that we live with day-to-day. Being in a constant state of stress or anxiety may be due to a traumatic experience or it could simply be how you are made. In either scenario, learning to recognize and manage your anxiety can add years to life, pleasure to your relationships, and happiness to your daily experience. This is accomplished through identifying the sources and working with our own particular patterns of response to change, dissatisfaction, and uncertainty.

Stress & Anxiety

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Galina Litvin, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Anxiety and stress is something that impacts many people, and having chronic anxiety can cause one to have panic attacks, depression, and can lead to you feeling helpless and not in control. I use CBT- cognitive behavior therapy to help clients overcome their feelings of anxiety. We will work together identify the core thoughts and the triggers that are causing you to be stressed and anxious. By understanding and identifying the triggers we can work on finding ways to make Anxiety and stress manageable.

Stress & Anxiety

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI

Somatic Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

When we feel anxious, overwhelmed or stressed we're often experiancing fear; fear of a future outcome that is not aligned with our desires or our sense of safety. When we dwell on the future (or past) we're not available for the present, where creativity, spontaneity and joy reside. Chronic stress and anxiety also takes a toll on our health, and can result in behaviors ranging from anger, aggression and defensiveness to withdrawal and depression, which in turn negatively impact our relationships and overall wellbeing. I will guide you in forming a sense grounding, support and of safety in your own skin, quieting the chronic worry or fear, and replacing it with more presence, calm and ease.

Stress & Anxiety

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

I use mindfulness, meditation and breathing techniques with my clients who are experiencing stress and anxiety. I often give my clients homework (writing assignments) if they are interested in this. I find that giving clients practical tools to use in their daily life are most helpful when a client struggles with anxiety or panic attacks. We also look at negative thought patterns that may be contributing to the anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Whether you struggle with social, financial or virtually any other form of anxiety, through supportive therapy, meditation practices, cognitive-behavioral work and various forms of trance work (such as voice dialogue, imagery and hypnosis) I am very effective at helping people better manage stress and reduce anxiety. I have practiced meditation for 45 years and various stress-reduction techniques for over 30 years.

Stress & Anxiety

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Are you worried about things going out of your control? Do you experience overwhelming anxiety and panic attacks? Are you obsessed about someone or something that is driving you crazy? I can help you find the roots of your fears, worries and anxieties, identify destructive patterns, work through inner conflicts, and move on to peace, and a calm state of mind that you deserve.

Stress & Anxiety

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

We will look at what contributes to your anxiety and stress. You will learn to manage your anxious thoughts and behaviors better. You develop practical skills and self awareness. I will help you challenge your habitual negative thinking and find ways to self sooth, and self regulate. You will feel more connected, calm, and confident. You will develop more inner peace and self acceptance benefitting you in all areas of your life.

Stress & Anxiety

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Often, anxiety comes up because of negative thoughts. These thoughts are usually related to an idea about the past or the future. I help people work through anxiety by helping them to develop awareness of habitual thought patterns. Once the client has this awareness, they can develop the capacity to manage these thoughts, thereby reducing their anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Techniques as well as Stress Management Exercises to help with this process. Some clients also benefit from having an Emotional Support Animal as part of their treatment plan. I structure each treatment plan according to each client's individual needs.

Stress & Anxiety

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent problems that so many of us face in our lives. It can feel completely overwhelming sometimes, to the point that even panic attacks are a result. But you don't have to keep suffering from the debilitating effects of anxiety. We've learned so much about how the brain is wired and what causes anxiety. I use methods that help you become more solid in your nervous system so that you are no longer ruled by your overwhelming feels of stress and anxiety. You can have more peaceful days that will allow you to live your life with more aliveness and contentment.

Stress & Anxiety

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

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

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

There is an almost infinite list of causes for anxiety and stress, probably a few more if you live in our 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 stop being controlled by these anxiety-producing thoughts and situations by giving you concrete strategies to manage them.

Stress & Anxiety

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Looking at the symptoms of the anxiety, we will identify the onset and the triggers. Anxiety may be a constriction of excitement, a cover for sadness or loneliness, a pushing away of anger. We will look for underlying feelings, past traumas or losses, negative belief patterns that may underlie the anxiety and work them through, choosing from a variety of techniques. We can create affirmations and practice relaxation techniques or guided visualization that apply to your particular situation. At all times we will make sure we are going at your pace, and that we are doing whatever we need to make you feel safe and relatively relaxed with me.

Stress & Anxiety

Katherine Jewett, MA MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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!

Stress & Anxiety

Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Racing pulse? Sweaty palms? Tight chest? Shortness of breath? Difficulty thinking clearly? A little anxiety keeps us alert and is a healthy, useful human function. A lot of anxiety can distract us, make us physically uncomfortable, steal our sleep,lead us to avoid important activities in life, and even increase our risk for serious illness. I help clients decrease their suffering from excessive anxiety by working on several fronts: reducing uncomfortable symptoms by increasing coping and relaxation skills; examining and changing anxiety-provoking ways of thinking; and getting to the root causes of the anxiety in order to minimize recurrences and develop mastery over excessive anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist and Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you frequently worry about 'what-if' scenarios? Do you experience heart palpitations, sweaty hands, shakiness? Is it difficult to concentrate and complete tasks? Do you fear that something bad will happen to you or your loved ones? Do worry thoughts keep you up at night? Anxiety and stress can sometimes take us hostage and make us feel like there is no way out. I specialize in helping people regain their balance and reconnect to a sense of stability and calm in their lives. My clients identify the root causes of anxiety and stress, develop the skills needed to manage intense internal states and life situations, and tap into their internal wisdom and strength.

Stress & Anxiety

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

The key to overcoming excessive stress and anxiety is to understand the role of mind and body in regulating your nervous system. Learning to soothe and relax your body changes your mind and general outlook on life. And taking conscious control over your thoughts has a calming effect on your body’s nervous system. My integrative mind/body approach to psychotherapy offers you effective learning strategies to join the power of your mind with the innate relaxation response of your body. I can also help you addressing other issues that often lie at the root of anxiety such as relationship conflict or disconnect, intimacy issues, workplace stress, low self-confidence, depression, and trauma.

Stress & Anxiety

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

These days, many of us live with a good deal of anxiety and stress in our daily lives. My way of working with both conditions is to help bring relief to the immediate distressing symptoms (worry, panic, fear, etc) as well as to address and heal their underlying root causes. I help clients access their own self-regulating, inner resources to find a sense of calm in themselves, as well as creating a safe place for them to gently "feel into" and release the emotions behind the anxious tension.

Stress & Anxiety

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Anxiety and stress are a build up of tension naturally occurring in life. Talking in therapy can release that tension. Clients often don't want to "burden" friends and family with their problems. Venting to a therapist can shift emotions and attitudes. Frustration, fear and anger gets expressed allowing the way for well-being, productivity, connection with others, and happiness.

Stress & Anxiety

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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

Stress & Anxiety

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Cressida Forester, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist PSY18902

Within Driving Distance of El Sobrante, CA

Anxiety tends to feed on itself, and can hit you just when you can least handle it. It can become a vicious cycle. Talking with me about your anxiety or panic attacks may seem hard, but can actually give you some immediate relief. For that relief to last, you need to allow yourself time - both to understand what triggers you, and to practice thinking in a different way that will help you respond differently. This helps to break the vicious cycle, and begins to create a virtuous cycle so you can handle more and more situations with less anxiety, or with confidence rather than fear. I'll walk with you through this, listening, helping you take each step, giving practical suggestions.

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