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Union City Therapists

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  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy P.
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The thing that I appreciate most about Debi is her enthusiasm for helping others. Her energy as a therapist is amazing! She listens to what I say and discusses things in such a way to give me a deeper understanding of myself. Debi helped me move towards my goals and clear old "baggage" holding me back. While she is very compassionate, she has helped me gain clarity through my natural wisdom with honest non-judgmental feedback. This has given me much peace and a better understanding of my life. This is something that you can't put a price on. What a great massage therapist does for your body, Debi does for your mind and soul.

Relationship Specialist
from 13 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fernanda L.
Verified review

My experience has been amazing. I had been looking for a Spanish/Mexican speaking therapist for a long time and I am so glad I found her. She creates a cozy environment where I feel safe and confident to talk about my personal life. I am very pleased with her professionalism and her availability. I would definitely recommend her.

Jay Reid Psychotherapy
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Aref J.
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Throughout my time in graduate school with Jay, I have firmly believed he is one of the most empathic, warm, and intuitive therapists. He has a rare combination of practical experience and education that make him a caring and responsive therapist. Simply put, Jay can and will help.

Empowered Journey
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Madeleina B.
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Arya is a master counselor and life coach. He brings a potent combination of skills into his work: a sincere heart, a highly intelligent mind, and a wealth of professional training and experience. Every session feels expertly held in a professional yet humane container; the real issues are addressed, directly and sometimes sternly, but always with an authentic kindness and care. Arya has helped me to: -cut through my insecurities and obstacles around my artwork -focus in on and take more action with my career in more ambitious and visionary ways -navigate very old and difficult patterns with my family -recognize and begin to authentically relate to things I was avoiding about myself/my life in a way that has led to way more relief, freedom and positive action -and just more generally, being someone in my life I can trust to help me through the ups and downs of being a human I'll share one more thing: though I didn't experience this directly, my dear friends went to Arya for couples coaching/relationship counseling. They said they received incredible benefit from their work with Arya, and that if not for his intervention, they don't know if they would have made it. They spoke about his acute attention to detail, especially in tracking the subtle habitual ways that they would shut down or leave their hearts, while giving them practicable alternatives to create the kind of connected, intimate, and fulfilling relationship they were longing for but couldn't find. There's a reason (many reasons) why Arya is at the top of this yelp list. He is absolutely worth it!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary K.
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I've searched for years for a therapist that felt like a good fit and Dania was just what I was looking for! Her ability to help me think in new ways has helped me grow and navigate some challenging transitions in my life. Dania's professionalism, open minded attitude, flexibility and insight is exactly what I was searching for.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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Dr. Abrams is a tremendously compassionate, experienced, and effective therapist. I knew I was in good hands from our first session, and am living the benefits of our work together each and every day.

Anxiety Gone
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Elena K.
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Shannon has a rare gift as a counselor as she is able to combine good practical advice with an empathic, sensitive presence. She combines a scientific and intuitive approach in her work. Her use of metrics to provide demonstrable results provides an experimental and empirical grounding to counseling that is rarely found in the field. She has a knowledge of the lifestyle factors that lead to anxiety and depression such as diet and sleep as well as the ability to use techniques such as Internal Family Systems to work with parts of the psyche. I chose to work with Shannon at a difficult time in my life because I felt that her compassion combined with her intuitive skills would be able to help me and help me quickly. I am a therapist myself and I am very choosy in who I work with. I have also referred people to Shannon for that reason. I would definitely recommend her services.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Abbey C.
Verified review

Amy is caring, calming, an excellent listener, and then she imparts her wisdom and humor. An excellent therapist.

Diana Teich Therapy
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gargi P.
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Diana is an incredibly compassionate, present, and interactive therapist, and she is incredibly committed to healing and her clients. I have enjoyed my consultation work with her and look forward to future work together.

Maureen Daniel, MFT
from 5 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol G.
Verified review

Maureen is a very caring therapist. She is extremely professional in her approach and always works towards her clients best interest. Her experience covers many areas of clinical issues. Maureen is dedicated and committed to helping people live more fulfilled meaningful lives.

Alexis Azzam, LMFT
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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I've been a colleague of Alexis' for several years. She's a knowledgeable and skilled therapist. I know you'll find her warm, gentle, empathetic and insightful.

from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Yan N.
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This is an amazing service, as finding a therapist is one of the most difficult things. It was great to have the choice of therapists that were preselected for me and I am happy to say I have found the one for me.

Ido C.
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I highly recommend Adrian for psychotherapy. Adrian provides a warm and welcoming presence, which allows a space for deep reflection. With Adrian's ability to deeply listen and insightful thinking, he provides a space for long lasting change to occur. I highly recommend Adrian as a therapist for all those who seek to create change in their life.

Mara Dubey, MA, MFT
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Josh S.
Verified review

Mara is a thoughtful, caring, and insightful therapist. She works hard to support the changes you are seeking. She is curious and creates a safe space for work. I definitely recommend her for anyone seeking a positive therapeutic space.

  • 3 years in business
Michael S.
Verified review

The biggest benefit I get from Kip is knowing I have a scheduled, recurring time each week to work on my mental health. It's easy to get lost in the madness of the work week and avoid spending time on personal growth. Kip gives me something to anchor to no matter what's going on at work, I have my Kip appointment to look forward to and hold onto as a constant in my life. My productivity has definitely improved on the job; my mind is much more focused as I work on my mental health with my Kip therapist on a weekly basis. It's the mental equivalent of going to the gym on a routine basis; it feels good doing that for myself, and that positivity comes through in my work.

Thomas D.
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Robert is an excellent therapist. He is always professional and dependable. I will most definitely use his services again. I found him extremely helpful.

Srini Katragadda
from 1 review
    Laura M.
    Verified review

    I have known Srini for over eight years and continue to be inspired by him. He is an incredibly intelligent, generous, authentic, and compassionate person. As his client, you will feel supported, understood, and enlivened. He cares deeply about his clients and his work and develops strong connections with his clients. I imagine you will look forward to your weekly sessions with him, not only because he is a masterful therapist, but also because you will most likely have fun doing it.


    I provide individual and couples psychotherapy with a primary theoretical orientation in gestalt therapy. I also draw from other orientations such as transpersonal, psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and relational psychotherapy pulling from these different orientations as fits your needs. This therapy will help foster new, creative, non-harmful and compassionate approach to help you heal and find what you truly want in life. It will also help provide an emotional and physical foundation to face upheaval and life changes. I am an interactive therapist and will tell you what I think and feel in our sessions. We will share in practical, solution-oriented discussion and experimentation in a safe, non-judgmental environment.


    I accept family court referrals and have expereince in that arena. Additionally, I accept Blue Shilld and United Healthcare Insurance


    I work with people who would like to improve their relationships, who may have issues with food or substance abuse, or want to get free from a painful past. In addition, I love working with young adults as they are setting about establishing themselves as separate, yet connected with their family of origin. Also, I enjoy working with therapy interns and beginning therapists. It's very gratifying for me to see them grow professionally. I service the Walnut Creek area.


    Gabriele Hilberg is a therapist specializing in counseling couples, as well as individuals. Gabriele attempts to find what works best during marriage counseling or individual therapy.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What are the types of psychologists?

    Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

    • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
    • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
    • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
    • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
    • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
    • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
    • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
    • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
    • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
    • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
    • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
    • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
    • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
    • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
    • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
    • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
    • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
    • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

    What is a psychologist?

    A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

    A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

    • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
    • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
    • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
    • Overcoming addictions.
    • Managing chronic illness.
    • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

    Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

    To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

    How much do therapists cost?

    If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

    Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

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