At times that I am full and not able to accept new clients, when I need to refer out due to conflict of interest or because of any other clinical reason, the following referrals are professionals that I trust and highly recommend.  Please contact them directly.

Tsveta Laleva, LMFT

415 350 6455

Berkeley & Lafayette - currently only Telehealth

Individual, family, teens, adults

Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harm, parenting,

trauma, attachment related issues, school related problems

Fluent in Bulgarian

Duygu Balan, LPCC, LMHC, MS Ed

510 990 0370

Berkeley - currently Telehealth only

Individual and couples

Trauma, relationship issues, parenting, acculturation, depression, and anxiety

PACT- Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy

Fluent in Turkish

Kristie Potter, LMFT, LPCC

925 587 6617

San Ramon - Both in person and telehealth

Individual, family, couples (usually around parenting issues), children, teens

Family conflict, parenting, teens, depression, anxiety, trauma

Sangita Biswas, LMFT

408 823 9360

Pleasanton & Fremont - currently Telehealth only

Individual and family

Parenting, anxiety, acculturation, family conflict

Fluent in Hindi and Bengali

Nagma V Clark, Ph.D., LPCC, CST

925 400 3541

Dublin - both in person and Telehealth

Couples & Individuals (adults) dealing with relational & sexual issues

Sexual issues such as mismatched libido among couples, low desire, absent/weak orgasms, erectile dysfunction, delayed/early ejaculation, painful sex, polyamory, open relationships & swinging. Relational issues among couples & individuals including communication problems, trust, infidelity, ambivalence about the relationship, challenges of interracial & intercultural relationships.

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Bi-cultural and a woman of color. Poly & Kink friendly and welcome/embrace sexual, racial & cultural diversity.

Fluent in Punjabi

Joree Rose, LMFT

925 212 2996 and

Danville - Telehealth only

Adults, couples

Relationships, parenting, anxiety, depression, life transition, life satisfaction, divorce, co-parenting, mindfulness, meditation

Kate Leyva, LMFT

925 322 1747

Lafayette - currently Telehealth only

Children, teens, family, parenting, individual

Play therapy, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, special education, medical trauma and chronic illness

Mara Johnson, MFT

925 322 0795

Walnut Creek - currently Telehealth only

Individual, couple and adolescent/teen

Anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues

Kip Leake, LMFT

925 297 5196

Lafayette - in person and Telehealth

Individuals, couples, teens

EMDR for trauma, anxiety, depression

Trained in EMDR + > 10 years experience

Linda Engelman, LMFT

925 295 1036

San Ramon - currently Telehealth only (updated 9/25/2020)

Individuals adults, couples

Infidelity, betrayal, couples distress, individual support during crisis, individual support for anxiety, grief and loss

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Lorenzo Teixeira, LPCC, RPT-S, NCC

925 403 1349

Lafayette - Both in person and telehealth

Children and Teens (birth to 18)

Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Separation/Divorce, Attachment, Trauma, Parenting

AutPlay and Play Therapy Certifications

Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish

Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW

510 269-7718

Berkeley - currently Telehealth only

Individual, family, teens, adults

Depression, anxiety, trauma, acculturation, parenting, raced based trauma, self-esteem

Psychodynamic, attached based, and relational frame

Fluent in Spanish

Ines Vaniman, LMFT

925 385 6867

Lafayette - in person and Telehealth

Individual, Teens, Adults and Seniors

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Medical Trauma, Sports Performance, Life Transitions, Insomnia

Certified in Brainspotting, Certified in Telementalhealth, Hypnosis. EFT Tapping, Mindfulness, CBT

Fluent in Spanish

Shylah Blatt, LMFT

510 900 9912

Alameda & Dublin  - in person and telehealth

Individual tweens, teens, and adults

Social anxiety, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Relational, CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, Image Transformation Therapy (IMTT), Postpartum Support International's certificate course in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

David Matz, PsyD

925 385 8303

Lafayette - currently Telehealth only

Teens and Adults

Anxiety, depression, transitions, grief & loss

CBT, psychodynamic, trauma informed, humanistic

Amy Manin, LCSW

510 656 0595

Pleasanton - currently Telehealth only

Individual, couples, family

Depression, relationship issues/communication, parenting, ADHD

Trained with Couple's Institute of Menlo Park

Stuart Lord, LMFT

510 543 8854

Walnut Creek - currently Telehealth only

Individual adults, couples, families, parenting plan/child custody/co-parenting/mediation

Separation/divorce, co-parenting, child custody mediation, Collaborative Divorce Coaching, professional consultation (couple/family therapy, parenting plan/child custody matters)

Offers only confidential services - no 730 or similar reporting/recommending services


Pierre Vilanoba, LMFT

925 298 2452

Lafayette - in person and telehealth

Individual, couple, family, teens, adults

Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Grief, Men's Issues, Life Transition

Attachment, Psychodynamic, CBT, ACT

Accepts Cigna

Fluent in French

Stephanie Kelly, LMFT

925 399 8075

San Ramon - currently Telehealth only

Individual, couple, teens

Anxiety, depression, life transition, college age, grief, health issues

Accepts Lyra

Colleen Millen, LMFT

925 837 0505 x418

Danville - currently Telehealth only

Teens, adults

Depression, anxiety, trauma, developmental trauma, mindfulness

NARM therapist, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens, yoga teaching designations over 20-year teaching career that qualify for experienced registered yoga teacher status at 500 level

Potential clients have to go through an intake process via Discovery Counseling Center. They need to call 925-837-0505 whereby they request an intake and can request Colleen

Marlies Rosmark, LMFT

925 257 407

Lafayette  - currently Telehealth only

Individual adults, children (4 - 12), families

Trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, parenting, acculturation, grief

Filial therapy, client centered play therapy

Kimberly Kerlin, LMFT

510 459 9246

Lafayette - currently Telehealth only

Individual adults, short-term couples therapy for adjustment to new babies, or pregnancy/infant loss

Trauma (especially childhood trauma), perinatal anxiety and depression, pregnancy/infant loss, infant-parent bonding

EMDR training, Level 1, AEDP training, Level 2, Certified Perinatal Mental Health specialist, Certified Infant/Family and Early Childhood Mental Health specialist.

Christopher Arrillaga, PsyD

510 926 6767

Lafayette - currently Telehealth only

Teen age boy and men of all ages

Therapy to address anxiety, depression, low self-esteem & relationship issues

Pediatric neuropsychological testing

Fluent in Spanish

Howard Scott Warshaw, LMFT

408 883 4479

Dublin, Los Gatos, Burlingame - currently Telehealth only

Individual, couples, teens

Anxiety, Trauma, Alternative Sexuality, Polyamory, Suicide/Self-harm


The Silicon Valley Therapist, a former engineer/creative producer
turned therapist, specializes in the issues and dilemmas of
Hi-Tech leaders and the super intelligent.

Sheila Matz, LCSW

925 297 5508

Lafayette - currently Telehealth only

Individual, family, children (8+), teen, adults

Depression, anxiety, parenting, trauma

Extensive Family Therapy experience

BAPTI - Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute

925 284 2298

Lafayette - in person and Telehealth

Individual, couple, family, children, teen, adults

Schedule a FREE intake appointment with the Intake Coordinator to be connected with a therapist or choose your therapist on your own and directly contact him/her/them through their website. Sliding scale is available based on ability to pay.

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