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East Bay Counseling Choices

East Bay
Counseling Choices

(877) 525-6678
(510) 525-6678

Serving Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Castro Valley and other SF East Bay locations

Catherine Kvikstad, MFT

Catherine Kvikstad, MFT

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Serving the East Bay communities of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro and Pleasanton.

21700 Redwood Rd., Suite B
Castro Valley, CA 94546 View map

(510) 537-1606

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License MFC35214 In practice since 1996

My specialty is psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families whose lives have become difficult, painful, or confusing or whose lives seem to be missing something. They may experience feelings of frustration, loss of hope, guilt, fear, helplessness, edginess, or sadness. I look for ways to help people understand themselves.

My strengths as a therapist are my willingness to work hard with clients to find their own solutions and to be caring while helping people wrestle with difficult issues. I focus on making the therapy "user-friendly" by being honest and active during the treatment.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Adolescents
  • Couples/Relationships/Families
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress
  • Employment Issues
  • Abuse Issues
  • Food Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Self Esteem/Personal Growth
  • Women's and Men's Issues

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