Psychotherapy for Children, - Francine Grevin, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
 
Francine Grevin, Psy. D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist for Children, Teens and AdultsI am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy to individuals of all ages. I provide counseling and therapy to children, teens/adolescents and adults throughout Contra Costa and Alameda counties. 
 
My goal is to help children, teens and adults feel safe, understood, and successful in the process of therapy. 
 
Many people benefit from brief therapeutic interventions to better cope with difficult situations. Often a combination of support, genuine listening and strategic discussions can provide individuals with new tools to deal with their particular situation. Others prefer and/or benefit from longer term, insight oriented or interpersonal psychotherapy.
 
My belief is that therapy must be individualized for every client. For younger children, I generally use play therapy techniques, such as sand tray therapy or art therapy, modalities that are both effective and enjoyable for the child. I also teach children age appropriate techniques to help them manage symptoms of anxiety, stress, interpersonal difficulties or mood changes. Parents and children also benefit from learning more about the nature of the child's difficulties as well as strategies that can be utilized at home and/or school to further address the child's needs. I am comfortable working with toddlers and preschoolers as young as 2 or 3 years of age who suffer from anxiety or mood changes, trauma-based symptoms and/or behavioral issues.

Older children and teens tend to benefit from multiple modalities of psychotherapy, including skill building and problem solving techniques or creativity-based types of interventions. Adults may prefer a solution focused approach, learning cognitive behavioral strategies, and/or a more in-depth, insight-oriented approach.
 
My years of clinical experience have included therapy and evaluation of children, teens and adults, in my Walnut Creek-based private practice and in a variety of other settings. These have included community mental health centers, schools, medical settings and acute psychiatric care facilities. I have provided psychological and neuropsychological testing for children, teens and adults, and group therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am also an active member of the Contra Costa Psychological Association.
 
I also have extensive experience evaluating and treating clients with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric difficulties, such as Asperger's Disorder/High Functioning Autism, Tic/Tourette's disorders and other related developmental difficulties, such as ADHD.
 
Providing psychotherapy and counseling services in my Walnut Creek practice allows me to work with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a range of presenting issues. I enjoy my  work tremendously, and I am comfortable working with various difficulties, including childhood and adolescent/teen problems as well as those affecting adults. Some of the issues I work with include-
 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Learning difficulties
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Medical problems
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Stage of Life Issues
 
The "About Me" and Vita pages of my website provides further information about my background, clinical experience, areas of specialization as well as professional references. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
 Francine Grevin, Psy.D.
1600 South Main Plaza, Suite 225
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone (925) 658-0030
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 Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY16634

Providing brief and long-term psychotherapy for individuals of all ages. Counseling and consulting services for children, adolescents and adults in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County in the California East Bay Area.
 
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