I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals of all ages. I provide counseling and psychotherapy to children, teens 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 interventions to better cope with difficult situations. Often a combination of support, active 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 psychotherapy services are individually tailored for each 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 children 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 work with people of all ages, both in my Lafayette/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 working with clients presenting with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric difficulties, such as Asperger's Disorder/High Functioning Autism, tic disorders and Tourette's Disorder.
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-
- Bipolar Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Learning difficulties
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Adjustment difficulties
- Medical problems
- Cognitive disorders
- Chronic pain
- Stage of Life Issues
The "About Me" and "Curriculum Vita" areas of my website will provide you with more information about my background, clinical experience, areas of clinical specialization and 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
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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