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Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA

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Paul Ginocchio, MFT, CSAT

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Couples and Individual Therapy
Specializing in Sex Addiction and Couples Counseling
Paul Ginocchio, MFT, CSAT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex addiction therapist with a private practice in Walnut Creek. Paul works with both individuals and couples with such presenting issues as anger, addictions, and relationship issues. He is a certified Relational Life Therapist - a model of working with couples developed by couples expert Terry Real, author of "The New Rules of Marriage". - Paul is a certified sex addiction therapist - a model of treating sexual addiction developed by addiction expert Patrick Carnes, author of "Out of the Shadows". Paul specializes in couples therapy and the treatment of sexual addiction.

Paul has been helping individuals and couples to have more authentic lives and relationships for many years. Whether you're depressed, anxious, suffering from low-self esteem or addictive behaviors, Paul can help you with the emotional pain that keeps you stuck in your life.

It takes courage and strength to ask for help. I can guide you to the truth of your inner most wants and needs. I connect with my clients through extensive listening, probing questions, and direction. My work with you will be supportive at times and gently challenging at others. I believe that it is important to educate my clients beyond the traditional “here and now” psychotherapy. I use a variety of materials to teach deeper self-reflection and communication skills in interpersonal relationships.

Psychotherapy provides a confidential place where deeper feelings can be expressed, truths can be revealed, and new relationships with self and others can be created.


Paul works with clients of all ages, genders, and sexual identities and with treatment for:
· depression and anxiety
· trauma
· marriage and relationship issues
· addictions
· anger management
· men's issues
· affair and sexual addiction recovery
Bio
Paul Ginocchio earned his Master’s of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2008. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex addiction therapist with a private practice in Walnut Creek. Paul has experience working with a wide variety of presenting issues and he specializes in couples therapy and sexual addiction. Paul's style is a mixture of psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching.

Paul has developed his style of working with couples through advanced Relational Life Therapy trainings with Terry Real, a Boston based couples expert and best selling author of "The New Rules of Marriage." Paul is a certified Relational Life Therapist and specializes in working with couples all of ages and sexual orientations. Paul has also completed specialized trainings with Pia Mellody (author of "The Intimacy Factor") to work more effectively with clients suffering from trauma and family of origin issues that continue to manifest in adulthood in such ways as depression, low self-esteem, and addictions.

Paul is a certified sex addiction therapist - a task based approach to treating sexual addiction developed by sexual addiction expert Patrick Carnes, author of "Out of the Shadows". Paul enjoys helping men, women, and couples heal from the impact of sexual addiction. Paul also facilitates Men's Sexual Recovery Therapy Groups. In addition to his clinical work, Paul is passionate about educating about sexual addiction with his personal film, "The Courage to Love" - a pioneering documentary about four individual's journeys from the shame of sexual addiction to the hope and healing of recovery.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Domestic Violence  Men's Issues
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Problem Gambling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Relationship Issues
 Asperger's Syndrome  Grief and Loss  Religious Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Group Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Learning Disabilities  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Sexual Dysfunction
 Caregiver Issues  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Women's Issues
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Divorce
Certifications
 Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)  Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Master's in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Relational Life Therapist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Memberships
IITAP - International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals
CAMFT - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
EBCAMFT - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists East Bay Chapter
SASH - Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
Payments Accepted
Credit card, cash, checks. cigna provider. most out of network insurance is accepted.
Hours:Mondays - saturday 11am - 6:30pm
License:MFT50300
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