Our team is committed to ongoing education and training in the latest research-based techniques and therapies, ensuring that we offer the most effective and up-to-date treatments to our clients. We also work collaboratively with other healthcare providers to ensure comprehensive care and support for our clients.
Beth Christensen, LMFT
I have worked as a psychotherapist since 2005 in both agency and private practice settings. I did my undergraduate work at UC Berkeley and my graduate work at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. I am trained in Mindfulness Based Self Compassion (MBSC), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and DBT with Prolonged Exposure. I offer a full DBT program with consists of individual therapy, skills groups, phone coaching, and being part of a consultation team. My practice is in Danville, CA.
I am dedicated to providing quality therapy for individuals; couples, whether or not married; families of all types; and groups to cure or relieve mental, emotional, and relational concerns of all kinds. I consider myself to be a lifetime learner and am passionate about continuing to expose myself to new and innovative psychological theories. It is this dedication to quality which ensures that each client is treated with, not only compassion and respect but with creativity and efficiency. Therapy should not be a lifetime experience but rather a short journey between the reality you currently experience and the life you’ve always envisioned for yourself. I am competent to work with a multitude of disorders and specialize in issues related to relationship strengthening and personal growth.
Elizabeth Rauch Leftik, Psy.D.
Elizabeth Rauch Leftik, Psy.D. is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, and the California School of Professional Psychology, and has been working in the field of psychology for more than 15 years. She works with adults of all ages to help them live more satisfying lives by gaining practical tools for reducing distress and suffering, as well as increasing effectiveness and a sense of well-being. She has expertise in helping clients with depression; anxiety including worry, panic, and traumatic stress reactions; as well as managing intense emotions and interpersonal problems.
Elizabeth is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Behavioral Tech, Inc. and has additional specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and family therapy.
“I help my clients live more satisfying lives by working collaboratively and compassionately to make meaningful changes. Most importantly I love what I do and I bring fresh dedication to my work with each client.”
Stacey Hill Lee, LMFT
I earned my MA in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling at Saint Mary’s College of California. I provide therapy in my Danville office to children, teens, adults, parents, and families. I have been intensively trained in DBT and co-facilitate DBT adult and multi-family groups in Danville.
I have worked as a therapist in both public and private school settings, therapeutic camps (Quest Therapeutic Camps Inc), and community mental health clinics. I have worked in schools such as Charles Armstrong School, Hope Academy, Stellar Academy for Dyslexics, Fusion Academy -Walnut Creek, and Compass High School serving students with learning differences. While working at Compass High School, I taught a social skill, and a remedial reading class, and provided on-site therapeutic services. I treat a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, learning differences, ADHD, dyslexia, social skills deficits, behavioral difficulties, and high functioning Autism.
My therapeutic style is warm, genuine, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and goal-oriented. Furthermore, I believe with support, empathy, and professional guidance, an individual has the capability to grow, learn, and achieve their greatest potential.
Danielle Perez, LMFT
Taking the first step to seek help can be a difficult decision. But the progress and transformation that can result from working towards a better quality of life are invaluable. As a licensed psychotherapist, I specialize in providing evidence-based treatments for a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationships, life stressors, trauma, and addiction. My approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR, depending on each client's unique needs.
With over a decade of experience working in both agency and private practice settings, I have developed a deep passion for helping individuals overcome life challenges to improve their overall well-being. My goal is to empower my clients to discover and develop the tools to effectively manage and treat various diagnoses, such as mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment disorders.
Caroline Bryan, LMFT
I believe each person possesses the innate ability to solve problems and heal from past trauma when given the right kind of setting, professional guidance, and unconditional support. I focus on doing what works for each individual to reduce suffering and build a life worth living. I also believe that skills learned in DBT are an integral part of the healing process. That is why I have chosen to focus my practice on providing the most comprehensive, compassionate, and adherent style of DBT available.
I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Integrative Restoration for Trauma (iRest), Trauma Education, and Exposure Therapy. I am also a certified Yoga Teacher (RYT200) specializing in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Mindfulness Meditation. In my private practice, located in Danville, CA, I offer a complete DBT program of individual therapy, skills groups, phone coaching, and consultation team meetings.
Currently, I work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, gender issues, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, emotional regulation, and family or interpersonal communication challenges. I provide individual therapy and co-facilitate weekly DBT Adult and Multi-Family Skills Groups.
I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute, Berkeley. Before joining Mount Diablo Psychological Services, I worked for the Alameda Health System at Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro. At Fairmont, I treated patients with a wide range of severe mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, major depressive disorder, anxiety, OCD, panic, and gender issues. After Fairmont, I completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship in Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente, where I worked with adults, children, and families in group and individual settings.