Therapist in Walnut Creek, California Elissa Klein, Therapist

License: LCSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Walnut Creek, California Elissa Klein, LCSW

Elissa Klein, LCSW

Elissa’s approach to therapy is embodied in the quote by Shunryu Suzuki: Each of you is perfect the way you are…and you can use a little improvement. This means that she will help you to work through any shame you feel about your perceived problems so that you can integrate the self-awareness that you will together uncover. She works with patients either long term or short term, depending on each person’s individual goals. She specializes in treating struggles with intimacy/isolation, addiction and compulsive behaviors, impulse control, anxiety, anger management, trauma and sexuality/sexual behavior. She is highly attuned to emotional experience and will help you to understand how unmet emotional needs contribute to negative or destructive thoughts and/or behaviors and how self-acceptance lights the way to deeper connections with others. She is flexible in which techniques she employs, depending on the client’s goals and personality, and is practiced in psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, Gestalt, mindfulness practice, Internal Family Systems and solution-oriented psychotherapy.

Elissa earned her Master’s in Social Welfare with a focus in mental health from UC Berkeley. She worked for 12 years in an outpatient setting that specialized in helping clients change destructive behaviors and recover from addiction and compulsivity.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness


  • First Responders
  • Men
  • Women


  • English
  • Spanish



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Elissa Klein. You can also call 925-282-1778 to have someone assist you.

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