Don Elium
Level 3 Trained

Don Elium

2168 Norris Road Walnut Creek, CA  94596 United States of America
(925) 256-8282(925) 256-8282
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Languages

None provided

Availability

Mon-Friday, 8am to 6pm

Insurance Accepted

Yes

I am considered a licensed out-of-network provider for California Health Insurance companies.

Payment Policies
Credit cards accepted
Qualifications
  • Degree: Master's Degree
  • Field: Counseling Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1985
  • Practice since: 1985
  • License states: California
About

Don helps individual adults and couples step away from unhelpful attitudes and behaviors of the past into the fresh possibilities of the present.

This therapy can help you:

• Learn to recover from a disagreement and make things better than before the fight.

• Learn to understand and delay request for change only until the emotion has been discharged and both people feel understood from THEIR persepctive, with each viewpoint being respected.

• Restore your lost "sense of self" in the relationship through being direct about how you really feel and listening for what is actually happening with your partner.

• Identify fixable problems and perpectual problems and how to approach each differently in a prodcutive way.

• Eliminate internal negative imaginary conversations by having real talks with your partner.

• Respect and like yourself again IN the relationship.

• Get out of marital gridlock and be friends again, on the same side.

I have completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training's Level 1, Level 2 an Level 3a Practicum Training.

I grew up in Salisbury, NC, and graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I have lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University where I am an adjunct faculty member. I now practice psychotherapy and live in the Walnut Creek, CA (San Francisco Bay Area). I am an author, with his wife Jeanne, of relationship and parenting books.

Don has been married for over 27 years to his wife Jeanne, with two adult children and two young grandchildren.

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
Specialties
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pre Marital
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
Specialized Ages
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders