Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, DCC, Counseling in Walnut Creek, California, 94597

Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, DCC

Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, DCC

Professions: Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) - LPCC 252
Secondary Credential: Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) - DCC 1609
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 17275
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Office 1
120 La Casa Via
Suite 210
Walnut Creek, California 94597
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Most rates range from $57 (group) to $229 (individual session), and I can provide documentation for clients who wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage.

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I am an integrative, interactive and strengths-based psychotherapist who has been offering counseling services to families, parents, children and teens since 1998. As a therapist, I work to help people acquire an understanding of their relationships, better their communication, as well as learn mindful relaxation and awareness, to grasp and better regulate emotions, identify their needs and increase work performance. If you are visiting this site, then you are certainly ready to begin the important step toward change. Allow me to help you to become increasingly successful and effective at achieving that goal. Please visit my website for more information about me and my approach. Contact me today to schedule your free consultation.

Email or Call Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, DCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17275

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Therapy offers a safe environment for self-expression and healing, and provides a perfect venue for gaining emotional skills, improving communication, and developing a keener understanding of oneself and others. This all leads to a more joyful and peaceful way of living.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in family and child therapy, developmental concerns, high sensitivity, and gifted adults, couples, teens and children. I treat a wide array of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, developmental and gifted concerns, and relationship and parenting issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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