Paul Ginocchio, MFT, CSAT, Counseling in Walnut Creek, California, 94596

Paul Ginocchio, MFT, CSAT

Paul Ginocchio, MFT, CSAT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 13667

I help couples and individuals who struggle with infidelity, sex and relationship issues, anxiety/depression, substance abuse, affair recovery, anger management, and porn & sexual addiction. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist (CSAT) and have many years helping individuals and couples to heal and recover from sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. I work with all genders, ages, and sexual orientations.

My training with Terry Real in the Relational Life Therapy Model has greatly influenced my approach to therapy. This model helps couples understand the natural relationship cycles of harmony, disharmony, and repair. In so doing, they can better navigate these cycles. I am a certified Relational Life Therapist.

I specialize in couples therapy, porn and sexual addiction, and affair recovery.

Email or Call Paul Ginocchio, MFT, CSAT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13667

More Info About My Practice

The fee for individuals and couples for a 50-minute session is $125. If you cannot pay my fee, I offer a sliding-scale structure and occasionally adjust my rate. This fee is determined by a short phone call or via email during which we discuss your finances. The rate for working with couples depends on the length of each session. Couples work is often longer than a standard 50-minute session. I accept payment in cash, check, or credit card. All sessions are offered in a private office in Walnut Creek. I also offer Skype and phone sessions.

I serve as an out-of-network provider for insurance companies. Because I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, my services qualify for reimbursement under insurance plans that offer outpatient mental health benefits. I will need your insurance information to check on your benefits and file claims through my medical billing company. During our initial call or email, I'll get insurance information from you and check with your provider before booking your appointment.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Why am I so passionate about therapy? Looking back on my own healing journey, I am so grateful to all those who helped me become a functional adult. Therapists, a weekly men's group, and 12-step sponsors all played a pivotal role. My personal work has inspired me to help others with issues such as sexual addiction, infidelity, and couples issues. I am a certified sex addiction therapist and find great meaning in helping individuals and couples overcome the pain of sexual addiction, infidelity, and betrayal trauma. I also trained extensively with master couples therapist Terry Real (author of "The New Rules of Marriage") and greatly value working with couples to help build trust and communication in their relationships.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Sexual Addiction, Marriage & Couple Counseling, Individuals, Affair Recovery, Adolescents and Families.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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