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Dr. Jeffrey Lazarus - Divorce Counseling and Psychotherapy in Walnut Creek CAI am a licensed psychologist who specializes in doing psychotherapy with children and adolescents and working with parents. I also see many adults and couples in therapy and do family therapy.  I am one of very few male child therapists.  It is often beneficial for male children and teenagers to have a male therapist and role model.

I have been a psychologist in private practice for over 25 years with offices in Oakland and Walnut Creek, California.

I received my doctorate in clinical psychology at California School of Professional Psychology.  I did my post-doctoral training at Children's Hospital in San Francisco in the Depatrment of Psychiatry and in the Crisis Clinic at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco.

In addition to my private practice as a psychologist, I have been supervising and training graduate students for over 25 years on how to do effective therapy with children, adolescents, parents, adults, and families. I was an Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University for over 20 years. teaching training seminars and providing supervision.  I was the Attending Pediatric Psychologist for 4 years in the Department of Pediatrics at Highland Hospital where I ran a training program, supervising and training graduate psychology students who were providing therapy for patients in the clinic. Currently, I provide supervision for staff therapists at Ann Martin Center. I am also a consultant for licensed therapists.  A major focus of my career, in addition to doing psychotherapy, has been to train and mentor new, as well as more experienced therapists.

I am a member the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, and Alameda County Psychological Association.

My therapeutic approach is to help people communicate better, improve their relationships, feel better about themselves, and be able to make positive changes in their lives. I integrate complementary approaches to offer a highly personalized treatment according to the challenges and needs of an individual, couple or family.