Dr. Sara Denman - Psychologist - Danville, CA
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Dr. Sara Denman (PsyD)

Psychologist

Contact information

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Phone 925-648-4941

111 C. Town & Country Dr.

Danville, CA Show on map

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I provide compassionate therapy for change, transitioning clients from merely surviving to thriving by helping them identify and remove obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential.  This is achieved by looking for peoples strengths and building upon those to overcome challenges.  As a licensed psychologist, I work with clients who have a variety of issues that include but are not limited to; life changes, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, body image issues, eating issues, sexual abuse, addictions, gay/lesbian identity, self-esteem challenges, intimacy difficulties, social anxiety, and trauma.  I make every effort to exceed client's expectations for quality of care.  Each client is unique and special and it is an honor to watch a person reach his or her goals.  Although making the decision to seek therapy can be overwhelming, my technique, training and experience puts clients at ease and allows the process of therapy to feel more comfortable which enables goals to be met.  

The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

Ever since I was young I wanted to be in a profession where I helped people.  As I moved on in my education and leaned about different fields in which helping was the primary motive, psychology became very interesting to me.  Learning about different proposed motive for behavior and learning about different therapeutic techniques always held my interest.  Once I began the masters and later the doctorate programs I began to think about and develop what I thought would be most helpful to different people.  Although there are many people still in the field who believe the psychoanalytic technique is the most well regarded technique, I began asking people how they felt in those therapies and if they felt they were able to meet their goals. Most people reported they felt it was too impersonal and vague.  On the other hand, I also check in with people who where in strictly Cognitive Behavioral therapies about their experiences.  Often the response I heard was that the therapy is too much about behavior and it is difficult to get to the root or purpose the behavior has served in their life and therefore often the same thoughts and behaviors creep back into their life but perhaps in a slightly different way.  After a great deal of experience, education and thought, I have found that implementing a number of therapeutic techniques in accordance with the individual's needs works best.  Some people work better with one particular therapeutic technique while others thrive from a blending of several techniques.  

Dr. Sara Denman

Additional Details

Dr. Sara Denman

Payment Options

Accepts Credit Cards:

Yes

Accepts Insurance:

No

Accepts Paypal:

No

Sliding Scale:

Yes

Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Dr. Sara Denman

Quick Stats

Credentials:

PsyD

Time in Practice:

10 years +

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:
I offer my services:

At my office

I am fluent in:

English

Licence information:

Expiration 11/26/14
Number Psy 19808

Articles by Dr. Sara Denman
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Depression During Life Transitions

It's okay to feel depressed after a big change in your life.

Dr. Sara Denman

All Specialties

Abuse / Survivors of Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Dependency/ Addiction, Anxiety Issues, Body Image, Career, Core Dynamics, Depression, Drug Addiction, Drug and Alcohol, Eating & Food Issues, Empowering Women, Internet Addiction, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Life Management, Life Transitions, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Postpartum Depression, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Trust Issues