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Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Psy.D.
Therapy for Adults, Teens, and Couples

Walnut Creek, CA Therapist

Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Psy.D.

2930 Camino Diablo, Suite 305B
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
1806 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94703

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We live in a particularly stressful time and in a community that is fast-paced and full of pressures. Unfortunately anxiety is not only extremely unpleasant to live with but unhealthy. There is mounting evidence of the negative impact of anxiety on our physical selves.

I have experience treating a broad spectrum of anxiety-related problems, including:

  • Anxiety

  • Worry

  • Insomnia

  • Panic attacks

  •  Sweating, difficulty breathing, racing heart-rate – the physical experiences related to anxiety

  •  Fear and avoidance or reluctance to do things, even things that are important to maintaining your life and relationships


One of the main issues associated with anxiety is fear. When we are afraid we naturally avoid the things that we’re afraid of. Because of my experience helping people resolve their anxiety, our work can be very reassuring in the face of what may seem to be insurmountable problems. Together, we’ll come to understand the sources of your anxiety and help you overcome them.

My techniques include

  •  Understanding what you really worry about and not just the thoughts that fill your head each day

  •  Lifestyle management to reduce stress and worry

  •  Education about anxiety to help you regain a sense of control over your life

  • Relaxation 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:  Some anxiety-related problems are more specific and may be due to having been traumatized, abused or exposed to violence. Whether you suffer from the specific set of symptoms defined as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or not, I have a great deal of experience helping people heal from the wide-ranging impact of these frightening experiences.

             Please see my link “Trauma and Abuse” for more specific information about PTSD and related issues.