Therapist Profile

Karen C. Hoyt, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
37 Quail Court #300 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 932-9889
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Welcome. Finding this site can be your first step in taking a new direction in your life. Life is full of twists, turns, decisions, and sorrows, but mainlyl change. This may lead you to feel confused or discouraged and you may think you are alone. Your pain may feel overwhelming and include depression, which is painful and immobilizing with its fears and lack of confidence. Perhaps your struggles involve secret obsessions and addictions which bring shame and hopelessness to you and your family. Has the loss of a loved one, a home, a pet or a job been devastating? Or are your issues around illness or aging? For many of my clients it is important that their spirtual life and values be respected and nurtured in the therapeutic process. For those who want their faith to be central to their healing, I am glad to work with you in this area of discovery and growth. Artists have unique ways of experiencing and engaging the world. I have been an artist for many years and understand the language of images and their importance for healing. I welcome those who would benefit from this way of discovery and change. All of these are common concerns with my clients. And as I have helped them I believe I can also help you. Friends and faith are a wonderful support at these times, but you may feel you need more, you may seek professional help. I would be honored to use my training and experience to help you once again feel joy and happiness, while restoring relationships in your life. Call today, discover if I am the professional, who, with care and compassion, can help you become all you were created to be.

About My Practice

Office Hours
SCOPE OF PRACTICE Individual Adult Therapy Couples, including Pre-marital Adoption Communication and Relationship Issues Anxiety and Stress Depression, including Postpartum Grief Counseling Spiritual Growth Addiction Recovery,including Media and Sexual Addiction, for addicts and their spouses Groups For Women Married to sexually Addicted Men, group . PHONE SESSIONS There are times when it is not possible to come into my office for your session. I would be glad to setup a phone session with you. MY PERSONAL APPROACH When working with clients, I am supportive and accepting, I know that seeking help can be difficult, but warm encouragement can be helpful. I help clients develop their strengths, insight, and goals in our work together. I am known for being kind, with a sense of humor, but I also challenge my clients to understand and practice new ways to approach their difficulties so that their lives and relationships will be enriched. MY THEORETICAL APPROACH My theoretical approach depends on the needs and personalities of my clients. Most clients benefit from a blending of different approaches. These might include: Family Systems, Psychodynamics, Cognitive/ Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Family of Origin Therapy, Imago Couples Therapy, as well as specific programs for premarital counseling and addiction recovery
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


B.A. Art and Psychology M.A. Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty

Alzheimer's Families
Anger Management
Chronically Mentally Ill
Christian Based Therapy
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Rape Victims
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Terminally Ill
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
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Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Object Relations
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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