Individual

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual therapy refers to one-on-one collaborative work with a trained therapist. It involves the process of exploring and gaining insight into feelings, beliefs, behaviors, and relational patterns that may be causing distress. Through psychotherapy, aspects of an individual’s life are better understood, and personal goals are set up for the work to achieve desired change. This is all done in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.

Anger Management

Anger management is the process of recognizing signs of anger and learning healthy ways to manage and express it. Our skilled therapists can help by offering relaxation tools and coping
skills that reduce the emotional arousal of anger and lead to healthier communication skills and expressions of anger.

Anxiety

Anxiety is the physical and mental reaction to stress. Symptoms of anxiety include muscle tension, fast breathing, and rapid heartbeat. Therapy can help with anxiety by offering tools to manage and reduce stress.

Bicultural/Multicultural Counseling

Multicultural counseling refers to the understanding of how an individual’s cultural identity may shape their mental health. Our culturally competent therapists offer a safe space to explore and gain deeper insights into how the many facets of culture come together to impact an individual’s life. At Discovery Counseling Center, treatment plans are tailored specifically with
each individual’s culture in mind.

Depression

Depression is a clinical disorder that can affect the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Common symptoms of depression include feelings of sadness, guilt, hopelessness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, irritability, frustration, anxiety and/or anger outbursts, and increased thoughts of suicide/self-harm. Physical symptoms may include general unexplained aches and pains, changes in sleep patterns, reduced appetite, slowed behavior and fatigue. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, call us today to make an appointment. Our trained therapists can help by offering a safe space to process experiences and gain valuable tools needed for healthy coping.

Grief

Grief is the natural response to loss. It can be experienced as an overwhelming sense of pain and may be accompanied and compounded by feelings of confusion, anger, or guilt. Therapy can offer the support needed to understand loss and move through the natural stages of grief that come with loss.

LGBTQIA+ Affirming Care

Discovery Counseling Center offers individual and couple’s therapy and support that is tailored specifically to LGBTQIA+ needs. Our skilled therapists are gender and culture competent and understand the importance of care that is affirming and supportive.

Teen Counseling

Teen counseling refers to an approach of therapy that is tailored specifically for teens. Within a safe space, our skilled therapists work one-on-one with teens to help them gain insight into their
feelings and behaviors and learn healthy ways of coping. Teen counseling can facilitate resilience and offer teens a way to express their feelings and problem solve in a healthy manner.

Trauma

is an emotional response to any physical or emotional event that involves the experience of eminent danger. Reactions to trauma may include shock, denial, mood-swings, flash backs, and relational challenges. Our skilled therapists can offer support in the recovery of physical and/or emotional trauma.

SCOTT LUCIA

Wealth Management at Andrews, Lucia Wealth Management LLC

Affiliation:

  • Tassajara Valley Little League

ROBERT COMBS

Real Estate Advisor, Compass

Affiliations:

  • Town of Danville Planning Commissioner
  • Board Member, Leadership San Ramon Valley
  • President, Danville Rotary, Town of Danville Design Review Board Member
  • Board of Directors
  • League of California Cities, California State University at Chico Alumni Board of Directors
  • Parent Advisory Council
  • CSU
  • Past President

MICHAEL COPELAND

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Affiliations:

  • San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds
  • San Ramon Valley Girls’ Athletic League Softball
  • Contributor to Alive Magazine

MARK DAVIS

Tri- Counties Bank- Senior Vice-President

Affiliations:

  • American Heart Association
  • United Way
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Anthony’s San Francisco
  • San Francisco and Sacramento Food Banks
  • Sacred Heart Community
  • Past Board Member California Symphony
  • Past

JENISE FALK

Retired San Ramon Valley Unified School District Principal

Affiliations:

  • President of the Friends of Discovery(Thrift Station)
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association
  • San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.

NEWELL ARNERICH

Town of Danville, Town Council Member, AD Architects, Inc., President & Co-founder

Affiliations:

  • Leadership San Ramon Valley
  • Board Member & Past President
  • Danville-Sycamore Valley Rotary Club- Member & Past President
  • AIA
  • American Institute of Architects
  • NACRB
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Board
  • Danville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.

KATHY CHIVERTON

Retired Executive Director Discovery Counseling Center

Affiliations:

  • Leadership San Ramon Valley Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Danville
  • Contra Costa County Measure X Community Advisory Board Member

MARIE HALL

  • Licensed Social Worker; Retired Clinical Director
  • St. Anne’s Catholic Church

Affiliation:

  • Friends of Discovery

MITCHELL HOPSON

Vice-President of Finance, Zearn

Affiliations:

  • Diablo Black Men’s Group (past Treasurer)
  • San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition (founding member)
  • Leadership San Ramon Valley
  • Board of Directors
  • Youth sports coach

DAVID KRAVITZ

Affiliations:

  • Director of Student Services
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District

N. S. LEE

Retired Project Manager, Kaiser-Permanente

Affiliations:

  • Toastmasters’ International
  • Project Management Institute

Claire Humphrey

Retired Pediatrician: Valley Community Health Center and Blackhawk Medical Group

Affiliations:

  • Marriage Mentor Community Presbyterian Church
  • Spiritual Mentor CityTeam Oakland

ANDY LI

Board Member, Contra Costa Community College District

Affiliations:

  • President
  • Civic Leadership USA
  • President
  • API Coalition, Board of Directors
  • Leadership San Ramon Valley
  • Steering Committee
  • San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition
  • Rotary Club of Dougherty Valley/San Ramon

NEAL MITCHELL

Community Volunteer

Affiliations:

  • Hall of Fame Board Member Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Board Member Love for Margot Foundation
  • Past Board Member Mercator Medical Systems
  • Past Board Member Injoy Media Corporation

NISHI MOONKA

Chief of Staff/Head of Purpose and Culture at Blue Beyond Consulting

Affiliations:

  • Quail Run Learning Fund Vice President
  • PTA

SARAH NIX

Attorney, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law By the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Affiliations:

  • Past President, Board of Diablo Valley of Estate Planning
  • Iron Horse Mother’s Club
  • AAUW, Volunteer St. Isidore’s Parish
  • East Bay Trust &amp, Estate Lawyers

JILL PURCELL

Owner Purcell International – Food Importing Business

Affiliations:

  • San Ramon Valley YMCA- Past Board Member
  • Diablo Homeowner’s Association- Past Secretary
  • Dorris-Eaton School-Past PTA President
  • Green Valley School and Monte Vista High School- Past PTSA Member

PAT WILSON

Retired San Ramon Valley Unified School District Educator

Affiliations:

  • Sons in Retirement (SIRS)
  • 100 Club of Contra Costa County
  • Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) Sponsor Program
  • San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.

MARY VERSTRAETE

Retired from Banking

Affiliations:

  • Member of the Friends of Discovery
  • Thrift Station

GARY RIELE

Affiliations:

  • Principal
  • Riele Commercial Real Estate

ANN WILLOUGHBY

Retired Chief of Staff, University of California Office of the National Laboratories

Affiliations:

  • Treasurer Friends of Discovery Board (Thrift Station)
  • Quest Science Center Advisory Board
  • Livermore Lab Foundation
  • Expanding Your Horizons
  • Agape Village Foster Family Agency
  • American Association of University Women