Caroline Bryan, AMFT/APCC
I believe each person possesses the innate ability to solve problems and heal from past trauma when given the right kind of setting, professional guidance, and unconditional support. I focus on doing what works for each individual to reduce suffering and build a life worth living. I also believe that skills learned in DBT are an integral part of the healing process. That is why I have chosen to focus my practice on providing the most comprehensive, compassionate, and adherent style of DBT available.
I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Integrative Restoration for Trauma (iRest), Trauma Education, and Exposure Therapy. I am also a certified Yoga Teacher (RYT200) specializing in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Mindfulness Meditation. In my private practice, located in Danville, CA, I offer a complete DBT program of individual therapy, skills groups, phone coaching, and consultation team meetings.
Currently, I work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, gender issues, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, emotional regulation, and family or interpersonal communication challenges. I provide individual therapy and co-facilitate weekly DBT Adult and Multi-Family Skills Groups.
I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute, Berkeley. Before joining Mount Diablo Psychological Services, I worked for the Alameda Health System at Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro. At Fairmont, I treated patients with a wide range of severe mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, major depressive disorder, anxiety, OCD, panic, and gender issues. After Fairmont, I completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship in Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente, where I worked with adults, children, and families in group and individual settings.
I am supervised by Beth Christensen, LMFT # 43287.