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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #107445), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #3022), Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
I’m Patty Shirley
motivating – encouraging – collaborating
Does your life seem out of balance?
Do you feel out of sync?
Do you feel worried, anxious, sad, confused, angry or frustrated?
Are you having relationship issues or communication problems?
Is your life unmanageaable?
I can offer you guidance and assistance in finding the right path for your life today.
East Bay Christian Counseling – EBCC
EBCC is a Christian, non-denominational, confidential, professional, clinical counseling center where people can seek emotional, relational and spiritual wholeness.
EBCC accepts American Express, Visa, Discover, MasterCard, Health Savings Account, cash and checks. EBCC also offers sliding scale for those who qualify.
– Three locations to serve you –
EBCC Lafayette – Heritage Square –
936 Dewing Avenue, Lafayette, CA
From Mt. Diablo Blvd, proceed west on Dewing Ave. 1/4 mile. Heritage Square office complex is on the left side of Dewing Avenue, directly across from Walnut Street. Suite N is located in the building at the rear of the property, on the second floor and is accessible by stairs only.
EBCC Walnut Creek – Olympic Plaza –
1910 Olympic Blvd., Suite 360, Walnut Creek, CA
At the 680 / 24 Interchange, take the Olympic Blvd. / Mt. Diablo offramp. Proceed east toward downtown Walnut Creek. 1910 Olympic Blvd. is located at the corner of Alpine Road and Olympic Blvd., sharing a parking lot with Forma Gym.
350 Main Street, Suite H-9, Pleasanton, CA
EBCC Pleasanton is at the corner of Main Street and W. Angela, on the second floor. The parking lot and entrance door is at the left corner of the building on W. Angela. Proceed upstairs via the elevator or stairs. Mid-way along the wrap-around porch is the door for Suite H, where you will find EBCC’s waiting room.
Therapy Services for
- Older Adults
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC)
- Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC)
- co-occurring disorders
- anger management
- domestic violence
- women’s treatment
- dementia-related behaviors
Frequently Asked Questions
It takes courage to reach out for help when life becomes challenging. Often during the midst of our trials, it can be confusing to know where to turn and what we may need. Therapy can be a useful tool to gain new perspective and understanding of confusing life situations.
What can i expect for my first session?
Our first session will consist of getting to know each other and see if we are a good fit for one another.
will my information be kept confidential?
All information is kept completely confidential, with few exceptions, such as if there is a concern of harm to self or others.
Am I expected to cry or be emotional?
While therapy can bring up some strong emotions, it doesn’t always. Each person is unique in their approach to therapy, as well as their pace.
Will i be prescribed medication?
Typically medication is prescribed by a psychiatrist or medical doctor. If it is deemed recommended for psychiatric medication to be prescribed, a referral will be offered.
I am passionate about my work.
Motivating, encouraging and collaborating strongly with my clients, toward the goal of seeking health and balance, is of the utmost importance to me.
Thank you for your support, prayers and referrals. I so appreciate when people like you, partner with me, in God’s pursuit of health and wholeness in us, His children.