About me

Hi!!! I am Dr. Stephen Gonzalez, a clinical psychologist in California with more than 6 years working in inpatient, outpatient, and teletherapy settings. My previous therapeutic emphasis has been on addiction recovery and LGBTQ+ identity issues. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community who struggled with addictions myself more than 15 years ago, I understand the struggles and frustrations individuals go through when trying to beat their addictions. I am here to help you through that journey.

My goal is to provide an engaging and solutions-focused approach to therapy. I can conduct sessions in both English and Spanish and I utilize several different therapeutic methods for healing and personal growth, such as: Cognitive-Behavioral/Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Addiction Recovery, talk therapy, and several others. I've assisted a diverse clientele with issues ranging from alcoholism, heroin/methamphetamine/cocaine/opioid/marijuana addiction, gambling, identity transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, and eating disorders.

I strive to provide an environment where each client feels safe and comfortable discussing the issues that have brought them to therapy. I always seek feedback from clients to help ensure that the therapy sessions stay focused and productive and I am always looking for ways to improve my clients' lives.

Signing up and pursuing the therapy process takes courage and commitment; I want to be there for you every step of the way.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Intimacy
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem, Motivation
Also experienced in:
Antisocial Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body image , Codependency , Communication problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

CA Psychologist 30339


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephen Gonzalez. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Apr 11, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Stephen is very easy to talk to and understands our concerns very well. His advice is timely and effective

Written on Apr 10, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Stephen is amazing and very respectful.

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Stephen is the man!

Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Stephen has been a fantastic therapist. He's brought a lot of clarity to our relationship. As an added bonus, he is bilingual which is extremely helpful since my partner is from Mexico. Highly recommend.

Work with me!