The care you deserve.

Inner peace. Family harmony. Satisfying relationships.
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30 years of experience helping people create their best life.

I specialize in helping young adults and adults overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, social anxiety and difficult life transitions. I recognize that life is busy so I work closely with my clients to prioritize goals, develop effective treatment plans and focus on strengths and successes. My outcome-based treatment approaches vary depending on the unique set of challenges, but generally involve a blend of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, narrative and positive psychology. I believe therapy should never feel uncomfortable, boring or stagnant so I use authenticity, empathy, humor and a focus on strengths. A Bay Area native, I earned my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and completed my doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology. As a mom and a LaMorinda resident, I am aware of the numerous positive opportunities and the nuanced challenges encountered by families in our community. You deserve to receive the right treatment with the most qualified provider so I offer free consultations to see if our work together would be a good fit for the issues you are currently facing. I have in-person appointments at my office in Orinda or virtual appointments if you prefer. Please contact me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation. I look forward to getting to know you and your family.
Adrienne Candell, PhD


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College Mental Health
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships


  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based


  • 50 minute individual : $220
  • 90 minutes first family session: $275
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