Misha Gutkin, PhD, Psychologist in Walnut Creek
Welcome. For over 15 years I have been working with children, teens, adults & families on transforming their lives. I use a flexible approach, which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy, to help people become more aware of their triggered thoughts, feelings and behaviors - in other words, the things that are causing us problems. I'm direct but easy going Psychologist with extensive experience which includes being a Program Director of 2 inpatient crisis units. Saturday appointments available. Convenient office on the boarder of Walnut Creek & Lafayette and only within a short drive from San Francisco.
Every person is an individual and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Together we will outline issues that have been a problem in your or your child/teen's life and will discuss ways of addressing these issues. Together we are going on a journey to a better life.
Bay Area is an ethnically and culturally rich place. Over the years, I have worked with clients from a large spectrum of ethnic backgrounds. Being an immigrant from Russia, I'm well familiar with issues related to immigration and acculturation. I'm fluent in Russian and I welcome Russian speaking clients.
Call or Email Misha Gutkin for a free phone consultation now - (925) 241-5191


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • License No. and State: PSY24794 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Russian, Ukrainian


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016
Misha Gutkin, PhD, Psychologist in Walnut Creek

Misha Gutkin

Psychologist, PhD