Licensed Psychologist, PSY 12444
Phone: 925-372-6630, ext. 24
Dr. Steven Shelton has been in private practice for 20 years and was one of the original founders of Alhambra Valley Counseling Center in Martinez, CA. During this time he also worked for Contra Costa Mental Health, and recently retired from there after 29 years of service. He had served as Training Director for the Central County Children and Family Clinic, overseeing the internship and practicum training for students from graduate programs across the Bay Area. Dr. Shelton is a member of both the Contra Costa and California Psychological Associations.
Dr. Shelton accepts a number of insurances and has a sliding scale fee for those who pay out of pocket. Please contact him with regard to any questions, for an initial phone consultation, or to set up an appointment.
"There comes a time in everyone’s life where it helps to share one’s concerns with another caring and empathic individual, not to get advice, but to develop a self-understanding and new way of being that ultimately transcends the problem at hand."
Dr. Shelton believes the relationship between therapist and client is as important as the theoretical orientation or techniques used by the therapist. He is proactive in session and actively engages clients to develop a problem solving style that works for them. While trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities, Dr. Shelton uses an integrated approach based on what the client’s needs are, informed by cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and increasingly a narrative approach.