Last updated: 2/2/2019

Christine S. Kovach, LCSW (510) 871-8880
Last Updated: 2/2/2019
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Years of Experience: 22

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


CA - LCSW [20274]

Credentials and Certifications:
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

Prior to starting my solo practice I worked for 16 years in hospice care throughout the Bay Area.� I bring to my work a deep caring for those in grief and those facing serious illness and well as the loved ones providing care.� If you are an adult child caring for elder parents or you are a parent of a child with a difficult illness, you are facing unique challenges in caring for others while attemting to maintain some equillibrium for yourself.� Facing serious illness, pain and the "unknown" challenges us to the core.��Dealing with illness and loss means "calling in the troops" of support.� I draw from traditional "talk" therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness and resilience practices, social/community supports among other "tools".� Together, we�find a way through that�is personal,�transformative and safe.�

Office and Contact Information
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Christine S. Kovach, LCSW
3215 Encinal Ave., Suite K
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 871-8880

Contact: Christine Kovach

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: N/A
Weekends: N/A

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Aging Grief/Loss Life Transitions Medical Physical Illness/Impairment Stress
Also serving:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Depression Disability Elder Abuse Interpersonal Relationships Pain Management Parenting Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Crisis Intervention Humanistic
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Art Therapy Behavioral Behavioral Medicine Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dance/Movement Therapy Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Geriatric Consultation Information and Referral Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Nutrition Counseling Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
Alzheimer's Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Diabetes Grandparents
AIDS/HIV+ Brain/Head Injured Disabled Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Suicidal
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Armenian Asian Caribbean Haitian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation