Dr. Jeffrey Idelson, PSY.D

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Dr. Jeffrey Idelson, PSY.D is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Jeffrey Idelson, PSY.D
1966 Tice Valley Blvd Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Terrible experience. Was aggressive and argumentative. Instead of helping me confront my feelings to help me come to my own decisions and conclusions, he consistently interjected with his own ideas and opinions that ultimately turned out to be very bad feedback and advice.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mike – Feb 15, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr. Idelson for nearly 3 years. He is an excellent therapist and has helped me greatly during this time. We have been able to transition successfully to sessions over the phone (because of COVID) without missing a beat. Dr. Idelson listens to patients and takes a genuine interest in what is being said. His advice is practical and you never feel like you're being spoken down to. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 15, 2021
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I went to Dr. Jeff in high school, and then started going to see him again after I graduated college. He is simply an amazing therapist, and this translates well in person and over the phone (during COVID). He warmly and emphatically listens to what you have to say, and then actually gives direct feedback and advice in order to change your perspective or make real change within your life. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 12, 2021
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Dr. Jeff is a talented, smart and empathetic practitioner. He's keenly aware of his patient's state and mindset, and works to address the issues in a kind, gentle and insightful manner. He is an absolute joy to work with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 25, 2020
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Rude, made political comments during sessions. Did not engage in evidence-based treatment.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 01, 2019
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I did not want to see a therapist at first because I did not see how talking to someone was going to help what I was going through, but the experience was shockingly enjoyable. Dr. Jeff is one of the most open, understanding, and insightful people I have had the privileged of talking to over the course of this summer and I would strongly recommend seeing him if you are facing any difficulties in your life or just need someone to talk things over with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Zachary Gotvald in Pleasant Hill, CA – Sep 12, 2018
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Dr. Idelson is an excellent therapist who has enabled me to take charge of my life for the first time. He was able to shine a light on some family issues that have gone back multiple generations and has given me the tools to finally break the cycle with my own children. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Rob R in Alamo, CA – May 15, 2016
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Dr. Jeff is the best therapist out there. He listens very well and gives his honest opinion; he is not just sitting there and writing down things, he gives direct feedback. I have been a patient of him for four years now, and even when I moved to college he did over the phone therapy, which I thought was extremely caring of him. He has helped me get through very rough times and has made me an overall better and more knowlegable person. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sophie S in Pleasant Hill, CA – Apr 23, 2016
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Dr Idelson is very wise, caring and knowledgeable. He excels at seeing and cutting through confusion and identifying the key issues that need addressing. He's a skilled listener, very respectful, compassionate and will not waste your time. He connected with my teenage son who had very high walls around him, enabling us to communicate and have a better healthy child/parent relationship. My son and I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Lina in Orinda, CA – Apr 01, 2016
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Dr Idelson is far beyond and above a mft. I went to him for my kids and my own divorce. I visited another MFT to compare. I could tell the difference immediately. Dr. Idelson is wise, knowledgable, thoughtful, and good sense of humor. His 40 years of experiences made him an expert of life and human nature. My kids open heart to him and trust him very much. He is a psychologist, professor and loving caring father. We also love his farm style office a lot. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Catherine W in alamo – Feb 02, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I address and work to resolve past and current life concerns, traumas, and dysfunctions through cognitive therapy. I also work with gay/lesbian, PTSD,...Read more

Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Individual Counseling
  • Women's Counseling

Education

2005
Doctor or Psychology
1972
Calif State U
Undergraduate School
Psy.D. Degree

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What conditions does Dr. Jeffrey Idelson, PSY.D treat?

Dr. Idelson frequently treats the following conditions: Anxiety Attack, Gender Dysphoria, and Physical Abuse of Child. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Jeffrey Idelson, PSY.D's office address?

Dr. Idelson's office is located at 1966 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Idelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Physical Abuse of Child
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Rape Trauma Syndrome
  • Stress Management

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(925) 938-7057

Dr. Idelson accepts the following insurance:

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1966 Tice Valley Blvd Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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