Welcome! I’m Wendy Ritchey, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist doing business as Ritchey Consulting, Inc. I’ve been in practice in Walnut Creek since 1984.

Wendy L. RitcheyI treat a wide range of problems, specializing in:

  • anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias
  • depression
  • body-focused repetitive behaviors, including trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) and skin-picking
  • relationship issues.

Most of my work is with adults (individuals and couples), though I also see children over 10 years old and adolescents.

I approach therapy with compassion and understanding, seeking to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment in which my patients feel comfortable discussing issues they may have never discussed with anyone before.

Since the relationship between the therapist and patient is one of the keys to successful psychotherapy, the importance of finding the therapist who’s right for you can’t be overstated.

If you’re looking for a therapist, I invite you to spend time browsing my site. I think you’ll find it answers most of the questions you’ll want to ask when choosing a therapist and gives you a sense of who I am and whether you feel we might be a good fit. If after visiting my site you’d like to schedule an appointment, or if you have questions you don’t find answered here, please contact me.