Grace Malonai (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I am a neurodiversity specialist. I help you gain self-understanding and tools to flourish in relationships and through life's transitions.

Counselor in Lafayette, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I support adults, teens, children, parents, couples and groups who are ready to feel better, suffer less, to forge connections, to learn more about themselves, to gain new tools for self-regulation, to learn to communicate better, to build self-esteem, to gain self-efficacy at school or work, figure out next steps, and/or to have a therapist who really gets neurodivergent people, including those with Autism, giftedness, ADHD, learning differences, high sensitivity and intensity.

My Background and Approach

Essentially, I am an integrative and experienced therapist and assessor. What that means is that I have extensive training in a variety of modalities and use them as called for. Together, we create a game plan. I believe it is important that we work together interactively. I also often use strengths-based, family systems, cognitive, interpersonal, narrative, holistic-oriented, relational-cultural, developmental approaches, a spiritual approach, mindfulness techniques, play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and sand tray work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I value being real, truly empathetic and to foster a genuine connection in my work. I am active in the work, participating in the conversation or activity. I believe that meaningful, true connections are important to the healing process, which in turn help build confidence and deeper self-awareness. I also believe that both assessment and counseling are a collaborative process, where my job is to facilitate your growth in self-understanding. Through the process of attaining relief from the pain of your challenges, you also get to know yourself better. As you learn to understand and work with your emotions, you can gain skills to manage your emotional reactions, and thus gain insight about yourself, your family, and other relationships. My practice is culturally inclusive, and affirming, allied with, a member of, and supportive to LGBTQ+ and Kink communities.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 25 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $165 - 300/session


925-954-6229 Email Grace
986 Moraga Road
Lafayette, CA 94549

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