Corion “Cory” Duran


For a free 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule an appointment, please contact me at 510-833-1226, or at


Life can difficult, sometimes you find yourself in a place and you’re not quite sure how you got there, feel stuck, or don’t know where to go next. We can often feel overwhelmed by our emotions and thoughts. While emotions can be painful, they are a necessary part of life. We often react to our emotions in ways that only increase our suffering. Despite this we are capable of feeling our emotions fully and still living a valued life, we can learn to accept the necessary pain in life without amplifying it for ourselves. I approach therapy in a way that often involves identifying the things we value in life most and developing skills to help us get over the hurdles that prevent us from living those values. My hope in therapy is that you will walk away from it feeling closer to the life you want for yourself.


I work with adults, children, families and people in relationships. My experience includes working with issues such as depression, anger, and general life issues, while I also specialize in trauma and anxiety. It is my belief that therapy should be affirming of your core identity and help you to build a trust in yourself. Central to my approach with anyone is the idea that only you can define your identity and experience. Therapy should be for anyone and everyone, and I tailor my work to the needs of the people sitting with me. My approach to therapy is influenced by Person-Centered Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as the Gottman Institute and Structural Family Therapy.  If you have any questions regarding therapy with me I’d be happy to answer them.


I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from California State University, Fresno. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #95245 and I am under the supervision of Dino Di Donato LMFT #39831. More information is available at Facebook.

Recent posts

Socializing with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a very isolating condition. Embarrassment, shame, or feeling like you have to hide your OCD (or anxiety)…all of these things can make socializing a real challenge for people with OCD. Fortunately, there are some... Read more »

Types of OCD

When we use the term “OCD” or “Obsessive Compulsive”, many people picture someone endlessly washing their hands or repeatedly checking the stove before leaving the house. In actuality, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can manifest itself in a number of ways and... Read more »

OCD: A Brief History

Obsessions and compulsions have likely been around since humans first roamed the earth. In the 6th/7th century AD, John Climacus, a monk living in the Sinai Desert wrote of worshippers who were troubled by intrusive “blasphemous thoughts”, which kept them... Read more »

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