Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
Alliant International University - San Francisco Bay (1980)

National Register Member Since

Carolyn Hokanson, PhD

I have been in private practice since 1982. I specialize in the treatment of depression, Mood disorders and Anxiety Disorder which include the treatment of phobias, panic and generalized anxiety. I work with adolescents, adults of all ages. I use both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral as well as behavior therapy approach.

I have wheel chair access in my office building and office. I am in suite with 3 other licensed psychologists each practicing as solo practioners, but we cover for each other.

Learn more about me on my website: CAROLYNFHOKANSONPHD.COM

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
  • Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)

Ages Served

  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychodynamic Treatment


    • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
    • I have a Ph.D. from The California School of Professional Psychology which is now a part of Alliant International University.
    • I have a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.
    • I am a member of APA, CPA and my local Psychology Association, the Contra Costa County, Psychological Association.

Fee Information/Office Policy

  • I charge $170 for the first visit and then $150 for the 2nd and on-going visits.
  • Health Care Plan Participation

  • If I am contracted with a insurance company and it is Managed Care, then I accept the contracted fee, but collect the co-pay at each visit. If there is a deductible, then I collect my normal fee until the deductible is met.

  • Telephone me at: 925-932-1270 or e-mail me at

  • Contact Information

    Primary Contact

    1600 South Main Street
    Suite 177
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    P: 925-932-1270 (Office)
    F: 925-935-8545