Kate Ekman

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
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Kate Ekman

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

55 Santa Clara Avenue
Suite 220
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 694-2514

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About

Could your child use some help with managing big feelings and impulses? Are these difficulties interfering with their functioning at school, home, or with friends? Does your child struggle with constant worrying or anxious ruminations? Are their fears getting in the way of their ability to enjoy life? My therapeutic skills groups are designed for kids who could use work on emotional regulation, social skills, and managing anxiety. Confidence Club can help your child master those skills and build confidence for life! Kids' groups run every Sunday for 12 weeks. Teen anxiety support group accepting ongoing referrals.
Clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of children and adolescents through a cognitive-behavioral and family systems oriented lens. Currently offering two groups for children ages 6-11 targeting emotional regulation/social skills and anxiety. Also offering group therapy for anxious teens. I am not accepting individual clients at this time.
Every child has potential and every child deserves confidence! Come into Confidence Club to unlock your child's potential: ConfidenceClubCA.com

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY30485

Kate Ekman's Groups

Emotional Regulation and Social Skills

Emotional Regulation & Social Skills: Could your child use help managing big feelings and impulses? This group draws from Michelle Garcia-Winner's social thinking curriculum, using a narrative-based approach to these behaviors by externalizing them as "Unthinkables" characters that your child will learn to combat - just like their favorite superheroes! Using a group format, your child can connect to peers who have similar struggles and develop skills in these areas and build new friendships. This is a great group for children with ADHD or high-functioning ASD. Neither diagnosis is required to join the group.

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Taking Charge of Anxiety

Does your child struggle with constant worrying or anxious ruminations? Are their fears getting in the way of their ability to enjoy life? This group will present the origins of anxiety in a way that children can understand and resonate with. Understanding their anxious response is the first step to overcoming their fears. This group draws partially from the Coping Cat curriculum, teaching skills that children can use with the help of a parent or on their own in order to manage their anxiety.

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Group Therapy for Anxious Teens

This group weaves in cognitive-behavioral approaches and mindfulness strategies so teens can build the tools they need to manage their anxiety. Research has shown that group therapy is an especially effective treatment modality for those suffering from social anxiety. Exposure is key to overcoming anxiety, and individual therapy alone does not provide the opportunity for teens to face their fears head on. Group therapy provides a supportive environment where your teen can connect with peers they can identify with and build relationships with, and it is far less costly than traditional talk therapy. Accepting referrals for ages 13-18.

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Location

55 Santa Clara Avenue
Suite 220
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 694-2514

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Peer Relationships

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy

Links

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Last Modified: 7 Feb 2022
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Kate Ekman

Psychologist, PsyD