EMDR Psychiatrists in Oakland, CA

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Brandon J Vance
Psychiatrist, MD
Are you feeling stuck in your relationships and/or with your feelings? We all run into conflict at times and have brief ups and downs. But when we get stuck - perhaps in a pattern of reacting to "triggers" in a relationship, or in one mood state like depression or anxiety, it can be so frustrating, lonely and feel hopeless at times. I love to facilitate relationships getting unstuck and find the combination of EFT and tools from David Burns' team therapy effective in facilitating this. *See also my Feeing Great Book Club, an educational group to reading this David Burns' self help book, only costing 12$ per session.*
(628) 258-6239 
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers video visits
Waitlist for new clients

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EMDR Psychiatrists
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an information processing therapy that helps clients cope with trauma, addictions, and phobias. During this treatment, the patient focuses on a specific thought, image, emotion, or sensation while simultaneously watching the therapist's finger or baton move in front of his or her eyes. The client is told to recognize what comes up for him/her when thinking of an image; then the client is told to let it go while doing bilateral stimulation.

If you're looking for EMDR therapy in Oakland or for an Oakland EMDR therapist these professionals provide EMDR therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and EMDR treatment. They include EMDR therapists, EMDR psychologists, EMDR psychotherapists, and EMDR counselors.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Oakland is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Oakland Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Oakland has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Oakland, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Oakland Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.