Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship."
(510) 306-7547
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"Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship."
Joshua Dean Coleman, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
"Dr. Coleman has extensive experience working with parents who are estranged from their adult children and has written a well-reviewed book on the topic, "When Parents Hurt" He has over 30 years of experience working successfully with couples who want to strengthen their relationships and couples who are on the verge of divorce as a result of affairs, communication problems and the inability to resolve conflict. He also has many years of experience helping individuals achieve happier, more fulfilling lives. This includes individuals suffering from anxiety, insecurity, shame, depression, or fear of success."
(925) 308-5649
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"Dr. Coleman has extensive experience working with parents who are estranged from their adult children and has written a well-reviewed book on the topic, "When Parents Hurt" He has over 30 years of experience working successfully with couples who want to strengthen their relationships and couples who are on the verge of divorce as a result of affairs, communication problems and the inability to resolve conflict. He also has many years of experience helping individuals achieve happier, more fulfilling lives. This includes individuals suffering from anxiety, insecurity, shame, depression, or fear of success."
Caroline Knapp, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Often in life, we struggle to connect with our own vitality. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of our own true presence and potential. When that access is blocked or tenuous, we suffer. Anxiety, depression, panic, phobia, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost are some forms of that suffering. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time."
(628) 222-2802
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"Often in life, we struggle to connect with our own vitality. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of our own true presence and potential. When that access is blocked or tenuous, we suffer. Anxiety, depression, panic, phobia, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost are some forms of that suffering. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time."
David Shragai, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
"Do you want to improve your emotional well being or to learn how to deal more effectively with stress, anxiety, depression or addiction? Do you want to improve your relationship and communication with your partner? For over 30 years I've provided psychotherapy in a supportive, caring and safe atmosphere helping individuals and couples to address emotional difficulties and achieve a better quality of life."
(510) 746-8114
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"Do you want to improve your emotional well being or to learn how to deal more effectively with stress, anxiety, depression or addiction? Do you want to improve your relationship and communication with your partner? For over 30 years I've provided psychotherapy in a supportive, caring and safe atmosphere helping individuals and couples to address emotional difficulties and achieve a better quality of life."
Lucy Fine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change."
(415) 742-2927
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"Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change."
Linda Kay Brunson, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples who are experiencing emotional distress and are needing to sort out the root causes of their problems as well as develop appropriate coping skills to move forward in their lives. Relationship issues, work or school stress, job loss, illness, death of someone you love, bullying, fears of harm - these are examples of situations that can prompt anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, anger, or other painful feelings. We work as a team to better understand your life circumstance and how to develop ways of dealing with life's difficulties."
(510) 380-8061
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"I work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples who are experiencing emotional distress and are needing to sort out the root causes of their problems as well as develop appropriate coping skills to move forward in their lives. Relationship issues, work or school stress, job loss, illness, death of someone you love, bullying, fears of harm - these are examples of situations that can prompt anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, anger, or other painful feelings. We work as a team to better understand your life circumstance and how to develop ways of dealing with life's difficulties."
Rachel Cooke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Starting therapy is not easy, and I hope you'll soon feel comfortable with me because of how I listen and become interested in the details you bring, helping you start to feel safe and at ease. I'll listen to the layers of what you say, and do my best to notice patterns which you may be unaware of. Together we'll think about the present moment of your life, your history, your needs and desires, and what gets in the way of your greater happiness and satisfaction."
(510) 374-4394
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"Starting therapy is not easy, and I hope you'll soon feel comfortable with me because of how I listen and become interested in the details you bring, helping you start to feel safe and at ease. I'll listen to the layers of what you say, and do my best to notice patterns which you may be unaware of. Together we'll think about the present moment of your life, your history, your needs and desires, and what gets in the way of your greater happiness and satisfaction."
Michael Shaw, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"The three core things I believe about psychotherapy: 1. People are inherently healthy. 2. Therapy is not just about symptoms. 3. There is nothing mysterious about whether therapy is working. Traditionally, psychotherapy has been associated with illness while emotional health has been left to the self-help movement. The theory I practice sees everyone as essentially healthy. As a result, there is no ceiling on "getting better." People with symptoms want to feel more like him or herself which I aim to accomplish as quickly as possible. Someone coping pretty well, however, might seek help to become more effective."
(424) 226-4543
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"The three core things I believe about psychotherapy: 1. People are inherently healthy. 2. Therapy is not just about symptoms. 3. There is nothing mysterious about whether therapy is working. Traditionally, psychotherapy has been associated with illness while emotional health has been left to the self-help movement. The theory I practice sees everyone as essentially healthy. As a result, there is no ceiling on "getting better." People with symptoms want to feel more like him or herself which I aim to accomplish as quickly as possible. Someone coping pretty well, however, might seek help to become more effective."
Terry Schulman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"People come to see me for a variety of very human reasons including help with a sudden loss that hits them hard, feeling the weight of constant conflict in important relationships, experiencing frequent depression/anxiety, difficulty making important decisions, discouragement about getting ahead, or feeling their life lacks joy and satisfaction. Our work will help you understand more about yourself, including how your life experiences have shaped the way you think about yourself and act in the present, whether it be in relationships, career choices, parenting or just how you carry yourself in the world. "
(510) 878-4912
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"People come to see me for a variety of very human reasons including help with a sudden loss that hits them hard, feeling the weight of constant conflict in important relationships, experiencing frequent depression/anxiety, difficulty making important decisions, discouragement about getting ahead, or feeling their life lacks joy and satisfaction. Our work will help you understand more about yourself, including how your life experiences have shaped the way you think about yourself and act in the present, whether it be in relationships, career choices, parenting or just how you carry yourself in the world. "
Danielle Sachs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"Sometimes life feels overwhelming! Are you going through a loss or life transition?Are you a parent trying to support your child/teen as they face their own challenges? Are you trying to make sense of life experiences and how they have impacted you? Are you wanting to figure out what it is you need to feel more fulfilled and create change? Sometimes we need a safe space that empowers and encourages us to explore what works and doesn’t work as we navigate daily life. Friends and family aren’t always able to provide this- but finding someone we feel comfortable opening up to can also seem overwhelming. "
(510) 901-4207
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"Sometimes life feels overwhelming! Are you going through a loss or life transition?Are you a parent trying to support your child/teen as they face their own challenges? Are you trying to make sense of life experiences and how they have impacted you? Are you wanting to figure out what it is you need to feel more fulfilled and create change? Sometimes we need a safe space that empowers and encourages us to explore what works and doesn’t work as we navigate daily life. Friends and family aren’t always able to provide this- but finding someone we feel comfortable opening up to can also seem overwhelming. "
Suki Dennis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"My training is primarily in healing couples by looking at the repeated patterns that get in the way of safe intimate connection. We all have responses that are were wonderfully helpful in the past but are less successful at getting what we want now. My aim is to help you let go of what is causing distress and develop ways of interacting that create happiness and health. I also work with individuals and provide EMDR if deemed appropriate. Mindfulness, to self regulate, is central to my work."
(650) 557-2666
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"My training is primarily in healing couples by looking at the repeated patterns that get in the way of safe intimate connection. We all have responses that are were wonderfully helpful in the past but are less successful at getting what we want now. My aim is to help you let go of what is causing distress and develop ways of interacting that create happiness and health. I also work with individuals and provide EMDR if deemed appropriate. Mindfulness, to self regulate, is central to my work."
Maayan Greene, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"If you are ready to learn more about yourself and develop a positive path toward growth seeking assistance can help you refocus on what's most meaningful to you. People come to therapy for many reasons, including needing help in handling stressful life transitions, to reduce psychological distress, increase one's self worth and to develop a better understanding of themselves. During therapy, we will explore unhealthy patterns by looking at the interplay between your thoughts, behaviors and emotions and how they affect your daily experiences. You will learn to develop fulfilling relationships, ways to cope in healthier ways, and ultimately live a fulfilling life."
(510) 402-1597
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"If you are ready to learn more about yourself and develop a positive path toward growth seeking assistance can help you refocus on what's most meaningful to you. People come to therapy for many reasons, including needing help in handling stressful life transitions, to reduce psychological distress, increase one's self worth and to develop a better understanding of themselves. During therapy, we will explore unhealthy patterns by looking at the interplay between your thoughts, behaviors and emotions and how they affect your daily experiences. You will learn to develop fulfilling relationships, ways to cope in healthier ways, and ultimately live a fulfilling life."
Isabel Diamond, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Feeling stuck can be a disheartening and frustrating experience. Have you thought about your problem a lot, tried harder, blamed yourself, or tried numbing or distracting yourself? Therapy can help you feel better."
(510) 788-2195
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"Feeling stuck can be a disheartening and frustrating experience. Have you thought about your problem a lot, tried harder, blamed yourself, or tried numbing or distracting yourself? Therapy can help you feel better."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have experience providing individual and family therapy, clinical case management, advocacy, linkage and support for adolescents and adults who experience mental illness. My experience includes: trauma based treatment, suicidal adolescents and adults, substance abuse support, working with domestic violence survivors, those with physical and developmental disabilities, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. I have experience working with youth, families, and adults within outpatient community and residential settings. I have a working understanding of the needs of diverse individuals with an emphasis on mental illness, dual-diagnosis, PTSD and trauma-related issues."
(510) 808-6845
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"I have experience providing individual and family therapy, clinical case management, advocacy, linkage and support for adolescents and adults who experience mental illness. My experience includes: trauma based treatment, suicidal adolescents and adults, substance abuse support, working with domestic violence survivors, those with physical and developmental disabilities, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. I have experience working with youth, families, and adults within outpatient community and residential settings. I have a working understanding of the needs of diverse individuals with an emphasis on mental illness, dual-diagnosis, PTSD and trauma-related issues."
Amy Shaffer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have worked with adults and teens for over fifteen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Living in the bay area can be stressful and demanding. Gaining more insight about one's anxiety or dissatisfaction at work; sorting through relational issues such as doubts about the marriage or challenges with a teenager; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore (alcohol, eating patterns, internet or shopping compulsion) - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life."
(510) 508-7507
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"I have worked with adults and teens for over fifteen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Living in the bay area can be stressful and demanding. Gaining more insight about one's anxiety or dissatisfaction at work; sorting through relational issues such as doubts about the marriage or challenges with a teenager; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore (alcohol, eating patterns, internet or shopping compulsion) - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life."
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
(415) 236-3570
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"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Mark Sullivan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Successful psychotherapy is a partnership based on trust. People do change, becoming more truly themselves when they find the right, trained therapist and are able to talk freely. I listen to you with respect and you develop greater self awareness. This enables you to communicate more clearly, to reflect on difficult issues, and to let go of outmoded behaviors that do not further your deeper needs."
(510) 756-2113
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"Successful psychotherapy is a partnership based on trust. People do change, becoming more truly themselves when they find the right, trained therapist and are able to talk freely. I listen to you with respect and you develop greater self awareness. This enables you to communicate more clearly, to reflect on difficult issues, and to let go of outmoded behaviors that do not further your deeper needs."
Stephanie Zone, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"I believe people are inherently oriented to heal and grow. Sometimes on the healing journey we need support to navigate difficult transitions, especially if old traumas are clouding our current vision. My role as a psychologist is to accompany you on your personal path. I welcome people with all types of concerns. I am especially experienced in treating people struggling with trauma, eating and body image issues, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, life transitions, relationship and parenting issues."
(628) 244-4055
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"I believe people are inherently oriented to heal and grow. Sometimes on the healing journey we need support to navigate difficult transitions, especially if old traumas are clouding our current vision. My role as a psychologist is to accompany you on your personal path. I welcome people with all types of concerns. I am especially experienced in treating people struggling with trauma, eating and body image issues, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, life transitions, relationship and parenting issues."
Alison McKleroy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Is your inner critic robbing you of ease and confidence? Unrelenting worrying and beating yourself up can be exhausting and hard to transform without powerful tools. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the 'gold standard' treatment for anxiety and low self-esteem. CBT is a hands-on, solution-focused approach that offers concrete practices to powerfully shift the way you think, feel and act. When you uncover and transform the negative thoughts, distortions and self-defeating beliefs that have been keeping you stuck, new ways of seeing yourself and the world emerge. Vitality and ease naturally become possible. "
(415) 237-2247
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"Is your inner critic robbing you of ease and confidence? Unrelenting worrying and beating yourself up can be exhausting and hard to transform without powerful tools. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the 'gold standard' treatment for anxiety and low self-esteem. CBT is a hands-on, solution-focused approach that offers concrete practices to powerfully shift the way you think, feel and act. When you uncover and transform the negative thoughts, distortions and self-defeating beliefs that have been keeping you stuck, new ways of seeing yourself and the world emerge. Vitality and ease naturally become possible. "
Brian S. Sedgeley, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Parents, if you need a safe place for your teen to talk through issues of depression, anxiety, and problems I can help. Teens relate to me as male role-model and since I am a younger therapist, they open up. I take Cigna and Medicare and have openings right now."
(510) 374-4821
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"Parents, if you need a safe place for your teen to talk through issues of depression, anxiety, and problems I can help. Teens relate to me as male role-model and since I am a younger therapist, they open up. I take Cigna and Medicare and have openings right now."

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