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Oakland, California 94618
"Are you finding yourself unsatisfied with where you are at in life? Are there patterns in your emotions, relationships, behaviors and substance use that you would like to change and move past? Maybe there are specific issues you are hoping to address, and maybe your entire life feels very off from where you would like it to be and you’re not sure where to start. Either way you’ve taken a very important step by starting to look for help. "
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(510) 380-7436
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Oakland, California 94618
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"Are you finding yourself unsatisfied with where you are at in life? Are there patterns in your emotions, relationships, behaviors and substance use that you would like to change and move past? Maybe there are specific issues you are hoping to address, and maybe your entire life feels very off from where you would like it to be and you’re not sure where to start. Either way you’ve taken a very important step by starting to look for help. "
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Oakland, California 94618
"My primary focus is on alcohol and drug related problems as well as anxiety, depression, interpersonal and work-related problems. I have worked extensively with professionals but particularly with physicians. I was a Co-Founder and the Director of The Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University from 1985 to 2001 providing clinical services, teaching and conducting research. I retired and I have been in private practice since then with an office in the Market Hall in the Rockridge area in Oakland offering individual, couple and family therapy."
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(510) 275-7662
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Oakland, California 94618
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Addiction
"My primary focus is on alcohol and drug related problems as well as anxiety, depression, interpersonal and work-related problems. I have worked extensively with professionals but particularly with physicians. I was a Co-Founder and the Director of The Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University from 1985 to 2001 providing clinical services, teaching and conducting research. I retired and I have been in private practice since then with an office in the Market Hall in the Rockridge area in Oakland offering individual, couple and family therapy."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MPH
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Oakland, California 94605
"I currently offer Tele-therapy services to clients residing in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as elsewhere in California. I have been in the field of public health and social work at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges in their lives including mild to moderate stress, anxiety and more severe panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, severe mental and addictive disorders including clients with long standing dependence on opioids."
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(510) 345-1227
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Oakland, California 94605
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Addiction
"I currently offer Tele-therapy services to clients residing in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as elsewhere in California. I have been in the field of public health and social work at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges in their lives including mild to moderate stress, anxiety and more severe panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, severe mental and addictive disorders including clients with long standing dependence on opioids."
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Oakland, California 94611
"I offer psychological support for addiction, codependency, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, major life transitions, and other mental health obstacles. With expertise in addiction and codependency, I provide treatment for chemical dependency, behavioral addiction, and related challenges in adults, adolescents, couples, and families. My strengths-based approach integrates positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and structural family therapy, to guide recovery on the individual, family, and communal levels. Historically, psychology has focused on symptom reduction. While this is important, I also work to utilize our unique personal strengths and insights to alleviate suffering and support human flourishing."
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(510) 662-0272
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Oakland, California 94611
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"I offer psychological support for addiction, codependency, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, major life transitions, and other mental health obstacles. With expertise in addiction and codependency, I provide treatment for chemical dependency, behavioral addiction, and related challenges in adults, adolescents, couples, and families. My strengths-based approach integrates positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and structural family therapy, to guide recovery on the individual, family, and communal levels. Historically, psychology has focused on symptom reduction. While this is important, I also work to utilize our unique personal strengths and insights to alleviate suffering and support human flourishing."
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Oakland, California 94610
"The care and support that allows each person to grow and thrive is unique. Whether you're hoping to reduce the impact of life’s stressors, improve your well being and connection with others, enhance self-understanding, or be more present in important areas of life, our work together will recognize your individuality and be driven by your goals. I focus on building a relationship in which you feel you are treated with respect, understanding, and compassion, where you can experience a sense of safety in sharing about sensitive parts of your life. I draw on a variety of effective therapy approaches to support your healing and growth."
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(628) 212-7769
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Oakland, California 94610
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Addiction
"The care and support that allows each person to grow and thrive is unique. Whether you're hoping to reduce the impact of life’s stressors, improve your well being and connection with others, enhance self-understanding, or be more present in important areas of life, our work together will recognize your individuality and be driven by your goals. I focus on building a relationship in which you feel you are treated with respect, understanding, and compassion, where you can experience a sense of safety in sharing about sensitive parts of your life. I draw on a variety of effective therapy approaches to support your healing and growth."
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Oakland, California 94618
"Choosing a therapist involves mind, heart and spirit as well as commitment, time and money. With over thirty years of experience, I know that doing the work of psychotherapy is a unique privilege, so thank you for your interest in my practice."
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(510) 404-8802
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Oakland, California 94618
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"Choosing a therapist involves mind, heart and spirit as well as commitment, time and money. With over thirty years of experience, I know that doing the work of psychotherapy is a unique privilege, so thank you for your interest in my practice."
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Oakland, California 94609
"Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career, and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and earning a doctoral degree in Psychology."
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(510) 681-0296
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career, and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and earning a doctoral degree in Psychology."
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Oakland, California 94610
"Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration, and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?"
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(510) 306-1799
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Oakland, California 94610
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Addiction
"Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration, and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?"
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Oakland, California 94611
"Want to see results in your psychotherapy? My twenty years in the field have informed my safe, supportive, solutions focused style using empirically proven techniques. I collaborate best with motivated Clients who are working through the following challenges: depression, anxiety, addiction, traumas, communication/relationship and workplace issues. I have an office in Oakland and San Francisco, and take most insurance and self pay Clients. Please call for a free telephonic consultation."
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(510) 877-0241
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Oakland, California 94611
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Addiction
"Want to see results in your psychotherapy? My twenty years in the field have informed my safe, supportive, solutions focused style using empirically proven techniques. I collaborate best with motivated Clients who are working through the following challenges: depression, anxiety, addiction, traumas, communication/relationship and workplace issues. I have an office in Oakland and San Francisco, and take most insurance and self pay Clients. Please call for a free telephonic consultation."
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Oakland, California 94607
"I enjoy working with individuals and couples in both short and long term therapy. I have extensive training in EMDR, CBT, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy. My objective is to work with you using the appropriate approach that best fits your goals for therapy. I have a wide range of experience working with the effects of addiction on families, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also have considerable training in sleep disorders and enjoy working with clients to adjust their sleep schedules, thereby improving their daily mood and functioning."
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(510) 248-4138
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Oakland, California 94607
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Addiction
"I enjoy working with individuals and couples in both short and long term therapy. I have extensive training in EMDR, CBT, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy. My objective is to work with you using the appropriate approach that best fits your goals for therapy. I have a wide range of experience working with the effects of addiction on families, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also have considerable training in sleep disorders and enjoy working with clients to adjust their sleep schedules, thereby improving their daily mood and functioning."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Oakland, California 94618
"I came to this field when I began my recovery 13 years ago, feeling that my lived experience would be greatly beneficial for others struggling to find new ways of being. I believe we all want to be our best selves, and have the capacity for real change. It is my honor to support and facilitate that process, working in genuine collaboration with my clients, and to offer unconditional respect and compassion through the transformation. We can work together on priorities you identify, in a way that suits you. ***I offer a free initial session***"
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(510) 674-0587
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Oakland, California 94618
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Addiction
"I came to this field when I began my recovery 13 years ago, feeling that my lived experience would be greatly beneficial for others struggling to find new ways of being. I believe we all want to be our best selves, and have the capacity for real change. It is my honor to support and facilitate that process, working in genuine collaboration with my clients, and to offer unconditional respect and compassion through the transformation. We can work together on priorities you identify, in a way that suits you. ***I offer a free initial session***"
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Psychologist, PhD
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Oakland, California 94611
"My approach is to understand you deeply and individualize our work by finding what is most effective for you. All people are unique and their life circumstances are particular to who they are. Through collaboration, we figure out what is what is most beneficial for your wellbeing and also what is realistic for your lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and exploring what you wish to change through an initial free half hour phone consultation. My two offices, downtown San Francisco and on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, are accessible by public transportation."
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(415) 237-6065
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Oakland, California 94611
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"My approach is to understand you deeply and individualize our work by finding what is most effective for you. All people are unique and their life circumstances are particular to who they are. Through collaboration, we figure out what is what is most beneficial for your wellbeing and also what is realistic for your lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and exploring what you wish to change through an initial free half hour phone consultation. My two offices, downtown San Francisco and on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, are accessible by public transportation."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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Oakland, California 94611
"I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families struggling with addictions, eating disorders, and relationship problems. I provide a safe space to explore experiences, make action plans, educate on neurobiological impact, work through stigma, grieve the unexpected, or see how the past pushes into the present. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it. I won't shy away from the hard stuff. I will support you to stabilize stress response, repair ruptures in relationships, improve self-concept, and to recognize and release patterns that may perpetuate the problem."
Addiction
(917) 960-7685
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Oakland, California 94611
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Addiction
"I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families struggling with addictions, eating disorders, and relationship problems. I provide a safe space to explore experiences, make action plans, educate on neurobiological impact, work through stigma, grieve the unexpected, or see how the past pushes into the present. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it. I won't shy away from the hard stuff. I will support you to stabilize stress response, repair ruptures in relationships, improve self-concept, and to recognize and release patterns that may perpetuate the problem."
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Oakland, California 94605
"Are you concerned about your substance use and thinking about making a change? I can help you. Whether you would like to stop using substance, moderate them, or just cut down – I understand what you’re going through. You feel fear and anxiety, try to stop or cut down and go right back to your normal use just like you are on auto-pilot. You’re not weak, you’re just losing the battle against power chemical reactions in your brain. Let me help break free from this cycle. I'll personalize your counseling to be as effective for you as possible, not a "one-size fits all" approach. You'll learn new tools and coping skills."
Addiction
(510) 296-3843
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Oakland, California 94605
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Addiction
"Are you concerned about your substance use and thinking about making a change? I can help you. Whether you would like to stop using substance, moderate them, or just cut down – I understand what you’re going through. You feel fear and anxiety, try to stop or cut down and go right back to your normal use just like you are on auto-pilot. You’re not weak, you’re just losing the battle against power chemical reactions in your brain. Let me help break free from this cycle. I'll personalize your counseling to be as effective for you as possible, not a "one-size fits all" approach. You'll learn new tools and coping skills."
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, CADC II, CCDS, MRAS
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Oakland, California 94618
"Addiction can take control of your life and make you feel like you have no power or control over your choices. I can help you take back control and beat substance abuse. If you've made the decision to "kick the habit" and have been unsuccessful in the past, I can help. Addiction is not who you are but something you can overcome. I have been counseling those with substance problems for over 15 years. We are all unique and there is more than one way to treat addiction, I don't believe in "one-size fits all" treatment."
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(650) 203-6392
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Oakland, California 94618
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Addiction
"Addiction can take control of your life and make you feel like you have no power or control over your choices. I can help you take back control and beat substance abuse. If you've made the decision to "kick the habit" and have been unsuccessful in the past, I can help. Addiction is not who you are but something you can overcome. I have been counseling those with substance problems for over 15 years. We are all unique and there is more than one way to treat addiction, I don't believe in "one-size fits all" treatment."
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Oakland, California 94618
"Ride The Wave Recovery: Professional Clinical Counselor PC offers group, individual, and family therapy to clients of all genders living with or in recovery from eating disorders, addictions, codependency, and trauma. "Ride the wave" is an expression that reminds us that sorrow, pain, happiness, triggers, relapses, slips, high highs, low lows, and everything in-between need not be waves that consume us, overtake us, define us, or drown us; rather we can gently and skillfully navigate these waves, from the surface, as if on a psychological surfboard, with the help of others, our Wise Mind, our Higher Power, or Self keeping us afloat."
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(831) 703-9309
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Oakland, California 94618
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Addiction
"Ride The Wave Recovery: Professional Clinical Counselor PC offers group, individual, and family therapy to clients of all genders living with or in recovery from eating disorders, addictions, codependency, and trauma. "Ride the wave" is an expression that reminds us that sorrow, pain, happiness, triggers, relapses, slips, high highs, low lows, and everything in-between need not be waves that consume us, overtake us, define us, or drown us; rather we can gently and skillfully navigate these waves, from the surface, as if on a psychological surfboard, with the help of others, our Wise Mind, our Higher Power, or Self keeping us afloat."
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Oakland, California 94619
"I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope."
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(628) 600-1369
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"I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope."
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC-II, MINT
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Oakland, California 94601
"Hello! I am particularly interested in working with those seeking to change some less-than-healthy behaviors but who may not be interested in the typical "treatment as usual" (think, abstinence) especially regarding "addictions." As an expert in both Harm Reduction (which may include abstinence), and Motivational Interviewing, I want clients to look to their strengths & set reasonable, doable goals to them motivated fast to keep going - possibly further than they expected/hoped! Having worked for more than 30 years in the field of behavioral health, I do have some ideas to share but my ideas are always second to my clients'!"
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(510) 447-1456
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Oakland, California 94601
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"Hello! I am particularly interested in working with those seeking to change some less-than-healthy behaviors but who may not be interested in the typical "treatment as usual" (think, abstinence) especially regarding "addictions." As an expert in both Harm Reduction (which may include abstinence), and Motivational Interviewing, I want clients to look to their strengths & set reasonable, doable goals to them motivated fast to keep going - possibly further than they expected/hoped! Having worked for more than 30 years in the field of behavioral health, I do have some ideas to share but my ideas are always second to my clients'!"
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Oakland, California 94610
"You've done whats expected of you. You have a job. You live independently and would like to buy a home some day, or perhaps already have. You're in a relationship that's comfortable. You still have some anxiety, and get depressed occasionally, but its bearable. Life is bearable. But is it enough? Do you ever get an inkling that maybe there's more? Something more authentically you? A genuine life that matters? Let's explore this together, and help you find and manifest your deepest self and purpose."
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(925) 471-8338
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"You've done whats expected of you. You have a job. You live independently and would like to buy a home some day, or perhaps already have. You're in a relationship that's comfortable. You still have some anxiety, and get depressed occasionally, but its bearable. Life is bearable. But is it enough? Do you ever get an inkling that maybe there's more? Something more authentically you? A genuine life that matters? Let's explore this together, and help you find and manifest your deepest self and purpose."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
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Oakland, California 94606
"Hi, I am an experienced therapist with over 25 years of working with individuals, groups, couples and families. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, fear, sadness, anger, or confusion, and the serenity and peace in your life is being compromised, I have experience helping people work through and understand these emotions. You can come out on the other side. I believe that everyone is wise and has their own solutions within themselves. I am dedicated to helping you find your solutions and your inner wisdom, so that you can live your life with joy, peace and serenity."
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(510) 358-8596
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"Hi, I am an experienced therapist with over 25 years of working with individuals, groups, couples and families. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, fear, sadness, anger, or confusion, and the serenity and peace in your life is being compromised, I have experience helping people work through and understand these emotions. You can come out on the other side. I believe that everyone is wise and has their own solutions within themselves. I am dedicated to helping you find your solutions and your inner wisdom, so that you can live your life with joy, peace and serenity."

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Addiction Therapists
If you're looking for help with an addiction in Oakland or for Oakland addiction counseling these professionals provide addiction therapy (or addiction therapies) and addiction treatment in Oakland. Addictions are deceptive: they begin small and then take a hold so that behaviors as common as smoking addiction, or quitting smoking, may become challenging to change. Professional help can be vital. These professionals include addiction therapists, addiction psychologists and addiction counselors in Oakland. They can help addicts with alcohol addiction, drug addictions, and less understood addictions like gambling addiction, internet addiction and sex addiction.

For substance abuse, the professionals have experience helping individuals with cocaine addiction, marijuana addiction, methamphetamines ('meth' addiction), opiate addiction and heroine addiction. They provide Oakland addiction counseling, addiction intervention, addiction support, referrals in Oakland, detox, rehab and Oakland 12 step programs.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Oakland

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Oakland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Oakland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Oakland or family therapy in Oakland.