Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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"Do you feel insecure in yourself/relationships, undeserving and/or unworthy, inadequate? Do you struggle with identifying/communicating/expressing your needs? Do you experience excessive fears, worry, anxiety in your relationships, and overall? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected, wonder what your life's purpose is, and how to find fulfillment in your life? Do you find yourself repeating patterns and criticizing/judging yourself harshly and have difficulty with self-acceptance/self-forgiveness? Or do you struggle with family/interpersonal relationships? I can help you identify the origins/source of these internal experiences."
Adults
Chronic Pain
Autism
Trauma Focused
(510) 230-0418
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Adults
Chronic Pain
Autism
Trauma Focused
"Do you feel insecure in yourself/relationships, undeserving and/or unworthy, inadequate? Do you struggle with identifying/communicating/expressing your needs? Do you experience excessive fears, worry, anxiety in your relationships, and overall? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected, wonder what your life's purpose is, and how to find fulfillment in your life? Do you find yourself repeating patterns and criticizing/judging yourself harshly and have difficulty with self-acceptance/self-forgiveness? Or do you struggle with family/interpersonal relationships? I can help you identify the origins/source of these internal experiences."
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"A few specific client types I love working with: Adults and older teens with autism, aspergers, or ADHD (or those exploring the possibility of a diagnosis) * Trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people (including those looking for letters for transition) * LGBQAA people * Survivors of trauma and abuse * People with eating disorders, body dysmorphia/dysphoria, or those with a stressful relationship to food * People with disabilities and chronic illnesses (including those looking for letters of accommodation) * Current or former sex workers * People on the multiplicity spectrum * Couples, moresomes, and families"
Adults
Chronic Pain
Autism
Trauma Focused
(510) 903-5938
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Adults
Chronic Pain
Autism
Trauma Focused
"A few specific client types I love working with: Adults and older teens with autism, aspergers, or ADHD (or those exploring the possibility of a diagnosis) * Trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people (including those looking for letters for transition) * LGBQAA people * Survivors of trauma and abuse * People with eating disorders, body dysmorphia/dysphoria, or those with a stressful relationship to food * People with disabilities and chronic illnesses (including those looking for letters of accommodation) * Current or former sex workers * People on the multiplicity spectrum * Couples, moresomes, and families"
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Jack Brennan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
"What brings you here is something important. It could be a specific question, thought, problem, or pattern that is causing you anxiety or distress. There may have been a sudden emotional upheaval through experience of a difficult loss, a painful or exciting transition, or a traumatic event. Or, it could be that the issue bringing you is not exactly clear, hasn't yet been formulated in words, or feels more like a general malaise. Our work may be long or short-term, depending on the nature of this dilemma. Whatever the cause, the techniques I utilize for listening and hearing prompt you to speak on a register that leads to change. "
(510) 761-9737
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"What brings you here is something important. It could be a specific question, thought, problem, or pattern that is causing you anxiety or distress. There may have been a sudden emotional upheaval through experience of a difficult loss, a painful or exciting transition, or a traumatic event. Or, it could be that the issue bringing you is not exactly clear, hasn't yet been formulated in words, or feels more like a general malaise. Our work may be long or short-term, depending on the nature of this dilemma. Whatever the cause, the techniques I utilize for listening and hearing prompt you to speak on a register that leads to change. "
Sparlha Swaby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Not Currently Accepting New Clients. I specialize in working with trauma and grieving, racial and sexual identity, immigration, inner critic and low self-esteem, spirituality and the search for meaning. In my understanding, what causes healing and transformation is the strength, depth, and authenticity of the therapeutic relationship. My style is warm, dynamic, and present; energizing, mindful, and attuned."
(510) 330-1804
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"Not Currently Accepting New Clients. I specialize in working with trauma and grieving, racial and sexual identity, immigration, inner critic and low self-esteem, spirituality and the search for meaning. In my understanding, what causes healing and transformation is the strength, depth, and authenticity of the therapeutic relationship. My style is warm, dynamic, and present; energizing, mindful, and attuned."
Robyn El-Bardai, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, (Educ)
Verified by Psychology Today
"Doctoral level psychologist. In our complimentary introductory session you will discover whether your reason for seeking therapy finds resonance with my style and expertise. I draw from years of diverse experience integrated with various psychological theories about how people can find meaning, satisfaction, and joy in life. In 2012 I received an award for "recognition of outstanding academic, social and personal achievements, and commitment to working with the underserved." Other recognitions include being interviewed on TV, being on the cover of GradPSYCH magazine, and being chosen to speak at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in 2015."
(510) 564-7408
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"Doctoral level psychologist. In our complimentary introductory session you will discover whether your reason for seeking therapy finds resonance with my style and expertise. I draw from years of diverse experience integrated with various psychological theories about how people can find meaning, satisfaction, and joy in life. In 2012 I received an award for "recognition of outstanding academic, social and personal achievements, and commitment to working with the underserved." Other recognitions include being interviewed on TV, being on the cover of GradPSYCH magazine, and being chosen to speak at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in 2015."
Gregory LH Gayle, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today
"We all want to be understood, accepted and loved; this can only happen through honest communication. Making the decision to seek help for you or your family can be part of that communication. I provide a safe space to explore, discuss and process important issues that affect the lives of you and your family members. I have an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy. As one size does not fit all, therapy cannot be approached in the same way for everyone. It must be tailored to the specific needs, issues and problems that each person uniquely presents."
(510) 985-4085
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"We all want to be understood, accepted and loved; this can only happen through honest communication. Making the decision to seek help for you or your family can be part of that communication. I provide a safe space to explore, discuss and process important issues that affect the lives of you and your family members. I have an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy. As one size does not fit all, therapy cannot be approached in the same way for everyone. It must be tailored to the specific needs, issues and problems that each person uniquely presents."
Peaceful Thoughts Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Self-esteem can affect your mental health. Negative thoughts about yourself can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger or other issues. Self-esteem begins in childhood and may fluctuate depending on your life experiences. There may be a point in time that you no longer recognize who you are. You start to please everyone, and lose focus on your wants and needs. You begin to doubt yourself and your abilities, stay in unhealthy relationships, make self-destructive decisions (alcohol, promiscuity). You become stuck and cannot move forward. You lose yourself and who you are."
(510) 587-9027
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"Self-esteem can affect your mental health. Negative thoughts about yourself can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger or other issues. Self-esteem begins in childhood and may fluctuate depending on your life experiences. There may be a point in time that you no longer recognize who you are. You start to please everyone, and lose focus on your wants and needs. You begin to doubt yourself and your abilities, stay in unhealthy relationships, make self-destructive decisions (alcohol, promiscuity). You become stuck and cannot move forward. You lose yourself and who you are."
Cria Catherine Merchant, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I continue to be humbled by the bravery, vulnerability and courage it takes to enter into therapy. The very act of reaching out is one of resiliency and strength, particularly during times when you may be experiencing difficult transitions, questioning patterns in life that no longer serve you or your relationships, feelings of worry, sadness and overwhelm."
(415) 212-9773
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"I continue to be humbled by the bravery, vulnerability and courage it takes to enter into therapy. The very act of reaching out is one of resiliency and strength, particularly during times when you may be experiencing difficult transitions, questioning patterns in life that no longer serve you or your relationships, feelings of worry, sadness and overwhelm."
Andrea Colombu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"The interface between contemporary psychology and the wisdom of contemplative practice spirituality is central to my work with individuals and couples and to my general approach to therapy. With the use of MINDFULNESS based therapy and a non-judgmental and non-pathological approach I create a healing and supportive environment were growth and transformation can take place through our in depth process of exploration. From this general holistic and contemplative perspective I address a variety of issues of emotional, existential and relational nature with both individuals and couples and would be very happy to help you as well!"
(925) 247-3565
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"The interface between contemporary psychology and the wisdom of contemplative practice spirituality is central to my work with individuals and couples and to my general approach to therapy. With the use of MINDFULNESS based therapy and a non-judgmental and non-pathological approach I create a healing and supportive environment were growth and transformation can take place through our in depth process of exploration. From this general holistic and contemplative perspective I address a variety of issues of emotional, existential and relational nature with both individuals and couples and would be very happy to help you as well!"
David Leong, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
"My specialty is compassionate, effective, therapy. I can help with anxiety, depression, trauma or PTSD, as well as more subtle problems - such a feeling that "something is wrong" or that "I could be happier, but don't know how." I'll help you ease your problems and grow your strengths. I am gifted and creative therapist, and you will find therapy with me to be a safe and nonjudgmental space. Please note that my top fee is for a 90 minute session. See my website for testimonials and then call (510) 771-7760 for a free, confidential, consultation."
(510) 344-2497
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"My specialty is compassionate, effective, therapy. I can help with anxiety, depression, trauma or PTSD, as well as more subtle problems - such a feeling that "something is wrong" or that "I could be happier, but don't know how." I'll help you ease your problems and grow your strengths. I am gifted and creative therapist, and you will find therapy with me to be a safe and nonjudgmental space. Please note that my top fee is for a 90 minute session. See my website for testimonials and then call (510) 771-7760 for a free, confidential, consultation."
Tom Van Vleet, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Dr. Tom Van Vleet is a licensed neuropsychologist with expertise in cognitive rehabilitation & enhancement, neuropsychological assessment and integrative psychotherapy. His treatment approach targets the cognitive and psychological challenges experienced by healthy adults, as well as individuals with progressive or acquired brain dysfunction (e.g., learning disability, ADHD, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's). Dr. Van Vleet has unique expertise in the treatment of disorders in attention, learning and perception, and is an inventor of novel cognitive interventions (U.S. patents: 9,601,026; 9,308,445; 9,302,179) with 30+ peer reviewed publications in leading medical journals."
(925) 275-5158
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"Dr. Tom Van Vleet is a licensed neuropsychologist with expertise in cognitive rehabilitation & enhancement, neuropsychological assessment and integrative psychotherapy. His treatment approach targets the cognitive and psychological challenges experienced by healthy adults, as well as individuals with progressive or acquired brain dysfunction (e.g., learning disability, ADHD, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's). Dr. Van Vleet has unique expertise in the treatment of disorders in attention, learning and perception, and is an inventor of novel cognitive interventions (U.S. patents: 9,601,026; 9,308,445; 9,302,179) with 30+ peer reviewed publications in leading medical journals."
Milagritos Barrantes O'Shea, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am a trauma focused therapist for individuals and families who have experienced single or multiple adverse events in childhood or adulthood, and intergenerational trauma. It isn't always easy to reach out for help after these experiences, in my role as a therapist I am committed to assist my clients in this courageous step toward their healing journey. I am currently accepting new clients who live in California for tele-therapy through live video conferencing. "
(510) 867-3431
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"I am a trauma focused therapist for individuals and families who have experienced single or multiple adverse events in childhood or adulthood, and intergenerational trauma. It isn't always easy to reach out for help after these experiences, in my role as a therapist I am committed to assist my clients in this courageous step toward their healing journey. I am currently accepting new clients who live in California for tele-therapy through live video conferencing. "
Connie C Linas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"Do you need relief from anxiety or depression? Are you and your partner fighting and trying to move forward together? I often help people who are exactly where you are. A collaborative, focused relationship with a caring professional can be a life-changing experience. I have a goal oriented and interactive style, and my goal is always to help you move forward - at your own pace - with ease and acceptance. Check out my website and call for a phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for you."
(510) 338-6655
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"Do you need relief from anxiety or depression? Are you and your partner fighting and trying to move forward together? I often help people who are exactly where you are. A collaborative, focused relationship with a caring professional can be a life-changing experience. I have a goal oriented and interactive style, and my goal is always to help you move forward - at your own pace - with ease and acceptance. Check out my website and call for a phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for you."
Roksana Sarrafan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"You do not have to go through a traumatic experience to benefit from therapy. Talking with a therapist can allow you to better understand yourself, enhance your self-esteem, and help resolve your conflicts and challenges. It can also offer insights on how your emotions are affecting your everyday life."
(510) 257-9758
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"You do not have to go through a traumatic experience to benefit from therapy. Talking with a therapist can allow you to better understand yourself, enhance your self-esteem, and help resolve your conflicts and challenges. It can also offer insights on how your emotions are affecting your everyday life."
Mark Bronnenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"One of the most important elements necessary for deep, self-reflective therapy is the presence of a respectful, emotionally engaged, and caring environment. Successful therapy hinges on the quality of the relationship. Over my 25 year career of working with both individuals and couples, my approach has been to engage people on several levels: addressing the current situation, early life experiences, conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, as well as the underlying dynamics that interfere with progress toward healing and wholeness. I approach each individual based on the unique and specific circumstances of his or her life."
(415) 944-3974
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"One of the most important elements necessary for deep, self-reflective therapy is the presence of a respectful, emotionally engaged, and caring environment. Successful therapy hinges on the quality of the relationship. Over my 25 year career of working with both individuals and couples, my approach has been to engage people on several levels: addressing the current situation, early life experiences, conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, as well as the underlying dynamics that interfere with progress toward healing and wholeness. I approach each individual based on the unique and specific circumstances of his or her life."
Kristina Orlova, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Feeling unsure? Or It just doesn't feel right? Plagued with thoughts that you can't seem to stop? Feelings that are over-powering and keeping you in a state of panic and fear? You most like have OCD or an Anxiety Disorder. Want to learn how to turn this around? Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) we will build a new foundation for you, create you fear blueprint, and teach you how to apply tools and strategies to regain control of your life."
(415) 993-5512
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"Feeling unsure? Or It just doesn't feel right? Plagued with thoughts that you can't seem to stop? Feelings that are over-powering and keeping you in a state of panic and fear? You most like have OCD or an Anxiety Disorder. Want to learn how to turn this around? Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) we will build a new foundation for you, create you fear blueprint, and teach you how to apply tools and strategies to regain control of your life."
Megan Gredesky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
(510) 694-0644
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"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Jennifer Bissell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
(510) 379-9116
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"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
Karen Levine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with adults and couples who are struggling with relationship issues, communication, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, among many other concerns. I provide therapy for clients with Autism or Asperger's, as well as therapy for partners and parents of people with Autism/Asperger's. I also work with couples in which one or both of the partners has Autism/Asperger's. I am experienced working with parents who are going through transitions in their lives, including the birth of children, career shifts, and attending to the changing realities of parenting."
(510) 996-5535
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"I work with adults and couples who are struggling with relationship issues, communication, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, among many other concerns. I provide therapy for clients with Autism or Asperger's, as well as therapy for partners and parents of people with Autism/Asperger's. I also work with couples in which one or both of the partners has Autism/Asperger's. I am experienced working with parents who are going through transitions in their lives, including the birth of children, career shifts, and attending to the changing realities of parenting."
Thomas Varner, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MDiv
Verified by Psychology Today
"It has been said, we cannot trust ourselves and yet we must learn to trust ourselves fully. Some people want to move out of their heads, and to their hearts, some want a more instinctual awareness, and I find that all provide important sources of information and inspiration and can enliven and calm our being."
(510) 496-6002 x9
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"It has been said, we cannot trust ourselves and yet we must learn to trust ourselves fully. Some people want to move out of their heads, and to their hearts, some want a more instinctual awareness, and I find that all provide important sources of information and inspiration and can enliven and calm our being."

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