Psychologist, PhD, MBA, ABPP
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"Many people, like those I usually work with, feel that, because of experiences in their past, they are not able to live as fully and happily as they wish. They want to be free of the effects of those experiences. Each person sets their own pace, but newer, effective approaches enable most people to reach their therapeutic goals more quickly than they could with older methods. These newer methods require out of session practice and record-keeping, so that we might better understand the events that cause difficulties and develop new ways to respond. The therapist is your guide, mentor, coach, and knowledgeable ally."
Aetna
(510) 488-2253
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Aetna
"Many people, like those I usually work with, feel that, because of experiences in their past, they are not able to live as fully and happily as they wish. They want to be free of the effects of those experiences. Each person sets their own pace, but newer, effective approaches enable most people to reach their therapeutic goals more quickly than they could with older methods. These newer methods require out of session practice and record-keeping, so that we might better understand the events that cause difficulties and develop new ways to respond. The therapist is your guide, mentor, coach, and knowledgeable ally."
Amy Gentile, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice for over 20 years. I work with couples and individuals with issues ranging from adjustment to college to depression, anxiety, grief, loss, bipolor and personality disorders. My work consists of a combination of dynamic, cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness approaches that help individuals and couples resolve the issues that have brought them into psychotherapy."
Aetna
(510) 398-6226
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice for over 20 years. I work with couples and individuals with issues ranging from adjustment to college to depression, anxiety, grief, loss, bipolor and personality disorders. My work consists of a combination of dynamic, cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness approaches that help individuals and couples resolve the issues that have brought them into psychotherapy."
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Aetna
(650) 727-1761
Verified
Hosts group in:
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Aetna
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Linda Kay Brunson, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"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."
Aetna
(510) 380-8061
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Aetna
"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."
Patrick D. Chrisman, Psychologist
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I focus on coming up with solutions to your dilemma's that can help you fairly quickly in your day to day life."
Aetna
(415) 570-8936
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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Aetna
"I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I focus on coming up with solutions to your dilemma's that can help you fairly quickly in your day to day life."
Sarah McCartney, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption, which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you."
Aetna
(510) 246-3475
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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Aetna
"Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption, which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist working in Oakland, CA in a private practice setting. I have 12+ years of clinical experience working with adults in short and long-term psychotherapy with a range of issues including depression, work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependence issues, issues related to sexuality and sexual orientation, and emotional issues related to the challenge of adapting to chronic medical problems."
Aetna
(510) 746-8676
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Aetna
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist working in Oakland, CA in a private practice setting. I have 12+ years of clinical experience working with adults in short and long-term psychotherapy with a range of issues including depression, work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependence issues, issues related to sexuality and sexual orientation, and emotional issues related to the challenge of adapting to chronic medical problems."
Paul Miller, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"If you want to feel better as quickly as possible, feel more energy, motivation and more connected to oneself and others, developing an overall richer experience of life... Talk to someone who can help you increase your self-esteem and confidence through a warm, personal relationship that involves honest, effective communication. I have 34 years of experience with individuals, couples and families."
Aetna
(925) 238-3921
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Aetna
"If you want to feel better as quickly as possible, feel more energy, motivation and more connected to oneself and others, developing an overall richer experience of life... Talk to someone who can help you increase your self-esteem and confidence through a warm, personal relationship that involves honest, effective communication. I have 34 years of experience with individuals, couples and families."
David Pingitore, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"I have worked in the field of psychology for over twenty years. In my psychotherapy work, I provide a safe and respectful setting where you can discuss current challenges, and understand how particular feelings and patterns contribute to these challenges. Often these challenges develop out of prior dysfunctional relationships, and it is in the psychotherapy relationship that new and more satisfying goals and behaviors can be discussed and developed. In our initial appointments I actively listen and engage with patients to develop a psychological framework to understand their challenges, and then set concise goals to address in the therapy."
Aetna
(925) 308-5736
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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Aetna
"I have worked in the field of psychology for over twenty years. In my psychotherapy work, I provide a safe and respectful setting where you can discuss current challenges, and understand how particular feelings and patterns contribute to these challenges. Often these challenges develop out of prior dysfunctional relationships, and it is in the psychotherapy relationship that new and more satisfying goals and behaviors can be discussed and developed. In our initial appointments I actively listen and engage with patients to develop a psychological framework to understand their challenges, and then set concise goals to address in the therapy."
Alena Hutchinson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"My approach in therapy is to create a warm, non-judgmental, interactive atmosphere in which we can bring the wisdom of your highest and best self to your current difficulties and dilemmas. I am attuned to the effect of unconscious patterns that begin in childhood and yet try to work in the present, trusting that the past -- to the extent it is important -- will show up in the present. My belief is that human beings naturally tend toward wholeness. I use education and mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques to enable you to participate fully in your own healing and growth."
Aetna
(415) 397-8300
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Aetna
"My approach in therapy is to create a warm, non-judgmental, interactive atmosphere in which we can bring the wisdom of your highest and best self to your current difficulties and dilemmas. I am attuned to the effect of unconscious patterns that begin in childhood and yet try to work in the present, trusting that the past -- to the extent it is important -- will show up in the present. My belief is that human beings naturally tend toward wholeness. I use education and mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques to enable you to participate fully in your own healing and growth."
Shih Shin Suzie Wu, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
Aetna
(510) 822-7725
Verified
Office is near:
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
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Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, PCC, LMFT, PCC, IO, CGE, DTS
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Aetna
(415) 237-2282
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
View
Aetna
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Amy Honigman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"I specialize in helping teens, young adults, and parents with the anxiety and stress of preparing for college. My approach is primarily a mindfulness, acceptance-based cognitive therapy. Teens dealing with the transition in adulthood often behave in ways that are complicated to understand, let alone parent. I prefer work collaboratively, teaching clients mindfulness skills which can enable them to discover useful skills in overcoming anxiety."
Aetna
(510) 296-4995
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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Aetna
"I specialize in helping teens, young adults, and parents with the anxiety and stress of preparing for college. My approach is primarily a mindfulness, acceptance-based cognitive therapy. Teens dealing with the transition in adulthood often behave in ways that are complicated to understand, let alone parent. I prefer work collaboratively, teaching clients mindfulness skills which can enable them to discover useful skills in overcoming anxiety."
Teri Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
"I believe that our experiences in life are reflected in our behaviors, shape our thoughts, are held in our bodies, and trigger our emotions often outside of our consciousness. Increasing awareness at all levels allows us to have access to more choices in our lives. I see the goal of psychotherapy is to help people find a place in them where it feels safe, loving, and truthful, accessing their authentic selves. To facilitate this process, I explore with clients their thoughts and belief systems, behaviors, feelings, and physical sensations, helping to connect and integrate the mind, body and spirit."
Aetna
(510) 592-4991
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
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Aetna
"I believe that our experiences in life are reflected in our behaviors, shape our thoughts, are held in our bodies, and trigger our emotions often outside of our consciousness. Increasing awareness at all levels allows us to have access to more choices in our lives. I see the goal of psychotherapy is to help people find a place in them where it feels safe, loving, and truthful, accessing their authentic selves. To facilitate this process, I explore with clients their thoughts and belief systems, behaviors, feelings, and physical sensations, helping to connect and integrate the mind, body and spirit."
Lana Theimer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"What if we begin with the assumption that you were born to be happy, loved, prosperous and at peace? Sounds good... but then why do I hurt? Why do I struggle? Why are the inevitable changes so hard to accept? Therapy can often serve to identify the barriers to happiness and emotional well-being. Simply identifying beliefs and practices at the center of any emotional turmoil can empower you to begin living a life that you deserve. I work with individuals and couples to get to the core of their issues so that they can start leading happier lives today!"
Aetna
(510) 493-7012
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
View
Aetna
"What if we begin with the assumption that you were born to be happy, loved, prosperous and at peace? Sounds good... but then why do I hurt? Why do I struggle? Why are the inevitable changes so hard to accept? Therapy can often serve to identify the barriers to happiness and emotional well-being. Simply identifying beliefs and practices at the center of any emotional turmoil can empower you to begin living a life that you deserve. I work with individuals and couples to get to the core of their issues so that they can start leading happier lives today!"
Jay Joseph, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"I enjoy being a psychotherapist because it provides me the opportunity to help people resolve the issues that are causing them distress. I work with adults, children, and families, and understand that each person is a unique individual with his or her unique life circumstances, history, and social and cultural context. A goal of our work together will be to help you identify and understand the conflicts that may be causing you difficulty, and to help you overcome them. Or perhaps negative thinking patterns cause you to experience sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, fear, or other unwanted emotions."
Aetna
(510) 295-5490
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Aetna
"I enjoy being a psychotherapist because it provides me the opportunity to help people resolve the issues that are causing them distress. I work with adults, children, and families, and understand that each person is a unique individual with his or her unique life circumstances, history, and social and cultural context. A goal of our work together will be to help you identify and understand the conflicts that may be causing you difficulty, and to help you overcome them. Or perhaps negative thinking patterns cause you to experience sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, fear, or other unwanted emotions."
Diane Cohen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a highly trained clinical and consulting psychologist and have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 20 years. I specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy and provide long term and brief counseling services. I am experienced with adults, adolescents, couples and families struggling with a variety of emotional issues. My specialties include relational psychology and a mutli-dimensional approach to finding solutions to life's difficulties. My areas of expertise include; depression, anxiety, and transition challenges, as well as trauma and grief reactions. I have also done extensive work and research in addictions and eating disorders/body image."
Aetna
(510) 573-7108
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Aetna
"I am a highly trained clinical and consulting psychologist and have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 20 years. I specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy and provide long term and brief counseling services. I am experienced with adults, adolescents, couples and families struggling with a variety of emotional issues. My specialties include relational psychology and a mutli-dimensional approach to finding solutions to life's difficulties. My areas of expertise include; depression, anxiety, and transition challenges, as well as trauma and grief reactions. I have also done extensive work and research in addictions and eating disorders/body image."
Gwen J Sanders, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"My clients are most often dealing with communication concerns, issues of intimacy and complications related to life changes. When traumatic events impact their daily lives, they may seek assistance. Occasionally couples and families experiencing stress in their relationships may need an objective listener and guide to help them figure out how to reestablish balance. With the many demands of life and work, we work together to find pleasure in their families and for parents to reinstate parental authority within the family structure."
Aetna
(510) 403-8093
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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Aetna
"My clients are most often dealing with communication concerns, issues of intimacy and complications related to life changes. When traumatic events impact their daily lives, they may seek assistance. Occasionally couples and families experiencing stress in their relationships may need an objective listener and guide to help them figure out how to reestablish balance. With the many demands of life and work, we work together to find pleasure in their families and for parents to reinstate parental authority within the family structure."
Kelly Bassin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
"Do you feel confused or unsure of what you want and need? Asking for help can be hard. The process of finding a therapist may be daunting too. I am here to help & ease the process! I will ensure a safe and warm environment. We will move at a pace comfortable for you. Taking the leap of faith into therapy takes guts. I will support you in your journey to greater self-discovery and self-improvement. I work with individuals, couples, children, & families. I am here to listen, empathize & deepen your self-understanding . I will assist you in taking a deeper look at yourself and the parts of your life which are or are not serving you. "
Aetna
(209) 408-1547
Verified
Office is near:
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
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Aetna
"Do you feel confused or unsure of what you want and need? Asking for help can be hard. The process of finding a therapist may be daunting too. I am here to help & ease the process! I will ensure a safe and warm environment. We will move at a pace comfortable for you. Taking the leap of faith into therapy takes guts. I will support you in your journey to greater self-discovery and self-improvement. I work with individuals, couples, children, & families. I am here to listen, empathize & deepen your self-understanding . I will assist you in taking a deeper look at yourself and the parts of your life which are or are not serving you. "
Paula Massengill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"We all sometimes face a challenge in life that we just can't seem to resolve on our own. It might be a new chapter in your life that brings unexpected trials: adulthood, marriage, parenting, step-parenting, divorce, children leaving home, caring for your aging parents, the loss of a loved one, or facing your own mortality. It might be a conflict in a relationship with a loved one or in your professional life. Or it might be more of an internal struggle, whether recent or long-standing, that is giving rise to anxiety, depression, struggles with food or alcohol, or other self-defeating behaviors."
Aetna
(510) 746-8555
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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Aetna
"We all sometimes face a challenge in life that we just can't seem to resolve on our own. It might be a new chapter in your life that brings unexpected trials: adulthood, marriage, parenting, step-parenting, divorce, children leaving home, caring for your aging parents, the loss of a loved one, or facing your own mortality. It might be a conflict in a relationship with a loved one or in your professional life. Or it might be more of an internal struggle, whether recent or long-standing, that is giving rise to anxiety, depression, struggles with food or alcohol, or other self-defeating behaviors."

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