Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I provide individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Clients of all faiths, cultures, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome. My focus is helping clients process and work through problems involving depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, trauma, stress, and life transitions.
African-American
(510) 939-7914
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Oakland, CA 94609
African-American
I provide individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Clients of all faiths, cultures, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome. My focus is helping clients process and work through problems involving depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, trauma, stress, and life transitions.
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Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Do you feel misunderstood and overwhelmed? Is people pleasing or code switching exhausting? Do you feel disconnected from YOU? Are you searching for a space that is safe to be YOU? Are you hyperaware of your melanin in white spaces? Are you searching for a therapist that understands the minority experience? I recognize the struggles of living while Black. And I champion disrupting White Supremacy and systemic racism. I am a firm believer in order to dismantle racism and White Supremacy we must individually address our trauma, unlearn internalized racism and develop skills to elevate our thinking and regulate our emotions.
African-American
(510) 491-0339
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
African-American
Do you feel misunderstood and overwhelmed? Is people pleasing or code switching exhausting? Do you feel disconnected from YOU? Are you searching for a space that is safe to be YOU? Are you hyperaware of your melanin in white spaces? Are you searching for a therapist that understands the minority experience? I recognize the struggles of living while Black. And I champion disrupting White Supremacy and systemic racism. I am a firm believer in order to dismantle racism and White Supremacy we must individually address our trauma, unlearn internalized racism and develop skills to elevate our thinking and regulate our emotions.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Live your truth. Follow your bliss. Do you. Sounds simple, right? Except that, all too often, we convince ourselves that who we are is not enough, that what we want is undeserved. So we stifle our talents, ignore our truth and deny our deepest desires. Before we know it, we’re living someone else’s life, satisfying everyone’s expectations but our own. All to earn the love and acceptance we don’t feel worthy of otherwise. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
African-American
(323) 274-2718
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94612
African-American
Live your truth. Follow your bliss. Do you. Sounds simple, right? Except that, all too often, we convince ourselves that who we are is not enough, that what we want is undeserved. So we stifle our talents, ignore our truth and deny our deepest desires. Before we know it, we’re living someone else’s life, satisfying everyone’s expectations but our own. All to earn the love and acceptance we don’t feel worthy of otherwise. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Going into psychotherapy or coaching should be like putting the finishing touches on your life. My goal in working with clients is to assist them in discovering their strengths so they can use them to create the life they most desire. I believe clients move towards growth when time is right. Most clients enter therapy or coaching when they have reached a critical life transition. In our work, we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. As a result of our meetings, you will gain tools to feel better, more confident, and satisfied with your life.
African-American
(510) 953-5726
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
African-American
Going into psychotherapy or coaching should be like putting the finishing touches on your life. My goal in working with clients is to assist them in discovering their strengths so they can use them to create the life they most desire. I believe clients move towards growth when time is right. Most clients enter therapy or coaching when they have reached a critical life transition. In our work, we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. As a result of our meetings, you will gain tools to feel better, more confident, and satisfied with your life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94604
Psychotherapy isn't one size fits all. It's a unique relationship that develops and responds to your needs, life-experiences, ethnic/cultural identity, challenges and resources. You may be feeling stuck-repeating painful patterns, wanting to make changes but not knowing how. Or you're a survivor of sexual violence and the ways you've been coping aren't working anymore. I meet you where you are and bring my clinical and life experience, deep listening, compassion, acceptance, warmth and creativity. Together we create and draw on the power of a safe, accepting therapeutic relationship to support your growth and wholeness.
African-American
(415) 949-1174
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94604
African-American
Psychotherapy isn't one size fits all. It's a unique relationship that develops and responds to your needs, life-experiences, ethnic/cultural identity, challenges and resources. You may be feeling stuck-repeating painful patterns, wanting to make changes but not knowing how. Or you're a survivor of sexual violence and the ways you've been coping aren't working anymore. I meet you where you are and bring my clinical and life experience, deep listening, compassion, acceptance, warmth and creativity. Together we create and draw on the power of a safe, accepting therapeutic relationship to support your growth and wholeness.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
This isn't your typical lay on a couch, tell your darkest secrets, psychoanalytic therapy! The goal is to address barriers to you living your best life in real time and create solutions as a partnership. We will identify the barriers, create goals and strategies, and implement the plan together. By addressing the needs of your mind, body and soul we will work to elevate the way you think about yourself, the way you treat your body, and how you connect with the people in your life and the rest of the world.
African-American
(510) 756-4694
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
African-American
This isn't your typical lay on a couch, tell your darkest secrets, psychoanalytic therapy! The goal is to address barriers to you living your best life in real time and create solutions as a partnership. We will identify the barriers, create goals and strategies, and implement the plan together. By addressing the needs of your mind, body and soul we will work to elevate the way you think about yourself, the way you treat your body, and how you connect with the people in your life and the rest of the world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, struggling with relationship conflict or substances? Sometimes, the very strategies we use to feel safe, to belong, to get approval, and to feel loved – to survive – no longer serve us. When we try to carry these strategies into adulthood, it can lead to high conflict, challenging behaviors, anxiety, depression, and substance use. For couples and families, I work from an Emotion Focused Therapy approach exploring clients' reactivity, triggers, and hurts that underlie conflict and helping them find other ways to respond that lead to more trust, intimacy and connectedness.
African-American
(510) 544-8101
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
African-American
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, struggling with relationship conflict or substances? Sometimes, the very strategies we use to feel safe, to belong, to get approval, and to feel loved – to survive – no longer serve us. When we try to carry these strategies into adulthood, it can lead to high conflict, challenging behaviors, anxiety, depression, and substance use. For couples and families, I work from an Emotion Focused Therapy approach exploring clients' reactivity, triggers, and hurts that underlie conflict and helping them find other ways to respond that lead to more trust, intimacy and connectedness.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94608
Wow, fall is already on its way. This year, with all its stuff, is flying by. I know I've been affected by the many things happening both locally and globally. 4 Points is a holistic center specifically for people who are needing extra support in their lives right now. We focus on historical and current traumas, anxiety, depression, and people having a hard time adjusting. Our trained staff is geared to listening to you, validating your experience, and working with you as you navigate this new 2020 world. While we mainly focus on people (and couples) of color- WE WELCOME EVERYONE
African-American
(510) 757-9276
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94608
African-American
Wow, fall is already on its way. This year, with all its stuff, is flying by. I know I've been affected by the many things happening both locally and globally. 4 Points is a holistic center specifically for people who are needing extra support in their lives right now. We focus on historical and current traumas, anxiety, depression, and people having a hard time adjusting. Our trained staff is geared to listening to you, validating your experience, and working with you as you navigate this new 2020 world. While we mainly focus on people (and couples) of color- WE WELCOME EVERYONE
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94602
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.
African-American
(415) 212-9773
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94602
African-American
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.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of California (license number PSY 28050). I provide psychological assessments of children and adults. Neuropsychological assessment can be useful for identifying a cognitive basis for stumbling blocks with academic achievement, social functioning, or occupational success. I also provide individual psychotherapy for adults. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to treat depression, anxiety, and stress disorders.
African-American
(925) 308-9244
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
African-American
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of California (license number PSY 28050). I provide psychological assessments of children and adults. Neuropsychological assessment can be useful for identifying a cognitive basis for stumbling blocks with academic achievement, social functioning, or occupational success. I also provide individual psychotherapy for adults. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to treat depression, anxiety, and stress disorders.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94610
People come to therapy with unique needs, concerns, and life circumstances. Through the process of self-inquiry, I help clients gain insight and develop effective coping skills to move through a challenge with greater ease and understanding. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and curious about one's experience. I use an attachment based, person-centered approach that offers individuals and couples clarity around repetitive patterns that cause pain, conflict, and limit growth.
African-American
(510) 269-2252
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94610
African-American
People come to therapy with unique needs, concerns, and life circumstances. Through the process of self-inquiry, I help clients gain insight and develop effective coping skills to move through a challenge with greater ease and understanding. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and curious about one's experience. I use an attachment based, person-centered approach that offers individuals and couples clarity around repetitive patterns that cause pain, conflict, and limit growth.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I am trained to listen deeply, assess the cause of symptoms, and assist in developing strategies to reduce suffering. I have experience helping people cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health issues, acculturation and adaptation issues, and couple/family relationship problems.
African-American
(510) 726-7186
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
African-American
I am trained to listen deeply, assess the cause of symptoms, and assist in developing strategies to reduce suffering. I have experience helping people cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health issues, acculturation and adaptation issues, and couple/family relationship problems.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Hi! My name is Dr. Christine Coleman. I am a Mexican-Iranian American doctor of marriage and family therapy seeking to support people of color on your healing journey. You may want to work with me if you are seeking a therapist of color who is able to sensitively and mindfully factor in how racism, bigotry, misogyny, and other oppressive factors have impacted your mental health. You may be also be experiencing mental health stressors like anxiety, depression, relationship issues, women/feminist issues, or parenting challenges and seek to gain skills and support to help you feel confident, capable, and worthy of love and acceptance.
African-American
(510) 588-5244
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
African-American
Hi! My name is Dr. Christine Coleman. I am a Mexican-Iranian American doctor of marriage and family therapy seeking to support people of color on your healing journey. You may want to work with me if you are seeking a therapist of color who is able to sensitively and mindfully factor in how racism, bigotry, misogyny, and other oppressive factors have impacted your mental health. You may be also be experiencing mental health stressors like anxiety, depression, relationship issues, women/feminist issues, or parenting challenges and seek to gain skills and support to help you feel confident, capable, and worthy of love and acceptance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94603
As an experienced therapist in private practice, I work with people of all ages who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges through different stages of the life cycle. I work collaboratively to help people reach their goals while offering insight and support. I offer a unique and thoughtful approach, developed through years of experience working with hundreds of individuals, teens and parents.
African-American
(510) 648-3202
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94603
African-American
As an experienced therapist in private practice, I work with people of all ages who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges through different stages of the life cycle. I work collaboratively to help people reach their goals while offering insight and support. I offer a unique and thoughtful approach, developed through years of experience working with hundreds of individuals, teens and parents.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Do you want to revitalize or rescue your relationship? Are you looking to enrich a relationship or save a marriage? My work has focused on repairing relationship bonds. Please view my Website at www.paulguilloryphd.com for more details. I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy both as a Therapist, and Supervisor. This means I have successfully under taken rigorous advance training and been approved by the International Centre for Excellence in EFT. I am dedicated to helping couples address and resovle conflict, repair emotional injuries, and revitalize their bond.
African-American
(510) 878-4876
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
African-American
Do you want to revitalize or rescue your relationship? Are you looking to enrich a relationship or save a marriage? My work has focused on repairing relationship bonds. Please view my Website at www.paulguilloryphd.com for more details. I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy both as a Therapist, and Supervisor. This means I have successfully under taken rigorous advance training and been approved by the International Centre for Excellence in EFT. I am dedicated to helping couples address and resovle conflict, repair emotional injuries, and revitalize their bond.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Want a way out of pain and into freedom but don’t know how to get there? That’s where I come in. When you work with me, you get a woman with a big heart, a keen mind, and a clarity of purpose. It is my mission to hold space for you to feel safe to sit with big emotions, and to express whatever is in you that needs to be let out. There is a way to a more joyful life, and I will support you in the process. Men: I create an environment in which you can find strength in vulnerability. I walk with you out of old, negative perceptions of your own masculinity and toward a new, vibrant realization of yourself as a man in the world.
African-American
(510) 254-3197
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
African-American
Want a way out of pain and into freedom but don’t know how to get there? That’s where I come in. When you work with me, you get a woman with a big heart, a keen mind, and a clarity of purpose. It is my mission to hold space for you to feel safe to sit with big emotions, and to express whatever is in you that needs to be let out. There is a way to a more joyful life, and I will support you in the process. Men: I create an environment in which you can find strength in vulnerability. I walk with you out of old, negative perceptions of your own masculinity and toward a new, vibrant realization of yourself as a man in the world.
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MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Healthy relationships, including the one with ourselves, are essential to our well-being. When problems become too much to manage, the therapy relationship provides a supportive space for recovery and personal growth. Discussing your experiences with a caring professional makes it possible to explore thoughts and feelings as they show up. Regular meetings support the process, offering the chance to know yourself more fully over the course of therapy.
African-American
(510) 291-4854
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
African-American
Healthy relationships, including the one with ourselves, are essential to our well-being. When problems become too much to manage, the therapy relationship provides a supportive space for recovery and personal growth. Discussing your experiences with a caring professional makes it possible to explore thoughts and feelings as they show up. Regular meetings support the process, offering the chance to know yourself more fully over the course of therapy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
My name is pronounced E-O-Anna, and I have 15 years of experience in assisting unique individuals, like yourself, in overcoming obstacles and setbacks, to shine as you are meant to. I work from a Strength-Based Approach and believe in your potential, whether you are a child or an adult, with a collaborative, individualized and Brief strategy to help you to alleviate those symptoms with haste. I specialize in treating Anxiety and Trauma with EMDR, CBT and Somatic modalities to ensure progress, with a Brief/Solutions focused framework. Together we will see the progress you desire, and quickly.
African-American
(510) 761-7093
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
African-American
My name is pronounced E-O-Anna, and I have 15 years of experience in assisting unique individuals, like yourself, in overcoming obstacles and setbacks, to shine as you are meant to. I work from a Strength-Based Approach and believe in your potential, whether you are a child or an adult, with a collaborative, individualized and Brief strategy to help you to alleviate those symptoms with haste. I specialize in treating Anxiety and Trauma with EMDR, CBT and Somatic modalities to ensure progress, with a Brief/Solutions focused framework. Together we will see the progress you desire, and quickly.
Photo of Tara Reinertson, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Do you want to find some balance and peace of mind? I can help you through this challenging time in your life. I offer therapy that focuses on the here and now. Whether you are an individual needing a safe place to manage unmanageable feelings or a couple seeking to change difficult relationship patterns, I have the skills to help you through this. Together we will work to create more harmony in your life through acceptance of what's out of your control and commitment to change the things you can. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents.
African-American
(510) 788-2336
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
African-American
Do you want to find some balance and peace of mind? I can help you through this challenging time in your life. I offer therapy that focuses on the here and now. Whether you are an individual needing a safe place to manage unmanageable feelings or a couple seeking to change difficult relationship patterns, I have the skills to help you through this. Together we will work to create more harmony in your life through acceptance of what's out of your control and commitment to change the things you can. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
People seek therapy for different reasons. Some are hoping for relief from a specific problem such as depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. Others may have a general sense of not feeling as alive as they imagine they could. They would like help understanding this feeling and are seeking a richer, deeper, more fulfilling life. In psychotherapy we engage in a process of self discovery in which people learn about themselves and about the ways they have been blocked from feeling fully in touch with themselves and others in their lives.
African-American
(510) 878-4991
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
African-American
People seek therapy for different reasons. Some are hoping for relief from a specific problem such as depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. Others may have a general sense of not feeling as alive as they imagine they could. They would like help understanding this feeling and are seeking a richer, deeper, more fulfilling life. In psychotherapy we engage in a process of self discovery in which people learn about themselves and about the ways they have been blocked from feeling fully in touch with themselves and others in their lives.

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African-American (Black) Therapists
If you're looking for African American therapy in Oakland or for an Oakland African American therapist these professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling that's sensitive to African American cultural issues. They include African American therapists, African American psychologists, African American marriage counselors and African American counselors. Sometimes we refer to them as black therapists in Oakland or Oakland black psychologists, black marriage counselors or black counselors in Oakland. They provide African American counseling in Oakland or black counseling in Oakland and are sensitive to black couples and black marriages in Oakland.

Note: This term is sometimes spelled as 'African-American'.

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.