Anna Benassi

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Anna Benassi

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

5845 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 585-9164
Offers online therapy
Website
Anna Benassi currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
I tend to attract those people who look like the average person but feel they don't belong and don't know what they want to be when they grow up. These individuals often come to therapy when they have tried everything and yet still feel stuck in shame, guilt and confusion.
I welcome the rebel, the artist, the music-maker and the quiet ones who feels like they are not living their best life but desperately wants to. Together, I believe we can find a way for you to get to the life you truly want and are meant to live.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $185 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • License: California / 96595
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2009

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Bay Area Gestalt Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2011

Location

5845 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 585-9164
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Polyamory, Family System Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Native American
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 31 Aug 2022
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Anna Benassi

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT