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!"
APS Healthcare
(510) 493-7012
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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APS Healthcare
"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!"
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Alice Locicero, Psychologist
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."
(510) 488-2253
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"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."
Sara Lesser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times."
(510) 878-4008
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times."
Ellen Ottman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"These days, many of us are busy - working multiple jobs, raising families, commuting and many of us never take the time to stop or pause. I support my clients in slowing down and bringing their attention to the parts of themselves that they so often forget. The wounds, traumas, grief, joy, & growth can all be acknowledged and integrated in therapy - hopefully, resulting in a more meaningful experience in the busy world. I am passionate about creating a space where all of my clients can feel safe looking inward, experiencing their body, & talking about difficult things."
(628) 500-9073
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"These days, many of us are busy - working multiple jobs, raising families, commuting and many of us never take the time to stop or pause. I support my clients in slowing down and bringing their attention to the parts of themselves that they so often forget. The wounds, traumas, grief, joy, & growth can all be acknowledged and integrated in therapy - hopefully, resulting in a more meaningful experience in the busy world. I am passionate about creating a space where all of my clients can feel safe looking inward, experiencing their body, & talking about difficult things."
Grady M Fort, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"I am a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, (CEFT) and I specialize in working with couples to address and remedy destructive communication, breaches in trust, infidelity issues, premarital counseling, and sexual incompatibility. My approach helps couples to reestablish a sense of connection by allowing couples to better understand the areas in their relationship where they have difficulty feeling that they each see eye-to-eye, by facilitating clearer communication of what both are needing from each other in order to feel more connected."
(510) 694-1083
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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"I am a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, (CEFT) and I specialize in working with couples to address and remedy destructive communication, breaches in trust, infidelity issues, premarital counseling, and sexual incompatibility. My approach helps couples to reestablish a sense of connection by allowing couples to better understand the areas in their relationship where they have difficulty feeling that they each see eye-to-eye, by facilitating clearer communication of what both are needing from each other in order to feel more connected."
Abby Maimon, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"I specialize in working with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression, both circumstantial and life-long, challenging life transitions and developmental stages, those seeking relationship building and separating, maternal mental health, parenting, life balance, first time, brave therapy seekers and an essential desire to be understood. It can be intimidating to begin the process of self-exploration. It is not a simple endeavor. However, when the fit between psychotherapist and therapy seeker is a match, it can feel immensely relieving. Each individual is unique as is one's process of self discovery. "
(510) 953-5223
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"I specialize in working with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression, both circumstantial and life-long, challenging life transitions and developmental stages, those seeking relationship building and separating, maternal mental health, parenting, life balance, first time, brave therapy seekers and an essential desire to be understood. It can be intimidating to begin the process of self-exploration. It is not a simple endeavor. However, when the fit between psychotherapist and therapy seeker is a match, it can feel immensely relieving. Each individual is unique as is one's process of self discovery. "
Lisa A Kully, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
(510) 601-7980
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Joan A Pezanoski, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"I am a warm and caring human being with a clear understanding that therapy is not a "one size fits all" process. I fully appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family and will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to you and addresses the realities of your life. Whether your goal is to improve your relationships, alleviate undesirable symptoms, bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life, rid yourself of unwanted behaviors, or experience more joy in your life, I can help you achieve these goals. Experienced in working with the LGBTQ community."
(510) 379-7928
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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"I am a warm and caring human being with a clear understanding that therapy is not a "one size fits all" process. I fully appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family and will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to you and addresses the realities of your life. Whether your goal is to improve your relationships, alleviate undesirable symptoms, bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life, rid yourself of unwanted behaviors, or experience more joy in your life, I can help you achieve these goals. Experienced in working with the LGBTQ community."
Nicole Poell, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"Right now, you are doing something very courageous! You are taking the first step toward a more meaningful and rich life. You might sense that your thoughts and feelings are holding you back from truly living your life. You might have had traumatic life experience(s) that shaped your life in a way that is unfulfilling and terrifying. You might feel plagued by depression and/or anxiety, feel uncomfortable in your own skin or as if you are not performing to your best abilities. I want to commend you for taking this step and I would feel honored to be on this journey with you, helping you live a more satisfying, engaged and full life."
(510) 849-6755
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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"Right now, you are doing something very courageous! You are taking the first step toward a more meaningful and rich life. You might sense that your thoughts and feelings are holding you back from truly living your life. You might have had traumatic life experience(s) that shaped your life in a way that is unfulfilling and terrifying. You might feel plagued by depression and/or anxiety, feel uncomfortable in your own skin or as if you are not performing to your best abilities. I want to commend you for taking this step and I would feel honored to be on this journey with you, helping you live a more satisfying, engaged and full life."
Susan (Sj) Kahn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"All emotional wounding happens in a larger context. We are all embedded in relationships, families, cultural identities community and institutional values. Therefore our pain, trauma and grief are all firmly connected in a matrix. I mainly work with those of us who are outside the margins of dominant culture and are especially vulnerable. I work from a non pathologizing stance. I believe healing occurs on many levels, in many ways. Psychotherapy is one path to emotional wellness. Do you desire a deeper relationship with yourself and others, and are willing to engage in personal inquiry in an environment of connection? "
(510) 568-8866
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"All emotional wounding happens in a larger context. We are all embedded in relationships, families, cultural identities community and institutional values. Therefore our pain, trauma and grief are all firmly connected in a matrix. I mainly work with those of us who are outside the margins of dominant culture and are especially vulnerable. I work from a non pathologizing stance. I believe healing occurs on many levels, in many ways. Psychotherapy is one path to emotional wellness. Do you desire a deeper relationship with yourself and others, and are willing to engage in personal inquiry in an environment of connection? "
Jamie Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way."
(408) 916-1899
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way."
Tom Van Vleet, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
"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
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
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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."
Danielle Ray, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"I provide insightful and compassionate psychotherapy for individuals and couples struggling with unhealthy recurrent patterns in relationships and/or with compulsive/ addictive behaviors involving eating, substances, spending, working, etc. I also work with depression, anxiety, 12-step recovery, traumatic childhood experiences, the particular concerns of being an artist, and issues of identity."
(510) 878-4808
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"I provide insightful and compassionate psychotherapy for individuals and couples struggling with unhealthy recurrent patterns in relationships and/or with compulsive/ addictive behaviors involving eating, substances, spending, working, etc. I also work with depression, anxiety, 12-step recovery, traumatic childhood experiences, the particular concerns of being an artist, and issues of identity."
Catherine S Cassel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"Many individuals and couples approach me for therapy feeling they've hit a road block in their lives and are confused and frustrated in their attempts to grow beyond it. They are often uncertain - both about their capacity to change and about whether therapy can help. Couples may be hopeful or discouraged about transforming their repeated patterns of conflict or distance, but know that significant changes are needed if their relationship is to regain a sense of joy and strength. The art of therapy involves reaching beyond solving a particular problem and exploring the opportunites for growth embedded within it."
(510) 497-0472
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"Many individuals and couples approach me for therapy feeling they've hit a road block in their lives and are confused and frustrated in their attempts to grow beyond it. They are often uncertain - both about their capacity to change and about whether therapy can help. Couples may be hopeful or discouraged about transforming their repeated patterns of conflict or distance, but know that significant changes are needed if their relationship is to regain a sense of joy and strength. The art of therapy involves reaching beyond solving a particular problem and exploring the opportunites for growth embedded within it."
Brenda Bloomfield, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"Anxiety, sadness, anger, regret are natural and human, but when one is stuck thinking and feeling these ways, something is wrong. If you are stuck, repeating the same kinds of experiences, or if there has been an unmanageable disruption in your life, I have been in practice helping people in similar situations for more than 20 years. Through talking and thinking together to deeply understand your experience, we discover and create new ways for you to think and act in the world. Your sense of self and of life expand, opening up space in which to move, breathe and grow."
(510) 240-1819
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"Anxiety, sadness, anger, regret are natural and human, but when one is stuck thinking and feeling these ways, something is wrong. If you are stuck, repeating the same kinds of experiences, or if there has been an unmanageable disruption in your life, I have been in practice helping people in similar situations for more than 20 years. Through talking and thinking together to deeply understand your experience, we discover and create new ways for you to think and act in the world. Your sense of self and of life expand, opening up space in which to move, breathe and grow."
Bay Area CBT Center, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you feel anxious or depressed, or struggle with low self-esteem, OCD, or the effects of trauma? Are you seeking a way to live a meaningful life that reflects your values? The Bay Area CBT Center is a group practice of behavioral therapists dedicated to providing high quality evidence-based treatments. Our integrative approach allows us to apply principles from the most up to date research-based treatments while adapting these tools to meet your unique needs and build an authentic relationship with you."
(415) 991-6818
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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"Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you feel anxious or depressed, or struggle with low self-esteem, OCD, or the effects of trauma? Are you seeking a way to live a meaningful life that reflects your values? The Bay Area CBT Center is a group practice of behavioral therapists dedicated to providing high quality evidence-based treatments. Our integrative approach allows us to apply principles from the most up to date research-based treatments while adapting these tools to meet your unique needs and build an authentic relationship with you."
Marcie Rubel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
"If you could change one thing about your life, what would make you happier? Maybe it would be making your relationships with others more satisfying or reducing your anxiety or depression. In individual therapy I help create a safe space to step back and observe your own emotions, beliefs, and patterns of relating to others. My approach is supportive, understanding, non-judgmental but also practical, honest and helpful in finding new solutions and ways to work through difficulties and problems."
(510) 606-8580
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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"If you could change one thing about your life, what would make you happier? Maybe it would be making your relationships with others more satisfying or reducing your anxiety or depression. In individual therapy I help create a safe space to step back and observe your own emotions, beliefs, and patterns of relating to others. My approach is supportive, understanding, non-judgmental but also practical, honest and helpful in finding new solutions and ways to work through difficulties and problems."
James K Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
"Feeling stuck in your life? Are you looking for a supportive therapist to help sort things out? I'd like to help. My experience includes working with individuals and couples on such issues as: Relationships, intimacy, sexual problems * Depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions * Sexuality * Trauma * Coming out * Gender identity * Career issues * Veteran's concerns including PTSD and adjustment problems * Childhood abuse and neglect * Aging and transitioning to different life stages * Behaviors that feel compulsive or a little out of hand * The complexities of open and polyamorous relationships. "
(510) 878-4478
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94611
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"Feeling stuck in your life? Are you looking for a supportive therapist to help sort things out? I'd like to help. My experience includes working with individuals and couples on such issues as: Relationships, intimacy, sexual problems * Depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions * Sexuality * Trauma * Coming out * Gender identity * Career issues * Veteran's concerns including PTSD and adjustment problems * Childhood abuse and neglect * Aging and transitioning to different life stages * Behaviors that feel compulsive or a little out of hand * The complexities of open and polyamorous relationships. "
Saralyn Ruff, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
(925) 255-9161
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94618
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Stacie Degeneffe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
"You’re ready to make room for YOU and figure your stuff out. You know that life is short, time is precious and you want to think deeply about who your are, what you need and how to move forward regardless of your worries and fears. If you're a parent, you care deeply about your child's well being and know that providing a foundation of support now can have a lasting impact on your child's mental health long into the future."
(510) 871-9054
Verified
North Oakland
Oakland, California 94609
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"You’re ready to make room for YOU and figure your stuff out. You know that life is short, time is precious and you want to think deeply about who your are, what you need and how to move forward regardless of your worries and fears. If you're a parent, you care deeply about your child's well being and know that providing a foundation of support now can have a lasting impact on your child's mental health long into the future."

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