Psychologist, PhD
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"I once read a story about a man who would talk reassuringly to his cactus, letting it know that it was safe. The cactus learned that it no longer needed thorns. If you have had experiences that have closed off your openness to the world or your authentic self, you may have also grown thorns. Whether you have been touched by trauma, grief, loss, or simply an environment that does not understand you, I want to help you to find a way to live more fully. You have a place in the world. Let's try to find it together."
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(510) 629-4412
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"I once read a story about a man who would talk reassuringly to his cactus, letting it know that it was safe. The cactus learned that it no longer needed thorns. If you have had experiences that have closed off your openness to the world or your authentic self, you may have also grown thorns. Whether you have been touched by trauma, grief, loss, or simply an environment that does not understand you, I want to help you to find a way to live more fully. You have a place in the world. Let's try to find it together."
Ari Oklan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
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"I use a warm, down-to-earth approach in my work with children, teens, adults and couples. I collaborate with clients to develop a whole view of challenges and strengths, which is informed by my wide breadth of clinical experience across the lifespan. I have expertise in working with infants and parents, developmental disabilities, trauma, and both anticipated and unexpected crises across all ages. I integrate these perspectives so that I can attune to your needs and provide responsive support. My hope is to help you water the seeds of your inner strengths, push through stuck situations, and live with more connectedness and vitality."
Art Therapy
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(510) 298-3299
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"I use a warm, down-to-earth approach in my work with children, teens, adults and couples. I collaborate with clients to develop a whole view of challenges and strengths, which is informed by my wide breadth of clinical experience across the lifespan. I have expertise in working with infants and parents, developmental disabilities, trauma, and both anticipated and unexpected crises across all ages. I integrate these perspectives so that I can attune to your needs and provide responsive support. My hope is to help you water the seeds of your inner strengths, push through stuck situations, and live with more connectedness and vitality."
Molly Nadler, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
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"Psychotherapy is a uniquely effective way to address and process deeply rooted issues that manifest in ways that are painful, confusing, and make people feel out of control. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy, using a collaborative approach that centers on empathy, understanding, and exploration. My orientation is predominantly psychodynamic, and I tailor my approach to each individual to address unique circumstances and complexities. I strive to create a safe, warm, and validating environment that enables people to share and be vulnerable without fear of judgment."
Art Therapy
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(510) 662-0307
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"Psychotherapy is a uniquely effective way to address and process deeply rooted issues that manifest in ways that are painful, confusing, and make people feel out of control. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy, using a collaborative approach that centers on empathy, understanding, and exploration. My orientation is predominantly psychodynamic, and I tailor my approach to each individual to address unique circumstances and complexities. I strive to create a safe, warm, and validating environment that enables people to share and be vulnerable without fear of judgment."
Richard Austin Heafey, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, Psy, MA
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"My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. Regardless of who I am working with, my primary focus is on improving self-esteem, building self-confidence and working to enrich my patients self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and innate uniqueness, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they were belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, I aim to improve my patients quality of life. "
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(925) 259-3387
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"My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. Regardless of who I am working with, my primary focus is on improving self-esteem, building self-confidence and working to enrich my patients self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and innate uniqueness, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they were belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, I aim to improve my patients quality of life. "
Niko Whitmire, Psychological Assistant
Psychological Assistant, PsyD, MFA
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"Creativity can be foundational to positive and longstanding change. We come into the world with an innate skill to solve the many problems that arise during development. Sometimes these solutions bring up new challenges or get in the way of our relationships and our ability to enjoy life. I work with children, adults, elders, and couples who are struggling to adapt to a stressful world. By developing a trusting relationship where exploration is welcomed and analyzed, we are able to find new ways of functioning, new solutions to our interpersonal conflicts, and improve our ability to flexibly adapt to our changing world."
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(628) 300-3707
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"Creativity can be foundational to positive and longstanding change. We come into the world with an innate skill to solve the many problems that arise during development. Sometimes these solutions bring up new challenges or get in the way of our relationships and our ability to enjoy life. I work with children, adults, elders, and couples who are struggling to adapt to a stressful world. By developing a trusting relationship where exploration is welcomed and analyzed, we are able to find new ways of functioning, new solutions to our interpersonal conflicts, and improve our ability to flexibly adapt to our changing world."
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Jenny Randt, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
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"I see myself as a holistic practitioner. Therapy with me involves working the body just as much as the mind. This can be challenging for some, but leads to long-term resolution and healing in a more complete, organic nature. Through Somatic Experiencing (SE), I have been trained to work specifically with trauma and the way in which our survival energy becomes trapped in our bodies. We embody our lived experience."
(510) 319-1271 x4
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"I see myself as a holistic practitioner. Therapy with me involves working the body just as much as the mind. This can be challenging for some, but leads to long-term resolution and healing in a more complete, organic nature. Through Somatic Experiencing (SE), I have been trained to work specifically with trauma and the way in which our survival energy becomes trapped in our bodies. We embody our lived experience."
Jenny Ireland Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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"Has life Become a struggle for you? Are you looking to build better relationships? Are you feeling overwhelmed during a difficult life transition? Do you feel stuck in your past and unable to move forward? Through our work together, I can help you develop the tools needed to increase your confidence, feel better in your relationships and let go of your past."
(628) 227-5893
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"Has life Become a struggle for you? Are you looking to build better relationships? Are you feeling overwhelmed during a difficult life transition? Do you feel stuck in your past and unable to move forward? Through our work together, I can help you develop the tools needed to increase your confidence, feel better in your relationships and let go of your past."
Sonia Telle, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I strongly believe that the most healing aspect of therapy is directly related to the safe connection with the therapist. Trainings inform the therapy but only feeling safe and seen will provide the ground for deep exploration and emergence of the new... almost like a birthing process. Client based, my style is warm, compassionate, nonetheless, assertive. Experience and various trainings keep supporting the importance of breath, grounded presence and mindfulness in any therapeutic setting and healing/life process. Therefore, those are central to my work. My sessions combines several psychotherapy approaches together with various somatic practices such as bioenergetics, movement, mindfulness & trauma work."
(510) 788-2703
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"I strongly believe that the most healing aspect of therapy is directly related to the safe connection with the therapist. Trainings inform the therapy but only feeling safe and seen will provide the ground for deep exploration and emergence of the new... almost like a birthing process. Client based, my style is warm, compassionate, nonetheless, assertive. Experience and various trainings keep supporting the importance of breath, grounded presence and mindfulness in any therapeutic setting and healing/life process. Therefore, those are central to my work. My sessions combines several psychotherapy approaches together with various somatic practices such as bioenergetics, movement, mindfulness & trauma work."
Kaitlin Murphy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
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"I offer a Humanistic approach and introduce the concept of person in relation to their environment as a means of forming a hope-filled foundation for therapy. By acknowledging how internal experiences are highly sensitive to external conditions we support a frame of healing that envisions each person as whole and fully capable of personal development. I incorporate elements of both Psychodynamic and Systems Theory to facilitate self-exploration while also addressing how culture, society and all host of environmental and systemic factors may impact our overall health and wellness. "
(844) 293-4241
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"I offer a Humanistic approach and introduce the concept of person in relation to their environment as a means of forming a hope-filled foundation for therapy. By acknowledging how internal experiences are highly sensitive to external conditions we support a frame of healing that envisions each person as whole and fully capable of personal development. I incorporate elements of both Psychodynamic and Systems Theory to facilitate self-exploration while also addressing how culture, society and all host of environmental and systemic factors may impact our overall health and wellness. "
Amina Elfiki, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
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"I am passionate about working with: People of Color; Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer folks; Polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals, couples, families and other relationship configurations; Activists and organizers involved in social justice movements and struggles for liberation; and especially, people at the intersections of these categories. Therapy with me may be able to help with: depression and anxiety; grief and loss; PTSD and complex trauma; difficulty forming and maintaining nourishing relationships; and distress related to oppression."
(510) 939-7441
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"I am passionate about working with: People of Color; Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer folks; Polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals, couples, families and other relationship configurations; Activists and organizers involved in social justice movements and struggles for liberation; and especially, people at the intersections of these categories. Therapy with me may be able to help with: depression and anxiety; grief and loss; PTSD and complex trauma; difficulty forming and maintaining nourishing relationships; and distress related to oppression."
Eugene P Porter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
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"I have been in practice for over 30 years. My primary specialty has been working with men and boys who have experienced sexual abuse. This issue often includes alcohol and drug issues, anxiety, depression, marital and couples issues and more. I am experienced in EMDR as well as a range of somatic and humanistic approaches."
(510) 356-2052
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"I have been in practice for over 30 years. My primary specialty has been working with men and boys who have experienced sexual abuse. This issue often includes alcohol and drug issues, anxiety, depression, marital and couples issues and more. I am experienced in EMDR as well as a range of somatic and humanistic approaches."
Julian Dodd, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTI
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"I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process between therapist and client, an encounter between equals, where the relationship itself is healing. My style is active, creative, and holistic. I will meet you where you are, not-judging, engaged and curious. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, relationship distress, life transitions, and existential dilemmas (questions about the meaning of life, questions about dying and death). I also have experience working with individuals struggling with dual diagnosis (addiction and mental health issues combined)."
(415) 304-8603
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"I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process between therapist and client, an encounter between equals, where the relationship itself is healing. My style is active, creative, and holistic. I will meet you where you are, not-judging, engaged and curious. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, relationship distress, life transitions, and existential dilemmas (questions about the meaning of life, questions about dying and death). I also have experience working with individuals struggling with dual diagnosis (addiction and mental health issues combined)."
Jessica Lynne Roper, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
"Our innate impulse is to heal, just as one can observe in nature. Sometimes though, our access to this resiliency is an ever winding path...with circumstances (events, relationships, socio-political climate) and behaviors impacting our ability to fulfill this impulse. In therapy with me, we will creatively collaborate to rediscover this path. We will hold your innate wisdom and resiliency alongside the parts that feel incongruent, sticky, stubborn and shameful--honoring that each part is communicating or responding to something, past and/or present. We will learn how to find balance in the fulness of you. "
(510) 944-1499
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"Our innate impulse is to heal, just as one can observe in nature. Sometimes though, our access to this resiliency is an ever winding path...with circumstances (events, relationships, socio-political climate) and behaviors impacting our ability to fulfill this impulse. In therapy with me, we will creatively collaborate to rediscover this path. We will hold your innate wisdom and resiliency alongside the parts that feel incongruent, sticky, stubborn and shameful--honoring that each part is communicating or responding to something, past and/or present. We will learn how to find balance in the fulness of you. "
Barbara Way, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LPC
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" Is there a feeling that you aren’t living the life, professionally or personally, that you desire or intend? Is it a struggle to make choices that are best for you in your relationships and lifestyle? I work with teens and adults facing: break ups/divorce, loss, new family/family member, social difficulties at school/work, overwhelming emotions, loneliness, lack of support because a loved one is struggling, a sense of unworthiness..."
(510) 851-9865
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" Is there a feeling that you aren’t living the life, professionally or personally, that you desire or intend? Is it a struggle to make choices that are best for you in your relationships and lifestyle? I work with teens and adults facing: break ups/divorce, loss, new family/family member, social difficulties at school/work, overwhelming emotions, loneliness, lack of support because a loved one is struggling, a sense of unworthiness..."
William L. Spivey, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
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"Dr. Spivey is the Director of a small group practice located in the heart of the medical district in Oakland, CA. He offers more than 25 years of experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD within adults and adolescents. He takes a holistic approach by integrating concerns of health, diet, and exercise. Dr. Spivey also works with those suffering from occupational diseases, including job stress, feeling stale on the job, burnout, and job unhappiness. Other areas of endeavors include personality reshaping, motivation, and marital enhancement."
(510) 730-3273
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"Dr. Spivey is the Director of a small group practice located in the heart of the medical district in Oakland, CA. He offers more than 25 years of experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD within adults and adolescents. He takes a holistic approach by integrating concerns of health, diet, and exercise. Dr. Spivey also works with those suffering from occupational diseases, including job stress, feeling stale on the job, burnout, and job unhappiness. Other areas of endeavors include personality reshaping, motivation, and marital enhancement."
Patricia Banchik Rothschild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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"My experience comes from 23 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy."
(510) 403-8151
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"My experience comes from 23 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy."
Nikki Heeren, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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"Sorry, I am not taking on new clients at this time."
(707) 813-3057
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"Sorry, I am not taking on new clients at this time."
Anna Darvin Hirsch, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTI, MS, MFA
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"What I believe: Relationships are unique and come in countless shapes and sizes over time. Right now, relationships are already happening and changing in your life every day. Love is available in ourselves when we choose it, and choosing love in ourselves brings more love into our relationships. Yes, all relationships shift and change, and at the same time, love can regenerate again and again in the most mysterious moments and forms if we stay open and curious. The co-creative journey of intimate relationships is a fundamental part of our human well-being. You are lovable."
(510) 756-4122
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"What I believe: Relationships are unique and come in countless shapes and sizes over time. Right now, relationships are already happening and changing in your life every day. Love is available in ourselves when we choose it, and choosing love in ourselves brings more love into our relationships. Yes, all relationships shift and change, and at the same time, love can regenerate again and again in the most mysterious moments and forms if we stay open and curious. The co-creative journey of intimate relationships is a fundamental part of our human well-being. You are lovable."
Tynisa D. Snow, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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"I provide individual, group, and couple's 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."
(510) 939-7914
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"I provide individual, group, and couple's 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."
Addie Liechty Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"My approach to therapy is primarily relational. I seek to create working relationships that include safety, attunement and trust. I do this through collaborating on goals and remaining non- judgmental and transparent with my reflections and questions. My interventions draw from psychodynamic theory, attachment and narrative therapy. I am interested in the unique experiences that have made you who you are and the patterns of behaviors, relationships and self-concepts that may or may not be serving you. We will work together to find compassion, healing and solutions towards more personal and relational fulfillment."
(510) 356-0264
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"My approach to therapy is primarily relational. I seek to create working relationships that include safety, attunement and trust. I do this through collaborating on goals and remaining non- judgmental and transparent with my reflections and questions. My interventions draw from psychodynamic theory, attachment and narrative therapy. I am interested in the unique experiences that have made you who you are and the patterns of behaviors, relationships and self-concepts that may or may not be serving you. We will work together to find compassion, healing and solutions towards more personal and relational fulfillment."

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It may look like a craft class, but art therapy in 94609 is a serious technique that uses the creative process to help improve the mental health of clients. 94609 Art therapy can be used on children and adults to treat a wide range of emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, family and relationship problems, abuse and domestic violence, and trauma and loss. Commonly found in hospitals and community centers, art therapy programs are based on the belief that the creative process is healing and life-enhancing. As they paint or draw, a skilled 94609 art therapist can use the client's works of art and their approach to the process as springboards to help them gain personal insight, improve their judgment, cope with stress, and work through traumatic experiences.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland 94609 are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 94609 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 94609 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 94609 or family therapy in Oakland 94609.