Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Selecting the right therapist is essential- here is some information about me and my practice to help inform your decision. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I work collaboratively with parents in creation of goals and throughout the course of treatment. Through play I help children to; express difficult feelings, resolve internal conflicts, learn adaptive ways to cope, and to develop resiliency. I offer free phone consultations in order to help determine if I am the right therapist for your child."
Art Therapy
Attachment-based
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
(510) 463-1609
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Art Therapy
Attachment-based
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
"Selecting the right therapist is essential- here is some information about me and my practice to help inform your decision. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I work collaboratively with parents in creation of goals and throughout the course of treatment. Through play I help children to; express difficult feelings, resolve internal conflicts, learn adaptive ways to cope, and to develop resiliency. I offer free phone consultations in order to help determine if I am the right therapist for your child."
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Charles A Flinton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it. "
(415) 391-7171 x11
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it. "
Lisa Horowitz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"I’m an interactive and relationship-focused therapist. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and connected. If you are struggling with life transitions, frequently feeling worried, and are concerned about yourself and your relationships, therapy can help. We will work together to determine what your needs and goals are, and we'll create a road map to meet those needs and achieve your goals."
(510) 330-2470
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"I’m an interactive and relationship-focused therapist. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and connected. If you are struggling with life transitions, frequently feeling worried, and are concerned about yourself and your relationships, therapy can help. We will work together to determine what your needs and goals are, and we'll create a road map to meet those needs and achieve your goals."
Dr. Meghan Tunson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94610
"People are often hesitant to try therapy because they feel it won't work or believe they should be able to handle difficult things on their own. If you're willing to try personal trainers, babysitters, house cleaners, and other services to better your life, doesn't your emotional happiness or the happiness of your family deserve the same focus? I believe that it absolutely does."
(510) 269-2639
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94610
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"People are often hesitant to try therapy because they feel it won't work or believe they should be able to handle difficult things on their own. If you're willing to try personal trainers, babysitters, house cleaners, and other services to better your life, doesn't your emotional happiness or the happiness of your family deserve the same focus? I believe that it absolutely does."
Cynthia Rinker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"My therapeutic style is grounded in Existential/Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge in order to create meaningful, joyful and healthy lives."
(415) 578-7639 x14
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"My therapeutic style is grounded in Existential/Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge in order to create meaningful, joyful and healthy lives."
Mahrs Schoppman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey as you are bravely navigating your fears, pain, and livelihood. The way I work is shaped by your unique needs and goals as my priority is to help you move towards the values and dreams that are most important to you. I want to help you find congruence between the life you live and the life you've always wanted."
(510) 543-0663
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey as you are bravely navigating your fears, pain, and livelihood. The way I work is shaped by your unique needs and goals as my priority is to help you move towards the values and dreams that are most important to you. I want to help you find congruence between the life you live and the life you've always wanted."
Amy Ratkovich, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"All are welcome... It can be difficult to find self-compassionate when we don't fit into mainstream society or feel utterly alone. I provide creative guidance and tailored solutions to the universal difficulties we face in life to the unique difficulties you as an individual face. You are on this site because you need someone with an open mind and heart to purely listen, without judgement and teach you some skills to support your unique journey. Clearly, if you are here just looking at your options you are already taking an important first step, please reach out so I can support you in taking the next step. "
(510) 694-1245
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"All are welcome... It can be difficult to find self-compassionate when we don't fit into mainstream society or feel utterly alone. I provide creative guidance and tailored solutions to the universal difficulties we face in life to the unique difficulties you as an individual face. You are on this site because you need someone with an open mind and heart to purely listen, without judgement and teach you some skills to support your unique journey. Clearly, if you are here just looking at your options you are already taking an important first step, please reach out so I can support you in taking the next step. "
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94606
"Are you feeling anxious or down? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living your best life? Therapy is a collaborative process of growth and self-discovery. I promote this process of transformation and change in my clients through the development of greater self-acceptance and self-awareness. I want to help you make the changes you desire, and to live your best life, on your terms. I treat a wide range of clinical issues and invite clients of diverse identities and backgrounds into my therapy practice."
(628) 800-0232
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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"Are you feeling anxious or down? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living your best life? Therapy is a collaborative process of growth and self-discovery. I promote this process of transformation and change in my clients through the development of greater self-acceptance and self-awareness. I want to help you make the changes you desire, and to live your best life, on your terms. I treat a wide range of clinical issues and invite clients of diverse identities and backgrounds into my therapy practice."
Shanna LoPresti, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"You can thrive, feel more freedom and peace, and you don't have to do it alone. Relationship challenges, confusing emotions, and transitions can leave us feeling shaky. Somatic (body-centered) therapy can help you understand yourself while healing past hurts. Every relationship you have had with others and society influences your well-being. I can help you navigate relationships with self, loved ones, and the wider world with confidence and ease. You possess tremendous inner strength, courage, and determination. If you are willing to work, you can have the change you desire. You deserve to be your best self."
(415) 528-3513
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"You can thrive, feel more freedom and peace, and you don't have to do it alone. Relationship challenges, confusing emotions, and transitions can leave us feeling shaky. Somatic (body-centered) therapy can help you understand yourself while healing past hurts. Every relationship you have had with others and society influences your well-being. I can help you navigate relationships with self, loved ones, and the wider world with confidence and ease. You possess tremendous inner strength, courage, and determination. If you are willing to work, you can have the change you desire. You deserve to be your best self."
Aisling Forbes, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"We can all struggle with stressors at certain times and/or throughout our lives. My goal is to give you the space to explore freely about any problems, issues or concerns along with the successes that you are experiencing. Together we will then identify possible ways to better cope with the challenges life can throw at us. "
(510) 756-5529
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"We can all struggle with stressors at certain times and/or throughout our lives. My goal is to give you the space to explore freely about any problems, issues or concerns along with the successes that you are experiencing. Together we will then identify possible ways to better cope with the challenges life can throw at us. "
Irma Y Romero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"I am passionate and committed to working with clients interested in changing their life circumstances. I possess an expertise in the fields of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare. But, also specialize in working with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Gambling Problems, and or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe it is my purpose to support you in a non-judgemental manner as you undergo a metamorphic shift and make sense of your life. As both a native English and Spanish speaker, I am able to comfortably communicate with individuals who may otherwise be bound by language or cultural barriers."
(510) 592-5320
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"I am passionate and committed to working with clients interested in changing their life circumstances. I possess an expertise in the fields of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare. But, also specialize in working with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Gambling Problems, and or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe it is my purpose to support you in a non-judgemental manner as you undergo a metamorphic shift and make sense of your life. As both a native English and Spanish speaker, I am able to comfortably communicate with individuals who may otherwise be bound by language or cultural barriers."
Eric A. Samuels, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"Are you unsure about how to solve a problem? Feeling anxious or depressed? Hate yourself? Do the same problems keep reoccurring? Are you struggling with a transition? Do you have concerns about your relationships and struggle to express your needs with partners, friends, or family members? Struggling with a part of your identity? Are you having difficulty sleeping? Do you have no appetite or find yourself overeating? Feeling tired, lacking concentration, and having difficulty motivating yourself? IF SO, I can help you. Therapy will ignite change in your life, and I look forward to supporting you in seeking that change."
(510) 683-5441
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"Are you unsure about how to solve a problem? Feeling anxious or depressed? Hate yourself? Do the same problems keep reoccurring? Are you struggling with a transition? Do you have concerns about your relationships and struggle to express your needs with partners, friends, or family members? Struggling with a part of your identity? Are you having difficulty sleeping? Do you have no appetite or find yourself overeating? Feeling tired, lacking concentration, and having difficulty motivating yourself? IF SO, I can help you. Therapy will ignite change in your life, and I look forward to supporting you in seeking that change."
Taising Chen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"Therapy is a place where you can express your hardships, explore and build your resilience, and learn to embrace transformations. I am committed to offer mental health services that meet your unique needs as individuals, couples, relationships, families, communities, and groups. I will meet you collaboratively through a therapeutic process where you can exist among confidentiality, validation, and support in a non-judgmental setting. After working over 18 years in direct services, I believe that it is important to find the right therapist-client match. I offer free 15-20 minute phone consultations prior to the 1st appointment. For more information: www.therapywithtaising.com"
(510) 239-5319
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"Therapy is a place where you can express your hardships, explore and build your resilience, and learn to embrace transformations. I am committed to offer mental health services that meet your unique needs as individuals, couples, relationships, families, communities, and groups. I will meet you collaboratively through a therapeutic process where you can exist among confidentiality, validation, and support in a non-judgmental setting. After working over 18 years in direct services, I believe that it is important to find the right therapist-client match. I offer free 15-20 minute phone consultations prior to the 1st appointment. For more information: www.therapywithtaising.com"
Gregory LH Gayle, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We all want to be understood, accepted and loved; this can only happen through honest communication. Making the decision to seek help for you or your family can be part of that communication. I provide a safe space to explore, discuss and process important issues that affect the lives of you and your family members. I have an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy. As one size does not fit all, therapy cannot be approached in the same way for everyone. It must be tailored to the specific needs, issues and problems that each person uniquely presents."
(510) 985-4085
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"We all want to be understood, accepted and loved; this can only happen through honest communication. Making the decision to seek help for you or your family can be part of that communication. I provide a safe space to explore, discuss and process important issues that affect the lives of you and your family members. I have an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy. As one size does not fit all, therapy cannot be approached in the same way for everyone. It must be tailored to the specific needs, issues and problems that each person uniquely presents."
Ricka L. White-Soso, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues."
(510) 221-6652
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues."
Liz Tong, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MPH, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"My style of therapy is warm, attentive, & engaged. I believe we all need to be heard, understood & truly seen for who we are; for this is where a sense of self-trust can deepen & self-esteem can strengthen. One of my goals is to help you feel less burdened & less alone in your struggles and also provide coping strategies when you are feeling overwhelmed. I honor the uniqueness of each individual & work in a way that meets your current needs (whether you are moving through a crisis situation, having relationship issues, needing help managing anxiety & depression, or healing from trauma)."
(415) 969-3459
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"My style of therapy is warm, attentive, & engaged. I believe we all need to be heard, understood & truly seen for who we are; for this is where a sense of self-trust can deepen & self-esteem can strengthen. One of my goals is to help you feel less burdened & less alone in your struggles and also provide coping strategies when you are feeling overwhelmed. I honor the uniqueness of each individual & work in a way that meets your current needs (whether you are moving through a crisis situation, having relationship issues, needing help managing anxiety & depression, or healing from trauma)."
Sophie Jani, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals."
(510) 962-9374
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals."
Hideko Ota,
Oakland, California 94618
"We all have our own unique truths. As we live as human beings, however, we tend to be disconnected from our truths in order to physically and emotionally survive in the world. Ironically, the more we push our truths away in order to be "alive" in the world, the more "dead" we feel in our bodies. When we have the courage to pause and deeply feel ourselves, we begin to notice that something most important has been missing from our lives. If you have ever experienced this sense of something missing, you may have arrived on the right page. "
(510) 756-3834
Oakland, California 94618
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"We all have our own unique truths. As we live as human beings, however, we tend to be disconnected from our truths in order to physically and emotionally survive in the world. Ironically, the more we push our truths away in order to be "alive" in the world, the more "dead" we feel in our bodies. When we have the courage to pause and deeply feel ourselves, we begin to notice that something most important has been missing from our lives. If you have ever experienced this sense of something missing, you may have arrived on the right page. "
Aki Rosenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
"I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist in Oakland, CA. Most days, you can find me helping people heal from past wounds, navigate life changes, and process big feelings. While a lot of the work I do requires delving into the murky stuff, I like to make room for laughter, connection, and joy in the process. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and am committed to working with clients in this ever evolving landscape. I identify as a bi-racial, multi--cultural, second generation American. I have a special place in` my heart for clients navigating issues of racial identity, minority experiences and systemic oppression. "
(628) 212-6638
Verified
Downtown
Oakland, California 94612
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"I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist in Oakland, CA. Most days, you can find me helping people heal from past wounds, navigate life changes, and process big feelings. While a lot of the work I do requires delving into the murky stuff, I like to make room for laughter, connection, and joy in the process. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and am committed to working with clients in this ever evolving landscape. I identify as a bi-racial, multi--cultural, second generation American. I have a special place in` my heart for clients navigating issues of racial identity, minority experiences and systemic oppression. "
Abby Whiteside, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94601
"Sometimes, we can use our existing support systems and coping skills to manage difficult periods in our lives. Other times, we need to carve out the space to gain perspective, learn new skills and change our ways of relating to ourselves and each other. My goal as a therapist is to reduce distress by helping my clients see themselves, their environment and their relationships clearly, identify both positive and negative behavioral/coping patterns as they arise, and make thoughtful choices accordingly."
(833) 335-4923
Verified
Oakland, California 94601
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"Sometimes, we can use our existing support systems and coping skills to manage difficult periods in our lives. Other times, we need to carve out the space to gain perspective, learn new skills and change our ways of relating to ourselves and each other. My goal as a therapist is to reduce distress by helping my clients see themselves, their environment and their relationships clearly, identify both positive and negative behavioral/coping patterns as they arise, and make thoughtful choices accordingly."

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It may look like a craft class, but art therapy in Downtown, Oakland is a serious technique that uses the creative process to help improve the mental health of clients. Downtown, Oakland 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 Downtown, Oakland 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 Downtown, Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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