Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I most enjoy working with people that are ready for change and want to grow for their own benefit. I work best with individuals or families that have experienced or that are still going through challenging life circumstances. If you are struggling with overcoming loss or trauma, situational depression or anxiety, family problems, life changes, and/or identity issues consider allowing me to help you unleash your inner strength and resilience."
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(510) 422-1770
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I most enjoy working with people that are ready for change and want to grow for their own benefit. I work best with individuals or families that have experienced or that are still going through challenging life circumstances. If you are struggling with overcoming loss or trauma, situational depression or anxiety, family problems, life changes, and/or identity issues consider allowing me to help you unleash your inner strength and resilience."
Angela Vincent Polk, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I work with clients at my office in Oakland near the Rockridge Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy."
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(510) 876-4753
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"I work with clients at my office in Oakland near the Rockridge Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy."
Bay Area Gestalt Institute, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI concerns * Trauma * Substance abuse * Eating disorders * Spiritual / Personal Growth"
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(415) 969-3361
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI concerns * Trauma * Substance abuse * Eating disorders * Spiritual / Personal Growth"
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I am bilingual in Spanish, and offer therapy for individual adults, couples, families, teens, and children 6 and older. My specialtis I clue trauma, interpersonal violence (IPV), and loss, especially for human beings who have experienced displacement and/migration. I offer services for expecting and new mothers to aid in the transitions and attachment issues that arise. Also I am interested in bridging periods in human development. I embrace a culturally humble stance, and am LBGT welcoming."
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(510) 401-3958
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"I am bilingual in Spanish, and offer therapy for individual adults, couples, families, teens, and children 6 and older. My specialtis I clue trauma, interpersonal violence (IPV), and loss, especially for human beings who have experienced displacement and/migration. I offer services for expecting and new mothers to aid in the transitions and attachment issues that arise. Also I am interested in bridging periods in human development. I embrace a culturally humble stance, and am LBGT welcoming."
(Will) Se Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I offer holistic and depthful therapy that is both affirming and collaborative. My clients appreciate my gentleness, compassion & humor. My approach is de-stigmatizing and non-shaming, addressing & coming into contact with held stories and social narratives that may not match your current self or the self that wants to be. I hold an adaptive client centered framework utilizing trauma informed, social justice, EMDR, somatic, gestalt/ parts work, & attachment based approaches. Sites of harm are often the sites of healing, in forming therapeutic relationship we can explore & come to know these sites and the unique offering and"
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(510) 399-1782
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"I offer holistic and depthful therapy that is both affirming and collaborative. My clients appreciate my gentleness, compassion & humor. My approach is de-stigmatizing and non-shaming, addressing & coming into contact with held stories and social narratives that may not match your current self or the self that wants to be. I hold an adaptive client centered framework utilizing trauma informed, social justice, EMDR, somatic, gestalt/ parts work, & attachment based approaches. Sites of harm are often the sites of healing, in forming therapeutic relationship we can explore & come to know these sites and the unique offering and"
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
Bay Area Personal Counseling Therapies, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, SEP, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"My therapeutic training has been centered on experiential, culturally sensitive, and inner work necessary for becoming a healer. I focus on assessing individual client needs and providing compassionate therapeutic interventions to families, couples and children. My specialties include: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Chronic Pain, and Trauma, Loss, Insomnia related to stress, Alcohol and Chemical dependency. "
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(415) 496-0465
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"My therapeutic training has been centered on experiential, culturally sensitive, and inner work necessary for becoming a healer. I focus on assessing individual client needs and providing compassionate therapeutic interventions to families, couples and children. My specialties include: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Chronic Pain, and Trauma, Loss, Insomnia related to stress, Alcohol and Chemical dependency. "
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"I am an experienced children's psychotherapist, building a private practice in Alameda and have provided therapeutic services for children, teens and families for 20+ years. I have been able to help families deal with a variety of issues including trauma, loss, family-conflict, children/teens with learning disabilities and a variety of behavioral issues, as well as familial substance use issues, post-divorce issues, severe anxiety and depression. I offer an initial session for $50.00, to allow parents/families/couples to see how I may be of help to them. (Please mention this offer when contacting me)."
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(510) 292-4106
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"I am an experienced children's psychotherapist, building a private practice in Alameda and have provided therapeutic services for children, teens and families for 20+ years. I have been able to help families deal with a variety of issues including trauma, loss, family-conflict, children/teens with learning disabilities and a variety of behavioral issues, as well as familial substance use issues, post-divorce issues, severe anxiety and depression. I offer an initial session for $50.00, to allow parents/families/couples to see how I may be of help to them. (Please mention this offer when contacting me)."
Sean Stefon Bell, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BFA, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life. "
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(510) 240-5906
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life. "
Audrina Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"You are struggling and you feel alone. I can help. Do you feel overwhelmed with how to manage your child/teen's emotions and behaviors? Have you ever been told you are too sensitive? Do you often feel judged or alone? Are you interested in looking within, learning more about yourself and creating the life you deserve? If so, I am here to help. I’m a licensed Therapist who specializes in working with teens, adults, and highly sensitive people. I can help you understand yourself more deeply and teach you ways to better cope with the difficulties in your life. "
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
(510) 858-2621
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Anger Management
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
"You are struggling and you feel alone. I can help. Do you feel overwhelmed with how to manage your child/teen's emotions and behaviors? Have you ever been told you are too sensitive? Do you often feel judged or alone? Are you interested in looking within, learning more about yourself and creating the life you deserve? If so, I am here to help. I’m a licensed Therapist who specializes in working with teens, adults, and highly sensitive people. I can help you understand yourself more deeply and teach you ways to better cope with the difficulties in your life. "
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Brenda Bloomfield, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
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
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."
John A Lundin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"If you hold yourself back in life, work and relationships, worry too much about things you've done or things you're about to do, are often bummed out, or would like your relationships to be more satisfying, then these are good indications that you may benefit from the type of psychotherapy I offer. I have helped many people through all of these issues, and others. Give me a call, and if I'm not the right fit for you, I promise to help you find the therapist who is. You don't have to keep suffering alone."
(510) 996-5544
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"If you hold yourself back in life, work and relationships, worry too much about things you've done or things you're about to do, are often bummed out, or would like your relationships to be more satisfying, then these are good indications that you may benefit from the type of psychotherapy I offer. I have helped many people through all of these issues, and others. Give me a call, and if I'm not the right fit for you, I promise to help you find the therapist who is. You don't have to keep suffering alone."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94606
"I work with clients to cultivate deeper insight & understanding about the ways in which our life experiences & ways of being in the world impact our choices & behaviors. In working this way I have found that clients feel empowered to make changes to unhealthy behaviors & create proactive coping strategies for managing situations they may not, as yet, be able to change. I draw upon clients' strengths, culture, spirituality & community as a means of facilitating healing, empowerment & change. My therapeutic approach is grounded in social justice principles. "
(415) 723-4309
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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"I work with clients to cultivate deeper insight & understanding about the ways in which our life experiences & ways of being in the world impact our choices & behaviors. In working this way I have found that clients feel empowered to make changes to unhealthy behaviors & create proactive coping strategies for managing situations they may not, as yet, be able to change. I draw upon clients' strengths, culture, spirituality & community as a means of facilitating healing, empowerment & change. My therapeutic approach is grounded in social justice principles. "
Katie Burrill, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"How tedious is the process of finding a therapist anyway? And how do you know if one therapist is a better fit for you than another? The "real" answer is you don't and the only way to find out is to pick one. I'm the one to pick if you are looking for someone who is genuine and accessible. I use a relational and client-centered approach to my work and consider my clients to be the experts of their own experiences. We work together to gain insights, alleviate the hurt or destructive patterns, and improve personal relationships."
(510) 629-6938
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"How tedious is the process of finding a therapist anyway? And how do you know if one therapist is a better fit for you than another? The "real" answer is you don't and the only way to find out is to pick one. I'm the one to pick if you are looking for someone who is genuine and accessible. I use a relational and client-centered approach to my work and consider my clients to be the experts of their own experiences. We work together to gain insights, alleviate the hurt or destructive patterns, and improve personal relationships."
Susan (Sj) Kahn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
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
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? "
Nikki Heeren, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Welcome. I offer 12 weeks of solution-focused therapy for depression, anxiety, and addictions. Using this approach, I can help you to, 1) increase awareness of what you want to be different, 2) uncover what you are doing when things are working, and 3) what you can do differently to accomplish the change you are seeking. Each week, I will introduce you to a new technique for calming the nervous system and assessing energy, which may include breathing exercises, guided meditation, and some gentle movement. These techniques can be a powerful way to challenge yourself and try new habits for creating positive change."
(707) 813-3057
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Welcome. I offer 12 weeks of solution-focused therapy for depression, anxiety, and addictions. Using this approach, I can help you to, 1) increase awareness of what you want to be different, 2) uncover what you are doing when things are working, and 3) what you can do differently to accomplish the change you are seeking. Each week, I will introduce you to a new technique for calming the nervous system and assessing energy, which may include breathing exercises, guided meditation, and some gentle movement. These techniques can be a powerful way to challenge yourself and try new habits for creating positive change."
Elizabeth Ehrenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Welcome. I do this work because I care deeply about healing through connection and compassionate relationships. I love working with people so they can learn about themselves, challenge old stories that may no longer serve, and ultimately live more authentic lives. Each of us is strong, powerful and beautiful, with unique gifts to offer this world. Yet sorrow is real, and having a safe and compassionate space to address grief, transition, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and questions about gender and sexuality is fundamental and healing."
(415) 870-1727
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Welcome. I do this work because I care deeply about healing through connection and compassionate relationships. I love working with people so they can learn about themselves, challenge old stories that may no longer serve, and ultimately live more authentic lives. Each of us is strong, powerful and beautiful, with unique gifts to offer this world. Yet sorrow is real, and having a safe and compassionate space to address grief, transition, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and questions about gender and sexuality is fundamental and healing."
Lisa Horowitz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
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
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."
Dania March, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW, PPSC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"The line between what we want, need, and can deal with can be a juggling act and striking a balance is not always easy. Think of your life as an overflowing suitcase. Consider what it would be like to have help opening that suitcase, and take out or adjust a few things in it to lessen the load. That's services with me. I aim to help you find and learn to value your truest self and release or shift the things that no longer serve you."
(510) 356-2241
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"The line between what we want, need, and can deal with can be a juggling act and striking a balance is not always easy. Think of your life as an overflowing suitcase. Consider what it would be like to have help opening that suitcase, and take out or adjust a few things in it to lessen the load. That's services with me. I aim to help you find and learn to value your truest self and release or shift the things that no longer serve you."
Laura Parker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Do you want more aliveness in your life, your love, your work, your play? Do you want to develop the skills to engage more creatively and effectively with the challenges you face? I help you to understand and change relationship conflict; communicate more honestly and effectively; recover from grief and loss; stop giving your power away - exude more natural authority and self-possession; move on from addictions and other self-defeating behavior patterns; deal with anger, depression, worry, shame, and self-criticism."
(510) 671-8122
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Do you want more aliveness in your life, your love, your work, your play? Do you want to develop the skills to engage more creatively and effectively with the challenges you face? I help you to understand and change relationship conflict; communicate more honestly and effectively; recover from grief and loss; stop giving your power away - exude more natural authority and self-possession; move on from addictions and other self-defeating behavior patterns; deal with anger, depression, worry, shame, and self-criticism."

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

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.