Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My practice offers therapy for children and teens in the Bay Area, using a combination of play and creative expressive therapy. My work values the power of self-expression and the freedom to explore ones needs while developing self-esteem. I often also incorporate mindfulness strategies and eco-therapy sessions for young people seeking for tools for depth and inner calm. Even young children can develop these skills and benefit from our sessions held in nature. Clients come to me with a range of issues including depressive symptoms, anxiety and trauma, behavioral concerns and difficulty with major life transitions. "
Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
(845) 250-6904
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
"My practice offers therapy for children and teens in the Bay Area, using a combination of play and creative expressive therapy. My work values the power of self-expression and the freedom to explore ones needs while developing self-esteem. I often also incorporate mindfulness strategies and eco-therapy sessions for young people seeking for tools for depth and inner calm. Even young children can develop these skills and benefit from our sessions held in nature. Clients come to me with a range of issues including depressive symptoms, anxiety and trauma, behavioral concerns and difficulty with major life transitions. "
Tonia Herrero, Art Therapist
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Do you feel like you’ve tried everything with your teen, but they struggle to benefit from traditional talk therapy? Are you looking for a new creative way to deal with difficulties in life and get in touch with your true self? As an art therapist, I incorporate talk therapy with art making to help my clients unlock their creative potential, look at problems with fresh eyes, and develop new coping skills for dealing with difficult emotions. If you or your child is feeling blocked by past trauma, stuck in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, then I encourage you to reach out. You are not alone."
Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
(510) 675-7070
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
"Do you feel like you’ve tried everything with your teen, but they struggle to benefit from traditional talk therapy? Are you looking for a new creative way to deal with difficulties in life and get in touch with your true self? As an art therapist, I incorporate talk therapy with art making to help my clients unlock their creative potential, look at problems with fresh eyes, and develop new coping skills for dealing with difficult emotions. If you or your child is feeling blocked by past trauma, stuck in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, then I encourage you to reach out. You are not alone."
Josanna C Schimke, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Conflict, sadness, confusion, anger, grief, worry, shame, fear, phobias, nightmares: They can arise in our lives like scary monsters. Children, adolescents, and adults all experience these feelings as unwanted and unwelcome. What if, instead of pushing these feelings away, we listened to what they have to say to us? This might sound just too, too scary, but that's why I'm here! When an unknown part of ourselves looms like a monster in the closet, we must coax it out with patience and kindness. This is very difficult to do alone (especially for young people!) "
Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
(510) 605-3790
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
"Conflict, sadness, confusion, anger, grief, worry, shame, fear, phobias, nightmares: They can arise in our lives like scary monsters. Children, adolescents, and adults all experience these feelings as unwanted and unwelcome. What if, instead of pushing these feelings away, we listened to what they have to say to us? This might sound just too, too scary, but that's why I'm here! When an unknown part of ourselves looms like a monster in the closet, we must coax it out with patience and kindness. This is very difficult to do alone (especially for young people!) "
Betty Tharpe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
(510) 735-8960
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
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
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
"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."
Rain Sussman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"The combination of strong anxiety and strong intellect poses special challenges for those caught in the crosshairs. I help individuals with active, analytical minds to work through anxiety-related problems such as panic, worry, avoidance, and compulsive thoughts or habits. My approach is warm, practical, and evidence-based, grounded in both mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)."
Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
(510) 649-1909
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
"The combination of strong anxiety and strong intellect poses special challenges for those caught in the crosshairs. I help individuals with active, analytical minds to work through anxiety-related problems such as panic, worry, avoidance, and compulsive thoughts or habits. My approach is warm, practical, and evidence-based, grounded in both mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)."
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
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
(510) 292-4106
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
"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)."
Richard Austin Heafey, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, Psy, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"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. "
Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
(925) 259-3387
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Adoption
Suicidal Ideation
"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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Nick Wightman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
(510) 403-8480
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
(415) 236-3570
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Leslie Hemedes, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves."
(925) 807-7184
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves."
Kendra Feliz Paulsen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"As a depth psychotherapist, one of the things I do is help my clients know their unknown issues. I do this by creating a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore and bring repair to the past injuries and traumas holding my clients back from experiencing life and relationships in a full and meaningful way. I like to look at my client's dreams, artwork, and daily life experiences, to bring light and insight to blockages and barriers to their full experience and enjoyment of life. Such blockages can be past trauma, incorrect embedded beliefs, and ingrained thought patterns and habits."
(510) 922-0049
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"As a depth psychotherapist, one of the things I do is help my clients know their unknown issues. I do this by creating a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore and bring repair to the past injuries and traumas holding my clients back from experiencing life and relationships in a full and meaningful way. I like to look at my client's dreams, artwork, and daily life experiences, to bring light and insight to blockages and barriers to their full experience and enjoyment of life. Such blockages can be past trauma, incorrect embedded beliefs, and ingrained thought patterns and habits."
Laura Farha, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I work online with clients around the world, in particular the Middle East and California. Many of my clients are expats and many are locals living in areas where psychotherapy is either underdeveloped or unavailable. Some are busy professionals in California and elsewhere who prefer to do video-based therapy from home or hotel. One of my specialities is working with women who are navigating the sexual, spiritual and social challenges of menopause. I like to help people who are feeling lonely, uncertain, depressed, anxious and/or confused find their way to a more comfortable and satisfying life."
(510) 369-0735
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"I work online with clients around the world, in particular the Middle East and California. Many of my clients are expats and many are locals living in areas where psychotherapy is either underdeveloped or unavailable. Some are busy professionals in California and elsewhere who prefer to do video-based therapy from home or hotel. One of my specialities is working with women who are navigating the sexual, spiritual and social challenges of menopause. I like to help people who are feeling lonely, uncertain, depressed, anxious and/or confused find their way to a more comfortable and satisfying life."
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."
Alexandra Mitnick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
(510) 878-4467
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
Annie Botha, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
""In every person there lies buried deep in the heart a desire for a certain sort of life: a life that is free and unencumbered, a life that is full of beauty, joy and fulfillment" (A H Almaas). Are you struggling with a relationship? Did you suffer a loss? Are you struggling to find meaning in your life, or are you still troubled by the effects of a difficult childhood? Psychotherapy can offer a path to healing where you can get back in touch with your true nature, and experience this as inherently healthy, whole, and a source of compassion and intuitive wisdom."
(510) 962-8279
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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""In every person there lies buried deep in the heart a desire for a certain sort of life: a life that is free and unencumbered, a life that is full of beauty, joy and fulfillment" (A H Almaas). Are you struggling with a relationship? Did you suffer a loss? Are you struggling to find meaning in your life, or are you still troubled by the effects of a difficult childhood? Psychotherapy can offer a path to healing where you can get back in touch with your true nature, and experience this as inherently healthy, whole, and a source of compassion and intuitive wisdom."
Danielle Ray, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
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
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."
Patrick Kenneth Whalen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"My time is split equally between two offices -- Rockridge and Palo Alto. I help couples, families, individual adults and teens face a wide range of challenges, including healing from early life trauma (all severities, including Dissociative Identity Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, personal and professional transitions, relationship and family struggles, dilemmas of faith and fulfillment, and meditation and mindfulness cultivation. I especially enjoy psychotherapy involving collaborations with other therapists and/or blending meditation and other kinds of spiritual practices with psychotherapy. I value diversity -- my clients come from a wide range of orientations, economic means, and cultural backgrounds."
(650) 727-5248
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"My time is split equally between two offices -- Rockridge and Palo Alto. I help couples, families, individual adults and teens face a wide range of challenges, including healing from early life trauma (all severities, including Dissociative Identity Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, personal and professional transitions, relationship and family struggles, dilemmas of faith and fulfillment, and meditation and mindfulness cultivation. I especially enjoy psychotherapy involving collaborations with other therapists and/or blending meditation and other kinds of spiritual practices with psychotherapy. I value diversity -- my clients come from a wide range of orientations, economic means, and cultural backgrounds."
Katie Cooper, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I work with folx who are feeling called to look at the aspects of their lives they have been avoiding, and are causing them distress: relationship struggles, blocked creativity, grief, anger, unspoken emotional truths, pain from the past, or lack of clarity around their vision for the future. I can support you in leaning into your edges, reclaiming your boundaries, developing a solid inner sense of yourself, unearthing your gifts, and stepping more fully into your desire."
(415) 658-6434
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I work with folx who are feeling called to look at the aspects of their lives they have been avoiding, and are causing them distress: relationship struggles, blocked creativity, grief, anger, unspoken emotional truths, pain from the past, or lack of clarity around their vision for the future. I can support you in leaning into your edges, reclaiming your boundaries, developing a solid inner sense of yourself, unearthing your gifts, and stepping more fully into your desire."
Soreliz Ascanio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you struggling with insecurity, fears, worry, and anxiety in your relationships and overall? Do you often feel undeserving and/or unworthy? Do you struggle with your interpersonal and intimate relationships? Do you find yourself repeating patterns and feeling stuck in your life and your relationships? Perhaps you are struggling with self-esteem, self-expresssion/communication, co-dependency and avoidance in your relationships, often originating from early attachment relationships and/or trauma. Do you often wonder what your life's purpose is and how to find fulfillment in your life?"
(510) 230-0418
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you struggling with insecurity, fears, worry, and anxiety in your relationships and overall? Do you often feel undeserving and/or unworthy? Do you struggle with your interpersonal and intimate relationships? Do you find yourself repeating patterns and feeling stuck in your life and your relationships? Perhaps you are struggling with self-esteem, self-expresssion/communication, co-dependency and avoidance in your relationships, often originating from early attachment relationships and/or trauma. Do you often wonder what your life's purpose is and how to find fulfillment in your life?"

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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.