Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Art Therapy
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
(510) 694-0966
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Barbara J Thomas, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"So, you are browsing for someone to help you. There are many here who can, myself included. Effective therapy is first and foremost about good fit. Can we collaborate on a solution for you? Do I care enough to hear what you are saying and feel what you are not ready to say? Am I patient enough to give you time to share in your own time and in your own way? Am I willing to be directive when you most need it, even though you may not want that? In a word, "Yes.""
Art Therapy
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
(415) 801-0882
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Art Therapy
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
"So, you are browsing for someone to help you. There are many here who can, myself included. Effective therapy is first and foremost about good fit. Can we collaborate on a solution for you? Do I care enough to hear what you are saying and feel what you are not ready to say? Am I patient enough to give you time to share in your own time and in your own way? Am I willing to be directive when you most need it, even though you may not want that? In a word, "Yes.""
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
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
(510) 292-4106
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Art Therapy
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
"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)."
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
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
Art Therapy
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
"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."
Kelly Bassin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"Working closely with people is my greatest passion. It takes courage to ask for help when challenges arise or when you're feeling off. Do you ever feel stuck, anxious, confused, insecure, or hopeless? Do you struggle to make healthy choices & ask for what you need & want? I will support you in your journey to greater self-discovery and self-improvement. I work with individuals, couples, children (9-18), and parents. I am here to listen, empathize & deepen your self-understanding . I will assist you in taking a deeper look at yourself and the parts of your life (past &present) which are or are not serving you. I am here to help! "
Art Therapy
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
(209) 408-1547
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Substance Abuse
Learning Disabilities
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
"Working closely with people is my greatest passion. It takes courage to ask for help when challenges arise or when you're feeling off. Do you ever feel stuck, anxious, confused, insecure, or hopeless? Do you struggle to make healthy choices & ask for what you need & want? I will support you in your journey to greater self-discovery and self-improvement. I work with individuals, couples, children (9-18), and parents. I am here to listen, empathize & deepen your self-understanding . I will assist you in taking a deeper look at yourself and the parts of your life (past &present) which are or are not serving you. I am here to help! "
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David Cerfolio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADAC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified substance abuse counselor who has worked in the field for the past 15 years. My hope is to use my experiences and skills to help individuals struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD or substance abuse issues find new coping skills in order improve the quality of their lives. My approach combines elements of short-term behavioral therapies (DBT and CBT) with psychodynamic techniques to address problematic behaviors to achieve lasting change."
(510) 296-6270
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified substance abuse counselor who has worked in the field for the past 15 years. My hope is to use my experiences and skills to help individuals struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD or substance abuse issues find new coping skills in order improve the quality of their lives. My approach combines elements of short-term behavioral therapies (DBT and CBT) with psychodynamic techniques to address problematic behaviors to achieve lasting change."
Rose Toutjian, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be."
(510) 298-3749
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be."
Joan A Pezanoski, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I am a warm and caring human being with a clear understanding that therapy is not a "one size fits all" process. I fully appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family and will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to you and addresses the realities of your life. Whether your goal is to improve your relationships, alleviate undesirable symptoms, bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life, rid yourself of unwanted behaviors, or experience more joy in your life, I can help you achieve these goals. Experienced in working with the LGBTQ community."
(510) 379-7928
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"I am a warm and caring human being with a clear understanding that therapy is not a "one size fits all" process. I fully appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family and will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to you and addresses the realities of your life. Whether your goal is to improve your relationships, alleviate undesirable symptoms, bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life, rid yourself of unwanted behaviors, or experience more joy in your life, I can help you achieve these goals. Experienced in working with the LGBTQ community."
Karin K. Vandervoort, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Without meaning, we suffer: feelings become overwhelming, thinking becomes confused, joy is lost. Together we can make good use of your strengths, symptoms and external challenges; By exploring internal processes, coping, dignity and peace of mind are restored--even under the most challenging of circumstances. As a behavioral medicine consultant, I have experience treating depression and anxiety; chronic pain, illness, and injury; somatoform, sleep, and eating disorders; and substance abuse. In depth treatments, I see individuals and couples regarding unresolved trauma, somatization, entrenched patterns, confusion, loss of trust, and to treat chronic dissatisfaction or troubles with love and work."
(510) 878-3596
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Without meaning, we suffer: feelings become overwhelming, thinking becomes confused, joy is lost. Together we can make good use of your strengths, symptoms and external challenges; By exploring internal processes, coping, dignity and peace of mind are restored--even under the most challenging of circumstances. As a behavioral medicine consultant, I have experience treating depression and anxiety; chronic pain, illness, and injury; somatoform, sleep, and eating disorders; and substance abuse. In depth treatments, I see individuals and couples regarding unresolved trauma, somatization, entrenched patterns, confusion, loss of trust, and to treat chronic dissatisfaction or troubles with love and work."
Ariana Heller, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MAEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I offer you an open space in which together we can explore and understand difficult feelings and thoughts. Through this collaborative process you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of yourself, allow your emotions to be processed, and work through uncomfortable/ difficult feelings. As a result, life becomes easier to navigate and more meaningful. Like any relationship, it has to feel right to you. What I bring to the relationship is my warmth, curiosity, compassion, honesty, years of expertise, and the ability to dive deep into issues without judgment leading to long-term change."
(510) 757-1536
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I offer you an open space in which together we can explore and understand difficult feelings and thoughts. Through this collaborative process you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of yourself, allow your emotions to be processed, and work through uncomfortable/ difficult feelings. As a result, life becomes easier to navigate and more meaningful. Like any relationship, it has to feel right to you. What I bring to the relationship is my warmth, curiosity, compassion, honesty, years of expertise, and the ability to dive deep into issues without judgment leading to long-term change."
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."
Elise Geltman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My clients are often facing life transitions, relationship struggles, family conflict, parenting issues, grief, or a loss of purpose or meaning. For some, such experiences have led to additional lasting struggles with depression or anxiety, and we work directly with these symptoms. I have specialization in supporting individuals in crisis and trauma survivors. It is truly an honor to support people in their times of challenge and to be a part of their becoming. My client's discover self-knowledge and clarity, experience courage and resilience, restore balance, and develop skills that improve their lives."
(510) 239-3443
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"My clients are often facing life transitions, relationship struggles, family conflict, parenting issues, grief, or a loss of purpose or meaning. For some, such experiences have led to additional lasting struggles with depression or anxiety, and we work directly with these symptoms. I have specialization in supporting individuals in crisis and trauma survivors. It is truly an honor to support people in their times of challenge and to be a part of their becoming. My client's discover self-knowledge and clarity, experience courage and resilience, restore balance, and develop skills that improve their lives."
Eric Bottino, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you so overwhelmed that you can't focus on your partner, kids, or other meaningful relationships? Do you feel like letting go of patterns is challenging and find yourself obsessing about your body to the point that eating becomes an ordeal? Do you feel like the past is weighing you down and you can't put it where it belongs, that is in the past? Do you engage in behaviors such as drug, alcohol, or other reckless endeavors that bring about tension and conflicts at home, at work, or other social settings?"
(628) 227-5455
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Are you so overwhelmed that you can't focus on your partner, kids, or other meaningful relationships? Do you feel like letting go of patterns is challenging and find yourself obsessing about your body to the point that eating becomes an ordeal? Do you feel like the past is weighing you down and you can't put it where it belongs, that is in the past? Do you engage in behaviors such as drug, alcohol, or other reckless endeavors that bring about tension and conflicts at home, at work, or other social settings?"
Mark Ruiz
MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
" I am a psychological assistant with Core Insights Psychological Group, and supervised by Dr. Gregory Gayle. I believe that therapy can be a significant journey of ups, downs, struggle and discovery. It takes courage to willingly step into a therapist’s office to speak with someone about the most challenging aspects of one’s life. Within that therapy space, however, lies the opportunity for immense growth and change. Therefore, I believe it is our responsibility as therapists to serve as support for each person while they determine how to best live their lives in the moment and in the future."
(510) 824-8458 x1
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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" I am a psychological assistant with Core Insights Psychological Group, and supervised by Dr. Gregory Gayle. I believe that therapy can be a significant journey of ups, downs, struggle and discovery. It takes courage to willingly step into a therapist’s office to speak with someone about the most challenging aspects of one’s life. Within that therapy space, however, lies the opportunity for immense growth and change. Therefore, I believe it is our responsibility as therapists to serve as support for each person while they determine how to best live their lives in the moment and in the future."
Irma Y Romero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
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
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."
Lai Chien, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. Personal experiences have led me to build my career in mental health. Like you, I was searching for answers to the whys I didn't understand and the hows to change. I found that it is possible to make positive changes after experiencing emotional events and personal struggles. It is with these experiences that I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where you may feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings."
(510) 974-7929
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. Personal experiences have led me to build my career in mental health. Like you, I was searching for answers to the whys I didn't understand and the hows to change. I found that it is possible to make positive changes after experiencing emotional events and personal struggles. It is with these experiences that I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where you may feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings."
Joelle Ehre, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I help individuals, couples, and families overcome problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and relationship conflict, as well as psychological struggles related to fertility and parenting. My therapeutic style is interactive and engaged. I value collaboration, curiosity, and transparency, and will frequently check in with you to see how our work is progressing and to make sure we're addressing the issues that are most important to you."
(510) 296-6507
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"I help individuals, couples, and families overcome problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and relationship conflict, as well as psychological struggles related to fertility and parenting. My therapeutic style is interactive and engaged. I value collaboration, curiosity, and transparency, and will frequently check in with you to see how our work is progressing and to make sure we're addressing the issues that are most important to you."
Cori Pansarasa, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Would you like to feel more present and peaceful in your life and more secure in your relationships? I have helped many to overcome difficult life experiences and relationships to reconnect with the heartfelt adventure life is meant to be. Trained in both traditional and holistic/alternative understandings of mind-body-spirit, my experience includes private practice work; crisis work/management; clinical and training directorships at mental health agencies; supervision of student therapists; and consultation for mental health providers and organizations. I also integrate spiritual and energy healing perspectives when appropriate. "
(510) 817-0685
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Would you like to feel more present and peaceful in your life and more secure in your relationships? I have helped many to overcome difficult life experiences and relationships to reconnect with the heartfelt adventure life is meant to be. Trained in both traditional and holistic/alternative understandings of mind-body-spirit, my experience includes private practice work; crisis work/management; clinical and training directorships at mental health agencies; supervision of student therapists; and consultation for mental health providers and organizations. I also integrate spiritual and energy healing perspectives when appropriate. "
Claudius Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"SO SORRY, I'M AT CAPACITY THIS MONTH. Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?"
(510) 306-1799
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"SO SORRY, I'M AT CAPACITY THIS MONTH. Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?"
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am a culturally conscious therapist with particular sensibility towards those who seek to address and recognize their strengths and fundamental worth. I enjoy working with people and families of diverse backgrounds and across all life stages, from school age children to elder adults.I am bilingual in English and Spanish and practice psychotherapy in both languages. ​ My work emphasizes the importance of maintaining a reflective space where individuals, families and caregivers can receive emotional support and insight while remaining strengths focused. Empathy and compassion are essential to any transformative work. I employ "
(510) 390-9566
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"I am a culturally conscious therapist with particular sensibility towards those who seek to address and recognize their strengths and fundamental worth. I enjoy working with people and families of diverse backgrounds and across all life stages, from school age children to elder adults.I am bilingual in English and Spanish and practice psychotherapy in both languages. ​ My work emphasizes the importance of maintaining a reflective space where individuals, families and caregivers can receive emotional support and insight while remaining strengths focused. Empathy and compassion are essential to any transformative work. I employ "

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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.