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
Learning Disabilities
Attachment-based
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
(510) 463-1609
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Art Therapy
Learning Disabilities
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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Katie Mai Findley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, BCBA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I drive to you! In-home, community, or office sessions available. Couples, Family, and Individuals Therapist for all ages. Let's get started today working towards a better tomorrow. I have assisted those with depression, anxiety, sleep issues, autism, life transitions, marital strife, panic attacks, anger, low self-esteem, and much more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. "
(707) 475-3959
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I drive to you! In-home, community, or office sessions available. Couples, Family, and Individuals Therapist for all ages. Let's get started today working towards a better tomorrow. I have assisted those with depression, anxiety, sleep issues, autism, life transitions, marital strife, panic attacks, anger, low self-esteem, and much more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. "
Jenessa Radocchio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"In addition to adult individuals and couples, I work quite well with difficult adolescents and pre-teens, and can tolerate a high degree of intensity in therapy sessions. I am uniquely capable of providing a containing and non-judgmental space, and am particularly interested in working with issues that arise as a result of counter-culture lifestyles. I bring a social justice perspective to my work, meaning that I take the entirety of my clients' environment as equally important and formative as their early childhood relationships and mental processes."
(510) 907-7253
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"In addition to adult individuals and couples, I work quite well with difficult adolescents and pre-teens, and can tolerate a high degree of intensity in therapy sessions. I am uniquely capable of providing a containing and non-judgmental space, and am particularly interested in working with issues that arise as a result of counter-culture lifestyles. I bring a social justice perspective to my work, meaning that I take the entirety of my clients' environment as equally important and formative as their early childhood relationships and mental processes."
Gabriela Zuloaga, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My goal is to support clients in finding the inner strengths that allow them to have more satisfying lives and relationships. I hope to begin a collaborative process that addresses your needs in a way that feels compassionate, practical, and free of judgement. I am fully bilingual in both Spanish and English and passionate about working with couples, immigrants, and adults of all genders, cultures, and walks of life. "Trabajo con adultos, parejas y familias que solo hablan español o prefieren trabajar con una terapeuta que brinda servicios en español. Vine a este país de niña y tengo amplia experiencia trabajando con inmigrantes.""
(510) 662-6743
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"My goal is to support clients in finding the inner strengths that allow them to have more satisfying lives and relationships. I hope to begin a collaborative process that addresses your needs in a way that feels compassionate, practical, and free of judgement. I am fully bilingual in both Spanish and English and passionate about working with couples, immigrants, and adults of all genders, cultures, and walks of life. "Trabajo con adultos, parejas y familias que solo hablan español o prefieren trabajar con una terapeuta que brinda servicios en español. Vine a este país de niña y tengo amplia experiencia trabajando con inmigrantes.""
Megan Parker, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Is your child frustrated with his or her anxiety? Is your child experiencing difficulties at school or with peers due to anxiety? Is your child or family experiencing a transition? Are you a parent looking for your own individual support? I provide early childhood, adolescent, and family therapy and parent consultation for child behavior management. "
(415) 347-8868
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Is your child frustrated with his or her anxiety? Is your child experiencing difficulties at school or with peers due to anxiety? Is your child or family experiencing a transition? Are you a parent looking for your own individual support? I provide early childhood, adolescent, and family therapy and parent consultation for child behavior management. "
Debra A Bronstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94608
"I provide a down-to-earth approach to self-exploration and personal development, recognizing the universality of both human suffering and human potential. I take a non-pathological approach to therapy, coming from a core orientation that each person is inherently valuable and has an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. My approach is dynamic and relational, being informed by a lifetime of psychological and spiritual inquiry."
(510) 479-0718
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
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"I provide a down-to-earth approach to self-exploration and personal development, recognizing the universality of both human suffering and human potential. I take a non-pathological approach to therapy, coming from a core orientation that each person is inherently valuable and has an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. My approach is dynamic and relational, being informed by a lifetime of psychological and spiritual inquiry."
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."
John Nickens, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am a Psychologist trained in both short-term and long-term psychotherapy, and experienced in treating anxiety, grief, life transitions, and victims of crime and their family members. I accept clients over the age of 21 years. I also provide Life Coaching for issues resulting from cross-cultural relationships at home and at work, and Executive Coaching for organizational success. I am a member of the American Academy of Bereavement, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and a Diplomate member in the American Psychotherapy Association."
(510) 287-9456
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I am a Psychologist trained in both short-term and long-term psychotherapy, and experienced in treating anxiety, grief, life transitions, and victims of crime and their family members. I accept clients over the age of 21 years. I also provide Life Coaching for issues resulting from cross-cultural relationships at home and at work, and Executive Coaching for organizational success. I am a member of the American Academy of Bereavement, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and a Diplomate member in the American Psychotherapy Association."
Christine Valdez, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you feeling paralyzed with overwhelming anxiety or shame? Are you stuck in negative thoughts and unhealthy patterns borne out of a traumatic past that deter you from making positive changes in your life for the future? Your suffering can end through transformative experiences in trauma-specific therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, respected, and understood, and thus ready and open for change. You will develop a sense of safety in your body and relationships with others, learn to overcome overwhelming emotions and increase confidence in approaching life's challenges, and redefine your future."
(510) 478-9782
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Are you feeling paralyzed with overwhelming anxiety or shame? Are you stuck in negative thoughts and unhealthy patterns borne out of a traumatic past that deter you from making positive changes in your life for the future? Your suffering can end through transformative experiences in trauma-specific therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, respected, and understood, and thus ready and open for change. You will develop a sense of safety in your body and relationships with others, learn to overcome overwhelming emotions and increase confidence in approaching life's challenges, and redefine your future."
Robert Bartner, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are disappointed with important aspects of their life.Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic issue, a deeper inquiry into the problem can make all the difference."
(510) 295-4837
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are disappointed with important aspects of their life.Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic issue, a deeper inquiry into the problem can make all the difference."
Heather Weisbrod, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"People often come to see me because they are feeling stuck, seeking relief from suffering, at transition points in their lives, or wanting a better understanding of their patterns. They may also be looking to develop new coping skills and new ways of responding to life stressors. My goal as a therapist is to create a space that facilitates healing and transformation by understanding each person's unique life experiences, strengths, and needs. My strengths lie in my non-judgmental approach and my focus on creating strong and authentic working relationships while providing tools that can be of immediate use."
(510) 246-3338
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"People often come to see me because they are feeling stuck, seeking relief from suffering, at transition points in their lives, or wanting a better understanding of their patterns. They may also be looking to develop new coping skills and new ways of responding to life stressors. My goal as a therapist is to create a space that facilitates healing and transformation by understanding each person's unique life experiences, strengths, and needs. My strengths lie in my non-judgmental approach and my focus on creating strong and authentic working relationships while providing tools that can be of immediate use."
Megan Jacoby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space for you. When any of us seeks out therapy, we are likely suffering. To suffer is to be in a very tender place, and I want to honor that. Whether your suffering comes from early childhood trauma, more recent losses, relationship problems, social injustice, adjustment to big changes in your life...I want you to feel safe and companioned as you move toward tending those places of wounding and toward healing."
(510) 200-0534
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space for you. When any of us seeks out therapy, we are likely suffering. To suffer is to be in a very tender place, and I want to honor that. Whether your suffering comes from early childhood trauma, more recent losses, relationship problems, social injustice, adjustment to big changes in your life...I want you to feel safe and companioned as you move toward tending those places of wounding and toward healing."
Bedford Palmer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I provide culturally specific therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive behavioral (CBT) theoretical approach, while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen."
(510) 298-3362
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"I provide culturally specific therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive behavioral (CBT) theoretical approach, while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen."
Shirley Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom."
(510) 944-1581
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom."
Lacy Martinez, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"My clients are drawn to therapy mostly around issues of anxiety or depression that stem from feeling that life is without purpose, or that they aren't living their calling. Life experiences from childhood on contribute to drawing us off our path, and a feeling of flatness or of intense anxiety often accompanies this. It's very common to have this experience during midlife (the wake-up call, so to speak), and I work to help you "re-member" yourself."
(510) 379-7124
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"My clients are drawn to therapy mostly around issues of anxiety or depression that stem from feeling that life is without purpose, or that they aren't living their calling. Life experiences from childhood on contribute to drawing us off our path, and a feeling of flatness or of intense anxiety often accompanies this. It's very common to have this experience during midlife (the wake-up call, so to speak), and I work to help you "re-member" yourself."
Cynthia Rinker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified by Psychology Today
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
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."
Nancy M. Friedman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"If you are an individual or couple who experiences frustration and unhappiness in relationships rather than the sense of ease and flow that you long for, I urge you to dare to hope it can be different and call me. The process I use does not usually take years, like you've been led to believe by popular media! It works well with many types of "personality symptoms," from relationship issues to depression, anxiety, fears and other specific ways in which you've been frozen out of the life you want to lead."
(510) 730-3177
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"If you are an individual or couple who experiences frustration and unhappiness in relationships rather than the sense of ease and flow that you long for, I urge you to dare to hope it can be different and call me. The process I use does not usually take years, like you've been led to believe by popular media! It works well with many types of "personality symptoms," from relationship issues to depression, anxiety, fears and other specific ways in which you've been frozen out of the life you want to lead."
Jamie Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way."
(408) 916-1899
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way."
Dana L Aleshire, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, sexuality, and the complex impacts of trauma."
(510) 694-2366
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, sexuality, and the complex impacts of trauma."
Zehara Jambalos Levin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"The decision to begin therapy is not simple and often comes at a particularly challenging time in your life. I know how difficult it can be to reach out during these times and my goal is to respond with curiosity, open-mindedness, and empathy. I believe that lasting change can come from exploring and ultimately freeing ourselves from the underlying causes of current symptoms. I want to work together with you to find ways to gain insight and relief. I work in an open and transparent manner, to help answer any questions or concerns you have along the way."
(415) 549-0285
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"The decision to begin therapy is not simple and often comes at a particularly challenging time in your life. I know how difficult it can be to reach out during these times and my goal is to respond with curiosity, open-mindedness, and empathy. I believe that lasting change can come from exploring and ultimately freeing ourselves from the underlying causes of current symptoms. I want to work together with you to find ways to gain insight and relief. I work in an open and transparent manner, to help answer any questions or concerns you have along the way."

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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.