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
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
(510) 463-1609
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Art Therapy
Trauma and PTSD
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."
Roksana Sarrafan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"You do not have to go through a traumatic experience to benefit from therapy. Talking with a therapist can allow you to better understand yourself, enhance your self-esteem, and help resolve your conflicts and challenges. It can also offer insights on how your emotions are affecting your everyday life."
Art Therapy
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
(510) 257-9758
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
"You do not have to go through a traumatic experience to benefit from therapy. Talking with a therapist can allow you to better understand yourself, enhance your self-esteem, and help resolve your conflicts and challenges. It can also offer insights on how your emotions are affecting your everyday life."
Marvin E West, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"You are courageous to take the first step toward healing! It is my goal to assist, guide and support my client onward through the Ups, and the Downs that life brings. Lets be open to discover new paths of healing from various issues such as trauma and loss, anxiety and depression, couple and family conflicts and much more. I aspire to create, and maintain a safe space that nurtures the mutual respect and trust needed for growth and healing through Expressive Arts and Talk Therapy modalities."
Art Therapy
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
(510) 394-1561
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
"You are courageous to take the first step toward healing! It is my goal to assist, guide and support my client onward through the Ups, and the Downs that life brings. Lets be open to discover new paths of healing from various issues such as trauma and loss, anxiety and depression, couple and family conflicts and much more. I aspire to create, and maintain a safe space that nurtures the mutual respect and trust needed for growth and healing through Expressive Arts and Talk Therapy modalities."
Vaughn L Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
"I am a thought leader and teacher and I share the knowledge I have acquired through formal education and life experience. I view therapy as a spiritual path to expand, grow, and evolve as a human being. I will guide you to an awareness and understanding of your thoughts and underlying beliefs which contribute to your actions and decision making. I use a holistic approach that is warm and supportive for Individuals, couples, families and other forms of relationships. Together we'll establish an environment for you to develop the strengths and strategies which will guide you to goal achievement."
Art Therapy
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
(510) 573-7314
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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Art Therapy
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
"I am a thought leader and teacher and I share the knowledge I have acquired through formal education and life experience. I view therapy as a spiritual path to expand, grow, and evolve as a human being. I will guide you to an awareness and understanding of your thoughts and underlying beliefs which contribute to your actions and decision making. I use a holistic approach that is warm and supportive for Individuals, couples, families and other forms of relationships. Together we'll establish an environment for you to develop the strengths and strategies which will guide you to goal achievement."
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
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
(510) 858-2621
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Trauma and PTSD
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
"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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Garrett Howard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Psychotherapy provides a unique space for you to explore your experience in life in a profoundly important way. In a culture that does not make space for "negative emotions", and idealizes independence, there is little room to get to know the parts of ourselves that we imagine others will not approve of. When we aren't in touch with all aspects of our humanity, effectively shutting out parts of our experience, we can find ourselves feeling confused, depressed and/or anxious, having trouble in relationships with others, not enjoying our work, having difficulty processing grief and loss, or struggling with issues related to our identity."
(510) 953-4675
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Psychotherapy provides a unique space for you to explore your experience in life in a profoundly important way. In a culture that does not make space for "negative emotions", and idealizes independence, there is little room to get to know the parts of ourselves that we imagine others will not approve of. When we aren't in touch with all aspects of our humanity, effectively shutting out parts of our experience, we can find ourselves feeling confused, depressed and/or anxious, having trouble in relationships with others, not enjoying our work, having difficulty processing grief and loss, or struggling with issues related to our identity."
Betty Baskind, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I believe that therapy is most helpful and successful within a safe, trusting relationship between the client and therapist. This includes helping people to identify their feelings and needs, and to see options for change. I provide gentle, non-judgmental feedback and pace the process to respect your boundaries. Some of my areas of specialization are: mother-daughter relationships, coping with cancer, loss and grief, relationship issues, living with chronic pain. My work with people includes a deep respect for the integrity of a person's life experiences, the power of an individual's pain and the desire to heal."
(925) 695-7922
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"I believe that therapy is most helpful and successful within a safe, trusting relationship between the client and therapist. This includes helping people to identify their feelings and needs, and to see options for change. I provide gentle, non-judgmental feedback and pace the process to respect your boundaries. Some of my areas of specialization are: mother-daughter relationships, coping with cancer, loss and grief, relationship issues, living with chronic pain. My work with people includes a deep respect for the integrity of a person's life experiences, the power of an individual's pain and the desire to heal."
Lisa Gendzwill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I specialize in treating anxiety and depression for teens and young adults. Therapy provides an opportunity to be completely yourself, without regard to the pressures or demands of the world around you. When you feel safe, you're more free to talk about change. I'll help you identify and build upon your strengths, and then support you in becoming more aware of patterns that hold you back from achieving your goals. I believe therapy is an important investment in health and will help you create patterns that form the foundation for a satisfied life."
(925) 395-4892
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"I specialize in treating anxiety and depression for teens and young adults. Therapy provides an opportunity to be completely yourself, without regard to the pressures or demands of the world around you. When you feel safe, you're more free to talk about change. I'll help you identify and build upon your strengths, and then support you in becoming more aware of patterns that hold you back from achieving your goals. I believe therapy is an important investment in health and will help you create patterns that form the foundation for a satisfied life."
Susan B Morton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Sometimes we notice patterns to our behaviors and relationships that leave us feeling unhappy and/or "stuck." Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can provide a way to understand how we came to develop these patterns, the purposes they serve, and new options for the future."
(510) 878-6843
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Sometimes we notice patterns to our behaviors and relationships that leave us feeling unhappy and/or "stuck." Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can provide a way to understand how we came to develop these patterns, the purposes they serve, and new options for the future."
Sam C Tourek, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile. Asking for help can be difficult, and finding a good fit in searching for a therapist is essential. Therapy can help us deepen both our understanding of the problems we face and our agency in addressing them. My job is to push you to think critically about your concerns, to live with deeper meaning and purpose, and to find complexity and richness in your lived experiences. In addition to private practice work, I hold a clinical position at UC-Berkeley, and work as the liaison to the Cal Athletics Department and the Golden State Warriors."
(510) 757-1511
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile. Asking for help can be difficult, and finding a good fit in searching for a therapist is essential. Therapy can help us deepen both our understanding of the problems we face and our agency in addressing them. My job is to push you to think critically about your concerns, to live with deeper meaning and purpose, and to find complexity and richness in your lived experiences. In addition to private practice work, I hold a clinical position at UC-Berkeley, and work as the liaison to the Cal Athletics Department and the Golden State Warriors."
Dori Dubin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"You have been struggling and know that something isn't quite right. Though you may have been professionally or personally successful, inside you feel unhappy, stressed or dissatisfied. With over 25 years of experience, I have the expertise to help you understand and resolve the difficulties that may be standing in the way of leading a more rewarding life or having more satisfying relationships. My expertise includes helping you with creative/professional blocks, health/body issues, resolving trauma and life transitions, like: separation/divorce, career change, relocation, deciding whether or not to have children, or adjusting to an empty nest."
(510) 497-0306
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"You have been struggling and know that something isn't quite right. Though you may have been professionally or personally successful, inside you feel unhappy, stressed or dissatisfied. With over 25 years of experience, I have the expertise to help you understand and resolve the difficulties that may be standing in the way of leading a more rewarding life or having more satisfying relationships. My expertise includes helping you with creative/professional blocks, health/body issues, resolving trauma and life transitions, like: separation/divorce, career change, relocation, deciding whether or not to have children, or adjusting to an empty nest."
Jill E. Reed, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
(510) 953-4706
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
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."
Io Diana Bones, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"If you are looking for a therapist, then you already recognize that life is offering you an opportunity for growth. You are already leaning in and moving forward, holding a wish for more wellbeing. It is my job to support you in clarifying, kindling and following this impulse, to let it light your path through the obstacles you encounter. I bring to this work a solid warmth and playful curiosity. Through dialogue, mindfulness and embodied exploration, I support individuals and couples in coming into deeper contact with themselves and each other."
(510) 257-9821
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"If you are looking for a therapist, then you already recognize that life is offering you an opportunity for growth. You are already leaning in and moving forward, holding a wish for more wellbeing. It is my job to support you in clarifying, kindling and following this impulse, to let it light your path through the obstacles you encounter. I bring to this work a solid warmth and playful curiosity. Through dialogue, mindfulness and embodied exploration, I support individuals and couples in coming into deeper contact with themselves and each other."
Francisca Lizana, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My practice sees children and adults who seek support for a variety of reasons. I see children who are experiencing family changes/transitions, relocation/acculturation, behavioral challenges at home and/or school, who need social-emotional skills development, as well as support in overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety or navigating learning challenges, amongst​ others. Similarly, I see adults who seek a safe place to express, download and explore what is present, whether a life transition or change, hardships or simply not feeling happy."
(925) 255-7936
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"My practice sees children and adults who seek support for a variety of reasons. I see children who are experiencing family changes/transitions, relocation/acculturation, behavioral challenges at home and/or school, who need social-emotional skills development, as well as support in overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety or navigating learning challenges, amongst​ others. Similarly, I see adults who seek a safe place to express, download and explore what is present, whether a life transition or change, hardships or simply not feeling happy."
Amy Poppers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"My approach to therapy is relational and integrative. I believe that we all have a deep capacity for healing, but it can be difficult to fully access our inner strengths and resources without support. Together, we can uncover ways you are feeling stuck, and chip away at blockages that may have developed due to intergenerational trauma, early wounds, losses, and other challenging circumstances. Patterns that are no longer serving you can be illuminated and disrupted, creating space for more comfort, joy, and ease. Greater levels of self-awareness and self-acceptance can emerge as we explore your inner world."
(510) 953-4275
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"My approach to therapy is relational and integrative. I believe that we all have a deep capacity for healing, but it can be difficult to fully access our inner strengths and resources without support. Together, we can uncover ways you are feeling stuck, and chip away at blockages that may have developed due to intergenerational trauma, early wounds, losses, and other challenging circumstances. Patterns that are no longer serving you can be illuminated and disrupted, creating space for more comfort, joy, and ease. Greater levels of self-awareness and self-acceptance can emerge as we explore your inner world."
Jessica Levith, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, C-CPS, EMDR, ATPSB
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"You've already begun on your path to recovery simply by reaching out for support. Seeking out therapy is not easy. I value the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help. All of us are unique in our emotional complexity, and no one is inherently broken. I help cultivate self-appreciation and respect while keeping you on track toward your goals. My hope is to offer a warm, unconditionally supportive setting. -A place where you feel safe bringing your challenges. I'm non-judgmental, direct but warm, and genuine. I'm here to keep you moving forward."
(510) 931-7100
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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"You've already begun on your path to recovery simply by reaching out for support. Seeking out therapy is not easy. I value the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help. All of us are unique in our emotional complexity, and no one is inherently broken. I help cultivate self-appreciation and respect while keeping you on track toward your goals. My hope is to offer a warm, unconditionally supportive setting. -A place where you feel safe bringing your challenges. I'm non-judgmental, direct but warm, and genuine. I'm here to keep you moving forward."
Deb Lyman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Perhaps you are struggling to find or deepen a relationship, or tend to lose yourself in relationships, or are in a relationship and feel ambivalent about it. Perhaps there is a particularly difficult person in your life and your interactions with them are causing you a lot of pain. Or maybe your relationship with yourself is feeling pretty unfriendly."
(510) 621-6437
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Perhaps you are struggling to find or deepen a relationship, or tend to lose yourself in relationships, or are in a relationship and feel ambivalent about it. Perhaps there is a particularly difficult person in your life and your interactions with them are causing you a lot of pain. Or maybe your relationship with yourself is feeling pretty unfriendly."
Laurette Schiff Gennis, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I understand that choosing a therapist can be an intimidating and awkward process. I think personal referrals are usually the best but sometimes not possible. After thirty years of working as a therapist, I feel I've met and worked with all kinds of patients and helped many of them to change- feel differently about themselves, their relationships and their work. I see individuals, couples and women with new babies."
(415) 969-5909
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I understand that choosing a therapist can be an intimidating and awkward process. I think personal referrals are usually the best but sometimes not possible. After thirty years of working as a therapist, I feel I've met and worked with all kinds of patients and helped many of them to change- feel differently about themselves, their relationships and their work. I see individuals, couples and women with new babies."
SSAC Counseling and Training, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Over the past 17 years I have been healing the families of Alameda County. I am most known for my ability to reach hard to engage high risk clients in the African-American Community. I believe that my calling is to guide my clients to the roads of self-control, self-love, and self-motivation. Knowing that once one knows and loves their true self they are able to have better relationships with their children, partners, and family."
(510) 296-6521
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Over the past 17 years I have been healing the families of Alameda County. I am most known for my ability to reach hard to engage high risk clients in the African-American Community. I believe that my calling is to guide my clients to the roads of self-control, self-love, and self-motivation. Knowing that once one knows and loves their true self they are able to have better relationships with their children, partners, and family."

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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.