Farooq Malik, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship challenges and couples work. I use specialized experiential and emotionally attuned approach in my work with clients. "
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(415) 964-3281
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship challenges and couples work. I use specialized experiential and emotionally attuned approach in my work with clients. "
Gwen J Sanders, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My clients are most often dealing with communication concerns, issues of intimacy and complications related to life changes. When traumatic events impact their daily lives, they may seek assistance. Occasionally couples and families experiencing stress in their relationships may need an objective listener and guide to help them figure out how to reestablish balance. With the many demands of life and work, we work together to find pleasure in their families and for parents to reinstate parental authority within the family structure."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 403-8093
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"My clients are most often dealing with communication concerns, issues of intimacy and complications related to life changes. When traumatic events impact their daily lives, they may seek assistance. Occasionally couples and families experiencing stress in their relationships may need an objective listener and guide to help them figure out how to reestablish balance. With the many demands of life and work, we work together to find pleasure in their families and for parents to reinstate parental authority within the family structure."
Trusting Transitions, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you experiencing a difficult time? Looking for support? My therapeutic approach is tailored to meet your individual needs, as you are the expert on your life! My goal is to partner with you as you navigate through this difficult time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years experience working with children and families in various non-profit, school and county capacities. My private practice is dedicated to supporting school-age, teen and adult clients to make the most out of their resources and relationships. I provide psychotherapy services to those in need."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 907-6476
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"Are you experiencing a difficult time? Looking for support? My therapeutic approach is tailored to meet your individual needs, as you are the expert on your life! My goal is to partner with you as you navigate through this difficult time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years experience working with children and families in various non-profit, school and county capacities. My private practice is dedicated to supporting school-age, teen and adult clients to make the most out of their resources and relationships. I provide psychotherapy services to those in need."
Teisha Y. Levi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"What has happened to you? Have you experienced hardship, life changes, or something traumatic? As a clinical mental health specialist, I provide psychological services for individuals experiencing cognitive and emotional difficulties. I was a clinician and supervisor for a mental health agency focused on psychosis and transitional aged-youth. I taught at San Francisco State University offering knowledge in the area of family crisis, resilience and coping; teaching primarily with a focus on mental health and substance abuse, at the undergraduate level. "
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 491-9535
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"What has happened to you? Have you experienced hardship, life changes, or something traumatic? As a clinical mental health specialist, I provide psychological services for individuals experiencing cognitive and emotional difficulties. I was a clinician and supervisor for a mental health agency focused on psychosis and transitional aged-youth. I taught at San Francisco State University offering knowledge in the area of family crisis, resilience and coping; teaching primarily with a focus on mental health and substance abuse, at the undergraduate level. "
Ken Takahashi, Marriage & Family Therapist
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
Behavioral Issues
(510) 694-0966
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"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."
Wendy Fiering, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Worried about your child? Feeling overwhelmed? Is anxiety, anger, or stress taking over your life or causing problems at school? I'm here to help. I offer therapy for children, families, and individual adults that's practical, collaborative, and solution-focused. I build on the strengths you and your child already have to grow new skills. I support you so that you can support your kids and feel grounded about the choices you're making. Every challenging behavior is the child's attempt to solve a problem. Together, we'll find creative, healthier ways to get those needs met. "
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 681-2740
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"Worried about your child? Feeling overwhelmed? Is anxiety, anger, or stress taking over your life or causing problems at school? I'm here to help. I offer therapy for children, families, and individual adults that's practical, collaborative, and solution-focused. I build on the strengths you and your child already have to grow new skills. I support you so that you can support your kids and feel grounded about the choices you're making. Every challenging behavior is the child's attempt to solve a problem. Together, we'll find creative, healthier ways to get those needs met. "
Kyoko Tsuchiya, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 858-0979
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Mickey P Marshall, Psychologist
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
Behavioral Issues
(510) 463-1609
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"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."
James Francis Gallagher Jr., Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been. "
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 876-9446
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been. "
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
Behavioral Issues
(510) 257-9758
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"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."
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."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 922-0049
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"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."
Shenelle Jackson, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"You want to move forward in life, but there are things in your past or present that are affecting your ability to do so. As your therapist, I offer a welcoming space of warmth and safety where you can freely address anything. I am committed to assisting you in moving past the mental and emotional barriers that prevent you from reaching a sense of self and wellbeing. We will create tools that will assist you in learning how to establish healthy boundaries, relationships, and lifestyles​. "
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 953-4685
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"You want to move forward in life, but there are things in your past or present that are affecting your ability to do so. As your therapist, I offer a welcoming space of warmth and safety where you can freely address anything. I am committed to assisting you in moving past the mental and emotional barriers that prevent you from reaching a sense of self and wellbeing. We will create tools that will assist you in learning how to establish healthy boundaries, relationships, and lifestyles​. "
Jennifer Howard, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Lori Beth Kaplan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My ideal client is a child or adolescent and/or their parent/guardian looking to make the experience through adolescence a more joyful experience. I knew early on that working with children, adolescents and their families was my calling. With over 30 years of experience and extensive training, I can help children and their families find solutions, resolve conflicts, improve communication and learn new skills to better manage their lives. My skillset includes helping people dealing with complex issues including ADHD, Asperger's, mood/anxiety, chronic illness, PTSD, grief/loss, teasing/bullying, fears/phobias, sibling conflict, and divorce/separation."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 725-4563
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"My ideal client is a child or adolescent and/or their parent/guardian looking to make the experience through adolescence a more joyful experience. I knew early on that working with children, adolescents and their families was my calling. With over 30 years of experience and extensive training, I can help children and their families find solutions, resolve conflicts, improve communication and learn new skills to better manage their lives. My skillset includes helping people dealing with complex issues including ADHD, Asperger's, mood/anxiety, chronic illness, PTSD, grief/loss, teasing/bullying, fears/phobias, sibling conflict, and divorce/separation."
Bay Area Clinical Associates - BACA,
MD, LMFT, LCSW, MPH, MFTI
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA) is a physician-owned and operated organization committed to providing integrated, scientific, empathetic mental health treatment for kids, teens, young adults and their families. BACA is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of child & adolescent psychiatrists, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. We work to take the "mystery" out of psychiatric care and have a relaxed, fun, caring environment at our clinics. Our mission is to revolutionize mental health services and offer sound, evidence-based care to all clients, regardless of socio-economic status."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 500-9732
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA) is a physician-owned and operated organization committed to providing integrated, scientific, empathetic mental health treatment for kids, teens, young adults and their families. BACA is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of child & adolescent psychiatrists, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. We work to take the "mystery" out of psychiatric care and have a relaxed, fun, caring environment at our clinics. Our mission is to revolutionize mental health services and offer sound, evidence-based care to all clients, regardless of socio-economic status."
Denise Kralj, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I work especially well with adults who were impacted by their parents' substance use or an unpredictable, neglectful, or traumatic environment, and who may now be in some kind of recovery/deconditioning process themselves. Couples and families are welcome. My clients want to overcome anxiety and relationship struggles; achieve emotional stability, presence, acceptance and peace; and experience more choice and less habituation with behaviors. For Adult Children identified clients, some particular themes they often want to attend to are "not good enough" beliefs; perfectionism; over-responsibility; shame; depression; and a stressed response to authority, to disagreements, and to unexpected changes."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(415) 942-9413
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"I work especially well with adults who were impacted by their parents' substance use or an unpredictable, neglectful, or traumatic environment, and who may now be in some kind of recovery/deconditioning process themselves. Couples and families are welcome. My clients want to overcome anxiety and relationship struggles; achieve emotional stability, presence, acceptance and peace; and experience more choice and less habituation with behaviors. For Adult Children identified clients, some particular themes they often want to attend to are "not good enough" beliefs; perfectionism; over-responsibility; shame; depression; and a stressed response to authority, to disagreements, and to unexpected changes."
Amanda Leitner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Beginning a course of therapy, whether for yourself or for your child, is an act of loving commitment. I see therapy as a collaborative process, something we do together as you or your child navigate through stuck patterns and toward health and wholeness. My style is warm, relational, and sincere. With both child and adult clients, I work actively with thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. My office is calming and inviting, and equipped for both play therapy with children, and hands-on somatic therapy with adults. We can do either brief goal-oriented work or longer-term depth work."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 694-0232
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"Beginning a course of therapy, whether for yourself or for your child, is an act of loving commitment. I see therapy as a collaborative process, something we do together as you or your child navigate through stuck patterns and toward health and wholeness. My style is warm, relational, and sincere. With both child and adult clients, I work actively with thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. My office is calming and inviting, and equipped for both play therapy with children, and hands-on somatic therapy with adults. We can do either brief goal-oriented work or longer-term depth work."
Rachel A. Murray, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Hope, growth, strength, and increased happiness are possible. Taking the first step toward healing and continuing to persevere through adversity requires courage, and you don't have to do it alone. I believe human beings are innately driven toward happiness and health, but difficult experiences, unmet needs, and cognitive distortions can get in the way of this. I want to hear your story and help you overcome obstacles, experience greater happiness, regain a sense of control of your life, and free yourself from self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. "
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(415) 506-8172
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"Hope, growth, strength, and increased happiness are possible. Taking the first step toward healing and continuing to persevere through adversity requires courage, and you don't have to do it alone. I believe human beings are innately driven toward happiness and health, but difficult experiences, unmet needs, and cognitive distortions can get in the way of this. I want to hear your story and help you overcome obstacles, experience greater happiness, regain a sense of control of your life, and free yourself from self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. "
Laila Shamszad, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Modern living is strenuous and challenging work. I will help you find relief from the heaviness of the worries, depression, and fatigue that so often sit right next to your innate capacities for meaning, appreciation, and joy. My approach is collaborative, engaged, and warm. I deeply respect the power of the therapeutic relationship as a potential agent for change and transformation, and I value your feelings of safety and comfort as essential to our working relationship."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 401-3803
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"Modern living is strenuous and challenging work. I will help you find relief from the heaviness of the worries, depression, and fatigue that so often sit right next to your innate capacities for meaning, appreciation, and joy. My approach is collaborative, engaged, and warm. I deeply respect the power of the therapeutic relationship as a potential agent for change and transformation, and I value your feelings of safety and comfort as essential to our working relationship."
Jennifer Pedelaborde, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"My approach is relational and deeply compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and moving at a pace they are comfortable with. My specialization is in working with children and adults through the use of expressive arts to promote healing. When provided with an intentional space for self-exploration that is held with compassion and acceptance often our innate creative process can emerge, propelling us on a path towards healing. I also offer talk therapy incorporating psychodynamic, relational, and transpersonal approaches to foster a deeper capacity for meaning and connection in my client's lives."
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
(510) 454-8042
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
Art Therapy
Behavioral Issues
"My approach is relational and deeply compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and moving at a pace they are comfortable with. My specialization is in working with children and adults through the use of expressive arts to promote healing. When provided with an intentional space for self-exploration that is held with compassion and acceptance often our innate creative process can emerge, propelling us on a path towards healing. I also offer talk therapy incorporating psychodynamic, relational, and transpersonal approaches to foster a deeper capacity for meaning and connection in my client's lives."

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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.