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
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(415) 942-9413
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
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Play Therapy
"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."
Angela Vincent Polk, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I work with clients at my office in Oakland near the Rockridge Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy."
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(510) 876-4753
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
"I work with clients at my office in Oakland near the Rockridge Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy."
Sanmit Singh, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I most enjoy working with people that are ready for change and want to grow for their own benefit. I work best with individuals or families that have experienced or that are still going through challenging life circumstances. If you are struggling with overcoming loss or trauma, situational depression or anxiety, family problems, life changes, and/or identity issues consider allowing me to help you unleash your inner strength and resilience."
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(510) 422-1770
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
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Play Therapy
"I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I most enjoy working with people that are ready for change and want to grow for their own benefit. I work best with individuals or families that have experienced or that are still going through challenging life circumstances. If you are struggling with overcoming loss or trauma, situational depression or anxiety, family problems, life changes, and/or identity issues consider allowing me to help you unleash your inner strength and resilience."
Alison Hart Siggelkow, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My practice offers therapy for children and teens in the Bay Area, using a combination of play and creative expressive therapy. My work values the power of self-expression and the freedom to explore ones needs while developing self-esteem. I often also incorporate mindfulness strategies and eco-therapy sessions for young people seeking for tools for depth and inner calm. Even young children can develop these skills and benefit from our sessions held in nature. Clients come to me with a range of issues including depressive symptoms, anxiety and trauma, behavioral concerns and difficulty with major life transitions. "
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(845) 250-6904
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
"My practice offers therapy for children and teens in the Bay Area, using a combination of play and creative expressive therapy. My work values the power of self-expression and the freedom to explore ones needs while developing self-esteem. I often also incorporate mindfulness strategies and eco-therapy sessions for young people seeking for tools for depth and inner calm. Even young children can develop these skills and benefit from our sessions held in nature. Clients come to me with a range of issues including depressive symptoms, anxiety and trauma, behavioral concerns and difficulty with major life transitions. "
Josanna C Schimke, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Conflict, sadness, confusion, anger, grief, worry, shame, fear, phobias, nightmares: They can arise in our lives like scary monsters. Children, adolescents, and adults all experience these feelings as unwanted and unwelcome. What if, instead of pushing these feelings away, we listened to what they have to say to us? This might sound just too, too scary, but that's why I'm here. When an unknown part of ourselves looms like a monster in the closet, we must coax it out with patience and kindness. This is very difficult to do alone (especially for young people!) "
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(510) 605-3790
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
"Conflict, sadness, confusion, anger, grief, worry, shame, fear, phobias, nightmares: They can arise in our lives like scary monsters. Children, adolescents, and adults all experience these feelings as unwanted and unwelcome. What if, instead of pushing these feelings away, we listened to what they have to say to us? This might sound just too, too scary, but that's why I'm here. When an unknown part of ourselves looms like a monster in the closet, we must coax it out with patience and kindness. This is very difficult to do alone (especially for young people!) "
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I am bilingual in Spanish, and offer therapy for individual adults, couples, families, teens, and children 6 and older. My specialtis I clue trauma, interpersonal violence (IPV), and loss, especially for human beings who have experienced displacement and/migration. I offer services for expecting and new mothers to aid in the transitions and attachment issues that arise. Also I am interested in bridging periods in human development. I embrace a culturally humble stance, and am LBGT welcoming."
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(510) 401-3958
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
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Play Therapy
"I am bilingual in Spanish, and offer therapy for individual adults, couples, families, teens, and children 6 and older. My specialtis I clue trauma, interpersonal violence (IPV), and loss, especially for human beings who have experienced displacement and/migration. I offer services for expecting and new mothers to aid in the transitions and attachment issues that arise. Also I am interested in bridging periods in human development. I embrace a culturally humble stance, and am LBGT welcoming."
Betty Tharpe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(510) 735-8960
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
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
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(510) 292-4106
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
"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)."
Sean Stefon Bell, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BFA, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life. "
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(510) 240-5906
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
"Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life. "
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
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
(510) 858-2621
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Play Therapy
"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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My ideal client is someone who has come to a point in life where they're asking: "What's next, is there more to life?" A person who wants to find his/her authentic self - which involves reaching beyond ego needs - possibly into their own version of spirituality. I can help you discover your true self. I look at my job to be more of as a guide than telling you what to do. "
(510) 876-4255
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"My ideal client is someone who has come to a point in life where they're asking: "What's next, is there more to life?" A person who wants to find his/her authentic self - which involves reaching beyond ego needs - possibly into their own version of spirituality. I can help you discover your true self. I look at my job to be more of as a guide than telling you what to do. "
April Jourdan, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Licensed Educational Psychologist, Ph.D, LEP, ABSNP, BCBA-D
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I have worked in education for over 20 years. I obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development. I am also a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP#3002), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D#1-11-9745), and a Diplomat from the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP#10246). In addition, I hold a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in the areas of: Counseling, Child Welfare and Attendance, and School Psychology. My areas of special training and expertise include school neuropsychological evaluations, functional behavioral assessments, and treatment planning for a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect learning and behavior."
(628) 400-0469
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"I have worked in education for over 20 years. I obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development. I am also a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP#3002), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D#1-11-9745), and a Diplomat from the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP#10246). In addition, I hold a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in the areas of: Counseling, Child Welfare and Attendance, and School Psychology. My areas of special training and expertise include school neuropsychological evaluations, functional behavioral assessments, and treatment planning for a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect learning and behavior."
Jennifer Valera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
(510) 945-3409
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
Charles A Flinton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it. "
(415) 391-7171 x11
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it. "
Oscar S Ureño, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship."
(510) 306-7547
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship."
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."
Kay Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Together we can build on your unique strengths to create the conditions with which you can meet life's challenges and feel a sense of genuine contentment. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship dissatisfaction, trauma, compulsive behaviors, sexual expression and orientation, chronic pain, or grief or loss. Whether you're simply feeling stuck and wanting to feel more of a sense of purpose in life or dealing with debilitating trauma, I can help you uncover your inherent wisdom for healing and growth. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation. **Couples first 50-minute session is free."
(510) 694-0997
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Together we can build on your unique strengths to create the conditions with which you can meet life's challenges and feel a sense of genuine contentment. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship dissatisfaction, trauma, compulsive behaviors, sexual expression and orientation, chronic pain, or grief or loss. Whether you're simply feeling stuck and wanting to feel more of a sense of purpose in life or dealing with debilitating trauma, I can help you uncover your inherent wisdom for healing and growth. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation. **Couples first 50-minute session is free."
Joshua Dean Coleman, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Dr. Coleman has extensive experience working with parents who are estranged from their adult children and has written a well-reviewed book on the topic, "When Parents Hurt" He has over 30 years of experience working successfully with couples who want to strengthen their relationships and couples who are on the verge of divorce as a result of affairs, communication problems and the inability to resolve conflict. He also has many years of experience helping individuals achieve happier, more fulfilling lives. This includes individuals suffering from anxiety, insecurity, shame, depression, or fear of success."
(925) 308-5649
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Dr. Coleman has extensive experience working with parents who are estranged from their adult children and has written a well-reviewed book on the topic, "When Parents Hurt" He has over 30 years of experience working successfully with couples who want to strengthen their relationships and couples who are on the verge of divorce as a result of affairs, communication problems and the inability to resolve conflict. He also has many years of experience helping individuals achieve happier, more fulfilling lives. This includes individuals suffering from anxiety, insecurity, shame, depression, or fear of success."
Caroline Knapp, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Often in life, we struggle to connect with our own vitality. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of our own true presence and potential. When that access is blocked or tenuous, we suffer. Anxiety, depression, panic, phobia, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost are some forms of that suffering. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time."
(628) 222-2802
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Often in life, we struggle to connect with our own vitality. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of our own true presence and potential. When that access is blocked or tenuous, we suffer. Anxiety, depression, panic, phobia, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost are some forms of that suffering. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time."
Phoenix Song, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"You've heard of the wounded healer archetype, and you really relate. My clients often feel they're alone -- afraid to reach out, worried they've failed just by needing support, ashamed that their past experiences of trauma and abuse are not "fully healed by now", anxious that this means there is something truly "wrong" with them. What they used to love about life: connection, love, creativity, finding their soul's path -- it's disappearing, and they aren't sure how to get it back. They'd do anything to heal and reconnect with themselves and their lives, to remember who they truly are. I get what that feels like, and I can help!"
(415) 548-2797
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"You've heard of the wounded healer archetype, and you really relate. My clients often feel they're alone -- afraid to reach out, worried they've failed just by needing support, ashamed that their past experiences of trauma and abuse are not "fully healed by now", anxious that this means there is something truly "wrong" with them. What they used to love about life: connection, love, creativity, finding their soul's path -- it's disappearing, and they aren't sure how to get it back. They'd do anything to heal and reconnect with themselves and their lives, to remember who they truly are. I get what that feels like, and I can help!"

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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.