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
Compassion Focused
(510) 240-5906
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Compassion Focused
"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
Compassion Focused
(510) 858-2621
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Compassion Focused
"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. "
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
Compassion Focused
(510) 422-1770
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Compassion Focused
"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."
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
Compassion Focused
(510) 876-4753
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Compassion Focused
"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."
Bay Area Personal Counseling Therapies, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, SEP, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"My therapeutic training has been centered on experiential, culturally sensitive, and inner work necessary for becoming a healer. I focus on assessing individual client needs and providing compassionate therapeutic interventions to families, couples and children. My specialties include: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Chronic Pain, and Trauma, Loss, Insomnia related to stress, Alcohol and Chemical dependency. "
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Compassion Focused
(415) 496-0465
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Compassion Focused
"My therapeutic training has been centered on experiential, culturally sensitive, and inner work necessary for becoming a healer. I focus on assessing individual client needs and providing compassionate therapeutic interventions to families, couples and children. My specialties include: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Chronic Pain, and Trauma, Loss, Insomnia related to stress, Alcohol and Chemical dependency. "
Hideko Ota,
Oakland, California 94618
"We all have our own unique truths. As we live as human beings, however, we tend to be disconnected from our truths in order to physically and emotionally survive in the world. Ironically, the more we push our truths away in order to be "alive" in the world, the more "dead" we feel in our bodies. When we have the courage to pause and deeply feel ourselves, we begin to notice that something most important has been missing from our lives. If you have ever experienced this sense of something missing, you may have arrived on the right page. "
Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Compassion Focused
(510) 756-3834
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Relational
Compassion Focused
"We all have our own unique truths. As we live as human beings, however, we tend to be disconnected from our truths in order to physically and emotionally survive in the world. Ironically, the more we push our truths away in order to be "alive" in the world, the more "dead" we feel in our bodies. When we have the courage to pause and deeply feel ourselves, we begin to notice that something most important has been missing from our lives. If you have ever experienced this sense of something missing, you may have arrived on the right page. "
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Anim O Aweh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHE
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I support young mother's of color on their quest to strengthen their family dynamics and work on their own selves. Let's face it, raising a family can be challenging along with caring for yourself and it is nearly impossible to be present for everyone else without taking care of yourself. I support women and children identify the skills they need to move forward past any issues, big or small and thrive. Also supporting mother's through postpartum depression, as this can have a major impact on the family dynamic. "If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow"-Beyonce"
(510) 822-7378
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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"I support young mother's of color on their quest to strengthen their family dynamics and work on their own selves. Let's face it, raising a family can be challenging along with caring for yourself and it is nearly impossible to be present for everyone else without taking care of yourself. I support women and children identify the skills they need to move forward past any issues, big or small and thrive. Also supporting mother's through postpartum depression, as this can have a major impact on the family dynamic. "If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow"-Beyonce"
Lisa Anderson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Oakland, California 94619
"Lisa strives to help, support, and encourage each client to recognize and build on their own strengths, to explore their current reality and find ways to make the changes necessary for their lives to move forward towards a new, incredible life. She maintains the highest level of integrity and holds a non-judgmental, unbiased opinion of each client, regardless of age, race, gender identification, ethnic background, social or religious understandings. She believes in providing inspirational and intuitive heart-centered one-on-one coaching creating a path toward self-actualization into a world where your talents are realized."
(424) 369-0174
Oakland, California 94619
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"Lisa strives to help, support, and encourage each client to recognize and build on their own strengths, to explore their current reality and find ways to make the changes necessary for their lives to move forward towards a new, incredible life. She maintains the highest level of integrity and holds a non-judgmental, unbiased opinion of each client, regardless of age, race, gender identification, ethnic background, social or religious understandings. She believes in providing inspirational and intuitive heart-centered one-on-one coaching creating a path toward self-actualization into a world where your talents are realized."
Jennifer Chen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My approach to psychotherapy is based primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles of exploring and understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I seek to create a safe, warm and nonjudgmental environment in therapy, while helping you to identify key patterns and specific barriers that are stopping you from living a more fulfilling life. The purpose of therapy is to help you to find new ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, deepen awareness and insight into your patterns, and learn effective coping skills -- ultimately to help you attain your goals and foster balanced living."
(510) 694-0368
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"My approach to psychotherapy is based primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles of exploring and understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I seek to create a safe, warm and nonjudgmental environment in therapy, while helping you to identify key patterns and specific barriers that are stopping you from living a more fulfilling life. The purpose of therapy is to help you to find new ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, deepen awareness and insight into your patterns, and learn effective coping skills -- ultimately to help you attain your goals and foster balanced living."
Myisha Battle,
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"I am a certified sex coach who helps individuals and couples of all kinds overcome sexual concerns like mismatched desire, sexual communication difficulties and performance issues. Clients who work with me see an increase in the quality of their sexual interactions with partners and more confidence to ask for what they need. I also provide individual dating coaching to help people find the right partners."
(628) 800-0823
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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"I am a certified sex coach who helps individuals and couples of all kinds overcome sexual concerns like mismatched desire, sexual communication difficulties and performance issues. Clients who work with me see an increase in the quality of their sexual interactions with partners and more confidence to ask for what they need. I also provide individual dating coaching to help people find the right partners."
Mari Clemson-Hines, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"Please note: I am currently living abroad and have suspended my in person practice. I am providing on-line therapy to those who reside in DC, Virginia or California as those are the states where I am licensed and therefore able to continue my practice on-line. If you are also living abroad we may be able to work together. You are unique so your therapy path should be too. If working on-line sounds like it would fit with your lifestyle and schedule please contact me and we can discuss if this is a good fit for you."
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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"Please note: I am currently living abroad and have suspended my in person practice. I am providing on-line therapy to those who reside in DC, Virginia or California as those are the states where I am licensed and therefore able to continue my practice on-line. If you are also living abroad we may be able to work together. You are unique so your therapy path should be too. If working on-line sounds like it would fit with your lifestyle and schedule please contact me and we can discuss if this is a good fit for you."
Edit Vidalon,
Master, Student
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I am a Behavioral Coach who specializes in addiction and behavioral coaching.I have extensive experience as a behavioral coach with diverse individuals from the Hispanic community. I have been trained in coaching behaviors helping people to change their behavior and improving their lives. My approaches are derived from my intelligence, intuition, experience, holistic view and goal-oriented behavioral strategies to facilitate lasting life change. I spread my work through one-on-one coaching via email, Zoom, Skype, and phone."
(786) 544-6217
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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"I am a Behavioral Coach who specializes in addiction and behavioral coaching.I have extensive experience as a behavioral coach with diverse individuals from the Hispanic community. I have been trained in coaching behaviors helping people to change their behavior and improving their lives. My approaches are derived from my intelligence, intuition, experience, holistic view and goal-oriented behavioral strategies to facilitate lasting life change. I spread my work through one-on-one coaching via email, Zoom, Skype, and phone."
Dena Scott, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"There is a bravery in the therapeutic process. A willingness to be open to better understanding of yourself, others and the world around us. A desire to navigate towards the ultimate destination of social-emotional wellness. For each individual, couple, family and system there is a path we have the ability to impact. I aim to be a catalyst along this sometimes simple and often complex journey. My goal is to support, challenge and empower. We will build our therapeutic relationship through thoughtful inquiry and meaningful dialogue that allows us to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you and/or your loved ones. "
(404) 476-8760
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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"There is a bravery in the therapeutic process. A willingness to be open to better understanding of yourself, others and the world around us. A desire to navigate towards the ultimate destination of social-emotional wellness. For each individual, couple, family and system there is a path we have the ability to impact. I aim to be a catalyst along this sometimes simple and often complex journey. My goal is to support, challenge and empower. We will build our therapeutic relationship through thoughtful inquiry and meaningful dialogue that allows us to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you and/or your loved ones. "
Lisa M De Geneste, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My role as a therapist is to act a guide and facilitator in a dynamic process that helps you get closer to the things you want out of life. As a therapist I offer support and encouragement to explore the issues that are holding you back. Utilizing and building on your own strengths, we will approach your unique situation in a safe, collaborative process to help you overcome challenges and experience a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment."
(917) 746-0155
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"My role as a therapist is to act a guide and facilitator in a dynamic process that helps you get closer to the things you want out of life. As a therapist I offer support and encouragement to explore the issues that are holding you back. Utilizing and building on your own strengths, we will approach your unique situation in a safe, collaborative process to help you overcome challenges and experience a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment."
Mary M Clarke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Each of us is on a unique journey, but I believe we all need company at times along the way. I'm glad that you are looking for a therapist--the right match is out there. I am a licensed psychologist and see clients for short or long term therapy. I am straightforward person and also endeavor to be genuine and empowering. My therapy style is collaborative, warm, and focused on your whole picture of health. And I believe it is possible to find more peace and fullness in your life."
(773) 770-8540
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Each of us is on a unique journey, but I believe we all need company at times along the way. I'm glad that you are looking for a therapist--the right match is out there. I am a licensed psychologist and see clients for short or long term therapy. I am straightforward person and also endeavor to be genuine and empowering. My therapy style is collaborative, warm, and focused on your whole picture of health. And I believe it is possible to find more peace and fullness in your life."
Dr. Kristen A Tolbert |Career And Executive Performance Coaching, Counselor
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
"I specialize in Career and Workplace Professional Development. I help people become smarter, stronger, better versions of themselves at work through professional development, career satisfaction, performance, and agility coaching and training programs. ⁣ ⁣ - Programs address Career Discovery and Transitions, Performance, Productivity, Satisfaction, Wellness, and Career Agility. My work is hands-on implementation, coaching, and execution guiding you step by step through personal and professional development.⁣ "
(877) 799-1506
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
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"I specialize in Career and Workplace Professional Development. I help people become smarter, stronger, better versions of themselves at work through professional development, career satisfaction, performance, and agility coaching and training programs. ⁣ ⁣ - Programs address Career Discovery and Transitions, Performance, Productivity, Satisfaction, Wellness, and Career Agility. My work is hands-on implementation, coaching, and execution guiding you step by step through personal and professional development.⁣ "
Amber Boyd, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Welcome! My name is Amber Boyd. I am an African-American, queer-identified Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California & Texas. My work strives to dispel the myth that mental health is taboo, especially in marginalized communities. I desire to support folx along their personal journeys to explore questions that they’ve had, start peeling back layers, and support with building what that means for the present/future."
(510) 403-9038
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Welcome! My name is Amber Boyd. I am an African-American, queer-identified Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California & Texas. My work strives to dispel the myth that mental health is taboo, especially in marginalized communities. I desire to support folx along their personal journeys to explore questions that they’ve had, start peeling back layers, and support with building what that means for the present/future."
Michael Donnell, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Something in your life is not working and you don't know how to change it. You want relief but are unsure if that's possible. I actively work with you to not only help reduce your current level of pain and distress but to also understand what that distress is trying to communicate to us. In turn, we shall strive together to not simply put a band-aid on the problem, but to fundamentally shift your dynamic to make you available to live a richer and fuller life."
(512) 640-2719
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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"Something in your life is not working and you don't know how to change it. You want relief but are unsure if that's possible. I actively work with you to not only help reduce your current level of pain and distress but to also understand what that distress is trying to communicate to us. In turn, we shall strive together to not simply put a band-aid on the problem, but to fundamentally shift your dynamic to make you available to live a richer and fuller life."
Melissa Lambert, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
"Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations."
(512) 400-3522
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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"Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations."
Melanie Bandera-Hess, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"The process of looking for a therapist is a meaningful first step in developing a freer relationship with oneself. I love working with individuals and couples who are invested in and committed to their healing. Together we will create an environment that is safe and productive, where you can begin to make the changes you want to see in your life. I am a fierce advocate of my clients and invest wholeheartedly in my therapeutic work. My style is sincere, respectful and engaged. I look forward to building a relationship with you that supports your transformation. "
(707) 814-4795
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"The process of looking for a therapist is a meaningful first step in developing a freer relationship with oneself. I love working with individuals and couples who are invested in and committed to their healing. Together we will create an environment that is safe and productive, where you can begin to make the changes you want to see in your life. I am a fierce advocate of my clients and invest wholeheartedly in my therapeutic work. My style is sincere, respectful and engaged. I look forward to building a relationship with you that supports your transformation. "

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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.