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
Medication Management
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
(510) 500-9732
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Art Therapy
Medication Management
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
"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."
Barbara J Thomas, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"So, you are browsing for someone to help you. There are many here who can, myself included. Effective therapy is first and foremost about good fit. Can we collaborate on a solution for you? Do I care enough to hear what you are saying and feel what you are not ready to say? Am I patient enough to give you time to share in your own time and in your own way? Am I willing to be directive when you most need it, even though you may not want that? In a word, "Yes.""
Art Therapy
Medication Management
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
(415) 801-0882
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Art Therapy
Medication Management
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
"So, you are browsing for someone to help you. There are many here who can, myself included. Effective therapy is first and foremost about good fit. Can we collaborate on a solution for you? Do I care enough to hear what you are saying and feel what you are not ready to say? Am I patient enough to give you time to share in your own time and in your own way? Am I willing to be directive when you most need it, even though you may not want that? In a word, "Yes.""
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
Art Therapy
Medication Management
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
Art Therapy
Medication Management
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
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Karen Pernet, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"When individuals, couples, families or children make the difficult decision to come to therapy they are usually feeling stuck and often scared. Each of us has our own strength and wisdom which we don't see when we are troubled. My goal is for us to work together to rediscover those qualities. I use a cattail plant as a symbol of how I see therapy. Why? Cattails are found stuck in a marsh and often regarded as weeds. But when looked at carefully they are graceful and strong. Let me help you find your strength and grace."
(925) 695-7986
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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"When individuals, couples, families or children make the difficult decision to come to therapy they are usually feeling stuck and often scared. Each of us has our own strength and wisdom which we don't see when we are troubled. My goal is for us to work together to rediscover those qualities. I use a cattail plant as a symbol of how I see therapy. Why? Cattails are found stuck in a marsh and often regarded as weeds. But when looked at carefully they are graceful and strong. Let me help you find your strength and grace."
Amy Leibowitz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Welcome. I provide a warm, confidential space for adults of all ages to consider themselves in a new light. My belief is that we all have a natural inclination to develop and grow, to find connection and joy. Psychotherapy with the right person can help one move past roadblocks - whether new or longstanding - with an increased sense of meaning and ease. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds to clarify and expand their strengths, grieve losses, and reconnect with inner wisdom."
(510) 587-9040
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Welcome. I provide a warm, confidential space for adults of all ages to consider themselves in a new light. My belief is that we all have a natural inclination to develop and grow, to find connection and joy. Psychotherapy with the right person can help one move past roadblocks - whether new or longstanding - with an increased sense of meaning and ease. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds to clarify and expand their strengths, grieve losses, and reconnect with inner wisdom."
Kathleen H. McClelland, LMFT 82458, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I work collaboratively with adults, children and families, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behaviors that no longer work and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses. I have assisted many in their recovery from addiction and substance abuse as well as from trauma. My work also incorporates sand tray and expressive arts."
(888) 697-2063
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I work collaboratively with adults, children and families, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behaviors that no longer work and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses. I have assisted many in their recovery from addiction and substance abuse as well as from trauma. My work also incorporates sand tray and expressive arts."
Kara L Bunting, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"In my practice I emphasize depth work, including insight and emotional experiencing, that may allow for problems that have not responded to more solution focused methods to resolve. My focus is particularly appropriate for people seeking more fulfilling relationships and rich inner lives in addition to the resolution of a concern."
(415) 941-3773
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"In my practice I emphasize depth work, including insight and emotional experiencing, that may allow for problems that have not responded to more solution focused methods to resolve. My focus is particularly appropriate for people seeking more fulfilling relationships and rich inner lives in addition to the resolution of a concern."
Sarah McCartney, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption, which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you."
(510) 246-3475
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption, which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you."
Susan Lowe-Thomas, Psy.D., Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me use my life's learning and 8 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief."
(510) 491-0697
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me use my life's learning and 8 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief."
Hannah Michele Raiden-Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Sometimes, things happen in life that cause us significant pain, whether this stems from early life experiences, life transitions, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties or unexpected crisis. Navigating through these experiences in a therapeutic setting can make the difference between tolerating the pain (or even resorting to methods of easing the pain that create more problems) and coming through it more resilient with the ability to live a life with meaning. "
(510) 617-1650
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Sometimes, things happen in life that cause us significant pain, whether this stems from early life experiences, life transitions, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties or unexpected crisis. Navigating through these experiences in a therapeutic setting can make the difference between tolerating the pain (or even resorting to methods of easing the pain that create more problems) and coming through it more resilient with the ability to live a life with meaning. "
Naomi Edelson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you struggling with stress or relationship problems? Do you feel stuck in terms of your ability to move toward your goals or have the life that you envisioned? Are you working to manage pain or illness, or experiencing a stressful career shift? I work with individuals in a collaborative, empathic way, helping you to develop a deeper understanding of the issues you face, while suggesting fresh and productive ways of dealing with stressors. I use actionable techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapy to help you feel like you're making a positive difference in how you feel on a daily basis."
(510) 398-4208
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Are you struggling with stress or relationship problems? Do you feel stuck in terms of your ability to move toward your goals or have the life that you envisioned? Are you working to manage pain or illness, or experiencing a stressful career shift? I work with individuals in a collaborative, empathic way, helping you to develop a deeper understanding of the issues you face, while suggesting fresh and productive ways of dealing with stressors. I use actionable techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapy to help you feel like you're making a positive difference in how you feel on a daily basis."
Altaf Bhimji, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all of its richness and also seeking help with interpersonal or mental health symptom related obstacles? You, your family, or relations may be in life/relationship transitions or experiencing health-related concerns. Or, experiencing mental health related challenges? Depression, bipolar condition, anxiety? A collaborative person-centered therapy may help you reflect and build on your life experiences. "
(510) 422-1805
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all of its richness and also seeking help with interpersonal or mental health symptom related obstacles? You, your family, or relations may be in life/relationship transitions or experiencing health-related concerns. Or, experiencing mental health related challenges? Depression, bipolar condition, anxiety? A collaborative person-centered therapy may help you reflect and build on your life experiences. "
Merry Ross, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"My work ranges from people who have experienced serious trauma, and suffer from depression and anxiety to those who just want to feel better in their lives and their relationships. I love working with couples. I know from my own experience of being married since 1990 that relationships need nurturing and intention. I love helping couples find intimacy that may have been lost. I really see my work as helping individuals and couples live their best life!"
(510) 969-6005
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"My work ranges from people who have experienced serious trauma, and suffer from depression and anxiety to those who just want to feel better in their lives and their relationships. I love working with couples. I know from my own experience of being married since 1990 that relationships need nurturing and intention. I love helping couples find intimacy that may have been lost. I really see my work as helping individuals and couples live their best life!"
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist working in Oakland, CA in a private practice setting. I have 12+ years of clinical experience working with adults in short and long-term psychotherapy with a range of issues including depression, work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependence issues, issues related to sexuality and sexual orientation, and emotional issues related to the challenge of adapting to chronic medical problems."
(510) 746-8676
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I am a licensed clinical psychologist working in Oakland, CA in a private practice setting. I have 12+ years of clinical experience working with adults in short and long-term psychotherapy with a range of issues including depression, work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependence issues, issues related to sexuality and sexual orientation, and emotional issues related to the challenge of adapting to chronic medical problems."
Crystal Meng, Psychological Assistant
Psychological Assistant, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are relationships difficult for you? Do you find yourself stuck in the same pattern over and over, and don't know how to get out of it? Are you almost out of hope, frustrated and overwhelmed? Let's take a step back so that we can learn what is blocking you from living a more fulfilling life. My priority would be in making sure you feel worthy and capable of achieving your potential. I combine scientific research with compassionate, heartfelt counseling, using humor and nurturing support to help individuals build resilience from the inside."
(510) 756-4160
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Are relationships difficult for you? Do you find yourself stuck in the same pattern over and over, and don't know how to get out of it? Are you almost out of hope, frustrated and overwhelmed? Let's take a step back so that we can learn what is blocking you from living a more fulfilling life. My priority would be in making sure you feel worthy and capable of achieving your potential. I combine scientific research with compassionate, heartfelt counseling, using humor and nurturing support to help individuals build resilience from the inside."
Jan Chess, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you struggling with how childhood experiences, losses or trauma continues to influence your life? Are you discouraged at repeating difficult situations or find it hard to get out from under depression or anxiety? I'm glad to see how we can put our minds together to understand your dilemmas and see things differently. Change is possible no matter what your age or your life circumstances when you feel seen, accepted and appreciated for who you are and where you've been. "
(530) 645-3796
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Are you struggling with how childhood experiences, losses or trauma continues to influence your life? Are you discouraged at repeating difficult situations or find it hard to get out from under depression or anxiety? I'm glad to see how we can put our minds together to understand your dilemmas and see things differently. Change is possible no matter what your age or your life circumstances when you feel seen, accepted and appreciated for who you are and where you've been. "
Nicholas Hack, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"If you’re here looking at psychology profiles, chances are you’re thinking that something needs to change. Maybe you don’t want to continue doing things the way you’ve done them. Maybe you want to feel differently, or feel better, but don’t know how to make that happen. Or maybe you know exactly the conflicts, traumas, anger, shame, double binds, or anxieties that bring you in to therapy now. In therapy we’ll begin with what you know, and our goal will be moving into the unknown."
(707) 723-6043
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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"If you’re here looking at psychology profiles, chances are you’re thinking that something needs to change. Maybe you don’t want to continue doing things the way you’ve done them. Maybe you want to feel differently, or feel better, but don’t know how to make that happen. Or maybe you know exactly the conflicts, traumas, anger, shame, double binds, or anxieties that bring you in to therapy now. In therapy we’ll begin with what you know, and our goal will be moving into the unknown."
Sparlha Swaby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Not Currently Accepting New Clients. I specialize in working with trauma and grieving, racial and sexual identity, immigration, inner critic and low self-esteem, spirituality and the search for meaning. In my understanding, what causes healing and transformation is the strength, depth, and authenticity of the therapeutic relationship. My style is warm, dynamic, and present; energizing, mindful, and attuned."
(510) 330-1804
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Not Currently Accepting New Clients. I specialize in working with trauma and grieving, racial and sexual identity, immigration, inner critic and low self-esteem, spirituality and the search for meaning. In my understanding, what causes healing and transformation is the strength, depth, and authenticity of the therapeutic relationship. My style is warm, dynamic, and present; energizing, mindful, and attuned."
Cindi Rivera, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Oakland, California 94602
"I am a bilingual bicultural psychotherapist working primarily with adults, couples and adolescents who are having problems in their relationships and/or who feel badly about themselves or their life situation. The in-depth work I do focuses on one's feelings and significant relationships - past and present. With compassion and deep personal respect, I help my clients to deal with the painful issues, losses and complex struggles of living. I work well with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting issues, inter-racial couples, life transitions, loss, and trauma; toward repairing the relationships that are inevitably affected by these problems."
(510) 470-7374
Oakland, California 94602
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"I am a bilingual bicultural psychotherapist working primarily with adults, couples and adolescents who are having problems in their relationships and/or who feel badly about themselves or their life situation. The in-depth work I do focuses on one's feelings and significant relationships - past and present. With compassion and deep personal respect, I help my clients to deal with the painful issues, losses and complex struggles of living. I work well with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting issues, inter-racial couples, life transitions, loss, and trauma; toward repairing the relationships that are inevitably affected by these problems."
Erika Crowell Altobelli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Making a commitment to change can be daunting. Whether you are reaching out to resolve current conflicts of values or conscience, or to improve your relationships with family members, friends or work colleagues, help is available. Together we will identify obstacles and work towards a timely resolution or to the recognition that the goal is not necessarily equilibrium but a healthy striving between what we currently are and what we could be or hope to become."
(510) 907-6872
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Making a commitment to change can be daunting. Whether you are reaching out to resolve current conflicts of values or conscience, or to improve your relationships with family members, friends or work colleagues, help is available. Together we will identify obstacles and work towards a timely resolution or to the recognition that the goal is not necessarily equilibrium but a healthy striving between what we currently are and what we could be or hope to become."

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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.