Danielle Sachs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Sometimes life feels overwhelming! Are you going through a loss or life transition?Are you a parent trying to support your child/teen as they face their own challenges? Are you trying to make sense of life experiences and how they have impacted you? Are you wanting to figure out what it is you need to feel more fulfilled and create change? Sometimes we need a safe space that empowers and encourages us to explore what works and doesn’t work as we navigate daily life. Friends and family aren’t always able to provide this- but finding someone we feel comfortable opening up to can also seem overwhelming. "
Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
(510) 901-4207
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"Sometimes life feels overwhelming! Are you going through a loss or life transition?Are you a parent trying to support your child/teen as they face their own challenges? Are you trying to make sense of life experiences and how they have impacted you? Are you wanting to figure out what it is you need to feel more fulfilled and create change? Sometimes we need a safe space that empowers and encourages us to explore what works and doesn’t work as we navigate daily life. Friends and family aren’t always able to provide this- but finding someone we feel comfortable opening up to can also seem overwhelming. "
Lu Johnson
MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Tired of feeling down, anxious, or simply not your best? Ready to do more than just talk about it? If so, body oriented therapy may be for you. With body oriented therapy, we will explore not only your thoughts and emotions, but also the physical sensations, postures, and gestures that come with them. This is important because tuning into your body can help you understand your feelings, thoughts, and life experiences more deeply. This understanding can support you in being the person you want to be and creating the life you want to have. The first step to change is becoming aware of how you are feeling, thinking, and being now. "
Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
(510) 694-0363
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"Tired of feeling down, anxious, or simply not your best? Ready to do more than just talk about it? If so, body oriented therapy may be for you. With body oriented therapy, we will explore not only your thoughts and emotions, but also the physical sensations, postures, and gestures that come with them. This is important because tuning into your body can help you understand your feelings, thoughts, and life experiences more deeply. This understanding can support you in being the person you want to be and creating the life you want to have. The first step to change is becoming aware of how you are feeling, thinking, and being now. "
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 907-6476
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 491-9535
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 694-0966
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 681-2740
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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. "
Kasey Varga, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you feeling heartbroken or utterly confused by a romantic relationship? Are you a parent who is endlessly stirred up by your child's behavior? I offer an opportunity to utilize heartbreak in service of growth and to begin to untangle the reality of your current relationships from the residue of your history. I challenge parents to set firm limits with warmth and to allow children the full expression of their feelings. In light of a great deal of training and personal experience I bring a deep respect for the unknown and a willingness to land in mystery."
Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
(628) 227-5522
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"Are you feeling heartbroken or utterly confused by a romantic relationship? Are you a parent who is endlessly stirred up by your child's behavior? I offer an opportunity to utilize heartbreak in service of growth and to begin to untangle the reality of your current relationships from the residue of your history. I challenge parents to set firm limits with warmth and to allow children the full expression of their feelings. In light of a great deal of training and personal experience I bring a deep respect for the unknown and a willingness to land in mystery."
Alexandra Mitnick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
(510) 878-4467
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 463-1609
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 876-9446
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 257-9758
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 922-0049
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 953-4685
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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​. "
Phoenix Song, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Welcome! I support healers, seekers, artists, and change-makers in their own deep healing work, that they may better offer their gifts to the world. We do this by reconnecting you to the part of yourself that intrinsically holds only your highest good as its sole intent (and which is always available to each and every one of us). Through this connection, we will work together to remove obstacles so you may reclaim your full embodied power, clarify and heal your purpose and intention, and reconnect you with your own joy, safety, and aliveness in this world."
Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
(415) 548-2797
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"Welcome! I support healers, seekers, artists, and change-makers in their own deep healing work, that they may better offer their gifts to the world. We do this by reconnecting you to the part of yourself that intrinsically holds only your highest good as its sole intent (and which is always available to each and every one of us). Through this connection, we will work together to remove obstacles so you may reclaim your full embodied power, clarify and heal your purpose and intention, and reconnect you with your own joy, safety, and aliveness in this world."
Megan Gredesky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
(510) 694-0644
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
(415) 236-3570
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Tessa Sinclair, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94608
"You: are a high achiever, and embarrassed to admit you're struggling, especially when other people seem to have it so much worse. You're sensitive, idealistic, and creative. You're aware of your potential and people reflect it back to you, but you're having trouble finding traction. You're not connecting with your work the way you want to, and your co-working relationships are "fine," but not satisfying in the way you'd like them to be. It feels like somethings missing, but you don't know what, and you don't know where to find it. Behind the mask, you feel scared, sad, lonely, insecure, anxious, depressed and you may be losing hope."
Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
(530) 477-3478
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"You: are a high achiever, and embarrassed to admit you're struggling, especially when other people seem to have it so much worse. You're sensitive, idealistic, and creative. You're aware of your potential and people reflect it back to you, but you're having trouble finding traction. You're not connecting with your work the way you want to, and your co-working relationships are "fine," but not satisfying in the way you'd like them to be. It feels like somethings missing, but you don't know what, and you don't know where to find it. Behind the mask, you feel scared, sad, lonely, insecure, anxious, depressed and you may be losing hope."
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 725-4563
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 500-9732
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Art Therapy
Child or Adolescent
"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."

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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.