Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I work from a core belief that everyone has within themselves what they need for healing. I also believe that working in community helps to bring out and recall collective knowledge and understanding of what health, illness, and recovery are. I work collaboratively with you in supporting your process of understanding and integrating your life experiences, using a relational, strength-based, culturally attuned, community-centered process."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(484) 200-7101
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"I work from a core belief that everyone has within themselves what they need for healing. I also believe that working in community helps to bring out and recall collective knowledge and understanding of what health, illness, and recovery are. I work collaboratively with you in supporting your process of understanding and integrating your life experiences, using a relational, strength-based, culturally attuned, community-centered process."
María Romero Jackson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. My approach is to be warm and deeply interested in both your struggles and your strengths. I work with clients who wish to understand and shift their anxiety, depression, self-criticism, and relationship difficulties. I particularly enjoy working with clients who carry marginalized identities including women, queer, trans, and POC clients. Central to my approach is the belief that cultural and environmental factors deeply play a role in our development."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 746-8218
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. My approach is to be warm and deeply interested in both your struggles and your strengths. I work with clients who wish to understand and shift their anxiety, depression, self-criticism, and relationship difficulties. I particularly enjoy working with clients who carry marginalized identities including women, queer, trans, and POC clients. Central to my approach is the belief that cultural and environmental factors deeply play a role in our development."
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."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 941-3773
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"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."
Kyoko Tsuchiya, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 858-0979
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Dana L Aleshire, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, sexuality, and the complex impacts of trauma."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 694-2366
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, sexuality, and the complex impacts of trauma."
Daniella Beznicki, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Therapy can lead to better relationships and more ease in our lives. I work with people to get in touch with the most authentic and real parts of themselves. Sometimes these parts get buried because of how we've felt hurt or misunderstood in life. Together we will get to know these hurt parts and how they show up, whether it is through fears and worries, the critical voice you hear inside, or a feeling of being stuck, lost, alone or helpless."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 255-2650
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Therapy can lead to better relationships and more ease in our lives. I work with people to get in touch with the most authentic and real parts of themselves. Sometimes these parts get buried because of how we've felt hurt or misunderstood in life. Together we will get to know these hurt parts and how they show up, whether it is through fears and worries, the critical voice you hear inside, or a feeling of being stuck, lost, alone or helpless."
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."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(628) 222-2802
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"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."
Guillermina Gigi Valdes-Huckabee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you neglecting yourself emotionally? You may be too busy taking care of others that you have forgotten to take care of yourself. Find out how to reconnect with yourself and improve your family life at the same time. Are you stressed, burned out or overwhelmed? Maybe you have even been faced with... The lost of a love one, rough divorce, heartache of an affair, a life transition, recent or past trauma, illness or addiction. "
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 907-6756
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Are you neglecting yourself emotionally? You may be too busy taking care of others that you have forgotten to take care of yourself. Find out how to reconnect with yourself and improve your family life at the same time. Are you stressed, burned out or overwhelmed? Maybe you have even been faced with... The lost of a love one, rough divorce, heartache of an affair, a life transition, recent or past trauma, illness or addiction. "
Lauren Cohn-Frankel, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Whatever your reasons for coming to therapy, I will meet all parts of you with respect and non-judgment. My sense of humor and realness helps you get comfortable, and even laugh sometimes; my grounded, caring presence makes it safer to talk about and experience challenging emotions. Therapy work with me involves thoughts and insights from the mind, feelings and sensations living in the body, and relationships with others in the world (particularly the one between client and therapist); a balance of resources which we will use to help you explore, understand, integrate, and move yourself closer to healing."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 694-0685
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Whatever your reasons for coming to therapy, I will meet all parts of you with respect and non-judgment. My sense of humor and realness helps you get comfortable, and even laugh sometimes; my grounded, caring presence makes it safer to talk about and experience challenging emotions. Therapy work with me involves thoughts and insights from the mind, feelings and sensations living in the body, and relationships with others in the world (particularly the one between client and therapist); a balance of resources which we will use to help you explore, understand, integrate, and move yourself closer to healing."
Chelsea DeMarte, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Navigating through our human journey can be daunting, and everyone can benefit from support along the way. My role as a therapist is to help you gain more insight into the nature of your inner world and a greater perspective of your outer circumstances so that you can become empowered to create the intentional and meaningful life that you truly desire. With compassion and deep presence, we will identify unconscious patterns that are limiting you so that you can gain the awareness and tools needed to create effective changes for yourself."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 944-0842
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Navigating through our human journey can be daunting, and everyone can benefit from support along the way. My role as a therapist is to help you gain more insight into the nature of your inner world and a greater perspective of your outer circumstances so that you can become empowered to create the intentional and meaningful life that you truly desire. With compassion and deep presence, we will identify unconscious patterns that are limiting you so that you can gain the awareness and tools needed to create effective changes for yourself."
Barry Steven Friedman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"The essence of effective psychotherapy is found in the therapist's understanding, empathy and caring for you. Trust in our relationship develops from that foundation. My primary commitment to you is to help you grow in self-awareness and self-empowerment, and to help you take the necessary actions that will actualize your growth and development in the world. If you struggle with feelings of fear, shame, helplessness, worthlessness and anger; traumatic emotional, physical and sexual experience; challenges in relationship; dysfunctional behaviors; unfulfilled aspirations; questions about your life's meaning; and physical illness and aging, I can help you."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 499-6900
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"The essence of effective psychotherapy is found in the therapist's understanding, empathy and caring for you. Trust in our relationship develops from that foundation. My primary commitment to you is to help you grow in self-awareness and self-empowerment, and to help you take the necessary actions that will actualize your growth and development in the world. If you struggle with feelings of fear, shame, helplessness, worthlessness and anger; traumatic emotional, physical and sexual experience; challenges in relationship; dysfunctional behaviors; unfulfilled aspirations; questions about your life's meaning; and physical illness and aging, I can help you."
Jennie Powe Runde, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, REAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I want to help you tap into your inherent creativity to find solutions to the challenge you are facing right now. You may be feeling lost, disconnected, anxious, lonely, scared or sad. I work with bi-racial/cultural women and men who are smart, scared, anxious & confused. I commonly hear: I feel like I’m not myself, I feel disconnected. I know I could be doing better, I’m just not sure how. I feel sad and I’m not sure why. And beneath this: I am so wrapped up in my mind that I don’t know where to begin. I'm not sure anyone can help me. I feel scared all the time. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to really love/be loved. "
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 944-0438
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"I want to help you tap into your inherent creativity to find solutions to the challenge you are facing right now. You may be feeling lost, disconnected, anxious, lonely, scared or sad. I work with bi-racial/cultural women and men who are smart, scared, anxious & confused. I commonly hear: I feel like I’m not myself, I feel disconnected. I know I could be doing better, I’m just not sure how. I feel sad and I’m not sure why. And beneath this: I am so wrapped up in my mind that I don’t know where to begin. I'm not sure anyone can help me. I feel scared all the time. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to really love/be loved. "
Emily Haydock, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Clarity, growth, and connectedness are our natural tendencies. However, life's challenges can cause us to feel temporarily clouded, stuck, or disconnected from ourselves and others. When these blocks get in your way, what do you do? If you want to return to a state of flow and make lasting changes in your life, I can help. Together we can explore your past memories along with your present-moment experience as inroads to self-discovery and healing."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 849-6331
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
View
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Clarity, growth, and connectedness are our natural tendencies. However, life's challenges can cause us to feel temporarily clouded, stuck, or disconnected from ourselves and others. When these blocks get in your way, what do you do? If you want to return to a state of flow and make lasting changes in your life, I can help. Together we can explore your past memories along with your present-moment experience as inroads to self-discovery and healing."
Judy Blumenfeld, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"An exploration of your childhood,relationships and deepest self can be a beautiful and powerful journey.Together we can develop a curiosity and exploration of vulnerabilities and resilience in the face of challenges and hardship. I work with you in a collaborative way to understand together the obstacles to having healthy and meaningful relationships. If you feel stuck and unable to understand some of your own behaviors and choices we can talk together and begin to find words to understand your experience. I have a warm style of relating and can at times bring humor to our work."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 575-9984
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
View
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"An exploration of your childhood,relationships and deepest self can be a beautiful and powerful journey.Together we can develop a curiosity and exploration of vulnerabilities and resilience in the face of challenges and hardship. I work with you in a collaborative way to understand together the obstacles to having healthy and meaningful relationships. If you feel stuck and unable to understand some of your own behaviors and choices we can talk together and begin to find words to understand your experience. I have a warm style of relating and can at times bring humor to our work."
Therese Noel Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing. "
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 413-4284
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
View
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing. "
Kathryn Orfirer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 692-9736
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
Will Hector, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I work with heterosexual, gay, and polyamorous couples on issues of communication, integrating families, sexuality, power dynamics, attachment, trust, and infidelity. I also work with individuals on grief, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, spiritual inquiry, life transitions, and vocational calling. I hold an empathetic understanding of every client's unique worldview -- and respect how each individual arrives there. I provide compassionate, holistic, and practical support for your healing journey. Thank you for considering therapy as part of your path."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 944-1395
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"I work with heterosexual, gay, and polyamorous couples on issues of communication, integrating families, sexuality, power dynamics, attachment, trust, and infidelity. I also work with individuals on grief, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, spiritual inquiry, life transitions, and vocational calling. I hold an empathetic understanding of every client's unique worldview -- and respect how each individual arrives there. I provide compassionate, holistic, and practical support for your healing journey. Thank you for considering therapy as part of your path."
Mary McFarland, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you unhappy in your life? With your relationship? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who will listen to what YOU WANT and need? I am a kind compassionate seasoned professional who will help you understand yourself better. I have an engaging and collaborative style. I help clients struggling with relationship and parenting concerns."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 655-5568
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
View
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Are you unhappy in your life? With your relationship? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who will listen to what YOU WANT and need? I am a kind compassionate seasoned professional who will help you understand yourself better. I have an engaging and collaborative style. I help clients struggling with relationship and parenting concerns."
Victoria J King, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"As a Sex & Relationship Therapist, I come from a person-centered, open-minded, sex-positive, trauma-informed, attachment-oriented, and multi-cultural perspective, to support my clients in creating a healthy, satisfying, and empowered sexuality and relationship with oneself and others. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and partners struggling with relationship & attachment issues, communication challenges, low libido/sex drive, differing/mismatched desires, and erectile/orgasm issues. I work with diverse populations from various races, cultures, identities and lifestyle choices."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 756-3510
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"As a Sex & Relationship Therapist, I come from a person-centered, open-minded, sex-positive, trauma-informed, attachment-oriented, and multi-cultural perspective, to support my clients in creating a healthy, satisfying, and empowered sexuality and relationship with oneself and others. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and partners struggling with relationship & attachment issues, communication challenges, low libido/sex drive, differing/mismatched desires, and erectile/orgasm issues. I work with diverse populations from various races, cultures, identities and lifestyle choices."
Alison Jill McCabe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life can be hard. Things that may feel easy at one time, feel impossible at another. Sometimes, there are issues that feel like they'll never go away. I work to create an environment where we can think together about what is troubling you and get to the root of the issues, so lasting change can be possible."
Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 681-0303
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Bisexual
Culturally Sensitive
"Life can be hard. Things that may feel easy at one time, feel impossible at another. Sometimes, there are issues that feel like they'll never go away. I work to create an environment where we can think together about what is troubling you and get to the root of the issues, so lasting change can be possible."

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Attachment-based therapy in Oakland is form of therapy that applies to interventions or approaches based on attachment theory, which explains how the relationship a parent has with its child influences development. These Therapists in Oakland can help with Oakland Attachment based therapy.

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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.