Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I’m an interactive and relationship-focused therapist. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and connected. If you are struggling with life transitions, frequently feeling worried, and are concerned about yourself and your relationships, therapy can help. We will work together to determine what your needs and goals are, and we'll create a road map to meet those needs and achieve your goals."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 330-2470
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"I’m an interactive and relationship-focused therapist. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and connected. If you are struggling with life transitions, frequently feeling worried, and are concerned about yourself and your relationships, therapy can help. We will work together to determine what your needs and goals are, and we'll create a road map to meet those needs and achieve your goals."
Charles I Flores, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LAADC, MAC, Q-SAP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"For 25 years, I have assisted people with a variety of addictions, from the exogenous abuse of drugs and alcohol, to the ones that stem from the chemicals already inside the brain, such as sex and love addiction, abandonment patterns, sexual compulsions, gambling, internet, and workaholism. Unlike most psychotherapists, I’m a Board Certified Addiction Specialist, well versed in both abstinence and harm reduction strategies. Unlike most addiction professionals, I am also psychotherapist who also treats the anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues that often manifest after being uncovered through recovery."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(415) 992-8260
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"For 25 years, I have assisted people with a variety of addictions, from the exogenous abuse of drugs and alcohol, to the ones that stem from the chemicals already inside the brain, such as sex and love addiction, abandonment patterns, sexual compulsions, gambling, internet, and workaholism. Unlike most psychotherapists, I’m a Board Certified Addiction Specialist, well versed in both abstinence and harm reduction strategies. Unlike most addiction professionals, I am also psychotherapist who also treats the anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues that often manifest after being uncovered through recovery."
Mary Mahood, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"With over 25 years as a licensed therapist, I am a skilled and compassionate guide in helping people feel better, function better, and have more fulfilling relationships. I am able to understand people from multiple perspectives, how their family system has shaped them, how their attachment style impacts them, how their connections with others cause them joy and pain. I am very present in sessions and have an interactive style, giving direct feedback. You won't find me just listening and nodding, I am there to understand you and collaborate on a plan with you for meeting your goals."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 876-4307
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"With over 25 years as a licensed therapist, I am a skilled and compassionate guide in helping people feel better, function better, and have more fulfilling relationships. I am able to understand people from multiple perspectives, how their family system has shaped them, how their attachment style impacts them, how their connections with others cause them joy and pain. I am very present in sessions and have an interactive style, giving direct feedback. You won't find me just listening and nodding, I am there to understand you and collaborate on a plan with you for meeting your goals."
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."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(888) 697-2063
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"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."
Stacy Donovan George, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Is anxiety or depression weighing you down? Do you feel overwhelmed or hopeless with stressful relationships? Do you habitually use substances or addictions to avoid painful feelings? Do you find yourself taking care of everyone but yourself? You don't have to suffer anymore. Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience that brings peace-of-mind and lasting change. I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and connectedness where you can share all parts of yourself and feel truly accepted. You will learn skills and identify patterns that no longer serve you. You can live your life with more authenticity and ease!"
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 314-8566
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"Is anxiety or depression weighing you down? Do you feel overwhelmed or hopeless with stressful relationships? Do you habitually use substances or addictions to avoid painful feelings? Do you find yourself taking care of everyone but yourself? You don't have to suffer anymore. Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience that brings peace-of-mind and lasting change. I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and connectedness where you can share all parts of yourself and feel truly accepted. You will learn skills and identify patterns that no longer serve you. You can live your life with more authenticity and ease!"
Leticia Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you struggling with sexuality-related issues? Access to sexual health is a right. This includes expression of sexuality that is safe, free of judgment and shame, and centers pleasure. As queer folx, or queer folx of color, we've been told that our sexuality is wrong in so many ways. While the experience of marginalization is traumatic, we also have so much beautiful resiliency and abundant inner resourcefulness to counter that. I believe that we all deserve the right to heal, and that we all have the tools within ourselves to do so. My job is to partner with you & support gaining access to that intuitive healer within."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(628) 300-0850
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"Are you struggling with sexuality-related issues? Access to sexual health is a right. This includes expression of sexuality that is safe, free of judgment and shame, and centers pleasure. As queer folx, or queer folx of color, we've been told that our sexuality is wrong in so many ways. While the experience of marginalization is traumatic, we also have so much beautiful resiliency and abundant inner resourcefulness to counter that. I believe that we all deserve the right to heal, and that we all have the tools within ourselves to do so. My job is to partner with you & support gaining access to that intuitive healer within."
James K Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Feeling stuck in your life? Are you looking for a supportive therapist to help sort things out? I'd like to help. My experience includes working with men, women and couples on such issues as: Relationship, intimacy and sexual problems * Depression, anxiety and difficulty managing emotions * Sexual * Career issues * Veteran's concerns including PTSD and adjustment problems * Childhood abuse and neglect * Aging and transitioning to different life stages * Behaviors that feel compulsive or a little out of hand (alcohol or drugs, gambling, sexual behaviors, internet) * Alternative relationships (open-relationships, polyamory, kink)."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 878-4478
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"Feeling stuck in your life? Are you looking for a supportive therapist to help sort things out? I'd like to help. My experience includes working with men, women and couples on such issues as: Relationship, intimacy and sexual problems * Depression, anxiety and difficulty managing emotions * Sexual * Career issues * Veteran's concerns including PTSD and adjustment problems * Childhood abuse and neglect * Aging and transitioning to different life stages * Behaviors that feel compulsive or a little out of hand (alcohol or drugs, gambling, sexual behaviors, internet) * Alternative relationships (open-relationships, polyamory, kink)."
Christy Booth, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I use an authentic, creative, and solution-focused approach that balances empathic listening with encouraging you to fiercely confront whatever is blocking you. I want you to get what you need out of therapy, so I work collaboratively with you on your goals. We can create personalized strategies to reduce stress, process trauma and relational wounds, and put a stop to problematic thinking. We will address what holds you back so you can make choices that reflect your true life goals."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 616-6973
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"I use an authentic, creative, and solution-focused approach that balances empathic listening with encouraging you to fiercely confront whatever is blocking you. I want you to get what you need out of therapy, so I work collaboratively with you on your goals. We can create personalized strategies to reduce stress, process trauma and relational wounds, and put a stop to problematic thinking. We will address what holds you back so you can make choices that reflect your true life goals."
Erik Alfred Metzger, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CAADAC, PCCI
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"I have worked with adults, teens, couples and families for six years; I specialize in facilitating people’s own insights and resilience to access more resourced and contented lives. Living in the Bay Area can be exhausting with its high paced culture; allow me to work with you on achieving insight(s) about the origins and solutions to anxiety, substance abuse, and dissatisfaction with relationships and work. With my experience as a yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and competitive runner and triathlete, I can join you in bringing awareness to maladaptive coping strategies. I strive to normalize and validate your experiences!"
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(833) 401-5719
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"I have worked with adults, teens, couples and families for six years; I specialize in facilitating people’s own insights and resilience to access more resourced and contented lives. Living in the Bay Area can be exhausting with its high paced culture; allow me to work with you on achieving insight(s) about the origins and solutions to anxiety, substance abuse, and dissatisfaction with relationships and work. With my experience as a yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and competitive runner and triathlete, I can join you in bringing awareness to maladaptive coping strategies. I strive to normalize and validate your experiences!"
Renee-DeAnna Sadiq, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I work with individuals toward connecting to themselves, and couples and family members connecting to one another. When there's space, time, curiosity and full acceptance from a safe other, what needs to be seen and heard from the depths arises and then guides towards healing, wholeness and connection. The injuries of current and past show up to speak truth and release - interpersonal, familial, intergenerational, and from impacts of oppression, discrimination, alienation, abuse, and neglect. When injuries heal, freedom and connection arise, depression and anxiety fall away. This process happens with deep listening and care."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 250-7581
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"I work with individuals toward connecting to themselves, and couples and family members connecting to one another. When there's space, time, curiosity and full acceptance from a safe other, what needs to be seen and heard from the depths arises and then guides towards healing, wholeness and connection. The injuries of current and past show up to speak truth and release - interpersonal, familial, intergenerational, and from impacts of oppression, discrimination, alienation, abuse, and neglect. When injuries heal, freedom and connection arise, depression and anxiety fall away. This process happens with deep listening and care."
Melinda Perales, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, RAMFT, #103897
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Shame Practitioner."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 681-0296
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Shame Practitioner."
Skyellen Beaber, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I provide compassionate and collaborative psychotherapy with a focus on adults. I enjoy working with individuals and couples. I am trained in a range of treatment modalities and flexible in the approach I take with clients. Some treatment approaches I draw from are; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (for couples). I work through a feminist and social justice lens and approach therapy with curiosity and a healthy dose of humor. My goal in providing psychotherapy is to facilitate you in living a meaningful life in alignment with your values. "
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 694-0541
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"I provide compassionate and collaborative psychotherapy with a focus on adults. I enjoy working with individuals and couples. I am trained in a range of treatment modalities and flexible in the approach I take with clients. Some treatment approaches I draw from are; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (for couples). I work through a feminist and social justice lens and approach therapy with curiosity and a healthy dose of humor. My goal in providing psychotherapy is to facilitate you in living a meaningful life in alignment with your values. "
Lisa Wild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 768-7256
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Connor Moss
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Down-to-earth counseling & psychotherapy for individuals and couples in Oakland, San Francisco, and Online. I help individuals and couples who are feeling stuck move towards more wholeness and satisfaction in their lives. Many people find my straight-forward and practical approach to therapy refreshing and uplifting. I have helped people to overcome addictions and alcoholism, to move past trauma and depression, and I work with integration of past psychedelic and plant medicine experiences to aid the healing journey. "
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 929-1700
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"Down-to-earth counseling & psychotherapy for individuals and couples in Oakland, San Francisco, and Online. I help individuals and couples who are feeling stuck move towards more wholeness and satisfaction in their lives. Many people find my straight-forward and practical approach to therapy refreshing and uplifting. I have helped people to overcome addictions and alcoholism, to move past trauma and depression, and I work with integration of past psychedelic and plant medicine experiences to aid the healing journey. "
Elizabeth Alice Cary, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"You don’t have to look like someone with an eating disorder (ED) to have one. Eating disorders not only affect: young, white, cisgender, middle-upper class women; it affects all races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a QTPOC, you have likely been discouraged by stereotypes, lack of access to treatment, and lack of support within the ED community. If you are ready to change, but unsure how. If you feel alone, or doubt your capacity to change. You are NOT alone. I know how difficult the first step can seem. Know you are not walking this path alone. We will walk together on your journey to true transformation. "
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 257-9557
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"You don’t have to look like someone with an eating disorder (ED) to have one. Eating disorders not only affect: young, white, cisgender, middle-upper class women; it affects all races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a QTPOC, you have likely been discouraged by stereotypes, lack of access to treatment, and lack of support within the ED community. If you are ready to change, but unsure how. If you feel alone, or doubt your capacity to change. You are NOT alone. I know how difficult the first step can seem. Know you are not walking this path alone. We will walk together on your journey to true transformation. "
Natalie Jones, Counselor
Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Have you been in several relationships that have been abusive? Do you wonder why most of the people in your life are toxic? Perhaps, you wonder if you can ever be in a happy healthy relationship, because many people in your life seem unreliable, manipulative, and uncaring. Maybe you are starting to feel as though you may be better off alone because you doubt whether you will be able to connect with people who value you for who you are. You long for a safe place to talk out without being judged, and to connect with someone who understands."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(704) 997-2065
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"Have you been in several relationships that have been abusive? Do you wonder why most of the people in your life are toxic? Perhaps, you wonder if you can ever be in a happy healthy relationship, because many people in your life seem unreliable, manipulative, and uncaring. Maybe you are starting to feel as though you may be better off alone because you doubt whether you will be able to connect with people who value you for who you are. You long for a safe place to talk out without being judged, and to connect with someone who understands."
Karen Godfredsen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"When we find ourselves struggling with the kind of emotional pain that our usual strategies and supports can't relieve, good therapy is a lifeline. Like massage for physical injuries, psychotherapy effectively relieves chronic emotional pain, clears out unwanted emotional scar tissue, and creates flexibility, strength and new possibilities for positive motion in our lives. Whether you are worried about your own mental health, or the distress of someone you love, or are simply curious about how therapy might help, call/email me to schedule an initial conversation to talk about what kind of treatment is best for you."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 953-4239
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
View
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"When we find ourselves struggling with the kind of emotional pain that our usual strategies and supports can't relieve, good therapy is a lifeline. Like massage for physical injuries, psychotherapy effectively relieves chronic emotional pain, clears out unwanted emotional scar tissue, and creates flexibility, strength and new possibilities for positive motion in our lives. Whether you are worried about your own mental health, or the distress of someone you love, or are simply curious about how therapy might help, call/email me to schedule an initial conversation to talk about what kind of treatment is best for you."
Conscious Voices, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94601
"We offer counseling services for families, individuals and groups, using an approach designed to heal the individual and the community. Our services recognize that the unique cultural experience of African Americans requires a unique approach to services."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 592-6280
Verified
Oakland, California 94601
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"We offer counseling services for families, individuals and groups, using an approach designed to heal the individual and the community. Our services recognize that the unique cultural experience of African Americans requires a unique approach to services."
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."
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 876-4753
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"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."
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. "
Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
(510) 876-9446
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Addiction
Strength-Based
"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. "

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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.

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.