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
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(888) 697-2063
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"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."
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
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 858-0979
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
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."
Caitlin Rose Marvaso, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I believe in the wisdom of the body, it is constantly communicating something to you, and your emotions are the messenger. I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can heal what has happened to you, and make room for the truth of your soul, by learning to listen to your body's deepest desires. "
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(844) 283-5906
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"I believe in the wisdom of the body, it is constantly communicating something to you, and your emotions are the messenger. I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can heal what has happened to you, and make room for the truth of your soul, by learning to listen to your body's deepest desires. "
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
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 616-6973
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"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."
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
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 944-0438
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
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. "
Kini Chang, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I know the journey of life is not an easy one and sometimes we need some help to get through unexpected struggles and get in the way of living a happy and healthy life. I am dedicated to the holistic healing of the mind, body, and soul. I am an artist, dancer, avid traveler, and find creative expression and voice as a platform for deep healing. Many people describe me as warm, understanding, and down to earth. I pride myself on integrity, commitment, and passion for the work I do as a therapist."
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 969-3350
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"I know the journey of life is not an easy one and sometimes we need some help to get through unexpected struggles and get in the way of living a happy and healthy life. I am dedicated to the holistic healing of the mind, body, and soul. I am an artist, dancer, avid traveler, and find creative expression and voice as a platform for deep healing. Many people describe me as warm, understanding, and down to earth. I pride myself on integrity, commitment, and passion for the work I do as a therapist."
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
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 413-4284
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
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. "
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
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 944-1395
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
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."
Maria Cristina Borges, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Is this a time in your life, when you are looking to create new ways of relating to yourself and others? Are you searching for support to manage a stressful situation or a time of change? Do you desire feeling more aliveness and ease? Are you interested in understanding how experiences have shaped how you move in the world? I'm here to become your ally in these explorations. I truly believe in the power of therapy to help us find creative ways to move through life's challenges, learn about ourselves, and feel more aliveness in relationships to yourself and others in our communities."
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(866) 484-8379
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"Is this a time in your life, when you are looking to create new ways of relating to yourself and others? Are you searching for support to manage a stressful situation or a time of change? Do you desire feeling more aliveness and ease? Are you interested in understanding how experiences have shaped how you move in the world? I'm here to become your ally in these explorations. I truly believe in the power of therapy to help us find creative ways to move through life's challenges, learn about ourselves, and feel more aliveness in relationships to yourself and others in our communities."
Laura Crystal Mallory, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"Do you have a hard time with low self esteem and shyness in your relationships? What about anxiety and depression? You may also struggle with difficult family relationships .You desire strong healthy relationships but it just seems out of reach.You may find yourself getting upset and shut down at the smallest frustration. My style of facilitating therapy is warm , approachable and collaborative.In therapy, you have ample space to express whats going on for you at your own pace, release old pent up emotions, learn boundaries and healthy ways to cope for the future.I also facilitate a monthly women's circle for self esteem ."
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(925) 304-1386
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"Do you have a hard time with low self esteem and shyness in your relationships? What about anxiety and depression? You may also struggle with difficult family relationships .You desire strong healthy relationships but it just seems out of reach.You may find yourself getting upset and shut down at the smallest frustration. My style of facilitating therapy is warm , approachable and collaborative.In therapy, you have ample space to express whats going on for you at your own pace, release old pent up emotions, learn boundaries and healthy ways to cope for the future.I also facilitate a monthly women's circle for self esteem ."
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
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 876-4753
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"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."
Janine Sandler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Change, healing and growth are no small tasks. I know this first hand and am here to help others find their own success overcoming the pain and obstacles they encounter. I work collaboratively with both adults, children and families to identify sources of stress, embrace difficult feelings and develop both internal and external resources for getting to where they want to go. In my work with children I focus heavily on supporting parents and helping families strengthen their sense of connectedness. I hope to foster greater self-awareness, acceptance and compassion in all of my clients."
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 306-7192
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"Change, healing and growth are no small tasks. I know this first hand and am here to help others find their own success overcoming the pain and obstacles they encounter. I work collaboratively with both adults, children and families to identify sources of stress, embrace difficult feelings and develop both internal and external resources for getting to where they want to go. In my work with children I focus heavily on supporting parents and helping families strengthen their sense of connectedness. I hope to foster greater self-awareness, acceptance and compassion in all of my clients."
Milagritos Barrantes O'Shea, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am a trauma focused therapist for individuals and families who have experienced single or multiple adverse events in childhood or adulthood, and intergenerational trauma. It isn't always easy to reach out for help after these experiences, in my role as a therapist I am committed to assist my clients in this courageous step toward their healing journey. I am currently accepting new clients who live in California for tele-therapy through live video conferencing. "
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 867-3431
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"I am a trauma focused therapist for individuals and families who have experienced single or multiple adverse events in childhood or adulthood, and intergenerational trauma. It isn't always easy to reach out for help after these experiences, in my role as a therapist I am committed to assist my clients in this courageous step toward their healing journey. I am currently accepting new clients who live in California for tele-therapy through live video conferencing. "
Kristin Fialko, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We often find ourselves and bodies, on the path towards health after overwhelming experiences, trauma, grief or loss. Re-igniting our inner-fire and natural emotional balance can understandably be a challenge. Trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy can help! I take my role as a therapist, one who supports the client On their journey, as a facilitator of a sacred collaboration. I conduct therapy with an intention to process and move trauma (anxiety, depression and grief accompanying it) in order to restore balance between the mind, body, and spirit and reignite the internal fire."
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 491-9142
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"We often find ourselves and bodies, on the path towards health after overwhelming experiences, trauma, grief or loss. Re-igniting our inner-fire and natural emotional balance can understandably be a challenge. Trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy can help! I take my role as a therapist, one who supports the client On their journey, as a facilitator of a sacred collaboration. I conduct therapy with an intention to process and move trauma (anxiety, depression and grief accompanying it) in order to restore balance between the mind, body, and spirit and reignite the internal fire."
Barbara Petterson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, transition, loss, trauma, caregiving, chronic pain or aging? Are you hoping to develop a deeper sense of confidence, ease and effectiveness? As a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience, I work with my clients to help strengthen what works, let go of what doesn't, and find more helpful behaviors, skills and understandings. Together, we develop our way of working with each other, integrating approaches that are client-centered, art-based, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive."
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 863-8980
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, transition, loss, trauma, caregiving, chronic pain or aging? Are you hoping to develop a deeper sense of confidence, ease and effectiveness? As a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience, I work with my clients to help strengthen what works, let go of what doesn't, and find more helpful behaviors, skills and understandings. Together, we develop our way of working with each other, integrating approaches that are client-centered, art-based, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive."
Charis Stiles, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I am a Healthy at Every Size (HAES) practitioner and I want to help free you from the pressures of our diet culture. The new year is often a time of dieting and self-hate disguised as self-improvement. Instead, I’m here to help you treat yourself with true loving-kindness and compassion. You don’t have to suffer through feelings of low self-worth. You don’t have to believe you’re not good enough. I want you to be more free and more comfortable to pursue things that interest you. I want you to love your body most of all. To stop dieting, stop exercising out of fear of being fat. "
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 573-7699
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"I am a Healthy at Every Size (HAES) practitioner and I want to help free you from the pressures of our diet culture. The new year is often a time of dieting and self-hate disguised as self-improvement. Instead, I’m here to help you treat yourself with true loving-kindness and compassion. You don’t have to suffer through feelings of low self-worth. You don’t have to believe you’re not good enough. I want you to be more free and more comfortable to pursue things that interest you. I want you to love your body most of all. To stop dieting, stop exercising out of fear of being fat. "
Shauna Bergh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I take a holistic approach to therapy with children, teens and individual adults, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too."
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 852-9349
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"I take a holistic approach to therapy with children, teens and individual adults, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too."
Kimberly Koljat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"The creation of my practice, Kimberly Koljat LMFT, Therapy Beyond Words, is in service of the transformative power of relational play with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and families. Though I specialize in working with children 3 - 12 years of age, I advocate that individuals of all ages, 0-100 years old, can benefit from the work of play. Yes, that means I utilize play with adults in session, too! Rooted in attachment, neurobiology, and client-centered work, I use experiential methods to help those who feel disconnected from others and themselves find the link playfully back to being in relationship to what matters most"
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 769-3286
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"The creation of my practice, Kimberly Koljat LMFT, Therapy Beyond Words, is in service of the transformative power of relational play with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and families. Though I specialize in working with children 3 - 12 years of age, I advocate that individuals of all ages, 0-100 years old, can benefit from the work of play. Yes, that means I utilize play with adults in session, too! Rooted in attachment, neurobiology, and client-centered work, I use experiential methods to help those who feel disconnected from others and themselves find the link playfully back to being in relationship to what matters most"
Alia Stewart-Silver, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94604
"I believe that humans yearn to live in right relationship with ourselves, the earth, and all beings. We yearn to live a life in which we can fully accept ourselves, connect meaningfully with others, and experience true belonging within our communities and the larger world. My intention as a practitioner is to honor and nurture this internal yearning, in order to help you build an external world that mirrors these values and visions. In order to build a more beautiful world and life, we must first heal from the past traumas and obstacles that have disrupted our sense of safety and interconnection in the world around us."
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(833) 845-3524
Verified
Oakland, California 94604
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"I believe that humans yearn to live in right relationship with ourselves, the earth, and all beings. We yearn to live a life in which we can fully accept ourselves, connect meaningfully with others, and experience true belonging within our communities and the larger world. My intention as a practitioner is to honor and nurture this internal yearning, in order to help you build an external world that mirrors these values and visions. In order to build a more beautiful world and life, we must first heal from the past traumas and obstacles that have disrupted our sense of safety and interconnection in the world around us."
Vast Love, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"My focus is on supporting people in seeking solutions to issues related to non-monogamy. I provide therapy in CA and coaching internationally through an online format. I work with people in hierarchical and non-hierarchical dynamics. Some common issues I support people with are crafting workable agreements, navigating mismatched desires about non-monogamy, de-programming societal "shoulds" that aren't best serving them, increasing clarity of truest relationship desires, and increasing valuable skills for fostering healthy relationship systems (communication, time management, emotional regulation, etc.). "
Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
(707) 377-3563
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Attachment-based
Expressive Arts
Culturally Sensitive
"My focus is on supporting people in seeking solutions to issues related to non-monogamy. I provide therapy in CA and coaching internationally through an online format. I work with people in hierarchical and non-hierarchical dynamics. Some common issues I support people with are crafting workable agreements, navigating mismatched desires about non-monogamy, de-programming societal "shoulds" that aren't best serving them, increasing clarity of truest relationship desires, and increasing valuable skills for fostering healthy relationship systems (communication, time management, emotional regulation, etc.). "

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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.