Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
14 Endorsed
(707) 708-4573 Website

Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
14 Endorsed

Location

154 Santa Clara Ave.
Suite 7
Oakland, CA 94610
(707) 708-4573
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Connecting Couples Therapy
558 B St
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 708-4573
Announcement icon During this period of COVID-19, I provide the option of video or phone sessions.

About

You are likely here because you are in discomfort or experiencing longing for things to be different. This human experience can be messy and vast, I welcome all of it. I won't claim to be an expert on you or your lived experience but I will meet you from a place of compassion and explore the terrain with you as we find your path through. Themes people come to explore with me include: •Challenges with connection and in relationships (friendships, romantic relationships or familial) • Self-exploration and empowerment •
• Issues around sex and sexuality including but not limited to shame, pain, confusion or disconnection • Desire to have a more fulfilling relationship to your body and sexuality • Healing from past traumas, especially around sexual assault •
I believe in healing through relationship. Often it is through our closest relationships that we experience our highest highs and our lowest lows. I will support you to move through the hurdles to connection- both with yourself and the important people in your life. • I work with individuals, couples, and relationships of all configurations.
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“You are capable of so much on your own but at this moment you know that you need some help. And this is a great place to begin therapy. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $190 - $240
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • License: California / 131731
  • School: Sonoma State University
  • Year Graduated: 2019

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CIIS Sex Therapy Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Certificate: Hakomi Training Year 1 and 2
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"Ayala Kalisher is a highly skilled and attuned therapist that specializes in issues pertaining to sexuality and relationship to self and others. You can be assured she will welcome all of you with empathy and compassion."

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
"Ayala brings her whole self to her work as a therapist. Her knowledge, intuition, and caring nature make her an excellent therapist. She is a great guide to those looking for a path through challenging times. "

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"Ayala is a bright soul with great depth. She offers insight and is a therapist with life and creativity."

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
"Ayala is a rare creature, a therapist who is deeply trained in working with couples and relationships, knowledgable about and comfortable with sexual issues, and who truly loves doing conjoint therapy. Clients will find her to be personable and caring. ..."

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
"Ayala's nurturing presence and positive energy make her such a valuable resource for all the clients she serves. She is a kind, dedicated and highly skilled clinician that I would recommend to anyone. "

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"Ayala is a deeply empathic and intuitive clinician. You will be in warm and skillful hands and I cannot recommend her highly enough!"

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
"Ayala is incredibly warm, intuitive and insightful. She helps people feel truly seen and heard. I highly recommend her."

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"Ayala is a caring, compassionate, and skilled therapist. She provides a space for clients to strengthen their relationships with themselves and others. I would recommend her. "

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"Ayala is a warm therapist with a very caring presence. She is holds a safe space for exploration and is skilled in helping clients attune to body/somatic awareness. She is non-judgemental and accepting, really allowing clients to be fully heard and ..."

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MAed

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Location

154 Santa Clara Ave.
Suite 7
Oakland, CA 94610
(707) 708-4573
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Connecting Couples Therapy
558 B St
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 708-4573
Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • polyamory
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Hakomi
  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022
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Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT