Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

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Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

411 30th Street
Oakland, California 94609
(707) 708-4573

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Additional Location

Connecting Couples Therapy
558 B St
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 708-4573
Announcement icon During this period of COVID-19, I will be having the option of video or phone sessions in order to decrease the spread and increase safety.
I offer therapy to support you in living your most fulfilling life. I work with both partners and individuals. Are you experiencing issues that seem unsolvable? Has there been a breach of trust? Is there’s a major life transition happening such as a marriage, a birth of child, a move, a new job, or a personal loss that is throwing your relationship off balance? Perhaps you want better communication, deeper connection, or a more fulfilling sex life. The pain caused by a lack of openness and connection in relationships can affect all areas of our lives. Therapy can help. I work with all genders, orientations, and configurations.
My work is influenced by Emotionally Focused Therapy, attachment theory and somatic psychotherapies. Often it is through our closest relationships that we experience our highest highs and our lowest lows. Connection is a basic need and one that greatly impacts our life. I will support you to move through the hurdles to connection.
I work with you to supports your own innate wisdom and wholeness. You are likely coming into therapy because you are in pain or experiencing longing for things to be different and you may be having difficulty accessing this part of yourself. I will meet you from a place of compassion, non-judgmental awareness, with a focus on present moment.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • School: Sonoma State University
  • Year Graduated: 2019
  • License and State: 115859 California
  • Supervisor: Chaela Stewart; Sheila Addison
  • Supervisor License: 98110; 49616 California

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: PACT Institute - Level 1
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: Hakomi Training Year 1
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Ayala Kalisher's Groups

Body Image Support Group

This is a 6 week group for those who snuggle with issues of self-esteem and body image. This group is offered online via zoom to folks anywhere in Califonia. Please reach out to see if this group might be a good fit for you.

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Alone Together: Loneliness During Isolation

This is a group about finding connection and support as we navigate the unique challenges of these times. It is a 6 week group for those over the age of 18 living in Califonia. This group is offered online via zoom.

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Location

411 30th Street
Oakland, California 94609
(707) 708-4573
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

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

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

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

Links

My Website

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Professional Connections

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. Sharing your most vulnerable self can be daunting, but Ayala will be with you every step of the way.
Photo of Dr. Sheila Addison, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Sheila Addison, PhD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

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.
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Mrs. Kayla Dale, AMFT, APCC, MA
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Last Modified: 6 Jul 2020
Ayala Kalisher, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland

Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT