Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

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Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT


Location

Offers video sessions

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

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Additional Location

Connecting Couples Therapy
558 B St
Santa Rosa, CA 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.
The clients that I work with often come to therapy for some of the following reasons. 1) Issues around sex and sexuality including but not limited to shame, confusion or disconnection- wanting to have a more fulfilling relationship to their sexuality 2) Challenges in relationships and close social dynamics; 3) Process individual and collective trauma 4) Navigating transition periods in life 5) Self Exploration and empowerment. I work with individuals, couples, and relationships of all configurations.
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 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.
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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: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • Prelicense: California / 115859
  • School: Sonoma State University
  • Year Graduated: 2019
  • Supervisor: Chaela Stewart; Sheila Addison
  • Supervisor License: California / 98110; 49616

Additional Credentials

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

Location

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

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
  • Divorce
  • 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
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • 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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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.
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Dr. Sheila Addison, PhD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

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.
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Elizabeth Harding, MA, AMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Last Modified: 1 Mar 2021
Ayala Kalisher, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland

Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT