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

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.
I work with both couples 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.
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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

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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Healing Relationship with Self, Together

This is an inclusive 12 week, bi-weekly group held over zoom. The group will address relationships, group dynamics, self-esteem, body-image and identity. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

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Location

154 Santa Clara Ave.
Suite 7
Oakland, CA 94610
(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, 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
  • 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.
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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: 9 Dec 2020
Ayala Kalisher, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland

Ayala Kalisher

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT