Barry Steven Friedman

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

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Barry Steven Friedman, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
(510) 499-6900 Website

Barry Steven Friedman

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT


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Barry Friedman Ph.D., MFT
3151 Holyrood Drive
Oakland, California 94611
(510) 499-6900

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The essence of effective psychotherapy is found in the therapist's understanding, empathy and caring for you. Trust in our relationship develops from that foundation. My primary commitment to you is to help you grow in self-awareness and self-empowerment, and to help you take the necessary actions that will actualize your growth and development in the world. If you struggle with feelings of fear, shame, helplessness, worthlessness and anger; traumatic emotional, physical and sexual experience; challenges in relationship; dysfunctional behaviors; unfulfilled aspirations; questions about your life's meaning; and physical illness and aging, I can help you.

I specialize in individual Psychotherapy for adults, Couples Counseling, Spiritual Direction, Dream Interpretation and Therapist Consultation. Areas of expertise include mood disturbances, personality problems, self-esteem, relationship issues, gender and sexuality, and life-transitions. I have a wide breadth and depth of experience and knowledge to offer you.

I work closely with my clients. As your sense of self is transformed through our work together, you come to trust and love yourself more deeply, and relationships with others become more fulfilling. People leave therapy with greater self-awareness, empowerment and the tools to navigate the world more effectively.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: John F. Kennedy University (M.A. Psychology)
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License and State: MFC29838 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Chicago / Ph.D South Asian Civilization
  • Year graduated: 1986
  • Degree: University of Chicago / M.A. Divinity
  • Year graduated: 1978

Barry Steven Friedman's Groups

Dream Consultation

I developed a gift for dream interpretation early in life. In this group participants practice and gradually gain expertise in the interpretation of their own dreams. We discuss the nature of symbolic dream material, metaphors, archetypes, world mythologies and psychodynamic patterns and processes that reveal themselves in our dream life. I have been practicing dream interpretation for almost 40 year, teaching at the Sophia Center of Holy Names University in Oakland, CA for 15 years and now at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of UC Berkeley.

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Location

Barry Friedman Ph.D., MFT
3151 Holyrood Drive
Oakland, California 94611
(510) 499-6900

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Coaching
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018
Barry Steven Friedman, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Barry Steven Friedman

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT