Walt Odets
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
About three-quarters of my practice is devoted to individual therapy with gay men and counseling for gay couples. The remainder of my therapy hours are devoted to women, the parents of gay men, and others. I specialize in gay and bisexual issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, aging, trauma, personal isolation, relationships, intimacy, sex, HIV, and survivor issues. I have written extensively about the psychological and social issues of gay men and gay communities. My most recent book, released in June 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (and Penguin in the U.K.), is "Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives."
(510) 858-2863
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
About three-quarters of my practice is devoted to individual therapy with gay men and counseling for gay couples. The remainder of my therapy hours are devoted to women, the parents of gay men, and others. I specialize in gay and bisexual issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, aging, trauma, personal isolation, relationships, intimacy, sex, HIV, and survivor issues. I have written extensively about the psychological and social issues of gay men and gay communities. My most recent book, released in June 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (and Penguin in the U.K.), is "Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives."
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Sheila Addison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems
(510) 403-1458
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems
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Maudisa Meroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Not accepting new clients
I work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, two spirit, queer people, their friends and allies.
Live your truth. Follow your bliss. Do you. Sounds simple, right? Except that, all too often, we convince ourselves that who we are is not enough, that what we want is undeserved. So we stifle our talents, ignore our truth and deny our deepest desires. Before we know it, we’re living someone else’s life, satisfying everyone’s expectations but our own. All to earn the love and acceptance we don’t feel worthy of otherwise. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
(323) 274-2718
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Oakland, CA 94612
Not accepting new clients
I work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, two spirit, queer people, their friends and allies.
Live your truth. Follow your bliss. Do you. Sounds simple, right? Except that, all too often, we convince ourselves that who we are is not enough, that what we want is undeserved. So we stifle our talents, ignore our truth and deny our deepest desires. Before we know it, we’re living someone else’s life, satisfying everyone’s expectations but our own. All to earn the love and acceptance we don’t feel worthy of otherwise. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
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Connie C Linas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
My practice includes a diverse group of people, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks.
Do you need relief from anxiety or depression? Are you and your partner fighting and trying to move forward together? I often help people who are exactly where you are. A collaborative, focused relationship with a caring professional can be a life-changing experience. I have a goal oriented and interactive style, and my goal is always to help you move forward - at your own pace - with ease and acceptance. Check out my website and call for a phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for you.
(510) 338-6655
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
My practice includes a diverse group of people, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks.
Do you need relief from anxiety or depression? Are you and your partner fighting and trying to move forward together? I often help people who are exactly where you are. A collaborative, focused relationship with a caring professional can be a life-changing experience. I have a goal oriented and interactive style, and my goal is always to help you move forward - at your own pace - with ease and acceptance. Check out my website and call for a phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for you.
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Lesley Sternin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I particularly enjoy working with transgender and gender queer youth and adults, as well as lesbian, gay and bisexual clients.
Living a life that feels true to ourselves may take additional support and understanding. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, either because we are faced with trauma, loss, illness and other transitions, or because we are experiencing unexplained feelings that are keeping us in a stuck place. I would like to work together with you to help you better understand yourself and create the changes that you want to see in your life. My style is relational and authentic. I want you to feel supported and better able to become who you want to be. I use mindfulness and CBT when helpful.
(510) 356-0371
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I particularly enjoy working with transgender and gender queer youth and adults, as well as lesbian, gay and bisexual clients.
Living a life that feels true to ourselves may take additional support and understanding. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, either because we are faced with trauma, loss, illness and other transitions, or because we are experiencing unexplained feelings that are keeping us in a stuck place. I would like to work together with you to help you better understand yourself and create the changes that you want to see in your life. My style is relational and authentic. I want you to feel supported and better able to become who you want to be. I use mindfulness and CBT when helpful.
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Cici Kinsman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
My style is engaged, authentic and direct, while holding space for our complete focus on your work at your pace. I operate with deep respect for the ways in which culture, race, class, gender, gender identity, immigrant status, sexuality, and physical ability can impact your experiences and sense of yourself. I work with a wide range of clients including individuals, adolescents and couples of all sexual orientations (heterosexual, gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual); clients of all genders and gender identities; people of multicultural or immigrant backgrounds; parents, prospective parents.
(510) 594-4344
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
My style is engaged, authentic and direct, while holding space for our complete focus on your work at your pace. I operate with deep respect for the ways in which culture, race, class, gender, gender identity, immigrant status, sexuality, and physical ability can impact your experiences and sense of yourself. I work with a wide range of clients including individuals, adolescents and couples of all sexual orientations (heterosexual, gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual); clients of all genders and gender identities; people of multicultural or immigrant backgrounds; parents, prospective parents.
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John Hanig
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
I specialize working with queer, gay, bisexual, & transgender adults & adolescents in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am most passionate about providing advocacy for cultural and economic diversity in our community and serving LGBTQ+ people experiencing depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Engaging in therapy is more important than ever especially in response to our current political climate and recent backlash of conservative values showing incredible disrespect toward the LGBTQ community and throwing extra stress at immigrant populations and communities of Color.
(415) 504-3833
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
I specialize working with queer, gay, bisexual, & transgender adults & adolescents in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am most passionate about providing advocacy for cultural and economic diversity in our community and serving LGBTQ+ people experiencing depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Engaging in therapy is more important than ever especially in response to our current political climate and recent backlash of conservative values showing incredible disrespect toward the LGBTQ community and throwing extra stress at immigrant populations and communities of Color.
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Laura (Lo) Wesely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
U.S. society at large makes it easy to feel like we're not enough; late stage capitalism thrives off of our anxiety and disconnection. I am here to remind you of what you already know but might have forgotten: you are enough. Indeed, there's enough of everything for all of us. Many clients find their way to me because they want to work through challenges related to their identity, acculturation, sexuality, gender expression, relationship formation, and early traumas. My identities as a queer, non-monogamous, sex- and kink-positive, immigrant woman tend to attract potential clients who share some of these positionalities.
(510) 462-3503
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
U.S. society at large makes it easy to feel like we're not enough; late stage capitalism thrives off of our anxiety and disconnection. I am here to remind you of what you already know but might have forgotten: you are enough. Indeed, there's enough of everything for all of us. Many clients find their way to me because they want to work through challenges related to their identity, acculturation, sexuality, gender expression, relationship formation, and early traumas. My identities as a queer, non-monogamous, sex- and kink-positive, immigrant woman tend to attract potential clients who share some of these positionalities.
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Heath A Schechinger
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I offer therapy for individuals, couples, and multi-partner relationships in the Bay Area from a feminist, sex-positive lens. As a social justice advocate and founding Co-chair of the American Psychological Association's Consensual Non-monogamy Taskforce, I have considerable experience supporting the non-monogamous, kink/BSDM, TGNC/NB, and LGBQIA communities. I also offer support for individuals & partners processing infidelity or experiencing sexuality concerns. In addition to my private practice, I hold a clinical position at the University of California, Berkeley.
(712) 435-1403
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I offer therapy for individuals, couples, and multi-partner relationships in the Bay Area from a feminist, sex-positive lens. As a social justice advocate and founding Co-chair of the American Psychological Association's Consensual Non-monogamy Taskforce, I have considerable experience supporting the non-monogamous, kink/BSDM, TGNC/NB, and LGBQIA communities. I also offer support for individuals & partners processing infidelity or experiencing sexuality concerns. In addition to my private practice, I hold a clinical position at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Emma C Melo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with youth and adults who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and are exploring issues around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and coming out. I also work with individuals who have a history of trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. I am passionate about supporting clients who are recovering from trauma in attaining a greater sense of regulation and calm in their nervous systems, in order to lead happier, more fulfilled lives.
(657) 214-4630
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with youth and adults who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and are exploring issues around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and coming out. I also work with individuals who have a history of trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. I am passionate about supporting clients who are recovering from trauma in attaining a greater sense of regulation and calm in their nervous systems, in order to lead happier, more fulfilled lives.
Zelaika Hepworth Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, MEd Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
I am a non-judgmental listener that can assist you in creating new alternatives for overcoming life's obstacles. I enjoy facilitating liberation, decreasing internalized oppression, transforming survivors into thrivers, sparking empowering epiphanies, overcoming challenges, increasing self-awareness, support healing and growth. In addition to being a clinical social worker, I am also a clinical sexologist that specializes in sexual literacy, treating sexual challenges, affirming pleasure and diversity.
(510) 394-4867
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Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
I am a non-judgmental listener that can assist you in creating new alternatives for overcoming life's obstacles. I enjoy facilitating liberation, decreasing internalized oppression, transforming survivors into thrivers, sparking empowering epiphanies, overcoming challenges, increasing self-awareness, support healing and growth. In addition to being a clinical social worker, I am also a clinical sexologist that specializes in sexual literacy, treating sexual challenges, affirming pleasure and diversity.
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Genna Brodsky Chase
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
Thank you for looking at my page. Even if you’re just taking a peek, or want to pursue therapy, you’re open to the possibility of living a more expanded, satisfied life. Maybe you feel heart-broken from current and past hurts, and want to deepen your self-compassion. Perhaps you have patterns or habits you want to change but don’t know how. Maybe you're struggling with change, and need support and guidance. Or maybe you want to better your relationship with yourself and others and would like guidance in how to cope with your pain. Imagine what it might be like to feel more free! You can also find me at gennabrodskychase.com
(925) 854-4167
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
Thank you for looking at my page. Even if you’re just taking a peek, or want to pursue therapy, you’re open to the possibility of living a more expanded, satisfied life. Maybe you feel heart-broken from current and past hurts, and want to deepen your self-compassion. Perhaps you have patterns or habits you want to change but don’t know how. Maybe you're struggling with change, and need support and guidance. Or maybe you want to better your relationship with yourself and others and would like guidance in how to cope with your pain. Imagine what it might be like to feel more free! You can also find me at gennabrodskychase.com
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Tia L Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, Verified
Oakland, CA 94603
Offers online therapy
I work with Individuals, Couples, adolescents, and persons identifying as LGBTQI, who feel as if they need assistance figuring out their personal barriers to success and happiness. I provide assistance to those who may need to overcome generational stigmas or traumas that have left them with negative self thoughts, mood issues, thinking and behaviors. In todays society we face a daily onslaught of emotional and physical triggers, just by reading the news or figuring out sheltering in place during a pandemic, with the kids home! I get it, and I can help balance your emotions, priorities and self-care, in the midst of all the chaos.
(510) 617-1048
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Oakland, CA 94603
Offers online therapy
I work with Individuals, Couples, adolescents, and persons identifying as LGBTQI, who feel as if they need assistance figuring out their personal barriers to success and happiness. I provide assistance to those who may need to overcome generational stigmas or traumas that have left them with negative self thoughts, mood issues, thinking and behaviors. In todays society we face a daily onslaught of emotional and physical triggers, just by reading the news or figuring out sheltering in place during a pandemic, with the kids home! I get it, and I can help balance your emotions, priorities and self-care, in the midst of all the chaos.
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Mikhaëla Beaudet-DeBus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I support my Clients' path to arrive at a freer, more empowered version of themselves. I am passionate about working through an intersectional and trauma-informed lens with everyone. I respect my Clients deeply and give them my genuine warmth and attentiveness. I am a good fit for people who are nervous about therapy, people working on boundaries, self love, finding their voice, embodiment, healing from trauma/complex trauma as well as folks from all parts of the LGBT+ family. I am here for gender exploration, questioning, arrival and take a non judgmental stance on all corners of consensual sex/sexuality/kink/non-monog+
(510) 880-3764
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I support my Clients' path to arrive at a freer, more empowered version of themselves. I am passionate about working through an intersectional and trauma-informed lens with everyone. I respect my Clients deeply and give them my genuine warmth and attentiveness. I am a good fit for people who are nervous about therapy, people working on boundaries, self love, finding their voice, embodiment, healing from trauma/complex trauma as well as folks from all parts of the LGBT+ family. I am here for gender exploration, questioning, arrival and take a non judgmental stance on all corners of consensual sex/sexuality/kink/non-monog+
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Alicia A Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
It may seem like we are alone in our journey. We are all waging a personal invisible fight that we share with few people. Individual therapy is a way to help you make sense of your experience, and gain emotional support to push through difficult times. Beginning therapy is an opportunity to start offering yourself more compassion and grace. I’ve spent eight years supporting adults and families in crisis. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, panic, phobias and addiction.
(925) 350-6001
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
It may seem like we are alone in our journey. We are all waging a personal invisible fight that we share with few people. Individual therapy is a way to help you make sense of your experience, and gain emotional support to push through difficult times. Beginning therapy is an opportunity to start offering yourself more compassion and grace. I’ve spent eight years supporting adults and families in crisis. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, panic, phobias and addiction.
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Jessica Lynne Roper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Our innate impulse is to heal, just as one can observe in nature. Sometimes though, our access to this resiliency is an ever winding path...with circumstances (events, relationships, socio-political climate) and behaviors impacting our ability to fulfill this impulse. In therapy with me, we will creatively collaborate to rediscover this path. We will hold your innate wisdom and resiliency alongside the parts that feel incongruent, sticky, stubborn and shameful--honoring that each part is communicating or responding to something, past and/or present. We will learn how to find balance in the fullness of you.
(415) 234-7843
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Our innate impulse is to heal, just as one can observe in nature. Sometimes though, our access to this resiliency is an ever winding path...with circumstances (events, relationships, socio-political climate) and behaviors impacting our ability to fulfill this impulse. In therapy with me, we will creatively collaborate to rediscover this path. We will hold your innate wisdom and resiliency alongside the parts that feel incongruent, sticky, stubborn and shameful--honoring that each part is communicating or responding to something, past and/or present. We will learn how to find balance in the fullness of you.
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Christie Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
You've come here because you're lost, lonely, confused or in pain. Perhaps you've done everything the "right way" but that hasn't led to happiness. You want things to change, but you don't know how, or where, to start. I believe I can help you, as I've helped many others, including myself. Therapy can be a radical, healing experience, and I attend my own therapy sessions on a regular basis. In our work together, you can unpack and witness your whole self in a safe, collaborative, and empathic way.
(510) 939-7329
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
You've come here because you're lost, lonely, confused or in pain. Perhaps you've done everything the "right way" but that hasn't led to happiness. You want things to change, but you don't know how, or where, to start. I believe I can help you, as I've helped many others, including myself. Therapy can be a radical, healing experience, and I attend my own therapy sessions on a regular basis. In our work together, you can unpack and witness your whole self in a safe, collaborative, and empathic way.
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Carmen Aceves-Iñiguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
> Women, BIPoC and the Queer & Trans community are the heart of my practice < You are high achieving, reliable & responsible. Despite outward signs of success – ‘being the first in your family to ___' or 'having made it’ – you are suffering from imposter syndrome, self-worth, and acceptance (yours or your families). You are longing for relief from high stress levels & crushing anxiety, loneliness, or depression. Your relationships are strained & you have difficulty relating to others. You feel like nobody understands you. You don't feel truly seen. You rely on avoidance to escape feeling this way. Except that it's no longer working.
(510) 592-6284
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Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
> Women, BIPoC and the Queer & Trans community are the heart of my practice < You are high achieving, reliable & responsible. Despite outward signs of success – ‘being the first in your family to ___' or 'having made it’ – you are suffering from imposter syndrome, self-worth, and acceptance (yours or your families). You are longing for relief from high stress levels & crushing anxiety, loneliness, or depression. Your relationships are strained & you have difficulty relating to others. You feel like nobody understands you. You don't feel truly seen. You rely on avoidance to escape feeling this way. Except that it's no longer working.
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Katie Keech
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My clients are creative, questioning, and active in diverse communities. They often want a therapist who is both engaging and collaborative with the healing process. Someone who combines the skills of being transparent, supportive, and respectfully challenges them towards change. I have 18 years experience with adults, teens couples, and poly groups. I've led grief groups for those who've lost someone to suicide, managed programs for individuals struggling with severe mental illness, and have become an expert in clinically working with trauma with TAY (Transitional Aged Youth) who are young adult individuals between 18-25.
(510) 399-0501
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My clients are creative, questioning, and active in diverse communities. They often want a therapist who is both engaging and collaborative with the healing process. Someone who combines the skills of being transparent, supportive, and respectfully challenges them towards change. I have 18 years experience with adults, teens couples, and poly groups. I've led grief groups for those who've lost someone to suicide, managed programs for individuals struggling with severe mental illness, and have become an expert in clinically working with trauma with TAY (Transitional Aged Youth) who are young adult individuals between 18-25.
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Kay (Karen) McGee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
There are elements to all of us that are hidden and unknown until we encounter right timing. It is important to uncover these secret parts of self, yearning to be discovered, with the right support. A few things you should know about what it's like to work with me: My style is warm, witty, compassionate + forthcoming. I value transparency, kindness, justice + joy. I'm directive when called for + I like to challenge my clients to go deep. I draw from my own experience of trauma + healing.
(510) 216-1790
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
There are elements to all of us that are hidden and unknown until we encounter right timing. It is important to uncover these secret parts of self, yearning to be discovered, with the right support. A few things you should know about what it's like to work with me: My style is warm, witty, compassionate + forthcoming. I value transparency, kindness, justice + joy. I'm directive when called for + I like to challenge my clients to go deep. I draw from my own experience of trauma + healing.

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