Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
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"Loneliness is considered an epidemic. It can make people feel more affected by, and take loved ones' and coworkers' behaviors and opinions, more personally. Focusing on others' imagined thoughts about you can be a problem when it starts to replace your own internal guidance system. Especially if you: Tend to be hypercritical of yourself Hold higher standards for yourself than others, but often feel disappointed by them Regularly find yourself in unhealthy relationships Excel at "helping" others reach goals but feel lost when it comes to your own? Feel stuck, especially if you are single? Struggle with self-esteem? Anxiety? Acknowledgement of your successes?"
Buddhist
Asperger's Syndrome
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Asperger's Syndrome
"Loneliness is considered an epidemic. It can make people feel more affected by, and take loved ones' and coworkers' behaviors and opinions, more personally. Focusing on others' imagined thoughts about you can be a problem when it starts to replace your own internal guidance system. Especially if you: Tend to be hypercritical of yourself Hold higher standards for yourself than others, but often feel disappointed by them Regularly find yourself in unhealthy relationships Excel at "helping" others reach goals but feel lost when it comes to your own? Feel stuck, especially if you are single? Struggle with self-esteem? Anxiety? Acknowledgement of your successes?"
Lisa Wild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
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"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Buddhist
Asperger's Syndrome
(510) 768-7256
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Asperger's Syndrome
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Anna Benassi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma."
Buddhist
Asperger's Syndrome
(510) 585-9164
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Asperger's Syndrome
"I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma."
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Christopher Arrillaga, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
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"I am a clinical psychologist that works with children, adolescents, and adults in both English and Spanish. I believe that compassion and insight into one's personal struggles can lead to powerful, positive changes in life. I specialize in pediatric neuropsychological testing for children and young adults regarding learning, developmental, social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. My collaborative approach to psychological testing seeks to empower parents and their child to gain a new perspective and deeper understanding of a particular child's unique strengths and individualized needs."
(510) 362-0974
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"I am a clinical psychologist that works with children, adolescents, and adults in both English and Spanish. I believe that compassion and insight into one's personal struggles can lead to powerful, positive changes in life. I specialize in pediatric neuropsychological testing for children and young adults regarding learning, developmental, social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. My collaborative approach to psychological testing seeks to empower parents and their child to gain a new perspective and deeper understanding of a particular child's unique strengths and individualized needs."
Rachel Cooke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Starting therapy is not easy, and I hope you'll soon feel comfortable with me because of how I listen and become interested in the details you bring, helping you start to feel safe and at ease. I'll listen to the layers of what you say, and do my best to notice patterns which you may be unaware of. Together we'll think about the present moment of your life, your history, your needs and desires, and what gets in the way of your greater happiness and satisfaction."
(510) 374-4394
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"Starting therapy is not easy, and I hope you'll soon feel comfortable with me because of how I listen and become interested in the details you bring, helping you start to feel safe and at ease. I'll listen to the layers of what you say, and do my best to notice patterns which you may be unaware of. Together we'll think about the present moment of your life, your history, your needs and desires, and what gets in the way of your greater happiness and satisfaction."
Robert A Matano, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
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"I was a Co-Founder and the Director of The Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University from 1985- 2001. I have experience treating individuals suffering from a full range of alcohol and drug problems as well as their family members. I have been very active with physician well-being programs and with other professional groups in recovery and have worked extensively with workplace employee assistance programs. I also consult to corporations and companies seeking help with interpersonal issues at work."
(510) 275-7662
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"I was a Co-Founder and the Director of The Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University from 1985- 2001. I have experience treating individuals suffering from a full range of alcohol and drug problems as well as their family members. I have been very active with physician well-being programs and with other professional groups in recovery and have worked extensively with workplace employee assistance programs. I also consult to corporations and companies seeking help with interpersonal issues at work."
Barbara Cohen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PysD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
""Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live," (Goethe) Yet, trusting yourself depends on knowing yourself - what to do and how to live follows. Frustration, disappointment, anxiety and depression are signals that there is more to know about yourself. Our work will unravel the assumptions and patterns that undermine your capacity to create the love and work life that you desire. For over 30 years I have helped individuals and couples negotiate pivotal life transitions: leaving home, developing a career, finding a mate, parenting, the empty nest and aging."
(510) 298-3327
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""Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live," (Goethe) Yet, trusting yourself depends on knowing yourself - what to do and how to live follows. Frustration, disappointment, anxiety and depression are signals that there is more to know about yourself. Our work will unravel the assumptions and patterns that undermine your capacity to create the love and work life that you desire. For over 30 years I have helped individuals and couples negotiate pivotal life transitions: leaving home, developing a career, finding a mate, parenting, the empty nest and aging."
Tara Reinertson, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Do you want to find some balance and peace of mind? I can help you through this challenging time in your life. I offer therapy that focuses on the here and now. Whether you are an individual needing a safe place to manage unmanageable feelings or a couple seeking to change difficult relationship patterns, I have the skills to help you through this. Together we will work to create more harmony in your life through acceptance of what's out of your control and commitment to change the things you can. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents."
(510) 788-2336
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"Do you want to find some balance and peace of mind? I can help you through this challenging time in your life. I offer therapy that focuses on the here and now. Whether you are an individual needing a safe place to manage unmanageable feelings or a couple seeking to change difficult relationship patterns, I have the skills to help you through this. Together we will work to create more harmony in your life through acceptance of what's out of your control and commitment to change the things you can. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents."
Annie Botha, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
""In every person there lies buried deep in the heart a desire for a certain sort of life: a life that is free and unencumbered, a life that is full of beauty, joy and fulfillment" (A H Almaas). Are you struggling with a relationship? Did you suffer a loss? Are you struggling to find meaning in your life, or are you still troubled by the effects of a difficult childhood? Psychotherapy can offer a path to healing where you can get back in touch with your true nature, and experience this as inherently healthy, whole, and a source of compassion and intuitive wisdom."
(510) 962-8279
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""In every person there lies buried deep in the heart a desire for a certain sort of life: a life that is free and unencumbered, a life that is full of beauty, joy and fulfillment" (A H Almaas). Are you struggling with a relationship? Did you suffer a loss? Are you struggling to find meaning in your life, or are you still troubled by the effects of a difficult childhood? Psychotherapy can offer a path to healing where you can get back in touch with your true nature, and experience this as inherently healthy, whole, and a source of compassion and intuitive wisdom."
Joshua Dean Coleman, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
"Dr. Coleman has extensive experience working with parents who are estranged from their adult children and has written a well-reviewed book on the topic, "When Parents Hurt" He has over 30 years of experience working successfully with couples who want to strengthen their relationships and couples who are on the verge of divorce as a result of affairs, communication problems and the inability to resolve conflict. He also has many years of experience helping individuals achieve happier, more fulfilling lives. This includes individuals suffering from anxiety, insecurity, shame, depression, or fear of success."
(925) 308-5649
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"Dr. Coleman has extensive experience working with parents who are estranged from their adult children and has written a well-reviewed book on the topic, "When Parents Hurt" He has over 30 years of experience working successfully with couples who want to strengthen their relationships and couples who are on the verge of divorce as a result of affairs, communication problems and the inability to resolve conflict. He also has many years of experience helping individuals achieve happier, more fulfilling lives. This includes individuals suffering from anxiety, insecurity, shame, depression, or fear of success."
Ashby Lankford, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
" Finding the right match in a therapist is essential to beginning this uniquely personal process. Therapy often gets a bad name when there is a sense of disconnect between client and therapist, which can make therapy feel like another struggle. Life is challenging enough. I am committed to creating a comfortable and genuine dialogue with each client, or to offering more fitting outside referrals. I am able to put people at ease, welcoming humor where appropriate."
(510) 817-2048
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" Finding the right match in a therapist is essential to beginning this uniquely personal process. Therapy often gets a bad name when there is a sense of disconnect between client and therapist, which can make therapy feel like another struggle. Life is challenging enough. I am committed to creating a comfortable and genuine dialogue with each client, or to offering more fitting outside referrals. I am able to put people at ease, welcoming humor where appropriate."
Amy Shaffer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have worked with adults and teens for over fifteen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Living in the bay area can be stressful and demanding. Gaining more insight about one's anxiety or dissatisfaction at work; sorting through relational issues such as doubts about the marriage or challenges with a teenager; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore (alcohol, eating patterns, internet or shopping compulsion) - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life."
(510) 508-7507
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"I have worked with adults and teens for over fifteen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Living in the bay area can be stressful and demanding. Gaining more insight about one's anxiety or dissatisfaction at work; sorting through relational issues such as doubts about the marriage or challenges with a teenager; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore (alcohol, eating patterns, internet or shopping compulsion) - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life."
Karena Passaro, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Life is harder than expected at times. Transitions, loss, trauma, persistent anxiety or depression, or a feeling that things will never change are just a few examples of the ways in which people can feel less hopeful about their lives. Psychotherapy is a tool that can alleviate the stressors of everyday life, improve one's sense of well being and connection with others and enhance one's self understanding. Over time it can also lead to a greater sense of competency and satisfaction in the world."
(510) 497-0702
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"Life is harder than expected at times. Transitions, loss, trauma, persistent anxiety or depression, or a feeling that things will never change are just a few examples of the ways in which people can feel less hopeful about their lives. Psychotherapy is a tool that can alleviate the stressors of everyday life, improve one's sense of well being and connection with others and enhance one's self understanding. Over time it can also lead to a greater sense of competency and satisfaction in the world."
Mark Sullivan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Successful psychotherapy is a partnership based on trust. People do change, becoming more truly themselves when they find the right, trained therapist and are able to talk freely. I listen to you with respect and you develop greater self awareness. This enables you to communicate more clearly, to reflect on difficult issues, and to let go of outmoded behaviors that do not further your deeper needs."
(510) 756-2113
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"Successful psychotherapy is a partnership based on trust. People do change, becoming more truly themselves when they find the right, trained therapist and are able to talk freely. I listen to you with respect and you develop greater self awareness. This enables you to communicate more clearly, to reflect on difficult issues, and to let go of outmoded behaviors that do not further your deeper needs."
Jay Joseph, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"I enjoy being a psychotherapist because it provides me the opportunity to help people resolve the issues that are causing them distress. I work with adults, children, and families, and understand that each person is a unique individual with his or her unique life circumstances, history, and social and cultural context. A goal of our work together will be to help you identify and understand the conflicts that may be causing you difficulty, and to help you overcome them. Or perhaps negative thinking patterns cause you to experience sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, fear, or other unwanted emotions."
(510) 295-5490
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"I enjoy being a psychotherapist because it provides me the opportunity to help people resolve the issues that are causing them distress. I work with adults, children, and families, and understand that each person is a unique individual with his or her unique life circumstances, history, and social and cultural context. A goal of our work together will be to help you identify and understand the conflicts that may be causing you difficulty, and to help you overcome them. Or perhaps negative thinking patterns cause you to experience sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, fear, or other unwanted emotions."
Andreea Simon, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Choosing a therapist and beginning therapy isn't easy. The first step is recognizing the feeling that you don't want to be alone in working on your challenges. My commitment is to help you find out whether I might be a good match as your therapist, and to be your guide in the process of getting support. I work particularly well with anyone who is negotiating difficult life cycle transitions--from challenges of beginning school, moving or dealing with loss to the strains of adolescence, marriage or divorce or the demands of aging and caring for aging parents."
(510) 746-8126
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"Choosing a therapist and beginning therapy isn't easy. The first step is recognizing the feeling that you don't want to be alone in working on your challenges. My commitment is to help you find out whether I might be a good match as your therapist, and to be your guide in the process of getting support. I work particularly well with anyone who is negotiating difficult life cycle transitions--from challenges of beginning school, moving or dealing with loss to the strains of adolescence, marriage or divorce or the demands of aging and caring for aging parents."
Lisa A Kully, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
(510) 601-7980
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"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Carrie E Gray, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"In an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding and clarity, I am here to support your relationship with yourself. Using tools such as mindfulness, insight, somatic and narrative approaches, I create a space where the many parts of you are welcome. Goal setting is a collaborative process and therapy can be long or short term depending on your needs. I deeply support the listening process, as well as the interplay between individual needs and relationship needs. I have a particular orientation towards meaning and purpose, and I draw from your values as a means of integrating both difficult and inspiring experiences."
(510) 343-7651
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"In an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding and clarity, I am here to support your relationship with yourself. Using tools such as mindfulness, insight, somatic and narrative approaches, I create a space where the many parts of you are welcome. Goal setting is a collaborative process and therapy can be long or short term depending on your needs. I deeply support the listening process, as well as the interplay between individual needs and relationship needs. I have a particular orientation towards meaning and purpose, and I draw from your values as a means of integrating both difficult and inspiring experiences."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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"I have experience providing individual and family therapy, clinical case management, advocacy, linkage and support for adolescents and adults who experience mental illness. My experience includes: trauma based treatment, suicidal adolescents and adults, substance abuse support, working with domestic violence survivors, those with physical and developmental disabilities, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. I have experience working with youth, families, and adults within outpatient community and residential settings. I have a working understanding of the needs of diverse individuals with an emphasis on mental illness, dual-diagnosis, PTSD and trauma-related issues."
(510) 808-6845
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"I have experience providing individual and family therapy, clinical case management, advocacy, linkage and support for adolescents and adults who experience mental illness. My experience includes: trauma based treatment, suicidal adolescents and adults, substance abuse support, working with domestic violence survivors, those with physical and developmental disabilities, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. I have experience working with youth, families, and adults within outpatient community and residential settings. I have a working understanding of the needs of diverse individuals with an emphasis on mental illness, dual-diagnosis, PTSD and trauma-related issues."
Sonja Yount, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"I'm passionate about helping people move towards more joyful and intentional lives. I use Mindfulness-based therapies, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), and Somatic approaches to help my clients move through difficult or stuck places, build more choice into their lives, and improve and deepen their relationships."
(510) 597-4333
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"I'm passionate about helping people move towards more joyful and intentional lives. I use Mindfulness-based therapies, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), and Somatic approaches to help my clients move through difficult or stuck places, build more choice into their lives, and improve and deepen their relationships."

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