Leena K Osteraas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 662-1257
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Kyoko Tsuchiya, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 858-0979
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Lisa A Kully, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"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."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 601-7980
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"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."
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(415) 236-3570
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Io Diana Bones, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"If you are looking for a therapist, then you already recognize that life is offering you an opportunity for growth. You are already leaning in and moving forward, holding a wish for more wellbeing. It is my job to support you in clarifying, kindling and following this impulse, to let it light your path through the obstacles you encounter. I bring to this work a solid warmth and playful curiosity. Through dialogue, mindfulness and embodied exploration, I support individuals and couples in coming into deeper contact with themselves and each other."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 257-9821
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"If you are looking for a therapist, then you already recognize that life is offering you an opportunity for growth. You are already leaning in and moving forward, holding a wish for more wellbeing. It is my job to support you in clarifying, kindling and following this impulse, to let it light your path through the obstacles you encounter. I bring to this work a solid warmth and playful curiosity. Through dialogue, mindfulness and embodied exploration, I support individuals and couples in coming into deeper contact with themselves and each other."
Deb Schneider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 974-7884
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Trisha Rowe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Your being on this site reflects your hope that at a time of vulnerability your can find someone who will assist and accompany you through your pain. I believe that everyone, no matter if they are dealing with depression, anxiety, or have been through intense abuse and/or neglect have within them a deeper part of themselves that is untouched and whole. Together we alleviate shame, fear and aloneness so that you can go beyond your defenses, explore your inner life and have new experiences that allow for your ability to tap into your healing and adaptive aspects of yourself."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 342-9984
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"Your being on this site reflects your hope that at a time of vulnerability your can find someone who will assist and accompany you through your pain. I believe that everyone, no matter if they are dealing with depression, anxiety, or have been through intense abuse and/or neglect have within them a deeper part of themselves that is untouched and whole. Together we alleviate shame, fear and aloneness so that you can go beyond your defenses, explore your inner life and have new experiences that allow for your ability to tap into your healing and adaptive aspects of yourself."
Anna Benassi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"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
Eclectic
(510) 585-9164
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"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."
Michael Torres, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 768-7309
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests."
Allison Nancy Zamani
J.D., M.A.C.P, APCC, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"I help busy professionals between 28 and 45 who find themselves asking, “Is this it?” Together, we work through that anxiety, that concern that, even though your life looks good on paper, you might be missing out on something. I give you an empathetic, non-judgmental space to explore your feelings and come to greater understanding. And, I get it. I can help you through the process because it’s one I’ve been through myself. It gets easier, and you’re not alone. "
Buddhist
Eclectic
(415) 843-7416
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"I help busy professionals between 28 and 45 who find themselves asking, “Is this it?” Together, we work through that anxiety, that concern that, even though your life looks good on paper, you might be missing out on something. I give you an empathetic, non-judgmental space to explore your feelings and come to greater understanding. And, I get it. I can help you through the process because it’s one I’ve been through myself. It gets easier, and you’re not alone. "
Valerie Veza,Lcsw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"My intention is to provide a comfortable, safe space for clients to explore, heal and grow. I have years of experience helping individuals in crisis due to a wide variety of life's challenges and traumas. I help those of you who suffer from physical pain, anxiety, depression, emotional crisis, stress, trauma, PTSD and many other common symptoms . My approach is tailoring my experience and skills in a compassionate, honest and direct manner, to facilitate your experience to balance, self-acceptance and wholeness."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 878-4260
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"My intention is to provide a comfortable, safe space for clients to explore, heal and grow. I have years of experience helping individuals in crisis due to a wide variety of life's challenges and traumas. I help those of you who suffer from physical pain, anxiety, depression, emotional crisis, stress, trauma, PTSD and many other common symptoms . My approach is tailoring my experience and skills in a compassionate, honest and direct manner, to facilitate your experience to balance, self-acceptance and wholeness."
Kate Bourne, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Every day I meet with individuals and couples who are in the process of overcoming worry, depression, conflict and dissatisfaction to find greater joy, fulfillment and meaning in their lives. Therapy works. If and when you decide to take that first step, I think you will find me to be an insightful, responsive and non-judgmental individual with an extensive therapy "tool kit." My approach is interactive and personal. Together, we will engage in a process of exploration to clarify your concerns, access deeper layers of understanding, and find more effective answers to new or recurring life issues."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 295-7941
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"Every day I meet with individuals and couples who are in the process of overcoming worry, depression, conflict and dissatisfaction to find greater joy, fulfillment and meaning in their lives. Therapy works. If and when you decide to take that first step, I think you will find me to be an insightful, responsive and non-judgmental individual with an extensive therapy "tool kit." My approach is interactive and personal. Together, we will engage in a process of exploration to clarify your concerns, access deeper layers of understanding, and find more effective answers to new or recurring life issues."
Nicki Koethner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94605
"Are you anxious, depressed and tired? Are you feeling emotional for no reason? Feeling disoriented and lonely? Questioning everything in your life? I help people to deeply listen inside and let their choices be based on what is true for them. While pain and emotions are part of being human, suffering can be minimized by allowing what is inside of us to be expressed and find acceptance in our experiences. I support you to move through trauma, anxiety, anger and depression to empowerment. Stress-management is part of the work and looking at communication with ourselves and others to have fulfilling relationships."
Buddhist
Eclectic
(510) 606-9884
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94605
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Buddhist
Eclectic
"Are you anxious, depressed and tired? Are you feeling emotional for no reason? Feeling disoriented and lonely? Questioning everything in your life? I help people to deeply listen inside and let their choices be based on what is true for them. While pain and emotions are part of being human, suffering can be minimized by allowing what is inside of us to be expressed and find acceptance in our experiences. I support you to move through trauma, anxiety, anger and depression to empowerment. Stress-management is part of the work and looking at communication with ourselves and others to have fulfilling relationships."
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Jennifer Bissell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
(510) 379-9116
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
(510) 858-0916
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
Marie Sarte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
(510) 401-3186
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
Lindsey B Hopkins, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experiencing researching and practicing evidence-based treatment. There are a number of highly effective therapies out there, and my focus is on those that help people with: Traumatic Stress (PTSD); Anxiety Disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobias); Disordered Eating (emotional eating, binge eating, bulimia); Health Behavior Change (weight loss, smoking cessation); and Chronic Illness (coping with diagnosis and treatment)."
(510) 901-3446
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experiencing researching and practicing evidence-based treatment. There are a number of highly effective therapies out there, and my focus is on those that help people with: Traumatic Stress (PTSD); Anxiety Disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobias); Disordered Eating (emotional eating, binge eating, bulimia); Health Behavior Change (weight loss, smoking cessation); and Chronic Illness (coping with diagnosis and treatment)."
Jennifer Valera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
(510) 945-3409
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
David Hassin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Life is change...but some changes leave wounds that no one can see. I work with men..regular guys, who may never have thought that they would ever need to speak to "a professional'. I know how hard it is to talk about the things that are bothering you. I know what it is to be alone and hurting. There is no magic in what I do. You don't even have to talk about your feelings, if you don't want to.. I stop the bleeding, I clean the wounds, and I help the healing start."
(510) 972-1648
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Life is change...but some changes leave wounds that no one can see. I work with men..regular guys, who may never have thought that they would ever need to speak to "a professional'. I know how hard it is to talk about the things that are bothering you. I know what it is to be alone and hurting. There is no magic in what I do. You don't even have to talk about your feelings, if you don't want to.. I stop the bleeding, I clean the wounds, and I help the healing start."
Jennifer Chen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My approach to psychotherapy is based primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles of exploring and understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I seek to create a safe, warm and nonjudgmental environment in therapy, while helping you to identify key patterns and specific barriers that are stopping you from living a more fulfilling life. The purpose of therapy is to help you to find new ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, deepen awareness and insight into your patterns, and learn effective coping skills -- ultimately to help you attain your goals and foster balanced living."
(510) 694-0368
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"My approach to psychotherapy is based primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles of exploring and understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I seek to create a safe, warm and nonjudgmental environment in therapy, while helping you to identify key patterns and specific barriers that are stopping you from living a more fulfilling life. The purpose of therapy is to help you to find new ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, deepen awareness and insight into your patterns, and learn effective coping skills -- ultimately to help you attain your goals and foster balanced living."

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If you're looking for Buddhist therapy in Oakland or for an Oakland Buddhist therapist these professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling that's sensitive to Buddhist cultural issues. They include Buddhist therapists, Buddhist psychologists, Buddhist psychotherapists and Buddhist counselors.

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For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Oakland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Oakland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Oakland or family therapy in Oakland.