Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"As each of us walks the journey of our lives sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place, lost and alone. We may be overwhelmed by the many paths before us. We may be struggling with pain weighing us down from the past, stuck in worry and fears of the future or engulfed in the pressures, conflicts and demands of the present pulling us in different directions from without, and within. It's times like these we seek a guide, someone with knowledge and insight, someone we can open up to and trust to help us find our way again, connect with our strengths and resources and find our own inner guidance. "
Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
(510) 726-6377
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
"As each of us walks the journey of our lives sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place, lost and alone. We may be overwhelmed by the many paths before us. We may be struggling with pain weighing us down from the past, stuck in worry and fears of the future or engulfed in the pressures, conflicts and demands of the present pulling us in different directions from without, and within. It's times like these we seek a guide, someone with knowledge and insight, someone we can open up to and trust to help us find our way again, connect with our strengths and resources and find our own inner guidance. "
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
ADHD
Career Counseling
(510) 662-1257
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
"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 ."
Heidi F. Yoder, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"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
ADHD
Career Counseling
(415) 578-0993
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
"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?"
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
ADHD
Career Counseling
(510) 585-9164
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
"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
ADHD
Career Counseling
(510) 768-7309
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
"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."
Vickie Vann, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"After over 25 years as a therapist I have pulled together what I have found to be the most effective methods to create change. My approach is interactive, respectful and down-to-earth. When we meet, I will listen carefully, help you clarify your feelings and help you figure out what you can do to make your situation better. We will form specific, achievable goals and our work will be about attaining those goals."
Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
(415) 967-5234
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
"After over 25 years as a therapist I have pulled together what I have found to be the most effective methods to create change. My approach is interactive, respectful and down-to-earth. When we meet, I will listen carefully, help you clarify your feelings and help you figure out what you can do to make your situation better. We will form specific, achievable goals and our work will be about attaining those goals."
Sarah E. Phillips LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients."
Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
(415) 666-2469
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Buddhist
ADHD
Career Counseling
"My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients."
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Karen Pernet, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"When individuals, couples, families or children make the difficult decision to come to therapy they are usually feeling stuck and often scared. Each of us has our own strength and wisdom which we don't see when we are troubled. My goal is for us to work together to rediscover those qualities. I use a cattail plant as a symbol of how I see therapy. Why? Cattails are found stuck in a marsh and often regarded as weeds. But when looked at carefully they are graceful and strong. Let me help you find your strength and grace."
(925) 695-7986
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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"When individuals, couples, families or children make the difficult decision to come to therapy they are usually feeling stuck and often scared. Each of us has our own strength and wisdom which we don't see when we are troubled. My goal is for us to work together to rediscover those qualities. I use a cattail plant as a symbol of how I see therapy. Why? Cattails are found stuck in a marsh and often regarded as weeds. But when looked at carefully they are graceful and strong. Let me help you find your strength and grace."
Rebecca Courry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Welcome! I am a psychotherapist in private practice based in Oakland. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Harm Reduction to assist my clients with making changes to address problems, reduce emotional pain, find acceptance, develop insight and improve relationships. I know you want to feel better and my goal is to help you develop the skills and insight you need."
(510) 241-4585
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Welcome! I am a psychotherapist in private practice based in Oakland. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Harm Reduction to assist my clients with making changes to address problems, reduce emotional pain, find acceptance, develop insight and improve relationships. I know you want to feel better and my goal is to help you develop the skills and insight you need."
Sharon Bass, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"How good would it feel to be deeply listened to and understood? To talk with someone who has the empathy and skill to help you sort out the tangle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that prevent you from having the best life possible? Whether you pick the wrong partners, undermine yourself at work, lack the confidence to pursue your dreams or can't form a clear picture of what they are, working with a skilled therapist can get you moving in the right direction. I have particular expertise working with trauma/PTSD, depression, life transitions like divorce, and relationship issues."
(510) 240-5991
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"How good would it feel to be deeply listened to and understood? To talk with someone who has the empathy and skill to help you sort out the tangle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that prevent you from having the best life possible? Whether you pick the wrong partners, undermine yourself at work, lack the confidence to pursue your dreams or can't form a clear picture of what they are, working with a skilled therapist can get you moving in the right direction. I have particular expertise working with trauma/PTSD, depression, life transitions like divorce, and relationship issues."
Amy Leibowitz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Welcome. I provide a warm, confidential space for adults of all ages to consider themselves in a new light. My belief is that we all have a natural inclination to develop and grow, to find connection and joy. Psychotherapy with the right person can help one move past roadblocks - whether new or longstanding - with an increased sense of meaning and ease. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds to clarify and expand their strengths, grieve losses, and reconnect with inner wisdom."
(510) 587-9040
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Welcome. I provide a warm, confidential space for adults of all ages to consider themselves in a new light. My belief is that we all have a natural inclination to develop and grow, to find connection and joy. Psychotherapy with the right person can help one move past roadblocks - whether new or longstanding - with an increased sense of meaning and ease. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds to clarify and expand their strengths, grieve losses, and reconnect with inner wisdom."
Susan (Sj) Kahn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"All emotional wounding happens in a larger context. We are all embedded in relationships, families, cultural identities community and institutional values. Therefore our pain, trauma and grief are all firmly connected in a matrix. I mainly work with those of us who are outside the margins of dominant culture and are especially vulnerable. I work from a non pathologizing stance. I believe healing occurs on many levels, in many ways. Psychotherapy is one path to emotional wellness. Do you desire a deeper relationship with yourself and others, and are willing to engage in personal inquiry in an environment of connection? "
(510) 568-8866
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"All emotional wounding happens in a larger context. We are all embedded in relationships, families, cultural identities community and institutional values. Therefore our pain, trauma and grief are all firmly connected in a matrix. I mainly work with those of us who are outside the margins of dominant culture and are especially vulnerable. I work from a non pathologizing stance. I believe healing occurs on many levels, in many ways. Psychotherapy is one path to emotional wellness. Do you desire a deeper relationship with yourself and others, and are willing to engage in personal inquiry in an environment of connection? "
Emily Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. Or you have long meant to get help with an issue, but it feels hard to know where to start. I am skilled at helping people find the part of themselves that most urgently needs to be attended to."
(510) 878-4537
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. Or you have long meant to get help with an issue, but it feels hard to know where to start. I am skilled at helping people find the part of themselves that most urgently needs to be attended to."
Kathleen H. McClelland, LMFT 82458, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I work collaboratively with adults, children and families, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behaviors that no longer work and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses. I have assisted many in their recovery from addiction and substance abuse as well as from trauma. My work also incorporates sand tray and expressive arts."
(888) 697-2063
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I work collaboratively with adults, children and families, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behaviors that no longer work and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses. I have assisted many in their recovery from addiction and substance abuse as well as from trauma. My work also incorporates sand tray and expressive arts."
Zehara Jambalos Levin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"The decision to begin therapy is not simple and often comes at a particularly challenging time in your life. I know how difficult it can be to reach out during these times and my goal is to respond with curiosity, open-mindedness, and empathy. I believe that lasting change can come from exploring and ultimately freeing ourselves from the underlying causes of current symptoms. I want to work together with you to find ways to gain insight and relief. I work in an open and transparent manner, to help answer any questions or concerns you have along the way."
(415) 549-0285
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"The decision to begin therapy is not simple and often comes at a particularly challenging time in your life. I know how difficult it can be to reach out during these times and my goal is to respond with curiosity, open-mindedness, and empathy. I believe that lasting change can come from exploring and ultimately freeing ourselves from the underlying causes of current symptoms. I want to work together with you to find ways to gain insight and relief. I work in an open and transparent manner, to help answer any questions or concerns you have along the way."
Nicole Justine Byrne, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"You feel frustrated with your anxiety and the more you try to understand it and make it go away, the larger your anxiety gets. You have regular visits from your inner critic that replays every detail of your conversation, all the ways you failed, and all the ways people will judge you for it. Your thoughts spiral out of control when someone makes a comment about you. From the outside, you’ve got it together. You’re tidy, well kept, and apologetic to a fault; it’s rare if someone doesn’t like you. But underneath, you’re depleted, exhausted, and anxious. Life feels out of balance and you’re worn out with worry and stress."
(510) 306-7979
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"You feel frustrated with your anxiety and the more you try to understand it and make it go away, the larger your anxiety gets. You have regular visits from your inner critic that replays every detail of your conversation, all the ways you failed, and all the ways people will judge you for it. Your thoughts spiral out of control when someone makes a comment about you. From the outside, you’ve got it together. You’re tidy, well kept, and apologetic to a fault; it’s rare if someone doesn’t like you. But underneath, you’re depleted, exhausted, and anxious. Life feels out of balance and you’re worn out with worry and stress."
Frankie Bashan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I believe that we all have the intrinsic ability to reach our full potential; that "self-actualization is growth-motivated rather than deficiency-motivated". It is our life experiences and toxic interactions with others that often prevent us from realizing this potential on our own. Although I was trained psychodynamically, my approach is integrative and driven by the needs of the individual client. I practice in a warm, relational, and collaborative manner. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, individual adults and couples. I help clients identify what is holding them back from effecting positive change. I help clients be more mindful and less fearful, thereby allowing them to attain more meaningful healthy relationships."
(415) 992-6273
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"I believe that we all have the intrinsic ability to reach our full potential; that "self-actualization is growth-motivated rather than deficiency-motivated". It is our life experiences and toxic interactions with others that often prevent us from realizing this potential on our own. Although I was trained psychodynamically, my approach is integrative and driven by the needs of the individual client. I practice in a warm, relational, and collaborative manner. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, individual adults and couples. I help clients identify what is holding them back from effecting positive change. I help clients be more mindful and less fearful, thereby allowing them to attain more meaningful healthy relationships."
Annie Botha, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
""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
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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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."
JoAnne Robb, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"When you're struggling in a relationship with a partner, a child, a beloved friend -- or even with yourself -- it really affects you. You think of yourself as a caring person, but that's not matching up with some of the ways you find yourself behaving when you're struggling to get your needs met. You feel anxious about whether you're doing it "right". In therapy with me, you'll find a place where you won't have to be on guard, worried that you've got it wrong or that you don't deserve the relationships you want."
(510) 722-8147
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"When you're struggling in a relationship with a partner, a child, a beloved friend -- or even with yourself -- it really affects you. You think of yourself as a caring person, but that's not matching up with some of the ways you find yourself behaving when you're struggling to get your needs met. You feel anxious about whether you're doing it "right". In therapy with me, you'll find a place where you won't have to be on guard, worried that you've got it wrong or that you don't deserve the relationships you want."
Ella Ofori, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I work from a core belief that everyone has within themselves what they need for healing. I also believe that working in community helps to bring out and recall collective knowledge and understanding of what health, illness, and recovery are. I work collaboratively with you in supporting your process of understanding and integrating your life experiences, using a relational, strength-based, culturally attuned, community-centered process."
(484) 200-7101
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"I work from a core belief that everyone has within themselves what they need for healing. I also believe that working in community helps to bring out and recall collective knowledge and understanding of what health, illness, and recovery are. I work collaboratively with you in supporting your process of understanding and integrating your life experiences, using a relational, strength-based, culturally attuned, community-centered process."

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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.