Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Sarah Wolfarth-Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Taking the necessary steps towards mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being is not an easy task, and does not have to be done alone. My commitment is assisting and supporting you in finding the unique tool you need to move towards long term healing. My focus is on mind, body and spirit as we work together. I respect the unique and intricate experiences and identities you bring into the therapeutic relationship.
(951) 463-4863
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Sabrina Sierra
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Together, we can explore the deeper factors contributing to getting stuck in toxic relationship patterns and work environments or overcome by self-criticism and doubt. You can learn tools to address cycles of burnout, people-pleasing and perfectionism. The questioning or critical parts of you that wish to explore possibilities outside of cultural norms or family expectations are welcome here. I'm a good match for people who do not fit neatly into social categories and bravely claim their own spaces and identities or who seek support and guidance to emerge more fully as themselves.
(415) 493-9674
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Eva Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In my practice, I see children, adolescents and adults who are seeking help for a variety of reasons. Common areas of need include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. With children, these concerns may express themselves through externalizing behaviors at school and/or at home. I believe that everyone has the right and the ability to achieve an engaged, balanced, satisfying life. My goal is to offer an open, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic relationship so that personal growth and change can take place.
(510) 640-8279
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Oakland, CA 94606
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Ravin D. Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
My clients come from diverse communities, and many share a history of masking or suppressing traumatic experiences. For this reason, I utilize a trauma-informed perspective, integrating somatic tools to increase emotional balance and foster resilience. I offer unique integrative approaches, including Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Nature Based Therapy, and EMDR.
(510) 674-1595
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Mia Pixley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Pixley is a licensed clinical psychologist with unique experience helping people navigate major life transitions, identity expression and exploration, and anxiety and mood disorders. She also supports individuals experiencing challenges related to transracial adoption. Her approach is holistic, social justice informed, practical, and often fun. Dr. Pixley aims to empower clients to live the life they want to live. She enjoys working with teens, adults, people of color, and individuals who work in creative and technical fields. She sees patients virtually across the state of California and in person (with vaccination).
(510) 737-5561
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Natasa Nordman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Coping with Covid-19 & shelter in place: We’re living in a time of uncertainty, stress and anxiety that is likely once in a lifetime. Survival fears about sickness and death have suddenly surfaced in a manner that most of us have never experienced. For those of us that have pre-existing PTSD, depression or anxiety, those feelings may be particularly amplified. We’re all seeking safety, comfort, and connection during this environment of extreme isolation. In response to these realities, I am offering therapy sessions, including EMDR using Zoom, FaceTime, or phone. Take care of yourselves and take care of one another.
(925) 854-4473
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Not accepting new clients
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Dana L Aleshire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: complex and developmental trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, and sexuality.
(510) 694-2366
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Oakland, CA 94612
Not accepting new clients
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Rayna Sanghvi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
A combination of our biological predispositions and sociocultural environments can impact our emotional well-being. Some of the ways we experience emotional distress can show up as depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health issues. Significant life stressors, including experiencing an identity crisis, challenging transitions, grief, relationship difficulties, intergenerational trauma, and systemic oppression, also impact our mental health. Seeking therapy can offer a space for yourself to make meaning of your past experiences to guide your future, learn new coping skills, and connect to your values.
(510) 990-9317
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Lauren Trestler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a trauma-informed licensed clinical social worker with over eight years of experience treating clients with a wide range of symptoms and life experiences. I utilize acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based interventions to support people as they build coping skills and work toward achieving their goals.
(415) 903-9874
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Elizabeth Preston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults. I provide highly indiviudalized therapy to each and every client. I integrate techniques from several theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, and psychodynamic theory, to formulate an indiviudalized treatment plan for each client. Within the session, I create a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for clients to address their core issues and to work out past and present difficulties.
(510) 962-7931
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Oakland, CA 94619
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Kati Fuller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in issues such as self-esteem, depression, anxiety,  and life transitions will work collaboratively with clients to increase self-compassion and self-acceptance while encouraging and supporting them to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. I am committed to helping instill hope and build resiliency in those that I am supporting
(510) 726-6402
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
We offer evidenced-based treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, and other clinical symptoms. We are a team of 5 therapists intensively trained in DBT, and other modalities. We offer a comprehensive DBT program (individual therapy, skills class, consultation team, phone coaching, assessment). We have a program for adults, young adults, families and teens. We are located on Piedmont Avenue, in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please review our website for detailed information about our intake process, skills class schedule, individual therapy, mindfulness programs, fees, etc...
(510) 876-9674
Oakland, CA 94611
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Lynn Ellen Marcus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm particularly interested in providing psychoeducation, support and family psychotherapy with the parents, siblings, adult children and close family friends of adults who experience psychiatric and/or substance abuse symptoms. They have often neglected their own needs in the wake of the intense focus they have placed on their troubled loved ones, and they may be overwhelmed and confused by the symptoms, medications, diagnoses, systems of care and treatment options available. We can start with three to five sessions to review symptoms, medications, and the general understandings that the family has already gained.
(510) 216-1628
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Lisa Robertson Veyssiere
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are someone who has an aversion to dredging up slings and arrows, I can relate. My clinical experience specifically includes working with the families of individuals with a severe mental illness diagnosis, bereavement counseling (including situations of violent or traumatic loss), and infertility. I also work with individuals who are anticipating or experiencing stress related to high-conflict divorce.
(510) 400-4640
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Christine Roslund, MFT, CPC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling, feeling stagnate, having trouble moving beyond traumatic events or having relationship difficulties? I help people get past these all too common problems. I create a warm, safe, and nurturing environment using a client-centered and holistic approach. Together we will determine what the important issues affecting your life are. We will discover how you can resolve those issues so you can move on. For the past 20 years I have provided individualized, kind, solution-based therapy and life coaching for people of all ages.
(510) 520-2811
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Marcus Christmas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My greatest reward as a therapist is seeing children, adolescents, families and individuals work through the areas of their lives that prevent them from walking in their fullest potential and overcoming obstacles to get to know themselves on a deeper level. Therapy is a personal journey that is empowering and healing. I work to structure sessions that are warm, compassionate and nonjudgmental. I incorporate clients in the process when developing goals based on their current struggles.
(415) 231-0656
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Oakland, CA 94619
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Of Oakland Ca Myra Altenau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am accepting clients for my Dialectical Behavior Therapy program. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a very effective treatment that increases happiness in ways you never imagined were possible. Combining distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skill building, I will guide you to heal the effects of trauma, depression and anxiety; establishing well-being.
(707) 709-8039
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Ryn Mulhern Benefield
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am excited about cultivating and nurturing more fulfilling and loving relationships inside and out. It could be that you want to feel more connected, authentic, and loving toward your partners, or you may need to repair from breaches of trust. You may not have met your “inner children” yet and want to develop a trusting relationship with them. I enter as a compassionate guide to walk that path with you. I'm here to witness, support, and make space for you and your partners to feel, share, and nurture all parts of yourselves, so that you can experience more of your own agency and authenticity.
(510) 519-5255
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Happy Heart Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello all, I am an African-American marriage and family therapist who provides services in the Bay Area & So. Cal. I specialize in somatic therapy modalities that work well with individuals or couples who have experienced any trauma whether acute or developmental. I also work with client's experiencing grief, depression, and relational issues. My clients' find me easy to talk to and non-judgmental, this coupled with my life experience, creates a safe environment for healing to happen.
(424) 354-2814
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Dr. Chris Guthrey
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I tend to work mostly with men who searching to find deeper meaning and purpose in life and are interested in taking a mindful approach to their spirituality. My other specialties are working with my clients to communicate more effectively, develop healthy boundaries, and increase their ability for self-care. I also have experience in helping people process challenging relationships with parents and other family members and establishing healthier dynamics with them.
(828) 548-1737
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Oakland, CA 94610
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What type of Oakland mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Oakland?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.