Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Robert Deady, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Robert Deady
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
The decision to pursue therapy is not one taken easily. Many possibilities may have led you to this point: A recent disruption or crisis in your life, a long struggle with troubling emotions and behaviors, and/or a fundamental desire to better know yourself. I have experience treating frequently occurring issues such as depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and anxiety. I also have an interest in working with people who have survived childhood abuse, who experience feelings of alienation and estrangement from others, and those who identify as LGBTQ+.
(510) 422-0915 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Rayna Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I offer my clients specific tools to help them navigate difficult situations, reduce anxious thinking, manage depression, cope with trauma-related symptoms, set boundaries in relationships, and build confidence in themselves. I specialize in working with professionals in their 20’s and 30’s and enjoy helping them find a healthy balance between work, family/friends, and themselves. I have extensive experience teaching practical skills in these areas to best meet my clients' specific needs. I additionally specialize in helping people navigate relational trauma and work with the parts themselves that may be stuck in the past.
(510) 319-1679 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Kat Laby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS
Verified
Sometimes the belief that you will find the right therapist and get through difficulties feels so far away. Depression and anxiety can complicate your efforts to reach out and begin the process of telling your story. I am here to listen to your story and collaborate with you to get past hardships and make realistic and sustainable changes. I have an interactive style which helps to draw out the difficult parts and ground you in your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Thank you for visiting and please let me know if you’d like to talk for a bit first in order to see if I could be of help.
(628) 333-2198 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Janelle Bercun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I primarily specialize in early childhood and the surrounding relationships. I work with children ages 0-8 focusing on life's adjustments, both the expected and the unexpected. I can offer support to children coping with adjustments, grief/loss, trauma, and anxiety. I also specialize in supporting parents as they navigate this journey alongside their children. I offer parent consultation as well as supportive parenting therapy, helping to support the parent-child relationship and improve communication.
(510) 822-7794 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Kelly Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I believe therapy is a journey that has the power to heal and to help you become your most true self. My approach emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship, which I believe is the primary mechanism for change. I believe we may work well together if you are interested in a relational experience and value an approach that focuses on connecting with and understanding emotional experiences. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify old patterns of relating to others that are no longer serving them and move towards new and healthier ways of being.
(415) 965-3406 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Marika Dvorak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My goal in therapy is to put myself out of a job. To do this, I help you figure out what the roots of your problems and needs are, I help you to set clear goals, I use therapies that have been proven to be effective, and then I encourage you to continue the work between sessions using concrete plans you generate during our time together. I have over 17 years of experience in mindfulness meditation, which generates a variety of tools I can use to help you navigate your mind and circumstances. At the same time, my meditation practice helps me to be a creative, light-hearted, and compassionate presence during our sessions.
(510) 380-7651 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Milagritos Barrantes O'Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a trauma focused therapist for individuals and families who have experienced single or multiple adverse events in childhood or adulthood, and intergenerational trauma. It isn't always easy to reach out for help after these experiences, in my role as a therapist I am committed to assist my clients in this courageous step toward their healing journey. I am currently accepting new clients who live in California for tele-therapy through live video conferencing.
(510) 867-3431 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Lynn Tracy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you looking to transform your life? Are you tired of being caught in self-destructive patterns? Are you hoping for real change? If so, I am interested in collaborating with you to create the life you want. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your therapeutic goals quickly and fully. In my practice, I see people accomplish profound change on a daily basis. My style is straightforward coupled with compassion. In individual or couples therapy, I work diligently to help you overcome barriers to contentment in intimacy, relationships, work and family life.
(510) 985-4939 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Lynda Nagahori, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Lynda Nagahori
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Therapy sessions can allow us the opportunity to gain a clearer idea of what could be contributing to your struggles. This increased awareness, shift in perspective, and utilization of coping skills and tools can assist you in having a more satisfying and meaningful life. Treatment gains occur when evidence-based skills and tools are learned and utilized. By working collaboratively in a therapeutic relationship, you can achieve healing.
(510) 726-9923 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Emily Chong
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT, LPC
Verified
Therapy is a collaborative deep dive into what holds you back, what keeps you stuck, what triggers you, and what excites you. It is an exploration of what it means to be human, to be you, and to be in relation with others. Though people come to me for different reasons, I’ve found that the shared commonality is a feeling of disconnection; disconnection from a sense of purpose, a loved one, career, community or even just from oneself. Our work is about helping you recreate connection in these areas so that you can live your most vibrant life.
(510) 288-9420 
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Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
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Bridge Psychological Services - Ayesha Johal
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified
*Not currently taking any new clients.* I enjoy helping people make progress in their lives. My goal is to create a safe space for clients to speak freely about themselves and I use an individualized approach to better understand their own unique difficulties. I use a relational approach to help clients better understand their own motivations and choices.
(510) 338-3325 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals who want to feel all the feelings. While you may have been struggling for a long time, you are ready to examine the life you’re living, get curious about patterns you used to take for granted, and pause in moments of discomfort to wonder what it means to be you. You want therapy that weaves together talking, pausing in mindfulness and connecting with sensations. You may question the systems around you, and wonder about different patterns you might be holding. You may have a reverence for the mysterious, esoteric and dreamlike, while also working to stay grounded in the here and now.
(510) 330-0245 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Callum Eastwood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have over 12 years experience working with adults, children, and adolescents experiencing relationship problems, anxiety and mood concerns, emotional and/or behavioral troubles, trauma and loss, and difficulties with burnout and the compassion fatigue of caring for loved ones with these issues. If you are an adult attempting to work through such difficulties in your life, the partner of someone having these problems, or if you are a parent seeking help for your child, I would welcome a chance to talk with you about how I may help.
(510) 460-1303 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Cortney Beasley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I enjoy working with people who want support as they engage in self-exploration and attempt to make sense of the complexity and intersections of their identities, including race and ethnicity, spirituality, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. I also believe that it is important for the people I work with to approach therapy as more than a culmination of sessions, but as part of a lifestyle and commitment to take time and space to prioritize one’s health. Additionally, I understand the power of self-study and that my role as a psychologist is to provide guidance and reminders as people connect with themselves and others.
 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Erin B Harrell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Our society often moves fast, and it is easy to get caught up and not allow the time to address thoughts and emotional reactions that emerge with challenges and changing life circumstances. With over 10 years of experience serving individuals across the lifespan, I provide an affirmative space for individuals to explore areas in their life where they would like to see growth and change. I also value the opportunities to notice areas of life that feel fulfilling, to explore strengths and reflect on positives. My style is warm and thoughtful. and interactive.
(510) 400-4990 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Photo of Danny Schnittman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Danny Schnittman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
If you're in a difficult place in your life and unsure how to move forward, therapy can be a great way to propel you toward your goals. Whether you're struggling with the impacts of trauma, depression, anxiety, marginalization and internalized oppression, or low self-esteem, we can work together to find the healing, fulfillment, and joy you desire and deserve. We can explore, deconstruct, and uncover patterns, behaviors, and thoughts that are no longer serving you, so you can enhance your sense of agency and empowerment.
(510) 880-4281 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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Richard S Barth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My goal is to help you sleep and feel better soon. Treatment for insomnia can help improve your mood, your quality of life, and your sense of well-being. I use CBT-I, the "gold standard" for insomnia treatment, to insure that you get the best care available. Most of my patients see significant improvements in their sleep quality within four to five sessions of beginning treatment. If you suffer from insomnia, and would like to decrease or stop your use of sleeping pills, I can help you find effective, drug-free relief.
(510) 817-0429 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
Photo of Sara Lesser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Sara Lesser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times.
(510) 878-4008 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Korie Vannerus
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT, #117592
Verified
I work with individual women, men, and couples. Currently, I offer telehealth video/ phone sessions. I'm honored to walk with and support you on your journey. Many clients coming to me might experience: a desire to improve their relationships, communication skills, intimacy, recognizing self-sabotaging patterns, seek to understand their emotional experience, feel overwhelmed, or misunderstood. Additionally, negative body image, self-esteem, and feelings of shame may be present. My work here is often in uncovering how these issues were rooted, have function, where the strength lies, and how all are an opportunity for transformation.
(831) 319-5262 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Photo of Stephen Colgan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Stephen Colgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
People usually come to therapy when they are in emotional pain or feeling stuck. These are often the result of feeling disconnected on some level. Humans are meant to be connected- to themselves, to their loved ones, to their community, to their planet. Many problems, such as depression or anxiety, may be the result of disconnection. Therapy is about connection. It begins with a good connection between client and therapist. You then can learn to connect more deeply to yourself, to your feelings and needs. From there it is possible to connect more with those around you, with your place in the world, and your direction in life.
(510) 241-4246 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Oakland are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Oakland then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Oakland, or Child Psychologists in Oakland.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Oakland psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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. Psychologists in Oakland specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.