Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Kristina Scott, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Kristina Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
As children, and throughout our lives, many of us are taught, through our families, our peers and our culture, that parts of the truth of who we are—our feelings, thoughts, desires, expression or identity—are bad or wrong, and that we must cut off and bury those unacceptable parts of ourselves in order to be loved. We spend much of our lives living with a fractured sense of self, without ever really knowing why we suffer, feel incomplete, ashamed, and never enough, filling the holes in our hearts with poor substitutes for the acceptance, love and connection we so truly need.
(510) 990-9157 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Ellie Ehrenhaft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I offer therapy services to help you understand challenges you are facing, learn ways to actualize your full potential, and overcome barriers that get in the way of living a happy and fulfilling life. I work with individual clients and couples who are facing anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss, trauma, and challenges at work or in relationships. As an interactive, solution focused therapist with over 20 years of experience, I am here for you.
(510) 466-1308 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Suzette Yap Brillantes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
You’re feeling physically, mentally, & emotionally exhausted from being a parent or caregiver. You work full-time while being a 24/7 parent, trying to navigate the ups and downs of having a career & children, with or without a partner. You’re trying to support your child/children’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. You’re emotionally distant, feeling inadequate, confused, and irritable - and realize that you need to work your own mental health. You want to take better care of yourself, so you can be present for your family.
(510) 949-5510 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Photo of Lilly Hanson, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Lilly Hanson, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
If you are looking for a therapist for yourself or your child, it is likely that some part of your or your child's life is not going the way you expected or would like it to be. Some things that seemed they should work perhaps aren't, or not as well as you'd like. Perhaps your child's feelings are stronger than you had expected, or they are not developing in other ways, and are missing developmental opportunities you know would be healthy for them and want them to have. Perhaps it seemed they might grow out of some of their difficult behaviors or feelings, yet it is hard to determine if they are on that path of growth.
(510) 822-8074 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Susan ' Bernie ' Bernstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. Therapy can help when life’s challenges become too much to approach alone. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues you are experiencing. Some common therapy goals are to understand important relationships, alleviate anxiety and depression, work through life transitions and losses, deepen self-understanding, and unlock troubling stuckness. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
(415) 282-7447 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Jane Burka
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you worried about self-defeating tendencies? Why do you get in your own way in relationships, at work, in school, or in expressing your inspiration and creativity? We look together at the barriers to success that interfere with productivity and peace of mind. Because I co-authored the book, "Procrastination: Why You Do It; What To Do About It NOW," (and because it took me six years to complete my dissertation!) I like to help people overcome procrastination and achieve their goals. My other specialities include: grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender confusion, low self-esteem.
(925) 290-8958 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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Saun-Toy Latifa Trotter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
The health of an individual informs and inspires the health of the community. Are you, or a loved one, experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic irritation, grief and loss, fear or stuck in a pattern that no longer serves you? I am a healer and psychotherapist with over 20 years experience serving adults, adolescents and families impacted by interpersonal, community and historical trauma. I am committed to fostering healthy communities and families by supporting individuals and couples to access healing that reveals wholeness. Regardless of the past, you can experience a sense ease and wellbeing.
(510) 661-3187 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Sterling Walker, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(415) 712-1672 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Inertia Q DeWitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Do you feel lost? Disconnected from yourself? Like you're just not "you" anymore or you're not sure who you are now? Maybe you are in an abusive relationship, just left one, or have undergone a traumatic event or major life transition. You need help rediscovering and reconnecting with yourself. You might feel disappointed with what your life looks like and where you are at. Depression and anxiety have taken the forefront in your life and you want a way back to feeling like yourself, a way back to feeling healthy and interested in life again.
(213) 894-9285 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Yosi Amram
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, MSEE
Verified
I offer holistic integrative psychotherapy for adults and couples, helping bring integration and wholeness to all major dimensions of our humanness: mind, heart, body and soul. My style is warm and unconditionally accepting, open-minded and open-hearted. I am always honored to be of help supporting each person in her or his unique journey towards happiness and life satisfaction. I have been fortunate to receive the 'Best of Palo Alto' Psychotherapist award for 2014 and see clients in my Rockridge-Oakland and Palo Alto offices. My approach is both pragmatic, offering near term relief, and deeper change, growth and transformation.
(510) 402-1287 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Linda J Zallen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I am now offering SECURE VIDEO SESSIONS - HIPAA compliant- to support you during these times. Please let me know if I can help. My online office is just a click away.
(510) 878-4723 
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Oakland, CA 94613
Offers online therapy
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Kara Swedlow
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts.
(415) 347-8854 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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Evelia Ilarraz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Therapy is a place where you can uncover any barriers that may be limiting your relationship with others and, most importantly, with yourself. When we can access and understand our inner thoughts and emotions, we become empowered to make better choices, love fully, and live lighter.
(510) 327-3371 
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Oakland, CA 94619
Offers online therapy
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Freedom from Social Anxiety Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Anxiety is a normal part of life and serves an important function of keeping us safe. When your body is anxious in response to a real threat then it is healthy anxiety. It becomes problematic when you find your anxiety is taking away your choices in life. When your body is creating more anxiety than the situation calls for. For instance, you want to meet new people but your afraid to “put yourself out there”. You want to have your opinion considered at work but are too nervous to speak up in meetings. You may struggle to make a phone call or leave your house because interactions with people are overwhelming.
(510) 726-0408 
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
Photo of Holly Frances Richardson, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Holly Frances Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Anxiety can be so overwhelming and persistent that it feels like it's taking over. Sadness, grief, and depression may feel so heavy and unmanageable that the simple but vital parts of life such as sleeping, eating, and work are difficult or complicated. Your pain might be related to a recent stressful event like heartbreak or the death of someone close to you, or maybe it is less acute but feels endless. Perhaps there is an atmosphere of dread, loneliness, fear, and frustration. Relationships become conflict- ridden or devoid of real feeling. There is a sense that you're doing it wrong or always making the same mistakes.
(628) 877-8483 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Change Talk with Angelyne Arellano, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Are you feeling sad, anxious, or lonely and you’re too ashamed or embarrassed to tell anyone about it? Do you pretend everything is alright as to not draw negative attention or cause problems in your relationships, yet inside you’re feeling despair? Do you feel confused and frustrated during conflicts, and you end up taking care of everyone else’s needs? Are you terrified to make decisions that go against familial or cultural norms? Do negative thoughts take over? Together, you and I will figure out what’s really going on with your discontent so that you don’t have to feel like a fraud or a helpless person. It’s going to be okay.
(510) 216-1525 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Sam C Tourek
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile. Asking for help can be difficult, and finding a good fit in searching for a therapist is essential. Therapy can help us deepen both our understanding of the problems we face and our agency in addressing them. My job is to push you to think critically about your concerns, to live with deeper meaning and purpose, and to find complexity and richness in your lived experiences. In addition to private practice work, I hold a clinical position at UC-Berkeley, and work as the liaison to the Cal Athletics Department and the Golden State Warriors.
(510) 757-1511 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Photo of Sarah M. Scott, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Sarah M. Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I have always been curious about what causes suffering, how humans find meaning, and how humans can heal and create post traumatic growth. Therapy is a good place to begin the process of discovering why we relate the way we do, what makes us tick, what keeps us stuck, and what promotes healing in us. Individuals have worked with me to develop themselves, understand the stress in lives, process difficult relationships in childhood and adulthood, embracing self-compassion, and asserting boundaries. Additionally, I work with couples on conflict resolution, developing intimacy, and navigating the impacts of trauma on relationships.
(510) 949-3817 
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Oakland, CA 94605
Offers online therapy
Photo of James R. Harrison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
James R. Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Seeking help when things don't feel quite right takes courage. Sometimes we don't know exactly what's blocking us, other times that thing is too big for us to ignore. I’m grateful that you decided to listen to yourself and have chosen this path to boost your support. I'm rooting for you. My hope is that together we can uncover significant ways for you to continue rising into your best self, define your wholeness, and audaciously live your truth. The essence of my approach is warm and genuinely focused on facilitating, identifying, and assisting clients address goals that are meaningful to them.
(510) 621-6324 x101 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Photo of Susannah Marie Harris, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Susannah Marie Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
My role as a psychotherapist is to help clients acknowledge and harness their innate strengths, to attain and sustain the well-being they are searching for. I am passionate about gently questioning unspoken norms and expectations, whether learned from family or society, that can limit our ability to connect with our most authentic selves. I empower clients to take supported risks, guiding the therapy with empathy, honesty, humor, and a belief in the transformative power of relationships.
(415) 895-9371 
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Oakland, CA 94610
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.