Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Julie Fishman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Julie Fishman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples, specializing in issues of depression, anxiety, and relationship. I believe that we all have the capacity to feel more alive, and achieve our creative potentials. An important part of fostering growth is building trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship, so I place a focus on this as a foundation for our work together. From there, I want to support you in working toward goals that we co-create, and to help you feel a sense of purpose, connection, and freedom in your life. For more detailed information you can also visit my website at: juliefishmantherapy.com
(510) 394-3698
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Jackie Brookman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If your life feels diminished by chronic anxiety, panic, depression and just feeling out of place, I can help. As a seasoned therapist, I will collaborate with you to shift from a life of limitations to one of choice and options. Using an integrative approach of Relational therapy, Somatic-Attachment and IFS, Internal Family Systems, you'll change your personal narrative to be much more aligned to who you want to be in the world. You'll gain confidence and skills to help you better manage your emotions and navigate your life, no matter the circumstances.
(510) 269-2469
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Robyn Holmes-Cannon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Initiating therapy can be a daunting process so I appreciate that you have taken the first step in beginning your process. My aim is to create a safe, calm, trusting atmosphere to work together to begin the healing process. I work in a collaborative, solution-oriented, empowering way to assist you in bringing about the change you want in your life. Throughout the therapeutic process, I draw from a range of approaches so that as we work together the therapy can be adapted to meet your individual needs while building on your existing individual strengths to help you achieve your goals and experience a healthier, happier, freer You.
(925) 588-7159
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Loduskia Dusky Pierce
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Whatever challenge or emotional pain has you considering therapy, our sessions will be tailored to your unique needs. Mind/body approaches such as EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique and the newer Flash Technique are scientifically proven methods that can help resolve trauma or deep emotional wounds. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or low self esteem, we might explore your judgmental self-talk or consider your limiting beliefs. If you are feeling troubled or stuck in a personal relationship or at work, we could look at ways to communicate that increase understanding and reduce conflict.
(510) 470-5947
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Olivia Clear
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC, ATR-P
Verified
Verified
Are you searching for a therapist to help you integrate your insights into change in your day-to-day life? Do you need a space filled with wonder, openness, & curiosity where you can safely explore your inner world? Perhaps you want to talk about the psychedelic state you experienced during Ketamine Therapy or other 'non-ordinary' states like meditation but feel afraid your therapist won’t get it or know how to make meaning with you? Do you wonder if it’s possible to find someone who will honor the impact of your experiences, your story, and your path in a safe, co-creative relationship?
(510) 680-2623
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Laura Barragan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
When working with my patients, I approach therapy within a humanistic, client-centered approach. Our work is collaborative and I welcome your feedback throughout our sessions. I look forward to working with you in your journey of self-discovery and wellness.
(510) 281-3667
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Kristina Cuneo
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I approach each client with authenticity, with the understanding that each person’s needs are unique. My goal is to help you develop a deeper understanding of your own true feelings. Together, we can build your sense of confidence so you can speak your truth; and create the life, career, and relationships you want.
(310) 361-1839
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Aden Neumeister
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
If you are seeking therapy there may be some good reasons that I would be a good fit. You may have tried many different methods of healing but find that there are places that you have not yet been able to reach. These issues may involve gender or sexuality, complex grief, or longstanding trauma. You may have tried psychedelics or other consciousness expanding methods and want help integrating your experiences. Through your voice and your inner and outer world, I work interactively and empathically with you to tend to the places most in need.
(510) 240-5968
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(415) 936-0776
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Lana Theimer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
What if we begin with the assumption that you were born to be happy, loved, prosperous and at peace? Sounds good... but then why do I hurt? Why do I struggle? Why are the inevitable changes so hard to accept? Therapy can often serve to identify the barriers to happiness and emotional well-being. Simply identifying beliefs and practices at the center of any emotional turmoil can empower you to begin living a life that you deserve. I work with individuals and couples to get to the core of their issues so that they can start leading happier lives today!
(510) 493-7012
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Jamie Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way.
(408) 916-1899
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Shana Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
None of us live in a vacuum. Our environments, culture, relationships, and the systems in which we are a part of have a huge impact on who we are and how we feel.
(510) 319-0966
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Patrick Kenneth Whalen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My time is split equally between two offices -- Rockridge and Palo Alto. I help couples, families, individual adults and teens face a wide range of challenges, including healing from early life trauma (all severities, including Dissociative Identity Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, personal and professional transitions, relationship and family struggles, dilemmas of faith and fulfillment, and meditation and mindfulness cultivation. I especially enjoy psychotherapy involving collaborations with other therapists and/or blending meditation and other kinds of spiritual practices with psychotherapy. I value diversity -- my clients come from a wide range of orientations, economic means, and cultural backgrounds.
(650) 727-5248
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Areeza Ali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients. Despite your successes, you feel unhappy, worried, overwhelmed, lonely and unfulfilled in your life. You may be seeking more satisfying relationships with family, friends and intimate partners. Perhaps your life is being touched by major changes and this time, you aren’t able to hold all the pieces by yourself. Or perhaps you need support with addressing the complexities and emotional strain associated with being a child of immigrant parents or navigating the world as a person of color. You may have found short-term strategies helpful in the past but are looking for more long term change and satisfaction.
(510) 662-0908
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Photo of Suki Dennis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Suki Dennis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
My training is primarily in healing couples by looking at the repeated patterns that get in the way of safe intimate connection. We all have responses that are were wonderfully helpful in the past but are less successful at getting what we want now. My aim is to help you let go of what is causing distress and develop ways of interacting that create happiness and health. I also work with individuals and provide EMDR if deemed appropriate. Mindfulness, to self regulate, is central to my work.
(650) 557-2666
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Photo of Ben Graf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Ben Graf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Emotional healing occurs most readily in the context of a safe relationship that is simultaneously supportive, responsive and empathic, but that also challenges you to venture outside of your comfort zone. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, partnering with you in your individuality to help you reconnect with your own inner strength and wisdom. I can help you to make connections between your past experiences and present circumstances in order to better understand yourself, enabling you to make changes that translate into a more vibrant and fulfilling life.
(510) 270-4943
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Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Bayla Travis, Psy.D. - Pain Management Specialist, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Bayla Travis, Psy.D. - Pain Management Specialist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in brief (6-24 weeks) psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups with chronic pain and other health-related challenges, especially anxiety. I have expertise in treating people with gastrological illnesses and serve on the medical advisory committee of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. I also have extensive experience working in hospitals with medical providers. Clients typically see progress within 6 weeks. Treatment goals generally fall into two categories: meeting work/home responsibilities and increasing self-care. This process involves setting achievable short-term goals while keeping long-term goals in sight.
(510) 681-0018
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Ashley Mullins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The decision to begin therapy can be daunting, especially if you are already feeling vulnerable and uncertain about what to expect from a therapist. Whether you have specific symptoms that you want to address or a vague sense of something not feeling right, therapy can help. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of US and international experience. I’ve worked with individuals and couples across the lifespan who come from every region of the world. I have successfully treated a broad range of difficulties, and my work is grounded in effective treatment methods.
(510) 925-1847
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Stephanie Rosso
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you worried about your child? Are they having trouble in school? Not making friends? Has being a parent become really stressful? Parenting is always a challenge and can be even harder if your child is having emotional or behavioral difficulties. My goals are to help children reach their maximum potential emotionally, socially, and behaviorally and help parents be empowered and have more effective parenting skills. I specialize in working with children who have emotional, behavioral and academic difficulties including ADHD, anxiety, depression, poor frustration tolerance, loss of a loved one, trauma, family conflict, and interpersonal relationship difficulties.
(510) 822-6721
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Photo of Carey Fritz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Carey Fritz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Congratulations on taking the (sometimes daunting) step to find a therapist who is a good fit for you! I bring years of experience in helping people navigate life's stressors. Whether it be feeling stuck, relationship conflict, trauma or depression or anxiety. As a relational therapist, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a place to heal past trauma. As an expressive arts therapist, I know that creative expression is another language that can be used to deepen your understanding of what you are working on that some people find useful as an additional tool.
(510) 617-5792
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Oakland, CA 94602
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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, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Oakland?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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.