Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Joyce Gidel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Joyce Gidel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
My ideal client is someone who has come to a point in life where they're asking: "What's next, is there more to life?" A person who wants to find his/her authentic self - which involves reaching beyond ego needs - possibly into their own version of spirituality. I can help you discover your true self. I look at my job to be more of as a guide than telling you what to do.
(510) 876-4255 
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Lara Clayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a relational psychotherapist in Oakland, CA providing virtual therapy across California. I specialize in providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to first-generation adults struggling with overwhelm. My style is collaborative, curious and direct. My main areas of focus are life transitions, high achievement and mixed cultural/racial identity. Therapy with me will focus on healing from racial trauma while increasing self-knowledge, self-acceptance and self-care.
(510) 588-7258 
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Oakland, CA 94619
Offers online therapy
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(213) 205-0121 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Laura Bai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
You can be free from the patterns and struggles that keep you from living fully, authentically, joyfully. You may be feeling stuck or overwhelmed by recent challenges or past traumas. Wherever you are in your journey, I can provide you with the support and tools to stay present while addressing ongoing issues such as anxiety, depression, limiting self-beliefs, harmful behaviors, or painful cycles in relationships. As we attend to these issues with compassion, you will begin to heal the disconnection from self, relationship wounds, family dynamics, and trauma that may be at the root of these struggles.
(510) 401-3195 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Kenneth R Keough
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Trauma takes many forms; often in the guise of unprocessed grief and loss. Loss of employment, financial insecurity, divorce, separation, domestic violence and abuse; all must be mourned. We become stuck; often not understanding our own reactions to people, places and things. Our partners, children, colleagues and superiors can appear to feel unfairly entitled to what we have to offer. Our ability to tolerate distress is limited.
(415) 287-9753 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
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Alana Morazzini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
This time we are living through in unprecedented. Lonely, worried, depressed, over-extended, these are the common themes many of us are struggling with on an overwhelming scale. Having a professional who can truly listen deeply and compassionately can help you find your footing again. My interaction style is warm, honest, and responsive. My approach involves collaboration to understand what works best for you in order to help you find a personalized path through the difficulties you are facing.
(415) 322-5653 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Daniel Murray-Badal
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MA, ASW, #88467
Verified
I am a multi-racial (black, white, Iranian) cisgender, currently able-bodied male. I was raised in Berkeley, CA by a single mother, who taught me the resilience every person possesses. I am a passionate advocate for social justice, especially racial justice for members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. I am an ally for queer and trans individuals and strive to further educate myself in allying with their respective communities. I also work to be anti-patriarchal in my practice and an ally for women as they go through the therapeutic process.
(510) 216-1693 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Gene Joseph Grossman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CA-MFT
Verified
Effective psychotherapy should provide an immediate benefit and relief from the first meeting forward. It is the therapist's responsibility to help you see your problems clearly. We are all subject to misperceptions and self-deception. My job is to introduce you to the self that is just outside of your awareness. Through the exploration of your attitudes, communication style, and your defenses, I will help you to significantly reduce your anxiety, anger & depression. Together we will address the issues of shame & guilt that derail your self acceptance. I will guide you to genuine change that is not just possible but attainable.
(650) 489-7142 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Photo of Charis Khoury, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Charis Khoury
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Therapy provides a special opportunity to slow down and focus on what's most important, with support and guidance. I create a safe and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore the difficulties, heartaches, old wounds, stuck places, or joys and celebrations of your life. This process involves listening to the wisdom of your body and emotions as well as your mind. Collaborating with you, I will support you to develop a more intimate relationship with yourself and your many facets, to expand your capacity to satisfyingly connect with others, and to illuminate and transform what blocks you from living your best life.
(415) 697-3212 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Alisa Birgy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I am a change oriented therapist and would like to support you in finding new solutions to old problems. I am part of a group practice that provides individual and group DBT, and I have experience working with addiction/alcoholism, trauma, bipolar disorder, and psychosis. My other passion is parenting and pregnancy as I ran a parenting program for 12 years. I understand the stresses facing parents with young children, and will provide a trusting relationship where you can develop skills and experience more joy in parenting.
(415) 663-5488 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Gerald B. Chambers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about.
(510) 606-9367 
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
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James Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Do you struggle with feeling like you belong? Are you carrying hurts and wounds from your family of origin or other close relationships? Do you wonder about your purpose and the meaning of your life? Or maybe you have worked hard on yourself throughout your life, but still struggle to connect with others or lead a life that has intention and meaning. I would be happy to meet with you and hear more about your situation and what you believe is blocking you. Together we can explore what holds you back and create a plan to engage your life in a way that feels more purpose driven and connected to your unique soul.
(510) 930-3349 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Diamond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My approach to therapy is warm, direct, and collaborative. I believe that deep healing is possible for every client, and I provide support grounded in the latest scientific research. I work with clients who are feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck. Often, my clients want to learn how to become kinder to themselves, and would like to feel more connection, purpose, and ease in their lives. I work with adolescents, teens, adults, and families.
(510) 240-5990 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Stephanie McWoods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Do you feel misunderstood and overwhelmed? Is people pleasing or code switching exhausting? Do you feel disconnected from YOU? Are you searching for a space that is safe to be YOU? Are you hyperaware of your melanin in white spaces? Are you searching for a therapist that understands the minority experience? I recognize the struggles of living while Black. And I champion disrupting White Supremacy and systemic racism. I am a firm believer in order to dismantle racism and White Supremacy we must individually address our trauma, unlearn internalized racism and develop skills to elevate our thinking and regulate our emotions.
(510) 491-0339 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Amy Shaffer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I have worked with adult individuals for over seventeen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Learning about the source of anxiety or deep feelings of sadness; sorting through relational issues; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore such as substance use or over eating - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life.
(510) 508-7507 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
Photo of Khalida Bradford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Khalida Bradford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, grief & loss, and other life stressors. If you are trying to navigate these areas of life, I am confident that I have the experience to help you rediscover what brings happiness to your life. With therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.
(510) 737-4950 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
Photo of Renee Grelecki, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Renee Grelecki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with individuals, children and teens to strengthen their sense of choice and meaning in their lives. I believe we can emerge more whole when we get curious about the parts of us that seem inglorious. I do not believe in oversimplifying the human condition into "good" or "bad" because there is more truth in the spectrum. I want therapy to be accessible, helpful and grounded in the reality that we live our day-to-day lives outside the therapy office. Good therapy extends beyond one hour a week; good therapy informs how we relate to, engage with and move through the real world.
(510) 939-7273 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Photo of Lynnea Molina, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Lynnea Molina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
If you or you and your partner are looking for the opportunity to reflect, grow and interrupt unhealthy cycles I invite you to explore the wellness journey with me. Though my lens of attachment, equity and multiculturalism I love to support couples and teens through major life transitions or painful roadblocks that are keeping you from feeling like your best self.
(510) 454-8640 
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Oakland, CA 94605
Offers online therapy
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KatCares Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
My purpose is to help you do the work by digging deep, healing trauma, and creating healthy habits in efforts to becoming the best version of yourself. My mission is to help individuals build healthier relationships, support couples, families, and communities in need of therapeutic support. I have worked in the educational sector, social services, and behavioral healthcare agencies for over 15 years. My roles have included school counselor, dean of students, family advocate, social worker, and licensed therapist. I specialize in treating children, youth, couples and families by promoting mindfulness, self-care, and overall wellness.
(341) 444-2430 
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Oakland, CA 94605
Offers online therapy
Photo of Alexandria Avalos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Alexandria Avalos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I focus on a person-centered approach while incorporating CBT and mindfulness into my practice. I specialize in trauma and have been trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I believe it is important to get to the core of the issue by guiding clients in processing their trauma.
(424) 356-1579 
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Oakland, CA 94612
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.