Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Moriah Agoustari, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Moriah Agoustari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy to teens and adults seeking a non-judgmental space to work through their painful and “messy” experiences. These might include anxiety, panic, depression, relationship issues, disordered eating, or suicidal ideation. Rather than grabbing the Clorox, I help clients explore how and why their symptoms came to be. As clients better understand themselves, they often feel profoundly relieved. From this place, we can identify new coping skills that feel useful. Ultimately, I hope to help clients make peace with “messy”, so they can feel more wholly themselves.
I provide psychotherapy to teens and adults seeking a non-judgmental space to work through their painful and “messy” experiences. These might include anxiety, panic, depression, relationship issues, disordered eating, or suicidal ideation. Rather than grabbing the Clorox, I help clients explore how and why their symptoms came to be. As clients better understand themselves, they often feel profoundly relieved. From this place, we can identify new coping skills that feel useful. Ultimately, I hope to help clients make peace with “messy”, so they can feel more wholly themselves.
(510) 892-3229 View (510) 892-3229
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Laurie Pantell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94608  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples in any stage of relationship. If we work together, my goal is to help you access and understand the root causes of your struggles so you can truly heal. In my experience, when the origin of conditioned thoughts, feelings and behaviors are fully felt and understood, they no longer have power, can be let go, and in their place comes a sense of freedom, choice and empowerment. Whether you struggle to manage stress, anxiety, and/or depression, or have found the goal of creating a satisfying relationship or career to be elusive, I believe you can move past any limitations with the right help.
I work with individuals and couples in any stage of relationship. If we work together, my goal is to help you access and understand the root causes of your struggles so you can truly heal. In my experience, when the origin of conditioned thoughts, feelings and behaviors are fully felt and understood, they no longer have power, can be let go, and in their place comes a sense of freedom, choice and empowerment. Whether you struggle to manage stress, anxiety, and/or depression, or have found the goal of creating a satisfying relationship or career to be elusive, I believe you can move past any limitations with the right help.
(415) 799-3972 View (415) 799-3972
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Abby Maimon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I specialize in working with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression, both circumstantial and life-long, perinatal/maternal mental health struggles, challenging life transitions and developmental stages, relationship building/separating, parenting, first-time, brave therapy seekers and an essential desire to be understood. It can be intimidating to begin the process of self-exploration. It is not a simple endeavor. Each individual is unique as is one's process of self discovery and improved mental health. With the right match between psychotherapist and therapy seeker, the process can feel immensely useful.
I specialize in working with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression, both circumstantial and life-long, perinatal/maternal mental health struggles, challenging life transitions and developmental stages, relationship building/separating, parenting, first-time, brave therapy seekers and an essential desire to be understood. It can be intimidating to begin the process of self-exploration. It is not a simple endeavor. Each individual is unique as is one's process of self discovery and improved mental health. With the right match between psychotherapist and therapy seeker, the process can feel immensely useful.
(510) 953-5223 View (510) 953-5223
Photo of Isabel Diamond, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Isabel Diamond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Are you the outsider of your family of origin? You might be the family scapegoat. If so, you've probably experienced some of the following: treated as less-than, blamed, excluded, gossiped about, disowned, and more. And then, if you'd tried to address things, you might have been met with gaslighting, denial, or being dismissed. Your healthy anger might have been used as further "proof" of your badness or a narrative that you're mentally ill. And around and around it goes. But there is a way out.
Are you the outsider of your family of origin? You might be the family scapegoat. If so, you've probably experienced some of the following: treated as less-than, blamed, excluded, gossiped about, disowned, and more. And then, if you'd tried to address things, you might have been met with gaslighting, denial, or being dismissed. Your healthy anger might have been used as further "proof" of your badness or a narrative that you're mentally ill. And around and around it goes. But there is a way out.
(510) 781-9505 View (510) 781-9505
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Katrina P Mautner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
Clients often come to me when they’re having trouble balancing multiple identities or areas of their lives. There might be places where you can’t be your full self, or you feel overwhelmed, overworked, or anxious. Maybe you’re managing the stress of code-switching at work, struggling with chronic pain, or not being fully seen by family and friends. You might feel stuck in your head, and aren’t sure which way to turn to feel better. I have a passion for working with people who like using their big brains to solve big problems, live in liminal spaces, and who might be struggling to connect with others in the ways that they'd like.
Clients often come to me when they’re having trouble balancing multiple identities or areas of their lives. There might be places where you can’t be your full self, or you feel overwhelmed, overworked, or anxious. Maybe you’re managing the stress of code-switching at work, struggling with chronic pain, or not being fully seen by family and friends. You might feel stuck in your head, and aren’t sure which way to turn to feel better. I have a passion for working with people who like using their big brains to solve big problems, live in liminal spaces, and who might be struggling to connect with others in the ways that they'd like.
(510) 560-7516 View (510) 560-7516
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Dave Rutschman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
Finding the right therapist can be hard. Maybe you're facing difficult experiences of grief and loss, serious illness, or family conflict. Maybe you're wrestling with depression or anxiety. Or maybe you just have a general sense that your life has lost meaning and direction. Whatever brings you in, I'll offer a warm-hearted and positive space for us to learn together about your particular situation, and about the possibilities for healing and transformation that can be found within it. Having someone to talk to makes a real difference.
Finding the right therapist can be hard. Maybe you're facing difficult experiences of grief and loss, serious illness, or family conflict. Maybe you're wrestling with depression or anxiety. Or maybe you just have a general sense that your life has lost meaning and direction. Whatever brings you in, I'll offer a warm-hearted and positive space for us to learn together about your particular situation, and about the possibilities for healing and transformation that can be found within it. Having someone to talk to makes a real difference.
(510) 662-0235 View (510) 662-0235
Photo of Patricia Orlando Malo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Patricia Orlando Malo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94606  (Online Only)
I have been in practice since 1995 in the mental health profession in a variety of roles: Private Practice, EAP Provider, Critical Care Specialist, Social Service, Custody and Court Service, PTSD, Military Family integration and Separation Issues. My philosophy is eclectic: I strive to deeply listen to my clients, offering reflective support and solution-based resolutions.
I have been in practice since 1995 in the mental health profession in a variety of roles: Private Practice, EAP Provider, Critical Care Specialist, Social Service, Custody and Court Service, PTSD, Military Family integration and Separation Issues. My philosophy is eclectic: I strive to deeply listen to my clients, offering reflective support and solution-based resolutions.
(415) 873-3772 View (415) 873-3772
Photo of Elke Ullmer-Strempke, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Elke Ullmer-Strempke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, BFA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
Do you find yourself stuck in stifling patterns? I offer facilitated inward journeys to increase personal agency, liveliness, and fulfillment. I offer sensitive, open-hearted, humorous, and real contact as you navigate all the inner and outer hardships of being human. I enjoy working with folks from all backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities. Together, we will help you find a way forward that feels in alignment with your highest well-being.
Do you find yourself stuck in stifling patterns? I offer facilitated inward journeys to increase personal agency, liveliness, and fulfillment. I offer sensitive, open-hearted, humorous, and real contact as you navigate all the inner and outer hardships of being human. I enjoy working with folks from all backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities. Together, we will help you find a way forward that feels in alignment with your highest well-being.
(415) 802-0804 View (415) 802-0804
Photo of Briahn Badelle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Briahn Badelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
The focus of my practice is working with folks from various communities figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and work towards becoming more successful, it can become harder to figure things out, while also staying true to ourselves and prioritizing our needs. Sometimes we just need a mirror to help us see what is working well for us, and to help us figure out what is next. Whether you are experiencing life transitions, work stress, relationship challenges, anxiety, imposter syndrome, depression, grief or other challenges-I am here to partner with you to help you live your best life.
The focus of my practice is working with folks from various communities figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and work towards becoming more successful, it can become harder to figure things out, while also staying true to ourselves and prioritizing our needs. Sometimes we just need a mirror to help us see what is working well for us, and to help us figure out what is next. Whether you are experiencing life transitions, work stress, relationship challenges, anxiety, imposter syndrome, depression, grief or other challenges-I am here to partner with you to help you live your best life.
(415) 985-1566 View (415) 985-1566
Photo of Quetzal Francois, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Quetzal Francois
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I believe that inside each of our struggles there is a choice and it's from this place that we can reconnect to and reclaim our inherent wisdom and power. My intention in our work together is to help shed light on the path to help guide you home to yourself
I believe that inside each of our struggles there is a choice and it's from this place that we can reconnect to and reclaim our inherent wisdom and power. My intention in our work together is to help shed light on the path to help guide you home to yourself
(341) 444-2078 View (341) 444-2078
Photo of Kate Finney, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Kate Finney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Perhaps you are struggling with your partner right now, having the same fight over and over again. Or longing for an intimate relationship and feeling frustrated in your search. Maybe you are struggling to find a greater sense of direction in life. I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief. My approach to therapy is to help people gain access to their truth and authenticity. Through a collaborative and active therapeutic relationship, I endeavor to help clients identify what they want in life and the barriers that may be standing in their way.
Perhaps you are struggling with your partner right now, having the same fight over and over again. Or longing for an intimate relationship and feeling frustrated in your search. Maybe you are struggling to find a greater sense of direction in life. I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief. My approach to therapy is to help people gain access to their truth and authenticity. Through a collaborative and active therapeutic relationship, I endeavor to help clients identify what they want in life and the barriers that may be standing in their way.
(415) 322-9572 View (415) 322-9572
Photo of Robert Hurst, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Robert Hurst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
If you have problems at work, at home, or from places unknown, I will collaboratively work with you to find a path forward. By being transparent and nonjudgmental, I meet individuals where they're at and support them in achieving their goals. I practice with strong ethics around having the folks I meet with be the experts in their own lives. I am committed to understanding individuals' unique stories and finding solutions grounded in their own experiences and resources. As a life-long learner, I practice cultural humility and enjoy working with people of all identities and cultural backgrounds.
If you have problems at work, at home, or from places unknown, I will collaboratively work with you to find a path forward. By being transparent and nonjudgmental, I meet individuals where they're at and support them in achieving their goals. I practice with strong ethics around having the folks I meet with be the experts in their own lives. I am committed to understanding individuals' unique stories and finding solutions grounded in their own experiences and resources. As a life-long learner, I practice cultural humility and enjoy working with people of all identities and cultural backgrounds.
(510) 343-7760 View (510) 343-7760
Photo of Kathleen Parkinson McConnell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Kathleen Parkinson McConnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
"Reaching out is the first step. I invite you to take that first step and CALL me at 510-652-1902. I look forward to talking with you."
"Reaching out is the first step. I invite you to take that first step and CALL me at 510-652-1902. I look forward to talking with you."
(510) 652-1902 View (510) 652-1902
Photo of Joelle Ehre, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Joelle Ehre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I help people build strong, connected and intimate relationships--with their partners, spouses, families or themselves. I particularly enjoy working with couples to improve communication and bring an end to fighting. I also provide reproductive counseling to people who are building families in non-traditional ways, whether due to medical infertility or "social infertility" (LGBTQ and single parents-to-be).
I help people build strong, connected and intimate relationships--with their partners, spouses, families or themselves. I particularly enjoy working with couples to improve communication and bring an end to fighting. I also provide reproductive counseling to people who are building families in non-traditional ways, whether due to medical infertility or "social infertility" (LGBTQ and single parents-to-be).
(510) 296-6507 View (510) 296-6507
Photo of Elise Von Tersch, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Elise Von Tersch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
My passion is to work with individuals to transform life’s difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and insight. My approach is collaborative while providing a safe space to foster good therapeutic work. I am a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and apply Psychotherapy approaches complementary to individual clients and their needs. These approaches include EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
My passion is to work with individuals to transform life’s difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and insight. My approach is collaborative while providing a safe space to foster good therapeutic work. I am a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and apply Psychotherapy approaches complementary to individual clients and their needs. These approaches include EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(510) 924-0641 View (510) 924-0641
Photo of Sterling Walker, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland, CA
Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
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.
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 View (415) 712-1672
Photo of Barbara Cohen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Barbara Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PysD, MFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live," (Goethe) Yet, trusting yourself depends on knowing yourself - what to do and how to live follows. Frustration, disappointment, anxiety and depression are signals that there is more to know about yourself. Our work will unravel the assumptions and patterns that undermine your capacity to create the love and work life that you desire. For over 30 years I have helped individuals and couples negotiate pivotal life transitions: leaving home, developing a career, finding a mate, parenting, the empty nest and aging.
"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live," (Goethe) Yet, trusting yourself depends on knowing yourself - what to do and how to live follows. Frustration, disappointment, anxiety and depression are signals that there is more to know about yourself. Our work will unravel the assumptions and patterns that undermine your capacity to create the love and work life that you desire. For over 30 years I have helped individuals and couples negotiate pivotal life transitions: leaving home, developing a career, finding a mate, parenting, the empty nest and aging.
(510) 428-1137 View (510) 428-1137
Photo of Olisha Hodges, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Olisha Hodges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing a difficult time? Looking for support? My therapeutic approach is tailored to meet your individual needs, as you are the expert on your life! My goal is to partner with you as you navigate through this difficult time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years experience working with children and families in various non-profit, school and county capacities. My private practice is dedicated to supporting school-age, teen and adult clients to make the most out of their resources and relationships. I provide psychotherapy services to those in need.
Are you experiencing a difficult time? Looking for support? My therapeutic approach is tailored to meet your individual needs, as you are the expert on your life! My goal is to partner with you as you navigate through this difficult time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years experience working with children and families in various non-profit, school and county capacities. My private practice is dedicated to supporting school-age, teen and adult clients to make the most out of their resources and relationships. I provide psychotherapy services to those in need.
(510) 907-6476 View (510) 907-6476
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 548-4519 View (415) 548-4519
Photo of Jenny Ireland Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Jenny Ireland Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Has life Become a struggle for you? Are you looking to build better relationships? Are you feeling overwhelmed during a difficult life transition? Do you feel stuck in your past and unable to move forward? Through our work together, I can help you develop the tools needed to increase your confidence, feel better in your relationships and let go of your past.
Has life Become a struggle for you? Are you looking to build better relationships? Are you feeling overwhelmed during a difficult life transition? Do you feel stuck in your past and unable to move forward? Through our work together, I can help you develop the tools needed to increase your confidence, feel better in your relationships and let go of your past.
(628) 227-5893 View (628) 227-5893

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Number of Therapists in Oakland, CA

2,000+

Average cost per session

$181

Therapists in Oakland, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
65% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
45% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
43% Optum

How Therapists in Oakland, CA see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
22% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oakland?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.