Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Alisa Jacobo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Alisa Jacobo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Alisa is a bilingual (English/Spanish)/bi-cultural licensed clinical social worker with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Alisa centers her work on building a strong therapeutic relationship; providing a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore themselves, their past experiences, and their relationships with others.
(510) 327-3145 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Brittney Green
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Life can feel impossible to avoid struggling and we often don't feel we have the skills to cope successfully through. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have all the resources we need for a given situation. Parts of us take on desperate roles trying to help us to survive. This might look like anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationship/family issues. I aim to help you process unresolved issues and feelings and find solutions.
(415) 582-4434 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Hilary Combs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My clients are people struggling with a transition in their lives; initiating independence as a teenager or young adult, wrestling with a new gender or new role as a significant other / parent, newly dealing with depression, traumatic memories or substance abuse. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and interactive with the goal of creating a safe environment that will enable you to explore your thoughts and feelings related to present difficulties. I work with the idea of relieving one's immediate suffering with the longer term goal of how to better understand oneself and one's relationship to the world around you.
(347) 603-0916 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Boyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hello, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who supports my clients in discovering and achieving what they most want in life. As we begin to look more deeply at who we are, we can move toward a life that has increased balance and fulfillment. Many of us suffer in our relationships, careers and internal worlds due to a lack of awareness of the ways in which our past wounds impact current choices and ways of interacting with others. By taking a deeper look at these processes problematic belief systems can begin to change.
(510) 319-0136 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Catherine MacGillivray
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, AMFT
Verified
You may be an artist. You may be an academic. You may be an activist. I have been all three of these, and I speak their languages: of creativity, intellectual enlivenment, and social justice. And right now, in this time of upheaval and unrest, you may be hurting--feeling lost, adrift, burned out, under- or over-stimulated, or simply sad. I am here to connect with you. To listen compassionately. To make space for you to better hear yourself, and to encourage linkages, mentalizations, and trauma metabolizations that will allow you to better listen to the rhythms of your body and use your own mind. I offer you my mind in this pursuit.
(510) 650-0372 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Silver Lake Psychology--Oakland location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 630-8489 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Stephen Kusch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Do you ever find that the more you try to get rid of painful emotions, the more overwhelmed you feel? Life can sometimes feel like a straw finger puzzle: the more you pull, the tighter the grip. This is partly because life is challenging. It is also because in times of stress, we are wired to protect ourselves by focusing on potential dangers. Although adaptive for some situations, this wiring can become a closed feedback loop: the harder you try, the more you see only problems; and the more problems you see, the more you lose sight of the strengths and resources that facilitate change.
(510) 788-2349 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Stacy Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I strongly believe that all of us are capable of connecting to an experience of profound well being, whatever the circumstances of our lives may be. My goal in therapy is to help you access that state within yourself. I aim to help you recognize and accept the many layers of your experience and to support you in acting skillfully and authentically in the world. My first priority is to create an atmosphere of safety and trust so that you are able to freely explore your challenges, concerns and desires. After we understand your difficulties, we can collaborate to create the desired change and growth.
(510) 500-9857 
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Patricia Banchik Rothschild
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMHIMP
Verified
My experience comes from 31 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy.
(510) 403-8151 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Rob Gross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My work is to help clients become the people they long to be. I sees the challenges we face not as signs of what is wrong with us, but as the result of what our experiences have wrongly taught us to believe about ourselves. Almost everyone seeking therapy is hurting in some way: we feel depressed, anxious, angry, or we are having relationship problems. We may be feeling guilt or shame. But when we talk openly about these problems, we can begin to change. We learn how these problems came about, but more importantly, how we resolve them.
(510) 900-5368 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Susanna McKean Moore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My practice is currently full. I am taking no new clients, though I do have openings to meet with parents 1-3 sessions to think through next steps for you and your child. Please email me at susannamoorephd@gmail.com with your child's age, where you live, and a brief description of your situation. Se habla español. I work primarily with children and teens (and sometimes adults) who are marginalized in some way. I have extensive training in gender identity issues, the effects of trauma and loss, and the psychological impact of social injustice.
(510) 240-5918 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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R. Austin Heafey
Psychologist, MA, Psy D
Verified
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
(925) 255-7651 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Kelsey Kilponen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have 5+ years experience working with youth, young adults, adults, caregivers, and entire family systems in community-based and school-based mental health settings. I have supported young people and their families with navigating life transitions; coping with chronic stress and complex trauma; cultivating hope and resilience through challenge; and advocating for their needs, rights and what they deserve within oppressive or dominating systems and institutions. I additionally support white-identifying individuals looking to unpack their whiteness and privilege in order to build or enhance the anti-racist practice in their lives.
(510) 892-5730 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Danielle Saunders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Experience compassion and open-heartedness in everyday life and freedom from patterns of the past. I see individuals, couples and families with issues of integrating trauma, communication/knowing your truth, healing sexuality/deep connection, infidelity, addiction and family concerns. I help clients find a fuller, more alive life, in partnership with the people and family, chosen or from birth, around them.
(510) 345-1272 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Photo of Valerie Alt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Valerie Alt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Deciding to start therapy marks the start of a meaningful journey. Life is full of transitions that can make us feel lost, untethered, and stuck in limbo. My goal as a therapist is to help individuals thoughtfully navigate these crossroads and feel empowered to take steps towards a life they want to live.
(847) 457-1995 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Alejandra Parra Jaimes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As your therapist, my hope is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space. I truly believe that every person’s experiences are unique. I believe that you are the expert of your life therefore I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches/modalities and personalize treatment that works best for you. I encourage you to share your experiences in a confidential space as you begin your healing journey and path to personal growth.
(341) 888-7718 
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Oakland, CA 94603
Offers online therapy
Photo of Katherine (Kat) Roubos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Katherine (Kat) Roubos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
You are not your problems, the problem is the problem! Together we can begin to discern the difference and take action toward change. I am a white, genderqueer therapist dedicated to facilitating personal, interpersonal and collective healing through relationships and organizing. I specialize in supporting people experiencing issues related to boundaries, self-respect, burnout, anger, social/racial justice, healing trauma, identity development, existential questions, sexuality, gender identity, and life transitions. LGBTQ, poly, and kink identities welcome. More at: www.katherinerouboslcsw.com and www.traumaconsciouspraxis.com
(510) 880-1858 
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Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
Photo of Elisa Chaves, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Elisa Chaves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am passionate about supporting children, adults and families to improve their communication, emotional connections and self-esteem. My approach is warm, interactive and strength-based. I have experience working with children and adults going through divorce, traumatic experiences, conflicts, challenges with self-regulation, as well as parenting difficulties and behavioral problems. I support my clients through life transitions, the process of acculturation and belonging, anxiety, depression or seeking any type of emotional healing from current or past experiences.
(510) 757-9413 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Photo of Laura Parker, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Laura Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Do you want more aliveness in your life, your love, your work, your play? Do you want to develop the skills to engage more creatively and effectively with the challenges you face? I help you to understand and change relationship conflict; communicate more honestly and effectively; recover from grief and loss; stop giving your power away - exude more natural authority and self-possession; move on from addictions and other self-defeating behavior patterns; deal with anger, depression, worry, shame, and self-criticism.
(510) 671-8122 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Photo of Lucia ('loosha') Grauman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Lucia ('loosha') Grauman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2018 & 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families, infidelity); grief & loss; addiction, recovery & codependence; anxiety & depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
(415) 799-3799 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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.