Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Jill E Hartman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Jill E Hartman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
When day to day life feels overwhelming, finding meaning, connection and authenticity can feel elusive. Layer on the struggles inherent in our current world—family trauma, life transitions, managing life in a pandemic—you name it, and it’s no wonder handling it all can feel impossible. In my work, I help people navigate life’s murky waters, and the anxiety and feelings of inertia that can come with the territory. Helping people connect with, and stay true to, their authentic selves is what makes my work meaningful.
(510) 913-9384
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Oakland, CA 94619
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Gina Delucca
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Clients who typically feel drawn to work with me tend to prefer a more action-oriented and present-focused approach to therapy. While developing self-understanding in therapy can be very powerful by itself, I like to try to empower my clients to use their insight to create concrete change in their lives. I also like working with clients who are interested in setting goals, willing to experiment with new behaviors and thinking patterns, and motivated to do homework between sessions. My specialty areas include anxiety, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, low self-esteem, disordered eating, stress, and work-life balance.
(510) 726-9991
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Paul T Guillory
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My work has focused on repairing relationship bonds. Please view my Website at www.paultgulloryphd.com for more details. I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy both as a Trainer and Supervisor. This means I have successfully under taken rigorous advance training and been approved by the International Centre for Excellence in EFT. I am the author of: "Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals. I am dedicated to helping couples address and resolve conflict, repair emotional injuries, and revitalize their bond. I also offer Masters level Training in Emotionally Focus Therapy.
(510) 878-4876
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth Schenk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Unresolved childhood issues provide recurring challenges in adulthood and may show up in the form of sadness, worry, relationship problems, substance abuse or poor self-esteem. For adults abused as children, complex trauma may leave one with panic, obsessive thoughts, self-harming behaviors, or mood disorders. Sometimes individuals are given many diagnoses and medications and end up in therapies that do not resolve their underlying issue. Dissociative processes go unrecognized in many therapies, resulting in treatment that may not resolve the underlying problem, leaving one symptomatic. In my professional experience most individuals change and grow through a successful therapeutic encounter.
(925) 290-7886
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Oakland, CA 94606
Not accepting new clients
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Jessica Judkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Life events and situations can leave us feeling depressed, misunderstood and unmotivated to move forward. Are you struggling with self-doubt or shame? Feeling unsatisfied with how you are living your life? Beliefs about our past, traumas, and unskillful coping skills can slow down our healing process and keep us from being our best self. In our work together, I support your process to unlock patterns and beliefs that leave you feeling stuck.
(510) 692-4423
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Oakland, CA 94607
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Jaime Levy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD
Verified
Verified
Often we have so many judgments and intense feelings about food and our bodies that it can be difficult to see clearly. I offer support, guidance, and clarity. In addition to being a therapist I have 20 years of experience as an eating disorder dietitian. I work with individuals on a range of issues including struggles with food and body image, unlearning diet culture, embracing health at every size, and healing from eating disorders, anxiety and depression. My goal is to foster an atmosphere of comfort and safety, so we can explore your inner landscape with kindness and curiosity, so you can live with more ease, choice and joy.
(510) 756-2132
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Rebecca E. Grayzel
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I believe the key to change lies in cultivating a safe, strong therapeutic relationship. Through a developmental lens, I aim to understand each person’s history and how their unique story informs current challenges. I feel passionate about working with clients from diverse backgrounds and utilize a culturally-informed approach when understanding life experiences and associated thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In conjunction with this psychodynamic, relationally-driven approach, I help clients identify a clear presenting concern, develop goals, and integrate the appropriate evidence-based practice tailored to their specific needs.
(510) 422-2954
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Tracy Cleo Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"We are now able to see the essential ingredient that makes psychotherapy effective and successful. Is is not "unconditional positive regard," nor is it magical words, techniques, or postures; it is human involvement and struggle. It is the willingness of the therapist to extend himself or herself for the purpose of nurturing the patient's growth - willingness to go out on a limb, to truly involve oneself at an emotional level in the relationship." M.Scott Peck, MD
(628) 227-5537
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Amy Gentile
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice for over 20 years. I work with couples and individuals with issues ranging from adjustment to college to depression, anxiety, grief, loss, bipolor and personality disorders. My work consists of a combination of dynamic, cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness approaches that help individuals and couples resolve the issues that have brought them into psychotherapy.
(510) 398-6226
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Not accepting new clients
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Ricka L. White-Soso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT
Verified
Verified
Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues.
(510) 221-6652
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Oakland, CA 94612
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
Ruben Garibaldo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a culturally conscious therapist with particular sensibility towards those who seek to address and recognize their strengths and fundamental worth. I enjoy working with people and families of diverse backgrounds and across all life stages, from school age children to elder adults.I am bilingual in English and Spanish and practice psychotherapy in both languages. ​ My work emphasizes the importance of maintaining a reflective space where individuals, families and caregivers can receive emotional support and insight while remaining strengths focused. Empathy and compassion are essential to any transformative work. I employ
(510) 390-9566
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Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
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Judy Blumenfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
An exploration of your childhood, relationships and deepest self can be a beautiful and powerful journey.Together we can develop a curiosity and exploration of vulnerabilities and resilience in the face of challenges and hardship. I work with you in a collaborative way to understand together the obstacles to having healthy and meaningful relationships. If you feel stuck and unable to understand some of your own behaviors and choices we can talk together and begin to find words to understand your experience. I have a warm style of relating and can at times bring humor to our work.
(510) 575-9984
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Octave - Oakland Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Octave is a modern practice creating a new standard for mental healthcare that’s both high-quality and accessible to more people. With in-person and virtual clinics in California and New York, we partner with you to develop personalized plans that can include individual therapy, couples therapy, and groups to best suit your needs. Grounded in science, our approach enables you to experience profound change that is just as measurable as it is meaningful.
(415) 687-2932
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Ayala Kalisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
You are likely here because you are in discomfort or experiencing longing for things to be different. This human experience can be messy and vast. I won't claim to be an expert on you or your lived experience but I will meet you from a place of compassion and explore the terrain with you as we find your path through. Themes people come to explore with me include: •Attachment trauma and CPTSD • Challenges with connection and in relationships (friendships, romantic relationships or familial) • Self-exploration and empowerment • Issues around sex and sexuality including but not limited to shame, pain, confusion or disconnection
(707) 708-4573
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Milena Edwards
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Something is shifting in your life. The earth beneath you is not as stable as it once was. Maybe it's a major life transition, like going to college, getting married, moving to the Bay Area, or changing jobs. Maybe it's a loss, like a death, a divorce, a miscarriage, or leaving someone or something in your life. Or maybe this transition is harder to put your finger on...you might be feeling stuck and needing something to shift. There are many moments in life that offer an opportunity to transform, or require us to change if we are to continue growing.
(510) 462-5683
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Pink Moon Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
We all hold trauma and past wounding which we carry with us into our present life, and throughout our lifetime we have created protective ways to manage these internal experiences. Together we'll befriend and shine light on the various protective parts of your internal system that may have assisted you in the past but are currently keeping you stuck in dysfunctional patterns. We'll safely access the vulnerable layers of your past and wounded self and learn how to practice honoring old unmet needs in present time. We'll highlight and cultivate your innate strengths and gifts and discover new ways of being in the world.
(415) 729-2871
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Photo of Mary Thomas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Mary Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you or a loved one struggling with ADHD? Wondering if you have ADHD? I specialize in working with ADHD, using a combination of ADHD coaching and therapy. You can turn struggle into fulfillment by learning about your ADHD type, and developing new skills and ADHD friendly habits. As well as healing the pain that comes from experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or shame and overwhelm. I know how much frustration there is living with ADHD and how little control you may feel right now. There is hope. Call me and let's talk about how I can help.
(510) 986-4742
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Kelsie Testa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach combines teaching you skills to regulate your emotions, tolerate distress and be more mindful with conversations to build insight and process long-term patterns to understand how they got there in the first place. I believe therapy is a relationship first and foremost: I bring knowledge and expertise about the mind and emotions to the table; you bring knowledge and expertise about yourself and your experience. Together you and I will collaborate to find a balance of approaches that works for you.
(510) 319-0393
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Daniel Nathan Weiner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Daniel N. Weiner received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York in 1996 with fellowships at Rutgers, Brown, and Stanford Medical Schools. He served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown University Medical School for four years. He has been licensed as a Clinical Psychologist since 1997, and has worked in a variety of settings including an independent psychological practice, a private psychiatric hospital, and a medical practice. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
(510) 330-2857
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Stephen Kusch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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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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.