Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Downtown, Oakland, CA

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Photo of Tayler Henderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Oakland, CA
Tayler Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As an EMDR and DBT therapist, I help adults who experience anxiety, depression and/or a trauma.
I have over 9 years of experience working with children, parents and families of various backgrounds. I strive to create a safe place for you to express your concerns, to feel heard and understood. My approach is very individualized based on your current needs. I am interested in the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and help facilitate an environment conducive to collaboration and understanding. I strive to provide you with the tools and strategies you need in order to help you achieve your goals. I believe therapy can be the most important form of self-care.
(510) 588-7471
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Minerva Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My goal is to provide you with skills that you can take and maintain even after you complete your therapy journey with me. Some of these skills can include, but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, communication, mindfulness, anxiety management, and relaxation skills. I have experience in working with all ages of life. My passion is working with young adults and adults, couples, and families. I specialize in the treatment of depression (including prenatal and postpartum), anxiety, trauma, addictions, interpersonal conflict, and life transitions.
(510) 726-4906
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Dr. Meghan Tunson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy ( DBT ), and psychodynamic therapy.
People are often hesitant to try therapy because they feel it won't work or believe they should be able to handle difficult things on their own. If you're willing to try personal trainers, babysitters, house cleaners, and other services to better your life, doesn't your emotional happiness or the happiness of your family deserve the same focus? I believe that it absolutely does.
(510) 269-2639
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Jenna Samuels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
When we get "stuck" in life, we can begin to feel lost and confused. My goal is to help you figure out what is making you feel "stuck," and collaboratively help you to make the necessary adjustments in your life to get "unstuck." Together, we will walk the path toward your new future. My approach is client-centered and collaborative. I utilize various treatment modalities in my practice, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ).
(510) 462-3691
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Hasti Afkhami
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you ever feel like you are stuck in the past or plagued by negative thoughts of the future? Have you ever had times where you felt like you were a prisoner of your own mind? If you are looking to gain tools to heal from the past or present, I would be honored to support you in your journey. I am a heart-and soul-centered therapist who is passionate about helping clients let go of unhealthy patterns connected to trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, and life transitions. I use a variety of approaches tailored to you including EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(510) 936-7218
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Carrie Bican
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experienced the complexities of family relationships, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, phase of life changes, work-related issues, motivation, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, and of course persistent diagnoses as well such as depression. I am compassionate about how we experience the world as an individual and as a collective. I am a person-centered therapist who uses an integrated approach to therapy. Even though I pull knowledge from all theories and practices, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused-Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Mindfulness Practices and some Family Systems Therapy.
(510) 519-3781
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Ernesto Paz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also bring in elements from mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy and narrative therapy.
As a therapist, my broader goal is in helping you experience higher states of fulfillment, joy, and peace of mind - rather than simply helping you decrease the symptoms you're having. It's about happiness and each person's unique recipe for that. I work well with a wide variety of psychoemotional problems such as anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and relationship difficulties with family, friendships, the self, or your love life. I have years of experience working in addiction treatment which has allowed me to work with an incredibly diverse population of all backgrounds.
(510) 880-1918
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Valerie Labanca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive training in a variety of evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic therapy, attachment-based therapy, and relational therapy. I have had many years of experience working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence, mood disorders, ADHD, postpartum depression/anxiety, issues related to infertility, interpersonal relational challenges, panic disorders, immigration challenges, parenting challenges, insomnia, trans-related challenges
(510) 726-1002
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Alexandra Poling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) and mindfulness, I help my clients identify and change ways of thinking and coping that may be impacting their mental health. This approach includes teaching coping skills that will target specific symptoms and triggers as well as learning to cope with or resolve intense emotional pain. I use this approach to treat complicated grief, trauma, panic, and related anxiety or depression.
(510) 380-7804
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Pritika Sehgal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic style is grounded in non-judgment and compassion. My focus is on improving holistic well-being and growth. My roots are from India, and being from a different culture, I recognize importance of culture sensitivity and I enjoy working with people from different culture and ethnic backgrounds. I have an empathetic, respectful, and curious approach towards diversity. My background is in Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) which offers a variety of coping skills to to create balance and reduce reactions to triggers that cause emotional suffering. Dialectical Behavior Therapy can be helpful in individual and group therapy.
(510) 281-8142
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Cherry Aslarona
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I tend to utilize aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and/or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I value the therapeutic relationship and feel that therapy is a collaborative approach. Each individual has their story to tell and they are the experts of their own experiences and symptoms. As you share your story with me, we will identify and create a treatment plan that works best for you based on your strengths, tools that have worked for you in in the past, and resources and recommendations from my clinical training and experience. We will work together to achieve your goals and we will always strive to find ways to bring greater well-being to your life.
(510) 592-6757
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Kaytlin Sirounian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My clients describe me as authentic, interactive, and compassionate. I am trained in several approaches (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR) that can create new insights about your feelings, thinking patterns, and behaviors. Our sessions will provide the calm escape that you desperately need and an improved quality of life you deserve.
(510) 738-2864
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Susan VanAllen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of proficiency are in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and panic. I am EMDR trained, RLT certified (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), and have extensive success applying the use of cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as in supporting clients to learn extensive resourcing skills in concert with polyvagal theory for calming a client’s stressed nervous system.
(310) 742-1294
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Jordan St Pierre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am highly trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior Therapy ( DBT ) which I have utilized within individual, group, and family therapy sessions as as well as solution focused therapy, motivational therapy, and a variety of other therapeutic approaches.
My therapy style is warm and nonjudgmental as I want all of my clients to feel they are in a safe environment when working with me. I believe in treating everyone as an individual and meeting my clients where they are during sessions. I also work with my clients in identifying their individual goals and completing unique and specific treatment plans. During my years of practice, I have identified the benefits of focusing on one's self esteem in order to improve within themselves, specifically focusing on "the here and now".
(415) 360-3833
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Diana Berruecos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In my work, I believe that individuals are the experts of their own lives. My goal is to create a safe environment, and to be able to support clients in their healing journey. I utilize evidence-based approaches (Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution- Focused) to help individuals understand their emotions and behaviors, as well as reconnect with themselves, focus on solutions, and develop new skills/tools. Areas of interest include challenging life transitions, communication/relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.
(510) 588-5857
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Lila Galustian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My experience in this field has been mainly focused on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) forms of treatment at all levels of care. My therapeutic style is radically genuine with a dash of irreverence to soften the blow of facing what's painful to see. I will validate what is valid and invalidate what is invalid. I have a dialectical approach towards change and getting you to your targeted treatment goals.
(510) 455-7598
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Elyse Sg Bart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT , Mindfulness Practices, Parts Work, Addiction and Trauma work - all based in Social Justice. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want, and can shift the old and new narratives of established stories and patterns of their daily lives.
(510) 394-1740
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Lisa Gendzwill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While my main modality is CBT, in my 15 years of practice I've developed an eclectic approach and I often also integrate elements of ACT, DBT , IFS, positive psychology, psychodynamic, systems, mindfulness-based and solution-focused therapies.
I work with clients to help them heal from symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize with teens and young adults. Therapy provides an opportunity to be completely yourself, without regard to the pressures or demands of the world around you. When you feel safe, you're more free to talk about change. I'll help you build upon your strengths and support you in becoming more aware of patterns that hold you back from achieving your goals. I believe therapy is an important investment in health and will help you create patterns that form the foundation for a satisfied life.
(925) 395-4892
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Of Oakland Ca Myra Altenau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am accepting clients for my Dialectical Behavior Therapy program. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a very effective treatment that increases happiness in ways you never imagined were possible. Combining distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skill building, I will guide you to heal the effects of trauma, depression and anxiety; establishing well-being.
(707) 709-8039
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Alisa Birgy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
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 94612
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What type of Downtown, Oakland mental health professional is right for me?
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