Family Therapy in Downtown, Oakland, CA

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Ashley Singh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The heart of my work centers around adults of the South Asian Diaspora. My goal in emphasizing my practice here is to recognize a need for folks to have a therapist who truly understands their background and can create safety in talking about parts of the culture that can feel shameful or misunderstood from a Western perspective. The most common areas of focus include family of origin issues, intergenerational trauma and creating space to heal your inner child, acknowledging your grief, exploring your TRUE identity, and cultivating positive relationships by creating boundaries and building self-esteem + confidence.
(510) 788-0151
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Alexander Walters
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My style is client-centered and focused on affirming the client's strengths, reframing negative or challenging thoughts, and guidance of the client towards goal achievement. My experience includes working with adult addicts for an outpatient treatment center, couples and families through the school-based and special education programs at a family services agency, and one-on-one therapeutic sessions with kids, teens, and adults utilizing both in-person and virtual modes of service.
(510) 871-8253
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Christopher Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My services are provided from a Strengths-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems, Humanistic perspective.
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. This includes treatment for substance use disorders using a harm-reduction model, mental health disorders, dual-diagnosis, severe mental illness, Native American populations, and court-dependent youth. My passion is for people, and believe we all have an intrinsic desire to move toward health and happiness.
(424) 373-8219
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Marissza Cavin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, and relational issues. I use a variety of approaches to build understanding of your inner dialogue, your values, and how to create more fulfillment in your life. While working with couples, I support building trust through assertion practice, role playing, shifting toward appreciation, and improving communication techniques especially when in conflict.
(510) 480-3987
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Ariel Escobedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I’m a general mental health practitioner committed to helping adults learn how to heal their emotional wounds. My work integrates varied evidence-based care models to create a healing experience for my clientele. I believe in a collaborative approach with the individuals, families, and couples entrusting me with their care. When healing my clientele, I tend to gravitate to a more person-centered, family systems, attachment, and dynamic style. I have had the honor of working with clients from every continent of our world, except Antarctica.
(510) 880-1338
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Dr. Meghan Tunson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Elizabeth Boehning White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I bring over 25 years of experience as a licensed mental health professional. My training in clinical social work and human development along with my study of the latest research developments in psychology and the behavioral sciences allows me to be an effective therapist. I have helped hundreds of adults, children and families overcome and manage conditions such as anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and improve interpersonal relationships with partners and family members. In addition, I have helped many clients manage stress at the workplace and increase their capacity for agency in their lives.
(310) 742-8695
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Bridge Psych Services - Dr. Aisling Forbes
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
Verified
I see children, adolescents, and adults for individual, family , and couples therapy.
We can all struggle with stressors at certain times and/or throughout our lives. My goal is to give you the space to explore freely about any problems, issues or concerns along with the successes that you are experiencing. Together we will then identify possible ways to better cope with the challenges life can throw at us.
(510) 338-3325
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94607
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Joshua Haddock
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy is an active process for both client and therapist. An important predictor of success in therapy is the establishment of a solid working relationship that offers freedom and safety to talk about your experiences and beliefs that have been previously avoided, unresolved, or considered too uncomfortable to discuss with friends, spouses, or family . As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating an empathic, safe, and highly confidential “holding environment” that offers you an opportunity to work on reducing emotional distress and make better personal choices; within a comfortable, supportive, and collaborative environment.
(510) 913-9691
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Susan Sosa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have worked over 20 years as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist . My approach to therapy is based on the idea that the most important ingredient in psychotherapy is the relationship that develops between the therapist and the patient. The patient must feel comfortable, safe and understood. This type of trusting environment motivates the exploration of self and enables individuals to reach their full personal potential (self-actualization).
(510) 379-7159
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Meghan Lefkowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I approach each client seeking to genuinely understand their life experiences and current struggles. I work from a place of compassion and support clients in building understanding of their emotions, habits, and relationships. I specialize in working with college students and young adults who often face major life transitions that can bring up a great deal of anxiety, depression, stress, uncertainty and relationship/ family challenges.
(510) 519-5821
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Sara Stevens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In the 20+ years I've been a therapist, I've come to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of every individual and family .
I have experience working with multicultural populations in a variety of clinical settings. I'm Navajo/Dine, I was born/raised on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, and my clinical experiences have been both on and off of the reservation. I deeply respect the spirit within all of us, and I treasure the connection we share as a key component of the healing process. I've treated individuals and families from many walks of life and with many different experiences and problems.
(415) 475-2747
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Lauren Cardoso
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with experience working in community-based and outpatient mental health settings. I have a passion for working with individuals, couples, and families to help them navigate life's transitions and develop skills to thrive. I specialize in depression, anxiety, panic, and relationships. I have past experience working with young children, teens, and adults utilizing an integrated approach to tailor therapy to each person's unique needs and preferences.
(510) 906-8298
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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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Jessica Ojeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has provided psychotherapy, family therapy , and group services in English and Spanish for over nine years. I work with adults and families specializing in mental health and/or co-occurring disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and chemical dependency. I utilize evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and brief therapy to help you decrease symptoms while developing more meaningful life experiences.
(510) 401-3608
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Abbe Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My collaborative approach helps you to build on your strengths in order to face life's personal challenges. I believe in each person's intrinsic ability to heal from past hurt or trauma, and I see my role as that of a professional guide or consultant who will walk side by side with you through this part of your healing journey.
(510) 640-8295
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Michael Henderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Through my internships in graduate school, and continuing after graduation, I worked with children and adolescents through foster care, Child Protective Services, outpatient individual therapy, a non-public school setting, and community based mental health treatment in the family 's home and in a group home setting. Practicing as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 17 years provided me with a wealth of experience in treatment with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
(510) 350-3848
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Veronna Dizon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, or simply going through a difficult time in their life. Maybe it's related to your work or relationships; sometimes, it can just be plain hard to work through it on your own. And that's where I come in. Therapy with me means taking the time to get to know you and help you find solutions or new ways to manage whatever it is you're going through so you can start feeling better. Some of the type of clients that I enjoy working with are young adults, recent graduates, those trying to start a family or new parents.
(510) 640-8203
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Downtown
Oakland, CA 94612
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Ernesto Paz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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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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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.