You may be experiencing acute emotional pain due to an unexpected change in your life, or you may feel that the suffering has been there for a long time and coping on your own is no longer enough. You may find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, disconnected, or lonely, repeating the same patterns without being able to find your way out. You may be wishing for deeper relationships, a more satisfying and creative job, or relief from inner turmoil. If you continue to feel insecure, anxious, or depressed, no matter what you try, therapy can help.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, PhD, in, Law
I work with individual adults of all ages as well as with couples: I like to listen to you, metaphorically speaking, with two ears: what you say and how you say it. I like to understand your internal make-up and the dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. I also want to understand with you how it all fits together. Perhaps, through collaborative curiosity, I can help you alter habits from back then that don't serve you in the here and now of your life at this time. I believe that relationships to yourself and others are critically important.
Early experiences result in our developing defensive structures that are meant to protect our vulnerability, but also create restrictions in our capacity to feel or perceive what is happening in the moment. This patterning shapes our perception of others, and also of ourselves. Although traditional insight-oriented talk therapy allows for an understanding which can harmonize our awareness with our everyday life, we embody early experience in ways that limit the power of insight to undo, and restrict our emotional intelligence. My orientation to psychotherapy is to work through emotional and experiential patterning, without bypassing the power of understanding.
My approach balances compassion with being direct. My clients experience care, acceptance and belonging, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow, change and decrease suffering. I offer empathy while actively engaging my clients by setting weekly treatment goals, building coping tools/resources, and providing skills/knowledge to build self-awareness and integration. We are deeply influenced by our cultural identity and heritage. I am committed to the values of respecting and celebrating diversity, and supporting social/political policies of equal rights and opportunities.
Psychotherapy isn't one size fits all. It's a unique relationship that develops and responds to your needs, life-experiences, ethnic/cultural identity, challenges and resources. You may be feeling stuck-repeating painful patterns, wanting to make changes but not knowing how. Or you're a survivor of sexual violence and the ways you've been coping aren't working anymore. I meet you where you are and bring my clinical and life experience, deep listening, compassion, acceptance, warmth and creativity. Together we create and draw on the power of a safe, accepting therapeutic relationship to support your growth and wholeness.
I'm a holistic psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and coach. I have been practicing since 2007. I love helping people with relationships, dating, life transitions, and purpose and fulfillment. To create deeper change, I blend Western psychotherapy with Eastern philosophy, practical tools, and my intuitive gifts. I also enjoy working with couples, and have training in evidenced-based models of couples therapy, including EFT, PACT and Gottman. My clients feel deeply safe with me and seen by me. I can hold both immense compassion for your pain and vulnerabilities, as well as guide you towards your truest essence and most expansive self.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT, 122582
I am an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The clients that I often see are individuals, couples or parents seeking new tools for their repertoire, or to evoke old one’s that may have gone unseen for a while. I work with adults who want to learn new tools to help cope with challenging life circumstances or unwanted feelings. I help my clients connect to their authenticity through insightful awareness and empowerment, while helping to identify and change patterns that feel old and too familiar. I firmly believe that everyone has the tools within themselves to heal and make changes, and my job is the be guide in that process.
Do you feel confused, stuck, or overwhelmed? Do the challenges of life make it hard for you to feel your purpose? Are you struggling with managing anxiety and depression in these turbulent times? Are you feeling isolated and like an outsider? I can help you to become more in tune with your needs and strengths, and support you to adjust unrealistic expectations or incongruent habits you may have. Emotional well being is vitally important, and there is a unique path to balance for each individual. I aim to help clients honor themselves as complex beings seeking safety, self-knowledge, connection and love.
I am a warm, collaborative therapist who enjoys working with children, adults and families. My hope is to build an alliance with each person that will facilitate personal growth and increased satisfaction in relationships. With both children and adults I employ an eclectic mixture of: Attachment Theory, EMDR, FLASH, positive psychology, CBT, solution oriented, social stories, play therapy, and lots of listening. When things seem difficult I can help brainstorm practical strategies for getting through hard times. I have a strong belief that we all know what is best for ourselves, sometimes it's just hard to envision.
As a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, I work with a variety of issues ranging from depression, sadness and anxiety to more severe issues such as schizophrenia and personality disorders. I work best with those clients who are interested in making lasting changes in their inner lives and circumstances. In my practice, I provide you with a place to speak freely, so that through this singular experience of speaking you can articulate your desire and assume responsibility for your life.
Psychotherapy is based on solid research and the world’s wisdom traditions, and at its best it is an experience between us that is unique to you. I believe it is the most important journey you can take to move towards healing and living a rich, meaningful life. Sometimes we experience shattering events, experiences of trauma that haunt us and suffering that threatens to overwhelm us. Our feelings and thoughts can grab hold of us in really disruptive and painful ways. Or, we find ourselves wanting to change patterns to function at our best in work, home and play. I offer professional and experienced support to make enduring changes.
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.
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.
Helping people when they are in crisis is my passion. I specialize in emergency and acute mental health evaluation and consultation. I am currently accepting patients for brief intervention services only, including: crisis evaluation and acute treatment planning; urgent clinical diagnostic evaluation and consultation; and, private disability evaluations.
Hi there--I'm Leyla! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#123936) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#2458). Kudos to you for taking this first step and seeking support! It's my goal to provide a compassionate and creative space to work together on whatever may be holding you back or weighing you down. My approach is based on this belief: We are all entitled to love ourselves wholly and deeply. There's a lot that disconnects us from ourselves and our path--together we can rebuild that relationship and foster positive change, growth, and understanding. I'm all about collaboration, imagination, and respect!
I am a clinical psychologist specializing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. I treat adults and teens with depression, anxiety (panic, worry, phobias), social anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, and life stress. In addition to my practice at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, I am a staff psychologist at the Golden Bear Mood and Sleep Research Clinic at UC Berkeley. I believe in a collaborative approach that emphasizes symptom relief, skill building and self-exploration.
Therapy with me is casual and warm, while providing you a space for direct guidance and embodied meditation practices to help you on your journey. I specialize in relationships and intimacy and support to improve communication, work through anxiety, and create a fulfilling life. I have training in both holistic East-West Psychotherapy as well as relationship and embodiment-focused life coaching. I have offices San Francisco and Oakland, CA. This holistic, embodiment-oriented psychotherapy offers individuals and couples concrete skills to tackle anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges in a safe and inviting space.
Orah Krug PhD. is recognized in her field as a master clinician, supervisor, teacher and author. She has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years and an adjunct professor at Saybrook University for over 15 years. Through decades of client work, research and teaching Orah has developed a comprehensive process applicable for individuals or couples.
Life is full of challenges that generate varied degrees of stress, anxiety and depression, even substance abuse. Challenges may include: Personal and family relationships, finances, career, illness and loss of creative engagement with your self and the world. Psychotherapy can offer time and a special place for self discovery, reflection, revitalization, resilience, insight, empowerment and access to your creativity; creative expression and creative living. Our lives can be what we imagine and want them to be. We can develop our active imagination to envision a life of purpose, meaning and the joy we are meant to have.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lake Merritt, 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 Lake Merritt, 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.
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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 Lake Merritt, 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.
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