Therapists in Mills College, Oakland, CA

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Dr. Brittany Cooper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613  (Online Only)
Healing looks different for all of us. As we navigate different seasons, relationships, and themes in life, it can be helpful to have a space that is yours. You are the expert of your experience, and I believe in healing practices that emphasize collaboration and connection. I show up with a relational approach, ready to meet you where you are and how you want to support growth and exploration. I value social justice, supporting a good fit between therapist and client, and flexibility. My practice integrates the honoring of your cultural values, intersecting identities and meaningful relationships that inform who we are.
Healing looks different for all of us. As we navigate different seasons, relationships, and themes in life, it can be helpful to have a space that is yours. You are the expert of your experience, and I believe in healing practices that emphasize collaboration and connection. I show up with a relational approach, ready to meet you where you are and how you want to support growth and exploration. I value social justice, supporting a good fit between therapist and client, and flexibility. My practice integrates the honoring of your cultural values, intersecting identities and meaningful relationships that inform who we are.
(510) 640-8582 View (510) 640-8582
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Bridge Psychological Services - Dr. Dana Meeks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613
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.
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.
(510) 338-3325 View (510) 338-3325
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Apryl 'avry' Todd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613  (Online Only)
I believe strongly in the power of healing though creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your unique experience. My goal is to help you connect with your innate inner strengths, deepen self-understanding and insight, and build skills that foster healing and resilience. I provide short-term solution-focused counseling, as well as long-term in-depth therapy for adults seeking support around a variety of issues. My clients describe me as warm, engaging, and caring.
I believe strongly in the power of healing though creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your unique experience. My goal is to help you connect with your innate inner strengths, deepen self-understanding and insight, and build skills that foster healing and resilience. I provide short-term solution-focused counseling, as well as long-term in-depth therapy for adults seeking support around a variety of issues. My clients describe me as warm, engaging, and caring.
(510) 824-8249 View (510) 824-8249
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Jennifer R Panish
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613
As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback."
As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback."
(510) 488-2492 View (510) 488-2492
Gregg E Bernstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613
I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want. I have lost a child, so I have a special sensitivity to grieving parents and their challenges.
I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want. I have lost a child, so I have a special sensitivity to grieving parents and their challenges.
(510) 817-2108 View (510) 817-2108
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Laura Condylis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613
Welcome! You are ready for a change. You may be overwhelmed by life, feel depressed or anxious, or have difficulty connecting in relationships. Whatever your reason for searching for a psychologist, a part of you believes in the possibility of a better life.
Welcome! You are ready for a change. You may be overwhelmed by life, feel depressed or anxious, or have difficulty connecting in relationships. Whatever your reason for searching for a psychologist, a part of you believes in the possibility of a better life.
(510) 953-4798 View (510) 953-4798
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Scott Balderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613
I enjoy working with clients who want more than traditional "talk" therapy. I understand you might feel like just talking about your life cannot change your experience of it. You may be asking how can therapy make a difference? My approach is informed by the practice of mindfulness - the non-judgmental observation of the present moment. Research has shown mindfulness to be a highly effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and addiction. How is working in mindfulness different? In mindfulness we learn how to shift our emotional state from one of suffering to more empowered states of aliveness.
I enjoy working with clients who want more than traditional "talk" therapy. I understand you might feel like just talking about your life cannot change your experience of it. You may be asking how can therapy make a difference? My approach is informed by the practice of mindfulness - the non-judgmental observation of the present moment. Research has shown mindfulness to be a highly effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and addiction. How is working in mindfulness different? In mindfulness we learn how to shift our emotional state from one of suffering to more empowered states of aliveness.
(415) 347-5961 View (415) 347-5961
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Meleah Chamberlain Terheyden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613  (Online Only)
If you are going through a time in which you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, it is courageous to find the strength to reach out and make an investment in yourself and your future with therapy. I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit, as we all have the potential answers to improving our lives but often need someone to offer us the reflective space to think differently in order to shift our experiences. That may mean exploring the past to understand or accept what has happened, but it is always in service of improving your present & future.
If you are going through a time in which you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, it is courageous to find the strength to reach out and make an investment in yourself and your future with therapy. I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit, as we all have the potential answers to improving our lives but often need someone to offer us the reflective space to think differently in order to shift our experiences. That may mean exploring the past to understand or accept what has happened, but it is always in service of improving your present & future.
(510) 405-4687 View (510) 405-4687
Lauren Ores Phillips
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613
I provide psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and children, consultation regarding parenting issues, and play therapy for children with behavioral or emotional issues. My work with adults has covered a broad spectrum - from people who are having problems with relationships or need help with stress management and coping skills, to people suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. I specialize in women's issues and life transitions. My goal is to help people get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth.
I provide psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and children, consultation regarding parenting issues, and play therapy for children with behavioral or emotional issues. My work with adults has covered a broad spectrum - from people who are having problems with relationships or need help with stress management and coping skills, to people suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. I specialize in women's issues and life transitions. My goal is to help people get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth.
(510) 858-0654 View (510) 858-0654
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Russ Groom
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I, too, have found myself in troubling times on occasion during my life, and have been most fortunate when I have good people on my side when I am having a problem. As different as we all are, we all run into tough times and it can be helpful then to have someone on our side.
I, too, have found myself in troubling times on occasion during my life, and have been most fortunate when I have good people on my side when I am having a problem. As different as we all are, we all run into tough times and it can be helpful then to have someone on our side.
(510) 480-3797 View (510) 480-3797
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Robin Furner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613
Not accepting new clients
I am a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and I currently focus on working with individual adult clients. I have significant experience helping clients with relationship and attachment issues, vocational and family stress, trauma and/or abuse history, depression and substance abuse. I also have experience working with artists, musicians, writers and others who experience mental health challenges that impact their creative work. I really enjoy the process of helping people move past the obstacles and challenges that can hinder their ability to pursue their personal hopes and dreams.
I am a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and I currently focus on working with individual adult clients. I have significant experience helping clients with relationship and attachment issues, vocational and family stress, trauma and/or abuse history, depression and substance abuse. I also have experience working with artists, musicians, writers and others who experience mental health challenges that impact their creative work. I really enjoy the process of helping people move past the obstacles and challenges that can hinder their ability to pursue their personal hopes and dreams.
(510) 463-1465 View (510) 463-1465
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Renea Lynn
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613
If you are looking for down to earth & collaborative therapy, I'd be happy to see how I can be of help. I'm dedicated to providing a therapeutic environment that is inclusive, welcoming, culturally humble, compassionate and thoughtful. In addition to treating depression, anxiety and trauma, I specialize in 1. Relational Trauma (when someone has been repeatedly hurt by a loved one, community, institution and/or society), 2. Religious Trauma (when theology, culture and/or religious leader/community has caused shame, fear and pain) and 3. Child/Adolescent Therapy (for ADHD, school refusal, social struggles, depression and anxiety).
If you are looking for down to earth & collaborative therapy, I'd be happy to see how I can be of help. I'm dedicated to providing a therapeutic environment that is inclusive, welcoming, culturally humble, compassionate and thoughtful. In addition to treating depression, anxiety and trauma, I specialize in 1. Relational Trauma (when someone has been repeatedly hurt by a loved one, community, institution and/or society), 2. Religious Trauma (when theology, culture and/or religious leader/community has caused shame, fear and pain) and 3. Child/Adolescent Therapy (for ADHD, school refusal, social struggles, depression and anxiety).
(510) 454-8739 View (510) 454-8739
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Teresa Teacher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613  (Online Only)
Building Stronger Communities through Self Improvement. Culturally sensitive approach to improve positive thinking, and behaviors to reduce stress and anxiety. Strengthen self image and worth by reshaping how we think and how we view perceived challenges in our lives.
Building Stronger Communities through Self Improvement. Culturally sensitive approach to improve positive thinking, and behaviors to reduce stress and anxiety. Strengthen self image and worth by reshaping how we think and how we view perceived challenges in our lives.
(626) 243-2780 View (626) 243-2780
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Ruth Yong
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Ruth with Diaspora Therapy Group. As a therapist, I am passionate about creating an inclusive and healing environment for individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship where clients can feel seen, heard, and understood. I provide support to clients facing a wide range of challenges, including exploring and reconciling their cultural identity, navigating challenging systemic barriers, exploring gender and sexual identity, developing effective stress management strategies, and healing from past traumas.
Welcome! My name is Ruth with Diaspora Therapy Group. As a therapist, I am passionate about creating an inclusive and healing environment for individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship where clients can feel seen, heard, and understood. I provide support to clients facing a wide range of challenges, including exploring and reconciling their cultural identity, navigating challenging systemic barriers, exploring gender and sexual identity, developing effective stress management strategies, and healing from past traumas.
(619) 848-3458 View (619) 848-3458

Online Therapists

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Sarah West Carson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94607
I work with adults and teens looking to make changes in their lives. I believe in the resiliency of people, and it continues to be my pleasure to support individuals, couples, families and communities in enhancing their sense of personal power. I have extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. My practice is open to people of all nationalities, genders, and orientations (sexual, religious, political) and I enjoy working with anyone who desires to change and grow.
I work with adults and teens looking to make changes in their lives. I believe in the resiliency of people, and it continues to be my pleasure to support individuals, couples, families and communities in enhancing their sense of personal power. I have extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. My practice is open to people of all nationalities, genders, and orientations (sexual, religious, political) and I enjoy working with anyone who desires to change and grow.
(415) 324-6247 View (415) 324-6247
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Lauren Magaña
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
Everyone deserves to understand where their behaviors come from and how these behaviors impact our relationships to ourselves, others and our kids. I provide care to individuals, couples, parents and teens experiencing stress, conflict, loneliness or overwhelm in life. I love helping people make the changes they need to live more authentic, connected and fulfilled lives.
Everyone deserves to understand where their behaviors come from and how these behaviors impact our relationships to ourselves, others and our kids. I provide care to individuals, couples, parents and teens experiencing stress, conflict, loneliness or overwhelm in life. I love helping people make the changes they need to live more authentic, connected and fulfilled lives.
(510) 319-2027 View (510) 319-2027
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Traysi Flores Izquierdo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94601
Hi and welcome! My name is Traysi Flores and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I believe that therapy is a unique experience; an hour of your time in which you are able to slow down, self-reflect, look at experiences through a different lens, and focus on navigating difficult emotions and experiences in a way that fosters healing and growth. I've found that my approach is most effective with young adults and millennials facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, navigating difficult life transitions, self-esteem issues, and developmental trauma.
Hi and welcome! My name is Traysi Flores and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I believe that therapy is a unique experience; an hour of your time in which you are able to slow down, self-reflect, look at experiences through a different lens, and focus on navigating difficult emotions and experiences in a way that fosters healing and growth. I've found that my approach is most effective with young adults and millennials facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, navigating difficult life transitions, self-esteem issues, and developmental trauma.
(323) 417-2763 View (323) 417-2763
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James Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling like you belong? Are you carrying hurts and wounds from your family of origin or other close relationships? Do you wonder about your purpose and the meaning of your life? Or maybe you have worked hard on yourself throughout your life, but still struggle to connect with others or lead a life that has intention and meaning. I would be happy to meet with you and hear more about your situation and what you believe is blocking you. Together we can explore what holds you back and create a plan to engage your life in a way that feels more purpose driven and connected to your unique soul.
Do you struggle with feeling like you belong? Are you carrying hurts and wounds from your family of origin or other close relationships? Do you wonder about your purpose and the meaning of your life? Or maybe you have worked hard on yourself throughout your life, but still struggle to connect with others or lead a life that has intention and meaning. I would be happy to meet with you and hear more about your situation and what you believe is blocking you. Together we can explore what holds you back and create a plan to engage your life in a way that feels more purpose driven and connected to your unique soul.
(510) 930-3349 View (510) 930-3349
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Michelle Grebe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94603
Are you looking for a more joyous and purposeful life? I'm here to help! I believe you enter therapy already equipped for the transformation you seek.
Are you looking for a more joyous and purposeful life? I'm here to help! I believe you enter therapy already equipped for the transformation you seek.
(341) 758-5197 View (341) 758-5197
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Amy O'Brien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
I provide a warm, supportive environment that is uniquely yours, dedicated to your life and development. We will pay close attention to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, helping you to better understand all the different parts of yourself. Together we will identify and explore the patterns of behavior and negative self perceptions that may hold you back from a life of balance, vitality and inner peace.
I provide a warm, supportive environment that is uniquely yours, dedicated to your life and development. We will pay close attention to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, helping you to better understand all the different parts of yourself. Together we will identify and explore the patterns of behavior and negative self perceptions that may hold you back from a life of balance, vitality and inner peace.
(510) 858-2604 View (510) 858-2604

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Mills College, Oakland, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$192

Therapists in Mills College, Oakland, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
86% Anxiety
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Self Esteem
79% Peer Relationships
71% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Optum
40% Aetna

How Therapists in Mills College, Oakland, CA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
16% Male
7% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mills College, Oakland?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.