Adoption Therapists in North Oakland, Oakland, CA

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Photo of Mia Pixley, Psychologist in North Oakland, Oakland, CA
Mia Pixley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Pixley is a licensed clinical psychologist with unique experience helping people navigate major life transitions, identity expression and exploration, and anxiety and mood disorders. She also supports individuals experiencing challenges related to transracial adoption . Her approach is holistic, social justice informed, practical, and often fun. Dr. Pixley aims to empower clients to live the life they want to live. She enjoys working with teens, adults, people of color, and individuals who work in creative and technical fields. She sees patients virtually across the state of California and in person (with vaccination).
(510) 737-5561
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618
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Christopher Medina Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I work with teens, adults, couples and families while specializing in attachment ruptures, adoption related experiences, and athletic identity issues.
I carry a deep appreciation and sense of joy for walking side by side individuals and couples through their healing journey. Such a journey is far from linear and simple. Holding space for folx of all backgrounds and identities to delve into their complex stories is the focal point of the work done in session. I provide a warm, genuine, curious and compassionate space for folx to begin and or continue this healing journey. In solidarity, folx and I will build and nourish their own personal insight that will unburden them from their adversities.
(510) 737-7959
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618
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Patrick D. Chrisman
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Areas I specialize in: Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting support, family relationships and communication, trauma/abuse, loss/grief, attachment, interpersonal difficulties, adoption and divorce and self-growth.
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I use a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach.
(415) 570-8936
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94611
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Adriana N Taranta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Are you concerned about your child’s behavior? Are you struggling to understand what is happening for your child? Are you finding parenting overwhelming? I work with children and parents to help them make meaning of life’s challenges and work with children and parents, both individually and together. I bring more than twenty years of experience providing therapy, consultation, and assessments with children and their families to my clinical practice. I have experience working with children and families around many issues including, loss, attachment, adoption , anxiety, depression, atypical development, learning differences and trauma.
(510) 661-3529
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94610
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Karisa L Barrow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Specialties: Gender and Sexuality, Foster Care/ Adoption , Parenting Work & Trauma Areas of Focus: Adjustment, Depression & Anxiety, Children with Developmental, Emotional & Behavioral Difficulties, Parenting Consultation & Collaboration, Trauma, Loss, Dying & Bereavement.
I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients so we can develop an effective partnership in which healing, trying on new ways of thinking, and exploring change can happen safely. I believe that the foundation of mutual trust, empathy, and curiosity that I create with my clients will help them build meaningful relationships with others, mend old wounds, and learn more about themselves and how they contribute to their struggles. Helping my clients see themselves through a new lens will help them achieve the growth and fulfillment they want in their lives. Please don't hesitate to call for help.
(510) 962-9394
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94611
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Sarah McCartney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption , which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you.
(510) 246-3475
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94611
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Tim Tisdell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My particular areas of focus include: individual child, adolescent and adult therapy, adoption , and working with LGBTQQIA2S youth, adults, and families.
I am well trained as a licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I strive to create a genuine relationship with my clients to allow for collaborative exploration of the areas in their lives that interfere with personal fulfillment. My approach also involves listening actively, building trust, being curious, providing empathy, and making direct comments to help my clients develop greater awareness about themselves and the patterns in their lives that cause emotional distress or relationship difficulties. This allows my clients to grow and to live more meaningful lives.
(510) 358-4819
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618
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Caitlin Finnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Gender related issues, family therapy, children and youth, trauma, anxiety, depression, self esteem, ADD, emotional distress from learning and physical disabilities, adoption and foster youth, and self care.
While I work with a diversity of people, I specialize in working with LGBTQ individuals, couples and youth. As a Marriage and Family psychotherapist, I seek to help my clients find their way through the hardships that life can bring. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship as well as each individual having the power to heal themselves. I believe in a strength based, solution focused approach to therapy and work with my clients to not only overcome their current circumstances but to also develop tools and strategies that they can use moving forward in their lives.
(415) 630-6595
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94606
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Adam Moss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children, adults and families who have endured traumatic experiences, are navigating conflict or violence in their home or community, have been through an adoption or foster care process, or who are dealing with the typical emotional challenges of childhood and life long development.
I provide therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to help with better communication, increased ability to recognize and express emotion, integrate difficult experiences or transitions in the past or present, and live with more joy and connectedness. I work with my clients collaboratively and approach my work with curiosity and compassion. I strongly believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and would feel honored to be part of your or your child's journey toward healing and vitality.
(510) 824-8539
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94608
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Laine Demetria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
PTSD, grief and loss, medical trauma, parenting, adoption , LGBTQ issues.
Do you feel trapped by your past and anxious about your future, unable to live in the present? This malaise of modern living is often a sign of past trauma. I can help you uncover and release the experiences that keep you from living a full and zestful life. My primary focus is women and parents, particularly those with a history of trauma. We’ll explore the feelings that arise in your body, and notice their links to your thoughts and behaviors. I’ll empower you to choose a more positive narrative, to look at your life through a different lens.
(415) 800-3249
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94609
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Amanda Houston-Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMH, MFT
Verified
Verified
My "ideal" patient is ready to make changes s/he has long wanted and feels able to explore the barriers to emotional well-being in partnership with an experienced therapist. Building a healthy relationship in therapy is not only essential to immediate goals, but is a skill that patients take away for use with on-going problem-solving.
(415) 867-5100
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94608
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Meredith Snow
Creative Arts Therapist, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, work stress, parenting and much more. My approach to therapy draws from modalities such as art therapy and mindfulness based practices, Health at Every Size, and trauma informed practice. I understand that sometimes it is difficult to talk about one's emotions. However, even without words, it's often helpful to express those feelings through other mediums. I also help clients better understand their internal thought patterns, their motivations to make healthy changes in their lives, and their daily attentional patterns.
(415) 508-4648
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94610
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Gregg E Bernstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94611
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Katelyn Simons
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I practice both individual psychotherapy and assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in understanding and addressing coping skills, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and family conflict. Through therapy, assessment, or consultation, I provide support in navigating individual complexities. Whether I am working with children, teenagers, or adults, my aim is to help those I work with manage overwhelming emotions, navigate challenging situations, and address barriers standing in the way of contentment and clarity.
(510) 296-6515
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618
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Saun-Toy Latifa Trotter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The health of an individual informs and inspires the health of the community. Are you, or a loved one, experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic irritation, grief and loss, fear or stuck in a pattern that no longer serves you? I am a healer and psychotherapist with over 20 years experience serving adults, adolescents and families impacted by interpersonal, community and historical trauma. I am committed to fostering healthy communities and families by supporting individuals and couples to access healing that reveals wholeness. Regardless of the past, you can experience a sense ease and wellbeing.
(510) 661-3187
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618
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Anna Benassi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
(510) 585-9164
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618
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Lilly Hanson, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
If you are looking for a therapist for yourself or your child, it is likely that some part of your or your child's life is not going the way you expected or would like it to be. Some things that seemed they should work perhaps aren't, or not as well as you'd like. Perhaps your child's feelings are stronger than you had expected, or they are not developing in other ways, and are missing developmental opportunities you know would be healthy for them and want them to have. Perhaps it seemed they might grow out of some of their difficult behaviors or feelings, yet it is hard to determine if they are on that path of growth.
(510) 822-8074
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618
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Cynthia Colvin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma or relationship issues? I have over 30 years of experience working with people who feel burdened by these issues. I believe that previous disappointments and injuries can paralyze us, causing us to be frozen in the past. By understanding and unlocking these earlier difficulties, I have witnessed people opening themselves up to more rewarding life experiences and relationships.
(510) 654-3330
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618
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Lineage and Legacy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist practicing HIPPA-compliant telehealth for clients located in California. My work with individuals, families, and groups is aimed at surfacing truth in ways that catalyze healing and transformation. I specialize in supporting emergence grounded in lineage, that is, where and who you come from, and that supports your legacy, or what it is you are here to do. I care particularly about the impact and transformations of oppressions you may endure and wish to offer myself in service to the ways in which you would like to shift.
(510) 726-0052
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94609
Kristina Holland
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist with an extensive background in the arts. As such, I avoid diagnostic labels and preconceptions, approaching each client as a unique individual and tailoring my work to fit his or her evolving needs in developing a better relationship with both inner and outer worlds. Although my preference is to work in depth with long-term clients, I am also comfortable with those seeking short-term work on specific issues--especially couples (straight, gay, or lesbian), with whom I do both premarital and separation counseling, and parent-child and sibling dyads.
(925) 695-7969
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North Oakland
Oakland, CA 94618

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Adoption Therapists
In recent years, psychologists have begun to investigate how adopted children and their adoptive families navigate their lives together. In an attempt to help children who have been adopted adjust and thrive in a new home, and to understand why problems may arise, studies look at the genetic as well as both prenatal and postnatal environmental influences on the development of children who have been adopted.