Couples Counseling Therapists in Oakland Ave-Harrison St, Oakland, CA

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Anahita (Ana) Kashefi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! My name is Ana and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Couples & Sex Therapist, and psychedelic therapist licensed in CA, UT, and CO. I specialize in ketamine and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and issues unique to the creative field. My framework is relational, attachment-based and in-depth, characterized by warmth, compassion & collaboration. I will help you gather a deeper understanding of your thoughts and patterns, improve your self-worth, and live a life with purpose, meaning, and connection.
(424) 359-1552
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94610
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LaToya Braxton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd, EdS
Verified
Verified
What would it be like to be understood? No really?! The journey truly starts when we first seek to understand ourselves. Through personalized, identity affirming intervention and an unconditional judge-free zone, I implement healthy relationship building with each one of my clients first. As a result, trust can be established and influences you to be empowered yet vulnerable, ultimately leading to healthy behavior modification and a deeper awareness of how to thrive even through adversity.
(510) 380-7541
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94610
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Rachel Watkins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Most of us will find ourselves struggling at some point. Maybe you are suffering from crushing depression or debilitating anxiety or drowning in waves of grief. Maybe you need help navigating a life transition or important relationship . Some may long to heal past hurts. Or perhaps you are simply overwhelmed by life’s many stressors. It is often at these times that we seek out therapy.
(510) 288-3165
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94610
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Jennifer Howard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice includes the treatment of individuals, couples and families, and I have a specialty in working with young adults and family therapy.
My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change.
(510) 878-6002
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94611
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Teisha Y. Levi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer support in exploring your beliefs and behaviors to help move you towards a meaningful and healthy relationship with yourself and those around you.
What has happened to you? Have you experienced hardship, life changes, or something traumatic? I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California and Texas. I have over 10 years of practice experience. I received my master’s in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked in various settings including county mental health office, community mental health clinics, schools/universities, and hospital settings.
(510) 240-8510
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94610
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Sarwang Parikh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am especially committed to supporting men of color in navigating relationship , trauma, internalized oppression and/or intersections of identity (sexuality, ethnicity, etc).
I support my clients to cultivate awareness and capacity to unwind from unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. I do this by drawing on their innate strengths and resilience. Collaboratively we learn to navigate challenging emotions and life transitions to rediscover aliveness, power, joy, purpose, care and a sense of connection. I bring dynamic qualities including curiosity, creativity and warmth into sessions for growth towards wholeness. My approach is guided by mindful awareness, honest inquiry and deep compassion. I am grounded in social justice, recognizing how social-historical factors impact well-being. I believe healing is a journey towards liberation.
(510) 944-1657
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94609
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Adrianne Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
No one comes to a therapist because they need a lecture. You're here because you need a partner on your personal journey to healing. Good therapy is an invitation into a dialogue, not a monologue where someone "thera-splains" yourself to you. It's my passion to help my clients with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, parenting and learning to find enjoyment in daily life. I use LGBTQIA+ affirming, social justice-oriented, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches to support my clients. My areas of expertise include transitions, depression/anxiety and positive parenting (including how to accept and support your LGBTQIA+ child).
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94611
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Tara Lasheen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer psychotherapy to children and adults of all ages. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship challenges, transitional life stages, identity development, and issues related to culture and race. I provide a warm, curious, and collaborative approach. I integrate tools from mindfulness and somatic approaches with talk therapy. In my work with children, I use art and play therapy techniques. My overall aim is to help you or your child to feel more connected, embodied, and free.
(510) 906-1684
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94611
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Lindsey Cavin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with adults and adolescents in areas including (but not limited to): anxiety, depression, stress management, self-esteem, relationship dynamics, ADHD, and substance abuse. We work together to build skills, achieve goals, and implement lasting positive change.
(510) 726-7138
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
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Carmonique Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have 15+ years of experience supporting adults, couples , and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in their journey towards healing.
Are you dealing with daily anxiety, sadness, stress, trauma or difficult life transitions? Want peace in your life, but can't seem to attain it? Day to day we can be confronted with new challenges, stressors, and mental exhaustion. It is common to experience a range of emotional challenges individually or within your relationships during various phases of your life. Sometimes you just need a safe place to release and restore. I am committed to providing you a safe, supportive and confidential environment for your restoration and healing.
(213) 674-5115
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94611
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Hannah Plowright
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am a queer, cisfemale, bilingual German-American Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. In session, I use a narrative frame to collaboratively learn about your history. My style has been described as warm, high-energy, and sensitive. I have experience working with a wide range of ages from young people through older adults. I am comfortable working with people who are neurodiverse as well as those who are interested in exploring gender identities. As a clinician, I continually learn about the impact of my privileged identities and how to communicate in ways that do not reinforce systems of oppression.
(510) 694-2862
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94610
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Melissa Gericke
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of trauma and PTSD/c-PTSD with adults and LGBTQ individuals. I have years of experience working with people who have experienced traumas like emotional abuse, burnout, intergenerational trauma, attachment trauma, womb/birth trauma, sexual assault and the impact of the criminal legal system. I also support people who are sober, sober curious or seeking harm reduction strategies for substance use.
(510) 913-9245
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612
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Niku (Nick) Ashok Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a queer, 1.5 generation South Asian American therapist, I specialize in providing body-centered psychodynamic therapy to Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, people of color and immigrants of the diasporas. With a relational and inquisitive approach in treatment, I can help you manage depression, anxiety, overwhelm, worry, stress and dis-ease. My hope is to help you heal trauma, manage dissociation, build insight around how your mind works and compassionately transform unhelpful internalized messages. I specialize in working with adults, children and teens.
(510) 473-2440
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94611
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Kati Fuller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in issues such as self-esteem, depression, anxiety,  and life transitions will work collaboratively with clients to increase self-compassion and self-acceptance while encouraging and supporting them to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. I am committed to helping instill hope and build resiliency in those that I am supporting
(510) 726-6402
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94610
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Dolores Antolín Y Muñiz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My passion is working with clients from unique backgrounds and/or experiences who often contact me because they want to work on or through complex trauma, such as oppression based and/or inter-generational trauma. Modalities used addresses the concerns of those whose race, ethnicity, gender identification, income, disability/accessability, and other social factors which often go unrecognized/disavowed. Issues that arise for minority groups, such as oppression, racism, and marginalization, are relevant, recognized, validated, safely contained, and honored by me.
(628) 203-9555
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612
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Ryan Krickow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Are you feeling anxious, stretched thin, and burnt out? Perhaps on the outside you're generous and caring, always anticipating the needs of others, but on the inside you’re overwhelmed and resentful. In therapy, you’ll explore the experiences that are causing you emotional pain. Maybe a parent or someone in your life has been oblivious to your needs, or holds their love conditionally, leaving you feeling worn out, raw, and defenseless. Although it can be challenging, learning to slow down, tune in to your feelings, and set appropriate boundaries is essential for your wellbeing.
(415) 466-8384
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Oakland Ave-Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94611
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Online Therapists

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Cindi Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual bicultural psychotherapist working primarily with adults, couples and adolescents who are having problems in their relationships and/or who feel badly about themselves or their life situation. The in-depth work I do focuses on one's feelings and significant relationships - past and present. With compassion and deep personal respect, I help my clients to deal with the painful issues, losses and complex struggles of living. I work well with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting issues, inter-racial couples , life transitions, loss, and trauma; toward repairing the relationships that are inevitably affected by these problems.
(510) 470-7374
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Kimberly de Caires
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The last few years have been especially difficult and if you are feeling stressed, anxious, run down or depressed you are definitely not alone; and there is help. I support folks in navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment wounds, grief and loss, relationship issues and life transitions in order to find more balance and peace in their lives. I combine warmth, authenticity, compassion and cultural responsiveness to cultivate a space where you can feel safe to process difficult emotions, learn new skills, and increase your sense of balance between mind, body and spirit.
(510) 913-9411
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Rose Martinez Toutjian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be.
(510) 298-3749
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Bedford Palmer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
15 Endorsed
Verified
15 Endorsed
I believe it is important to build a strong therapeutic relationship , as well as paying close attention to what is happening for you in-the-moment.
I work with a diverse clientele and specialize in providing social justice oriented psychotherapy to Black people and other POC, as well as members of LGBTQIA+ communities. I provide culturally responsive therapy, which focuses on the strengths you already have. I tend to use a cognitive-behavioral theoretical approach (CBT), while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen.
(510) 298-3362
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.