Teen Therapists in Pill Hill, Oakland, CA

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Ana Erami
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Whether you are a teen or adult I am here to help you identify ways to cope with your stressors and guide you on your path towards healing.
I am a compassionate and experienced psychotherapist and I believe that everyone deserves to be seen and heard. I have over 10 years of professional experience providing trauma-informed therapy to teens, families and adults in crisis level mental health clinics. I specialize in helping clients overcome their issues, improve their self-esteem and strengthen their relationships.
(415) 873-8103
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Renee Beck, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Holden High Clinical Co-Director emerita: 30+ years teenager /family therapy, training/supervising counselors; teaching teens.
As a practicioner on a creative, spiritual, or healing arts path, you face a unique set of challenges, and your work can bring up unconscious issues that you might have never noticed otherwise. Sometimes working with someone to heal on a deeper level can be useful. Together, we can work to help you access your inner clarity and wisdom, feather out the personal, interpersonal, social, creative and spiritual facets of your experience, and bring them together in new and healing ways. You don't have to do this alone! Call me to see how I can help.
(510) 768-7292
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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J Brandon McMillan M.A
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, IMF
I provide general counseling for adults, adolescents, and couples (anxiety and relationship issues) I specialize in addictions therapy, chronic trauma (PTSD), family therapy, and adolescent issues (self-esteem and talk therapy).
Over the course of life, people develop coping skills to deal with all kinds of emotional challenges. However, sometimes, individuals encounter situations for which they have no preparation or find the usually adequate coping skills are overwhelmed by the enormity of particular problem/problems. There may be patterns or behaviors that one feels stuck in or fated to repeat over-and-over. (Do you feel "stuck" but you cannot figure out how to release yourself?) In those instances a solution focused, warm, steady, and skillful therapist can assist individuals to understand the root causes of those distressing patterns.
(510) 433-0244
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
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Jessica B Montague
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMH
Verified
Verified
It is very common that we find ourselves feeling alone or challenged in our most intimate relationships, even when there's love. Working collaboratively we will focus on understanding what's happening within you, strengthening connection in relationships, improving communication, and facilitating an experience of a felt sense that you are important, heard, seen and loved. My clinical style is warm, empathic, attuned, collaborative and client-centered. I work with individuals, couples & families of all ages & stages of life coping with a range of issues.
(707) 786-6304
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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John R. Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I provide counseling that helps you to transform your current life. Free yourself from the clutches of anxiety, fear, worry, depression, avoidance, or procrastination. See yourself enjoying things, loving and taking care of yourself. Reclaim those plans you had for your life and transform overwhelm into action. Achieve a life free of the pain and destruction caused by alcohol, drugs, or emotional eating. Heal and recover from recent or distant past horrific/traumatic events. You are not your trauma. Learn to commit to your own emotional well-being and live the life you know deep down inside you are meant to live.
(925) 575-9269
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Sarah Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RYT
Verified
Verified
Most of us agree that it feels terrible to be stuck. My goal as a therapist is to meet you in your stagnant place and help you find your way through it. Whether you are struggling in school, your career, parenting, relationships, or in finding your purpose, I can help you create and achieve realistic goals for living a more fulfilled life.
(510) 250-7483
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(415) 341-9910
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Fred Kutnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
(415) 338-9959
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Roksana Sarrafan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a therapist, my goal is to use my multicultural knowledge and experience to offer professional services based on respect and trust. The foundation of my clinical work is to remain non-judgmental and culturally sensitive.
(510) 257-9758
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(213) 205-0121
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(415) 936-0776
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(415) 712-1672
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Janae Borrego
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and addiction. I enjoy providing support to the LGBTQI+ community and practice an open-minded sex-positive approach to individuals and couples as they explore their sexuality. I understand the importance of working to establish a trusting relationship within the therapeutic process to promote openness and change. I work to empower individuals to embrace struggle and overcome future challenges.
(510) 916-2546
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(415) 634-0653
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Andy Truong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. Are you experiencing feeling stuck due to childhood trauma? I am here to provide you with unconditional support to process through your anxiety, depression, and other unresolved feelings at your pace. Sometimes we may need someone who is there for us and there are no problems in life that are too big or small. You have taken the first step to seek help, I can help you discover your inner strength to bounce back and deep inside you may be wishing for peace and equilibrium. As a therapist, I aim to help you reach those goals together to bring about inner peace.
(402) 685-8629
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Jennifer Lara
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Verified
Childhood trauma can cripple us, it creates overpowering ‘intense’ emotions such as anxiety, depression, and anger when left unattended which begins to create physical symptoms to defend our bodies from the internal wounds. Has there ever been a time in your life where you have experienced this reaction? Are you experiencing these feelings based on current or past trauma from childhood, early teens, adolescence, adulthood, or as a senior? I aim to utilize a variety of actionable techniques to help reduce trauma related symptoms and make lasting changes in life.
(415) 200-3335
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Sanford H Pearlman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My work is to help individuals, couples, and families with any issues that may be causing distress. I'm open to working with anyone or any couple or family that is interested in a deeper exploration of who they are and how they are in the world. I work with people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and anything that may be causing difficulties in your relationships and in your life. I will take many different approaches in sessions based on your needs in the moment. My goal is your independence, self-sufficiency and self-acceptance.
(510) 201-5231
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Kini Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I know the journey of life is not an easy one and sometimes we need some help to get through unexpected struggles and get in the way of living a happy and healthy life. I am dedicated to the holistic healing of the mind, body, and soul. Many people describe me as warm, understanding, and down to earth. I pride myself on integrity, commitment, and passion for the work I do as a therapist.
(415) 969-3350
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
(415) 539-2882
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Tanisha Stewart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Life can feel overwhelming, isolating, or riddled with anxiety and depression. Perhaps things feel stuck and you are seeking a change and want more out of life. Early adulthood is a particularly challenging time. It can be difficult to challenge the perceptions of the world shaped by our families and upbringing, while maintaining the shared connections and values. It is a time to explore racial, sexual, and gender identities. A task made more complicated when layered with neurodiversity, trauma, grief, or a life circumstance that makes you feel different. Therapy can offer a sense of insight, stability, and self-acceptance.
(510) 380-7789
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.