Teen Therapists in Shafter, Oakland, CA

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Theresa M Fleury
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
From my Masters training at Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia, in the early 1980s, to my post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University, I have extensive experience and expertise in individual depth psychotherapy, addictions treatment, couples, teen , and group therapy.
I work primarily with relationships; your relationship to yourself, to others, to your future, and to your past. With over 30 years in practice, I use a collaborative style with my clients. Self esteem, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, infertility, life transitions, adult children of alcoholics, and recovery from addictions and trauma are areas of my expertise. I specialize in helping couples improve communication and intimacy while creating more secure relationships. I see adults and adolescents and supervise psychologists in training. I often see people who are stuck in negative patterns and are struggling to change.
(510) 404-8625
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Robyn Riley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Everyone has their ups and downs. Life can be stressful and challenging at times. These are the times when it can be helpful for you to talk with someone to support you getting through a difficult time. Whether you have a child having difficulty in school, an adolescent transitioning into adulthood, relationship issues with a partner, or other life stressing events, I provide a safe space to help manage these challenges.
(510) 722-9300
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Phyllis A Mace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me.
(510) 399-1692
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Hilary Combs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My clients are people struggling with a transition in their lives; initiating independence as a teenager or young adult, wrestling with a new gender or new role as a significant other / parent, newly dealing with depression, traumatic memories or substance abuse. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and interactive with the goal of creating a safe environment that will enable you to explore your thoughts and feelings related to present difficulties. I work with the idea of relieving one's immediate suffering with the longer term goal of how to better understand oneself and one's relationship to the world around you.
(347) 603-0916
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Not accepting new clients
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Clare Trimbur
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Starting therapy can feel both exciting and a little scary--it's really important that you find the right fit for you, your teen , your child, or your family. Whether you're struggling with parenting, relationships, depression, anxiety, or family stress, psychotherapy can bring renewed hope and present unexpected solutions. Psychotherapy can also reduce feelings of depression and anxiety so that you can begin to reinvest in all that makes life meaningful again. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you may learn a great deal about yourself, allowing you to make changes in your life.
(510) 771-8011
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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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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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Amy Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychotherapist specializing in child and teen counseling. Families come to my practice feeling lost, worried and some at the recommendation of a school counselor, lawyer, friend or pediatrician. Many parents have read multiple books and tried various interventions at home or at school without success. This can feel frustrating and upsetting, although it is a motivating starting place. What these families all have in common is concern for a child who is struggling in some way and in need of a child counselor. I offer child counseling, family counseling, family mediation, reunification, and parent support.
(415) 524-0645
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Morgan Elissa White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
People typically reach out to me feeling insecure, disillusioned, worried and/or stressed. Parents often contact me expressing concerns that their child or teenager seem anxious, depressed or are experiencing behavioral challenges at school or home. In this day and age, I believe it is first important to acknowledge and examine how the collective trauma of the pandemic has impacted my clients, based on developmental age, and their unique backgrounds/experiences. I also firmly believe that psychological suffering can be reduced by gaining increased awareness and connection to the self, and relationships with others.
(415) 818-9058
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Krystal J Alderete
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in child and adolescent development with over 15 years of experience working with children, teens and families. I have extensive training in child development and have been employed in outpatient and inpatient facilities, have served as the lead mental health clinician in multidisciplinary teams working with children struggling with feeding issues, and have run social skills groups in addition to providing individual and family treatment. I have a substantial amount of experience with teens suffering from anxiety and depression.
(415) 969-6011
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Red Karpman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you think I'm the right person for you (or your relationship, or your teen ), I'd love to hear from you and schedule an introductory consultation.
Sometimes amazing things can grow under pressure. Living with stigma - related to a mind that works differently, a body that's unruly or "too much," or a sexuality that doesn't fit behind a white picket fence - asks us to be creative and fierce. The wisdom that can grow here is astounding. But the burden of stigma is heavy, and sometimes it grips us in painful positions. Whether you're feeling exhausted, sick of yourself, or just don't know quite how to relate to other people, therapy with me can help.
(510) 328-4259
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94609
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Ashby Lankford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am seeing clients in person in an OUTDOOR space as well as virtually. Finding the right match in a therapist is essential to beginning this uniquely personal process. Therapy often gets a bad name when there is a sense of disconnect between client and therapist, which can make therapy feel like another struggle. Life is challenging enough. I am committed to creating a comfortable and genuine dialogue with each client, or to offering more fitting outside referrals. I am able to put people at ease, welcoming humor where appropriate.
(510) 817-2048
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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Alek Jeziorek
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I understand therapy to be a healing process rooted in our relationship; a therapeutic relationship built on authenticity, curiosity, empathy, deep attunement, and one without judgment. My initial goal is to help you become fully aware of your distress and understand it, and then work with you to relieve it. I believe that you have the innate ability to heal yourself and your relationships. So in the long-term, my goal is to help you access this innate ability.
(510) 871-8251
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Shafter
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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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Oscar S Ureño
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
(510) 306-7547
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Natasa Nordman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Coping with Covid-19 & shelter in place: We’re living in a time of uncertainty, stress and anxiety that is likely once in a lifetime. Survival fears about sickness and death have suddenly surfaced in a manner that most of us have never experienced. For those of us that have pre-existing PTSD, depression or anxiety, those feelings may be particularly amplified. We’re all seeking safety, comfort, and connection during this environment of extreme isolation. In response to these realities, I am offering therapy sessions, including EMDR using Zoom, FaceTime, or phone. Take care of yourselves and take care of one another.
(925) 854-4473
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Philip James Keddy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I offer psychotherapy, personality testing with feedback, and individual treatment of addictions. My approach to therapy is flexible but especially inspired by psychodynamic, Jungian and existential thought. Collaborative assessment means that together you and I would look at the results of tests and interviews to help answer questions you have about yourself, to get to know you more quickly and to focus the therapy. This kind of assessment can be a brief therapeutic intervention in itself. I also have a specialization in working with addictions, with motivational interviewing.
(510) 470-7779
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Eric Mill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Couples want to feel better. Couples often find themselves caught in patterns of conflict that they would love to get out of. Most couples dream of living with better communication and less conflict. Fortunately, couples counseling was made for this. Whether you're looking for couples counseling to increasing the level of commitment in your relationship, wanting to deepen your connection, or really struggling to keep the connection alive - you're not alone and there is help.
(415) 798-9930
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Holly Frances
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxiety can be so overwhelming and persistent that it feels like it's taking over. Sadness, grief, and depression may feel so heavy and unmanageable that the simple but vital parts of life such as sleeping, eating, and work are difficult or complicated. Your pain might be related to a recent stressful event like heartbreak or the death of someone close to you, or maybe it is less acute but feels endless. Perhaps there is an atmosphere of dread, loneliness, fear, and frustration. Relationships become conflict- ridden or devoid of real feeling. There is a sense that you're doing it wrong or always making the same mistakes.
(628) 877-8483
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Michael Rochette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a lifelong commitment to exploring our interconnections with our selves, our families, our significant others, our coworkers/neighbors, and our natural world. I see many of our personal challenges, which tend to manifest as anxiety and depression, correspond with disconnected patterns that leave us stuck, emotionally, cognitively, somatically, and spiritually. As a California registered associate marriage and family therapist, I work with clients to heal existing interconnections and cultivate new ways of being in connection.
(510) 298-3372
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Tara Rech
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy can help you overcome difficulties, live creatively, and feel more alive. Many people become stuck in ways of thinking and living that no longer serve them. Through a caring therapeutic relationship, you can develop the courage to live in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Over the past 17 years, I have helped people with a wide variety of issues work through significant challenges, freeing them to make better choices. In addition to my clinical work, I teach and supervise at various training programs throughout the Bay Area, and am the Director of Counseling at California College of the Arts.
(510) 470-7909
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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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.