Adults Therapists in Shafter, Oakland, CA

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Mary Mahood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
Verified
I work with families, young adults and teens who are dealing with issues of substance abuse.
With over 25 years as a licensed therapist, I am a skilled and compassionate guide in helping people feel better, function better, and have more fulfilling relationships. I am able to understand people from multiple perspectives, how their family system has shaped them, how their attachment style impacts them, how their connections with others cause them joy and pain. I am very present in sessions and have an interactive style, giving direct feedback. You won't find me just listening and nodding, I am there to understand you and collaborate on a plan with you for meeting your goals.
(510) 876-4307
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Leighko Toyoshima Yap
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, adults , and couples. I specialize in issues related to divorce, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship/attachment difficulties, issues surrounding pregnancy, parenting, and cultural adjustment challenges. I provide psychological assessments for children and adults who are struggling at home and/or at school or work due to social and emotional issues, relationship issues, environmental stressors, behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and learning differences. I also conduct child custody evaluations and forensic psychological evaluations.
(510) 543-0969
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Hayley K Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have experience serving adults and adolescents working through life transitions, codependency, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and self-esteem issues.
Hi! I'm Hayley. I'm here to help you create a purposeful, balanced, and fulfilling life. My approach is gentle and body-centered. I guide individuals through difficult transitions toward living without limiting beliefs, doubts, and insecurities. We often mistake our limiting beliefs as truths about ourselves. Once we learn to meet ourselves with love and kindness, we start to heal. I'm here to guide you through your obstacles to clarity and inner freedom. In our work together, I will help you to create balance, overcome suffering and find a deeper sense of meaning in your life.
(530) 431-2162
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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James Castro Seishas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individual adolescents and adults , as well as couples.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to understand the challenges you are facing. My initial goal is to provide empathy and relief, while working in the longer term to help you feel more open and able to access parts of your experience that may be hidden. This can be scary and vitalizing, and I view work with each client as a unique journey where the path to healing unfolds over time. For me, the ultimate goal of therapy is to help you both accept and challenge yourself, and thereby become more fully who you are.
(510) 298-3577
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Marisa Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I support the unique needs of adolescents, individual adults , and families.
Are you having issues in your relationships or in your family? Are you experiencing distress around sex or your sexuality? Are you suffering from the loss of a loved one or the loss of a relationship? Are you struggling with a life transition or feeling lost? Are you struggling with issues of identity? Do you feel invalidated by the dominant, white culture as a BIPOC? Are you seeking therapy because you feel stuck? Overwhelmed? Or lonely? Do anxiety and depression prevent you from moving forward in life? Have you experienced a traumatic event that is impacting your ability to function? Or are you seeking personal growth?
(510) 616-4739
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Margaret F Mancuso
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with more than 20 years' experience helping individual adults , teens, children and their families. I offer both Psychotherapy and Consultation. Psychotherapy in a safe and caring atmosphere can offer a pathway to insight, personal understanding and achieving new goals that bring a more rewarding life. My clinical approach is an interactive one since I believe that successful therapy is a collaborative process. I incorporate various therapeutic approaches: Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Psychoanalytic, Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(510) 746-8071
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Amy Honigman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping teens, young adults , and parents with the anxiety and stress of preparing for college. My approach is primarily a mindfulness, acceptance-based cognitive therapy. Teens dealing with the transition in adulthood often behave in ways that are complicated to understand, let alone parent. I prefer work collaboratively, teaching clients mindfulness skills which can enable them to discover useful skills in overcoming anxiety.
(510) 296-4995
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94611
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Alek Jeziorek
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a relational psychodynamic and Gestalt therapist, I work with adults and couples on issues like but not limited to childhood trauma and neglect, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, life transitions, and more.
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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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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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Dolores Antolín Y Muñiz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work with adults and children, from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, and identities.
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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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Adam Kremen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years with adults , couples and adolescents.
People turn to therapy when they are in too much emotional pain, stuck in intractable situations with intimate partners or at work, or acting in ways that are self-destructive or harmful to others. When other solutions have not worked, therapy offers a chance to address and change outmoded ways of being. The therapeutic relationship is key to this work. It offers the possibility of exploring new ways of relating to ourselves and others that can lead to a richer and more fulfilling life. The therapist must provide a place of safety and be a partner in this process.
(510) 358-4986
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Sally Walstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide individual therapy for youth and adults , as well as couples and family therapy.
Psychotherapy is a powerful tool for healing. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, it is possible to improve connections with others, build deeper awareness of feelings and experiences, and find relief from old patterns that no longer serve you. I believe that each client’s strengths provide the foundation for our collaborative work in therapy. Building on your strengths and resiliencies, we can begin to shift places in your life where you feel stuck, and to cultivate hope. It is an honor for me to witness your process and to join you in your journey toward healing.
(510) 322-7099
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Jonathan Robert Barkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With adults , Dr.
Jonathan Barkin, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 25516) and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Barkin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He received both his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Denver. Dr. Barkin completed his doctoral internship at the University of Colorado, Boulder and his post-doctoral work at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center for OCD and Anxiety in San Rafael, California.
(510) 398-1909
Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Patrick Kenneth Whalen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My time is split equally between two offices -- Rockridge and Palo Alto. I help couples, families, individual adults and teens face a wide range of challenges, including healing from early life trauma (all severities, including Dissociative Identity Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, personal and professional transitions, relationship and family struggles, dilemmas of faith and fulfillment, and meditation and mindfulness cultivation. I especially enjoy psychotherapy involving collaborations with other therapists and/or blending meditation and other kinds of spiritual practices with psychotherapy. I value diversity -- my clients come from a wide range of orientations, economic means, and cultural backgrounds.
(650) 727-5248
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Denise L Jones-Kazan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been a therapist for 30 years. I provided psychotherapeutic services to adolescents, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings.For the past 18 years I was the lead clinician in an Intensive Day Treatment High School Program for adolescents in Special Education. Prior to that, I worked in a Women's Substance Abuse Agency.I am now in private practice and look forward to an opportunity to work with Adolescents, Adults , Couples and families where I can utilize my clinical expertise and work experience to help individuals achieve their goals.
(510) 379-7971
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94609
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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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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Christina Pascarzi
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
My practice focuses on individual therapy for adults with anxiety and stress-related issues. Over the past year, many people have experienced an increase in stress that has overwhelmed their usual ways of coping. This includes stress related to interpersonal relationships, work or home life, or worsening of previously managed anxiety. If this resonates for you, my goal for you in therapy is to empower you with a better understanding of yourself, provide you with a new skill set to manage stress, and enable you to live a life you value.
(510) 426-9513
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Sarah Spear
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have training and experience working with older adolescents, college and graduate students, adults , and seniors.
Psychotherapy offers us an opportunity to better understand ourselves and to create important and meaningful changes in our lives. It also offers an effective way to address questions and feelings that we may find confusing or painful. I approach this work with empathy, warmth, curiosity, and a collaborative spirit. I tailor my approach to the particular needs of each client, offering both the opportunity to reflect and explore as well as down to earth, pragmatic tools to address difficult feelings or behaviors.
(510) 399-1891
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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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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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Steven W. Flannes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Services: I provide individual psychotherapy for adults , using an approach involving mindfulness based practices and an existential-humanistic mindset. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked across the full spectrum of psychotherapy settings, including private practice, mental health clinics, inpatient settings, and day treatment programs. I have also held numerous clinical leadership roles, such as the director of a county outpatient mental health center, and the director of an inpatient psychiatric unit.
(510) 944-0247
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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