Couples Counseling Therapists in Shafter, Oakland, CA

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Photo of Heather Genschmer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shafter, Oakland, CA
Heather Genschmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns in your life? Are you a new parent and finding that you are struggling to stay connected to your partner ? Have you adopted a child and need parenting support? I work with individuals and couples (same and opposite sex) interested in reaching a deeper understanding of themselves and their interactions with the rest of the world. In my practice, I provide a supportive and safe environment for individuals to be heard and understood; at the same time, I am active and engaging.
(510) 878-6452
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
$180 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
My approach is warm, engaged and focused in the present moment. I support individuals, couples and families to improve communication skills, self-esteem and relationship capacities. I make use of techniques that deepen the mind-body connection to help individuals heal from symptoms of stress, trauma and loss. I use an integrative approach that is rooted in Somatic, Humanistic-Existential and Transpersonal psychologies.
(510) 497-0945
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
$200 per session
Not accepting new clients
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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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Leigh Lyndon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I welcome individual adults, couples and older adolescents to my practice.
Life moves so quickly these days, it's hard to take the time to really think about who we are and how we are living. Often, it takes years of patterns that are hurtful or self-destructive to wonder why we aren't feeling happy or fulfilled. Psychotherapy can provide the time and space to really understand and experience ourselves in a new way. I will listen with curiosity and warmth and will collaborate with you to help effect positive change in your life and relationships.
(510) 254-3504
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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
$255 per session
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Callum Eastwood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have over 12 years experience working with adults, children, and adolescents experiencing relationship problems, anxiety and mood concerns, emotional and/or behavioral troubles, trauma and loss, and difficulties with burnout and the compassion fatigue of caring for loved ones with these issues. If you are an adult attempting to work through such difficulties in your life, the partner of someone having these problems, or if you are a parent seeking help for your child, I would welcome a chance to talk with you about how I may help.
(510) 460-1303
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
$100 per session
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Steven Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello! Welcome to my personal profile. I am Steve Foster, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist The majority of my experience has been in working with couples , married and otherwise, to improve communication in their relationships. "Taking the war out of words",and learning to take one another's perspective increase the likelihood of success in intimate relationships. I've also worked with those coping with substance dependency. I am a strong believer in the value of family, and in the power of living a clean and sober, recovery-centered life. Please feel free to call me to discuss your concerns.
(415) 967-7940
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Christopher Medina Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
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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$175 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Kara Swedlow
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I have a wide range of clinical experience with culturally and socially diverse clients, including Bay Area homeless youth, students at Cal State East Bay and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as individuals, couples and groups in private practice.
My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts.
(415) 347-8854
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
$200 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Michael Shaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I offer individual therapy, couples counseling , and professional coaching at the charming Market Hall in Rockridge, opposite BART.
I believe three core things about therapy: 1. People are inherently healthy. 2. Therapy is not just about symptoms. 3. If the therapy is working, you'll know it. Traditionally, psychotherapy has been associated with illness while wellness and depth have been left to the self-help movement. The theory I practice sees everyone as sound at the core. As a result, there is no ceiling on "getting better." Someone with symptoms wants to feel more like him or herself, which I aim to make happen as quickly as possible. At the same time, I help people to achieve clear interpersonal, professional, and creative change.
(424) 226-4543
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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$180 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Emily Epstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In general, couples and individuals have found me to be active, warm and committed to their growth.
You may have decided that you need a focused time and a safe place to sort through important issues in your life. How do you know when a therapist is right for you? I believe in trusting your instincts. I invite you to bring your full range of feelings about starting therapy to an exploratory first session to see if we would be a good match. I work with individuals and couples of all orientations and backgrounds.
(510) 403-1315
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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$150 per session
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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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$175 (individual)$225 (couples)
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Rachel Cooke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in doing depth work with couples , and I teach psychoanalytic couples therapy around the Bay Area.
Starting therapy is not easy, and I hope you'll soon feel comfortable with me because of how I listen and become interested in the details you bring, helping you start to feel safe and at ease. I'll listen to the layers of what you say, and do my best to notice patterns which you may be unaware of. Together we'll think about the present moment of your life, your history, your needs and desires, and what gets in the way of your greater happiness and satisfaction.
(510) 374-4394
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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$240 per session
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Andy Sussman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some examples may be that we are inept, things will never change, if only we had a different partner , or that we are forever imprisoned by fears and addictions.
It's a courageous step to seek help. Things aren't working and perhaps you are looking for a new way, new strategies and perspective. You need relief from this angst. The surprise here is that your pain, frustration or relationship conflict can also be an asset. I am not suggesting minimizing your emotional suffering nor the importance of us finding immediate relief. My experience is that in facing your difficulties we can move towards enduring change. How does change happen in therapy? In my work with clients we identify some of the stories you have been telling yourself.
(415) 969-2593
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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$225 per session
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Theresa M Fleury
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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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$220 (individual)$240 (couples)
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Karen Flynn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer relational work for couples and family members, including adult children and their parents.
I love my work! My specialty is repairing relationships using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman-focused techniques. Educated and experienced in both models, I have completed all necessary requirements for certification. EFT is ideal for use with couples , individuals, and families. Clinical background includes training from UCSF's Infant-Parent-Program in San Francisco, The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, in addition to The Women's Therapy Center also in Berkeley. If you are looking to enhance any relationship using evidence-based techniques and you welcome a compassionate challenge, then we should talk.
(510) 272-7350
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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$200 (individual)$225 (couples)
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Teresa Lesko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples .
I believe in the healing power of bearing witness to and participating in my clients' self-exploration. Whether we are exploring feelings, systems of oppression and their effects on us, patterns in relationships, or family of origin issues, the strength and compassion of an empathic partner in this journey can lead to a deeper understanding of oneself and a relief in symptoms. I bring empathy and mindful curiosity to our work together.
(510) 923-1082
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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Krug Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Orah Krug PhD. is recognized in her field as a master clinician, supervisor, teacher and author. She has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years and an adjunct professor at Saybrook University for over 15 years. Through decades of client work, research and teaching Orah has developed a comprehensive process applicable for individuals or couples .
(510) 491-0771
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618
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$150 per session
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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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$190 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Jackie Fine Dahan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with Individuals and Couples who are interested in healing and growth. My practice is influenced by a variety of treatment modalities that I have trained in extensively. My style is warm and interactive with a big dose of common sense. I am deeply commited to helping people live values driven lives and to getting out of their own way to live more fully and joyfully.
(917) 809-6954
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Shafter
Oakland, CA 94618

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