I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor and EMDR therapist working with adults, adolescents, families and couples since 2014. I'm a humanistic therapist. I am client centered and that allows for us to work together collaboratively to set goals.
I have 30 years experience in behavioral healthcare, mostly in private in-patient psychiatric hospitals but also in outpatient settings as well. I use person centered and solution focused modalities. My specialties are addictions, specifically pathological gambling, depression, anxiety, self esteem & LGBTQ issues. I work with adolescents, adults and the elderly. My many years in behavioral healthcare working with diverse patient populations from the worried well to the severely mentally ill has made me a well rounded therapist with deep and unique insights to help people manage their daily lives and struggles.
Dr. Franklin is a relational therapist and licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with diverse populations for the last 20 years. Dr Franklin is passionate about her work with clients and believes therapy is a process by which the therapist and client work together in overcoming challenges. Dr. Franklin's primary area of expertise is in the long-term effects of trauma on an individual's functioning, especially as it relates to changes in mood, motivation, achievement and resilience. Dr. Franklin was also an associate professor in Clinical and Forensic psychology have taught at the American School for Professional Psyc
I strongly believe that all of us are capable of connecting to an experience of profound well being, whatever the circumstances of our lives may be. My goal in therapy is to help you access that state within yourself. I aim to help you recognize and accept the many layers of your experience and to support you in acting skillfully and authentically in the world. My first priority is to create an atmosphere of safety and trust so that you are able to freely explore your challenges, concerns and desires. After we understand your difficulties, we can collaborate to create the desired change and growth.
Welcome. I provide a warm, confidential space for adults of all ages to consider themselves in a new light. My belief is that we all have a natural inclination to develop and grow, to find connection and joy. Psychotherapy with the right person can help one move past roadblocks - whether new or longstanding - with an increased sense of meaning and ease. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds to clarify and expand their strengths, grieve losses, and reconnect with inner wisdom.
Has life Become a struggle for you? Are you looking to build better relationships? Are you feeling overwhelmed during a difficult life transition? Do you feel stuck in your past and unable to move forward? Through our work together, I can help you develop the tools needed to increase your confidence, feel better in your relationships and let go of your past.
Meaningful change requires us to ask new questions ... so that new meanings can be made. One of the hardest things is to change what doesn't work, while not knowing how to make it all different. For the past 24 years, I have worked with folks who are trying hard to build a life in spite of childhood abuse and neglect, or who just don't understand why life isn't working out the way they hoped.
I offer my clients specific tools to help them navigate difficult situations, reduce anxious thinking, manage depression, cope with trauma-related symptoms, set boundaries in relationships, and build confidence in themselves. Furthermore, I work with young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s and enjoy helping them find a healthy balance between work, family/friends, and themselves. I have extensive experience teaching practical skills in these areas to best meet the specific needs of my clients.
I am a trauma focused therapist for individuals and families who have experienced single or multiple adverse events in childhood or adulthood, and intergenerational trauma. It isn't always easy to reach out for help after these experiences, in my role as a therapist I am committed to assist my clients in this courageous step toward their healing journey. I am currently accepting new clients who live in California for tele-therapy through live video conferencing.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples in both short and long term therapy. I have extensive training in EMDR, CBT, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy. My objective is to work with you using the appropriate approach that best fits your goals for therapy. I have a wide range of experience working with the effects of addiction on families, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also have considerable training in sleep disorders and enjoy working with clients to adjust their sleep schedules, thereby improving their daily mood and functioning.
Discover how to liberate yourself from shame, past trauma, false beliefs, doubt and internalized oppression so you can embody your unique creativity and power. Perhaps you have encountered a deep longing to express your truth, but you find yourself caught in a pattern or habit that blocks your ability to express it or believe in yourself. Some of these patterns run very deep and therefore I work with techniques that can really help us to get to the root of them so real change can happen. Through this process we will focus on developing your strengths and discovering your unique gifts.
Choosing a therapist involves mind, heart and spirit as well as commitment, time and money. With over thirty years of experience, I know that doing the work of psychotherapy is a unique privilege, so thank you for your interest in my practice.
When challenges, pain and loss insist themselves into our lives, we are left with two options. We can work hard to protect ourselves, harden up, soldier through and try our best not to get hurt again. Or we can feel our way through the breaking down, we can get curious, and allow ourselves to soften and move into our broken heartedness. Sometimes it seems as though we have a choice about whether to move forward in our lives. And then there are those times when it's clear we can't continue in the same way.
Chances are you feel some dissatisfaction with the things or people in your life. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and stuck, frustrated in your relationships or worried about the future. Maybe you already have some ideas about what things you'd like to be different. I will support you to make changes by helping you make the necessary contact with parts of yourself that influence the way you think, feel and act. In our sessions I will help you discover in a more full way what might be holding you back from having the life you want. We will explore your thoughts and feelings in the moment, which can lead to profound healing and change.
I have experience providing individual and family therapy, clinical case management, advocacy, linkage and support for adolescents and adults who experience mental illness. My experience includes: trauma based treatment, suicidal adolescents and adults, substance abuse support, working with domestic violence survivors, those with physical and developmental disabilities, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. I have experience working with youth, families, and adults within outpatient community and residential settings. I have a working understanding of the needs of diverse individuals with an emphasis on mental illness, dual-diagnosis, PTSD and trauma-related issues.
Often clients come into therapy with me when they are stuck in life, in a crisis, or in transition in a relationship or job or when emotions are just becoming too much to cope with. They want a change but are not always sure how to go about it. Taking the step to begin therapy is not easy for most people, but starting therapy often leads to a real opportunity to change, in ways that are not always expected. My style is warm, inviting and engaging, and I seek to connect to each person where they are at in life.
As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me use my life's learning and 10 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have had the privilege of working with many children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are dealing with a multitude of issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, problem behaviors, substance abuse, co-dependency). I incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques to help facilitate change and bring about relief from painful emotions and from feeling stuck. I believe in honoring what you are already doing right and will collaboratively explore options and tools that will bring about growth and healing.
Career transition can be a time of possibility new beginnings; it can be stressful, confusing. You may feel stuck, overwhelmed. My specialization in career and lifework transition is informed by a clinical background on how work impacts well being. Together we identify how to create a life that works; a life that is fulfilled and meaningful. Overcome internal barriers, develop new mindsets, creatively maximize professional/personal effectiveness, launch a successful job search strategy: Resumes, LinkedIn, Networking, Interviews, Assessment: Strong Interest Inventory, Transferable Skills, Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI, Enneagram.
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Trestle Glen, Oakland are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Trestle Glen, Oakland then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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