Therapists for Teens in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Kate Ekman, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Kate Ekman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Could your child use some help with managing big feelings and impulses? Are these difficulties interfering with their functioning at school, home, or with friends? Does your child struggle with constant worrying or anxious ruminations? Are their fears getting in the way of their ability to enjoy life? My therapeutic skills groups are designed for kids who could use work on emotional regulation, social skills, and managing anxiety. Confidence Club can help your child master those skills and build confidence for life! Kids' groups run every Sunday for 12 weeks. Teen anxiety support group accepting ongoing referrals.
(510) 694-2514 
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Christina Ting-Ting Shiue
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist with specialized training and experience in child, adolescent and family therapy. I work with people of all ages and life stages dealing with the high-pressures of life that can affect relationships or leave you feeling stuck or unhappy. I love the collaborative work of therapy and will work hard to help you identify changes that can be made to positively impact your relationships, career and self. Together, we can puzzle things out together, break down your goals into manageable steps and build a more fulfilling life. Sometimes, you need someone to help you get started and guide you to stay on course.
(510) 726-6133 
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Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
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Kathy Dyson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Working with women and teen girls is my privilege and specialty. Whether you're seeking therapy because you're going through fertility treatments, having a hard time with work, struggling in your relationships, or not fitting in at school, I want to offer you a safe space to explore these challenges free from judgment. Please know that everyone is welcome in my office. I consider myself an ally, and I welcome women from all backgrounds. If you're seeking change, but you're not sure where to find it or what steps to take to achieve it, start here.
(628) 333-2219 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Robyn Riley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
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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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Krystal J Alderete
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
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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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Ellen P Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Each person is unique, therefore so are their concerns. I approach therapy based on the individuality of each adult, teen , and child, and their personal needs. Assisting you in working though thought patterns and feelings that are causing you distress is my goal. Being the parent of a tween/ teen , you might find yourself looking for answers to questions that allude you. Often there are issues you would like to have a better understanding of, or a way to process them. I will assist you in finding the tools needed for you or your child to live a less stressful and more fulfilling life.
(510) 683-5269 
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Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
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Michael Y. Simon, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
I've spent the last two decades in support of children, youth and families, with a special expertise in adolescents/ adolescent development.
Therapy should not and cannot be "one size fits all." It should be rooted in a consistent, deep effort to understand who you are and what you need, in relation to the resources you have near you. Therapy should also be practical and offer some fairly immediate results, even though bigger change takes time. It's ultimately about collaboration, and the formation of a helpful relationship. Although I have 25 years of clinical experience to bring to our work, it is more important that you feel we have a good match as we enter this work together. I trust that after we talk, you'll know whether it seems like the right match.
(510) 343-7369 
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
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Phyllis A Mace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
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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Oakland, CA 94618
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Danielle Sachs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sometimes life feels overwhelming! Are you going through a loss or life transition?Are you a parent trying to support your child/ teen as they face their own challenges? Are you trying to make sense of life experiences and how they have impacted you? Are you wanting to figure out what it is you need to feel more fulfilled and create change? Sometimes we need a safe space that empowers and encourages us to explore what works and doesn’t work as we navigate daily life. Friends and family aren’t always able to provide this- but finding someone we feel comfortable opening up to can also seem overwhelming.
(510) 901-4207 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Megan Parker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
During this time of mercurial change, many people are experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress due to social isolation and the unpredictability of the future. It can also be a highly stressful time for parents and caregivers. Emotional support may be beneficial for you or your teen . I provide individual therapy, family therapy, and parent consultation with a collaborative spirit. I work with children (ages 9-12), teens, individual adults, and families, including non-traditional family structures (single parent, multiple caregiver, polyamorous, & LGBT families).
(415) 347-8868 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Hilary Combs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Amy Taylor Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
I have extensive training and experience in child, adolescent , and adult psychotherapy, with specialization in family therapy and women's health issues.
Adulting is hard! So is being a kid! My therapy offers a safe space to strengthen you and/or your child’s resiliency and find the ease you’ve been seeking. Together, let’s deepen your self-understanding with therapy in a collaborative journey of compassion, healing, and skill building. We all need support at times to develop our strengths, gain guidance towards healing, and create space for positive change.
(510) 350-3934 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Sandra L Stultz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Over 30 years of experience in working with children/ adolescent , couples and families.
Welcome! You are not alone! I offer a personable, approach allowing you to feel comfortable on your healing journey. Together we will identify your areas of concern and develop a treatment plan to assist you and/or child, partner in your journey. I have a wide range of experience that includes disorders such as ADHD, mood regulation, women's issues, and relationship concerns.
(510) 319-0287 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Jacqui Ferraiolo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Individual, Couples/Relationship, Teen Counseling. LGBTQIA+, Poly, Sex-Positive, & Kink friendly. Folks tend to come to me when they are feeling stuck around their anxiety or depression. They usually are holding questions around their sexuality/identity, life transitions, and processing grief or loss. They know that they have the wisdom to resolve these feelings inside, but they are feeling stuck on how to access them. Everything feels a little garbled, and I help them clear the way to access the answers to the questions they are holding.
(510) 588-3682 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Olayinka Rahman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
You don’t have to go through it alone, it is my passion to help you and/or your teen grow and learn ways to cope with and navigate life’s challenges effectively.
Do you find yourself currently struggling? Whether it be with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, general life, or work stressors, therapy is a safe space to explore and develop skills to cope with life’s stressors and work total personal goals.
(510) 573-7714 
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Oakland, CA 94601
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Lauren Magaña
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I have extensive experience working with traumatized and marginalized communities and specialize in children, adolescent and family interventions.
Welcome. My therapy style is warm, interactive and engaged. I believe all healing and growth occurs within the context of relationships, and all relationships are colored by our inter-generational histories, experiences, identities and current circumstances. My intention is to support curiosity, connection and lasting change with our work together.
(510) 319-2027 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Magdalene N Martinez
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, RYT, RCYT
Verified
I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you and/or your child or teen .
I am a queer Afro-Latinx (Dominican-American) spiritual activist, former pre-school teacher with experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I am excited to support BIPOC, LGBTQAI+, children and youth healing from dissociation, feeling disconnected to self and recovering from childhood and recent traumas. I love supporting people of all ages to deepen their relationship to self as a spiritual practice. When appropriate clients and I explore how family, society, identities and individual perceptions affect their current situation.
(510) 822-7669 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Iman Kanj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in child, adolescent , and family therapy.
Seeking support requires plenty of courage, strength, and determination. Taking the first steps toward change can feel both invigorating and nerve-racking at the same time. I aim to create a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to share your life experiences. One of our most fundamental human needs is to form connections, and I strive to utilize our therapeutic relationship as a guide for growth and healing. As a partner in your personal journey, I hope to empower you to gain the valuable insight and practical skills essential for overcoming obstacles, achieving your goals, and living a well-balanced, self-fulfilled life.
(408) 560-4078 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
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Kaci Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sometimes we need a listening ear, other times we need more. I utilize evidence-based interventions with a humanist lens to support my clients with working through the ups and downs of life. I listen with a non-judgmental ear, and cultivate safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship. I specialize in working with women and adolescent girls, and I run multiple women's groups each week in addition to working with clients individually. Please visit my website for more information about the services I offer!
(510) 298-3842 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Olisha Hodges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Are you experiencing a difficult time? Looking for support? My therapeutic approach is tailored to meet your individual needs, as you are the expert on your life! My goal is to partner with you as you navigate through this difficult time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years experience working with children and families in various non-profit, school and county capacities. My private practice is dedicated to supporting school-age, teen and adult clients to make the most out of their resources and relationships. I provide psychotherapy services to those in need.
(510) 907-6476 
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Oakland and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.