Child Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Cara Frankel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Along with my child work I provide in depth parent support and guidance.
I am a clinical psychologist and have been working clinically with children , adolescents and families for 14 years. I am passionate about my work with children and adolescents. I believe that childhood is both a wonderful and an extremely challenging time. Through play, talk and family therapy I help children and families reach their potential for happy, productive and successful lives.
 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Jennifer Pedelaborde
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
My range of services include individual therapy, child play therapy, parenting support, consultation/supervision and organizational trainings.
My approach is relational and deeply compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and moving at a pace they are comfortable with. My specialization is in working with children and adults through the use of expressive arts to promote healing. When provided with an intentional space for self-exploration that is held with compassion and acceptance often our innate creative process can emerge, propelling us on a path towards healing. I also offer talk therapy incorporating psychodynamic, relational, and transpersonal approaches to foster a deeper capacity for meaning and connection in my client's lives.
(510) 454-8042 
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
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Karen Pernet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S
Verified
When individuals, couples, families or children make the difficult decision to come to therapy they are usually feeling stuck and often scared. Each of us has our own strength and wisdom which we don't see when we are troubled. My goal is for us to work together to rediscover those qualities. I use a cattail plant as a symbol of how I see therapy. Why? Cattails are found stuck in a marsh and often regarded as weeds. But when looked at carefully they are graceful and strong. Let me help you find your strength and grace.
(925) 695-7986 
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Eva Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
In my practice, I see children , adolescents and adults who are seeking help for a variety of reasons. Common areas of need include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. With children , these concerns may express themselves through externalizing behaviors at school and/or at home. I believe that everyone has the right and the ability to achieve an engaged, balanced, satisfying life. My goal is to offer an open, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic relationship so that personal growth and change can take place.
(510) 640-8279 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
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Chandra Birenbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
With over 25 years of working with children , adolescents and adults, my therapy style is authentic, empowering, strength based, compassionate, creative and fun. I am particularly skilled in working with trauma, managing strong emotions, living with Autism or Learning Disabilities, exploring identity and looking for more purpose, self understanding, direction, peace, creativity or perspective. I have a great deal of experience working in multicultural and LGBTQ+ supportive contexts. I love working with young adults who inspire me every day because finding one’s own way in life is hard, exciting and full of possibilities.
(510) 319-9210 
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Oakland, CA 94619
Offers online therapy
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Renea Lynn
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
When it's time to seek therapy for yourself, your child /teen or family, it can be intimidating, but definitely worth it. Perhaps, you're interested in working through personal roadblocks, overwhelming feelings or important relationships. The loss of a loved one, a trauma, or ongoing stress has occurred and your current support isn't enough. As you take steps toward healing, growth and well-being, I walk with you along the path to wholeness. In a warm and thoughtful environment, we work collaboratively to reach your goals, understand yourself and others better, and find a more fulfilling life.
(510) 454-8739 
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Oakland, CA 94605
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Brighton Earley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
You can heal. Whether it's a past childhood wound, a rift with a parent or partner, or struggles with your children , I am here to help you examine your life, process your experiences, and move toward healing. In therapy, I create a safe space for you to have a corrective emotional experience. I strive to create the ideal environment for that experience through a nurturing, gentle, person-centered approach. Let's work through it together.
(510) 822-7810 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca J Rice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Raising young children can elicit a range of intense and often conflicting emotions—delight, love, fear, and anger, to name a few. The process of becoming a parent can also evoke memories and feelings related to our own childhoods, which can serve as a reminder of patterns we would like to either emulate or avoid. In the midst of this phase of life transition, it can be easy to lose our footing—dilemmas start to emerge and conflicts in our relationships with partners or other family members increase. We often wonder if we are doing a good job raising our kids, while we try not to lose sight of our own needs and desires.
(510) 800-8673 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Laura S. Anderson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Are you hoping to have more energy? Would you like to be a calmer parent or partner? Are you hoping for stronger or smoother relationships with important people in your life? Do you worry about how your child is doing in school, or how they feel about themselves as a learner? I provide detailed assessments, and individual, group and family therapy to help kids, families and adults build on their strengths. Together we will figure out how to help you, and/or your children , feel better, function better, and live a life with less friction and more fulfillment.
(808) 445-6369 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Stan Markowski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Play therapy provides children with a safe environment where they can express feelings too complex to convey verbally.
While all people experience challenges throughout life, we each suffer in different ways and, as a result, develop a unique style of dealing with stress. During difficult times, ways of coping that once worked often lose their effectiveness. Even after identifying a problem or unhealthy pattern, it may be difficult to resolve the issue without the necessary support. Therapy often involves an increased curiosity toward one's emotional experience, and over time, awareness of how feelings relate to behavior. This allows for a deeper understanding of who we are and can help us approach problems and conflicts in healthier ways.
(510) 858-2285 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Callum Eastwood
Psychologist, PsyD
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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Oakland, CA 94618
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Janelle Bercun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I primarily specialize in early childhood and the surrounding relationships. I work with children ages 0-8 focusing on life's adjustments, both the expected and the unexpected. I can offer support to children coping with adjustments, grief/loss, trauma, and anxiety. I also specialize in supporting parents as they navigate this journey alongside their children . I offer parent consultation as well as supportive parenting therapy, helping to support the parent- child relationship and improve communication.
(510) 822-7794 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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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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As of 4/7/21, I am no longer taking new patients!
Psychologist
Verified
I've had extensive experience with brief, cognitive behavioral, child , family, couples, psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis.
Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being.
(510) 342-3106 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Abby Farnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I work primarily with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, and who are experiencing an overall decline in functioning. I have a particular clinical interest in young children and specialize in play therapy and in collaborating with caregivers around the immense challenges of raising children . I offer individual, family, and caregiver- child dyadic therapy, as well as coaching and support around behavior intervention for caregivers of young children .
(510) 900-5893 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Mariana Chavez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Child -parent psychotherapy for children ages (2-6 years old) can be really helpful in addressing highly stressful interactions between you and your child , siblings, or behavior difficulties in school which you can't find regular solutions to.
Body-mind therapy for women and families with young children (ages 2-6 years old). Perhaps you are struggling regularly with how you see and feel about yourself, or relationships feel difficult and unsatisfying. I enjoy creating a therapy to address your particular concerns, and respect and support your values and personality. Psychotherapy is quite a unique experience, it does help with alleviating symptoms and coping with difficult life circumstances, it is also a unique relational way to see and find your true self, an opportunity to process your feelings, develop insights, and get support in discharging traumas and more.
(510) 681-0477 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Mikaela A Wapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, CD DONA
Verified
My areas of focus include pregnancy, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, perinatal mental health, infant and child mental health, individuation, life transitions, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship dynamics, co-dependency and children of alcoholics.
My therapeutic approach centers on creating more opportunities for space and reflection. This is an active and transformative process where we learn how to interrupt old patterns of reacting and create room for intentionality in our responses. Many of us operate within the conditions of our early relationships and form ways of relating that we are longing to transmute. I support you as you learn to get to the root of the response, understand it, and to develop tools of self-healing so that you can one day see the well-worn reaction waiting for you, and choose something different.
(510) 488-1327 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Olisha Hodges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Areas of my practice include: child abuse, neglect, support for transition and loss, and anxiety management.
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
Not accepting new clients
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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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Tim Tisdell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy


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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Oakland, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Oakland build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.