Chronic Illness Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Tracy Shapiro
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified
Some areas where I specialize are working with artists and with people seeking support with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, chronic illness /pain, and challenging relationships with food and body.
My style is warm, curious, and straightforward, with a well placed sense of humor. I’m a sensitive and attuned listener, skilled at navigating intense and complicated thoughts, feelings, and interactions. I especially enjoy working with clients who are seeking a collaborative and engaged experience. I will undoubtedly (and sincerely) smile, nod, and at times ask, “How did that make you feel?” I will also ask other kinds of questions, share my thoughts with you, reflect on patterns that may be emerging, and offer tangible tools.
(510) 949-3978 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Angela M. Anderson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
I use an integrative approach to help my clients work through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, and managing chronic illness .
Are you struggling to identify what you need? Are you in transition or wanting to make a change? Do you feel stuck and don't know why? Do hurts and disappointments from the past continue to bother you? I work to empower my clients to figure out what they need to feel happy with themselves and their lives. My clients gain self-confidence, self-knowledge, and an enhanced capacity to create the lives they want to live.
(510) 257-9468 
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
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Eve Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, JD
Verified
With a background including a law degree (UC Berkeley), a previous life as an app founder/entrepreneur, and a journey through chronic illness , I am a well-rounded, growth-oriented therapist. I combine formal training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), psychodynamic therapy, somatic work, and yoga therapy to provide an approach to healing that is integrative and holistic. My diverse training allows me to meet you where you are and provide you with a therapy that suits your needs. My work is informed by modern, evidence-based methods of psychotherapy as well as spiritual wisdom and practices from Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism.
(510) 983-8647 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Audrey L. Franklin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you feeling anxious or depressed, living with a chronic illness , going through a life transition or experiencing other challenging circumstances? As a licensed psychologist with 30 years of experience, I help people navigate difficult times with openness, curiosity and compassion. Together we can identify your particular needs and forge a path to best meet them. You may be struggling with difficulties from the past. You may want to transform repetitive thought and behavior patterns that are affecting your relationships and your job success. In our work, you can develop inner resources and skills to face life's challenges with greater freedom and resilience.
(415) 417-1392 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Brandy Gadson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with individuals facing depression, chronic illness , anxiety, guilt, grief/loss, or who have endured physical, emotional or spiritual trauma.
My practice is rooted in the belief that there is power in knowing and telling your own story. Who are you? Where did you come from? What's important to you? Let's work together to untangle your story, identify your strengths, goals, passions, and barriers; and make you the author of what comes next. I work with people who want to make positive changes, but feel paralyzed by stress, fear, indecision, or old habits. I can also help you learn concrete strategies for managing uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, transitions, health conditions or problematic relationships.
(510) 901-3757 
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
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Kelly Kennard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Couples and individual Adults come to me to improve their relationships, find relief from intense emotions/anxiety, get emotional support for their chronic illness , cope with challenging life transitions, heal from childhood trauma as well as other issues. Life can feel painful, complicated and confusing. I provide a safe, supportive environment where you can explore these hard feelings, with compassion and curiosity. I help you identify unconscious, limiting beliefs and emotions, so you can make new, healthy life choices. I guide you in cultivating self-compassion as a resource for making these changes.
(510) 567-4687 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Mia Sarno
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
The majority of my clinical experience is with health concerns of trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and chronic illness . As a queer person myself, I am a queer-affirming therapist and especially welcome LGBTQ+ clients, as well as clients from other diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences. The core of my work is always humanistic/client-centered, and my interventions include mindfulness, self-compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(510) 399-0794 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Suzan Bollich, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Psychotherapy for Adults, Couples & Older Adults. I work with concerns related to relationship conflict/unhealthy relationship patterns, depression, grief/loss, difficult life-choices, unexpected life-changes, early-life emotional trauma, and living with acute/ chronic illness . Depthful exploration leading t enduring healing that creates meaningful life-change and greater life-satisfaction for individuals and couples is the focus of my practice. Together, we will explore the origins of your particular concerns and situation, and the ways in which your life continues to be impacted.
(510) 459-3985 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Aviva Wilcox
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in working with young adults, parents, college students, women, folks in the LGBTQIA+ community, and people who have chronic illness and disabilities.
The single most consistent predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I prioritize creating a trusting relationship. My approach is collaborative, relational, and interactive. I balance listening deeply with gently challenging clients to make meaningful change. I am not a therapist who sits back silently. I also do not presume that any given technique or my own experience hold all the answers in our journey together. Rather, I draw on evidence-based, relational practices, more than a decade of clinical practice, and your lived experience, cultural and personal practices, beliefs, and values.
(510) 902-1335 
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Talia Chanoff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I also hold vast experience supporting individuals experiencing PTSD, chronic illness , chronic pain, eating disorders and those struggling with a complicated relationship with food.
I am here to be present with you as you explore and process how the vast injustices in the world may be affecting your internal states. Together we can examine the question: Is there something “wrong” with me as an individual, or do we live in an inequitable society that causes emotional and often generational trauma? Our trauma can lead to behaviors that do not ultimately serve us or align with our core values—but there is room to heal. Your ancestral roots, intersecting identities, and cultural practices are an honor for me to make space for in our work together.
(415) 319-9235 
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
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Neda Nguyen Baraghani
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I am passionate about working with those who struggle with relationships and boundary setting, particularly those who struggle with balancing differing sets of expectations due to cultural, physical, or mental factors. I work well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, immigrant and first and second generation individuals and families, mixed race or multicultural individuals, and those who are struggling with chronic illness .
(510) 800-2874 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Deanne Samuels
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
SMOKING CESSATION VIRTUAL GROUPS AVAILABLE. Is stress, anxiety, panic, or pain ruining your life? Or were you recently diagnosed with a chronic/terminal illness or currently living with one? I can help. I specialize in stress management, anxiety, health anxiety / hypochondria, pain management, panic, smoking cessation, and support for those living with chronic illness (e.g., cancer, HIV). I utilize short-term cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), relaxation /meditation, mindfulness, and cognitive restructuring techniques to get you back to living your life. Phone / video sessions only for CALIFORNIA residents and FLORIDA residents.
(628) 222-4058 
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Oakland, CA 94605
Offers online therapy
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Cassandra Falby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I appreciate the opportunity to work with LGBTQIA folks, children of immigrants, folks in tech, and those living with a chronic illness (cancer, lupus, MS).
Therapy is one of few spaces that is dedicated to you and YOUR experiences. It is a non-judgmental space where you can explore issues that have gotten in the way of living with greater ease and comfort. Only you are the keeper of your truth and your story. I can support you in exploring how to hold difficult feelings in more helpful ways whether they be worry, shame, hurt, or pride. What would it be like to increase your emotional buoyancy as you create a path to healing and deeper self-knowledge? What kind of life might that give you?
(510) 924-0808 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Camille Bien
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
During this phase in life, you may be diagnosed with a chronic illness , raising a child, or losing a parent.
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(415) 306-8603 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Elizabeth Schenk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
In addition to the treatment of trauma, vicarious trauma and dissociation, I specialize in working with attachment based interpersonal issues, life transitions, acute and chronic illness , and grief and loss.
Unresolved childhood issues provide recurring challenges in adulthood and may show up in the form of sadness, worry, relationship problems, substance abuse or poor self-esteem. For adults abused as children, complex trauma may leave one with panic, obsessive thoughts, self-harming behaviors, or mood disorders. Sometimes individuals are given many diagnoses and medications and end up in therapies that do not resolve their underlying issue. Dissociative processes go unrecognized in many therapies, resulting in treatment that may not resolve the underlying problem, leaving one symptomatic. In my professional experience most individuals change and grow through a successful therapeutic encounter.
(925) 290-7886 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Not accepting new clients
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Helga Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
The current pandemic, environmental conditions, and political situation are overwhelming. Psychotherapy is helpful and transformative in dealing with the challenges that affect our social interactions and emotional well-being. I work with people dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, and chronic illness . We set goals to redefine personal and professional directions.
(510) 858-2940 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Jacob Donnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have specific training around depression, substance use, relationship and workplace issues, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness , veterans' issues, and much more.
**Currently offering video appointments in observance of our shelter-in-place order.** Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are out of your control. I take an open, non-judgmental approach to working with my clients. Prior to private practice, I was the Clinical Director at a San Francisco non-profit serving veterans. I enjoy working with adults, older adults, older teens (16+) and couples.
(510) 399-1667 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Molly S Mollin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My counseling experience includes co-occurring disorders, substance use, emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, chronic illness , and interpersonal difficulties.
I have over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples in a variety of settings. My approach involves warmth, honesty, insight, compassion, and humor. My philosophy is grounded in the core Humanistic principles of genuineness, empathy, and respect. Through my work, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds achieve improved health and move toward greater satisfaction in their lives and in themselves. I encourage individuals to tap into their own inherent strengths to find new, and more constructive, ways of navigating life's problems.
(415) 516-3641 
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Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Patricia B. Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Developing a trusting relationship is the most important element in successful psychotherapy. We will create a unique relationship that encourages your expression of inner feelings and learning to know what is true for you. I appreciate depth work, and although weekly sessions are beneficial, up to three sessions per week deepens the process. I frequently work with the following issues: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, disabilities and chronic illness , self-esteem and LGBTQ issues.
(510) 470-7449 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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Clinical Hypnosis of Joseph R Giove
Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCht
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness , allergies, weight loss and more.
(925) 297-1391 
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94622
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