Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Norval J. Hickman
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified
My treatment approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, hypnosis, relaxation and mindfulness strategies with skills to enhance mind-body communication.
I use an integrative treatment approach based on research-informed psychotherapy practices to address: *emotional, relationship, and communication issues *anxiety, panic, and stress management *depression and mood management *cultural and diversity issues including acculturative stress *mental health needs for BIPOC communities and the LGBTQI+ community *gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity issues *fears and phobias *post-traumatic stress symptoms *recovery from substance use *life transitions *weight management
(510) 725-4573 x704 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Tandy Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize CBT, DBT , somatic and narrative therapies in my work.
I work with teens and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression as well as relationship issues. It can be challenging to navigate all the transitions that take place from adolescence to adulthood. Yes, we all experience challenging times at one point or another but we don't have to do it alone. It's great to be able to talk things through with close friends but therapy provides an unbiased perspective and encourages introspection using evidence-based practices.
(415) 599-8059 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
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Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
We offer evidenced-based treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, and other clinical symptoms. We are a team of 5 therapists intensively trained in DBT , and other modalities. We offer a comprehensive DBT program (individual therapy, skills class, consultation team, phone coaching, assessment). We have a program for adults, young adults, families and teens. We are located on Piedmont Avenue, in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please review our website for detailed information about our intake process, skills class schedule, individual therapy, mindfulness programs, fees, etc...
(510) 876-9674 
Oakland, CA 94611
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Nanyonjo Camacho Mukungu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Specifically, I offer the use of techniques like Hakomi, dialectical behavioral therapy ( DBT ), attachment theory, creative expressions like art and music, developing mindfulness skills like breathework, somatic awareness and astrology informed tarot & oracle readings.
My framework as a psychotherapist is inspired by black feminist sci-fi writer, Octavia E. Butler who saw the possibility of many more worlds than just our own. I believe that transformative internal healing is critical to envisioning and building these worlds without the presence of imperialism, white supremacy, capitalism and cishet-patriarchy. The tools I use to support the exploration of individual, interpersonal and intergenerational trauma are shaped by abolition that rejects punitive and scarcity mindsets and disability justice which strives to value every body.
 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Deidre Abrons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I have also led DBT and CBT therapy groups.
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.
(510) 248-4138 
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Oakland, CA 94607
Not accepting new clients
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Tracy Cleo Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am trained in DBT , which improves mindfulness, managing difficult emotions and stress.
"We are now able to see the essential ingredient that makes psychotherapy effective and successful. Is is not "unconditional positive regard," nor is it magical words, techniques, or postures; it is human involvement and struggle. It is the willingness of the therapist to extend himself or herself for the purpose of nurturing the patient's growth - willingness to go out on a limb, to truly involve oneself at an emotional level in the relationship." M.Scott Peck, MD
(628) 227-5537 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Amynta Hayenga
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work from a psychodynamic approach, while incorporating tools from ACT, CBT, DBT , and MBSR - but don't worry if that's alphabet soup to you.
You may feel lost, but you are not alone. We all experience suffering as a part of the human condition, yet sometimes our symptoms of stress, despair, worry, or self-criticism stand in the way of living the life that we want. If you find yourself troubled by a particular life problem or psychological condition, or generally lacking a sense of vitality and purpose, working with a clinician can help you reconnect with yourself and your strengths. Therapy often helps us to make useful connections between our actions, our thinking, our emotional reality, and patterns in relationships that we have developed over years.
(510) 781-9761 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Stephanie Bain
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
I integrate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and evidence-based modalities.
I work with people who have been told they're “too sensitive” or “too much,” feel misunderstood, or feel alienated from the mainstream. I work with non-traditional partners looking for a therapist who "gets it." You are not too intense, too sensitive, or too "out there." The whole of you is welcome with me. I tailor my approach to my clients' needs and goals. I believe human beings are complex individuals with unique stories that inform their present reality, behavior, wants and needs, and feelings.
(510) 216-1376 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Trasie Marie Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EAP, DAC
Verified
35 years expert professional, licensed in 3 states, CA, VA and WA. Currently in the Wash DC area on assignment with the DOD working with Military Families and providing therapy virtually to clients in California and Washington State. I'm a certified expert provider in CBT, DBT , Mindfulness, Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Family Dynamics and specialist and a DOD consult in Combat, childhood trauma, PTSD Psychotherapy. I also provided Christian counseling upon request.
(703) 420-7080 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Sage Leitson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I draw from harm-reduction, holistic, feminist-relational, psychodynamic, attachment focused and evidence-based modalities such as CBT and DBT .
Recovery from trauma, working on communication and relationships, overcoming substance use issues, increasing self-awareness, healing and coping with depression and stress are common themes. I specialize in working with people who are marginalized by the dominant culture for many reasons including their gender identity, sexual orientation or practices, race, relationship status or cultural background. I have many years of experience working with queer and nonbinary individuals, sex workers, radical activists, the BIPOC community and people in poly/kink relationships as well as alternative families.
(510) 826-5137 
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Hannah Michele Raiden-Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
In addition to DBT training, I have over 20 years of experience working in mental health and medical settings.
Sometimes, things happen in life that cause us significant pain, whether this stems from early life experiences, life transitions, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties or unexpected crisis. Navigating through these experiences in a therapeutic setting can make the difference between tolerating the pain (or even resorting to methods of easing the pain that create more problems) and coming through it more resilient with the ability to live a life with meaning.
(510) 617-1650 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Minerva Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My goal is to provide you with skills that you can take and maintain even after you complete your therapy journey with me. Some of these skills can include, but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, communication, mindfulness, anxiety management, and relaxation skills. I have experience in working with all ages of life. My passion is working with young adults and adults, couples, and families. I specialize in the treatment of depression (including prenatal and postpartum), anxiety, trauma, addictions, interpersonal conflict, and life transitions.
(510) 726-4906 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Sara Bisikirski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
With 20 years of experience, I work with individual adults, adolescents and couples from a trauma-informed model that integrates DBT , psychodynamic, family systems and Mindful Self-Compassion perspectives. Through therapy I can help you to achieve your goals, develop an increased understanding of yourself and build new ways of coping with life’s challenges. As a Certified Mediator with a background in divorce mediation I can lend informed support to those struggling with divorce-related challenges. Furthermore as a transracially adoptive mom of two I hold a strong interest in helping others navigate the world of parenting.
(510) 880-1983 
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Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
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Fred Kutnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize DBT and Exposure therapy to help my clients confront their trauma memories while safely processing their emotions about the event.
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
(415) 338-9959 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Emma Tennison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My clinical approach includes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (identifying and challenging unhelpful habits in our thinking), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other mindfulness-based tools, and Motivational Interviewing (providing a compassionate space for people to explore and identify their own motivation for behavior change).
Seeking support can feel vulnerable – especially when the culture around us glorifies “self-made” success stories and aspires to a seemingly effortless, perfectly curated social media existence. The reality of course is that life is messy, and that we all benefit from support. We are impacted by world events, our environments, relationships, the histories of our people (our families, ancestors, communities), and our own unique collection of lived experiences. As a therapist I view my role as that of an ally, confidant, collaborator - and very occasionally a guide.
(510) 369-2713 
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Oakland, CA 94620
Offers online therapy
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Sara Cadalig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
I utilize diverse therapeutic interventions and modalities such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to name a few.
Thank you for visiting my site. This is your first step towards your journey to healing. My specialty areas are in trauma, anxiety, and grief/loss. Life can present challenges and create roadblocks to your growth and success. You deserve to thrive and I would be honored to work in collaboration with you on your journey of healing and rediscovering your full potential. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment. My therapeutic style can be best described as empathetic, interactive, infusing scientific wisdom, curiosity, and clinical intuition.
(209) 783-3037 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Piasecki
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I additionally offer clients my hard skills in anti-oppression work, advocacy, narrative therapy, harm reduction, CBT, DBT , trauma-informed, and somatic therapies.
Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence. I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing. When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become.
(415) 938-7007 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs and may include body/mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
(415) 539-2882 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Meghan Tunson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I utilize a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy ( DBT ), and psychodynamic therapy.
People are often hesitant to try therapy because they feel it won't work or believe they should be able to handle difficult things on their own. If you're willing to try personal trainers, babysitters, house cleaners, and other services to better your life, doesn't your emotional happiness or the happiness of your family deserve the same focus? I believe that it absolutely does.
(510) 269-2639 
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Rachel Willimott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, along with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion, to help you learn compassion and acceptance, while also taking real steps to live the life you want to live.
I help people with anxiety and trauma find freedom from their emotions and thoughts to live a more meaningful life. Maybe you find yourself overwhelmed with anxiety and self-critical thoughts, even though on the outside you appear just fine. Or perhaps you have a history of trauma or difficult relationships and you don't know how to handle the strong emotions you feel at times. These experiences can be confusing and overwhelming, and I can help you learn to work with them in a compassionate and insightful way so that you can be the person you want to be.
(510) 560-7097 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

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