Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Grecya Vidal Zavala
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
In addition, I utilize some DBT approaches, primarily mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation.
Together we will build a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship. Within this dynamic, we will process current & past experiences and any feelings that may arise. Therapy is a process, in which learning and self-insight occurs, and shifts begin to happen. I love supporting folks in connecting with themselves and others, making meaning of their life experiences, and deepening their understanding of themselves in a safe and supportive space which we co-create.
(510) 573-7323
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Alexandra Poling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) and mindfulness, I help my clients identify and change ways of thinking and coping that may be impacting their mental health. This approach includes teaching coping skills that will target specific symptoms and triggers as well as learning to cope with or resolve intense emotional pain. I use this approach to treat complicated grief, trauma, panic, and related anxiety or depression.
(510) 380-7804
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Jordan St Pierre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am highly trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior Therapy ( DBT ) which I have utilized within individual, group, and family therapy sessions as as well as solution focused therapy, motivational therapy, and a variety of other therapeutic approaches.
My therapy style is warm and nonjudgmental as I want all of my clients to feel they are in a safe environment when working with me. I believe in treating everyone as an individual and meeting my clients where they are during sessions. I also work with my clients in identifying their individual goals and completing unique and specific treatment plans. During my years of practice, I have identified the benefits of focusing on one's self esteem in order to improve within themselves, specifically focusing on "the here and now".
(415) 360-3833
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Tim Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I have a strengths-based and client-centered approach in therapy, and I integrate evidenced-based skills including CBT, DBT , MI, and SFT.
I am passionate about supporting people in addressing a range of different challenges that may be impacting their lives. I believe that people are inherently resilient, and that building a strong therapeutic relationship can help you access both existing strengths and build new ones. While I may be an expert in a particular therapeutic model, you are an expert in your experience, and our ability to work together using evidence-based practices will help you reach your goals. I will take an active approach in your care by collaboratively building rapport and tailoring your care to meet your unique needs.
(510) 567-7566
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Tracy Cleo Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am EMDR-certified and 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
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Jonathan Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize cognitive-behavioral approaches, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and psychodynamic approaches.
I view therapy as a unique relationship between two people - the therapist and the client. Therapy is a process that fosters acceptance and change of the challenges people face and helps provide clarity. My goal is to help create a safe place to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences that cause you pain, which may lead to difficulties in relationships, work, and/or daily life. Through this process we will create goals and a plan to reach your specific goals. My approach is genuine, compassionate, and non-judgmental. As a therapist, I bring over 20 years of experience working with individuals from many walks of life.
(415) 821-8110
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Jennifer Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I tailor my work with each of my clients based on their needs, drawing from my unique background as well as my training in psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, CBT, DBT , exposure and response prevention protocols, and motivational interviewing.
I completed my Masters of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work. I received my post-masters training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Adult Psychiatry, where I practiced individual adult and group psychotherapy for six years before transitioning into private practice. Working at Kaiser afforded me experience with a wide range of client concerns and gave me the opportunity to work with clients from a wide range of socioeconomic, cultural, and relationship backgrounds. Before pursuing my MSW, I practiced as a corporate transactional attorney at two Bay Area law firms after completing my JD at Harvard Law School.
(510) 662-0976
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Laurie Gulutzan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is a blend of mindfulness, emotionally focused, DBT and psychodynamic approaches.
Are you feeling disconnected, frustrated or overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to build close, intimate relationships? If you are looking to improve the quality of your most important relationships or to feel more skillful at building new relationships, I would look forward to working with you.
(510) 605-3998
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Karen Lau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice and training include CBT, DBT , ACT, Mindfulness, Compassion based, and trauma informed interventions such as IFS, EMDR and CPT.
My clients come to me due to anxiety and trauma related concerns while facing stressors and life transitions. Life is difficult when you are experiencing mental health struggles due to physical health, family or marital situations, dating hardships, work conflict and/or past life experiences. It affects self confidence. You could be struggling while navigating the impact of immigration, cultural background, identity, inter-generational differences, interpersonal challenges, and career demands on your worldview and yourself. As an Asian therapist, I not only have familiarity but also cultural competency in helping APIDA individuals.
(925) 304-3846
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Casey Loughran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My clinical approach integrates psychodynamic psychotherapy with trauma-informed, evidenced-based practices (CBT, DBT , ACT, MI), focusing on the therapeutic relationship and the client’s inherent strengths as sources of change.
Therapy is the process of coming to a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we approach the world while contained in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to create a safe, compassionate, and collaborative space to explore why patterns of thinking and interacting have become painful. In my experience, this process leads to improved relationships and communication, greater confidence and enjoyment in life, relief from feeling stuck, strengthened coping skills to manage life stressors, and progress towards one's inherent potential to thrive.
(510) 726-7877
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Oakland, CA 94618
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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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Machel Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
This includes cognitive reframing & Dialectical Interventions such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.
I have experience working with the entire spectrum of mental health diagnosis. Issues can include anxiety, depression, trauma, culture and intersectionality struggles, interpersonal conflict, anger management struggles, and/ or mood disorders. People seeking to be the best version of themselves, better cope with symptoms, and/ or simply looking to improve self should reach out for an evaluation session.
(510) 344-5684
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Tandy Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Somatic Therapy (body-centered) and Narrative Therapy.
We all experience difficult times but we don't have to do it alone. I specialize in young adults who want support with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work stress as well as those who just want to improve their mental health. I believe quality therapy should be accessible to all so I offer my assistance online with a sliding scale fee.
(415) 599-8059
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Oakland, CA 94606
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Jenafir House
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer validating, compassionate, skilled psychotherapy and coaching in DBT , ACT and other evidence-based treatments. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation or a sense of 'disconnection' from your values and purpose, the skills-based therapy of DBT can be life-changing. I am passionate about DBT and mindfulness - and how our practice of these powerful skills can help us build a life worth living. Empathy, humor and cultural humility are cornerstones of my work, along with a deeply collaborative approach with my clients. See https://jenafir-house.clientsecure.me for more information.
(510) 369-0373
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Stephanie Bain
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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' goals and needs. 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
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Charese Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a strong advocate for the use of evidenced based treatments and am trained in the following: Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), Exposure Therapy including Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.
I believe the purpose of therapy is to create a safe and validating environment where people can focus on creating a "life worth living". I help facilitate this journey by focusing on both acceptance and change in a warm, interactive and thoughtful fashion. If you are someone who is struggling to manage your emotions and behaviors because of anxiety, depression, or trauma we can work together to define the life you want and overcome the obstacles to it.
(510) 876-4191
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Kaytlin Sirounian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My clients describe me as authentic, interactive, and compassionate. I am trained in several approaches (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR) that can create new insights about your feelings, thinking patterns, and behaviors. Our sessions will provide the calm escape that you desperately need and an improved quality of life you deserve.
(510) 738-2864
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Mary Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I am trained in EMDR, DBT , and CBT.
Do you find yourself shut down or suppress your feelings? Do you struggle in relationships due to your trauma? Are you unsure of where you belong? I work with people of all identities to process unresolved feelings due to trauma. I strive to provide you a safe and non-judgmental space, in order for you to develop coping mechanisms for trauma symptoms (anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and to explore aspects of yourself. I can help you LET GO of past HURTS and develop tools to find RELIEF.
(415) 639-5060
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Carrie Bican
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experienced the complexities of family relationships, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, phase of life changes, work-related issues, motivation, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, and of course persistent diagnoses as well such as depression. I am compassionate about how we experience the world as an individual and as a collective. I am a person-centered therapist who uses an integrated approach to therapy. Even though I pull knowledge from all theories and practices, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused-Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Mindfulness Practices and some Family Systems Therapy.
(510) 519-3781
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Hannah Michele Raiden-Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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
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