Family Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Jamie Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Jamie Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a psychodynamically trained therapist with a background in long term psychotherapy, family therapy (brief strategic family therapy), and infant-parent psychotherapy.
I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way.
(408) 916-1899 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Zena Andreani
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
I am a trauma-focused adolescent and family therapist working with residents of California. My specialty is working with adolescents and families facing challenges caused by substance use. Our current behaviors may be a reflection of the hurt or suffering we are feeling in our innermost selves. Those seeking to work with me may already be aware of how their past traumas are affecting their current relationships or leading to substance use, and others may only notice the conflict and anger that surrounds their behavior. In any situation you find yourself in, you are more than welcome here.
(415) 942-0282 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Sally Walstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I provide individual therapy for youth and adults, as well as couples and family therapy.
Psychotherapy is a powerful tool for healing. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, it is possible to improve connections with others, build deeper awareness of feelings and experiences, and find relief from old patterns that no longer serve you. I believe that each client’s strengths provide the foundation for our collaborative work in therapy. Building on your strengths and resiliencies, we can begin to shift places in your life where you feel stuck, and to cultivate hope. It is an honor for me to witness your process and to join you in your journey toward healing.
(510) 322-7099 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Fred Kutnick
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
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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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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Happy Heart Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Hello all, I am an African-American marriage and family therapist who provides services in the Bay Area & So. Cal. I specialize in somatic therapy modalities that work well with individuals or couples who have experienced any trauma whether acute or developmental. I also work with client's experiencing grief, depression, and relational issues. My clients' find me easy to talk to and non-judgmental, this coupled with my life experience, creates a safe environment for healing to happen.
(424) 354-2814 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Carmelinda Martin Mann
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Whether you are an individual, couple, or family who has had a stressful experience, I specialize in treating the lasting effects of distressing events and I provide a safe space for you to speak about troublesome and painful experiences, work through them, and heal.
I work with individuals, couples, parents, families and children to develop a therapeutic relationship based on their needs and goals. Through this process, clients get to know themselves better in a safe and supportive environment. I consider therapy a collaborative process that offers unique opportunities to manifest your ideal self through honesty and trust. I draw from the varied types of training and experience I have to find what works best for you and I create a safe space so you can explore the emotions that arise from difficult and painful experiences. I support couples and families in developing empathy, trust, and healthy
(415) 683-0646 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Marcella Strickland-Ramsay
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified
With a strong relational/cultural framework, I operate from a trauma-informed approach and family -systems lens.
Therapy doesn't have to be taboo. We all fall down and need help to get back up. You deserve support. Your distressed thoughts and behaviors do not have to be your reality or future. The behavior is only the symptom of what is going on. My role is to be the ambassador of your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. My goal is to encourage, promote, and integrate all aspects of the therapy process. As a client centered therapist, I ensure empathy, compassion, and unconditional positive regard. I am dedicated to social justice, youth development, and providing culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services .
(510) 288-5335 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
If you are seeking help for yourself, your relationship or your child or family , consider calling Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center for more information.
Therapy provides such a rich opportunity for growth and learning, helping persons to recover from the aftermaths of trauma, abuse and loss, meet the hardships of their lives and thrive. In times like this, with so much anxiety about our collective welfare, it can be an invaluable lifeline. In response to the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, we are now offering teletherapy (therapy by phone and online by video) for all our clients, whether new or established. Also called telehealth or telebehavioral health, teletherapy can provide vital care and support to individuals, couples and families.
(510) 858-0916 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Cara Reiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
In combination with talk therapy, I use artistic creation and mind-body awareness techniques to address a broad range of challenges, including: trauma, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, relationship struggles, and family conflict.
----------------**I do not currently have openings for new clients but can provide referrals if needed. Thank you. **--------------- We are shaped by all of our experiences, which can sometimes lead to us engaging with life in ways that feel painful, discouraging, upsetting, or confusing. I provide a space for people to explore deeper aspects of themselves, illuminating the underlying thoughts and feelings that can influence behaviors. Although facing our truths can be overwhelming, these discoveries can lead to lasting changes that shift the way we interact with ourselves and the world, creating lives we are excited to live.
(510) 240-8746 
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Oakland, CA 94606
Not accepting new clients
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Brighton Earley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I provide: Individual Therapy for Adults & Teens / Play Therapy for Children / Couples Therapy / Family Therapy / Psychological Assessment & Testing.
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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Janelle De Veyra
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma? Do you experience difficulties managing family and relationship issues? I believe that healing happens when we pay attention to all the parts that make us whole—our mind, body, and soul. The subconscious mind controls most of our reality and choices, so building awareness and active presence can improve the quality of daily living and assist in not only surviving but thriving through life. As an intuitive & holistic therapist, I will assist you in strengthening your inner psyche and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(415) 212-4950 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RYT
Verified
In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer individual, family , and group yoga therapy.
Most of us agree that it feels terrible to be stuck. My goal as a therapist is to meet you in your stagnant place and help you find your way through it. Whether you are struggling in school, your career, parenting, relationships, or in finding your purpose, I can help you create and achieve realistic goals for living a more fulfilled life.
(510) 250-7483 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Chris Stach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, MA
Verified
The challenges of growing up in today's rapidly changing society are enormous. Children and adolescents need to be equipped with skills for survival and growth that were never before imagined. Some of the more common issues I help my young clients with include anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide ideation, perfectionism, self confidence, challenging peer relationships, social anxiety and difficult family dynamics. I also work with parents offering them guidance and support.
(510) 345-1726 
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Jamie Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Are you going through internal struggle due to trauma? Do you feel anxious and depressed about the future? Do you struggle with family issues and relationship issues? I’m willing to meet you where you are, help you process unwanted thoughts and emotions, and help develop an action plan to effectively cultivate your healing and growth. I’m here to help you explore unresolved feelings (anxiety, depression, anger, helplessness, grief, etc.) and develop skills to effectively cope with them. Thus, you can feel relieved and fulfilled in your relationship with yourself and others.
(415) 322-5011 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Meghan Tunson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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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Catherine MacGillivray
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, AMFT
Verified
If you and your family are out of sorts, I can help.
You may be an artist. You may be an academic. You may be an activist. I have been all three of these, and I speak their languages: of creativity, intellectual enlivenment, and social justice. And right now, in this time of upheaval and unrest, you may be hurting--feeling lost, adrift, burned out, under- or over-stimulated, or simply sad. I am here to connect with you. To listen compassionately. To make space for you to better hear yourself, and to encourage linkages, mentalizations, and trauma metabolizations that will allow you to better listen to the rhythms of your body and use your own mind. I offer you my mind in this pursuit.
(510) 650-0372 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Stacey Spilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Treatment Specializations and Skills Include: Infertility, Loss and Family Building, Postpartum Depression, Adoption / Foster Care Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Emotional Disturbance, Eating Disorders, Child or Adolescent, Adult, Stress Management, Grief and Loss Counseling, Spirituality, Meditation, Life Purpose, Depression and Anxiety.
Since becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2016, I’ve worked in a variety of settings with clients of all ages, doing Parent/Infant, Individual, Family , and Couples Therapy. I’m extremely passionate about the work that I do and regularly participate in ongoing trainings to expand my knowledge and clinical skills. I believe we choose to heal when the timing is right. It’s this innate wisdom that can inspire us to live more mindfully and purposefully, with greater compassion and love for self and others. When we choose to live with conscious awareness and intention, we become clear about our values and beliefs.
(510) 272-7357 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Oscar S Ureño
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
As a bilingual/bi-cultural psychologist, I ground my clinical understanding of the symptoms that afflict you and/or your family in a cultural context and understand the impact of discrimination and oppression may have on the individual and family system.
Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
(510) 306-7547 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Karisa L Barrow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am able to provide in home based services (assessment, individual and family therapy).
I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients so we can develop an effective partnership in which healing, trying on new ways of thinking, and exploring change can happen safely. I believe that the foundation of mutual trust, empathy, and curiosity that I create with my clients will help them build meaningful relationships with others, mend old wounds, and learn more about themselves and how they contribute to their struggles. Helping my clients see themselves through a new lens will help them achieve the growth and fulfillment they want in their lives. Please don't hesitate to call for help.
(510) 962-9394 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Oakland are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Oakland then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Oakland, or Child Psychologists in Oakland.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Oakland psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Oakland specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.