Grief Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Taunya Black
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Do feelings of overwhelm, stress or unworthiness have you at an impasse? Struggling with the impacts of trauma, abuse or grief? Working through issues around racial identity, sexual orientation, or internalized oppression? Dealing with depression or anxiety? Do you have difficulty establishing healthy boundaries and making yourself the main character of your life? I am here to support you with holding the range of human emotions and experiences with greater ease, and unpacking patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you. Together, we will create a path forward that enhances your sense of agency, peace and fulfillment.
Do feelings of overwhelm, stress or unworthiness have you at an impasse? Struggling with the impacts of trauma, abuse or grief? Working through issues around racial identity, sexual orientation, or internalized oppression? Dealing with depression or anxiety? Do you have difficulty establishing healthy boundaries and making yourself the main character of your life? I am here to support you with holding the range of human emotions and experiences with greater ease, and unpacking patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you. Together, we will create a path forward that enhances your sense of agency, peace and fulfillment.
(510) 726-0256 View (510) 726-0256
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Oriane Rosenthal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94608  (Online Only)
My therapeutic intention is to cultivate a safe and supportive space for clients to connect with themselves and express their deepest truths in order to foster personal growth, healing, and self awareness. Together, we will sort through difficult emotions, major life changes, past trauma, negative belief patterns, work stress, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and any other issue that is leaving you feeling stuck, distressed, or not like yourself. We will explore the roots of what is going on, implement tools to promote balance and resilience, process unresolved trauma, and learn how to be more loving to yourself and others.
My therapeutic intention is to cultivate a safe and supportive space for clients to connect with themselves and express their deepest truths in order to foster personal growth, healing, and self awareness. Together, we will sort through difficult emotions, major life changes, past trauma, negative belief patterns, work stress, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and any other issue that is leaving you feeling stuck, distressed, or not like yourself. We will explore the roots of what is going on, implement tools to promote balance and resilience, process unresolved trauma, and learn how to be more loving to yourself and others.
(510) 544-6659 View (510) 544-6659
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Marlee Breunig
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
I'm particularly called to sit with those who are exploring identity, intuition, grief, life transitions, and spirituality.
Axis Mundi would like to present Marlee Breunig. Marlee is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and is supervised weekly by Natalie Webster, LMFT 126065, who works with Marlee to help develop clinical skills and ensure that she provides quality care. - Your voice and way of walking in the world matters. I see my role as a therapist as providing a space where your inner knowing is encouraged and held with warmth and curiosity. Your vulnerabilities, grief, anxieties, and all parts of you are welcome.
I'm particularly called to sit with those who are exploring identity, intuition, grief, life transitions, and spirituality.
Axis Mundi would like to present Marlee Breunig. Marlee is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and is supervised weekly by Natalie Webster, LMFT 126065, who works with Marlee to help develop clinical skills and ensure that she provides quality care. - Your voice and way of walking in the world matters. I see my role as a therapist as providing a space where your inner knowing is encouraged and held with warmth and curiosity. Your vulnerabilities, grief, anxieties, and all parts of you are welcome.
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Dana L Aleshire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94612
I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: complex and developmental trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, and sexuality.
I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: complex and developmental trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, and sexuality.
(510) 694-2366 View (510) 694-2366
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Briahn Badelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
The focus of my practice is working with folks from various communities figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and work towards becoming more successful, it can become harder to figure things out, while also staying true to ourselves and prioritizing our needs. Sometimes we just need a mirror to help us see what is working well for us, and to help us figure out what is next. Whether you are experiencing life transitions, work stress, relationship challenges, anxiety, imposter syndrome, depression, grief or other challenges-I am here to partner with you to help you live your best life.
The focus of my practice is working with folks from various communities figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and work towards becoming more successful, it can become harder to figure things out, while also staying true to ourselves and prioritizing our needs. Sometimes we just need a mirror to help us see what is working well for us, and to help us figure out what is next. Whether you are experiencing life transitions, work stress, relationship challenges, anxiety, imposter syndrome, depression, grief or other challenges-I am here to partner with you to help you live your best life.
(415) 985-1566 View (415) 985-1566
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Anna Benassi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Waitlist for new clients
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma.
(510) 585-9164 View (510) 585-9164
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(415) 936-0776 View (415) 936-0776
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Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
Life is full of challenges that generate varied degrees of stress, anxiety and depression, even substance abuse. Challenges may include: Personal and family relationships, finances, career, illness and loss of creative engagement with your self and the world. Psychotherapy can offer time and a special place for self discovery, reflection, revitalization, resilience, insight, empowerment and access to your creativity; creative expression and creative living. Our lives can be what we imagine and want them to be. We can develop our active imagination to envision a life of purpose, meaning and the joy we are meant to have.
Life is full of challenges that generate varied degrees of stress, anxiety and depression, even substance abuse. Challenges may include: Personal and family relationships, finances, career, illness and loss of creative engagement with your self and the world. Psychotherapy can offer time and a special place for self discovery, reflection, revitalization, resilience, insight, empowerment and access to your creativity; creative expression and creative living. Our lives can be what we imagine and want them to be. We can develop our active imagination to envision a life of purpose, meaning and the joy we are meant to have.
(510) 880-3857 View (510) 880-3857
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Maria Cristina Borges
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94607
Are you looking to create new ways of relating to yourself and others? Are you searching for support to manage stress or a time of change? Do you want to feel more joy? Sometimes difficulties feel too big, and one can experience pain and stress. Folks seek me for support with stress, anxiety, depression, physical pain, trauma, the process of acculturation and belonging, loss and grief, sexuality, parenting issues, chronic illness, and creative blocks. They want to heal from the impact these have on their mental and emotional experience, relationships, and health. They hope to feel more aliveness and regain a sense of purpose.
Are you looking to create new ways of relating to yourself and others? Are you searching for support to manage stress or a time of change? Do you want to feel more joy? Sometimes difficulties feel too big, and one can experience pain and stress. Folks seek me for support with stress, anxiety, depression, physical pain, trauma, the process of acculturation and belonging, loss and grief, sexuality, parenting issues, chronic illness, and creative blocks. They want to heal from the impact these have on their mental and emotional experience, relationships, and health. They hope to feel more aliveness and regain a sense of purpose.
(510) 543-0869 View (510) 543-0869
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Olivia Donnini
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94604  (Online Only)
Folks reach out because there is something they want to shift in their life and they need some support in making the changes they wish to see. Most commonly, people share with me that they seek therapy because of an increased sense of overwhelm, feelings of hopelessness, changes in social dynamics and relationships, a newfound or returned sense of hopelessness, feelings of loss or grief, and more. My role is to help tap into what you already know, identify the patterns you may want to shift, and develop a greater trust in yourself to enact change in our relationship and in the outside world as well!
Folks reach out because there is something they want to shift in their life and they need some support in making the changes they wish to see. Most commonly, people share with me that they seek therapy because of an increased sense of overwhelm, feelings of hopelessness, changes in social dynamics and relationships, a newfound or returned sense of hopelessness, feelings of loss or grief, and more. My role is to help tap into what you already know, identify the patterns you may want to shift, and develop a greater trust in yourself to enact change in our relationship and in the outside world as well!
(510) 662-0879 View (510) 662-0879
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Amina Elfiki
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94601
I am passionate about working with: People of Color; Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer folks; Polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals, couples, families and other relationship configurations; Activists and organizers involved in social justice movements and struggles for liberation; and especially, people at the intersections of these categories. Therapy with me may be able to help with: depression and anxiety; grief and loss; PTSD and complex trauma; difficulty forming and maintaining nourishing relationships; and distress related to oppression.
I am passionate about working with: People of Color; Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer folks; Polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals, couples, families and other relationship configurations; Activists and organizers involved in social justice movements and struggles for liberation; and especially, people at the intersections of these categories. Therapy with me may be able to help with: depression and anxiety; grief and loss; PTSD and complex trauma; difficulty forming and maintaining nourishing relationships; and distress related to oppression.
(510) 544-6870 View (510) 544-6870
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 498-1907 View (415) 498-1907
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James Castro Seishas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I specialize in grief and loss; depression and anxiety; family of origin and childhood issues; relationship and communication issues; feeling stuck in some aspect of life; men's issues; repetition of patterns that feel unwanted or harmful.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to understand the challenges you are facing. My initial goal is to provide empathy and relief, while working in the longer term to help you feel more open and able to access parts of your experience that may be hidden. This can be scary and vitalizing, and I view work with each client as a unique journey where the path to healing unfolds over time. For me, the ultimate goal of therapy is to help you both accept and challenge yourself, and thereby become more fully who you are.
I specialize in grief and loss; depression and anxiety; family of origin and childhood issues; relationship and communication issues; feeling stuck in some aspect of life; men's issues; repetition of patterns that feel unwanted or harmful.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to understand the challenges you are facing. My initial goal is to provide empathy and relief, while working in the longer term to help you feel more open and able to access parts of your experience that may be hidden. This can be scary and vitalizing, and I view work with each client as a unique journey where the path to healing unfolds over time. For me, the ultimate goal of therapy is to help you both accept and challenge yourself, and thereby become more fully who you are.
(510) 298-3577 View (510) 298-3577
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Ben Morsa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
Therapy is a deeply personal experience and there are as many reasons to seek therapy as there are people who seek it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or shame. You may have suffered traumas or losses and are wondering how these shape your thoughts, feelings and relationships. Maybe you simply have a sense that aspects of your life are not coming together in the ways you desire. Therapy is a space to explore these curiosities, to develop insight into your self, and, ultimately, to find greater fulfillment in your work, relationships, and play.
Therapy is a deeply personal experience and there are as many reasons to seek therapy as there are people who seek it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or shame. You may have suffered traumas or losses and are wondering how these shape your thoughts, feelings and relationships. Maybe you simply have a sense that aspects of your life are not coming together in the ways you desire. Therapy is a space to explore these curiosities, to develop insight into your self, and, ultimately, to find greater fulfillment in your work, relationships, and play.
(510) 674-1235 View (510) 674-1235
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Judith Muschel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I have more than 25 years of helping individuals and couples from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds work through concerns about intimacy, communication, grief, parenting, life transitions.
Choosing a therapist is a significant decision, and one in which it is crucial to trust your feelings. I am a very engaging, warm and thoughtful person. My approach is eclectic and interactive, and is adapted to the unique needs of each individual or couple. Humor, respectful listening, honest dialogue and collaboration are all important aspects of my work. My priority is to provide a safe connection as a foundation for growth, enhanced self-esteem, and well-being. Habitual patterns causing impasses, lack of passion, anxiety and depression, can shift once underlying needs and feelings are legitimized and given voice.
I have more than 25 years of helping individuals and couples from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds work through concerns about intimacy, communication, grief, parenting, life transitions.
Choosing a therapist is a significant decision, and one in which it is crucial to trust your feelings. I am a very engaging, warm and thoughtful person. My approach is eclectic and interactive, and is adapted to the unique needs of each individual or couple. Humor, respectful listening, honest dialogue and collaboration are all important aspects of my work. My priority is to provide a safe connection as a foundation for growth, enhanced self-esteem, and well-being. Habitual patterns causing impasses, lack of passion, anxiety and depression, can shift once underlying needs and feelings are legitimized and given voice.
(510) 403-8134 View (510) 403-8134
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East Bay Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
Our Art Therapists on staff work with ages 4 and up and have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, self harm, grief, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent individuals, & more.
Are you looking for a new creative way to deal with difficulties in life and get in touch with your best self? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything with your child, but they struggle to benefit from traditional talk therapy? As art therapists, we incorporate talk therapy with art making to help our clients unlock their creative potential, look at problems with fresh eyes, and develop new creative coping skills for managing with difficult emotions. If you or your child is feeling blocked by past trauma, stuck in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, then I encourage you to reach out. You are not alone.
Our Art Therapists on staff work with ages 4 and up and have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, self harm, grief, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent individuals, & more.
Are you looking for a new creative way to deal with difficulties in life and get in touch with your best self? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything with your child, but they struggle to benefit from traditional talk therapy? As art therapists, we incorporate talk therapy with art making to help our clients unlock their creative potential, look at problems with fresh eyes, and develop new creative coping skills for managing with difficult emotions. If you or your child is feeling blocked by past trauma, stuck in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, then I encourage you to reach out. You are not alone.
(510) 675-7070 View (510) 675-7070
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LaViza Fuentes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
I have experience supporting clients with childhood trauma, ancestral healing, relational dynamics, gender and sexuality exploration, grief, and shame.
I hold therapy as a sacred space, and I wholeheartedly believe that you have within you all of the resources and wisdom needed to guide your journey toward healing. My role is to make room for your inner wisdom to shine through and lead the way. We will collaborate and creatively explore what can be brought into our work. I integrate a liberation lens in my approach and utilize tools such as mindfulness, somatic awareness and experiencing, narrative therapy, dreamwork and ritual. I also honor the significance of reclaiming the practices and healing modalities that have served your ancestors, I welcome those here.
I have experience supporting clients with childhood trauma, ancestral healing, relational dynamics, gender and sexuality exploration, grief, and shame.
I hold therapy as a sacred space, and I wholeheartedly believe that you have within you all of the resources and wisdom needed to guide your journey toward healing. My role is to make room for your inner wisdom to shine through and lead the way. We will collaborate and creatively explore what can be brought into our work. I integrate a liberation lens in my approach and utilize tools such as mindfulness, somatic awareness and experiencing, narrative therapy, dreamwork and ritual. I also honor the significance of reclaiming the practices and healing modalities that have served your ancestors, I welcome those here.
(510) 439-9801 View (510) 439-9801
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Abby Weintraub
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
Welcome! I work with people across many areas, but those who seek me out tend to be queer/LGBTQIAA2+, neurodivergent in some way, trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming, chronically or acutely ill, disabled, fat-identified and/or working on an empowered relationship with their body, polyamorous, kinky, sex workers, and non-traditional family structures. I'll be with you every step of the way as you move from shame to self-compassion, and work through the expression of anger, sadness, and grief around what you've lost, or what you never got to have.
Welcome! I work with people across many areas, but those who seek me out tend to be queer/LGBTQIAA2+, neurodivergent in some way, trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming, chronically or acutely ill, disabled, fat-identified and/or working on an empowered relationship with their body, polyamorous, kinky, sex workers, and non-traditional family structures. I'll be with you every step of the way as you move from shame to self-compassion, and work through the expression of anger, sadness, and grief around what you've lost, or what you never got to have.
(510) 890-3436 View (510) 890-3436
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(Will) Se Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
I have successfully worked with issues of boundaries, stuckness, self worth, depression/anxiety, & childhood experiences of grief, loss, and trauma.
I offer holistic and depthful therapy that is both affirming and collaborative. My clients appreciate my gentleness, compassion & humor. My approach is de-stigmatizing and non-shaming, addressing & coming into contact with held stories and social narratives that may not match your current self or the self that wants to be. I hold an adaptive client centered framework utilizing trauma informed, social justice, somatic, parts work, & attachment based approaches. Sites of harm are often the sites of healing, in forming therapeutic relationship we can explore & come to know these sites and the unique offering &
I have successfully worked with issues of boundaries, stuckness, self worth, depression/anxiety, & childhood experiences of grief, loss, and trauma.
I offer holistic and depthful therapy that is both affirming and collaborative. My clients appreciate my gentleness, compassion & humor. My approach is de-stigmatizing and non-shaming, addressing & coming into contact with held stories and social narratives that may not match your current self or the self that wants to be. I hold an adaptive client centered framework utilizing trauma informed, social justice, somatic, parts work, & attachment based approaches. Sites of harm are often the sites of healing, in forming therapeutic relationship we can explore & come to know these sites and the unique offering &
(510) 399-1782 View (510) 399-1782
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Khalida Bradford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, grief & loss, and other life stressors. If you are trying to navigate these areas of life, I am confident that I have the experience to help you rediscover what brings happiness to your life. With therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, grief & loss, and other life stressors. If you are trying to navigate these areas of life, I am confident that I have the experience to help you rediscover what brings happiness to your life. With therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.
(510) 737-4950 View (510) 737-4950
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