Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer individual therapy and couples therapy. I bring my unfiltered, authentic experience to sessions. My style is very relational, and it's anchored in cognitive science, attachment theory, mindfulness , social justice, and somatic psychology. I consider myself an especially huge nerd with evolutionary psychology.
(510) 826-5168
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Verified
I draw from evidence-based approaches, such as CBT and mindfulness to help you manage anxiety and depression.
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
(415) 715-1673
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Ariella Popple
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you stressed, anxious or depressed? I will listen kindly and focus on your path to getting better. Together, we will identify reachable goals and a plan that you can commit to. This might include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing) or just talking and learning mindfulness and healthy habits. I believe in an integrative approach to wellness. If you want, we can do therapy while walking in nature.
(510) 681-0027
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Mira Levi Elwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I also work psychodynamically, and am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and trauma-focused intervention.
I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible.
(510) 298-3311
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Lisa Gendzwill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While my main modality is CBT, in my 15 years of practice I've developed an eclectic approach and I often also integrate elements of ACT, DBT, IFS, positive psychology, psychodynamic, systems, mindfulness -based and solution-focused therapies.
I work with clients to help them heal from symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize with teens and young adults. Therapy provides an opportunity to be completely yourself, without regard to the pressures or demands of the world around you. When you feel safe, you're more free to talk about change. I'll help you build upon your strengths and support you in becoming more aware of patterns that hold you back from achieving your goals. I believe therapy is an important investment in health and will help you create patterns that form the foundation for a satisfied life.
(925) 395-4892
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Molly Mulanax
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a trauma informed therapist and integrate Expressive Arts Therapy, Somatic Therapy, IFS and Mindfulness into our sessions.
I specialize in treating women struggling with anxiety, depression, codependency, history of family dysfunction, history of family substance use, perfectionism and /or low self esteem. My goal as a therapist is to help you reach a greater understanding and compassion for yourself, heal from painful experiences and to find new ways of coping with stress and interacting with others. I am committed to learning about who you truly are and working with you to make long lasting changes.
(510) 858-2597
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Oakland, CA 94611
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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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Ernesto Paz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also bring in elements from mindfulness , Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy and narrative therapy.
As a therapist, my broader goal is in helping you experience higher states of fulfillment, joy, and peace of mind - rather than simply helping you decrease the symptoms you're having. It's about happiness and each person's unique recipe for that. I work well with a wide variety of psychoemotional problems such as anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and relationship difficulties with family, friendships, the self, or your love life. I have years of experience working in addiction treatment which has allowed me to work with an incredibly diverse population of all backgrounds.
(510) 880-1918
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Lili Nakita Kroutilina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, LMP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a trauma-informed, holistic style based on mindfulness , somatic psychology, ecotherapy, expressive arts, humanistic and transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, and spirituality.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in your life? Lost your sense of self and confidence?Confused by how to set boundaries and build healthy relationships? Wanting to really know yourself and live a life with meaning and purpose? I am here for you! I can help you understand what is happening in your life and how you can heal, grow, and transform to be living the life you want. I believe I have the tools and experience from being a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Somatic Ecotherapist, and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. I have a gentle yet directive, relational style. I see individuals, couples, and groups.
(925) 900-5373
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Oakland, CA 94606
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Valorie Herd
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
It is a privilege to help others who are seeking support on their journey. As a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with adults, children, families, couples, as well as groups, I appreciate a holistic approach to lifestyle changes. It is important to consider physical, mental and emotional health to increase our quality of life. We don’t have control over some circumstances in life, but we can work to optimally navigate what comes our way. Cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness for stress reduction, managing occupational strain and psychoeducation are some of the techniques I find helpful.
(510) 640-8631
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Bayla Travis, Psy.D. - Pain Management Specialist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I offer mindfulness training and on location exposure therapy for anxiety conditions.
I specialize in brief (6-24 weeks) psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups with chronic pain and other health-related challenges, especially anxiety. I have expertise in treating people with gastrological illnesses and serve on the medical advisory committee of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. I also have extensive experience working in hospitals with medical providers. Clients typically see progress within 6 weeks. Treatment goals generally fall into two categories: meeting work/home responsibilities and increasing self-care. This process involves setting achievable short-term goals while keeping long-term goals in sight.
(510) 681-0018
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Nanyonjo Mukungu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
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
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Nicole Poell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an evidence-based treatment based on ancient mindfulness practices and modern approaches to creating a new, healthy relationship with yourself in order to move toward what truly matters to you.
Right now, you are doing something very courageous! You are taking the first step toward a more meaningful and rich life. You might sense that your thoughts and feelings are holding you back from truly living your life. You might have had traumatic life experience(s) that shaped your life in a way that is unfulfilling and terrifying. You might feel plagued by depression and/or anxiety, feel uncomfortable in your own skin or as if you are not performing to your best abilities. I want to commend you for taking this step and I would feel honored to be on this journey with you, helping you live a more satisfying, engaged and full life.
(510) 849-6755
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Mal Godha- Expansive Therapy
Counselor, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I strive to create a safe, healing space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. I am a trained mindfulness meditation instructor and view mental health from an integrated, holistic lens. The most effective therapy is built on an open, collaborative relationship and I am sensitive to your unique needs, culture, and identities. I believe the journey towards authenticity begins with expressing emotions and illuminating insights. I am excited to take the first step in this transformative journey with you! I am committed to my own growth and exploration.
(646) 798-6314
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Marika Dvorak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My goal in therapy is to put myself out of a job. To do this, I help you figure out what the roots of your problems and needs are, I help you to set clear goals, I use therapies that have been proven to be effective, and then I encourage you to continue the work between sessions using concrete plans you generate during our time together. I have over 17 years of experience in mindfulness meditation, which generates a variety of tools I can use to help you navigate your mind and circumstances. At the same time, my meditation practice helps me to be a creative, light-hearted, and compassionate presence during our sessions.
(510) 380-7651
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Trasie Marie Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EAP, DAC
Verified
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
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Hannah Berstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
We can work together to cultivate trauma recovery using techniques including polyvagal theory, mindfulness meditation, somatic psychology, and CBT.
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
(415) 329-8420
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Sophia Green
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use holistic mindfulness -based therapies and draw upon existing strengths, tools, and values.
Everyone deserves support navigating life's challenges. I work with teens, young adults, and adults seeking a greater sense of wellbeing in their lives. You may be experiencing feelings overwhelm, worry, stuckness, self-doubt, difficulties in personal or professional relationships, or any number of challenges many of us face.
(510) 340-7287
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Christina Boyd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I draw from several modalities and theories, including Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness , and Person-Centered approaches.
I believe everyone deserves to find their voice, to feel seen and heard. We all long for deep, authentic connections, but we can often get stuck in old patterns with those we love. We end up sacrificing our needs, avoiding vulnerability, or "acting out" in ways we don't understand. I enjoy helping people with trusting their intuition, building self-esteem, communicating effectively, and creating meaningful boundaries and connections in relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. I offer tools for navigating anxiety, depression, stress, and bodily symptoms.
(510) 617-1604
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Oakland, CA 94604
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Jordana Delory
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, PRDT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is integrated, and I draw from my diverse experience in traditional talk therapy, CBT/DBT, mindfulness , somatic, drama and creative arts therapies.
When challenges and struggles in life arise, you do not have to walk alone. Whether you have experienced a recent life transition, loss, setback, have struggled with mental health or addiction challenges, or, are seeking support to heal from a recent or childhood trauma, I will be honored to guide you to gain control of your life and reclaim your personal power. I have committed nearly two decades holding a safe and empowered space for adults, children, and adolescents to discover their human potential, heal from trauma, and develop the tools to live a life of vitality and empowerment.
(510) 372-2274
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Oakland, CA 94606
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists
For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.