Relationship Issues Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Astraea Bella, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I offer you a secure therapy relationship from the get go.
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Most of us didn't learn how to create fulfilling romantic relationships growing up. Conflict, distance, not knowing the way forward, these are all common struggles. Fortunately, in depth scientific research has revealed key relational skills that lead to fulfilling relationships. Ground breaking research into gender, sexuality, and eroticism has also revealed core skills that create fulfillment in the realm of eros. With these advanced skills, you can learn how to bring out the best in you and your partner.
(510) 342-3919 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Cassandra Hazen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
As human beings, we walk the planet with a complex matrix of shame, hurt, and resistance that can be peeled away like layers of an onion. With patient, careful, and non-judgmental guidance we can work to discover the deepest core of our beliefs, desires, and needs, expanding our stories and drawing meaning from our experiences. With this improved awareness, we can build tools and resources for addressing challenges, and perhaps more importantly, create a more peaceful relationship to those challenges. As a result, we become better at our relationships with ourselves and others.
(510) 328-4460 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Adele Markey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
At some point in their lives, most people deal with emotional, mental, and relationship challenges. Maybe you are feeling down or empty. Perhaps you feel constantly stressed and anxious. You might be having difficulties with family, partners, friends, or colleagues. Or maybe you feel out of touch with your work, your passions, or even yourself. You are not alone. Therapy can help you work through challenging life experiences, both past and present, to help you feel better and to accomplish your goals. I believe that we heal through our relationships with others, and I want to provide this kind of healing relationship for you.
(510) 973-4072 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Akilah V. Vazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I also work with couples to learn to manage conflict and strengthen their relationship using evidenced based approaches.
There are things that happen in life that we try to overcome on our own but realize it has become too much to handle alone. You may be experiencing work related stress, conflict in your relationships, shame, grief, anxiety, depression, or a trauma. As a Therapist I want to support you heal those parts of yourself that hold you back. My goal is to support you in navigating, refining or developing skills to improve and enhance your life. I want to help you repair, restore and renew yourself, relationships, life or work. Psychotherapy can be a difficult process; It is important to feel comfortable and safe as you go on this journey.
(510) 466-1874 
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Oakland, CA 94605
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Karen Flynn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
I love my work! My specialty is repairing relationships using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman-focused techniques. Educated and experienced in both models, I have completed all necessary requirements for certification. EFT is ideal for use with couples, individuals, and families. Clinical background includes training from UCSF's Infant-Parent-Program in San Francisco, The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, in addition to The Women's Therapy Center also in Berkeley. If you are looking to enhance any relationship using evidence-based techniques and you welcome a compassionate challenge, then we should talk.
(510) 272-7350 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Gustav Helzberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I relate especially well with those with ADHD, depression/anxiety, & individuals on a mindful path, offering a trauma-sensitive, insight-yielding relationship .
Some of us are plagued by a sense that something is inherently wrong with us, with life. Some of us feel something is somehow 'off'; we are struggling and aren't exactly sure why. Our pain and problems are alchemized when we uncover compassion for our ailing parts. I understand this because I continue to experience its truth. In our sessions, I help create the safe, supportive feel necessary for exploring the darker, more challenging aspects within. This is done by providing a kind, gentle, interactive listening space- an atmosphere where you can feel heard, understood, & accepted as you are. This allows the magic to work.
(510) 680-1628 
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Ellis Edmunds
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Anxiety sucks. It can keep us stuck in an exhausting inner battle of fear and panic. Perhaps you have had a panic attack and worry about having another one. Or maybe you find yourself frequently worrying about your relationship with your partner. Obsessive thoughts might be keeping you up at night and disrupting your ability to focus at work. And you might feel shame or embarrassment that you can't get your anxiety under control. You might be trying to cope with your anxiety by staying busy, distracting yourself with technology, or turning to drugs or drinking. The good news is, it does not have to be this way.
(510) 878-4017 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Debra Kabrin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you living the life that you like? Are you happy? I work with clients who have anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues . My style is non-judgmental and warm. Let me help you to create the life you would like. Looking forward to meeting you!
(341) 888-6672 
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Oakland, CA 94603
Offers online therapy
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Mia Salaverry
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CCH
Verified
Online sessions available now. The research-based techniques I use work! All that’s required is that you show up, engage, and practice. These are the key to addressing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and Covid-19 (coronavirus) fears, to name a few. I bring a dynamic, engaged style and years of experience to my work. Other clients are entrepreneurs faced with the complexities and demands of Silicon Valley start-ups, as well as professionals in medicine, law, education, psychology, entertainment, and business.
(650) 209-7308 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues ? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(213) 205-0121 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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The Loving Life Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I help people to have a healthier more loving relationship with themselves and feel safe and empowered to navigate the world.
I am trained in EMDR, Emotional Focus Therapy and Hypnotherapy to support clients move past traumas that are interrupting their life. My area of specialization is relational trauma. Common symptoms of relational trauma are social anxiety, generalized anxiety, feeling disempowered to create the life you want, a painful inner critic, and you may struggle to trust your choices especially in relationships.
(510) 380-8227 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Zonya Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My Areas of Interest: relationship and intimacy, effective communication, depression, self esteem, loss, eating disorders, sexual abuse, trauma managing life crises/transitions leadership skills, life coaching ethnocultural issues, multicultural families, health and illness concerns, career family balance, stress related to infertility/reproductive technology, getting "unstuck," finding one's passion, blockages to creativity.
I have worked as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist for over 25 years. I work with individuals and couples with a broad range of psychological and relationship problems. I very much enjoy the sociocultural diversity of the Bay Area and my psychotherapy practice reflects this diversity. Helping people maximize their individual potential is a never-ending source of satisfaction. I have special interests in relationship issues , women's issues, cultural concerns, and health-related problems. I also enjoy helping people find a balance between the demands of work, self, spirit and family.
(925) 238-8809 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Deborah Yarock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
For the past 30 years, I have supported people navigating anxiety, depression, addictions and overwhelm to rediscover their aliveness, and the gifts that can come from even the most difficult experiences. As a highly interactive and warm person, I focus on the quality of our therapeutic relationship , as I believe it is pivotal to the healing process. Deeply intuitive and strength based by nature, I help you recognize your innate wisdom to creatively reshape your life. In the supportive environment of therapy, you are invited to unfold at your very own pace while facing challenges and perceived limitations.
(510) 398-6926 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Lesley Sternin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My areas of specialty include trauma, gender identity, LGBTQ and relationship issues .
Living a life that feels true to ourselves may take additional support and understanding. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, either because we are faced with trauma, loss, illness and other transitions, or because we are experiencing unexplained feelings that are keeping us in a stuck place. I would like to work together with you to help you better understand yourself and create the changes that you want to see in your life. My style is relational and authentic. I want you to feel supported and better able to become who you want to be. I use mindfulness and CBT when helpful.
(510) 356-0371 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Hirt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with couples around managing the impact on the relationship of one or both partners' trauma history, balancing individuality and relationship , co-dependence, boundaries, communication skills, conflict management, and affair recovery.
I have a specialization in working with adult children of dysfunctional families. I help folks who didn't receive emotional and psychological attunement from their parents as children, due to parental narcissism, trauma, substance abuse, and/ or mental illness, or due to abandonment, neglect, excessive criticism, and/ or abuse. I offer support with anxiety, finding one's voice, self-esteem, social anxiety, sensitivity, and life meaning, purpose, and transitions. I offer support in cultivating authentic connection and in healing struggles in relationships around assertiveness, boundaries, enmeshment, co-dependence, and isolation.
(510) 872-2336 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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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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Nat Torrens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I identity as white and queer and work with people from a wide variety of ethnicities and nationalities, as well as genders, sexualities and relationship forms.
“I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson The possibility that you can feel better. The possibility that you can grow stronger. The possibility that you can harness your strengths in the service of your visions. The possibility that you can learn and change and become more self-aware, and that that can make a tremendous difference in your quality of life. Therapy can help. Sitting in a room and talking and thinking and feeling with someone with kind, focused attention on what’s troubling you, can help things shift, and can help you come to know yourself better. This is true for couples as well.
(510) 907-4051 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Connie C Linas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'm a financial therapist, relationship counselor, and psychotherapist specializing in money, anxiety, body acceptance, and relationships.
Do you need relief from anxiety or depression? Are you and your partner fighting and trying to move forward together? I often help people who are exactly where you are. A collaborative, focused relationship with a caring professional can be a life-changing experience. I have a goal oriented and interactive style, and my goal is always to help you move forward - at your own pace - with ease and acceptance. Check out my website and call for a phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for you.
(510) 338-6655 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Lucy Fine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CPC, CEFT
Verified
The extent to which you feel safe enough to relax and be seen for who you truly are is a telltale sign of healthy relationship .
Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change.
(415) 742-2927 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Bissell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Learning Disorders, Bi-Polar and Relationship Issues .
If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track.
(510) 379-9116 
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Oakland, CA 94609


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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

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