Trauma Focused Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Mira Levi Elwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
I am a LCSW with over 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.
I am a LCSW with over 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 View (510) 298-3311
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Lynnell Morris Sow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94607
I use multiple treatment modalities including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR.
I believe life is a journey over mountains and through valleys. At any point along the way a large or small obstacle may seem to obstruct the path and potentially end one's journey. Learning techniques to go over or around obstacles can thus become a valued life skill. Helping people learn the skills to navigate through life's good and not so good times is what therapy is for.
I use multiple treatment modalities including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR.
I believe life is a journey over mountains and through valleys. At any point along the way a large or small obstacle may seem to obstruct the path and potentially end one's journey. Learning techniques to go over or around obstacles can thus become a valued life skill. Helping people learn the skills to navigate through life's good and not so good times is what therapy is for.
(510) 953-4270 View (510) 953-4270
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
(415) 539-2882 View (415) 539-2882
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Nicole Poell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (510) 849-6755
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(415) 634-0653 View (415) 634-0653
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Rebecca Olsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
All people deserve to experience safety within their minds and bodies however due to overwhelming and difficult experiences this does not always feel achievable. I seek to create a caring, non-judgmental, and trustworthy relationship with you where we can process your past and present experiences and develop skills that will enhance a sense of calm within your thoughts and body.
All people deserve to experience safety within their minds and bodies however due to overwhelming and difficult experiences this does not always feel achievable. I seek to create a caring, non-judgmental, and trustworthy relationship with you where we can process your past and present experiences and develop skills that will enhance a sense of calm within your thoughts and body.
(510) 777-6579 View (510) 777-6579
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Melanie Maddox
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Are you experiencing challenges in dealing with anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences? Do you struggle with effective communication and setting boundaries in your relationships with others? Life often presents obstacles and difficulties that might lead to these difficulties without proper tools, resources, and guidance. I utilize CBT, DBT, ACT, and Trauma-informed care to help you manage symptoms and promote healing and growth. With a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each client and their lived experiences, I foster a collaborative and inclusive therapeutic environment.
Are you experiencing challenges in dealing with anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences? Do you struggle with effective communication and setting boundaries in your relationships with others? Life often presents obstacles and difficulties that might lead to these difficulties without proper tools, resources, and guidance. I utilize CBT, DBT, ACT, and Trauma-informed care to help you manage symptoms and promote healing and growth. With a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each client and their lived experiences, I foster a collaborative and inclusive therapeutic environment.
(415) 236-9452 View (415) 236-9452
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Sarwang Parikh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609
I support my clients to cultivate awareness and capacity to unwind from unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. I do this by drawing on their innate strengths and resilience. Collaboratively we learn to navigate challenging emotions and life transitions to rediscover aliveness, power, joy, purpose, care and a sense of connection. I bring dynamic qualities including curiosity, creativity and warmth into sessions for growth towards wholeness. My approach is guided by mindful awareness, honest inquiry and deep compassion. I am grounded in social justice, recognizing how social-historical factors impact well-being. I believe healing is a journey towards liberation.
I support my clients to cultivate awareness and capacity to unwind from unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. I do this by drawing on their innate strengths and resilience. Collaboratively we learn to navigate challenging emotions and life transitions to rediscover aliveness, power, joy, purpose, care and a sense of connection. I bring dynamic qualities including curiosity, creativity and warmth into sessions for growth towards wholeness. My approach is guided by mindful awareness, honest inquiry and deep compassion. I am grounded in social justice, recognizing how social-historical factors impact well-being. I believe healing is a journey towards liberation.
(510) 944-1657 View (510) 944-1657
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Brittnay Nichele Stevens
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I offer Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client/Family-Centered Approach, Conflict Resolution, Strength-Focused, and Solution-Focused.
You are here! The first step is often the hardest step. In Black and Brown communities seeking mental health treatment is taboo. Stigmas attached to therapy are REAL! Let's work on building a better understanding of what it truly means to be healthy. Feeling lost, stuck or confused? Having trouble communicating your needs? Finding it hard to set healthy boundaries? Need help setting goals? Suffering from anxiety and depression? In constant state of turmoil? These are all normal feelings. Internal struggles rooted in our childhoods show up as chaos in adulthood. It is okay to work on YOU! I can help.
I offer Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client/Family-Centered Approach, Conflict Resolution, Strength-Focused, and Solution-Focused.
You are here! The first step is often the hardest step. In Black and Brown communities seeking mental health treatment is taboo. Stigmas attached to therapy are REAL! Let's work on building a better understanding of what it truly means to be healthy. Feeling lost, stuck or confused? Having trouble communicating your needs? Finding it hard to set healthy boundaries? Need help setting goals? Suffering from anxiety and depression? In constant state of turmoil? These are all normal feelings. Internal struggles rooted in our childhoods show up as chaos in adulthood. It is okay to work on YOU! I can help.
(510) 900-7584 View (510) 900-7584
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Milagritos Barrantes O'Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I am a trauma focused therapist for individuals and families who have experienced single or multiple adverse events in childhood or adulthood, and intergenerational trauma. It isn't always easy to reach out for help after these experiences, in my role as a therapist I am committed to assist my clients in this courageous step toward their healing journey. I am currently accepting new clients who live in California for tele-therapy through live video conferencing.
I am a trauma focused therapist for individuals and families who have experienced single or multiple adverse events in childhood or adulthood, and intergenerational trauma. It isn't always easy to reach out for help after these experiences, in my role as a therapist I am committed to assist my clients in this courageous step toward their healing journey. I am currently accepting new clients who live in California for tele-therapy through live video conferencing.
(510) 867-3431 View (510) 867-3431
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Natasa Nordman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
I have extensive training in evidence-based treatment models including: EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, crisis management and solution-focused therapy.
I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, traumas that are single incident events such as car accidents, surgeries or that have occurred throughout ones childhood where they are experiencing physical or emotional symptoms now as a result. I love working with individuals who are looking on ways to feel supported to increase their own self worth in all areas of their life. My style is relational and collaborative and I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I can help support in creating change around what works best for you - I pride myself on meeting patients where they are comfortable.
I have extensive training in evidence-based treatment models including: EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, crisis management and solution-focused therapy.
I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, traumas that are single incident events such as car accidents, surgeries or that have occurred throughout ones childhood where they are experiencing physical or emotional symptoms now as a result. I love working with individuals who are looking on ways to feel supported to increase their own self worth in all areas of their life. My style is relational and collaborative and I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I can help support in creating change around what works best for you - I pride myself on meeting patients where they are comfortable.
(925) 854-4473 View (925) 854-4473
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Laura Condylis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I am a psychodynamic therapist and incorporate Attachment Based, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Therapy.
Welcome! You are ready for a change. You may be overwhelmed by life, feel depressed or anxious, or have difficulty connecting in relationships. Whatever your reason for searching for a psychologist, a part of you believes in the possibility of a better life.
I am a psychodynamic therapist and incorporate Attachment Based, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Therapy.
Welcome! You are ready for a change. You may be overwhelmed by life, feel depressed or anxious, or have difficulty connecting in relationships. Whatever your reason for searching for a psychologist, a part of you believes in the possibility of a better life.
(510) 953-4798 View (510) 953-4798
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Jaz Le Blanc
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
I strongly believe in the transformative power of personal storytelling. If you're navigating life transitions, grappling with anxiety, sadness, or feeling stuck, I'm here to offer support. Through Creative Arts Therapy and Mindfulness, I provide expressive, experiential avenues for change. My approach centers on fostering connections through self-expression and intuitive methods. By embracing a holistic and creative path to healing, I aim to help you rediscover the spark that fuels inspiration, adaptability, and stability in your life, relationships, and work.
I strongly believe in the transformative power of personal storytelling. If you're navigating life transitions, grappling with anxiety, sadness, or feeling stuck, I'm here to offer support. Through Creative Arts Therapy and Mindfulness, I provide expressive, experiential avenues for change. My approach centers on fostering connections through self-expression and intuitive methods. By embracing a holistic and creative path to healing, I aim to help you rediscover the spark that fuels inspiration, adaptability, and stability in your life, relationships, and work.
(510) 288-4951 View (510) 288-4951
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Zena Andreani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a trauma focused therapist providing individual, couples and family therapy in California. My goal as a therapist is to help you understand your own history; your experiences in suffering, joy, grief, and more, so that you can openly see the person you are today and explore the person you might like to become.
I am a trauma focused therapist providing individual, couples and family therapy in California. My goal as a therapist is to help you understand your own history; your experiences in suffering, joy, grief, and more, so that you can openly see the person you are today and explore the person you might like to become.
(415) 942-0282 View (415) 942-0282
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Patricia Banchik Rothschild
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609
Waitlist for new clients
My expertise is working with trauma, grief & sexual abuse of children, teens and adults using trauma focused CBT, EMDR, Brain Spotting &play therapy.
My experience comes from 31 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy.
My expertise is working with trauma, grief & sexual abuse of children, teens and adults using trauma focused CBT, EMDR, Brain Spotting &play therapy.
My experience comes from 31 years of helping children, adults, couples and families in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual's needs to facilitate healing and growth. Through my years of experience I have witnessed over and over again people coming into therapy with great pain, discomfort and despair but with time, (sometimes within a very short time) their symptoms diminish and a whole new person emerges. Crisis times can be extremely painful and distressful but they can also be opportunities for growth and healing through therapy.
(510) 403-8151 View (510) 403-8151
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Angelica Muñoz
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
My holistic methodology draws from diverse therapeutic techniques such as trauma focused CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic, strength based, culturally sensitive and relational therapy to support your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
Welcome! Congratulations on taking the initial step towards healing. I'm Dr. Angelica Muñoz, a Bilingual Latinx Psychologist. I specialize in guiding individuals through various challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, queer and sexual identity exploration, cultural identity, and navigating perinatal and postpartum mental health.
My holistic methodology draws from diverse therapeutic techniques such as trauma focused CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic, strength based, culturally sensitive and relational therapy to support your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
Welcome! Congratulations on taking the initial step towards healing. I'm Dr. Angelica Muñoz, a Bilingual Latinx Psychologist. I specialize in guiding individuals through various challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, queer and sexual identity exploration, cultural identity, and navigating perinatal and postpartum mental health.
(510) 804-3341 View (510) 804-3341
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Marie Sarte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Teens, Young Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship and Family Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Trauma, and Substance Use.
As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Teens, Young Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship and Family Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Trauma, and Substance Use.
(510) 401-3186 View (510) 401-3186
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Danielle Vanaman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94602  (Online Only)
I believe therapy is a collaborative and creative endeavor, and provide a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you create lasting changes, and am also influenced by Mindfulness, Narrative, Relational, and Systemic approaches to therapy. I am certified in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program and trained in Trauma-Focused CBT. I am also supportive and affirmative of clients of all sexual orientations and gender identifications, and can assist with issues such as coming out, homophobia, and LGBT relationship or parenting issues.
I believe therapy is a collaborative and creative endeavor, and provide a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you create lasting changes, and am also influenced by Mindfulness, Narrative, Relational, and Systemic approaches to therapy. I am certified in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program and trained in Trauma-Focused CBT. I am also supportive and affirmative of clients of all sexual orientations and gender identifications, and can assist with issues such as coming out, homophobia, and LGBT relationship or parenting issues.
(510) 849-6886 View (510) 849-6886
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Teresa Blenggio Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
My communication style utilizes a trauma focused approach during therapy with my clients.
Teresa Blenggio Martinez, LMFT, Somatic trauma-informed approach, I am deeply committed to delivering comprehensive care, establishing a safe environment, and ensuring positive outcomes. Confidential consultations and assessments, ensuring privacy and trust in the therapeutic process. My therapeutic approach is rooted in integrative somatic trauma-informed care. I have a particular interest in supporting individuals impacted by anxiety, depression, complex PTSD, intergenerational trauma, the impact of systemic oppression, coming out related issues, and intimate partner violence/domestic violence.
My communication style utilizes a trauma focused approach during therapy with my clients.
Teresa Blenggio Martinez, LMFT, Somatic trauma-informed approach, I am deeply committed to delivering comprehensive care, establishing a safe environment, and ensuring positive outcomes. Confidential consultations and assessments, ensuring privacy and trust in the therapeutic process. My therapeutic approach is rooted in integrative somatic trauma-informed care. I have a particular interest in supporting individuals impacted by anxiety, depression, complex PTSD, intergenerational trauma, the impact of systemic oppression, coming out related issues, and intimate partner violence/domestic violence.
(562) 418-5792 View (562) 418-5792
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Anica Leon-Weil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94602
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and appreciate that it can take a lot to start the process of finding support. I believe we all have the capacity to experience satisfaction, fulfillment, and moments of joy in our lives by exploring the barriers to these things- both internally and externally, learning new ways of self understanding, and developing coping skills for the challenges we face. Life can be hard and we don’t always get to choose our circumstances but we can try to find ways to get through the best we can. I use a holistic approach with a backdrop of trauma focused, racial and social justice informed, compassionate care.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and appreciate that it can take a lot to start the process of finding support. I believe we all have the capacity to experience satisfaction, fulfillment, and moments of joy in our lives by exploring the barriers to these things- both internally and externally, learning new ways of self understanding, and developing coping skills for the challenges we face. Life can be hard and we don’t always get to choose our circumstances but we can try to find ways to get through the best we can. I use a holistic approach with a backdrop of trauma focused, racial and social justice informed, compassionate care.
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