Catherine Barber

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

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Catherine Barber, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
(408) 741-9438

Catherine Barber

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT


Location

431 30th Street
Suite 110-C
Oakland, California 94609
(408) 741-9438

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Depression, Anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, Substance Abuse/Addiction, Alcoholism, or Codependency causing stumbling blocks? If these are issues you would like help addressing, then let's talk. Perhaps PTSD, depression or anxiety are roadblocks in your life. Perhaps you are self medicating with substances to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, or trauma. Or perhaps you are struggling with codependent behaviors that stop you from growing. I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities to help you connect with your healthy self and get back on your path to a balanced life.

Please, call me Cathy. I have Saturday, Sunday, and video appointments available immediately to accommodate your busy schedule. I can help you move through any ambivalence or stumbling blocks that may hinder you on the path to the balanced life you seek. I only ask that you are alcohol and substance free for at least 24 hours prior to our session.

Seeking Safety/Trauma support group starting June, 2019, or when there is enough interest. I am available on Saturdays and Sundays for in-office sessions and throughout the week for video-based teletherapy using an encrypted and HIPAA compliant program. Pagan/Wiccan/Heathen and alternative lifestyles welcome.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 24 Years
  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License and State: CA MFT #36263

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Claremont EAP provider
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CAMFT

Catherine Barber's Groups

Seeking Safety/Trauma informed treatment

Seeking Safety is aimed at reducing distress and symptoms of PTSD related to trauma. The goals of this program is to increase coping skills, reduce distress (detaching from emotional pain), improve self-care, and improve relapse preventions skills. This is both a "talk therapy" group, and an education-based "training program" to help deal with symptoms of PTSD in the here-and-now. This 12 week long group is Phase One of the trauma treatment program provided.

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Codependency

Codependency is when you put the wants and needs of others before your own self care, health, and safety. This is beyond nurturing others and caring for others. You may micromanage some things, and ignore other, more harmful things. You may curse your family member who is an alcoholic, or addicted to drugs, but you may also try to protect them from the consequences of their actions. You may feel sucked into their cyclone of drama and insanity and don't know how to take care of yourself and become "lovingly detached." Learn to set healthy limits and ways to care for yourself

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Suboxone support group

Starting July 21, 2019, this support group will focus on those who take Suboxone to manage addictions and substance use disorders. Often times those in Recovery struggle to find support in 12 Step Programs because of the stigma of Suboxone and misconceptions within the Recovery Community. This group is intended to support those on Suboxone with ongoing education on relapse prevention, recovery tools, and traditional talk therapy. Requirements for this group included 1) total abstinence/sobriety from all other drugs and alcohol, and 2) proof/letter that you are receiving this prescription from a licensed Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who is registered with SAMHSA.

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Location

431 30th Street
Suite 110-C
Oakland, California 94609
(408) 741-9438

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suboxone support group
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Meridian Tapping and Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Seeking Safety - Trauma Informed tx
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019
Catherine Barber, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Catherine Barber

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT