Cecilia S. Kardel

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Cecilia S. Kardel

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Cecilia S. Kardel, LMFT
Oakland, CA 94611
(415) 480-5319
Offers online therapy
Website
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Additional Location

Penngrove, CA 94951
(415) 480-5319
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About

I specialize in working with individuals and couples who seek support in their relationships. I also work with behaviors such as addiction & eating disorders. I provide a safe space to explore emotions, deepen bonds, repair hurts, grieve the past or the unexpected. I won't shy away from the hard stuff. I am trauma-informed, can hold your story, de-escalate crisis, identify and shift patterns where you get stuck and help you find strategies to deepen communication, make meaning and feel hope. The therapeutic encounter is a unique journey. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it.
I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, an Attachment-science-based practice of love. I've worked in hospital settings addressing substance and food behaviors, dual diagnosis with individuals, couples, and families to shore up self-awareness, responsibility, security, and compassion to mitigate mood, stress-response, self-criticism, and impulsivity.
My style of connection is warm, authentic, dynamic, relational, direct, kind. I am broad-minded, engaging, and will give feedback to help normalize experience, identify goals, link patterns. I will help you set boundaries, take healthy risks, and remind you of your resiliency and courage to do so. Therapy is a heroic journey home to access the gold within.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180 - $220
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: California / 106482
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Columbia University, New York / Masters of Fine Art
  • Certificate Date: 1999
  • Certificate: The School of The Art Institute of Chicago / Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Certificate Date: 1992

Cecilia S. Kardel's Groups

For the Loved Ones of Alcoholics and Addicts

An intimate, rich process group of 4-9 members who seek support around coping with a loved one's addiction or mental illness, and are ready to engage in self-care. Designed for high functioning individuals interested in embracing life's confounding challenges as an opportunity to transform their lives, grieve, find meaning, self-understanding, self-acceptance, serenity, humor, relationship skills, and remain accountable to personal hopes and dreams. Required continuity of participation, respect of self, and other's anonymity. Enhance personal growth under the caring therapeutic guidance of a knowledgable, experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Didactic component available.

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Addiction Recovery Groups. Please Inquire

An intimate, rich process groupof 5-10 members. Designed for individuals who would like to embrace recovery as an opportunity to transform their lives, find meaning and guidance around life challenges facilitated by an experienced therapist. This relapse prevention group can be helpful when the individual in recovery wants to avoid plateau. Group therapy offers bonding, self-understanding, humor, relationship skills, coping skills, accountability. Required continuity of participation, respect of self and others' anonymity under the therapeutic guidance of a knowledgable and experienced Licensed Therapist. Didactic component available.

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Combined Addiction Recovery Family Education Group

Education for clients and/ or family members impacted by substance abuse. Addresses the science of addiction and how substances change the brain, impacts relationships, behavior, self concept, and values. Education topics cover: PAW (Post Acute Withdraw), relapse prevention, cross addiction, coping skills for cravings, stages of change, family roles, communication skills, understanding emotions, trust, boundaries, anger, shame, self-soothing mindfulness techniques, uniting to fight "the dragon" of addiction (not each other) and embarking on a recovery journey. Attendance of Education Group suggested concurrently or prior to process group participation. Call for schedule, sign up, or to plan a seminar.

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Location

Cecilia S. Kardel, LMFT
Oakland, CA 94611
(415) 480-5319
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Penngrove, CA 94951
(415) 480-5319
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Conflict and Repair, Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Restructuring Bonds, Deepen Understanding, Amends
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Addiction, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Creative Recovery
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 12 May 2022
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Cecilia S. Kardel

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT