Heather Genschmer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Do you find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns in your life? Are you a new parent and finding that you are struggling to stay connected to your partner? Have you adopted a child and need parenting support? I work with individuals and couples (same and opposite sex) interested in reaching a deeper understanding of themselves and their interactions with the rest of the world. In my practice, I provide a supportive and safe environment for individuals to be heard and understood; at the same time, I am active and engaging."
Codependency
(510) 878-6452
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
"Do you find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns in your life? Are you a new parent and finding that you are struggling to stay connected to your partner? Have you adopted a child and need parenting support? I work with individuals and couples (same and opposite sex) interested in reaching a deeper understanding of themselves and their interactions with the rest of the world. In my practice, I provide a supportive and safe environment for individuals to be heard and understood; at the same time, I am active and engaging."
Katey Nicolai, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Therapy should be both practical and authentically personal. I've found that most people seek therapy to solve a specific problem, and we usually start by focusing on this. However, I've also found that most people leave therapy citing their connection with their therapist as being the most transformative and important element of their treatment. I think these are complementary goals, and I hope to combine practical problem-solving with an authentic personal connection to help you find your happiest life."
Codependency
(510) 871-9080 x705
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
"Therapy should be both practical and authentically personal. I've found that most people seek therapy to solve a specific problem, and we usually start by focusing on this. However, I've also found that most people leave therapy citing their connection with their therapist as being the most transformative and important element of their treatment. I think these are complementary goals, and I hope to combine practical problem-solving with an authentic personal connection to help you find your happiest life."
Judy Noddin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Do you suffer from feelings of not being good enough? Do you feel anxious, stuck or overwhelmed? Are your relationships unsatisfying? Do you long to feel more alive, creative and connected? I will support you on your path to heal past wounds, and build a healthy relationship with yourself and others. Together we will create a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship that will enable you to feel seen, nurtured, and empowered. I deeply respect your inner wisdom and will collaborate with your innate healing capacity to move you in the direction of living the life you want with more ease, joy, creativity and meaningful connection."
Codependency
(510) 254-3198
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
"Do you suffer from feelings of not being good enough? Do you feel anxious, stuck or overwhelmed? Are your relationships unsatisfying? Do you long to feel more alive, creative and connected? I will support you on your path to heal past wounds, and build a healthy relationship with yourself and others. Together we will create a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship that will enable you to feel seen, nurtured, and empowered. I deeply respect your inner wisdom and will collaborate with your innate healing capacity to move you in the direction of living the life you want with more ease, joy, creativity and meaningful connection."
Elyse SG Bart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occuring and Trauma work and social justice models. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want."
Codependency
(510) 394-1740
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
"As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occuring and Trauma work and social justice models. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want."
Robert A Matano, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I was a Co-Founder and the Director of The Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University from 1985- 2001. I have experience treating individuals suffering from a full range of alcohol and drug problems as well as their family members. I have been very active with physician well-being programs and with other professional groups in recovery and have worked extensively with workplace employee assistance programs. I also consult to corporations and companies seeking help with interpersonal issues at work."
Codependency
(510) 275-7662
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
Codependency
"I was a Co-Founder and the Director of The Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University from 1985- 2001. I have experience treating individuals suffering from a full range of alcohol and drug problems as well as their family members. I have been very active with physician well-being programs and with other professional groups in recovery and have worked extensively with workplace employee assistance programs. I also consult to corporations and companies seeking help with interpersonal issues at work."
Therese Noel Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing. "
Codependency
(415) 413-4284
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Codependency
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing. "
Tara Rech, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Therapy can help you overcome difficulties, live creatively, and feel more alive. Many people become stuck in ways of thinking and living that no longer serve them. Through a caring therapeutic relationship, you can develop the courage to live in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Over the past 17 years, I have helped people with a wide variety of issues work through significant challenges, freeing them to make better choices. In addition to my clinical work, I teach and supervise at various training programs throughout the Bay Area, and am the Director of Counseling at California College of the Arts."
Codependency
(510) 470-7909
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
"Therapy can help you overcome difficulties, live creatively, and feel more alive. Many people become stuck in ways of thinking and living that no longer serve them. Through a caring therapeutic relationship, you can develop the courage to live in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Over the past 17 years, I have helped people with a wide variety of issues work through significant challenges, freeing them to make better choices. In addition to my clinical work, I teach and supervise at various training programs throughout the Bay Area, and am the Director of Counseling at California College of the Arts."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want."
Codependency
(510) 817-2108
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Codependency
"I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want."
Leighko Toyoshima Yap, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I specialize in grief and loss, life transitions, relationship/attachment difficulties, issues surrounding pregnancy, parenting, parenting multiples, immigration and cultural adjustment challenges. I also provide psychological assessments for children and adults who are struggling at home and/or at school or work due to social and emotional issues, relationship issues, environmental stressors, behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and learning differences."
Codependency
(510) 543-0969
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
"I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I specialize in grief and loss, life transitions, relationship/attachment difficulties, issues surrounding pregnancy, parenting, parenting multiples, immigration and cultural adjustment challenges. I also provide psychological assessments for children and adults who are struggling at home and/or at school or work due to social and emotional issues, relationship issues, environmental stressors, behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and learning differences."
Skyellen Beaber, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I provide compassionate and collaborative psychotherapy with a focus on adults. I enjoy working with individuals and couples. I am trained in a range of treatment modalities and flexible in the approach I take with clients. Some treatment approaches I draw from are; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (for couples). I work through a feminist and social justice lens and approach therapy with curiosity and a healthy dose of humor. My goal in providing psychotherapy is to facilitate you in living a meaningful life in alignment with your values. "
Codependency
(510) 694-0541
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
"I provide compassionate and collaborative psychotherapy with a focus on adults. I enjoy working with individuals and couples. I am trained in a range of treatment modalities and flexible in the approach I take with clients. Some treatment approaches I draw from are; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (for couples). I work through a feminist and social justice lens and approach therapy with curiosity and a healthy dose of humor. My goal in providing psychotherapy is to facilitate you in living a meaningful life in alignment with your values. "
Doreen Meister, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am dedicated to helping you live fully, love freely and express yourself authentically. Together we will work to build the skills and understanding to develop lasting change in your life. Any number of situations can cause you to feel lost, stressed, anxious, unable to relate to your friends, lovers, coworkers or even yourself. I understand how overwhelming these feelings can be, and how lonely you might feel. I can help."
Codependency
(510) 358-4980
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
"I am dedicated to helping you live fully, love freely and express yourself authentically. Together we will work to build the skills and understanding to develop lasting change in your life. Any number of situations can cause you to feel lost, stressed, anxious, unable to relate to your friends, lovers, coworkers or even yourself. I understand how overwhelming these feelings can be, and how lonely you might feel. I can help."
Theo Kuczek, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CPT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence."
Codependency
(925) 232-0438
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Codependency
"Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence."
Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates is a holistic and psychotherapy practice. You will find our practice to be a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our staff is well trained and effective proven strategies. We incorporate a multi ethnic as well as mind, body, and spiritual perspectives in addressing your concerns. We are committed to supporting you to recognize your dreams and living your life to the fullest. If you're feeling stuck or trapped in any way, we have expertise in assessing and helping you to identify what's contributing to you being stuck and offering coping strategies to help you becoming free."
Codependency
(510) 808-6296
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
"Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates is a holistic and psychotherapy practice. You will find our practice to be a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our staff is well trained and effective proven strategies. We incorporate a multi ethnic as well as mind, body, and spiritual perspectives in addressing your concerns. We are committed to supporting you to recognize your dreams and living your life to the fullest. If you're feeling stuck or trapped in any way, we have expertise in assessing and helping you to identify what's contributing to you being stuck and offering coping strategies to help you becoming free."
Sara Willott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I have a strong capacity and appreciation for working with others who are facing intense or discouraging life circumstances. With openness and warmth, therapy can be a collaborative process. Sessions can be adapted to your goals and to what arises during the course of the week. I find approaches that are most effective and meaningful to you so that each session helps your growth towards living a life of wellbeing and resilience. In my work, it is important to provide a space for you that feels open, non-judgmental, curious, and direct."
Codependency
(510) 694-1596
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
"I have a strong capacity and appreciation for working with others who are facing intense or discouraging life circumstances. With openness and warmth, therapy can be a collaborative process. Sessions can be adapted to your goals and to what arises during the course of the week. I find approaches that are most effective and meaningful to you so that each session helps your growth towards living a life of wellbeing and resilience. In my work, it is important to provide a space for you that feels open, non-judgmental, curious, and direct."
Emily Haydock, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Clarity, growth, and connectedness are our natural tendencies. However, life's challenges can cause us to feel temporarily clouded, stuck, or disconnected from ourselves and others. When these blocks get in your way, what do you do? If you want to return to a state of flow and make lasting changes in your life, I can help. Together we can explore your past memories along with your present-moment experience as inroads to self-discovery and healing."
Codependency
(510) 849-6331
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
"Clarity, growth, and connectedness are our natural tendencies. However, life's challenges can cause us to feel temporarily clouded, stuck, or disconnected from ourselves and others. When these blocks get in your way, what do you do? If you want to return to a state of flow and make lasting changes in your life, I can help. Together we can explore your past memories along with your present-moment experience as inroads to self-discovery and healing."
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, , LMFT, , IO, CGE, DTS
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Codependency
(415) 237-2282
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Philip Keddy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I offer psychotherapy, personality testing with feedback, and individual treatment of addictions. My approach to therapy is flexible but especially inspired by psychodynamic, Jungian and existential thought. Collaborative assessment means that together you and I would look at the results of tests and interviews to help answer questions you have about yourself, to get to know you more quickly and to focus the therapy. This kind of assessment can be a brief therapeutic intervention in itself. I also have a specialization in working with addictions, with motivational interviewing."
Codependency
(510) 470-7779
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
"I offer psychotherapy, personality testing with feedback, and individual treatment of addictions. My approach to therapy is flexible but especially inspired by psychodynamic, Jungian and existential thought. Collaborative assessment means that together you and I would look at the results of tests and interviews to help answer questions you have about yourself, to get to know you more quickly and to focus the therapy. This kind of assessment can be a brief therapeutic intervention in itself. I also have a specialization in working with addictions, with motivational interviewing."
Io Diana Bones, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"If you are looking for a therapist, then you already recognize that life is offering you an opportunity for growth. You are already leaning in and moving forward, holding a wish for more wellbeing. It is my job to support you in clarifying, kindling and following this impulse, to let it light your path through the obstacles you encounter. I bring to this work a solid warmth and playful curiosity. Through dialogue, mindfulness and embodied exploration, I support individuals and couples in coming into deeper contact with themselves and each other."
Codependency
(510) 257-9821
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
"If you are looking for a therapist, then you already recognize that life is offering you an opportunity for growth. You are already leaning in and moving forward, holding a wish for more wellbeing. It is my job to support you in clarifying, kindling and following this impulse, to let it light your path through the obstacles you encounter. I bring to this work a solid warmth and playful curiosity. Through dialogue, mindfulness and embodied exploration, I support individuals and couples in coming into deeper contact with themselves and each other."
Deb Schneider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Codependency
(510) 974-7884
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Codependency
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Guillermina Gigi Valdes-Huckabee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you neglecting yourself emotionally? You may be too busy taking care of others that you have forgotten to take care of yourself. Find out how to reconnect with yourself and improve your family life at the same time. Are you stressed, burned out or overwhelmed? Maybe you have even been faced with... The lost of a love one, rough divorce, heartache of an affair, a life transition, recent or past trauma, illness or addiction. "
Codependency
(510) 907-6756
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
"Are you neglecting yourself emotionally? You may be too busy taking care of others that you have forgotten to take care of yourself. Find out how to reconnect with yourself and improve your family life at the same time. Are you stressed, burned out or overwhelmed? Maybe you have even been faced with... The lost of a love one, rough divorce, heartache of an affair, a life transition, recent or past trauma, illness or addiction. "

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Codependency is a personality style characterized by a need to constantly help others, especially one's primary partner, and especially a person who's addicted. Codependent people usually put aside their own needs in order to try to meet the needs of another person or other people. If you're looking for codependency counseling in Oakland, or help for someone who's codependent, these trained codependency Oakland therapists, or codependency Oakland counselors, will assist.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Oakland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Oakland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Oakland or family therapy in Oakland.