Shirley Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 944-1581
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom."
Nicola Wagenberg, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Are you wanting to be more true to who you are but do not know if it is possible? Do you often repress your desires and ignore your needs? Does this end up making you feel stuck, unhappy, hopeless, sad, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious? Whether you were raised by people who failed to see you and support you, or in a culture that oppressed you, it is important that you do not give up. You deserve to prioritize yourself and be who you are truly meant to be."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 944-1327
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Are you wanting to be more true to who you are but do not know if it is possible? Do you often repress your desires and ignore your needs? Does this end up making you feel stuck, unhappy, hopeless, sad, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious? Whether you were raised by people who failed to see you and support you, or in a culture that oppressed you, it is important that you do not give up. You deserve to prioritize yourself and be who you are truly meant to be."
Kristin Hirt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"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 finding one's voice, self-esteem, shyness and social anxiety, introversion, sensitivity, and life meaning, purpose, and transitions. I offer support in cultivating authentic connection with others and in healing struggles in relationships around self-esteem, assertiveness, boundaries, enmeshment and co-dependence, and isolation."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 872-2336
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
Lesbian
"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 finding one's voice, self-esteem, shyness and social anxiety, introversion, sensitivity, and life meaning, purpose, and transitions. I offer support in cultivating authentic connection with others and in healing struggles in relationships around self-esteem, assertiveness, boundaries, enmeshment and co-dependence, and isolation."
Charis Stiles, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I am a Healthy at Every Size (HAES) practitioner and I want to help free you from the pressures of our diet culture. The new year is often a time of dieting and self-hate disguised as self-improvement. Instead, I’m here to help you treat yourself with true loving-kindness and compassion. You don’t have to suffer through feelings of low self-worth. You don’t have to believe you’re not good enough. I want you to be more free and more comfortable to pursue things that interest you. I want you to love your body most of all. To stop dieting, stop exercising out of fear of being fat. "
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 573-7699
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Codependency
Lesbian
"I am a Healthy at Every Size (HAES) practitioner and I want to help free you from the pressures of our diet culture. The new year is often a time of dieting and self-hate disguised as self-improvement. Instead, I’m here to help you treat yourself with true loving-kindness and compassion. You don’t have to suffer through feelings of low self-worth. You don’t have to believe you’re not good enough. I want you to be more free and more comfortable to pursue things that interest you. I want you to love your body most of all. To stop dieting, stop exercising out of fear of being fat. "
Deborah Yarock, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"For the past 30 years, I have supported people navigating anxiety, stress, addictions and overwhelm to rediscover their aliveness, agency, and the gifts that can come from even the most difficult experiences. As a highly interactive and warm person, I believe the quality of our therapeutic relationship is a major part of healing. 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."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 398-6926
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Codependency
Lesbian
"For the past 30 years, I have supported people navigating anxiety, stress, addictions and overwhelm to rediscover their aliveness, agency, and the gifts that can come from even the most difficult experiences. As a highly interactive and warm person, I believe the quality of our therapeutic relationship is a major part of healing. 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."
Mahrs Schoppman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey as you are bravely navigating your fears, pain, and livelihood. The way I work is shaped by your unique needs and goals as my priority is to help you move towards the values and dreams that are most important to you. I want to help you find congruence between the life you live and the life you've always wanted."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 543-0663
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Codependency
Lesbian
"It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey as you are bravely navigating your fears, pain, and livelihood. The way I work is shaped by your unique needs and goals as my priority is to help you move towards the values and dreams that are most important to you. I want to help you find congruence between the life you live and the life you've always wanted."
Emily Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. Or you have long meant to get help with an issue, but it feels hard to know where to start. I am skilled at helping people find the part of themselves that most urgently needs to be attended to."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 878-4537
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. Or you have long meant to get help with an issue, but it feels hard to know where to start. I am skilled at helping people find the part of themselves that most urgently needs to be attended to."
Melinda Perales, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, RAMFT, #103897
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Shame Practitioner."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 681-0296
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Melinda Perales, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist received her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology with a transpersonal specialization at John F. Kennedy University. Melinda provides treatment for porn addiction and sex & love addiction and works with individuals, couples, and leads group therapy. In addition to her extensive knowledge of treating addiction, she also has a strong background working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, major career and life transitions. Melinda is in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Shame Practitioner."
Ashley Henderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"In my psychotherapy practice, I work with people struggling with stress and anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, grief, issues around codependency and difficult relationships, parenting challenges and more. In my practice I see teens, young adults and adults. I have experience helping people connect to themselves more deeply, gain trust in their own insight and coping and feel more fulfilled and present in their own lives."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 996-5745
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
Lesbian
"In my psychotherapy practice, I work with people struggling with stress and anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, grief, issues around codependency and difficult relationships, parenting challenges and more. In my practice I see teens, young adults and adults. I have experience helping people connect to themselves more deeply, gain trust in their own insight and coping and feel more fulfilled and present in their own lives."
Ellen Case, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Has your life gone off track? Relationship issues causing distress? I help clients get to the root of their problems, transform sense of self, improve relationships, work life, and creativity, while building hope and self-confidence. My style is interactive, down-to-earth, collaborative, and respectful. I use relational, cognitive and attachment theory approaches; I ask meaningful questions, listen closely, and offer new perspectives. I also work to tailor a therapy plan that suits your unique core issues and goals. I look forward to talking with you about making deep, lasting and positive changes in your life."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 972-1353
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Has your life gone off track? Relationship issues causing distress? I help clients get to the root of their problems, transform sense of self, improve relationships, work life, and creativity, while building hope and self-confidence. My style is interactive, down-to-earth, collaborative, and respectful. I use relational, cognitive and attachment theory approaches; I ask meaningful questions, listen closely, and offer new perspectives. I also work to tailor a therapy plan that suits your unique core issues and goals. I look forward to talking with you about making deep, lasting and positive changes in your life."
Lisa Myruski, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC-II, CMM
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"I am truly passionate about my work and believe it is important to find the right match. My goal is to meet everyone where they are at in their readiness and insights, and I work with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds. I have over a decade of experience in working with others, and will bring a comprehensive and eclectic approach to our time together. "
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 661-3072
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Codependency
Lesbian
"I am truly passionate about my work and believe it is important to find the right match. My goal is to meet everyone where they are at in their readiness and insights, and I work with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds. I have over a decade of experience in working with others, and will bring a comprehensive and eclectic approach to our time together. "
Sandy Huynh, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, #109905
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My approach is warm, relational, and holistic. It is steeped in the principles of modern psychodynamic theory, the mind-body connection, my experience as a child of Vietnamese refugees, and my transition from the corporate world into psychotherapy. It is a brave and tremendous step to begin therapy and to invest in your own mental health and self discovery. I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. It would be an honor to support your journey."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 328-4109
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Lesbian
"My approach is warm, relational, and holistic. It is steeped in the principles of modern psychodynamic theory, the mind-body connection, my experience as a child of Vietnamese refugees, and my transition from the corporate world into psychotherapy. It is a brave and tremendous step to begin therapy and to invest in your own mental health and self discovery. I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. It would be an honor to support your journey."
Addie Liechty Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My approach to therapy is primarily relational. I seek to create working relationships that include safety, attunement and trust. I do this through collaborating on goals and remaining non- judgmental and transparent with my reflections and questions. My interventions draw from psychodynamic theory, attachment and narrative therapy. I am interested in the unique experiences that have made you who you are and the patterns of behaviors, relationships and self-concepts that may or may not be serving you. We will work together to find compassion, healing and solutions towards more personal and relational fulfillment."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 356-0264
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Lesbian
"My approach to therapy is primarily relational. I seek to create working relationships that include safety, attunement and trust. I do this through collaborating on goals and remaining non- judgmental and transparent with my reflections and questions. My interventions draw from psychodynamic theory, attachment and narrative therapy. I am interested in the unique experiences that have made you who you are and the patterns of behaviors, relationships and self-concepts that may or may not be serving you. We will work together to find compassion, healing and solutions towards more personal and relational fulfillment."
Kara L Bunting, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"In my practice I emphasize depth work, including insight and emotional experiencing, that may allow for problems that have not responded to more solution focused methods to resolve. My focus is particularly appropriate for people seeking more fulfilling relationships and rich inner lives in addition to the resolution of a concern."
Codependency
Lesbian
(415) 941-3773
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
Codependency
Lesbian
"In my practice I emphasize depth work, including insight and emotional experiencing, that may allow for problems that have not responded to more solution focused methods to resolve. My focus is particularly appropriate for people seeking more fulfilling relationships and rich inner lives in addition to the resolution of a concern."
Genna Brodsky Chase, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Thank you for looking at my page. Even if you’re just taking a peek, or want to pursue therapy, you’re open to the possibility of living a more expanded, satisfied life. Maybe you feel heart-broken from current and past hurts, and want to deepen your self-compassion. Perhaps you have patterns or habits you want to change but don’t know how. Maybe you're struggling with change, and need support and guidance. Or maybe you want to better your relationship with yourself and others and would like guidance in how to cope with your pain. Imagine what it might be like to feel more free! You can also find me at gennabrodskychase.com"
Codependency
Lesbian
(925) 854-4167
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Thank you for looking at my page. Even if you’re just taking a peek, or want to pursue therapy, you’re open to the possibility of living a more expanded, satisfied life. Maybe you feel heart-broken from current and past hurts, and want to deepen your self-compassion. Perhaps you have patterns or habits you want to change but don’t know how. Maybe you're struggling with change, and need support and guidance. Or maybe you want to better your relationship with yourself and others and would like guidance in how to cope with your pain. Imagine what it might be like to feel more free! You can also find me at gennabrodskychase.com"
Onaje L. Smartt, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I believe that healing can come from numerous sources, but one of the most powerful is through interpersonal connections. In my work, I provide a space for vulnerability and understanding that allows these connections to foster change. Therapy is like an objective mirror that reflects thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this mirror, you can begin to see a clearer picture of yourself, so much so, that eventually you can carry that image outside of the therapy room and be happy and confident in what you see. I believe to have this image, you must strengthen yourself and the relationships that are in it."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 606-9802
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
Lesbian
"I believe that healing can come from numerous sources, but one of the most powerful is through interpersonal connections. In my work, I provide a space for vulnerability and understanding that allows these connections to foster change. Therapy is like an objective mirror that reflects thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this mirror, you can begin to see a clearer picture of yourself, so much so, that eventually you can carry that image outside of the therapy room and be happy and confident in what you see. I believe to have this image, you must strengthen yourself and the relationships that are in it."
Melanie Summerhayes, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Welcome! Life does present us with challenges which can interfere with our ability to live a balanced and happy life. I provide therapy to adults and teens who struggle with the difficulties that come our way. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings providing brief and long-term individual, couples, and group therapy as well as crisis intervention. I am experienced in providing evidence-based therapy in a practical and compassionate manner, while always striving to maintain a warm environment."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 338-3325
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Welcome! Life does present us with challenges which can interfere with our ability to live a balanced and happy life. I provide therapy to adults and teens who struggle with the difficulties that come our way. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings providing brief and long-term individual, couples, and group therapy as well as crisis intervention. I am experienced in providing evidence-based therapy in a practical and compassionate manner, while always striving to maintain a warm environment."
Emily Chandler, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Are you afraid in the wake of a recent separation or divorce? Are you feeling unsure about what the future holds or what your parenting might look like as a newly single parent? You found yourself in this place you never expected to be. Maybe there are many things that seem unexpected: unfulfilling work, difficult or nonexistent intimate relationships, and unsatisfying friendships. Let's connect soon and I can help you work on making small changes toward a better life. "
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 890-3431
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Are you afraid in the wake of a recent separation or divorce? Are you feeling unsure about what the future holds or what your parenting might look like as a newly single parent? You found yourself in this place you never expected to be. Maybe there are many things that seem unexpected: unfulfilling work, difficult or nonexistent intimate relationships, and unsatisfying friendships. Let's connect soon and I can help you work on making small changes toward a better life. "
Leena K Osteraas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 662-1257
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
Lesbian
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Mary McFarland, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you unhappy in your life? With your relationship? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who will listen to what YOU WANT and need? I am a kind compassionate seasoned professional who will help you understand yourself better. I have an engaging and collaborative style. I help clients struggling with relationship and parenting concerns."
Codependency
Lesbian
(510) 655-5568
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Lesbian
"Are you unhappy in your life? With your relationship? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who will listen to what YOU WANT and need? I am a kind compassionate seasoned professional who will help you understand yourself better. I have an engaging and collaborative style. I help clients struggling with relationship and parenting concerns."

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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.