Erik Alfred Metzger, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MFTA, CAADAC, PCCI
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"I have worked with adults, teens, couples and families for six years; I specialize in facilitating people’s own insights and resilience to access more resourced and contented lives. Living in the Bay Area can be exhausting with its high paced culture; allow me to work with you on achieving insight(s) about the origins and solutions to anxiety, substance abuse, and dissatisfaction with relationships and work. With my experience as a yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and competitive runner and triathlete, I can join you in bringing awareness to maladaptive coping strategies. I strive to normalize and validate your experiences!"
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(833) 401-5719
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"I have worked with adults, teens, couples and families for six years; I specialize in facilitating people’s own insights and resilience to access more resourced and contented lives. Living in the Bay Area can be exhausting with its high paced culture; allow me to work with you on achieving insight(s) about the origins and solutions to anxiety, substance abuse, and dissatisfaction with relationships and work. With my experience as a yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and competitive runner and triathlete, I can join you in bringing awareness to maladaptive coping strategies. I strive to normalize and validate your experiences!"
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
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 681-0296
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"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."
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
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 661-3072
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"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. "
Sarwang Parikh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 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."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 944-1657
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"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."
Quincy L Wilkins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Life isn't always easy. Whether you're dealing with an existing challenge, a current stressful situation, or you're turning a page to start a new chapter of your life, I believe we all can benefit from someone helping us to manage these changes and transitions. My therapeutic goal is to help you better manage your life's challenges and to provide you with tools and strategies to achieve your personal goals."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 900-8769
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"Life isn't always easy. Whether you're dealing with an existing challenge, a current stressful situation, or you're turning a page to start a new chapter of your life, I believe we all can benefit from someone helping us to manage these changes and transitions. My therapeutic goal is to help you better manage your life's challenges and to provide you with tools and strategies to achieve your personal goals."
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
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 338-3325
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"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."
Myra Altenau, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"There is a world inside us that is loosened and discovered in therapy. Although it can be scary, it is really a feeling, finally, of coming home to that most vulnerable, creative and loving self."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(707) 709-8039
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"There is a world inside us that is loosened and discovered in therapy. Although it can be scary, it is really a feeling, finally, of coming home to that most vulnerable, creative and loving self."
Robyn El-Bardai, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, (Educ)
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Doctoral level psychologist. In our complimentary introductory session you will discover whether your reason for seeking therapy finds resonance with my style and expertise. I draw from years of diverse experience integrated with various psychological theories about how people can find meaning, satisfaction, and joy in life. In 2012 I received an award for "recognition of outstanding academic, social and personal achievements, and commitment to working with the underserved." Other recognitions include being interviewed on TV, being on the cover of GradPSYCH magazine, and being chosen to speak at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in 2015."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 564-7408
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"Doctoral level psychologist. In our complimentary introductory session you will discover whether your reason for seeking therapy finds resonance with my style and expertise. I draw from years of diverse experience integrated with various psychological theories about how people can find meaning, satisfaction, and joy in life. In 2012 I received an award for "recognition of outstanding academic, social and personal achievements, and commitment to working with the underserved." Other recognitions include being interviewed on TV, being on the cover of GradPSYCH magazine, and being chosen to speak at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in 2015."
India B Gomez, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"As a clinical psychologist, I offer therapy and coaching for personal/professional growth to enhance coping with stress, bolster resiliency, and overcome obstacles to living fully. I work with clients from different ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities. My specialties include: cultural competency, mood, trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, relationships, co-occurring mental health/medical issues, serious mental illness, cultural identity, internalized oppression, stress management, self-esteem, assertiveness, and self-care."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(925) 392-3428
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"As a clinical psychologist, I offer therapy and coaching for personal/professional growth to enhance coping with stress, bolster resiliency, and overcome obstacles to living fully. I work with clients from different ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities. My specialties include: cultural competency, mood, trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, relationships, co-occurring mental health/medical issues, serious mental illness, cultural identity, internalized oppression, stress management, self-esteem, assertiveness, and self-care."
Lisa Wild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 768-7256
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"I enjoy working with people who want a different outcome than what they've been getting. If something isn't working out for you or you feel like you are not being your true self, then let's collaborate on how you might be able to do something differently. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Issues regarding our identities, how we relate with others and how we cope with challenges are my specialties. I want to support you to improve your relationship with yourself and with those you care about."
Annia Raysberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I tend to be interactive and collaborative; I provide a warm & supportive environment to help my clients achieve positive changes in their lives. I am non-judgmental and open minded. I create an individual treatment plan and approach for each client based on each person's needs and preferences. I offer phone/video sessions if appropriate. I currently accept Lyra, HealthNet, MHN, Tricare, and TriWest/VA insurance. You're welcome to contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation and/or e-mail me with questions. You can learn more about me at www.AnniaRaysberg.com."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(415) 941-3461
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"I tend to be interactive and collaborative; I provide a warm & supportive environment to help my clients achieve positive changes in their lives. I am non-judgmental and open minded. I create an individual treatment plan and approach for each client based on each person's needs and preferences. I offer phone/video sessions if appropriate. I currently accept Lyra, HealthNet, MHN, Tricare, and TriWest/VA insurance. You're welcome to contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation and/or e-mail me with questions. You can learn more about me at www.AnniaRaysberg.com."
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
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 871-9080 x705
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"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."
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
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 394-1740
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"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."
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
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 808-6296
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"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."
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
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 907-6756
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"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. "
Glen E Harelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94605
"My in-person psychotherapy practice is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with an office in the East Bay. I have been in the field of public health and social work at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges in their lives including mild to moderate stress, anxiety and more severe panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, severe mental and addictive disorders including clients with long standing dependence on opioids."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 345-1227
Verified
Oakland, California 94605
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"My in-person psychotherapy practice is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with an office in the East Bay. I have been in the field of public health and social work at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges in their lives including mild to moderate stress, anxiety and more severe panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, severe mental and addictive disorders including clients with long standing dependence on opioids."
Tom Schluckebier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I've been treating adults, couples, families, and groups in CA since 1993 (and earlier, children, teens, families, university employees, addictions and psychiatric illness, back east 1985-93). My post-grad training was in Berkeley at The Psychotherapy Institute (long-term psychodynamic) and UCB Counseling & Psychological Services (brief and long-term). Recently I worked at San Francisco Kaiser treating adults, young to elderly, with a full spectrum of mental health and medical concerns. Based on my clinical background, I tailor therapy to your present experience, future hopes, and past conditioning so you can move forward, potentially even be "self-therapeutic.""
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 849-7163
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"I've been treating adults, couples, families, and groups in CA since 1993 (and earlier, children, teens, families, university employees, addictions and psychiatric illness, back east 1985-93). My post-grad training was in Berkeley at The Psychotherapy Institute (long-term psychodynamic) and UCB Counseling & Psychological Services (brief and long-term). Recently I worked at San Francisco Kaiser treating adults, young to elderly, with a full spectrum of mental health and medical concerns. Based on my clinical background, I tailor therapy to your present experience, future hopes, and past conditioning so you can move forward, potentially even be "self-therapeutic.""
Garrett Howard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Psychotherapy provides a unique space for you to explore your experience in life in a profoundly important way. In a culture that does not make space for "negative emotions", and idealizes independence, there is little room to get to know the parts of ourselves that we imagine others will not approve of. When we aren't in touch with all aspects of our humanity, effectively shutting out parts of our experience, we can find ourselves feeling confused, depressed and/or anxious, having trouble in relationships with others, not enjoying our work, having difficulty processing grief and loss, or struggling with issues related to our identity."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 953-4675
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"Psychotherapy provides a unique space for you to explore your experience in life in a profoundly important way. In a culture that does not make space for "negative emotions", and idealizes independence, there is little room to get to know the parts of ourselves that we imagine others will not approve of. When we aren't in touch with all aspects of our humanity, effectively shutting out parts of our experience, we can find ourselves feeling confused, depressed and/or anxious, having trouble in relationships with others, not enjoying our work, having difficulty processing grief and loss, or struggling with issues related to our identity."
Alison Hart Siggelkow, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My practice offers therapy for children and teens in the Bay Area, using a combination of play and creative expressive therapy. My work values the power of self-expression and the freedom to explore ones needs while developing self-esteem. I often also incorporate mindfulness strategies and eco-therapy sessions for young people seeking for tools for depth and inner calm. Even young children can develop these skills and benefit from our sessions held in nature. Clients come to me with a range of issues including depressive symptoms, anxiety and trauma, behavioral concerns and difficulty with major life transitions. "
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(845) 250-6904
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"My practice offers therapy for children and teens in the Bay Area, using a combination of play and creative expressive therapy. My work values the power of self-expression and the freedom to explore ones needs while developing self-esteem. I often also incorporate mindfulness strategies and eco-therapy sessions for young people seeking for tools for depth and inner calm. Even young children can develop these skills and benefit from our sessions held in nature. Clients come to me with a range of issues including depressive symptoms, anxiety and trauma, behavioral concerns and difficulty with major life transitions. "
Stan Markowski, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"While all people experience challenges throughout life, we each suffer in different ways and, as a result, develop a unique style of dealing with stress. During difficult times, ways of coping that once worked often lose their effectiveness. Even after identifying a problem or unhealthy pattern, it may be difficult to resolve the issue without the necessary support. Therapy often involves an increased curiosity toward one's emotional experience, and over time, awareness of how feelings relate to behavior. This allows for a deeper understanding of who we are and can help us approach problems and conflicts in healthier ways."
Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
(510) 858-2285
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Codependency
Chronic Impulsivity
"While all people experience challenges throughout life, we each suffer in different ways and, as a result, develop a unique style of dealing with stress. During difficult times, ways of coping that once worked often lose their effectiveness. Even after identifying a problem or unhealthy pattern, it may be difficult to resolve the issue without the necessary support. Therapy often involves an increased curiosity toward one's emotional experience, and over time, awareness of how feelings relate to behavior. This allows for a deeper understanding of who we are and can help us approach problems and conflicts in healthier ways."

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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.