Lai Chien, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. Personal experiences have led me to build my career in mental health. Like you, I was searching for answers to the whys I didn't understand and the hows to change. I found that it is possible to make positive changes after experiencing emotional events and personal struggles. It is with these experiences that I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where you may feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings."
Coping Skills
(510) 974-7929
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Coping Skills
"Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. Personal experiences have led me to build my career in mental health. Like you, I was searching for answers to the whys I didn't understand and the hows to change. I found that it is possible to make positive changes after experiencing emotional events and personal struggles. It is with these experiences that I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where you may feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings."
Hillary Dupuis, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Coping Skills
(415) 539-0298
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Bowbay Liang-Hua Feng, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"My work is client-centered, and helps to support people through transitions, relationships, stress, trauma, spiritual and quality of life issues. I have dedicated my life to helping and understanding people. I offer transformative, integrative therapy that fosters intuition, self-acceptance and self-awareness. Through the use of mindfulness and other modalities, this work taps into clients' intrinsic strengths and healing abilities. I have broad counseling experience and enjoy working with couples and individuals of all ages."
Coping Skills
(510) 269-4255
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"My work is client-centered, and helps to support people through transitions, relationships, stress, trauma, spiritual and quality of life issues. I have dedicated my life to helping and understanding people. I offer transformative, integrative therapy that fosters intuition, self-acceptance and self-awareness. Through the use of mindfulness and other modalities, this work taps into clients' intrinsic strengths and healing abilities. I have broad counseling experience and enjoy working with couples and individuals of all ages."
Briana Moore
MSW, ASW
Verified by Psychology Today
"Seeking a therapist begins with a first step. My interests are to assist people as they work through their life's hard areas to reach a place that allows personal serenity and balance. I believe when people seek therapy services, they want a listener who hears with the heart, provides some feedback and support through difficulties. The answers are within; it's my job to encourage you to explore those places that cause you to turn away from your joy. My practice is inclusive with respect to ethnic identity, country of origin, physical ability, sexual and gender preference, and spiritual affiliation."
Coping Skills
(510) 808-6825
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Coping Skills
"Seeking a therapist begins with a first step. My interests are to assist people as they work through their life's hard areas to reach a place that allows personal serenity and balance. I believe when people seek therapy services, they want a listener who hears with the heart, provides some feedback and support through difficulties. The answers are within; it's my job to encourage you to explore those places that cause you to turn away from your joy. My practice is inclusive with respect to ethnic identity, country of origin, physical ability, sexual and gender preference, and spiritual affiliation."
Walker Wellness Therapy & Consulting, Sonji Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"A guiding theme for my work is meeting individuals where they are in life in order to understand the dynamics of their current situation or circumstance. Many of the people that I work with have been involved in the child welfare and or court systems, have experienced tragedy, trauma and experiencing grief, anxiety, or struggling with life stressors. I strive to support clients as they develop creative solutions and tools to improve their quality of life. I use a strengths-based and solution focused approach in working with clients, to identify their strengths, who they are and strategies they can use to be their best self. "
Coping Skills
(510) 513-8867
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Coping Skills
"A guiding theme for my work is meeting individuals where they are in life in order to understand the dynamics of their current situation or circumstance. Many of the people that I work with have been involved in the child welfare and or court systems, have experienced tragedy, trauma and experiencing grief, anxiety, or struggling with life stressors. I strive to support clients as they develop creative solutions and tools to improve their quality of life. I use a strengths-based and solution focused approach in working with clients, to identify their strengths, who they are and strategies they can use to be their best self. "
Howard P Ramseur, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"My clients experience me as easy to talk with, as having an empathic and interactive style, and as flexible and goal oriented in my therapeutic approach..I work in a variety of ways with individual adults: short term problem solving therapy, or longer term self exploration. I work with individuals who are having relationship difficulties, including being in a relationship " too good to leave, too bad to stay"; and with individual adults who have anxiety, depression and self esteem issues. My practice welcomes people from all backgrounds, with many people of color, particularly African Americans, and multicultural individuals. LGBT friendly."
Coping Skills
(925) 308-5966
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"My clients experience me as easy to talk with, as having an empathic and interactive style, and as flexible and goal oriented in my therapeutic approach..I work in a variety of ways with individual adults: short term problem solving therapy, or longer term self exploration. I work with individuals who are having relationship difficulties, including being in a relationship " too good to leave, too bad to stay"; and with individual adults who have anxiety, depression and self esteem issues. My practice welcomes people from all backgrounds, with many people of color, particularly African Americans, and multicultural individuals. LGBT friendly."
Dr. Lesley A. Parke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect."
Coping Skills
(510) 832-0717
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Coping Skills
"I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect."
Cynthia Dimon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"My intention as a therapist is to help people identify and overcome obstacles causing distress and suffering in their lives."
Coping Skills
(510) 394-3861
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"My intention as a therapist is to help people identify and overcome obstacles causing distress and suffering in their lives."
Urana Jackson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Often when an individual or couple is seeking out a therapist they're in the midst of a significant transition or challenge that can feel overwhelming. Paradoxically, I believe this is often the time in which the greatest change is possible. By exploring issues through a multi-layered approach, we will identify the deeper truths and lessons these challenges are presenting. By lending tools and feedback, I assist my clients in having a different relationship with their challenges; thus moving away from constriction into conscious growth and empowerment."
Coping Skills
(510) 275-7633
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"Often when an individual or couple is seeking out a therapist they're in the midst of a significant transition or challenge that can feel overwhelming. Paradoxically, I believe this is often the time in which the greatest change is possible. By exploring issues through a multi-layered approach, we will identify the deeper truths and lessons these challenges are presenting. By lending tools and feedback, I assist my clients in having a different relationship with their challenges; thus moving away from constriction into conscious growth and empowerment."
Bay Area CBT Center, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you feel anxious or depressed, or struggle with low self-esteem, OCD, or the effects of trauma? Are you seeking a way to live a meaningful life that reflects your values? The Bay Area CBT Center is a group practice of behavioral therapists dedicated to providing high quality evidence-based treatments. Our integrative approach allows us to apply principles from the most up to date research-based treatments while adapting these tools to meet your unique needs and build an authentic relationship with you."
Coping Skills
(415) 991-6818
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you feel anxious or depressed, or struggle with low self-esteem, OCD, or the effects of trauma? Are you seeking a way to live a meaningful life that reflects your values? The Bay Area CBT Center is a group practice of behavioral therapists dedicated to providing high quality evidence-based treatments. Our integrative approach allows us to apply principles from the most up to date research-based treatments while adapting these tools to meet your unique needs and build an authentic relationship with you."
Alexis Lezin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"In doing this search, you are already taking a big step toward feeling better. You remember a time when you felt more alive and connected and want to find your way there again. In our work together, you can understand and change long-standing behavior patterns and beliefs that have been keeping you back. Together, we will work to reconnect you with your strengths, vitality and sense of connectedness with yourself and others."
Coping Skills
(415) 944-4125
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"In doing this search, you are already taking a big step toward feeling better. You remember a time when you felt more alive and connected and want to find your way there again. In our work together, you can understand and change long-standing behavior patterns and beliefs that have been keeping you back. Together, we will work to reconnect you with your strengths, vitality and sense of connectedness with yourself and others."
Jennifer Howard, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Coping Skills
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Holly Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Everyone gets stuck sometimes. Maybe it's in your relationship, or your career; it might start with negative images you have of yourself that then hold you back from having the life you want. I'd love to help you break the patterns that are limiting you. For almost twenty years, I've been helping individuals, couples, and families get unstuck and move forward."
Coping Skills
(510) 662-6929
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
"Everyone gets stuck sometimes. Maybe it's in your relationship, or your career; it might start with negative images you have of yourself that then hold you back from having the life you want. I'd love to help you break the patterns that are limiting you. For almost twenty years, I've been helping individuals, couples, and families get unstuck and move forward."
Claudia Sieber, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"Are you struggling with behaviors that you know are not good for you? Are you worried and depressed about your life and your relationships? Let me help you sort out your thoughts and feelings and help you get back on track. I also love seeing couples and families. You may bring significant others to your therapy if you wish, to help focus you in your relationship goals."
Coping Skills
(510) 730-3158
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Coping Skills
"Are you struggling with behaviors that you know are not good for you? Are you worried and depressed about your life and your relationships? Let me help you sort out your thoughts and feelings and help you get back on track. I also love seeing couples and families. You may bring significant others to your therapy if you wish, to help focus you in your relationship goals."
Onaje L. Smartt, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
Coping Skills
(510) 606-9802
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Coping Skills
"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."
Kristin Hirt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
Coping Skills
(510) 872-2336
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Coping Skills
"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."
Teisha Y. Levi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"What has happened to you? Have you experienced hardship, life changes, or something traumatic? As a clinical mental health specialist, I provide psychological services for individuals experiencing cognitive and emotional difficulties. I was a clinician and supervisor for a mental health agency focused on psychosis and transitional aged-youth. I taught at San Francisco State University offering knowledge in the area of family crisis, resilience and coping; teaching primarily with a focus on mental health and substance abuse, at the undergraduate level. "
Coping Skills
(510) 491-9535
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Coping Skills
"What has happened to you? Have you experienced hardship, life changes, or something traumatic? As a clinical mental health specialist, I provide psychological services for individuals experiencing cognitive and emotional difficulties. I was a clinician and supervisor for a mental health agency focused on psychosis and transitional aged-youth. I taught at San Francisco State University offering knowledge in the area of family crisis, resilience and coping; teaching primarily with a focus on mental health and substance abuse, at the undergraduate level. "
Ken Takahashi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Coping Skills
(510) 694-0966
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Coping Skills
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Nancy M. Friedman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"If you are an individual or couple who experiences frustration and unhappiness in relationships rather than the sense of ease and flow that you long for, I urge you to dare to hope it can be different and call me. The process I use does not usually take years, like you've been led to believe by popular media! It works well with many types of "personality symptoms," from relationship issues to depression, anxiety, fears and other specific ways in which you've been frozen out of the life you want to lead."
Coping Skills
(510) 730-3177
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Coping Skills
"If you are an individual or couple who experiences frustration and unhappiness in relationships rather than the sense of ease and flow that you long for, I urge you to dare to hope it can be different and call me. The process I use does not usually take years, like you've been led to believe by popular media! It works well with many types of "personality symptoms," from relationship issues to depression, anxiety, fears and other specific ways in which you've been frozen out of the life you want to lead."
Alisa Birgy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am a change oriented therapist and would like to support you in finding new solutions to old problems. I am part of a group practice that provides individual and group DBT, and I have experience working with individuals struggling with addiction. My other passion is parenting and pregnancy as I ran a parenting program for 12 years. I understand the stresses facing parents with young children, and will provide a trusting relationship where you can develop skills and experience more joy in parenting."
Coping Skills
(415) 663-5488
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Coping Skills
"I am a change oriented therapist and would like to support you in finding new solutions to old problems. I am part of a group practice that provides individual and group DBT, and I have experience working with individuals struggling with addiction. My other passion is parenting and pregnancy as I ran a parenting program for 12 years. I understand the stresses facing parents with young children, and will provide a trusting relationship where you can develop skills and experience more joy in parenting."

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in 94610 can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in 94610 or for an 94610 coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include 94610 coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland 94610 are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 94610 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 94610 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 94610 or family therapy in Oakland 94610.