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."
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 974-7884
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"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."
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. "
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 694-0541
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"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. "
Anna Benassi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma."
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 585-9164
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"I am not your run of the mill therapist. Oh sure, I listen well and am very compassionate and calm. But I just don't sit there and ask you how you feel. I do care about your feelings but I am more curious about your experience and how we can increase your awareness so that you can make helpful and inspired choices. As you can imagine I help people deal with any issue you can possibly think of- from depression to life transitions to the loss of a loved one or trauma."
Kyoko Tsuchiya, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 858-0979
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Josie Levine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Feeling fear, worry, imagining the worse? Or consumed by negativity? Such internal self-talk can be debilitating, causing stress. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep or appetite. Feeling stuck, unheard or frustrated? Unhappiness isn't permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, or health issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace, learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts, and let go of the stress. I'll happily get you on a wellness track!"
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 246-3804
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Feeling fear, worry, imagining the worse? Or consumed by negativity? Such internal self-talk can be debilitating, causing stress. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep or appetite. Feeling stuck, unheard or frustrated? Unhappiness isn't permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, or health issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace, learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts, and let go of the stress. I'll happily get you on a wellness track!"
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(415) 236-3570
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Lisa A Kully, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 601-7980
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Eve M Libertone, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"As each of us walks the journey of our lives sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place, lost and alone. We may be overwhelmed by the many paths before us. We may be struggling with pain weighing us down from the past, stuck in worry and fears of the future or engulfed in the pressures, conflicts and demands of the present pulling us in different directions from without, and within. It's times like these we seek a guide, someone with knowledge and insight, someone we can open up to and trust to help us find our way again, connect with our strengths and resources and find our own inner guidance. "
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 726-6377
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"As each of us walks the journey of our lives sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place, lost and alone. We may be overwhelmed by the many paths before us. We may be struggling with pain weighing us down from the past, stuck in worry and fears of the future or engulfed in the pressures, conflicts and demands of the present pulling us in different directions from without, and within. It's times like these we seek a guide, someone with knowledge and insight, someone we can open up to and trust to help us find our way again, connect with our strengths and resources and find our own inner guidance. "
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."
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 768-7256
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"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."
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. Therapy is a time for you to share your deepest feelings, thoughts, fears, hopes, and desires with someone who is whole-heartedly there for you, hearing and understanding you with compassion. "
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 358-4980
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"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. Therapy is a time for you to share your deepest feelings, thoughts, fears, hopes, and desires with someone who is whole-heartedly there for you, hearing and understanding you with compassion. "
Mei-Hua Gee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Do you feel tired and overwhelmed? Are you exhausted from bobbing and weaving around the needs of others? Is it difficult for you to ask for and trust in help? While you feel depleted, there is still a spark within, guiding you to focus on your own wellness. Your head is barely above water, yet you are determined to emerge and need help to do so. Perhaps it is time to enter a relationship with a therapist; a collaborator who can journey with you to explore your past, build mindful awareness in the present, and develop skills to achieve your future goals of self compassion, acceptance and authentic connection to yourself and others. "
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(510) 491-9376
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"Do you feel tired and overwhelmed? Are you exhausted from bobbing and weaving around the needs of others? Is it difficult for you to ask for and trust in help? While you feel depleted, there is still a spark within, guiding you to focus on your own wellness. Your head is barely above water, yet you are determined to emerge and need help to do so. Perhaps it is time to enter a relationship with a therapist; a collaborator who can journey with you to explore your past, build mindful awareness in the present, and develop skills to achieve your future goals of self compassion, acceptance and authentic connection to yourself and others. "
Alison McKleroy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Is your inner critic robbing you of ease and confidence? Unrelenting worrying and beating yourself up can be exhausting and hard to transform without powerful tools. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the 'gold standard' treatment for anxiety and low self-esteem. CBT is a hands-on, solution-focused approach that offers concrete practices to powerfully shift the way you think, feel and act. When you uncover and transform the negative thoughts, distortions and self-defeating beliefs that have been keeping you stuck, new ways of seeing yourself and the world emerge. Vitality and ease naturally become possible. "
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(415) 237-2247
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"Is your inner critic robbing you of ease and confidence? Unrelenting worrying and beating yourself up can be exhausting and hard to transform without powerful tools. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the 'gold standard' treatment for anxiety and low self-esteem. CBT is a hands-on, solution-focused approach that offers concrete practices to powerfully shift the way you think, feel and act. When you uncover and transform the negative thoughts, distortions and self-defeating beliefs that have been keeping you stuck, new ways of seeing yourself and the world emerge. Vitality and ease naturally become possible. "
Heidi F. Yoder, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Loneliness is considered an epidemic. It can make people feel more affected by, and take loved ones' and coworkers' behaviors and opinions, more personally. Focusing on others' imagined thoughts about you can be a problem when it starts to replace your own internal guidance system. Especially if you: Tend to be hypercritical of yourself Hold higher standards for yourself than others, but often feel disappointed by them Regularly find yourself in unhealthy relationships Excel at "helping" others reach goals but feel lost when it comes to your own? Feel stuck, especially if you are single? Struggle with self-esteem? Anxiety? Acknowledgement of your successes?"
Coping Skills
Buddhist
(415) 578-0993
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Buddhist
"Loneliness is considered an epidemic. It can make people feel more affected by, and take loved ones' and coworkers' behaviors and opinions, more personally. Focusing on others' imagined thoughts about you can be a problem when it starts to replace your own internal guidance system. Especially if you: Tend to be hypercritical of yourself Hold higher standards for yourself than others, but often feel disappointed by them Regularly find yourself in unhealthy relationships Excel at "helping" others reach goals but feel lost when it comes to your own? Feel stuck, especially if you are single? Struggle with self-esteem? Anxiety? Acknowledgement of your successes?"
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Jennifer Chen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My approach to psychotherapy is based primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles of exploring and understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I seek to create a safe, warm and nonjudgmental environment in therapy, while helping you to identify key patterns and specific barriers that are stopping you from living a more fulfilling life. The purpose of therapy is to help you to find new ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, deepen awareness and insight into your patterns, and learn effective coping skills -- ultimately to help you attain your goals and foster balanced living."
(510) 694-0368
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"My approach to psychotherapy is based primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles of exploring and understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I seek to create a safe, warm and nonjudgmental environment in therapy, while helping you to identify key patterns and specific barriers that are stopping you from living a more fulfilling life. The purpose of therapy is to help you to find new ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, deepen awareness and insight into your patterns, and learn effective coping skills -- ultimately to help you attain your goals and foster balanced living."
Dena Scott, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"There is a bravery in the therapeutic process. A willingness to be open to better understanding of yourself, others and the world around us. A desire to navigate towards the ultimate destination of social-emotional wellness. For each individual, couple, family and system there is a path we have the ability to impact. I aim to be a catalyst along this sometimes simple and often complex journey. My goal is to support, challenge and empower. We will build our therapeutic relationship through thoughtful inquiry and meaningful dialogue that allows us to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you and/or your loved ones. "
(404) 476-8760
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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"There is a bravery in the therapeutic process. A willingness to be open to better understanding of yourself, others and the world around us. A desire to navigate towards the ultimate destination of social-emotional wellness. For each individual, couple, family and system there is a path we have the ability to impact. I aim to be a catalyst along this sometimes simple and often complex journey. My goal is to support, challenge and empower. We will build our therapeutic relationship through thoughtful inquiry and meaningful dialogue that allows us to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you and/or your loved ones. "
Lisa M De Geneste, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My role as a therapist is to act a guide and facilitator in a dynamic process that helps you get closer to the things you want out of life. As a therapist I offer support and encouragement to explore the issues that are holding you back. Utilizing and building on your own strengths, we will approach your unique situation in a safe, collaborative process to help you overcome challenges and experience a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment."
(917) 746-0155
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"My role as a therapist is to act a guide and facilitator in a dynamic process that helps you get closer to the things you want out of life. As a therapist I offer support and encouragement to explore the issues that are holding you back. Utilizing and building on your own strengths, we will approach your unique situation in a safe, collaborative process to help you overcome challenges and experience a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment."
Mary M Clarke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Each of us is on a unique journey, but I believe we all need company at times along the way. I'm glad that you are looking for a therapist--the right match is out there. I am a licensed psychologist and see clients for short or long term therapy. I am straightforward person and also endeavor to be genuine and empowering. My therapy style is collaborative, warm, and focused on your whole picture of health. And I believe it is possible to find more peace and fullness in your life."
(773) 770-8540
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Each of us is on a unique journey, but I believe we all need company at times along the way. I'm glad that you are looking for a therapist--the right match is out there. I am a licensed psychologist and see clients for short or long term therapy. I am straightforward person and also endeavor to be genuine and empowering. My therapy style is collaborative, warm, and focused on your whole picture of health. And I believe it is possible to find more peace and fullness in your life."
Amber Boyd, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Welcome! My name is Amber Boyd. I am an African-American, queer-identified Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California & Texas. My work strives to dispel the myth that mental health is taboo, especially in marginalized communities. I desire to support folx along their personal journeys to explore questions that they’ve had, start peeling back layers, and support with building what that means for the present/future."
(510) 403-9038
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Welcome! My name is Amber Boyd. I am an African-American, queer-identified Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California & Texas. My work strives to dispel the myth that mental health is taboo, especially in marginalized communities. I desire to support folx along their personal journeys to explore questions that they’ve had, start peeling back layers, and support with building what that means for the present/future."
Melissa Lambert, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
"Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations."
(512) 400-3522
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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"Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations."
Kelly Bassin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"Working closely with people is my greatest passion. It takes courage to ask for help when challenges arise or when you're feeling off. Do you ever feel stuck, anxious, confused, insecure, or hopeless? Do you struggle to make healthy choices & ask for what you need & want? I will support you in your journey to greater self-discovery and self-improvement. I work with individuals, couples, children (9-18), and parents. I am here to listen, empathize & deepen your self-understanding . I will assist you in taking a deeper look at yourself and the parts of your life (past &present) which are or are not serving you. I am here to help! "
(209) 408-1547
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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"Working closely with people is my greatest passion. It takes courage to ask for help when challenges arise or when you're feeling off. Do you ever feel stuck, anxious, confused, insecure, or hopeless? Do you struggle to make healthy choices & ask for what you need & want? I will support you in your journey to greater self-discovery and self-improvement. I work with individuals, couples, children (9-18), and parents. I am here to listen, empathize & deepen your self-understanding . I will assist you in taking a deeper look at yourself and the parts of your life (past &present) which are or are not serving you. I am here to help! "

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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 Lake Merritt, Oakland 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 Lake Merritt, Oakland or for a Lake Merritt, Oakland coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Lake Merritt, Oakland 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 Lake Merritt, Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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