Lai Chien, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"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
Substance Abuse
(510) 974-7929
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"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
Substance Abuse
(415) 539-0298
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"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."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"Going into psychotherapy or coaching should be like putting the finishing touches on your life. My goal in working with clients is to assist them in discovering their strengths so they can use them to create the life they most desire. I believe clients move towards growth when time is right. Most clients enter therapy or coaching when they have reached a critical life transition. In our work, we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. As a result of our meetings, you will gain tools to feel better, more confident, and satisfied with your life."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 953-5726
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"Going into psychotherapy or coaching should be like putting the finishing touches on your life. My goal in working with clients is to assist them in discovering their strengths so they can use them to create the life they most desire. I believe clients move towards growth when time is right. Most clients enter therapy or coaching when they have reached a critical life transition. In our work, we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. As a result of our meetings, you will gain tools to feel better, more confident, and satisfied with your life."
Sarah Weinstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a licensed psychotherapist and a lawyer. I served as the first External Director of the Stanford Law School Wellness Project, where I created, produced, and co-hosted the WellnessCast, a monthly podcast about wellness and mental health in the legal profession. I work with lawyers, doctors, and other professionals to increase well-being by providing a non-judgmental space to explore strengths, challenges, vulnerabilities, and anxieties. Through a process of engaged listening, inquiry, and collaborative thinking, we will gain insight into your situation and work toward meaningful change."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 292-4914
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"I am a licensed psychotherapist and a lawyer. I served as the first External Director of the Stanford Law School Wellness Project, where I created, produced, and co-hosted the WellnessCast, a monthly podcast about wellness and mental health in the legal profession. I work with lawyers, doctors, and other professionals to increase well-being by providing a non-judgmental space to explore strengths, challenges, vulnerabilities, and anxieties. Through a process of engaged listening, inquiry, and collaborative thinking, we will gain insight into your situation and work toward meaningful change."
Amy Shaffer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have worked with adults and teens for over fifteen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Living in the bay area can be stressful and demanding. Gaining more insight about one's anxiety or dissatisfaction at work; sorting through relational issues such as doubts about the marriage or challenges with a teenager; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore (alcohol, eating patterns, internet or shopping compulsion) - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 508-7507
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"I have worked with adults and teens for over fifteen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Living in the bay area can be stressful and demanding. Gaining more insight about one's anxiety or dissatisfaction at work; sorting through relational issues such as doubts about the marriage or challenges with a teenager; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore (alcohol, eating patterns, internet or shopping compulsion) - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life."
Sophie Jani, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 962-9374
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals."
Sara Lesser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 878-4008
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times."
Alexis Lezin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"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
Substance Abuse
(415) 944-4125
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"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."
Phyllis A Mace, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 399-1692
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me."
Kate Bourne, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Every day I meet with individuals and couples who are in the process of overcoming worry, depression, conflict and dissatisfaction to find greater joy, fulfillment and meaning in their lives. Therapy works. If and when you decide to take that first step, I think you will find me to be an insightful, responsive and non-judgmental individual with an extensive therapy "tool kit." My approach is interactive and personal. Together, we will engage in a process of exploration to clarify your concerns, access deeper layers of understanding, and find more effective answers to new or recurring life issues."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 295-7941
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"Every day I meet with individuals and couples who are in the process of overcoming worry, depression, conflict and dissatisfaction to find greater joy, fulfillment and meaning in their lives. Therapy works. If and when you decide to take that first step, I think you will find me to be an insightful, responsive and non-judgmental individual with an extensive therapy "tool kit." My approach is interactive and personal. Together, we will engage in a process of exploration to clarify your concerns, access deeper layers of understanding, and find more effective answers to new or recurring life issues."
Clinical Hypnosis of Joseph R Giove, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCht
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94622
"As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 28 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(925) 215-4017
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94622
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 28 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more."
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 858-0916
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
Marie Sarte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 401-3186
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
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."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 694-0368
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"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."
Annie de Jong, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"You may be feeling unhappy, lonely, and unmotivated. Perhaps a relationship is in crisis or an important part of your life is changing. You may be overwhelmed by fears and self-doubt. Therapy practiced well by the right professional is an effective way to sort out a wide range of troubles. I am a firm believer in the "talking cure" and have the skills and experience to ask the right questions and help you reflect on the difficulties your are having. I will help you identify ways to promote healing, create healthier relationships and foster a solid belief in yourself."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(415) 689-7571
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"You may be feeling unhappy, lonely, and unmotivated. Perhaps a relationship is in crisis or an important part of your life is changing. You may be overwhelmed by fears and self-doubt. Therapy practiced well by the right professional is an effective way to sort out a wide range of troubles. I am a firm believer in the "talking cure" and have the skills and experience to ask the right questions and help you reflect on the difficulties your are having. I will help you identify ways to promote healing, create healthier relationships and foster a solid belief in yourself."
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"
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(925) 854-4167
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"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"
Paul Miller, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"If you want to feel better as quickly as possible, feel more energy, motivation and more connected to oneself and others, developing an overall richer experience of life... Talk to someone who can help you increase your self-esteem and confidence through a warm, personal relationship that involves honest, effective communication. I have 34 years of experience with individuals, couples and families."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(925) 238-3921
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"If you want to feel better as quickly as possible, feel more energy, motivation and more connected to oneself and others, developing an overall richer experience of life... Talk to someone who can help you increase your self-esteem and confidence through a warm, personal relationship that involves honest, effective communication. I have 34 years of experience with individuals, couples and families."
Susan Raeburn, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Choosing a therapist involves mind, heart and spirit as well as commitment, time and money. With over thirty years of experience, I know that doing the work of psychotherapy is a unique privilege, so thank you for your interest in my practice."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 404-8802
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"Choosing a therapist involves mind, heart and spirit as well as commitment, time and money. With over thirty years of experience, I know that doing the work of psychotherapy is a unique privilege, so thank you for your interest in my practice."
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."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(510) 338-3325
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"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."
Gerard Antonio Artesona, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, RYT-200
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I specialize in helping those within diverse communities work through challenges related to our racial and ethnic identities and give sound reflections to those facing life transitions or existential concerns. I offer help with difficulties such as depression, trauma, anxiety, and issues related to family of origin. These are amongst my core competencies; as are addressing inquiries related to faith and spirituality. Forgiveness, compassion, and patience for yourself and your growth process are key to embracing your inherent strengths and becoming a more empowered person. These are valuable tools I hope to help you cultivate."
Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
(925) 885-6156
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Substance Abuse
"I specialize in helping those within diverse communities work through challenges related to our racial and ethnic identities and give sound reflections to those facing life transitions or existential concerns. I offer help with difficulties such as depression, trauma, anxiety, and issues related to family of origin. These are amongst my core competencies; as are addressing inquiries related to faith and spirituality. Forgiveness, compassion, and patience for yourself and your growth process are key to embracing your inherent strengths and becoming a more empowered person. These are valuable tools I hope to help you cultivate."

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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 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 Oakland or for an Oakland coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include 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 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.