Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their blind spots in dealing with their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback.""
Coping Skills
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Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 488-2492
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
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Sleep or Insomnia
"As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their blind spots in dealing with their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback.""
Mira Elwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 298-3311
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
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Sleep or Insomnia
"I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible."
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."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(415) 941-3461
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"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."
Connie C Linas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Do you need relief from anxiety or depression? Are you and your partner fighting and trying to move forward together? I often help people who are exactly where you are. A collaborative, focused relationship with a caring professional can be a life-changing experience. I have a goal oriented and interactive style, and my goal is always to help you move forward - at your own pace - with ease and acceptance. Check out my website and call for a phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for you."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 338-6655
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"Do you need relief from anxiety or depression? Are you and your partner fighting and trying to move forward together? I often help people who are exactly where you are. A collaborative, focused relationship with a caring professional can be a life-changing experience. I have a goal oriented and interactive style, and my goal is always to help you move forward - at your own pace - with ease and acceptance. Check out my website and call for a phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for you."
Roksana Sarrafan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"You do not have to go through a traumatic experience to benefit from therapy. Talking with a therapist can allow you to better understand yourself, enhance your self-esteem, and help resolve your conflicts and challenges. It can also offer insights on how your emotions are affecting your everyday life."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 257-9758
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
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Sleep or Insomnia
"You do not have to go through a traumatic experience to benefit from therapy. Talking with a therapist can allow you to better understand yourself, enhance your self-esteem, and help resolve your conflicts and challenges. It can also offer insights on how your emotions are affecting your everyday life."
Christina Dughman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I believe that we are all intrinsically motivated to move towards health--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether I am working with children, teens, or adults, I partner with my clients to better understand them as cultural beings and how their uniqueness is impacted by their experiences in the world. I offer a warm, nurturing, and accepting style and show deep interest in an authentic therapeutic relationship. My goal is to support my clients towards insight and overall balance."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 863-1459
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"I believe that we are all intrinsically motivated to move towards health--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether I am working with children, teens, or adults, I partner with my clients to better understand them as cultural beings and how their uniqueness is impacted by their experiences in the world. I offer a warm, nurturing, and accepting style and show deep interest in an authentic therapeutic relationship. My goal is to support my clients towards insight and overall balance."
Samantha Yugler, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I work collaboratively with individuals and couples to make significant shifts that result in long-lasting, increased life fulfillment. I have extensive experience working with issues such as: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma and substance abuse and recovery. I strive to ensure that my clients are clear about what they are learning and gaining from psychotherapy. This includes the identification of supportive tools and coping skills that continue to aid clients after the completion of therapy."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 900-8678
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"I work collaboratively with individuals and couples to make significant shifts that result in long-lasting, increased life fulfillment. I have extensive experience working with issues such as: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma and substance abuse and recovery. I strive to ensure that my clients are clear about what they are learning and gaining from psychotherapy. This includes the identification of supportive tools and coping skills that continue to aid clients after the completion of therapy."
Dania March, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW, PPSC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"The line between what we want, need, and can deal with can be a juggling act and striking a balance is not always easy. Think of your life as an overflowing suitcase. Consider what it would be like to have help opening that suitcase, and take out or adjust a few things in it to lessen the load. That's services with me. I aim to help you find and learn to value your truest self and release or shift the things that no longer serve you."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 356-2241
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"The line between what we want, need, and can deal with can be a juggling act and striking a balance is not always easy. Think of your life as an overflowing suitcase. Consider what it would be like to have help opening that suitcase, and take out or adjust a few things in it to lessen the load. That's services with me. I aim to help you find and learn to value your truest self and release or shift the things that no longer serve you."
Rosa Wilcox, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Thank you for visiting my page. My therapeutic style provides a warm, nonjudgmental, environment that meets clients where they are at. As we work together clients are able to examine their goals, problem solve, increase positive coping skills and improve their lives. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. I have a great deal of experience with clients who have lived through loss and/or trauma."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(415) 801-8153
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"Thank you for visiting my page. My therapeutic style provides a warm, nonjudgmental, environment that meets clients where they are at. As we work together clients are able to examine their goals, problem solve, increase positive coping skills and improve their lives. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. I have a great deal of experience with clients who have lived through loss and/or trauma."
Dana L Aleshire, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, sexuality, and the complex impacts of trauma."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 694-2366
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, sexuality, and the complex impacts of trauma."
Natasa Nordman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have 10 years of experience working with families, adults, and youth to help achieve the life they want to live. I have successfully treated survivors of intergenerational trauma, anxiety, depression and stress drawing from various therapeutic approaches. I have received extensive training in family-centered therapeutic models including Attachment Regulation Competency therapy which is geared towards increasing attunement, identifying skills to regulate, and fostering ways for resilience in individuals, families, and various caregiving systems (i.e., biological, foster, residential) who have experienced complex trauma. "
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(925) 854-4473
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"I have 10 years of experience working with families, adults, and youth to help achieve the life they want to live. I have successfully treated survivors of intergenerational trauma, anxiety, depression and stress drawing from various therapeutic approaches. I have received extensive training in family-centered therapeutic models including Attachment Regulation Competency therapy which is geared towards increasing attunement, identifying skills to regulate, and fostering ways for resilience in individuals, families, and various caregiving systems (i.e., biological, foster, residential) who have experienced complex trauma. "
Astraea Bella, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Most of us didn't learn how to create fulfilling romantic relationships from our families, schools, or culture. Conflict, distance, not knowing the way forward, these are all very common struggles. Fortunately, in depth scientific research has revealed the key skills that lead to happy relationships. Ground breaking research into gender, sexuality, and eroticism has also revealed the key skills that lead to pleasure fulfillment. With these advanced skills in hand, you can learn how to bring out the best in you and your partner."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 342-3919
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Most of us didn't learn how to create fulfilling romantic relationships from our families, schools, or culture. Conflict, distance, not knowing the way forward, these are all very common struggles. Fortunately, in depth scientific research has revealed the key skills that lead to happy relationships. Ground breaking research into gender, sexuality, and eroticism has also revealed the key skills that lead to pleasure fulfillment. With these advanced skills in hand, you can learn how to bring out the best in you and your partner."
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.""
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 849-7163
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"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.""
Alissa Blackman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"When difficulties are too much to handle or the next level of growth seems just out of reach, you may find yourself living with pain and stress. While some stress in life helps people grow, chronic stress has a negative effect on your mind, body, emotions and spirit. You may find yourself using old mental, physical and emotional coping tools to survive, feeling powerless to bring real change. As your ally in holistic healing, I offer a supportive, warm presence so you can explore what's difficult, hone your strengths, and gain simple yet powerful mind/body tools."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 564-7816
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"When difficulties are too much to handle or the next level of growth seems just out of reach, you may find yourself living with pain and stress. While some stress in life helps people grow, chronic stress has a negative effect on your mind, body, emotions and spirit. You may find yourself using old mental, physical and emotional coping tools to survive, feeling powerless to bring real change. As your ally in holistic healing, I offer a supportive, warm presence so you can explore what's difficult, hone your strengths, and gain simple yet powerful mind/body tools."
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
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 246-3804
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"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!"
Anna M Musco, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Damaged relationships with the world and our families can affect us deeply throughout our lives leaving us feeling isolated, uncomfortable in our bodies and generally unsafe. Our energy begins to decline along with our enthusiasm for life. Its confusing. We quietly stonewall everything and everyone while wishing for the right partner, right career and right friends. Feelings of insecurity, loneliness or shame can spiral into deep bouts of depression, acting out, despair and suicide. Prioritizing the needs of everyone else can lead to unhealthy behaviors and choices supplanting authenticity and joy, while swapping virtual reality for real relationships and happiness."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 466-1346
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"Damaged relationships with the world and our families can affect us deeply throughout our lives leaving us feeling isolated, uncomfortable in our bodies and generally unsafe. Our energy begins to decline along with our enthusiasm for life. Its confusing. We quietly stonewall everything and everyone while wishing for the right partner, right career and right friends. Feelings of insecurity, loneliness or shame can spiral into deep bouts of depression, acting out, despair and suicide. Prioritizing the needs of everyone else can lead to unhealthy behaviors and choices supplanting authenticity and joy, while swapping virtual reality for real relationships and happiness."
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, , LMFT, , IO, CGE, DTS
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(415) 237-2282
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Westley Rutter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I view therapy as a collaborative relationship, seeking to form a partnership to explore your struggles, moving towards growth and healing. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, substance issues, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, oppression, chronic medical conditions, sexuality, eating disorders, and adoption issues. In addition to individual therapy, I work with couples, and relationships of all configurations."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(415) 737-6154
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"I view therapy as a collaborative relationship, seeking to form a partnership to explore your struggles, moving towards growth and healing. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, substance issues, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, oppression, chronic medical conditions, sexuality, eating disorders, and adoption issues. In addition to individual therapy, I work with couples, and relationships of all configurations."
Elizabeth Preston, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94619
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults. I provide highly indiviudalized therapy to each and every client. I integrate techniques from several theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, and psychodynamic theory, to formulate an indiviudalized treatment plan for each client. Within the session, I create a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for clients to address their core issues and to work out past and present difficulties."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 962-7931
Verified
Oakland, California 94619
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults. I provide highly indiviudalized therapy to each and every client. I integrate techniques from several theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, and psychodynamic theory, to formulate an indiviudalized treatment plan for each client. Within the session, I create a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for clients to address their core issues and to work out past and present difficulties."
Karin K. Vandervoort, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Without meaning, we suffer: feelings become overwhelming, thinking becomes confused, joy is lost. Together we can make good use of your strengths, symptoms and external challenges; By exploring internal processes, coping, dignity and peace of mind are restored--even under the most challenging of circumstances. As a behavioral medicine consultant, I have experience treating depression and anxiety; chronic pain, illness, and injury; somatoform, sleep, and eating disorders; and substance abuse. In depth treatments, I see individuals and couples regarding unresolved trauma, somatization, entrenched patterns, confusion, loss of trust, and to treat chronic dissatisfaction or troubles with love and work."
Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
(510) 878-3596
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Transgender
Sleep or Insomnia
"Without meaning, we suffer: feelings become overwhelming, thinking becomes confused, joy is lost. Together we can make good use of your strengths, symptoms and external challenges; By exploring internal processes, coping, dignity and peace of mind are restored--even under the most challenging of circumstances. As a behavioral medicine consultant, I have experience treating depression and anxiety; chronic pain, illness, and injury; somatoform, sleep, and eating disorders; and substance abuse. In depth treatments, I see individuals and couples regarding unresolved trauma, somatization, entrenched patterns, confusion, loss of trust, and to treat chronic dissatisfaction or troubles with love and work."

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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.