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
Chronic Impulsivity
Buddhist
(510) 768-7256
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Chronic Impulsivity
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."
Rain Sussman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"The combination of strong anxiety and strong intellect poses special challenges for those caught in the crosshairs. I help individuals with active, analytical minds to work through anxiety-related problems such as panic, worry, avoidance, and compulsive thoughts or habits. My approach is warm, practical, and evidence-based, grounded in both mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)."
Coping Skills
Chronic Impulsivity
Buddhist
(510) 649-1909
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
Coping Skills
Chronic Impulsivity
Buddhist
"The combination of strong anxiety and strong intellect poses special challenges for those caught in the crosshairs. I help individuals with active, analytical minds to work through anxiety-related problems such as panic, worry, avoidance, and compulsive thoughts or habits. My approach is warm, practical, and evidence-based, grounded in both mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)."
Sarah E. Phillips LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients."
Coping Skills
Chronic Impulsivity
Buddhist
(415) 666-2469
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Chronic Impulsivity
Buddhist
"My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My ideal client is someone who has come to a point in life where they're asking: "What's next, is there more to life?" A person who wants to find his/her authentic self - which involves reaching beyond ego needs - possibly into their own version of spirituality. I can help you discover your true self. I look at my job to be more of as a guide than telling you what to do. "
(510) 876-4255
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"My ideal client is someone who has come to a point in life where they're asking: "What's next, is there more to life?" A person who wants to find his/her authentic self - which involves reaching beyond ego needs - possibly into their own version of spirituality. I can help you discover your true self. I look at my job to be more of as a guide than telling you what to do. "
April Jourdan, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Licensed Educational Psychologist, Ph.D, LEP, ABSNP, BCBA-D
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I have worked in education for over 20 years. I obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development. I am also a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP#3002), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D#1-11-9745), and a Diplomat from the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP#10246). In addition, I hold a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in the areas of: Counseling, Child Welfare and Attendance, and School Psychology. My areas of special training and expertise include school neuropsychological evaluations, functional behavioral assessments, and treatment planning for a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect learning and behavior."
(628) 400-0469
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"I have worked in education for over 20 years. I obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development. I am also a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP#3002), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D#1-11-9745), and a Diplomat from the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP#10246). In addition, I hold a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in the areas of: Counseling, Child Welfare and Attendance, and School Psychology. My areas of special training and expertise include school neuropsychological evaluations, functional behavioral assessments, and treatment planning for a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect learning and behavior."
Jennifer Valera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
(510) 945-3409
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
Charles A Flinton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it. "
(415) 391-7171 x11
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it. "
Oscar S Ureño, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship."
(510) 306-7547
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship."
Deb Lyman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Perhaps you are struggling to find or deepen a relationship, or tend to lose yourself in relationships, or are in a relationship and feel ambivalent about it. Perhaps there is a particularly difficult person in your life and your interactions with them are causing you a lot of pain. Or maybe your relationship with yourself is feeling pretty unfriendly."
(510) 621-6437
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Perhaps you are struggling to find or deepen a relationship, or tend to lose yourself in relationships, or are in a relationship and feel ambivalent about it. Perhaps there is a particularly difficult person in your life and your interactions with them are causing you a lot of pain. Or maybe your relationship with yourself is feeling pretty unfriendly."
Kay Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Together we can build on your unique strengths to create the conditions with which you can meet life's challenges and feel a sense of genuine contentment. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship dissatisfaction, trauma, compulsive behaviors, sexual expression and orientation, chronic pain, or grief or loss. Whether you're simply feeling stuck and wanting to feel more of a sense of purpose in life or dealing with debilitating trauma, I can help you uncover your inherent wisdom for healing and growth. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation. **Couples first 50-minute session is free."
(510) 694-0997
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Together we can build on your unique strengths to create the conditions with which you can meet life's challenges and feel a sense of genuine contentment. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship dissatisfaction, trauma, compulsive behaviors, sexual expression and orientation, chronic pain, or grief or loss. Whether you're simply feeling stuck and wanting to feel more of a sense of purpose in life or dealing with debilitating trauma, I can help you uncover your inherent wisdom for healing and growth. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation. **Couples first 50-minute session is free."
Joshua Dean Coleman, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Dr. Coleman has extensive experience working with parents who are estranged from their adult children and has written a well-reviewed book on the topic, "When Parents Hurt" He has over 30 years of experience working successfully with couples who want to strengthen their relationships and couples who are on the verge of divorce as a result of affairs, communication problems and the inability to resolve conflict. He also has many years of experience helping individuals achieve happier, more fulfilling lives. This includes individuals suffering from anxiety, insecurity, shame, depression, or fear of success."
(925) 308-5649
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Dr. Coleman has extensive experience working with parents who are estranged from their adult children and has written a well-reviewed book on the topic, "When Parents Hurt" He has over 30 years of experience working successfully with couples who want to strengthen their relationships and couples who are on the verge of divorce as a result of affairs, communication problems and the inability to resolve conflict. He also has many years of experience helping individuals achieve happier, more fulfilling lives. This includes individuals suffering from anxiety, insecurity, shame, depression, or fear of success."
Caroline Knapp, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Often in life, we struggle to connect with our own vitality. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of our own true presence and potential. When that access is blocked or tenuous, we suffer. Anxiety, depression, panic, phobia, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost are some forms of that suffering. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time."
(628) 222-2802
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Often in life, we struggle to connect with our own vitality. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of our own true presence and potential. When that access is blocked or tenuous, we suffer. Anxiety, depression, panic, phobia, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost are some forms of that suffering. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time."
Phoenix Song, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"You've heard of the wounded healer archetype, and you really relate. My clients often feel they're alone -- afraid to reach out, worried they've failed just by needing support, ashamed that their past experiences of trauma and abuse are not "fully healed by now", anxious that this means there is something truly "wrong" with them. What they used to love about life: connection, love, creativity, finding their soul's path -- it's disappearing, and they aren't sure how to get it back. They'd do anything to heal and reconnect with themselves and their lives, to remember who they truly are. I get what that feels like, and I can help!"
(415) 548-2797
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"You've heard of the wounded healer archetype, and you really relate. My clients often feel they're alone -- afraid to reach out, worried they've failed just by needing support, ashamed that their past experiences of trauma and abuse are not "fully healed by now", anxious that this means there is something truly "wrong" with them. What they used to love about life: connection, love, creativity, finding their soul's path -- it's disappearing, and they aren't sure how to get it back. They'd do anything to heal and reconnect with themselves and their lives, to remember who they truly are. I get what that feels like, and I can help!"
Barbara Petterson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, transition, loss, trauma, caregiving, chronic pain or aging? Are you hoping to develop a deeper sense of confidence, ease and effectiveness? As a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience, I work with my clients to help strengthen what works, let go of what doesn't, and find more helpful behaviors, skills and understandings. Together, we develop our way of working with each other, integrating approaches that are client-centered, art-based, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive."
(510) 863-8980
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, transition, loss, trauma, caregiving, chronic pain or aging? Are you hoping to develop a deeper sense of confidence, ease and effectiveness? As a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience, I work with my clients to help strengthen what works, let go of what doesn't, and find more helpful behaviors, skills and understandings. Together, we develop our way of working with each other, integrating approaches that are client-centered, art-based, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive."
Andrea Tivers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Sometimes we all hit a wall, and the tools that we have been using to manage life's challenges are just not cutting it anymore. Many of the clients that I work with are feeling overwhelmed and out-of-control. They find that worry, self-doubt, and even physical pain have become uninvited, yet constant companions. They are hurting from sleepless nights, second guessing themselves, forgotten pastimes, and lost relationships. But they want more, and they begin to engage in counseling because they are ready to care for themselves in new ways."
(510) 876-4154
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Sometimes we all hit a wall, and the tools that we have been using to manage life's challenges are just not cutting it anymore. Many of the clients that I work with are feeling overwhelmed and out-of-control. They find that worry, self-doubt, and even physical pain have become uninvited, yet constant companions. They are hurting from sleepless nights, second guessing themselves, forgotten pastimes, and lost relationships. But they want more, and they begin to engage in counseling because they are ready to care for themselves in new ways."
Amina Elfiki, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am passionate about working with: People of Color; Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer folks; Polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals, couples, families and other relationship configurations; Activists and organizers involved in social justice movements and struggles for liberation; and especially, people at the intersections of these categories. Therapy with me may be able to help with: depression and anxiety; grief and loss; PTSD and complex trauma; difficulty forming and maintaining nourishing relationships; and distress related to oppression."
(510) 939-7441
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I am passionate about working with: People of Color; Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer folks; Polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals, couples, families and other relationship configurations; Activists and organizers involved in social justice movements and struggles for liberation; and especially, people at the intersections of these categories. Therapy with me may be able to help with: depression and anxiety; grief and loss; PTSD and complex trauma; difficulty forming and maintaining nourishing relationships; and distress related to oppression."
Nancy M. Friedman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"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."
(510) 730-3177
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"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."
David Shragai, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Do you want to improve your emotional well being or to learn how to deal more effectively with stress, anxiety, depression or addiction? Do you want to improve your relationship and communication with your partner? For over 30 years I've provided psychotherapy in a supportive, caring and safe atmosphere helping individuals and couples to address emotional difficulties and achieve a better quality of life."
(510) 746-8114
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"Do you want to improve your emotional well being or to learn how to deal more effectively with stress, anxiety, depression or addiction? Do you want to improve your relationship and communication with your partner? For over 30 years I've provided psychotherapy in a supportive, caring and safe atmosphere helping individuals and couples to address emotional difficulties and achieve a better quality of life."
Jan Chess, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you struggling with how childhood experiences, losses or trauma continues to influence your life? Are you discouraged at repeating difficult situations or find it hard to get out from under depression or anxiety? I'm glad to see how we can put our minds together to understand your dilemmas and see things differently. Change is possible no matter what your age or your life circumstances when you feel seen, accepted and appreciated for who you are and where you've been. "
(530) 645-3796
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Are you struggling with how childhood experiences, losses or trauma continues to influence your life? Are you discouraged at repeating difficult situations or find it hard to get out from under depression or anxiety? I'm glad to see how we can put our minds together to understand your dilemmas and see things differently. Change is possible no matter what your age or your life circumstances when you feel seen, accepted and appreciated for who you are and where you've been. "
Lucy Fine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change."
(415) 742-2927
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change."

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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.