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
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
(510) 726-6377
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
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. "
Andrea Colombu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"The interface between contemporary psychology and the wisdom of contemplative practice spirituality is central to my work with individuals and couples and to my general approach to therapy. With the use of MINDFULNESS based therapy and a non-judgmental and non-pathological approach I create a healing and supportive environment were growth and transformation can take place through our in depth process of exploration. From this general holistic and contemplative perspective I address a variety of issues of emotional, existential and relational nature with both individuals and couples and would be very happy to help you as well!"
Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
(925) 247-3565
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
"The interface between contemporary psychology and the wisdom of contemplative practice spirituality is central to my work with individuals and couples and to my general approach to therapy. With the use of MINDFULNESS based therapy and a non-judgmental and non-pathological approach I create a healing and supportive environment were growth and transformation can take place through our in depth process of exploration. From this general holistic and contemplative perspective I address a variety of issues of emotional, existential and relational nature with both individuals and couples and would be very happy to help you as well!"
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
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
(510) 768-7256
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
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."
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
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
(510) 585-9164
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
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."
Michael Torres, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests."
Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
(510) 768-7309
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
"I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests."
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
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
(510) 649-1909
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
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)."
Maegan Willan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive"
Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
(925) 255-7381
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
"Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive"
Nicki Koethner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94605
"Are you anxious, depressed and tired? Are you feeling emotional for no reason? Feeling disoriented and lonely? Questioning everything in your life? I help people to deeply listen inside and let their choices be based on what is true for them. While pain and emotions are part of being human, suffering can be minimized by allowing what is inside of us to be expressed and find acceptance in our experiences. I support you to move through trauma, anxiety, anger and depression to empowerment. Stress-management is part of the work and looking at communication with ourselves and others to have fulfilling relationships."
Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
(510) 606-9884
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94605
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Coping Skills
Suicidal Ideation
Buddhist
"Are you anxious, depressed and tired? Are you feeling emotional for no reason? Feeling disoriented and lonely? Questioning everything in your life? I help people to deeply listen inside and let their choices be based on what is true for them. While pain and emotions are part of being human, suffering can be minimized by allowing what is inside of us to be expressed and find acceptance in our experiences. I support you to move through trauma, anxiety, anger and depression to empowerment. Stress-management is part of the work and looking at communication with ourselves and others to have fulfilling relationships."
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Katie Mai Findley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, BCBA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I drive to you! In-home, community, or office sessions available. Couples, Family, and Individuals Therapist for all ages. Let's get started today working towards a better tomorrow. I have assisted those with depression, anxiety, sleep issues, autism, life transitions, marital strife, panic attacks, anger, low self-esteem, and much more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. "
(707) 475-3959
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I drive to you! In-home, community, or office sessions available. Couples, Family, and Individuals Therapist for all ages. Let's get started today working towards a better tomorrow. I have assisted those with depression, anxiety, sleep issues, autism, life transitions, marital strife, panic attacks, anger, low self-esteem, and much more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. "
Jenessa Radocchio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"In addition to adult individuals and couples, I work quite well with difficult adolescents and pre-teens, and can tolerate a high degree of intensity in therapy sessions. I am uniquely capable of providing a containing and non-judgmental space, and am particularly interested in working with issues that arise as a result of counter-culture lifestyles. I bring a social justice perspective to my work, meaning that I take the entirety of my clients' environment as equally important and formative as their early childhood relationships and mental processes."
(510) 907-7253
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"In addition to adult individuals and couples, I work quite well with difficult adolescents and pre-teens, and can tolerate a high degree of intensity in therapy sessions. I am uniquely capable of providing a containing and non-judgmental space, and am particularly interested in working with issues that arise as a result of counter-culture lifestyles. I bring a social justice perspective to my work, meaning that I take the entirety of my clients' environment as equally important and formative as their early childhood relationships and mental processes."
Gabriela Zuloaga, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My goal is to support clients in finding the inner strengths that allow them to have more satisfying lives and relationships. I hope to begin a collaborative process that addresses your needs in a way that feels compassionate, practical, and free of judgement. I am fully bilingual in both Spanish and English and passionate about working with couples, immigrants, and adults of all genders, cultures, and walks of life. "Trabajo con adultos, parejas y familias que solo hablan español o prefieren trabajar con una terapeuta que brinda servicios en español. Vine a este país de niña y tengo amplia experiencia trabajando con inmigrantes.""
(510) 662-6743
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"My goal is to support clients in finding the inner strengths that allow them to have more satisfying lives and relationships. I hope to begin a collaborative process that addresses your needs in a way that feels compassionate, practical, and free of judgement. I am fully bilingual in both Spanish and English and passionate about working with couples, immigrants, and adults of all genders, cultures, and walks of life. "Trabajo con adultos, parejas y familias que solo hablan español o prefieren trabajar con una terapeuta que brinda servicios en español. Vine a este país de niña y tengo amplia experiencia trabajando con inmigrantes.""
Megan Parker, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Is your child frustrated with his or her anxiety? Is your child experiencing difficulties at school or with peers due to anxiety? Is your child or family experiencing a transition? Are you a parent looking for your own individual support? I provide early childhood, adolescent, and family therapy and parent consultation for child behavior management. "
(415) 347-8868
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Is your child frustrated with his or her anxiety? Is your child experiencing difficulties at school or with peers due to anxiety? Is your child or family experiencing a transition? Are you a parent looking for your own individual support? I provide early childhood, adolescent, and family therapy and parent consultation for child behavior management. "
Debra A Bronstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94608
"I provide a down-to-earth approach to self-exploration and personal development, recognizing the universality of both human suffering and human potential. I take a non-pathological approach to therapy, coming from a core orientation that each person is inherently valuable and has an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. My approach is dynamic and relational, being informed by a lifetime of psychological and spiritual inquiry."
(510) 479-0718
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
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"I provide a down-to-earth approach to self-exploration and personal development, recognizing the universality of both human suffering and human potential. I take a non-pathological approach to therapy, coming from a core orientation that each person is inherently valuable and has an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. My approach is dynamic and relational, being informed by a lifetime of psychological and spiritual inquiry."
Alexandra Mitnick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
(510) 878-4467
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
John Nickens, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am a Psychologist trained in both short-term and long-term psychotherapy, and experienced in treating anxiety, grief, life transitions, and victims of crime and their family members. I accept clients over the age of 21 years. I also provide Life Coaching for issues resulting from cross-cultural relationships at home and at work, and Executive Coaching for organizational success. I am a member of the American Academy of Bereavement, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and a Diplomate member in the American Psychotherapy Association."
(510) 287-9456
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I am a Psychologist trained in both short-term and long-term psychotherapy, and experienced in treating anxiety, grief, life transitions, and victims of crime and their family members. I accept clients over the age of 21 years. I also provide Life Coaching for issues resulting from cross-cultural relationships at home and at work, and Executive Coaching for organizational success. I am a member of the American Academy of Bereavement, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and a Diplomate member in the American Psychotherapy Association."
Christine Valdez, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you feeling paralyzed with overwhelming anxiety or shame? Are you stuck in negative thoughts and unhealthy patterns borne out of a traumatic past that deter you from making positive changes in your life for the future? Your suffering can end through transformative experiences in trauma-specific therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, respected, and understood, and thus ready and open for change. You will develop a sense of safety in your body and relationships with others, learn to overcome overwhelming emotions and increase confidence in approaching life's challenges, and redefine your future."
(510) 478-9782
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Are you feeling paralyzed with overwhelming anxiety or shame? Are you stuck in negative thoughts and unhealthy patterns borne out of a traumatic past that deter you from making positive changes in your life for the future? Your suffering can end through transformative experiences in trauma-specific therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, respected, and understood, and thus ready and open for change. You will develop a sense of safety in your body and relationships with others, learn to overcome overwhelming emotions and increase confidence in approaching life's challenges, and redefine your future."
Robert Bartner, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are disappointed with important aspects of their life.Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic issue, a deeper inquiry into the problem can make all the difference."
(510) 295-4837
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are disappointed with important aspects of their life.Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic issue, a deeper inquiry into the problem can make all the difference."
Heather Weisbrod, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"People often come to see me because they are feeling stuck, seeking relief from suffering, at transition points in their lives, or wanting a better understanding of their patterns. They may also be looking to develop new coping skills and new ways of responding to life stressors. My goal as a therapist is to create a space that facilitates healing and transformation by understanding each person's unique life experiences, strengths, and needs. My strengths lie in my non-judgmental approach and my focus on creating strong and authentic working relationships while providing tools that can be of immediate use."
(510) 246-3338
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"People often come to see me because they are feeling stuck, seeking relief from suffering, at transition points in their lives, or wanting a better understanding of their patterns. They may also be looking to develop new coping skills and new ways of responding to life stressors. My goal as a therapist is to create a space that facilitates healing and transformation by understanding each person's unique life experiences, strengths, and needs. My strengths lie in my non-judgmental approach and my focus on creating strong and authentic working relationships while providing tools that can be of immediate use."
Megan Jacoby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space for you. When any of us seeks out therapy, we are likely suffering. To suffer is to be in a very tender place, and I want to honor that. Whether your suffering comes from early childhood trauma, more recent losses, relationship problems, social injustice, adjustment to big changes in your life...I want you to feel safe and companioned as you move toward tending those places of wounding and toward healing."
(510) 200-0534
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space for you. When any of us seeks out therapy, we are likely suffering. To suffer is to be in a very tender place, and I want to honor that. Whether your suffering comes from early childhood trauma, more recent losses, relationship problems, social injustice, adjustment to big changes in your life...I want you to feel safe and companioned as you move toward tending those places of wounding and toward healing."
Bedford Palmer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I provide culturally specific therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive behavioral (CBT) theoretical approach, while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen."
(510) 298-3362
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"I provide culturally specific therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive behavioral (CBT) theoretical approach, while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen."

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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.