Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Coping Skills
Gambling
Adults
Japanese
(510) 694-0966
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Gambling
Adults
Japanese
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
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, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Coping Skills
Gambling
Adults
Japanese
(650) 727-1761
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Gambling
Adults
Japanese
"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, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
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Stuart Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you seeking a better relationship with yourself or with others? Are you a couple feeling "stuck", seeking more emotional and physical intimacy in your relationship, and wanting to move past ineffective interaction patterns? Need support with identifying and experiencing your feelings? Are you striving to live a more purposeful and meaningful life? I will provide a sensitive, genuine supportive presence where you can feel truly acknowledged with acceptance and without judgment. I will be an active participant in our working alliance to help move you towards experiencing the positive changes you seek and meeting your goals."
(510) 401-3760
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Are you seeking a better relationship with yourself or with others? Are you a couple feeling "stuck", seeking more emotional and physical intimacy in your relationship, and wanting to move past ineffective interaction patterns? Need support with identifying and experiencing your feelings? Are you striving to live a more purposeful and meaningful life? I will provide a sensitive, genuine supportive presence where you can feel truly acknowledged with acceptance and without judgment. I will be an active participant in our working alliance to help move you towards experiencing the positive changes you seek and meeting your goals."
Beth Gadomski, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Working at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, helped me to develop these three recommendations for finding a therapist: 1) Find the "best fit" by meeting with (or calling) two or three therapists. Research suggests that the relationship you develop with your therapist determines therapy outcomes/benefits. Trust your judgement; pick a therapist that you like. 2) When contacting therapists, ask what experience they have working with your particular concerns. If their response does not increase your comfort, find another therapist. 3) Consider your preferred therapist demographics, such as age, ethnic-racial identity, and gender."
(415) 373-6080
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Working at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, helped me to develop these three recommendations for finding a therapist: 1) Find the "best fit" by meeting with (or calling) two or three therapists. Research suggests that the relationship you develop with your therapist determines therapy outcomes/benefits. Trust your judgement; pick a therapist that you like. 2) When contacting therapists, ask what experience they have working with your particular concerns. If their response does not increase your comfort, find another therapist. 3) Consider your preferred therapist demographics, such as age, ethnic-racial identity, and gender."
Alison Trules, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"In times of transition life can be complicated and it may be difficult to make the best choices or decisions. A warm, experienced and compassionate psychotherapist can help guide you though these times. If you are struggling in your life right now, I offer you a safe place and the support that you need. Therapy will provide a structure that allows you to work on your relationship with yourself and improve your relationship with others. I work with adults and adolescents on a broad range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, loss and grief, body image and eating disorders."
(510) 417-3442
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"In times of transition life can be complicated and it may be difficult to make the best choices or decisions. A warm, experienced and compassionate psychotherapist can help guide you though these times. If you are struggling in your life right now, I offer you a safe place and the support that you need. Therapy will provide a structure that allows you to work on your relationship with yourself and improve your relationship with others. I work with adults and adolescents on a broad range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, loss and grief, body image and eating disorders."
Christina Michelle Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"( Please note I am not accepting new clients at this time.) Hello! Congratulations on the step you are making towards your healing. It takes incredible bravery to share your story and journey with another person, and I will do my best to create and maintain an atmosphere of safety, respect, and acceptance for all of your identities, strengths, and concerns. I firmly believe that you are the expert on your experiences: within you already is the the capacity to fully heal from past wounds. I see myself as a "Co-explorer" on your journey to living the life you desire and want to assist you in trusting your own inner wisdom."
(510) 698-9385
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"( Please note I am not accepting new clients at this time.) Hello! Congratulations on the step you are making towards your healing. It takes incredible bravery to share your story and journey with another person, and I will do my best to create and maintain an atmosphere of safety, respect, and acceptance for all of your identities, strengths, and concerns. I firmly believe that you are the expert on your experiences: within you already is the the capacity to fully heal from past wounds. I see myself as a "Co-explorer" on your journey to living the life you desire and want to assist you in trusting your own inner wisdom."
Leena K Osteraas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
(510) 662-1257
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Leyla Antonia Eraslan, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, MFTI, PCCI
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Hi there--I'm Leyla! First, kudos to you for taking this step--finding a therapist isn't easy! It's my goal to provide you with a compassionate and creative space to work together on whatever may be holding you back or weighing you down. My philosophy in therapy is based on this belief: We are all entitled to love ourselves wholly and deeply. There's a lot that disconnects us from ourselves and our path--together we can rebuild the relationship to self and foster positive change, growth, and understanding. I am all about collaboration, imagination, and respect!"
(510) 944-1017
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Hi there--I'm Leyla! First, kudos to you for taking this step--finding a therapist isn't easy! It's my goal to provide you with a compassionate and creative space to work together on whatever may be holding you back or weighing you down. My philosophy in therapy is based on this belief: We are all entitled to love ourselves wholly and deeply. There's a lot that disconnects us from ourselves and our path--together we can rebuild the relationship to self and foster positive change, growth, and understanding. I am all about collaboration, imagination, and respect!"
Kristina Orlova, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Feeling unsure? Or It just doesn't feel right? Plagued with thoughts that you can't seem to stop? Feelings that are over-powering and keeping you in a state of panic and fear? You most like have OCD or an Anxiety Disorder. Want to learn how to turn this around? Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) we will build a new foundation for you, create you fear blueprint, and teach you how to apply tools and strategies to regain control of your life."
(415) 993-5512
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Feeling unsure? Or It just doesn't feel right? Plagued with thoughts that you can't seem to stop? Feelings that are over-powering and keeping you in a state of panic and fear? You most like have OCD or an Anxiety Disorder. Want to learn how to turn this around? Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) we will build a new foundation for you, create you fear blueprint, and teach you how to apply tools and strategies to regain control of your life."
Amy Ratkovich, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"All are welcome... It can be difficult to find self-compassionate when we don't fit into mainstream society or feel utterly alone. I provide creative guidance and tailored solutions to the universal difficulties we face in life to the unique difficulties you as an individual face. You are on this site because you need someone with an open mind and heart to purely listen, without judgement and teach you some skills to support your unique journey. Clearly, if you are here just looking at your options you are already taking an important first step, please reach out so I can support you in taking the next step. "
(510) 694-1245
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"All are welcome... It can be difficult to find self-compassionate when we don't fit into mainstream society or feel utterly alone. I provide creative guidance and tailored solutions to the universal difficulties we face in life to the unique difficulties you as an individual face. You are on this site because you need someone with an open mind and heart to purely listen, without judgement and teach you some skills to support your unique journey. Clearly, if you are here just looking at your options you are already taking an important first step, please reach out so I can support you in taking the next step. "
Alys Larsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I help people feel success in life, measured by their own inner beliefs. Feeling sadness, loss, anger, anxiety can make us feel helpless, ineffective, overwhelmed, and ready to give up. I can help you or your family learn self-regulation skills and feel mastery in managing life's challenges. We can resolve past and present concerns using a variety of treatment approaches, so you can achieve inner peace. I can help your children with problems in school and improve relationships at home. All of this is approached with the goal of affirming your dignity and self-efficacy. "
(510) 824-8316
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I help people feel success in life, measured by their own inner beliefs. Feeling sadness, loss, anger, anxiety can make us feel helpless, ineffective, overwhelmed, and ready to give up. I can help you or your family learn self-regulation skills and feel mastery in managing life's challenges. We can resolve past and present concerns using a variety of treatment approaches, so you can achieve inner peace. I can help your children with problems in school and improve relationships at home. All of this is approached with the goal of affirming your dignity and self-efficacy. "
Danielle Saunders, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Experience compassion and open-heartedness in everyday life and freedom from patterns of the past. I see individuals, couples and families with issues of integrating trauma, communication/knowing your truth, healing sexuality/deep connection, infidelity, addiction and family concerns. I help clients find a fuller, more alive life, in partnership with the people and family, chosen or from birth, around them."
(510) 345-1272
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Experience compassion and open-heartedness in everyday life and freedom from patterns of the past. I see individuals, couples and families with issues of integrating trauma, communication/knowing your truth, healing sexuality/deep connection, infidelity, addiction and family concerns. I help clients find a fuller, more alive life, in partnership with the people and family, chosen or from birth, around them."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I have experience working with various age groups from transitional aged youth (16-24), adults, to older adults. Issues can include anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal conflict, anger management struggles, and/ or mood disorders. People seeking to be the best version of themselves, better cope with symptoms, and/ or simply looking to improve self should reach out for an evaluation session."
(510) 344-5684
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"I have experience working with various age groups from transitional aged youth (16-24), adults, to older adults. Issues can include anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal conflict, anger management struggles, and/ or mood disorders. People seeking to be the best version of themselves, better cope with symptoms, and/ or simply looking to improve self should reach out for an evaluation session."
Ryan Gogarty, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or life transitions such as finding or changing careers or navigating college life. Maybe just feeling stuck. Maybe you are trying to live more authentically and understand yourself better. I strive to help others improve their relationships with themselves and others in their lives. "
(925) 406-3580
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or life transitions such as finding or changing careers or navigating college life. Maybe just feeling stuck. Maybe you are trying to live more authentically and understand yourself better. I strive to help others improve their relationships with themselves and others in their lives. "
Tom Van Vleet, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Dr. Tom Van Vleet is a licensed neuropsychologist with expertise in cognitive rehabilitation & enhancement, neuropsychological assessment and integrative psychotherapy. His treatment approach targets the cognitive and psychological challenges experienced by healthy adults, as well as individuals with progressive or acquired brain dysfunction (e.g., learning disability, ADHD, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's). Dr. Van Vleet has unique expertise in the treatment of disorders in attention, learning and perception, and is an inventor of novel cognitive interventions (U.S. patents: 9,601,026; 9,308,445; 9,302,179) with 30+ peer reviewed publications in leading medical journals."
(925) 275-5158
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Dr. Tom Van Vleet is a licensed neuropsychologist with expertise in cognitive rehabilitation & enhancement, neuropsychological assessment and integrative psychotherapy. His treatment approach targets the cognitive and psychological challenges experienced by healthy adults, as well as individuals with progressive or acquired brain dysfunction (e.g., learning disability, ADHD, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's). Dr. Van Vleet has unique expertise in the treatment of disorders in attention, learning and perception, and is an inventor of novel cognitive interventions (U.S. patents: 9,601,026; 9,308,445; 9,302,179) with 30+ peer reviewed publications in leading medical journals."
Willow Banks
MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Healthy relationships, including the one with ourselves, are essential to our well-being. When problems become too much to manage, the therapy relationship provides a supportive space for recovery and personal growth. Discussing your experiences with a caring professional makes it possible to explore thoughts and feelings as they show up. Regular meetings offer the chance to know yourself more fully over the course of therapy."
(510) 291-4854
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Healthy relationships, including the one with ourselves, are essential to our well-being. When problems become too much to manage, the therapy relationship provides a supportive space for recovery and personal growth. Discussing your experiences with a caring professional makes it possible to explore thoughts and feelings as they show up. Regular meetings offer the chance to know yourself more fully over the course of therapy."
Jennie Merovick, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Working on who you are is among the most important tasks you undertake. Thoughtful people who find they are uncomfortable with something in themselves often turn to therapy to make a shift. Reasons to come to therapy differ: personal crisis, uncertainty, unwanted patterns, self doubt, harsh self-criticism, anxiety, etc... Therapy is an opportunity to understand yourself better and to experience being understood by another. "
(707) 663-4499
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Working on who you are is among the most important tasks you undertake. Thoughtful people who find they are uncomfortable with something in themselves often turn to therapy to make a shift. Reasons to come to therapy differ: personal crisis, uncertainty, unwanted patterns, self doubt, harsh self-criticism, anxiety, etc... Therapy is an opportunity to understand yourself better and to experience being understood by another. "
Evelyn Natalya Fleischman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I specialize in somatic psychotherapy, a body/mind approach that helps you change core beliefs and attitudes that are causing you suffering. I help you find out why you do what you do by having you study your unconscious through experiments in mindfulness. These experiments allow you to connect with the most authentic parts of yourself and heal the pain that is stopping you from living the life you deserve."
(510) 239-5301
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I specialize in somatic psychotherapy, a body/mind approach that helps you change core beliefs and attitudes that are causing you suffering. I help you find out why you do what you do by having you study your unconscious through experiments in mindfulness. These experiments allow you to connect with the most authentic parts of yourself and heal the pain that is stopping you from living the life you deserve."
Bri Badelle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"The focus of my practice is working with folx from various communities (women from all backgrounds, men of color, LGBTQ, varying spiritual and cultural beliefs, those who want to work through their racism to become allies, etc) figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and become more successful, it becomes harder to just "figure things out", while also staying true to ourselves. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and I am just here to help them figure out which route to take. "
(510) 573-7559
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"The focus of my practice is working with folx from various communities (women from all backgrounds, men of color, LGBTQ, varying spiritual and cultural beliefs, those who want to work through their racism to become allies, etc) figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and become more successful, it becomes harder to just "figure things out", while also staying true to ourselves. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and I am just here to help them figure out which route to take. "
Kathryn Orfirer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
(510) 692-9736
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and 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.