Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I have 17 years experience working with individuals and couples who have a desire to make positive changes in their lives. My motivation is to support you as you journey through your personal exploration and growth; and assist you in finding the answers for yourself. Within my practice, I offer a formal and professional relationship that is authentic and accommodates your development of self-awareness and self - responsibility. My personal philosophy incorporates the provision of a safe environment from which you can explore your thoughts, emotions, experiences and perceptions within framework of acceptance."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 270-4296
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"I have 17 years experience working with individuals and couples who have a desire to make positive changes in their lives. My motivation is to support you as you journey through your personal exploration and growth; and assist you in finding the answers for yourself. Within my practice, I offer a formal and professional relationship that is authentic and accommodates your development of self-awareness and self - responsibility. My personal philosophy incorporates the provision of a safe environment from which you can explore your thoughts, emotions, experiences and perceptions within framework of acceptance."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a psychotherapy practice for individual adults. You may be seeking ways to cope more effectively with life transitions, relationship difficulties, and with challenging situations. A major part of this process is learning as much as possible about yourself and about the challenge you are facing. Another part is increasing your resilience in dealing with life's uncertainties. You may have acquired thoughts or behaviors over the years that worked well in the past, but are now interfering with your ability to reach your full potential."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 768-8218
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a psychotherapy practice for individual adults. You may be seeking ways to cope more effectively with life transitions, relationship difficulties, and with challenging situations. A major part of this process is learning as much as possible about yourself and about the challenge you are facing. Another part is increasing your resilience in dealing with life's uncertainties. You may have acquired thoughts or behaviors over the years that worked well in the past, but are now interfering with your ability to reach your full potential."
Sarah Weinstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a licensed psychotherapist and a lawyer. I served as the first External Director of the Stanford Law School Wellness Project, where I created, produced, and co-hosted the WellnessCast, a monthly podcast about wellness and mental health in the legal profession. I work with lawyers, doctors, and other professionals to increase well-being by providing a non-judgmental space to explore strengths, challenges, vulnerabilities, and anxieties. Through a process of engaged listening, inquiry, and collaborative thinking, we will gain insight into your situation and work toward meaningful change."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 292-4914
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"I am a licensed psychotherapist and a lawyer. I served as the first External Director of the Stanford Law School Wellness Project, where I created, produced, and co-hosted the WellnessCast, a monthly podcast about wellness and mental health in the legal profession. I work with lawyers, doctors, and other professionals to increase well-being by providing a non-judgmental space to explore strengths, challenges, vulnerabilities, and anxieties. Through a process of engaged listening, inquiry, and collaborative thinking, we will gain insight into your situation and work toward meaningful change."
Shelley M Samuels, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MS, APPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Therapy is neither magic nor science, but I believe that therapy has the potential to be magical and transformative. I offer a warm, supportive environment to help individuals explore deep trauma as well as ordinary issues that impact daily life and long-term goals. I strive to inspire creativity through nature, and incorporate creative arts into my practice. My specialties: LGBTQQ issues/identity, working through grief/loss, helping with political wounding, healing survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault, positive aging, body image, building long-term relationships, and life transitions. A veteran career counselor, I've over 7 years of experience providing career counseling and coaching."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 974-7425
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Therapy is neither magic nor science, but I believe that therapy has the potential to be magical and transformative. I offer a warm, supportive environment to help individuals explore deep trauma as well as ordinary issues that impact daily life and long-term goals. I strive to inspire creativity through nature, and incorporate creative arts into my practice. My specialties: LGBTQQ issues/identity, working through grief/loss, helping with political wounding, healing survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault, positive aging, body image, building long-term relationships, and life transitions. A veteran career counselor, I've over 7 years of experience providing career counseling and coaching."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"Going into psychotherapy or coaching should be like putting the finishing touches on your life. My goal in working with clients is to assist them in discovering their strengths so they can use them to create the life they most desire. I believe clients move towards growth when time is right. Most clients enter therapy or coaching when they have reached a critical life transition. In our work, we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. As a result of our meetings, you will gain tools to feel better, more confident, and satisfied with your life."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 953-5726
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Going into psychotherapy or coaching should be like putting the finishing touches on your life. My goal in working with clients is to assist them in discovering their strengths so they can use them to create the life they most desire. I believe clients move towards growth when time is right. Most clients enter therapy or coaching when they have reached a critical life transition. In our work, we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. As a result of our meetings, you will gain tools to feel better, more confident, and satisfied with your life."
Quincy L Wilkins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Life isn't always easy. Whether you're dealing with an existing challenge, a current stressful situation, or you're turning a page to start a new chapter of your life, I believe we all can benefit from someone helping us to manage these changes and transitions. My therapeutic goal is to help you better manage your life's challenges and to provide you with tools and strategies to achieve your personal goals."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 900-8769
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Life isn't always easy. Whether you're dealing with an existing challenge, a current stressful situation, or you're turning a page to start a new chapter of your life, I believe we all can benefit from someone helping us to manage these changes and transitions. My therapeutic goal is to help you better manage your life's challenges and to provide you with tools and strategies to achieve your personal goals."
Lisa Anderson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Oakland, California 94619
"Lisa strives to help, support, and encourage each client to recognize and build on their own strengths, to explore their current reality and find ways to make the changes necessary for their lives to move forward towards a new, incredible life. She maintains the highest level of integrity and holds a non-judgmental, unbiased opinion of each client, regardless of age, race, gender identification, ethnic background, social or religious understandings. She believes in providing inspirational and intuitive heart-centered one-on-one coaching creating a path toward self-actualization into a world where your talents are realized."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(424) 369-0174
Oakland, California 94619
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Lisa strives to help, support, and encourage each client to recognize and build on their own strengths, to explore their current reality and find ways to make the changes necessary for their lives to move forward towards a new, incredible life. She maintains the highest level of integrity and holds a non-judgmental, unbiased opinion of each client, regardless of age, race, gender identification, ethnic background, social or religious understandings. She believes in providing inspirational and intuitive heart-centered one-on-one coaching creating a path toward self-actualization into a world where your talents are realized."
Dr. Lesley A. Parke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 832-0717
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect."
Marian T Okamura, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I have had extensive experience with ethnically diverse women, men, couples, Veterans and immigrants, from young to older adults. I work with issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, marriage, work, disability, aging, loss, bereavement, identity and cross cultural/bi-cultural conflict. I am interested in exploring these issues through a dynamic process of understanding your emotional life and thoughts; and, how it manifests in your behavior patterns in the world. I am available for clinical consultation/supervising licensing hours. By appointment 925.890.6060"
Coping Skills
Coaching
(925) 854-4468
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I have had extensive experience with ethnically diverse women, men, couples, Veterans and immigrants, from young to older adults. I work with issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, marriage, work, disability, aging, loss, bereavement, identity and cross cultural/bi-cultural conflict. I am interested in exploring these issues through a dynamic process of understanding your emotional life and thoughts; and, how it manifests in your behavior patterns in the world. I am available for clinical consultation/supervising licensing hours. By appointment 925.890.6060"
Jonathan Horowitz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Life is stressful, and sometimes it seems overwhelming. That's where I can help. Many of my clients are highly motivated, achievement-oriented professionals who feel held back or "stuck." Some are dealing with stress and anxiety, some are having trouble finding focus or motivation, and many are trying to clarify their purpose and direction. I help them find a way through these issues--particularly as they show up in the workplace. Like it or not, we spend a huge amount of time and energy at work, so it's important that we spend it well."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(650) 557-3826
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Life is stressful, and sometimes it seems overwhelming. That's where I can help. Many of my clients are highly motivated, achievement-oriented professionals who feel held back or "stuck." Some are dealing with stress and anxiety, some are having trouble finding focus or motivation, and many are trying to clarify their purpose and direction. I help them find a way through these issues--particularly as they show up in the workplace. Like it or not, we spend a huge amount of time and energy at work, so it's important that we spend it well."
Bay Area CBT Center, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you feel anxious or depressed, or struggle with low self-esteem, OCD, or the effects of trauma? Are you seeking a way to live a meaningful life that reflects your values? The Bay Area CBT Center is a group practice of behavioral therapists dedicated to providing high quality evidence-based treatments. Our integrative approach allows us to apply principles from the most up to date research-based treatments while adapting these tools to meet your unique needs and build an authentic relationship with you."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(415) 991-6818
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you feel anxious or depressed, or struggle with low self-esteem, OCD, or the effects of trauma? Are you seeking a way to live a meaningful life that reflects your values? The Bay Area CBT Center is a group practice of behavioral therapists dedicated to providing high quality evidence-based treatments. Our integrative approach allows us to apply principles from the most up to date research-based treatments while adapting these tools to meet your unique needs and build an authentic relationship with you."
Amanda Houston-Hamilton, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMH, MFT
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
"My "ideal" patient is ready to make changes s/he has long wanted and feels able to explore the barriers to emotional well-being in partnership with an experienced therapist. Building a healthy relationship in therapy is not only essential to immediate goals, but is a skill that patients take away for use with on-going problem-solving."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(415) 867-5100
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"My "ideal" patient is ready to make changes s/he has long wanted and feels able to explore the barriers to emotional well-being in partnership with an experienced therapist. Building a healthy relationship in therapy is not only essential to immediate goals, but is a skill that patients take away for use with on-going problem-solving."
Christine S Kovach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I specialize in supportive counseling with those facing serious illness (chronic, life threatening or new diagnoses), coping with the challenges of caregiving and grief/loss, as well as dealing with other life transitions. I am also pleased to provide consultations regarding elder care and planning for increasing needs. I frequently facilitate caregiver support groups and groups to support hospice staff members as they provide care to those who are terminally ill. In addition, I offer workshops employing expressive arts to address issues of grief and life transitions (Example: Day of the Dead Altar-making in Honor of Lost Loved ones)."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 871-8880
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"I specialize in supportive counseling with those facing serious illness (chronic, life threatening or new diagnoses), coping with the challenges of caregiving and grief/loss, as well as dealing with other life transitions. I am also pleased to provide consultations regarding elder care and planning for increasing needs. I frequently facilitate caregiver support groups and groups to support hospice staff members as they provide care to those who are terminally ill. In addition, I offer workshops employing expressive arts to address issues of grief and life transitions (Example: Day of the Dead Altar-making in Honor of Lost Loved ones)."
Holly Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Everyone gets stuck sometimes. Maybe it's in your relationship, or your career; it might start with negative images you have of yourself that then hold you back from having the life you want. I'd love to help you break the patterns that are limiting you. For almost twenty years, I've been helping individuals, couples, and families get unstuck and move forward."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 662-6929
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Everyone gets stuck sometimes. Maybe it's in your relationship, or your career; it might start with negative images you have of yourself that then hold you back from having the life you want. I'd love to help you break the patterns that are limiting you. For almost twenty years, I've been helping individuals, couples, and families get unstuck and move forward."
Clinical Hypnosis of Joseph R Giove, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCht
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94622
"As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 28 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(925) 215-4017
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94622
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 28 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more."
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(415) 236-3570
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 817-2108
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want."
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."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(510) 694-0997
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"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."
Jessica Youseffi, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you feeling stressed-out, anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about what to do? Do you sometimes believe that there's something wrong with you? Are you tired of beating yourself up and not feeling good enough? I work with individuals who struggle with low self-esteem, self-criticism, depression & anxiety. After working with me, my clients report feeling more grounded and confident in their own skin. They are better able to navigate relationships, life transitions, and work-related stress. I'll support you to feel at home in yourself, and be more free to live the life you want."
Coping Skills
Coaching
(213) 319-6292
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"Are you feeling stressed-out, anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about what to do? Do you sometimes believe that there's something wrong with you? Are you tired of beating yourself up and not feeling good enough? I work with individuals who struggle with low self-esteem, self-criticism, depression & anxiety. After working with me, my clients report feeling more grounded and confident in their own skin. They are better able to navigate relationships, life transitions, and work-related stress. I'll support you to feel at home in yourself, and be more free to live the life you want."
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
Coaching
(510) 466-1346
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Coaching
"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."

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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.