Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Coping Skills
Relational
(415) 539-0298
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Relational
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
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
Relational
(510) 292-4914
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Relational
"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."
(Omolade) Rosalyn Roddy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94608
"I specialize in critical therapeutic services for children & adults. I provide strength-based, collaborative, and non-diagnostic psychotherapy which focuses on cultivating resilience and insight. The cornerstone of my practice is exploring embedded issues of loss & shame that impact identity and are exacerbated by race, class, gender, learning differences and socio/cultural conditions. I work with people of all ages, backgrounds, orientations and ethnicities; however, my practice was refined through my work serving persons harmed through provisions related to educational, criminal justice, foster-care and/or military systems."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 945-3982
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
Coping Skills
Relational
"I specialize in critical therapeutic services for children & adults. I provide strength-based, collaborative, and non-diagnostic psychotherapy which focuses on cultivating resilience and insight. The cornerstone of my practice is exploring embedded issues of loss & shame that impact identity and are exacerbated by race, class, gender, learning differences and socio/cultural conditions. I work with people of all ages, backgrounds, orientations and ethnicities; however, my practice was refined through my work serving persons harmed through provisions related to educational, criminal justice, foster-care and/or military systems."
Mark Ruiz
MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
" I am a psychological assistant with Core Insights Psychological Group, and supervised by Dr. Gregory Gayle. I believe that therapy can be a significant journey of ups, downs, struggle and discovery. It takes courage to willingly step into a therapist’s office to speak with someone about the most challenging aspects of one’s life. Within that therapy space, however, lies the opportunity for immense growth and change. Therefore, I believe it is our responsibility as therapists to serve as support for each person while they determine how to best live their lives in the moment and in the future."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 824-8458 x1
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Relational
" I am a psychological assistant with Core Insights Psychological Group, and supervised by Dr. Gregory Gayle. I believe that therapy can be a significant journey of ups, downs, struggle and discovery. It takes courage to willingly step into a therapist’s office to speak with someone about the most challenging aspects of one’s life. Within that therapy space, however, lies the opportunity for immense growth and change. Therefore, I believe it is our responsibility as therapists to serve as support for each person while they determine how to best live their lives in the moment and in the future."
Briana Moore
MSW, ASW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Seeking a therapist begins with a first step. My interests are to assist people as they work through their life's hard areas to reach a place that allows personal serenity and balance. I believe when people seek therapy services, they want a listener who hears with the heart, provides some feedback and support through difficulties. The answers are within; it's my job to encourage you to explore those places that cause you to turn away from your joy. My practice is inclusive with respect to ethnic identity, country of origin, physical ability, sexual and gender preference, and spiritual affiliation."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 808-6825
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Relational
"Seeking a therapist begins with a first step. My interests are to assist people as they work through their life's hard areas to reach a place that allows personal serenity and balance. I believe when people seek therapy services, they want a listener who hears with the heart, provides some feedback and support through difficulties. The answers are within; it's my job to encourage you to explore those places that cause you to turn away from your joy. My practice is inclusive with respect to ethnic identity, country of origin, physical ability, sexual and gender preference, and spiritual affiliation."
Deb Schneider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 974-7884
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Relational
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Amy Shaffer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have worked with adults and teens for over fifteen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Living in the bay area can be stressful and demanding. Gaining more insight about one's anxiety or dissatisfaction at work; sorting through relational issues such as doubts about the marriage or challenges with a teenager; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore (alcohol, eating patterns, internet or shopping compulsion) - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 508-7507
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Relational
"I have worked with adults and teens for over fifteen years and specialize in helping people live more conscious, meaningful and contented lives. Living in the bay area can be stressful and demanding. Gaining more insight about one's anxiety or dissatisfaction at work; sorting through relational issues such as doubts about the marriage or challenges with a teenager; bringing awareness to coping mechanisms that aren't working anymore (alcohol, eating patterns, internet or shopping compulsion) - these are a few of the ways therapy can help you gain more balance and well-being in your life."
Carol Masters-Salnave, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I provide a safe place to address what's not working for you in your life. We will explore your life journey while bringing issues to light, encourage better life choices to be made in the present. I've worked with a spectrum of issues that leads someone to seek psychotherapy. We will recognize how you came to behaviors that may impact your ability to function and discover what will work better for you to live more comfortably. By creating a healing relationship within therapy we can work together to shed light on issues, developing your motivation to make adjustments."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 403-8481
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Relational
"I provide a safe place to address what's not working for you in your life. We will explore your life journey while bringing issues to light, encourage better life choices to be made in the present. I've worked with a spectrum of issues that leads someone to seek psychotherapy. We will recognize how you came to behaviors that may impact your ability to function and discover what will work better for you to live more comfortably. By creating a healing relationship within therapy we can work together to shed light on issues, developing your motivation to make adjustments."
Leesha Mony, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, M.A., AMFT, 100767
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. The clients that I often see are individuals, couples or parents seeking new tools for their repertoire, or to evoke old one’s that may have gone unseen for a while. I work with adults who want to learn new tools to help cope with challenging life circumstances or unwanted feelings. I help my clients connect to their authenticity through insightful awareness and empowerment, while helping to identify and change patterns that feel old and too familiar. I firmly believe that everyone has the tools within themselves to heal and make changes, and my job is the be guide in that process. "
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 939-7036
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Relational
"I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. The clients that I often see are individuals, couples or parents seeking new tools for their repertoire, or to evoke old one’s that may have gone unseen for a while. I work with adults who want to learn new tools to help cope with challenging life circumstances or unwanted feelings. I help my clients connect to their authenticity through insightful awareness and empowerment, while helping to identify and change patterns that feel old and too familiar. I firmly believe that everyone has the tools within themselves to heal and make changes, and my job is the be guide in that process. "
Jennifer Howard, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Relational
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
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
Relational
(424) 369-0174
Oakland, California 94619
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Coping Skills
Relational
"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."
Alexis Lezin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"In doing this search, you are already taking a big step toward feeling better. You remember a time when you felt more alive and connected and want to find your way there again. In our work together, you can understand and change long-standing behavior patterns and beliefs that have been keeping you back. Together, we will work to reconnect you with your strengths, vitality and sense of connectedness with yourself and others."
Coping Skills
Relational
(415) 944-4125
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Relational
"In doing this search, you are already taking a big step toward feeling better. You remember a time when you felt more alive and connected and want to find your way there again. In our work together, you can understand and change long-standing behavior patterns and beliefs that have been keeping you back. Together, we will work to reconnect you with your strengths, vitality and sense of connectedness with yourself and others."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I provide psychotherapy for children and adults, consultation regarding parenting issues, consultation regarding children with behavioral or emotional issues, and family therapy. I've worked with traumatized children, children experiencing anxiety and depression, and children who are having difficulty navigating bumps in everyday life. I can help parents understand and appreciate a child's temperament and strengths. My goal is to help families get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 858-0654
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Relational
"I provide psychotherapy for children and adults, consultation regarding parenting issues, consultation regarding children with behavioral or emotional issues, and family therapy. I've worked with traumatized children, children experiencing anxiety and depression, and children who are having difficulty navigating bumps in everyday life. I can help parents understand and appreciate a child's temperament and strengths. My goal is to help families get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth."
Kathleen Parkinson McConnell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
""Reaching out is the first step. I invite you to take that first step and call me at 510-652-1902. I look forward to talking with you.""
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 652-1902
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Relational
""Reaching out is the first step. I invite you to take that first step and call me at 510-652-1902. I look forward to talking with you.""
Sara Lesser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 878-4008
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Relational
"If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times."
Phyllis A Mace, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 399-1692
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Relational
"Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me."
Urana Jackson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94606
"Often when an individual or couple is seeking out a therapist they're in the midst of a significant transition or challenge that can feel overwhelming. Paradoxically, I believe this is often the time in which the greatest change is possible. By exploring issues through a multi-layered approach, we will identify the deeper truths and lessons these challenges are presenting. By lending tools and feedback, I assist my clients in having a different relationship with their challenges; thus moving away from constriction into conscious growth and empowerment."
Coping Skills
Relational
(510) 275-7633
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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Coping Skills
Relational
"Often when an individual or couple is seeking out a therapist they're in the midst of a significant transition or challenge that can feel overwhelming. Paradoxically, I believe this is often the time in which the greatest change is possible. By exploring issues through a multi-layered approach, we will identify the deeper truths and lessons these challenges are presenting. By lending tools and feedback, I assist my clients in having a different relationship with their challenges; thus moving away from constriction into conscious growth and empowerment."
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
Relational
(510) 832-0717
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Relational
"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."
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
Relational
(415) 991-6818
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Relational
"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."
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
Relational
(925) 854-4468
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Relational
"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"

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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.