Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. Personal experiences have led me to build my career in mental health. Like you, I was searching for answers to the whys I didn't understand and the hows to change. I found that it is possible to make positive changes after experiencing emotional events and personal struggles. It is with these experiences that I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where you may feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings."
Coping Skills
Existential
(510) 974-7929
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Existential
"Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. Personal experiences have led me to build my career in mental health. Like you, I was searching for answers to the whys I didn't understand and the hows to change. I found that it is possible to make positive changes after experiencing emotional events and personal struggles. It is with these experiences that I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where you may feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings."
Hillary Dupuis, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
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
Existential
(415) 539-0298
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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."
(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
Existential
(510) 945-3982
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
Coping Skills
Existential
"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."
Avigail Lev, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94606
"My approach is behavioral and goal oriented. I focus on identifying new coping strategies and changing behavioral patterns that damage relationships. I assist clients in identifying deeply held values and taking behavioral steps towards getting closer to these values. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral techniques to help clients who struggle with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders. I help clients identify particular core beliefs that act as barriers to values-based behavior and explore alternative coping behaviors to utilize when one's schemas are triggered in relationships. Particular methods I incorporate in treatment include mindfulness, cognitive defusion, exposure, and Nonviolent communication."
Coping Skills
Existential
(415) 349-0855
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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Coping Skills
Existential
"My approach is behavioral and goal oriented. I focus on identifying new coping strategies and changing behavioral patterns that damage relationships. I assist clients in identifying deeply held values and taking behavioral steps towards getting closer to these values. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral techniques to help clients who struggle with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders. I help clients identify particular core beliefs that act as barriers to values-based behavior and explore alternative coping behaviors to utilize when one's schemas are triggered in relationships. Particular methods I incorporate in treatment include mindfulness, cognitive defusion, exposure, and Nonviolent communication."
Kim Fisher, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"My clients are adults of all ages. Most are accustomed to accomplishing their goals but are facing a new type of challenge in life that requires a new set of skills. They want to learn coping skills that will help them live a more fulfilling life aligned with their values. I specialize in helping people who are feeling overwhelmed by life stressors, a life transition, an acquired disability or health concern, obstacles to a healthy work-life balance, or career challenges. I also help people who are experiencing depression or anxiety associated with significant existential concerns. "
Coping Skills
Existential
(415) 200-1821
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Existential
"My clients are adults of all ages. Most are accustomed to accomplishing their goals but are facing a new type of challenge in life that requires a new set of skills. They want to learn coping skills that will help them live a more fulfilling life aligned with their values. I specialize in helping people who are feeling overwhelmed by life stressors, a life transition, an acquired disability or health concern, obstacles to a healthy work-life balance, or career challenges. I also help people who are experiencing depression or anxiety associated with significant existential concerns. "
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
Existential
(510) 403-8481
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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."
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
Existential
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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."
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
Existential
(415) 944-4125
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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."
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
Existential
(424) 369-0174
Oakland, California 94619
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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."
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
Existential
(650) 557-3826
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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
Existential
(415) 991-6818
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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
Existential
(415) 867-5100
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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
Existential
(510) 871-8880
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Existential
"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)."
Annie Botha, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
""In every person there lies buried deep in the heart a desire for a certain sort of life: a life that is free and unencumbered, a life that is full of beauty, joy and fulfillment" (A H Almaas). Are you struggling with a relationship? Did you suffer a loss? Are you struggling to find meaning in your life, or are you still troubled by the effects of a difficult childhood? Psychotherapy can offer a path to healing where you can get back in touch with your true nature, and experience this as inherently healthy, whole, and a source of compassion and intuitive wisdom."
Coping Skills
Existential
(510) 962-8279
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Existential
""In every person there lies buried deep in the heart a desire for a certain sort of life: a life that is free and unencumbered, a life that is full of beauty, joy and fulfillment" (A H Almaas). Are you struggling with a relationship? Did you suffer a loss? Are you struggling to find meaning in your life, or are you still troubled by the effects of a difficult childhood? Psychotherapy can offer a path to healing where you can get back in touch with your true nature, and experience this as inherently healthy, whole, and a source of compassion and intuitive wisdom."
Noelle Darling, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, stuck and hopeless, and the usual things just aren't working. My clients tend to be high functioning adults who have reached a critical point where something has to give. Often this becomes evident while undergoing a major life transition such as a break up, divorce, the death of a loved one, or a career change. These low points can be scary and painful, but they can also be incredible opportunities for growth and healing. But growing is hard work and sometimes we can't do it on our own."
Coping Skills
Existential
(510) 662-6273
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Existential
"I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, stuck and hopeless, and the usual things just aren't working. My clients tend to be high functioning adults who have reached a critical point where something has to give. Often this becomes evident while undergoing a major life transition such as a break up, divorce, the death of a loved one, or a career change. These low points can be scary and painful, but they can also be incredible opportunities for growth and healing. But growing is hard work and sometimes we can't do it on our own."
Lisa A Kully, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Coping Skills
Existential
(510) 601-7980
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Existential
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have experience providing individual and family therapy, clinical case management, advocacy, linkage and support for adolescents and adults who experience mental illness. My experience includes: trauma based treatment, suicidal adolescents and adults, substance abuse support, working with domestic violence survivors, those with physical and developmental disabilities, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. I have experience working with youth, families, and adults within outpatient community and residential settings. I have a working understanding of the needs of diverse individuals with an emphasis on mental illness, dual-diagnosis, PTSD and trauma-related issues."
Coping Skills
Existential
(510) 808-6845
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Existential
"I have experience providing individual and family therapy, clinical case management, advocacy, linkage and support for adolescents and adults who experience mental illness. My experience includes: trauma based treatment, suicidal adolescents and adults, substance abuse support, working with domestic violence survivors, those with physical and developmental disabilities, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. I have experience working with youth, families, and adults within outpatient community and residential settings. I have a working understanding of the needs of diverse individuals with an emphasis on mental illness, dual-diagnosis, PTSD and trauma-related issues."
Charis Khoury, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Therapy provides a special opportunity to slow down and focus on what's most important, with caring guidance and support. I create a safe and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore the difficulties, heartaches, old wounds, stuck places, or celebrations of your life. This process involves listening to the wisdom of your body and emotions as well as your mind. Collaborating with you, I will support you to find your authentic expression of aliveness, to develop a more intimate relationship with yourself and to expand your capacity to satisfyingly connect with others."
Coping Skills
Existential
(415) 697-3212
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Existential
"Therapy provides a special opportunity to slow down and focus on what's most important, with caring guidance and support. I create a safe and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore the difficulties, heartaches, old wounds, stuck places, or celebrations of your life. This process involves listening to the wisdom of your body and emotions as well as your mind. Collaborating with you, I will support you to find your authentic expression of aliveness, to develop a more intimate relationship with yourself and to expand your capacity to satisfyingly connect with others."
Dave Rutschman, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Finding a therapist you really connect with isn't always easy. Maybe you're facing difficult experiences of grief and loss, serious illness, or family conflict. Maybe you're wrestling with depression or anxiety. Or maybe you just have a general sense that your life has lost meaning and direction. Whatever brings you in, I'll offer a warm-hearted and positive space for us to learn together about your particular situation, and about the possibilities for healing and transformation that can be found within it. Having someone to talk to makes a real difference."
Coping Skills
Existential
(510) 662-0235
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Existential
"Finding a therapist you really connect with isn't always easy. Maybe you're facing difficult experiences of grief and loss, serious illness, or family conflict. Maybe you're wrestling with depression or anxiety. Or maybe you just have a general sense that your life has lost meaning and direction. Whatever brings you in, I'll offer a warm-hearted and positive space for us to learn together about your particular situation, and about the possibilities for healing and transformation that can be found within it. Having someone to talk to makes a real difference."
Nick Wightman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
Coping Skills
Existential
(510) 403-8480
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Existential
"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to 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.