Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"My work is client-centered, and helps to support people through transitions, relationships, stress, trauma, spiritual and quality of life issues. I have dedicated my life to helping and understanding people. I offer transformative, integrative therapy that fosters intuition, self-acceptance and self-awareness. Through the use of mindfulness and other modalities, this work taps into clients' intrinsic strengths and healing abilities. I have broad counseling experience and enjoy working with couples and individuals of all ages."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 269-4255
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"My work is client-centered, and helps to support people through transitions, relationships, stress, trauma, spiritual and quality of life issues. I have dedicated my life to helping and understanding people. I offer transformative, integrative therapy that fosters intuition, self-acceptance and self-awareness. Through the use of mindfulness and other modalities, this work taps into clients' intrinsic strengths and healing abilities. I have broad counseling experience and enjoy working with couples and individuals of all ages."
(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
Play Therapy
(510) 945-3982
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"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."
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
Play Therapy
(510) 939-7036
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"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. "
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
Play Therapy
(510) 858-0654
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"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."
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
Play Therapy
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"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."
Marion Lisa Bayard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
"Whether experiencing distress due to current life circumstances or lingering hurts and difficulties, working with a supportive therapist can help. Each individual and family has its own unique story and set of strengths and struggles. My practice consists of working with children, families and adults. I have provided services in diverse settings including schools, youth and family service organizations and substance abuse programs. I have had the honor of working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. I believe in working collaboratively with clients and I strive to provide a welcoming environment that promotes healing, self-acceptance and learning new skills to cope."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 592-6663
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"Whether experiencing distress due to current life circumstances or lingering hurts and difficulties, working with a supportive therapist can help. Each individual and family has its own unique story and set of strengths and struggles. My practice consists of working with children, families and adults. I have provided services in diverse settings including schools, youth and family service organizations and substance abuse programs. I have had the honor of working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. I believe in working collaboratively with clients and I strive to provide a welcoming environment that promotes healing, self-acceptance and learning new skills to cope."
Jill E. Reed, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 953-4706
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
Shauna Bergh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I take a holistic approach to therapy with children, teens and individual adults, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 852-9349
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"I take a holistic approach to therapy with children, teens and individual adults, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too."
Mahrs Schoppman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey as you are bravely navigating your fears, pain, and livelihood. The way I work is shaped by your unique needs and goals as my priority is to help you move towards the values and dreams that are most important to you. I want to help you find congruence between the life you live and the life you've always wanted."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 543-0663
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey as you are bravely navigating your fears, pain, and livelihood. The way I work is shaped by your unique needs and goals as my priority is to help you move towards the values and dreams that are most important to you. I want to help you find congruence between the life you live and the life you've always wanted."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am a culturally conscious therapist with particular sensibility towards those who seek to address and recognize their strengths and fundamental worth. I enjoy working with people and families of diverse backgrounds and across all life stages, from school age children to elder adults.I am bilingual in English and Spanish and practice psychotherapy in both languages. ​ My work emphasizes the importance of maintaining a reflective space where individuals, families and caregivers can receive emotional support and insight while remaining strengths focused. Empathy and compassion are essential to any transformative work. I employ "
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 390-9566
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"I am a culturally conscious therapist with particular sensibility towards those who seek to address and recognize their strengths and fundamental worth. I enjoy working with people and families of diverse backgrounds and across all life stages, from school age children to elder adults.I am bilingual in English and Spanish and practice psychotherapy in both languages. ​ My work emphasizes the importance of maintaining a reflective space where individuals, families and caregivers can receive emotional support and insight while remaining strengths focused. Empathy and compassion are essential to any transformative work. I employ "
Rachel A. Murray, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Hope, growth, strength, and increased happiness are possible. Taking the first step toward healing and continuing to persevere through adversity requires courage, and you don't have to do it alone. I believe human beings are innately driven toward happiness and health, but difficult experiences, unmet needs, and cognitive distortions can get in the way of this. I want to hear your story and help you overcome obstacles, experience greater happiness, regain a sense of control of your life, and free yourself from self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. "
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(415) 506-8172
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"Hope, growth, strength, and increased happiness are possible. Taking the first step toward healing and continuing to persevere through adversity requires courage, and you don't have to do it alone. I believe human beings are innately driven toward happiness and health, but difficult experiences, unmet needs, and cognitive distortions can get in the way of this. I want to hear your story and help you overcome obstacles, experience greater happiness, regain a sense of control of your life, and free yourself from self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. "
Kathleen H. McClelland, LMFT 82458, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I work collaboratively with adults, children and families, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behaviors that no longer work and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses. I have assisted many in their recovery from addiction and substance abuse as well as from trauma. My work also incorporates sand tray and expressive arts."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(888) 697-2063
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"I work collaboratively with adults, children and families, co-creating a therapeutic relationship that helps clients recognize behaviors that no longer work and discover new options for living. Using a relational, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I help people navigate difficult life transitions, work through grief and loss and adjust to living with physical or mental illnesses. I have assisted many in their recovery from addiction and substance abuse as well as from trauma. My work also incorporates sand tray and expressive arts."
Veronique N Lee, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94605
"Seeking help is often the first step in making a change for the better. My goal as a therapist is to support you in your steps towards wellness. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of emotional concerns. I support children and adolescents struggling with emotional or behavioral issues, adults managing life stress, individuals facing life transitions, or families struggling with communication difficulties. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with you to build upon your strengths to create change and will tailor my treatments to meet your unique needs."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 695-2343
Verified
Oakland, California 94605
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"Seeking help is often the first step in making a change for the better. My goal as a therapist is to support you in your steps towards wellness. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of emotional concerns. I support children and adolescents struggling with emotional or behavioral issues, adults managing life stress, individuals facing life transitions, or families struggling with communication difficulties. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with you to build upon your strengths to create change and will tailor my treatments to meet your unique needs."
Emily Haydock, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Clarity, growth, and connectedness are our natural tendencies. However, life's challenges can cause us to feel temporarily clouded, stuck, or disconnected from ourselves and others. When these blocks get in your way, what do you do? If you want to return to a state of flow and make lasting changes in your life, I can help. Together we can explore your past memories along with your present-moment experience as inroads to self-discovery and healing."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 849-6331
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"Clarity, growth, and connectedness are our natural tendencies. However, life's challenges can cause us to feel temporarily clouded, stuck, or disconnected from ourselves and others. When these blocks get in your way, what do you do? If you want to return to a state of flow and make lasting changes in your life, I can help. Together we can explore your past memories along with your present-moment experience as inroads to self-discovery and healing."
Christina Dughman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I believe that we are all intrinsically motivated to move towards health--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether I am working with children, teens, or adults, I partner with my clients to better understand them as cultural beings and how their uniqueness is impacted by their experiences in the world. I offer a warm, nurturing, and accepting style and show deep interest in an authentic therapeutic relationship. My goal is to support my clients towards insight and overall balance."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 863-1459
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"I believe that we are all intrinsically motivated to move towards health--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether I am working with children, teens, or adults, I partner with my clients to better understand them as cultural beings and how their uniqueness is impacted by their experiences in the world. I offer a warm, nurturing, and accepting style and show deep interest in an authentic therapeutic relationship. My goal is to support my clients towards insight and overall balance."
Mosi Mays-Mirembe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in Oakland, CA. I have broad professional experience as a mediator, conflict management consultant, educator, and trainer. I bring the skills I've acquired in these roles to my therapy work. We humans are adaptive beings. When we adopt behaviors and mindsets that do not serve us, we may feel stuck, fearful, or intensely unhappy. Thankfully, we can modify our thinking and behaviors to promote a life of growth, happiness and healthy relationships. I provide skilled support to help repair troubled relationships and re-route unproductive thinking and behavior patterns."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 662-1164
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in Oakland, CA. I have broad professional experience as a mediator, conflict management consultant, educator, and trainer. I bring the skills I've acquired in these roles to my therapy work. We humans are adaptive beings. When we adopt behaviors and mindsets that do not serve us, we may feel stuck, fearful, or intensely unhappy. Thankfully, we can modify our thinking and behaviors to promote a life of growth, happiness and healthy relationships. I provide skilled support to help repair troubled relationships and re-route unproductive thinking and behavior patterns."
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."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 692-9736
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"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."
Megan Gredesky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 694-0644
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Heather Williams, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"Dr. Williams is an interactive therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 849-6831
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"Dr. Williams is an interactive therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing."
Elise Geltman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My clients are often facing life transitions, relationship struggles, family conflict, parenting issues, grief, or a loss of purpose or meaning. For some, such experiences have led to additional lasting struggles with depression or anxiety, and we work directly with these symptoms. I have specialization in supporting individuals in crisis and trauma survivors. It is truly an honor to support people in their times of challenge and to be a part of their becoming. My client's discover self-knowledge and clarity, experience courage and resilience, restore balance, and develop skills that improve their lives."
Coping Skills
Play Therapy
(510) 239-3443
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Play Therapy
"My clients are often facing life transitions, relationship struggles, family conflict, parenting issues, grief, or a loss of purpose or meaning. For some, such experiences have led to additional lasting struggles with depression or anxiety, and we work directly with these symptoms. I have specialization in supporting individuals in crisis and trauma survivors. It is truly an honor to support people in their times of challenge and to be a part of their becoming. My client's discover self-knowledge and clarity, experience courage and resilience, restore balance, and develop skills that improve their lives."

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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.