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
Adults
(510) 270-4296
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
Lai Chien, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
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
Adults
(510) 974-7929
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
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
Adults
(510) 292-4914
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
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
Adults
(510) 768-8218
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
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
Adults
(415) 539-0298
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
Rebecca M Crabb, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I work well with individuals willing to engage in an active, reflective treatment and try new ways of thinking and relating outside the session. I often work with individuals in professions such as law, medicine, and engineering who are seeking to better manage the pressure that can accompany responsibility. I also work well with artists, musicians, and writers, for whom creative expression is an integral part of emotional health. My other specialties include coping with medical illness and navigating caregiving challenges. I welcome adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations."
Coping Skills
Adults
(415) 639-9145
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Adults
"I work well with individuals willing to engage in an active, reflective treatment and try new ways of thinking and relating outside the session. I often work with individuals in professions such as law, medicine, and engineering who are seeking to better manage the pressure that can accompany responsibility. I also work well with artists, musicians, and writers, for whom creative expression is an integral part of emotional health. My other specialties include coping with medical illness and navigating caregiving challenges. I welcome adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations."
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
Adults
(510) 953-5726
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
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
Adults
(510) 974-7425
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
Bowbay Liang-Hua Feng, Marriage & Family Therapist
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
Adults
(510) 269-4255
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
Sharon Jones, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My goal is to promote and encourage good mental health with a person-centered approach. To help clients acquire coping skills that will raise self esteem, and overall well being. To support and encourage clients not only in therapy, but outside as well. To assist in accessing community resources as well as family support if appropriate, and friends. "
Coping Skills
Adults
(510) 345-0367
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Adults
"My goal is to promote and encourage good mental health with a person-centered approach. To help clients acquire coping skills that will raise self esteem, and overall well being. To support and encourage clients not only in therapy, but outside as well. To assist in accessing community resources as well as family support if appropriate, and friends. "
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
Adults
(510) 508-7507
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
Jennifer Valera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
Coping Skills
Adults
(510) 945-3409
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Adults
"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
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
Adults
(510) 824-8458 x1
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Adults
" 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."
Walker Wellness Therapy & Consulting, Sonji Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"A guiding theme for my work is meeting individuals where they are in life in order to understand the dynamics of their current situation or circumstance. Many of the people that I work with have been involved in the child welfare and or court systems, have experienced tragedy, trauma and experiencing grief, anxiety, or struggling with life stressors. I strive to support clients as they develop creative solutions and tools to improve their quality of life. I use a strengths-based and solution focused approach in working with clients, to identify their strengths, who they are and strategies they can use to be their best self. "
Coping Skills
Adults
(510) 513-8867
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Adults
"A guiding theme for my work is meeting individuals where they are in life in order to understand the dynamics of their current situation or circumstance. Many of the people that I work with have been involved in the child welfare and or court systems, have experienced tragedy, trauma and experiencing grief, anxiety, or struggling with life stressors. I strive to support clients as they develop creative solutions and tools to improve their quality of life. I use a strengths-based and solution focused approach in working with clients, to identify their strengths, who they are and strategies they can use to be their best self. "
(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
Adults
(510) 945-3982
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
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
Adults
(510) 900-8769
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
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
Adults
(510) 974-7884
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
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
Adults
(415) 200-1821
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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. "
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
Adults
(415) 349-0855
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."
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
Adults
(510) 403-8481
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Adults
"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."

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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.