Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94605
"There are things that happen in life that we try to overcome on our own but realize it has become too much to handle alone. You may be experiencing work related stress, conflict in your relationships, shame, grief, anxiety, depression, or a trauma. As a Therapist I want to support you heal those parts of yourself that hold you back. My goal is to support you in navigating, refining or developing skills to improve and enhance your life. I want to help you repair, restore and renew yourself, relationships, life or work. Psychotherapy can be a difficult process; It is important to feel comfortable and safe as you go on this journey. "
Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
(510) 466-1874
Verified
Oakland, California 94605
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Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
"There are things that happen in life that we try to overcome on our own but realize it has become too much to handle alone. You may be experiencing work related stress, conflict in your relationships, shame, grief, anxiety, depression, or a trauma. As a Therapist I want to support you heal those parts of yourself that hold you back. My goal is to support you in navigating, refining or developing skills to improve and enhance your life. I want to help you repair, restore and renew yourself, relationships, life or work. Psychotherapy can be a difficult process; It is important to feel comfortable and safe as you go on this journey. "
Tim Henry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Who is driving you crazy? Your partner, your boss, your teacher, your mother? Are you feeling overwhelmed, trapped, unsatisfied? Would you like to be more assertive, establish stronger boundaries & have more satisfying relationships? Would you like to remove obstacles that are preventing you from achieving your dreams? I want to help you develop life-long patterns to sustain a richer, more gratifying life. I specialize in working with adults going through transitions relating to work, school & relationships. I love working with intelligent, creative, motivated & insightful clients."
Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
(510) 878-4379
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
"Who is driving you crazy? Your partner, your boss, your teacher, your mother? Are you feeling overwhelmed, trapped, unsatisfied? Would you like to be more assertive, establish stronger boundaries & have more satisfying relationships? Would you like to remove obstacles that are preventing you from achieving your dreams? I want to help you develop life-long patterns to sustain a richer, more gratifying life. I specialize in working with adults going through transitions relating to work, school & relationships. I love working with intelligent, creative, motivated & insightful clients."
Liz Hertz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. I help people who are experiencing problems in daily living, difficulty in navigating life transitions, relationship and family discord, or who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression or loss. Therapy is about removing obstacles and developing the capacity for self-acceptance, self- expression, and joy. I will collaborate with you to set your goals and uncover new strategies for a happier life."
Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
(510) 379-9108
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
"People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. I help people who are experiencing problems in daily living, difficulty in navigating life transitions, relationship and family discord, or who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression or loss. Therapy is about removing obstacles and developing the capacity for self-acceptance, self- expression, and joy. I will collaborate with you to set your goals and uncover new strategies for a happier life."
Dr. Sanford Rosenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I work with you to help you identify your real issues, and honest feelings about yourself, your life, your loves,your work,your family. I'll help you create real goals unlock emotional skills and intelligence to accomplish them. If you want to find out how to get practical skills and solutions to your issues, call me and set up a meeting."
Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
(415) 689-9734
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
"I work with you to help you identify your real issues, and honest feelings about yourself, your life, your loves,your work,your family. I'll help you create real goals unlock emotional skills and intelligence to accomplish them. If you want to find out how to get practical skills and solutions to your issues, call me and set up a meeting."
Laurie Jacobs, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"My practice includes teenagers, individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in helping adults better understand their relationships with others and themselves. My therapeutic approach is based on establishing a genuine, trusting relationship with clients. This enables my clients to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment and leads to greater insight and positive life changes. I live in the East Bay and enjoy outdoor activities, spending time with my family/friends and being a therapist."
Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
(415) 799-8174
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Adults
Behavioral Health Systems
"My practice includes teenagers, individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in helping adults better understand their relationships with others and themselves. My therapeutic approach is based on establishing a genuine, trusting relationship with clients. This enables my clients to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment and leads to greater insight and positive life changes. I live in the East Bay and enjoy outdoor activities, spending time with my family/friends and being a therapist."
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Rayna Harris, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I offer my clients specific tools to help them navigate difficult situations, reduce anxious thinking, manage depression, cope with trauma-related symptoms, set boundaries in relationships, and build confidence in themselves. Furthermore, I work with young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s and enjoy helping them find a healthy balance between work, family/friends, and themselves. I have extensive experience teaching practical skills in these areas to best meet the specific needs of my clients. "
(510) 319-1679
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"I offer my clients specific tools to help them navigate difficult situations, reduce anxious thinking, manage depression, cope with trauma-related symptoms, set boundaries in relationships, and build confidence in themselves. Furthermore, I work with young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s and enjoy helping them find a healthy balance between work, family/friends, and themselves. I have extensive experience teaching practical skills in these areas to best meet the specific needs of my clients. "
Alicia A Parker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Do you or your child suffer from social anxiety and dread social engagements? Have you or your child experienced a sudden loss or sudden panic? Has your world become smaller and smaller? Are you struggling to release addictive or obsessive patterns in your life? I would love to work with you to help you find concrete solutions and make real change in your life! I’ve spent eight years supporting adults, children and families in crisis. I work with adults and children struggling with transitions, grief, anxiety, panic, phobias and obsessive-compulsive issues."
(925) 350-6001
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Do you or your child suffer from social anxiety and dread social engagements? Have you or your child experienced a sudden loss or sudden panic? Has your world become smaller and smaller? Are you struggling to release addictive or obsessive patterns in your life? I would love to work with you to help you find concrete solutions and make real change in your life! I’ve spent eight years supporting adults, children and families in crisis. I work with adults and children struggling with transitions, grief, anxiety, panic, phobias and obsessive-compulsive issues."
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."
(510) 695-2343
Verified
Oakland, California 94605
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"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."
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."
(510) 808-6845
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"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."
Alisa Nowik Stern, Psy.D., Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in working with pregnant women, new mothers, and families with very young children. I work with children and parents who are struggling with a variety of concerns - attachment difficulties, feeding problems, anxiety/shyness, social skills problems, developmental delays, and bereavement/loss. I also provide adult psychotherapy, particularly with parents who are interested in exploring why certain areas of parenting can be so challenging and how their own history may affect their role as a parent now. Emotional support, guidance, and coaching for parents."
(650) 539-2585
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in working with pregnant women, new mothers, and families with very young children. I work with children and parents who are struggling with a variety of concerns - attachment difficulties, feeding problems, anxiety/shyness, social skills problems, developmental delays, and bereavement/loss. I also provide adult psychotherapy, particularly with parents who are interested in exploring why certain areas of parenting can be so challenging and how their own history may affect their role as a parent now. Emotional support, guidance, and coaching for parents."
Lucia ('loosha') Grauman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Awarded 'Best Psychotherapist' in Oakland Magazine's 2018 Best Of Oakland, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families and infidelity); grief and loss; addiction, recovery and codependence; anxiety and depression. My approach is warm, compassionate and direct, meaning my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for specific education, experience and credentials."
(415) 799-3799
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Awarded 'Best Psychotherapist' in Oakland Magazine's 2018 Best Of Oakland, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families and infidelity); grief and loss; addiction, recovery and codependence; anxiety and depression. My approach is warm, compassionate and direct, meaning my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for specific education, experience and credentials."
Jack Brennan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"What brings you here is something important. It could be a specific question, thought, problem, or pattern that is causing you anxiety or distress. There may have been a sudden emotional upheaval through experience of a difficult loss, a painful or exciting transition, or a traumatic event. Or, it could be that the issue bringing you is not exactly clear, hasn't yet been formulated in words, or feels more like a general malaise. Our work may be long or short-term, depending on the nature of this dilemma. Whatever the cause, the techniques I utilize for listening and hearing prompt you to speak on a register that leads to change. "
(510) 761-9737
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"What brings you here is something important. It could be a specific question, thought, problem, or pattern that is causing you anxiety or distress. There may have been a sudden emotional upheaval through experience of a difficult loss, a painful or exciting transition, or a traumatic event. Or, it could be that the issue bringing you is not exactly clear, hasn't yet been formulated in words, or feels more like a general malaise. Our work may be long or short-term, depending on the nature of this dilemma. Whatever the cause, the techniques I utilize for listening and hearing prompt you to speak on a register that leads to change. "
Kimberly Koljat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"The creation of my practice, Kimberly Koljat LMFT, Therapy Beyond Words, is in service of the transformative power of relational play with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and families. Though I specialize in working with children 3 - 12 years of age, I advocate that individuals of all ages, 0-100 years old, can benefit from the work of play. Yes, that means I utilize play with adults in session, too! Rooted in attachment, neurobiology, and client-centered work, I use experiential methods to help those who feel disconnected from others and themselves find the link playfully back to being in relationship to what matters most"
(415) 769-3286
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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"The creation of my practice, Kimberly Koljat LMFT, Therapy Beyond Words, is in service of the transformative power of relational play with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and families. Though I specialize in working with children 3 - 12 years of age, I advocate that individuals of all ages, 0-100 years old, can benefit from the work of play. Yes, that means I utilize play with adults in session, too! Rooted in attachment, neurobiology, and client-centered work, I use experiential methods to help those who feel disconnected from others and themselves find the link playfully back to being in relationship to what matters most"
Sparlha Swaby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Not Currently Accepting New Clients. I specialize in working with trauma and grieving, racial and sexual identity, immigration, inner critic and low self-esteem, spirituality and the search for meaning. In my understanding, what causes healing and transformation is the strength, depth, and authenticity of the therapeutic relationship. My style is warm, dynamic, and present; energizing, mindful, and attuned."
(510) 330-1804
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Not Currently Accepting New Clients. I specialize in working with trauma and grieving, racial and sexual identity, immigration, inner critic and low self-esteem, spirituality and the search for meaning. In my understanding, what causes healing and transformation is the strength, depth, and authenticity of the therapeutic relationship. My style is warm, dynamic, and present; energizing, mindful, and attuned."
Robyn El-Bardai, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, (Educ)
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Doctoral level psychologist. In our complimentary introductory session you will discover whether your reason for seeking therapy finds resonance with my style and expertise. I draw from years of diverse experience integrated with various psychological theories about how people can find meaning, satisfaction, and joy in life. In 2012 I received an award for "recognition of outstanding academic, social and personal achievements, and commitment to working with the underserved." Other recognitions include being interviewed on TV, being on the cover of GradPSYCH magazine, and being chosen to speak at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in 2015."
(510) 564-7408
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Doctoral level psychologist. In our complimentary introductory session you will discover whether your reason for seeking therapy finds resonance with my style and expertise. I draw from years of diverse experience integrated with various psychological theories about how people can find meaning, satisfaction, and joy in life. In 2012 I received an award for "recognition of outstanding academic, social and personal achievements, and commitment to working with the underserved." Other recognitions include being interviewed on TV, being on the cover of GradPSYCH magazine, and being chosen to speak at the national conference of the American Psychological Association in 2015."
Cyndi Lukk, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you too stressed to even be in touch with yourself? Too worried and tense, having a hard time to relax? Are you avoiding people and their expectations (and judgments) because you're tired and feel you don't have much to give at the moment? Stress feels like having a super sensitive burglar alarm ringing loudly throughout the mind and body. It confuses our thoughts. We are unable to see facts or future clearly. Our creativity is blocked or showing up as destructive energy. The body is in fight (frustration and anger) or flight (anxiety and overload) or worse - feeling frozen (numb and depressed). "
(510) 369-1934
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Are you too stressed to even be in touch with yourself? Too worried and tense, having a hard time to relax? Are you avoiding people and their expectations (and judgments) because you're tired and feel you don't have much to give at the moment? Stress feels like having a super sensitive burglar alarm ringing loudly throughout the mind and body. It confuses our thoughts. We are unable to see facts or future clearly. Our creativity is blocked or showing up as destructive energy. The body is in fight (frustration and anger) or flight (anxiety and overload) or worse - feeling frozen (numb and depressed). "
Martha Bulger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you at a place in your life that no longer feels comfortable and you're unsure of how you've have gotten there? It's impacting your personal and/or work relationships and your self-image. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space allowing you to gain insight into your journey thus far and give yourself permission to change. I will help you move to a place of self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and self-love."
(510) 328-4454
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Are you at a place in your life that no longer feels comfortable and you're unsure of how you've have gotten there? It's impacting your personal and/or work relationships and your self-image. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space allowing you to gain insight into your journey thus far and give yourself permission to change. I will help you move to a place of self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and self-love."
Shenelle Jackson, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Everything seemed to be going right, but recently everything in your world has turned upside down. Your spouse is unhappy. The children are running wild. Work is getting more complicated. Now you are stressed out, depressed and worried. You do not feel good about yourself and have let yourself go. You feel like you are constantly battling with yourself and everyone in your life. Life is an ever-changing experience that at times can be overwhelming and hard to manage mentally. As your therapist, I am intentional about helping you through this time and providing you with the tools necessary to tackle the hardships that have come. "
(510) 953-4685
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Everything seemed to be going right, but recently everything in your world has turned upside down. Your spouse is unhappy. The children are running wild. Work is getting more complicated. Now you are stressed out, depressed and worried. You do not feel good about yourself and have let yourself go. You feel like you are constantly battling with yourself and everyone in your life. Life is an ever-changing experience that at times can be overwhelming and hard to manage mentally. As your therapist, I am intentional about helping you through this time and providing you with the tools necessary to tackle the hardships that have come. "
Ann Gordon, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"At one time or another, day-to-day life can just feel too difficult. The perspective, support, and skills you can gain from working with a therapist can be an enormous help. I enjoy working with a wide range of adults struggling with life transitions, parenting, relationships, work challenges, or grief and loss. I am particularly interested in the personal issues brought up by the special needs, illnesses, or other challenges, of people you care about. I use both practical and exploratory approaches, depending on the situation."
(415) 237-4338
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"At one time or another, day-to-day life can just feel too difficult. The perspective, support, and skills you can gain from working with a therapist can be an enormous help. I enjoy working with a wide range of adults struggling with life transitions, parenting, relationships, work challenges, or grief and loss. I am particularly interested in the personal issues brought up by the special needs, illnesses, or other challenges, of people you care about. I use both practical and exploratory approaches, depending on the situation."
Harmony J Satre, Psychologist
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I specialize in neuropsychological and psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents and adults. Some concerns I assess commonly include: learning difference, giftedness, twice-exceptional, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, impacts of traumatic brain injury, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, cognitive processing issues, issues related to aging, personality disorders, and much more. If you have a particular need or question, please call or email and ask!"
(510) 224-5475
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I specialize in neuropsychological and psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents and adults. Some concerns I assess commonly include: learning difference, giftedness, twice-exceptional, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, impacts of traumatic brain injury, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, cognitive processing issues, issues related to aging, personality disorders, and much more. If you have a particular need or question, please call or email and ask!"

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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.