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
Integrative
(510) 974-7425
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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."
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
Integrative
(510) 953-5726
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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."
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
Integrative
(510) 269-4255
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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."
The Resilience Clinic, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Come to the Resilience Clinic for warm, responsive, strengths-based, and collaborative health psychology services. Specialties include: Resilience training and integrative mind-body skills-building for help with adjusting to chronic stress; Perinatal psychotherapy for families before, during, and after birth especially when there has been extra stress, a neonatal hospitalization, developmental issues, or traumatic birth; Medical traumatic stress prevention and treatment; and Relationship support based on Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples and family members seeking greater connection and harmony during stressful times."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(510) 617-1912
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"Come to the Resilience Clinic for warm, responsive, strengths-based, and collaborative health psychology services. Specialties include: Resilience training and integrative mind-body skills-building for help with adjusting to chronic stress; Perinatal psychotherapy for families before, during, and after birth especially when there has been extra stress, a neonatal hospitalization, developmental issues, or traumatic birth; Medical traumatic stress prevention and treatment; and Relationship support based on Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples and family members seeking greater connection and harmony during stressful times."
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
Integrative
(510) 945-3409
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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
"Clients who see me have an openness to explore and discuss different strategies to achieve their goals. Therapy is a unique experience that may ask people to take on challenging tasks, both inside and outside a therapy office, in order to get what they want."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(510) 824-8458 x1
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"Clients who see me have an openness to explore and discuss different strategies to achieve their goals. Therapy is a unique experience that may ask people to take on challenging tasks, both inside and outside a therapy office, in order to get what they want."
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
Integrative
(415) 200-1821
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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
Integrative
(510) 403-8481
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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."
Stephanie Lai, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
Coping Skills
Integrative
(415) 940-7243
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Coping Skills
Integrative
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
Integrative
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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."
Sophie Jani, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(510) 962-9374
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals."
Michael Rochette, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have a lifelong commitment to exploring our interconnections with our selves, our families, our significant others, our coworkers/neighbors, and our natural world. I see many of our personal challenges, which tend to manifest as anxiety and depression, correspond with disconnected patterns that leave us stuck, emotionally, cognitively, somatically, and spiritually. As an associated marriage and family therapist, I work with clients to heal existing interconnections and cultivate new ways being in connection."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(510) 298-3372
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"I have a lifelong commitment to exploring our interconnections with our selves, our families, our significant others, our coworkers/neighbors, and our natural world. I see many of our personal challenges, which tend to manifest as anxiety and depression, correspond with disconnected patterns that leave us stuck, emotionally, cognitively, somatically, and spiritually. As an associated marriage and family therapist, I work with clients to heal existing interconnections and cultivate new ways being in connection."
Dr. Lesley A. Parke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(510) 832-0717
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect."
Bay Area CBT Center, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you feel anxious or depressed, or struggle with low self-esteem, OCD, or the effects of trauma? Are you seeking a way to live a meaningful life that reflects your values? The Bay Area CBT Center is a group practice of behavioral therapists dedicated to providing high quality evidence-based treatments. Our integrative approach allows us to apply principles from the most up to date research-based treatments while adapting these tools to meet your unique needs and build an authentic relationship with you."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(415) 991-6818
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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
Integrative
(415) 867-5100
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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."
Sharon Bass, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"How good would it feel to be deeply listened to and understood? To talk with someone who has the empathy and skill to help you sort out the tangle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that prevent you from having the best life possible? Whether you pick the wrong partners, undermine yourself at work, lack the confidence to pursue your dreams or can't form a clear picture of what they are, working with a skilled therapist can get you moving in the right direction. I have particular expertise working with trauma/PTSD, depression, life transitions like divorce, and relationship issues."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(510) 240-5991
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"How good would it feel to be deeply listened to and understood? To talk with someone who has the empathy and skill to help you sort out the tangle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that prevent you from having the best life possible? Whether you pick the wrong partners, undermine yourself at work, lack the confidence to pursue your dreams or can't form a clear picture of what they are, working with a skilled therapist can get you moving in the right direction. I have particular expertise working with trauma/PTSD, depression, life transitions like divorce, and relationship issues."
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
Integrative
(888) 697-2063
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"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."
Michael Fitzpatrick, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I greatly enjoy working with the process of self-discovery and meaning making. This involves a passion for helping those who feel stuck to identify and remove the barriers toward change so that they can live a more fulfilling life. I take a relational approach to psychotherapy in which I believe it is the therapeutic relationship that heals. Through an exploration of your life, I enjoy learning about the relationship you have with your struggles, the purpose to be had within them, and the agency you have in the process."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(510) 746-8124
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"I greatly enjoy working with the process of self-discovery and meaning making. This involves a passion for helping those who feel stuck to identify and remove the barriers toward change so that they can live a more fulfilling life. I take a relational approach to psychotherapy in which I believe it is the therapeutic relationship that heals. Through an exploration of your life, I enjoy learning about the relationship you have with your struggles, the purpose to be had within them, and the agency you have in the process."
Jaclyn Lambe, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you feeling scattered, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, empty, or stuck? I can help you make space for change and get you on the path toward a more productive, fulfilling, and value-driven life. In therapy, we will work together to improve your coping and problem-solving skills, to increase your self-awareness, and to broaden your perspective about your life circumstances and available solutions. I welcome people seeking support for their non-traditional identities and lifestyles, and the bulk of my practice is folks who consider themselves to be LGBTQQI/kinky/poly/non-monogamous."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(415) 969-2899
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"Are you feeling scattered, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, empty, or stuck? I can help you make space for change and get you on the path toward a more productive, fulfilling, and value-driven life. In therapy, we will work together to improve your coping and problem-solving skills, to increase your self-awareness, and to broaden your perspective about your life circumstances and available solutions. I welcome people seeking support for their non-traditional identities and lifestyles, and the bulk of my practice is folks who consider themselves to be LGBTQQI/kinky/poly/non-monogamous."
Sarah McCartney, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption, which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you."
Coping Skills
Integrative
(510) 246-3475
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Integrative
"Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption, which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you."

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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.