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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 953-5726
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 269-4255
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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."
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 900-8769
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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."
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 508-7507
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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."
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 403-8481
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"I provide a safe place to address what's not working for you in your life. We will explore your life journey while bringing issues to light, encourage better life choices to be made in the present. I've worked with a spectrum of issues that leads someone to seek psychotherapy. We will recognize how you came to behaviors that may impact your ability to function and discover what will work better for you to live more comfortably. By creating a healing relationship within therapy we can work together to shed light on issues, developing your motivation to make adjustments."
Jennifer Howard, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 878-6002
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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."
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 298-3372
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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."
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 858-0654
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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."
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 939-7036
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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. "
Urana Jackson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94606
"Often when an individual or couple is seeking out a therapist they're in the midst of a significant transition or challenge that can feel overwhelming. Paradoxically, I believe this is often the time in which the greatest change is possible. By exploring issues through a multi-layered approach, we will identify the deeper truths and lessons these challenges are presenting. By lending tools and feedback, I assist my clients in having a different relationship with their challenges; thus moving away from constriction into conscious growth and empowerment."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 275-7633
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"Often when an individual or couple is seeking out a therapist they're in the midst of a significant transition or challenge that can feel overwhelming. Paradoxically, I believe this is often the time in which the greatest change is possible. By exploring issues through a multi-layered approach, we will identify the deeper truths and lessons these challenges are presenting. By lending tools and feedback, I assist my clients in having a different relationship with their challenges; thus moving away from constriction into conscious growth and empowerment."
Phyllis A Mace, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 399-1692
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"Clients approach me with a wide variety of concerns. Some examples: Teens and young adults often seek help in identifying and gaining traction in their goals and aspirations. Parents may struggle with their adolescent or young adult children, and need help navigating these years. Older clients may be facing the life challenges of redirecting their present and future life's goals, facing diminishing capacity, and seeking support in grief. Substance abuse or dependency, learning differences, and environmental stressors are among the many issues that my clients may be experiencing and benefit from addressing in therapy with me."
Holly Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Everyone gets stuck sometimes. Maybe it's in your relationship, or your career; it might start with negative images you have of yourself that then hold you back from having the life you want. I'd love to help you break the patterns that are limiting you. For almost twenty years, I've been helping individuals, couples, and families get unstuck and move forward."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 662-6929
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"Everyone gets stuck sometimes. Maybe it's in your relationship, or your career; it might start with negative images you have of yourself that then hold you back from having the life you want. I'd love to help you break the patterns that are limiting you. For almost twenty years, I've been helping individuals, couples, and families get unstuck and move forward."
Meshulam Plaves, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"At times, we cannot do it alone. Reaching out for professional guidance is a courageous step .You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, health issues, life transitions, relationships and family issues, stress, loss or an inability to achieve your goals. Psychotherapy can help by strengthening your resilience, enabling you to move through difficult challenges and make strong choices. In the safety of my office I will partner with you to find the most effective approach to meet your specific needs and goals. After 28 years, I continue to be gratified by the positive changes I have witnessed in my clients."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 292-4747
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"At times, we cannot do it alone. Reaching out for professional guidance is a courageous step .You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, health issues, life transitions, relationships and family issues, stress, loss or an inability to achieve your goals. Psychotherapy can help by strengthening your resilience, enabling you to move through difficult challenges and make strong choices. In the safety of my office I will partner with you to find the most effective approach to meet your specific needs and goals. After 28 years, I continue to be gratified by the positive changes I have witnessed in my clients."
Rebekah Balboni, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I work with adults, teens, couples, and families who are struggling in their own lives or in their relationships (with children, partners, themselves) in an empathic, non-judgmental, directive and engaged manner. I can help you identify where you are stuck and give you the opportunity to practice trying things a different way in order to feel better. I am experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, family/relationship conflict and life transitions. I obtain regular feedback from my clients to ensure we stay focused on client-defined treatment goals. "
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 924-0508
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"I work with adults, teens, couples, and families who are struggling in their own lives or in their relationships (with children, partners, themselves) in an empathic, non-judgmental, directive and engaged manner. I can help you identify where you are stuck and give you the opportunity to practice trying things a different way in order to feel better. I am experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, family/relationship conflict and life transitions. I obtain regular feedback from my clients to ensure we stay focused on client-defined treatment goals. "
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
Child or Adolescent
(510) 592-6663
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"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."
Jennifer Bissell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 379-9116
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 858-0916
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
Marie Sarte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 401-3186
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
Jennifer Chen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My approach to psychotherapy is based primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles of exploring and understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I seek to create a safe, warm and nonjudgmental environment in therapy, while helping you to identify key patterns and specific barriers that are stopping you from living a more fulfilling life. The purpose of therapy is to help you to find new ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, deepen awareness and insight into your patterns, and learn effective coping skills -- ultimately to help you attain your goals and foster balanced living."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 694-0368
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"My approach to psychotherapy is based primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles of exploring and understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I seek to create a safe, warm and nonjudgmental environment in therapy, while helping you to identify key patterns and specific barriers that are stopping you from living a more fulfilling life. The purpose of therapy is to help you to find new ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, deepen awareness and insight into your patterns, and learn effective coping skills -- ultimately to help you attain your goals and foster balanced living."
Phyllis Rothblatt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"As a therapist for over twenty four years, the focus of my work is helping people to create and sustain healthy relationships, and to learn how to thrive in their lives. I listen carefully to the nuances of what you say and don't say, and help you to become more aware of your unconscious beliefs and the energy that you hold in your body that may be an obstacle to your creating the life that you yearn for. Together, we take the journey of discovering what is in your way, and who you are truly meant to be."
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
(510) 246-3735
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
"As a therapist for over twenty four years, the focus of my work is helping people to create and sustain healthy relationships, and to learn how to thrive in their lives. I listen carefully to the nuances of what you say and don't say, and help you to become more aware of your unconscious beliefs and the energy that you hold in your body that may be an obstacle to your creating the life that you yearn for. Together, we take the journey of discovering what is in your way, and who you are truly meant to be."

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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.