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
Optum
(510) 945-3409
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Optum
"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."
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
Optum
(510) 592-6663
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
Coping Skills
Optum
"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."
Erika Crowell Altobelli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Making a commitment to change can be daunting. Whether you are reaching out to resolve current conflicts of values or conscience, or to improve your relationships with family members, friends or work colleagues, help is available. Together we will identify obstacles and work towards a timely resolution or to the recognition that the goal is not necessarily equilibrium but a healthy striving between what we currently are and what we could be or hope to become."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 907-6872
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Optum
"Making a commitment to change can be daunting. Whether you are reaching out to resolve current conflicts of values or conscience, or to improve your relationships with family members, friends or work colleagues, help is available. Together we will identify obstacles and work towards a timely resolution or to the recognition that the goal is not necessarily equilibrium but a healthy striving between what we currently are and what we could be or hope to become."
Sandra Mangan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"For twenty years I have helped individuals couples and families overcome obstacles to happiness and fulfillment in their lives. As a family therapist and a School Psychologist I have had an abundance of training and experience in dealing with the issues of children, adolescents their families. Although this is an area of expertise I have also been successful in my work with couples and individuals going through transitions, loss, anxiety or crisis. My approach is what I call "Naturalistic". This type of therapy is focused on what's happening both internally and externally for the client in their natural environment."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 962-8267
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Optum
"For twenty years I have helped individuals couples and families overcome obstacles to happiness and fulfillment in their lives. As a family therapist and a School Psychologist I have had an abundance of training and experience in dealing with the issues of children, adolescents their families. Although this is an area of expertise I have also been successful in my work with couples and individuals going through transitions, loss, anxiety or crisis. My approach is what I call "Naturalistic". This type of therapy is focused on what's happening both internally and externally for the client in their natural environment."
Gregory LH Gayle, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We all want to be understood, accepted and loved; this can only happen through honest communication. Making the decision to seek help for you or your family can be part of that communication. I provide a safe space to explore, discuss and process important issues that affect the lives of you and your family members. I have an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy. As one size does not fit all, therapy cannot be approached in the same way for everyone. It must be tailored to the specific needs, issues and problems that each person uniquely presents."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 985-4085
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Optum
"We all want to be understood, accepted and loved; this can only happen through honest communication. Making the decision to seek help for you or your family can be part of that communication. I provide a safe space to explore, discuss and process important issues that affect the lives of you and your family members. I have an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy. As one size does not fit all, therapy cannot be approached in the same way for everyone. It must be tailored to the specific needs, issues and problems that each person uniquely presents."
Claudius Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?"
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 306-1799
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Optum
"Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?"
Katie Mai Findley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, BCBA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I drive to you! In-office also available. Couples and Individuals Therapist. I have worked with all ages assisting those dealing with depression, anxiety, sleep problems, autism, bullying, life transitions, marital strife, panic attacks, anger issues, low self-esteem, and much more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Therapy can lead to positive change through increasing your emotional intelligence and assertiveness, building interpersonal and communication skills, developing coping strategies, and changing negative thoughts and behaviors."
Coping Skills
Optum
(707) 475-3959
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Optum
"I drive to you! In-office also available. Couples and Individuals Therapist. I have worked with all ages assisting those dealing with depression, anxiety, sleep problems, autism, bullying, life transitions, marital strife, panic attacks, anger issues, low self-esteem, and much more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Therapy can lead to positive change through increasing your emotional intelligence and assertiveness, building interpersonal and communication skills, developing coping strategies, and changing negative thoughts and behaviors."
Susan B. Garner, MA MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I enjoy working with adults who are interested in becoming more conscious. We all have reactions to things but there are some reactions or triggers that cause emotional pain. These triggers are usually a leftover piece of unprocessed pain. Unless they are understood and healed, they'll keep coming up. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated and curious about this process. The result is more peace of mind and a more fulfilling relationship with oneself and others."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 878-5740
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Optum
"I enjoy working with adults who are interested in becoming more conscious. We all have reactions to things but there are some reactions or triggers that cause emotional pain. These triggers are usually a leftover piece of unprocessed pain. Unless they are understood and healed, they'll keep coming up. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated and curious about this process. The result is more peace of mind and a more fulfilling relationship with oneself and others."
Denise L Jones-Kazan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I have been a therapist for 25 years. I provided psychotherapeutic services to adolescents, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings.For the past 18 years I was the lead clinician in an Intensive Day Treatment High School Program for adolescents in Special Education. Prior to that, I worked in a Women's Substance Abuse Agency.I am now in private practice and look forward to an opportunity to work with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and families where I can utilize my clinical expertise and work experience to help individuals achieve their goals."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 379-7971
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Optum
"I have been a therapist for 25 years. I provided psychotherapeutic services to adolescents, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings.For the past 18 years I was the lead clinician in an Intensive Day Treatment High School Program for adolescents in Special Education. Prior to that, I worked in a Women's Substance Abuse Agency.I am now in private practice and look forward to an opportunity to work with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and families where I can utilize my clinical expertise and work experience to help individuals achieve their goals."
Lori Beth Kaplan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My ideal client is a child or adolescent and/or their parent/guardian looking to make the experience through adolescence a more joyful experience. I knew early on that working with children, adolescents and their families was my calling. With over 30 years of experience and extensive training, I can help children and their families find solutions, resolve conflicts, improve communication and learn new skills to better manage their lives. My skillset includes helping people dealing with complex issues including ADHD, Asperger's, mood/anxiety, chronic illness, PTSD, grief/loss, teasing/bullying, fears/phobias, sibling conflict, and divorce/separation."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 725-4563
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Optum
"My ideal client is a child or adolescent and/or their parent/guardian looking to make the experience through adolescence a more joyful experience. I knew early on that working with children, adolescents and their families was my calling. With over 30 years of experience and extensive training, I can help children and their families find solutions, resolve conflicts, improve communication and learn new skills to better manage their lives. My skillset includes helping people dealing with complex issues including ADHD, Asperger's, mood/anxiety, chronic illness, PTSD, grief/loss, teasing/bullying, fears/phobias, sibling conflict, and divorce/separation."
Nelu Zia, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, SAP, MHA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94605
"Are you concerned about your substance use and thinking about making a change? I can help you. Whether you would like to stop using substance, moderate them, or just cut down – I understand what you’re going through. You feel fear and anxiety, try to stop or cut down and go right back to your normal use just like you are on auto-pilot. You’re not weak, you’re just losing the battle against power chemical reactions in your brain. Let me help break free from this cycle. I'll personalize your counseling to be as effective for you as possible, not a "one-size fits all" approach. You'll learn new tools and coping skills."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 296-3843
Verified
Oakland, California 94605
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Coping Skills
Optum
"Are you concerned about your substance use and thinking about making a change? I can help you. Whether you would like to stop using substance, moderate them, or just cut down – I understand what you’re going through. You feel fear and anxiety, try to stop or cut down and go right back to your normal use just like you are on auto-pilot. You’re not weak, you’re just losing the battle against power chemical reactions in your brain. Let me help break free from this cycle. I'll personalize your counseling to be as effective for you as possible, not a "one-size fits all" approach. You'll learn new tools and coping skills."
Erika Bischoff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Change is possible and I believe that all individuals deserve the opportunity to create positive changes that will impact them throughout their lives. My role in the therapeutic process is to help clients explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are negatively impacting their lives and provide them skills to gain more control and build healthy and meaningful relationships. I strive to provide a creative and collaborative environment by which clients can reach their goals in a relatively short time."
Coping Skills
Optum
(310) 707-1486
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Optum
"Change is possible and I believe that all individuals deserve the opportunity to create positive changes that will impact them throughout their lives. My role in the therapeutic process is to help clients explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are negatively impacting their lives and provide them skills to gain more control and build healthy and meaningful relationships. I strive to provide a creative and collaborative environment by which clients can reach their goals in a relatively short time."
Yusef Malenky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"My practice focuses on youth and family issues, although I am also experienced in treating individuals. My clinical experience has been in school and office settings. I work with clients on issues such as child development, adolescence, parenting, blended families, family conflict, relationship partner conflict, child defiance, anger management/temperamental behavior, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Broadly speaking, I take a humanistic, client-centered approach to therapy but I am also influenced by the positive discipline model of child rearing."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 879-5804
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Optum
"My practice focuses on youth and family issues, although I am also experienced in treating individuals. My clinical experience has been in school and office settings. I work with clients on issues such as child development, adolescence, parenting, blended families, family conflict, relationship partner conflict, child defiance, anger management/temperamental behavior, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Broadly speaking, I take a humanistic, client-centered approach to therapy but I am also influenced by the positive discipline model of child rearing."
Robert l Gorden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I am expert in cognitive behavioral therapy and have been a field instructor and guest lecturer for the graduate MSW program at U.C. Berkeley. I am most interested in treating depression, marital problems,work-related problems, family issues, health concerns,grief and panic attacks. I have maintained a private practice for over 20 years. I believe that being interactive and having a strong and caring connection with clients is essential to providing successful therapy. My style combines collaboration, empirical knowledge and humor. I specialize in working with physicians, nurses and other health care providers."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 878-6174
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Optum
"I am expert in cognitive behavioral therapy and have been a field instructor and guest lecturer for the graduate MSW program at U.C. Berkeley. I am most interested in treating depression, marital problems,work-related problems, family issues, health concerns,grief and panic attacks. I have maintained a private practice for over 20 years. I believe that being interactive and having a strong and caring connection with clients is essential to providing successful therapy. My style combines collaboration, empirical knowledge and humor. I specialize in working with physicians, nurses and other health care providers."
Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Working with individual adults, couples and in groups, I am an experienced therapist supporting men and women who want to heal and grow. Stress and anxiety often stem from relationship and workplace concerns. My couples counseling focuses on communication, a key to healthy relationships. To help heal childhood trauma, I have varied perspectives, including EMDR and a body/mind approach. I also specialize in working with adults with addictions, with family members dealing with addicted loved ones, with codependency and ACA issues, and with mid-life and retirement changes. My longterm groups for men and women address deep relationship issues; free interview; ask for flyer."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 681-2091
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Optum
"Working with individual adults, couples and in groups, I am an experienced therapist supporting men and women who want to heal and grow. Stress and anxiety often stem from relationship and workplace concerns. My couples counseling focuses on communication, a key to healthy relationships. To help heal childhood trauma, I have varied perspectives, including EMDR and a body/mind approach. I also specialize in working with adults with addictions, with family members dealing with addicted loved ones, with codependency and ACA issues, and with mid-life and retirement changes. My longterm groups for men and women address deep relationship issues; free interview; ask for flyer."
Valerie Doyle, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 756-3494
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Optum
"It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind."
Maria Pilar Bratko, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
"Generally, what brings clients to my office are concerns related to work, relationships, and life. What I offer is depth psychotherapy for individuals and couples and welcome those from the Latino community. In individual therapy I will work with you to better understand your feelings and thoughts, find new ways for dealing with problems, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, desires, and aspirations. Couples often want to understand where their communication is not effective. In couple's therapy I will work with both of you to improve your relationship by strengthening communication skills. I don't work with domestic violence."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 962-4108
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
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Coping Skills
Optum
"Generally, what brings clients to my office are concerns related to work, relationships, and life. What I offer is depth psychotherapy for individuals and couples and welcome those from the Latino community. In individual therapy I will work with you to better understand your feelings and thoughts, find new ways for dealing with problems, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, desires, and aspirations. Couples often want to understand where their communication is not effective. In couple's therapy I will work with both of you to improve your relationship by strengthening communication skills. I don't work with domestic violence."
Carol Zeitlin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"If you are curious about being in therapy with me, I invite you to set up a 50-minute consultation session at no charge (for private-pay clients only). I am committed to helping adults and adolescents who are struggling with painful situations such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or feelings of disconnection. Together, we will strive to understand your emotional suffering and recognize relationship patterns that have not served you well. Over time we will use our relationship to rework old patterns and allow you to see choices in life where before there had seemed to be none."
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 567-4196
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Optum
"If you are curious about being in therapy with me, I invite you to set up a 50-minute consultation session at no charge (for private-pay clients only). I am committed to helping adults and adolescents who are struggling with painful situations such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or feelings of disconnection. Together, we will strive to understand your emotional suffering and recognize relationship patterns that have not served you well. Over time we will use our relationship to rework old patterns and allow you to see choices in life where before there had seemed to be none."
CK Olivieri Blackmore, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, mood disorders and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept in issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK works both behaviorally and spiritually to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in psychotherapy, education and research CK utilizes a broad array of interventions stemming from cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral (DBT), Gestalt and systemic therapies."
Coping Skills
Optum
(415) 496-5092
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
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"CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, mood disorders and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept in issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK works both behaviorally and spiritually to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in psychotherapy, education and research CK utilizes a broad array of interventions stemming from cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral (DBT), Gestalt and systemic therapies."
Gail P. Hunt, LCSW, BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"Relationship issues? Everyone has them. Most everyone struggles with their fantasy of what a relationship should look like vs. their experience of the one they are in. Nothing is more difficult than maintaining a long-term, committed relationship. With forty-five years of psychotherapy practice, personal therapy, seminars, consultation and my own marriage, I understand relationships in a deep and meaningful way. With a sincere desire to make a difference, your relationship can absolutely change!"
Coping Skills
Optum
(510) 500-9724
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Optum
"Relationship issues? Everyone has them. Most everyone struggles with their fantasy of what a relationship should look like vs. their experience of the one they are in. Nothing is more difficult than maintaining a long-term, committed relationship. With forty-five years of psychotherapy practice, personal therapy, seminars, consultation and my own marriage, I understand relationships in a deep and meaningful way. With a sincere desire to make a difference, your relationship can absolutely change!"

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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.