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
Beacon
(510) 953-5726
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"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."
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
Beacon
(510) 824-8458 x1
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"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."
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
Beacon
(510) 900-8769
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"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."
Briana Moore
MSW, ASW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Seeking a therapist begins with a first step. My interests are to assist people as they work through their life's hard areas to reach a place that allows personal serenity and balance. I believe when people seek therapy services, they want a listener who hears with the heart, provides some feedback and support through difficulties. The answers are within; it's my job to encourage you to explore those places that cause you to turn away from your joy. My practice is inclusive with respect to ethnic identity, country of origin, physical ability, sexual and gender preference, and spiritual affiliation."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 808-6825
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"Seeking a therapist begins with a first step. My interests are to assist people as they work through their life's hard areas to reach a place that allows personal serenity and balance. I believe when people seek therapy services, they want a listener who hears with the heart, provides some feedback and support through difficulties. The answers are within; it's my job to encourage you to explore those places that cause you to turn away from your joy. My practice is inclusive with respect to ethnic identity, country of origin, physical ability, sexual and gender preference, and spiritual affiliation."
Kathleen Parkinson McConnell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
""Reaching out is the first step. I invite you to take that first step and call me at 510-652-1902. I look forward to talking with you.""
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 652-1902
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Beacon
""Reaching out is the first step. I invite you to take that first step and call me at 510-652-1902. I look forward to talking with you.""
Ricka L. White-Soso, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 221-6652
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues."
Rob Shapera, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I can help you get unstuck from stagnation in your life by working through inner conflicts or ambivalence that may be blocking your progress. I can support you in navigating a challenging work, relationship, or life-stage transition. I can be your ally in identifying your authentic life passions, goals, calling, direction, and/or purpose, thereby realizing your full potential. If you are feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, over-worked, anxious, depressed, sad, grief-stricken, or disconnected from yourself/others, I can be your ally in finding balance, working with your challenging emotions, restoring calm and inner peace to your life, and finding your center again."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 648-3345
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"I can help you get unstuck from stagnation in your life by working through inner conflicts or ambivalence that may be blocking your progress. I can support you in navigating a challenging work, relationship, or life-stage transition. I can be your ally in identifying your authentic life passions, goals, calling, direction, and/or purpose, thereby realizing your full potential. If you are feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, over-worked, anxious, depressed, sad, grief-stricken, or disconnected from yourself/others, I can be your ally in finding balance, working with your challenging emotions, restoring calm and inner peace to your life, and finding your center again."
Rose Toutjian, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 298-3749
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be."
Ken Takahashi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 694-0966
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Jetaun G Mills, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94601
"Recognizing the power we have to create, nourish, and mold life, the time of pregnancy often awakens a multitude of emotions from past experiences and future unknowns. Devoted to women's fertility health and healthy families, my focus and passion is to provide a safe and nourishing atmosphere for women, couples and new families to take the time to explore your hopes and fears about pregnancy, family, and birth through pre and peri-natal psychotherapy as well as providing continued support through postpartum to the first 3 years of the child's life."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 296-6738
Verified
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"Recognizing the power we have to create, nourish, and mold life, the time of pregnancy often awakens a multitude of emotions from past experiences and future unknowns. Devoted to women's fertility health and healthy families, my focus and passion is to provide a safe and nourishing atmosphere for women, couples and new families to take the time to explore your hopes and fears about pregnancy, family, and birth through pre and peri-natal psychotherapy as well as providing continued support through postpartum to the first 3 years of the child's life."
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
Beacon
(510) 962-8267
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"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."
Laura Crystal Mallory, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94607
"Do you have a hard time with low self esteem and shyness in your relationships? What about anxiety and depression? You may also struggle with difficult family relationships .You desire strong healthy relationships but it just seems out of reach.You may find yourself getting upset and shut down at the smallest frustration. My style of facilitating therapy is warm , approachable and collaborative.In therapy, you have ample space to express whats going on for you at your own pace, release old pent up emotions, learn boundaries and healthy ways to cope for the future.I also facilitate a monthly women's circle for self esteem ."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(925) 304-1386
Verified
Oakland, California 94607
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"Do you have a hard time with low self esteem and shyness in your relationships? What about anxiety and depression? You may also struggle with difficult family relationships .You desire strong healthy relationships but it just seems out of reach.You may find yourself getting upset and shut down at the smallest frustration. My style of facilitating therapy is warm , approachable and collaborative.In therapy, you have ample space to express whats going on for you at your own pace, release old pent up emotions, learn boundaries and healthy ways to cope for the future.I also facilitate a monthly women's circle for self esteem ."
SSAC Counseling and Training, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Over the past 17 years I have been healing the families of Alameda County. I am most known for my ability to reach hard to engage high risk clients in the African-American Community. I believe that my calling is to guide my clients to the roads of self-control, self-love, and self-motivation. Knowing that once one knows and loves their true self they are able to have better relationships with their children, partners, and family."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 296-6521
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"Over the past 17 years I have been healing the families of Alameda County. I am most known for my ability to reach hard to engage high risk clients in the African-American Community. I believe that my calling is to guide my clients to the roads of self-control, self-love, and self-motivation. Knowing that once one knows and loves their true self they are able to have better relationships with their children, partners, and family."
Sara Willott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I have a strong capacity and appreciation for working with others who are facing intense or discouraging life circumstances. With openness and warmth, therapy can be a collaborative process. Sessions can be adapted to your goals and to what arises during the course of the week. I find approaches that are most effective and meaningful to you so that each session helps your growth towards living a life of wellbeing and resilience. In my work, it is important to provide a space for you that feels open, non-judgmental, curious, and direct."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 694-1596
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"I have a strong capacity and appreciation for working with others who are facing intense or discouraging life circumstances. With openness and warmth, therapy can be a collaborative process. Sessions can be adapted to your goals and to what arises during the course of the week. I find approaches that are most effective and meaningful to you so that each session helps your growth towards living a life of wellbeing and resilience. In my work, it is important to provide a space for you that feels open, non-judgmental, curious, and direct."
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
Beacon
(510) 985-4085
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"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."
Glen E Harelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94605
"My in-person psychotherapy practice is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with an office in the East Bay. I have been in the field of public health and social work at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges in their lives including mild to moderate stress, anxiety and more severe panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, severe mental and addictive disorders including clients with long standing dependence on opioids."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 345-1227
Verified
Oakland, California 94605
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"My in-person psychotherapy practice is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with an office in the East Bay. I have been in the field of public health and social work at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges in their lives including mild to moderate stress, anxiety and more severe panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, severe mental and addictive disorders including clients with long standing dependence on opioids."
Tara Daniels, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We learn patterns and behaviors early on that help us cope with life's challenges. Sometimes, these tools stop working or become unhelpful. I want to help you recreate your toolbox. Whatever you are dealing with, I provide a safe space for you to be able to deepen and internally investigate so we can mindfully take on your complex problems. If you are dealing with relationship issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, I approach all with curiosity. My goal is to have you leave therapy feeling heard, understood, and empowered to make new choices that work for you."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 447-1437
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"We learn patterns and behaviors early on that help us cope with life's challenges. Sometimes, these tools stop working or become unhelpful. I want to help you recreate your toolbox. Whatever you are dealing with, I provide a safe space for you to be able to deepen and internally investigate so we can mindfully take on your complex problems. If you are dealing with relationship issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, I approach all with curiosity. My goal is to have you leave therapy feeling heard, understood, and empowered to make new choices that work for you."
Conscious Voices, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94601
"We offer counseling services for families, individuals and groups, using an approach designed to heal the individual and the community. Our services recognize that the unique cultural experience of African Americans requires a unique approach to services."
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 592-6280
Verified
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"We offer counseling services for families, individuals and groups, using an approach designed to heal the individual and the community. Our services recognize that the unique cultural experience of African Americans requires a unique approach to services."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am a culturally conscious therapist with particular sensibility towards those who seek to address and recognize their strengths and fundamental worth. I enjoy working with people and families of diverse backgrounds and across all life stages, from school age children to elder adults.I am bilingual in English and Spanish and practice psychotherapy in both languages. ​ My work emphasizes the importance of maintaining a reflective space where individuals, families and caregivers can receive emotional support and insight while remaining strengths focused. Empathy and compassion are essential to any transformative work. I employ "
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 390-9566
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"I am a culturally conscious therapist with particular sensibility towards those who seek to address and recognize their strengths and fundamental worth. I enjoy working with people and families of diverse backgrounds and across all life stages, from school age children to elder adults.I am bilingual in English and Spanish and practice psychotherapy in both languages. ​ My work emphasizes the importance of maintaining a reflective space where individuals, families and caregivers can receive emotional support and insight while remaining strengths focused. Empathy and compassion are essential to any transformative work. I employ "
Natalie Nelson-Blake
Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am a psychological assistant with Core Insights Psychological Group, supervised by Dr. Katey Nicolai. Finding the right therapist fit is critical to a positive therapy experience, so I invite you to explore my profile and reach out with any questions you may have. A central assumption that guides my work with clients is that healing and personal empowerment are fostered within the context of a therapeutic relationship in which one is deeply listened to and understood. Through this relationship, I can work with you on practical solutions to address whatever issues have brought you to therapy. "
Coping Skills
Beacon
(510) 907-6504 x1
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Beacon
"I am a psychological assistant with Core Insights Psychological Group, supervised by Dr. Katey Nicolai. Finding the right therapist fit is critical to a positive therapy experience, so I invite you to explore my profile and reach out with any questions you may have. A central assumption that guides my work with clients is that healing and personal empowerment are fostered within the context of a therapeutic relationship in which one is deeply listened to and understood. Through this relationship, I can work with you on practical solutions to address whatever issues have brought you to therapy. "

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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.