Hillary Dupuis, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Coping Skills
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(415) 539-0298
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Deb Schneider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 974-7884
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
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"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Sara Lesser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 878-4008
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
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"If you are struggling with difficult feelings or situations I might be able to help. I enjoy connecting with clients and getting to know the uniqueness of each person I work with. I can help you make sense of your life experiences and together we can find new ways for you to be able to cope better and feel more fulfilled in your life. I really enjoy helping people to thrive and become more authentically themselves. My style is collaborative, genuine and interactive. I believe humor can be an important part of getting through difficult times."
Marian T Okamura, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I have had extensive experience with ethnically diverse women, men, couples, Veterans and immigrants, from young to older adults. I work with issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, marriage, work, disability, aging, loss, bereavement, identity and cross cultural/bi-cultural conflict. I am interested in exploring these issues through a dynamic process of understanding your emotional life and thoughts; and, how it manifests in your behavior patterns in the world. I am available for clinical consultation/supervising licensing hours. By appointment 925.890.6060"
Coping Skills
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(925) 854-4468
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
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"I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I have had extensive experience with ethnically diverse women, men, couples, Veterans and immigrants, from young to older adults. I work with issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, marriage, work, disability, aging, loss, bereavement, identity and cross cultural/bi-cultural conflict. I am interested in exploring these issues through a dynamic process of understanding your emotional life and thoughts; and, how it manifests in your behavior patterns in the world. I am available for clinical consultation/supervising licensing hours. By appointment 925.890.6060"
Natasa Nordman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have 10 years of experience working with families, adults, and youth to help achieve the life they want to live. I have successfully treated survivors of intergenerational trauma, anxiety, depression and stress drawing from various therapeutic approaches. I have received extensive training in family-centered therapeutic models including Attachment Regulation Competency therapy which is geared towards increasing attunement, identifying skills to regulate, and fostering ways for resilience in individuals, families, and various caregiving systems (i.e., biological, foster, residential) who have experienced complex trauma. "
Coping Skills
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(925) 854-4473
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Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
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"I have 10 years of experience working with families, adults, and youth to help achieve the life they want to live. I have successfully treated survivors of intergenerational trauma, anxiety, depression and stress drawing from various therapeutic approaches. I have received extensive training in family-centered therapeutic models including Attachment Regulation Competency therapy which is geared towards increasing attunement, identifying skills to regulate, and fostering ways for resilience in individuals, families, and various caregiving systems (i.e., biological, foster, residential) who have experienced complex trauma. "
Angelyne Arellano, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.S., LMFT, CRC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I employ compassion, creativity, humility, and humor in working with individuals, couples, families, law enforcement and military men and women, especially those who are in transition into new beginnings and stages-of-life. I view the individual as separate from their situation and condition - such as disabilities, medical/chronic conditions, substance use, anger, depression, anxiety, or involvement in the criminal justice system - and are capable of change. The journey in therapy can unearth underlying pain in a safe place with a vested partner such as myself. I believe that the therapeutic relationship helps clients to heal."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 606-9756
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
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"I employ compassion, creativity, humility, and humor in working with individuals, couples, families, law enforcement and military men and women, especially those who are in transition into new beginnings and stages-of-life. I view the individual as separate from their situation and condition - such as disabilities, medical/chronic conditions, substance use, anger, depression, anxiety, or involvement in the criminal justice system - and are capable of change. The journey in therapy can unearth underlying pain in a safe place with a vested partner such as myself. I believe that the therapeutic relationship helps clients to heal."
Elana Story, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I believe transformation can happen anytime, and that self-exploration and self-care are important parts of being able to change the world. I believe that we can all deepen and improve our relationships with ourselves and with one another. I am more effusive than your traditional "blank slate" therapist. I also model healthy boundaries and open two-way communication. I am genuinely curious about your whole self as I listen deeply to the depth and breadth of your emotions and your story. I'll gently challenge you to move forward and out of being "stuck" or unhelpful holding patterns."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 390-8492
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
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"I believe transformation can happen anytime, and that self-exploration and self-care are important parts of being able to change the world. I believe that we can all deepen and improve our relationships with ourselves and with one another. I am more effusive than your traditional "blank slate" therapist. I also model healthy boundaries and open two-way communication. I am genuinely curious about your whole self as I listen deeply to the depth and breadth of your emotions and your story. I'll gently challenge you to move forward and out of being "stuck" or unhelpful holding patterns."
India B Gomez, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"As a clinical psychologist, I offer therapy and coaching for personal/professional growth to enhance coping with stress, bolster resiliency, and overcome obstacles to living fully. I work with clients from different ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities. My specialties include: cultural competency, mood, trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, relationships, co-occurring mental health/medical issues, serious mental illness, cultural identity, internalized oppression, stress management, self-esteem, assertiveness, and self-care."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(925) 392-3428
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
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"As a clinical psychologist, I offer therapy and coaching for personal/professional growth to enhance coping with stress, bolster resiliency, and overcome obstacles to living fully. I work with clients from different ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities. My specialties include: cultural competency, mood, trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, relationships, co-occurring mental health/medical issues, serious mental illness, cultural identity, internalized oppression, stress management, self-esteem, assertiveness, and self-care."
April Jourdan, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Licensed Educational Psychologist, Ph.D, LEP, ABSNP, BCBA-D
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I have worked in education for over 20 years. I obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development. I am also a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP#3002), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D#1-11-9745), and a Diplomat from the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP#10246). In addition, I hold a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in the areas of: Counseling, Child Welfare and Attendance, and School Psychology. My areas of special training and expertise include school neuropsychological evaluations, functional behavioral assessments, and treatment planning for a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect learning and behavior."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(628) 400-0469
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
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"I have worked in education for over 20 years. I obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development. I am also a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP#3002), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D#1-11-9745), and a Diplomat from the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP#10246). In addition, I hold a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in the areas of: Counseling, Child Welfare and Attendance, and School Psychology. My areas of special training and expertise include school neuropsychological evaluations, functional behavioral assessments, and treatment planning for a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect learning and behavior."
Teisha Y. Levi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"What has happened to you? Have you experienced hardship, life changes, or something traumatic? As a clinical mental health specialist, I provide psychological services for individuals experiencing cognitive and emotional difficulties. I was a clinician and supervisor for a mental health agency focused on psychosis and transitional aged-youth. I taught at San Francisco State University offering knowledge in the area of family crisis, resilience and coping; teaching primarily with a focus on mental health and substance abuse, at the undergraduate level. "
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 491-9535
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
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"What has happened to you? Have you experienced hardship, life changes, or something traumatic? As a clinical mental health specialist, I provide psychological services for individuals experiencing cognitive and emotional difficulties. I was a clinician and supervisor for a mental health agency focused on psychosis and transitional aged-youth. I taught at San Francisco State University offering knowledge in the area of family crisis, resilience and coping; teaching primarily with a focus on mental health and substance abuse, at the undergraduate level. "
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
Supervision Services
(510) 306-1799
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
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"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?"
Alys Larsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I help people feel success in life, measured by their own inner beliefs. Feeling sadness, loss, anger, anxiety can make us feel helpless, ineffective, overwhelmed, and ready to give up. I can help you or your family learn self-regulation skills and feel mastery in managing life's challenges. We can resolve past and present concerns using a variety of treatment approaches, so you can achieve inner peace. I can help your children with problems in school and improve relationships at home. All of this is approached with the goal of affirming your dignity and self-efficacy. "
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 824-8316
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Supervision Services
"I help people feel success in life, measured by their own inner beliefs. Feeling sadness, loss, anger, anxiety can make us feel helpless, ineffective, overwhelmed, and ready to give up. I can help you or your family learn self-regulation skills and feel mastery in managing life's challenges. We can resolve past and present concerns using a variety of treatment approaches, so you can achieve inner peace. I can help your children with problems in school and improve relationships at home. All of this is approached with the goal of affirming your dignity and self-efficacy. "
Mary McFarland, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you unhappy in your life? With your relationship? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who will listen to what YOU WANT and need? I am a kind compassionate seasoned professional who will help you understand yourself better. I have an engaging and collaborative style. I help clients struggling with relationship and parenting concerns."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 655-5568
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
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"Are you unhappy in your life? With your relationship? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who will listen to what YOU WANT and need? I am a kind compassionate seasoned professional who will help you understand yourself better. I have an engaging and collaborative style. I help clients struggling with relationship and parenting concerns."
Kimberly Koljat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Has your child been struggling? Have you recently been coming up against personal blocks you want to knock down? I can help. We experience a lot in life, and often, the more painful experiences from our past play out in our current relationships. I help children, individuals, and families use both their logic and creativity to work through difficulties such as transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, identity difficulties, creativity blocks, and "feeling stuck" in a pattern that no longer serves you."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(415) 769-3286
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Coping Skills
Supervision Services
"Has your child been struggling? Have you recently been coming up against personal blocks you want to knock down? I can help. We experience a lot in life, and often, the more painful experiences from our past play out in our current relationships. I help children, individuals, and families use both their logic and creativity to work through difficulties such as transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, identity difficulties, creativity blocks, and "feeling stuck" in a pattern that no longer serves you."
Karen Godfredsen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"When we find ourselves struggling with the kind of emotional pain that our usual strategies and supports can't relieve, good therapy is a lifeline. Like massage for physical injuries, psychotherapy effectively relieves chronic emotional pain, clears out unwanted emotional scar tissue, and creates flexibility, strength and new possibilities for positive motion in our lives. Whether you are worried about your own mental health, or the distress of someone you love, or are simply curious about how therapy might help, call/email me to schedule an initial conversation to talk about what kind of treatment is best for you."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 953-4239
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
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"When we find ourselves struggling with the kind of emotional pain that our usual strategies and supports can't relieve, good therapy is a lifeline. Like massage for physical injuries, psychotherapy effectively relieves chronic emotional pain, clears out unwanted emotional scar tissue, and creates flexibility, strength and new possibilities for positive motion in our lives. Whether you are worried about your own mental health, or the distress of someone you love, or are simply curious about how therapy might help, call/email me to schedule an initial conversation to talk about what kind of treatment is best for you."
Tap Into Freedom Integrative Psychotherapy, Psychologist
Psychologist, EdD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you feeling stressed or anxious, or are thinking too much? Kind of stuck, even though you've tried different things? I have 20+ years of experience helping people like you find relief from stress, anxiety and worry, so that they feel freed up and happier in their lives. We all get stuck sometimes. If you're ready for relief and clarity on how to feel more calm and in true control, contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult. We'll talk about what emotional freedom can mean for you and your life right now."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(925) 308-5559
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
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"Are you feeling stressed or anxious, or are thinking too much? Kind of stuck, even though you've tried different things? I have 20+ years of experience helping people like you find relief from stress, anxiety and worry, so that they feel freed up and happier in their lives. We all get stuck sometimes. If you're ready for relief and clarity on how to feel more calm and in true control, contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult. We'll talk about what emotional freedom can mean for you and your life right now."
Dina Alkhoury, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Therapy is often the only space some have that is only for them. It is important that it feels safe, warm and authentic. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for discovery, growth and connection. I welcome children, adolescents, adults, couples and older adults to my practice. My approach to treatment varies on your specific needs. I use various therapeutic approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Psychodynamic Therapy, and other solution-focused approaches. My therapy style is integrative, culturally sensitive and strength based. I approach therapy with warmth, compassion and curiosity."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 338-3325
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Supervision Services
"Therapy is often the only space some have that is only for them. It is important that it feels safe, warm and authentic. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for discovery, growth and connection. I welcome children, adolescents, adults, couples and older adults to my practice. My approach to treatment varies on your specific needs. I use various therapeutic approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Psychodynamic Therapy, and other solution-focused approaches. My therapy style is integrative, culturally sensitive and strength based. I approach therapy with warmth, compassion and curiosity."
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(415) 236-3570
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Supervision Services
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Christina M Winesberry, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Feeling stuck, at a loss or not sure what direction you want your life to go in? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We can get stuck in the same place because we’re too nervous to take that first step or doubt that we can pull off the changes we want to make. "
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 573-7977
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
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"Feeling stuck, at a loss or not sure what direction you want your life to go in? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We can get stuck in the same place because we’re too nervous to take that first step or doubt that we can pull off the changes we want to make. "
Ariana Heller, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MAEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I offer you an open space in which together we can explore and understand difficult feelings and thoughts. Through this collaborative process you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of yourself, allow your emotions to be processed, and work through uncomfortable/ difficult feelings. As a result, life becomes easier to navigate and more meaningful. Like any relationship, it has to feel right to you. What I bring to the relationship is my warmth, curiosity, compassion, honesty, years of expertise, and the ability to dive deep into issues without judgment leading to long-term change."
Coping Skills
Supervision Services
(510) 757-1536
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
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"I offer you an open space in which together we can explore and understand difficult feelings and thoughts. Through this collaborative process you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of yourself, allow your emotions to be processed, and work through uncomfortable/ difficult feelings. As a result, life becomes easier to navigate and more meaningful. Like any relationship, it has to feel right to you. What I bring to the relationship is my warmth, curiosity, compassion, honesty, years of expertise, and the ability to dive deep into issues without judgment leading to long-term 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.