Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile. Asking for help can be difficult, and finding a good fit in searching for a therapist is essential. Therapy can help us deepen both our understanding of the problems we face and our agency in addressing them. My job is to push you to think critically about your concerns, to live with deeper meaning and purpose, and to find complexity and richness in your lived experiences. In addition to private practice work, I hold a clinical position at UC-Berkeley, and work as the liaison to the Cal Athletics Department and the Golden State Warriors."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 757-1511
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Culturally Sensitive
"Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile. Asking for help can be difficult, and finding a good fit in searching for a therapist is essential. Therapy can help us deepen both our understanding of the problems we face and our agency in addressing them. My job is to push you to think critically about your concerns, to live with deeper meaning and purpose, and to find complexity and richness in your lived experiences. In addition to private practice work, I hold a clinical position at UC-Berkeley, and work as the liaison to the Cal Athletics Department and the Golden State Warriors."
Lisa Horowitz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I’m an interactive and relationship-focused therapist. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and connected. If you are struggling with life transitions, frequently feeling worried, and are concerned about yourself and your relationships, therapy can help. We will work together to determine what your needs and goals are, and we'll create a road map to meet those needs and achieve your goals."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 330-2470
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Culturally Sensitive
"I’m an interactive and relationship-focused therapist. It is important to me that you feel heard, understood, and connected. If you are struggling with life transitions, frequently feeling worried, and are concerned about yourself and your relationships, therapy can help. We will work together to determine what your needs and goals are, and we'll create a road map to meet those needs and achieve your goals."
Laila Shamszad, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Modern living is strenuous and challenging work. I will help you find relief from the heaviness of the worries, depression, and fatigue that so often sit right next to your innate capacities for meaning, appreciation, and joy. My approach is collaborative, engaged, and warm. I deeply respect the power of the therapeutic relationship as a potential agent for change and transformation, and I value your feelings of safety and comfort as essential to our working relationship."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 401-3803
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Culturally Sensitive
"Modern living is strenuous and challenging work. I will help you find relief from the heaviness of the worries, depression, and fatigue that so often sit right next to your innate capacities for meaning, appreciation, and joy. My approach is collaborative, engaged, and warm. I deeply respect the power of the therapeutic relationship as a potential agent for change and transformation, and I value your feelings of safety and comfort as essential to our working relationship."
Mosi Mays-Mirembe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in Oakland, CA. I have broad professional experience as a mediator, conflict management consultant, educator, and trainer. I bring the skills I've acquired in these roles to my therapy work. We humans are adaptive beings. When we adopt behaviors and mindsets that do not serve us, we may feel stuck, fearful, or intensely unhappy. Thankfully, we can modify our thinking and behaviors to promote a life of growth, happiness and healthy relationships. I provide skilled support to help repair troubled relationships and re-route unproductive thinking and behavior patterns."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 662-1164
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Culturally Sensitive
"I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in Oakland, CA. I have broad professional experience as a mediator, conflict management consultant, educator, and trainer. I bring the skills I've acquired in these roles to my therapy work. We humans are adaptive beings. When we adopt behaviors and mindsets that do not serve us, we may feel stuck, fearful, or intensely unhappy. Thankfully, we can modify our thinking and behaviors to promote a life of growth, happiness and healthy relationships. I provide skilled support to help repair troubled relationships and re-route unproductive thinking and behavior patterns."
Lisette R Lahana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"5/19 UPDATE: I AM FULL EXCEPT FOR GENDER-RELATED LETTERS & THERAPIST CONSULTS With a warm, non-judgmental approach I'll help you explore those patterns causing you problems. Clear away your past to create a more fulfilling relationship to yourself and others. I'll ask you to think about yourself deeply and help you move toward your goals. With over 20+ years as a therapist, I help people break out of depression, find stability and feel more relaxed. Affirming toward transgender, LGBTIQQA & folks beyond the gender binary. Adults & kids 10+ Welcome to clients of color & se habla español. VIDEO SESSIONS for CA. Accessible building."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 399-2673
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Culturally Sensitive
"5/19 UPDATE: I AM FULL EXCEPT FOR GENDER-RELATED LETTERS & THERAPIST CONSULTS With a warm, non-judgmental approach I'll help you explore those patterns causing you problems. Clear away your past to create a more fulfilling relationship to yourself and others. I'll ask you to think about yourself deeply and help you move toward your goals. With over 20+ years as a therapist, I help people break out of depression, find stability and feel more relaxed. Affirming toward transgender, LGBTIQQA & folks beyond the gender binary. Adults & kids 10+ Welcome to clients of color & se habla español. VIDEO SESSIONS for CA. Accessible building."
Caitlin Rose Marvaso, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I believe in the wisdom of the body, it is constantly communicating something to you, and your emotions are the messenger. I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can heal what has happened to you, and make room for the truth of your soul, by learning to listen to your body's deepest desires. "
Culturally Sensitive
(844) 283-5906
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Culturally Sensitive
"I believe in the wisdom of the body, it is constantly communicating something to you, and your emotions are the messenger. I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can heal what has happened to you, and make room for the truth of your soul, by learning to listen to your body's deepest desires. "
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."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 694-0368
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Culturally Sensitive
"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."
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."
Culturally Sensitive
(925) 308-5559
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Culturally Sensitive
"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."
Desirae Torrens, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.S., LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"As a bilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have 12+ years of extensive experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, have been victims of crime or violence, issues related to immigration and acculturation, and relationship and occupational stress."
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 301-3940
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Culturally Sensitive
"As a bilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have 12+ years of extensive experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, have been victims of crime or violence, issues related to immigration and acculturation, and relationship and occupational stress."
Nancy Levine-Jordano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I believe most people seek therapy as a road to change: lessening sadness, loneliness, anxiety, guilt, shame; changing relationships; making life transitions. I have devoted many years of training and practice to better help my patients understand their unconscious obstacles to desired change. For some patients change means learning to confront pain from chronic conditions like anxiety, depression, bi-polar or attention deficit disorders, For others, change entails finding their authentic voice in relationships or facing difficult realities. I enjoy developing a close, working relationship with my patients to create new capacities within themselves, hopefully perceiving new choices in their lives."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 394-1891
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Culturally Sensitive
"I believe most people seek therapy as a road to change: lessening sadness, loneliness, anxiety, guilt, shame; changing relationships; making life transitions. I have devoted many years of training and practice to better help my patients understand their unconscious obstacles to desired change. For some patients change means learning to confront pain from chronic conditions like anxiety, depression, bi-polar or attention deficit disorders, For others, change entails finding their authentic voice in relationships or facing difficult realities. I enjoy developing a close, working relationship with my patients to create new capacities within themselves, hopefully perceiving new choices in their lives."
Kristin Hirt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I have a specialization in working with adult children of dysfunctional families. I help folks who didn't receive emotional and psychological attunement from their parents as children, due to parental narcissism, trauma, substance abuse, and/ or mental illness, or due to abandonment, neglect, excessive criticism, and/ or abuse. I offer support with finding one's voice, self-esteem, shyness and social anxiety, introversion, sensitivity, and life meaning, purpose, and transitions. I offer support in cultivating authentic connection with others and in healing struggles in relationships around self-esteem, assertiveness, boundaries, enmeshment and co-dependence, and isolation."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 872-2336
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Culturally Sensitive
"I have a specialization in working with adult children of dysfunctional families. I help folks who didn't receive emotional and psychological attunement from their parents as children, due to parental narcissism, trauma, substance abuse, and/ or mental illness, or due to abandonment, neglect, excessive criticism, and/ or abuse. I offer support with finding one's voice, self-esteem, shyness and social anxiety, introversion, sensitivity, and life meaning, purpose, and transitions. I offer support in cultivating authentic connection with others and in healing struggles in relationships around self-esteem, assertiveness, boundaries, enmeshment and co-dependence, and isolation."
Bri Badelle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"The focus of my practice is working with folx from various communities (women from all backgrounds, men of color, LGBTQ, varying spiritual and cultural beliefs, those who want to work through their racism to become allies, etc) figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and become more successful, it becomes harder to "figure things out", while also staying true to ourselves. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and I am just here to help them figure out which route to take. "
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 573-7559
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Culturally Sensitive
"The focus of my practice is working with folx from various communities (women from all backgrounds, men of color, LGBTQ, varying spiritual and cultural beliefs, those who want to work through their racism to become allies, etc) figure out how to best navigate their lives. As we get older and become more successful, it becomes harder to "figure things out", while also staying true to ourselves. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and I am just here to help them figure out which route to take. "
Tiffany Orozco, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you in search of someone that is able to culturally-empathize, and have the capacity to meet you where you are in life? Often times we are unsure on next steps to take when dealing with life stressors. My core belief is that everyone has the resiliency needed to overcome barriers that get in their way. Face it we get in our own way sometimes! Therapy can help you face some of your conflicts whether it be professional, personal, support with identifying goals for your future. Or, maybe you just need someone to help you identify your natural strengths!"
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 362-0959
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Culturally Sensitive
"Are you in search of someone that is able to culturally-empathize, and have the capacity to meet you where you are in life? Often times we are unsure on next steps to take when dealing with life stressors. My core belief is that everyone has the resiliency needed to overcome barriers that get in their way. Face it we get in our own way sometimes! Therapy can help you face some of your conflicts whether it be professional, personal, support with identifying goals for your future. Or, maybe you just need someone to help you identify your natural strengths!"
L Rebecca Connell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"INDIVIDUALS (couples below): Do you find yourself feeling on edge before a big presentation, or even something that seems like it could be so simple, like hanging out with friends? Are you waking up in the middle of the night with your to-do list going through your mind? Is your anxiety causing you to second-guess what people might think about you? If your anxiety is blocking your potential at work, school, and in your relationships, you deserve to see a consultant who has her finger on the pulse of the latest research and best practices in the field."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 594-8224
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
Culturally Sensitive
"INDIVIDUALS (couples below): Do you find yourself feeling on edge before a big presentation, or even something that seems like it could be so simple, like hanging out with friends? Are you waking up in the middle of the night with your to-do list going through your mind? Is your anxiety causing you to second-guess what people might think about you? If your anxiety is blocking your potential at work, school, and in your relationships, you deserve to see a consultant who has her finger on the pulse of the latest research and best practices in the field."
Deborah Yarock, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"For the past 30 years, I have supported people navigating anxiety, stress, addictions and overwhelm to rediscover their aliveness, agency, and the gifts that can come from even the most difficult experiences. As a highly interactive and warm person, I believe the quality of our therapeutic relationship is a major part of healing. Deeply intuitive and strength based by nature, I help you recognize your innate wisdom to creatively reshape your life. In the supportive environment of therapy, you are invited to unfold at your very own pace while facing challenges and perceived limitations."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 398-6926
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Culturally Sensitive
"For the past 30 years, I have supported people navigating anxiety, stress, addictions and overwhelm to rediscover their aliveness, agency, and the gifts that can come from even the most difficult experiences. As a highly interactive and warm person, I believe the quality of our therapeutic relationship is a major part of healing. Deeply intuitive and strength based by nature, I help you recognize your innate wisdom to creatively reshape your life. In the supportive environment of therapy, you are invited to unfold at your very own pace while facing challenges and perceived limitations."
Robert Watts III, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"This isn't your typical lay on a couch, tell your darkest secrets, psychoanalytic therapy! The goal is to address barriers to you living your best life in real time and create solutions as a partnership. We will identify the barriers, create goals and strategies, and implement the plan together. By addressing the needs of your mind, body and soul we will work to elevate the way you think about yourself, the way you treat your body, and how you connect with the people in your life and the rest of the world."
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 756-4694
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Culturally Sensitive
"This isn't your typical lay on a couch, tell your darkest secrets, psychoanalytic therapy! The goal is to address barriers to you living your best life in real time and create solutions as a partnership. We will identify the barriers, create goals and strategies, and implement the plan together. By addressing the needs of your mind, body and soul we will work to elevate the way you think about yourself, the way you treat your body, and how you connect with the people in your life and the rest of the world."
Stephanie P. Morgan, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Maybe you look like you have it all together on the outside but inside there is constant self-criticism, relentless internal judgement, feeling like everyone else has it figured out, an overarching loneliness. You're on shaky ground and not sure which way to turn. Maybe you often feel like you are on the outside looking in, wanting to join in but your anxiety, resentments and feelings of worthlessness keeps you on the sidelines. You want to feel more sure of yourself, more forgiving of yourself and others, more present in daily life. You want to hold on to what makes you special but just be part of the human race as well. "
Culturally Sensitive
(510) 595-4655
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Culturally Sensitive
"Maybe you look like you have it all together on the outside but inside there is constant self-criticism, relentless internal judgement, feeling like everyone else has it figured out, an overarching loneliness. You're on shaky ground and not sure which way to turn. Maybe you often feel like you are on the outside looking in, wanting to join in but your anxiety, resentments and feelings of worthlessness keeps you on the sidelines. You want to feel more sure of yourself, more forgiving of yourself and others, more present in daily life. You want to hold on to what makes you special but just be part of the human race as well. "
Korie Vannerus
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My first commitment is to your comfort in the safety of our relationship. Therapy isn’t always easy, but can be powerfully healing. All of you is welcome here. Many of the clients who come to see me are struggling with: issues in their relationships, recognizing self-sabotaging patterns, difficulty with regulating, and grounding their emotional experience, describe being overwhelmed, or feel unseen and misunderstood. Additionally, body image, self-esteem, and feelings of shame may be present. My work here is often about uncovering how these issues have function, where strength lies, and how all are an opportunity for transformation."
Culturally Sensitive
(831) 319-5262
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Culturally Sensitive
"My first commitment is to your comfort in the safety of our relationship. Therapy isn’t always easy, but can be powerfully healing. All of you is welcome here. Many of the clients who come to see me are struggling with: issues in their relationships, recognizing self-sabotaging patterns, difficulty with regulating, and grounding their emotional experience, describe being overwhelmed, or feel unseen and misunderstood. Additionally, body image, self-esteem, and feelings of shame may be present. My work here is often about uncovering how these issues have function, where strength lies, and how all are an opportunity for transformation."
Genoa Hamiel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Hi there! Maybe you have a lot going for you, but nonetheless you're suffering quietly. You may feel at a loss to deal with yourself and get through your rut. Maybe your usual methods of sweeping your "baggage" under the rug isn't working so well anymore. Seeking help at a moment like this is both a smart move and a brave one! I approach my time with you in all seriousness, but sprinkled in with levity when appropriate; crying and laughter can both be healing!"
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 682-6712
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Culturally Sensitive
"Hi there! Maybe you have a lot going for you, but nonetheless you're suffering quietly. You may feel at a loss to deal with yourself and get through your rut. Maybe your usual methods of sweeping your "baggage" under the rug isn't working so well anymore. Seeking help at a moment like this is both a smart move and a brave one! I approach my time with you in all seriousness, but sprinkled in with levity when appropriate; crying and laughter can both be healing!"
Farooq Malik, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship challenges and couples work. I use specialized experiential and emotionally attuned approach in my work with clients. "
Culturally Sensitive
(415) 964-3281
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Culturally Sensitive
"I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship challenges and couples work. I use specialized experiential and emotionally attuned approach in my work with clients. "

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