Denise Kralj

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Denise Kralj, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
(415) 942-9413 Website

Denise Kralj

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

445 Bellevue Ave
104A
Oakland, California 94610
(415) 942-9413

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I work especially well with adults who were impacted by their parents' substance use or an unpredictable, neglectful, or traumatic environment, and who may now be in some kind of recovery/deconditioning process themselves. Couples and families are welcome. My clients want to overcome anxiety and relationship struggles; achieve emotional stability, presence, acceptance and peace; and experience more choice and less habituation with behaviors. For Adult Children identified clients, some particular themes they often want to attend to are "not good enough" beliefs; perfectionism; over-responsibility; shame; depression; and a stressed response to authority, to disagreements, and to unexpected changes.

For clients using substances harmfully or "playing out" old traumas, I work to enhance the motivation for change. I support individuals in understanding their role in their family and other systems. I pay attention to how clients are attending to their needs, and assist with building internal and external support.

I use Gestalt parts work and self-awarness practices to facilitate presence and explore inner conflicts and emotions, to move toward choicefulness. I also use and sand tray, art, and movement. I have completed the Basic Training for Attachment-Focused EMDR through the Parnell Institute and am working toward certification.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License and State: 49188 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Parnell Institute, Attachment Focused EMDR
  • Member Since: 2018

Denise Kralj's Groups

Gestalt Dream Group

We believe dreams are bridges, and that when we attend to dream life what is unconscious becomes conscious. Using Gestalt principles, we facilitate participants to re-enter dreams in the here-and-now, track phenomenological awareness moment to moment, and explore its various elements in an embodied and experiential way. This process encourages a multi-dimensional and resonant message to emerge: wisdom that can be known, sensed, and felt. Through re-experiencing our dreams while awake, consciousness expands, making it possible to find a new or buried connection to Self, Soul, and Spirit. Facilitators: Denise Kralj and Margaret Goodwin.

More about this group

Location

445 Bellevue Ave
104A
Oakland, California 94610
(415) 942-9413

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018
Denise Kralj, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Denise Kralj

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT