Maya Attia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
Many people suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD and don't even know it. People often assume that it's normal to constantly feel on edge, have trouble keeping themselves organized, be taken advantage of get easily overwhelmed. This doesn't have to be your life.
(510) 216-1856
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
Many people suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD and don't even know it. People often assume that it's normal to constantly feel on edge, have trouble keeping themselves organized, be taken advantage of get easily overwhelmed. This doesn't have to be your life.
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Rob Gross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience and training in treating depression, anger, anxiety, stress, and panic.
My work is to help clients become the people they long to be. I sees the challenges we face not as signs of what is wrong with us, but as the result of what our experiences have wrongly taught us to believe about ourselves. Almost everyone seeking therapy is hurting in some way: we feel depressed, anxious, angry, or we are having relationship problems. We may be feeling guilt or shame. But when we talk openly about these problems, we can begin to change. We learn how these problems came about, but more importantly, how we resolve them.
(510) 900-5368
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience and training in treating depression, anger, anxiety, stress, and panic.
My work is to help clients become the people they long to be. I sees the challenges we face not as signs of what is wrong with us, but as the result of what our experiences have wrongly taught us to believe about ourselves. Almost everyone seeking therapy is hurting in some way: we feel depressed, anxious, angry, or we are having relationship problems. We may be feeling guilt or shame. But when we talk openly about these problems, we can begin to change. We learn how these problems came about, but more importantly, how we resolve them.
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Gene Joseph Grossman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CA-MFT Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Effective psychotherapy should provide an immediate benefit and relief from the first meeting forward. It is the therapist's responsibility to help you see your problems clearly. We are all subject to misperceptions and self-deception. My job is to introduce you to the self that is just outside of your awareness. Through the exploration of your attitudes, communication style, and your defenses, I will help you to significantly reduce your anxiety, anger & depression. Together we will address the issues of shame & guilt that derail your self acceptance. I will guide you to genuine change that is not just possible but attainable.
(650) 489-7142
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Effective psychotherapy should provide an immediate benefit and relief from the first meeting forward. It is the therapist's responsibility to help you see your problems clearly. We are all subject to misperceptions and self-deception. My job is to introduce you to the self that is just outside of your awareness. Through the exploration of your attitudes, communication style, and your defenses, I will help you to significantly reduce your anxiety, anger & depression. Together we will address the issues of shame & guilt that derail your self acceptance. I will guide you to genuine change that is not just possible but attainable.
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Maria Pilar Bratko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I specialize in a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss, trauma, childhood issues, and relationship difficulties.
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. We will work to improve your relationship by strengthening communication skills. I don't work with domestic violence.
(510) 962-4108
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I specialize in a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss, trauma, childhood issues, and relationship difficulties.
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. We will work to improve your relationship by strengthening communication skills. I don't work with domestic violence.
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Farbod Khalafi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94619
Offers online therapy
I have worked with a range of diagnoses, including anxiety and depression for all ages.
My goal as a therapist is to create a supportive space where my clients can be brave with their feelings and be the best version of themselves. I approach therapy compassionately and collaboratively to guide my clients through the challenges they face. Whether you want to heal from your past, support for your present, or hope for the future I can gladly help!
(628) 209-5305
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94619
Offers online therapy
I have worked with a range of diagnoses, including anxiety and depression for all ages.
My goal as a therapist is to create a supportive space where my clients can be brave with their feelings and be the best version of themselves. I approach therapy compassionately and collaboratively to guide my clients through the challenges they face. Whether you want to heal from your past, support for your present, or hope for the future I can gladly help!
Nicole Kat Laby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Sometimes the belief that you will find the right therapist and get through difficulties feels so far away. Depression and anxiety can complicate your efforts to reach out and begin the process of telling your story. I am here to listen to your story and collaborate with you to get past hardships and make realistic and sustainable changes. I have an interactive style which helps to draw out the difficult parts and ground you in your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Thank you for visiting and please let me know if you’d like to talk for a bit first in order to see if I could be of help.
(628) 333-2198
Verified
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Sometimes the belief that you will find the right therapist and get through difficulties feels so far away. Depression and anxiety can complicate your efforts to reach out and begin the process of telling your story. I am here to listen to your story and collaborate with you to get past hardships and make realistic and sustainable changes. I have an interactive style which helps to draw out the difficult parts and ground you in your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Thank you for visiting and please let me know if you’d like to talk for a bit first in order to see if I could be of help.
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Amy Hester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
My clinical approach to working with teen and adult clients is to provide a safe as well as non-judgemental place to process difficult emotions and situations that may be hindering a healthy and balanced life. I work from a client centered and relationship based model allowing for optimal growth to shift the patterns that are causing you to feel stuck. This enables change, positivity, and renewed energy in your life. Some common reasons people seek therapy are; difficulties with peer relationships, depression, life transitions, stress, substance use, self esteem and body image, parenting, academic performance, and family conflict.
(510) 944-0795
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Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
My clinical approach to working with teen and adult clients is to provide a safe as well as non-judgemental place to process difficult emotions and situations that may be hindering a healthy and balanced life. I work from a client centered and relationship based model allowing for optimal growth to shift the patterns that are causing you to feel stuck. This enables change, positivity, and renewed energy in your life. Some common reasons people seek therapy are; difficulties with peer relationships, depression, life transitions, stress, substance use, self esteem and body image, parenting, academic performance, and family conflict.
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Andrea Baxter Drugan
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I help people unwind places of stuckness or struggle in life, through working with ways the past may be influencing the present and impeding your capacity to thrive. My intention is to meet you where you are at: whether you have a need related to a specific challenge such as anxiety or depression, are facing a time of stress or transition, or are ready to devote time to intentional change in your life. I work with both individuals and couples.
(628) 214-2129
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Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I help people unwind places of stuckness or struggle in life, through working with ways the past may be influencing the present and impeding your capacity to thrive. My intention is to meet you where you are at: whether you have a need related to a specific challenge such as anxiety or depression, are facing a time of stress or transition, or are ready to devote time to intentional change in your life. I work with both individuals and couples.
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Sergio Ruiz Psychotherapy
Counselor, MS, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy.
(408) 868-2217
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed, anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy.
Ken Stamper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I have particular interest in working with adolescents, families, and adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression that is exacerbated by the countless distractions of which older generations could hardly conceive— screen use, bullying, video games, substance use.
My therapeutic style is approachable, warm, curious, and, when necessary, challenging. I draw from my training in the lineage of Gestalt Therapy, working in the 'here and now' to find out how we can create growth and change. I also use aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when appropriate to help develop awareness and tools for effective change. We will work collaboratively to see how you can learn respond to your environment with greater freedom and choice, where you can see possibilities and turn them into actualities. I'm here to support you in becoming your best self.
(628) 214-5147
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I have particular interest in working with adolescents, families, and adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression that is exacerbated by the countless distractions of which older generations could hardly conceive— screen use, bullying, video games, substance use.
My therapeutic style is approachable, warm, curious, and, when necessary, challenging. I draw from my training in the lineage of Gestalt Therapy, working in the 'here and now' to find out how we can create growth and change. I also use aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when appropriate to help develop awareness and tools for effective change. We will work collaboratively to see how you can learn respond to your environment with greater freedom and choice, where you can see possibilities and turn them into actualities. I'm here to support you in becoming your best self.
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Ryan Gogarty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I have experience utilizing several therapeutic orientations in treating children, teens and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, men’s issues, parenting issues as well as those looking to develop self-understanding and acceptance, a sense of purpose, and authenticity in their lives.
As we are asked to shelter in place due to COVID-19 many emotions such as fear, anxiety, and loneliness can suddenly appear as our world's change. Our relationships at home with family, if already difficult, can become overwhelming. For those of us that experience anxiety and or depression regularly, a time like this can only exasperate such challenges. As a response to this I am accepting new clients through Zoom, Google Hangouts, or by phone. Be safe, stay healthy, and remember to be kind to others during this time.
(925) 406-3580
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Office is near:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I have experience utilizing several therapeutic orientations in treating children, teens and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, men’s issues, parenting issues as well as those looking to develop self-understanding and acceptance, a sense of purpose, and authenticity in their lives.
As we are asked to shelter in place due to COVID-19 many emotions such as fear, anxiety, and loneliness can suddenly appear as our world's change. Our relationships at home with family, if already difficult, can become overwhelming. For those of us that experience anxiety and or depression regularly, a time like this can only exasperate such challenges. As a response to this I am accepting new clients through Zoom, Google Hangouts, or by phone. Be safe, stay healthy, and remember to be kind to others during this time.
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Jenafir House
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I offer validating, compassionate, skilled psychotherapy and coaching in DBT, ACT and other evidence-based treatments. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation or a sense of 'disconnection' from your values and purpose, the skills-based therapy of DBT can be life-changing. I am passionate about DBT and mindfulness - and how our practice of these powerful skills can help us build a life worth living. Empathy, humor and cultural humility are cornerstones of my work, along with a deeply collaborative approach with my clients. See https://jenafir-house.clientsecure.me for more information.
(510) 369-0373
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Hosts group in:
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I offer validating, compassionate, skilled psychotherapy and coaching in DBT, ACT and other evidence-based treatments. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation or a sense of 'disconnection' from your values and purpose, the skills-based therapy of DBT can be life-changing. I am passionate about DBT and mindfulness - and how our practice of these powerful skills can help us build a life worth living. Empathy, humor and cultural humility are cornerstones of my work, along with a deeply collaborative approach with my clients. See https://jenafir-house.clientsecure.me for more information.
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Robyn Holmes-Cannon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Combined approaches may include; EMDR to work with trauma, Mindfulness-Based CBT to reduce anxiety, panic and depression, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) a self-help technique to build internal resources, and supportive psychotherapy to work through challenging experiences and ultimately help you find a greater sense of peace.
Initiating therapy can be a daunting process so I appreciate that you have found your way to this page and clicked through. My aim is to create a safe, calm, trusting atmosphere to work together to begin the healing process. I work in a collaborative, solution-oriented, empowering way to assist you in bringing about the change you want in your life. Throughout the therapeutic process, I draw from a range of approaches so that as we work together the therapy can be adapted to meet your individual needs while building on your existing individual strengths to help you achieve your goals and overcome life's challenges.
(925) 588-7159
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Combined approaches may include; EMDR to work with trauma, Mindfulness-Based CBT to reduce anxiety, panic and depression, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) a self-help technique to build internal resources, and supportive psychotherapy to work through challenging experiences and ultimately help you find a greater sense of peace.
Initiating therapy can be a daunting process so I appreciate that you have found your way to this page and clicked through. My aim is to create a safe, calm, trusting atmosphere to work together to begin the healing process. I work in a collaborative, solution-oriented, empowering way to assist you in bringing about the change you want in your life. Throughout the therapeutic process, I draw from a range of approaches so that as we work together the therapy can be adapted to meet your individual needs while building on your existing individual strengths to help you achieve your goals and overcome life's challenges.
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Alexander J Mackenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CEAP Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
I also use DBT and CBT for Depression and Anxiety relief.
Life is too short and too precious to suffer needlessly, and therapeutic self-discovery should be joyful at least some of the time. Learning to recognize, communicate, accept,and manage our emotions leads to success and satisfaction in love, health, work, play, and all parts of life. There is no greater satisfaction than learning to be the full, authentic, robust version of yourself in the world. To help you get there, I offer thorough assessment, interactive therapeutic approach, empathy, humor, and flexible technique. Your choice-- come individually, or with your spouse or family. I especially enjoy helping couples communicate better.
(510) 913-9963
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
I also use DBT and CBT for Depression and Anxiety relief.
Life is too short and too precious to suffer needlessly, and therapeutic self-discovery should be joyful at least some of the time. Learning to recognize, communicate, accept,and manage our emotions leads to success and satisfaction in love, health, work, play, and all parts of life. There is no greater satisfaction than learning to be the full, authentic, robust version of yourself in the world. To help you get there, I offer thorough assessment, interactive therapeutic approach, empathy, humor, and flexible technique. Your choice-- come individually, or with your spouse or family. I especially enjoy helping couples communicate better.
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Mia Salaverry
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CCH Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Online sessions available now. The research-based techniques I use work! All that’s required is that you show up, engage, and practice. These are the key to addressing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and Covid-19 (coronavirus) fears, to name a few. I bring a dynamic, engaged style and years of experience to my work. Other clients are entrepreneurs faced with the complexities and demands of Silicon Valley start-ups, as well as professionals in medicine, law, education, psychology, entertainment, and business.
(650) 209-7308
Verified
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Online sessions available now. The research-based techniques I use work! All that’s required is that you show up, engage, and practice. These are the key to addressing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and Covid-19 (coronavirus) fears, to name a few. I bring a dynamic, engaged style and years of experience to my work. Other clients are entrepreneurs faced with the complexities and demands of Silicon Valley start-ups, as well as professionals in medicine, law, education, psychology, entertainment, and business.
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Veronique N Lee
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94605
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked for many years with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and trauma.
Seeking help is often the first step in making a change for the better. My goal as a therapist is to support you in your steps towards wellness. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of emotional concerns. I support children and adolescents struggling with emotional or behavioral issues, adults managing life stress, individuals facing life transitions, or families struggling with communication difficulties. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with you to build upon your strengths to create change and will tailor my treatments to meet your unique needs.
(510) 695-2343
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94605
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked for many years with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and trauma.
Seeking help is often the first step in making a change for the better. My goal as a therapist is to support you in your steps towards wellness. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of emotional concerns. I support children and adolescents struggling with emotional or behavioral issues, adults managing life stress, individuals facing life transitions, or families struggling with communication difficulties. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with you to build upon your strengths to create change and will tailor my treatments to meet your unique needs.
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Stephanie Rosso
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Are you worried about your child? Are they having trouble in school? Not making friends? Has being a parent become really stressful? Parenting is always a challenge and can be even harder if your child is having emotional or behavioral difficulties. My goals are to help children reach their maximum potential emotionally, socially, and behaviorally and help parents be empowered and have more effective parenting skills. I specialize in working with children who have emotional, behavioral and academic difficulties including ADHD, anxiety, depression, poor frustration tolerance, loss of a loved one, trauma, family conflict, and interpersonal relationship difficulties.
(510) 822-6721
Verified
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Are you worried about your child? Are they having trouble in school? Not making friends? Has being a parent become really stressful? Parenting is always a challenge and can be even harder if your child is having emotional or behavioral difficulties. My goals are to help children reach their maximum potential emotionally, socially, and behaviorally and help parents be empowered and have more effective parenting skills. I specialize in working with children who have emotional, behavioral and academic difficulties including ADHD, anxiety, depression, poor frustration tolerance, loss of a loved one, trauma, family conflict, and interpersonal relationship difficulties.
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Cynthia Rinker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic style is grounded in Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.
(415) 578-7639
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic style is grounded in Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.
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Mira Counseling, Mira Underwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Counseling can help you through challenging times and be life changing. I have dedicated myself to helping adults with serious life challenges by providing therapy and education to empower my clients to: make sense of their feelings, not feel alone, hurt less, re-frame their life narratives, develop healthy coping skills, and feel more confident. I specialize in life transitions, grief, loss, health issues, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, immigration issues, domestic violence/abuse, and death & dying. Typically, my clients decide to work with me because they trust me to guide them toward a place of peace and hope.
(925) 962-5207
Verified
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Counseling can help you through challenging times and be life changing. I have dedicated myself to helping adults with serious life challenges by providing therapy and education to empower my clients to: make sense of their feelings, not feel alone, hurt less, re-frame their life narratives, develop healthy coping skills, and feel more confident. I specialize in life transitions, grief, loss, health issues, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, immigration issues, domestic violence/abuse, and death & dying. Typically, my clients decide to work with me because they trust me to guide them toward a place of peace and hope.
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Frank Banks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94605
Offers online therapy
Is one or more of your kids on the Spectrum or have the ASD/ADD/OCD triad? In your relationship, is one of you on the spectrum and one not and is that causing misunderstandings and problems? Are you on the spectrum and having trouble understanding the non-spectrum people and world around you? I can help you bridge differences and deal with conflicts and meltdowns in an empathetic and constructive way. Also, I work for with LGBTQ people and couples with a variety of mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. It's hard growing up different from your peers. It can cause low self esteem, crippling self doubt and anger.
(415) 802-0854
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Oakland Hills
Oakland, CA 94605
Offers online therapy
Is one or more of your kids on the Spectrum or have the ASD/ADD/OCD triad? In your relationship, is one of you on the spectrum and one not and is that causing misunderstandings and problems? Are you on the spectrum and having trouble understanding the non-spectrum people and world around you? I can help you bridge differences and deal with conflicts and meltdowns in an empathetic and constructive way. Also, I work for with LGBTQ people and couples with a variety of mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. It's hard growing up different from your peers. It can cause low self esteem, crippling self doubt and anger.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Oakland Hills, Oakland. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.