Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, stuck and hopeless, and the usual things just aren't working. My clients tend to be high functioning adults who have reached a critical point where something has to give. Often this becomes evident while undergoing a major life transition such as a break up, divorce, the death of a loved one, or a career change. These low points can be scary and painful, but they can also be incredible opportunities for growth and healing. But growing is hard work and sometimes we can't do it on our own."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 662-6273
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, stuck and hopeless, and the usual things just aren't working. My clients tend to be high functioning adults who have reached a critical point where something has to give. Often this becomes evident while undergoing a major life transition such as a break up, divorce, the death of a loved one, or a career change. These low points can be scary and painful, but they can also be incredible opportunities for growth and healing. But growing is hard work and sometimes we can't do it on our own."
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. "
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(415) 964-3281
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"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. "
Bay Area Personal Counseling Therapies, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, SEP, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"My therapeutic training has been centered on experiential, culturally sensitive, and inner work necessary for becoming a healer. I focus on assessing individual client needs and providing compassionate therapeutic interventions to families, couples and children. My specialties include: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Chronic Pain, and Trauma, Loss, Insomnia related to stress, Alcohol and Chemical dependency. "
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(415) 496-0465
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"My therapeutic training has been centered on experiential, culturally sensitive, and inner work necessary for becoming a healer. I focus on assessing individual client needs and providing compassionate therapeutic interventions to families, couples and children. My specialties include: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Chronic Pain, and Trauma, Loss, Insomnia related to stress, Alcohol and Chemical dependency. "
Mickey P Marshall, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Selecting the right therapist is essential- here is some information about me and my practice to help inform your decision. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I work collaboratively with parents in creation of goals and throughout the course of treatment. Through play I help children to; express difficult feelings, resolve internal conflicts, learn adaptive ways to cope, and to develop resiliency. I offer free phone consultations in order to help determine if I am the right therapist for your child."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 463-1609
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"Selecting the right therapist is essential- here is some information about me and my practice to help inform your decision. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I work collaboratively with parents in creation of goals and throughout the course of treatment. Through play I help children to; express difficult feelings, resolve internal conflicts, learn adaptive ways to cope, and to develop resiliency. I offer free phone consultations in order to help determine if I am the right therapist for your child."
Nadia Ashjaee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, REAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"Congratulations, you've taken the first step toward change! Reaching out for help is a courageous act, and finding the right person for you is crucial. I have a grounded and authentic presence that can help you feel safe enough to share your story. With my caring, empathic and active style, I can help you cultivate the change you want. Whether you are looking to work individually or with your partner, we will build tools to help you create the quality of life and relationships you want."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 379-9311
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"Congratulations, you've taken the first step toward change! Reaching out for help is a courageous act, and finding the right person for you is crucial. I have a grounded and authentic presence that can help you feel safe enough to share your story. With my caring, empathic and active style, I can help you cultivate the change you want. Whether you are looking to work individually or with your partner, we will build tools to help you create the quality of life and relationships you want."
(Will) Se Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I offer holistic and depthful therapy that is both affirming and collaborative. My clients appreciate my gentleness, compassion & humor. My approach is de-stigmatizing and non-shaming, addressing & coming into contact with held stories and social narratives that may not match your current self or the self that wants to be. I hold an adaptive client centered framework utilizing trauma informed, social justice, EMDR, somatic, gestalt/ parts work, & attachment based approaches. Sites of harm are often the sites of healing, in forming therapeutic relationship we can explore & come to know these sites and the unique offering and"
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 399-1782
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"I offer holistic and depthful therapy that is both affirming and collaborative. My clients appreciate my gentleness, compassion & humor. My approach is de-stigmatizing and non-shaming, addressing & coming into contact with held stories and social narratives that may not match your current self or the self that wants to be. I hold an adaptive client centered framework utilizing trauma informed, social justice, EMDR, somatic, gestalt/ parts work, & attachment based approaches. Sites of harm are often the sites of healing, in forming therapeutic relationship we can explore & come to know these sites and the unique offering and"
Kristin Fialko, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We often find ourselves and bodies, on the path towards health after overwhelming experiences, trauma, grief or loss. Re-igniting our inner-fire and natural emotional balance can understandably be a challenge. Trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy can help! I take my role as a therapist, one who supports the client On their journey, as a facilitator of a sacred collaboration. I conduct therapy with an intention to process and move trauma (anxiety, depression and grief accompanying it) in order to restore balance between the mind, body, and spirit and reignite the internal fire."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 491-9142
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"We often find ourselves and bodies, on the path towards health after overwhelming experiences, trauma, grief or loss. Re-igniting our inner-fire and natural emotional balance can understandably be a challenge. Trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy can help! I take my role as a therapist, one who supports the client On their journey, as a facilitator of a sacred collaboration. I conduct therapy with an intention to process and move trauma (anxiety, depression and grief accompanying it) in order to restore balance between the mind, body, and spirit and reignite the internal fire."
Victoria Julita Spiers, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"I am a curious, open-minded, and non-blaming holistic Gestalt who will meet you exactly where you are because I recognize that you are the expert of your own experience. As an empathic witness, advocate, and guide, I will help you increase your self-awareness, self-support, self-acceptance, and sense of agency through mindful observation, personal exploration, and collaborative experimentation. Essentially, I will help you re-examine your life and re-experience yourself and others, in different as well as new meaningful and healing ways. My approach is mindful, intuitive, and tenderhearted."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(628) 888-6233
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"I am a curious, open-minded, and non-blaming holistic Gestalt who will meet you exactly where you are because I recognize that you are the expert of your own experience. As an empathic witness, advocate, and guide, I will help you increase your self-awareness, self-support, self-acceptance, and sense of agency through mindful observation, personal exploration, and collaborative experimentation. Essentially, I will help you re-examine your life and re-experience yourself and others, in different as well as new meaningful and healing ways. My approach is mindful, intuitive, and tenderhearted."
Vivek Anand, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A., M.Arch, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"You are hurting, or anxious, are considering psychotherapy and whether to trust me to facilitate your healing. My experience with adults, couples and children will support your inner journey and that of loved ones. We will create space for you to contemplate internal, external and relationship challenges. Through an attuned therapeutic relationship, I will help you address internal challenges - depression, anxiety and trauma. Empathically, I help you face external challenges - discrimination, immigration and life transitions. I also support you in navigating relationships, in which your internal worlds connect with those of others."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(415) 965-7434
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"You are hurting, or anxious, are considering psychotherapy and whether to trust me to facilitate your healing. My experience with adults, couples and children will support your inner journey and that of loved ones. We will create space for you to contemplate internal, external and relationship challenges. Through an attuned therapeutic relationship, I will help you address internal challenges - depression, anxiety and trauma. Empathically, I help you face external challenges - discrimination, immigration and life transitions. I also support you in navigating relationships, in which your internal worlds connect with those of others."
Sean Stefon Bell, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BFA, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life. "
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 240-5906
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life. "
Betty Tharpe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 735-8960
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"I work with adults, adolescents, children and couples / families. If you are anxious, depressed, or lonely; in a troubled relationship, grieving, haunted by childhood trauma, or painful, confusing feelings; it can be hard to make headway alone. There are times when the reason for coming to therapy is clear (a loss, a crisis), other times a feeling that something is holding you back, or keeping you from your self."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member."
Debra Warshaw Taube, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94604
"Psychotherapy isn't one size fits all. It's a unique relationship that develops and responds to your needs, expectations, life experiences, challenges and resources. You may be feeling stuck-repeating painful patterns, wanting to make changes but not knowing how. Or you're a survivor of sexual violence and the ways you've been coping aren't working anymore. I meet you where you are and bring my clinical and life experience, deep listening, compassion, acceptance, warmth and creativity. Together we create and draw on the power of a safe, accepting therapeutic relationship to support your growth and wholeness."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(415) 949-1174
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94604
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"Psychotherapy isn't one size fits all. It's a unique relationship that develops and responds to your needs, expectations, life experiences, challenges and resources. You may be feeling stuck-repeating painful patterns, wanting to make changes but not knowing how. Or you're a survivor of sexual violence and the ways you've been coping aren't working anymore. I meet you where you are and bring my clinical and life experience, deep listening, compassion, acceptance, warmth and creativity. Together we create and draw on the power of a safe, accepting therapeutic relationship to support your growth and wholeness."
Kyoko Tsuchiya, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 858-0979
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life."
Ari Oklan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I use a warm, down-to-earth approach in my work with children, teens, adults and couples. I collaborate with clients to develop a whole view of challenges and strengths, which is informed by my wide breadth of clinical experience across the lifespan. I have expertise in working with infants and parents, developmental disabilities, trauma, and both anticipated and unexpected crises across all ages. I integrate these perspectives so that I can attune to your needs and provide responsive support. My hope is to help you water the seeds of your inner strengths, push through stuck situations, and live with more connectedness and vitality."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 298-3299
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"I use a warm, down-to-earth approach in my work with children, teens, adults and couples. I collaborate with clients to develop a whole view of challenges and strengths, which is informed by my wide breadth of clinical experience across the lifespan. I have expertise in working with infants and parents, developmental disabilities, trauma, and both anticipated and unexpected crises across all ages. I integrate these perspectives so that I can attune to your needs and provide responsive support. My hope is to help you water the seeds of your inner strengths, push through stuck situations, and live with more connectedness and vitality."
Christy Booth, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Do shame and fear keep you from showing up in relationships? Do past wounds and traumas affect your ability to approach work and life from a place of empowerment? I'm here to help you confront what holds you back so that you can make bold new choices. I will work collaboratively with you on your goals to reduce stress, process trauma and relational wounds, and put a stop to problematic thinking. The creative approach I bring to therapy will help you see yourself and your challenges differently."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 616-6973
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"Do shame and fear keep you from showing up in relationships? Do past wounds and traumas affect your ability to approach work and life from a place of empowerment? I'm here to help you confront what holds you back so that you can make bold new choices. I will work collaboratively with you on your goals to reduce stress, process trauma and relational wounds, and put a stop to problematic thinking. The creative approach I bring to therapy will help you see yourself and your challenges differently."
Julia Ellis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"It's time to stop beating yourself up. Enough with trying to be perfect. Enough with trying to please everyone else. In therapy we'll create a space for you to be real, and together figure out what you need to live a life where you feel good about yourself, have fulfilling relationships, and aren't overwhelmed with self-doubt and criticism. We'll discover strengths and resilience you didn't know you had. And we will deal with the hard, painful stuff you've been avoiding--together."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 306-7617
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"It's time to stop beating yourself up. Enough with trying to be perfect. Enough with trying to please everyone else. In therapy we'll create a space for you to be real, and together figure out what you need to live a life where you feel good about yourself, have fulfilling relationships, and aren't overwhelmed with self-doubt and criticism. We'll discover strengths and resilience you didn't know you had. And we will deal with the hard, painful stuff you've been avoiding--together."
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."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 401-3803
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"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."
Denise Kralj, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"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."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(415) 942-9413
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"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."
Jennifer Pedelaborde, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"My approach is relational and deeply compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and moving at a pace they are comfortable with. My specialization is in working with children and adults through the use of expressive arts to promote healing. When provided with an intentional space for self-exploration that is held with compassion and acceptance often our innate creative process can emerge, propelling us on a path towards healing. I also offer talk therapy incorporating psychodynamic, relational, and transpersonal approaches to foster a deeper capacity for meaning and connection in my client's lives."
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
(510) 454-8042
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
Depression
Relational
Art Therapy
Racial Identity
"My approach is relational and deeply compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and moving at a pace they are comfortable with. My specialization is in working with children and adults through the use of expressive arts to promote healing. When provided with an intentional space for self-exploration that is held with compassion and acceptance often our innate creative process can emerge, propelling us on a path towards healing. I also offer talk therapy incorporating psychodynamic, relational, and transpersonal approaches to foster a deeper capacity for meaning and connection in my client's lives."

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If you're looking for help with depression in Oakland or for an Oakland depression therapist, these therapists provide depression therapy (and depression therapies), depression treatment and depression help in Oakland. They include depression therapists, depression psychologists, depression psychotherapists and depression counselors in Oakland. They can also serve as a relationship therapist in Oakland.

A therapist in Oakland can help with post partum depression, feeling depressed, depression anxiety as well as teen depression. Therapists provide Oakland depression counseling, depression support, referrals to depression support groups in Oakland and Oakland depression groups. If you're depressed in Oakland, get help from one of these depression specialists.

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.