Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94606
""Let me walk with you into the sunlight..." I have a passion for guiding clients on their path to healing, empowerment, finding meaning, and creating a healthy balance and authenticity in one's life. I am an immigrant from Poland. The prejudice I have experienced because of my ethnic background, gives me a capacity to be empathic and real with my clients. I enjoy working with people of all ages, couples, and families. Regardless of approach in therapy, it is the ‘relationship that heals’ what needs focus. Beyond teaching tools to calm your nervous system, my goal is to provide a corrective emotional experience.🌞"
Depression
CHIPA
(510) 491-0782
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94606
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Depression
CHIPA
""Let me walk with you into the sunlight..." I have a passion for guiding clients on their path to healing, empowerment, finding meaning, and creating a healthy balance and authenticity in one's life. I am an immigrant from Poland. The prejudice I have experienced because of my ethnic background, gives me a capacity to be empathic and real with my clients. I enjoy working with people of all ages, couples, and families. Regardless of approach in therapy, it is the ‘relationship that heals’ what needs focus. Beyond teaching tools to calm your nervous system, my goal is to provide a corrective emotional experience.🌞"
Valerie Doyle, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind."
Depression
CHIPA
(510) 756-3494
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Depression
CHIPA
"It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind."
Tara Reinertson, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Do you want to find some balance and peace of mind? I can help you through this challenging time in your life. I offer therapy that focuses on the here and now. Whether you are an individual needing a safe place to manage unmanageable feelings or a couple seeking to change difficult relationship patterns, I have the skills to help you through this. Together we will work to create more harmony in your life through acceptance of what's out of your control and commitment to change the things you can. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents."
Depression
CHIPA
(510) 788-2336
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
CHIPA
"Do you want to find some balance and peace of mind? I can help you through this challenging time in your life. I offer therapy that focuses on the here and now. Whether you are an individual needing a safe place to manage unmanageable feelings or a couple seeking to change difficult relationship patterns, I have the skills to help you through this. Together we will work to create more harmony in your life through acceptance of what's out of your control and commitment to change the things you can. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents."
Gregory LH Gayle, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"We all want to be understood, accepted and loved; this can only happen through honest communication. Making the decision to seek help for you or your family can be part of that communication. I provide a safe space to explore, discuss and process important issues that affect the lives of you and your family members. I have an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy. As one size does not fit all, therapy cannot be approached in the same way for everyone. It must be tailored to the specific needs, issues and problems that each person uniquely presents."
Depression
CHIPA
(510) 985-4085
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
CHIPA
"We all want to be understood, accepted and loved; this can only happen through honest communication. Making the decision to seek help for you or your family can be part of that communication. I provide a safe space to explore, discuss and process important issues that affect the lives of you and your family members. I have an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy. As one size does not fit all, therapy cannot be approached in the same way for everyone. It must be tailored to the specific needs, issues and problems that each person uniquely presents."
SistahPeace ReShaping WellBalance Cnslng Svrc, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA, MSW, CAODC, CLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Are YOU Ready For SistahPeaceful Change ?(tm) . . . Facing A Distressing Dilemma ?. . . We Can Help You Find Peace Of Mind Again(tm) . . . Helping Unconventional, Artistic, Lesbian, Bi, Questioning, WOC, & Imaginative wimmin regain and maintain their Peace of Mind . . . Want to have a greater, more authentic, and meaningful sense of Self-regard, Self-accomplishment, Self-satisfaction and real happiness in those essential areas of your life? . . . SHEINSPIRED(tm) Innovative & Holistic Counseling & Coaching For Wimmin . . . ! ~ AfraShe is LGBTQI-Affirmative, Psychospiritual, Solution-Focused, SpiraCulturally(tm) based, holistic and uses synergistic Eastern, Afrikan & Western, results-oriented approaches optimized to assist you to make Meaningful, Achievable SistahPeaceful(tm) Life-Style Changes."
Depression
CHIPA
(562) 507-1904
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Depression
CHIPA
"Are YOU Ready For SistahPeaceful Change ?(tm) . . . Facing A Distressing Dilemma ?. . . We Can Help You Find Peace Of Mind Again(tm) . . . Helping Unconventional, Artistic, Lesbian, Bi, Questioning, WOC, & Imaginative wimmin regain and maintain their Peace of Mind . . . Want to have a greater, more authentic, and meaningful sense of Self-regard, Self-accomplishment, Self-satisfaction and real happiness in those essential areas of your life? . . . SHEINSPIRED(tm) Innovative & Holistic Counseling & Coaching For Wimmin . . . ! ~ AfraShe is LGBTQI-Affirmative, Psychospiritual, Solution-Focused, SpiraCulturally(tm) based, holistic and uses synergistic Eastern, Afrikan & Western, results-oriented approaches optimized to assist you to make Meaningful, Achievable SistahPeaceful(tm) Life-Style Changes."
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Jennifer Bissell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
(510) 379-9116
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"If you feel as if you are alone or different than others you are not. Are you having difficulty focusing, enjoying activities and increased anxiety? Have you begun using alcohol or drugs? Do you find yourself isolating and making excuses to not see friends or family? There is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. You could have a mental disorder. There is help, support and relief for your health issues. Starting therapy today will help you get your life back on track."
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
(510) 858-0916
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples throughout the Bay Area. Our services are offered by graduate-level marriage family therapy interns working under the supervision of licensed practitioners in more than 50 offices throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County. To become part of our clinical team, each intern is carefully selected, not only for their sensitivity and skill but their commitment to providing respectful, responsive and compassionate care to our clients."
Marie Sarte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
(510) 401-3186
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, my practice specializes in working with people who struggle with depression, unresolved trauma, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Effective therapy starts with a trusting relationship. In a safe space where you feel understood and accepted, we will work toward your goals so that you feel empowered to change and can begin to make positive changes in your life. Practice specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety/Stress, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Relationship and Family Issues, Substance Use, and Life Transitions. Please check out my website: https://www.mariesartelcsw.com"
Lindsey B Hopkins, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experiencing researching and practicing evidence-based treatment. There are a number of highly effective therapies out there, and my focus is on those that help people with: Traumatic Stress (PTSD); Anxiety Disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobias); Disordered Eating (emotional eating, binge eating, bulimia); Health Behavior Change (weight loss, smoking cessation); and Chronic Illness (coping with diagnosis and treatment)."
(510) 901-3446
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experiencing researching and practicing evidence-based treatment. There are a number of highly effective therapies out there, and my focus is on those that help people with: Traumatic Stress (PTSD); Anxiety Disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobias); Disordered Eating (emotional eating, binge eating, bulimia); Health Behavior Change (weight loss, smoking cessation); and Chronic Illness (coping with diagnosis and treatment)."
Jennifer Valera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
(510) 945-3409
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"Therapy should be practical. It should help you feel more capable of handling the daily challenges of life. And, when you are ready, help you dive deeper and untangle the patterns that make you miserable. I work with pre-teens, teens and adults. My strong suit is helping my clients navigate adolescence, "adulting," partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision for post-graduate interns and practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info."
David Hassin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Life is change...but some changes leave wounds that no one can see. I work with men..regular guys, who may never have thought that they would ever need to speak to "a professional'. I know how hard it is to talk about the things that are bothering you. I know what it is to be alone and hurting. There is no magic in what I do. You don't even have to talk about your feelings, if you don't want to.. I stop the bleeding, I clean the wounds, and I help the healing start."
(510) 972-1648
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"Life is change...but some changes leave wounds that no one can see. I work with men..regular guys, who may never have thought that they would ever need to speak to "a professional'. I know how hard it is to talk about the things that are bothering you. I know what it is to be alone and hurting. There is no magic in what I do. You don't even have to talk about your feelings, if you don't want to.. I stop the bleeding, I clean the wounds, and I help the healing start."
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."
(510) 694-0368
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"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."
Stephen Kusch, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Do you ever find that the more you try to get rid of painful emotions, the more overwhelmed you feel? Life can sometimes feel like a straw finger puzzle: the more you pull, the tighter the grip. This is partly because life is challenging. It is also because in times of stress, we are wired to protect ourselves by focusing on potential dangers. Although adaptive for some situations, this wiring can become a closed feedback loop: the harder you try, the more you see only problems; and the more problems you see, the more you lose sight of the strengths and resources that facilitate change."
(510) 788-2349
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Do you ever find that the more you try to get rid of painful emotions, the more overwhelmed you feel? Life can sometimes feel like a straw finger puzzle: the more you pull, the tighter the grip. This is partly because life is challenging. It is also because in times of stress, we are wired to protect ourselves by focusing on potential dangers. Although adaptive for some situations, this wiring can become a closed feedback loop: the harder you try, the more you see only problems; and the more problems you see, the more you lose sight of the strengths and resources that facilitate change."
Andrea Bronzo, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"You may well be searching through these provider listings on Psychology Today with a mixture of intense feelings: overwhelm, anxiety, skepticism or even despair. Whether you're new to psychotherapy or experienced, it can be difficult both to accept that help is needed, and to clarify exactly what you're looking for in a provider when the problems you or a loved one are facing feel confusing. At this juncture, a good first step might be to select a few potential providers from this list and then set up initial consultations with them to clarify needs and assess compatibility."
(510) 756-2767
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"You may well be searching through these provider listings on Psychology Today with a mixture of intense feelings: overwhelm, anxiety, skepticism or even despair. Whether you're new to psychotherapy or experienced, it can be difficult both to accept that help is needed, and to clarify exactly what you're looking for in a provider when the problems you or a loved one are facing feel confusing. At this juncture, a good first step might be to select a few potential providers from this list and then set up initial consultations with them to clarify needs and assess compatibility."
Barbara Moura, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Sometimes the coping strategies that we use no longer work for us. And the usual support systems we turn to, are at times just not enough. Therapy can be an added support to help us figure out new strategies to cope with the challenges and times of transition in our lives. I provide a calm and reflective space, where together we will reach a deeper understanding of what holds you back and what changes you need to make to live your life more fully. Some areas of specialization include women's issues, perinatal and postnatal disorders, early parenting and cancer."
(510) 257-9374
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Sometimes the coping strategies that we use no longer work for us. And the usual support systems we turn to, are at times just not enough. Therapy can be an added support to help us figure out new strategies to cope with the challenges and times of transition in our lives. I provide a calm and reflective space, where together we will reach a deeper understanding of what holds you back and what changes you need to make to live your life more fully. Some areas of specialization include women's issues, perinatal and postnatal disorders, early parenting and cancer."
Phyllis Rothblatt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"As a therapist for over twenty four years, the focus of my work is helping people to create and sustain healthy relationships, and to learn how to thrive in their lives. I listen carefully to the nuances of what you say and don't say, and help you to become more aware of your unconscious beliefs and the energy that you hold in your body that may be an obstacle to your creating the life that you yearn for. Together, we take the journey of discovering what is in your way, and who you are truly meant to be."
(510) 246-3735
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"As a therapist for over twenty four years, the focus of my work is helping people to create and sustain healthy relationships, and to learn how to thrive in their lives. I listen carefully to the nuances of what you say and don't say, and help you to become more aware of your unconscious beliefs and the energy that you hold in your body that may be an obstacle to your creating the life that you yearn for. Together, we take the journey of discovering what is in your way, and who you are truly meant to be."
Annie de Jong, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"You may be feeling unhappy, lonely, and unmotivated. Perhaps a relationship is in crisis or an important part of your life is changing. You may be overwhelmed by fears and self-doubt. Therapy practiced well by the right professional is an effective way to sort out a wide range of troubles. I am a firm believer in the "talking cure" and have the skills and experience to ask the right questions and help you reflect on the difficulties your are having. I will help you identify ways to promote healing, create healthier relationships and foster a solid belief in yourself."
(415) 689-7571
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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"You may be feeling unhappy, lonely, and unmotivated. Perhaps a relationship is in crisis or an important part of your life is changing. You may be overwhelmed by fears and self-doubt. Therapy practiced well by the right professional is an effective way to sort out a wide range of troubles. I am a firm believer in the "talking cure" and have the skills and experience to ask the right questions and help you reflect on the difficulties your are having. I will help you identify ways to promote healing, create healthier relationships and foster a solid belief in yourself."
Sandy Huynh, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, #109905
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My approach is warm, relational, and holistic. It is steeped in the principles of modern psychodynamic theory, the mind-body connection, my experience as a child of Vietnamese refugees, and my transition from the corporate world into psychotherapy. It is a brave and tremendous step to begin therapy and to invest in your own mental health and self discovery. I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. It would be an honor to support your journey."
(510) 328-4109
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"My approach is warm, relational, and holistic. It is steeped in the principles of modern psychodynamic theory, the mind-body connection, my experience as a child of Vietnamese refugees, and my transition from the corporate world into psychotherapy. It is a brave and tremendous step to begin therapy and to invest in your own mental health and self discovery. I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. It would be an honor to support your journey."
Addie Liechty Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My approach to therapy is primarily relational. I seek to create working relationships that include safety, attunement and trust. I do this through collaborating on goals and remaining non- judgmental and transparent with my reflections and questions. My interventions draw from psychodynamic theory, attachment and narrative therapy. I am interested in the unique experiences that have made you who you are and the patterns of behaviors, relationships and self-concepts that may or may not be serving you. We will work together to find compassion, healing and solutions towards more personal and relational fulfillment."
(510) 356-0264
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"My approach to therapy is primarily relational. I seek to create working relationships that include safety, attunement and trust. I do this through collaborating on goals and remaining non- judgmental and transparent with my reflections and questions. My interventions draw from psychodynamic theory, attachment and narrative therapy. I am interested in the unique experiences that have made you who you are and the patterns of behaviors, relationships and self-concepts that may or may not be serving you. We will work together to find compassion, healing and solutions towards more personal and relational fulfillment."
Kara L Bunting, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"In my practice I emphasize depth work, including insight and emotional experiencing, that may allow for problems that have not responded to more solution focused methods to resolve. My focus is particularly appropriate for people seeking more fulfilling relationships and rich inner lives in addition to the resolution of a concern."
(415) 941-3773
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
"In my practice I emphasize depth work, including insight and emotional experiencing, that may allow for problems that have not responded to more solution focused methods to resolve. My focus is particularly appropriate for people seeking more fulfilling relationships and rich inner lives in addition to the resolution of a concern."

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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.