Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My practice offers therapy for children and teens in the Bay Area, using a combination of play and creative expressive therapy. My work values the power of self-expression and the freedom to explore ones needs while developing self-esteem. I often also incorporate mindfulness strategies and eco-therapy sessions for young people seeking for tools for depth and inner calm. Even young children can develop these skills and benefit from our sessions held in nature. Clients come to me with a range of issues including depressive symptoms, anxiety and trauma, behavioral concerns and difficulty with major life transitions. "
Depression
Art Therapy
(845) 250-6904
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Art Therapy
"My practice offers therapy for children and teens in the Bay Area, using a combination of play and creative expressive therapy. My work values the power of self-expression and the freedom to explore ones needs while developing self-esteem. I often also incorporate mindfulness strategies and eco-therapy sessions for young people seeking for tools for depth and inner calm. Even young children can develop these skills and benefit from our sessions held in nature. Clients come to me with a range of issues including depressive symptoms, anxiety and trauma, behavioral concerns and difficulty with major life transitions. "
Ken Takahashi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 694-0966
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Depression
Art Therapy
"Transformation will occur to you at a right timing with a right support. I am here for you to support your transformation. I will help enhance your innate ability to break patterns, utilizing cognitive, nervous & energetic methods. For instance, you have had a car accident before. You feel anxious whenever you see cars on the street. This means that the car accident is associated with the anxiety. I will help disconnect the anxiety from the car accident while rebuilding positive experiences in you. You will gradually re-associate the car accident with the positive experiences, transforming the old pattern."
Tamara Reimer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed by your emotions, self-critical, disconnected from your body, unhappy or insecure in your relationships, overly anxious and stressed, and/or hopeless about future possibilities? If so, I encourage you to reach out to me for support. Through our work together my clients report feeling an increased sense of self confidence and awareness, appreciation for life, compassion for self and others, ability to clearly communicate, and capacity to tolerate their emotions and meet life's challenges as they arise."
Depression
Art Therapy
(415) 423-2767
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
Art Therapy
"Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed by your emotions, self-critical, disconnected from your body, unhappy or insecure in your relationships, overly anxious and stressed, and/or hopeless about future possibilities? If so, I encourage you to reach out to me for support. Through our work together my clients report feeling an increased sense of self confidence and awareness, appreciation for life, compassion for self and others, ability to clearly communicate, and capacity to tolerate their emotions and meet life's challenges as they arise."
Angela Vincent Polk, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I work with clients at my office in Oakland near the Rockridge Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 876-4753
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
Art Therapy
"I work with clients at my office in Oakland near the Rockridge Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy."
Elana Morgulis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you in a place in your life where big changes are happening both inside and outside yourself? You feel unsure of how to express and assert yourself in the world and relationships. You wish for more clarity and confidence. Maybe you feel alone in what you're going through. Therapy is a safe place to explore what's going on, to feel understood, supported, and find your voice. I believe healing happens when we can tend to all the parts of ourselves, light and dark. Wholeness arises when we can express and fully embrace who we really are."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 241-4667
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Depression
Art Therapy
"Are you in a place in your life where big changes are happening both inside and outside yourself? You feel unsure of how to express and assert yourself in the world and relationships. You wish for more clarity and confidence. Maybe you feel alone in what you're going through. Therapy is a safe place to explore what's going on, to feel understood, supported, and find your voice. I believe healing happens when we can tend to all the parts of ourselves, light and dark. Wholeness arises when we can express and fully embrace who we really are."
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
Art Therapy
(510) 858-0979
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
Art Therapy
"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."
Merry Ross, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"My work ranges from people who have experienced serious trauma, and suffer from depression and anxiety to those who just want to feel better in their lives and their relationships. I love working with couples. I know from my own experience of being married since 1990 that relationships need nurturing and intention. I love helping couples find intimacy that may have been lost. I really see my work as helping individuals and couples live their best life!"
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 969-6005
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
Art Therapy
"My work ranges from people who have experienced serious trauma, and suffer from depression and anxiety to those who just want to feel better in their lives and their relationships. I love working with couples. I know from my own experience of being married since 1990 that relationships need nurturing and intention. I love helping couples find intimacy that may have been lost. I really see my work as helping individuals and couples live their best life!"
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
Art Therapy
(510) 454-8042
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
Depression
Art Therapy
"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."
Taising Chen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Therapy is a place where you can express your hardships, explore and build your resilience, and learn to embrace transformations. I am committed to offer mental health services that meet your unique needs as individuals, couples, relationships, families, communities, and groups. I will meet you collaboratively through a therapeutic process where you can exist among confidentiality, validation, and support in a non-judgmental setting. After working over 18 years in direct services, I believe that it is important to find the right therapist-client match. I offer free 15-20 minute phone consultations prior to the 1st appointment. For more information: www.therapywithtaising.com"
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 239-5319
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Depression
Art Therapy
"Therapy is a place where you can express your hardships, explore and build your resilience, and learn to embrace transformations. I am committed to offer mental health services that meet your unique needs as individuals, couples, relationships, families, communities, and groups. I will meet you collaboratively through a therapeutic process where you can exist among confidentiality, validation, and support in a non-judgmental setting. After working over 18 years in direct services, I believe that it is important to find the right therapist-client match. I offer free 15-20 minute phone consultations prior to the 1st appointment. For more information: www.therapywithtaising.com"
Tessa Sinclair, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94608
"You: are a high achiever, and embarrassed to admit you're struggling, especially when other people seem to have it so much worse. You're sensitive, idealistic, and creative. You're aware of your potential and people reflect it back to you, but you're having trouble finding traction. You're not connecting with your work the way you want to, and your co-working relationships are "fine," but not satisfying in the way you'd like them to be. It feels like somethings missing, but you don't know what, and you don't know where to find it. Behind the mask, you feel scared, sad, lonely, insecure, anxious, depressed and you may be losing hope."
Depression
Art Therapy
(530) 477-3478
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
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Depression
Art Therapy
"You: are a high achiever, and embarrassed to admit you're struggling, especially when other people seem to have it so much worse. You're sensitive, idealistic, and creative. You're aware of your potential and people reflect it back to you, but you're having trouble finding traction. You're not connecting with your work the way you want to, and your co-working relationships are "fine," but not satisfying in the way you'd like them to be. It feels like somethings missing, but you don't know what, and you don't know where to find it. Behind the mask, you feel scared, sad, lonely, insecure, anxious, depressed and you may be losing hope."
Christopher Patrick White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"My clients are often sensitive, intelligent, and creative people who face life transitions, self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and the challenges of liberating passion and creating meaning in life. Many struggle with the legacy of significant trauma. Through acceptance, loving encouragement, and providing a container for self-exploration, I help clients to find a more encompassing love for self and other, develop strength and firmness of character, and tap into the well of their vitality, creativity, and joy."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 878-4334
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
Art Therapy
"My clients are often sensitive, intelligent, and creative people who face life transitions, self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and the challenges of liberating passion and creating meaning in life. Many struggle with the legacy of significant trauma. Through acceptance, loving encouragement, and providing a container for self-exploration, I help clients to find a more encompassing love for self and other, develop strength and firmness of character, and tap into the well of their vitality, creativity, and joy."
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
Art Therapy
(510) 491-9142
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Art Therapy
"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."
Cindy A Mayne, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, NCAC, NAADAC, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Recovery is a journey, not a destination. Addiction is not the problem, but a true symptom of the problem. Is the problem from childhood? To find this out we must work on these issues. I have been a substance abuse counselor for 27 years and have been an interventionist for 22 years."
Depression
Art Therapy
(707) 981-0317
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Art Therapy
"Recovery is a journey, not a destination. Addiction is not the problem, but a true symptom of the problem. Is the problem from childhood? To find this out we must work on these issues. I have been a substance abuse counselor for 27 years and have been an interventionist for 22 years."
Therese Noel Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing. "
Depression
Art Therapy
(415) 413-4284
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Depression
Art Therapy
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing. "
Ariana Heller, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MAEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I offer you an open space in which together we can explore and understand difficult feelings and thoughts. Through this collaborative process you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of yourself, allow your emotions to be processed, and work through uncomfortable/ difficult feelings. As a result, life becomes easier to navigate and more meaningful. Like any relationship, it has to feel right to you. What I bring to the relationship is my warmth, curiosity, compassion, honesty, years of expertise, and the ability to dive deep into issues without judgment leading to long-term change."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 757-1536
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
Art Therapy
"I offer you an open space in which together we can explore and understand difficult feelings and thoughts. Through this collaborative process you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of yourself, allow your emotions to be processed, and work through uncomfortable/ difficult feelings. As a result, life becomes easier to navigate and more meaningful. Like any relationship, it has to feel right to you. What I bring to the relationship is my warmth, curiosity, compassion, honesty, years of expertise, and the ability to dive deep into issues without judgment leading to long-term change."
Gwen J Sanders, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"My clients are most often dealing with communication concerns, issues of intimacy and complications related to life changes. When traumatic events impact their daily lives, they may seek assistance. Occasionally couples and families experiencing stress in their relationships may need an objective listener and guide to help them figure out how to reestablish balance. With the many demands of life and work, we work together to find pleasure in their families and for parents to reinstate parental authority within the family structure."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 403-8093
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Depression
Art Therapy
"My clients are most often dealing with communication concerns, issues of intimacy and complications related to life changes. When traumatic events impact their daily lives, they may seek assistance. Occasionally couples and families experiencing stress in their relationships may need an objective listener and guide to help them figure out how to reestablish balance. With the many demands of life and work, we work together to find pleasure in their families and for parents to reinstate parental authority within the family structure."
Christy Booth, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I use an authentic, creative, and solution-focused approach that balances empathic listening with encouraging you to fiercely confront whatever is blocking you. I want you to get what you need out of therapy, so I work collaboratively with you on your goals. We can create personalized strategies to reduce stress, process trauma and relational wounds, and put a stop to problematic thinking. We will address what holds you back so you can make choices that reflect your true life goals."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 616-6973
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Art Therapy
"I use an authentic, creative, and solution-focused approach that balances empathic listening with encouraging you to fiercely confront whatever is blocking you. I want you to get what you need out of therapy, so I work collaboratively with you on your goals. We can create personalized strategies to reduce stress, process trauma and relational wounds, and put a stop to problematic thinking. We will address what holds you back so you can make choices that reflect your true life goals."
Gabriela Zuloaga, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"My goal is to support clients in finding the inner strengths that allow them to have more satisfying lives and relationships. I hope to begin a collaborative process that addresses your needs in a way that feels compassionate, practical, and free of judgement. I am fully bilingual in both Spanish and English and passionate about working with couples, immigrants, and adults of all genders, cultures, and walks of life. "Trabajo con adultos, parejas y familias que solo hablan español o prefieren trabajar con una terapeuta que brinda servicios en español. Vine a este país de niña y tengo amplia experiencia trabajando con inmigrantes.""
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 662-6743
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Depression
Art Therapy
"My goal is to support clients in finding the inner strengths that allow them to have more satisfying lives and relationships. I hope to begin a collaborative process that addresses your needs in a way that feels compassionate, practical, and free of judgement. I am fully bilingual in both Spanish and English and passionate about working with couples, immigrants, and adults of all genders, cultures, and walks of life. "Trabajo con adultos, parejas y familias que solo hablan español o prefieren trabajar con una terapeuta que brinda servicios en español. Vine a este país de niña y tengo amplia experiencia trabajando con inmigrantes.""
Megan Gredesky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 694-0644
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Art Therapy
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Roksana Sarrafan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"You do not have to go through a traumatic experience to benefit from therapy. Talking with a therapist can allow you to better understand yourself, enhance your self-esteem, and help resolve your conflicts and challenges. It can also offer insights on how your emotions are affecting your everyday life."
Depression
Art Therapy
(510) 257-9758
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
Art Therapy
"You do not have to go through a traumatic experience to benefit from therapy. Talking with a therapist can allow you to better understand yourself, enhance your self-esteem, and help resolve your conflicts and challenges. It can also offer insights on how your emotions are affecting your everyday life."

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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.