Dr. Lauren Szyper

Psychologist, PsyD

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(510) 851-9938

Dr. Lauren Szyper

Psychologist, PsyD


Location

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445 Bellevue Avenue
#3
Oakland, California 94610
(510) 851-9938

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Announcement icon I am providing therapy through video and phone so you can access the support that you need during this especially stressful time from home.
I see clients on Saturdays and online. I have worked with a diverse clientele for over 20 years and appreciate their resilience. I utilize a trauma-informed, collaborative, strengths-based approach in partnering with my clients to tackle areas of their life where they feel blocked. I integrate evidence-based approaches such as CBT and Motivational Interviewing with LGBTQ-affirmative, minority stress model, and feminist therapy to explore all dimensions of what confronts my clients from a culturally and socially-informed lens. I will assist you in identifying specific treatment goals and will help you monitor your progress closely.
I am highly experienced in treating depression, stress and anxiety, self-medicating, life transitions, and trauma. I am an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and exploring gender expression and sexuality is a passion of mine and a concentration in my training. I am highly experienced working with the trans and gender fluid community and their loved ones.
I appreciate that taking the first step to seek therapy and wondering who may be a good fit for you can be challenging I believe you are resilient and an expert of you. I also appreciate we can be our own worst critics. I am committed to collaborating with you to explore and challenge the barriers that may prevent you from living your best life.

Qualifications

  • License and State: PSY30639 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Paypal
I can provide you with a receipt called a "superbill" for possible reimbursement for "out-of-network" benefits
Email me or call (510) 851-9938 with questions.

Location

445 Bellevue Avenue
#3
Oakland, California 94610
(510) 851-9938
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Transgender
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Complex trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Minority Stress Model
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

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Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020
Dr. Lauren Szyper, PsyD, Psychologist in Oakland

Dr. Lauren Szyper

Psychologist, PsyD