Alison Trules

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Alison Trules

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Offers online therapy

5318 Bryant Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 417-3442

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33 Quail Court
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(510) 417-3442
Announcement icon I am currently seeing clients over Zoom, FaceTime or phone. I plan to return to in office sessions at some point in the future.
If you are seeking deep personal change or going through a life transition, it may feel difficult to make choices. If you are experiencing conflict or suffering and know that something needs to change, psychotherapy will provide a structure where you can identify patterns that have previously led to unhappiness or frustration. I will help you develop new ways of understanding yourself and relating to others in your life. I am a warm, experienced and compassionate psychotherapist that will help guide you through this process of change so that you can be your most authentic self and live your life with increased comfort and meaning.
We will explore the patterns that developed in your earliest relationships and understand how these impact the way you see yourself and relate to others. We will identify behaviors that you want to change and develop strategies that support these changes. I have expertise in the challenges that can be present in families with class and cultural diversity.
As a psychotherapist, I will be fully present for you, bringing my warmth, humor, empathy and years of clinical wisdom into the healing environment. As we build a safe and comfortable relationship, I will help you understand the source of your pain while we work towards the goal of you having a greater capacity to enjoy life and cope with its challenges.
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“ If you've ever considered that psychotherapy may help you, there could not be a better time to reach out and get the support that you need.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $185 - $245
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Claremont EAP
  • EAP with Anthem Blue Cross
  • Out of Network
I ask my clients to pay a weekly fee and then provide a receipt at the end of each month for them to submit to their insurance company.
Email me or call (510) 417-3442 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 34 Years
  • License: California / LCS 10596
  • School: University of California, Berkeley
  • Year Graduated: 1980

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Northern California / 2 year training program
  • Certificate Date: 2002
  • Certificate: Psychotherapy Institute: Supervision Study Program
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Alison Trules's Groups

Parenting through the College Application Process

This group is to help parents during the stressful period of their child's college application process. It will provide both support and information about your role and how to best help your child. It will provide guidance about when to intervene, how to keep appropriate boundaries and when you need to provide assistance for your child. It's helpful to have a weekly structure to help address your concerns and anxiety so your child does not need to be burdened by this during their own time of academic stress and emotional challenge.

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Women's Psychtherapy Group

This is a small group that meets weekly to explore the range of issues that are frequently themes in women's lives. These themes include: friendship,intimacy, caring for oneself while caring for others, creativity, parenting, partnership and living a full and vital life. The group milieu is used to explore and examine how you relate to others in the group and how to identify feelings that emerge in the here and now of the group experience.

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Location

5318 Bryant Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 417-3442
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

33 Quail Court
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(510) 417-3442
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021
Alison Trules, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland

Alison Trules

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW