Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I provide individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Clients of all faiths, cultures, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome. My focus is helping clients process and work through problems involving depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, trauma, stress, and life transitions.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 939-7914
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Oakland, CA 94609
Emotionally Focused
I provide individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Clients of all faiths, cultures, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome. My focus is helping clients process and work through problems involving depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, trauma, stress, and life transitions.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94608
Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations.
Emotionally Focused
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94608
Emotionally Focused
Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 832-0717
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Emotionally Focused
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I practice both individual psychotherapy and assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in understanding and addressing coping skills, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and family conflict. Through therapy, assessment, or consultation, I provide support in navigating individual complexities. Whether I am working with children, teenagers, or adults, my aim is to help those I work with manage overwhelming emotions, navigate challenging situations, and address barriers standing in the way of contentment and clarity.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 296-6515
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
I practice both individual psychotherapy and assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in understanding and addressing coping skills, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and family conflict. Through therapy, assessment, or consultation, I provide support in navigating individual complexities. Whether I am working with children, teenagers, or adults, my aim is to help those I work with manage overwhelming emotions, navigate challenging situations, and address barriers standing in the way of contentment and clarity.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
I work with individuals and couples who are trying to understand both their inner psychological issues and their responses to complex and stressful outer lives. I listen for the strengths each person has for meeting challenges, and listen also for the ways clients create losses for themselves. Within a warm, caring, reliable working relationship clients have the opportunity to more deeply value themselves and to grow interpersonally.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 863-8695
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Emotionally Focused
I work with individuals and couples who are trying to understand both their inner psychological issues and their responses to complex and stressful outer lives. I listen for the strengths each person has for meeting challenges, and listen also for the ways clients create losses for themselves. Within a warm, caring, reliable working relationship clients have the opportunity to more deeply value themselves and to grow interpersonally.
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LPC Intern, MA, NCC, APCC Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I offer a person-centered and integrative approach to therapy, drawing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems and feminist theory, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I teach strategies and tools to manage the symptoms that may be affecting your daily functioning, while also engaging in a compassionate, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate deeper healing. For me, therapy is a holistic process of addressing biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of individuals and their backgrounds.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 601-1929 x17
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Emotionally Focused
I offer a person-centered and integrative approach to therapy, drawing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems and feminist theory, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I teach strategies and tools to manage the symptoms that may be affecting your daily functioning, while also engaging in a compassionate, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate deeper healing. For me, therapy is a holistic process of addressing biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of individuals and their backgrounds.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CPT, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence.
Emotionally Focused
(925) 232-0438
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
Emotionally Focused
Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
How did you decide it was time to look for a therapist? It’s usually emotional pain - anxiety, sadness/depression, grief, relationship problems - that brings you here. And addressing the source of that pain is the start of our journey. We’d begin with a 15/20 minute phone call where you lay out what you’re dealing with and I give you some sense of how we would begin to tackle it. Most therapists offer this and it’s a really solid way to feel into whether you want to work with someone. I have seen over and over that the pain that brings someone to therapy - if you work with it - is actually a gift.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 876-4835
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Emotionally Focused
How did you decide it was time to look for a therapist? It’s usually emotional pain - anxiety, sadness/depression, grief, relationship problems - that brings you here. And addressing the source of that pain is the start of our journey. We’d begin with a 15/20 minute phone call where you lay out what you’re dealing with and I give you some sense of how we would begin to tackle it. Most therapists offer this and it’s a really solid way to feel into whether you want to work with someone. I have seen over and over that the pain that brings someone to therapy - if you work with it - is actually a gift.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I have practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years and I offer a sympathetic and understanding ear to hear your difficulties. My experience is with people from all walks of life, from adolescents making their way in the adult world to older folks looking back at their lives. I trained in the United Kingdom and later in the United States and I have been fortunate enough to have had excellent teachers. Currently I work in private practice and also teach. My personal and professional experience tells me that having someone understand our difficulties is the foundation for improving our lives.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 901-4956
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
I have practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years and I offer a sympathetic and understanding ear to hear your difficulties. My experience is with people from all walks of life, from adolescents making their way in the adult world to older folks looking back at their lives. I trained in the United Kingdom and later in the United States and I have been fortunate enough to have had excellent teachers. Currently I work in private practice and also teach. My personal and professional experience tells me that having someone understand our difficulties is the foundation for improving our lives.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
The essence of effective psychotherapy is found in the therapist's understanding, empathy and caring for you. Trust in our relationship develops from that foundation. My primary commitment to you is to help you grow in self-awareness and self-empowerment, and to help you take the necessary actions that will actualize your growth and development in the world. If you struggle with feelings of fear, shame, helplessness, worthlessness and anger; traumatic emotional, physical and sexual experience; challenges in relationship; dysfunctional behaviors; unfulfilled aspirations; questions about your life's meaning; and physical illness and aging, I can help you.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 499-6900
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94611
Emotionally Focused
The essence of effective psychotherapy is found in the therapist's understanding, empathy and caring for you. Trust in our relationship develops from that foundation. My primary commitment to you is to help you grow in self-awareness and self-empowerment, and to help you take the necessary actions that will actualize your growth and development in the world. If you struggle with feelings of fear, shame, helplessness, worthlessness and anger; traumatic emotional, physical and sexual experience; challenges in relationship; dysfunctional behaviors; unfulfilled aspirations; questions about your life's meaning; and physical illness and aging, I can help you.
Photo of Mark L Oliver, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence.
Emotionally Focused
(628) 227-5810
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
I consider myself a true relationship specialist: More than 75% of my practice is with couples. And when I work with individuals, I'm not just focusing on symptom management but on how to have deep and meaningful connections with others. Whether you're looking for a relationship or are in one that's experiencing challenges, I'd love to help.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 662-6929
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
I consider myself a true relationship specialist: More than 75% of my practice is with couples. And when I work with individuals, I'm not just focusing on symptom management but on how to have deep and meaningful connections with others. Whether you're looking for a relationship or are in one that's experiencing challenges, I'd love to help.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Emotionally Focused
(628) 209-6357
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Emotionally Focused
Photo of Heath A Schechinger, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
I offer therapy for individuals, couples, and multi-partner relationships in the Bay Area from a feminist, sex-positive lens. As a social justice advocate and founding Co-chair of the American Psychological Association's Consensual Non-monogamy Taskforce, I have considerable experience supporting the non-monogamous, kink/BSDM, TGNC/NB, and LGBQIA communities. I also offer support for individuals & partners processing infidelity or experiencing sexuality concerns. In addition to my private practice, I hold a clinical position at the University of California, Berkeley.
Emotionally Focused
(712) 435-1403
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Emotionally Focused
I offer therapy for individuals, couples, and multi-partner relationships in the Bay Area from a feminist, sex-positive lens. As a social justice advocate and founding Co-chair of the American Psychological Association's Consensual Non-monogamy Taskforce, I have considerable experience supporting the non-monogamous, kink/BSDM, TGNC/NB, and LGBQIA communities. I also offer support for individuals & partners processing infidelity or experiencing sexuality concerns. In addition to my private practice, I hold a clinical position at the University of California, Berkeley.
Photo of Victoria Julita Spiers, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 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.
Emotionally Focused
(628) 888-6233
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Emotionally Focused
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.
Photo of Lee Townsend, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
I provide culturally sensitive, empirically validated psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, ranging from adolescents to seniors. I am committed to the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and consider it a great privilege to be entrusted with my clients' most deeply-held thoughts and feelings. I am actively engaged with those who are grappling with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and creative blocks, addressing my client's concerns in a humanistic and holistic manner that transcends preoccupation with pathology to work toward a life of deep meaning, creativity and interpersonal fulfillment.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 684-9930
Verified
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
I provide culturally sensitive, empirically validated psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, ranging from adolescents to seniors. I am committed to the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and consider it a great privilege to be entrusted with my clients' most deeply-held thoughts and feelings. I am actively engaged with those who are grappling with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and creative blocks, addressing my client's concerns in a humanistic and holistic manner that transcends preoccupation with pathology to work toward a life of deep meaning, creativity and interpersonal fulfillment.
Photo of Elizabeth A. Bradshaw, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Psychotherapy is a deeply personal and intimate undertaking that allows us to privately express, explore, and make sense of our lives and histories. I offer a style that is down-to-earth, thoughtful, practical, and collaborative. Because each person seeks out therapy for different reasons and brings a complex history, I tailor each treatment to meet your unique needs, goals, strengths, and preferences.
Emotionally Focused
(415) 683-0418
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
I provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Psychotherapy is a deeply personal and intimate undertaking that allows us to privately express, explore, and make sense of our lives and histories. I offer a style that is down-to-earth, thoughtful, practical, and collaborative. Because each person seeks out therapy for different reasons and brings a complex history, I tailor each treatment to meet your unique needs, goals, strengths, and preferences.
Photo of Tara Rech, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Therapy can help you overcome difficulties, live creatively, and feel more alive. Many people become stuck in ways of thinking and living that no longer serve them. Through a caring therapeutic relationship, you can develop the courage to live in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Over the past 17 years, I have helped people with a wide variety of issues work through significant challenges, freeing them to make better choices. In addition to my clinical work, I teach and supervise at various training programs throughout the Bay Area, and am the Director of Counseling at California College of the Arts.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 470-7909
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
Therapy can help you overcome difficulties, live creatively, and feel more alive. Many people become stuck in ways of thinking and living that no longer serve them. Through a caring therapeutic relationship, you can develop the courage to live in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Over the past 17 years, I have helped people with a wide variety of issues work through significant challenges, freeing them to make better choices. In addition to my clinical work, I teach and supervise at various training programs throughout the Bay Area, and am the Director of Counseling at California College of the Arts.
Photo of Lucy Fine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CPC Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change.
Emotionally Focused
(415) 742-2927
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change.
Photo of Susan Lowe-Thomas, Psy.D., Psychologist
Psychologist Verified
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me use my life's learning and 10 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief.
Emotionally Focused
(510) 491-0697
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94618
Emotionally Focused
As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me use my life's learning and 10 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief.

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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Oakland Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Oakland Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Oakland

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Oakland

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.