Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have had the privilege of working with many children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are dealing with a multitude of issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, problem behaviors, substance abuse, co-dependency). I incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques to help facilitate change and bring about relief from painful emotions and from feeling stuck. I believe in honoring what you are already doing right and will collaboratively explore options and tools that will bring about growth and healing."
Family / Marital
(510) 398-6367
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Family / Marital
"I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have had the privilege of working with many children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are dealing with a multitude of issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, problem behaviors, substance abuse, co-dependency). I incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques to help facilitate change and bring about relief from painful emotions and from feeling stuck. I believe in honoring what you are already doing right and will collaboratively explore options and tools that will bring about growth and healing."
Nick Wightman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
Family / Marital
(510) 403-8480
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Family / Marital
"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
Hillary Dupuis, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Family / Marital
(415) 539-0298
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Family / Marital
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Family / Marital
(415) 236-3570
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Family / Marital
"Life guarantees all of us ups and downs- but in our highly individualistic culture, it is common to believe that one ought to be able to handle their own difficulties. In reality, stressful life events,transitions and challenges can become much more manageable with consistent support. Through active listening and reflection,I assist clients in accessing their own intuition about what makes their life feel satisfying. Therapy involves a growing self awareness that often uncovers outdated beliefs and patterns. I truly enjoy guiding clients through this discovery process.This often involves a look at how culture and upbringing influence behavior."
Lori L. Crowley, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
"My clients are individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and supports who experience Autism as overwhelming. They are in need of hope, encouragement and direction to feeling whole and valued. Their overwhelm has led to frustration and uncertainty over possibilities and what to do next. They arrive, feeling like they are drowning while others watch. People try to help but it is often misguided. Their situations are misunderstood so others don’t realize what is really needed - a life preserver. Someone who can help get them back to shore and who knows what it will take. "
Family / Marital
(925) 259-3951
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
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Family / Marital
"My clients are individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and supports who experience Autism as overwhelming. They are in need of hope, encouragement and direction to feeling whole and valued. Their overwhelm has led to frustration and uncertainty over possibilities and what to do next. They arrive, feeling like they are drowning while others watch. People try to help but it is often misguided. Their situations are misunderstood so others don’t realize what is really needed - a life preserver. Someone who can help get them back to shore and who knows what it will take. "
Kendra Feliz Paulsen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"As a depth psychotherapist, one of the things I do is help my clients know their unknown issues. I do this by creating a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore and bring repair to the past injuries and traumas holding my clients back from experiencing life and relationships in a full and meaningful way. I like to look at my client's dreams, artwork, and daily life experiences, to bring light and insight to blockages and barriers to their full experience and enjoyment of life. Such blockages can be past trauma, incorrect embedded beliefs, and ingrained thought patterns and habits."
Family / Marital
(510) 922-0049
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Family / Marital
"As a depth psychotherapist, one of the things I do is help my clients know their unknown issues. I do this by creating a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore and bring repair to the past injuries and traumas holding my clients back from experiencing life and relationships in a full and meaningful way. I like to look at my client's dreams, artwork, and daily life experiences, to bring light and insight to blockages and barriers to their full experience and enjoyment of life. Such blockages can be past trauma, incorrect embedded beliefs, and ingrained thought patterns and habits."
Carmelle Ellison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
"You’ve excelled in so many ways, but your inner critic is still loud. It never lets you forget when you’ve seemingly missed the mark. In friendships and romantic relationships, you wish there was a guide on how to finally get things “right”. What makes you really productive at work or school, just doesn’t seem to carry over into your personal life. Summer doesn't feel like a relief for you. You continue to overanalyze everything and wrestle with not feeling "good enough". It’s hard to stop spinning when the wheels get started. You become stuck in your head and withdrawn from the life and relationships you actually want. "
Family / Marital
(510) 573-7745
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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Family / Marital
"You’ve excelled in so many ways, but your inner critic is still loud. It never lets you forget when you’ve seemingly missed the mark. In friendships and romantic relationships, you wish there was a guide on how to finally get things “right”. What makes you really productive at work or school, just doesn’t seem to carry over into your personal life. Summer doesn't feel like a relief for you. You continue to overanalyze everything and wrestle with not feeling "good enough". It’s hard to stop spinning when the wheels get started. You become stuck in your head and withdrawn from the life and relationships you actually want. "
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Choosing a therapist is an important personal decision. I work with individuals, couples and families and their adult children. I am a good fit for people who are committed and passionate about making a difference in the world by bringing their courageous, generous, and authentic selves into all areas of their lives. If we were to peel back, one layer after another, to the root of where pain lives, we often find a tiny, fragile seed of deprived need. Let's look at that unmet need(s) together, shifting core beliefs, building resources, finding both ease and aliveness, and designing the life you want now."
Family / Marital
(510) 756-3202
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Family / Marital
"Choosing a therapist is an important personal decision. I work with individuals, couples and families and their adult children. I am a good fit for people who are committed and passionate about making a difference in the world by bringing their courageous, generous, and authentic selves into all areas of their lives. If we were to peel back, one layer after another, to the root of where pain lives, we often find a tiny, fragile seed of deprived need. Let's look at that unmet need(s) together, shifting core beliefs, building resources, finding both ease and aliveness, and designing the life you want now."
Arielle Piastunovich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, couples and families and I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders including chronic alcoholism and eating disorders, and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing from life issues is often hard and painful but it can lead to much a much more fulfilling life. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards acceptance and recovery."
Family / Marital
(650) 206-9870
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Family / Marital
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, couples and families and I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders including chronic alcoholism and eating disorders, and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing from life issues is often hard and painful but it can lead to much a much more fulfilling life. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards acceptance and recovery."
Breckney G. Shaw, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, ThM
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"I enjoy working with groups, couples, adolescents and individuals. I am committed to helping clients overcome psychological issues preventing them from thriving and maintaining healthy and meaningful relationships."
Family / Marital
(650) 600-3988
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Family / Marital
"I enjoy working with groups, couples, adolescents and individuals. I am committed to helping clients overcome psychological issues preventing them from thriving and maintaining healthy and meaningful relationships."
Phil Gratz, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"I offer existential humanistic Gestalt Therapy in a style that is warm, client-centered, and relational. This kind of approach has nurtured my own growth in its respect for my agency and truth. In our work together I hope we can create a space that supports you in experiencing more of your truth and the growth that is alive in you."
Family / Marital
(628) 400-0482
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Family / Marital
"I offer existential humanistic Gestalt Therapy in a style that is warm, client-centered, and relational. This kind of approach has nurtured my own growth in its respect for my agency and truth. In our work together I hope we can create a space that supports you in experiencing more of your truth and the growth that is alive in you."
Kay Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Together we can build on your unique strengths to create the conditions with which you can meet life's challenges and feel a sense of genuine contentment. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship dissatisfaction, trauma, compulsive behaviors, sexual expression and orientation, chronic pain, or grief or loss. Whether you're simply feeling stuck and wanting to feel more of a sense of purpose in life or dealing with debilitating trauma, I can help you uncover your inherent wisdom for healing and growth. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation. **Couples first 50-minute session is free."
Family / Marital
(510) 694-0997
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Family / Marital
"Together we can build on your unique strengths to create the conditions with which you can meet life's challenges and feel a sense of genuine contentment. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship dissatisfaction, trauma, compulsive behaviors, sexual expression and orientation, chronic pain, or grief or loss. Whether you're simply feeling stuck and wanting to feel more of a sense of purpose in life or dealing with debilitating trauma, I can help you uncover your inherent wisdom for healing and growth. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation. **Couples first 50-minute session is free."
Madeline Licker Feingold, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"The difficulties and challenges of our lives involving our families, relationships, work and school may leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. People come to see me because they are at an impasse and need help. For over 25 years I have provided psychotherapy to adults, couples and adolescents and have strived to create a safe and open environment to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors, gain insight into problems and understand obstacles that interfere with growth. I focus on the whole person and support people in developing new ways of coping, improving emotional well-being and implementing meaningful change."
Family / Marital
(510) 924-0362
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Family / Marital
"The difficulties and challenges of our lives involving our families, relationships, work and school may leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. People come to see me because they are at an impasse and need help. For over 25 years I have provided psychotherapy to adults, couples and adolescents and have strived to create a safe and open environment to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors, gain insight into problems and understand obstacles that interfere with growth. I focus on the whole person and support people in developing new ways of coping, improving emotional well-being and implementing meaningful change."
Mark L Oliver, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 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."
Family / Marital
(628) 227-5810
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Family / Marital
"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."
Jessica Youseffi, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Are you feeling stressed-out, anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about what to do? Do you sometimes believe that there's something wrong with you? Are you tired of beating yourself up and not feeling good enough? I work with individuals who struggle with low self-esteem, self-criticism, depression & anxiety. After working with me, my clients report feeling more grounded and confident in their own skin. They are better able to navigate relationships, life transitions, and work-related stress. I'll support you to feel at home in yourself, and be more free to live the life you want."
Family / Marital
(213) 319-6292
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Family / Marital
"Are you feeling stressed-out, anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about what to do? Do you sometimes believe that there's something wrong with you? Are you tired of beating yourself up and not feeling good enough? I work with individuals who struggle with low self-esteem, self-criticism, depression & anxiety. After working with me, my clients report feeling more grounded and confident in their own skin. They are better able to navigate relationships, life transitions, and work-related stress. I'll support you to feel at home in yourself, and be more free to live the life you want."
Anna M Musco, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Damaged relationships with the world and our families can affect us deeply throughout our lives leaving us feeling isolated, uncomfortable in our bodies and generally unsafe. Our energy begins to decline along with our enthusiasm for life. Its confusing. We quietly stonewall everything and everyone while wishing for the right partner, right career and right friends. Feelings of insecurity, loneliness or shame can spiral into deep bouts of depression, acting out, despair and suicide. Prioritizing the needs of everyone else can lead to unhealthy behaviors and choices supplanting authenticity and joy, while swapping virtual reality for real relationships and happiness."
Family / Marital
(510) 466-1346
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Family / Marital
"Damaged relationships with the world and our families can affect us deeply throughout our lives leaving us feeling isolated, uncomfortable in our bodies and generally unsafe. Our energy begins to decline along with our enthusiasm for life. Its confusing. We quietly stonewall everything and everyone while wishing for the right partner, right career and right friends. Feelings of insecurity, loneliness or shame can spiral into deep bouts of depression, acting out, despair and suicide. Prioritizing the needs of everyone else can lead to unhealthy behaviors and choices supplanting authenticity and joy, while swapping virtual reality for real relationships and happiness."
Kathy Sinsheimer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Relationships are complicated! I've helped many couples who have been interested in becoming happier and more effective in their relationship. It's not unusual to reach bumps in the road as you progress in your lives together. When we are in session, I'll talk with each of you to find out about you as individuals including your history and emotional strengths as well as challenges. As well, I'll learn what is working and what is not working for both of you in your relationship."
Family / Marital
(510) 768-8474
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Family / Marital
"Relationships are complicated! I've helped many couples who have been interested in becoming happier and more effective in their relationship. It's not unusual to reach bumps in the road as you progress in your lives together. When we are in session, I'll talk with each of you to find out about you as individuals including your history and emotional strengths as well as challenges. As well, I'll learn what is working and what is not working for both of you in your relationship."
Bay Area Center for Adolescents, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94604
"We at the Bay Area Center for Adolescents understand that adolescence can be a difficult time for preteens, teens, young adults, and parents. On the one hand, adolescents are learning to manage life on their own and wanting more independence, but on the other hand, they may not be prepared for the responsibilities of life or realizing the consequences of their actions. We work with adolescents and their families to navigate this difficult time while helping adolescents to become independent, but still maintain the relationship with family. The Bay Area Center for Adolescents is a group of providers who all know how to connect with adolescents and their families and provide effective therapy."
Family / Marital
(415) 594-4958
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94604
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Family / Marital
"We at the Bay Area Center for Adolescents understand that adolescence can be a difficult time for preteens, teens, young adults, and parents. On the one hand, adolescents are learning to manage life on their own and wanting more independence, but on the other hand, they may not be prepared for the responsibilities of life or realizing the consequences of their actions. We work with adolescents and their families to navigate this difficult time while helping adolescents to become independent, but still maintain the relationship with family. The Bay Area Center for Adolescents is a group of providers who all know how to connect with adolescents and their families and provide effective therapy."
Cheryl Jacques, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I offer psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for individuals, teens and couples. I work collaboratively with you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts, and improve your mood and behavior in a private, respectful setting. I help you to heal from traumatic and abusive situations. My family work includes child therapy, families in transitions, parenting and child development, parent-teen dyads, divorce mediation, and couples therapy."
Family / Marital
(510) 653-0678
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Family / Marital
"I offer psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for individuals, teens and couples. I work collaboratively with you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts, and improve your mood and behavior in a private, respectful setting. I help you to heal from traumatic and abusive situations. My family work includes child therapy, families in transitions, parenting and child development, parent-teen dyads, divorce mediation, and couples therapy."
Gerald B. Chambers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about."
Family / Marital
(510) 606-9367
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Family / Marital
"Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about."

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Family / Marital Therapists
Therapists in Oakland using the techniques of 'family therapy' work with families or couples both together and individually to help them improve their communication skills, build on the positive aspects of their relationships, and repair harmful or negative dynamics.

As an approach to therapy, 'family therapy' (also referred to as family systems therapy, marital therapy, marriage therapy, marriage and family therapy, marital therapy and family counseling) views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members or couples.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.

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.