Alys Larsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Please call for a 30 minute free consultation to see if I am a good fit for your needs or the needs of your family and children.
Feeling too much sadness, easily angered, or worried about everything? Want to feel happier in your own life or as a parent, balance your stress, and increase connection with others? Is your child struggling at school or are you longing to communicate better with them? Has a traumatic event affected your daily life? These issues can be resolved in therapy. I provide a calm, accepting place where we explore ways to resolve life's challenges. You can learn to love and accept yourself. I believe in your capacity to heal and that you are the expert on your own life.
(510) 824-8316
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Please call for a 30 minute free consultation to see if I am a good fit for your needs or the needs of your family and children.
Feeling too much sadness, easily angered, or worried about everything? Want to feel happier in your own life or as a parent, balance your stress, and increase connection with others? Is your child struggling at school or are you longing to communicate better with them? Has a traumatic event affected your daily life? These issues can be resolved in therapy. I provide a calm, accepting place where we explore ways to resolve life's challenges. You can learn to love and accept yourself. I believe in your capacity to heal and that you are the expert on your own life.
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Brighton Earley
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
I provide: Individual Therapy for Adults & Teens / Play Therapy for Children / Couples Therapy / Family Therapy / Psychological Assessment.
You can heal. Whether it's a past childhood wound, a rift with a parent or partner, or struggles with your children, I am here to help you examine your life, process your experiences, and move toward healing. In therapy, I create a safe space for you to have a corrective emotional experience. I strive to create the ideal environment for that experience through a nurturing, gentle, person-centered approach. Let's work through it together.
(510) 822-7810
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
I provide: Individual Therapy for Adults & Teens / Play Therapy for Children / Couples Therapy / Family Therapy / Psychological Assessment.
You can heal. Whether it's a past childhood wound, a rift with a parent or partner, or struggles with your children, I am here to help you examine your life, process your experiences, and move toward healing. In therapy, I create a safe space for you to have a corrective emotional experience. I strive to create the ideal environment for that experience through a nurturing, gentle, person-centered approach. Let's work through it together.
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Cara Frankel
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I am a clinical psychologist and have been working clinically with children, adolescents and families for 14 years. I am passionate about my work with children and adolescents. I believe that childhood is both a wonderful and an extremely challenging time. Through play, talk and family therapy I help children and families reach their potential for happy, productive and successful lives.
(415) 799-4482
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Oakland, CA 94618
I am a clinical psychologist and have been working clinically with children, adolescents and families for 14 years. I am passionate about my work with children and adolescents. I believe that childhood is both a wonderful and an extremely challenging time. Through play, talk and family therapy I help children and families reach their potential for happy, productive and successful lives.
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Guillermina Gigi Valdes-Huckabee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Please Note: Currently, I am not taking new clients. Are you neglecting yourself emotionally? You may be too busy taking care of others that you have forgotten to take care of yourself. Find out how to reconnect with yourself and improve your family life at the same time. Are you stressed, burned out or overwhelmed? Maybe you have even been faced with... The lost of a love one, rough divorce, heartache of an affair, a life transition, recent or past trauma, illness or addiction.
(510) 907-6756
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Please Note: Currently, I am not taking new clients. Are you neglecting yourself emotionally? You may be too busy taking care of others that you have forgotten to take care of yourself. Find out how to reconnect with yourself and improve your family life at the same time. Are you stressed, burned out or overwhelmed? Maybe you have even been faced with... The lost of a love one, rough divorce, heartache of an affair, a life transition, recent or past trauma, illness or addiction.
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(415) 634-0653
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
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Sandra Mangan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
For twenty years I have helped individuals couples and families overcome obstacles to happiness and fulfillment in their lives. As a family therapist and a School Psychologist I have had an abundance of training and experience in dealing with the issues of children, adolescents their families. Although this is an area of expertise I have also been successful in my work with couples and individuals going through transitions, loss, anxiety or crisis. My approach is what I call "Naturalistic". This type of therapy is focused on what's happening both internally and externally for the client in their natural environment.
(510) 962-8267
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Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
For twenty years I have helped individuals couples and families overcome obstacles to happiness and fulfillment in their lives. As a family therapist and a School Psychologist I have had an abundance of training and experience in dealing with the issues of children, adolescents their families. Although this is an area of expertise I have also been successful in my work with couples and individuals going through transitions, loss, anxiety or crisis. My approach is what I call "Naturalistic". This type of therapy is focused on what's happening both internally and externally for the client in their natural environment.
Sharon Huey Coles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
I also take note of intergenerational trauma in our family histories which can include immigration loss, depression, alcohol/substance use, and other secrets or suppressed feelings.
I'm a psychotherapist, relationship specialist, wife and mom. Many of us can recognize patterns of our behavior that used to be helpful but now get in the way in the relationships we want. In many ways navigating difficult circumstances allowed us to survive or even thrive, but the ways we cope now don’t benefit us in the long run. These interactions can surprise us at times because while our lives can feel full and abundant, we also can feel sadness, resentment, and worry.
(510) 800-6517
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
I also take note of intergenerational trauma in our family histories which can include immigration loss, depression, alcohol/substance use, and other secrets or suppressed feelings.
I'm a psychotherapist, relationship specialist, wife and mom. Many of us can recognize patterns of our behavior that used to be helpful but now get in the way in the relationships we want. In many ways navigating difficult circumstances allowed us to survive or even thrive, but the ways we cope now don’t benefit us in the long run. These interactions can surprise us at times because while our lives can feel full and abundant, we also can feel sadness, resentment, and worry.
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Sarah E Warner
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
Ultimately, I hope to restore you and your family to how you want to be.
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.
(510) 398-6367
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Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
Ultimately, I hope to restore you and your family to how you want to be.
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.
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Rose Martinez Toutjian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Please feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if my style would be a good fit for you or your family.
I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be.
(510) 298-3749
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Please feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if my style would be a good fit for you or your family.
I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be.
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Adele Markey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
At some point in their lives, most people deal with emotional, mental, and relationship challenges. Maybe you are feeling down or empty. Perhaps you feel constantly stressed and anxious. You might be having difficulties with family, partners, friends, or colleagues. Or maybe you feel out of touch with your work, your passions, or even yourself. You are not alone. Therapy can help you work through challenging life experiences, both past and present, to help you feel better and to accomplish your goals. I believe that we heal through our relationships with others, and I want to provide this kind of healing relationship for you.
(510) 973-4072
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
At some point in their lives, most people deal with emotional, mental, and relationship challenges. Maybe you are feeling down or empty. Perhaps you feel constantly stressed and anxious. You might be having difficulties with family, partners, friends, or colleagues. Or maybe you feel out of touch with your work, your passions, or even yourself. You are not alone. Therapy can help you work through challenging life experiences, both past and present, to help you feel better and to accomplish your goals. I believe that we heal through our relationships with others, and I want to provide this kind of healing relationship for you.
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Jessica B Montague
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMH Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I specialize in relationship work and am certified as an Emotionally Focused Therapist and endorsed as an Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist.
It is very common that we find ourselves feeling alone or challenged in our most intimate relationships, even when there's love. Working collaboratively we will focus on understanding what's happening within you, strengthening connection in relationships, improving communication, and facilitating an experience of a felt sense that you are important, heard, seen and loved. My clinical style is warm, empathic, attuned, collaborative and client-centered. I work with individuals, couples & families of all ages & stages of life coping with a range of issues.
(707) 786-6304
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I specialize in relationship work and am certified as an Emotionally Focused Therapist and endorsed as an Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist.
It is very common that we find ourselves feeling alone or challenged in our most intimate relationships, even when there's love. Working collaboratively we will focus on understanding what's happening within you, strengthening connection in relationships, improving communication, and facilitating an experience of a felt sense that you are important, heard, seen and loved. My clinical style is warm, empathic, attuned, collaborative and client-centered. I work with individuals, couples & families of all ages & stages of life coping with a range of issues.
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Trasie Marie Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EAP, DAC Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
35 years expert professional, licensed in 3 states, CA, VA and WA. Currently in the Wash DC area on assignment with the DOD working with Military Families and providing therapy virtually to clients in California and Washington State. I'm a certified expert provider in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Family Dynamics and specialist and a DOD consult in Combat, childhood trauma, PTSD Psychotherapy. I also provided Christian counseling upon request.
(703) 420-7080
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
35 years expert professional, licensed in 3 states, CA, VA and WA. Currently in the Wash DC area on assignment with the DOD working with Military Families and providing therapy virtually to clients in California and Washington State. I'm a certified expert provider in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Family Dynamics and specialist and a DOD consult in Combat, childhood trauma, PTSD Psychotherapy. I also provided Christian counseling upon request.
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Sheila Addison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
What can I help with? * Getting more satisfaction from relationships * Resolving communication problems * Emotional intimacy * Sexual issues * Trust/jealousy * Infidelity * Coming out * Transitioning * Relationships with parents/family * Parenting issues * Divorce/remarriage * Size acceptance, Health at Every Size, letting go of dieting * Dealing with stress, depression, anxiety * Oppression, -isms, living outside the margins.
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems
(510) 403-1458
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
What can I help with? * Getting more satisfaction from relationships * Resolving communication problems * Emotional intimacy * Sexual issues * Trust/jealousy * Infidelity * Coming out * Transitioning * Relationships with parents/family * Parenting issues * Divorce/remarriage * Size acceptance, Health at Every Size, letting go of dieting * Dealing with stress, depression, anxiety * Oppression, -isms, living outside the margins.
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems
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Estepha Francisque
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
A strong therapeutic connection can carry us through trauma, family issues, depression, anxiety, or any other pressing issues.
I do free consultations with clients and instant online scheduling because getting help shouldn't wait for a call back. I am here for you, to walk along side you or your family through the toughest moments. We will laugh together, cry together, and heal together. Most importantly, we will grow together.
(415) 326-7312
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
A strong therapeutic connection can carry us through trauma, family issues, depression, anxiety, or any other pressing issues.
I do free consultations with clients and instant online scheduling because getting help shouldn't wait for a call back. I am here for you, to walk along side you or your family through the toughest moments. We will laugh together, cry together, and heal together. Most importantly, we will grow together.
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Andy Truong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I am sensitive to issues with family and relationships.
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. Are you experiencing feeling stuck due to childhood trauma? I am here to provide you with unconditional support to process through your anxiety, depression, and other unresolved feelings at your pace. Sometimes we may need someone who is there for us and there are no problems in life that are too big or small. You have taken the first step to seek help, I can help you discover your inner strength to bounce back and deep inside you may be wishing for peace and equilibrium. As a therapist, I aim to help you reach those goals together to bring about inner peace.
(402) 685-8629
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I am sensitive to issues with family and relationships.
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. Are you experiencing feeling stuck due to childhood trauma? I am here to provide you with unconditional support to process through your anxiety, depression, and other unresolved feelings at your pace. Sometimes we may need someone who is there for us and there are no problems in life that are too big or small. You have taken the first step to seek help, I can help you discover your inner strength to bounce back and deep inside you may be wishing for peace and equilibrium. As a therapist, I aim to help you reach those goals together to bring about inner peace.
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Patrick D. Chrisman
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Areas I specialize in: Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger and aggression, emotional outbursts and oppositional behavior, parenting support, family relationships and communication, trauma/abuse, loss/grief, bedwetting, attachment, interpersonal difficulties, adoption and divorce, self-growth, learning disorders, developmental delays, including Autism, Asperger's and other pervasive developmental disorders.
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I focus on coming up with solutions to your dilemma's that can help you fairly quickly in your day to day life.
(415) 570-8936
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Areas I specialize in: Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger and aggression, emotional outbursts and oppositional behavior, parenting support, family relationships and communication, trauma/abuse, loss/grief, bedwetting, attachment, interpersonal difficulties, adoption and divorce, self-growth, learning disorders, developmental delays, including Autism, Asperger's and other pervasive developmental disorders.
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I focus on coming up with solutions to your dilemma's that can help you fairly quickly in your day to day life.
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Elizabeth Preston
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oakland, CA 94619
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults. I provide highly indiviudalized therapy to each and every client. I integrate techniques from several theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, and psychodynamic theory, to formulate an indiviudalized treatment plan for each client. Within the session, I create a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for clients to address their core issues and to work out past and present difficulties.
(510) 962-7931
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Oakland, CA 94619
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults. I provide highly indiviudalized therapy to each and every client. I integrate techniques from several theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, and psychodynamic theory, to formulate an indiviudalized treatment plan for each client. Within the session, I create a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for clients to address their core issues and to work out past and present difficulties.
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Tricia Kim Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
My therapy style is warm and non-judgmental, using humanistic and family systemic techniques which include attachment, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused approaches.
Do you feel stressed from helplessness and find yourself bottling up your emotions? Have you just entered into a new developmental life phase (middle/high school/college/graduation/job change/new relationship/engagement/marriage, etc.). Or maybe your depression, anxiety and/or relational problems have you so stuck, you can no longer can focus on what is most important in your life. I am an authentic and integrative therapist who is focused on helping you find immediate solutions. I specialize in work with individual adults, tweens, teens and families. Call for a complimentary 20 minute telephone consultation today!
(925) 392-0834
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
My therapy style is warm and non-judgmental, using humanistic and family systemic techniques which include attachment, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused approaches.
Do you feel stressed from helplessness and find yourself bottling up your emotions? Have you just entered into a new developmental life phase (middle/high school/college/graduation/job change/new relationship/engagement/marriage, etc.). Or maybe your depression, anxiety and/or relational problems have you so stuck, you can no longer can focus on what is most important in your life. I am an authentic and integrative therapist who is focused on helping you find immediate solutions. I specialize in work with individual adults, tweens, teens and families. Call for a complimentary 20 minute telephone consultation today!
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Revi Hope Airborne-Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a space you carve out with me to reconnect - with yourself, your goals, your life’s meaning, your passion, your creativity, your spiritual path. We all struggle with difficult things at times; they pull us away from who we want to be, or the path we intend to walk in life. I believe relationships are the most important healers we have in our lives – starting with your relationship with yourself! Extending to all your other important and beloved relationships - with family, friends, community, planet, and spirit. No matter where you are, your journey to self-empowerment and joy begins Right Here. I will be there with you.
(510) 422-0908
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a space you carve out with me to reconnect - with yourself, your goals, your life’s meaning, your passion, your creativity, your spiritual path. We all struggle with difficult things at times; they pull us away from who we want to be, or the path we intend to walk in life. I believe relationships are the most important healers we have in our lives – starting with your relationship with yourself! Extending to all your other important and beloved relationships - with family, friends, community, planet, and spirit. No matter where you are, your journey to self-empowerment and joy begins Right Here. I will be there with you.
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As of 4/7/21, I am no longer taking new patients!
Psychologist Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I've had extensive experience with brief, cognitive behavioral, child, family, couples, psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis.
Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being.
(510) 342-3106
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I've had extensive experience with brief, cognitive behavioral, child, family, couples, psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis.
Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being.

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Family Therapy
If you're looking for family therapy in Oakland or for an Oakland family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Oakland using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

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.