Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"With mindfulness and compassion, I help my clients transform their limiting beliefs, access their strengths and move toward a greater sense of wholeness and ease. Couples describe my work as insight-oriented, relational, and free from blame or guilt. Colleagues and clients have called my style authentic, direct, and compassionate. I always try to provide warmth and a quick sense of humor."
Female
Sandplay
(628) 227-5891
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Female
Sandplay
"With mindfulness and compassion, I help my clients transform their limiting beliefs, access their strengths and move toward a greater sense of wholeness and ease. Couples describe my work as insight-oriented, relational, and free from blame or guilt. Colleagues and clients have called my style authentic, direct, and compassionate. I always try to provide warmth and a quick sense of humor."
Julia Ellis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"It's time to stop beating yourself up. Enough with trying to be perfect. Enough with trying to please everyone else. In therapy we'll create a space for you to be real, and together figure out what you need to live a life where you feel good about yourself, have fulfilling relationships, and aren't overwhelmed with self-doubt and criticism. We'll discover strengths and resilience you didn't know you had. And we will deal with the hard, painful stuff you've been avoiding--together."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 306-7617
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
Sandplay
"It's time to stop beating yourself up. Enough with trying to be perfect. Enough with trying to please everyone else. In therapy we'll create a space for you to be real, and together figure out what you need to live a life where you feel good about yourself, have fulfilling relationships, and aren't overwhelmed with self-doubt and criticism. We'll discover strengths and resilience you didn't know you had. And we will deal with the hard, painful stuff you've been avoiding--together."
Cyndi Lukk, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you too stressed to even be in touch with yourself? Too worried and tense, having a hard time to relax? Are you avoiding people and their expectations (and judgments) because you're tired and feel you don't have much to give at the moment? Stress feels like having a super sensitive burglar alarm ringing loudly throughout the mind and body. It confuses our thoughts. We are unable to see facts or future clearly. Our creativity is blocked or showing up as destructive energy. The body is in fight (frustration and anger) or flight (anxiety and overload) or worse - feeling frozen (numb and depressed). "
Female
Sandplay
(510) 369-1934
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
Sandplay
"Are you too stressed to even be in touch with yourself? Too worried and tense, having a hard time to relax? Are you avoiding people and their expectations (and judgments) because you're tired and feel you don't have much to give at the moment? Stress feels like having a super sensitive burglar alarm ringing loudly throughout the mind and body. It confuses our thoughts. We are unable to see facts or future clearly. Our creativity is blocked or showing up as destructive energy. The body is in fight (frustration and anger) or flight (anxiety and overload) or worse - feeling frozen (numb and depressed). "
Shauna L. Castro-McDaniel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
"I founded Be Love Community Counseling to provide safe, healing space for people that have been oppressed, marginalized or have an identity outside of the "dominant culture." Historic trauma and past hurts may show up as depression, anxiety, anger management issues, low self-esteem, underachievement, oppositional behaviors etc. You may think that something is wrong with you while what you're experiencing may actually be a result of something that has happened to you or your ancestors. Therapy is empowering as you may increase awareness about what is keeping you from freedom to live the life you desire."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 808-6136
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94605
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Female
Sandplay
"I founded Be Love Community Counseling to provide safe, healing space for people that have been oppressed, marginalized or have an identity outside of the "dominant culture." Historic trauma and past hurts may show up as depression, anxiety, anger management issues, low self-esteem, underachievement, oppositional behaviors etc. You may think that something is wrong with you while what you're experiencing may actually be a result of something that has happened to you or your ancestors. Therapy is empowering as you may increase awareness about what is keeping you from freedom to live the life you desire."
Wendy Fiering, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Worried about your child? Feeling overwhelmed? Is anxiety, anger, or stress taking over your life or causing problems at school? I'm here to help. I offer therapy for children, families, and individual adults that's practical, collaborative, and solution-focused. I build on the strengths you and your child already have to grow new skills. I support you so that you can support your kids and feel grounded about the choices you're making. Every challenging behavior is the child's attempt to solve a problem. Together, we'll find creative, healthier ways to get those needs met. "
Female
Sandplay
(510) 681-2740
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
Sandplay
"Worried about your child? Feeling overwhelmed? Is anxiety, anger, or stress taking over your life or causing problems at school? I'm here to help. I offer therapy for children, families, and individual adults that's practical, collaborative, and solution-focused. I build on the strengths you and your child already have to grow new skills. I support you so that you can support your kids and feel grounded about the choices you're making. Every challenging behavior is the child's attempt to solve a problem. Together, we'll find creative, healthier ways to get those needs met. "
Kasey Varga, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you feeling heartbroken or utterly confused by a romantic relationship? Are you a parent who is endlessly stirred up by your child's behavior? I offer an opportunity to utilize heartbreak in service of growth and to begin to untangle the reality of your current relationships from the residue of your history. I challenge parents to set firm limits with warmth and to allow children the full expression of their feelings. In light of a great deal of training and personal experience I bring a deep respect for the unknown and a willingness to land in mystery."
Female
Sandplay
(628) 227-5522
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
Sandplay
"Are you feeling heartbroken or utterly confused by a romantic relationship? Are you a parent who is endlessly stirred up by your child's behavior? I offer an opportunity to utilize heartbreak in service of growth and to begin to untangle the reality of your current relationships from the residue of your history. I challenge parents to set firm limits with warmth and to allow children the full expression of their feelings. In light of a great deal of training and personal experience I bring a deep respect for the unknown and a willingness to land in mystery."
Mari Clemson-Hines, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"Please note: I am currently living abroad and have suspended my in person practice. I am providing on-line therapy to those who reside in DC, Virginia or California as those are the states where I am licensed and therefore able to continue my practice on-line. If you are also living abroad we may be able to work together. You are unique so your therapy path should be too. If working on-line sounds like it would fit with your lifestyle and schedule please contact me and we can discuss if this is a good fit for you."
Female
Sandplay
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Female
Sandplay
"Please note: I am currently living abroad and have suspended my in person practice. I am providing on-line therapy to those who reside in DC, Virginia or California as those are the states where I am licensed and therefore able to continue my practice on-line. If you are also living abroad we may be able to work together. You are unique so your therapy path should be too. If working on-line sounds like it would fit with your lifestyle and schedule please contact me and we can discuss if this is a good fit for you."
Jill E. Reed, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 953-4706
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Female
Sandplay
"Are you tired of struggling with your life? Do you want to have a better relationship with your friends, family, co-workers, boss, and/or partner? I can help. My ideal clients are those who are seeking to heal past hurt that may be interfering with their current life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shame and addictions of all kinds. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples."
Merideth Bowen Shamszad, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"If you find yourself seeking new ways to be in relationship to your life, yourself and others, the sensitive and attuned psychotherapy I provide can help. Using conversation, guided imagery and the arts, we can work together to explore and untangle your distress and illuminate the creative solutions that lie within you."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 878-3048
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Female
Sandplay
"If you find yourself seeking new ways to be in relationship to your life, yourself and others, the sensitive and attuned psychotherapy I provide can help. Using conversation, guided imagery and the arts, we can work together to explore and untangle your distress and illuminate the creative solutions that lie within you."
Lisa A Kully, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 601-7980
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Female
Sandplay
"Your whole self is welcome! Are you craving a place to be supported and guided toward positive change, without judgment or pressure? A space in which you can feel more ease and connection as an individual or couple? Perhaps you have lost touch with your healthiest, confident self due to anxiety, depression, relationship dissatisfaction, stress, or personal and societal trauma. As a couple, your relationship may feel dead or fraught with conflict. I bring sincere caring, presence, humor and intellect, as well as a range of skills and tools to this collaborative, sacred journey of psychotherapy."
Angela Luna, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, JD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94606
"I love my work. Everyday I feel passionate and honored to guide others on the path towards greater ease, self-awareness and freedom from suffering. I focus on supporting individuals working through extreme trauma, sexual abuse/assault, anxiety and difficulty in relationships. If you have reached a point of discomfort that is no longer tolerable, there is relief. I offer a deep, engaging and creative approach to healing that incorporates EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, Body-centered therapies and love! Healing does happen. You deserve to feel good. I am here for you when you are ready to take the leap."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 746-8059
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94606
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Female
Sandplay
"I love my work. Everyday I feel passionate and honored to guide others on the path towards greater ease, self-awareness and freedom from suffering. I focus on supporting individuals working through extreme trauma, sexual abuse/assault, anxiety and difficulty in relationships. If you have reached a point of discomfort that is no longer tolerable, there is relief. I offer a deep, engaging and creative approach to healing that incorporates EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, Body-centered therapies and love! Healing does happen. You deserve to feel good. I am here for you when you are ready to take the leap."
Cecilia Froberg, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"My main goal with providing therapy is for you to become free from the fears and secrets that might have brought you in. Many of us feel tormented by our anxieties and catastrophic thinking, which inevitably interferes with our relationships and ability to be the person we wish. I work with children and adults who often feel impending doom or have had a major trauma, such as early abandonment or sexual abuse in their life. I also see couples who struggle with common goals and intimacy. I primarily use psychodynamic theory and play therapy (for children) in my work."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 788-2310
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
Sandplay
"My main goal with providing therapy is for you to become free from the fears and secrets that might have brought you in. Many of us feel tormented by our anxieties and catastrophic thinking, which inevitably interferes with our relationships and ability to be the person we wish. I work with children and adults who often feel impending doom or have had a major trauma, such as early abandonment or sexual abuse in their life. I also see couples who struggle with common goals and intimacy. I primarily use psychodynamic theory and play therapy (for children) in my work."
Francisca Lizana, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My practice sees children and adults who seek support for a variety of reasons. I see children who are experiencing family changes/transitions, relocation/acculturation, behavioral challenges at home and/or school, who need social-emotional skills development, as well as support in overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety or navigating learning challenges, amongst​ others. Similarly, I see adults who seek a safe place to express, download and explore what is present, whether a life transition or change, hardships or simply not feeling happy."
Female
Sandplay
(925) 255-7936
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
Sandplay
"My practice sees children and adults who seek support for a variety of reasons. I see children who are experiencing family changes/transitions, relocation/acculturation, behavioral challenges at home and/or school, who need social-emotional skills development, as well as support in overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety or navigating learning challenges, amongst​ others. Similarly, I see adults who seek a safe place to express, download and explore what is present, whether a life transition or change, hardships or simply not feeling happy."
Jan S. Cehn, LCSW,BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am an experienced therapist who has been working with teens, individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I see therapy as a partnership: you enter this process with your particular issues and uniqueness and together, through building trust, being curious, and using specialized techniques, you progress. My approach is based on my client's personal history and their needs and, in general, I am quite interactive. I provide short-term as well as long-term treatment."
Female
Sandplay
(415) 889-8965
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
Sandplay
"I am an experienced therapist who has been working with teens, individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I see therapy as a partnership: you enter this process with your particular issues and uniqueness and together, through building trust, being curious, and using specialized techniques, you progress. My approach is based on my client's personal history and their needs and, in general, I am quite interactive. I provide short-term as well as long-term treatment."
Rebecca Kraus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I help clients of all ages to live more authentic, satisfying and functional lives. With over 15 years of experience, my work draws from the latest research and extensive training in mind/body health, neuroscience, attachment and relationships, trauma and PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, mindfulness practice, emotional and social intelligence, parenting, child development, sexuality, gender identity, Brainspotting and social justice work.  My goal is to create a supportive and enriching environment where we can address your needs in a thoughtful, supportive and effective manner.  "
Female
Sandplay
(510) 466-1447
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
Sandplay
"I help clients of all ages to live more authentic, satisfying and functional lives. With over 15 years of experience, my work draws from the latest research and extensive training in mind/body health, neuroscience, attachment and relationships, trauma and PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, mindfulness practice, emotional and social intelligence, parenting, child development, sexuality, gender identity, Brainspotting and social justice work.  My goal is to create a supportive and enriching environment where we can address your needs in a thoughtful, supportive and effective manner.  "
Kathryn Orfirer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 692-9736
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
Sandplay
"A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as bodies, brains, relationships and expectations change. Vulnerabilities, discomfort and negative emotions also create unseen opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change."
Megan Gredesky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 694-0644
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
Sandplay
"Are you navigating a world of fear, anxiety, anger, or sadness that follow any loss such as a divorce, death, or major change in your life? Has the rigidity of an Inner Critic taken control of your life preventing you from experiencing joy and ease in day to day life? Is your child or adolescent struggling with their peer relationships, experiencing ongoing bullying, or is their behavior impacting their academic performance or ability to be successful? I can help you or your child address these kinds of issues and more in therapy."
Erin Carnahan, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, NCC, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 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."
Female
Sandplay
(510) 601-1929 x17
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Female
Sandplay
"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."
Miranda York, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Starting therapy can be daunting, so I encourage you to reach out, even if you're uncertain where to start. I've witnessed profound impacts in my work with people, where shame becomes self acceptance and overwhelm becomes relief and ease. I welcome everyone who wants to work with me, and especially welcome those who may not have felt comfortable in therapy before, possibly due to experiencing marginality, societal oppression, or being shy. I also tend to work well with over achievers, sensitive introverts, and perfectionists struggling to find a stable sense of self worth. My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed."
Female
Sandplay
(415) 360-2733
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Female
Sandplay
"Starting therapy can be daunting, so I encourage you to reach out, even if you're uncertain where to start. I've witnessed profound impacts in my work with people, where shame becomes self acceptance and overwhelm becomes relief and ease. I welcome everyone who wants to work with me, and especially welcome those who may not have felt comfortable in therapy before, possibly due to experiencing marginality, societal oppression, or being shy. I also tend to work well with over achievers, sensitive introverts, and perfectionists struggling to find a stable sense of self worth. My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed."
Samantha Tomarchio, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, AASECT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"Seeking to deepen your intimacy in relationships with romantic and/or non-romantic partners? Desiring a fuller sexual expression & pleasure in your experience? Have you desired to enliven your sex life? Or, perhaps you are desiring restorative healing, justice, & repair from childhood sexual abuse / have had non-consensual, sexual experiences; either being the victim or the transgressor and require integral support. I can help you. I facilitate individuals and couples heal and recover from personal, collective, and intergenerational trauma to come back into authentic, embodied connection through intimacy from the inside out."
Female
Sandplay
(925) 259-3695
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Female
Sandplay
"Seeking to deepen your intimacy in relationships with romantic and/or non-romantic partners? Desiring a fuller sexual expression & pleasure in your experience? Have you desired to enliven your sex life? Or, perhaps you are desiring restorative healing, justice, & repair from childhood sexual abuse / have had non-consensual, sexual experiences; either being the victim or the transgressor and require integral support. I can help you. I facilitate individuals and couples heal and recover from personal, collective, and intergenerational trauma to come back into authentic, embodied connection through intimacy from the inside out."

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This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

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.