Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"Hello! Welcome to my personal profile. I am Steve Foster, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist The majority of my experience has been in working with couples, married and otherwise, to improve communication in their relationships. "Taking the war out of words",and learning to take one another's perspective increase the likelihood of success in intimate relationships. I've also worked with those coping with substance dependency. I am a strong believer in the value of family, and in the power of living a clean and sober, recovery-centered life. Please feel free to call me to discuss your concerns."
Gay Clients
(415) 967-7940
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"Hello! Welcome to my personal profile. I am Steve Foster, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist The majority of my experience has been in working with couples, married and otherwise, to improve communication in their relationships. "Taking the war out of words",and learning to take one another's perspective increase the likelihood of success in intimate relationships. I've also worked with those coping with substance dependency. I am a strong believer in the value of family, and in the power of living a clean and sober, recovery-centered life. Please feel free to call me to discuss your concerns."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I hope this space can help you answer whether we might work well together. Hopefully, you expect a therapist to be warm, caring, empathetic, and helpful, so I won't emphasize those qualities here. I love to hear, create, and tell stories about lives. I endeavor to be nonjudgmental even when not neutral. I'm high energy, whimsical, and mirthful in the counseling room. I am also skilled at verbally describing internal decision-making and emotional processes and have excellent pattern recognition and analytical skills."
Gay Clients
(510) 400-4579
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"I hope this space can help you answer whether we might work well together. Hopefully, you expect a therapist to be warm, caring, empathetic, and helpful, so I won't emphasize those qualities here. I love to hear, create, and tell stories about lives. I endeavor to be nonjudgmental even when not neutral. I'm high energy, whimsical, and mirthful in the counseling room. I am also skilled at verbally describing internal decision-making and emotional processes and have excellent pattern recognition and analytical skills."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occuring and Trauma work and social justice models. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want."
Gay Clients
(510) 394-1740
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I base my approach from the relational work of Psychodynamic Therapy and integrate forms of Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practices, Co-Occuring and Trauma work and social justice models. I fully believe that every individual has the power and strength they need to actualize the changes they want."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I focus on the challenges that single WOC face when approaching dating & singlehood. My goal is to help you overcome insecurities, improve your sense of self-worth, & build attraction with confidence, visibility, & spontaneity to inspire devotion & have desired commitment. In my work with couples, I use my understanding of the past experiences of each partner that may be impacting the relationship & repeated interactional patterns that cause pain. My goal is for you to develop an understanding & compassion for one another's experience. This newly incorporated consideration for one another establishes a framework in which strategies can be developed, learned, & practiced to improve communication & resolve conflict."
Gay Clients
(510) 454-8299
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"I focus on the challenges that single WOC face when approaching dating & singlehood. My goal is to help you overcome insecurities, improve your sense of self-worth, & build attraction with confidence, visibility, & spontaneity to inspire devotion & have desired commitment. In my work with couples, I use my understanding of the past experiences of each partner that may be impacting the relationship & repeated interactional patterns that cause pain. My goal is for you to develop an understanding & compassion for one another's experience. This newly incorporated consideration for one another establishes a framework in which strategies can be developed, learned, & practiced to improve communication & resolve conflict."
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94612
"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."
Gay Clients
(510) 922-0049
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"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."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"Are you feeling scattered, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, empty, or stuck? I can help you make space for change and get you on the path toward a more productive, fulfilling, and value-driven life. In therapy, we will work together to improve your coping and problem-solving skills, to increase your self-awareness, and to broaden your perspective about your life circumstances and available solutions. I welcome people seeking support for their non-traditional identities and lifestyles, and the bulk of my practice is folks who consider themselves to be LGBTQQI/kinky/poly/non-monogamous."
Gay Clients
(415) 969-2899
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"Are you feeling scattered, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, empty, or stuck? I can help you make space for change and get you on the path toward a more productive, fulfilling, and value-driven life. In therapy, we will work together to improve your coping and problem-solving skills, to increase your self-awareness, and to broaden your perspective about your life circumstances and available solutions. I welcome people seeking support for their non-traditional identities and lifestyles, and the bulk of my practice is folks who consider themselves to be LGBTQQI/kinky/poly/non-monogamous."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I specialize working with queer, gay, bisexual, & transgender individuals & couples in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am most passionate about providing advocacy for cultural and economic diversity in our community and serving LGBTQ people experiencing severe and persistent mental illnesses especially depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Engaging in therapy is more important than ever especially in response to our current political climate and recent backlash of conservative values showing incredible disrespect toward the LGBTQ community and throwing extra stress at immigrant populations and communities of Color."
Gay Clients
(415) 504-3833
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"I specialize working with queer, gay, bisexual, & transgender individuals & couples in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am most passionate about providing advocacy for cultural and economic diversity in our community and serving LGBTQ people experiencing severe and persistent mental illnesses especially depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Engaging in therapy is more important than ever especially in response to our current political climate and recent backlash of conservative values showing incredible disrespect toward the LGBTQ community and throwing extra stress at immigrant populations and communities of Color."
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Sometimes amazing things can grow under pressure. Living with stigma - related to a mind that works differently, a body that's unruly or "too much," or a sexuality that doesn't fit behind a white picket fence - asks us to be creative and fierce. The wisdom that can grow here is astounding. But the burden of stigma is heavy, and sometimes it twists and catches us in painful positions. Whether you're feeling exhausted, sick of yourself, or just don't know quite how to relate to other people, therapy with me can help."
Gay Clients
(510) 328-4259
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Gay Clients
"Sometimes amazing things can grow under pressure. Living with stigma - related to a mind that works differently, a body that's unruly or "too much," or a sexuality that doesn't fit behind a white picket fence - asks us to be creative and fierce. The wisdom that can grow here is astounding. But the burden of stigma is heavy, and sometimes it twists and catches us in painful positions. Whether you're feeling exhausted, sick of yourself, or just don't know quite how to relate to other people, therapy with me can help."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"How tedious is the process of finding a therapist anyway? And how do you know if one therapist is a better fit for you than another? The "real" answer is you don't and the only way to find out is to pick one. I'm the one to pick if you are looking for someone who is genuine and accessible. I use a relational and client-centered approach to my work and consider my clients to be the experts of their own experiences. We work together to gain insights, alleviate the hurt or destructive patterns, and improve personal relationships."
Gay Clients
(510) 629-6938
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"How tedious is the process of finding a therapist anyway? And how do you know if one therapist is a better fit for you than another? The "real" answer is you don't and the only way to find out is to pick one. I'm the one to pick if you are looking for someone who is genuine and accessible. I use a relational and client-centered approach to my work and consider my clients to be the experts of their own experiences. We work together to gain insights, alleviate the hurt or destructive patterns, and improve personal relationships."
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
"My practice is currently full. If you need consultation, please call. I have performed performing forensic evaluations regarding sexual crimes for the past 25 years. A rapidly growing number of men and women have lost everything in their lives because they failed to make healthy choices regarding sexual behavior. Many of these folks are good people, who made poor decisions because they pushed the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. My goal with Blue Rock Institute is to assist people develop healthy lifestyles and happy lives while at the same time prevent lifelong consequences associated with compulsive sexual behavior."
Gay Clients
(415) 347-8741 x11
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Gay Clients
"My practice is currently full. If you need consultation, please call. I have performed performing forensic evaluations regarding sexual crimes for the past 25 years. A rapidly growing number of men and women have lost everything in their lives because they failed to make healthy choices regarding sexual behavior. Many of these folks are good people, who made poor decisions because they pushed the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. My goal with Blue Rock Institute is to assist people develop healthy lifestyles and happy lives while at the same time prevent lifelong consequences associated with compulsive sexual behavior."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"Thank you for visiting my page. My therapeutic style provides a warm, nonjudgmental, environment that meets clients where they are at. As we work together clients are able to examine their goals, problem solve, increase positive coping skills and improve their lives. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. I have a great deal of experience with clients who have lived through loss and/or trauma."
Gay Clients
(415) 801-8153
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Gay Clients
"Thank you for visiting my page. My therapeutic style provides a warm, nonjudgmental, environment that meets clients where they are at. As we work together clients are able to examine their goals, problem solve, increase positive coping skills and improve their lives. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. I have a great deal of experience with clients who have lived through loss and/or trauma."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"You've found the right person to build a life with but there are times when you both struggle with tense communication that triggers insecurity and knee jerk defenses. You both want to learn effective ways to communicate with each other in the spirit of true collaboration. If elevating your relationship skill is your goal, I can help. I offer clear education, guidance, and skill building to couples in the process of defining/redefining their relationship, struggling with sexuality, or wanting to resolve long-held differences and conflicts."
Gay Clients
(510) 992-3826
Verified
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Gay Clients
"You've found the right person to build a life with but there are times when you both struggle with tense communication that triggers insecurity and knee jerk defenses. You both want to learn effective ways to communicate with each other in the spirit of true collaboration. If elevating your relationship skill is your goal, I can help. I offer clear education, guidance, and skill building to couples in the process of defining/redefining their relationship, struggling with sexuality, or wanting to resolve long-held differences and conflicts."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I am a warm and caring human being with a clear understanding that therapy is not a "one size fits all" process. I fully appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family and will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to you and addresses the realities of your life. Whether your goal is to improve your relationships, alleviate undesirable symptoms, bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life, rid yourself of unwanted behaviors, or experience more joy in your life, I can help you achieve these goals. Experienced in working with the LGBTQ community."
Gay Clients
(510) 379-7928
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"I am a warm and caring human being with a clear understanding that therapy is not a "one size fits all" process. I fully appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family and will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to you and addresses the realities of your life. Whether your goal is to improve your relationships, alleviate undesirable symptoms, bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life, rid yourself of unwanted behaviors, or experience more joy in your life, I can help you achieve these goals. Experienced in working with the LGBTQ community."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"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"
Gay Clients
(510) 403-1458
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"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"
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"My work is guided by the tenet, Life is Relationship. If we can trust our stories to a therapist, that therapeutic relationship can transform us. Self-acceptance, and calm return. I listen compassionately to others to understand what is inhibiting their motivation and self-confidence. I consider lifestyle practices, relationships, use of substances; healthy and unhealthy habits, and one's sense of belonging. My clients and I together identify what helps them change. Some practices and tools I use to guide my work are: talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and stress management practices derived from Yogic philosophy and practices."
Gay Clients
(510) 279-4427
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Gay Clients
"My work is guided by the tenet, Life is Relationship. If we can trust our stories to a therapist, that therapeutic relationship can transform us. Self-acceptance, and calm return. I listen compassionately to others to understand what is inhibiting their motivation and self-confidence. I consider lifestyle practices, relationships, use of substances; healthy and unhealthy habits, and one's sense of belonging. My clients and I together identify what helps them change. Some practices and tools I use to guide my work are: talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and stress management practices derived from Yogic philosophy and practices."
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom."
Gay Clients
(510) 944-1581
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind."
Gay Clients
(510) 756-3494
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Gay Clients
(510) 974-7884
Verified
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Gay Clients
"My therapy practice is rooted in a collaborative, non-pathologizing, strengths-based orientation. I listen in a way that is about understanding and seeing you as more than problems or struggles, offering transparency, gentle honesty, compassion, and respect for your self-determination and process. I work with you to create space to name problems or beliefs that may be unnamed; together we can examine how these forces are at work in your life, as well as in your relationships to yourself and others. I offer stability and clarity as you grapple with what is going on your life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I continue to be humbled by the bravery, vulnerability and courage it takes to enter into therapy. The very act of reaching out is one of resiliency and strength, particularly during times when you may be experiencing difficult transitions, questioning patterns in life that no longer serve you or your relationships, feelings of worry, sadness and overwhelm."
Gay Clients
(415) 212-9773
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"I continue to be humbled by the bravery, vulnerability and courage it takes to enter into therapy. The very act of reaching out is one of resiliency and strength, particularly during times when you may be experiencing difficult transitions, questioning patterns in life that no longer serve you or your relationships, feelings of worry, sadness and overwhelm."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I believe strongly in the power of healing though creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your unique experience. My goal is to help you connect with your innate inner strengths, deepen self-understanding and insight, and build skills that foster healing and resilience. I provide short-term solution-focused counseling, as well as long-term in-depth therapy for adults and adolescents seeking support around a variety of issues."
Gay Clients
(510) 824-8249
Verified
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Gay Clients
"I believe strongly in the power of healing though creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your unique experience. My goal is to help you connect with your innate inner strengths, deepen self-understanding and insight, and build skills that foster healing and resilience. I provide short-term solution-focused counseling, as well as long-term in-depth therapy for adults and adolescents seeking support around a variety of issues."

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