Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I utilize both relational theory and mindfulness practice as grounding principles of my therapy style. Relational work is based on the idea that through our relationships and knowing how we operate within them, we can better understand ourselves and grow to our fullest potentials. Mindfulness practice seeks to observe and notice our reactions to experiences - from the most minute to the largest, for the purposes of decreasing our suffering. I seek to support people in healing from interpersonal, familiar, societal, systemic, and historical traumas. I provide psychotherapy for individuals, those in relationships (couples, poly, friendships, etc) and families."
Gay Clients
(510) 306-7558
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"I utilize both relational theory and mindfulness practice as grounding principles of my therapy style. Relational work is based on the idea that through our relationships and knowing how we operate within them, we can better understand ourselves and grow to our fullest potentials. Mindfulness practice seeks to observe and notice our reactions to experiences - from the most minute to the largest, for the purposes of decreasing our suffering. I seek to support people in healing from interpersonal, familiar, societal, systemic, and historical traumas. I provide psychotherapy for individuals, those in relationships (couples, poly, friendships, etc) and families."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I believe that troubled relationships are the root of most suffering. As a result, my work is focused on those who wish to improve their relational lives. This includes single people striving to feel secure and confident with their status in this coupled culture; single people who aspire to having a romantic relationship, but who seem to encounter difficulties in securing one; people who are already in a romantic relationship, but are facing challenges with it; or people who struggle with relationships in the working world, with friendships, or with family members. I enjoy working with couples and have training in EFT."
Gay Clients
(719) 722-3477
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"I believe that troubled relationships are the root of most suffering. As a result, my work is focused on those who wish to improve their relational lives. This includes single people striving to feel secure and confident with their status in this coupled culture; single people who aspire to having a romantic relationship, but who seem to encounter difficulties in securing one; people who are already in a romantic relationship, but are facing challenges with it; or people who struggle with relationships in the working world, with friendships, or with family members. I enjoy working with couples and have training in EFT."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Gay Clients
(510) 662-1257
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"I am sincerely interested in joining you on your life journey, accompanying you as you focus on your unique strengths and continually emerging interests. Allowing yourself to give yourself attention in this way is sure to help you to regain your balance and to connect with people in your work and personal life with more satisfaction and pleasure ."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"Do you long for a deeper sense of peace, wholeness and connection to life? Do repetitive patterns prevent you from having a fulfilling life and satisfying relationships? Any issue or symptom, such as addiction, depression or anxiety, or an underlying sense of disconnection, fear or doubt, is a message from your unconscious that something inside Is out of alignment. Together we will explore the symptoms and their meaning, to help you connect more to yourself and life. This collaborative effort is likely to facilitate significant change in your life, allowing you to live your life rather than it living you."
Gay Clients
(415) 630-5753
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"Do you long for a deeper sense of peace, wholeness and connection to life? Do repetitive patterns prevent you from having a fulfilling life and satisfying relationships? Any issue or symptom, such as addiction, depression or anxiety, or an underlying sense of disconnection, fear or doubt, is a message from your unconscious that something inside Is out of alignment. Together we will explore the symptoms and their meaning, to help you connect more to yourself and life. This collaborative effort is likely to facilitate significant change in your life, allowing you to live your life rather than it living you."
Psychologist, PsyD
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their blind spots in dealing with their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback.""
Gay Clients
(510) 488-2492
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their blind spots in dealing with their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback.""
Psychological Associate, PhD
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"So, you are browsing for someone to help you. There are many here who can, myself included. Effective therapy is first and foremost about good fit. Can we collaborate on a solution for you? Do I care enough to hear what you are saying and feel what you are not ready to say? Am I patient enough to give you time to share in your own time and in your own way? Am I willing to be directive when you most need it, even though you may not want that? In a word, "Yes.""
Gay Clients
(415) 801-0882
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"So, you are browsing for someone to help you. There are many here who can, myself included. Effective therapy is first and foremost about good fit. Can we collaborate on a solution for you? Do I care enough to hear what you are saying and feel what you are not ready to say? Am I patient enough to give you time to share in your own time and in your own way? Am I willing to be directive when you most need it, even though you may not want that? In a word, "Yes.""
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"Why do therapy? Why embark on a relationship with someone you don't know, to talk about difficulties or challenges in your life? Sometimes, when we tell family or friends how we are feeling, they react personally or try to explain away our experiences rather than make room for them. I believe that a relationship with a therapist is one in which significant change can take place. The neutral environment of therapy provides space to explore our experiences without worrying about angering, hurting, or upsetting someone else."
Gay Clients
(510) 496-6070
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"Why do therapy? Why embark on a relationship with someone you don't know, to talk about difficulties or challenges in your life? Sometimes, when we tell family or friends how we are feeling, they react personally or try to explain away our experiences rather than make room for them. I believe that a relationship with a therapist is one in which significant change can take place. The neutral environment of therapy provides space to explore our experiences without worrying about angering, hurting, or upsetting someone else."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"As humans, we are brilliantly complex, wired for connection, attachment, and survival. Our experience of joy and suffering are innately human and are connected to our physical and emotional wellness--inseparable realms. In somatic psychotherapy we hold space for the body to have a language of its own, honoring what it has to say, so that we may more clearly see what is beneath the surface. As a somatic psychotherapist, I am a collaborator, guide and mirror, supporting you in increasing your own sense of exploration of conscious and unconscious patterns of behaviors, beliefs, body signals and cues."
Gay Clients
(510) 345-1765
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"As humans, we are brilliantly complex, wired for connection, attachment, and survival. Our experience of joy and suffering are innately human and are connected to our physical and emotional wellness--inseparable realms. In somatic psychotherapy we hold space for the body to have a language of its own, honoring what it has to say, so that we may more clearly see what is beneath the surface. As a somatic psychotherapist, I am a collaborator, guide and mirror, supporting you in increasing your own sense of exploration of conscious and unconscious patterns of behaviors, beliefs, body signals and cues."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"Therapy will increase self-knowledge, develop emotional skills and activate potential. My work is especially effective in helping adults, who suffer from issues such as self-doubt, trouble with intimacy, depression and anxiety, or the inability to manifest career or relationship goals. I aim to identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling and relating that reinforce negative emotion and destructive behavior. My style is direct, thoughtful, and collaborative. The process of being understood, of learning about the various ways your mind works and of developing a new repertoire of psychological skills will open up new avenues for growth and engagement in your life's pursuits."
Gay Clients
(415) 965-3760
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Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"Therapy will increase self-knowledge, develop emotional skills and activate potential. My work is especially effective in helping adults, who suffer from issues such as self-doubt, trouble with intimacy, depression and anxiety, or the inability to manifest career or relationship goals. I aim to identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling and relating that reinforce negative emotion and destructive behavior. My style is direct, thoughtful, and collaborative. The process of being understood, of learning about the various ways your mind works and of developing a new repertoire of psychological skills will open up new avenues for growth and engagement in your life's pursuits."
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
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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 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."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing."
Gay Clients
(415) 413-4284
Verified
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Gay Clients
"While I do offer talk therapy, I also blend psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy and somatic therapy. Expressive arts therapy can look like anything from me having you choose images (rather than using words) to describe your experience, to drama therapy techniques by which I facilitate you having a conversation with a "part" of yourself that continues a frustrating habit. Somatic work means your body is an integral part of our process. This can mean tracking bodily shifts and sensations together. It can also involve standing practices that reflect back what your body (you) are doing, as opposed to what you think you are doing."
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."
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
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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."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
"Whether struggling in relationships or having difficulty managing life stressors, therapy is a place where you can find some support. In our work together, you will get a sense that I am really trying to understand you and your experience by listening deeply, openly, with care and curiosity. People who work with me often report a sense of relief and ease. Feeling an acceptance for all that you bring in, we will work together to find ways to grow and make meaningful lasting change."
Gay Clients
(510) 900-5477
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay Clients
"Whether struggling in relationships or having difficulty managing life stressors, therapy is a place where you can find some support. In our work together, you will get a sense that I am really trying to understand you and your experience by listening deeply, openly, with care and curiosity. People who work with me often report a sense of relief and ease. Feeling an acceptance for all that you bring in, we will work together to find ways to grow and make meaningful lasting change."
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves."
Gay Clients
(925) 807-7184
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Gay Clients
"Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves."
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CPT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence."
Gay Clients
(925) 232-0438
Verified
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Gay Clients
"Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts."
Gay Clients
(415) 347-8854
Verified
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Gay Clients
"My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts."
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
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."

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