Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, BCBA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I drive to you! In-home, community, or office sessions available. Couples, Family, and Individuals Therapist for all ages. Let's get started today working towards a better tomorrow. I have assisted those with depression, anxiety, sleep issues, autism, life transitions, marital strife, panic attacks, anger, low self-esteem, and much more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. "
Gay
(707) 475-3959
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Gay
"I drive to you! In-home, community, or office sessions available. Couples, Family, and Individuals Therapist for all ages. Let's get started today working towards a better tomorrow. I have assisted those with depression, anxiety, sleep issues, autism, life transitions, marital strife, panic attacks, anger, low self-esteem, and much more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. "
Liz Michaud, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, BFA, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Welcome! My name is Liz Michaud, LMFT, located in beautiful Berkeley, CA. I provide intuitive and progressive psychotherapy, life coaching and education to help people strengthen self-esteem, overcome challenges and view their life path with more clarity. For those who seeking healing from emotional, physical or sexual abuse, this can provide validation and support while exploring the multiple dimensions of life. I support LGBTQ and gender non-binary individuals to facilitate identity development, trauma recovery, and healthy relationships."
Gay
(510) 230-0512
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Gay
"Welcome! My name is Liz Michaud, LMFT, located in beautiful Berkeley, CA. I provide intuitive and progressive psychotherapy, life coaching and education to help people strengthen self-esteem, overcome challenges and view their life path with more clarity. For those who seeking healing from emotional, physical or sexual abuse, this can provide validation and support while exploring the multiple dimensions of life. I support LGBTQ and gender non-binary individuals to facilitate identity development, trauma recovery, and healthy relationships."
Jenessa Radocchio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"In addition to adult individuals and couples, I work quite well with difficult adolescents and pre-teens, and can tolerate a high degree of intensity in therapy sessions. I am uniquely capable of providing a containing and non-judgmental space, and am particularly interested in working with issues that arise as a result of counter-culture lifestyles. I bring a social justice perspective to my work, meaning that I take the entirety of my clients' environment as equally important and formative as their early childhood relationships and mental processes."
Gay
(510) 907-7253
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Gay
"In addition to adult individuals and couples, I work quite well with difficult adolescents and pre-teens, and can tolerate a high degree of intensity in therapy sessions. I am uniquely capable of providing a containing and non-judgmental space, and am particularly interested in working with issues that arise as a result of counter-culture lifestyles. I bring a social justice perspective to my work, meaning that I take the entirety of my clients' environment as equally important and formative as their early childhood relationships and mental processes."
Lindsay Goodlin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"Helping Women to Become their Best Selves: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. As women, we are particularly vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong & we often feel pressure from all different directions. I help my clients navigate life's challenges with compassion, non-judgement & humor. We work on building up inherent strengths (yes you have them), coping strategies & making space for more adaptive ways of relating to the world. I provide direct & honest feedback within a supportive & relational framework."
Gay
(510) 662-6271
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Gay
"Helping Women to Become their Best Selves: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. As women, we are particularly vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong & we often feel pressure from all different directions. I help my clients navigate life's challenges with compassion, non-judgement & humor. We work on building up inherent strengths (yes you have them), coping strategies & making space for more adaptive ways of relating to the world. I provide direct & honest feedback within a supportive & relational framework."
Melissa Grohs, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
"It's not easy to reach out for help, it takes courage and strength to do so. We all go through difficulties in life and sometimes a little perspective and guidance is necessary to help us choose the right path. I come from the belief that we are experts of ourselves, yet sometimes we need someone to help uncover our strengths and gently guide us back to center. I work from an integrative perspective which means that I utilize a variety of orientations and therapies, based on your individual needs and/or situation."
Gay
(510) 404-3911
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Gay
"It's not easy to reach out for help, it takes courage and strength to do so. We all go through difficulties in life and sometimes a little perspective and guidance is necessary to help us choose the right path. I come from the belief that we are experts of ourselves, yet sometimes we need someone to help uncover our strengths and gently guide us back to center. I work from an integrative perspective which means that I utilize a variety of orientations and therapies, based on your individual needs and/or situation."
Megan Parker, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Is your child frustrated with his or her anxiety? Is your child experiencing difficulties at school or with peers due to anxiety? Is your child or family experiencing a transition? Are you a parent looking for your own individual support? I provide early childhood, adolescent, and family therapy and parent consultation for child behavior management. "
Gay
(415) 347-8868
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Gay
"Is your child frustrated with his or her anxiety? Is your child experiencing difficulties at school or with peers due to anxiety? Is your child or family experiencing a transition? Are you a parent looking for your own individual support? I provide early childhood, adolescent, and family therapy and parent consultation for child behavior management. "
Debra A Bronstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94608
"I provide a down-to-earth approach to self-exploration and personal development, recognizing the universality of both human suffering and human potential. I take a non-pathological approach to therapy, coming from a core orientation that each person is inherently valuable and has an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. My approach is dynamic and relational, being informed by a lifetime of psychological and spiritual inquiry."
Gay
(510) 479-0718
Verified
Oakland, California 94608
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Gay
"I provide a down-to-earth approach to self-exploration and personal development, recognizing the universality of both human suffering and human potential. I take a non-pathological approach to therapy, coming from a core orientation that each person is inherently valuable and has an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. My approach is dynamic and relational, being informed by a lifetime of psychological and spiritual inquiry."
Alexandra Mitnick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
Gay
(510) 878-4467
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Gay
"I specialize in using creativity, humor, and the arts in working with adults who are having intimacy and relationship issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, especially young people and families who are experiencing the stresses and complexities of family life. People have described me as inquisitive, insightful, curious and warm. I offer a solid presence, as well as a fresh, down-to-earth, and direct point of view to support you in your life's pursuits."
Jeanna Eichenbaum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Longing for a different outcome? Want to write a new story? You are probably hoping to find support with the process of healing something that isn't feeling right. Psychotherapy can help by offering an accepting space to look, non-judgmentally, at whatever feels stuck, painful, or unresolved. Use my support and encouragement to help you approach these challenges in new ways, and find new solutions. My goal is to provide you with acceptance and ways to access your own innate wisdom and energy. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. Short and long term therapy options are available, depending on your concerns and goals."
Gay
(415) 799-4049
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Gay
"Longing for a different outcome? Want to write a new story? You are probably hoping to find support with the process of healing something that isn't feeling right. Psychotherapy can help by offering an accepting space to look, non-judgmentally, at whatever feels stuck, painful, or unresolved. Use my support and encouragement to help you approach these challenges in new ways, and find new solutions. My goal is to provide you with acceptance and ways to access your own innate wisdom and energy. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. Short and long term therapy options are available, depending on your concerns and goals."
Lee Townsend, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I provide culturally sensitive, empirically validated psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, ranging from adolescents to seniors. I am committed to the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and consider it a great privilege to be entrusted with my clients' most deeply-held thoughts and feelings. I am actively engaged with those who are grappling with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and creative blocks, addressing my client's concerns in a humanistic and holistic manner that transcends preoccupation with pathology to work toward a life of deep meaning, creativity and interpersonal fulfillment."
Gay
(510) 684-9930
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Gay
"I provide culturally sensitive, empirically validated psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, ranging from adolescents to seniors. I am committed to the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and consider it a great privilege to be entrusted with my clients' most deeply-held thoughts and feelings. I am actively engaged with those who are grappling with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and creative blocks, addressing my client's concerns in a humanistic and holistic manner that transcends preoccupation with pathology to work toward a life of deep meaning, creativity and interpersonal fulfillment."
Robert Bartner, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are disappointed with important aspects of their life.Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic issue, a deeper inquiry into the problem can make all the difference."
Gay
(510) 295-4837
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Gay
"Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are disappointed with important aspects of their life.Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic issue, a deeper inquiry into the problem can make all the difference."
Heather Weisbrod, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"People often come to see me because they are feeling stuck, seeking relief from suffering, at transition points in their lives, or wanting a better understanding of their patterns. They may also be looking to develop new coping skills and new ways of responding to life stressors. My goal as a therapist is to create a space that facilitates healing and transformation by understanding each person's unique life experiences, strengths, and needs. My strengths lie in my non-judgmental approach and my focus on creating strong and authentic working relationships while providing tools that can be of immediate use."
Gay
(510) 246-3338
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Gay
"People often come to see me because they are feeling stuck, seeking relief from suffering, at transition points in their lives, or wanting a better understanding of their patterns. They may also be looking to develop new coping skills and new ways of responding to life stressors. My goal as a therapist is to create a space that facilitates healing and transformation by understanding each person's unique life experiences, strengths, and needs. My strengths lie in my non-judgmental approach and my focus on creating strong and authentic working relationships while providing tools that can be of immediate use."
Megan Jacoby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space for you. When any of us seeks out therapy, we are likely suffering. To suffer is to be in a very tender place, and I want to honor that. Whether your suffering comes from early childhood trauma, more recent losses, relationship problems, social injustice, adjustment to big changes in your life...I want you to feel safe and companioned as you move toward tending those places of wounding and toward healing."
Gay
(510) 200-0534
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Gay
"My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space for you. When any of us seeks out therapy, we are likely suffering. To suffer is to be in a very tender place, and I want to honor that. Whether your suffering comes from early childhood trauma, more recent losses, relationship problems, social injustice, adjustment to big changes in your life...I want you to feel safe and companioned as you move toward tending those places of wounding and toward healing."
Bedford Palmer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I provide culturally specific therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive behavioral (CBT) theoretical approach, while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen."
Gay
(510) 298-3362
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay
"I provide culturally specific therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive behavioral (CBT) theoretical approach, while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen."
Shirley Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"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
(510) 944-1581
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Gay
"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."
Astarte Lippman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Are you in the process of a big life transition? Perhaps contemplating or going through a separation, career change, or feel you have lost touch with a part of yourself that once held the spark of joy and passion. You may feel anxious, depressed, lonely, and unsure. You don't have to move through these times alone. Together we will work to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. My work with you is creative, collaborative, and non-judgemental. In our sessions I work transpersonally and somatically, incorporating EMDR, guided imagery, expressive arts, and dreams."
Gay
(510) 344-6577
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Gay
"Are you in the process of a big life transition? Perhaps contemplating or going through a separation, career change, or feel you have lost touch with a part of yourself that once held the spark of joy and passion. You may feel anxious, depressed, lonely, and unsure. You don't have to move through these times alone. Together we will work to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. My work with you is creative, collaborative, and non-judgemental. In our sessions I work transpersonally and somatically, incorporating EMDR, guided imagery, expressive arts, and dreams."
Jamie Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way."
Gay
(408) 916-1899
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Gay
"I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way."
Dana L Aleshire, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, sexuality, and the complex impacts of trauma."
Gay
(510) 694-2366
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Gay
"I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, sexuality, and the complex impacts of trauma."
Zehara Jambalos Levin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"The decision to begin therapy is not simple and often comes at a particularly challenging time in your life. I know how difficult it can be to reach out during these times and my goal is to respond with curiosity, open-mindedness, and empathy. I believe that lasting change can come from exploring and ultimately freeing ourselves from the underlying causes of current symptoms. I want to work together with you to find ways to gain insight and relief. I work in an open and transparent manner, to help answer any questions or concerns you have along the way."
Gay
(415) 549-0285
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Gay
"The decision to begin therapy is not simple and often comes at a particularly challenging time in your life. I know how difficult it can be to reach out during these times and my goal is to respond with curiosity, open-mindedness, and empathy. I believe that lasting change can come from exploring and ultimately freeing ourselves from the underlying causes of current symptoms. I want to work together with you to find ways to gain insight and relief. I work in an open and transparent manner, to help answer any questions or concerns you have along the way."
Sonia Telle, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I strongly believe that the most healing aspect of therapy is directly related to the safe connection with the therapist. Trainings inform the therapy but only feeling safe and seen will provide the ground for deep exploration and emergence of the new... almost like a birthing process. Client based, my style is warm, compassionate, nonetheless, assertive. Experience and various trainings keep supporting the importance of breath, grounded presence and mindfulness in any therapeutic setting and healing/life process. Therefore, those are central to my work. My sessions combines several psychotherapy approaches together with various somatic practices such as bioenergetics, movement, mindfulness & trauma work."
Gay
(510) 788-2703
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Gay
"I strongly believe that the most healing aspect of therapy is directly related to the safe connection with the therapist. Trainings inform the therapy but only feeling safe and seen will provide the ground for deep exploration and emergence of the new... almost like a birthing process. Client based, my style is warm, compassionate, nonetheless, assertive. Experience and various trainings keep supporting the importance of breath, grounded presence and mindfulness in any therapeutic setting and healing/life process. Therefore, those are central to my work. My sessions combines several psychotherapy approaches together with various somatic practices such as bioenergetics, movement, mindfulness & trauma work."

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Gay (LGBTQ) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Oakland or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Oakland or for an Oakland gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in Oakland, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

Counseling may include LGBT counseling in Oakland, LGBTQ or Oakland GLBT counseling.

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.