Psychologist, PhD, MBA, ABPP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Many people, like those I usually work with, feel that, because of experiences in their past, they are not able to live as fully and happily as they wish. They want to be free of the effects of those experiences. Each person sets their own pace, but newer, effective approaches enable most people to reach their therapeutic goals more quickly than they could with older methods. These newer methods require out of session practice and record-keeping, so that we might better understand the events that cause difficulties and develop new ways to respond. The therapist is your guide, mentor, coach, and knowledgeable ally."
Group
(510) 488-2253
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"Many people, like those I usually work with, feel that, because of experiences in their past, they are not able to live as fully and happily as they wish. They want to be free of the effects of those experiences. Each person sets their own pace, but newer, effective approaches enable most people to reach their therapeutic goals more quickly than they could with older methods. These newer methods require out of session practice and record-keeping, so that we might better understand the events that cause difficulties and develop new ways to respond. The therapist is your guide, mentor, coach, and knowledgeable ally."
Jennie Powe Runde, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, REAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"As someone who is navigating the world between cultures, ethnicities, and labels, you most likely have been given the gift of insight, adaptability, and attunement. You can see what others don't, and are highly sensitive to what goes unspoken or unacknowledged. The gift of being adaptable in any environment can be a major strength, and it also presents a challenge.  ​When we are highly skilled at anticipating, understanding, and accommodating the feelings and needs of others, we run the risk of losing sight of our own wants and needs. "
Group
(510) 944-0438
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Group
"As someone who is navigating the world between cultures, ethnicities, and labels, you most likely have been given the gift of insight, adaptability, and attunement. You can see what others don't, and are highly sensitive to what goes unspoken or unacknowledged. The gift of being adaptable in any environment can be a major strength, and it also presents a challenge.  ​When we are highly skilled at anticipating, understanding, and accommodating the feelings and needs of others, we run the risk of losing sight of our own wants and needs. "
Carrie K Evenden, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94609
"The decision to start psychotherapy is significant as it often means that you are suffering in some way or you've realized that what you've been doing is no longer working, and you are seeking change in your life. My approach is collaborative, warm, and challenging. I work psychodynamically, and also focus on the integration of the mind and body. I believe change occurs through the expression of emotions, addressing how the past impacts your current experiences, and exploring interpersonal relationships, including the relationship between the patient and therapist."
Group
(415) 234-4674
Verified
Hosts group in:
Oakland, California 94609
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Group
"The decision to start psychotherapy is significant as it often means that you are suffering in some way or you've realized that what you've been doing is no longer working, and you are seeking change in your life. My approach is collaborative, warm, and challenging. I work psychodynamically, and also focus on the integration of the mind and body. I believe change occurs through the expression of emotions, addressing how the past impacts your current experiences, and exploring interpersonal relationships, including the relationship between the patient and therapist."
Nick Wightman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
Group
(510) 403-8480
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Group
"Choosing to start therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. I believe all people have a natural inclination toward growth and wholeness and sometimes things get in the way. Exploring these obstacles with compassion and courage can help you cultivate the most important relationship of your life -- your relationship with yourself. Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, addictions or career challenges, all you need to get started is the desire to change."
Andrew Nelson Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCSOTS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94619
"I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope."
Group
(628) 600-1369
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94619
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Group
"I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope."
The Codependency Clinic, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"The Codependency Clinic is specifically designed for codependency recovery. We treat adults facing Codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families and Adult Children of Narcissists. In therapy we will: *Develop an individualized treatment plan *Consider the 5 core symptoms of codependency and how they relate to your life *Discuss the origins of these symptoms and how to change them *Explore the 5 steps of codependency recovery *Finally, we will end the cycle of codependency"
Group
(510) 640-8387
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Group
"The Codependency Clinic is specifically designed for codependency recovery. We treat adults facing Codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families and Adult Children of Narcissists. In therapy we will: *Develop an individualized treatment plan *Consider the 5 core symptoms of codependency and how they relate to your life *Discuss the origins of these symptoms and how to change them *Explore the 5 steps of codependency recovery *Finally, we will end the cycle of codependency"
Jonathan Julian, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. I seek to center my work on empowering and supporting people in the LGBTQIA+ community navigating all the emotional work it takes to exist in an oppressive culture - anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, gender, substance use, family, housing, employment, etc. Whether directly or indirectly through my practice, I also work to uplift and center the empowerment of queer, trans*, black, indigenous and people of color (QTBIPOC)."
Group
(510) 800-7282
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Group
"I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. I seek to center my work on empowering and supporting people in the LGBTQIA+ community navigating all the emotional work it takes to exist in an oppressive culture - anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, gender, substance use, family, housing, employment, etc. Whether directly or indirectly through my practice, I also work to uplift and center the empowerment of queer, trans*, black, indigenous and people of color (QTBIPOC)."
Dan Quinn, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94602
"If you feel hopeless or unsupported, or you feel depressed or anxious...or if your husband or wife or partner isn't willing to talk about problems; there's professional, supportive, empathic, and good-humored help available. I'm a psychologist, researcher, and former clinical supervisor and professor at The Wright Institute, in Berkeley, California, who helps adults and teens facing difficulties and dilemmas, and couples with low to high conflict, including infidelity, who may want to save--or simply improve--their relationship."
Group
(510) 408-6852
Verified
Oakland, California 94602
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Group
"If you feel hopeless or unsupported, or you feel depressed or anxious...or if your husband or wife or partner isn't willing to talk about problems; there's professional, supportive, empathic, and good-humored help available. I'm a psychologist, researcher, and former clinical supervisor and professor at The Wright Institute, in Berkeley, California, who helps adults and teens facing difficulties and dilemmas, and couples with low to high conflict, including infidelity, who may want to save--or simply improve--their relationship."
Jane Burka, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Are you worried about self-defeating tendencies? Why do you get in your own way in relationships, at work, in school, or in expressing your inspiration and creativity? We look together at the barriers to success that interfere with productivity and peace of mind. Because I co-authored the book, "Procrastination: Why You Do It; What To Do About It NOW," (and because it took me six years to complete my dissertation!) I like to help people overcome procrastination and achieve their goals. My other specialities include: grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender confusion, low self-esteem."
Group
(925) 290-8958
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Group
"Are you worried about self-defeating tendencies? Why do you get in your own way in relationships, at work, in school, or in expressing your inspiration and creativity? We look together at the barriers to success that interfere with productivity and peace of mind. Because I co-authored the book, "Procrastination: Why You Do It; What To Do About It NOW," (and because it took me six years to complete my dissertation!) I like to help people overcome procrastination and achieve their goals. My other specialities include: grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender confusion, low self-esteem."
Susan Futterman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I am primarily focused on working with bereaved individuals and/or families who have lost someone to suicide as well as working with individuals who have made suicide attempts in the past or are considering an attempt. In addition, I work with individuals dealing with emotional/psychological trauma of all types, as well as with depression and grief. I also have experience working with people dealing with challenges such as bipolar disorder. I provide both individual and group therapy."
Group
(415) 870-8056
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Group
"I am primarily focused on working with bereaved individuals and/or families who have lost someone to suicide as well as working with individuals who have made suicide attempts in the past or are considering an attempt. In addition, I work with individuals dealing with emotional/psychological trauma of all types, as well as with depression and grief. I also have experience working with people dealing with challenges such as bipolar disorder. I provide both individual and group therapy."
Tina Bollendorf, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Are you feeling stuck in your life? Do you struggle to have meaningful relationships? Are you dissatisfied with your choices and finally tired of limiting yourself? Therapy is a practice for change. I understand the limits of depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic negativity. Our work together will help you better understand the process of change and what limits your ability to change. Together we will create a treatment plan for success, allowing you to take the steps necessary to create a satisfying life."
Group
(510) 662-0323
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Group
"Are you feeling stuck in your life? Do you struggle to have meaningful relationships? Are you dissatisfied with your choices and finally tired of limiting yourself? Therapy is a practice for change. I understand the limits of depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic negativity. Our work together will help you better understand the process of change and what limits your ability to change. Together we will create a treatment plan for success, allowing you to take the steps necessary to create a satisfying life."
Kyla M Brooke, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CMT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I work with the person that you are and the body that you have. Together, we can examine and release unwanted patterns in mind, body & spirit. You have choice in your life! Every day you can chose to be your best. I customize my work to meet your individual needs. I use techniques from Control Mastery, a powerful psychodynamic tool that supports letting go of unwanted belief systems. I have been working with body/mind medicine for 20 years. I believe that we CAN heal our past and create our future while focusing on living well in the present."
Group
(707) 385-1927
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
View
Group
"I work with the person that you are and the body that you have. Together, we can examine and release unwanted patterns in mind, body & spirit. You have choice in your life! Every day you can chose to be your best. I customize my work to meet your individual needs. I use techniques from Control Mastery, a powerful psychodynamic tool that supports letting go of unwanted belief systems. I have been working with body/mind medicine for 20 years. I believe that we CAN heal our past and create our future while focusing on living well in the present."
Vaughn L Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
"I am a thought leader and teacher and I share the knowledge I have acquired through formal education and life experience. I view therapy as a spiritual path to expand, grow, and evolve as a human being. I will guide you to an awareness and understanding of your thoughts and underlying beliefs which contribute to your actions and decision making. I use a holistic approach that is warm and supportive for Individuals, couples, families and other forms of relationships. Together we'll establish an environment for you to develop the strengths and strategies which will guide you to goal achievement."
Group
(510) 573-7314
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94608
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Group
"I am a thought leader and teacher and I share the knowledge I have acquired through formal education and life experience. I view therapy as a spiritual path to expand, grow, and evolve as a human being. I will guide you to an awareness and understanding of your thoughts and underlying beliefs which contribute to your actions and decision making. I use a holistic approach that is warm and supportive for Individuals, couples, families and other forms of relationships. Together we'll establish an environment for you to develop the strengths and strategies which will guide you to goal achievement."
Luke (Frank Luke) Adams, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT, SUDC, CCS, CST
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"Do other therapists seem judgmental? Don't understand? Won't listen to you? If you need to talk about anything and everything, clients tell me I have a strong capacity for compassion, empathy, and care. At the same time, I’m forthright and candid. I see you and hear you—a whole person (body, mind, spirit) living in an interactive and interconnected world. I believe you're the expert in you--even if you're not yet aware of it. My role is to help you find that, and bring my own holistic vision, experience, training, expertise, and tools to the table, so you can work to be the best possible version of you."
Group
(415) 666-2381
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
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Group
"Do other therapists seem judgmental? Don't understand? Won't listen to you? If you need to talk about anything and everything, clients tell me I have a strong capacity for compassion, empathy, and care. At the same time, I’m forthright and candid. I see you and hear you—a whole person (body, mind, spirit) living in an interactive and interconnected world. I believe you're the expert in you--even if you're not yet aware of it. My role is to help you find that, and bring my own holistic vision, experience, training, expertise, and tools to the table, so you can work to be the best possible version of you."
Tina Kopko, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGRS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I help clients find what's blocking authenticity in relationship to themselves and others. Often we don't realize how the old hurts, bitterness, regret, shame and beliefs "contaminate" our communicate with others. The feeling underneath our message is also received by the other person. We tend to deny this fact, even though we see people reacting to us in unpredicted ways. I can help you uncover and process the non-verbal messages you are communicating, so that you can have honest, fulfilling and authentic relationships. I also help with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, self-awareness and mindfulness."
Group
(510) 606-9784
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Group
"I help clients find what's blocking authenticity in relationship to themselves and others. Often we don't realize how the old hurts, bitterness, regret, shame and beliefs "contaminate" our communicate with others. The feeling underneath our message is also received by the other person. We tend to deny this fact, even though we see people reacting to us in unpredicted ways. I can help you uncover and process the non-verbal messages you are communicating, so that you can have honest, fulfilling and authentic relationships. I also help with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, self-awareness and mindfulness."
Joan Gold, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
"I help women become more present and powerful in their lives. I help women, couples and families free themselves from the pain of the past, make better choices in the present, identify and realize their dreams. My goal as an integrative therapist -- pulling from a variety of therapeutic traditions -- is to provide the most supportive environment for individuals to change and grow."
Group
(510) 573-7586
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94602
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Group
"I help women become more present and powerful in their lives. I help women, couples and families free themselves from the pain of the past, make better choices in the present, identify and realize their dreams. My goal as an integrative therapist -- pulling from a variety of therapeutic traditions -- is to provide the most supportive environment for individuals to change and grow."
Daria Orechwa, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LPCC, (#1063)
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
"As your therapist, I am committed to working with you to understand how your unique life experiences, choices, beliefs, and actions contribute to deep feelings of loss and confusion and how the past has shaped your core beliefs, impacting your life today. Gently and with curiosity, we will delve into the emotional experiences and complex behavior patterns associated with the despair of your current life position. A keen awareness of oneself with a sense of liberation and excitement can often emerge as painful emotions and memories are released. Together, we can facilitate a process of healing, growth, and change. "
Group
(628) 209-0959
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94609
View
Group
"As your therapist, I am committed to working with you to understand how your unique life experiences, choices, beliefs, and actions contribute to deep feelings of loss and confusion and how the past has shaped your core beliefs, impacting your life today. Gently and with curiosity, we will delve into the emotional experiences and complex behavior patterns associated with the despair of your current life position. A keen awareness of oneself with a sense of liberation and excitement can often emerge as painful emotions and memories are released. Together, we can facilitate a process of healing, growth, and change. "
Katie Keech, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I work with adults, couples, families, adolescents and polygroups. I have over fifteen years of experience working with a range of issues. This includes specific difficulties that arise from having a family member with a severe mental health diagnosis, grief from the loss of a loved one to suicide. I am experienced in complex trauma and dissociative disorders such as dissociative identity disorder. I have a history of working with the LGBT community and individuals on the gender spectrum. I also enjoy working with sexual outsiders. My preferred clients are creative, introspective, and are not afraid to challenge me."
Group
(510) 399-0501
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
View
Group
"I work with adults, couples, families, adolescents and polygroups. I have over fifteen years of experience working with a range of issues. This includes specific difficulties that arise from having a family member with a severe mental health diagnosis, grief from the loss of a loved one to suicide. I am experienced in complex trauma and dissociative disorders such as dissociative identity disorder. I have a history of working with the LGBT community and individuals on the gender spectrum. I also enjoy working with sexual outsiders. My preferred clients are creative, introspective, and are not afraid to challenge me."
Julia Ellis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
Group
(510) 306-7617
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Group
"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."
Robert A Matano, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"My primary focus is on alcohol and drug related problems as well as anxiety, depression, interpersonal and work-related problems. I have worked extensively with professionals but particularly with physicians. I was a Co-Founder and the Director of The Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University from 1985 to 2001 providing clinical services, teaching and conducting research. I retired and I have been in private practice since then with an office in the Market Hall in the Rockridge area in Oakland offering individual, couple and family therapy."
Group
(510) 275-7662
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
Group
"My primary focus is on alcohol and drug related problems as well as anxiety, depression, interpersonal and work-related problems. I have worked extensively with professionals but particularly with physicians. I was a Co-Founder and the Director of The Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University from 1985 to 2001 providing clinical services, teaching and conducting research. I retired and I have been in private practice since then with an office in the Market Hall in the Rockridge area in Oakland offering individual, couple and family therapy."

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